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  1. 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!
  2. Fuwanovel's 1st Maggie fanclub event

    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
  3. 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).
  4. What guys above said. It's the same reason sometimes they barely have a personality or a face. I have no idea how can someone see those souless husks without eyes on CGs and not get creeped out.
  5. What are you playing?

    Right? Tamamori is great, his conflicts are all so very human and relatable, he really carries the story as the main character well. And as the Kawase shill I am, I feel obliged to tell you his route is definitely worth more than just an extra (but yeah, it is weaker than Minakami's route, I have to admit) so hope you find it worth your time when you get around to it~ Unfortunately, the other three are just that, extras, yeah. As for myself, I'm slowly going through 428 and man, what a fun ride! The multiple protagonists thing and the very intertwined plot lines sounded confusing at first but it's actually pretty funny and rewarding to navigate on your own. The wackier the better, so I just can't not like Tama's and Minorikawa's antics and how much "destructive" for the others simple shit they pull can be (specially Minorikawa, guy can be really chaotic).
  6. I don't follow many female seiyuus as closely but yeah, that's my impression as well. If I had to guess why, I guess maybe the fanbases play a role in this? I mean, if a seiyuu in those all-girls franchises ever worked in porn I can totally imagine people burning merch of her character and switching favorites. While from what I see in all-boys franchises we all know some of them do this at some point and no one cares (or get curious about it and falls even deeper in seiyuu hell :p). One is literally treated as a shameful reveal while the other is just trivia.
  7. 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.
  8. Hey, guys! This is my first post here, but since I saw tons of unresolved issues in older threads, I decided to take the time to sign up and do this faq to help everyone. (I didn't want to necro the oher thread >.< : https://forums.fuwanovel.net/topic/4709-fixes-to-common-problems-with-visual-novel-reader/) I use the VNR frequently and put it to work both on Windows 8 and 10, so I'll try to write all the issues I already encounter and how I resolved them. First, remember to change your system locale to japanese. This solve a ton of problems you might encounter. Okay, here we go: 1) VNR is not translating anything! When the novel is open and running, go to te side menu, and go to "Menu" then "Preferences". 1.1 I'm using offline translators Check in "Locations"-->"Translators" if the path to your dictionaries is correct. Then, check in "Translation"-->"Translators" if LEC or ATLAS is enabled. Scroll down, they are some of the last options. 1.2 I'm using online translators Check in "Translation"-->"Translators" if the one you like is enabled. And, of course, check if your internet connection is okay. Restart the novel. Still nothing? See below. 2) VNR is not translating choices/ some part of the text! This one can be kinda tricky. When the novel is open and running, with text displaying, go to te side menu, and go to "Menu" then "Text Preferences". Check the first option "Keep all threads blah blah blah", save the changes in the blue "SAVE" button in the top left, close and go back. You should see lots of boxes with the text threads. Okay, if the only things you're seeing are gibberish full of numbers, change the text enconding until you find boxes with kanji and the like (or whatever is displaying in the VN screen). Okay, now you need to select the boxes that are displaying THE SAME TEXT THAT IS THE VN SCREEN. Above the box are four options, "dialog", "name", "other" and "ignore". Click in the "dialog" option of the box with the correct and complete text. That should do the trick. No box is displaying the right text? Try another scene of the VN, in New Game (not a saved file) for example. Believe it or not, this actually worked for me once. The right box simply didn't appear in all scenes. Figures... But once you check it in one scene, it will work for all the others. You'll not need to do these steps ever again. But if the text disappears after all this (if you managed to make it work), every time you start your novel, see if the "Keep all threads..." option is checked. When I used VNR in Windows 8.1, for some reason every time I quit the novel, VNR unchecked this option. So you may have to check it again. For choices, you have to do almost the same method. But you have to find the boxes with THE SAME TEXT OF THE CHOICES (Each option should be in a different box) and click in the "other" option above all of them. VNR can't have more than one box selected as "dialog", so select them as "other". Be careful that you may need to scroll up the VNR subtitle to see all of the translations, since it will separate the choices with line breaks. Then again, tons of VNs simply repeat the text of the choices after you select them. So, you can always just save before, select, read and load. Then, why not submit a commentary on VNR with the text of choices? 3) Duplicate text! When the novel is open and running, go to te side menu, and go to "Menu" then "Text Preferences". Check the second "Eliminate infinite repetition..." or the third option "Ignore infinite cyclic repetition", and then save the changes in the blue "SAVE" button in the top left. 4) The side menu you keep mentioning simply vanished! As soon as the novel open, go to "Menu" and uncheck "Auto Hide", it's one of the last options. 5) Original text in the VNR subtitles... When the novel is open and running, go to te side menu, and go to "Option" then uncheck "Game Text", the first option on the left. 6) How do I change the text alignment? When the novel is open and running, go to te side menu, and go to "Option" then uncheck "Text Aligns Center", the fifth option on the right. 7) Text is being ignored because is too long! When the novel is open and running, go to te side menu, and go to "Option" then put the "Length" option in the left at max (500, the bar will be entirely blue) 8 ) Subtitle box is in a weird place of the screen... Hover the cursor around the subtitle box until a tiny box with a x and a music note appears above it. Now click and hold in this tiny box (beside the + symbol) to drag the subtitle. Ta dah! After that, right click in the subtitle box and click save position then lock position. I'll keep updating this, if anyone wants. Maybe add some screenshots...
  9. They said in the opening post, it's Floral Flowlove, but that's a common issue with recent releases/games that uses SiglusEngine made by some subsidiary of Visual Arts like tone works, Saga Planets or Key.
  10. Worst VN of The Decade?

    Yeah, I believe expectation plays a big role in what we perceive as "worst". We do see those as more trash than we should because disappointment and frustration doesn't really have a "so bad it's good" funny meme value to poke fun at in the future. I did play games that are sitting at 57 in Metacritic thrice from scratch while dropping titles at score 93 halfway so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ expectation is one bitch that takes time to adjust. p.s. I could contribute to the discussion but no one needs to know that one bad nukige I played
  11. Togainu no Chi + DEMO is out

    JAST Blue is slowly but surely releasing Nitro+ CHIRAL's catalogue in the west. While these games had their patch long ago and every person with a passing interest in BL probably already read them, these releases certainly made it easier for fans of physical versions, HD CGs, uncensored dicks, merch or just our good old users of windows 10, as the original have a hard time to even run properly in our favorite OS (N+C did release compatibility versions, but it's not like the old patches even work with those). This year it's Togainu no Chi's time, N+C's very first game and the most edgy of the bunch. I DID review this game in the past but huh... it REALLY doesn't do a good job at promoting the game... Okay, so, if I didn't like this title in the first place, why am I even here? Because I really feel it's worth mentioning the demo of the game (you can grab it here (JAST) or here (Steam)) contain one whole route for free and it's most likely porn-free even, so if you ever get slightly interested in this but not enough to spend money, hey, today is your luck day! It's only the third best boy, but they can't be THAT generous now, can they? Is this a good game to get into the BL side of Nitroplus? Well, if you ask me, no. But I won't pretend parent Nitroplus isn't edgy af too and this game is actually pretty popular to this day, even among Japanese fans, so maybe I'm the one with shit taste here!
  12. Aokana Release by Nekonyan [UPDATED]

    Honestly, I'm with you there. If you have little to no interest, forcing yourself through those routes can make the score sharply drop by the end or even ruin your overall experience. It's not like you have get every ending/quest/item/line of dialogue in a game to say you "finished" it. One ending is way more than enough in my book (I would argue about skipping your whole way there, but eeeeh I'm biased against speedruns in general so I can't really provide arguments). People experience games the way they find the best. You either finish enough of it as a masterpiece or play long enough for it to become kusoge. Routes should be DLC tbh then I could buy only the ones I want. Signed: a completionist that grew out of it because it's damned unworth it.
  13. Help this weeb choose a game

    I have next week off and I'm seeing a PSN sale so time to waste money have fun. There's still a lil while before FF7R and RE3R are out so I can have my money back until then (hopefully). I settled for a few RPGs already but I'm not sure what VN I should pick. Not that I'll finish any of them in one week so anything goes I guess. The poll contain the candidates. Now which one will end up in my fine collection...? I could have made the poll multi-choice but a girl gotta eat so only one. Additional info: - Didn't play S;G nor C;H, how much will I be missing to start with C;C? S;G Elite is on sale too but eeeeh is it too galaxy brain to start with it? This *is* S;G: The Game: The Animation: The Game. - I love SRPGs. I've played Aquaplus' Tears to Tiara II before (because it's a SRPG), is it similar? The gameplay was alright but characters and story were really meh tbh so hoping it's not that similar ww. I'm also not very interested in Utawarerumono 1 for PC, should I wait for the PS4 version (coming in May, according to VNDB) or skip it entirely?
  14. Help this weeb choose a game

    Thanks for everyone that voted and/or wrote a reply! I honestly wasn't expecting 428 to win, and I don't know what to expect from it either, but if it's in the poll I was willing to give it a chance from the start. I'll get the others on future sales~
  15. I think my type is a combination of 2 or 3 of the following traits: megane, can cook, white/blonde/platinum hair, made of metal and voiced by Suwabe Junichi.
  16. The best I can give you is Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou, real good comedy. You may also like Kaguya-sama.
  17. So Mirror is on Sale

    Ooooh thanks for the clarification. I remember seeing some rumors about it a while back but never went back to look for the actual facts, so my mistake. But yeah, stolen assets games are a new (old?) low for them, when I thought they were already at the bottom of the bottom.
  18. So Mirror is on Sale

    Here's a gameplay video in English (not really NSFW but there's a scantily clad girl all through it so don't really open it in public) This + one look at the steam page really seems to corroborate bakauchuujin's statement. The very low price, the fact 90% of this game forum is in Chinese (although I never confirmed if their Chinese translations are legit), and the text on the video that, while not MTL (I guess?), clearly reads as something a non-native with very average grasp of the language would write just screams SakuraGame. Also funny you guys mention punctuation when, according to that video, no sentence ever get a full stop, they just kinda fades into nothing, incomplete even sometimes wwwww
  19. So, I mentioned this in another thread but I'm currently reading Fata Morgana and dear lord, they weren't lying when they said it's a VN about people suffering. Just finished door 7 and that was really painful. Much like a lot of VNs I rated in the 9s it have pure sadness backstories so it's looking good for the final score of FataMoru. And from those feelings that comes my question. Who are the characters that you think that suffered so much you can't help but want to protect them from all evil? Or well, characters that have the most awful backstories that even if they deserved it because they're awful themselves you still feel pity for them? Alternatively, I know some people might not like to go through stories that aren't only happy feelings all around, then did you ever felt like crying because some route outcome was so so happy and so so satisfying or is it just me? Let's relive those tragedies, bring me your tears.
  20. Tragic backstories that made you cry

    I never played this one, but just the summary hurts to read. How heavy is it?
  21. Damn I'm not even that much of an old hag yet but I feel this thread, this one game I started recently made me go all mom to the high and middle school kids like "I want to adopt them then pat their head, brush their hair and ask how was their day at school" while going all THIRST for those anime dudes in his late 20s early 30s thicc asses so I like ousans now thanks for coming to my ted talk
  22. Most disappointing VNs of 2019?

    Since we're talking about disappointment and not downright dumb nukige we knew it would be bad How to Take Off your Mask: I kinda like the artwork at first glance so I decided to pick it but I don't know. While it's by no means bad, nothing about it clicked with me. EoSD for Busy People Extra Stage: a Touhou fan game that works like a fandisc of sorts to the previous game. I laughed a lot with the zaniness of the prequel, but this one was more of a drag. The few 2019 releases I read were fine, but if I had to count something I'll pick this VN that released last year in English but I actually read it in Japanese the previous year (and that adds to the disappointment): I walk among zombies 2. This is the one and only novel that failed to make me feel anything at all, the moment I closed the window, I simply forgot all about it, couldn't even feel anger or salty. Volume 1 wasn't great either, but I was curious about one plot point and decided to check 2... And said plot point wasn't even used fml.
  23. The House in Fata Morgana

    Well, that makes me even more hyped for what's to come. If I didn't reach the peak yet, holy shit, I hope my soul is ready. And about Requiem, is it a sequel? as long as the original? my heart can take it reading it right afterwards?
  24. The House in Fata Morgana

    Well, I guess we can use it for some late comers discussion he's also very welcome to give his impressions! I'm tempted to choose chapter 5 as the best one for now, but I still have more to see, I'm on the part where On to the others (I'll break it into 2 spoilers if Stormwolf wants to join the discussion) About chapter 1 and 2... About chapters 3, 4 and 5...
  25. The House in Fata Morgana

    I've been reading this one as well (on 5th door, really fantastic) and I'm not using any walkthrough and it's as Dreamysyu says: it's a very easy game to wander on your own. Got 3 bad endings so far, but it was very obvious what could trigger them so I did that on purpose just to see what they were about (heard they are interesting). So some tips: - If a game give you a choice for you to get an extra item/receive information/most likely keep the conversation going, pick this one over the one to cut the scene short/ignore it all (actually this works for like 99% of VNs). 9 out of 10 times it's the right one. - Getting both this one choice after the second door + one after third door (I won't spoil but it's about the painting) right unlocks the necessary choice for the True Ending, but the choices for the bad endings will still be there if you want to see them. So there's literally zero purpose to pick them wrong. Happy reading is happy the right choice of words for FataMoru tho?