Anime Expo seemed to have happened in a blink of an eye! First off, many thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth and attended our panel, or tuned into our Livestream of our panel. We definitely felt the love! 💕
We had plenty of good stuff to announce at this year’s Anime Expo!
WORLD END ECONOMiCA
Developer: Spicy Tails
WORLD END ECONOMiCA, the hit three-part visual novel series from Spice and Wolf writer, Isuna Hasekura, is coming to PS4™ and PS®Vita in 2017. The console and handheld release of WORLD END ECONOMiCA will feature all three chapters combined into one package and will be made available digitally on PSN and physically (in limited quantities) via a partnership between Sekai Project and Limited Run Games. Both physical versions will feature reversible covers and come a pre-order bonus gift that will be revealed closer to release. As thanks, supporters of the WORLD END ECONOMiCA Kickstarter campaign will have early access to pre-orders!
This is the story of STARNOVA’s trials, their laughs, and their tears, as the seven girls walk the thorny path to stardom. Players will assume the role of Mr. Producer, who takes seven imperfect talents under his wing at Shining Productions. When the girls debut as the idol group STARNOVA, the task of lifting these starlets to fame rests solely on the shoulders of Mr. Producer. As they face various trials and hardships, the aspiring idols soon discover that the industry is nowhere near as perfect as it is portrayed by media. A star’s death is only rebirth.
A Magical High School Girl is an enchanting magic-crafting role playing game with real time battles. Limited only by the imagination and creativity of the player, craft and create magical spells using almost any word or word combination to fend off a wide range of spirits, monsters, and fiends. Specific keywords will determine the power, element and various other parameters of the spell. This title is scheduled for release later this summer on iOS and PC.
Japanese School Life
Japanese School Life will be developed and published in-house under the newly established brand, Code:jp. As a result of in-house development with newly added features including e-mote functionality, new and upgraded illustrations, in-game facts and tips to help players better understand Japanese life and culture, bilingual in-game text, the Japanese vocal talents of Takada Hatsumi as Suzuki Arisa and Taneda Risa as Honda Chiyoko, Sekai Project has decided to forgo plans for a crowdfunding campaign and will look to release Japanese School Life in October 2016.
Following the release of Japanese School Life, Code:jp will look to release two additional visual novels in 2017: a moe-action series set in America, and a ghostly series that takes a deep look into Japanese mythology.
In an alternate future, where Nanomachines have helped shape a new world and humanity has embedded “always-on” access to the Internet, a virtual war is waged online. Using the aid of Nanomachines, a young boy by the name of Kou Kadokura seeks to restore his memory and avenge the death of his girlfriend, Sora, whose life was taken from her during the tragedy known as “Gray Christmas.” With a deep, story-driven narrative and the opportunity to pilot, upgrade, and modify their simulacrum (mechs), players will take to the virtual battlefield in top-down battles against virus-infected simulacrum. Part visual novel, part cyberpunk action RPG, the hit games, Baldr Sky Dive 1 “Lost Memory” and Baldr Sky Dive 2 “Recodare” are finally coming to western audiences via Steam!
After being kicked out and mistakenly placed into the school’s special dormitory overrun by ponkotsu, or seemingly useless demons, Ren is by default assigned the task of supervising and watching over this group of misfits. But will Ren be able to survive his new job as teacher and mediator for these ponkotsu demons, or will he find himself succumbing to their every beck and call? From SMILE, featuring the vibrant and lovable artwork of Sayori, the creator of everyone’s favorite catgirl comedy series, NEKOPARA, comes the hilarious nukige tale, Boku to Koisuru Ponkotsu Akuma, coming soon exclusively to Denpasoft!
A tale about Yuma, a second-year student at Mihaya Academy who has heard more than a lifetime’s worth of gossip, romance, and love-related troubles. And as much as Yuma would like to roll his eyes and toss his head back in exasperation, he has no one to blame but himself. By offering up a listening ear and providing personal advice to the girls in his school his interest in love has reached an all-time low. However, could a mysterious girl who believes in the power of love, but has actually never been able to fall in love, get Yuma’s heart beating once again? SakuSaku will be coming soon to Steam and Denpasoft!
Before Anime Expo, we announced the opening of our online store, where you can buy some of the items that were sold in our booth at conventions.
Unveiled at Anime Expo, along with NEKO WORKs, we’ve opened up pre-orders for the NEKOPARA collectible trading figure set! Scheduled for shipment in December, each boxset comes packed with 8 collectible figurines, one of each of the NEKOPARA catgirls, and a special illustrated NEKOPARA shikishi that you can only get if you pre-order the set. Get some more catgirls in your life by pre-ordering the figure set today!
If that wasn’t enough NEKOPARA news for you all…there’s MORE…! A NEKOPARA anime Kickstarter campaign was also announced! More details on the Kickstarter campaign and its launch to come soon.
That’s all the announcements we have for this year’s Anime Expo. Once again, thank you all so much for your support through buying our merchandise and games, through talking to us, and through attending our panel or watching our Livestream of it.
We truly appreciate all of your support. We have so much planned for you all, so please look forward to what we’ll bring in the future! ✨ Our next convention stop is Otakon, where we’ll have more game announcements. We hope to see you there!