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  1. Well since I'm here.
    Playing Chusingura 46+1 for the second time. Been a long time since I last played it. A long time since I played any VN at all tbh.

    This has always been in my top 3 VNs of all time, and that def has not changed.
    Actually playing the all-ages version this time. The official Japanese vita port is actually a great port of the game without butchering anything of the content. Even adds in a lot of new scenes, too. Pretty neat. So far I'm reminded once again why Kuranoske is the best girl and why chapter 1 is goat. On chapter 3 atm, and I do remember this absolutely destroying me last time so let's see how my feels hold up.

    Chapter 2 was already pretty rough with ... well, if you know you know.


    Anyways, if this actually gets me back into VNs I do still have 2 other Inre games I have to get to. Apparently they aren't nearly as good as Chusingura and bushi no kodou, but it's still Inre so I should give them a read.
    Edit: Too lazy to change my signature, apparently the last game I played was Tetsu to Ra w

  2. They're actually quite consistent and clear on this. Their policy explicitly states, even if your game does not feature H content, characters that appear underage put in "provocative" situations will get the game banned. Porn on steam is not an issue at all, far from it. They literally have an adult section for a reason. It's the school uniforms and underage chars in romance/ lewd settings that gets you the hammer.

    Not saying I agree with this policy, btw. I agree it's fucking dumb. But people saying this comes out of nowhere with no warning are wrong. Steam has this stuff in their guidelines for devs.

  3. 23 hours ago, madvanced said:

    Same, but it has probably been like 2/2 years and a half for me. I have a beard too dorg, very nice. Also this is probably my first post in like 4 years. I sometimes do miss my days of shit posting between 2015-2018. Such is life.

    My beard has sadly vanished since that post, but they are still cool. (*ノωノ)

    Yeah, was about to say, I haven't seen you around in a while! Not that I'm very active either.

    I miss the old days too. We hardly get any shitposts anymore. Sad times w

  4. Steam has a lot of reviewers, and some are more lenient than others. That being said, the idea that there’s a rogue reviewer who has it out for VNs is just silly. 
    The issue lies with what some people see as potential explotation of children, whether such content is actually present or not. They are aware of external patches that puts content back in, so this is not really a workaround at all. If characters look young and are put in romantic situations in an anime styled game on steam, especially if they wear school uniforms or a large portion of the game happens in a high school, there is a high chance of it being banned. 
    It’s true that some games slip through the cracks too, but trying to push games with high school settings and heroines who are students is risky on Steam as the situation with reviews are right now.  

    Interestingly, sexual content is not the problem, as some people seem to think. It’s strictly related to potential explotation of children. Any kind of sexual content outside of that is totally fine on Steam, and they even have an adult section specifically for 18+ games. 

  5. It covers the overall story of the VNs, yes. There is no continuation after. (I won’t count phantom bullet or whatever as canon, fight me.) Kajitsu is extremely different in places, though, especially the endings. (The anime ending to Kajitsu is anime original and not a part of the VN.) So I’d recommend reading Kajitsu. The other two are pretty well adapted. (And in my opinion those two VNs aren’t that interesting anyways.) 

  6. I'll just mention things not already posted above. Let's see, if you're looking for something that's just horrible and fucked up, then Rettoukan comes to mind. It depends on your play style in the game, but assuming you choose all the ... worst choices, Heaven Death game is really fucked up. 
    Something with more story but still a lot of fucked up content would be things like Nikuniku and Tokage no Shippo Kiri

    A bit less extreme, with some fucked content here and there and an overall dark story would be things like Chou no Yume, Kowaku no TokiTetsu to Ra, Shin'Yaku Inyouchuu (and all the other In'Youchuu games), Mugen no Sakura

    I've got lots more, but this should be enough for now, lol. 

  7. On 8/11/2021 at 11:18 PM, DubstepKazoo said:

    Thank you for your thoughts and concerns. You're not the first to harbor them, and I doubt you'll be the last.

    Unfortunately, due to how early this project is in its life, it'll be a while before my work can speak for itself, so all I have to offer you in response at this time is my words. If you're interested in seeing some of my past work, though, you can check out DameDesuYo's release of Attack on Titan: The Final Season or SCY's release of the Heaven's Feel movies.

    The person I ultimately chose as my editor was a little skeptical, too, but his concerns were blown away when he actually looked at the script. (In case you're wondering, he jumped through a dozen or so script files at random.) I cut my teeth translating in an environment where both quality and speed were vital, so I've always had a reputation for being both fast and good.

    Of course, everything I've done so far - manga and anime - have been projects where I could finish a TL of a chapter or episode in a day at the absolute longest. Your concerns that doing a VN sixteen hours a day for weeks in a row could cause me to burn out and drop in quality are understandable. To which I say... Well, that didn't happen. I've gone over my work, and the quality remains consistent.

    Do I expect this to convince you? No. But I do plan to put out a partial patch for the game's trial version, so I hope you'll give that a look whenever it ends up happening. This has been a big passion project for me, and I hope to put out a translation every reader can be happy with.

    If you want to clear doubts about the quality of your translation, provide actual samples of it for us to read. Scripts chosen at random, preferably. 
    As someone who just completed a job that was 1m characters long over about half a year, I can attest to it being impossible to do twice that in two months. Like, literally impossible. 

  8. Please, never accept work offering 1 yen per character. Doujin circles or not, that’s just slave work. 

    Having worked for Japanese companies before, needing proof of residence seems about right. Their tax laws and what not are a huge pain, and you likely need to submit a lot more than that to actually get paid. Lots of forms, and physical copies of them that must be mailed at that. Gotta love Japan right w 

  9. Back when I was studying at uni in Japan, one of my professors recommended a series of grammar dictionaries that came in handy. When it comes to grammar learning in these types of communities, I rarely see people mention anything other than Tae Kim's guide, which I'm personally not a huge fan of. Figured these could be helpful for people specifically only learning the bare minimum for reading, so they can look up grammar just as easily as vocab when reading. You can just keep it next to you while you read, and quickly flip through the pages for whatever piece of grammar you encounter and want to look up. (They are fantastic for people actually learning the language for more normal use too, of course!)


    Basic: Link

    Intermediate: Link

    Advanced: Link

    I only use Japanese amazon, but I'm sure these books are available in other countries as well. Just google the title.

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