Hey hey Blerdy Tribe! Mangagamer is at Anime NYC and they’ve made some new localization announcements, of course that includes the usual eroge titles, Uchikano – Living with My Sister and The Pillars of Raillore. But, the highlight for me is the announcement that ADELTA’s kaiju filled BL set in the 1970’s, UUUltraC would be making its English language debut! Mangagamer localized, ADELTA’s psychadelic BL murder mystery, Hashihime of the Old Book Town in 2019 and I am so excited to see another of their titles getting localized! It’s still early, but lets take a look at what we can expect from the upcoming release!
- Developer: ADELTA
- Publisher: Mangagamer (EN)
- Platform: Windows (PC)
- Language: Japanese audio with English text
- Genre: BL | Action | 18+ | Uncensored
- Release Date: 2020 (JP) | TBA (EN)
- Official (EN) Site: mangagamer.org/uuultrac
- Official (JP) Site: adeltaz1.wixsite.com/uuultrac
A golden era of artists, actors, and heroes is shaken to its core when kaiju straight out of black & white cinema attack Japan! One couple falls victim to the attacks and must face the reality of the kaiju’s infectious nature turning others into more kaiju and join the fight for acceptance. One couple must deal with the strain and stress of fighting the kaiju and defending the people as the superhero team, Icarus Rangers. And one couple must struggle with their complex relationships with both sides of the kaiju versus hero battles.
With kaiju, heroes, robots, and more abound, you won’t want to miss this homage to classic tokusatsu and its deep exploration of identity and one’s place in the world!
Each route in the game focuses on a particular protagonist character and love interest: the first route follows Shoutarou and Akira, the second route follows Shirou and Suzuki, and the third route follows Juurou and Yomi.
VA: Sano Yuuri
Protagonist of the first route. A normal citizen who longs for justice. Quite powerful and will listen to any kind of consultation until the end. His face does not show a lot of expression and he thinks with his heart. His dream is to become an actor and a hero who gives hope to children.
VA: Kaburagi Makoto
Protagonist of the second route. Hates both heroes and monsters after a monster killed his family. An elite cameraman who graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Imperial University. Loves gossip and money. Only loves “Bell-chan” who he met when he was young.
VA: Kanzaki Tomoya
Protagonist of the third route. A famous actor who is considered to be a treasure of Japan. He inherited the drama hero role “Taiyo Kamen Icarus” from his father. Talked about a lot and receives a lot of admiration. Regarded as an unwavering indicator of justice, but his true intention seems to be somewhere else. Also the leader of the Icarus squadron.
The Romanceable Characters
VA: Kasagi Kento
A young man who loves Shotaro. Sometimes a bit too scary. Suddenly disappears every time the hero siren can be heard. Looks like a straightforward and nice young man, but is actually full of mystery. His occupation is a manga artist and his dream is to buy his own home.
VA: Yagami Daisuke
A quiet monster. From his eyes, an unfathomable desire can be felt. Met Shirou when they were both child actors. Used to be called “Bell-chan” by Shirou, who mistook him for a girl. Tries to deepen his connection with Shirou again after a mysterious incident which reunites them. It is unknown why he poses as a fake white Icarus, as he is not a member of the Icarus squadron.
VA: Bitou Hideyoshi
Mysterious young man who even uses honorifics for plans. He follows around his childhood friend Juurou, who he helps when he gets tired of his duties and hero activities. A member of the Icarus squadron, but is mostly active as the commander as he cannot transform into Icarus.
Art from the Game
UUUltraC Opening Theme
Theme song “uprise !!!”
- Composition / Singing Kawanayui
- Arrangement yksb
- Mix Seven Magazines
- Written by Rinko Kurosawa
Hashihime of the Old Book Town is an acid trip of a game and from what I’ve seen from folks who’ve played UUUltraC in Japanese, we can expect a pretty wild ride from the latest ADELTA localization–and I am here for it! As bizarre as Hashihime is, there is something kind of fun about it too, especially some of the more psychological aspects of the story.
UUUltraC has the potential to be just as trippy, especially since it takes place in the Showa era, which was the golden age of Kaiju and Tokusatsu media! I love Tokusatsu media, and anyone that has ever seen anything from the genre know that they go hard with the campy, over the top shenanigan’s–which is something the anime series, Samurai Flamenco captured perfectly! I kinda feel like UUUltraC is going to be a darker and edgier version of SamFlam…with actual sex. Which is going to be delivered completely uncensored! Though, if memory serves while Hashihime did have sexual content it wasn’t the main focus of the game and most of the sexy times happened towards the end of the routes and I feel like UUUltraC is probably going to stick with that format (but if they don’t I welcome more smut). But either way, I am excited for another BL release and I’ll be keeping a close eye on the UUUltraC localization!
What are your thoughts on this latest BL localization announcement? Are you excited for UUUltraC?