Rose Guns Days

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Rose Guns Days
Rose Guns Days cover.jpg
The cover of Season 1, the first Rose Guns Days game released.
ローズガンズデイズ
(Rōzu Ganzu Deizu)
Genre Action, Alternate history
Game
Developer 07th Expansion
Publisher 07th Expansion
Genre Dōjin soft, Visual novel
Platform Windows, iOS, Android
Released Season 1 - August 11, 2012
Season 2 - December 31, 2012
Season 3 - August 10, 2013
Last Season - December 31, 2013
Manga
Written by Ryukishi07
Illustrated by Sōichirō, Nana Natsunishi, Yō Ōmura, Mitsunori Zaki
Published by Square Enix
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Gangan Joker, GFantasy, Gangan Online, Big Gangan
Original run September 2012 – ongoing
Volumes 8
Manga
Rose Guns Days Aishū no Cross Knife
Written by Ryukishi07
Illustrated by Yūji Takagi
Published by Square Enix
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Big Gangan
Original run December 25, 2012October 25, 2013
Volumes 2
Manga
Rose Guns Days Fukushū wa Ōgon no Kaori
Written by Ryukishi07
Illustrated by Mei Renjōji
Published by Kodansha
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Monthly Shōnen Sirius
Original run June 2013June 2014
Volumes 1
Portal icon Anime and Manga portal

Rose Guns Days (ローズガンズデイズ Rōzu Ganzu Deizu?) is a four-part Japanese dōjin visual novel series produced by 07th Expansion and playable on Windows PCs. The first game in the series, Season 1, was released on August 11, 2012, and the fourth game, Last Season, was released on December 31, 2013. There have been five manga adaptations based on Rose Guns Days published by Kodansha and Square Enix.

Gameplay[edit]

Average dialogue and narrative in Rose Guns Days depicting the main character Leo talking to Rose.

As a visual novel, the gameplay in Rose Guns Days is spent on reading the story's narrative and dialogue.[1] The text is accompanied by character sprites over background art made from altering real-world photographs. Throughout gameplay, the player encounters a quick time event minigame of a fist fight battle sequence that resembles a fighting game.[1] The outcome of these minigames does not influence the progression of the story, and the player even has the option to skip them. The minigame has two parts: attack and defense. After the player successfully attacks three times, the player can then perform an overkill attack whose power is determined by the choice of one of six cards. How well the player performs in the minigames determines the total score and emblems awarded, and as the score increases, so does the player's rank, which increases the difficulty of the minigames.[1]

Development and release[edit]

Rose Guns Days is 07th Expansion's fourth visual novel series. The scenario is written entirely by Ryukishi07, who also provides some of the character designs, which are divided between three additional artists: Jirō Suzuki, Sōichirō and Yaeko Ninagawa.[2] The music of Rose Guns Days is provided by various music artists including both professionals and dōjin artists including: Dai, Luck Ganriki, Rokugen Alice, M. Zakky and Pre-holder. The first game in the series, titled Season 1, was released on August 11, 2012[3] at Comiket 82 and is playable on Windows PCs. Season 2 was released on December 31, 2012[4] at Comiket 83. Season 3 was released on August 10, 2013 at Comiket 84. The fourth and final game in the series, Last Season, was released on December 31, 2013 at Comiket 85. A version of Season 1 playable on iOS devices was released on November 9, 2012,[1] followed by a version playable on Android devices released on December 13, 2012.[5]

Related media[edit]

Manga[edit]

A manga adaptation of Rose Guns Days Season 1, illustrated by Sōichirō, was serialized between the September 2012 and March 2014 issues of Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine.[6][7][8] Four tankōbon volumes for Season 1 were released between December 22, 2012 and April 22, 2014.[9][10] A manga adaptation of Rose Guns Days Season 2, illustrated by Nana Natsunishi, was serialized between the February 2013 and April 2014 issues of Square Enix's GFantasy magazine.[11][12] Three volumes for Season 2 were released between August 22, 2013 and April 22, 2014.[13][14] A manga adaptation of Rose Guns Days Season 3, illustrated by Yō Ōmura, began serialization in Square Enix's Gangan Online magazine on September 19, 2013. The first volume for Season 3 was released on April 22, 2014.[15] A manga adaptation of Rose Guns Days Last Season, illustrated by Mitsunori Zaki, began serialization in the May 2014 issue of Square Enix's Big Gangan magazine.[16]

A spin-off manga, titled Rose Guns Days Aishū no Cross Knife (Rose Guns Days 哀愁のクロスナイフ?) and illustrated by Yūji Takagi, was serialized in Big Gangan between December 25, 2012 and October 25, 2013.[17][18] Two volumes for Aishū no Cross Knife were released between August 22 and December 21, 2013.[19][20] A prologue manga, titled Rose Guns Days Fukushū wa Ōgon no Kaori (Rose Guns Days 復讐は黄金の香り?) and illustrated by Mei Renjōji, was serialized between the June 2013 and June 2014 issues of Kodansha's Monthly Shōnen Sirius magazine.[21][16] The first volume of Fukushū wa Ōgon no Kaori was released on November 8, 2013.[22]

Music[edit]

The opening theme to Rose Guns Days is "Ai wa Omerta" (愛はオメルタ?) by Rojak feat. Mayumi. A soundtrack titled Rose Guns Days Sound Tracks 1 was released on August 11, 2012,[23] and a soundtrack titled Rose Guns Days Sound Tracks 2 was released on December 30, 2012.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "無料版「RoseGunsDaysLite」と「RoseGunsDays-Season1」のiOS版が登場" [Rose Guns Days - Season 1 and the Free Version Rose Guns Days Lite Introduced as iOS Editions]. 4Gamer (in Japanese). Aetas. November 9, 2012. Retrieved November 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Staff & Link" (in Japanese). 07th Expansion. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Rose Guns Days Season 1" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Rose Guns Days Season 2" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved January 1, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Rose Guns Days" (in Japanese). Seams. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Ryukishi07's Rose Guns Days Game Gets Manga Adaptation". Anime News Network. August 22, 2012. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Rose Guns Days Season 1" (in Japanese). Square Enix. Retrieved March 12, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Inu X Boku SS, Rose Gun Days Season 1 Manga End in February". Anime News Network. January 21, 2014. Retrieved March 27, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Rose Guns Days Season 1 (1)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Rose Guns Days Season1(4)(完)" [Rose Guns Days Season 1 (4) (end)] (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Rose Guns Days Season 2" (in Japanese). Square Enix. Retrieved July 11, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Rose Gun Days Season 2 Manga to End on March 18". Anime News Network. February 19, 2014. Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Rose Guns Days Season 2 (1)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Rose Guns Days Season2(3)(完)" [Rose Guns Days Season 2 (3) (end)] (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Rose Guns Days Season 3 (1)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "Rose Gun Days Prologue Manga Ends, Last Season Manga Starts". Anime News Network. March 26, 2014. Retrieved March 27, 2014. 
  17. ^ "ビックガンガン2013 Vol.01 (2012.12.25発売号)" [Big Gangan 2013 Vol. 01 (Issue sold on December 25, 2012] (in Japanese). Square Enix. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  18. ^ "ビックガンガン2013 Vol.11 (2013.10.25発売号)" [Big Gangan 2013 Vol. 11 (Issue sold on October 25, 2013)] (in Japanese). Square Enix. Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  19. ^ "ROSE GUNS DAYS 哀愁のクロスナイフ (1)" [Rose Guns Days Aishū no Cross Knife (1)] (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  20. ^ "ROSE GUNS DAYS 哀愁のクロスナイフ (2)(完)" [Rose Guns Days Aishū no Cross Knife (2) (end)] (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Ryukishi07's Rose Guns Days Game Inspires Prologue Manga". Anime News Network. January 27, 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Rose Guns Days 復讐は黄金の香り(1)" [Rose Guns Days Fukushū wa Ōgon no Kaori (1)] (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Rose Guns Days Sound Tracks 1" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  24. ^ ローズガンズデイズ サウンドトラックス2特設サイト [Rose Guns Days Sound Tracks 2 official website] (in Japanese). I.L.U Studio. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 

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