Last night MangaGamer released their second Da Capo title with one of the many Da Capo spin-offs, Circus’s Da Capo Innocent Finale. This all ages title focuses on Kotori, one of the girls in the original game and the sole heroine of this game. The game is being sold on MangaGamer’s all ages site for 19.95 euros, or approximately 27 US dollars at the time of writing this article. This release is a PC port of the original PlayStation 2 release of Da Capo Innocent Finale.
Da Capo Innocent Finale is part of Circus’s very large and ever-expanding Da Capo franchise. So far there have been four anime series along with OVAs and specials, numerous manga titles, and almost a dozen games since the original game was released in Japan in 2002. This particular title was originally released in Japan in April 2009 for the PlayStation 2. Since then, an eroge version of this game was release this past April with the name Kotori Love Ex P, however this MangaGamer release is based on the original PlayStation 2 version of the game.
Da Capo Innocent Finale focuses on Kotori as the sole heroine, a pure-hearted girl from the original story. She happens to be in love with the protagonist Asakura Jun’ichi as this tale begins and is determined to confess to him at the school beauty pageant. Kotori’s largest rival in this tale is Asakura Nemu, a heroine from the original game and Jun’ichi’s adopted sister.
In anticipation of the release, the MangaGamer staff blog ran numerous “testing corner” articles. These articles had a number of comments from people who worked on testing Da Capo Innocent Finale. These articles include their experiences testing the game, along with some comments on what they thought about the title and a brief description of the game. A total of 6 of these articles were posted on the MangaGamer staff blog.
MangaGamer released the original Da Capo at the end of 2008, but quickly pulled it because it was not suppose to be released until an additional quality check was complete. The final version, with numerous revisions, saw a release about a month later in January 2009. MangaGamer is now hard at work finishing up their translation of Da Capo II, with their current goal being to get it out for this Christmas.