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  1. Everyone has been saying that it doesn't really matter. The Otome route gives you the most background on the nature of the everlasting tree. The Sakura route isn't actually a route, it's more like a side story that explains what she was up to before and during DC2. None of this seems to be required knowledge, DC3 likely explains that stuff decently enough. There was a MangaGamer blog post about Sakura that seems to explain everything you need to know: http://blog.mangagamer.org/2017/01/19/sakura-yoshino/
  2. Gross Profit != Gross Revenue. Gross profit is how much you get after operating costs. In this case, they are probably subtracting gross revenue by the cost of localization and licensing, and probably royalties and such as well. I'm not 100% sure on the formula they're using, because it seems like they're adding revenue from every sale starting from sale #1, even though they need to account for cost of localization and licensing which happens usually in full before the product goes on sale.
  3. The scene that is being censored is the spanking scene in the first of the two games. It's a pretty incidental scene. It's the only bit of censorship Atlus is claiming the two games will have, and they're basically forced to do it to comply to standards.
  4. https://fuwanovel.net/reviews/2017/01/18/himawari-the-sunflower/ So this game was moderately hyped and I personally was really excited for it. I didn't exactly like it as much as a lot of other people, though. For funsies, here's a list of VNs I think are better than this legendary doujin kamige, according to my VNDB ratings: Princess Evangile Noble ☆ Works Osananajimi wa Daitouryou: My Girlfriend is the President. Maji de Watashi ni Koishinasai! S Deardrops Games I think are exactly as good as Himawari, according to my VNDB ratings: Edelweiss Duel Savior What great company Himawari keeps.
  5. 1) Translation is expensive. Probably more expensive than you're imagining. 2) They're asking for $100k, not $200k. 3) They never said that every dollar would be spent on localization of that specific title. They most likely just want to make sure that the games aren't just profitable, but profitable enough to justify it over other games they could be translating instead. That means the series needs to meet certain sales expectations and such before they consider it worthwhile. This isn't a crowdfund. They aren't asking people to give them money just for this. This is just a very transparent way for them to track their minori profits and the viability of translation of future Minori titles.
  6. Let's see... http://www.mangagamer.org/minori/ Things are going slow, it might be a while before they reach their Chapter 2 funding goal. MG will be releasing the upcoming Minori VN Trinoline. Perhaps the sales for that will go into this bucket as well. On a related note, it seems that the English sales for Eden* are the highest sales figures for any Minori VN ever, according to Kouryuu. Steamspy puts the number of owners on Steam in the 60 - 75k range. That's not counting current sales made on MangaGamer.com but I believe everyone who bought it there prior to December 2015 received a Steam key so it likely covers the majority of sales there. This puts a little bit of perspective on the Japanese eroge scene, considering Minori is one of the higher profile eroge developers, and probably the one with the highest budgets (at least, in the pure VN space).
  7. Yuuji is basically Batman.
  8. Spoilers for the end of Meikyuu/Labyrinth in addition to Kajitsu/Fruit:
  9. Koestl on translation, Herkz on editing.
  10. I don't actually know what the plus disc is, and couldn't find any reliable information on it. Splitting the five main entries took long enough as it is so I kinda checked out for the day after the main job. Anyone can add new entries to VNDB though and they're welcome to for the plus disc.
  11. After some discussion, we on VNDB decided that it made no sense for all of the Majikoi A VNs to share a single entry. They comprise of entirely separate, unconnected stories, and are simply a series of fandiscs. Them sharing one entry also gives us a lower fidelity of data, the ratings can't be for individual parts and the tags are less useful. As such, we split them. However, in this process we are also getting rid of all old votes, since the old ones weren't tied to any specific release. If you have rated Majikoi A on VNDB in the past, please rerate each entry you have played. Everyone who has rated A in the past should receive a notification about its deletion with this information contained within, but I'd like to be thorough, so I'm letting everyone here know in case any of you don't regularly visit the site. Some tips from VNDB's admin Yorhel: Be sure to recast those votes! Thanks to the split, you can now cast a different vote for each individual entry, giving a more accurate representation of how much you enjoyed each one. And apologies to everyone for the inconvenience. The new entries: A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5
  12. There are also some pretty firm rumors that Mages has turned down some very lucrative pitches for Noah, simply because they don't want to release something so old and would rather focus on the newer SciADV stuff.
  13. You can buy an orb with red tickets, the things you get from beating the extra hard fights you can see in the dungeons. It's not a bad idea to get an early orb or two, but it's generally advisable to spend most of your tickets on presents.
  14. Chaos;Child is rumored to be in the process of translation by PQube, the company that did Steins;Gate 0.
  15. I'm not saying you can't. But if you want your voice to have an impact, you should request the stuff you want that's actually plausible.