bakauchuujin Posted July 7, 2018 Share Posted July 7, 2018 Something that has interested me with Fuwanovel is the line make "visual novels popular in the west". Personally I would love to see visual novels be seen as something that can stand equal to manga and anime, though it seems like it is lagging far behind in popularity. The last few years there has been an enormous amount of titles that have been officially localized and I now think that there are enough good titles out there for many people to really get into visual novels. So what I wonder about is what we as a community can do to make sure that visual novels get more popular in the west, how can we make sure that more people get to know visual novels, not just as meme games or something they occationally watch some playthrough of but rather as a serious form of media with a wide variety of good titles to choose from. I personally think that there is a large potential for visual novels to become more popular, for instance Nekopara managed to sell quite a lot of copies and became known outside of the core VN fanbase. I have heard quite a lot of people moaning about this and going on about how there are so many other good titles that deserved the popularity way more. Though one thing I think is important to think about is how easy it is to find information about many of the different visual novels that has been localized. Things like information about the different localizing companies, their titles and their general quality of release is something that seems to be limited to sites that specializes in visual novel. For instance I can't really see any video on youtube talking about the different visual novel studios appart from a few videos bashing Sekai Project and their kickstarters. Looking at the popularity of Nekopara, DDLC and even really bad VNs like the ones from Winged Cloud the thing they seem to have in common is that they have managed to become popular through youtube and has managed to make it outside of the core VN fanbase. So what I wonder about is how we as fans of visual novels can make sure that information about visual novels is more easily available for people so that the people who could potentially get into visual novels actually do. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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