JAST USA Adds SoniComi, Flowers PC Games
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
JAST USA announced at its panel at Anime Expo on Thursday that it has licensed Innocent Grey's Flowers -Spring Arc and Nitroplus' Communication With Sonico (SoniComi) games.
Innocent Grey's (Kara no Shoujo series) Flowers -Spring Arc PC game is a mystery story that takes place at an all-girls boarding school in the middle of a forest surrounded by tall walls named Saint Angraecum Aademy. The protagonist Suou applies to the school because of the academy's experimental "Amitie" program where students are assessed and matched with a pair of "Amity" whom they are required to become friends with. Because Suou has always been a shut-in and has no friends, she wants to join the program so she can make meaningful friendships. Just as she gets used to life at the academy, a strange incident occurs where a student disappears.
Innocent Grey is releasing the game in Japan in four parts (spring, summer, winter, and fall). JAST USA plans to release Flowers -Spring Arc this fall.
Nitroplus and Enterbrain released the SoniComi "love communication" game in 2011 for PC. In the game, players aim to become a professional cameraman, and take requests from various clients while deepening a friendship with the new gravure idol Sonico.
Super Sonico is the mascot girl of the "Nitro Super Sonic" events held by Nitroplus. In her back story, she is already a photoshoot model, game character, and a musician, even as she studies as a college student. She is also part of a three-piece girl band named "Daiichi Uchū Sokudo" (Fastest Astronautical Speed) as the vocalist and guitarist.
JAST USA plans to release SoniComi this winter.
The game inspired a PS3 adaptation titled Motto! SoniComi that Kadokawa Games shipped in Japan in March 2014. The character has also inspired the SoniAni: Super Sonico the Animation television anime series and several manga adaptations. Sentai Filmworks released the anime series on Blu-ray Disc.
JAST USA also announced that Lightning Warrior Raidy III and Shiny Days will be ready for golden master soon. The company plans to release the Lightning Warrior Raidy III adult PC game in July, and the Shiny Days PC game in August. Additionally, the company plans to release the Seinarukana PC game in September.
Shiny Days is the final title by School Days' Overflow. The game shipped in Japan in April 2012. Shiny Days is a modified update of the School Days spinoff Summer Days. JAST USA has already released School Days HQ in English.