Gothic wa Mahou Otome, otherwise known as Gomaotsu or Gothic Magic Maiden, is a free-to-play mobage shmup developed by CAVE and released in Japan. It is possible to play outside of Japan however, and the methods for acquiring the game are detailed in the Introduction of the guide. I apologize to iOS users, but I don't know how the account system works for iOS, so you'll have to find separate tutorials for creating a Japanese account if you need it.Link to the English guide. (Updated 3/21/17)
This guide uses hyperlinks within itself, which is not supported by Google Drive's reader! Follow these steps if you want a better and more dynamic read:For desktop
: Download this guide and drag it to a new tab on your browser or use a standalone reader (suggestion: Adobe Reader). Firefox's reader and standalone readers will take you to the exact line that is hyperlinked, while Google Chrome's reader will only take you to the top of the page.For mobile
: Use a standalone reader (suggestion: Adobe Acrobat Reader).
Our guide details every aspect of nearly every menu in the game, in English, with picture references. I hope that it's sufficient for new/interested players to be able to introduce themselves to the game easily, as well as help non-Japanese players of all sorts to clarify what ever menus or buttons may be a mystery to them due to not being able to read the text in the game. If you have any questions or need help with something, feel free to ask within this thread and I'll do my best to help you. There is also a multilingual Steam group for Mahou Otome, which is linked at the very bottom of the guide, that you can join to discuss the game or find other players to chat with.