After 3 years in the making, JAST USA is finally ready to release Eternal-Will's popular adult visual novel RPG Yumina the Ethereal
. This will be the highest profile ecchi RPG to ever be officially released in English. It's highly rated on both VNDB (8.3/10; #5 ranked in untranslated RPGs) and Erogamescape (80/100), and is particularly praised for its strong gameplay melded with moe romantic comedy and sci-fi themes. The game was developed by members of the same team that worked on the popular titles Aselia the Eternal
(released) and Seinarukana
(also being worked on by JAST).Recommended audience
Are you a fan of the Agarest War
or Ar tonelico
series? Looking for something a little more story-focused than Agarest War
? Or perhaps more...ecchi? This may be the game for you!Synopsis
"The Student Council Election is your only hope. Fight, win, and change your destiny!"Free trial
Midorishita Yumina is a junior at the prestigious Jinbu Academy. Far from being a model student, Yumina skirts the precarious line between barely passing and failing hard. One day, a young man named Akashima Ayumu transfers into her class. Ayumu claims to have been sent by his father, an eccentric and possibly delusional man who ordered Ayumu to find and protect Yumina, whom he believes will one day save the universe.
Ayumu and Yumina are at odds from the moment they first meet. They bicker endlessly, day after day, until finally Yumina goes too far and starts a fight just before a critical test. Her failure dooms her to repeat the year.
But just when it seems all hope is lost, a mysterious girl named Kurokawa Kirara appears and invites Yumina to run for Student Council President.
According to Kirara, whoever wins an Election War and becomes President will have the power to change any school rule he or she likes. Realizing that this is her only hope of becoming a senior, Yumina agrees to join the race, and drags Ayumu along for the ride!
Thus begins an epic tale of love and friendship in which youthful passions run high and debates shake the foundation of the heavens.
Who will emerge victorious!?
JAST has released a playable demo
which includes the entire first chapter of the game, including story segments and combat.Release date and availabilityYumina the Ethereal
is scheduled for August 30 release (discs are currently being pressed), and is available through JAST, J-List, and RightStuf
in hard copy or downloadable format for PC.School-life OPSci-fi OPOfficial siteGameplay overviewCombat tutorialFree trial
(includes the entire first chapter of the game)VNDBUser review