2019 Overview – Upcoming Otome & BL Games

Another new year means another new set of games to release. These days it seems like more game companies specialising in otome games are slowing down their production of games, while Otomate seems to be the only one on top reigning supreme. It seems to be a dire environment compared to the hayday of otome gaming, same could be said with BL game companies with Nitro+Chiral possibly being considered as the big OG in BL gaming while there are some small companies popping here and there making one or two games.

With the death of the PS Vita, things may get a bit messier or could just keep coasting with the Nintendo Switch or on mobile devices. Either way this niche may find a way to keep surviving.

Anyway, onto this overview. The sources I’ll be using to update this post throughout 2019 will be cool-b and otomelab‘s calendars. I used to use otomex as a source but seems like they haven’t updated in a long time.


※Legend

= PS Vita Game

= Nintendo Switch Game

= PS4 Game

= PC Game

+ 🔞 = 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
      • Zettai Kaikyuu Gakuen
      • Jakou no Lyla ~Allure of Musk~ Vol.2
    • February 
      • Kiniro no Corda Octave
      • Jakou no Lyla ~Allure of Musk~ Vol.3
      • Gekidan Prince
      • Yunohana SpRING! ~Mellow Times~ for Nintendo Switch
    • March
      • Kenka Banchou Otome 2nd Rumble!!
      • Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 DX
      • Diabolik Lovers Chaos Lineage
    • April
      • Variable Barricade
      • Reine des fleurs for Nintendo Switch
      • Taisho Alice all in one for Nintendo Switch
    • May
      • Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku – Modern Nostalgia for Nintendo Switch
      • Private Academy VerRose ~The Rose of Versailles Re*imagination~ for Switch
      • Beast Master and Prince – Flower&Snow for Nintendo Switch
    • June
      • Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku – Gentou Nostalgia for Nintendo Switch
      • Dear Magi -Mahou Shounen Gakka-
      • Koyoi, Ayashii Kuchizuke wo ~Miyabi, Kyoga & Samon~
      • Koyoi, Ayashii Kuchizuke wo ~Kiryu, Chikage & Yukinojo~
      • CLOCK ZERO ~Shuuen no Ichibyou~ Devote
    • July
      • Tlicolity Eyes ~twinkle showtime~ for the Nintendo Switch
      • Kaeru Batake de Tsukamaete for the Nintendo Switch
      • Shinigami to Shoujo
      • Piofiore no Banshou -ricordo-
      • Monochrome Wizard
    • August
      • Katakoi Contrast -collection of branch- for the Nintendo Switch
      • Kannagi no Mori Satsukiame Tsuzuri
      • Omega Vampire
      • Toraware no Palm
      • Brothers Conflict Precious Baby for Nintendo Switch
    • September
      • Amnesia for Switch
      • Gunka wo Haita Neko
      • Jakou no Lyla ~Trap of Musk~ for the Nintendo Switch
      • Hakuouki Shinkai Tsukikage no Shou
    • October
      • Gensoukissa Enchanté
      • Amnesia LATERxCROWD
    • November
    • December
      • Kankinkon ~Sentaku no Hibi~
      • Uta no Prince-sama Repeat LOVE for Nintendo Switch
      • [NEW!] BUSTA FELLOWS
  2. Games set to release in 2019 but no confirmed release date
    • Grande Odalisque -Les Grande Odalisque-
    • [NEW!] Gensou Maneji / Rêver d’un manège
    • Koi Shiteshimatta Hoshi no Ouji ~The Department of Wishes~
    • Koi Shiteshimatta Hoshi no Ouji ~The Department of Punishment~
    • LoverPretend
    • Tokyo 24-ku
  3. Games with unknown release dates
    • Yuukoku no Perseus
    • Akatsuki no Betelgeuse
    • Dorico no Toshokan
    • Olympia Soiree
    • Sengoku Night Blood for Switch
    • Piofiore no Banshou -Episidio1926-
    • Tokeijikake no Apocalypse
    • Spade no Kuni no Alice (Wonderful White World/Wonderful Black World)
    • Zettai Kaikyuu Gakuen (Fandisc)
    • Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side 4
    • Koi no Hana Saku Hyakkaen
    • Gikei -Meiji Mangekyou Sekai-
    • Bara Senso -Sonnet of Seeds-
    • Uta no Prince-sama Dolce Vita
    • Uta no Prince-sama Amazing Aria & Sweet Serenade LOVE for Nintendo Switch
    • Uta no Prince-sama Debut for Nintendo Switch
    • Hana Awase Iroha Hen
    • Kanja S no Kyuusai
    • New World Order
  4. Games set to release in 2020
    • JACKJEANNE
    • Slow Damage
    • Hakuouki Shinkai Ginsei no Shou
    • Bilshana Senki ~Genpei Hikamusou~
    • Cupid Parasite
    • DAIROKU: AYAKASHIMORI
    • CollarxMalice for Nintendo Switch
    • Meiji Katsugeki Haikara Ryusei-gumi -Seibai Shimaseu, Yonaoshi Kagyou-

*Hit CTRL” + “F” (“Command” + “F” on Mac) and input the title of the game you’re looking for for an easier search through this post.

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

I will try to update this post as the year goes on as best as I can. As you can tell, I’ll only be covering releases of games that are in Japanese and not English releases.

Last Updated on: 22nd July 2019

——Set release date (2019)

Zettai Kaikyuu Gakuen | 1/10 | Daisy 2 / Prototype


Zettai Kaikyuu Gakuen was once a PC game which then got a port to the PS Vita in 2016. Now in 2019 they are porting it to the PS4… a platform that was abandoned by Otomate months after deciding to port some of their games onto. This may be just a late decision that they cannot afford to back out of. But hey, they crowdfunded a fandisc for PC, with a goal of 1.5 million yen they surpassed their goal and have now raised 8.5 million yen (funding 568%).

[Cast] Kaito Ishikawa / Tetsuya Kakihara / Tomoaki Maeno / Ryohei Kimura / Daisuke Namikawa

Official Site

Jakou no Lyla ~Allura of Musk~ Vol.2 | 1/25 | Otomate -♛

The second volume of an ongoing PC series, Jakou no Lyla. The game focuses on the themes of “love triangles” and “espionage”.  The game is split up into 3 volumes for maximum profit, the first volume had the subtitle of “European Nights” focusing on two European boyos, while the second volume has the subtitle of “Asian Nights” with two princes/emperors (I have no idea what the term of an offspring of an emperor is lol) of a vague Asian kingdom/country (I’m guessing China). Shirien, the heroine, is hired by one of the romanceable guys to seduce the target of the client to obtain information or manipulate the target’s actions.

[Cast] Okitsu Kazuyuki / Takuya Satou

Official Site

Kiniro no Corda Octave | 2/14 | Neoromance

Kiniro no Corda Octave is a game similar to Utapri’s Music spin-off games. While not exactly heavily focusing on romance, it does provide fans with a rhythm game containing over 30 songs from both Kiniro no Corda 2 and Kiniro no Corda 3 games. The story has the cast from both games in different situations–Festa Route for Corda 2 and Camp Route for Corda 3 cast, basically it’s more like a spin-off variety game. The game will release on PS Vita, Switch and Steam which may be the first time an otoge/josei-muke game gets released on so many platforms at the same time.

[Cast] Kishou Taniyama / Kentaro Itou / Jun Fukyama / Masakazu Morita / Daisuke Kishio / Mamoru Miyano / Satoshi Hino / Hideo Ishikawa / Katsuyuki Konishi / Yuya Uchida / etc.

Official Site

Jakou no Lyla ~Allure of Musk~ Vol.3| 2/22 | Otomate – ♛

The third and final volume of PC game Jakou no Lyla. This volume focuses on the love triangle between the heroine, her adopted brother and the king of Shanahsa(?). From the looks of it, the game may contain some answers to the mysteries popped up in other volumes (during my playthrough of the first volume, there was a something brought up that Lizaru the king might know Shirien from the past or something, I can’t remember much so don’t take my word for it). Anyway, I’m calling it, this volume is probably the “true volume”, if that makes sense, like a true route lol. 

[Cast] Toshiyuki Morikawa / Ayumu Murase

Official Site

Gekidan Prince | 2/27 | Tope – ❤

From the company that brought you the BL game Gakuen Handsome comes Gekidan Prince, a game voiced primarily by Utaite and is a parody similarly to Gakuen Handsome, except this is an otome game (I think). You/the heroine ends up getting involved with this theatre company full of handsome boyos due to certain circumstances. There is already a trial version up on their website.

[Cast] Stungun / Shakemii / Risru / Glutamine / Silvana / Kancell

Official Site

Yunohana SpRING! ~Mellow Times~ For Nintendo Switch | 2/28 | Otomate

A port to the switch combing the original Yunohana SpRING! and it’s fandisc Yunohana SpRING! ~Cherishing Time~ into one game.

[Cast] KENN / Akira Ishida/ Noriaki Sugiyama / Ryohei Kimura / Kenjiro Tsuda / Koutarou Nishiyama

Official Site

Kenka Banchou Otome 2nd Rumble!! | 3/14 | Spike Chunsoft – ★

A sequel to Kenka Banchou Otome. Presumably a year after the first game where Oniichan Houou has graduated and Hinako is a second year. There’s a new kid–Tenma Sagara voiced by Kaito Ishikawa–who’s a first year. Also Rintarou’s lil step bro is a first year in Hinako’s school (but still no route huh…). There’s a new fighting mini-game which is neat, but still a far cry compared to the original Kenka Banchou beat ’em up gameplay.

[Cast] KENN / Shouta Aoi / Yoshimasa Hosoya / Tetsuya Kakihara / Tomoaki Maeno / Kaito Ishikawa

Official Site

Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 DX | 3/14 | Neoromance

A port to the Nintendo Switch where two games–Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 and its sequel Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 Gentou Rondo–are rolled into one whole game.

[Cast] Takuma Terashima / Ken’ichi Suzumura / Michael Shitanda / Eiji Takemoto / Nobuhiko Okamoto / Atsushi Abe / Mikako Takahashi / Shinnosuke Tachibana / Hiroki Yasumoto / Takashi Kondo / Hiro Shimono

Official Site

Diabolik Lovers Chaos Lineage | 3/28 | Otomate / Rejet

Chaos Lineage is the first Diabolik Lovers game on the Nintendo Switch. I guess it doesn’t really matter to port all the Diabolik Lovers games to the Switch before putting this sequel on the Switch when this game pretty much shuffles all the guys into different “groups”/”families” so it’s just retconning for the sake of making a new game with a “fresh premise”. Who cares about the feuds between the Sakamaki, Mukami and Tsukinami families (who cares which family Kino belongs to anyway). You’ll prolly not need to know the history in the previous games to play this.

[Cast] Katsuyuki Konishi / Kosuke Toriumi / Tatsuhisa Suzuki / Tomoaki Maeno / Toshiyuki Morikawa / Daisuke Kishio / Ryohei Kimura / Daisuke Hirakawa / Takashi Kondo / Takahiro Sakurai / Showtaro Morikubo / Hikaru Midorikawa / Yuki Kaji

Official Site

Variable Barricade | 4/4 | Otomate – ❤

A lot of development trouble with this one, a lot of delays and voice actor change due to illness. Not to mention further delaying it until 2019 when it was due to release in October 2018, even the delay didn’t mean changing the platform it would release on nor did it mean taking back the voice actor that was on hiatus due to illness (who was then healthy again during the announcement of another delay).

[Cast] Saki Fujita / Kousuke Toriumi / Nobuhiko Okamoto / Kenji Nojima / Hiro Shimono / Atsushi Tamaru

Official Site

Taisho Alice all in one | 4/18 | Primula / Prototype – ❤

*Most likely a port of the PS Vita ver “Taisho Alice all in one”, combining all the Taisho Alice PC games into one game. Possibly won’t include the fandisc “Heads&Tails”.

[Cast] Tomoaki Maeno / Yoshitsugu Matsuoka / Daisuke Hirakawa / Takuya Eguchi / Toshiki Masuda / Wataru Hatano / Shouta Aoi

Official Site

Reine des fleurs | 4/25 | Otomate

*Port of a PS Vita to the Switch. Unknown if new features, content is added into this port.

[Cast] Kazuyuki Okitsu / Namikawa Daisuke / KENN / Takashi Kondou / Tomokazu Sugita

Official Site 

Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku – Modern Nostalgia for Nintendo Switch | 5/16 | Otomate

*Nintendo Switch port of original PS Vita game under the same name

[Cast]  Daisuke Kishio / Hideki Tasaka / Nobuhiko Okamoto / Takeshi Maeda / Atsushi Kakehashi / Atsushi Miyauchi 

Official Site

Private Academy VerRose ~The Rose of Versailles Re*Imagination~ | 5/23| Otomate – ❤

Original game by Otomate to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of “The Rose of Versailles” (also known as “Lady Oscar”). This game will be a new adaptation of the story, sort of an “alternative reality” set in modern day at a private academy. This game will introduce a new character who will act as the “heroine”, who is named after Oscar from The Rose of Versailles as her mother is an avid fan. There is also a planned screen adaptation as part of this project.

[Cast] Sayaka Senbongi / Nanako Mori / Kenichi Suzumura / Aya Endo / Junichi Suwabe / Yuki Ono / Shun Horie

Official Site

Beast Master and Prince – Flower&Snow for Nintendo Switch | 5/30 | Otomate

*Port of the PS Vita game under the same name to the Nintendo Switch.

[Cast]  Kosuke Toriumi / Yuki Kaji / Hiroki Yasumoto / Hiro Shimono / Hikaru Midorikawa / Takuma Terashima

Official Site

Dear Magi -Mahou Shounen Gakka-| 6/6 | Caerux

*Not exactly an otome game but it is a josei-muke game (game for girls/women) and features a female protagonist

Dear Magi or Dear My Magical Boys was once a mobile game, though it was shut down recently. The story revolves around a group of boys who are magical boys and you play as the heroine who is a “master” to these boys. The heroine always wanted to be a magical girl since she was little but she didn’t quite expect to be a master of 7 magical boys…

[Cast] Souma Saito / Haruka Jinya / Yoshitsugu Matsuoka / Yuichiro Umehara / Junya Enoki / Yoshitaka Yamaya / Takeuchi Shunsuke

Official Site (eShop site)

Koyoi, Ayashii Kuchizuke wo ~Miyabi, Kyoga & Samon~ | 6/13| Voltage

Originally an app released back in 2014 by Voltage. Available in English under the title “Enchanted in the Moonlight”. It will be the first of two planned game series to be ported to the Nintendo Switch by Voltage. Unfortunately Koyoi, Ayashii Kuchizuke wo is split into two games featuring 3 bachelors each. In this version it will include Miyabi, Kyoga and Samon’s routes.

[Cast] No voice acting

Official Site (Announcement page, has an English option)

Koyoi, Ayashii Kuchizuke wo ~Kiryu, Chikage & Yukinojo~ | 6/13 | Voltage

Originally an app released back in 2014 by Voltage. Available in English under the title “Enchanted in the Moonlight”. It will be the first of two planned game series to be ported to the Nintendo Switch by Voltage. Unfortunately Koyoi, Ayashii Kuchizuke wo is split into two games featuring 3 bachelors each. In this version it will include Kiryu, Chikage and Yukinojo’s routes.

[Cast] No voice acting

Official Site (Announcement page, has an English option)

Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku – Gentou Nostalgia for Nintendo Switch | 6/20 | Otomate

*Nintendo Switch port of fandisc and sequel in one game

[Cast]  Daisuke Kishio / Hideki Tasaka / Nobuhiko Okamoto / Takeshi Maeda / Atsushi Kakehashi / Atsushi Miyauchi / Yuuki Tai

Official Site

CLOCK ZERO ~Shuuen no Ichibyou~ Devote | 6/27| Otomate

*A port to the Switch that includes the original CLOCK ZERO game as well as bonus features.

[Cast] Kosuke Toriumi / Shou Sudou / Daisuke Namikawa / Tomoaki Maeno / Noriaki Sugiyama / Akira Ishida

Official Site

Kaeru Batake de Tsukamaete | 7/11 | Takuyo

*A port to the Nintendo Switch. Originally released on the PS2 in 2010, has been ported to the PSP, PS Vita and now the Switch.

[Cast] Noriaki Sugiyama / Miyu Irino / Daisuke Kishio / Mitsuaki Madono / Tsubasa Yonaga / Katsuyuki Konishi

Official Site (Old site)

Tlicolity Eyes ~twinkle showtime~ | 7/18 | Otomate

*A port to the Nintendo Switch, combining 3 PC games into one game for the Switch. Bonus content that wasn’t in the original PC games are: after stories for happy endings, 18 new short stories from male character’s point of view, bonus drama CD turned into visual novel scenes with new CGs and possibly more animated sprites + animated heroine.

[Cast] Yuuki Ono / Tomoaki Maeno / Tetsuya Kakihara / Yuichiro Umehara / Yoshitsugu Matsuoka / Ryohei Kimura

Official Site

Shinigami to Shoujo | 7/25 | Takuyo

*A port to the PS Vita of a 2011 PSP game. Has a voiced heroine. Possibly may be the last otome game to release on the Vita.

[Cast] Kana Ueda / Nobutoshi Kanna / Kenji Nojima / Tatsuhisa Suzuki / Susumu Chiba / Tokuyoshi Kawashima / Hideyuki Tanaka

Official Site (PS Vita info) | Official Site (PSP Site)

Piofiore no Banshou -ricordo- | 7/25 | Otomate

*Port to the Nintendo Switch of a 2018 PS Vita game, promises of new bonus content in this port such as after stories for best/bad/grand endings and new CGs

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

Official Site

🔞 Monochrome Wizard | 7/31 | Dusk

An isekai p0rno game (I use the term isekai loosely).

[Cast] Ryoku Shinsen / Akira Miraku

Official Site

Katakoi Contrast -collection of branch- | 8/22 | Otomate

*A port to the Nintendo Switch, combining 3 PC games into one game for the Switch. Bonus content that wasn’t in the original PC games are: after stories for happy endings, 18 new short stories from male character’s point of view, bonus drama CD turned into visual novel scenes with new CGs and possibly more animated sprites + animated heroine.

[Cast] Hikaru Midorikawa / Satoshi Hino / Takashi Kondo / Masakazu Morita / Kosuke Toriumi / Hiroyuki Yoshino

Official Site

Kannagi no Mori Satsukiame Tsuzuri | 8/29 | Matatabi

*Port of two PC games into one PS Vita game

[Cast] Takuya Eguchi / Tetsuya Kakihara / Kazuyuki Okitsu / Yuuichiro Umehara / Taku Yashiro / Yoshitsugu Matsuoka

Official Site (PC Game site)

[BL] Omega Vampire | 8/29 | Karin Chatnoir Omega / Prototype

*SFW Nintendo Switch Port 

[Cast]  Daisuke Kishio / Hideki Tasaka / Nobuhiko Okamoto / Takeshi Maeda / Atsushi Kakehashi / Atsushi Miyauchi / Yuuki Tai

Official Site

Brothers Conflict Precious Baby for Nintendo Switch | 8/29 | Otomate

*Switch port of the PS Vita port of a PSP game, combining two games into one.

[Cast] Kosuke Toriumi / KENN / Nobuhiko Okamoto / Daisuke Namikawa / Junichi Suwabe / Ken Takeuchi / Kazuyuki Okitsu / Tomoaki Maeno / Daisuke Ono / Kenichi Suzumura / Daisuke Hirakawa / Yuki Kaji / Yoshimasa Hosoya

Official Site

Toraware no Palm | 8/30 | Capcom – ♛

*Switch port for the mobile game. Includes both “Haruto” and “Aoi” episodes, including certain paid content included into the port for free. Concept art and other promotional materials are included in the port.

[Cast] Yuichiro Umehara / Yuuma Uchida

Official Site

Gunka wo Haita Neko | 9/12 | Primula / Prototype

*A port to the PS Vita of a 2011 PSP game. Has a voiced heroine. Possibly may be the last otome game to release on the Vita.

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

Official Site

Amnesia |9/12 | Otomate

*Switch port for Amnesia

[Cast] Kishou Taniyama / Akira Ishida / Tetsuya Kakihara / Satoshi Hino / Kouki Miyata

Official Site 

Jakou no Lyla ~Trap of Musk~ | 9/19 | Otomate – ❤

*A port to the Nintendo Switch, combining 3 PC games into one game for the Switch. Bonus content that wasn’t in the original PC games are: after stories for happy endings, 18 new short stories from male character’s point of view, bonus drama CD turned into visual novel scenes with new CGs and possibly more animated sprites + animated heroine.

[Cast] Kishio Taniyama / Shinnosuke Tachibana / Okitsu Kazuyuki / Takuya Satou / Toshiyuki Morikawa / Ayumu Murase

Official Site

Hakuouki Shinkai Tsukikage no Shou | 9/26 | Otomate

One of two fandiscs to release within the “Shinkai” series of Hakuouki. Tsukikage no Shou will be the first to release of the fandiscs. The two fandiscs will have the cast/story split in half, one game focusing on one half of characters and the other game focusing on the rest. Tsukikage no Shou will probably focus on the after stories of the following cast of characters: Hijikata, Okita, Sannan, Yamazaki, Iba and Kazama.

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

Official Site

Amnesia LATERxCROWD for Nintendo Switch| 10/3 | Otomate

*Switch port for Amnesia’s fandiscs, combining two fandiscs into one game

[Cast] Kishou Taniyama / Akira Ishida / Tetsuya Kakihara / Satoshi Hino / Kouki Miyata

Official Site 

Gensoukissa Enchanté | 10/10| Otomate -♛

The heroine inherits her late grandfather’s cafe but upon inspecting it she finds out that all of the customers are non-humans from different worlds?!

[Cast] Kenji Akabane / Yuichiro Umehara / Kaito Ishikawa / Yuki Ono / Junichi Suwabe

Official Site

🔞 Kankinkon ~Sentaku no Hibi~| 12/?? | Dusk

R18 PC game based on the drama CD series “Kankinkon”. Probably about forced marriages or something? Don’t take my word for it.

[Cast] Akira Miraku / Shinsenryoku / Kanade Mie / Takao Hachiouji

Official Site

Uta no Prince-sama Repeat LOVE for Nintendo Switch | 12/19| Broccoli – ❤?

*Switch port of the original game with similar name

[Cast] Mamoru Miyano / Kenichi Suzumura / Takuma Terashima / Junichi Suwabe / Hiro Shimono / Kishou Taniyama

Official Site

[NEW!] BUSTA FELLOWS | 12/19| eXtend – ★ / ♛ ?

Apparently is set in the same universe as Side Kicks!, another otome game by eXtend. It’ll be on both the Nintendo Switch and mobile devices (android and iOS). Despite being also on mobile devices it will not have gacha or consumption items, possibly a pay-for-chapters type of mobile game. Heroine will be voiced.

[Cast] Yui Kondo / KENN / Hiroyuki Yoshino / Jun Fukuyama / Yusuke Shirai / Yoshimasa Hosoya

Official Site

——TBA (2019)

🔞 Grande Odalisque -Les Grande Odalisque- | 2019 | Kalmia8 Scarlet

*Official site updated 26th April, includes an English option for the website. Unsure if this confirms an English release but is very handy for those who don’t read Japanese.

Last December (2018), the website for Grande Odalisque was revamped and the old key visual was replaced with this one (above) and was reannounced the game will release somewhere in 2019 instead of 2018. It’s a bit of a shame that they changed the art style and some of the character designs look different from the original key visual, especially some characters being lighter skinned and the blonde royal girl looking more younger and more vulnerable, while the other heroine looked more serious and strong as if a protector to the blonde girl.

Now here with the new key visual it looks like the two girls (I’m assuming both are heroines) just don’t interact with each other lol. I heard the original artist deleted their twitter account for some reason so maybe that has some clue into what happened. Either way, you can be the judge and check out the original key visual for yourself here

[Cast] Not announced yet

Official Site

[NEW!] Gensou Maneji / Rêver d’un manège | 2019 | mages. / LOVE&ART

From the creators of Meiji Tokyo Renka and B-Project comes a new otome game called “Gensou Maneji” or “Rêver d’un manège” for the Nintendo Switch. Not much is known about the story except the setting is mainly focusing on a french mobile/travelling amusement park (so basically a travelling fair/circus?). However all is not what it seems as all of the people who work at this amusement park is a prisoner of it due to magic/curse. Only your “magic” can set them free. Character design/illustration by meij, also known for their work designing the idol unit “Lancelot” from mobile game I Chu. (here’s my two cents that no one asked for but this is giving me some “Cendrillon palikA” vibes)

[Cast] Wataru Hatano / Yuichiro Umehara / Hiro Shimono / Yuto Suzuki / Yusuke Shirai / Atsushi Abe

Official Website

LoverPretend | 2019 | Otomate

[Cast]  Not announced yet

Official Site (No site yet)

Koi Shiteshimatta Hoshi no Ouji ~The Department of Wishes~| 2019 | Voltage

Another Switch port of a Voltage mobile game. It is split into two games, each game having 6 suitors each. All the guys are “gods” of a star sign.

English version will also release on the same date under the name “Star-Crossed Myth ~The Department of Wishes~” .

[Cast]  No voice acting

Official Site

Koi Shiteshimatta Hoshi no Ouji ~The Department of Punishment~| 2019 | Voltage

Another Switch port of a Voltage mobile game. It is split into two games, each game having 6 suitors each. All the guys are “gods” of a star sign.

English version will also release on the same date under the name “Star-Crossed Myth ~The Department of Punishment~”.

[Cast]  No voice acting

Official Site

[BL]🔞 Tokyo 24-ku (Tokyo 24 District) | 2019 | HolicWorks

[Cast] (Not announced yet)

Official Site

——TBA

Yuukoku no Perseus | Poni-Pachet

[Cast] Not Announced yet

Official Site

Akatsuki no Betelgeuse | Poni-Pachet

betelgeuse

*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

Official Site

Dorico no Toshokan | rejet


[Cast] Not Announced yet 

Official Site

Olympia Soiree | Otomate – ❤?

[Cast] Yoshitsugu Matsuoka / Yuto Uemura / Shun Horie / Tomokazu Sugita / Nobunaga Shimazaki / Yume Uchida

Official Site (No site yet)

Sengoku Night Blood | Otomate

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[Cast] Not Announced yet

Official Site (No site yet)

Piofiore no Banshou -Episidio1926- | Otomate

A sequel or fandisc for Piofiore no Banshou

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

Official Site (No site yet)

Tokeijikake no Apocalypse | Otomate

[Cast] Not revealed yet

Official Site (No site yet)

Spade no Kuni no Alice | Otomate / QuinRose Reborn

*Game will be split into two games: “Wonderful White World” and “Wonderful Black World”

[Cast] Not revealed yet

Official Site (No site yet)

Zettai Kaikyuu Gakuen (Fandisc) | Daisy2

*Fandisc that was crowdfunded for the original PC game

[Cast] Not revealed yet

Official Site (No site yet)

[UNKNOWN PLATFORM] Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side 4 | Konami

*4th sequel/game entry to the Girl’s Side franchise

[Cast] Jun Fukuyama / Sounosuke Hattori / Yuki Kaji / Youhei Azakami / Takuya Satou / Shou Hayami

Official Site

[UNKNOWN PLATFORM] Koi no Hana Saku Hyakkaen | Takuyo

*Been in development limbo for 4~5 years, website had a renewal in 2018

[Cast] Not revealed yet

Official Site

🔞 Gikei -Meiji Mangekyou Sekai-  | aromarie

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[Cast] Not Announced yet

Official Site

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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*No longer a PS Vita game, it is now a Nintendo Switch game

[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

Uta no Prince-sama Amazing Aria & Sweet Serenade LOVE for Nintendo Switch | broccoli – ❤?

*Switch port of a PS Vita port that combines two fandisc PSP games into one game

[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 (No site yet)

Uta no Prince-sama Debut for Nintendo Switch | broccoli – ❤?

*Switch port of a PSP game that is a direct sequel to the original Utapri game

[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 (No site yet)

Hana Awase Iroha hen | Enterbrain! / WoGa

[Cast] Takuma Terashima / Jun Fukuyama / Shinnosuke Tachibana / Satoshi Hino / Noriaki Sugiyama

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

——Set release date (2020)

JACKJEANNE | 2020 | Broccoli – ❤?

*Not confirmed as an otome game or a game for females but features a crossdressing female protagonist

This project/game is a collaboration between Sui Ishida (mangaka of Tokyo Ghoul) and Broccoli (known for their Uta no Prince-sama series/franchise). Ishida will not only be in charge of character design but also world building and scenario writing. The game will include both a visual novel aspect as well as a rhythm game featuring 3D models doing dance choreography.

[Cast] Not Announced yet

Official Site

[ BL] 🔞Slow Damage | 2020 | Nitro+CHiRAL – ❤

[Cast] Not Announced yet 

Official Site

Hakuouki Shinkai Ginsei no Shou | 2020 | Otomate

One of two fandiscs to release within the “Shinkai” series of Hakuouki. Ginsei no Shou will be the second to release of the fandiscs. The two fandiscs will have the cast/story split in half, one game focusing on one half of characters and the other game focusing on the rest. Ginsei no Shou will probably focus on the after stories of the following cast of characters: Saito, Heisuke, Harada, Shinpachi, Soma and Sakamoto.

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

Official Site (no site yet)

Bilshana Senki ~Genpei Hikamusou~ | 2020 | Otomate

[Cast] Makoto Furukawa / Jun Fukuyama / Kengo Kawanishi / Yuichiro Umehara / Soma Saito

Official Site (No site yet)

Cupid Parasite | 2020 | Otomate

[Cast] Not announced yet

Official Site (No site yet)

DAIROKU: AYAKASHIMORI | 2020 | Otomate

[Cast] Toshiyuki Toyonaga / Tatsuhisa Suzuki / Takahiro Sakurai / Yusuke Kobayashi / Ryota Osaka

Official Site (No site yet)

CollarxMalice for Nintendo Switch| 2020 | Otomate

*Switch port that combines both the original CollarxMalice game and its fandisc, CollarxMalice -Unlimited-

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

Official Site (No site yet)

Meiji Katsugeki Haikara Ryusei-gumi -Seibai Shimaseu, Yonaoshi Kagyou-| 2020 | Otomate – ❤?

[Cast] Not released 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. 

I don’t have anything to talk about in this corner lol. Usually I got something but not much to say. It’ll be an interesting year for otome games, some migration to the Nintendo Switch as well as some companies buckling under pressure with the mobile games on a rise.

I just wish that this year won’t have a lot of mediocre or bland otome games (then again, mediocrity is pretty common with some of Otomate’s games). Bring on another KLAP game or something lol. Go wild and risky c’mon.

Anyway, that’s all from me. Thanks for reading.

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Playing otome games by moonlight, suffering by daylight.

6 thoughts on “2019 Overview – Upcoming Otome & BL Games

  1. Wow! So many switch games/ports. I just bought a switch to play pokemon but I am genuinely interested in playing otome games on it (providing they’ll have actual, decent english translations in the future).
    Luckily, Jast Blue has got me covered for english versions of nitro+ chiral’s pc games. I can’t wait till slow damage comes out in 2020, it’s such a long wait!! but hopefully, the quality of that game will either match or rival n+c’s previous works owo

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    1. Apparently Hana Awase Iroha Hen was announced back in 2015/2016 and has been in development hell ever since. It’s supposed to be the last volume of the series with the last romantic interest (Iroha) who has been blue balled in the previous three volumes lol. Hope he gets his happy ending soon.

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  2. My first comment here, yay! o/
    I’m so excited for these releases, OMG.
    I’ve seen that the Nitendo Switch has been mentioned several times … Maybe companies are launching onto this platform because PS vita has been discontinued? However, I’ve seen several game releases for Vita this year, so I’m a bit confused XD Anyway, many stories here have caught the attention. I’m so happy that is ridiculous, LOL.

    And I wanted to emphasize the fact that you did a good job. Thank you so much for this, really ❤ Hope you have an awesome day ~~

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