Guest Entry: Recent Visual Novel & Translation Stuffs (2015 Summer) – by Ibara Kazura

Ibara here!  I’ll be presenting Recent Yuri Visual Novel News~

Before we start, for those who don’t know the term “Yurige”, it is the Japanese Yuri equivalent to the “galge” abbreviation for “regular” visual novels. I’ll be using the term ‘cause I’m more used to it than typing “Yuri VN” all the time. Also, although the title says ‘Visual Novel’, a few of these games are also RPG/action games. 😀

First off, what we have here is the most recent news for Visual Novels, exclusive other VN translation announcements already made (Okujou no Yurirei-san), and some other stuff that Lena K. beat me to (怒).

Sekai Project has announced that they will translate the 18+ Yurige ATOM GRRRL!! by Cosmillica into English. ATOM GRRRL!! is a crime-comedy adventure about 4 girls on the West Coast of the United States.

Next up, the DenpaSoft company has recently announced that they will be officially  publishing a work by doujin circle Kuro Irodoru Yomiji (黒彩黄泉路), the Yurige known as Sacrament no Juunikyuu (サクラメントの十二宮/Zodiac of the Sacrament) in English sometime soon! However, it will be under the name “Sacrament Sheep”, a title accurate to the game’s themes.  (◡‿◡✿)


Also, here’s a bonus message I’ve passed on from the Kuro Irodoru Yomiji’s creators about their recent Yurige as follows: “This is a short story where you can enjoy the melty sweetness of two girls! Please watch over them! Also, our newest work, which has Kyoto as its stage ‘Nenokami -Kyou Nomiyako to Futari no Hime Kishi-’ [ねのかみ 京の都とふたりの姫騎士], will be released in English. Please look forward to it!”

In Japan, the Nenokami game came out in two editions, a non-H scene edition and a H-scene implemented edition (18+). As it seems, the only Nenokami edition available on Steam, will be non-H. ._.

Nenokami’s opening movie:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr0zQWYUxX4

And here we have a recent RPG that looks suspiciously yuri. It’s Gust Co.’s Yoru no Nai Kuni (よるのないくに) or Nation with No Night. The two main characters are Arnas (left) & Lyuritis (right). The game will be released for PS VITA, PS3, and PS4, and here’s the plot summary taken from Gematsu:

This Land Without Night does not exist on maps. This is the story of two girls’ love scattered in history. A story of life and battle not told by anyone thereafter. A story based on this true love, both sadder than anything else and more beautiful than the moon—

Without a doubt, this will have high Yuri subtext as well. JUST LOOK AT THIS  SCREENSHOT!:

I already bought a premium box, so what are you waiting for?! O(≧∇≦)O
The release date of YoruKuni was set for August, but has been delayed to September.  In compensation, Gust. Co will be adding a special download code to download Gust-chan as a in-game servant and custom PS Vita theme to all first-press orders!

Yoru no Nai Kuni’s first image movie: http://bit.ly/1IYXvUy
Yoru no Nai Kuni’s promotion movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRVkblR73Vs

Proof I bought it:

Moving along, we have another recent Yurige for the PS VITA, titled Hakuisei Aijou Izonshou (白衣性愛情依存症). “White Robe Love Addiction”, usually abbreviated as Shirokoi (白恋), is the second entry in the Shirokoi series with a different character designer and a new cast.

The first entry in the Shirokoi series is a PSP game, Hakuisei Renai Shoukougun, and its PC & PSP remake, Hakuisei Renai Shoukougun RE:Therapy.


Next on the list, we have the short 18+ Yurige LILIUM x TRIANGLE. It’s recently been mentioned that this has already received an English translation by someone from the Fuwanovel site. I’ve bought and played the game a while ago (and it’s rather fun), so check it out~

Fuwanovel article: http://goo.gl/9gTvnq
Next up, the popular Lilycle (りりくる) Yuri Drama CD Series is—after such a long time—confirmed for its first ever PC ADV genre game adaptation! A Yurige perhaps? (๑>ᴗ<๑)

Lilycle’s Official Site: www.particle.jp.net (Yuri Drama CD Series Site) 

5000+ tweets for the Lilycle Rainbow Stage website already! I can’t believe it! XD

Lilycle = LIly LYric cyCLE
Windows PC Lilycle Game: Lilycle Rainbow Stage!!
Genre: Throbbing Girls Lovey-Dovey Love ADV (トキメキガールズいちゃラブADV)

http://www.particle.jp.net/lilycle_rs/index.html

Together with MAL user billybob300c, I’ve translated the initial two parts of a walkthrough of BaseSon Light’s first short Yurige, Kimihane -Her & Hers’ 1 Month of Loving (きみはね 彼女と彼女の恋する1ヶ月).

Kimihane is about three girls who live in the same dorm room at an all-girls Catholic school. They all have different personalities and different interests, but bond over the same mysterious experience of having encountered an angel in their childhood.

Translation for Kimihane’s future chapters will continue! Sometime… someday…. Just not now, ‘cause I’m busy with other Yurige video translations and my current pixiv addiction. :p

Find the Kimihane Playlist here: http://bit.ly/1LoSFmK

The Yurige, Alptraum no Kurochou (アルプトラウムの黒蝶), which was planned to be released in 2014, is now scheduled for 2015. The title translates as “Nightmare of the Black Butterfly” by doujin circle Black Lily, and it’s the first Yurige released by them.

アルプトラウムの黒蝶.jpg

Official Game Site: http://bilg.main.jp/alp/
Black Lily’s Doujin Circle Site: http://bilg.main.jp/

Also, the SonoHana series is getting its first official English release on iOS and Android smartphone platforms!

その花びらにくちづけを 出逢った頃の思い出に.jpg
This was already mentioned, but let’s mention it again!

Under the name of A Kiss For The Petals – Remembering How We Met (その花びらにくちづけを 出会った頃の思い出に), the all-ages smartphone game will be telling the story of Miya and Risa’s love story together.

Beginner’s Yuri PV (Introduction to Yuri, literally xD, it actually defines what Yuri is): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnKH26DijIs

Remember to follow Mikajyo’s Twitter account so we get more Yuri stuff, like a new anime, and Mikajyo School construction, etc. 😀 https://twitter.com/mikajyo_info

Two other Yuriges coming out later this year are smartphone game “Valkyrie Drive: Siren” (right) and PS Vita “Valkyrie Drive Bhikkuni” (bottom).
Both games are part of the multimedia project “Valkyrie Drive”, of which an anime is also being made. The Yuri happening in Valkyrie Drive sprouts from the numerous girls who have to work in pairs to fight against other girls. They have to kiss each other to transform one of them into a weapon to fight with!

In Bhikkuni’s storyline, girls in their teens and twenties all around the world have been infected with a virus that turns them into deadly weapons. In order to control the virus, they must fight on isolated school islands against other infected girls! Here’s their official websites~ Bhikkuni will be released on December 10th 2015.

Finally, to give background to the Shirokoi sequel (Love Addiction), here is Hakuisei Renai Shoukougun Re:Therapy [白衣性恋愛症候群 RE:Therapy] a.k.a. White Robe Love Syndrome or “Shirokoi” for short. I intend to translate a video of Day 1 in the near future.

Self-Summary
The first game in the Shirokoi series follows newcomer nurse Sawai Kaori and her new career at the Yurigahama General Hospital in her hometown. There she meets many people whom with she has new and old relations to, and at the same time, catches up with the mysteries of her lost memories from an accident in her childhood past.
Shirokoi RE:Therapy Blog: http://blog.kogado.com/shirokoi/

P.S. For future Yurige translation videos, I am planning on translating “Day 1” of Shirokoi Re:Therapy. Find it on my channel or when I spam the link on YuriReviews!

My own preferences are to focus on the less covered untranslated Yuri stuff, in order to open your Yuri world into a wider one. And mine too. Woof. Also, if it seemed like some topics here were already brought up on YR earlier, it’s because I delayed this post for a while and kept updating it so often that eventually, the editing team stopped checking entirely. Haha.
(Lena K. note: Sorry, my bad. :P)

Thanks to a bunch of people for helping with edit and pointing out how I used different fonts accidentally etc, etc (笑).
This was Ibara passing by, Cyas laters~ ღゝ◡╹)ノ.

Some Useful Related Links
http://kuroirodoruyomiji.sblo.jp/   (Sacrament no Juunikyou’s creator site)
https://twitter.com/fenrirvier  (Kuro Irodoru Yomiji Twitter account)
http://www.pajamas.ne.jp/lilium/ (LILIUMxTRIANGLE official website)
http://burstgen.com/ (ATOM GRRRL!’s creator site, mostly Yuri Works)
http://www.kogado.com/html/shimarisu/shirokoi/ (Hakuisei Renai Shoukougun Re:Therapy site)
http://k-yomiji.sakura.ne.jp/ (Kuro Irodoru Yomiji’s next Yuri VN, Nenokami)
http://www.4gamer.net/games/301/G030198/20150526063/ (More Yuri-flirt-like pics in Yoru no Nai Kuni)
http://www.gungnir.co.jp/lily/index2.html (Innocent Grey’s FLOWERS series)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhikkhuni (what a ‘Bhikkuni’ is by Earth definition)
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12 thoughts on “Guest Entry: Recent Visual Novel & Translation Stuffs (2015 Summer) – by Ibara Kazura

  1. This is pretty cool. I'm so hyped up on land of no night. I'll buy a collecters edition for ps4 if they make one. Also don't forget to tweet for localization. https://twitter.com/koeitecmous/status/629702141792399360 DOOO ITTTTT

    I'll be buying Sacrament Sheep only if they release a patch for the hentai scenes.

    Valkyrie Drive reminds me of senran kagura and soul eater plus yuri. I'll get it if it's ps tv compatible because i don't have a vita.

    A Kiss For The Petals – Remembering How We Met, i'll use chromecast for that :).

    I might get the other ones when i hear more about them. I'm also excited for yuritopia. There are so many yuri games coming out. Also i'm really happy i'll be able to play a yuri a game on my playstation. Yuri is awsome.

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  2. Ibara (or anyone), if you can get & record Hakuisei Aijou Izonshou (full or trial), i'll try and post fansubs on my youtube channel. it's so rare to see a serious yuri vn like this one (Flowers from Innocent Grey is another). so i'm just dying to check it out.

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  3. YnNK is being made for PS4, PSV, and PS3, so there are already limited editions (what I realize some western sources call collectors edition sometimes).
    Also,it's only Nenokami with the Non-H and H-version! Sacrament is H version no matter which language you buy it in.
    Valkyrie Drive Bhikkuni imo, is more Senran Kagura+Fukahire/Hanekoto art+ Yuri. and then the anime has a fat yuri ange 😮

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  4. ohh, yea it's is for nenokami. I know there is already a collectors edition, but i'm wondering if they are going to release it here.

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  5. what are you excited for the most? Land of no night has my hype set to max. The gameplay looks so fun, kinda like kingdom hearts.

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  6. x_x……that's too hard to say, I'm excited for all of them very much!!! Yoru no Nai Kuni (YnNK) is the dream Gust yuri game I've been wanting for awhile now (I really am certain it's yuri 100% considering the hesitant wording that the EU KoeiTechmo is using (but I might be overthinking it), especially one that's real time action! the Atelier games were never much for action, tho I always loved the art. I do not know KH well 'cause I'm not fan of disney :p (maybe if they made an real girlxgirl movie)
    I'm still saving money so that I can buy limited edition of Valkyrie Drive Bhikkuni in November (if it's still in stock) and since I haven't confirmed it will come to me yet, I really crave for it greatly, specially since it has a great character design! (Illust: http://manaweb.net/ マナカッコワライ) . I won't be getting the PSV games till I return home for winter break,so I'm bound to forget them until tilI get back….
    When I clear up financial stuff, I'll be getting Nenokami H version for sure! (possibly non-H as well if any story differences) and Sacrament (might get both languages if enough smackers 🙂
    I already have Shirokoi Re;Therapy for PC (finished Ami route and translating common route now) and Shirokoi Love Addiction for PSV (haven't played yet). Also already have Yuyuyu PSV 😀
    I have the JPN SonoHana on my Smapho now! But I haven't gotten around to play it. Saving it for desperate times of boredom (like if my PSV battery is 0% on plane)
    I'm not that hyped for Cosmillica's ATOM GRRRL!! but perhaps when I play it in English I might like it (despite the fact it will probably contain some unsophisticated language being a setting in America (I mean look at that picture xd) I'm curious about Cosmillica's other Yuri games however (check the helpful related links links or the links below ATOM GRRRL!!'s image for the main site link where most the games are GL

    I'm looking forward to Lilycle and Alptraum as well,also READ AGAIN on Lilycle part above! I asked Lena to make some updated changes to Lilycle because the game info has been updated! It's called Lilycle Rainbow Stage, if you read above (for more details) it's categorized in genre as “Throbbing Girls Lovey-Dovey Love ADV” game so it's most likely traditional Yurige format!

    https://twitter.com/PARTICLE_YURI/status/638300200981757952
    http://www.particle.jp.net/lilycle_rs/index.html

    There were actually quite a few lesser known Yuriges I remembered about again, but some of them do not have titles/abandoned/not recent so if I could I'll try to cover that later on (and by spamming on the VN page…hehe)

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