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Hi everybody! I've got another post for you: "Visual Novel Translation Status (06/04/2016)," by Tay just went up on the blog! You should definitely check it out.

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(June 04, 2016) Our weekly update of visual novel translation project updates. Includes fan translation and work by JAST, Mangagamer, and Sekai Project
This week's header image comes from one of this week's releases: Clannad Side Stories (VisualArts/Key) which you can grab on Steam here. The other release this week is a NSFW release by MangaGamer: My Boss' Wife is My Ex! which you can pick up right here. When was the last time you ate a pretzel ...
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Hi everybody! I've got another post for you: "Anime Expo 2016 Recap," by Decay just went up on the blog! You should definitely check it out.

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Hey all, it’s been a wild weekend for VNs at this year’s AX. All three of the major VN publishers had announcements, and even the smaller newcomers managed to get in on the action. This year has something for everyone, with a huge breadth of genres announced. Without further ado, le...
Hey all, it's been a wild weekend for VNs at this year's AX. All three of the major VN publishers had announcements, and even the smaller newcomers managed to get in on the action. This year has something for everyone, with a huge breadth of genres announced. Without further ado, let's get into ...
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FuwaZette -Chan
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Hi everybody! I've got another post for you: "Visual Novel Translation Status (06/25/2016)," by Tay just went up on the blog! You should definitely check it out.

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(June 25, 2016) Our weekly update of visual novel translation project updates. Includes fan translation and work by JAST, Mangagamer, and Sekai Project.
This week's header image comes from our FIVE releases: (left to right) Majikoi A (1 + 2) (Patch); My Little Kitties (Steam); Labyrinth of Grisaia (Steam); ChuSingura 46+1 (Steam); and The Orchard of Stray Sheep (Steam). There are but two things you must know before you read on: 1) Decay is a ...
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Hi everybody! I've got another post for you: "Visual Novel Translation Status (06/18/2016)," by Decay just went up on the blog! You should definitely check it out.

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(June 18, 2016) Our weekly update of visual novel translation project updates. Includes fan translation and work by JAST, Mangagamer, and Sekai Project.
This week's header image comes from Kyoto Colorful Days, which released just this week and is available on Steam here. As usual with me, I suck at photoshop, so excuse the lack of fanciness. Remember the days when four releases in a week was some crazy rare event that we celebrated and Tay went ...
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Hi everybody! I've got another post for you: "The Men of Yoshiwara: Ohgiya," by kumayu just went up on the Reviews Hub! You should definitely check it out.

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The Men of Yoshiwara: Ohgiya is the second installment in the Gyakuten Yoshiwara series, the first game being The Men of Yoshiwara: Kikuya. Different from it’s predecessor, Ohgiya introduces a new cast of characters and a new protagonist, instead of being a continuation of Kikuya. This ...
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Hi everybody! I've got another post for you: "Ozmafia," by Tyrael just went up on the Reviews Hub! You should definitely check it out.

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When it comes to VNs, Otome stories are a bit of a different breed. While they are fundamentally just another eroge, they tend to have a bit of a negative stigma attached to them. This is because, for some reason, Otome VNs usually tend to have a rather unlikeable protagonist. They are...
SummaryPros: + Colorful and likable cast of side characters + Wonderful art and sound design + Fantastic backstory culminating in a very satisfying 'grand ending' + The game isn't afraid to explore the darker sides of the society Cons: - Fuka is a very frustrating protagonist - A few tasteless scenes, including some that border on rape - Fullscreen mode is very blurry, forcing you to use the regular (small) mode - Love triangles in the three 'mai...
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FuwaZette -Chan
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Hi everybody! I've got another post for you: "Visual Novel Translation Status (05/28/2016)," by Tay just went up on the blog! You should definitely check it out.

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(May 28, 2016) Our weekly update of visual novel translation project updates. Includes fan translation and work by JAST, Mangagamer, and Sekai Project
This week's header image comes from Homeless School Girl, the fan TL patch of which was released this week (get it here). Decay has, once again, proven his heroics: in addition to doing almost all of the tables for this week's VNTS post, he's spent a lot (lot!) of time working on a very special ...
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FuwaZette -Chan
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Hi everybody! I've got another post for you: "Visual Novel Translation Status (05/21/2016)," by Tay just went up on the blog! You should definitely check it out.

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(May 21, 2016) Our weekly update of visual novel translation project updates. Includes fan translation and work by JAST, Mangagamer, and Sekai Project
Visual Novel Translation Status (05/21/2016). 1 min ago. by Tay · Add Comment. VNTS Header 05/21/2016. Written by Tay. This week's header image comes from this week's singular release: The Leisure of Grisaia (Front Wing). Get it on Steam for 20% off (sale ends Tuesday) ...
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Hi everybody! I've got another post for you: "Gahkthun of the Golden Lightning," by Kaguya just went up on the Reviews Hub! You should definitely check it out.

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Ourai no Gahkthun is the 6th game of Liarsoft’s beloved steampunk series, released back in 2012 and localized in December of last year. For those unaware of it, the series consists of games happening in the same universe, around the same time, give or take a decade or two. And that...
SummaryPros: + The game has good art, good music and a good prose Cons: - Unpolished characters with little direction and unbelieavable motivations - Weak story - The game's structure works against it
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Hi everybody! I've got another post for you: "Root Double Before Crime * After Days Xtend Edition," by Decay just went up on the Reviews Hub! You should definitely check it out.

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Root Double isn’t a visual novel we’ve heard a lot about before its early 2016 Kickstarter campaign, but it was quietly among the highest-rated VNs within the community. Directed by Nakazawa Takumi, one of the minds behind the Infinity series including Ever17, Root Double offers the ...
SummaryPros: + Suspenseful story that will keep you glued to the screen. + Endearing characters with a surprising amount of backstory. + The game extends far beyond its survival premise and tackles some complex themes. Cons: - The handling of the aforementioned themes completely lacks any subtlety and leaves little to interpretation. - Occasional uneven pacing, especially towards the end of the game. - While the mysteries were good, the revelatio...
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FuwaZette -Chan
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Hi everybody! I've got another post for you: "Visual Novel Translation Status 07/09/2016," by Decay just went up on the blog! You should definitely check it out.

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(July 09, 2016) Our weekly update of visual novel translation project updates. Includes fan translation and work by JAST, Mangagamer, and Sekai Project.
This week's header image comes from this week's three releases, with Diviner Knight Towako on the left (patch here, buy it here, nsfw), Nurse Love Addiction in the middle (buy it here), and Umineko When They Cry on the right (buy it here). Hello everyone! This week we have a special little treat ...
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Hi everybody! I've got another post for you: "VA-11 HALL-A," by Palas just went up on the Reviews Hub! You should definitely check it out.

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Whenever we think of dystopias, we picture gloomy locales, stages for failed systems in which either a bigoted elite exploits the oppressed majority or everything has gone utterly wrong for absolutely everyone. People are often portrayed as constantly sad, in fear, and on edge. There is...
SummaryPros: + Soothing atmosphere + Amazing music + Fantastic characters Cons: - Menu can be clunky
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Hi everybody! I've got another post for you: "Higurashi When They Cry - Ch. 1 Onikakushi," by Palas just went up on the Reviews Hub! You should definitely check it out.

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The Higurashi: When They Cry series has claimed worldwide fame since the visual novel was released in 2002, receiving adaptations to anime, manga and live-action installments, besides remastered versions for console and portable devices. In 2015, MangaGamer brought it to Steam with Chapter 1, ...
SummaryPros: + How can a mystery story that requires so much suspension of disbelief be so engaging? + Great characters Cons: - How can such an engaging mystery story require so much suspension of disbelief? - Not the richest presentation
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Hi everybody! I've got another post for you: "Rose Guns Days," by Kaguya just went up on the Reviews Hub! You should definitely check it out.

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“1947, in a criminal underground. Bodyguards wanted.”

Rose Guns Days is the fourth series published by 07th expansion, best know for the “When They Cry” series, with the first season being put up for sale in 2012 and the last being released in 2014. As with all other...
SummaryPros: + Exquisite, masterful use of the setting and themes of the story + Stellar character development and plot + Very good and well-used OST Cons: - Poor use of the gameplay in the first season - Slightly lackluster artwork for minor characters
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Hi everybody! I've got another post for you: "A Little Lily Princess," by Valmore just went up on the Reviews Hub! You should definitely check it out.

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Every so often, an individual will take a piece of work that they loved, and either expand upon it or retell it in a fashion they see inside their head. Such would seem to be the case with the recently released visual novel, A Little Lily Princess. Developed under the Hanabira name of Hanako ...
SummaryPros: + Intelligent and charming retelling of a classic story. + Excellent musical score and art. + An overall exceptionally put-together game. Cons: - Some may find the weekly planning tedious or frustrating. - Some may object to the added romance, or the lack thereof where it is added.
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Hi everybody! I've got another post for you: "On Ne no Kami, Crowdfunding, and More - An Interview with Sekai Project," by Decay just went up on the blog! You should definitely check it out.

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Sekai Project is nothing if not controversial. From their use of crowdfunding to the way they handle 18+ releases, they’ve come under fire for many of the ways they’ve run their business. Yet they’re also possibly the most successful VN localization company of recent time, ...
Sekai Project is nothing if not controversial. From their use of crowdfunding to the way they handle 18+ releases, they've come under fire for many of the ways they've run their business. Yet they're also possibly the most successful VN localization company of recent time, releasing a number of ...
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Hi everybody! I've got another post for you: "Muv-Luv AX Giveaway Unboxing!," by Rockmandash Reviews just went up on the Reviews Hub! You should definitely check it out.

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During AX 2015, Muv-Luv ran a giveaway to spread the word around about the localization, and I managed to win. Here’s the stuff that they sent me!
The post Muv-Luv AX Giveaway Unboxing! appeared first on ExtraMana.
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Hi, guys! I'm making a visual novel and it's up on Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight. I would really appreciate the support of anyone interested. Thanks!

Synopsis: Jung, a shut-in programmer, has created an artificial intelligence girl whose life is bound to end very soon. Will you try to save her?

Steam Greenlight: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=681290328

Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eyzi/carpe-diem-reboot
Jung, a shut-in programmer, has created an artificial intelligence girl whose life is bound to end very soon. A romance visual novel.
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FuwaZette -Chan
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Hi everybody! I've got another post for you: "Visual Novel Translation Status (05/07/2016)," by Tay just went up on the blog! You should definitely check it out.

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(May 07, 2016) Our weekly update of visual novel translation project updates. Includes fan translation and work by JAST, Mangagamer, and Sekai Project
This week's header image comes from this week's three releases: Malus Code (Steam); Rondo Duo (Patch, nsfw); and So-Ra-No-Wo-To: Otome no Quintet (PSP) (Patch). You know what's not very fun? Power outages. Or walking home in the rain/hail. Trust me, I'd know. I had both happen today.
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Hi everybody! I've got another post for you: "Lucid 9," by Valmore just went up on the Reviews Hub! You should definitely check it out.

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An Original English Language Visual Novel set in a Japanese High School – it’s pretty much a trope in itself. It seems almost inevitable when a group makes an English visual novel that the setting tends to go towards their most basic reference points, Japan and high school. After...
SummaryPros: + Value-wise, it's free and would be worth paying for. + Overall story works and leads nicely into eventual part two. + Since you asked, I'm a sucker for Elizabeth. Cons: - At times the story bogs down some, which can make sections a tad tedious. - CG cutscenes are only good, not great.
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