@Dragoabhi High school otome games? There’s a whole section of them (about five or six, IIRC) on Voltage’s Love 365 app. I really liked Furuya Yohji in Our Private Homeroom, and Ichigo’s route in Dreamy Days in West Tokyo. They’re paid stories, but sometimes you can read them for free. There’s also Nameless for the PC, but it’s more of a backdrop than the actual plot, but I’d still highly recommend playing it. The few others I can think of off the top of my head are Hatoful Boyfriend and Storm Lover Kai
London Detective Mysteria is getting translated and released this autumn! I’m actually really excited for this because I love these historical settings and Hiroaki Miura voices one of the main characters, and I’m absolute trash for him after Ikemen Sengoku.
That Which Binds Us was also just released. I’m a bit embarrassed at how fast I bought and cleared it, but it was really enjoyable. Definitely more a calmer play and without a lot of the senseless drama you sometimes see in otome games.
Hakuoki Edo Blossoms is 85% off. Too bad I already have a copy but wow, a 30+ CAD game down to about 5 CAD is incredibly cheap and totally worth it.
Anyway, since Anime Expo is coming up, I expect to see a lot of announcements for games. I think Cheritz mentioned something about Mystic Messenger’s 2nd anniversary, and maybe we’ll hear something about The Ssum? And I’m excited for more translations and releases since it seems like companies are starting to find otome games profitable and worth the investment.
Also with the talk about Nightshade, what about my best boy Goemon? Hikaru Midorikawa aced it and I’m weak to him calling Enju “ojou-chan”. He’s so nice and carefree, I loved his banter with Gekkamaru in his route. Or Kuroyuki? Hiro Shimono fits him perfectly,and I feel so bad for him in his BE. Poor boy just needs some help and validation.