I sent an email to Idea Factory International today to thank them for releasing Amnesia Memories for us. I also let them know I run a wordpress among a community of dedicated fans who love these games so much, we even import them. Despite the language barrier, we still support these games and sometimes even go so far as to learn another language to play these games. Some have even discovered otoges by learning Japanese.
I listed the most commonly asked for otome games. At least, the ones I could find. I didn’t expect them to reply so quickly and so kindly.
Here’s some of my email to them:
I wanted to thank you for licensing Amnesia Memories for the Vita. I am
among one of many otome game fans and have resorted to importing Vita games
to play them. I am very excited to see the influx of otome games coming from
you and Aksys Games. I purchased Amnesia Memories the moment it released on
the PSN and I really hope that this means there will be future titles to
look foward to.
I run a wordpress https://leafydream.wordpress.com/ where I am one among
several otome game fans who import the Japanese games and play them.
I’ve noticed a trend in games that are asked for and thought you would find
this information useful if you have future plans for other releases helpful.
I apologize if this is not new or doesn’t help.
Ken Ga Kimi-would work well for Hakuoki fans Shinobi Koi Utsutsu-would do
well for Hakouki fans except this is lighthearted Hakuoki SSL Trigger Kiss
Binary Star Diabolik Lovers-this game has abusive relationships and I really
would not want to play this.
Beast Master and Prince Flower and Snow
I DOLL U
Uta No Prince Sama
Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Story 3ds
Thank you for your time!
A devoted otome game fan
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I could get into trouble, I wanted you know they confirmed that while they don’t have any future plans for releases, they were very excited to hear people were happy with Amneisa. They were also excited to see this list and said they would consider it. They also mentioned if they heard from more people who enjoyed otome games and common titles were asked for, they might consider it.
If you truly want more otome games to come out in English, you NEED to let these companies know. You don’t need to be a good writer, or send them a professional sounding email. They just want to know their hard work, time, and money is worth it. If they know people want these games, we WILL see more released in English.
Let them know!