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Old 2010-08-22, 04:07
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Originally Posted by Cosign View Post
Do you think that female consumers in the US are ready for otome games?

That's a genre that attracts a lot of attention in Japan, so I am interested in knowing how it would do in the US. I'm interested in the market. Nippon Ichi did venture into that genre in Japan with Broccoli, but not in the US. It all depends on NISA, so you might want to ask them. (Souhei Niikawa, president of NIS)
Not really, because there aren't really any viable titles that would make solid hits - Hakuouki and the rest of Otomate's catalogue sell mostly on art alone with plotlines as thin as ditchwater, Koei's Neoromance franchise would cost a fortune to license, while other properties are barely known over here save for some 18+ titles (Under The Moon, Tsuki no Hikari Taiyou no Kage).

But if they really wanted to, Broccoli's Uta no Prince-sama isn't a bad choice - at least it's got a boatload of famous seiyuu and a good artist on board, that'd help in getting attention.