By Angela Hinck / July 5th, 2013
At Anime Expo this week, MangaGamer has announced that they will be localizing several new visual novels for Western audiences. Among them are Cartagra and Kara no Shoujo 2 from Innocent Gray and World End Economica from Spicy Tails and Isuna Hasekura (the author of the Spice and Wolf novel series that inspired the anime). Cartagra and Kara no Shoujo 2 are the prequel and sequel of Kara no Shoujo, respectively.
Kara no Shoujo is the story of Reiji Tokisaka, a private investigator. He’s really got his hands full: he’s not only busy investigating a series of grisly murders that are reminiscent of another rash of killings that took place six years prior and left his wife dead, but he’s also been hired by a client named Toko to help her find her “true self.” Then–as if this wouldn’t make Reiji busy enough–he’s also been hired by the principle of an all-girls private school to look into the disappearance of two students.
MangaGamer has also announced they will be re-releasing Kara no Shoujo with voice tracks. If you already own the game, the voice pack can be purchased separately for $5.
In the world of World End Economica, humanity has created a second home for itself on the moon. The lunar economy is booming, and moon native Hal (also known in some translations as Haru) intends to make his fortune there by playing the lunar stock market.
Other localization announcements from MangaGamer from Anime Expo this year include Ruby Striker, Warrior Princess Asuka, Armored Warrior Iris, Valkyrie Svia, Space Pirate Sara, Free Friends and Free Friends 2.
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