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