UUUltraC is an 18+ BL visual novel developed by ADELTA and localized by MangaGamer for PC (and Steam). Heavily inspired by tokusatsu media, the game is set in 1970s Japan in a world where battles between heroes and kaiju are the norm. In the midst of all this three couples on different sides of the hero/kaiju conflict struggle to live normal lives.
Fantasy | Boys Love | Action
ESRB: M (18+) (explicit, uncensored adult content)
Hey hey Blerdy Tribe! Anime Expo 2022 has been full of amazing announcements–I’m still buzzing from Aksys Games otome reveals—and now publisher MangaGamer is here with a surprise for BL fans! From parade, the developers of NO, THANK YOU!!! and Room No. 9, comes a dark fantasy-flavored action BL game: Lkyt.
The end is nigh.
A barren wasteland at the edge of the Earth is home to demons that have destroyed the world. There are those who have chosen to stay behind in these desecrated lands, dedicating themselves to resisting the demon threat.
They are the Seaside Nation.
By their code, they spend their peaceful days fortifying themselves against the demons. Ancient legends are all that remain of the Day of Despair, and its second coming was thought to be far in the future… But one night, warning bells ring out through the capital.
Why is this happening?
And why now?
Our young hero will find the answer in a battle to determine the fate of the world…
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!
Hadaka Shitsuji (Naked Butlers) is a dark comedy boys love game developed by Mado Labo and localized by MangaGamer. Follow Tomoaki Maeda, a down on his luck man who is given the chance oversee an illustrious estate filled with hot butlers all willing to do his bidding. With so much power at his disposal, Tomoaki’s latent sadistic side awakens and he sees his new charges as a means to fulfill his most salacious fantasies….
Is it me or is there a noticeable lack of 18+ otome games in the West? Thankfully, MangaGamer is around to bring otome fans what they’ve been craving… actual smut in our romance games. In 2017, MangaGamer localized Kalmia8’s Fashioning Little Miss Lonesome (Bocchi Musume x Produce Keikaku.), a quirky rom-com that doesn’t shy away from the raunchy sex that has been missing in otome games—at least the ones that make their way stateside. Follow Ema Tachibana, a gloomy high schooler with resting bitch face (their words not mine) whose life gets turned upside down when the hottest guys in school recruit her to be their new pet project… think She’s All That, but with lots of kinky sex!
Hashihime of the Old Book Town is a psychedelic murder mystery boys love visual novel developed by ADELTA and published by MangaGamer. I’ve seen other reviewers throw around the phrase “existential horror” when discussing this game and after finishing Hashihime of the Old Book Town I agree that is a pretty fucking accurate description of this game.
Time plays a huge role in the plot of Hashihime of the Old Book Town, with the schtick being Tamamori using his time traveling ability to jump between several timelines each with wildly different outcomes. However, unlike your typical visual novel, where the player makes several in game choices that guide the course of the story—Hashihime of the Old Book Town is surprisingly linear. The game consists of five routes, each comprising of one chapter of the overall narrative—following a very strict story progression. After completing each chapter you are presented with a single new choice that “gently nudges” you onto a new path.
There are quite a few twists and turns throughout the game and while you don’t actually make any choices, it damn sure feels like it. From the moment you enter the game it’s a nonstop rollercoaster that takes you further and further from reality with each new revelation. Each route builds on the last, uncovering just a bit more of the mystery until the big reveal in the final chapter—and trust me, you wantto finish this game.
After finishing the romantic comedy otome game Love Spell: Written in the Stars I set my sights on the newest boys love visual novel Room No. 9. This is the second Parade game to make it’s way stateside, following MangaGamer’s localization of No Thank You!!! in 2015—and I’m going to be honest with you, despite coming from the same publisher, these two games couldn’t be more different. In fact, with it’s psychological horror elements, Room No. 9 has more in common with the recent JAST Blue localizations of Sweet Pool and Togainu no Chi. There is a lot to unpack with this gameand I won’t be the first person to say that Room No. 9 is NOT for everyone.
I went into Room No. 9 without having read anything about it—not the game bios, not the Steam page… nothing. It wasn’t until I saw the insane disclaimer and the content filter setup at the start of the game that I had any indication of what was in store for me with this game and for what it’s worth, I think there’s more of a precedence for going into the game blind. Like the main characters, you are thrown headfirst into the confusion and fear that surrounds their unfortunate situation, which in turn makes the abject horror and psychological upheaval Daichi and Seiji face all the more terrifying.
Steam Prisonis the newest otome game localization from MangaGamer, following their release of Poni-Patchet’s OZMAFIA in 2016 and the R18 otome, Fashioning Little Miss Lonesome. There is always a lot of hype surrounding new otome localizations, but, Steam Prison was the first big otome release of 2019, not associated with Idea Factory. Steam Prison, was originally released in 2016 by HuneX for PC as both an all-ages 17+ release (the MangaGamer release of the 17+ version). A Vita port was released in 2017, that added an extra route for the MC’s partner, Finn.
In the game you play as an 18 year old police officer named, Cyrus Tistella, living in the raised utopian city known as the Heights. Everything is coming up roses for our heroine, with a new promotion and her upcoming marriage into the high ranking Evans family. Things take a turn for the worst, when Cyrus is accused of murdering her parents. Unable to prove her innocence, Cyrus is banished to the Depths a place where the most brutal criminals are sent to atone for their crimes. But, when she arrives, Cyrus finds that the Depths is not the primitive wasteland she once believed it to be, she soon learns that all is not as it seems as the things she once held to be true start to fall apart.
This past weekend MangaGamer held a panel at Anime Boston where they made a few exciting game announcements, two of which I’m not gonna lie, I wasn’t really interested in, since I’m not really into the whole moe girl thing, but there was one game that really made my day!! MangaGamer is releasing another Boys Love title!!
But there’s nothing wrong with more games, so all of these announcements are a welcome treat!! Of course I’m sure these won’t be the only announcements we’ll be getting from MangaGamer this year, since they always reveal upcoming titles at each of the conventions they attend, so be on the look out for those by following them on twitter or by checking out their Announcement site!
So now that that’s out of the way, here are their Anime Boston game announcements!!
First, I’m baaaaack! Well, sort of… this is one of the two year end posts I told you all I’d be writing, I’m just posting it a day early since I’ll be on a plane back to DC on the 30th…
A little while ago, my dear friend Leafy asked me if I planned on doing a top games list for 2016 and at the time I gave her what I thought was a pretty solid, Nah… I’m terrible with lists and schedules so I go out of my way to avoid them when I can. But, as we got closer to the end of the year I found myself thinking about all the games I’d played throughout the year; the good, the bad, and the meh titles and before I knew it this post kind of wrote itself! So here I am, a few days before the start of a new year running through my favorite games of 2016…
Now, I will say this in advanced, not all of these games were released in 2016, most were, but there are a few titles that were released prior to this year… Also, I am not including the Voltage games I played (save Liar), because I plan on doing a separate list for that. Finally, before ya’ll start grabbing your torches and pitchforks because your favorite game isn’t on the list, or you don’t agree with my picks, remember this is my list, if you have suggestions feel free to tell me about them in the comments section (I am always open to game suggestions)! *claps hands* Let’s get this show on the road!!