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  1. I finished TL'ling both OPs with some help from Hata and friends
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  2. Oh really? I loved both OPs, especially the second one. I guess everyone has different tastes. Yes, it is hard to find much that compares to Sakura Moyu. Well, my taste might also be changing as I get older.
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  3. These look pretty interesting, actually! Never heard of these three. I'm looking forward to more of these posts!
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  4. Congrats, you did the whole dang history of VN's!
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  5. HataVNI

    VNTS commentary 2022-12-11-27

    Sorry, couldn't really get a foot on the ground this entire week. Many private and emotional issues happened + the entire world situation really taking me down. Yesterday some good things did happen though so I'm somewhat recovering
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  6. Emi

    Gore Screaming Show Review

    very interesting listen
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  7. Speaking of the wrong choice, School Days here is the most infamous example because the director somehow thought that it would be nice to have the anime ending as the bad ending, which admittedly work as the surprise although in exchange it's obviously cause some controversies. It didn't help that the 0verflow staffs may have been drunk when they made the setting for Makoto's father who is more or less quite a piece of work to say it politely, so they may have a hand to have the director adapt the bad ending instead of the numerous good endings of School Days. Anyway as for the Bad Ending, I would say that most people would see it as another word for Game Over for the most part, although like you say Bad Ending here can also be used as a way to build up the world in the VN with the most another notable example that I know is in Remember11 where one of the Bad Ending is very necessary to solve the story because of the inconclusive ending that happen as the result of Creative Difference between the staffs. There's also several VNs that has Bad Ending Only, so yeah it shown that Bad Ending here can be more than just Game Over here. That's all for what I can say in regard of Bad Ending, and as for whether more VN will use it or not we'll see. PS - I forgot to mention Musicus in which it also has quite an extensive Bad Ending, as does Kira Kira in which the player need to get through the Bad Ending first before finally get the good ending. In those cases, the Bad Ending here also provided some character development to the MC that otherwise won't be obtained if he keep going for the good ending. Since you mention that the Bad Ending need to fit the narrative that they're try to tell, the ending with the opposite tone can also be said as the Bad Ending, such as Musicus Yako's ending where one of the reviewer (The review in question) mentioned that the MC is not really achieved anything in said route despite that it end relatively happy. PPS - I see that you mention Hakuai in the other post there, and speaking of it there's also Yumeutsutsu that employ the same system. Let's just say that both Bad Endings in those two VNs are more or less quite bad with either the heroines or the MCs are going dead or going off the deep end.
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  8. Did someone tell you before you're a really talented writer? I really like the structure for the reviews you make. I personally do not like scoring systems as they can be too subjective, but I really do love the plus and contra's at the end. Also you picked some really good metaphors that one could imagine well while reading - fitting for a game where the metaphors are its strong suit! Will RT soon!
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  9. Speaking of common route, well some authors may have more creative juice when they did make it so much that it's the peak of their VNs and caused the routes to be much more underwhelming compared to the common route. The examples of one of those is Bokuten, at least from what I can see. Bokuten itself actually have quite unique common route, with the structure basically like Yurirei that'll tell several stories about the couples while the MC going to get the development in the characters route (Supposedly), although too bad that the twist is pretty much send the mixed signal to on how good the common route is (It's also not help that one of the route is probably the time when the author suffer some breakdown to a degree). In the end, well I suppose when it come to common route it depend on how the author wrote it, whether it'll be good or not. PS - Here's the video that Ange record in regard of his best common route, and it might be a good video to watch if you have time to research about good common route. By the way one of the example in the video is the aforementioned Bokuten. Whether you'll agree with those examples are up to you.
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  10. Great article! I'm honestly sad to see some devs undervaluing their common routes compared to the individual routes/later parts of the VN. But every so often when I encounter a common route with great pacing/story/character moments(depending on VN's genre) I end up remembering them for years.
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  11. Sakura Moyu is Favorite's greatest masterpiece. I recommend that anyone who can read Japanese well-enough to play VNs untranslated play it.
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  12. Wait, this is a pleasant surprise that you are bringing your review content here. I actually thought about convincing ppl to post condensed versions of their reviews so Fuwanovel can lead a funnel to their blogs eventually - given alot of niche blogs kind of write into the void and I'm very eager about giving them coverage (will RT this post later too). Thanks for kicking off this idea and I hope there will be a plethora of content being produced this way once people realize that Fuwanovel can offer them another place where their reviews and blogs can be easily found. About the review, I'm not really a Yuzusoft fan (only having played Senran Banka and Sanoba Witch) but this game and its premise have always interested me. Once I get to actually play VNs again, I will definitely try this one out. 40h of content sounds reasonable and fun too! @lukimanamight enjoy it if he didn't play it yet!
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  13. Clephas

    Why you should play Kamishino

    I played Tonoko's route first of the three the first time I played the game. Admittedly, the route is slower-paced than either Miyabi or Shino's routes, but it has its own charm. On my second playthrough I found Shino's route to be the best of the three, a route that got tastier on the second playthrough. Miyabi's is a good route no matter how many times you play it. Playing Tonoko's route the second time was not as good as the first, but it was still a good experience. The route that I had the most trouble playing the second time was Yuuna's, because all the shocking revelations were already over with. It's the kind of route that is godly the first time you play it, but has little to offer on a second playthrough, in my opinion.
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  14. Riku

    Why you should play Kamishino

    People should just read Miyabi's route already. Heck, I wasn't sure if I should do it considering my limited time, but now I decided, I'm gonna reread it with the English patch (that way I'll read faster). SHino's is fine too. Tonoko's, though, I honestly didn't like it much, but many loved it, so it's worth it too.
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  15. Thank you for doing this Riku. Perhaps it will cause more to be interested in this game. Maybe someone will even take it up for translation. Wishful thinking I know,
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  16. hmm, it does sort of get shown but it's further down than the recent topics. Of course, I use "unread content" like a chad so I would see it, but few people have achieved my level of chaddom. If your main blog has an RSS feed you can make the blog feature pull it automatically here, which is pretty low effort.
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  17. Feel free to share them with your friends! Lesiak is the expert in this field. And retrospectively you might want to check out his blog: EVN Chronicles Even though it is dead, it still houses a lot of content to learn a lot from!
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  18. Oh, I just copypaste from blogspot, so from the start I tweaked blogspot formatting till I liked how it looked on fuwa from pc. Never thought about phones, to be honest, never used them this way. Started using boxed entries background after complaints on fuwa that with dark scheme black font is not seen at all. Changing format on blogspot is not an easy thing, last time I tried to remember how to do it, I broke it all and spent a week fixing it the way it was tolerable. And when I change something, it means I need to make every single post from the start look the same way, and that's many days of edits . Every time habitual cycle broke for me (like both times youtube channels got blocked), it took around a month to get back on track without posting anything. Just tried on phone, and did not feel cpu usage on this page, but with a lot of youtube inserts (done out of laziness to pick pictures and to gather in playlists with the ability to see what exactly youtube deletes over time) it really slows down. Can't even say I put a lot of efforts into these articles, just filtering it for myself to find older references and check what I thought about them back then. Not touching visual novels again till I'm done with anime, anyway. Numbers are just to compare quantity with other months, arrangement is usually chronological as vndb showed it in the list, no hidden meaning.
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  19. @Plk_Lesiak Read my EVN please
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  20. Here is the trailer.
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  21. Thank you! Honestly, during the pandemic I saw mostly a bit of a downwards trend in game jam stuff and general liveliness of the scene... And then, while I tuned out of it, we got 140+ entries in this year's NaNoRenO, which is just insane. If the coming Spooktober and the Yuri Game Jam go similarly, than yeah, there will be a lot of fuel for this series, alongside some occasional Steam or mobile VNs that aren't game jam related...
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  22. Let's hope this series blows up again. Due to the extreme influx of new developers in all kinds of JAM events on itch.io which now have 4 digit participants this area of the indie games market stays completely unexplored and impossible to predict. Maybe there is the new free DDLC title everyone will play right around the corner released at one of these jams? You never know. Extremely happy you are bringing this back!
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  23. I thought that it would be movie for Bleach, only to find out that it's actually the anime adaptation of Bleach's final arc which prompt me to remember that out of Big 3 (Naruto, One Piece, and Bleach) only Bleach that has not fully adapted the manga yet. I can only say that at least it's good to see that Bleach fans finally can see the final arc animated, even though the reception of the final arc itself is quite divisive. By the way this remind me of Inuyasha Final Arc, in which it only has 26 episodes to adapt 21 volumes of the manga, so maybe we only have two seasons to adapt the last 19 volumes of Bleach (Volume 55 to 74) here.
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  24. I did read the TV Trope page of it, and well turned out that there's a lot of trope related to the series so at least it's somewhat well-known. Anyway at least it's good for Mia that she tried hard to avoid her Marie Antoinette fate even though it's mostly motivated by her selfishness instead of her inner altruism, although it's obviously not stopping Mia's action to be beneficial for most of the people which may ultimately help her to escape from her grim fate. Looking from on how most of the anime only made 12 episodes per seasons, the staffs may will only be able to adapt two volume of light novel at most even with rushed pacing, so let's see on how the anime will be going later. PS - Just in case someone want to compare this to Bakarina because of the same 'turned the shoujo manga villainess to be better' situation, there's a lot of difference with the most obvious one is that unlike Bakarina who is from the other world Mia here is from the bad future.
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  25. Hmm... The biggest strength of the novels, I felt, was tied to the writing (specifically, narration and descriptions). I look forward to see how it fares in anime form. The premise itself is already good enough to warrant interest.
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  26. By the way it should be 'Anime' instead of 'VN'. Anyway as for Chinpui it's quite ironic that Doreaemon like character here is the mouse and if you read Doraemon manga then you know that Doraemon has extreme phobia toward mice, and by the way I did remember the ending song of it seeing that turned out it's aired in Indonesia (I don't watch the series though). For Ranma 1/2, I only know the premise that the MC will turned into female if he splashed with hot water, it's bordering gag series, the main couple like to bicker a lot because of the author, it's also aired in Indonesia and in Animax (It didn't had Indonesian sub when it's aired in there though), and it has some pervert joke. Lastly for Dragon Ball Z, let's just say that Toei add Z in the title because Toriyama did write this very differently compared to his earlier Dragon Ball writing, and in here Toei will milk Dragon Ball for all of it's worth including lengthening some scenes in one episode in which such practice is still can be seen in One Piece. That's all for what I can say in regard of 1989 anime.
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  27. Emi

    Wordpress, my beloved.

    well not that i like any specific editor etc in wordpress think gutenberg could be used for quiet awhile (not that i used to make blogposts etc early one so not like i know wich they used . kek ). but i disabled gutenberg completly thanks to bugs. gutenberg caused opening pages etc to crash. must be fixed nowdays. but was breaking combined with something else. and i couldnt update any page or anything.
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  28. Zakamutt

    Life at 1000 discord friends

    I have 117 discord friends, im practically an influencer
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  29. Emi

    Life at 1000 discord friends

    meanwhile i have like 20?
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  30. you're gay but I'll still check here from time to time who the fuck are you
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  31. Zakamutt

    Literally Hitler

    if necroposting is necrophilia is this a gangbang? the world needs to know
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  32. Uchi no Pet Jijou - Also known as Neko-Mimi Sweet Housemates in which it's the localized title. The main point of this VN is obviously not the story in which it's pretty much just usual MC living together with the catgirl, but instead it's the art. While I know that it's redundant thing to say seeing that this kind of VN need good art so that it can attract some people, the thing is that the artist here did design several VNs in Eushully's VNs (Especially Amayui duology) so that the heroines here are have similar looking with Eushully's heroines (In fact the moment I see Mint it remind me of Kuna from Amayui Labyrinth Meister). Oh yes it's the VN from doujin manga, the staffs of this VN also worked on Eushully's VNs as well (Not just the artist), and there'll be two more VNs if we look at the number of the heroines along with the word 'Volume 1'. Otome to Fureau - Usual ensemble with trap MC, although instead of disguised as female student in all girl school this time we have the MC disguised as dorm mother. Also yes the MC here is not the student but instead he's GL manga author (By the way I think that ensemble here should just going all out making GL VN, but I suppose they already decided to be trap MC specialist). Futamata Renai - Obviously if we looking at the label ASa Project, one should think that the love triangle that was presented here is not as dramatic as WA2. On the other hand though, one may remember the infamous School Days in which it's also involved the MC being scumbag and apparently ASa Project want to project (Sorry for the pun) Makoto in the MC here looking from the synopsis (Although to be fair the MC was sort of forced to take the role). If anything else, at least I can be sure that it'll have a lot of comedy and that the love triangle will be not as dramatic as WA2 (Or bloody like School Days). As for whether Nekonyan will localize this or not, well we may see the answer later on. That's all for what I can say in regard of April 2022 VNs.
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  33. On another note, I love wunderwaffels. I just also enjoy stories where there is no wunderwaffel. I'm an isekai junkie in general... though it is a huge letdown when a real action story that is serious has a protagonist who is too overpowered for there to even be a struggle or strife. It's one thing if he ends up that way towards the end (like with Hajime in Arifureta Shokugyou), but most attempts to do serious plots and action with an op protagonist tend to fall apart near the end. The exception is when the main antagonist is just as op as the protagonist.
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  34. Hi Zalor, I'm not sure if you'll ever see this response to a post you made in 2017. I see you made a recent blog post in 2021, so maybe you are still active in this forum. Regardless, on the off chance you do see this... I just want to thank you sincerely for taking the time to make this post. I'm sure it took a few hours (probably more) of your time to write something like this up, but you really did impact the enjoyment of Subahibi for me (and so many others! Your Subahibi post alone has 18k views now). I followed a link on reddit.com/r/visualnovels post discussions to your Subahibi post here. I had just finished the EndSky2 ending, and was doing some post-game web-reading to close out the experience. Looking up other peoples posts about their experience in the VN, see some plot interpretations, research anything I may have missed about the endings, etc. I've read hundreds of books and quite a few VNs, but I've never done a "re-read". Your blog post convinced me to re-read Chapter0 (DTRH1), and I'm sooooo thankful I did. It's a very cathartic experience for Zakuro, after what she went through in Ch4. A lot of her dialogue in DTRH1 now makes so much more sense, and it brings me much needed closure for her character. I'm aware of the Zakuro-Kimika ending, but DTRH1 is like the happy "canonical-end-sky-ending" for Zakuro. I greatly encourage anyone whose finished all 3 endings in Subahibi to re-read DTRH1. Pay close attention to what Zakuro says to Yuki near the end of the bar-scene, after Yuki gets done playing the piano (which is another callback to ch4). Anyways, thank you for this Zalor, and I hope your VN journeys continue :)
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  35. Nothing unusual, sadly as I don't favor jrpgs aside from Trails series. Expeditions: Rome keeps me fascinated for last couple weeks. Modded Fallout 4 and Witcher 3 are stopped midway and await their turn. Atom:Trudograd is installed yet needs some inspiration for it. After first satisfyingly modded game might glance at Oblivion (for the story as never finished) and Skyrim. Cyberpunk 2077 still lacks mods in my opinion, so checking once in a year the state of mods for it.
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  36. The title should be 'VN of the Year 2021' there, because when I see your post on the latest blog entries I thought that you did repost your post in regard of November 2021 releases. Anyway as for 2021, well I guess I can say that I want to see both of Lupecaria and Fuyukara was localized along with that apparently Purple Software did prepare Kunado for Steam release sometimes in the future. That said, at least we have Harukaze preparing Monkeys localization and hopefully they didn't censor the overseas release. Lastly while Umi to Yuki looks like an interesting title to be localized, it may took a while for even Shiravune to finally localized it though I may be wrong on that.
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  37. Zalor

    2021 in review

    Sorry to hear about the health concerns you had earlier in the year. Still appreciate the help you gave me btw. For something designed to be niche, I'm reasonably proud of the (final) build I currently have of Digital Seclusion and your help improved it a lot from the first public version. Often I'm hesitant to ask for help. Not because I don't think I need it, but because I'm paranoid that nobody is willing to help me. So even though you were rather harsh at first, it touched me that you were willing to edit for me.
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  38. I love the Arifureta web novel too; nice to see someone talk about it on Fuwanovel. I'm not caught up on all the after stories, though. For those who shy away from pure novels, the Arifureta manga is also a very solid adaptation, popular on sites like MangaDex. https://mangadex.org/title/248525ed-ad1c-4ddc-a834-5d6ce66a3ad2/arifureta-shokugyou-de-sekai-saikyou Also, those who want to read this novel in English should make sure to read the official J-Novel translation, which are really good and reads so much better than the mediocre half-MTL'ed fan translations. https://j-novel.club/read/arifureta-from-commonplace-to-world-s-strongest-volume-1-part-1 I agree that the connections Hajime has with the heroines are one of the best parts of this novel. I always try to find good harems like this, but it's hard. Campione is another great example. P.S. On the subject of web novels, Kumo desu ga and Yondome wa Iya na Shi Zokusei Majutsushi are two other top-tier ones with antihero protagonists, which are (relatively) lesser-known. And I assume you've heard of Re-Zero, Overlord, and Mushoku Tensei... those are three other deeply unique web novels (well, Overlord at least abandoned its web novel version) with nice prose and amazing worldbuilding.
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  39. Great series to be honest, sad it never got a english release.
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  40. 1P1A

    Literally Hitler

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  41. Saijoni

    Life at 1000 discord friends

    Turn your wifi off at night. Or I will specifically make sure to ping you while you sleep.
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