Licensing Survey Results and Things to Come

Apologies for the wait, but the survey results are finally in! Results have been impressively consistent over the past few years. This year, we received a little over 8,000 responses and the basic demographics are quite similar overall, but we reached a few more women this year (up about 6%) and, perhaps unsurprisingly, our audience is getting older with the 18-24 segment below 50% for the first time and growth in both the 25-30 and 31-40 segments. Non-English language usage is consistent with last year, with Japanese taking the top spot followed by German, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and Portuguese. Digital download continues to be the overwhelming preference, accounting for over three quarters of respondents. We saw a slight drop in people looking for more yuri titles and an increase in interest in otome and adult otome titles, but moege and gameplay focused titles continue to dominate preferences––perhaps some things really are eternal.

And now for the part you’ve all been waiting for, the license request ranking!

  1. Evenicle 2 NEW!
  2. A Kiss for the Petals Series
  3. Yoshiwara Higanbana ↑15
  4. Rance Series ↓1
  5. White Album 2 ↓3
  6. Sakura no Uta
  7. Fate/stay Night ↓4
  8. Diabolik Lovers
  9. Mahoutsukai no Yoru ↑12
  10. Soukou Akki Muramasa ↓9
  11. Youkoso! Sukebe Elf no Mori ↓7
  12. Rose Guns Days NEW!
  13. Daiteikoku
  14. Jooubachi no Oubou ↑16
  15. Kannagi no Mori NEW!
  16. Omega Vampire NEW!
  17. Chou no Doku Hana NEW!
  18. Ken ga Kimi ↓10
  19. Bunny Black series ↓17
  20. TRianThology NEW!

If you included your email for a chance at winning either a copy of If You Love Me, Then Say So! or Steam Prison, check your mailbox because emails have gone out to the lucky winners!

Also, we have updated our convention schedule and announcements page, do be sure to take a look! And don’t forget to check out our April Fools sale and pick up your copy of our delightful cat calendar while you still can!

The Closure of Minori

Thank you, everyone, for your continued patience and understanding following the recent news of minori’s closure.

We have received a number of emails and messages from concerned customers and fans but felt it necessary to obtain as much information as possible from minori before issuing a public statement of our own.

For your convenience, we have provided minori’s original Japanese press release, along with a brief summary of that same text. While this post may not answer all of your questions at this time, we will do our best to provide updates whenever possible.

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Magical Marriage Lunatics Wallscroll Poll Results!

First, we would like to thank everyone for participating in the poll to pick the design for the Magical Marriage Lunatics wallscroll to be bundled with the hardcopy! It took us an extra day to announce the results because after seeing the overwhelming response to the poll we decided to give you all a little surprise…

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