Good news for fans of bishoujo and markets! You can now pick up the first of three episodes of Spicy Tales' World End Economica in English. Beyond the subject matter, what's interesting about this all-ages visual novel is that it's written by Isuna Hasekura, best known as the author of economics infused fantasy series Spice and Wolf.
The Windows download goes for about $13 (depending on yen conversion) here
From the official description:
The biggest financial city no longer exists on the earth: Lunar city took that place.
The boy is fascinated with money.
The boy is dreaming to make oceans of money.
The boy is facing the great wall of the world.
Here in the Lunar city, you need only one laptop, a little bit of seed money, and most of all, guts and luck.
Roughly 16 years after the people who emigrated to the Moon had settled themselves.
An age where a great number of people are chasing their wild dreams within the great skyscraper at humanity's frontier.
A young boy named Haru, born and raised on the Moon, is one of those people chasing his wildest dream.
His dream, is to stand where no man has before.
In order to do so, he needed capital. A ludicrous amount of capital.
The boy named Haru was facing a place that gathered up people's desires. Sometimes it granted them, and sometimes it crushed them mercilessly.
There are only two key rules that govern that land.
The first rule, is to never take a loss.
The second rule, is to never forget the first.
Only those who followed these rules were able to obtain enormous wealth.
The stock market.
A place that has gathered crowds of persistant men and women for centuries.
[Translated from official website]
A science-fiction "investment bank novel" doujin game with a story by Isuna Hasekura, the author of Spice and Wolf.