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Adult Game Developer Minori Shuts Down

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Company's ef - a fairy tale of the two., Wind -a breath of heart games inspired anime

The adult game developer minori announced on Thursday that it has ceased operations on its software development business with the release of the Sono Hi no Kemono ni wa, game on January 25.

The company added that aside from download sales and business support, the company is also ceasing its overall business operations, and has already broken up its development team. minori producer and director Nobukazu Sakai (also known as nbkz) described the reasons for the decision to shut down, including that he did not think the company could continue to keep its promises to customers, and wanting to give staff the chance to move on to other projects.

Anime director Makoto Shinkai, who used to work for the company, posted on Twitter about the shut down, and thanked minori's staff for all their work.

minori formed in 2000, and its lineup of works include Bittersweet Fools, Wind -a breath of heart-, Haru no Ashioto, Angel Type, ef - a fairy tale of the two., eden*, Supipara, Natsuzora no Perseus, 12 no Tsuki no Eve, Soreyori no Prologue, Tsumi no Hikari Rendezvous, and Trinoline.

MangaGamer published several of minori's titles in English, including eden*, ef - a fairy tale of the two., Supipara, and Trinoline.

ef - a fairy tale of the two. inspired the ef: a tale of melodies and ef: a tale of memories television anime series. Wind: A Breath of Heart inspired a television anime, OVA, and manga. Additionally, Haru no Ashioto inspired the Haru no Ashioto The Movie: Ourin Dakkan video anime.

Thanks to invalidname and Juhachi for the news tips.

Source: Minori via Hachima Kikō

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