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MangaGamer to Host minori Producer nbkz, ClockUp Illustrator Shigeo Hamashima at Anime Expo

posted on by Karen Ressler
Dates for Higurashi When They Cry: Tatatarigoroshi, Umineko When They Cry also announced

Video game localization and publishing company MangaGamer announced at Anime Central on Friday that it will bring minori producer and director Nobukazu Sakai (also known as nbkz, pictured at right), and CLOCKUP illustrator Shigeo Hamashima to Anime Expo in Los Angeles as guests.

Sakai served as producer and quality checker for all visual novels produced by minori (ef - a fairy tale of the two., eden*) He has also directed several minori titles.

Hamashima is a concept artist, illustrator, and graphic designer for visual novels aimed at both men and women. She has worked on Eroge!, No, Thank You!!!, and euphoria, among others.

MangaGamer also announced that it will release Higurashi When They Cry: Tatarigoroshi on June 24 and the first four chapters of Umineko When They Cry on July 8. Pre-orders are available now for both titles. Tatarigoroshi is the third chapter of 07th Expansion's Higurashi When They Cry Hou (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hō) dōjin visual novel. The company released the second chapter in November, and the first chapter last May.

The company also announced the The House in Fata Morgana -A Requiem for Innocence- visual novel and the Funbag Fantasy adult visual novel. The House in Fata Morgana -A Requiem for Innocence- is a side-story of the The House in Fata Morgana visual novel, which MangaGamer released on Stream earlier this month.

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