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  1. 4 points
    Status update Overall progress: Translation: 11948/43896 Editing: 5287/43896 Common route translated, will spend some time going back over already translated lines and getting ready the translation with honorifics. Common route patch once it's edited.
  2. 4 points
    alpacaman

    What are you playing?

    Depending on the type of VN it could have been any other bodily fluid, so I'm glad they clarified.
  3. 4 points
    Seraphim88

    What are you playing?

    http://imageshack.com/a/img923/28/ys2vPY.png Good thing they're being specific, or else I might have thought it was miso soup or something.
  4. 4 points
    Alriiiiiiiight, now comes the moment no one asked for: the disappointing answers and the shocking results! 1) A Not my fault the teachers never picked a book I actually wanted to read so classic lit usually put me to sleep. My school's cafeteria was also so-so most of the time so lunch break didn't deserve top spot by any means either. 2) B I wanted to argue with Poltroon's motive but... eeerrr... Last time I tried to argue with a friend I don't like DMC all that much they pointed how I was buying my 2nd copy of DMC4 in that same instant so welp, I give up trying to hide it. 3) A I FEEL LIKE A CHAMPION OF SELF-CONTROL WOOOO! I hope the streak doesn't break any time soon. And yes, there are BL gachas but either their translations or gameplay sucks too much for me to care about grinding them so I usually stick to otome ones. 4) B At least that was the original answer, but turns out I beat one more yesterday after posting. Go me, but oops. I'm sorry for breaking my promise that all questions had one right answer, so everyone gets a point for this one as an apology. Bonus 0.5 for Lesiak for getting it right the first time, bonus 0.25 for Zaka for having faith in my capacity of beating 11 bosses and bonus 0.1 for Kiri because he picked the 11 option too one way or the other I guess. 5) A I'm real sorry, but my shit sense of humor kinda prevents me of not choosing Mogeko Castle. I do love To The Moon, but default assets, the align puzzles serves no real purpose, yadda yadda technical bullshit excuses yadda yadda 6) C The other options are glorious, but the last one comes with an extra Archer and oh my god, imagine being served by Archer and eating with him, yadda yadda fangirlism yadda yadda 7) A I prefer 9S as a character, but voice prize goes to Eve. This is him btw (on the right): And if anyone's wondering what the コノママジャダメ is: So after this breakdown, the final score ends up as: 1st - Fiddle (4 pts) 2nd - Zaka (3.25 pts) 3rd - Poltroon (3 pts) 4th - Kiri (2.1 pts) 5th - Lesiak (1.5 pts) So our crowned champion whose badge is coming soon-tm-maybe-never is: FIDDLE!!! Moral of the story: Sheeps are powerful and now I'm scared
  5. 4 points
    1. B 2. A 3. A 4. A 5. A 6. A 7. A
  6. 3 points
    Haruuru's translation of the Main routes is long-since done. I was mostly working with @ittaku in an advisory capacity (details, colloquialisms, other stuff that requires a ridiculously long background). It is true, and we both agree, that the Main route is much, much better than the Branch route. Not only are Tonoko, Shino, and Miyabi much better heroines, but everything from the protagonist's personality to how the heroines' emotions and characterizations are handled are so dramatically different in quality that there is no possible comparison. The only real exception is that Yuuna's route has some good drama/story, probably more as a coincidence than anything else (Misaki and Sumika's routes were... basically somewhat above average charage fare at best). I don't quite agree with the reviewer in this case, as I always reviewed based on the Main path and ignored the Branch entirely, simply because my first experience of it was enough to put me off permanently. The Main routes have some truly epic feels, great character interactions, and are the truest to the 'nature' of the school's purpose, which is confinement and segregation from the larger sister school's population and the general population in general. This is ironic, since the Branch school girls are supposedly more of an 'embarrassment' to their powerful families, whereas the Main School heroines are supposedly only problem children after the fact. Perhaps the way the Branch school's writer screwed up the most was that he quite simply didn't manage to match two of the three heroines to the school's purpose. Neither Misaki nor Sumika had any business being in the Branch school at all, considering that they were both capable and had personalities that were not necessarily 'embarrassing' to their families (in both cases, they are loved deeply and don't have any traumas or major issues that should have resulted in them ending up there). Yuuna's route stands out from the other two Branch routes... to a degree that you have to wonder if the same writer had anything to do with it. It is also the most overtly morally distasteful of the paths (not in the teacher-student relations sense though), which is probably why it has such impact. Yuuna's presence there also makes a great deal of sense once you've done her path, which is different from the two redheads. Miyabi's path tends to get deified by fanboys, which I can understand. Tsukasa's actions, the characters' reactions, and the feels are all so well coordinated that it is impossible not to cry numerous times throughout the path. However, it needs to be said that both Tonoko and Shino's paths are of the same level of quality, if having someone different tracks (the last part of Shino's path had me rofling, though).
  7. 2 points
  8. 2 points
    hi hi! Not new, but stumbled onto this site again by accident. I was randomly active throughout 2014-2015 until my interest in VNs faded out and I decided to focus on academics instead. My classes and my work is on pause for the meantime, so hopefully I'll be able to talk to everyone here!
  9. 2 points
    Finished Saki's route, nice to see that routes arent dragged on and on forever like HoshiOri. It was almost of perfect length
  10. 2 points
    hope everyone is staying safe during these corona times, looking forward to the dat we can play Noratoto in all it's uncensored TL'ed glory
  11. 2 points
    Dergonu

    Birthday thread

    I know right! Shocker, huh! Thank you~ Thank you! Thank you! Don't remind me! I'M HALFWAY TO 50 NOW, SRJSRELGKJSELRKG!
  12. 2 points
    Mashiro does a lot of puns at least. Havent gotten to any other routes so I can't vouch for them.
  13. 2 points
    Fiddle

    shredded potatoes

    shredded potatoes
  14. 2 points
    nothing has changed, even my travels. vns i still finish 2 in a month; same speed.
  15. 2 points
    I AM A GENIUS. BOW BEFORE ME, PEASANTS. This hypothetical badge will make a fine addition to my already amazing profile.
  16. 2 points
    I try to keep myself busy with games, watching anime and watch movies. Why would your cat kill you? I have 2 cats myself their name are Flekken and Nusse. I love them very much.
  17. 2 points
    Literally who?
  18. 1 point
    Maybe the original author didn't mean kusoge, but more literal shit... [euphoria's electric chair scene flashbacks intensify]
  19. 1 point
    kivandopulus

    Steel [Graviton]

    Foreword: I never expected a 80 hour long race out of this "episodic" story. How much time should pass till opening? What about length of the epilogue? Should there be some lines after the final credits? Believe me, Steel will surprise you with each answer. I knew that scenario from Kadokura Keisuke would be enjoyable. But it took me a full week to be able to digest it. VNDB: https://vndb.org/v6416 Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5Nc368AlSs&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv9jHMWwIIkzFPiTpLJ-eMP7 Synopsis: The protagonist, Tomoya, was abandoned by his mother at a tender age. He was taken in by Honjou Arisa after a chance meeting. Four girl adoptees who had joined the Honjou family home for similar reasons also lived there. Though they were not related by blood, Tomoya treated the girls as if they were his siblings. They lived peaceful lives at the Honjou residence... but one day, he encountered a strange woman in town. She was wreathed in something that looked like iron – and upon seeing her figure, he remembered that he, too, had once harbored such a metallic augment. "Is that... your Anima?" A right arm turned to metal... A peculiar corpse discovered at school... A transfer student exuding dark mist... And a foreign warrior wreathed in thick steel armor... Tomoya's peaceful life would soon begin to crumble as disaster came to visit him and his sisters. To protect them, he shall have to once again wreathe his right arm in Anima. Game type: Supernatural abilities chuuni story Character Design rating: 8/10 Protagonist rating: 7/10 Story rating: 9/10 Game quality: 4/10 Overall rating: 7/10 Basics first. This is a story of a big and powerful Honjo clan. Main character Tomoya is an adopted child who lives in the family for the last five years. Only few families possess the anima ability to turn their body into weapons. They have rivals, but don't show their powers to the outsiders. Tomoya only starts to master his anima. That brings us to structure. There are four chapters. Three first chapters have similar shape. Each of them is devoted to Honjo sisters and their anima - first Misaki, then Ayano, finally Iori. These three chapters have two endings each - initially the true one when the heroine comes off the stage in some way and then the side happy ending with each heroine. After each of four chapters there's a short explanatory chapter which is devoted mostly to past events and Honjo Alice heroine. The fourth chapter has only one ending and is devoted to the most mysterious heroine Nishinomiya Akizuki. It also covers most of the loose ends of the game. Epilogue chapter (with a small Final chapter which finalizes Explanatory Chapters) is very different from the other chapters and presents after-story for the different characters that remain on the stage up to the point. Phew, with that covered - almost - without spoilers it's possible to go on. Story is thrilling, and text is really rich. Characters are quite developed despite having no voicing thanks to whole 15-hour long chapter devoted to each of them. What I liked the most is that there are very few SOL scenes. Protagonist Tomoya starts off pretty well with all his powers awakening gradually and evolving with more emotional experiences. But game really lacks a good conflict. There are some goons (including elite ones) from the rival family, but that's it. So in result Tomoya just does not have opportunity to actually fight since we constantly need to show battle prowess of our chapter heroines. Thus he gets from cool to passive losing charm. Due to the lack of conflict some fights happen even between heroines out of trifles. But on the other hand, some antagonists jump to the stage out of the blue. Momentum never gets lost. Time to get back to story since it's the main flavor of the game. Each chapter is actually very different, so we can't stop being surprised. Misaki chapter is our straightforward nakige with personal drama and focus on the heroine alone. Ayano chapter suddenly changes focus from heroine to her anima. Iori chapter is totally different again since Iori actually can't fight. Maid Noriko has to fulfill that function, so Noriko actually gets her own ending as well. Third chapter also marks the main conflict of the game and uncovers Honjo clan secrets. Fourth chapter has the most straightforward conflict between main heroines Alice and Akizuki against their own antagonists. As for epilogue, it gives off too much of Clannad scent which is a great minus for such Clannad hater as me. Each chapter is named after anima name and explanatory chapters are called Shizoid because of the very different perspective presented. The saddest part is graphical presentation and absence of voicing. That gives a huge penalty to the quality evaluation. I can't really imagine many persons to be able to read such a huge story with such poor presentation. But - on the other hand - how many real modern masterpieces are there without voicing? Can't really remember even one out of the blue. That's an enormous feat by itself.
  20. 1 point
    Definitely share the sentiment about Edelweiss, it's like the common route tried to be a japanese version of American Pie and failed hard. I would call it barely decent just because of Haruka and Mizuki routes. Eiden Fantasia is even worse.
  21. 1 point
    Plk_Lesiak

    Birthday thread

    All Best Wishes to @Dreamysyu!
  22. 1 point
    I agree with @Clephas. Shino's route is equally as good as the other other main school routes, and the reviewer has conspicuously left out details about Yuuna's route. To me, her is route is also excellent and stands out for being completely different quality to that of the rest of the branch school heroines, and even completely different tone to that of the rest of the game, with quite a dark story by comparison, but still has that uplifting resolution required of a nakige. Lumping it in with the other branch school heroines is ignoring another exceptional heroine route that is on the same quality as the main school ones. The branch school needs to be translated just for her route alone.
  23. 1 point
  24. 1 point
    Plk_Lesiak

    Spring Anime List of 2020

    Hey guys, how the hell did we miss the Otome Villainess Isekai? It sounds lovely and the voice cast looks pretty awesome. I think it randomly became my most-anticipated series along with Kaguya-sama S2 and maybe SNAFU S3 (if I manage to catch up with that series before the lockdowns end). :3
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  26. 1 point
    Welcome back to (now half-dead) Fuwa!
  27. 1 point
    I guess Harugi here really become the medium for the writer to show off their capability instead of working together to write a good VN there, which is interesting to note. Even the common routes here really separated between the Main's writer (Takehaya) and Branch's writer (Marutani Hideto). For more elaboration here, Main's heroines did consist of Miyabi, Tonoko, and Shino, while for Branch's heroines it should be obvious who are they (For the answer it's Misaki, Sumika, and Yuuna). So yeah, we can say that the main writer for Harugi here would be Takehaya, and I think people more or less just vote it as the best VNs for Takehaya's writing while at the same time giving Tsukihime anime treatment (You know what I mean) to Marutani's writing. For the translation, actually I would really like to see the English patch for this (Not only for Main, but also for Branch as well). Although apparently it's impossible to do as of now because the team really busy as of now, if not losing interest with this. The translator for Main route is Ittaku, and the Branch route translator is Hasa who apparently being busy as of now. The last time they have updates was months ago, and currently it's stuck. So yeah that's too bad here.
  28. 1 point
    littleshogun

    Birthday thread

    Happy 25th birthday to our mod @Dergonu, and I hope you'll have a good birthday here.
  29. 1 point
    Dreamysyu

    Birthday thread

    Happy birthday to @Dergonu!
  30. 1 point
    Seraphim88

    [NekoNyan] Making Lovers Discussion

    You can turn off shields for specific sites by clicking the Brave logo to the right of the address bar while you're browsing them.
  31. 1 point
    CEEXOTA

    1080P Vns

    Hello guys, do u have some recomendations of 1080p vns? I already played Aokana Senren Banka Thanks in advance
  32. 1 point
    Silvz

    What are you playing?

    Enigma is great, you should read it first
  33. 1 point
    Started playing today, its pretty good so far. Met 4 of the 5 girls and everyone is interesting in their own way. MC is a bit quirky (and perverted) but he's decisive which is nice A good selling point is that it deals with adults in their 20s rather than the usual High School stuff. Apparently this VN is about falling in love after dating or sth so thats probably why
  34. 1 point
    r0xm2n

    Craving some new VNs

    Nekopara isn't over the top super sexy for you?! Anyways, here are some of my suggestions.... * Fureraba . About as warm and fuzzy and slice of life as it gets. And really funny. * Making Lovers . From the same devs that made Fureraba, it just released not even 2 days ago. * Sankaku Ren'ai: Love Triangle Trouble . This VN is hilarious!! It loves making jokes out of all the eroge and anime tropes out there.
  35. 1 point
    Silvz

    [NekoNyan] Making Lovers Discussion

    The game is out!
  36. 1 point
    After several years on my list, I've finally decided to play Umineko, with this quarantine being a good opportunity indeed. Having just finished episode 2, this little chunk of the VN was certainly a nice ride, but so far I'm divided so I've decided to share my thoughts. Episode 1 was nothing short of perfect. Probably one of the best thrillers that I've ever seen in any kind of media. I was reading it on the dawn and Beatrice portrait moments in the endgame were freaking me out, I had to turn on the lights, something that I never really do. That said, I liked Beato a lot better before she started talking and cackling. On the other hand, I loved it when Maria did it, mainly because she isnt a supernatural entity. Episode 2 was weird, it had some ups but the supernatural elements and the goats made it quite annoying for my logical self. It started out strong, with additional background provided for these nice characters but then sexy schoolgirl Beatrice appeared and things just failed to excite every time that weird chuuni magic was involved. While it is pretty obvious that there is a human culprit and a deep story between Kinzo and Beatrice, I didn't really expect to see butler fighting goats and magical girls. And every time that something interesting was going to happen (Kinzo will, Beatrice backstory and any meaningful revelation), the scene was cut, which can be frustrating. As for theory-crafting, I think it is better to schematize information for each character. Kinzo: He is a piece of shit of a father and as a human being he sucks, but he is definitely the smart one. Even isolated, he knew everything about everyone in his home - even about Battler. I'm pretty convinced that the culprit probably caught the ring that he threw out of the window, and they probably used it to write the letters In episode 2, he comments about his "shameful defeat" in the "last time", so does it make him the only one aware of the meta world? Pretty curious about the will that he made Shannon transcribe. His rants are annoying, it is pretty clear that he hates everyone, it was boring listening to it five times. Beatrice: I would think It is obvious that she was, at a certain point, a living human being and as well as Kinzo's lover. Even if her witch self is real, the epitaph makes it clear that she revives after the last twilight and not before. There is a human culprit, he may be interested in reviving her or just getting the whole inheritance, or the gold. I really disliked those goat battle scenes, magical murderer butterflies and cute girls messing with the crime scenes, not something that I wanted to see out of a mystery novel, but oh well, I guess this is Japan so I have to handle it. Krauss: Nothing special about him, just another crappy father and a horrible husband as well, the way that he allows Eva to humiliate Natsuhi just proves that he is lame. Pretty certain he isnt the culprit and I wouldn't want him to be anyway. That said, he is the only one who knew that the gold was real since he had a golden bar. Eva and Hideyoshi: Her passive-aggressiveness is great. I love her character even though she is a bad person. While it would make sense for her to kill everyone for the inheritance, since she is a "slave to money", it would also be pretty obvious and lame. Not much to say about her husband, he just of kinda exists and seems to be a nice guy, just like George. Maria : My favorite character, especially in the weirdo mode. I'm pretty convinced that the culprit or its helper disguised as Beatrice and gave her the umbrella and the letter. I guess the "Beatrice" that she sees could be something she makes up in order to cope with reality. While she didn't care that Rosa died in episode 1, there was reason for that. Rosa: Another bad parent with a tragic backstory, she is the prettiest one in the family, though. As for the letter that Beatrice gives her in episode 2, I wonder if she passed it to her brothers. Rudolf and Kyrie: Well, Rudolf knew that he was going to die, so there is something there. I wonder if there is any kind of sexy dark mystery behind their backstories as well, not that I want to see it. Natsuhi: Pretty sure that her past as a Shinto priest-something of a family might have something to do with the overall witchery. Not a bad person per se, she could be the culprit but there are definitely better twists than that George and Shannon: I would love it if they were the culprits. George is the most viable successor and Shannon might feel bitter about being treated like crap by everyone. While George seems to be a very nice guy and Shannon an innocent dame, I would certainly expect that. Jessica: A standard rebellious teenage girl. Likes Kanon, hates her privileged life and she would rather be a rock star. Not the culprit. Battler: Sexual harassment can be annoying, but it might be a red flag. Is this Battler the real Battler? Is he a good person ? Rosa comments something like this. I hope he isnt a self-insert main character made just for the player to experience the story. The Servants: Episode 2 induces that they might be magical familiars. That said, Kumasawa seems to be a "freelancer" and she never calls herself furniture (i don't remember that, at least). I wouldn't want it to end with "the butler did it", but some of them might be accomplices of the real culprit. Kanon definitely dies in episode 2, as the red message says. I wouldn't mind if either George or Shannon killed him. Since the culprit probably had to feign death, Nanjo is certainly on with the scheme. Gohda is the suspicious one, but I don't think he would be an interesting culprit. Maybe he just killed Kanon? The culprit: It would come as no surprise that he was a fake body in episode one. If I was the writer, I would go for George and Shannon, or just Shannon. Motivation could be money or revenge. Best scenes: * In episode 1, when everyone went to hide in Kinzo's study, a letter appeared in the desk out of nowhere. After that, the phone call with Maria singing in the background. I was on the edge of my seat through the entire thing, probably one of the best moments playing VNs. * This scene gets a different version in episode 2, this time with Battler as the suspect. It could just be Maria following the disguised Beatrice orders, but who knows. Other details: * There are five frickin master keys, as confirmed by the red message. This is definitely not a smart move for any mansion owner, nor does it make the mystery any easier, but oh well. * No hidden doors or magical passages. Good. * Shannon, Rosa, Eva, and Jessica could disguise as Beatrice. The culprit also took the church keys from Maria's bag. I suspect either George or Shannon, again. They also actually entered the church by breaking a window, so it could be the second time that they had the idea of messing there. * Couldn't care less about the magical cute girl witches in the dark dimension. It does indicate that there are other witches and they possibly became one through tragic events. I would appreciate non-spoiler comments about my observations! I might continue beyond episode 3, but so far I'm giving it a brief rest.
  37. 1 point
    Started watching critical role. With 115 episodes, all 3-4 hours each, it's uh... well, it's time consuming, lol. I think someone said watching it all takes 52 full days, and that's just the first campaign! (So worth it though, it's fucking dope.) It has also peaked my own interest in d&d, and I'm considering getting into it myself, which would also be another big time sink to distract myself with. Oh and work. I'm doing a lot more work than normal each day now. Actually finishing quite a while before deadlines is a new feeling, lol. Feels pretty good.
  38. 1 point
    Not much really changed for me since I mostly work from home anyway, but the lack of fresh air and physical activity is kind of negatively affecting my productivity. In the free time I'm mostly watching youtube and fantasizing about where I will travel after everything goes back to normal. Not really in the mood for anime or VNs right now, but I'll probably switch to them next week.
  39. 1 point
    Well, what an interesting April's Fool we have here, where everyone is apathetic enough to not do anything funnier. Since everyone have time to spare, including myself, why don't we play a fine game? Since we already talk 364 days about VNs in this damn forum (or not talk at all at times), let's shake things up and talk about the next best thing, everyone's favorite somewhat-inactive forever-dumb user MaggieROBOT! Today I bring you a short quiz to settle who knows this one lovely girl the best, with the possibility of scoring a special badge with the words "Maggie's #1 fan" for you to set in your fuwaprofile (release date of the badge TBA). Just reply in this thread with your answers. I can't promise I ever mentioned some of those, but you guys are smart enough to figure things out by yourselves. I hope. It'll only take 3 minutes, that I swear! And I assure all questions have only one right answer!~ *** 1) What was my favorite school subject? (a) math (b) classic lit (c) lunch break 2) Which of the video game series below I like the most? (a) persona (b) devil may cry (c) dead or alive beach volleyball 3) How much money did I ever spent on gacha games? (a) 0 (b) 10 dollars (c) more or less 10% of my rent and what's equivalent of 2 days of lunch 4) I'm currently playing Bloodborne for quarantine life, how many bosses did I manage to beat? (a) almost 1 (b) 5 (c) 11 5) Which of these RPGMaker games I like the most? (a) Mogeko Castle (b) To the Moon (c) School of Lust RPG 6) What I really want for lunch right now? (a) fish and potato salad (b) pizza (c) whatever Archer from FSN cooked in Emiya-San Chi no Kyou no Gohan episode 11 7) Which character from Nier Automata have the best voice in japanese in my humble opinion? (a) Eve (b) 9S (c) those robots that go コノママジャダメコノママジャダメコノママジャダメコノママジャダメコノママジャダメ *** Like and subscribe for an extra chance of winning. Results on April 2nd or whenever I remember to check the thread again!
  40. 1 point
    I'm, uh, actually having a harder time managing my academic responsibilities now than before. Working at home is an utter mess.
  41. 1 point
    You could try the tag Proactive Protagonist as well, as those usually have more of a personality (I filtered out untranslated, added "Protagonist with a face" and sorted by rating).
  42. 1 point
    I see, so it's basically the general idea I had. It really makes it hard to choose a VN, the only tag that helps at VNDB is "Protagonist with a face", but even that doesn't tell me whether the protag has a self-insert personality or not. While I don't like feeling like the protagonist, I do want to feel like I'm merely just an observer and influencer through his eyes.
  43. 1 point
    1 - c 2 - a 3 - c c c !C! 4 - b 5 - b 6 - b 7 - c By the way, I would have no idea it's April Fools if not for that Jast x MG event that shouted to me on Twitter. I think the holiday itself got infected and died of pneumonia before it could even start.
  44. 1 point
    wheelchair goku

    wazzup homies

    aww dat so sweet bless ur cripple loving heart
  45. 1 point
    To be clear, I dropped this game today after about nine hours of playtime, mostly because I wasn't getting any joy out of it. That's not to say the story wasn't interesting, but... Anyway, Soushin no Ars Magna is the most recent release from Ninetail, the rpg-focused sister brand of Dual Tail, the makers of the Venus Blood series... and it shows. This game reuses a modified version of the gameplay from Venus Blood Brave, which was a more dungeon-exploration oriented game than previous entries, which tended to split between conquest strategy and dungeon defense or invasion. To be blunt, this was probably a poor choice for a game where alchemy plays such an integral part. The dungeon exploration in the game is focused on you moving your party down specified paths one point at a time, hitting traps, enemies, treasure, or materials based on the point. This isn't necessarily an awful idea... except that for purposes of gathering materials for alchemy, it makes things unnecessarily tedious. While alchemy-based rpgs and dungeon crawlers are generally at least a little tedious at times, the relatively low returns for dungeon exploration, whether in terms of money and resources or in terms of experience and materials, makes it necessary to abuse the free dungeons... and since you can't just get what you want then leave immediately and the materials aren't always the same, this can be frustrating. This also means that there is no real sense of exploration, which is one of the attractions of a dungeon explorer game in the first place. Story-wise, the game definitely has possibilities... but the sheer amount of grinding it takes just to strengthen your party through level gaining, finding crests, and alchemy makes it feel like you do a lot for relatively little reward. Considering that I'm comparing this to Venus Blood games at their worst, that should tell you a lot. My impression of this game is a half-hearted attempt to reuse a more polished version of a previous system to make a few extra bucks. While the story has possibilities, the game balance is iffy at best, and the lack of better customization items speaks of laziness on the part of the makers.
  46. 1 point
    Bokuten is NOT nakige. Read the other Key games
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    Aaaaaaah I love seiyuu stuff so I frequently read a lot about it but it's not like I save it so I can share what I remember but I sadly can't source anything. I'm only talking about male seiyuus here as I know eroge voice actresses have a total different set of rules. From what I read, for r18 game (if their agency allow them to work in r18 stuff, that is) they usually record their lines separately, get credit under an alias (but not always, surprisingly enough) and call it a day. They usually don't promote it in person nor with their personal twitter account, they have a separate one for the alias and they simply don't talk about it. It seems to be more of an entry level kind of stuff, probably because it doesn't pay as well as anime given a lot of VN developers (especially BL ones) are minuscule tiny groups in comparison with the anime industry. Not that the pay is incredible anyway, like Texas mentioned, that's why they do a lot of stuff. For drama CDs it seems to be a bit more lax, as I see some explicit shit being credit with their own names, they attend events, do radio shows about them and stuff. They also record it together, same room side by side, as I remember one seiyuu once commenting how it's harder to voice drama CD because they have to "breath in synch" for the steamy scenes or something (for the background sounds). Of course, this is only true for BL since in otome there's usually only one guy per CD. When they do mention something like embarrassement, it's usually if the one they're working with it's their senpai because "oh no, I'm so inexperienced, can't let senpai down" kind of Japanese culture stuff. A job is a job, it looks like. They audition for it knowing what they're going for, it's not like they don't know beforehand. But it's not like everyone have no shame whatsoever either, of course, but I have the impression that the ones that get a little shy aren't the most people's person in the first place. Some just want to voice shit and not really talk about it in public, I wouldn't like it either xD On the other end, a lot of seiyuus are pretty open about doing drama CDs. Taniyama Kishou (vocalist of GRANRODEO, Wilhelm from Dies Irae) and Suzuki Tatsuhisa (not VN but he voices Noctis in Final Fantasy 15 and Makoto in Free!) openly say they like doing these kind of jobs (then again, both don't waste an opportunity to say dirty shit in seiyuu events, so not surprising at all). I think I once read an interview with Midorikawa Hikaru (Shiki from Togainu no Chi and Fuminori from Saya no Uta) where he said he likes to reminisce about all the BL he did with Koyasu Takehito (Dio from JoJo) when the two meet up (they are old friends and they did a lot of r18 drama CDs together when they were starting). I once watched a video where Tomokazu Seki (Gilgamesh from FSN) did even a live improv of a more sexy passage and his translator was getting embarrassed at his side xD And then, there's Morikawa Toshiyuki (Sephiroth in Final Fantasy 7) who's known as "emperor of BL" for the overwhelming number of BL CDs he did (usually as the top role), he also openly talks about it like it's a good experience (in one interview he even mentions his favorite CD) and that nickname is even mentioned in a gag in the anime Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu. I got most of these following the seiyuus themselves since they don't really hide it.
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    Plk_Lesiak

    What are you listening to right now?

    I won't lie, I think one of the reasons I enjoyed Bakemonogatari is how excellent most of the OPs and the ED were...
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    Dreamysyu

    youtube - Most random

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