MangaGamer.com Acquires Shuffle! Romance Visual Novel

Adult game inspired 2 television anime series, several novels & manga volumes.

The MangaGamer.com company has announced at the Anime Expo convention in Los Angeles this weekend that it has licensed the English-translation rights to NAVEL‘s Shuffle! adult romance visual novel for personal computers. MangaGamer.com plans to release the software as a download on its website this summer. It also plans to release other NAVEL titles, but has not announced which ones.

The game series inspired two television anime series, as well as several novel and manga volumes. Funimation licensed and released the first Shuffle! anime series in North America in 2008.

MangaGamer.com also confirmed its tentative plan to release the first four chapters of the Higurashi: When They Cry (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni) suspense horror visual novel franchise at the end of October, followed by the next four chapters about two months later. Like Shuffle!, Higurashi: When They Cry will be available as a download from MangaGamer.com’s website.

Source: AnimeNewsNetwork

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MangaGamer.com Acquires Higurashi: When They Cry Visual Novels

First part of game series planned for English release at end of October.

The MangaGamer.com company has announced at the Anime Expo convention in Los Angeles this weekend that it has licensed the rights to translate 07th Expansion‘s Higurashi: When They Cry (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni) suspense horror visual novel franchise. According to the company, the license includes the first eight personal computer games, which 07th Expansion calls “sound novels.” MangaGamer.com plans to release the first part of the series at the end of October, followed by next one about two months later.

The game series inspired two television anime series, several video anime projects, two live-action films, and manga adaptations by several artists. Funimation has taken over North American distribution of the first Higurashi television series from Geneon Entertainment, but no announcement has been made yet of future Higurashi anime licenses in the region. Yen Press publishes one of the manga adaptations in North America.

Source: MangaGamer.com & AnimeNewsNetwork