Visual Art’s, the company responsible for publishing all of the I’ve Girls Compilation albums and Comiket exclusives in the past, recently announced that for Comiket 73 this December 29th they will be releasing “I’ve MANIA Tracks Vol. 1”, the beginning of a new proposed compilation series that may or may not all be live recordings (the cover shows a ticket stub, but all the description mentions is that these tracks are ‘rare’), as well as a DVD of the SHORT CIRCUIT II Premium Show IN TOKYO I had mentioned so many posts ago.
Also, the upcoming PS2 game Kimi ga Aruji de Shitsuji ga Ore de ~Oshie Nitsuki~ (君が主で執事が俺で ～お仕え日記～) from first-time game developers Minato Station (みなとすてーしょん) is to feature a new song from KOTOKO as its opening theme. Credits aside from vocalist currently unknown, but the song’s called “Joushiki! Battler Koushinkyoku” (常識！バトラー行進曲) and it would appear that its first official release will be as part of a gigantic preorder package for the game that includes not only the opening theme’s maxi-single, but a drama CD and presumably a background music disc as well. I’m admittedly none too experienced in the ways of how exactly these types of things work out, but information on the game’s website leads me to believe that you can only get the pre-order set if you order the game by December 6th. The super special edition of the game costs a whopping 9,240 yen, however, so even if it was an option for most of us I somehow doubt anyone reading this would be too inclined to take the plunge and buy this sucker. Finally, while the pre-order thingy is going on sometime in December, the game itself comes out in Japan on March 27, 2008.
(Note: I use the ‘eroge’ tag even for games which technically have no ‘ero’ content – there just aren’t enough of the ‘clean’ games out there to warrant use of a separate category, and I’d rather stick with the eroge category than change it to the generic ‘game’ or something gag-inducing like, say, ‘love sim’.)