Yup, Mangagamers has announced that the question arcs of Higurashi will be released on December 15th, which will be a week from now for most of you. It will be priced at 36.95 euros (which I suppose is a pretty reasonable price), and with it will be a brand new all-ages section for Mangagamer (which hopefully will NOT go down the path of Hirameki International, purposely censoring games so that they can be for all ages). Of course, Bernkastel-sama is really happy, even though she’s being a bit tsundere about it. I will be cheering MG and watching from the sidelines, eagerly awaiting the release of the answer arcs (since it has already been released in Chinese). Although I have to say that this is a bit late, and when you’ve read the manga and watched the anime I feel like there’s less motivation to actually read through the thing.
Anyway, I’m more excited about the higurashi release than Soul Link, the other upcoming release from MG which was censored because of “underage” stuff again. I personally don’t think that that game was Suzuhira Hiro’s best work, so a few missing CGs don’t bother me. But hey, I probably won’t be playing it anyway. Let’s just say that I haven’t exactly heard raving reviews about the game, although one guy on erogamescape DID compare it to Ever17 in space with h-scenes, though he ended up giving it only 57 points, and there were a few others there who said the art’s the only good thing about it.
I guess I’ll just have to wait and see. Click here for the Mangagamer site.