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With this blog I plan to cover the news related to physical copies of visual novels. As the month progress I will do updates as new information comes out, at the end of the month I will add a comment to the months blog entry saying that the entry is done and then start next month once any decent information is out that month.

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This blog entry will be updated until the end of the month and will have ongoing meanwhile.

 

With Frontwing\s last update they have said that they have shipped some packages for the Corona Blossom kickstarter and that they expect to continue with the shipping until December. For Vol 1 and 2 of Grisaia Phantom Trigger they have also sent some packages, however they found a missprint on the physical manga and has to reprint that. With Grisaia the complete box they found a problem regarding the english translation for the drama CDs, they also mentioned that since Grisaia complete box is so expensive for customers that is their highest priority at the moment. They also mentioned that they plan to have finished shipping for Momoiro Closet mid December and that shipping for Wonderfull Everyday and Island is planned to start during December. Of course given their constant delays I do expect some of not all of them to at least be pushed back a bit more.

 

Backerkit for Island is now open.

 

The backerkit for Venus Blood Frontier has now opened for those who want to get the physical edition but for some reason didn't pledge for the kickstarter.

 

Another backerkit that has opened is Seven Days for those who missed out on the kickstarter but still want to get a physical edition.

 

Onii♥️Kiss: Onii-chan, Where's My Kiss? and The Future Radio & the Artificial Pigeons has now gotten a page on the Sol Press site and it shows that they plan to sell physical edition of them through Hyourin. Taking this into consideration I would assume they plan to have physicals of all their future releases on Hyourin.

 

Date A Live: Rio Reincarnation is confirmed to get an english release and to get a physical edition for PS4. One thing to note with the PS4 edition though is that two of the scenes will be modified (censored).

 

 

Here are a few titles that may be close to getting sold out or have a limited time left for pre-order.

Eroge sex and games makes sexy games is on back order on Mangagamer, but is available from Jlist and Rightstufanime, though I am not sure how many they have in stock or whether there will be reprints.

Kara no Shoujo is on back order on Mangagamer, but is available from Jlist and Rightstufanime, though I am not sure how many they have in stock or whether there will be reprints.

Nekopara volume 2 is sold out while volume 3 is still available but limited on Denpasoft, not sure how much stock they have left.

Physicals for Hard Work might be limited to the pre-order, not really sure how Denpasoft does it regarding physical releases.

There is also a limited amount of physical copies for Clannad: Side Stories at sekaiproject, it seems to be leftovers from the original kickstarter.

On PS vita the physical edition of Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Alternate is being sold over at ricedigital and I am pretty sure that it is a limited run.

Backerkits that are still open Alpha's Adventures, IslandLoca-Love My Cute RoommateSakura SakuraSeven Days and Venus Blood Frontier

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Frontwing have just made an update on their Grisaia phantom trigger kickstarter where they said that they have started shipping and that due to the amount of items it will take about 1 month until everything is shipped out. So it seems they are finally able to deliver on their physical items after such a long time.

Also their kickstarter for Island is now done and it managed to raise $69,301 with a goal of $50,000. 

Loca-Love kickstarter is now also done and managed to raise $33,251 with a goal of $30,000. Backerkit is now open and it costs $44.

 

The kickstarter for Venus Blood Frontier ended up with ¥23,606,140 with a goal of ¥16,665,000. While the kickstarter is over it is stil possible to pledge for certain rewards through paypal and they plan to open a backerkit that non backers can use which will act as a pre-order store. While the VN doesn't really interest me I am quite glad that it ended succesfully since they seem to have done a lot of things well regarding their kickstarter such as focusing more on translation quality than they initially planned which raised the amount they needed by a lot.

 

Jlist has now opened up pre-order for the physical copy of Sweet Pool. Not really something I am interested in, but I guess people who are into BL are pretty excited considering its high rating.

 

The latest update from the Koropokkur in love kickstarter says that they have shipped out the physical editions to the backers now. I find it quite funny how quickly Mangagamer managed to get physicals out compared to other kickstarters that often use a year or two extra (sometimes even longer).

 

A Clockwork Ley-Line is getting its engine changed, while this seems to mean that it will be easier to work with it also means that it is going to take a real long time until they produce any physical copies for any of the VNs.

 

The kickstarter for Seven days is now done and it managed to raise $34,323 with a goal of $20,000.

 

Fatal Twelve physical copies are being shipped to those who pledged for the reward on kickstarter.

 

Here are a few titles that may be close to getting sold out or have a limited time left for pre-order.

Eroge sex and games makes sexy games is on back order on Mangagamer, but is available from Jlist and Rightstufanime, though I am not sure how many they have in stock or whether there will be reprints.

Kara no Shoujo is on back order on Mangagamer, but is available from Jlist and Rightstufanime, though I am not sure how many they have in stock or whether there will be reprints.

Nekopara volume 2 and volume 3 are said to be limited on Denpasoft, not sure how much stock they have left but will put it here on the list anyways since it can sell out at any time.

Physicals for Love's Sweet Garnish seems to be sold out.

Physicals for Hard Work might be sold out once pre-order period ends. Based on Love's... they may have a system where they only print as many copies as people who pre-order them, not sure though. 

There is also a limited amount of physical copies for Clannad: Side Stories at sekaiproject, it seems to be leftovers from the original kickstarter.

On PS vita the physical edition of Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Alternate is being sold over at ricedigital and I am pretty sure that it is a limited run.

As for backerkits that are still open there are Alpha's AdventuresLoca-Love My Cute Roommate and Sakura Sakura

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From Frontwing there are two kickstarters for physical copies one for the physical copy of Island which has already been released digitally on steam and one for the first part of their new episodic title Loca-Love which haven't been released in Japan yet. The Island Kickstarter is already funded and to me it seems like it has some pretty decent prices for the physicals with 50US$ for the regular edition and 80US$ for the deluxe edition which is a large box with soundtrack and theme song CDs and an artbook, Island itself is 30-50 hours long acording to vndb by the way. The Kickstarter for the first part of Loca-Love is currently at about 60% funded at the end of September with 13 days to go. As for my thoughts on the kickstarter for Loca-Love, well I think it has been poorly thought out. Since it is just the first part it is rather short (roughly 8 hours acording to the kickstarter) the price for the physical edition which is 50US$ is rather high. There is also a deluxe edition for 80US$ (going by earlybird price, if that sells out the actual price is 85US$) which has an artbook, tapestry, keyholder set, printed shikishi and the name in the credits and while it does have a lot of cool extras it just feels too much to pay for something so short. So the price for the physical for the first part of Loca-Love is pretty much the same as the price of Island which is way longer. I also don't think it helps them much that they made the kickstarter under a new creator name (Loca-Love) which means that it is less likely that people who backed their other kickstarters will find it. 

Moving on to Sekai Project or rather Denpasoft they have opened up pre-orders for physical edition for two new titles this week those two being Love's Sweet Garnish (vndb) and Hard Work (vndb). While I don't find any of these titles particulary interesting I do like that they have started to focus a lot of releasing physical editions through Denpasoft and not relying on Kickstarter for all of their physicals (if only they now can get better at quality control). While it does interest me that they have gone with this direction I am rather surprised by the titles they have picked. Both of them are short meaning that the extra price for the physical itself and shipping will be quite large compared to the original price and thus make buying them less attractive. Considering that MG only does physicals for titles that sell well I wonder how Denpasoft is going to be able to not lose any money on releasing physicals for these two titles. At the end I also wanted to mention that based on a tweet from Denpasoft it seems like they plan on focusing more on their physicals so I think it will be interesting to see how things turn out with them regarding physical releases.

 

Venus Blood Frontier Kickstarter has now opened for those interested, the price for the physical edition tier is 66US$ though it is only all ages so physicals for this might not be the best. From the looks of it they plan on putting in a lot of effort into making it a good localization, while it isn't really a title that appeal to me I really hope it succeed. Considering that they seems to be doing things right with the kickstarter I think it would give some really nice feedback to the japanese developers of what we want from a localization if this gets funded.

 

Another Kickstarter is the one for Seven Days which is from Fruitbait Factory. This has a physical edition available for 60US$ that include a visual book and one with a larger box and a dakimakura for 150US$.

 

From Nekonyan there is the confirmation that there is going to be a physical release of Aokana. I know this was technically confirmed last month, but I wanted to mention it since it was the 31st and since this is the first blog entry I make meaning I don't have any for August.

 

Then for some kickstarter updates, Memory's Dogma has promised free physical copy of Code:02 and Code:03 to those who haven't requested a refund, Shining Song Starnova has now finished the design of the box for their physical release and A light in the dark physicals are currently getting printed.

 

Here are a few titles that may be close to getting sold out or have a limited time left for pre-order.

Princess Evangile limited edition went out of print this month.

Eroge sex and games makes sexy games only have two copies left on Mangagamer, but is available from Jlist and Rightstufanime, though I am not sure how many they have in stock or whether there will be reprints.

Kara no Shoujo only has one copie left on Mangagamer, but is available from Jlist and Rightstufanime, though I am not sure how many they have in stock or whether there will be reprints.

Nekopara volume 2 and volume 3 are said to be limited on Denpasoft, not sure how much stock they have left but will put it here on the list anyways since it can sell out at any time.

There is also a limited amount of physical copies for Clannad: Side Stories at sekaiproject, it seems to be leftovers from the original kickstarter.

On PS vita the physical edition of Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Alternate is being sold over at ricedigital and I am pretty sure that it is a limited run.

As for backerkits that are still open there are A Light in the DarkAlpha's Adventures and Sakura Sakura

New kickstarters, IslandLoca-LoveVenus Blood Frontier and Seven days

 

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