Navel (company)

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Navel
Visual novel studio
Industry Computer games
Founded 2003
Headquarters Japan
Products Adult visual novels
Website project-navel.com

Navel (ネーブル Nēburu?) is a Japanese label of Omega Vision Inc. a publisher of bishōjo and eroge visual novel games. Its name is a reference to the navel orange.

History[edit]

Navel was formed by former staff of BasiL such as Aoi Nishimata, Ō Jackson, and Acchorike and made a hit with 2002 visual novel "Sore wa Maichiru Sakura no Youni" before they left in 2003 and formed Navel under company Omegavision, inc. which later Hiro Suzuhira joined. An official website was established as they promoted their first game "Shuffle!".

In January 30, 2006, their first game was released apparently made a big hit and ranked 3 at Getchu.com's sales ranking,[1] which was the born of the spin-offs.

As of February 23, 2007, Hiro Suzuhira left Navel due to her poor health,[2] with "Ne~ pon? Raipon!" as her last game with the company, and becomes a freelancer.

In March 25, 2009, Navel established their sister brand Lime which was announced in magazine PUSH!! issue May 2006, with their first game "Nostradamus ni Kiite Miro".[3]

In April 21, 2012, Navel's sister brand Lime established their child brand Lime Vert[4] with concept "pure love that weighted on adult scenes".[5] Their first game was ××× na Kanojo ga Inaka Seikatsu wo Mankitsu Suru Himitsu no Hōhō.

In October 26, 2012 Navel announced their 10th anniversary game "Tsuki ni Yorisō Otome no Sahō" with Hiro Suzuhira back as one of character designer. The game is planned to be a trilogy.

In November 30, 2013, they celebrated the 10th anniversary of their first game, "Shuffle!" along with establishments of their new child brand Navel HoneyBell and its first game "Sora Tobu Hitsuji to Manatsu no Hana".

Works[edit]

Visual Novels[edit]

By Navel[edit]

Collaboration between Navel and Lime[edit]

By Navel Honeybell[edit]

  • Sora Tobu Hitsuji to Manatsu no Hana: When Girls Wish Upon A Star. (April 25, 2014)
  • Magical ☆ Dears (November 27, 2015)

By Lime & Lime Vert[edit]

  • Nostradamus ni Kiite Miro (January 25, 2008)
  • Maximum Magic (March 26, 2010)
  • Peta Peta (April 30, 2010)
  • Love☆Kiss (August 26, 2011)
  • ××× na Kanojo ga Inaka Seikatsu wo Mankitsu Suru Himitsu no Hōhō (June 29, 2012)
  • Royal Duty/Flush (February 22, 2013)

Others[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Getchu.com PC館セールスランキング". Getchu.com. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Suzuhira Hiro Left Navel". Navel. Omegavision, inc. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  3. ^ From PUSH!! issue May 2006
  4. ^ from PUSH! issue June 2012
  5. ^ "コンセプト|『xxxな彼女が田舎生活を満喫するヒミツの方法』公式サイト". Lime vert. Omegavision, Inc. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 

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