Sol Press Licenses Yotsunoha Visual Novel, 2 Light Novels
posted on by Karen Ressler
Sol Press announced on Wednesday that it has licensed hiqo-soft's Yotsunoha visual novel and is aiming to release the English version on July 27. In addition, the company announced that it has licensed Yuki Shinobu's Strongest Gamer: Let's Play in Another World and Kouka Kishine's Battle Divas: The Incorruptible Battle Blossom Princess light novels and is planning to release the first volumes digitally on April 30.
The product pages for the light novels note that they will receive print releases if they reach a certain number of digital sales. Sol Press is streaming videos for all three titles.
Sol Press describes Yotsunoha:
A quest in search of our school memories.
At the end of summer break, our school closed down. On our last day together, we put our true feelings inside a time capsule, and promised to meet again in three years. The promised summer came. With it came things that did and did not change between us. The quest in search of our school memories has begun.
What kind of smile will they have once we meet again?
Sol Press will release both the all-ages version and the 18+ version simultaneously. hiqo-soft published the original adult game in 2006, and the visual novel inspired a two-episode original video anime in 2008.
Overlap published the first volume of Strongest Gamer: Let's Play in Another World (Saikyō Gamer, Isekai nite Jkkyō Play-chū) with illustrations by Itsuwa Katou in October 2015 and the second volume in February 2016.
Sol Press describes the story:
“I-Isn't this a little too hardcore!?”
Kousaka Aoi is a young, avid gamer well-versed in all types of gaming. Down on his luck, he comes upon a suspicious job offer looking for those “proficient in games.”
Things were looking up, but before he knew it… he's thrown into another world! And now finds himself stuck at the bottom of a ravine with nothing but a pickaxe and shovel.
At a loss of what to do, he slowly learns he can make a living in this by trading items he can craft. What other possibilities are there in this new ever-expanding, game-like world our protagonist finds himself in!?
“If that's how it is, then I guess it's time to use all the knowledge I've gained from games, and let my gaming spirit shine!”
Let's get to writing a strategy guide! I may be stuck in another world, but I'll do my best to make the most of it!
Overlap published the original Battle Divas: The Incorruptible Battle Blossom Princess (Senka no Maihime: Senka no Himegimi wa Yogorenai) with illustrations by Nekonabeao in October 2015, and two follow-ups in March 2016 and June 2016.
Sol Press describes the story:
Once upon a time, our world was blessed by the Valkyrie, a goddess of war whose fleeting beauty shone brilliantly on the battlefield. Her campaign against the wretched Demon King proved victorious, with the evil being sealed away by the beautiful warrior.
Many years later, the young King Alnoa has just returned home after staving off another invasion of his homeland. Before he can even change out of his battle attire, his sister Cecilia comes to him with startling news: Sharon and Lesfina, both princesses and Divas blessed with the power of the Valkyrie, seek his hand in marriage.
Alnoa isn't fond of the idea, but his feelings mean little in the face of politics. He arranges to meet them one month apart and will choose one to be his bride, ushering in a new era for his kingdom.
Now it's time for our young king to meet the first candidate. He awaits her at the castle gates... But wait! Both candidates showed up at the same time!?
Sol Press formed in February 2017. The company ran successful Kickstarter campaigns for hiqo-soft's Sakura Sakura and Laplacian's Newton and the Apple Tree visual novels, which are both available for preorder.