By Marisa Alexander / October 3rd, 2017
Sekai project has recently released their anticipated visual novel developed by Palette, Saku Saku: Love Blooms With the Cherry Blossoms. A girl can not fall in love and a boy has no interest in love. When they meet however, how can the world change? Features include full Japanese voice acting, except for the main character, multiple routes, character designs by Izumi Tsubasu, and opening theme by Sasaki Sayaka. With a 20% launch discount, the game is at $20 on Steam.
Sekai also acquired many titles, announced at Anime Weekend Atlanta. These titles include Heart of the Woods and The Waters Above by Studio Elan. There is also A Bouquet of my Beloveds and Love’s Sweet Garnish. More info about these titles can be found in the Press Release below.
A boy who has no interest in love.
If they were to fall in love with each other, how would the world change?WANTED!!
Springtime. Cherry blossom season
It is a time of first encounters and final partings, a time when buds are sprouting.
But for Asaba Yuma, a 2nd year student at Mihaya Academy, it was simply a gloomy day.
Yuma was something of an accomplished love expert that all the girls in the academy came to for their romantic troubles. So skilled was he that there was even a 21,000 yen(taxes included) “love bounty” placed upon his head. Whether it was seeking advice regarding jealousy or even infidelity, Yuma heard it all and increasingly it made him less and less interested in love.
Then one day he met a mysterious girl.
She had never fallen in love before.Yet, she believed that it was something truly wonderful.That girl also had a rather mysterious job.
“Do you want to fall in love?”
As a fairy of love, her job was to make Yuma’s love come true.
- Full Japanese voice acting (except for the main character)
- Multiple endings and routes
- Character designs by Izumi Tsubasu (Akane Iro ni Somaru Saka, Mashiro Iro Symphony)
- Opening theme by Sasaki Sayaka
Saku Saku: Love Blooms With the Cherry Blossoms is now available on Steam for $19.99 with a 20% launch discount.
Press materials, including a game logo and screenshots, can be found here.
Developer: Studio Élan
Traveling to a remote village in the woods, Maddie and Tara have low expectations. The two run a popular online show focusing on the supernatural, but thus far it’s been nothing but smoke and mirrors. When they receive an invitation to the antiquated village of Eysenfeld, they’re expecting more of the same. But it soon becomes apparent that the locals are hiding a secret. Maddie sees unnatural beasts in the forest that she’s sure are products of her imagination. Lights in the woods flicker and sparkle but disappear if she gets too close.
In time she learns that the lights come from a girl named Abigail. Well, the ghost of a girl. She was sacrificed hundreds of years ago by the villagers to appease the god of the forest. Maddie devotes her time in Eysenfeld to getting to know Abigail, and eventually promises to break the curse that binds her to the woods.
Heart of the Woods will be the first game from Studio Élan, a new yuri visual novel studio founded by one of the creators of Highway Blossoms. It features art and character designs by Rosuuri, who has contributed art to Highway Blossoms, The Human Reignition Project, and more.
Developer: Studio Élan
The Waters Above isn’t a game about young love or burgeoning romance. It’s a game about mistakes and forgiveness, commitment and what we take for granted. It’s about that moment in a relationship where you realize exactly how much you have to lose, and you’re just praying that you didn’t realize it too late.
A giant dome separates the Earth from the vast ocean sits above it. Maera is a young sea nymph who lives in that ocean and there she and the rest of her kind tend to the stars that light up the sky at night. And among them she is one of the best. That is why she is chosen for perhaps the highest honor she could receive. She is picked to be the caretaker for the first star born in over a hundred years. Births are becoming rarer and magic is fading. The world is getting old and every decision takes on new importance. Her girlfriend Clio wants nothing more than to leave, and to be free, but Maera is bound by her sense of duty.
The Waters Above is a short yuri kinetic novel that presents a fantastic and strange world. A world that combines the ocean depths and the outermost heavens. A world where magic sustains every aspect of life and that magic can no longer be counted on. And this world is brought to life by art from the wonderfully talented Namie and Loika to create a new kind of fairytale where the affairs of the world aren’t so important as the affairs of the heart, and everyone suffers the consequences of that.
Nagisa Seishuu has returned from the city to her hometown in the countryside after two years. Feeling at odds with the boring monotony that her life has become, she thinks that perhaps it would be best to simply become a hermit. But then an unexpected encounter changes things.
She meets three other girls who are more than what they seem: they’re spirits. And, curiously enough, only Nagisa can see or interact with them. None of them, including Nagisa herself, know what love is like. But perhaps they can learn.
In an unknown town, an unfamiliar miracle has begun to search a corner of the world for a tiny flame of happiness.
Sawasaki Ogi has just moved to a new town, where he is a transfer student in an unfamiliar school. His new home is with his grandmother, whose house also serves as a café. However, after recently falling ill and becoming hospitalized, his grandmother has been unable to run the café and so closes it up. He decides, with the help of his childhood friend, to renovate the café and bring it back to life!
Two girls immediately join as part-time staff: Niwasaka Rira and Shionomiya Rishie. Cherry blossom petals blow at their feet, heralding what is sure to be a fateful and lovely encounter, and a hint of the bittersweet story to follow.
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