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  Aile Soft
Hashirajima Gakuen is a historic girls’ school which turned co-ed due to the declining birthrate. However, the school remaine
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  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
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  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
Year 2011 is a hurricane of great titles. My initial pick contained 20 masterpieces, but had to widen this selection up to 28 with some additional feedback since I can't sample it all on my own at the moment and there are genres I just can't force myself to play. Visual Novel Openings 2011 with songs just because.
My list of masterpieces in 2011:
Aiyoku no Eustia
Hotel. is the only masterpiece for me in December. Micchi highlights some RPG and - naturally - a game about 345 imoutos
1. Ever17  CyberFront 1
Ever17 is the tale of seven individuals who come to be trapped 153 feet within the underwater marine theme park, LeMU. During an apparently normal day at the park, a massive accident happens, placing almost half of the facility underwater. The path to the surface and the communication l
Foreword: When I face Sengoku feminization in anime I facepalm and look away, but this setting was not as frequent back in the past, so it fascinates me to try and find that one source that impressed followers so much.
Mitsuhide is an extremely poor ‘student ronin’ who gets by via part-time jobs. One day, he receives an enrollment letter to Sengoku Gakuen and readily accepts it. On his first day, a girl named Nobunaga points her sword at him: “How dare you show your face t
Yurikago yori Tenshi made is VN of the Month. Another notable masterpiece is Hanachirutani Sanjinkou . Legend Seven ~Shirayuki Hime to Shichinin no Eiyuu~ would also fit those who liked Schatten. Zen finds merit in Mareni writing while Micchi goes full-scale moe with Shunki Gentei Poco a Poco, Hare Tokidoki Otenki-ame and even Sonicomi
1. Dare ga Koroshita Komadori o 誰が殺したコマドリを  Smile Senki 1
Kotori is a reserved schoolgir
Izuna Zanshinken is VN of October. But I also see merit in Midori no Umi . Zen and Micchi promote these two games as well while also picking Renai 0 Kilometer and some fandisc.
1. AKB1/48: Idol to Guam de Koishitara... AKB1/48 アイドルとグアムで恋したら・・・  Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.
Dating is something the AKB girls are not allowed to do. But for you, they are going to make an exception. This summer, the girls invite you to the tropical parad
There are over 20 games in September with masterpieces to cover everyone's tastes. Mirai Nostalgia is for nakige, Dunamis 15 for mystery, Kajiri Kamui Kagura for action, plus will decide on Code 18 status later as I want to play it absolutely blindly. Action game prevails for me, as usual. Zen agrees with me on the main favorites, plus features your diary. Micchi lists all kinds of moege with titles each more sugary than the other.
1. Corpse Party: Book of Shadows コープス
Few normal titles get released during summer Comiket. Seriously, there's just one ordinary format game Diamic Days that I don't accept as a masterpiece, and it wins by default as VN of the Month... Micchi supports this idea and tries to focus on doujins to fill the blanks.
1. Seijaku ni Chain-saw 静寂に電気鋸  Chainsou
――The view I'd grown so used to seeing through the lens had been smashed to pieces――
Irotoridori no Sekai is VN of the month while Tenshi no Hane o Fumanaide is another worthy masterpiece. Micchi only wants moar imoutos from Sis Koi
1. Kuon no Kizuna -The Origin- 久遠の絆 -THE ORIGIN-  Xuse
This is the fully-voiced remake of FOG/XUSE’s 1998 title of the same name. It adds a new scenario and also additional events for existing routes. With the arrival of new transfer student Mayou, Takeru is caught up in bizarre incidents a
I'm not fan of shounens, but Dengeki Stryker is fun enough to be VN of the Month. Sukimazakura to Uso no Machi is another masterpiece with a thrilling sophisticated concept. Micchi also favors the latter one, plus a delayed fandisc and Rewrite that I consider a huge fake.
1. Natsuyuki ~Summer Snow~ 夏雪 ～summer_snow～  Silver Bullet 1 2
When he was a child, Katsu had an argument with his parents one summer and ran off to an
Foreword: It's an all-ages non-trivial setting doujin work of the best quality I ever seen by Watanabe Ryouichi. If that's not enough...
1400 years ago first murderer demons get spotted
700 years ago western technologies start to get used for rebellion
500 years ago murderer demons learn to acquire human image in Transilvania
18 years ago a huge massacre takes part in Japan
10 years ago murderer demon is killed at the ag
Vermilion -Bind of Blood- does not have competitors in May, but Taiyou no Promia is also a well done game. In addition 'll name Koi de wa Naku - It's not Love, but so Where Near. a masterpiece, because it's an original concept providing food for thought. Can't nominate AXL game this time since I'm tired of Hasegawa Ai writing when she does not come out of comfort zone presenting yet another different activity club story with too many heroines to make it special. Zen has similar favorites while
April benefits from titles delayed in March, but among 17 titles I can only acknowledge Aiyoku no Eustia for its detailed world and characters, although it's not the kind of game I can enojy. Micchi also empathizes a delayed title and some fandisc.
1. Duelist x Engage デュエリスト×エンゲージ  Praline 1
Shidou Yukito’s mornings are always busy. Waking up before the sun rises, battling against the cold air and temptations to go back to s
A lot of titles got delayed till April, so we're sitting at 10 titles again just like in February. Onigokko! is the only masterpiece I acknowledge. Micchi basically only favors Onigokko and games that got delayed, so let's anticipate a hot April.
1. Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto - Ginga Bishounen Densetsu STAR DRIVER 輝きのタクト 銀河美少年伝説  Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.
In Southern Japan, there lies the verdant Minamijuuji Island.
I remember enjoying Grisaia no Kajitsu a long time ago even though nowadays Frontwing eternal greed for releasing series in episodes and inserting ads in their official channel and everyone else's channels makes me sick. Micchi favors Lover Able and some fandisc.
1. Artemis Blue アルテミスブルー  Applique -Imouto- 1 2 3
In 2040, a mysterious natural disaster causes all planes to stop functioning above 500 feet (150 meters) of the
Bloody Rondo is the only real deal in January. Zen supports this idea while Micchi sees this month as a slow start of the year with only fandisc and some moege looking appealing enough.
1. Smile☆Shooter ~First☆Ticket~ スマイル☆シューター ～ふぁーすと☆ちけっと～  Kuroneko-san Team
The latest all-ages musical action ADV from Kogado Studio features new idol group Smile☆Shooter, which has been popular on cell phones and Twitter. In the game, you have
Year 2010 is as lively as ever. I don't think there was another such year where I was able to find at least one masterpiece in each month. The overall number 18 is slightly less, but it only shows the continuing tendency for increasing charage share, and I blocked quite a lot of charage from getting into masterpieces just because did not see a story-driven plot or some spark. There even was one 10/10 game for me, and that does not come often. Visual Novel Openings 2010 with songs just because I
There are several notable works this month, but I'm only going to call Ore no Tsure wa Hito de nashi a masterpiece. Micchi lays hopes on Hello,good-bye that rather disappointed me, Akatoki with gameplay elements and some fandisc.
1. Let's Kaitou! Nusumi Kei!? -Ano Ko no Heart no Nusumikata, Oshiemasu♪- Let’s快盗！ヌすみ系!? -あの子のハートの盗み方、教えます♪-  SQUEEZ sweet
Tomoki comes from a family of second-rate thieves and is relatively normal aside from his
Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete is the only masterpiece. Micchi is of the same opinion, but also with high hopes for Kicking Horse★Rhapsody
1. Dangan Ronpa Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei ダンガンロンパ 希望の学園と絶望の高校生  1 2 3 4 5 6 Spike Chunsoft
Hope's Peak Academy is a government-funded private high school recognized all across the nation as the cradle of hope and prosperity, providing a complete education for "ultimate" st
I'd only call Ouka Sengoku ~Nobunaga-chan no Koishite Yabou!?~ a masterpiece this month since other candidates don't have strong enough story component though can be great charage for someone. Since there aren't English reviews, I feel the need to make one eventually. Micchi calls October 2010 a "moe" month favoring two most prominent titles in this regards - Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate and Kisaragi GOLD★STAR
1. Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi 星空へ架かる橋  feng 1 2
Fortissimo//Akkord:Bsusvier in its EXA version is the only masterpiece of the month. Michi thinks alike while also highlighting one moege and some fandiscs.
1. Trick x Logic Season 2  Chunsoft 1
Once again, all of these stories are loosely linked by the story of prosecutor Yoshikawa trying to solve his own murder by reading underworldly Akasha (crime records) and young camera-woman Tsukasa who keeps getting involved with murder cases
Fewer normal titles see the light due to Comiket rivalry this month. As a result, I can only call a doujin game Indigo masterpiece and winner by default. Probably I should review it one day for popularization purposes. Micchi has to choose among the published works, so lays hopes on Suzukaze no Melt.
1. Framing Summer フレーミングサマー  Wavestar
Kou joins the camera circle since he wants to take pictures of shooting stars. He meet
Wow, I'm going to call as many as three games masterpieces this month - Tasogare no Sinsemilla , Para-Sol and Second Novel ~ Kanojo no Natsu, 15fun no Kioku~ . And the last one is something special, so it wins. It's definitely in my review queue. Micchi awaits cuteness from Sugar+Spice2 and fandiscs.
1. Executor Script エグゼクタースクリプト  Triangle
In a world where some people possess magic-like special abilities, Yamahito is a st