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  3. 5 points
    TexasDice

    Fuwanovel Confessions

    The answer is probably yes, because I do the same thing and I am in fact a bad person. Confession: Sometimes, I place my Dog on top my lap (leaning back against my belly), grab her ears and proceed to make motorcycle noises, while slighly moving her head around. Whenever my mom sees that, she starts laughing her ass off.
  4. 4 points
    Katana are from the land of glorious Yamato whose superior bunka (tl note: bunka means culture) the mere likes of you westerners can't even begin to understand. They are superior weapons made of superior metal folded over a thousand times by the masterful nippon artisans. They are wielded by the samurai, whose code of budou, martial arts and philosophy of mono no aware far surpass the petty warriors of the west. If you can't recognize the superiority of katanas you're nothing but a baka gaijin.
  5. 3 points
    ChaosRaven

    Finally...

    ... I've created an account. I'm actually around lurking the forums for a few years now, but since I was mostly active in the MangaGamer forums I always hesitated to create an account here since I prefer to have at least 'some' presence in one forum instead of no presence in many forums. Unfortunately, the MangaGamer forums suffer from 'Down Syndrome' for quite a while now and I'm slowly beginning to believe that they axed it for good. I was even worried that the Fuwa forums got infected too, considering they were down a few times too recently. Creating the account was already an adventure of itself, because the account confirmation e-mail wasn't sent and I had to contact the admins to get the account validated. Anyway, I think I've never written an introductory post in a forum, so bear with me. Hmm, I guess it's best to start with how I got to VN's: My first visual novel was Fate/Stay Night and I found out about it because I heard that the anime was based on it and there was a route for Rin Tohsaka who is one of my all time favorite characters. I couldn't resist and then searched for other visual novels for animes. And so I found Shuffle through a... *cough* torrent *cough*. That brought me to MangaGamer (where I bought it later on) and with Koihime Musou I got more or less addicted to VN's. What draws me the most to visual novels is the same that brought me to animes: Art, and especially bishojo art :-). I was always a huge art junky, not just manga art, but also western fantasy and science fiction art. I was and still am a big fan of drawings from Luis Royo, Cris Ortega, Jonathon Bowser, Jose del Nido or Keith Parkinson just to name a few. My favorite VN's in English so far are Fate/Stay Night, G-Senjou no Maou, Koihime Musou and Tick Tack. In general I like stuff from Navel, AkabeiSoft2, BaseSon, Innocent Grey, Caramel Box, Eushully and Favorite. My favorite character is Ai from Tick Tack *points to avatar*. Last year I also started reading Japanese VN's with a text hooker since I ran out of English VN's that interest me. I had about 2 years preparation time with educational books but it was still tough, because the kanji are very hard to learn and extremely easy to forget. The Japanese also tend to drop particles left and right which is a particular nasty habit of them. Still, it kinda works and I've now access to the Japanese VN's I always wanted to read. Last year I read everything from Ricotta (Walkure Romanze, Princess Lover) and some stuff from Ciel (Fault!! eries), Feng (Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi + fan disc), Atelier Kaguya/Astronauts artist M&M (Kiriya Hakushakuke no Roku Shimai, Demonion) and from Clip Craft (Unionism Quartet). This year I try to tackle some stuff from Hibiki Works/Akabei Soft3 artist Iizuki Tasuku (Lovely & Cation 1 & 2, Melty Lovers), Tigre Soft artist Tomose Shunsaku (Akatsuki no Goei, Reminiscence), Purple Software artist Koku (Mirai Nostalgia, Hapymaher, Chrono Clock), Ensemble artist Kimishima Ao (Hana to Otome ni Shukufuku o, Otome ga Tsumugu Koi no Canvas, Otome ga Kanaderu Koi no Aria) and Eushully artist Hatozuki Tsumiki (Ikusa Megami series, Madou Koukaku, Kami no Rhapsody). I won't manage to read everything but we'll see how far I'll come. I'm about to start cross reading Akatsuki no Goei and Lovely & Cation. I'm also interested in stuff from Light and August, but I'm not sure if I can handle the story heavy content yet. I'm not a big fan of straight nukiges since I need at least a bit of story, but I like some ero heavy titles like Koihime Musou, Unionism Quartet, Walkure Romanze or Kiriya Shimai. I keep my distance from fetish heavy stuff like Black Lilith, Clock Up, etc. Semi-dark stuff from M&M is pretty much my limit. But I can stomach gory stuff if it's of non-sexual nature like in Innocent Grey VN's. And while I can read nakige, I do have problems with utsuge if it gets too depressing. I like mystery and moeges although I'm slowly getting fed up of the never ending school life theme. Especially since I prefer more mature characters. I usually don't play loli routes even if some loli characters are amongst my favorites like Eden's Sion, Hoshizora's Mare, Comyu's Mayuki or F/SN's Illyasviel. A relationship requires a certain maturity of the involved characters, both in a mental and physical sense. If I don't get that feeling then I prefer to stick to the role of the responsible and caring onii-chan. There are also characters I just like to hang out with because they are funny or otherwise entertaining. I like interesting characters in general, not just female ones. For example, G-Senjou's Azai Gonzou is a fantastic antagonist character. I don't read VN's just for heroine routes with H-content. On the other hand, I'm not a big friend of story VN's with characters that are just mere plot devices. A VN without interesting and/or likable characters is just a soulless husk for me. Ah, I fear that got far too long already, so I better stop now with a final greeting to everyone.
  6. 3 points
    Nosebleed

    solidbatstreams

    I expect large quantities of salt to be delivered
  7. 2 points
    Corpse Party -THE ANTHOLOGY- Sachiko's Game of Love ♥ Hysteric Birthday 2U Hello Fuwanovel community. Right now i am starting a translation project for Corpse Party 2U. and i need of assistance from the community. Hacker - I need a hacker who can extract the script files of the game. Translator - A Japanese Translator to translate the game's script. Overview: Corpse Party -THE ANTHOLOGY- Sachiko's Game of Love ♥ Hysteric Birthday 2U also known as Corpse Party 2U is a romantic comedy spin-off of the Corpse Party survival horror adventure game series created by Team GrisGris for the PlayStation Portable. Progress: Right now, We currently need a hacker to extract the game's script files. External Links Project Blog Script Editor (Python 2.7)
  8. 2 points
    XReaper

    Bunny Black Info/Help Topic

    woe humanity, as the dawn of utmost humilation draws near again! - bunnyblack 2 is almost done by now. only abit editing/qualitychecking/bugfixing/building of a patch remains, which basically means a full release ergo patch 1.0 is to be expected on january 26th. any voluntary help is still much appreciated in terms of making this a gaming-experience everyone can enjoy.
  9. 2 points
    http://www.yano.co.jp/press/pdf/1489.pdf On January 15, Yano Research (矢野経済研究所) released the summary part of their Otaku Market Report 2015 (「オタク」市場に関する調査結果 2015). This report estimated otaku-related market size of 2014 by calculating domestic end user retail prices. Overall, the otaku market is expected to increase except a few fields (分野) like Adult Games (アダルトゲーム) which observed to decline. There are two fields in this report that are related to visual novels: adult games and date simulation games. Adult games are defined as computer games that aims to attract players by sex content and are rated 18+ or 15+ (18歳未満(もしくは15歳未満)のプレイ・購入が禁止され、性的好奇心を満足させることを主目的としたコンピュータゲーム。). Date simulation games, or renai games (恋愛ゲーム), are defined as games simulate dating with fiction character in game but excludes adult games from above; computer games, console games, mobile games and online content that fit in this criteria are included. Price of platforms, connection fee, mobile packet fee are not included when calculating . ( ゲームに登場するキャラクターとの仮想恋愛を主目的としたゲーム。但し、上記「アダルトゲーム」に該当するものは除く。家庭用ゲーム機やパソコン向けゲームソフトの他、モバイル端末向けコンテンツ、オンラインコンテンツを含む。ゲームに用い るプラットフォーム、接続費用、パケット代は除外。 ) 2014 年度のアダルトゲーム市場規模は前年度比6.4%減の 191 億円であった。不正利用や、参入事業者及びコンテンツの減少により、縮小傾向が続いているものの、縮小幅は緩やかになってきている。 Adult game market in 2014 has declined by 6.4% and the size was 19.1 billion yen. Piracy, decrease of numbers of developer and content contribute to this trend. The market is expected to decline but not as sharply as a few years ago. (Well, strangely, Yano's otaku market report 13 says the size of adult game market in 2013 was 18.8 billion yen...) 2014 年度の恋愛ゲームの市場規模は前年度比5.4%増の137億円であった。業界内における競争は激化しているものの、一般女性向けコンテンツが好調に推移していることから、市場は拡大基調である。 Date simulation games in 2014 had increased by 5.4% to 13.7 billion yen. The competition with in the field has become fierce, while the growing size of otome content (games for female players) forms the basis of a blooming market. In addition, 95 people answered the survey about their expenditure on adult games. The average expenditure was 18,354 yen, which contrasts 41,877 yen reported by 103 people from otaku market report 2014. That's what you guys may be interested in. I may translate the rest of the report if I have the chance. ------updated------ Other markets in 2014 Doujinshi Market: Increased by 3.4% to 75.7 billion yen due to expansion of download sales. Plastic Model Market: Increased by 2.8% to 26.1 billion yen due to expansion of character and scale model (real-life vehicle, jet, building and more). (I assume there is only retail price calculated; tools and paints required to complete a model may not be included) Figure: Increased by 1.4% to 31.6 billion yen due to weaker yen and higher retail price, growth of female fans and prosperity of inbound consumption (foreign visitor's purchase), Doll: Decreased by 0.7% to 13.4 billion yen due to fixed user group and no significant user growth. Railway Model: Increased by 4.5% to 9.2 billion yen due to more people are interested in Shinkansen. Idol Market: Increased by 37.4% to 118.6 billion yen due to support from core fans of Johnny & Associates as well as AKB48. Rise of many new groups cannot be ignored too. Professional Wrestling Market: Decreased by 1.5% to 12.1 billion yen. Though new fans were attracted, the expenditure was lower. Cosplay Consume Market: Increased by 1.7% to 43 billion yen due to expansion of light users. Maid/Cosplay Related Business: Increased by 0.9% to 11.2 billion yen. The boom of Maid Cafe and cosplay eateries has ended. General people and foreign visitors led the market. AV (Pornography) Market: Decreased by 0.8% to 51.2 billion yen. Increase of number of heavy users and internet users counteracts the shrinking trend. Boy's Love (Yaoi) Market: Decreased by 0.9% to 21.2 billion yen. There is a struggle of increase in drama CDs, despite strong growth of digital books and doujins. VOCALOID Market: Increased by 3.4% to 9 billion yen due to increase of user generated content, character goods of Miku and booming lives. Airgun Survival Game: Increased by 10.8% to 14.4 billion yen due to more places in city center are suitable for survival game and more female novices are attracted. Anime and manga are not included, but they have been surveyed by the Association of Japanese Animations and Japanese Research Institute for Publications. Anime industry (including oversea market and character goods) has increased by 10.4% to 1.6296 trillion yen in 2014. Published manga (retailers and magazines) has been declining, to a biz of 360 billion yen in 2013. The same goes for South Korea comic publication too. Nevertheless, digital manga has experienced tremendous growth, estimated to exceed 80 billion yen years ago. Yano used to survey the size of digital manga market but they did not continue these two years... Consumer Survey: "Are you an otaku perceived by yourself and others?" Surveyed 9,862 people aged 15 to 69 in Japan, 21.1% of them answered "yes" and 78.9% answered "no". Of the 2,080 people who answered "yes", "are you married or have been in love?" 31.2% of them answered "I'm single and I have not been with anyone", 17.8% answered "I'm single but with someone before", 13.2% answered "I'm unmarried but with someone now", 37.9% answered "I am married or divorced/widowed now". Omake: http://d.hatena.ne.jp/efemeral/20121016/1350386490 "These years eroge market size has decrease by 300,000 volumes each year (around 2011)"(近年エロゲの市場規模が毎年エロゲ30万本分ずつ減少している) https://www.yano.co.jp/market_reports/C53112100 Yano's cool Japan/Otaku market report 2011 「アダルトゲームオタク」の推定人数:約125万人、男女比:88.0%:12.0% It's estimated that there are 1.25 million Japanese claim themselves as adult game otaku and the gender ratio is 88% male and 12% female. 「恋愛ゲーム(恋愛シミュレーションゲーム)オタク」の推定人数:約179万人、男女比:45.6%:54.4% It's estimated that there are 1.79 million Japanese claim themselves as date simulation otaku and the gender ratio is 46% male and 54% female.(Well I just rounded the number) I am pretty confident but English is not my mother tongue and my Japanese is not as good Feel free to give feedback:)
  10. 2 points
    There's one way for this situation to improve in the Western market also: Steam needs to stop greenlighting all these fucking trash OELVNs and shitty ass third party titles. By getting all this low quality crap sold in the market, it's giving visual novels in general a bad name and making people think: Oh it's just a bunch of anime girls and boobs and all this nonsense assumptions.
  11. 2 points
    Please vote for an Iris after story... I honestly can't see the Aoi/Lycoris before-story being all that interesting, lol.
  12. 2 points
    Sadly I'm hoping the kickstarter doesn't go past $146,000. I don't want a new english theme song the japanese one is fine.
  13. 2 points
    XReaper

    What are you playing?

    @Deep Blue guess thats been i who told you to start reading it along kawazakike2. liked it alot, despite beeing abit aged by now. loved especially how the mc creeped the living hell out of a heroine due to him behaving quite lovingly, which came pretty close to what i expect from a protagonist in general. edit. in terms of dark themes, there´s still rasen kairou2 awaiting you, or try out omega no shikai what i´ve been doing right now. heck even fairytale requiems content is pretty dark at times, despite its somewhat overly cute appearance.
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    As everyone already know, MoeNovel released crippled EN version of popular in Japan game Kono Oozora ni, Tsubasa wo Hirogete. Both translation quality and removal of significant portion of game provide substandard experience to EN auditory, not worth the money they ask for it. So here comes our project to fix at least some of these problems. First patch released! Notes for patch: 1. Japanese locale needed! 2. On Windows 7/8 you have to install game OUTSIDE of Program Files directory or use fixed bat files! 3. One 100-lines script on Ageha route missed QC and editor there used [] instead proper quotes for spoken lines, fix is here: http://rghost.net/47445403 (Just replace old one in game folder with this file) Next stage: QC everything, do TLC on MN part of route scripts, fix bugs with first patch. ETA for release: end of July, but obviously sooner if anything serious is spotted with first patch. Still looking for more QC and TLC volunteers.
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    Hello everyone, I'm mostly going to use this thread as an introduction to my project and to go a bit more into detail about the development and team as we go along. First before I get started about the project itself I'd like to tell a bit more about the team. Our team, that I tend to jokingly call Y.R.S (Yuri Rescue Squad) is given its name primarily due to the fact a lot, if not most of the ideas we have tend to involve Yuri as a romantic background. However, even if this doesn't interest you, the Yuri element's presence often is different in strength from one story onto another so if you don't care about it, but can tolerate it you will hopefully still find a story to enjoy. Why Yuri? One reason is that I myself tend to feel a bit more motivated when it's involved in some form, while our artists either don't mind it, or actually even like it (for example our main series' artist pretty much was interested in this element cause a lot of her past works involved Otome settings, so this was a healthy change of pace for her.) The team's purpose has 3 goals. The first one is my personal dream of telling stories, and getting them to be read by a large audience. I love thinking up stories and seeing what people think about them, to the point that once a month I spend the day volunteering at a school to read stories to disabled children (and gods, let me tell you it's a wonderful experience, but sometimes pretty brutal cause those children are some of the most honest critics ever. If they find a story boring... you'll know it right away.) The second one is the desire to support artists financially who in my opinion have a lot of potential and skill, but for some reason often aren't able to make their living out of it. In the end it's a story everyone knows, an artist who loves to draw but for some reason (whether it's connections, fame or something else) are forced to combine their lives in the illustration world, with that of a regular everyday job. My goal is to give those artists a chance to earn money doing the things they like, not just so they can work more actively on a project, but so that by having more time to draw they can possibly grow into even more awesome artists. Finally, the third and last goal is my personal desire to see more English visual novels that don't need to feel inferior to those of the Japanese studios we all know and love. On terms of our team, we have a bit of a small, yet nevertheless dedicated group, albeit there are a few elements I can't openly talk about yet until January (mostly cause they aren't finalized yet, so anything I say might still change). Artists: Enjelia: http://otakumode.com/enjelia Akiko: http://k-meijji.deviantart.com/ Mystic: http://mysticswordsman21.deviantart.com/ Irvin: http://www.coolboysph.com/works.html To go a bit more into detail about each member their involvement: Enjelia is the artist in charge of our 'main project' a manga series. She is someone with professional experience in the field (in the sense that she had her work published in magazines before inside her country) and someone I'm very confident in when it comes to delivering quality. While Enjelia specializes in 'adorable or cute' looks, she will be surprisingly you all with some interesting changes to what you can see in her portfolio. Please look forward to some sneak-peeks of her work soon (as in, next week soon if all goes well) Akiko/Meijji is someone I known for a longer period and have often commissioned to draw my personal forum roleplay characters. She is the artist in charge of a side-project of our team and if all goes well we'll be able to tease you all with some art that will be used in it. This side-project is a visual novel not related to our manga series Mystic is another artist I had the joy of getting to know (amusingly as a result of him seemingly knowing Enjelia) and is the leader of the Indonesian doujinshi circle 'Nextheaven'. Mystic is in fact the artist who will be working on the visual novel aspect of our main series and will be drawing inspiration directly from the source material of the manga so that the style readers of the manga are used to, will remain familiar to them. After talking to him I have learned two important things: The world of artists has this huge secret network most of us are unaware of, and then the second bit is that I totally believe they are related to the Illuminati >_< Irvin is currently the one in charge of designs and concept art for something top secret *hush hush* Writing department: Me: Little old me, while most of my former experience in writing has come from forum roleplaying, I did dabble a bit in writing for visual novels before by means of helping out some friends, albeit later on I went my own way and decided I wanted to start working on my own stories. I'm pretty much working full-time on the project, and if it's anything story-related, whether it's the dialogue or narration, the characters or the story and its lore, you can expect me to have been hiding around writing them down (often throwing in unexpected curve-balls with sudden plot ideas that none in the team expected). The Red Pen coach of doom: http://www.theredpencoach.com/aboutnancy/ Ignoring my silly title for her, one of the important things I wanted to ensure that would happen at all costs is that the text would feel as natural as possible. Not only is Nancy a professional editor but she is also a writing coach. Whether it involves using that pen of her to tear through my scripts as if she was a sword-wielding warrior slicing up a monster (aka correcting grammar and ensuring the dialogue and narration are able to be read without someone needing to go 'what did he mean with that?'), or giving me feedback on the scenes. She also is the creative adviser who ensures that the actual story stuff isn't one hotpot of messy ideas. If there is any point in the story where something super important is explained in a way you can understand it? Then you got her to thank for the fact you didn't read Latin disguised as English. Karlos: Karlos is a friend of mine from my forum roleplay days, and he serves as the first line of defense on terms of helping me with suggestions on how to deal with the wording inside scenes. You know, it's always nice to have a native English speaker with an eye for detail to watch over your stuff. After his opinion and input things pretty much go forth to Nancy, who is like the big bad my script has to defeat before it reaches your eyes. Audio: We are currently in the process of talking to some professionals to get their support as a composer, but will be looking at using some of our connections to get Japanese Seiyuu down the line, but that's a thought for when the visual novel actually is in a state where we can consider it truly needed. Secret Elements: ??? 1: I can't go too much into detail about them yet, but they are pretty much the ones with actual professional experience on terms of visual novels and manga, and hopefully will help ensure that the end result is something that WOW you all. (You might end up recognizing them when I reveal their identity) ??? 2: Potential publisher for the manga, everyone on this site of the internet likely heard about them at least once, albeit the reason they are secret is because things will only be set in stone in January when the first chapter goes out. ??? 3: A game developer studio, wait what are those guys doing in this project? Well, they are actually huge fans of manga! And as a result are looking into all sorts of ways to help us out, only reason I'm not saying their name yet is because I'm still talking with their CEO about the project, and an actual proper decision will all depend on the manga itself. However, things are looking really positive right now, so I might be able to tell more about them soon. Now enough with the boring real life stuff, and onto the exciting things... the projects! Our projects are mostly made up out of 2 series, and I'm already going to reveal one of them. Our main series: Misadventures of an Overlord Main cast revealed so far (far from everyone involved): On terms of giving a comparison to an existing series I would compare it a little to High School DxD, in the sense that the series has those fancy action scenes, a lot of comedy, some fanservice (yes, I know the example has a LOT of fanservice, but you could say that in this story it's a bit more balanced) and fantasy as its setting (but unlike the example this story takes place into an actual fantasy world.) also who doesn't love following the story of one of those who is labeled the 'big bad' in their world? Well, that and the fact our protagonist doesn't want to get her own harem, nor wants to become the Oppai queen... As mentioned before we are also having a visual novel being developed, and to provide a sneak peek: Visual Novel: Everyone likely knows that feeling, the dream of being a character in your favorite series. It's that idea that led to the decision to focus the Visual Novel on a different type of story than one might had expected. By introducing an original protagonist for the VN (who is either male or female depending on the player's choice) the involvement of this character pretty much changes the story of the manga. There will be familiar characters to talk to (and even romance), events from the manga (albeit those will obviously have potential changes or different outcomes depending on your choices and actions) but one of the reasons we went with this choice is to make it feel as if YOU the reader were given the chance to enter the story of the manga. Now on terms of the development itself I'll hope to explain a few things: The important thing to keep in mind is the fact that our projects are 'linked' together. What does this mean? It basically means that the progress of the visual novel depends entirely on the development of the manga. At its core our primary focus remains the manga series, especially since we plan to get it translated to Japanese and then use the studio involved in that work their connections to try to hit one of the Japanese publishing houses. I know, this is a crazy endeavor, getting serialized in a Japanese manga magazine is crazy difficult for a foreigner, and remaining in there is an even more insane endeavor on its own. It's part of why starting end 2016, you'll find me in Japan... studying Japanese (that sounds a bit silly.). I already been in contact with a language school in Fukuoka, where I'd be staying at if all things go according to plan. Ideally my dream would be to stay there at least for a few years to intensively learn Japanese, so that I'll be able to communicate with people through it (in the end communication and connections are some of the most important weapons at your disposal in the creative world.), of course I'll still be working on the project during that time. But one of the cool things about this studio is that they actually have been involved in the anime industry, so all in all we are given a fair chance to get our manga at least read (part of their service involves the submission of the manga, albeit I won't be able to provide details on that till later) and if we do get accepted? Then all the better! Albeit we're totally gonna release in English also, and it will be our main focus at first also. But back onto the visual novel itself. One of the reasons the Visual Novel will have a development that is different from most, is due to the link to the manga series. You could say the Visual Novel is going to be divided into monthly episodes, that pretty much serve as an update to expand the story up to where the main story of the VN reaches the same 'level' as the manga (or arc). I'd like people to know that I will also be using this topic as a means to communicate with everyone. Whether it's answering questions about the manga, or the visual novel or even just something like 'hey, how did you do this', as long as it isn't some top sensitive information, or a huge spoiler to the story I will be trying my best to answer every question. Aside from that I hope to be able to provide everyone with a little teaser in the form of a finished manga page (if you ever read or watched Bakuman you'll likely know how much work goes into making a manga) next week, and in the near future be able to provide everyone some concept images of the visual novel. Have a fine day, and a happy start to 2016 \^_^
  16. 1 point
    Funyarinpa

    Finally...

    Welcome! With your appreciation for art, you might consider playing Umineko and Higurashi with their original sprites for a good dose of horror.
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  18. 1 point
    Generally speaking, if you are a weaboo and/or otaku and you reveal your hobby, you generally tend to end up on the receiving end of all sorts of unbelievably irritating questions. This is my list of the most annoying questions I've heard as an otaku/weaboo. 1. "Is that a cartoon?" Almost every anime fan gets asked this at some point, though generally speaking, this is an event that was a lot more common when I first started watching anime. To be blunt, American cartoons tend to be one of two types... the kid-oriented or the adult-oriented comedy (Simpsons, Family Guy, South Park). However, anime's sheer variance leads a lot of fans - including me - to want to clearly delineate a difference between the two, despite the fact that the actual Japanese anime definition includes Western cartoons. 2. "Why do you hate your country?" This is perhaps the dumbest question I've ever heard, but I've been on the receiving end of it countless times during my weaboo life. The fact is, I don't hate my country. My country does a lot of stupid things, but it raised me, it helped form my personality, and it has kept me fed. I simply prefer to study Japanese culture and language over American. Unfortunately, trying to explain that this is essentially a matter of aesthetic tastes is pretty pointless in the case of those who ask this question (since they've already made their own conclusions). 3. "Why are you dressing up like that?" When you cosplay, this is perhaps the most unbelievably obvious question you can ever get. Back when I still cosplayed, it drove me insane to be asked why I was dressing up that way when it was bloody obvious I was doing it for fun because I liked the anime/books/etc it was based off of. 4. "Why is there a poster of a cartoon character on your wall?" This gets old, fast. When I still bothered buying swag, it was as annoying as hell to have the occasional visitor to my room ask this and similar questions about the swag in my room. 5. "Why do you like the Japanese when they are the ones who started WWII?" This is mostly a question asked by someone who has only read US history books or high school level world history textbooks... WWII was the results of both sides' arrogance and over a half-century of bitter economic competition, preceded by an even more arrogant series of attempts to turn Japan into a Western satellite country (ie. late nineteenth and early twentieth century China). That said, the question has absolutely nothing to do with why I like Japan. I like Japan because its unique cultural development has so many interesting aspects to study, and I am fully aware of the insanity of war-era Japan and the cultural quirks that led to it, unlike the people who ask this question. 6. "Japanese games are all the same... why do you play them?" This is a more recent question and one of the few that has a legitimate point, though it is made from ignorance (usually some newbie listening to a long-time vet complain). The fact is, otaku media, in particular their games, are slow to change... The shifts in the market are slow, and so gluts of certain types of games are endemic to the industry. The same applies to all otaku media, really. Japanese business-people hate change and are slow to adapt to it. The eccentric exceptions are just that... exceptions. The answer to the question I usually give is that I honestly just enjoy Japanese style more than Western when it comes to telling a story, and more than half of my reason for living is experiencing good stories. 7. "That Japanese sword look like it would break with a single whack of this hammer... why don't you just buy a broadsword?" lol... this question I got when I was showing off my 日本刀 (a katana actually made in Japan in the old manner) to another guy who does broadsword fencing. The simple answer to this question that I gave him is that my sword is prettier, because I didn't want to get into the arguments about the difference in purpose. The more complex answer is that katanas make more sense in an era without metal armor than a broadsword (katanas are designed to slice, as opposed to the way western blades are designed to smash and crush as much as cut). Again, there is also the aesthetic, lol. 8. "Do you support what the Japanese did in China during WWII?" Now this question... I've never got how people can ask this question. Do people really think that even a weaboo would lack that much common sense and clarity of thought? Seriously?! Of course I don't in any way support Japan's actions during WWII. Only someone who hasn't read history could have. In regards to America, there were mitigating circumstances and legitimate reasons, but China was another matter entirely. China, for all intents and purposes, was basically a helpless, defenseless region (I don't call it a country because it wasn't and hadn't been since Britain won the wars in the nineteenth century), and there was absolutely no need for any of the excesses Japan undertook during the invasions and occupation there. The same goes for Korea. I almost punched the last person who asked me this question.
  19. 1 point
    Personb5

    Embarassing moments with vns...

    First of all this has been a very entertaining topic and reading these posts have made my night. So awhile ago i was reading Grisaia No Kajitsu and right when one of Amane's H-scenes came on my sister and her friend came into my room, and since i had a wireless mouse i was on the other side of the room on my bed no where near my keyboard. My sister gave me that "Really?" look and i think a traumatized her friend. Sad Face.
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  21. 1 point
    Are you talking about this song?
  22. 1 point
    And, done: All in all, I was truly delighted by Gahkthun; if every VN I read was this good, I doubt I'd do anything but read VNs all day.
  23. 1 point
    ittaku

    Mr. Poltroon's Romance Anime

    I agree with a lot, if not all of your suggestions. However, I don't know if you haven't seen these or didn't like them, but the following additions are musts in the complete romance (as primary or secondary theme) anime world IMO: Cross Game Nagi No Asukara Planetes Lovely Complex Golden Time These all pass the test of "my wife liked them too". I can't stand shows that are stuck in a time warp with no ending or ones where the ending is ultimately unsatisfying. There really is nothing wrong with a happy ending.
  24. 1 point
    Deep Blue

    What are you playing?

    trying to finally finish subahibi, so far I really don't like it maybe it gets much better later on... (im at it's my own invention) I also really dislike zakuro, why does she speak so slow!! all those pauses while talking >_>
  25. 1 point
    The funny thing is, chuunige are evenly popular amongst the sexes. I found that to be hilarious... People that like them, like them regardless of gender. Probably because the birth of chuunige was a result of the human condition, lol.
  26. 1 point
    Nosebleed

    Japanese Help Thread

    "Eh...? I-I'm the only one you can rely on...? Why...?" @Down Note to self: never try to look stuff up on a tablet. I definitely read it too fast lol. I couldn't even decipher "bring a change of clothes"properly. I feel useless.
  27. 1 point
    Nosebleed

    Mr. Poltroon's Romance Anime

    Why isn't Lovely Complex on this list? LiterallyHitler/10 Also I figured you'd be the kind of person to enjoy Your Lie in April, I'm surprised I rated it higher than you. Also thank you for being, like, the only person I met who thinks Toradora's romance was forced as hell, because I was honesty baffled at how Ryuuji suddenly just stops liking his age old crush like it's nothing and everyone else is pretty much forcing him into moving on like it's an objective truth that he must like Taiga. I still had fun with the anime and accepted Taiga in the end, but man the switching left a bitter taste in my mouth. Pretty good list though, I'd second most of these (actually probably all of the ones I saw). PS: go watch Koi Kaze already. PSS: If you didn't like Toradora, NEVER WATCH TRUE TEARS
  28. 1 point
    Nosebleed

    Japanese Help Thread

    [someone] suddenly called and said there was an accident and to get changed and bring [something/someone], I couldn't even say anything back...
  29. 1 point
    Charage/moege quality has been falling though...
  30. 1 point
    I save my favorites for last or the "main/true" heroines. Because if I do my favorites first, I somewhat lose motivation playing the game again. I like having this long and constant "anticipation" (finally playing my favorite) of getting there but clearing the "obstacles" (my not so favorites) first. I felt this way when I played Majikoi S and saved Koyuki's route for the very last because it was the continuation of Agave route which is considered the True route of the original Majikoi.
  31. 1 point
    OriginalRen

    Umaru: A Dank Review

    What is dankness? Is it something you can feel? Taste perhaps? Maybe it's an analogy of some sort, an analogy for an show called Himouto! Umaru-chan. If that's the case, what makes this show so dank? Umaru is a perfect example of how to live life being absolutely useless and mooching off those around you for all your needs. A friend of mine (who we shall call Footbleed), forced me to watch this show against my will, and what a mistake that was. As soon as it started, I had to wonder how it was scientifically possibly that Umaru could become so small in a matter of seconds. How does she sparkle when she walks to school? Is she a unicorn? Perhaps, but maybe there's more to it than that. Her friend Ebina-chan, whose breasts defy gravity when her arm clips through them as she walks, has a constant flow of steam coming from her head. Is she a steam engine? Maybe, since she seems to be a country bumpkin from Akita anyways. Or maybe it's a metaphor for her chronic eating problem, which in reality is not an eating problem at all, but a ruse to hide the fact that she is a chain smoker. Perhaps UMR (the secret identity of Umaru) is actually a local pimp/drug dealer who wins prizes at the arcade to stash the [insert drug name here] from the police. Maybe Umaru's onii-chan actually works at a local distribution company with Bomber (seriously, who names their child this?). At the end of the day, Tachibana is actually the person who buys the drugs from UMR, thus causing her to live her crazy lifestyle. After using my patent OriginalRen de-bunking kit, I have found a conclusion for Himouto! Umaru-chan that describes it perfectly... Everyone in this show is an absolute idiot. 5/7, much dank, TSF in Nippon best grill.
  32. 1 point
    Zenophilious

    Fuwanovel Confessions

    Confession: I enjoy putting a towel over my dog and watching her walk around, trying to shake it off her head. Am I a bad person?
  33. 1 point
    Thank you very much for allowing me to come aboard! I promise to read through your work thoroughly and correct any mistakes I find I'm going to do my best in ensuring your LN looks very professional!
  34. 1 point
    imnoob92

    Love Live! School Idol Festival Thread

    Happy Birthday Pana~!
  35. 1 point
    KonoSora, especially if you're itching to read something untranslated. While it actually is translated, the translation is terrible, but the game is great, so read the original Japanese version instead.
  36. 1 point
    That one time where my boyfriend enters the room wanting to have sex because he was hearing moaning from my room only to find out I was just playing nukige. Laughed hysterically at his disappointed face.
  37. 1 point
    To Heart 2. High school, romance, 9 routes, 11 girls.
  38. 1 point
    Nosebleed

    Japanese Help Thread

    A little context? Not sure who's speaking but: "Since Matsugami-sama's consciousness has returned, I'll contact her/his/your/their parents." (Yes I know what game you're playing )
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    Good idea for a thread, i've been trying to find out myself a couple of song names from KoiChoco ( mainly the song when chisato confesses on most routes the unskipablle parts) and the Ost which i've already found but not the other one, so i appreciate this thread ^^
  40. 1 point
    Katatsumuri

    solidbatstreams

    I for one, look forward to the vaguely scheduled saltpocalypse that is you streaming.
  41. 1 point
    XReaper

    Most bizarre scenes.

    adds ilkenie2 to the list and with bizarre scenes i didnt mean the ones from the game itself, but rather me surprisingly having managed of fapping to its content, means i pretty much enjoyed all those honour lacking sluts getting tortured & worse due to their overbearing sluttyness aka female pigs squeeling in utmost horror ahoy! edit: the supposed to be unfaithful married one was great upon the mc realizing her true self edit2: dont bother with its precedessor of sorts, should´ve listened to tyrosins advice & skipped on this crappy excuse for a piece of literature
  42. 1 point
    American Psycho - Watched recently again for like the 20th time. Still one of favorite movies.
  43. 1 point
    Once again another interesting VN to look forward to! Thank you very much for volunteering your time to translate it and do this project. When the time comes that you'd like someone to proof read the English text to ensure the writing is grammatically correct, please consider me.
  44. 1 point
    solidbatman

    solidbatstreams

    Not sure what you're going on about, but glad you're sarcastically excited!
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    Nosebleed

    Dracu Riot Tranlated?

    Dracu Riot Translation Status: Meme Release Date: Soon™
  46. 1 point
    Vorathiel

    Embarassing moments with vns...

    My brother and I always joke on our allieged homosexualism (while we're hetero, and only using it as a jokes). So I was reading G Sejno no Maou, every time my brother came in the room, on screen was Gonzou. Every damn time. So on tirhd or fourth time, he just said 'instead of dating busty manga-girls, you still looking at hairchested males'. And he never gave me any chance of explaining what was I reading. ;_; Mentioned character:
  47. 1 point
    Nope Next one is my whining, ignore if you don't want to read. BTW, This week's progress. He is at his own limit and really need a rest. TL : +315 lines
  48. 1 point
    Without doubt euphoria OST '' Rakuen no Tobira'' and ''Ketsumatsu'', that's one of the reasons because I played that VN. Those two are the most amazing OST I even heard in visual novels. violin solo ♪
  49. 1 point
    suikashoujo

    Embarassing moments with vns...

    Not too long ago I was playing Huniepop when my mom walked in. This wouldn't have been an issue if I hadn't been in the middle of a date with Celeste, where she was wearing one of her... skimpier outfits. (Read: you could see her nipples through her bikini top) Mom: "Why does she look like that? Me: "...She's an alien." The amount of disappointment in her eyes was unreal.
  50. 1 point
    Cythnar

    Embarassing moments with vns...

    I'm pretty shameless, and eroges don't typically get me "excited" most of the time, however being the shameless man that I am, there has been on more than one occasion that I have been "caught" (I quote that because it's not really getting caught if you don't care, right?) by my cousin while laughing at amusing sex scenes in VN's. Particularly of note was a couple weeks ago actually, when I was finishing up Neko Para Vol 1, and if you've played it, well... the h-scenes are pretty uh... Animated? Heh. Basically, I'm sitting there in awe of how animated it was and with my fascination with neko's who happen to be IN MAID ATTIRE, I didn't quite notice my cousin walking in my room until the last second. There was a good five seconds of silence as I continued to click my mouse, half-heartedly watching while my cousin stared from the screen to my face multiple times, to my crotch, then back to my face, blinked a dozen times, twitched, and finally said, "You're joking, right? Right? You would do something like that and not care..." Yep. I'm that one guy that doesn't care if his female cousin walks in on him shamelessly watching a good plowing take place while simply shrugging and saying, "Look at it! It's animated! So cute right?!" But you know, this happens often for me, and I never really cared, and I can casually talk about sex, porn, or other lewd things with family/friends/random people with no worries. Of course I know TPO well, but I'm not easily embarrassed by those things I guess. If anything, it's actually amusing for me when/if I do get "caught" because the other person ends up being the embarrassed one! I'm weird, I know.
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