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VN of the Month February 2024

Surprisingly adequate number of titles in February, so I could safely cut couple titles that would fit otherwise (notably, Alice49 EP.0 "Diamond to Shukurimu" and 5fungo ni Igai na Ketsumatsu Monochrome no Toshokan).   1. Haison Sansaku-Kai Katsudou Kiroku 廃村散策会活動記録 [240203] mokosoft  He wanders into the village and comes face to face with the

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VN of the Month December 2023

December is still the most lively month for visual novels.   1. Murder Mystery Paradox - Kono Hitonatsu no Juugonen マーダーミステリーパラドクス このひと夏の十五年 [231202] 213℉U August, 2004. Shikinejima — a secluded island that only a few hundred people call home. Fifteen-year-old Itsuki Amazawa ha

VN of the Month October 2023

Not that many titles, but with good variation.   1. Hayasaki no Kuroyuri 早咲きのくろゆり [231024] 1000-REKA It may have been the curse of the black lilies that bloomed early in the winter--. It has been 18 years since the new and threatening virus "CLII," which killed more than 50% of minors, was completely contained.

VN of the Month September 2023

Main titles are releasing only today, so there aren't any impressions yet, maybe will add some impressions later.  Edited 02/10/23 for Koibana Ren'ai and Koishi Irodoru Seigiranman   1. Uso Kara Hajimaru 嘘からはじまる [230906] Mamekujira The story revolves around a conversation between the main character Kanata and the main heroine Nozomi on a train. The stor

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VN of the Month August 2023

Big companies seldom release titles in August as there's big competition from Comiket, so let's try to overview some of the prominent doujin games.   1. Purukura Aruma プルクラアルマ [230811] Seiran Soft Theo has escaped to the human world from the war between the Land of Dreams and the Land of Illusions. While searching for a girl who can save the land of dreams

VN of the Month July 2023

Actual competition again, so can briefly forget about including all the minor fandiscs   1. Sentimental Death Loop センチメンタルデスループ [230706] qureate It’s Noa’s birthday, and her good friend and schoolmate Nemu throws a party to celebrate. Once in Nemu’s room, Noa is pleased to receive a black diary as a gift. Nemu, how

VN of the Month June 2023

Might as well rename the whole thing into Fandisc of the Month   1. Mashiro-iro Symphony: Sana Edition ましろ色シンフォニー SANA EDITION [230623] Palette The girl who can't be true to her feelings, Inui Sana. The Private Yuihime Girls Academy is supposed to be the place where she could have fun with her favorite senpai as we

VN of the Month May 2023

Had serious doubts about including Vtuber games, but let's do it for volume. It's hard to call any visual novel a normal one this month.   1. Kyouhin-chan 狂信ちゃん [230508] Ultinet It is a multiple ending game depicting the offline meeting of a VTuber with a fan and the aftermath of the meeting. Vtuber nonsense wit

VN of the Month April 2023

I bet remaining companies coordinate release windows to issue exactly one conventional visual novel each month without any competition   1. Yahari Game demo Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Kan やはりゲームでも俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。完 [230427] MAGES. GAME In the game, you can enjoy new stories of each of the six heroines, different from both the an

VN of the Month March 2023

Another empty month   1. Sainan Tantei Saiga - Meijou Dekinai Kaijiken 災難探偵サイガ 名状できない怪事件 [230303] Yu Production Co., Ltd. 1 Saina is calamities town!? The worst disaster tale and adventure game ever! In "Saina Town" where unique residents gather, there is one unlucky detective.

VN of the Month February 2023

One normal title per month is all we deserve these days   1. Red List Girls. [230223] 7th;MINT 1 The world has changed dramatically since the war. Humanity, once the supreme power on earth, was swallowed up by the power of the weapons it had created. As a result, the number of human beings has been greatly redu

VN of the Month January 2023

With already few titles released it might be the swan song for Giga and MAGES   1. Aoki Bara no Terrarium 蒼き薔薇のテラリウム [230101] CURARE It's a world where magic and Three Great Wizards exist, but close-range combat with use of cavalry is the mainstream.  Clan Tistia nurtures proud traditions of sword skill going 4

VN of the Month December 2022

Lots of companies show up in December .   1. Shinigami ~Shibito Magire~ 死噛 ~シビトマギレ~ [221201] Experience In the suburbs of Tokyo’s H City is a private institution called “Konoehara Academy,” which was established over 100 years ago. There were rumors that every 10 years, the dead would creep into the academy and

VN of the Month November 2022

Don't think it's right to nominate games shortly after release. Let's wait for reviews or even write them ourselves.   1. Akuma to Yoru to Isekai to 悪魔と夜と異世界と [221125] WendyBell Main character encounters a devil girl Alice and agrees to bind a contract with her about life-long absolute obedience and soul transfer to Alice after death. He starts working at her coffee shop together with half-dem

VN of the Month October 2022

Don't feel like nominating any game at all.   1. Aquarium. あくありうむ。 [221027] Entergram, Inc. A visual novel starring VTuber Minato Aqua. Player plays the role of Aqua's employer and falls in love with his maid. Set in a world that resembles western Europe. The heroine is a new maid hiding a secret in service of the heir of the noble

VN of the Month September 2022 - BLACK SHEEP TOWN

For the time being, I prefer stories without romance at all, and BLACK SHEEP TOWN is a safe bet for me, as for others, time will show   1. BLACK SHEEP TOWN [220915] BA-KU  The setting of this work is "District Y". It is a cosmopolitan downtown area where immigrants from all over the world live, and it is full of energy of visitors who enjoy its unique atmosphere, but the other side of th

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VN of the Month August 2022 - Natsu no Owari

From two summer works that qualify for the race, my choice is Natsu no Owari   1. beat refle [220801] qureate 1 Atsushi Yubihara meets the talking cat Momiji while cleaning the massage parlor formerly run by his late grandfather. Moments after he attempts to uncover her true identity in spite of his confusion, a loan collector appears to reclaim what his grandfather owes. Fed unreasonabl

VN of the Month July 2022 - Jewelry Hearts Academia -We will wing wonder world-

Jewelry Hearts Academia -We will wing wonder world- is automatically the winner.   1. Digimon Survive デジモンサヴァイブ [220727] HYDE, Inc. Takuma Momotsuka is a middle school student who attends a historical studies extracurricular activities camp during spring break. On the second day of camp, Takuma and other camp kids visit a shrine where a festival surrounding the local “Beast Gods” wi

VN of the Month June 2022 - AI: Somnium Files - nirvanA Initiative

AI: Somnium Files - nirvanA Initiative and Yumahorome ~Toki o Tometa Yakata de Asu o Sagasu Maigo-tachi~ can be safely called masterpieces this month.   1. Eiga Go-toubun no Hanayome ~Kimi to Sugoshita Itsutsu no Omoide~ 映画 五等分の花嫁 ~君と過ごした五つの思い出~ [220602] MAGES. GAME The Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie: Five Memories of My Time with You features a multi-ending story that changes depending on which si

VN of the Month May 2022 - AMBITIOUS MISSION

According to late tradition there is only one release to compete for the game of the month and that's AMBITIOUS MISSION    1. Category I ~Shisenjou no Survivor~ カテゴリーI ~死線上のサバイバー~ Vol.1 [220526] Animal Herb  Ten girls and boys died in explosion and regained consciousness in VR . It's not possible to prepare surgery for all of them , so they have to compete in "Infection game". There are three rounds of competi

VN of the Month April 2022 - Futamata Ren'ai

Futamata Ren'ai is our only candidate/winner this month.   1. Uchi no Pet Jijou Vol. 1 ウチのペット事情 Vol.1 [220408] Animal Herb 1 Based on the doujinshi series of the same name, this visual novel puts you in the shoes of the protagonist, an unassuming college student who lives by himself. Life goes from ordinary to the extraordinary very quickly when you stumble upon a girl collapsed in front of your apartment building. What makes this even more unusual are the cat ears, tail an

VN of the Month March 2022 - Unless Terminalia

It's becoming a tradition, but there's again just one candidate that fits to run for game of the month and wins by default - Unless Terminalia   1. Ai Kiss 3 アイキス3 [220325] Giga  Arimori Gakuen is an art school . Two years have passed since enrollment and relations with different girls around. This year two new girls Maniwa Karin and Ikenaga Avrola enroll , so new story page brings even more fun. Moege sequel   2. Himemiya-san wa Kamaitai 

VN of the Month February 2022 - RE:D Cherish

The good news that there is still a release that qualifies to run for the game of the month - RE:D Cherish . The bad news that it's again the only one that fits the criteria for me.   1. HEAVEN BURNS RED ヘブンバーンズレッド [220210] Key 1 The setting of this game is girls being in several military units. 31A, 31B, 31C, 31D, 31E, 31F, and 31X, each with their very own motto and motivation, which all serve as humanity's last hope against "Cancer", an interstellar force which is laying
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