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Sora no Iro, Mizu no Iro OVA ep. 2 announced

This particular item has been on a lot of folks’ eroanime wish lists for awhile now (mine included), so when the news of its production showed up at Getchu yesterday I was very happy indeed: at long last the conclusion to Anik/Himajin’s Sora no Iro, Mizu no Iro eroanime OVA is being produced! Based on the 2004-released Ciel eroge by the same name, the first Soramizu episode was originally released in July of 2006. With the passage of time many of us abandoned hope that we would see further work from the combination of Taka Tony and Kuroda Kazuya, who has been occupied with character design duty on such titles as Kaibutsu Oujo and Spice and Wolf. The Getchu product entry reveals that the two will be united once again for this second episode, which is scheduled for release on June 27th. Production is credited to a new brand called Nihikime no Dozeu, which Getchu links back to Anik, the parent company of the now-defunct Himajin as well as brands Harenchi Restaurant Amour and Suzuki Mirano. Screen shots from the new episode below:

3D Custom Shoujo trial version

As of yesterday evening a trial version of Tech Arts 3D‘s maiden release 3D Custom Shoujo is now available for download. I put it through its paces a bit this evening and came away pleased with the result; it’s no polished piece of Illusion software, but it’s got some nice ideas that if incorporated into a broader framework could make future releases from the brand into serious contenders in the (admittedly thin) ranks of interactive 3D erogaming. Initial impressions and screenshots below:

DLsite.com opens Books division

Originally launched several years ago as a download shop for amateur doujin works, DLsite has been steadily expanding the scope of its offerings through the opening of professional PC game shops, a shop for female-oriented material, an all-ages shop, an English language shop, and as of today (April 15th, 2008) an e-book shop.

DLsite Books replaces the now-defunct DLsite Cosplay, which had received increasingly fewer submissions over the past year; those who had purchased cosplay items can still access them via the book shop’s calendar history (where they are still for sale as well), though it seems future cosplay items will not be accepted for consignment at present.

DLsite Books launched today with an initial lineup of 30 erotic manga volumes and novels from various publishers, and is planning to update with new titles daily – exciting news for foreign fans with otherwise limited ability to obtain these volumes, or for anyone looking for items that are otherwise out of print. The initial run of 30 titles contains a pretty wide range of offerings, including one that we reviewed here [WARNING: MANIAC ERO]; time will tell whether the focus will remain on older titles, but here’s hoping to see a mix of old and new as we monitor future daily updates (and bring you the best of the bunch).

The books are being sold in PDF format and have downloadable preview segments online. Prices are roughly equivalent to the analog versions.

In related news, today’s DLsite update changed the visual look of the site interface. Our download tutorial is still accurate however, should you be interested in procuring any of these fine wares.

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