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VN of the Month April 2009 - Heliotrope -Sore wa Shi ni Itaru Kami no Ai-

VN of the Month April 2009 - Heliotrope -Sore wa Shi ni Itaru Kami no Ai-

I'll only name Heliotrope -Sore wa Shi ni Itaru Kami no Ai- as masterpiece this month. Micchi finally has Zen to join with his ever-sarcastic comments, and they don't seem to be hyped much about anything this month. 1. Fukai Kiri no Naka de... 深霧の中で… [090403] Caricature One day, Yuma, who belongs to the Japanese archery club, receives a call from his uncle, the chief of his hometown village. "We've just built a sports training facility. Do you wann

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School Five ~Itsutsu no Himitsu no Monogatari~ すく~るふぁいぶ~五つの秘密の物語~ [DisAbel]

School Five ~Itsutsu no Himitsu no Monogatari~ すく~るふぁいぶ~五つの秘密の物語~ [DisAbel]

Foreword: It looked like a chunige with some badass weapons. And I know that I rated previous Disabel "chunige" as 5/10... Synopsis: This game contains strange love stories of five couples. You can enjoy various stories of mysterious heroines at school in the country. Five stories are connected to each other and it affects your ending. The story grows deeper as it goes and becomes one grand story.... Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv8tOGPirOP2RDdFQNPnRp

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VN of the Month March 2009 - Hoshizora no Memoria -Wish upon a Shooting Star-

VN of the Month March 2009 - Hoshizora no Memoria -Wish upon a Shooting Star-

Outside gameplay titles I'd only call Hoshizora no Memoria -Wish upon a Shooting Star- and Boku no Te no Naka no Rakuen (because it's tsundere fantasy!) mastepieces. I'll review School Five ~Itsutsu no Himitsu no Monogatari~ since it has battle heroines and kind of obscure. I've always been shocked by the fact how untranslated moege Flyable Heart got so many reviews. I guess there was some horrible English translation, because otherwise it's super suspicious. Michi is pissing rainbows with this

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Devils Devel Concept [Akatsuki Works]

Devils Devel Concept [Akatsuki Works]

Foreword: It's Akatsuki Works. Do I need to add anything here? Synopsis: Human, monsters, and beasts... The world doesn't forgive them... There is a town where mysterious cases often happen. The ones who have special ability called Enja. The origin of Enja is "devil". They get together as if led by something unseen and kill each other. Sora is an Enja boy. He lost his parents several years ago and now lives alone. His life is full of peace, rest, and destruction. Peaceful

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Shinjisougeki Carnival 神事双劇カーニバル [Talestune]

Shinjisougeki Carnival 神事双劇カーニバル [Talestune]

Foreword: A translated fighting focused vn, don't see significant reasons to skip it. Synopsis: The story takes place on a small fictional island in Japan called Rokushiki Jima (6 Ceremony/Equation Island). In this island, there is a festival held every year called the Rokushiki Sai where young girls on the island borrow the power of God and fight each other. There are 6 head families on the island, who succeeds individual fighting techniques and manages the festival tournament.

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VN of the Month February 2009 - Devils Devel Concept

VN of the Month February 2009 - Devils Devel Concept

There are only six titles this month to choose from, but four of those are masterpieces - Shinjisougeki Carnival, Devils Devel Concept, Like a Butler and Tapestry -you will meet yourself- . Reviewing first two. Micchi has pretty much the same, plus three vns that I block as nukige, but what's really funny is that he considers only delayed game Areas and Yoake fandisc big titles. Expectations and outcome don't necessarily coincide.  1. Shinjisougeki Carnival 神事双劇カーニバル [090203] Tale

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Amber Quartz アンバークォーツ [Cotton Soft]

Amber Quartz アンバークォーツ [Cotton Soft]

Foreword: Cotton Soft chunige are always welcome by me. Synopsis: There used to be a group of friends. They really trusted each other and their relationship never seemed to end. However, they gradually split up as time passed. Seven years later, Subaru now enjoys his school life with his friends and classmates. But when his old friends appear in front of him, his old memories come back... Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv8Tvl8lGdGmpP2hldkNAWbe Charact

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VN of the Month January 2009 - Amber Quartz

VN of the Month January 2009 - Amber Quartz

Ore-tachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai - Under the Innocent Sky. and Amber Quartz are the only masterpieces this month. I'm reviewing the latter. micchi has all the same titles, plus some delayed and one nukige. 1. Saiki Kanpatsu Saishoku Kenbi no Kimi-tachi e 才気煥発才色兼備の君たちへ [090122] Applique -Imouto- There are two schools adjoining each other. They are big rivals and often have a fight. In the schools, there are four girls admired by other students. Th

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Blog status update

Blog status update

After each my hiatus blog composition changes. This does not really need to be true, but something always happens that forces me to do it. Last time my youtube channel got deleted. This time I'm forced to drop ambition in the basis of this blog to provide descriptions for as many obscure visual novels as possible.   What changes this time is that I will no longer write any descriptions for doujins and nukige with nsfw covers, will not update recently added visual novels for previous yea

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Concerto Note コンチェルトノート [Applique]

Concerto Note コンチェルトノート [Applique]

Foreword: I guess Concerto Note won the poll for extra review, because of partial English release that turned out to be a total scam covering literally only the first three minutes of the game where absolutely nothing is told, and no introductions are made. A lot of years ago I took this bait as well. Now it's time to satisfy that curiosity. Synopsis: Shinya is stuck! He is forced to leave school when he comes back to school after long hospitalization. But one day, he meets

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VN of the Year 2008 and POLL for EXTRA review

VN of the Year 2008 and POLL for EXTRA review

Year 2008 started with two failed months, continued strong, but by the end lost a lot of appeal for me. There is not a single full 10/10 masterpiece (although technically Dies irae reworked version may be counted), but the overall number of masterpieces is again 20, exactly the same as in 2007, so can't complain here. New portion of Visual Novel Openings 2008 with songs. My list of masterpieces in 2008: 11eyes -Tsumi to Batsu to Aganai no Shoujo- 12Riven -The Ψcliminal of In

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永遠の終わりに Eien no Owari ni [Tama-Soft]

永遠の終わりに Eien no Owari ni [Tama-Soft]

Foreword: There was very limited selection of games to choose from in December, but I chose Eien no Owari ni because of phrase unfinished masterpiece that I glanced in some review. The fact that Tama-Soft made Lost Child also matters a lot for me. Synopsis: There is a high school that will be closed down soon - one day, Keisuke transfers to that very specific school. On his first day, he visits the newspaper club, but Ryo, the club's leader, acts very coldly towards him. He

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VN of the Month December 2008 - 428 ~Fuusa Sareta Shibuya de~

VN of the Month December 2008 - 428 ~Fuusa Sareta Shibuya de~

428 ~Fuusa Sareta Shibuya de~ is VN of the Month. But since it's translated already, will review Eien no Owari ni . micchi focuses mostly on gameplay visual novels, but there are lots of comments to enjoy. 1. 428 ~Fuusa Sareta Shibuya de~ 428 〜封鎖された渋谷で〜 [081204] Chunsoft 1 2 3 4 5 A present-day story about a detective, a young man, a virus researcher, a freelance writer, and a cat mascot character who are brought together by bizarre events with worldwide implications in th

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Kokorono ココロノ [FlyingShine Black]

Kokorono ココロノ [FlyingShine Black]

Foreword: FlyingShine was never a good brand, it only flew and shined with invited writer stars like Tanaka Romeo, Setoguchi Ren'ya and Takemiya Yuyuko. But its works always try to seem more mysterious than they are. Kokorono is just like that - a game that I can't see through from the start, so yet another time I try even though nothing good can come from it. Synopsis: Just before summer holiday, Ryouta lives an uneventful life. Uneventful days, uneventful life, and uneven

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VN of the Month November 2008 - Shikkoku no Sharnoth -What a Beautiful Tomorrow-

VN of the Month November 2008 - Shikkoku no Sharnoth -What a Beautiful Tomorrow-

With gameplay pieces taken aside, there's nothing else to call a VN of the Month but Shikkoku no Sharnoth -What a Beautiful Tomorrow- . Still don't consider it a masterpiece, though. I'm taking Kokorono for review because... don't know why, really. At the very least it poses some mystery for me. Does not look like micchi had a favorite this month either. 1. Zero no Tsukaima -Maigo no Period to Ikusen no Symphony- ゼロの使い魔 迷子の終止符と幾千の交響曲 [081106] Marvelous Interactive Louise a

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Volume 7 [RococoWorks]

Volume 7 [RococoWorks]

Foreword: Dropped this game a decade ago, but I played all other RococoWorks visual novels, so I have a history with this brand, and I quite like its works. Synopsis: A lot of invisible walls suddenly appear all around the world. The same phenomenon happens in Nanahama Town, but another phenomenon takes place as well... "Landforms and buildings have gone back to the past." People in Nanahama are confused, but they somehow keep on living there. Two years late

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VN of the Month October 2008 - Volume 7

VN of the Month October 2008 - Volume 7

Yay, I finally reached the point where micchi started his blog. It includes many games from August-September with super brief commentaries and no synopsis, but it's a start. Volume 7 is VN of the Month, reviewing it. Concerto Note is another masterpiece. 1. To Love Ru Trouble: Doki Doki! Rinkaigakkou Hen To LOVEる -とらぶる-ドキドキ! 臨海学校編 [081002] Marvelous Interactive Rito and the To Love Ru cast are sent to an academy by the sea. With so many girls in bikinis Rito's luck, for on

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Supreme Candy しゅぷれ~むキャンディ~王道には王道たる理由があるんです!~ [Makura]

Supreme Candy しゅぷれ~むキャンディ~王道には王道たる理由があるんです!~ [Makura]

Foreword: Took Supreme Candy for review blindly, just because of the brand, so was not sure what to expect. Synopsis: Tonami Yuu is a somewhat awkward adolescent who keeps a certain distance between himself and others because of a traumatic incident that occurred when he was a child. One day he chances upon a jar of candy labelled 'Supreme Candy', a miraculous treat that allows him to change his physical age. Using this opportunity, he transforms himself into a child and en

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VN of the Month September 2008 - Sumaga

VN of the Month September 2008 - Sumaga

Sumaga is the only masterpiece, but it's not really a Nitroplus game in spirit, so I'd rather review game from KeroQ sister brand Makura Supreme Candy 1. Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu: Cosplay, Hajimemashita♥ 乃木坂春香の秘密 こすぷれ、はじめました♥ [080925] Vridge Inc. 1 "You know, cosplay is really good!" When Haruka, Yuuto, and Shina are at a cafe, they meet Rio, Shina's old friend and Rio invites them to take part in a cosplay event. "Well, I'll take part in it." "It should be fun!" "How ab

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Koisuru Otome 恋する式 ~SHIKIGAMI 2008~ [White Cyc]

Koisuru Otome 恋する式 ~SHIKIGAMI 2008~ [White Cyc]

Foreword: The only chunige of the month, so I'll even overlook the fact that the last game of White Cyc I evaluated as 2/10 Synopsis: Tsukasa lives a peaceful life. However, he has a totally different personality at night. He is called Shade and fights against monsters from Hizumi (strain). But one day, his life turns around. He meets his old friend for the first time in seven years. He also becomes friends with other girls and enjoys his life. However, each girl gets invol

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VN of the Month August 2008 - Koisuru Otome ~Shikigami 2008~

VN of the Month August 2008 - Koisuru Otome ~Shikigami 2008~

Another August, and another record of over 140 visual novels. Amatsukaze contains serious gameplay elements, so I don't include it in the race. I'll name Koisuru Otome ~Shikigami 2008~ VN of the Month, but will have yet to decide whether it's a masterpiece. 1. Back Stage BackStage -バックステージ- [080808] TJR Mitsuaki wants to be an actor. One day, he joins a theatrical group called "Back Set". The boss of the group is Kyouka, a stage director, and she is a li

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Kagerou Touryuuki 霞外籠逗留記 [raiL-soft]

Kagerou Touryuuki 霞外籠逗留記 [raiL-soft]

Foreword: I'm not a big fan of raiL-soft, absolutely hate Albatross Koukairoku. But their first game Kagerou Touryuuki is probably the best game ever done by them. Synopsis: The main character regains his consciousness and finds himself being on a small boat. A girl on the boat tells him, "You're going to the place you wished." Where he arrives is an old hotel. While he stays there, he meets various girls. And as time passes, he needs to decide if he stays or leaves there..

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Aion Garden [LiLiM]

Aion Garden [LiLiM]

Foreword: LiLiM is an old and curious brand that produces high quality works of different genres. This work is chunige, so I can't pass by it.  Synopsis: "The bizarre murder which continues happening in a town. The town close to you. It is another world. And I meet you." Waking up in a tranquil town, there is a bizarre murder case. The atrocity of the reoccurring homicides is revealed as it comes to this town. But in this town lives a

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VN of the Month July 2008 - Kara no Shoujo

VN of the Month July 2008 - Kara no Shoujo

Kara no Shoujo is VN of the Month. Other masterpieces are Sora o Tobu, 3tsu no Houhou and Kagerou Touryuuki and also Aion Garden. Reviewing last two. 1. L no Kisetsu 2: Invisible Memories Lの季節 2 invisible memories [080702] 5pb. Games 1 One year has passed. Similar incidents start to happen again in the real world at the same school, so our heroes decide to start an investigation. This series known since first game was PS exclusive orig

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Nidaime wa ☆ Mahou Shoujo 二代目は☆魔法少女 [Sumikko Soft]

Nidaime wa ☆ Mahou Shoujo 二代目は☆魔法少女 [Sumikko Soft]

Foreword: Took this game for review because could not understand the gist of the game from synopsis or reviews. Synopsis: The magical world, Ninkyonasa. That existence of this peaceful world relied upon the kind heart of the people in the real world. But in the present time where people only thinks of themselves and losing their thoughtfulness: Otokogi, this magical world was in danger of vanishing… In order to save that world, a magical girl was sent to the real wo

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