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  1. The MC. I doubt there are heroines that contain this theme, although I'll welcome it if you know some.
  2. I just realized I’d like to read stories where self-love plays a core role in it. The closest I’ve seen in VNs was Shizune’s route in Katawa Shoujo, but you guys have pointed flaws on it. And since you are so knowledgeable, I want recommendations for better routes or VNs with this theme. It can be of any genre. Can also be untranslated. No rape though. And I want at least one good ending in the route/VN. Thank you!
  3. My five favourite VN protagonists so far would be: 5) Hisao Nakai from Katawa Shoujo. He’s fifth because some routes have him behave differently than others. I personally enjoyed the one we see in Shizune’s route (seriously, stop attacking those that like her!), but the one in Hanako’s route caters to different people than me, whereas the one in Rin and Emi’s routes is hard to like. As a result, I’ll just say there are better protagonists than him. 4) Syouko Osanai from Aoishiro. For me, she’s better than Emiya Shirou, as she’s way smarter and has more personality. 3) Shirou Emiya from FSN. The only reason I consider him better than Syouko is his badassery in Heavens Feel. Even though I don’t like Sakura as a heroine. .-. 2) Shiki Toono from Tsukihime. Much better than Shirou, with interesting powers and better personality. 1) Yuu Atou from Narcissu. Tragic protagonist, from a VN that still keeps it’s beauty even today. Just the way I like it. Would add Guy from Sekien no Inganock for the first place, but since I have yet to finish the VN, I won’t do it.
  4. Yes, I love the game. In fact, I’m currently using the Japanese translation as my first serious attempt to read in Japanese. I’m not sure if it’s fine to read translations instead of Japanese VNs for actual learning of the language though. I hate to break it for most people, but I actually prefer Shizune over Hanako, perhaps because I finished Hanako’s route with her bad ending, which to be honest, was actually more interesting than her good ending, and also because she embodied in my mind the kind of personality I don’t want to have nor see in people I would meet. I’m not sure what did you found appealing of her, but for me, it felt much like I was a psychologist rather than a boyfriend, up to the point I seriously wanted to end this quickly, no matter the cost. In short, she’s a awesome friend and a terrible girlfriend. Regarding Shizune, I guess you need to finish the route in order to understand her. Unlike Hanako, you are supposed to learn to love yourself in order to love Shizune, which is essentialy the opposite people often expect for other heroines. I believe people fail to bond with other people because they hate themselves. Aside from Shzune, and Emi to a certain extent, no other route actually pointed this. For me, feeling in an equal relationship feels better than healing the other in my relationship. However, this is just my opinion. I don’t expect people to suddenly change their minds, to be honest. I have a headcanon regarding her unpopularity, but it requires spoilers to understand it, so I will end my rant here.
  5. Like Kikan Bakumatsu Ibun Last Cavalier's protagonist? I was expecting him to appear here, to be honest.
  6. Late to answer, but thank you all for your recommendations. Guess I'll try Karenai Sekai, inspiration seems to be what I am looking for.
  7. I love challenges and dreaming, so… Reaching JLPT N1. Attempt to become a teacher. Getting better at social life. Try to read more books. Start my own podcast. Becoming a writer. Learn a bit about VN programming. And making one, if I can. Try to read 50 VNs or more. (I’m currently at 31 non-dropped VNs) Be able to read a good Caramel Box VN. We need something more than the first Otoboku. Owning a better PC. My current one really needs an upgrade. Seeing more twists in VNs (more disabled characters, more environmental themes, more unique settings...) Bonus: Making our environment great again.
  8. It’s been several months since I felt so depressed, so I want to change and since I haven’t played any VN in this period, I will ask your help. I’m looking for a VN where the protagonist has an altruistic behaviour and mindset. Preferently with the following requirements: 1) Protagonist must actually do something to help others. Merely showing a positive stance is not enough. 2) If there are multiple endings, the true one must show the protagonist succeding in his/her quest. Bad Endings must always be optional. 3) No yaoi/yuri endings/routes. Sorry, but due to personal circunstances, I cannot stomach yaoi nor yuri. 4) If possible, no rape within the VN. Another thing that hurts my self-esteem. 5) I’m fine with Japanese VNs, though I don’t mind EVNs. Looking forward for your suggestions.
  9. Disculpa por responder un poco tarde. PM en inglés significa "Private Message", que significa "mensaje privado". Se usa para referirse a un chat privado, que Fuwanovel te permite hacer. De todos modos, no te preocupes, te lo abro yo. Como sea, este es un foro en idioma inglés, asi que podemos seguir nuestra conversación por ahí.
  10. Welcome to Fuwa! I also wanted to create a VN, but since I’m currently busy with university, I couldn’t study about it. I prefer writing things, since I never bothered to draw, but we can be friends if you want. Send me a PM if you are fine with it. Also, can you speak Spanish? If so, we can use it, since it’s my native language. Hope you enjoy your stay here!
  11. I know it’s a bit overrated, but when I played Katawa Shoujo, I got emotionally attached to it for several reasons. First, because I have a developmental disability which forced me to take medication every day. At first I was sad that this will destroy my already scarce interactions with people, but after I saw the protagonist managing to bond with the girls, I realized that this is by no means the worst thing that could happen to me, and I begun to have faith in humanity. Second, I wasn’t interested into mainstream media, and this gave me an escape to the norms I was supposed to follow. And I know this will sound weird, but even though this is an American VN, I was sick of most mainstream movies, since I found most of them are extremely violent (when I started the game), so KS showed that there is an alternative to the “American way of life” of becoming happy. As my mother said when we where in a cultural festival, “you see most American movies filled with death and violence, whereas you enjoy something that is more peaceful”. Sorry for not bringing anything else, university and a severe block stopped me from actualy enjoying another VN, let alone try an untranslated one.
  12. I haven’t watched anime nor read manga when I started playing VNs, so they were my introduction to Japanese pop culture. So seeing a different experience than the one I had in my country was really positive, albeit I had to suffer a lot to get less shy later on. It helps that I choosed Katawa Shoujo as my first VN, since I suffered a mental disorder ever since my childhood, so I was able to relate to Hisao and accept myself the way I am. Also I was able to go to a convention one year ago, and even meet a girl interested in Japanese pop culture, whom I talked about some VNs. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to take her to a date, but it was one of the best experiences I had so far. And lastly, VNs led me to study Japanese, just like most of you. While I didn’t get along with my then-classmates, I found interesting people to talk about random stuff, even though none of them so far know what a VN is. As far as I can think, the only downside I found is that I don’t find a lot of interest in anime and I couldn’t find a book I’d like to read so far. Guess I’ll need to ask book recommendations somewhere...
  13. While it was more of a general question, I was mainly planning to hack the Kashimashi ~Girl meets Girl~ VN , mostly because I loved the anime and I'm reading the manga. As far as I went, it doesn't have any gameplay, besides choice selection. However, sprites are animated to allow lip sync. As for it's encryption format, it uses .afs files and .sfd files. AE can extract .afs files perfectly, but not .sfd. Scripts are in a SC.AFS file, so it can be technically translated without the entire porting stuff. They have .obj format. But still, thanks for answering my questions. Will keep them in mind in the future.
  14. I’ve been pondering a bit about my personal goals on Japanese learning, and I’ve found that one of them is to be able to translate VNs, since in my native language there are very few translated VNs. While I can play them in English, I have meet several people that cannot do it. However, one of the things that has been stopping me from actively researching about VN translation is the hacking part of it. Namely, how to obtain and repack the scripts. In this forum I’ve read that succesful translation projects are lead by the translators, which is why I choosed to focus in the language. But when looking for VNs to translate, I’ve been worried about whether there are hacking tools for the VNs I was planning to translate (in a nearby future, since I still need to polish my Japanese reading), since they are either console VNs, such as Akai Ito and a couple of PS2 VNs; or they are made into very old engines that might not support special characters, like the ones present in Spanish, my native language. After browsing through the Sakura no Kisetsu VN porting thread, I’ve been pondering about whether porting VNs to a new engine (be it Ren’Py or something else) would be a good idea for translation purposes. What do you think about it? Is it hard to port a VN to a new engine? What does it take to be able to pull it out successfully?
  15. Sometime ago, I heard about Abema TV, which seems to be a internet TV station of Japan. Since I never have tried watching Japanese TV, I figured out I shall try it out. But there is a problem: the service is restricted to Japan and I failed to find a VPN that lets me bypass georestrictions. In particular, I'm worried about free VPNs, which are the ones I must use. I heard a rumor that such VPNs are actually gathering personal data. Is this true or it is a scam? Does someone else here tried Abema TV already? Any advice? Thanks
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