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VN of the Month March 2019 - Realive

Realive is the only masterpiece I can vouch for. Micchi adds Aonatsu Line and pieces/Wataridori no Somnium to the list of interest.   1. LoveR  LoveR(ラヴアール)[190314] Kadokawa Games 1 Romance. Record. A new love begins… The summer of your second year of high school. You happen to meet six girls. And then… love. A future of romance?

VN of the Month February 2019 - Swallowtail -Ano Hi, Ao o Koete-

I'll only mention Swallowtail -Ano Hi, Ao o Koete- as a worthy game for me. Micchi goes all out with Evenicle 2 , Happiness! 2 Sakura Celebration  , SPIRAL!! , Yume to Iro de Dekiteiru and even Aibeya   1. Aibeya  アイベヤ [190222] Azarashi Soft “Starting from tomorrow, you’ll be staying at Aki’s place” After Kouta’s mother suddenly said that, he ended up living with his childhood friend Aki. Being together with her all the time, he

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VN of the Month January 2019 - Sorceress*Alive! ~the World's End Fallen Star~

Sorceress*Alive! ~the World's End Fallen Star~ and Sakura, Moyu. -As the Night's, Reincarnation- are the only masterpieces. Micchi also does not mind Sugar*Style ,  love clear and a delayed title.   1. NekoMiko ねこみこ [190124] iMel Inc. 1 2 Nekofuku Shrine is a small shrine located in a corner of Akihabara. It is dedicated to 2 cats that are said to bring in good fortune and expel any misfortune. The legend goes that 2 cats came to

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VN of the Year 2018 - Butterfly Seeker

Rather modest year, overall. There are still as many as 17 masterpieces, but number of games has decreased significantly, and I barely got 100 openings in Visual Novel Openings 2018 . Without a strong chunige title I'll opt out for the strongest mystery title as VN of the Year, and that's Butterfly Seeker .   My list of masterpieces in 2018: AI Love: Koisuru Otome wa Kikaijikake Butterfly Seeker Curio Dealer Haru t

VN of the Month December 2018 - Kotonoha Maichiru Natsu no Koe

Kotonoha Maichiru Natsu no Koe with all its flaws is still the only candidate worthy of mention . Micchi gives a chance to other charage of the month - Sora ni Kizanda Parallelogram and Hinekuremono no Gakuen Seishun Monogatari   1. Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz ダイダロス:ジ・アウェイクニング・オブ・ゴールデンジャズ [181213] Arc System Works 1 2 3 It was a month ago when Kyosuke Jinguji was found murdered. Saburo Jinguji, his grandson,

VN of the Month November 2018 - Amazing Grace -What color is your attribute?-

No masterpieces this month. But if I had to choose something, I'd probably point at Amazing Grace -What color is your attribute?- . Micchi is also happy about nukige Uchi no Imouto and RPG Fuukan no Grasesta .   1. Akuma Seijo ~Demon Girl Step~ 悪魔聖女 ~デーモンガール・ステップ~ [181130] SofthouseChara Ruti is a demon who was vanquished a long time ago and a part of him was sealed away. Now in the present, he was resurrected by the pitiful Kyouka who mistakene

VN of the Month October 2018 - Deep One

Deep One is the only decent game this month. Micchi is also moderately interested in Deatte 5fun and LocaLove Dousei×Kouhai   1. Can Can Bunny Premiere 3 きゃんきゃんバニープルミエール3 [181026] Cocktail Soft  When Negi decided to attend university in Tokyo this spring, he was coerced by his grandfather to take care of a small shrine while he was there. After finishing the general cleaning, all that was left was the small pond at the back of the shrine grounds

VN of the Month September 2018 - Raspberry Cube

Raspberry Cube looks like the best candidate from the presented ones. Micchi also likes CharaBration and Kemono Musume no Sodatekata   1. NG  [180913] Experience 1 2 Face the nightmares you thought were merely urban legends. Use your wits and trusty flashlight to search for clues to your sister’s disappearance. Team up with shady characters to uncover a dark mystery, making deadly decisions just to survive. The choices you make determine your fa

VN of the Month August 2018 - Mirai Radio to Jinkou-bato

Mirai Radio to Jinkou-bato is the winner by default. Micchi also likes one delayed title.   1. Saiaku Naru Saiyaku Ningen ni Sasagu  最悪なる災厄人間に捧ぐ [180823] Kemco Corporation 1 2 A story where you live life alongside an “invisible girl.” Kuro is an invisible girl, and Hyouma is a boy who can only see invisible people. To alleviate their loneliness, the two get close and live together, but “disaster” eventually bares its fangs and a

VN of the Month July 2018 - Haru to Yuki,

Haru to Yuki, basically wins by default here as gameplay and series releases don't qualify. Micchi likes provoking Nukige Mitai na Shima ni Sundeiru Watashi wa Dou Surya Ii Desu ka and fluffy Wanko no Yomeiri as well as a delayed title   1. Zanki Zero  ザンキゼロ [180705] Spike Chunsoft 1 2 God created the world in seven days. It only took one day for humans to destroy the world. Life as we knew it sank to the depths of the sea...until yesterday. We

Ai Yori Aoi Umi no Hate アイよりアオい海の果て [AXL]

Foreword: I have no trouble with underdeveloped futuristic settings, so I thought I could look at this game from a different perspective. Here's the result. Synopsis: In the future, nations and civilizations have disappeared due to rising sea levels caused by tectonic movements and global warming. The survivors lacked technique and talent, but they were able to restore an ancient battleship and attach a spare hydrogen engine to it. Then, a long long time passed, and all

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VN of the Month June 2018 - Maoten

Maoten is VN of the Month and Curio Dealer is a runner-up. Micchi expectedly favors Summer Pockets and Koi wa Sotto Saku Hana no you ni and some fandisc   1. Fate/Extella Link  [180607] Sega & XSEED Games 1 Above the ruined earth lies the realm of SE.RA.PH, a virtual world inside a lunar supercomputer. In this last refuge for humanity, powerful Servants — sentient, digital recreations of famous figures from Earth’s lore and history — battle

VN of the Month May 2018 - Shunkyoku no Tyrhhia ~What a Beautiful Dawn~

Shunkyoku no Tyrhhia ~What a Beautiful Dawn~ is VN of the Month , also chosen by Clephas . The rest are either flawed or not memorable. Micchi is satisfied with Koisuru Kokoro to Mahou no Kotoba , Kimi to Hajimeru Dasanteki na Rabukome and some loli nukige.   1. Kimi to Hajimeru Dasanteki na Love Come  二人と始める打算的なラブコメ [180525] Campus 1 2 Kazuma has lived a tough life of poverty thanks to the debts accumulated by his carefree parents. After

VN of the Month April 2018 - Yuusha to Maou to, Majo no Cafe

It's a very weak month, and Yuusha to Maou to, Majo no Cafe is the winner . Clephas reluctantly nominated it. Micchi has a broader range of candidates - Tenpure , Nyanto Suteki na Natsuiro Days and some fandisc.   1. Death end re;Quest  [180412] Compile Heart 1 Death end re;Quest takes the classic turn-based RPG and flips it upside-down. Switch between the RPG action of the game world and the visual novel segments of the real world. In the realm

VN of the Month March 2018 - Butterfly Seeker

There are as many as five masterpieces - Kieta Sekai to Tsuki to Shoujo -The World was Prayed by The Girl Living A Thousand Years-  , Unjou no Fairy Tale ,  Karigurashi Ren'ai  ,  AI Love: Koisuru Otome wa Kikaijikake and Butterfly Seeker. But the last one is chosen by Clephas and deserves the upper hand. Micchi adds RIDDLE JOKER and Natsuiro Ramune to the list.   1. Tropical Liquor  [180309] Tentacle Games 1 2 3 4 Welcome to Tropical Island.

VN of the Month February 2018 - Lost Echoes

Lost Echoes is VN of the Month and Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru: Trinkle Stars is another masterpiece. Clephas had the order reversed. Micchi also pulls out Full Uso -Complete Four Seasons- and a lolicon nukige.   1. Chuuni Hime no Teikoku  厨二姫の帝国 [180223] Ushimitsu Soft 1 Behind the skyscrapers which rise like castles in the old downtown area of the 23-ward Galapagos lies a remodelled love hotel, inside of which lives a self-proclaimed princess

VN of the Month January 2018 - Yorite Konoha wa Kurenai ni

Clephas chose Yorite Konoha wa Kurenai ni and I also embrace this opinion for now till I play Sora no Baroque myself. Shogun-sama wa Otoshigoro is another masterpiece. Micchi is enthralled by Soi Kano ~Gyutto Dakishimete~ and a loli nukige   1. Aikagi ~After Days~ アイカギ ~アフターデイズ~ [180126] Azarashi Soft Nozomu and his childhood friend Shiori became lovers after the Christmas confession. They had been attending the same university since the followi

VN of the Year 2017 - Suisei Ginka

Year 2017 is probably the last great year with respectable number of releases each month and almost 20 masterpieces. Clephas ended up choosing Aoi Tori, but I generally choose some chunige, so it's Suisei Ginka this time.  Visual Novel Openings 2017 .   My list of masterpieces in 2017: Ai Yori Aoi Umi no Hate Aoi Tori Blade x Bullet - Kinrin no Soleil Bakumatsu Jinchuu Houkoku Resshiden Miburo

VN of the Month December 2017 - Bakumatsu Jinchuu Houkoku Resshiden Miburo

Bakumatsu Jinchuu Houkoku Resshiden Miburo does not have serious contestants in a Comiket month and is VN of the Month. Kin'iro Loveriche is another masterpiece. Clephas had somewhat the same vision. Micchi prioritized Koi ni, Kanmi o Soete, Natural Vacation and Kin-iro Loveriche   1. Sangoku Hime 5 ~Hishou Kourin Senkou no Toushin~ 三極姫5 ~飛将光臨・戦煌の闘神~ [171208] Gesen 18 1  Girl incarnations of famous Chinese generals continue to help main c

VN of the Month November 2017 - Aoi Tori

Aoi Tori , Kizuna Kirameku Koi Iroha  , Yoru Meguru, Bokura no Maigo Kyoushitsu are all decent choices within their genres, but I should agree with Clephas about the first one being the winner. Micchi feels the same, but adds lighter ones like Making*Lovers , Maho×Roba -Witches spiritual home- , Abnormal Lovers and Yurameku Kokoro ni Michita Sekai de, Kimi no Yume to Yokubou wa Kanau ka   1. Occultic;Nine オカルティック・ナイン [171109] MAGES. GAME Shikura

VN of the Month October 2017 - Yami to Hikari no Sanctuary

Yami to Hikari no Sanctuary is VN of the Month with Kanojo wa Tenshi de Imouto de being another masterpiece. Clephas actually chose both. Micchi favors Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart 2 , Tsugihagi Make Peace and a delayed title   1. Arui wa Koi to Iu Na no Mahou あるいは恋という名の魔法 [171027] Omochi Soft Three beautiful princesses came from another world which was built on magic rather than science. Their world was currently facing an unprecedented c

VN of the Month September 2017 - Oni ga Kuru. ~Ane ga Hinshi de Pinchi Desu~

Oni ga Kuru. ~Ane ga Hinshi de Pinchi Desu~ is VN of the Month and Omokage Railback is another masterpiece. Clephas was choosing between these two with such outcome. Micchi leans towards Sakura Hitohira Koi Moyou , Seven Days and a fandisc.   1. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! -Kono Yokubukai Game ni Shinpan o!- この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! -この欲深いゲームに審判を!- [170907] MAGES. GAME The series follows a boy who is sent to a fantasy world following his death,

Dungeons & Daimeiwaku 大迷宮&大迷惑 -GREAT EDGES IN THE ABYSS- [Liar-soft]

Foreword: I'm a fan of DnD , Wizardry 8 and Japanese Wizardry series, so I could not just pass by Dungeons & Daimeiwaku. As for Mareni writing, it's a stamp of minimally acceptable quality although without a normal story it can easily go astray. Synopsis: In the world of sword of magic, expert miners discovered an underground labyrinth in a remote area of the continent. “The Abyss” is very huge inside, full of monsters and traps. However, it was rumoured that ancient treasure

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VN of the Month August 2017 - Blade x Bullet - Kinrin no Soleil

Another August capitulates before the doujins. Blade x Bullet - Kinrin no Soleil is the only normal game and winner by default. Did not find Clephas winner for August, but it's ether the same or fandisc or none. Micchi is more interested in Kotonoha Amrilato and fandisc.   1. Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2 -Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Kakugo- 大逆転裁判2 -成歩堂龍ノ介の覺悟- [170803] Capcom 1 2 3 4 Two months after the events of the previous game, Susato Mikotoba l

VN of the Month July 2017 - Hikari no Umi no Apeiria

Hikari no Umi no Apeiria is the only masterpiece in July 2017. Clephas also thought so. Micchi on the other hand finds Hatsujou Sprinkle , Shin Koihime†Musou -Kakumei- Souten no Haou and O-uchi ni Kaeru Made ga Marshmallow Desu to be worthy.   1. Aoiro Note アオイロノート [170728] ad:lib Takuya entered Shikizaka Gakuen this spring. One day after school, he saw his classmate Misora inconspicuously putting up a club recruitment poster in the
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