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MangaGamer Launching West-First Japanese Visual Novel, Space Live

September 8th, 2017 – MangaGamer & Circus Launch Space Live,a Japanese Visual Novel Developed Primarily for the Western Market!Since their establishment in 2008, MangaGamer and its Japanese partners have set out to cultivate the Western Market for visual novels, and this year we’re seeing the next big step in that progress as Japanese developers start looking toward the western, English audience first before the domestic market. While some titles in these veins are still in development (such as minori‘s Trinoline and Supipara), today we’re witnesses to the launch of a new trend with the announcement of Circus’s Space Live: Advent of Net Idols coming to MangaGamer and Steam this September 29th!

“With each passing day the West is growing to be an important market for Visual Novels, and Japanese developers are taking notice,” John Pickett, PR Director of MangaGamer adds before discussing the origin of Space Live. While the game itself is a parody on internet browsers and idol competitions, it started when Circus, the Japanese developer of the Da Capo and Dal Segno series, approached MangaGamer with interest in developing a new title with the Western audience specifically in mind after seeing the growing reception for their products in the West. John also added, “It’s a sign our efforts to cultivate this market have paid off. This success wouldn’t be possible without the long-term support of fans that’s helped us prove the viability of this market. I know other companies in Japan will be keeping their eye on the success of this title as they consider whether or not to make the shift themselves.”

The Steam version will be available at launch on September 29th, but fans looking to show their support early can pre-order it now from MangaGamer.

Space Live
Over 200 years in the future, humanity has abandoned reality and chosen to upload themselves into Net Space, a digital, interconnected world, divided into several factions surrounding different idols who compete every four years to win followers to their side.There’s Macro Space’s Ai E, a hardworking, easily flustered girl trying to regain her lost position; Goggle Space’s G Chrome, a logical competitor using her wealth and data troves in a bid to secure the lead; Mosaic Space’s Higitsune, a haughty, elusive idol enjoying the competition itself; Ai Space’s Sarifa, an eloquent fashionista willing to bet it all; and Luna Space’s Tsukikage, a minor idol hoping to finally gain some recognition.

Space Live – Advent of the Net Idols
Manufacturer: Circus
Genre: Adventure
Price: $9.95
OS: Windows 7, 8, 10
Text Language: English
Age Rating: 15+
Release Date: September 29th, 2017

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