The English release of the acclaimed Nitro+CHiRAL BL (Boys’ Love) visual novel sweet pool is now available for pre-order! Pre-order your copy now to support this provocative, atmospheric horror story that is certain to linger in your memory long after you play it!

sweet pool is the first release from BL game publisher JAST BLUE, and marks the first time a game by famed Japanese BL game developer Nitro+CHiRAL is officially available in English. Excitement has been running high ever since JAST BLUE announced it would be offering official releases of Nitro+CHiRAL’s unsettling, intoxicating BL visual novels, starting with the steamy, haunting sweet pool.

Sweet pool Youji Screenshot

sweet pool first released in Japan 10 years ago. Since then, the game has been much cherished by our fans, and we are truly honored to see it localized in time for its 10th anniversary. To all our fans out there in the West, we hope you will soon discover what makes sweet pool so special in our hearts. – Nitro+CHiRAL

sweet pool is a horror visual novel with strong ties to the fan-favorite Saya no Uta ~ The Song of Saya, released in English by JAST USA in 2013. Saya no Uta auteur Urobuchi Gen (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero) served as a consultant for sweet pool, and the games share an atmosphere of blood-soaked eroticism and strange carnality. sweet pool’s English translation was also edited by Makoto, esteemed translator of Saya no Uta ~ The Song of Saya. Even if you’ve never played a BL game before, don’t let that dissuade you from experiencing this horror masterpiece!

Sweet pool Youji Screenshot 2

sweet pool translator Molly Lee is highly respected among fans and has done extensive work for niche visual novels such as Kimi to Kanojo to Kanojo no KoiFashioning Little Miss Lonesome, the light novel series Kokoro Connect, and the horror visual novel Neighbor. She is also bringing her expertise to the upcoming Nitro+CHiRAL release from JAST BLUE, Lamento -BEYOND THE VOID-!

sweet pool is a wild ride and an absolute masterclass in gripping horror marbled with poignant character moments. If you’re looking to dip your toe into Boys’ Love as a genre, I encourage you to take the plunge with this one. – Molly Lee, Translator

Choose from two different purchase options, including the digital edition, physical edition, and an additional no-holds-barred premium fan collection of swag for all you collectors out there! Read on for all the juicy details:

Digital edition: Experience the game in all its uncensored glory in the 18+ edition, available for purchase from the JAST Blue website, or grab the all-ages version from Steam!

Physical edition: The uncensored version is also available in a physical edition featuring sweet pool on DVD, a two-CD soundtrack, five illustrated cards, a Steam key, and a JAST USA download key.

Premium Fan Collection: Show your love for Nitro+CHiRAL with the ultimate swag pack! The special edition includes an art book, an exclusive tote bag, 4 acrylic figures + 4 backdrops, an exclusive t-shirt, a 10-piece can badge set, 5 A4-sized clear file folders, and 5 postcards.

Sweet pool Premium fan collection

The English release of sweet pool represents a huge milestone for the visual novel localization industry. It’s clear that the market is large enough to support ambitiously avant-garde, offbeat titles that cater to niche audiences such as sweet pool. If you’re a BL fan or have been looking to jump into this fascinating, erotic genre, sweet pool has links to the growing subgenre of omegaverse fiction and explores some of our deepest, darkest desires.

Purchasing sweet pool from JAST Blue is the only way to directly support developer Nitro+CHiRAL and the team behind this horror masterpiece. Support the localization of BL visual novels by pre-ordering your copy of sweet pool today! You can pre-order the 18+ physical limited edition here and the premium fan collection here. sweet pool is scheduled to be released on 19 December 2018.

This is a cross-post from the JAST BLUE blog.

About the author

Anne Lee

Japanese to English translator, certified BL expert (with the PhD to prove it!), and witch behind Chic-Pixel.com.