Sekai Project Adds Wagamama High Spec, Darekoi, More Visual Novels

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Also: The Orchard of Stray Sheep, Yume no Sono, Highway Blossoms, Japanese School Life

North American visual novel and manga publisher Sekai Project announced six new visual novel titles at its panel at Anime Weekend Atlanta on Saturday. The new Japanese visual novel titles include: Madosoft's Wagamama High Spec, Life A Little's Darekoi, and Namaage's The Orchard of Stray Sheep. Sekai Project additionally revealed its first-ever original IP with the visual novel Japanese School Life, and also revealed that it will distribute Alienworks' Highway Blossoms yuri game and Primum Soft's Yume no Sono visual novel.

Madosoft's Wagamama High Spec PC game will ship in Japan on April 28. The game is inspiring a TV anime adaptation that will also premiere in April.

The visual novel's story revolves around Kōki Narumi, a high school student who also draws a manga serialized in a weekly magazine. Because the manga he draws is a risqué romantic comedy, he keeps this fact a secret from everyone around him, with his younger sister Toa and his best friend Mihiro being the only ones who know.

But one day, as the student council president Kaoruko Rokuonji is searching for male members for the student council, she finds out that Kōki is the manga's author. Kōki joins the student council in exchange for Kaoruko not revealing his secret. However, the vice president, Ashe R. Sakuragi, strongly opposes him joining, and in the midst of all this, various requests and troubles of students begin to pile up.

Sekai Project will release the game in 2016. The company is streaming an English-subtitled version of the promotional video that Madosoft released on Monday.

Sekai Project describes Darekoi as follows:

Oriibu Village... that was the name of this town, as well as this world. This otherworldly town has a nostalgic, retro-like flavor. For ages, it has prospered, and continues to prosper without end. Every corner of the place is bustling with people, and warmth. It is both old-fashioned, yet refreshingly new.

Neither magic nor spells exist here, but there is an aura of mystique. How long has it been since I, Yumesaki Haruki, have come to this world?

It feels like it's been a few days. But it also feels like it's been over a year. There is the passing of the day into night, back into day. However, you don't feel the passage of time beyond that. The flowers that have once blossomed continue to stay in full bloom.

Life A Little released the all-ages game for iOS, Android, and Windows in December 2013, then released a full-voice edition in summer 2014.

Namaage released the The Orchard of Stray Sheep (Mayoi Hitsuji no Kajuen) visual novel in August 2014 for Windows. Sekai Project describes the game as follows:

Yamada Ichirou, a negative, self-proclaimed piece of trash, finds himself appointed as a teacher of an innocent and naive girl, Casserole. What secrets await him at this small, secluded island academy?

Sekai Project has opened a website for the Japanese School Life visual novel, and it describes the game as follows:

You're a foreign exchange student who is filled with anxiety and excitement as your dream of living in Japan is finally becoming a reality! Get ready to meet the diligent and good-natured girls that will be spending a majority of your time with you. It is going to be one crazy-fun year!

Western development company Primum Soft is developing Yume no Sono. Sekai Project describes the game as follows:

Running away from the insanity of their own worlds, Iris Stella Marinari, and Tomii Reika always took refuge within their dreams. Stranded by the waves of time, they meet each other at the outskirts of the ghost town of Sumaq Urqu, the legendary City of the Lost Ones.
It has been said that one cannot cross the dream passage to Sumaq Urqu alone, so Iris and Reika must venture together into this mysterious city. Along the way the two will attempt to find the truth behind the disappearance of Reika's mother and may also uncover horrors that have been sealed away by The Architect, the entity in control of Sumaq Urqu.

Sekai Project describes Alienworks' (The Human Reignition Project) Highway Blossoms original English yuri visual novel as follows:

Developed by Alienworks, Highway Blossoms is a short yuri story set in the American Midwest. After an old gold rush miner's journal is discovered, a nationwide craze begins as would-be prospectors try to solve the cryptic clues it contains and discover the miner's hidden treasure. Amber, couldn't care less. Wandering the Midwest in an inherited motorhome, she mourns the loss of her grandfather, totally unaware of the hunt taking place around her. It's not until she meets Marina, a young hitchhiker wandering through the deserts of New Mexico, that things start to look up.

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