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VN of the Month October 2013 - Getsuei Gakuen -kou-

What a small number of new releases. Getsuei Gakuen -kou- is the only game that catches the eye for me, though including it might be not fair as its Windows version came only couple years later. Clephas chose fandisc of Walkure Romanze. Micchi likes Cocoro@Function and Chiisana Kanojo no Serenade   1. Getsuei Gakuen -kou- 月英学園 -kou- [131010] Arc System Works 1 2 3 The game revolves around the protagonist, Kou, who has just barely been tra

VN of the Month September 2013 - Yume ka Utsutsu ka Matryoshka

I choose Yume ka Utsutsu ka Matryoshka as VN of the Month. Chephas hesitated between the two, but chose Karumaruka * Circle . Micchi adds Ichiban Ja Nakya Dame Desu ka and some imouto nukige to his set of interests.   1. Yahari Game demo Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. やはりゲームでも俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。 [130919] guyzware 1  The story follows two loners, the pragmatic Hikigaya Hachiman and beautiful Yukinoshita Yukino, who despite their varying

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VN of the Month August 2013 - Innocent Bullet -The False World-

There aren't masterpieces this month for me. But if I still had to choose, I'd probably point at Innocent Bullet -The False World- . Clephas decided not to choose anything. Zen picks Aozora Stripe and fandiscs while Micchi adds Hoshi no Ne Sanctuary and PriministAr to already tremendous wishlist.   1. Senjin Otome ~WOTAKU ni Yadorishi Kokoro ni Negau wa...~ 戦刃乙女 ~WOTAKUに宿りし心に願うは…~ [130808] Debo no Su Seisakusho Nanahana-senpai has a breakfast as

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VN of the Month July 2013 - XBlaze Code: Embryo

XBlaze Code: Embryo is VN of the Month for me due to personal reasons. Other masterpieces are Seihou no Prismgear and Tojita Sekai no Tori Colony . Clephas liked the last one and also Otome Riron to Sono Shuuhen -Ecole de Paris- . Micchi in addition to Otome Riron is interested in Amairo*IsleNauts and Gleamgarden no Shoujo.   1. XBlaze Code: Embryo [130725] Arc System Works 1 2 3 4 5 6 The protagonist, Touya Kagari, is a resident of

VN of the Month June 2013 - Gensou no Idea ~Oratorio Phantasm Historia~

Gensou no Idea ~Oratorio Phantasm Historia~ is my choice for the month with another great titles being Kimi to Kanojo to Kanojo no Koi. and Futagoza no Paradox . Clephas backed the last one back then and also Natsukumo Yururu which is too loli to even consider for me. Micchi throws four more colorful titles in.   1. Rou-Kyuu-Bu! Himitsu no Otoshimono ロウきゅーぶ! ひみつのおとしもの [130620] Vridge Inc. Continuation of basketball team struggle.

Astelight Trilogy 星継駅擾乱譚 / 星継駅年代史 / 星継駅疾走軌 [raiL-soft]

Foreword: I know I'm supposed to be finally reviewing Second Novel, but I give up. It has heavy gameplay elements and I'm stuck there at some point even with walkthrough, so I probably need to waste 10 more hours brute-forcing it, which I totally don't intend to do. Wanted to record at least short stories, but they aren't in the form of visual novel - just scanned light novels or whatever in vertical format and manual page flipping, no text hooking for them. As for Astelight games,I recorded all

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VN of the Month May 2013 - Grisaia no Rakuen

With PSP titles there are over 20 normal releases in May. I doubt anything can overshadow finale of Grisaia no Rakuen . Jesus 13th -Ushinawareta Gakuen- , Reminiscence , Tsukiakari Lunch and ChuSinGura 46+1 make fantastic debuts. Clephas highlighted Reminiscence . Micchi adds Magical Charming and Yumekoi to the mix and Zen among others seems to follow Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica F .   1. Grisaia no Rakuen グリザイアの楽園 -LE EDEN DE LA GRISAIA- [130524] Frontwing 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

VN of the Month April 2013 - Shoujo Shin'iki ~ Shoujo Tengoku -The Garden of Fifth Zoa-

Shoujo Shin'iki ~ Shoujo Tengoku -The Garden of Fifth Zoa- is the only thing that stands out in April for me. Clephas featured Windows release of Yaneura no Kanojo . Micchi in addition promotes Hitotsu Tobashi Ren'ai , Unmei Yohou o Oshirase Shimasu and even dating sim LOVELY×CATION2   1. Jansei Gakuen Chrono★Magic 雀聖学園 クロノ★マジック [130418] BOOST ON  There is a legend in a public magic school that whoever enters an underground warehouse lose

VN of the Month March 2013 - Himawari no Kyoukai to Nagai Natsuyasumi

Himawari no Kyoukai to Nagai Natsuyasumi is my choice for March, another nice one is Lovesick Puppies -Bokura wa Koi Suru Tame ni Umaretekita- . Clephas backed the second one. Micchi actually supports both of those, plus Ryuusei☆Kiseki -SHOOTING PROBE-   1. Pocket ni Koi o Tsumete ポケットに恋をつめて [130315] Aozora Biscuit The gender split in Sayahama-chou’s Kouchourinkai Gakuen is greatly imbalanced, with 2 boys for every 8 girls. However,

VN of the Month February 2013 - Komorebi no Nostalgica

Komorebi no Nostalgica is VN of the Month. Hapymaher , Boku ga Tenshi ni Natta Wake ,  Kara no Shoujo - The Second Episode are also good choice. Clephas thought highly at least of first three. Zen also expects a lot from the last one, and Micchi seems to be a fan of Pastel Chime franchise while Prism◇Recollection fills his cuteness meter this month.   1. Kara no Shoujo - The Second Episode 虚ノ少女 [130208] Innocent Grey 1 2 3 4 Prewar-era

VN of the Month January 2013 - Natsu no Owari no Nirvana

Traditional January with just 6 normal releases. Natsu no Owari no Nirvana is VN of the Month while Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai is also good within its genre. Clephas had the same favorite. Micchi likes Shiro no Pikapika Ohoshi-sama in addition to Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai   1. Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai 大図書館の羊飼い [130125] August 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 When he was young, Kyoutarou wanted to read all the magic books in the world, but they were

VN of the Year 2012

Year 2012 is probably the last great year, at least it looks like that to me now. Extended list of masterpieces includes as many as 33 titles this time which is more than ever. But at the same time private stories more and more substitute epic stories, so I actually have trouble choosing one representing the year. Visual Novel Openings 2012 as usual.  My list of masterpieces in 2012: '&' - Sora no Mukou de Sakimasu you ni - 1/2 Summer

VN of the Month December 2012 - Fata morgana no Yakata

December expectedly attracts many publishers and can boast of such masterpieces as Gun Knight Girl , Kimi e Okuru, Sora no Hana and Fata morgana no Yakata . Micchi is also interested in such lovey-dovey titles as Ima Sugu Onii-chan ni Imouto Datte Iitai, Kanojo to Ore to Koibito to and Natsuzora no Perseus while Zen for once also finds something to play - Ourai no Ghakthun and a fandisc.   1. CrossQuartz [121214] Flatz Miyu was cursed with havin

VN of the Month November 2012 - Aete Mushi Suru Kimi to no Mirai ~Relay Broadcast~

Aete Mushi Suru Kimi to no Mirai ~Relay Broadcast~ is VN of the month, and Kono Sekai no Mukou de is another masterpiece. Mitchi favors Witch’s Garden and Kurano-kunchi no Futago Jijou   1. Novel Game no Wakugumi o Kaeru Novel Game. ノベルゲームの枠組みを変えるノベルゲーム。 [121118] Jitensha Sougyou 1 The world's resolution has fallen from VGA to QVGA, an obvious sign that the end is near. To solve this crisis, the Automatic Hero Provision System is used to

VN of the Month October 2012 - Chuuning Lover

Can point out only Chuuning Lover this month, and Chuunibyou topic flourishes with the anime airing. Micchi , on the other hand, has lots of appealing works like Koiiro Marriage , Shukufuku no Kane no Oto wa, Sakurairo no Kaze to Tomo ni , Tsuki ni Yorisou .   1. NOeSIS02 -uka- NOeSIS02-羽化- [121024] cutlass 1   A continuation of NOeSIS ~Uso o Tsuita Kioku Monogatari~ Doujin, but from rather known series and with kind of English review

VN of the Month September 2012 - Zero Infinity -Devil of Maxwell-

Zero Infinity -Devil of Maxwell- is VN of the month with Re:birth Colony -Lost Azurite- , SINCLIENT and Tsukumo no Kanade ~Kaketsuki no Yasoukyoku~ rivaling it. Zen was also interested in Tsujidou-san no Junai Road while Micchi unexpectedly adds Tsuisou no Augment to the area of interest alongside expected LOVELY QUEST and Pure Girl   1. Dungeon Breaker 2 ダンジョンブレイカー 2 [120902] Tamamo Studio Alex Rudolfi is a monster tamer. By violating mo

VN of the Month August 2012 - Tokyo Babel

Tokyo Babel is VN of the Month while I also acknowledge Rose Guns Days as a masterpiece. Micchi is interested in Sakura, Sakimashita, some fandisc and some imoutoge   1. Corpse Party -The Anthology- Sachiko no Ren'ai Yuugi♥Hysteric Birthday 2U コープスパーティー -THE ANTHOLOGY- サチコの恋愛遊戯♥Hysteric Birthday 2U [120802] MAGES. GAME 1 2  Sachiko Shinozaki, tragically murdered at age 7; such a sweet girl, taken away at such a young and tender age!

VN of the Month July 2012 - Tiny Dungeon ~Brave or Slave~

So far can only call Tiny Dungeon ~Brave or Slave~ and Astelight Jourantan a masterpiece, and in second case in advance for the series, so not going to extend evaluation to sequels. Micchi finds a lot of imouto games to play this month.    1. Time Travelers タイムトラベラーズ [120712] Level 5 1 2  One particular day in 2013, a mysterious hole, called "Lost Hole", emerged from the sky, and along with it, came an enormous explosion that devastated the cent

VN of the Month June 2012 - Gurenka

There are as many as four masterpieces for me in June - Gurenka , Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- , Astraythem , Dolphin Divers . With a difficult choice like this I just go for the preferred genre, so it is Gurenka. Zen supports my choice and also suggests Namima no Kuni no Faust while Micchi seeks cuteness in Hatsukoi 1/1 and 1/2 summer   1. Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- ルートダブル -Before Crime * After Days- [120614] Regista 1 2 3 4 5 6

VN of the Month May 2012 - Kono Oozora ni, Tsubasa o Hirogete

There are no masterpieces this month. I feel deep aversion towards flight clubs, but if I was forced to choose among these variants, Kono Oozora ni, Tsubasa o Hirogete would still win by the sheer quality. It's also backed by Zen while Micchi prefers Supipara and Shiawase Kazoku-bu   1. Supipara すぴぱら [120518] minori 1 2 3 4 5 6  The protagonist, Sanada Yukinari, has returned to his hometown in Kanagawa Prefecture, Kamakura City, for the f

Evolimit エヴォリミット [Propeller]

Foreword: It's always nice to read a work with a fresh concept Synopsis: You start out in a flashback, the last remaining two humans fighting against him. Of course, after that you wake up in a place unknown to you along with a bishoujo and you lost all your memories. The girl with you explains that this is no longer a world you once lived in, a world where trains, bus and bicycles no longer exists. People travel by flight, literally. Not only that, but people transforming into

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VN of the Month April 2012 - Kouyoku no Soleil -vii’s World-

April is busy as usual even without couple nukige skipped by me. Kouyoku no Soleil -vii’s World- is the only game that I acclaim as masterpiece. Zen is justly fascinated by Mahoutsukai no Yoru, but I have a difficult history with this game and I loathe it. Micchi is dying for D.C.III and lots of other sweet stuff that I avoid listing in fear of getting diabetes.   1. Mahoutsukai no Yoru 魔法使いの夜 [120412] Type-Moon 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  “Near the end of

VN of the Month March 2012 - '&' - Sora no Mukou de Sakimasu you ni -

There are two masterpieces - Otome ga Tsumugu Koi no Canvas and '&' - Sora no Mukou de Sakimasu you ni - , but my personal preference leans to second one. By the way, one is supported by Zen and the other one by Micchi . They also anticipate Dracu-Riot and some other stuff.   1. Friends [120323] Aile Soft Hashirajima Gakuen is a historic girls’ school which turned co-ed due to the declining birthrate. However, the school remaine

VN of the Month February 2012 - Shinigami no Testament ~menuet of epistula~

I'll name Hatsuyuki Sakura , Grisaia no Meikyuu are Shinigami no Testament ~menuet of epistula~ as masterpieces with chunige taking over. Both Zen and Micchi support first two choices and also Tsukumo no Tsuki     1. Photo Kano フォトカノ [120202] Enterbrain! 1 2 3  Kazuya Maeda is a second-year high school student who takes pictures of girls with his camera that he received from his dad. The game focuses on his romantic encounters with various g

VN of the Month January 2012 - Maji de Watashi ni Koishinasai! S

Just 7 titles... but at least we've got Maji de Watashi ni Koishinasai! S . Zen sees eye to eye with me while Micchi craves for fandisc and Dousei LoverAble   1. Phase-D: Souka no Shou Phase D 蒼華の章 [120126] BOOST ON 1 There are four phases of human existence. From conception to birth is called Phase A. From birth to death is called Phase B. From death to disappearance of the corpse is Phase C. And last, remnant after the death, sepa
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