Enters Partnership with Minori Inc. and No Name Losers (Updated)

Update: MangaGamer notified ANN that the mention of Eden* in its press release is an error from an earlier draft. MangaGamer's representative added, "Official announcements regarding a possible release of Eden* will be made later if official plans for Eden*'s release begin."

TOKYO, Japan, 27 September 2010 - Visual novel licensor and distributor is proud to announce a new partnership with studio and developer Minori, Inc. and No Name Losers (NNL) to officially distribute Minori's titles in English.
This deal will see Minori's titles on sale in their original, unedited form for the first time via with translation provided by No Name Losers. All releases will be use Minori's original game engine. The first titles to be released under this partnership will be ef-The First Tale, and ef-The Latter Tale, which provided the basis for the the two anime ef – A Tale of Memories (2007) and ef – A Tale of Melodies (2008), as well as Eden*, one of minori's other releases.

In addition to its elaborate story, the ef series features astounding visuals with a vast array beautiful CGs created by Naru Nanao, the illustrator for the original Da Capo, as well as animation by Makoto Shinkai.

ABOUT minori:
Formed as the software division of CoMixWave in 2001 and independent since April 2007, Minori has created a series of stunning and engaging set of visual novels including the highly popular Ef: A Fairy Tale of the Two series. Their catch phrase, “We keep minority spirit”, reflects the studio's independent mindset and creative desires.

ABOUT No Name Losers:
Originally created as a fansubbing outlet, No Name Losers are now working together with minori alongside MangaGamer for the purpose of officially translating and localizing minori's games into English.

ABOUT MANGAGAMER.COM is the world's first legal download site for English translated visual novels, sometimes also known as bishojo games. Since its launch in July 2008, has offered services where fans can download and enjoy popular games, often with anime spin-offs, such as CIRCUS's Da Capo, 07th Expansion's Higurashi: When They Cry, and NAVEL's Shuffle!. Our parent companies are some of the biggest names in visual novels, including CIRCUS, NAVEL, NEXTON (including the BASESON and LIQUID sub-labels), and OVERDRIVE, providing a varied catalog of both All-Ages and Adults Only titles.

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