Rance IX and X, Lilycle, and Luckydog1: Here Are MangaGamer’s Anime Expo Announcements

MangaGamer just announced an all-ages yuri visual novel, a steamy BL title, and two chapters of the Rance series at Anime Expo.

on July 8, 2018 2:53 AM

MangaGamer just hosted its traditional panel at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, with four reveals including content both for those who are interested to chaste visual novels, and for those who enjoy things a bit more spicy.

Let’s start with the innocent, with the all-ages yuri visual novel Lilycle Rainbow Stage!!! by Particle, coming soon to the publisher’s own portal.

“Yuno loves Tamaki’s smile, and wants to her witness her dreams coming true…. though having not seen much of Tamaki lately, Yuno’s been feeling somewhat down. She depends on Saeka a lot, and since the latter always comforts her in times of need, Yuno can feels as though she can talk about her problems without a care in the world.

Tamaki wishes with all her might that she could keep watching over Yuno, who’s always been number one in her heart… but the circumstances around her are changing, little by little. It’s not only one girl she has to keep watch over now, after all. Saeka has always been dependable and supportive, and Tamaki’s has begun to feel confused…

“Sigh… Looks like she always needs someone by her side too…”

Saeka still has a crush on Yuno, but has been enraptured by Tamaki’s aura, and finds that she can’t leave her alone. Recently, she’s been mulling over whether or not she wants to try and change the way she is…

As they chat, grow closer, become jealous, get embarrassed, and laugh…

The crisscrossing emotions of these three girls allow this warm yet slightly bitter story to unfold…”

You can check out the opening cutscene below.

The chaste part of the announcements did not last long, as we move to everyone’s favorite (and insufferable) pervy knight. We’re getting not one, but two Rance games from Alicesoft (with no release windows disclosed for now).

Rance IX – The Helmanian Revolution kicks the dance off.

“The oldest nation to still exist on the Continent is the militant Helmanian Empire. A country with a long history, and once the most powerful nation in the world, Helman has experienced years of decay under a corrupt regime. A civil war, an invasion by a neighboring power, or perhaps both could happen at any moment. Amidst fears of such turmoil by no small portion of the population, a man who was once exiled from Helman rises to action.

Years prior, Prince Patton Misnarge fought to prove his worth by invading another country, but failed and disappeared from the public eye. Swearing to take his country back, Patton trained and returned a strong and admirable man. He sought to make use of the peerless champion he met on his journeys to fight to revolutionize Helman. Yes, the key to his plan was to get the assistance of the strongest and most brutal warrior, Rance.”

Check out a teaser below.

If that’s not enough Rance for you, we’re also getting Rance X – Showdown. 

“Humans and monsters shared the Continent in a delicate balance for over a thousand years, but it all came crashing down.

The most powerful fiend, Kayblis, seized power over the Monster Realm and led a colossal army on an invasion of the Human Realm. Unable to stop quarreling amongst themselves, the human nations were trampled.

Two weeks after the war began, the death toll for humanity reached approximately 12,000,000.

Yet mankind still couldn’t unite, and the turmoil between the world’s leaders continued. Just as the demise of humanity, the worst case scenario, weighed heavy on everyone’s minds…

“Everyone should just work for me. I’ll crush that Monster Army no problem.”

It was Rance, back from an adventure with his companion, Sill.

There was an uproar among the world leaders:

The Kingdom of Leazas’s Queen, Lia Parapara Leazas.
The Kingdom of Zeth’s Viceroy, Magic the Gandhi.
The Republic of Helman’s President, Sheila Helman.
The Free City Alliance’s Representative, Copandon Dot.
The eastern island of Nippon’s Lord, Kou Oda.
The world’s largest religion, Alicism’s Pope, Crook Mofus.

…And they were also Rance’s women, so they all agreed. Rance became humanity’s supreme leader, and their final hope.

Over 6000 years a minuscule creature called Kayblis fought and slaughtered his way to the very top of the Monster Realm. A conceited man named Rance, who declares all woman to be his, lived a carefree life and found his way to the top of the Human Realm. Both men put the survival of their entire race on the line in an inescapable struggle to the death.”

And here is the teaser for your perusal:

Lastly, if you’re into boys loving boys, MangaGamer announced Luckydog1 by indie developer Tennenouji.

“It all starts with the slam of a prison door. Four captains from the same Mafia family, the CR:5, are taken out in one fell swoop and left to rot behind bars.

Lucky for them, our hero’s already there.

Gian’s just a run-of-the-mill wiseguy, passing his time doing petty jobs for the family when he’s on the outside and living the lazy life when he’s in the slammer. But those easy days come to an end when he gets word from the boss: if he can break the captains out, Gian will earn a spot at the top of the hierarchy.

Can he pull off a job this big, or is it more than even Gian’s fabled good luck can manage?”

You can enjoy the opening cutscene below.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.