The long-awaited comeback of OtoPa, “Otomate Party” was finally held today after two long years of hiatus (due to the pandemic). The event was held at Tokyo International (Hall A) exhibition center in Japan.
During the event, Otomate announced six Otome Titles (two of which are ports of their previous games), cast information of their new game, Temirana Koku no Tsuiteru Hime to Tsuitenai Kishi Dan, new collaborations, and many other surprises! Below is a list of what they have announced so far!
Senjou no Waltz (Nintendo Switch Port)
Scenario Writer: Yuma Katagiri
Illustrator: Yumiko Takamura
Senjou no Waltz is a story about Ran, the protagonist who has everything stolen from her. Her hometown, her parents, etc., and in turn, has acquired a special “power” through a magical ‘cursed’ sword. Because of this new power she now possesses, she has no choice but to participate on battlefields and ended up at a military school for boys and girls who are exceptional in combat. The school is known as ‘Nirvana’. In this school, she meets different people which she forges deeper bonds. -(Roughly translated from their official website.)
Princess Arthur (Nintendo Switch Port)
Scenario Writer: Yuma Katagiri
Illustrator: Yuuhi Higashi
Princess Arthur, originally was released as a PSP game and was localized by NTT Solmare back in 2016 in one of their Shall We Date mobile app games for the iOS and Android.
One king left this world. In this realm, where kings have traditionally been chosen by the Holy Sword, it came time to hold a new Choosing. Out of the many people who sought to draw the Sword, only one succeeded. The heroine, a peasant girl, is neither knight nor royalty. The heroine remains confused about everything, but the legendary wizard Merlin persuades her to take up the crown. She sets out to battle for the first time in her life. Tears are in her eyes, and she grips the Sword tightly in hand, still not knowing why it chose her. She learns what true love is. Even though the threads of fate twist around her, she holds love dear in her heart for one man. She takes up the Sword to cut a path for her beloved’s destiny. – (from NTT Solmare’s website)
The cast for “Temirana Koku no Tsuiteru Hime to Tsuitenai Kishi Dan” Revealed
Scenario Writer: Uta Amemiya
Story: Set in a country where one’s life is determined by the month in which one is born, the story revolves around a princess who possesses “strong luck” and a group of tragic knights.
Seiyuu Cast: Makoto Furukawa, Sho Nogami, Yusuke Kobayashi, Shuhei Sakaguchi, Kazutomi Yamamoto, and many others (?).
**This title was announced previously during this year’s Dessert de Otomate event held last February 2022.
Spade no Kuni no Alice ~Wonderful Black World~ (New Game)
Scenario Writer: Mio Nanase
Illustrator: Mamenosuke Fujimaru
This is Part 2 of the Spade no Kuni no Alice game. A continuation of the first game, (Alice in the Land of Spades: Wonderful White World), which was released in September 2021.
Shuuen no Virche -EpiC: lycoris- (New Game)
Scenario Writer: Satomi Nakayami
This title is the fandisc of Shuuen no Virche -ErroR:salvation-. The first game was also recently announced for localization by Aksys Games during this year’s Anime Expo event.
“9 R.I.P.” (New Game)
**This game was teased as a sort of ‘horror-ish’ otome game, involving characters from other worlds (ayakashi). Yuuya describes it as a “spine-crawling” encounter (背筋がぞくり とする出会い) type story. Not much has been revealed for this title other than this set of hot edible LIs!! 🥵🥵🥵
“My Swallows – Top Stars League” (New Game)
Story: A new professional baseball league is held, and a team is formed by newcomers who have been accepted by the Yakult baseball team through an audition, aiming to win the league championship. The main character is in charge of this team, and the story is about the heroine forming deeper bonds with the members of her baseball team.
Watch the trailer here.
“Haraichi Yuki Iwai x Daisuke Namikawa x Otomate Project”
This is a new collab project by Haraichi Yuki Iwai, Daisuke Namikawa (Stay Luck Agency) and Otomate. At this time, no information has been revealed yet as to what this “project” is.
**My guess would be a title featuring Stay Luck Agency’s new talents. Stay Luck Agency is a voice acting agency owned by Daisuke Namikawa.
Dessert de Otomate Event in February 2023.
Date: Sunday, February 5, 2023 (2 performances)
Venue: RaiBoC Hall Reibok Hall (Civic Hall Omiya)
Online Viewing: TBA
Another Dessert de Otomate Event will be held again next year. Performances and casts will be announced at a later date. According to their YT page, Otomate is planning to hold a fan-participation project corner, which will be created together with “Otomate fans”.
Collar x Malice Movie (Animated)
And last but not the least, Otomate has confirmed a Collar x Malice Animated movie that’s coming in the year 2023.
**It seems like this was the initially announced Collar x Malice anime adaptation back in 2019 but instead of a series, they’ve made it into a film.