Visual Novel News:
Aniplex have released the English release of Witch on the Holy Night by Type-Moon on Steam. It was already available on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. The Steam version has an updated localiztion, which will be coming to consoles at a later date.
Experience a coming of age story set in the vibrant, bustling 1980s, which follows an innocent young man and two young “witches.” Updates added since the original release include long-awaited fully voiced characters as well as visuals remastered in full HD, bringing the experience to life with unparalleled quality and fidelity. Masterful manipulation of visual elements imbues combat scenes with nail-biting tension, but also breathes life into the characters’ everyday activities. Animated graphical elements bring an entirely new level of depth to the reading experience as well!
Shiravune has announced the upcoming release of Ego’s Spark (Kiss kara Hajimeru Egoism) scheduled for Q1 2024. This is a single-heroine visual novel by Satsuki, a new sister brand of SMILE, which puts it in the same family as Chihiro Himukai Always Walks Away.
Is this a nascent ego—or just a nasty bug? I awakened, and in that moment, there was no sensation. I performed my requisite function, just as all my sisters did. That was the proof of my existence. Without my function, what would I be? This would represent an error. It would make me into a bug. And yet, you named that error “Ego.” I’m sure you thought nothing of it,
no deeper meaning underneath. And yet… Ever since you named me so, what was a bug became my ego, and lit a fire in my mind that I’ve never forgotten.
Love Lab has announced that they will be releasing Liar-soft’s Ever Maiden ~Daraku no Sono no Otome-tachi~ in 2024 under the title Ever Maiden. This is an 18+ yuri game set in a mysterious school where otherworldly events are occurring.
Ever Maiden will be released on PC, but no stores have been announced at this time.
More Visual Novel News
- Bahnsen Knights has released on Steam. Console versions to come on 18th January, 2024
- Synthetic Lover to release on PlayStation and Nintendo Switch on 22nd December, 2023. The Steam version is available now.
- Animal Trail ☆ Girlish Square 2 released on Steam on 18th December, 2023
- The Case of the Serialized Killer has released for free on Steam
- Stillwater has released on Itch.io
- A demo of Shanghai Summer has been released on Steam
- A fandisc is in development for Steam Prison
The writing may have been on the wall for quite a while now, but we finally have confirmation: the E3 event is officially over. As many may know, this event was the largest video game showcase for over 20 years and many gamers have very fond memories of the announcement that took place there. Farewell E3. You’ll certainly be missed.
Jump Festa took place last weekend and it had quite a few exciting updates for anime fans worldwide! One of those was something nobody saw coming: a fighting game based on Yoshihiro Togashi’s Hunter x Hunter! It’s coming from quite an acclaimed developer, as 8ing are the ones bringing this concept to life. They have quite the pedigree, being behind fantastic fighting games such as Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, and DNF Duel. Not much is known about this new Hunter x Hunter game, but an event being held by Bushiroad on January 6th is where we’ll get more information.
The next installment in the Tekken franchise is just over a month away! If you may not be fully onboard to get the game for yourself, Bandai Namco has released a demo of the game that includes the first chapter of the Story Mode, the first chapter of the Arcade Quest mode, as well as other modes to try out. The demo is now available for PlayStation 5, with an Xbox Series X and PC demo arriving on December 21st.
Hideo Kojima is finally making a movie based on one of his creations! In a collaboration between Kojima Productions and A24, a live-action adaptation of Death Stranding is now in the works. However, other than the announcement, we have no other information about the film at this time.
The next series from Yusei Matsui, the creator of Assassination Classroom, is getting an anime adaptation! Titled The Elusive Samurai, it tells the story of a royal named Tokiyuki who escaped a massacre of their family, along with a few of his retainers by his side. One of them called Suwa Yorishige claims to be able to tell the future and says that Tokiyuki will one day rule Japan, but he’ll have to survive within enemy territory to do so. CloverWorks are handling the adaptation and will be directed by Yuta Yamazaki.
The Elusive Samurai anime adaptation premieres in 2024.
It’s been almost a year since Chainsaw Man‘s highly praised anime adaptation concluded, and fans have been waiting for some kind of news of a continuation. We finally have that news fans have been waiting for, but it might not be what you expect! The next arc in the series isn’t getting a second season, but rather, a movie! Titled Chainsaw Man – The Movie: Reze Arc, as the name implies, will tell the next part of the story and focus on the introduction of a new and mysterious female character. While we got a trailer announcing the project, no release window was announced at this time.
The third part in the adaptation of the final arc in Bleach is on its way next year! Ahead of its release, we got a new trailer teasing some of the events we’ll be seeing in the next section of the Thousand-Year Blood War arc titled The Conflict.
The third part in the anime adaptation of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War arc will premiere in 2024.
The anime adaptation of one of Eiichiro Oda’s one-shot manga stories before One Piece got a big update this past week! MONSTERS: 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation revealed a brand new key visual and even some character designs for who’ll appear in the series. What’s more, the anime will be available to stream on Netflix and we finally got a release date.
MONSTERS: 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation premieres via Netflix in January 2024.
The One Piece anime adaptation turns 25 years old in 2024, so we got a pretty big announcement to celebrate this milestone! A remake of the One Piece anime is officially in the works called The One Piece. WIT Studio are the ones behind this remake, who are best known for Attack on Titan, The Ancient Magus’ Bride, and Spy x Family. The remake will be released on Netflix, though outside of a teaser trailer announcing the project, no release window was announced.
My Hero Academia‘s seventh season is not that far away and we got a bunch of news for the next part in this popular story! We got a new trailer showcasing what we can expect to see the class of 1-A partaking in after the events of the last season. This new trailer also revealed the premiere date for the new season.
My Hero Academia‘s seventh season premieres on May 4th, 2024.
But that wasn’t all for My Hero Academia, as we got a small update on the next movie for the franchise! The fourth My Hero Academia movie will be released in Japan in Summer 2024 and we got a new key visual for the project.
An anime adaptation of Blue Box was officially announced to be in production! The story follows two students: a boy named Taiki Inomata who plays badminton and a girl named Chinatsu Kano who plays basketball. However, after Chinatsu’s parents leave to work abroad, she’s forced to move in with Taiki’s family and the story tells the development of their relationship, alongside their goals playing their respective sports. The anime adaptation is being handled by Telecom Animation Film and TMS, and we got a small taste of the series in action in an announcement trailer.
No release window for Blue Box‘s premiere has been announced at this time.
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