Nook News – 1/16/23 – Sequels, Anthologies, and a Girl Who Forgets Her Glasses

Visual Novel News:

Visual Arts have announced that they plan to release three titles in English on PC in 2023 and another in 2024.

LOOPERS is planned to receive an April 2023 PC release, and is already available on Nintendo Switch.

LUNARiA and Ending Stella are planned to release during 2023, while Summer Pockets REFLECTION BLUE is planned to release in 2024.

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Astrolabe Games have announced the upcoming release of Stories from Sol: The Gun-Dog, a retro-style sci-fi visual novel set in space. It describes itself as a ‘love letter to retro anime and 80s Sci-Fi’.

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Cyberstep has announced the upcoming release of Menhera Girls Ensemble – Needy Girlfriends – on Steam.

The description states: ‘A small kindness leads to befriending and being loved by mental girls. If you want to be loved to death by someone. If or want to experience this at least once, this visual novel makes your wish will come true’.

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Gaming News:

While it’s been almost two years since the initial release, the ninth entry in the Ys franchise is releasing on PlayStation 5 later this year. This new version will also be releasing a limited edition that comes with an art book, a soundtrack CD, a short novel prequel to the game, various art cards, and even a 200-piece puzzle.

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox releases for PlayStation 5 on May 9th.

Watch the character trailer for Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

Anime News:

The long-awaited second season of The Ancient Magus Bride is only a few months away! We received a brand new key visual and full trailer to promote the series ahead of its release.

The Ancient Magus Bride season 2 premieres on April 6th.

Watch the trailer for the second season of The Ancient Magus Bride

Even though we’re still waiting for the anime adaptation of Uzumaki, if you’re a fan of Junji Ito, you’ll have something to watch from the famous mangaka. Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre is an anthology series coming to Netflix and will adapt 20 of his short stories into animation. The series is being produced by Studio DEEN and Yuki Hayashi, most known for doing the soundtrack to My Hero Academia, is also working on the project.

Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre premieres on January 19th on Netflix.

Watch the trailer for Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre

If you’re concerned that it’ll take another five years for the continuation of Made in Abyss, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Kadokawa confirmed that we’ll be getting a sequel to the second season, though it isn’t confirmed if this will be a series or a theatrical release. While we don’t know when it will be released, a trailer for the follow-up was released.

Watch the Made in Abyss season two continuation trailer

The romantic comedy manga The Girl I Like Forgot Her Glasses has been confirmed to be getting an anime adaptation! As the name implies, the series is a romance story about a boy who falls in love with a forgetful girl who regularly forgets to bring her glasses. While not much is known about who’s working on the series, the manga’s creator, Koume Fujichika, drew a special image to celebrate the announcement.

The Girl I Like Forgot Her Glasses is set to premiere sometime in 2023.

Upcoming Releases:

If you’ve never played them before or want to replay these classic games again, Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden are releasing on a bunch of platforms this week!

Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on January 19th.

The next mainline entry in Nintendo’s Fire Emblem series finally releases this week! Fire Emblem Engage brings back the strategy gameplay you know and love but adds a new mechanic that lets you summon famous characters from the franchises to help in battles.

Fire Emblem Engage releases exclusively for Nintendo Switch on January 20th.

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