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[18+] MangaGamer Bring 10 New Acquisition Announcements to Anime Expo 2013


Kara no Shoujo Cover

As with past Anime Expo events, the visual novel publisher MangaGamer have brought a number of new acquisition announcements to unveil to fans of visual novels. However while they usually only bring a handful of them with them to the event…. they have chosen to announce a total of TEN new acquisitions encompassing both old and new titles alike.

Kara no Shoujo

Okay…. I know what you are thinking – that Kara no Shoujo has already been released by MangaGamer in the past. However there was an odd omission from the title in that the original Japanese voice acting was more or less missing. The company have today announced that they will be releasing a voiced edition of the game – allowing you to enjoy the game with the full original Japanese voice cast. If you already own the game, you will only have to pay five extra dollars to pick up the voice patch, with a part of these small sales returning to Innocent Grey for making this happen.

The voices will also be built into their brand new Kara no Shoujo Limited Edition hard copies.


New Publishing Partner: Hentai Industries / Morningstar Rush

The next two announcements come from MangaGamer’s brand new publishing partner Hentai Industries. As part of this partnership they will be bringing two new games from Morningstar Rush – Ruby Striker and Warrior Princess Asuka. These are not set to be full-length visual novels like their other releases, but instead a series of short, low-price games in various genres and fetishes. Evidently both of these two new acquisitions at the very least involve the tentacle fetish.



Thats not all from their new publishing partner however. MangaGamer have also confirmed their acquisition of three new titles from Lilith-soft. The first title being worked on is Armored Warrior Iris. Iris and her partner Mary are officers in the SSF, spending their days raiding crime dens trying to end the slave trade on the Planet Left. But one day, the criminal cities of the planet unite and initiate an armed revolt against the SSF. When Iris and Mary’s units are damaged and fall in battle, they wake up to find themselves being sold into slavery by the scavengers. And now that they’re enslaved into prostitution, it’s time to give the customers what they want…

Second to bat is Valkyrie Svia. When the traitorous Loki joins forces with the Jotun and other denizens of Utgard to invade his former home, Asgard, they succeed in capturing Odin. However, Odin refuses to concede, and seals the springs feeding into Yggdrasil, holding the nine realms hostage for his safety. But once Loki learns that the key to release the seal lies within the wombs of Sigurd and Svia, two of the last resisting Valkyries, he sets out to penetrate their fortress, break their will, and give birth to key that will cement his rule.

The third title from Lilith-Soft is Space Pirate Sara. Sara, leader of the Scorpion Brigade, a band of mercenary pirates, cuts a deal with the ambitious Duke Blankenheim for information he has about her long-sought treasure and then sets out to capture the knight Cilia von Bernshtein, the hero of the Welsh Alliance. When Sara turns her prize over to the Duke’s twisted pleasures, his information sends her off to Baron Gielen, a noble who rules over a resort planet on the outskirts of the Empire. However, the reward awaiting Sara and her crew isn’t a vacation–it’s a one-way ticket to betrayal and the underground slave market…

World End Economica

wee_webOf course, not all of their acquisitions have come in sets from different companies. Their next announcement was for the rights to World End Economica – which if the word “economica” didn’t give you the hint is a visual novel creasted by doujin circle Spicy Tails and penned by Isuna Hasekura, the author of Spice and Wolf (Check out my review of the anime series HERE). The game also features an opening song by Kishida Kyoudan and the Akeboshi Rockets, who made their professional debut with the opening for the anime series, High School of the DeadWorld End Economica takes place in a far off future on the moon. The rising prosperity of the Lunar cities draws people from all over seeking a better life. Yoshiharu ‘Hal’ seeks a piece of that glory and it’s through the stock market that he will make his dreams a reality. It’s a tale of boundless youth wrapped around the high stakes world of investing.

The English localization from the game is being produced by YukkuriS the team behind their upcoming localization of Imouto Paradise with the help of zalas, Agilis and others of Software Bridgeworks. Want to know the good news? YOU DON’T HAVE TO WAIT TO PICK IT UP! At a price of just $12.95, you can pick it up from the official MangaGamer store HERE. However at the moment this is merely Episode 1 of 3.


A Few More Announcements For Innocent Grey Titles + Noesis “Free Friends” Series

MangaGamer didn’t just leave the Innocent Grey announcements with merely a voice patch for the first Kara no Shoujo game. While details are a little more limited on these games, they have confirmed they have acquired the rights to both Cartagra and Kara no Shoujo 2. These serve as prequel and sequel to the original Kara no Shoujo release. In addition, they are also bringing two new games from Innocent Grey’s sister brand Noesis – Free Friends and Free Friends 2.

“Free Friends”–an internet message board for girls who have ran away from home to offer their bodies for the money or lodging they need to live. When two people meet through this service, how will their lives and relationships change?

Founder of The Otaku's Study. I have been exploring this labyrinth of fandom these last fourteen years, and still nowhere close to the exit yet. Probably searching for a long time to come.


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