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VN of the Month August 2011 - Diamic Days

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 [110813] Chainsou ――The view I'd grown so used to seeing through the lens had been smashed to pieces―― Shinado

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VN of the Month July 2011 - Irotoridori no Sekai

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- [110701] 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

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VN of the Month June 2011 - Dengeki Stryker

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~ [110603] Silver Bullet 1 2  When he was a child, Katsu had an argument with his parents one summer and ran off to an

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Indigo [Hanpamania-Soft]

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... Synopsis: 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

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VN of the Month May 2011 - Vermilion -Bind of Blood-

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 

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VN of the Month April 2011 - Aiyoku no Eustia

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 [110408] 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

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VN of the Month March 2011 - Onigokko!

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 [110303] Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. In Southern Japan, there lies the verdant Minamijuuji Island.

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VN of the Month February 2011 - Grisaia no Kajitsu

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 [110224] Applique -Imouto- 1 2 3 In 2040, a mysterious natural disaster causes all planes to stop functioning above 500 feet (150 meters) of the

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VN of the Month January 2011 - Bloody Rondo

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~ [110114]  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

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VN of the Year 2010

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

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VN of the Month December 2010 - Ore no Tsure wa Hito de nashi

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♪- [101210] SQUEEZ sweet Tomoki comes from a family of second-rate thieves and is relatively normal aside from his

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VN of the Month November 2010 - Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete

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 [101125] 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

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VN of the Month October 2010 - Ouka Sengoku ~Nobunaga-chan no Koishite Yabou!?~

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 [101015] feng 1 2

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VN of the Month September 2010 - Fortissimo//Akkord:Bsusvier

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 [100916] 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

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VN of the Month August 2010 - Indigo

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 [100813] Wavestar Kou joins the camera circle since he wants to take pictures of shooting stars. He meet

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VN of the Month July 2010 - Second Novel ~ Kanojo no Natsu, 15fun no Kioku~

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 [100702] Triangle In a world where some people possess magic-like special abilities, Yamahito is a st

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VN of the Month June 2010 - Deardrops

Deardrops and Comsome! ~Combination Somebody~ make the only masterpieces for me in June. And first one is more polished. Micchi for once agrees with me although anticipating even more from Angel Ring.   1. Deardrops [100618] Overdrive 1 2 3 4 5 6 Shouichi was known as one of the ‘nobles’ of the violin world. Having started playing the violin when he was 3, he won the national violin competition when he was in middle school and went

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VN of the Month May 2010 - Evolimit

Evolimit is the only real masterpiece here. I'll review it eventually, but with Dailymotion limit of two hours per day it would take over a month of real time, so it's the only thing I review in 2010. Micchi falls for nekomimi You∞Gaku just because of cuteness.   1. Nadeshiko Ranbu 撫子乱舞 [100521] White Cyc Focuses on the Yamato Nadeshiko archetype – the ideal Japanese woman, Takahiro resides in Misaki-shi where there is a competition

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VN of the month April 2010 - Akatsuki no Goei ~Tsumibukaki Shuumatsuron~

Akatsuki no Goei ~Tsumibukaki Shuumatsuron~ finally can be considered a masterpiece as story actually moves somewhere this time. Micchi sees some merit in Iro ni Ide ni keri Waga Koi wa . 1. Eien no Ikusa Hime 永焔の戦姫 [100413] Eushully Eien no Ikusa Hime contains the novelized versions of Ikusa Megami Zero, Genrin no Kishougun and Genrin no Kishougun 2 for those who want to jump into Verita without missing the previous story developments.

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VN of the Month March 2010 - Subarashiki Hibi ~Furenzoku Sonzai~

Subarashiki Hibi ~Furenzoku Sonzai~ is VN of the Month, moreover, a 10/10. I'm going to call White Album 2 ~Introductory Chapter~ another masterpiece since it was at least memorable compared to Closing Chapter. Micchi is mostly interested in Koiiro Soramoyou   1. Cross Days [100319] 0verflow 1 2   Yuuki first met Kotonoha at the school library in the beginning of second semester, but there was no progress with their relationship.

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VN of the Month February 2010 - Tsubasa o Kudasai

Kashimashi Communication and Tsubasa o Kudasai are masterpieces with the latter having priority due to original concept. Micchi is fascinated by cuteness of Magicarat☆Radiant and throws in a bunch of nukige since there's not so much to discuss this month. 1. Misshitsu no Sacrifice 密室のサクリファイス [100214] Intense 1   Deep underground lies an immense living facility: Foundation. When was it built, and why? Who, or what, brought its residen

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VN of the Month January 2010 - Rune Lord

A nice busy month. I'd only call Rune Lord and Harukaze dori ni, Tomarigi o. 2nd Story ~Tsuki no Tobira to Umi no Kakera~ masterpieces with traditionally chunige having the upper hand over charage. As for review, won't be any this month. Will only review couple games per year, probably with video playthroughs properly backed up, will see when first appealing for review game shows up. As usual, Micchi is mostly interested in fandiscs.   1. Last Window: Mayonaka no Yakusoku

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VN of the Year 2009 and POLL about future

Year 2009 was cool in my evaluation due to two 10/10 masterpieces. It starts to get weird, but the overall number of masterpieces for me is exactly 20 yet again this year. New portion of Visual Novel Openings 2009 with songs. My list of masterpieces in 2009: Abyss -Homicide Club- Amber Quartz Bengarachou Hakubutsushi Boku no Te no Naka no Rakuen Coμ - Kuroi Ryuu to Yasashii Oukoku - Devils Devel Concept Eden* They Were Only Two, On The Planet.

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VN of the Month December 2009 - Fake Azure Arcology

Another sucky month. I recordered couple routes of Fake Azure Arcology by the time my second youtube channel got hammered, so let's call Fake Azure Arcology VN of the month since too many releases this month are gameplay ones. Yes, I know I promised to review Atori no Sora to Shinchuu no Tsuki , but for the same reason don't want to pull it out without video. It was a heavy and not interesting game, anyway. Micchi is fascinated about fandiscs, as usual. And there won't be usual end of the year p

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VN of the Month November 2009 - Hikari no Valusia ~What a Beautiful Hopes~

Hikari no Valusia ~What a Beautiful Hopes~ is VN of the Month, but for me it's not a masterpiece. I happened to play Sorafune and Shiden ~Enkan no Kizuna~ in the past, so will take Atori no Sora to Shinchuu no Tsuki for review. Micchi is understandably fascinated by Baldr Sky Dive2, but also lays hopes on Imouto Smile, Shiden and Suzunone Seven fandisc.   1. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift ブレイブルー コンティニュアム シフト, [091120] Arc System Works 1 2 3 4  The gam

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