10 February 2011 update: two more 18+ images added at official site!
A rather exciting 18+ PC BL game title to look forward to in 22nd April 2011.
Omerta ~Chinmoku no Okite~ オメルタ～沈黙の掟～ is the latest Boys Love game by Karin Entertainment whose last PC BL title was the deliciously gothic-horror themed Animamundi: Dark Alchemist アニマ・ムンディ 終わりなき闇の舞踏 Anima Mundi: Owarinaki Yami no Butou way back in 2004.
Omerta ~Chinmoku no Okite has been on my watch-list ever since I found out about it a few months back. We know how often BL games get canned or delayed but fortunately things went on smoothly. It is now up for preorder at the official site!
Omerta is defined as a code of silence practiced by the Mafia; a refusal to give evidence to the police about criminal activities. Set in future Japan. Film-noir theme. Modern Tokyo is now a dystopian immigrant city ruled by crime syndicates. Stirring passions between hot-blooded men entangled in hatred, love, betrayal and loyalty. They classified it under: Love and Revenge Hard BL Game (愛と復讐のハードBLゲーム) genre. We can expect violence, blood and gore amidst probably equally hard male x male loving. Like a cross between Togainu and Lucky Dog 1. Can’t wait! There’s both the Mafia and an Asian crime syndicate involved in the story… so are they also taking a cue from popular Finder series that has a cheongsam (qipao) donning crime boss who happens to have long hair too? The scenario writers are: 菜摘かんな/青芝隣/ハイボリューム.
As expected, the art is dark, stylish and edgy looking. Also, you get 8 handsome and manly characters to feast your eyes on! Yes, the main uke is masculine! I absolutely love manly ukes XD Some characters are reversible too. Meaning you can see them both as uke and seme! *licks lips* YUM~ XD~ Unless of course you are the shortest, shota-ish character who is destined to be uke to everybody until you grow to a decent seme-level height ^^;;;
Anyway, I love the pairing chart that the official site has put up. This chart shows the seme/uke relationships from the point of view of JJ, the main character. So if I intepret it correctly, if a character is listed as seme, it means he is a seme to JJ and so on. So our main character gets to top 3 guys in this game and is a bottom to 5 of the semes. I can’t wait to see all the CGs!!!
Character design by a relatively new artist 立石 涼 (Tateishi Ryo) who has done mostly BL novel illustration work since 2008. I checked out some of them which are on sale at Amazon Japan. The covers are pretty to look at but I think he/she really shined with Omerta. The art-style is like a cross between Onitsuka Seiji オニツカ セージ (Sweet Pool) and Takashina Yuu 高階佑, who is also one of my favourite BL novel illustrators/mangaka.
You can now order the First Press Luxurious Edition (sold out) directly from Karin Entertainment website (Japan only)
Price: 8,190 Yen (w/tax)
Release Date: 22 April 2011
Genre: Love and revenge hard boy’s love adventure
Official site: Link
However, I’ll wait and see if other web stores will come with exclusives and tokutens before placing my order. They are usually announced and finalised closer to the actual shipping date.
・JJ ……………… 城ヶ崎仁
・遠野 梓 (とおの あずさ) …… 金田亮
・橘 陽司 (たちばな ようじ) ……… 藍斗勇輝
・藤堂 庄一郎 (とうどう しょういちろう) …………… 星乃煌児
・霧生 礼司 (きりゅう れいじ) …………… 大石けいぞう
・瑠夏・ベリーニ (るか べにーに) …………… 平井達矢
・宇賀神 剣 (うがじん けん) …………… 紀之
・劉漸 (りゅうぜん) …………… 青島刃
JJ (CV：城ヶ崎仁) Rumoured to be Iida Toshinobu 饭田利信
Nickname: デスサイズ(死神) Death Scythe
Weapon: Old-type M16A2 Rifle, べレッタ M92F
Hide-out: Various places in the city. Currently in an abandoned apartment (I think)
Details: Protagonist of the story. Hired killer (hitman) with a reputation. Works for any organisation who hires him. Like an unrestrained lone wolf. Hates staying at the same place. Trusts no one. Puts his faith only in himself and money. Cold demeanor and mean-mouthed. Couldn’t-care-less type. Yet, he is charismatic and draws people to him.
遠野 梓 (とおの あずさ) Toono Azusa (CV: 金田亮) Rumoured to be Fujiwara Yuki 藤原祐規
Nickname: 鮮血の針 アイスピシク Ice Pick (lol~)
Weapon: デリンジャー, FN ブローニング M1910
Hide-out: Various places in the city. Staying with JJ now.
Details: Young man who is staying with JJ. Witnessed his parents’ murder. He tried to take revenge on JJ but was overpowered and raped by him instead. JJ doesn’t seem to want to get rid of the boy and they now stay together. While he continues to look for an opportunity to kill JJ, they now have a strange and unexplainable relationship.
橘 陽司 (たちばな ようじ) Tachibana Youji (CV: 藍斗勇輝) He first appeared in Hanakage. Still a mystery.
Nickname: 浪花のマシンガン Machine Gun of Naniwa (Old name for Osaka region)
Weapon: スコービオン, ワルサー P38
Hide-out: Various hotels in the city.
Details: A freelance hitman like JJ. Comparatively more relaxed and easy-going than JJ. Apart from their occupation, he is the complete opposite of JJ. He is generally not interested in the affairs of others but he cannot help feeling a closeness with JJ and will call out to him and even point his gun at him whenever there’s an opportunity. Unlike JJ, he finds Azusa a nuisance. (Uwaaa~ Kansai-ben! MOE~~~~~)
藤堂 庄一郎 (とうどう しょういちろう) Toudou Jyouichirou (CV: 星乃煌児) No idea who ^^;;;
Nickname: 教授 プロフェッサー Professor
Weapon: H&K, MP5
Hide-out: Mansion near the bar. 7th floor.
Details: Epilogue Bar owner. He can make people feel at ease with his presence. Information broker and weapons dealer. Middleman for the crime syndicates. If he doesn’t like you, you won’t be able to survive in the society. If you get on his good side, he can recommend you good jobs. There are numerous hitmen who sleep with him for jobs.
霧生 礼司 (きりゅう れいじ) Kiryuu Reiji (CV: 大石けいぞう) It’s manly uke-mode Kondo Takashi 近藤隆 :D I like!
Nickname: 地獄の猟犬 デスハウンド Death Hound
Hide-out: キングシーザー King Caesar HQ in Tokyo
Details: He owes his life to King Caesar’s boss, Ruka Belini. He is passionately loyal to him and is willing to give up his life anytime for him. He is incredibly straight and inflexible. He does not trust JJ because he is not part of their organisation. When JJ’s abilities are recognised by the boss, he begins to develop mixed feelings of envy and admiration towards him.
My seiyuu prediction: Hatano Wataru ^^ but Nojima Hirofumi would be nice too.
瑠夏・ベリーニ (るか べりーに) Ruka Belini (CV: 平井達矢) (Hirakawa Daisuke 平川大輔, his second caucasian BL game role . His first was in Vivid Color’s Hanakage 花陰 and he voiced Kichiku Megane in Spray’s 鬼畜眼鏡)
Nickname: 眠れる獅子 ナンナレオーネ Sleeping Lion
Nationality: Japan (Half Italian)
Weapon: ベレッタ M93R
Hide-out: キングシーザー King Caesar HQ in Tokyo
Details: He was one of the rowdy lads in the organisation in the past. He becomes more stable after taking over King Caesar as the boss. He treasures the bonds of the “family” greatly and is a traditional guy who takes over the position even though he feels he is not cut out for it. He has a hidden side where he is the type who does not leave anything to chance. Only a few in the family knows about this aspect of him.
My seiyuu prediction: Seems like a character Yasumoto Hiroki / Suwabe Junichi will sound perfect as.
宇賀神 剣 (うがじん けん) Ugajin Ken (CV: 紀之) Sugiyama Noriaki 杉山 紀彰 :D Britain in Hetalia! Tsundere-megane but I can’t remember his BL roles cos
I don’t think I liked his uke voice. I’m not sure how he sounds like now. Must go do my homework. he didn’t do any BL before this! :D
Nickname: 氷の処刑台 ノークライキラーNo Cry Killer
Hide-out: High floor mansion near the coastal area.
Details: Chinese crime syndicate, Dragon Head’s second-in-command below the boss, Ryuuzen. He is the secretary and conveys messages for Ryuuzen who does not show his presence often. To most of the subordinates, they take whatever Ugajin says as Ryuuzen’s orders. He exudes an exceptional presence and commands obedience from others. He wears a fitted suit and carries a white handkerchief (i.e. the obsessive compulsive megane clean freak lol~) when he is out. A tactician who hides his emotions well.
My seiyuu prediction: He pretty much screams “I will be voiced by Yusa Kouji!!” to me. Nobuo Tobita would be awesome too.
劉漸 (りゅうぜん) Ryuuzen/Liu Jien (CV: 青島刃) Narita Ken 成田剣 :O He does sound scary :-]
Nickname: 虐殺の帝王 キング・ジェノサイド King Genocide (scary~)
Nationality: China (Hong Kong)
Details: Boss of Chinese crime syndicate Dragon Head. Ambitious and uses all sorts of ways to expand his territory. Self-centered (Kichiku) and naturally cruel. He treats his subordinates as tools and pets at his pleasure. He does not show his face often and remains a mystery to most.
My seiyuu prediction: Hmm… I don’t know… :3
Tokuten info update 23 December 2010: http://omega.karin-e.jp/05_sp/02_tokuten.htm
Some product pages are not up yet.
1) Official Karin Store ~ http://www.karin-shop.com/?pid=24462190
Tokuten Drama CD 特典ドラマＣＤ 「ホオズキの実の結ぶ頃」
Featuring: 宇賀神剣 and 劉漸
2) Animate Japan ~ http://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/
Tokuten Drama CD 特典ドラマＣＤ 「Sushi職人は誰だ」
Featuring: JJ, 遠野梓, 橘陽司, 霧生礼司, 宇賀神剣, 劉漸
3) Messe oh http://www.messe.gr.jp/girls/view_item.php?item_id=GdHhJhJdjJG&category_id=7wP0s0ksxPx
Tokuten Drama CD 特典ドラマＣＤ 「幹部の赤提灯」
Featuring: 橘陽司, 霧生礼司, 宇賀神剣
4) Comicomi-Studio http://www.comicomi-studio.com/
Tokuten Drama CD 特典ドラマＣＤ 「海水浴でＧＯ！」
Featuring: JJ, 遠野梓, 橘陽司, 宇賀神剣
5) Seagull http://www.seagull-jp.com/boys.htm
Tokuten Drama CD 特典ドラマＣＤ 「ボランティア活動」
Featuring: JJ, 遠野 梓, 橘 陽司, 藤堂 庄一郎