Sekai Project Announces New Visual Novels & Manga

New batch of announcements revealed at Sakura-Con

Publisher Sekai Project had a handful of new announcements to make during this weekend's Sakura-Con, including three new visual novels and a manga serialization. Titles unveiled during their panel were Maitetsu from development circle Lose, COMPANION from Narrator, and Still, I Miss Her from Applemint. 

 

Sekai Project will also be simulpubbing Sakura Spirit: The Manga, based on the visual novel by Winged Cloud and featuring art by Suzunone Rena. The series will be serialized in Dengeki Hime starting this May, with more information on its simultaneous release in the United States to come.

 

 

More info and trailers for the newly-revealed visual novels:

 

Maitetsu

 

 

 

Maitetsu takes place in an alternate reality in Japan, where railroads were the most popular form of travel and transportation. But the difference with these railways is that the trains were paired up with humanoid modules called “Railords.” Due to a popular new form of travel, the railroads were practically forgotten about and eventually, railways were discontinued.

 

Players will assume the role of Sotetsu, a recent high school graduate who, shortly after entering University, decides to return to his adoptive hometown to save it from water pollution caused by the proliferation of factories. By chance, Sotetsu reawakens “Hachiroku,” a recently decommissioned Railord. He becomes her owner and decides to assist her in finding her missing locomotive, the “8620,” while attempting to save his hometown in the process.

 

COMPANION

 

 

 

The Companion Star Project is a term from the distant past. With the planet's population rate spiraling out of control and showing no sign of slowing down a small planet was painfully relocated to orbit around the Earth for pioneers to terraform and emigrate to.

Those who stayed behind eventually lost control over the companion star after bloody wars and devastating plagues broke out.

 

Many years have passed and the companion star, now no longer in orbit, will soon bring about the inevitable destruction of Earth.

 

Those who know about Earth's impending doom attempted to build shelters, but they did not want the surface world to descend into chaos, so they selfishly took their secret with them underground.

 

One man who knows about the end decides to live lavishly...and a girl who will turn his life upside down...their story begins when she steps underneath his umbrella.

 

Still, I Miss Her

 

 

 

Still, I Miss Her is a dramatic visual novel about boy who has to overcome the odds to save the love of his life.

 

The antagonist "Jin-Tae" has been seducing girls (include your lover) through the use of an illegal drug. But with help of a mysterious girl, Sin-Ah, you may be able to bring Jin-Tae to justice and get back your lost love.

 

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his new webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS, every Thursday at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

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