JAST USA today announced that their upcoming release, My Girlfriend is the President has just gone Golden Master and is currently in the process of printing before being released a few weeks from now. JAST USA is one of two major companies that translate visual novels, both eroge and all-ages from Japanese to English, with a number of titles under their belt including Deus Machina Demonbane and Aselia the Eternal.
My Girlfriend is President is a “bishoujo game” collaboration between the JAST USA brand JAST Densetsu and Japanese game developer Alcot. “What is it about?” you may ask… the storyline is as follows:
In the not so distant future, in an alternate universe version of Japan… a young man awakes to discover that the house of his childhood friend who lives next door has been changed into the White House. Why? Because she’s the president, of course! The president of New Japan, appointed by an alien who crash-landed on earth and brainwashed humanity to this new world order of bishoujo leadership in which you come to take a vital spot in the new moe administration. Sound like a crazy bishoujo love comedy? That’s because it is – one of the most madcap, romantic, erotic eroge tales ever told puts you in the position of trusted adviser trying to return the world to its original, pre-cute-alien-invasion state. How will you respond to this turn of events?!
My Girlfriend is the President is a multi-scenario romance simulation game with several endings to explore. Through their actions, players will be able to decide which of four cute and quirky girls Junichiro ends up with. Joining US President Ohama are Russian President Irina Putina (are these names starting to sound familiar?), Chief of Staff Ran Miyoshi, and a mysterious girl called Ell who just happens to be an alien starship in human form!
JAST USA president Peter Payne had this to say about the game going to golden master:
“There are thousands of dedicated fans of Japanese visual novels and bishoujo games around the world. When the fans let us know they really wanted us to license ‘President,’ we knew we couldn’t let them down.”
As I would like to do a lot more now, I would like to give you some information on the characters and setting of the game when possible. The game has five main characters, which are as follows:
The protagonist’s childhood friend, who was made into the President of the “United States of Nippon” by aliens. She has a brainwashing device embedded in her body, turning the world into one where the left becomes right if she says it is. Her approval ratings climb rapidly due to her looks and personality (and brainwashing effects). She even has a fan club among the government officials. Known to love anime and manga, her supporters call her ‘Your Excellency’. A daughter of doctors, good at sports, and has excellent grades. She isn’t boastful about it, and has a modest and gentle personality… She wears the mask of a prim and proper high-class lady, but is clumsy and spoiled in her private life. She is also an extremely shy person, fretting over messing up her lines and blushing during speeches. Since she set forth the “Jun-kun Supremacy Doctrine” and has a troublesome side of passing crazy laws for the sake of love, disputes between Junichiro and the bureaucrats never die out.
An active duty president who reigns over Rusia with super charisma. She obtains information that a UFO crashed into Nippon, and visits to talk about laws dealing with import restrictions. On the day of her visit, she is saved by the protagonist and falls in love at first sight. She becomes interested in him ever since, making an appearance at his school as a transfer student while handling government affairs. However, she becomes disillusioned by the protagonist, the great king of sexual harassment. She disciplines him with her slapping fan to make him into a gentleman even to this day. As a disciplinarian in school, correcting the behavior of the students is her daily routine. She fosters a rivalry against the childhood friend president who’s also the head of the student council, and seems to have plans to correct the entire school as a disciplinarian. Yukino and her friends nicknamed her Puchin, but she gets mad when they call her that.
A state-of-the-art UFO that crashed into Nippon and becomes humanoid by using a transforming ability. Her identity is made top secret, and she protects the president and her cabinet as an SP agent in government. Although she is a UFO, she appears to have a fear of heights. Quiet and shy of strangers. A girl that leaves a fleeting impression in some respects. She has an earnest and obedient personality, and can be a natural airhead that takes jokes seriously and does hysterical things. She chooses to get close to Junichiro and take care of him in order to understand the love that’s awakening inside of her. Due to having limited knowledge pertaining to sex, she obediently receives Junichiro’s sexual harassment.
A childhood friend of the protagonist who lives near his house, and is one year older. Whenever she has time off, she often comes over to look after the protagonist or Yukino, whose parents are seldom at home. A mysterious woman with an obscure private life. She is an upperclassman at school, and Kuon’s classmate. A busy person that works part time at a Chinese restaurant while serving as Yukino’s Chief of Staff. She is the former student council president, currently undertaking the role of student council advisor. The winner of last year’s school beauty pageant. Provides various intelligence by making use of her wide connections. Serves as Chief of Staff in government. Noted as the person that recommended Yukino to become president (student council president in the real world). She mostly takes care of domestic affairs, and the president and internal staff depend on her. She gives instructions to the staff while serving them her delicious Chinese cuisine.
What this game IS NOT!