MangaGamer Announces 07th Expansion's Newest Title - Ciconia When They Cry - and Other Acquisitions

April 18th, 2019--MangaGamer Announces a New When They Cry Title at Sakuracon and Two New Acquisitions at Anime Boston!

This year MangaGamer surprised fans at Seattle's Sakuracon by bringing over Ryukishi07, the author and artist responsible for the When They Cry franchise (Higurashi, Umineko, etc.), only to announce their acquisition and pending release of the newest addition to the When They Cry franchise - Ciconia When They Cry!

Once again written and illustrated by Ryukishi07 himself, Ciconia When They Cry will also feature music from the famous composers that worked on Higurashi, Umineko and more: dai, Luck Ganriki, xaki(Pomexgranate), Akiyama Uni, and others as well!

At his Sakuracon panel Ryukishi hinted that Ciconia will be taking a different turn in style from his previous works. While Higurashi and Umineko both focused on having players try to solve the mystery of the story themselves, Ciconia will have a much stronger focus on action with mystery elements scattered throughout. Ryukishi07 even issued a challenge to fans: "In this next game, I won't give you the privilege of being a player!"

This challenge ties in directly with story elements and themes that were revealed for the very first time ever at his Sakuracon Q&A panel.

In Ciconia When They Cry, World War 3 has come and gone, with nuclear winter only narrowly avoided by new military technology, the Gauntlet, which allows those wielding one to fly like fighter jets, fight like battleships, and repel attacks like tanks without any additional equipment. The Gauntlets require particular talent and special training administered from a young age in order to control, and the young boys and girls capable of mastering of them become known as Gauntlet Knights. The main characters of Ciconia When They will be a group of these young Gauntlet Knights who, after the peaceful competition in the International Battle Standard Festival, become fast friends vowing to prevent another world war together. However, world events are leading directly to World War 4 like a cascading row of dominos, and these "main characters" are nothing but pawns in the global games played by those with a right to sit at the table. Will these youth be forced to murder each other? Can the tragedy of war be prevented by mere pawns? Who are the real players in these games, and will you, the fans of When They Cry, fight for your seat at this deadly game?

MangaGamer is currently working closely with 07thExpansion and Witch Hunt, the team behind Umineko's localization, on Ciconia When They Cry, and Ryukishi07 has announced their intent to provide a simultaneous English release on MangaGamer and Steam when the game is released in Japan at this year's Summer Comiket.

That's not all either! At their panel at Anime Boston, MangaGamer announced two new acquisitions for fans of catgirls and doggirls from their new partner, Skyfish: Nyan Café Macchiato ~Sexy Times at the Cat Café~, and WanNyan ☆ à la mode! ~Which Girl Will You Choose? An Erotic Cat & Dog Café Experience!~

Yamane Kouya must have crossed paths with too many black cats, because nothing's going right in his life. Every one of his employers has gone bankrupt, his new job as a lecturer has him mostly doing odd jobs, his apartment burned down, and now he's forced to help at his grandfather's cat cafe, Nekotamaya, to earn his keep. Even the luckiest moment of his life gets ruined when the student confessing her love for him is joined by two others who feel the same way! The girls seem unshaken, but can he manage to salvage this disaster and land a girl for life? Maybe even a harem?! Find out in this cute comedy filled with sexy adventures!

With plenty of cute girls in cute catgirl outfits, Nyan Café Macchiato is sure to get fans purring in delight at all the creamy treats served hot!

And don't forget to enjoy some delectable, creamy pies with the pâtissiers of WanNyan ☆ à la mode!

Becoming one of the world's top pastry chefs, bakers, or confectionary artists is no easy feat, and that's why many attend the PochiTama Pâtissier Academy with its extensive network in the culinary industry. So when the school calls for trainees to participate in a special exam pitting each other in competition as managers and chefs at two different shops for a chance to intern with the famous confectionery of their choice, many leap at the chance! Will you throw your bone in with the "Kitty Parlor" cafe full of cat-themed girls, or the "Beans Puppy" cafe full of dog-themed girls? Can you beat your rivals to create the very best cakes? Which cafe uniform variant will you go for? There's only way to know in this cute, cream-filled, slice-of-life adventure with lots of adorable girls!

Both NyanCafe Macchiato and WanNyan ☆ à la mode will be coming exclusively to MangaGamer.

Furthermore, MangaGamer went on to announce plans for a hardcopy release of purplesoft's Hapymaher. The exciting tale of this happy nightmare is available for download on MangaGamer, with pre-orders for the hardcopy being taken now on MangaGamer in advance of its May 23rd release.

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