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This love awakening is overwhelming. The family of our protagonist — Mikage Jin — are descendants of a line of ninjas responsible for national security since the Edo era. Jin was born and raised to follow in the footsteps of his secret agent mother as a ninja in training. He’s been ordered to infiltrate Touka Academy undercover in order to solve a series of incidents from a self-proclaimed “Bat.” Having successfully infiltrated the academy with his AI partner Momoka, he is able to carry out his mission without raising suspicion, while deepening his friendship with his classmate Kanon Mayfield, the knight Shirogane Kagura, captain Renjouji Main, and junior Amenomori Yui. However due to an unfortunate accident, Jin’s identity is exposed, and with his true identity revealed, it would mean failure for his mission, however… Please make me a ninja!! Will Jin still be able to fulfill his mission?
Shiravune have announced the release date of Taimanin Asagi on Steam and Johren. It will be released on the 27th October, 2023. This franchise by developer Lilith has spawned multiple games and anime OVA.
Tokyo is infested with demons, beings of darkness and corruption. Rules from long ago dictated that humans and these dark beings were to no get involved with one another. But that all began to fall apart as mankind grew more degenerate. At present, humans and demons collude to form gangs and even corporations. However, those that still choose to walk the righteous path are far from powerless. The government has formed the Taimanin, a group of warriors who, while human, possess the strength to fight against such nefarious entites… Asagi Igawa is the strongest among all taimanins. After her last mission against Oboro, the defected ninja and the head of Oboro Ninja Troops, Asagi retires from her former glory to marry her lover, Sawaki Kyousuke. Things take an unexpected turn, however, as her past nemesis creeps back from the dead, and seeks vengeance against her…
This title can currently be pre-ordered with a 20% discount via Johren.
In addition, they’ve announced the release date of Tenioha! feat. Mami by developer rootnuko+H. This dark romance visual novel, with a focus on power-centric scenarios with a ‘slightly older, dommy-mommy coworker‘ will be launched on 30th October, 2023 on Steam and Johren.
Not long ago, I entered the corporate world, brimming with hope and ambition. After a nightmarish first twelve months, however, that all seems like a distant dream. I long for simpler times when my boss’s constant put-downs didn’t ruin my evening commute home. If anything, the bachelor’s life I so looked forward to mirrors my own desperate state of mind, as I dig into another greasy supermarket bento in my apartment alone, next to a sink piled with dirty dishes… A sweet, familiar face flashes through my mind, but I swiftly dismiss it with a shake of my head. “What is wrong with me?! She’s literally my coworker…” Sure, there’s this one girl—the cute and confident Mami Himekawa. She’s got the looks, the laugh, the walk, and that voice, but I highly doubt that we’re compatible that way. Or am I missing something? But just when I least expect it, the answer to that question reveals itself while I’m at work in the office one day—“Hey there, kiddo. You got a moment?”
The Queer Halloween Stories Bundle 2023 has launched on Itch.io. This is a grassroots indie media bundle that hopes to bring attention to the underground world of queer horror and other Halloween-adjacent art while financially supporting the folks behind these projects. It includes 120 projects from 80 creators including digital games, comics, and more.
It offers both $60 and $10 versions with the same content, so you can choose the level of your support. The bundle is available for purchase from October 1, 2023 to October 31, 2023.
More Visual Novel News
- Nightmare x Vampire from Guilty is now available for pre-order for 10% off
- There’s Always a Madman Fight or Flight will launch on Kickstarter on 9th October
- Chronotopia will launch on the 13th October, 2023
- Phantom of the Black Rose Revue a free yuri visual novel has launched on Itch.io
We haven’t heard much about the latest entry in Shonen Jump’s video game adaptations, but we have our first new gameplay footage since its reveal in July. Jujutsu Kaisen Cursed Clash‘s latest trailer highlights the protagonists from the series: Yuji Itadori, Megumi Fushiguro, Nobara Kugisaki, Gojo Satoru, and Sukuna.
Jujutsu Kaisen Cursed Clash will be releasing for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. No release window has been announced at this time.
Speaking of Shonen Jump, the next big crossover game has been announced, but it might not be what you think it is. JUMP: Assemble is a 5 vs. 5 mobile MOBA that takes some of the most famous franchises from the magazine and puts them in one place. The game will be released in Asia in 2024, with no other locations announced at this time.
A brand new animated series from Netflix has been announced, and it’s based on a famous video game franchise! While it was only a short teaser, Devil May Cry is getting a brand-new animated adaptation! While not much is known about the project, we do know that it’s being produced by Adi Shankar and being worked on by Studio Mir.
The next season of The Rising of the Shield Hero is just under a week away! Ahead of the premiere, we’ve received a brand new trailer for the third season, revealing the series’ new ending theme.
The Rising of the Shield Hero season 3 premieres on October 6th.
The second cour of the Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War anime adaptation recently concluded, and with it, they made an announcement. The third cour of the anime was officially announced! This was revealed with a brand new key visual and teaser trailer that shows it will be premiering in 2024.
We’ve received brand-new information on the latest anime adaptation of the classic wrestling manga: Kinnikuman! Now titled Kinnikuman: Perfect Origin Shiso-hen, we received a brand new key visual, along with confirmation that the production will be handled by Production I.G.
The latest entry in the Disgaea series is ready to release this week! Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless introduces the Jumbification mechanic, allowing you to transform your characters into gigantic versions of themselves and a brand new Item Reincarnation system. We have a review for anyone considering buying it and some starter tips for those who do.
Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless launches for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on October 3rd.
While the first game released for the Nintendo 3DS all the way back in 2016, Pokemon‘s greatest detective is making a comeback! Detective Pikachu Returns sees the coffee-loving Pikachu reuniting with his partner, Tim Goodman as they solve a new set of cases together.
Detective Pikachu Returns releases exclusively for Nintendo Switch on October 6th.
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