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    Monday April 13, 2020
  • Fantasy Action Heats Up in Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen Gameplay Trailer

    Visual novel / tactical RPG game will be published in the U.S. by NIS America in May of 2020

    NIS America's release of the AQUAPLUS visual novel / tactical RPG Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen is just around the corner, and now a new gameplay video previews the fantasy RPG elements of the Battle portion of the game, including Chain Attacks, Rewind, Forecast, and more. Hit the jump to check it out.

  • Sunday March 8, 2020
  • Experience a Blast from the Past with ISLAND Non-Credit OP

    TV anime based on Frontwing's visual novel originally broadcast during the Summer 2018 anime season

    We're deep in the Winter 2020 anime season, but visual novel makers Frontwing are calling us back to the Summer season of 2018, because they've just published the non-credit opening animation for ISLAND, a 2018 TV anime based on the visual novel of the same name about an amnesiac boy who washes up on an island isolated from the Japanese mainland by a mysterious disease. Hit the jump to check it out.

  • Monday January 6, 2020
  • Utawarerumono Trilogy Heads to Steam in 2020

    Visual novel / tactics game series developed by AQUAPLUS will be published by ShiraVN and DMM Games

    The Utawarerumono trilogy, a series of fantasy tactical RPG / visual novel games developed by AQUAPLUS, is returning to PCs in 2020 via a Steam release published by ShiraVN, a localization team working under DMM Games. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Sunday December 29, 2019
  • Aniplex Launches Visual Novel Branch with Two New Titles

    ANIPLEX.EXE collaborates with Grisaia and Shikkoku no Sharnoth creators for first releases

    Aniplex is spreading into the world of visual novels! The newly-launched ANIPLEX.EXE will be overseeing two all-ages visual novels in 2020, in participation with Frontwing, Liar-soft, and The Pillow. Hit the jump for a preview!

  • Friday November 29, 2019
  • New Nekopara TV Anime PV Introduces All The Cute Catgirls and Premiere Date

    Series will claw onto Japanese TV screens on January 9

    Cute catgirl maids are taking over in the upcoming TV anime Nekopara – based on the adult visual novel by NEKO WORKS about humans and catgirls living and working together. After previously being announced for January 2020, the premiere date has finally been revealed alongside a new PV and key visual. Hit the jump to learn more!

  • Sunday November 10, 2019
  • Nekopara TV Anime Prepares to Pounce in January of 2020

    Adaptation based on adult visual novel series by NEKO WORKS will broadcast on Tokyo MX and more

    Some good news for fans of cat-girls and cafe comedies: some Japanese broadcast details have been revealed for Nekopara ("Cats Paradise"), an upcoming TV anime based on the series of adult visual novels by NEKO WORKS about humans and anthropomorphic cat-girls living and working together. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Tuesday October 22, 2019
  • TV Anime Adaptation Announced for Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth

    Aquaplus director Naoya Shimokawa reveals on Twitter that the 2016 visual novel has inspired an anime

    Some quick news for all you fantasy visual novel fans: production of a TV anime adaptation has been announced for Utawarerumono: Mask of the Truth, the concluding installment of Aquaplus's Utwarerumono series. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Tuesday September 10, 2019
  • The Colonel Sanders Dating Sim Is Real—And Free

    Prepare to date the fast food mascot of your dreams on September 24

    Move over, Arby's: KFC is going straight for every anime fan's heart. A new dating sim launching on Steam this month will let you date a hot anime boy version of Colonel Sanders, and promises a secret ending and secret recipes. Prepare for this thing that really exists in our universe... after the jump.

  • Wednesday September 11, 2019
  • An Explorer's Guide to the Wonderful World of Visual Novels

    Your genre of choice for great music, shipping, quantum physics and more!

    How do you get into visual novels, one of the most fascinating but misunderstood genres of video games? We've got you covered! Hit the jump to find out!

  • Friday August 30, 2019
  • OOParts, the Netflix of Dating Sims, Goes into Closed Alpha

    Flat-rate visual novel service set to open in Japan this December

    Ever wish you could have access to lots of otome games for a flat fee? A new service starting in Japan is promising just that! Find out more about OOParts, going live this winter, after the jump!

  • Sunday July 7, 2019
  • Voice Actress Yuka Morishima Joins the Cats of the Nekopara TV Anime

    Key visual updated for upcoming adaptation based on catgirl-themed visual novel series

    Head's up, kitty lovers: voice actress Yuka Morishima has joined the cats - er, I mean the "cast" - of Nekopara, an upcoming TV anime based on the visual novel-series by NEKO WORKS about humans and cat girls living and working together. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Saturday June 29, 2019
  • Cafe Life is the Cat's Pajamas in Nekopara TV Anime Trailer

    Main cast and staff revealed for upcoming adaptation based on adult visual novel series

    Here's some news to give you paws for consideration: a teaser trailer, the main staff, and the main cast have been revealed for Nekopara ("Cats Paradise"), an upcoming TV anime based on the series of adult visual novels by NEKO WORKs about humans and cat-girls living and working side-by-side. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Wednesday March 27, 2019
  • Crowd-funded Anime Film "Kud Wafter" Delayed Until September of 2020

    Director change also announced for short theatrical film project based on "Little Busters!" visual novel spin-off series

    Some sad news for all you Key visual novel fans out there: although it was successfully crowd-funded back in 2017, the release of the upcoming Kud Wafter theatrical anime short film has been delayed from September of 2019 until September of 2020. Hit the jump to learn more.