Yes. Your fearless leader has come home at last and BOY do I have a lot to catch up on. First of all some announcements of future releases and other stuff.
First of all the news that made me happiest, Yuki Yuna Is A Hero will be getting a 2nd season in 2017. The first half will be an animated adaptation of Togo’s prequel novel, Washio Sumi wa Yuusha de Aru, which is something I’m sure many fans have wanted to see for some time. Myself included. I won’t have to read the novel now. I also heard that the 2nd half of the season will kick off with an animated adaption of the short post-epilogue cliffhanger text document titled Sonoko After. Look it up if you haven’t read it yet. It’s a short and interesting setup for what’s to come.
The second recent big announcement was that Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, that yuri manga with lesbian dragon maids (Dunno how many of them are actually gay since I don’t plan on reading it anymore after the anime’s announcement), is set for a Winter 2017 premiere, meaning this coming January. One little tidbit that caused a stir was which studio will produce the anime…KyoAni. Depending on how readers feel about the studio’s handling of lesbianism in their shows that featured them in some way this is either a good or bad thing. On the one hand this means the show will more than likely be well animated. Maybe something like Nichijou or better. On the other hand…it’s KyoAni. Personally all I ask for is to keep the lesbians openly gay and not do the KyoAni thing by having viewers “connect the dots”. Some people prefer that but as far as I’m concered, IF THE CHARACTER/S IS/ARE ALREADY 100% GAY, DON’T MAKE THEIR FEELINGS OR LUST SUBTLE!
Next are video game announcements, starting with A Kiss for the Petals
First of all we have a release date for The New Generation, November 25th. The interested can pre-order the game at Mangagamer right now with a 10% discount. Unfortunately this release won’t be getting a Steam version for obvious reasons. I could be wrong but I highly doubt it’ll happen.
More SonoHana news in what appears to be a compilation album of SonoHana remixes titled St Michael’s Music Academy to celebrate the franchise’s 10th anniversary. Good stuff. Learn more about the album and other goodies that will accompany it by clicking HERE. Credit goes to Marking and his associates for creating the album.
Even more SonoHana news thanks to a “State of St Michael’s” like report. The first news is the JP release of the “expansion pack” as it were, “A Kiss For the Petals: From The Day We First Met”. As I mentioned when it was first announced this is essentially Remembering How We Met “PLUS”. The PLUS referring to extra scenes, both events and vintage SonoHana love scenes. Basically this is what the title would have been like from the beginning before the brilliant idea of introducing the franchise to a more mainstream Western audience via an all-ages release was cooked up.
The second big announcement was the next installment in the “Revolution” series that followed The New Generation, essentially these are stand-alone sequels starring one of the three couples from New-Gen. The first Revolution title starred Nagisa X Rina. The second one will feature the twins Aya X Ai. Since they’re my #1 most hyped couple of New-Gen I eagerly anticipate this and the other Revolution title’s localization in the near future.
The third big announcement is that there are plans to release all the original 10 games on Android and Mobile phones. I just want the “SonoHana Origins Collection” to get localized on PC.
Other yuri titles that became available for purchase on Steam during mid-late October include:
Ladykiller in a Bind is also available for purchase HERE. I have read that something bothersome happens to the leading lady during the story that left some with a bad taste in their mouths. I shall investigate when able but I also heard the game’s yuri is pretty good.
I was planning on promoting Cosmillica’s LGNS (Love, Guitars and the Nashville Skyline) Steam Greenlight but it already got greenlit so there’s another yuri VN/KN to look forward to this November.
Nights of Azure 2 is coming to the West in 2017.
Four Goddesses Online: Cyberdimension Neptune was the latest game announced in the Neptunia franchise and will be for the Playstation 4. Perhaps a future Steam release after it gets localized in the future. From the looks of it it will be similar to the Sword Art Online games on PS platforms and MIGHT hint at online gameplay. Either way I’m always up for more Nep-Nep goodness.
I think that’s it for now. If I missed any other yurirific announcements let me know in the comments below. Now to go catch up on anime and then play some games. Wish me luck and I’ll see you all next post.