We scoop one of the biggest eroge release weekends of 2008 tonight, presenting a mix of 25 new package releases that range from budget titles to heavy hitters like the new ef sequel from minori and G-Senjou no Maou from Akabee Soft. This weekend also sees the release of games from two of my favorite artists: Majodou from Sano Toshihide (G.J?), and Kanojo x Kanojo x Kanojo from Happoubi Jin (ωstar). We’ll bring sustained coverage of several of these titles through the coming weekend, but for now here’s the lot of them at a glance:

G-Senjou no Maou

  • Maker: Akabee Soft
  • Genre: Adventure, Serious, Junai (Pure Love)
  • Price: 10,290 yen (limited) 9,240 yen (regular)
  • Design: Ariha
  • Scenario: Loose Boy
  • Notes: Detailed game description (in English) available here. This is the only game released May 29th, all following titles come out on the 30th.

ObsceneService2

  • Maker: schoolzone
  • Genre: Novel, Mothers and Daughters, Madness, Training
  • Price: 1,575 yen
  • Design: ZEN9
  • Scenario: uncredited
  • Notes: Budget price release with download sale anticipated shortly

ef – the latter tale.



Sakashiki Hito ni Miru Kokoro

  • Maker: light
  • Genre: Adventure, School, Glasses, Black Hair, Tsundere
  • Price: 3,150 yen
  • Design: AKINOKO.
  • Scenario: Usoya Sasaki Kibito
  • Notes: official genre is listed as “cool beauty pedantic renai ADV”

Hikikomori Muke Hitozuma Sensei

  • Maker: H+
  • Genre: Adventure, Wives, Teachers, Large Breasts
  • Price: 9,240 yen
  • Design: uncredited
  • Scenario: uncredited
  • Notes: title translates literally as “Wife-Teachers for Hikikomori”

Furufuru Full Moon

Little Piece vol. 2

Wizard’s Climber

Prawf Clwyd

Metorase ~Doki Love Shinkon Iinkai~

  • Maker: UNDEAD
  • Genre: Adventure, School, Newlyweds, Saccharine Sweetness, Renai
  • Price: 9,240 yen
  • Design: JOY RIDE
  • Scenario: uncredited
  • Notes:

Lyrical DS

  • Maker: Marmalade
  • Genre: Adventure, Renai, Romantic Comedy
  • Price: 9,240 yen
  • Design: Mikeou, Fumio, Chikotamu
  • Scenario: various
  • Notes: After stories / side stories featuring the characters of Marmalade’s Lyrical Lyric; DS stands for “Dramatic Stories”

Injoku Studio Saigo Take ~ Usuyogonee Cinderella

Kyou no Okazu Zoukangou: Choukyou Injoku Hime Sylvia ~ Majuu Seidorei no Rakuin

  • Maker: G-Spot
  • Genre: Fantasy, Princesses, Coercion
  • Price: 1,980 yen
  • Design: Chuushin Kuranosuke
  • Scenario: Tone
  • Notes: Budget title eventually available for purchase via download

Jinkou Shoujo 3 Hannari

  • Maker: Illusion
  • Genre: Resort, Polygon/3D, Customization, Expansion Disc
  • Price: 6,090 yen
  • Design: uncredited
  • Scenario: uncredited
  • Notes: Expansion disc for the original Jinkou Shoujo 3

Hitozuma Sentai Aisaiger FLASH

  • Maker: Discovery
  • Genre: Adventure, Wives, Transforming Heroines, Battle
  • Price: 9,240 yen
  • Design: Gan-chan
  • Scenario: Hamacho
  • Notes: Third installment and conclusion to Discovery’s Hitozuma Sentai Aisaiger series. Trivia: “Aisai” when written in kanji (愛妻) means “beloved wife”.

Chikan Sharyou Nigousha ~Sei no Kensen~

Nettai Teikiatsu Shoujo

Kanojo x Kanojo x Kanojo ~San Shimai to no Doki-Doki Kyoudou Seikatsu~

  • Maker: ωstar (omega star)
  • Genre: Adventure, Sisters, Breasts, Harem
  • Price: 9,240 yen
  • Design: Happoubi Jin
  • Scenario: Neko Kosome, Izumi Banya
  • Notes: We’ll be providing much more extensive coverage in the coming days, but a preliminary note – Izumi Banya is a critically acclaimed scenario writer and they threw out those responsible for the awful writing on Resort Boin, so this may be the best Happoubi-designed game yet

Majodou ~Ano Chirikiwa no Utsukushisa~

  • Maker: G.J?
  • Genre: Adventure, School, Magic, Breasts, Animation
  • Price: 9,240 yen
  • Design: Sano Toshihide
  • Scenario: Koko, Warashimon
  • Notes: The latest release from illustration god Sano Toshihide. We’ll be bringing detailed coverage of this over the coming days as well.

Rinjoku no Shiro Kairai no Ou

  • Maker: Clockup
  • Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Princesses, Coercion, Animation
  • Price: 9,240 yen
  • Design: Imanaka Koutarou
  • Scenario: various
  • Notes: First Clockup game to feature animated scenes; we’ll be bringing a review of this one as well.

Hara Min!! ~Saimin Nakadashi Kozukuri Sengen

  • Maker: Swaneye
  • Genre: Adventure, Hypnotism, Impregnation, Animation
  • Price: 9,240 yen
  • Design: uncredited
  • Scenario: uncredited
  • Notes:

Maneji! Ikimasu!! ~Chitsu Yosen ni Kaketa Natsu 2008~

  • Maker: Norn
  • Genre: Novel, School, Bloomers, Cosplay, Promiscuity
  • Price: 2,100 yen
  • Design: Manmaru
  • Scenario: Kasugamori
  • Notes: Budget game that initially went on sale via download on May 2nd (more info here). The title translates as “Manager! I’m Coming!! ~Vagina Wagered in the First Round, Summer 2008~”.

反逆のベレッタ~淫獄に堕散る戦士~Hangyaku no Beretta ~Ingoku ni Ochiru Senshi~

  • Maker: Lilith
  • Genre: Science Fiction, Warriors, Body Modification, Coercion, Adventure
  • Price: 2,100 yen
  • Design: Nobushito
  • Scenario: Flame, ZEQU
  • Notes: latest Black Lilith release – download version released last week

ぶっかけ!!2 ~りみちゃんチャコちゃんミルクまみれ~Bukkake!! 2 ~Rimi-chan Chako-chan Milk Mamire~

Android Maid no Nanami-san wa Gohoushi Daisuki de Goshujin-sama wa Sugu ni Icchau no.

Wondering why so many big games were released all at once? As we’ve mentioned here before, most Japanese workers are paid once a month on the 25th day of that month. The first weekend after payday is the prime target of industries that depend on the expenditure of discretionary cash, and the eroge industry is no exception – makers plan their release schedules for when fans are most likely to be loaded and able to spend, spend, spend.

Have any questions, comments or suggestions regarding our eroge coverage? Alternatively, what titles of this release weekend are you anticipating the most?

I can’t wait for my preorders to come in the mail! I’ll probably start with Majodou, move on to Kanojo^3, and then Rinjoku no Shiro and Aisaiger FLASH over the course of the weekend. My goal will be to report on each in as thorough and timely a manner as possible, but we’ll see how things go… it’s going to be a challenging two days.