By Diego Hernandez / July 4th, 2021
The Anime Expo 2021 weekend is finally here, and with it Sekai Project brings great news. The wonderful publisher took the virtual stage yesterday to unveil not just one or two titles, but six! Six titles coming west, with some of them being fan favorites. It truly makes you feel good to know that as a visual novel fanatic, we’ll have plenty of things to look forward to. They had so much to announce that they couldn’t fit it in all during the presentation. It really is encouraging stuff to see they’re hard at work on so many intellectual properties. That being said, a couple of these are sequels to titles that are already on Steam and if you want to try them, check them out during the Steam Summer Sale. Without further interruption, let’s jump in to the announcements!
First, from the beloved Whirlpool, Slobbish Dragon Princess 2! To clarify, this one’s coming this year!
It’s been a few weeks since Judgement Day — when dragons covered the world’s skies. Humankind has been trying to adapt to a new daily life. But far beyond the skies above, the situation in the sea of stars has grown intense.
The dragons were split in half in their opinion on how to deal with humankind and in the confusion, Iris, dragon queen of the Sea and Water factions, descends to Earth, claiming the seas and barring all humans from entering them. With summer resorts and fishing shut down and even people in some countries unable to travel outside their borders, things looked bleak.
Days later, the dragon girl Dorami convinces Takeru, Haru and Suzuya to go to the beach for a vacation. What awaits Haru and the others as they approach the territory of the sea dragons? But for now, they’ll just have a barbecue. Maybe even split a watermelon.
Next, from PURESIS, the ever-so enchanting QUALIA ~The Path of Promise~! This one’s also coming this year.
“Machina” is the world’s first android to pass the Turing Test. She’s attracted worldwide attention for her human-like qualities though there’s still some part of her that is not fully complete which shows that she still has room to grow. Incidentally, she is also dressed like a maid.
At the suggestion of his colleague, Dr. Hiro Koshino ends up taking Machina home and has her work as a maid. As Machina continues to learn and grow through her interactions with Hiro, he also begins to develop certain feelings towards her…
An android heroine and the genius hermit. This is a story of pure love where the two learn to grow together, overcome fate and find happiness.
After that one a super cute visual novel for the soul from Cabbage Soft. That’s right it’s Amairo Chocolate 2!
Yunagicho, a town lined with Western-style homes. The previous autumn was when Yuzuki came to this town and met the animal eared girls and started working with them at Cafe Setaria.
The day after Christmas, he meets a lost girl looking for a traditional sweets shop. He finds the shop, which is run by her sister and that’s when he realized that they sported magnificent rabbit ears!
Suddenly, Yuzuki finds himself working at both the cake shop, Sweet Tail and the newly opened sweet shop, Mochizuki and his days just keep getting busier. But he continues to do his best in the fun and lively days he spends with these animal eared girls.
Following that is none other than a promising sequel from Escu:de! As Re;Lord 3 ~The demonlord of Groessen and the final witch~ makes it journey west! In addition, bundling with confirmation that Re;Lord 2 will be releasing in 2021.
A fantasy world where magic exists.
This is a story where demons lived among the denizens of the world. And it’s the demon realm that was about to face an unprecedented crisis when three “Witches of Ruin” suddenly appeared and invaded the demon country of Saarland.
Wilfried Heisenburg, son of the governor of Groessen and his army continue their quest to reclaim territories lost to the Witches and turns toward Greiz, the political center of Groessen. Once a thriving city with trains that run from there to the royal capital, it has all the appearances of an eerie ghost town. With Herford and Cologne liberated, only the Witch of Greiz remains.
As Wilfried’s forces march on Greiz, the fated hour also approaches as if to ridicule him. Thus begins his final battle.
And now for something completely different, from Chloro, it’s 2236 A.D. Secretary Stories! Another 2021 release!
This is a story about Masuko, the Personal A.I. Secretary System (PASS) for Smart Tools* and her owner, Yotsuba.
The day is January 1, 2236 A.D. and the start of the year hasn’t gone as well as it could have.
(*It’s a really awesome smartphone)
This is a nonsensical story between man and AI that seems heartwarming but may not actually be heartwarming.
There are laughs but there aren’t really any tears but in any case, it is a visual novel about how Masuko is cute.
Last, but certainly not least, the nightmarish sequel itself. Prepare yourself as Tobari 2: Nightmare is coming this year!
After her last adventure, Tobari finds herself at the beach but she isn’t there to catch a few rays. A mysterious voice calls out to Tobari, asking for her help. With nothing else to go by, Tobari journeys to the sea to help this mysterious person. Her journey won’t be easy as she’ll be challenged by the denizens of the sea who aren’t keen to let a surface dweller pass so easily. But what are the sea dwellers trying to accomplish? And who is it that calls out to Tobari?
And that wraps up Sekai Project’s Anime Expo 2021 announcement lineup! What do you think? Did you get what you want? Let us know in the comments! Furthermore, if you’re curious, all of these titles with the exception of QUALIA have prequels available on Steam right now. Pick these magnificent titles up now during the summer sale!
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