News Roundup: April 7-14, 2017

Nightshade by D3 Publisher and Red Entertainment has finally been released on Steam for PC. The game has English subtitles to go along with the fully voiced Japanese and there is also a soundtrack.

The web comic #Romance In 140 Characters got its first manga volume published by Shodensha. The comic includes short stories in under 140 characters and is written by Tina Yamashina.

Crunchyroll is simulcasting Anonymous Noise, Kenka Bancho Otome -Girl Beats Boys, and Room Mate.

Yuu Watase will launch a new manga, Fushigi Yugi Byakko-hen, in August. She is the creator of the original Fushigi Yugi which ran in Shojo Comic from 1992 to 1996.

The manga Haikara-san ga Tooru by Waki Yamato is getting a musical that will run in October in Japan. According to Anime News Network, “The manga’s story is set in Tokyo in the Taishō era (1912–1926). The story follows Benio ”Haikara-san“ Hanamura, who lost her mother when she was very young and has been raised by her father, a high-ranking official in the Japanese army. As a result, she has grown into a tomboy – contrary to traditional Japanese notions of femininity, she studies kendo, drinks sake, dresses in often outlandish-looking Western fashions instead of the traditional kimono, and is not as interested in housework as she is in literature. She also rejects the idea of arranged marriages and believes in a woman’s right to a career and to marry for love.”

The release date for the otome game Hakuoki Shikankai for Playstation 4 is July in Japan.



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