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Ano Sora no Mukougawa あの空の向こう側 [High Soft]

Foreword: Game interested me with its concept of parallel universe. Title: Ano Sora no Mukougawa Developer: High Soft Date: 2004-11-26 VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v1212 Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1sFJZ_BWLw&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv_VZRGzArVahzwnVXBEy7Gu Synopsis: Main character starts to date his classmate Miho with the mediation of childhood friend Sayaka. Miho often looks at the sky and prays to it as if in ritual. After the first real

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VN of the Month November 2004 - Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~

This month does not have masterpieces. I did not like the game and the anime, but there's nothing to choose from this month, so ok, Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ will pass for now. I will review the game with an interesting concept - Ano Sora no Mukougawa 1. Love Songs ♪ ADV: Futaba Riho 19-sai ~Fuyu~ LoveSongs♪アドベンチャー 双葉理保19歳〜冬〜 [041103] HuneX Riho graduates from high school and lives a life of a progressive girl paying enough attention both to love and work. Curren

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Yuuhi no Mukougawa 夕緋ノ向コウ側 [BaseSon]

Foreword: I'm quite curious about BaseSon state before they rode the Koihime theme. Title: Yuuhi no Mukougawa Developer: BaseSon Date: 2004-10-01 VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v1213 Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaPkM9uZLZM&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv9P6w6Jmc3aamggcIEP8eAZ Synopsis: Moriguchi Kazuto is just the ordinary high school student who attends a private school. He spends his days relaxing, regularly attending school and also enjoying time

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VN of the Month October 2004 - Akai Ito

Akai Ito is the only masterpiece of the month. I'll continue exploring earlier BaseSon works with a review of Yuuhi no Mukougawa 1. Angel Bullet [041001] Liar-soft At the end of the 19th century, America, the wild west. Her name is Serra, searching for her missing father. But the wild west she travels is filled with undead that bullets cannot kill. One day, a man knelt before her, and asked her to abuse him with her beautiful voice. His name is Klaus (pro

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Noel [FlyingShine]

Foreword: It's FlyingShine in its prime, after Cross Channel and before Swan Song, so why not taste one more bit of it. But it's action scenes and not yuri that keeps my interest here.  Title: Noel Developer: FlyingShine Date: 2004-09-24 VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v1000 Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9ULLAtemM4&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv_enAwLmfohExhIgVI2CClL Synopsis: Emanon, an organization run by special military forces. The protagonist is

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VN of the Month September 2004 - Abandoner - The Severed Dreams

Abandoner - The Severed Dreams is the winner this month, but since it has a review I'm picking up more obscure Noel for review 1. Konohana 4 ~Yami wo Harau Inori~ 此花4 ~闇を祓う祈り~ [040909] Vridge Inc. 1 Meguru Momoi and Miako Tachibana are back in their fourth murder-mystery adventure, along with Shinobu Sakurada. As they were taking a shinkansen (a bullet train) on their way to an excursion trip to Kyoto, they heard a scream only to stumble upon a murder scene.

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Koijibashi こいじばし [Raccoon]

Foreword: Well, I just liked the cover - looked like today's charming covers.  Title: Koijibashi Developer: Raccoon Date: 2004-08-13 VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v4247 Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WN2JN8bkyZk&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv-YnknXUNJpQwDtOqLsGr9p Synopsis: Yuta Tachibana was supposed to graduate this march, but he decided to do a graduation trip with his childhood friend instead. In their destination, they find Yuta's cousin waiting

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VN of the Month August 2004 - Sorauta

Sorauta is the only masterpiece of this Comiket month. Whenever I've no strong preference, I just choose something looking fine and without a review. This month I'm going to review Koijibashi . 1. Hayarigami: Keishichou Kaii Jiken File 流行り神 警視庁怪異事件ファイル [040805] Nippon Ichi 1 2 From chain mails that leads to murder, mysterious suicides and missing children, you, as a police officer have to put all your brain cells to work, connect the events together to discover the truth.

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Dear My Friend [light]

Foreword: This is going to a slightly unusual review, because I'm going to totally ignore main three heroines and focus solely on two side heroines because of Masada scenario writing and uniqueness of these two heroines compared to conventional ones. Title: Dear My Friend Developer: light Date: 2004-07-09 VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v519 Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvEtF1Nh89A&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv-vEHq8MQwNWKJi9NyRbYch Synopsis: This li

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VN of the Month July 2004 - Dear My Friend

There are no plotge this month. If I am to choose among charage and moege, I'd get one with good text. Dear My Friend is my choice for scenario written by Masada (for two heroines). And just by chance it's the only masterpiece of the month. 1. Dear My Friend [040709] light 1 This light-hearted, high school eroge surrounds the exploits of a soon-to-be non-average student named Kyoichi Morikawa. The son of the odd paring of a nurse and a poorly-selling novelist, he’s been liv

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MinDeaD BlooD ~支配者の為の狂死曲~ ~Shihaisha no Tame no Kyoushikyoku~ [Black Cyc]

Foreword: There are a lot of praising reviews of this untranslated game (1 2 3), which was a great surprise for me. Are we really observing a great mistreated masterpiece in this case? Title: MinDeaD BlooD ~Shihaisha no Tame no Kyoushikyoku~ Developer: Black Cyc Date: 2004-06-11 VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v1060 Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr5YBK4CASw&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv8DxlQByl9ojtAByJ-gdpN6 Synopsis: Just off the coast of mainland Ja

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VN of the Month June 2004 - 3days ~Michiteyuku Toki no Kanata de~

3days ~Michiteyuku Toki no Kanata de~ is VN of the Month. I'm intrigued by positive reviews of MinDeaD BlooD ~Shihaisha no Tame no Kyoushikyoku~ . I'm going to review it and develop an  opinion on it. 1. Cosple Tea Party こすぷれ☆ティーパーティー [040604] Softhouse Dew Main character gets drag, ged to an alumni assotiation meeting by his two friends who wish to temporarily revive high school cosplay club consisting of six pretty girls. Protagonist gets attracted by their charm, especia

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DINGIR(ディンギル) [Patisserie]

Foreword: Only chose Dingir as the only plotge of the month. Title: Dingir Developer: Patisserie Date: 2004-05-21 VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v204 Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdYk3gR_Mgc&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv8rKP5oDa1nzt0KevjFrmhw&index=29 Synopsis: Year 1014 by local calendar. Peaceful life is interrupted by betrayal and assassination in the court. Dying king conveys main character Baal the prophecy and asks him to try and save

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VN of the Month May 2004 - Carnival

Carnival is the VN of the month, but I already have review of it. I'm reviewing Dingir as the only plotge of the month. 1. Carnival [040514] FlyingShine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 After being arrested for the murder of a fellow student, the protagonist escapes from custody when the police car he's in has an accident. Knowing he will one day be caught again, he decides to spend what little time he has in freedom to try and return a handkerchief. There are English revie

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Realize リアライズ [PlayM]

Foreword: This perfect game made me re-evaluate... Coμ -Black Dragon in a Gentle Kingdom-. What do these games have to do with each other? Hop in to figure out. Title: Realize Developer: PlayM Date: 2004-04-23 VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v2025 Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IChpMO4Jhz4&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv_Z8T8hfm3788JmL-mH3l3m Synopsis: One morning during the class, Matsuura Ryou saw a strange object flying in the sky. Orange body was fal

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Routes [Leaf]

Foreword: Routes gets 5 votes cumulatively while closest rival sits at 3 votes, so here is review  of this game. Title: Routes Developer: Leaf Date: 2003-02-28 VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v204 Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sV1wg2BZOpM&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv8K_WdeDpxSgGZzjGORqw_b Synopsis: The story takes place in 21st Century Japan (approximately at the end of April 2010). The main character Nasu Souichi is a perfectly ordinary high school

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Sora-iro no Organ 空色の風琴 [The Lotus]

Foreword: I got on the hook of some reviews praising the story. Now I'm mad. Title: Sora-iro no Organ Developer: The Lotus Date: 2004-03-26 VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v962 Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX7seUlNpmE&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv8-QvoBMKw8KIUTf1tEqOdw Synopsis: In order to save your cousin, who's been sucked into a mirror, you decide to jump into the mirror yourself. You find yourself in a strange, beautiful world of fairies. As you

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VN of the Month March 2004 - Remember11 -The Age of Infinity-

Remember11 -The Age of Infinity- is VN of the Month. Symphonic Rain is an honorary masterpiece. I got tempted by Japanese reviews praising story of Sora-iro no Organ , so I took it for review. 1. Oshikake Princess おしかけプリンセス [040305] Giant Panda Warring states era.  Local daimyo Asakawa is killed in an enemy state assault. His real daughter manages to secretly escape with five vassals. But she fails to give birth to a boy, and hopes for house revival remai

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Schrei-Ten [Pisckiss]

Foreword: I awaited a high fantasy story with very mature and curious looking characters. What I got was... Title: Schrei-Ten Developer: Pisckiss Date: 2004-02-20 VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v14455 Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3bALNSl9Nk&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv8rKP5oDa1nzt0KevjFrmhw&index=28 Synopsis: Shrei-Ten is the name of a huge donut-shaped continent dominated by the kingdom of Schleiten. The holy king Schultz Engel defeated his b

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VN of the Month February 2004 - Forest

Forest is the only masterpiece of the month. I'm choosing lesser known Schrei-Ten for review. 1. Colorful Heart ~12 ko no Kyururun♪~ カラフルハート ~12コのきゅるるん♪~ [040206] Giga Main character 's parents go overseas living him alone. With the help of the childhood friend he becomes accustomed to such life. On the day of graduation ceremony he learns that he needs to marry a woman. 12 bride candidates move in to his house to live together for one month. I have not i

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Paradise Lost [light]

Foreword: I just could not pass by without seeing with my own eyes one of the best cyberpunk'ish visual novels. Title: Paradise Lost Developer: light Date: 2004-01-16 VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v1951 Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv9UUudO0wufPK3KqL-YaTUD Synopsis: Paradise Lost takes off in a dystopian setting that comes off as much more blatantly dark than its successors’. The stage is in a city known only as Sodom, which

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VN of the Month January 2004 - Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost and Fate/Stay Night are the only masterpieces of the month, but Paradise Lost wins almost almost in every field in comparison. 1. Paradise Lost [040116] light 1 2 3 Paradise Lost takes off in a dystopian setting that comes off as much more blatantly dark than its successors’. The stage is in a city known only as Sodom, which is separated from the outside world known as “Zoar”. Ruled by the gang known as the Infinite Viper, the law of “the strong eat the weak”

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VN of the Year 2003 and POLL for EXTRA review

Year 2003 proved to be profound in every way. Great variety of masterpieces suiting everyone's taste. New portion of Visual Novel Openings 2003 with songs. My list of masterpieces in 2003: Ashita Deatta Shoujo  Clover Heart's Cross†Channel  Eien no Aselia -The Spirit of Eternity Sword- Gin no Hebi Kuro no Tsuki Interlude  Konata yori Kanata made Kurenai Lovers ~Koi ni Ochitara... My Merry Maybe Moekan 

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Gin no Hebi Kuro no Tsuki 銀の蛇 黒の月 [Project-μ]

Foreword: My first thought was that berserk was remade as a visual novel. How is it even possible that such game remains in obscurity? Title: Gin no Hebi Kuro no Tsuki Developer: Project-μ Date: 2003-12-19 VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v10059 Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpnPjFUxVuQ&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv8rKP5oDa1nzt0KevjFrmhw&index=27 Synopsis: Main character is an unrivaled masked swordsman who takes up killer jobs and searches for a s

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VN of the Month December 2003 - Saya no Uta

December equals flood of visual novels, and for once in a while of good quality. Saya no Uta is unrivaled VN of the month. Konata yori Kanata made makes for another masterpiece. I'm reviewing the mysterious Gin no Hebi Kuro no Tsuki 1. Colorful Box カラフルBOX [031205] Sound Tail A "comical story" set in a school. You play as main character Narumi Morizuki who's been selected to work on the school festival committee. The game takes place over a one month period and has you

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