Announcements from Anime Expo 2016!

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A big thank you to everyone who attended our Anime Expo panel this year! For those of you who couldn’t attend, we have five new acquisitions to recap, including three from brand new partners with a little something for everyone:

For those of you hoping for more cute girls and romance our new partner Chuablesoft should just hit the spot! We’re bringing over one of their most recent titles, and winner of the 2015 Moege Awards’ top prize for game design: If You Love Me, Then Say So! (Watashi ga Suki nara “Suki”tte Itte!)

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“I love you.”––Three simple words that are always hard to say. When do you confess? Where? How? Everyone faces this worry, trying to gauge the proper time, but once you’re going steady, how do you keep it that way?

If You Love Me features an innovative event system with enormous freedom to choose how you spend your time—and when to take the plunge with the girl of your dreams. Is it better to confess early? To wait and see? Countless branching paths wait for you to make that agonizing decision.

Next up, we have something for our BL fans––our second new partner and cult fan-favorite, Mada Koubou, with their (in)famous BL black comedy,  Hadaka Shitsuji – Naked Butlers!

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The singular vision of diaboical genius, Mito Togo—a game for people who love butlers, by someone who loves butlers. Mada Koubou’s debut title has earned itself cult-hit status with its handsome butlers, and its atypical and irreverent take on the BL genre. Our release will feature not only English text and uncensored artwork, but will also be available on Mac and Linux platforms!

We also have some words from the man himself, writer and artist Mito Togo:

We have something for the otome crowd too! The latest title from our third new partner, Kalmia8,  Fashioning Little Miss Lonesome (Bocchimusume x Produce Keikaku.)!

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When two handsome young men spot the perfect girl to be their first model and help make a name for themselves, they’re determined to go for broke and make her shine—but first they’ll have to get her out of her house! Can these two really give such an anti-social recluse the makeover she needs to be a star? Or will she be the one to change them in this off-beat romantic comedy? Little Miss Lonesome will be coming to MangaGamer.com in its fully uncut adult version and an all-ages edition for Steam!

And not to forget our long-time partners, we have something new from Circus––their latest game, and something of a spiritual successor to the Da Capo series, D.S. – Dal Segno –!

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Happiness. Paradise. Words that mean as many different things as there are people in this earth. What does happiness mean to you? What shape does your paradise take? D.S. -Dal Segno- will be available both in it’s full, uncut adult version on MangaGamer.com and an all ages edition just for Steam!

And last––but certainly not least––we have a new title from ClockUp: Maggot baits!

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Once born into this world, you must live. That is the single truth that exists for all life in the beginning. Mentors and models to follow, the will to do good and abhor evil—are all a fiction we learn later, a fiction known as “ideology”. Living this fiction is what makes us human. But do we need such ideology to be human, as we do our limbs? Does that make those who lose or abandon such ideology less than human—does it make them limbless maggots?

If so, then this tale is devoid of humans—it is a tale of maggots. Crawling to survive, like the maggots we are.

Maggot baits, winner of the 2015 Moege Awards Top Fetish game, is our newest title from ClockUp, the studio that brought us the infamous erotic thriller, euphoriawith art by Shigeo Hamashima. Do you have what it takes to stomach this dark and violent tale, maggot?

That may be it for our Anime Expo announcements, but we have plenty more in store for Otakon next month that you won’t want to miss! Keep your eye on our announcements and convention schedule page for the latest information on our convention appearances, panels, and announcements.

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  1. I’m happy with the announcements! I will definitely buy Maggot baits, Dal Segno, and If You Love Me, Then Say So! The BL game is an automatic pass. I want to say the same about the otome game, but I’m actually tempted to try that one. I never thought that I would say that I’m considering trying an otome game. Anyway, I will buy 3/5 of the announcements for sure. Maybe even 4/5, so I can’t complain! Thanks MG! 😀

  2. Omg! Thank you so much for Fashioning Little Miss Lonesome. Can’t wait for release! Been a long time otome game fan with interest in R18 games. I follow Kalmia8 and I’ve been interested in bocchimusume. I’ve always wanted to play an R-18 otome game. I’m excited (especially since it’s fully voiced by seiyuu I like)!

    • Also been looking for an r18 otome that’s in English. To be honest I was surprised how close Ozmafia was getting to that rating since there’s certainly some adult themes and off screen action.

      I don’t need something super hardcore, but its nice when you can play a game that goes to that level sometimes. And an otome would have a different perspective than the games I’ve played with a male protagonist.

  3. Lilyofthevalley

    I’m really looking forward to Hadaka Shitsuji and Bocchimusume, thank you so much MangaGamer for being the first one to translate an r18 otome game!!! ^^

  4. I got giddy like a school girl as soon as I saw the Dal Segno logo come up during the panel stream. I love the Da Capo franchise so knowing that it’s something of a spiritual successor to it, well, I’m super happy to see it get translated! If You Love Me is another announcement I’m also very excited about (it looks like my kind of thing), and I hope this Chuablesoft partnership will lead to more good things. I really like Hamashima Shigeo’s art, and Maggot baits intrigue’s me, so I’ll also be checking that out. Hadaka isn’t my kind of thing, but I may check out Little Miss. All in all, I’m really happy with what was announced, and there was a great set of announcements featuring variety.

  5. Got to say this was the best panel MG put up in awhile now. With more than 1 or 2 titles I’m actually interested in!

  6. Where are the release dates?

  7. Maggot baits looks like my cup of tea. I have no problem with the gore in Clockup’s Euphoria. I wonder if the level of gore is on par with or more brutal than Euphoria’s.
    Also I hate jump scare (I definitely hate that several jump scare scenes in Euphoria). Are there a lot of jump scares in Maggot baits?

    • Gore is to Maggot Baits what scat is to Euphoria. Maggot baits goes far, far, far beyond Euphoria in pure gore. Thankfully, there’s pretty much no scat.

      Jump scares… I don’t know. Maybe? Considering it’s an action type beneath all the guro, there should be at least one or two…

      • The CG backgrounds, the H scenes, the character clothing, almost all of them are dark. But because it’s so dark, the very few bright CG and scenes shine all that more brilliantly in contrast.

  8. H-holy mother of God. Maggot baits?? Thank you so much! My money is ready.

  9. My money is ready.

    H-holy mother of God. Maggot baits? I can’t believe it. Thank you so much!

  10. Sweet set of announcements, looking forward to them all, especially Maggot Baits. I wonder if our blog poster is a fan of Nightmare:

  11. Thank you so much for the r18 otome! I’m so happy I finally get the chance to play one, I’m crying!

  12. Thank you for more BL and otome games. I love you guys so much. Thanks for not forgetting your other fan base like so many other companies do. Seriously. You guys are so awesome ^.^

  13. I’ll take maggot baits for sure and probably Dal segno. I wonder about if you love me I’ll read more about it.I’m not interested in the rest. I hope someone will license koi x shinai kanojo. I tried the start in Japanese both the art and the music is great, but my Japanese is not good enough to appreciate it :'(

  14. Thank you so much for these announcements! Super excited for Fashioning Little Miss Lonesome and Maggot Baits, and extremely pleased to see that Hadaka Shitsuji is getting an official translation. Keep up the good work and thank you so much for translating more otomege and BL games!

  15. Does Watashi ga Suki nara “Suki”tte Itte! and D.S gonna be fully uncensored – Without that annoying mosaic?

  16. Definite buy for Hadaka and Little Miss Lonesome.

    I like Shigeo’s art so maybe Maggot Baits. I am not a fan of either the title or guro though so I am sitting on the fence for that.

    The rest are Moe and based solely on the art style I will give them a pass unless more information about the storylines are revealed.

  17. buying the otome game for sure, I’m not to much into bl though

    Maggot Baits looks nice too, will see

  18. Will we get some chikan theme eroge?

  19. Oh man, Hadaka Shitsuji?
    I’m laughing through the tears x’D

    These are all great announcements though. Exciting! : D

  20. Maggot Baits pre-order when?

  21. I keep on coming back to this page because I’m just SO EXCITED for Bocchi!! Thank you so much for the localization, I never thought I’d see this game with an official translation, it’s so far outside the mainstream for english language otome games. (R18 otoge are rare enough – and Bocchi has a less “romantic” atmosphere than what I’ve seen in most localized titles). I can’t wait to preorder it!

    Hadaka Shitsuji isn’t really my thing – but since it plays on mac, I’ll probably buy it anyways, and I have a friend I know will enjoy it.

    That same friend is also going to LOVE Maggot Baits, which is 200% out of my comfort zone. A shame, because I adore Hamashima’s art.

  22. Woohoo! Finally some otome porn! 🙂 Hope it’ll sell well so you’ll continue giving us the smexy stuff! <3

  23. If You Love Me, Then Say So! Sound fantastic. I’ll make sure to get my digital copy.

    D.S. – Dal Segno –! also sound great. I’m always up for something from circus, thought i have been waiting ages for Da capo 3 what make me wonder, is it fine to look for another project with circus when you can’t still put a release date for Da capo 3 after 3 years.

    Maggot baits sound interesting.

    Are there not new abouth Da capo 3 and Boku ga Tenshi ni Natta Wake? now that i think so overdrive doesn’t seem to be working in anything new. I’m begining to miss overdrive’s master pieces.

    • As happy as I am about DS, I am also waiting for Da Capo 3. They assured me they were working on it… But still no announcement since the acquisition.

      • Nevermind.. I checked the progress and they’re close to done. It would be nice to get some project specific updates for those who are waiting on specific titles. I am sure decisions were made along the way that pushed out the schedule (like new versions of the game)

  24. YES !!! More BL and R18 otoges please ~~ it would be a shame not to explore those genres more, since there’s such a huge market for them. Looking forward to your Hadaka Shitsuji translation !

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