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    Anime, Manga and VNs, well that is pretty obvious when being on this site I supose. I also used to play a lot of WOW before, but lately I just occationally resub.
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  1. Funniest VN

    I recommend the Grisaia trilogy, lots of really great comedy.
  2. Nintendo Switch VN

    I think they should primarily stick to VNs that were originally all ages for Switch releases or any other VN releases on console. In that regard it is quite nice that Clannad has been ported to the switch, it gave me a chance to get a physical edition of it and I am looking forward to reading it on the switch. For 18+ VNs I think that in almost every case an all ages version is inferior and as such I don't really feel like I want a port of them to the Switch or any other console (I am not against it for those who are interested in the ports just not interested myself). Regarding IMHHW the official english version of it is considered horrible, to the point that the entire thing was retranslated by fans and it was also censored so 12 year old french girls could enjoy it, not sure why they figured 12 year old french girls were their most important target audience. So considering those things about IMHHW I think the Switch release for it is just an annoying reminder of Moenovel being a shitty publisher.
  3. Books about visual novels?

    Considering how much of a niece VNs are I would assume the only things you could find is artbooks.
  4. Help installing japanese visual novels

    Are you sure you have all settings you need in japanese? Some titles require your time setting to be in japanese for instance. Also something I have noticed in some of my physical japanese titles is that renaming a folder the VN is in or changing its location can in some cases cause it to not work, probably because it uses folder locations to locate programs to use (said something about not finding a program). Other than those things I don't know what it could be.
  5. How do you guys feel about the JVN industry right now?

    Couldn't this also have to do with saturation of the market rather than shifting consumer base? Moege and Charage usually don't have uniquie things to sell people on, because of this I think they have a large problem competing with older titles. It could be that there are just as many reading Moege and Charage today as before, but that they instead of buying new titles pick up older titles 2nd hand. With a plotge I think they tend to be more unique and have a wider variety of settings (not all being sett in high school for instance). Of course this is just speculations and you most likely have a much better grasp on the japanese VN market in general then I do, I just wanted to add my thoughts on another potential cause to the shift in which title that does well.
  6. Saya no Uta Coming to Steam

    They are giving free updates though so I doubt it.
  7. Why Visual Novels?

    I think VNs have an advantage when it comes to harems, H-scenes and mystery. When it comes to harems anime often don't have a proper ending and those that does tend to have it ending shortly after the main character gets together with one of the girls which means that you don't tend to get to see much of how they actually interact as a couple. Manga tend to have an ending where the main character chooses a girl, but again in these cases it seems like it tends to end shortly after they get together . As for light novels I am not certain since I haven't really read light novels and anime adaptions usually aren't complete but I would assume they are probably somewhat similar. As for VNs you get to choose which heroine you want the main character to get together with and due to most VNs having sex scenes you usually get to see their relationship develop for quite some time, then after you are done you can read the other girls routes as well. Because of this I think VNs tend to be able to handle harems much better than manga and anime. H-scenes I think has an advantage over eroanime and eromanga due to the length of VNs. Eroanime tend to be quite short, have bad art and animation and pretty much just consist of sex scenes. Because of this I think it gets boring rather quickly, since it is so short and sex focuses the characters are almost never properly built up as anything you care about. Without any character to care about it pretty much just comes down to the scenario and how the character looks, since the art is generally quite poor that usually just leaves the scenario. For me at least this meant that once I had seen lots of different scenarios it just started feeling repetative and boring as they didn't have anything else of value to offer. Eromanga I think are better since the art usually is better and an artists style can keep things fresh, however a problem here is that they tend to be really short and as such I can't care about the characters and get bored rather quickly. As for eroge a lot of them are fairly long and does a good job making you like the character before the H-scenes which to me makes it more satisfying. Thinking about the popularity of Doujinshi based on characters from anime and manga I think this way of thinking is pretty common, but with VNs you get those scenes as an official part of the story rather than just some fanmade what if scenario. As for mysteries I think the route system and choice system of VNs can be used really well to build up mysteries in ways other mediums can't really do. Choices can be used in a way to make you engaged by having you actually trying to figure out the best choices based on your knowledge and routes can be used to feed bits of information from different routes to build up a more complete story. As for general story telling I think an apealing thing about VNs is that adding length does not neccessarily add a lot of cost for the developer. Due to sprites and backgrounds being used repeatedly a story can be expanded quite a lot just based on writing alone, this means that the author isn't as restricted as they are with manga or anime where new drawings need to be made for everything that happens. Also they are not restircted by weekly deadlines like manga and anime. Due to most of them having voice acting and the fact that they shouldn't have too long gaps without CGs there still is more of a cost to adding more text then there is for a light novel. An advantage they have over light novels however is their visuals and audio since I would imagine a lot of people want to see the characters drawn and hear them speak rather than just reading things like a normal book with a drawing here and there once in a while. Btw I do not mean that VNs are better than the other mediums, I think each of them have their own advantages and things they excel at
  8. Pretty sure both these publishers don't give a damn about VN fans and I would assume that they are never going to bother looking up this forum. Not sure about fruitbat though, maybe they would check fuwa sometimes possibly.
  9. In terms of microtransactions I think Neko works is a company to worry about. So far they have had it in one of their titles Monmusu and they are also doing a nekopara mobile game which will surely have microtransactions Nekoparaiten!.
  10. It just kind of seemed like you hated every moeblob which was kind of why I questioned your actions. If it is just that you dislike most of them but like some of them I can understand using it to seperate the ones you like from the ones you dislike.
  11. Stop hating on Moeblobs. There is a large variety in quality among them and just because you don't like them doesn't mean they are not of quality. Also if you don't like moeblobs then ignore them, don't pirate them (not sure you do your text just kind of seemed to possibly hint at it).
  12. Do roughly 4 out of every 5 people who are into VNs live in poorer countries? Seems like a bit of a high number.
  13. Btw can anyone think of any ways we as fans can try to increase the numbers of people buying things legally rather than pirating? Like trying to make publishers of VNs and their financial situations more known or adding where to get things legally when recommending things especially for people new to the medium or any smart ideas anyone can think of?
  14. I think the way people get into games and VNs are quite different and I would assume that this makes VNs a bit easier for people to feel it is okay to pirate than games. Most people get into gaming when they are young and at that age things like pirating I would assume isn't that common (probably a bit complicated for a 6 year old or highly risky for them in terms of getting viruses which would probably lead them to stop doing it after their parents scold them for getting a virus). Because of this people kind of start with the natural point being to buy their games and then later dvelve into piracy if they feel like it. With VNs people are generally starting at an age where they can easily pirate things which means they can be introduced to it through piracy and feel like this is the natural way to get VNs and as I mentioned previously there was already a culture for piracy that was established before a decent amount of titles got an official release where piracy wasn't just a part of the community but the entire community was pretty much built on piracy.
  15. I would assume it has to do with so many VN fans having started before there were a decent amount of officially translated VNs and because of this a culture of piracy has been established and lots of newer people getting into it getting advice from these people. Also one thing I think has somewhat of an effect is newer people asking for recommendations getting recommended things that only has a fanpatch thus starting of pirating which just makes it much easier for them to continue doing so. Also due to the length of VNs I think people who pirtate are unlikely to buy something they enjoy. For instance with anime since so many of them are rather short it is possible for people to watch a ton of anime through piracy and then among their favorites pick out which to buy on blu-ray or by merchendise. With the length of a VN it is unlikely that people would want to reread it and a digital download is not as enticing as a physical product like a blu-ray for instance and then for the physical versions of VNs many people don't want to import them either because they don't want physical 18+ stuff or are scared because loli character or semi loli characters being taken as illegal material.
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