AnimeNYC Announcements + 2021 Licensing Survey Results!

A big thank you to everyone who was able to attend our AnimeNYC panel today! If you couldn’t make it, here’s a rundown of everything we announced!

Survey Results

First up, we announced the results of our annual licensing survey! Better late than never, right? Let’s start off with the top 20 licensing suggestions:

  1. Rose Guns Days
  2. Higanbana no Saku Yoru Ni
  3. TRianThology
  4. Yoshiwara Higanbana
  5. Kara no Shoujo 3 NEW
  6. Rance Series
  7. UUUltraC NEW
  8. Club Suicide NEW
  9. Dohna Dohna NEW
  10. Sakura no Uta
  11. Jooubachi no Oubou
  12. Soukou Akki Muramasa
  13. White Album 2
  14. Les Grande Odalisque NEW
  15. Fate/stay Night
  16. Lkyt NEW
  17. Zettai Kaikyuu Gakuen NEW
  18. Chou no Doku Hana no Kusari NEW
  19. Fraternite NEW
  20. Shingakkou ~Noli Me Tangere~ NEW

On to some basic demographics––it’s been pretty consistent with previous years:

Perhaps unsurprisingly, most common non-English spoken language among survey respondents was Japanese, followed closely by Spanish:

Steam continues to be a strong preference for purchasing VNs:

Also fairly consistent with previous years, survey respondents don’t have strong preferences for either voice acting or adult content except if content is cut from a later release:

And last but not least, while survey respondents weren’t terribly concerned about the gender of a game’s protagonist matching their preference they did have stronger feelings about the genders of a game’s love interests:

License Announcements

And on to new license announcements!

Their first announcement of the night was the second title in MOONSTONE’s Uchikano series – Uchikano – Living With My Sister!

Upon finally settling into the monotony of his daily nine to five, Keisuke’s bachelor cave existence is suddenly interrupted by the appearance of his little sister Riho, declaring that she was moving in. Apparently, their parents were dealing with a particularly aggressive stomach virus, and with Riho cramming for her entrance exams, Keisuke’s apartment was the only place left where she could study in peace. Now, out of their parents’ watchful gaze, walls begin to come down as Keisuke starts to understand just what “a little sister’s blessing” means to him.

Next from ADELTA, creators of Hashihime of the Old Book Town, comes a brand new Boy’s Love pro-wrestling kaiju drama set in the 1970s – UUUltraC!

A golden era of artists, actors, and heroes is shaken to its core when kaiju straight out of black & white cinema attack Japan! One couple falls victim to the attacks and must face the reality of the kaiju’s infectious nature turning others into more kaiju and join the fight for acceptance. One couple must deal with the strain and stress of fighting the kaiju and defending the people as the superhero team, Icarus Rangers. And one couple must struggle with their complex relationships with both sides of the kaiju versus hero battles. 

With kaiju, heroes, robots, and more abound, you won’t want to miss this homage to classic tokusatsu and its deep exploration of identity and one’s place in the world!

Lastly, from 3rd Eye of Sorcery Jokers fame, comes a brand new HD, battle-action tale set in a regressive future society full of superpowers – The Pillagers of Raillore!

With the emergence of superpowers known as Dunamis in nearly every member of society, the future looks very different a century from now. Governments and nations have faded, making way for self-sufficient, almost medieval communes like the city of Raillore scattered throughout greenlands amid the ruined wastelands of former metropolises. 

Yet trouble lurks, even amongst this new order, as an all-new class of superpower begins to emerge among a small few labelled Errors. While the Regulatory Corps attempts to maintain order and quell fears of these new powers by securing and “treating” Errors to eliminate the new powers, there are still others who refuse to comply and face the complete memory loss inflicted by such treatment.

Explore both sides of this action-packed adventure from the perspectives of two protagonists with the power of Pillaging – the power to temporarily take something from others.

And that about wraps it up! As always, you can keep up with our announcements here or on our Announcements & Convention Schedule page!

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