I just heard from an otome-fan on Twitter that the new Hakuoki Kyoto Winds otome by Idea Factory and Otomate will include <3 Sannan-san<3 (Sannan Keisuke) as an obtainable character along with Shinpachi, Yamazaki and three new characters! Coming in 2017.
I love this series, despite the MC being annoyingly cliche. The characters develop well, the art is amazing and the voice actors are on point. Now, if you've read by bio, I mentioned having written fan-fic about a series which started me down this path of otome novels. That fan-fic was a rewrite of Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom which focused on my obsession at the time of Saito and more importantly, Sannan-san. I love his character, from the design, to the voice to the semi-tragic hero that he is. A few attributes of the fan-fic that I wrote about Sannan-san was later embellished into the character San An from my series, Polaris. Hence also the name similarity.
I didn't think Sannan would ever be an obtainable character from Hakuoki but I should have known for money, Idea Factory and Otomate are willing to go the lengths. Thank you for that. Am I being sarcastic? A little only because the game is available on Vita. I have a PSP, darn it! Be nice if I had a rich uncle.
As much as I've come to love Sannan Keisuke, I might have to pass on this game for now until Vita becomes dirt cheap or when maybe they make a VR version and I can see the hotties in life-size. That, I will shell out big bucks for! Until then, I'll be looking for some nice vids on YouTube of other people playing his routes.
If you've played the Hakuoki series, who is your favorite?