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  1. As I posted on the last page. Currently 1/5 of the threads on the first five pages of the Visual Novel subforum is threads asking for recs so there is definitely a demand. Though I'm against combining reviews and recommendations in the same subforum. Seems weird and cluttery.
  2. It isn't about understanding specific worlds though. Knowing what an onigiri is is enough to understand. If you don't think the way a character speaks sounds cute than it doesn't matter if you know it's supposed to sound cute. Why not keep boku and watashi then to? Why not keep desu? Why not translate 明日宿題をします as "do homework tomorrow" instead of translating it into I'll do my homework tomorrow? To me third person speech and the onigiri/hamburger are completely different. But keeping third person speech is not completely different from the examples from above. It's only less extreme. Adapting the way people speak so that it makes sense is not the same as changing actual objects into something different. For example おにぎりを食べます can be "I'm eating onigiri", "He's eating a riceball" or "They're going to eat onigiri" depending on the context. All of those are valid translation for that sentence. But "I'm eating a hamburger" is not. Neither is "eat onigiri" which is the only thing the sentence actually says.
  3. The first part is what translation is the second thing is not. If you only change the words to english but don't actually try to convey the impression a Japanese-knowing person is supposed to get from reading the text, you've failed. Same thing with writing style and anything else. If someone is speaking in a way that sounds stereotypically cute in japanese they'll need to sound stereotypically cute in english.
  4. There isn't really any big localising trends with VNs though. Except for Phoenix Wright but if they hadn't localised i half the jokes wouldn't have worked anyway. And there's a pretty big difference between removing third person speech and making onigiris into hamburgers. I don't like preserving third-person speech in english. It's better to make the character speak a little more cutesy if you still want them to seem cute.
  5. Some insane people are planning to record every singe line from it to make a patch. But I have my doubts that they're going to manage to go all the way.
  6. Nah I was talking about the originals. I haven't watched either (Well I have watched a little from the original but not much) but I know people who got other people into anime by reccomending Evangelion. Most people who aren't into anime won't care that much about animation and budget anyway from my experience and the appeal of Evangelion isn't in the budget or animation or action anyway. It's not the reason I'm interested in it at least. And most people I know who like the original Evangelion doesn't like Rebuild so yeah.
  7. ^Don't listen to Zeno! Heaven's Feel is great and should absolutely not be skipped. And theres not that much weird stuff in it. If you're going to skip it you might as well skip F/SN entirerly since its not complete without it. You should definitely read Sharin no Kuni since it's by the same write as G-senjou and has many similarities, but also many opposites interestingly.
  8. I got my mom to watch Shinsekai Yori with me (and she almost never reads any sci-fi or fantasy) so that's a title I reccomend. Attack on Titan, Ghibli and Hosoda movies and Chihayafuru are all titles I have been pretty lucky with. Spice and Wolf, Evangelion and Madoka are also good. Avoid stuff like Clannad that has a lot of buildup. Many people not into anime would probably enjoy After Story but they aren't going to bother with 30 episodes of school comedy first.
  9. It depends on what you like. Rewrite is a completely different VN from the rest of Key's output though so there's no guarantee you'll like other Key VNs if you like Rewrite or that you'll like Rewrite if you like other Key VNs.
  10. Thank you so much for this. Now I know what to read when I get the energy to finally start some reading. Also, slightly off topic, how hard would you say Tasogare no Sinsemilla is? I know I won't be able to read it yet but I'm very interested in it. Is it comparable to those on the second level? Or is it much harder?
  11. I know that these are nukige. 2006.01.31 - Enzai - Just USA 2006.12.15 - Yin-Yang! X-Change Alternative - Peach Princess 2006.12.31 - Zettai Fukujuu Meirei - Peatch Princess 2010.02.08 - Koneko Doumei - G-Collection 2010.02.14 - Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke o - CountPacula 2011.01.09 - Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke o: Watashi no Ouji-sama - Petal's Garden 2011.03.14 - Zaishuu -The SiN - MangaGamer 2011.03.16 - Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke o: Anata to Koibito Tsunagi - Petal's Garden 2011.07.22 - Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke o: Itoshisa no Photograph - Petal's Garden 2011.08.16 - Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke o: Anata o Suki na Shiawase - Petal's Garden 2011.11.22 - Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke o: Amakute Hoshikute Torokeru Chuu - Petal's Garden & Hanabirakun 2012.12.17 - Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke o: Kuchibiru to Kiss de Tsubuyaite - Petal's Garden & Yuri Project 2012.12.19 - Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke o: Tenshi no Hanabira Zome - Petal's Garden & Yuri Project And I'm pretty sure these are too (but not 100% has anyone here played them?) 1996.XX.XX - Amy to Yobanaide - Himeya Soft 1997.XX.XX - Maid Monogatari - The Asenheim Project 1999.XX.XX - San Shimai - JAST USA 2013.04.21 - Hadaka Shitsuji - Yaoi Forever & Yaio.Desu
  12. Sorry haven't had the time yet. I'm going to do it as soon as I can.
  13. You'll probably enjoy the Secret Game series. The first game in the series, Killer Queen, is currently 65% translated by a very reliable translation group so it will undoubtly release. So keep an eye on it.
  14. I don't think the translation cost is the biggest problem though. Since Shin is even bigger than Koihime the voice acting licence will be even more expensive. They'll most likely have to release it without voices again at first and they'll probably need to sell more than 2000 copies (what they needed last time) to recoup the cost and get the voices back. Just be prepared that there's a pretty big risk that mangagamer will say: "No we can't publish this yet and if you publish this we'll be forced to sue you."
  15. Because if someone asks for something like Harry Potter you don't suggest them a porno and if someone asks for a porno you don't suggest them Harry Potter. I don't really know why the SonoHana series is an exception. Back when we started up the site we just decided that they were ending up on the site while other nukige weren't. It's probably because they are very sweet and don't include rape. It was Aaeru who decided that so I can't say. But other nukige were out from the very beggining.
  16. The license to Shin Koihime is super expensive so no you won't just be able to get them to publish it. Translation costs are not the only issue, the license cost is also one. Most translators won't touch this with a ten foot pole (because it's a mangagamer title) but keep trying and you might find one.
  17. It doesn't matter if they're terrible or not. Most people who come here looking for VNs aren't looking for Nukige. Keeping them in the same list would make it unusable for me for example because I'm completely uninterested in nukige. Keeping them in a different list is a far better solution. We also don't have any nukige on the site apart from the sonohana games which are an exception.
  18. There's quite a lit of nukige there yeah. I'll write them out for you later.
  19. Maybe we'll implement something like this in the future. Right now it would be too much work to maintain I think. Especially since we have other things we'd like to add to the site as well. But feel free to keep the thing updated. If we do decide to keep a list like that it'll be easier if there's one available to use already. Obviously this is just my opinion. I have no idea what the rest of the staff thinks
  20. Higanbana Second Night tl released. Japanese games available from mangagamer. http://blog.spiderlilytranslations.com/2014/02/when-they-bloom.html
  21. I love languages, especially grammar but everything else is also interesting. I love breaking up sentences. Understandingisn't enough if I can't understand how the individual parts work with each other, if I can't build new sentences with them, it's all meaningless. Right now I'm studying English and French (with a bit of Japanese on the side) but I would love to learn a lot more.
  22. Very few of these threads have generated any kind of discussion and they do take up space. Animesuki has a subforum for recommendations that works greatly. While some people will ignore those topics other people will actually look over them. I would be more inclined to recommend things to someone if they were all in a separate forum because then I could keep track on old threads and refer them to them as well as recommend new stuff. It will also encourage people to actually ask for recommendations.
  23. Whether you're a fan or not is irrelevant. It doesn't have any porn therefore its all age. Also Chaos;Head has been animated and wasn't given an 18+ rating.
  24. No. All ages isn't indicative of its actual age rating. It simply means: This does not contain any porn.
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