MangaGamer Anime Boston 2017 Announcements

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Anime Boston 2017 is going on this weekend, and MangaGamer’s panel was on Friday. The publisher made a variety of announcements, including three new games: Trinoline, Sweet Young Bride ~ Our Married Life Begins ~, and Hashihime of the Old Book Town.

The announcement page has the following to say about each game:

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First up, Trinoline from minori!

At his Anime Expo panel last year, Nobukazu (nbkz) Sakai announced minori’s next visual novel project: Trinoline! Created for both Japanese and western audiences in mind, Trinoline brings minori’s high-quality production values to the forefront in this beautiful sci-fi adventure.

We hope to bridge the gap and bring Trinoline to English-speaking audiences in 2017!

More details about this title can be found on the Trinoline landing page!

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Secondly, we’re excited to reveal one of our secret projects: Sweet Young Bride ~ Our Married Life Begins ~  from Ammolite!

A government-sponsored marriage program has become a normal part of everyday modern life. It’s something average people like Kouta, who figures he’ll have to search for a wife on his own, really want to take advantage of. One day, he is contacted by agents from the Program, notifying him that they have selected him as a participant. He’s introduced to a girl named Hazuki Izayoi, and the two are quickly married and start their newlywed life together.

What kind of life awaits Kouta and Hazuki, who have married each other as complete strangers?

Release information will be made available via our social media streams and blog in the very near future!

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Next, we’re pleased to announce our newest BL acquisition, Hashihime of the Old Book Town, from indie developer ADELTA––coming to both and Steam!

Jinbochou, Tokyo. June 1922, Taisho Era. The Rainy Season.
Tamamori came to Tokyo with his sights set on getting accepted to the Imperial University. However, he doesn’t pass the entrance exam, and is so undisciplined and wrapped up in endless fantasies that he’s kicked out of his boarding house after only two years. Through a stroke of luck, Tamamori begins to live and work at Umebachidou, a used book store. There, he enjoys whiling away his time as a “student preparing for entrance exams” and taking advantage of friends who are also from his hometown. But one right after the other, mysterious deaths befall those friends and, realizing he’s been repeating the same rainy three days over and over again, Tamamori finds himself racing throughout Jinbochou to save them.

In this psychedelic mystery that surrounds the deaths of his friends… What is real, and what is a hallucination?

More details about this title can be found on the Hashihime of the Old Book Town landing page!

In addition to the new games, MangaGamer also announced their guests for Anime Expo: MOONSTONE’s lead concept artist, graphic designer and illustrator Ran Yamazake, and former Key character designer and artist Itaru Hinoue, known for her character designs in Little Busters!, CLANNAD and Harmonia, and all of Key’s visual novels prior to Angel Beats! except for Planetarian. MangaGamer hasn’t stated what Hinoue will be doing at their panel, but hints at some kind of association between the artist and the publisher.


About Chris Melchin

Chris is a computer science student who has been gaming ever since he knew what to do with a Super Nintendo controller. He's a fighting game player, with a focus on BlazBlue and Under Night In-Birth games. His favourite games include Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Persona 5, and Little Busters. He started watching anime in high school, and his favourite series is Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. He also writes Vocaloid music for his personal YouTube channel, and has a (slight) obsession with Megurine Luka.