LovePlus Now Has Its Own Production Department

By Ishaan . December 27, 2010 . 12:38pm


Tokimeki Memorial? Sure, lots people like it. It’s what you might call a “success.” LovePlus? That falls squarely into the “phenomenon” category, owing to being one of the more advanced dating-sims, and looking to get even more advanced in the years to come.


LovePlus mascots Rinko, Nene and Manaka are now a brand all of their own, and the franchise has taken off in such a big way that Konami’s entire dating-sim department is now named after it, titled “LovePlus Productions.”


LovePlus Productions have an official website that also lists Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side and Tongari Boushi as their products. Oh, that video above? That’s a LovePlus promotion Konami are doing with Halls in Japan.

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  • MarkMario

    Wow, that’s a bit creepy and cute at the same time.

  • They have yet to reach miku!! She is staring at all of us from the top

  • PrinceHeir

    is this a reminiscence of “Kojima Production” :D

    • jarrodand

      This is how Konami names their premier R&D groups now. There’s Kojima Productions, Powapuro (Power Pro) Productions, Bemani Productions, Winning Eleven Productions and now LovePlus Productions.

      I wonder if there’s any others? Igavania Productions? PLZ?

      • Testsubject909

        Castlevania is never really one of the best sellers they have.

        It’s beloved by the fans, but it doesn’t sell quite as well as some other games they have.

  • ChaosPaladinFayt

    This made the hairs in the back of my neck stand up.

  • Somehow, I think that publicity stunt worked too well for the series…

    • JustaGenericUser

      Publicity stunt?

      • You remember the guy that got “married” to his Love Plus game? That was a publicity stunt. Of course it cast the game in a negative light after that, but the simple fact is that it got much more attention than a game that would just get awards for breaking ground in it’s genre would. It’s the event that turned Love Plus from a “success” to a “phenomenon.”

  • I wonder if that guy was told to look bored to not upset Nene fans.
    Or maybe he was thinking of Rinko…

  • Testsubject909

    Told you guys when they sent out the “Boyfriend Lock” story.

    They made a whole production team based around “School, Romance and Communication”.

    Anyho…. Suddenly, Halls sales went skyrocketing in Japan for some unknown reason.

  • Aoshi00

    Nene-san is the perfect role for Minaguchi Yuko, or she’s perfect for Nene-san :) Again, most wanted 3DS launch game for me :)

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