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2018 Overview – Upcoming Otome & BL Games

We’re in the year 2018 now and we have yet to arrive in a future where games aimed at women aren’t dumbed down, can be pretty fun with gameplay and is just as pandering in terms of fanservice in any other game aimed at the average male otaku (e.g Senran Kagura, Blue Reflection (kinda pandering), Any other D3P game that has a main cast of high school girls etc). Just cryogenic freeze me and thaw me out when that future happens. Just kidding.

This Overview Post will be a bit different than the previous years. I’ll do my best to write down the names of the main voice actors for each game and I’ll only write up summaries for games that already have a set date, which will help me get through this list faster.

Last year I couldn’t update the 2017 Overview post past July, 2017 because my browser would always lag because of all the youtube videos it tried to load, so hopefully I’ll post less youtube videos this time (particularly only posting youtube videos for games with set release dates).


 ※Legend

Turquoise = PS Vita Game

Purple = Nintendo Switch Game

Blue = PS4 Game

Amber = PC Game

Red = R18+ PC Game (Otome or BL)

♛ = Very excited for, prolly buy limited edition if I can

★ = Interested in the game, will preorder/purchase

❤ = Kinda interested/like, not sure if I’ll buy

——Table of Contents

  1. Games with set release dates
    • January
      • Ephemeral -Fantasy on Dark
    • February 
      • Shinobi Koi, Utsutsu -Banka Aya Emaki-
      • Harukanaru Toki no Naka de Ultimate
      • VitaminX Destination
      • Ai wa, Nikushimi ni Yoku Niteiru
      • Clover Toshokan no Juuin-tachi Compleat
    • March
      • Fortissimo
      • Ikemen Sengoku◆Toki o Kakeru Koi: Arata naru Deai
      • Dance with Devils My Carol
      • Enkan no Memoria -Kakera Tomoshi-
      • Galtia V Edition
      • Lucky Dog 1 (PSVita)
      • Diabolik Lovers Grand Edition
      • Ohimesama datte XXX shitai!!
      • Majestic☆Majolical Vol.1
    • April
      • Tengai ni Mau, Iki no Hana
      • Majestic Majolical Vol.2
      • Kannagi no Mori — Vol.1 Youko Kitan
    • May
      • Majestic Majolical Vol.3
      • Nie no Machi
      • sweet pool
      • Cafe Cuillere [Vita Ver.]
    • June
      • DYNAMIC CHORD feat. apple-polisher for V
      • Tlicolity Eyes Vol.1
      • Kurenai no Homura Sanada no Ninpou Chou
    • July
      • CollarxMalice -Unlimited-
      • Tlicolity Eyes Vol.2
      • Koezaru wa Akai Hana – After Disc ~Ayanasu Mirai~
    • August
      • Charade Maniacs
      • Koroshiya to Strawberry
      • [DELAYED] Kannagi no Mori — Vol.2 Ryujin Kaidan
      • Piofiore no Banshou
      • Tlicolity Eyes Vol.3
      • Ego to Koukai no Dilemma
      • [DELAYED] Mahoutsukai to Tenshi to Akuma
    • September
      • Hakuouki Shinkai Fuukaden for Switch
      • Code:Realize ~Saikou no Hanataba~ for Switch
      • Kiniro no Corda 3 Full Voice Special
      • Kiniro no Corda 3 Another Sky feat. Jinnan/Shiseikan/Amane Gakuen
      • Nil Admirari no Tenbin — Irodori Nadeshiko for Switch
      • Koshotengai no Hashihime
      • Sanzen Sekai Yuugi ~Re Multi Universe Self~
      • Norn9 LOFN for Switch
      • Katakoi Contrast -Way of Parting- Vol.1
      • Gunka o Haita Neko
    • October
      • Wand of Fortune R2 FD
      • Katakoi Contrast -Way of Parting- Vol.2
      • [NEW!] Cendrillon palikA for Switch
      • Variable Barricade
    • November
      • Katakoi Contrast -Way of Parting- Vol.3
    • December
      • Jakou no Lyla ~Allure of Musk~ Vol.1
  2. Games set to release in 2018 but no confirmed release date
    • Shinoda Shinjuku Tantei Jimusho – Karajishi Botan
    • Gran Odalisque -Les Grande Odalisque-
    • Shiro to Kuro no Alice -Twilight Line-
    • Sangoku Rensenki ~Otome no Heihou!~ for Switch
    • Yoshiwara Higanbana Kuon no Chigiri for Switch
    • Beniiro Tenjyou Ayakashi Kitan Futaai
  3. Games with unknown release dates
    • Yuukoku no Perseus
    • Akatsuki no Betelgeuse
    • Private Academy VerRose ~The Rose of Versailles Re*imagination~ for Switch
    • Dorico no Toshokan
    • Amnesia for Switch
    • Reine des fleurs for Switch
    • Sengoku Night Blood for Switch
    • Bilshana Senki ~Genpeiden~ for Switch
    • LoverPretend for Switch
    • New Hakuouki Title for Switch
    • Bara Senso -Sonnet of Seeds-
    • Uta no Prince-sama Dolce Vita
    • Heimskringla
    • Slow Damage
    • Kanja S no Kyuusai
    • New World Order

 *Some dates may change as the year goes on, dates are in the format of: Month/Day

I will update the list in the early months of the year as release dates get confirmed, but I’m not going to promise that it’ll always be up to date! Check the update time stamp to see how up to date it is.

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Updated on: 30th July 2018

——Set release date (2018)

Ephemeral -Fantasy on Dark- | 1/18 | HuneX / Dramatic Create – ❤

A mobile game port to the PS Vita.  Fully Voiced. Follows the story of Kuroe, a zombie, mingling with other supernatural ikemen–a werewolf, a boy who can turn invisible, a vampire and a mummy.

[Cast] Takashi Kondo / Shun Horie / Kazuyuki Okitsu / Toshiyuki Toyonaga

Official Site

Shinobi, Koi Utsutsu -Banka Aya Emaki- | 2/15 | Otomate

A port to the PS4. Includes the original game, plus the ‘PS Vita Port’ that added extra routes (I wonder if the harem route is still there) as well as the fandisc that was released last year. There might be new scenarios in this version but I’m not sure.

[Cast] Takuma Terashima /Takahiro Sakurai / Yuki Ono / Hiro Shimono / Tatsuhisa Suzuki / Kosuke Toriumi / Tomokazu Sugita / Kaito Ishikawa / Yuki Kaji / Takuya Eguchi

Official Site

Harukanaru Toki no Naka de Ultimate | 2/22 | Koei Tecmo – ❤

A remake of the original Harukanaru Toki no Naka de game, first game was back in 2000 on the PS1 and has been ported to the Gamebody Advance, PS2 and PSP. This version promises full voice, up to 40 new CGs and many more upgrades.

[Cast] Shinichiro Miki / Tomokazu Seki / Naozumi Takahashi / Koki Miyata / Shigeru Nakahara / Kazuhiko Inoue / Soichiro Hoshi / Akira Ishida

Official Site

VitaminX Destination | 2/22 | D3P – ❤

A sequel to the original VitaminX game, it is made in celebration of VitaminX’s 10th Anniversary. The story takes place 7 years after graduation where our heroine comes back for a little reunion with her students. Contains newly drawn sprites for the main boys to reflect the 7 year age difference.

[Cast] Tatsuhisa Suzuki / Daisuke Ono / Kosuke Toriumi / Hiroyuki Yoshino / Daisuke Kishio / Hisayoshi Suganuma

Official Site

🔞 Ai wa, Nikushimi ni Yoku Niteiru | 2/23 | Pil-Vamp

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Set in the Showa Period, the heroine of this story lives together with her father who runs a sweet store while she works as a typist. One day a letter from an unfamiliar lawyer office arrived, enclosed in it was a request to come to the office to speak about the inheritance of a millionaire who recently passed away…

[Cast] Gunsou Hatoman / Masato Kawamura / Noboru Yajima / Manaka Sawa

Official Site

Clover Toshokan no Juuin-tachi Compleat | 2/23 | MIO

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A repackage of the two Clover Toshokan games rolled into one PC game. This repackage promises wider/HD graphics (a resolution upgrade) and an extra minigame which upon clearing gives you special CGs. The story is about a girl, a library and books that take on the form of humans. (Yeah, I know it’s spelled ‘complete’ but the packaging, website and everything else about this game spells it ‘compleat’)

[Cast] Daisuke Namikawa / Atsushi Abe / Takuya Satou / Katsuyuki Konishi / Natsuki Hanae / Kenji Hamada

Official Site

Fortissimo | 3/8 | Otomate – ❤

Based off a Novel from the same vein of ‘Brothers Conflict’ series. The heroine, who just started with a new company and has no interest in idols, suddenly becomes a manager for the idol group “forttê” (which is Futo Asakura’s [Brothers Conflict] group). You will witness the heroine grow from being a naive newbie to a mature and proactive manager.

[Cast] Yuki Ono / Tetsuya Kakihara / Ryota Osaka / Soma Saito / Natsuki Hanae

Official Site 

[BL] Lucky Dog 1 | 3/8 | Tennenouji / PROTOTYPE

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A port of an R18 PC game to the PS Vita, the port will exclude all explicit scenes and CGs to make it ‘family friendly’ for the Vita. No confirmation on extra features, new CGs etc as of yet.

[Cast] Not Announced yet

Official Site

Ikemen Sengoku◆ Toki o Kakeru Koi: Arata naru Deai | 3/22 | Otomate

A mobile game port to the PS Vita. This port promises a fully voiced cast, new CGs, new routes (Ranmaru Mori and Yoshimoto Imagawa), facial animations (i.e Eyes blinking, mouth moving when talking) and 3 different endings per capturable character, including a PS Vita exclusive ending.

[Cast] Tomokazu Sugita / Kazuki Katou / Kosuke Toriumi / Toshiki Masuda / Yuichirio Umehara / Hiroaki Miura / Shouta Aoi / Taku Yashiro

Official Site

Dance with Devils My Carol | 3/22 | Rejet – ❤

A fandisc for the original Dance with Devils game released back in 2016. Story set after the happy ending for every guy, promising more cute fluffy scenes and possibly Christmas events (I’m theorising the latter, not sure if confirmed). However there seems to be a new incident/event happening in the story, so I guess these characters can’t take a break.

[Cast] Soma Saito / Wataru Hatano / Takashi Kondo / Subaru Kimura / Daisuke Hirakawa / Tatsuhisa Suzuki

Official Site

Enkan no Memoria -Kakera Tomoshi- | 3/29 | A’s Ring / Dramatic Create

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A port of an R18 PC game to the PS Vita, the port will exclude all explicit scenes and CGs to make it ‘family friendly’ for the Vita. The port will include new CGs and episodes/scenes, a feature in gallery mode to hear recorded voices when touching a CG, as well as a function to save your favorite lines.

[Cast] Manaka Sawa / Masato Kawamura / Cider Yotsuya / Isamu Kuroi / Atsushi Domon

Official Site

[BL] Galtia V Edition | 3/29 | Grisedge / Dramatic Create

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A port of an R18 PC game to the PS Vita, the port will exclude all explicit scenes and CGs to make it ‘family friendly’ for the Vita. Port will include new opening movie, new CGs, additional short stories, etc.

[Cast] Masahiro Yamanaka / Kazuyuki Okitsu / Yoshihisa Kawahara / Atsushi Kakehashi / Yasuhiro Mamiya / Kosuke Toriumi

Official Site

Diabolik Lovers Grand Edition | 3/29 | Otomate

A PS Vita port to the PS4. The port includes both Diabolik Lovers Limited Edition and Diabolik Lovers More,Blood Limited Edition rolled into one game for the PS4. One of the perks of being on the PS4 means higher resolution graphics and faster+smooth performance. No further additions for this edition has been confirmed, basically the same version for each PS Vita games just on the PS4.

[Cast] Hikaru Midorikawa / Yuki Kaji / Daisuke Hirakawa / Kosuke Toriumi / Katsuyuki Konishi / Takashi Kondo / Takahiro Sakurai / Ryohei Kimura / Tatsuhisa Suzuki / Daisuke Kishio

Official Site

🔞 Ohimesama Datte XXX Shitai!! | 3/30 | Kalmia8

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An R18 PC Game aimed towards women. Ok I promised myself I wouldn’t put any of my opinions in these synopsis’ but  really Kalmia8? You’re really going down the ‘My Little Sister Can’t Be this Cute’ path in terms of title conventions (Really, you gotta nail it into the coffin with that subtitle ‘Horny Magical Princess’?). Anyway, story is that the heroine is ‘agressive’ in terms of her sexual advances but she’s also a princess–oh no–because we all know princesses gotta be ladylike. That’s it, that’s the plot, she just wants a good dicking.

 [Cast] One Night Love (Ichiya’ai) / Tetsuto Furukawa / Sara Ayumi

Official Website

Majestic☆Majolical Vol.1 | 2/23 –> 3/30| Dazkarat

Volume 1 of 3 games to be released, each volume focuses on 2 ‘capturable’ guys but the main plot is the same: The heroine, Lapis, is a witch and despite her whole family being elite magic users she’s below mediocre. Her assignment in Magic School is to transfer to another school and study amongst humans while collecting “Twinkle Gems”, a gem that is formed within the heart’s of humans when they develop strong ‘feelings’. This is the first game by Dazkarat.

[Cast] Toshiki Masuda / Yuki Kaji

Official Website 

Tengai ni Mau, Iki no Hana | 4/26 | Otomate – ★

Set in the Showa Period (1926~1989), particularly in the 1920s/1930s. The story revolves around the heroine and the five brothers of the Yajima Familly, who owns a restaurant that the heroine happens to be working at due to circumstances. The story progresses day by day on a calendar system where you get to play mini-games based on the time of day: morning you have a cleanup minigame, afternoon you have a cooking minigame and at night you have a constellation minigame.

[Cast] Daisuke Hirakawa / Junji Majima / Shinnosuke Tachibana / Tooru Sakurai / Kengo Kawanishi

Official Site

Kannagi no Mori — Vol.1 Youko Kitan | 4/26 | Matatabi – ❤

Ever since she was young Mizuki Kinami was able to see things no other human being could. On a rainy night, from outside her window, she saw someone on the street without an umbrella–that someone looked very similar to her mother who passed away 3 days ago. It is said that on rainy nights the dead will come back…

This game will be split into two games, each game has a total of 3 capturable guys to romance.

[Cast] Yuichiro Umehara / Taku Yashiro / Kazuyuki Okitsu

Official Site 

Majestic☆Majolical Vol.2 | 3/30 –> 4/27| Dazkarat

Volume 2 of 3 games to be released, each volume focuses on 2 ‘capturable’ guys but the main plot is the same: The heroine, Lapis, is a witch and despite her whole family being elite magic users she’s below mediocre. Her assignment in Magic School is to transfer to another school and study amongst humans while collecting “Twinkle Gems”, a gem that is formed within the heart’s of humans when they develop strong ‘feelings’. This is the first game by Dazkarat.

[Cast] Kotaro Nishiyama / Hiro Shimono

Official Website 

Majestic☆Majolical Vol.3 | 4/27 –> 5/25| Dazkarat

Volume 3 of 3 games to be released, each volume focuses on 2 ‘capturable’ guys but the main plot is the same: The heroine, Lapis, is a witch and despite her whole family being elite magic users she’s below mediocre. Her assignment in Magic School is to transfer to another school and study amongst humans while collecting “Twinkle Gems”, a gem that is formed within the heart’s of humans when they develop strong ‘feelings’. This is the first game by Dazkarat.

[Cast] Ryohei Kimura / Yuto Suzuki

Official Website 

[🔞 BL] Nie no Machi | 5/25 | √ZOMBILICA

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[Cast]  Tetsu Waretake / Tasuke Rokujo / Taro Wasshoi / Netoru Irakusa / Souji Sarutobi

Official Site | Demo Video

[BL] sweet pool | 5/31 | nitro+chiral / Dramatic Create

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An R18 PC game that is ported to the PS Vita. I’m not sure if they’ll keep the explicit scenes, honestly I don’t even know how they’ll censor this to make it a Cero D for the family friendly PS Vita. It’ll include high resolution graphics, a japanese version of the opening song and a new game cover drawn by the original artist.

[Cast] Kaze Haruno / Gunso Hatoman / Taiyou Sorano / Hikaru Midorikawa

Official Site

Cafe Cuillere [Vita Ver.] | 5/31 |  Takuyo

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A mobile game port to the PS Vita. The story is about the heroine, Mao Fujishiro, who has a sweet tooth and wants to be patisserie chef to impress her childhood friend whom she has a crush on. After coming back from France during his patisserie chef apprenticeship, it is revealed that Mao’s childhood friend already has a girlfriend in France, breaking Mao’s heart…

[Cast] Nobuhiko Okamoto / Kaito Ishikawa / Soma Saito / Shouta Aoi / Daisuke Hirakawa / Kenjiro Tsuda

Official Site

DYNAMIC CHORD feat. apple-polisher for V | 6/28 | honeybee

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A PS Vita port of the PC game “DYNAMIC CHORD feat. apple-polisher”. Just like the previous DYNAMIC CHORD PS Vita ports it will probably combine both the original apple-polisher game and the ‘append disc’ (aka the fandisc) together into one PS Vita game cartridge.

[Cast] Shouta Aoi / Takahiro Sakurai / Yoshiki Nakajima / Yuichiro Umehara

Official Site

Kurenai no Homura Sanada no Ninpou Chou | 6/28 | Otomate

Note: PS4 version has been cancelled and will only be PS Vita exclusive. Set in Sengoku Era Japan, it is a retelling of Sanada and his group of legendary ninjas (Sanada Ten Braves).

[Cast] Junichi Suwabe / Tomokazu Sugita / Kazuyuki Okitsu / Kenichi Suzumura / Soichiro Hoshi

Official Site | Promotional Video

Tlicolity Eyes Vol.1 | 6/29 | Otomate – ❤

Tlicolity Eyes is the first bout for Otomate’s triAngle PROJECT and is split into 3 volumes. The character designer for all volumes is Sarachi Yomi, each volume includes 2 boys and has to do with love triangles in the entertainment industry–the heroines for each volume are sisters. First volume focuses on actors.

[Cast] Yuuki Ono / Tomoaki Maeno

Official Site

CollarxMalice -Unlimited- | 7/26| Otomate – ★ / ♛

Fandisc for CollarxMalice that includes after stories taking place after each guy’s happy ending, extra stories for side characters as well as a hint of another side story…

[Cast] Masakazu Morita / Yuki Kaji / Daisuke Namikawa / Soma Saito / Ryohei Kimura

Official Site | Promotional Video

Tlicolity Eyes Vol.2 | 7/27 | Otomate – ❤

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Tlicolity Eyes is the first bout for Otomate’s triAngle PROJECT and is split into 3 volumes. The character designer for all volumes is Sarachi Yomi, each volume includes 2 boys and has to do with love triangles in the entertainment industry–the heroines for each volume are sisters. Second volume focuses on modeling and photography.

[Cast] Tetsuya Kakihara / Yuichiro Umehara

Official Site

🔞 Koezaru wa Akai Hana – After Disc ~Ayanasu Mirai~ | 7/27 | Operetta Due

A fandisc for the original game Koezaru wa Akai Hana, which was originally released back in 2012–so 6 years gap between the two, but there was a repackage version with extra stuff added back in 2017 so maybe it’s still fresh in other people’s minds. This will include after stories and all the usual stuff you can find in a fandisc.

[Cast] Ryouko Tezuka / Sangakushou / Noriyuki / Haruka Shihara / Manaka Sawa / Hyooma Odagiri / Shinobu Horikawa / Mikado Sumeragi / Shiro Yukinoaya

Official Site 

Charade Maniacs | 8/9| Otomate – ❤ ?

In Charade Maniacs, the heroine and 9 other characters appear to be transported in a parallel universe after being kidnapped by a mysterious figure. Upon their arrival to this unfamiliar world, a masked man welcomes them to what he calls “Arcadia”, telling them all that if they do what he says and “perform our drama”, all their wishes will be granted. They later discover there is a traitor amongst them…

[Cast] Soma Saito / Kenichi Suzumura / Daisuke Namikawa / Makoto Furukawa / Tomoaki Maeno / Tomokazu Seki / Yoshitsugu Matsuoka / Nobuhiko Okamoto / Megumi Ogata

Official Site | Promotional Video

Koroshiya to Strawberry | 7/19 –> 8/23| Broccoli – ★

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This game revolves around the deep dark underworld of Japan. The heroine, Ichigo, is drugged and eventually transported in a case to a cafe that doubles as a business front for illegal activities: contract killings, exchange of illegal goods, etc. Rather than killing her, the people who work at the cafe are told to protect her. Ichigo, who had lost her ability to speak due to past trauma and has no family/home to go to, half heartedly agrees to stay closeby at the cafe working as a waitress.

[Cast] Atsushi Tamaru / Kaito Ishikawa / Kenji Nojima / Natsuki Hanae / Taku Yashiro / Tomoaki Maeno

Official Site

Piofiore no Banshou | 8/30| Otomate – ❤

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Taking place after the first World War in an Italian town called “Burlone” that is ruled by three organisations called the Burlone Mafia. The heroine–Liliana–finds herself in a predicament after being taken in by one of the organisations after an incident…

[Cast] Kaito Ishikawa / Showtaro Morikubo / Nobuhiko Okamoto / Ryohei Kimura / Toshiyuki Toyonaga

Official Site | Promotional Video

Tlicolity Eyes Vol.3 | 8/31 | Otomate – ❤

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Tlicolity Eyes is the first bout for Otomate’s triAngle PROJECT and is split into 3 volumes. The character designer for all volumes is Sarachi Yomi, each volume includes 2 boys and has to do with love triangles in the entertainment industry–the heroines for each volume are sisters. Third volume focuses on twin idols and managing them.

[Cast] Yoshitsugu Matsuoka / Ryohei Kimura

Official Site

[🔞 BL] Ego to Koukai no Dilemma | 8/31 | JIN CLIP –  ❤ ?

 

Junta Matsushima is bored with a high school life, being in an all boys school means there’s no excitement of having girls around and having a love life. His friend, Anri Seisen, recommends him to play otome games (something Anri been obssessed with lately). After playing a game, he finds out his classmate, Wataru Katsuragi, is the spitting image of one of the romanceable characters and decides to try to romance him IRL as a way to kill time. Eventually the moment he had been waiting for came when Wataru confesses his love for him, wanting to end the joke/prank Junta tries to turn him down by saying “We’re both dudes” and to his surprise Wataru responds with “When it comes to love, gender doesn’t matter”. Junta realizes he has done something that can’t be taken back and he is, in turn, tormented by Wataru’s love…

[Cast] One Night Love (Ichiya’ai)  / Tetsuto Furukawa / Makoto Kannazuki

Official Site 

[DELAYED] [🔞 BL] Mahoutsukai to Tenshi to Akuma | 6/29  –> 7/27 –> 8/31| Varenyett

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Protagonist Lucil–a magic user/witch–finds himself in a deserted place, far away from home after his grandfather used his last powers to teleport him to a self place after humans started to hunt all witches by burning the forest in which Lucil and his grandpa lived in. Two strangers find him, an angel and a devil, which hand will he take?

[Cast] Nanami Aoba / Nanaoka Kyosai / Manaka Sawa

Official Site

Hakuouki Shinkai Fuukaden | 9/6 | Otomate

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A port to the Nintendo Switch of the PS4 game that combined PS Vita games of the Hakuouki Shinkai series (which was originally split into two). It will be Otomate’s first game to the Nintendo Switch.

[Cast] Shinichiro Miki / Showtaro Morikubo / Kosuke Toriumi / Hiroyuki Yoshino / Koji Yusa / Tomohiro Tsuboi / Nobuo Tobita / Takayuki Suzuki / Mamoru Miyano / Yuki Kaji / Daisuke Ono / Kenjiro Tsuda

Official Site

Code:Realize ~Saikou no Hanataba~ | 9/13 | Otomate

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A port to the Nintendo Switch of a PS4 game under the same name which combined both the original Code:Realize and its first fandisc (both which were originally released on the PS Vita).

[Cast] Tomoaki Maeno / Junichi Suwabe / Tetsuya Kakihara / Showtaro Morikubo / Daisuke Hirakawa / Yuki Kaji / Kazuya Murakami

Official Site

Kiniro no Corda 3 Full Voice Special | 9/20 | Neoromance / Koei Tecmo

PS Vita Port of the PSP ver that included full voice (which was then a port of the PS2 ver). It is the first game that tells the story of Kohinata Kanade and her endeavors in improving her skills in classical music. The sequel to this game is Kiniro no Corda 4.

[Cast] Mamoru Miyano / Masakazu Morita / Jun Fukuyama / Katsuyuki Konishi / Daisuke Kishio / Kaori Mizuhashi / Satoshi Hino / Yuki Masuda / Yuuya Uchida / Hideo Ishikawa / Kishou Taniyama / Kentarou Itou

Official Site

Kiniro no Corda 3 Another Sky feat. Jinnan/Shiseikan/Amane Gakuen | 9/20 | Neoromance / Koei Tecmo

PS Vita port of the PSP fandisc for Kiniro no Corda 3. Originally there were 3 fandiscs (feat. Jinnan, feat. Shiseikan, feat. Amane Gakuen) but thanks to modern technology all three of those games are in one PS Vita cartridge.

[Cast] Mamoru Miyano / Masakazu Morita / Jun Fukuyama / Katsuyuki Konishi / Daisuke Kishio / Kaori Mizuhashi / Satoshi Hino / Yuki Masuda / Yuuya Uchida / Hideo Ishikawa / Kishou Taniyama / Kentarou Itou

Official Site

Nil Admirari no Tenbin – Irodori Nadeshiko | 9/20 | Otomate

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Port to the switch which is a combination of the original Nil Admirari game and its fandisc into one game.

[Cast] Yuki Kaji / Nobuhiko Okamoto / Ryota Osaka / Ryohei Kimura / Kenichi Suzumura / Takahiro Sakurai

Official Site

Norn9 LOFN | 9/27 | Otomate

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A port to the Switch, it includes the original Norn9 Var Commons and its fandisc (Norn9 Last Era)

[Cast] Ayumi Fujimura / Ayahi Takagaki / Asami Seto / Daisuke Ono / Hiro Shimono / Kouji Yusa / Tomokazu Sugita / Mitsuki Saiga / Hiroyuki Yoshino / Noriaki Sugiyama / Takuya Satou / Yuuki Kaji

Official Site

[DELAYED] Kannagi no Mori — Vol.2 Ryujin Kaidan | 8/30  –> 9/27| Matatabi – ❤

Ever since she was young Mizuki Kinami was able to see things no other human being could. On a rainy night, from outside her window, she saw someone on the street without an umbrella–that someone looked very similar to her mother who passed away 3 days ago. It is said that on rainy nights the dead will come back…

This game will be split into two games, each game has a total of 3 capturable guys to romance.

[Cast] Takuya Eguchi / Tetsuya Kakihara / Yoshitsugu Matsuoka

Official Site 

[BL] Koshotengai no Hashihime | 9/27 | ADELTA / Dramatic Create

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Originally an R18 BL game, it is being ported to the PS Vita (downgrading it from an R18 game to a somewhat safe-for-work ver).

[Cast] Haru Fujikiri / Makoto Touno / Tayu Ouka / Marx / Hideyoshi Bitou / Tomoya Kanzaki

Official Site

Sanzen Sekai Yuugi ~Re Multi Universe Myself~ | 9/27 | girls★dynamics / Dramatic Create

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Originally an R18 PC game, it is now being ported to the PS Vita (safe-for-work version).

[Cast] Saki Nakajima / Tomoyuki Higuchi / Yoshihisa Kawahara / Hisafumi Oda / Takehito Koyasu

Official Site

Katakoi Contrast -Way of Parting- Vol.1 | 9/28 | Otomate

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The second series of Otomate’s triAngle project–a PC game project with the ongoing theme of love triangles. This time it will only have one (1) heroine and in each volume she finds herself in a love triangle with people in her school. Volume 1 includes a love triangle between classmates. Illustrated by Udajo.

[Cast] Hikaru Midorikawa / Satoshi Hino

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Gunka o Haita Neko | 9/28 | Primula

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[Cast] Shun Horie / Shunsuke Takeuchi / Makoto Furukawa / Ayumu Murase / Kaito Ishikawa / Ryousuke Kanemoto

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Wand of Fortune R2 FD | 10/4| Otomate

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A remake/port of the original Wand of Fortune 2 fandisc which acts like an after story for Wand of Fortune 2.

[Cast] Yui Horie / Kenichi Suzumura / Hiroki Takahashi / Miyu Irino / Takahiro Sakurai / Tetsuya Kakihara / Chihiro Suzuki / Shinnosuke Tachibana

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Variable Barricade| 10/11 | Otomate – ★ / ♛

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Four men suddenly propose to Hibari (the heroine) within 5 seconds of meeting her, much to her bemusement.

[Cast] Saki Fujita / Yuichiro Umehara / Nobuhiko Okamoto / Kenji Nojima / Hiro Shimono / Atsushi Tamaru

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[NEW!] Cendrillon palikA | 10/25 | Otomate – ❤

*Despite originally being announced for the PS Vita it has now been announced to be Nintendo Switch exclusive

[Cast] Hiro Shimono / Yuuma Uchida / Natsuki Uchida / Daisuke Namikawa / Kazuyuki Okitsu / Kosuke Toriumi / Noriaki Sugiyama

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Katakoi Contrast -Way of Parting- Vol.2 | 10/26 | Otomate

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The second series of Otomate’s triAngle project–a PC game project with the ongoing theme of love triangles. This time it will only have one (1) heroine and in each volume she finds herself in a love triangle with people in her school. Volume 2 includes a love triangle between her kouhai and senpai. Illustrated by Udajo.

[Cast] Takashi Kondo / Masakazu Morita

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Katakoi Contrast -Way of Parting- Vol.3 | 11/30 | Otomate

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The second series of Otomate’s triAngle project–a PC game project with the ongoing theme of love triangles. This time it will only have one (1) heroine and in each volume she finds herself in a love triangle with people in her school. Volume 3 includes a love triangle between her teacher and the transfer student. Illustrated by Udajo.

[Cast] Kosuke Toriumi / Hiroyuki Yoshino

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Jakou no Lyla ~Allure of Musk~  Vol.1 | 12/21 | Otomate

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Jakou no Lyla ~Allure of Musk~ is the final game series of Otomate’s triAngle project (a series of games that share the same theme of love triangles). In Jakou no Lyla you play as Shirien, an exotic dancer that also works as a spy who takes on jobs from clients to seduce their targets and possibly assassinate them. Volume 1 is “European Night” and focuses on princes from European countries, the client is a prince of a fallen country and your target is a prince of a militaristic nation.

[Cast] Kishio Taniyama / Shinnosuke Tachibana

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——TBA (2018)

[🔞 BL] Shinoda Shinjuku Tantei Jimusho – Karajishi Botan | October 2018 | HolicWorksDISC BLUE

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*Set in the same universe as HolicWorks BL CD (Shinoda Shinjuku Tantei Jimusho)

[Cast] Kumaniku Fuyuno / Cherry Hatsutoki / Masaru Kuki

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🔞 Gran Odalisque -Les Grande Odalisque- | 2018 | Kalmia8 Scarlet

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[Cast] Not announced yet

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Shiro to Kuro no Alice -Twilight line- | 2018 | Otomate

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 [Cast] Yuichiro Umehara / Toshiki Masuda / Ryohei Kimura / Kazuyuki Okitsu / Hiro Shimono / Natsuki Hanae / Tomoaki Maeno / Mitsuki Saiga / Ayumu Murase

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Sangoku Rensenki ~Otome no Heihou!~ | Autumn 2018 | Daisy2 / Prototype

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[Cast] Eiji Takemoto / Showtaro Morikubo / Shinichiro Miki / Junichi Suwabe / Tomokazu Sugita / Toshiyuki Morikawa / Akira Ishida / Daisuke Kishio / Takahiro Sakurai / Souichirou Hoshi

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Yoshiwara Higanbana Kuon no Chigiri | Autumn 2018 | MariaCrown / Prototype

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[Cast] Masatomo Nakazawa / Takahiro Mizushima / Junji Majima / Ryota Takeuchi / Toshiyuki Morikawa / Kazuyuki Okitsu

Official Site

[BL] Beniiro Tenjyou Ayakashi Kitan Futaai | 2018 | LoveDelivery / Dramatic Create

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*PS Vita port of Beniiro Tenjyou Ayakashi Kitan and it’s sequel(?)/fandisc(?), it will exclude explicit sex scenes as seen in the PC version

[Cast] Hajime Kamikawa / Yamada Renaissance / Daichi Kitano / Chuusuke Inuno / Takashi Jou

Official Site

——TBA

Yuukoku no Perseus | Poni-Pachet

[Cast] Not Announced yet

Official Site

Akatsuki no Betelgeuse | Poni-Pachet

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*Part of the Hoshisora Series, its predecessor is “Yuukoku no Perseus” which is still yet to be released/in development. This one will be illustrated by Satoi.

[Cast] Not Announced yet

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Private Academy VerRose ~The Rose of Versailles Re*imagination~ | Otomate

[Cast] Not Announced yet

Official Site (No site yet)

Dorico no Toshokan | rejet – ❤ ?

[Cast] Not Announced yet

Official Site

Amnesia | Otomate

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[Cast] Not Announced yet

Official Site (No site yet)

Reine des fleurs | Otomate

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[Cast] Not Announced yet

Official Site (No site yet)

Sengoku Night Blood | Otomate

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[Cast] Not Announced yet

Official Site (No site yet)

Bilshana Senki ~Genpeiden~ | Otomate

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[Cast] Not Announced yet

Official Site (No site yet)

LoverPretend | Otomate

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[Cast] Not Announced yet

Official Site (No site yet)

New Hakuouki Title | Otomate

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[Cast] Not Announced yet

Official Site (No site yet)

Bara Senso -Sonnet of Seeds- | MIO

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[Cast] Not Announced yet

Official Site

Uta no Prince-sama Dolce Vita | broccoli

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[Cast] Takuma Terashima / Kenichi Suzumura / Kisho Taniyama / Mamoru Miyano / Junichi Suwabe / Hiro Shimono / Kosuke Toriumi / Showtaro Morikubo / Tatsuhisa Suzuki / Shouta Aoi / Tomoaki Maeno / Hikaru Midorikawa / Daisuke Ono / Tsubasa Yonaga / Yuuma Uchida / Hidenori Takahashi / Ryohei Kimura / Daiki Yamashita

Official Site

[⚠️CANCELLED⚠️] [🔞 BL] Heimskringla | TYRANT

[Cast]  Not Announced yet

Official Site

[🔞 BL] Slow Damage Nitro+CHiRAL – ❤

[Cast] Not Announced yet

Official Site

[🔞 BL] Kanja S no Kyuusai Madalabo

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[Cast] Not Announced yet

Official Site

[🔞 BL] New World Order LoveDelivery

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[Cast] Not Announced yet

Official Site


Bunny Corner

This is my lil talk corner where I talk about some games stuff relating to this new year and what I expect/think of it so far, you can skip it if you’d like. 

This year seems to have less games to announce, then again we just started the year and we still got a lot of months ahead to add some more games to the list. Still, there have been a lot of games that have their developments go silent, most of them being PC games (sometimes R18 games being the main victim of having their development go silent), for example: that R18 BL game (yknow, the one with the tentacles) by fareast blade, their website has been completely wiped out and no longer exists while the development of the game had gone silent back in either 2015 or 2016. MIO has had a lot of problems with some of their games going silent or delayed into obscurity.

It’s not just the ‘small companies’, some of the big guys like Rejet, Broccoli and Otomate have been a little silent with a few of their games. Rejet’s Dorico no Toshokan, Broccoli’s Utapri Dolce Vita and Otomates…. well a couple of them go silent but then come back to life like it’s nothing. But unlike smaller companies, big companies like these three don’t really dump a project that often (and hopefully don’t go into bankruptcy bc they keep pushing out games but not getting the profit back like Quinrose, god rest their soul).

On the topic of companies, it seems like Otomate has finally gotten their own office building–so were they working in the basement of Idea Factory’s building this whole time or what? Just kidding, the building that will be dubbed the “Otomate Building” is more for customers than the staff. It is an “Entertainment Space” just for the sake of women and it’s location is in Ikebukuro. According to Otomate, each floor will cater to different needs:

  • 1st Floor: クレープ☆パラダイス Produced by MOMI&TOY’S — Crepes specially made in collaboration with Otomate so expect ‘otomate’ themed crepes
  • 2nd Floor: THEキャラショップ 池袋店 — “The Chara Shop – Ikebukuro Branch”, a shop selling character goods
  • 3rd Floor: 新規テナント企画中 — A new tenant under planning (whatever that may mean)
  • 4th Floor: ゲームコンセプトカフェ(仮称)— Game concept cafe (tentative name)
  • 5th Floor: オトメイトガーデン(移転オープン予定)— Otomate garden
  • 6th Floor: オトメイトスクエア(多目的イベントスペース)— Otomate square (for multipurpose event space as well as a plaza for ‘otomes’)

Sounds too good to be true? Well who knows, maybe it’s been in the works for a couple of years now and Otomate’s dead serious on making this a reality… I guess that’s where all the Hakuouki money goes to. But still, this is the first time I’ve ever heard of a game company that specializes in a niche genre such as otome games to get a building just for its fans to hang out and spend all their money in 😆

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By the look of the artist’s impression of what it’ll look like, it seems like a big deal with Mr. Hakuouki Man looming over everyone and judging them… That’s how I like to go about my day when walking past this building.

All jokes aside, it might be pretty neat. Its apparently going to open its doors in February 2018, just in time for Valentines day I guess, so it’ll be interesting to see if it’ll live up to some people’s expectations.

Anyway, that’s about it. I hope this post was useful or helpful. Thank you for reading.

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10 thoughts on “2018 Overview – Upcoming Otome & BL Games”

  1. Otomate building sounds like a neat idea. It could probably do without the “Hakuouki man silently judging” lolol
    Still no updates on Slow Damage? Ah… I’m gonna keep my eyes out for it! owo

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    1. Sadly no updates on Slow Damage, maybe theres some stuff about it in the cool-B magazine but I haven’t purchased it in a while so I’m not sure lol. I guess they’ll keep it quiet until they completely iron out all the details on the game like voice actors, story, etc.

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  2. Hello yes have I told you before that you are amazing and wonderful for these posts??? no? well you are!!! I have to say though I’m looking forward to quite a few games this year lol particularly CollarxMalice -unlimited-, Killer and Strawberry, Variable Barricade, Cendrilon palikA, Charade Maniacs… Dorico no Toshokan… Piofore no Banshou…………….. Lol my wallet hurts already. I’d say I’m most excited for the CxM FD, Variable Barricade and Killer and Strawberry. I sure do love me games with shady characters whew (what does that say about me…) When I first saw the title for kalmia8’s game when they first announced it all I could think of was wow, they’re goin’ in that direction, eh, kalmia8? Despite that, I’m still interested in their sister brand Kalmia Scarlet and les grande odalisque… I just love that ‘Arabian Nights’ kind of setting lol anyways as always, thanks for your hard work~

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    1. Aw shucks, you’re too kind 😊
      Anyway CxM FD, Variable Barricade and Killer & Strawberry is pretty much the MVPs for 2018 considering they’ve got good art direction as well as interesting premises, so no wonder a lot of people are excited about these 3 titles lol.
      Anyway, right now I kinda prefer Kalmia Scarlet over kalmia8 bc it seems a little more classy. Bocchi Musume was a good game in terms of the comedy but the other two latest ones were rather questionable (especially the “kami-sama nante yondenai” game where the heroine because a very young girl and yet still gets fucked by the guys in that form).

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  3. HI!! I’m your new follower hehe, today i discovered your blog by searching info about otome yuusha… I’m not much of a gamer… I only have fire emblem heroes as my game lol .. mostly because i don’t have a job yet so i have no money to buy games, but once i do imma gonna play hard.. I’m mostly a BL and idols fan and your blog is like a treasure chest full of it
    thanks for the hardwork!!

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  4. Thank you so much for the information. Interestingly, most BL games here are pretty much exclusively R18 at this point (with a few edited console ports), while R-18 otoge is very rare. Is it because BL games are a niche within a niche, so they tend to attract more extreme content?

    That’s said, I cannot help but love R-18 BL games.

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    1. That could be the reason. Though in my opinion, R18 otoges are pretty hard to distinguish from an R18 PC game aimed for men, like the R18 PC game “Under the Moon” felt more like a game for men with how the main protag looked like a 10 year old with big boobs. Also, almost all R18 otoges have at least one rape scene which is something you’d rather not want (tho BL games has rape too, which still irks me).
      But yeah, it’s a mystery why r18 otoges are rare.

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      1. I wonder if this has to do with the whole “even if you want it you have to pretend that you don’t so you don’t appear like a slut” kind of pressure…? you always hear that ~you’re saying no but your body’s saying yes~ line that pushes that kind of idea.

        The audience wants it but by making it pseudo-rape you remove the “sluttiness” from the heroine so everyone gets what they want . I feel like if there was a very “sexual” heroine, some of the target audience might actually be turned off. I knew several women that get turned off with promiscuous heroine.

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      2. Though also having a very submissive heroine is a turn off too (in my opinion) 😂 it’s hard to find a good in between. I also think R18 otoges need to step up their game in terms of the writing department bc some can be pretty poorly written or seem like some girl’s fanfic (some BLs do this too). If I ever want to play an R18 otoge I don’t want the H scene to focus only on the heroine, y’know? Not enough games where the heroine takes the lead lol 😂

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