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Sanoba Witch Poll  

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  1. 1. Which girl that you think it's the best?

    • Ayachi Nene
      10
    • Inaba Meguru
      5
    • Kariya Wakana
      2
    • Shiiba Tsumugi
      2
    • Togakushi Touko
      4
  2. 2. Which is the best route to you?

    • Inaba Meguru
      1
    • Ayachi Nene
      14
    • Togakushi Touko
      3
    • Shiiba Tsumugi
      3
    • Kariya Wakana
      2


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Because we finally have the release for Sanoba (Well still about 12 hours though), I figure that it would be fitting if I open the discussion thread for this VN. As for my first look here, I like that two of the heroines did have magical girl like outfit so we could say that this could be the first proper VN that did have magical girl heroine, and I say this because Schatten was too much have blatant fanservice sex scenes (I wouldn't deny that Sanoba here was also have a lot of sex scenes though). Magical girl heroine aside, actually Sanoba here was more in line with charage though considering that we could have our heroines developed by going together with the MC, and the MC himself did have some special issue namely that he could felt someone else emotion like taste. Also unlike Yuzusoft other VNs, actually Sanoba did have very obvious main heroine which in this case would be Nene because of the spoiler reason. For the number of routes here, we have four full routes (Nene, Meguru, Touko, and Tsumugi) and one side route (Wakana), with some additional content that will be unlocked later that called Restart.

As for the reviews, I managed to find several. One of those was from mod Clephas in which he did post five parts of his review at Fuwanovel blog. Another one is from Joyjason, in which he did give the score was at 7 and it's actually quite a good score considering that he also gave the protagonist score at 7, which mean that at least the MC himself was quite capable (Note that he was usually quite critical on his reviews). And for the third review, well he did say that the VN that a light read if you want to read some VNs that was not trying to do something epic. I figred that it would be better if you check the reviews by yourself in case you didn't really care about spoilers, so here's Clephas's (Nene's routeMeguru's route, Touko's routeTsumugi's route, and Wakana's route), Joyjason's, and the third review.

Here's the heroines of Sanoba below, and as charage personally I think it should be you first interest.

1. Ayachi Nene

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The 2nd grade idol (And the main heroine for the reminder) because of her outward appearance in which she was quite helpful and sociable, but obviously she hid the secret that was accidentally found out by the MC (Shuuji) in which she was turned out easily got aroused so much that she was masturbated using the table. From there Shuuji find out that her arousal was caused by the side effect of the contract that turned her into a witch (With stripperiffic costume lol) causing herself to be very embarrassed, and Shuuji himself was accidentally hinder Nene's goal. Obviously as the one who cause the problem for Nene, Shuuji must take responsibility to fix the problem. As for her seiyuu, her name is Tanezaki Atsumi although some people would like to call her Kirihana though because it's easier to said, so I'll call her Kirihana as well. For her role, Kirihana was did have works at three other Yuzusoft VNs as well (Masaki Gaillard in Amairo, Lena Liechtenauer in Senren Banka, and Mitsukasa Ayase in Riddle Joker), while of course she also did have some roles in other VNs such as Ousaka Sora from Hoshiori, Ruu from Sorcery Jokers, Fia from Amayui, Hachiroku from Maitetsu, and Ikoma Murasaki from Phantom Trigger.

2. Inaba Meguru

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The first grade student who is admire Nene very much. Even with her supposed flashy style, actually she was more in line with otaku because of her hobby of playing one person game (Such as otome, RPG, and first person shooter). It didn't help though that she's quite shy and thus did have a hard time to make a friend, and her current style was the result of her determination to get changed. Unlike Nene here, she isn't a witch. Her seiyuu is Haruka Sora, or rather I'll call her with her real name Eri Sendai even though her alias was quite well known in eroge though. Like Kirihana, she also did have some role in Yuzusoft VNs so much that there's a video that's show both of Kirihana's characters and Sendai's characters gathered in one video (No Meguru and Nene though), and her role in Yuzusoft VN were Tomotake Yoshino from Senren Banka and Nijouin Hazuki from Riddle Joker (Both appeared in the aforementioned video). Other than those two, her roles were Kouzuki Io from Dal Segno, Kusunoha Misaki and Rin from Hatsukoi Sankaime, and Otonashi Saku from Hello Lady.

3. Togakushi Touko

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The 3rd grade idol and also the student council president who was quite capable of handling her work coupling with her willingness to listen to other problems, although she was also did like to teasing others though. Other than that, apparently her family income was quite below average so much that she was need to do part time work, and more importantly she just decided to keep her cardigan that was burst out by the size of her breast because she didn't have money enough to buy another (Presumably). Like Meguru, she isn't the witch as well. Her seiyuu is Kaori Mizuhashi in which her name should be well known enough for Madoka fans. Her role in VNs were Kurokawa Kirara from Yumina the Ethereal, Fushikawa Kokoro from Majikoi franchise, Matsushima Michiru from Grisaia franchise, Kiba Mifuyu from Koichoco, Sawai Maya from Da Capo 2, and Clea from Duel Savior.

4. Shiiba Tsumugi

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Another witch that made contract, and this time her side effect was very different in which it'll cause her to vomit every time she wore cute clothes or act cute. And like Nene, obviously that side effect causing her much problem because actually she like to do cute things and wear cute clothes (Forgot to say that her witch outfit is quite cute). Since she couldn't wear the female uniform because it's too cute for her, she must wear male uniform in which it made her less cute although of course some people out there still think that she was quite cute even with boy uniform. While technically both of Nene and Tsumugi were rival because their goal was the same thing if we following old magical girl anime, in here they decided to work together. As for her seiyuu, her name is Matayoshi Ai in which she did voice Tsukishima Yuuri at Saku Saku, Amanogawa Saya at Miagete, and Hinomoto Aoi from Da Capo 3.

Like usual Yuzusoft VNs, the heroines also did have usual image song and this time Yuzusoft decided to add different ending songs for each heroines, so at least it's quite apparent that Yuzusoft spent money from vocal song alone. Also like usual Yuzusoft VNs, the instrumental version of the heroines image songs was the leitmotif for each of the heroines.

I think that's all for what I can write in regard of Sanoba for now, and have fun playing this later.

Edited by littleshogun

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Hello, this is Biased Decay, your editor for Sanoba Witch (for everything aside from the Nene route). This game is good. I hope you all enjoy it. :)

In case you missed it, we've subbed a series of short and fun 4koma videos to tease the release a little.

The rest are on the NekoNyan youtube channel here.

And since it wasn't posted in the OP, this will be available on Steam here, with a free 18+ DLC available if you have adult content enabled in your steam account settings. It will also be available on almost every western eroge storefront. Nutaku, Fakku, MangaGamer, JAST, and NekoNyan's own site.

Also Wakana rules. Alright, shilling over. :P

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4 minutes ago, Decay said:

And since it wasn't posted in the OP, this will be available on Steam here, with a free 18+ DLC available if you have adult content enabled in your steam account settings.

Nice, I think it's the best way to publish VNs on Steam. Out of curiosity - how does all-ages version compare to the full? Is it good on its own, or is adult patch a must? If I remember correctly from some other thread, there are lots of h-scenes.

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Sanoba Witch was one of the first JP VN's I played and I really recommend for people to try this. Yuzusoft is really good at what they do but they tend to stick with what they do too much. In Sanoba Witch I felt like they did something different from their standard formula. It's really good with likeable characters particularly Meguru and Nene. 

Nene is probably one of the best heroines from any Yuzusoft games I played

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29 minutes ago, adamstan said:

Nice, I think it's the best way to publish VNs on Steam. Out of curiosity - how does all-ages version compare to the full? Is it good on its own, or is adult patch a must? If I remember correctly from some other thread, there are lots of h-scenes.

Yeah, there are a fair number of h-scenes. They're mostly rather porny and separated from the plot. Usually just the knowledge that they had sex is what's most important. In the all-ages version we don't censor anything outside of the h-scenes. We've even kept any instances of nudity outside of the h-scenes. Since there's technically an h-scene right at the beginning of the game that is very important to the story (a masturbation scene), we've kept that intact but zoomed in on the girl's face so nothing naughty is shown.

16 minutes ago, ShinRaikdou said:

Can someone confirm price on steam? Will it be same as Fureraba?

It will be $30 on steam with a 10% launch discount, so $27. Same price as everywhere else.

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1 minute ago, UnlimitedMoeWorks said:

 

Now if only Sekai Project would take a hint and start doing that with their already-published VNs that absolutely need it. Grisaia especially.

They have. They haven't for every VN, because it likely depends on their contracts with japanese publishers and whatnot, but Sekai Project has definitely been putting (both free and paid) 18+ DLC on steam.

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1 hour ago, Decay said:

Usually just the knowledge that they had sex is what's most important. In the all-ages version we don't censor anything outside of the h-scenes. We've even kept any instances of nudity outside of the h-scenes. Since there's technically an h-scene right at the beginning of the game that is very important to the story (a masturbation scene), we've kept that intact but zoomed in on the girl's face so nothing naughty is shown.

Great, that's how all "censored" versions should be. So more "+17" than "all-ages" ;) Based on your description, I can go without H-patch.

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I did forget to say that it'll be released at Steam as well, so get that if you have Steam account there. As for Wakana, while she was a side heroine I think she have some good point there and perhaps some fans like Decay. Speaking about Wakana, I like that Yuzusoft did prepare a special credit for her even though technically it's easy to do since Yuzusoft already prepared four different ending songs for the main heroine, and from what I saw this is the first Yuzusoft VN that got different ED songs like Kajitsu. Speaking about Grisaia, well I still think Kajitsu release by Sekai is redundant and the sequels was more like Kajitsu's fandiscs, but I guess it's good that Sekai did put 18+ DLC on Steam.

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3 minutes ago, UnlimitedMoeWorks said:

Wait, what?! Source please!

Nevermind about that, because I mistaken what Decay said in regard of Grisaia DLC. Perhaps I should say 'I guess it's good that Sekai did try their best to put 18+ DLC on Steam', because Decay there implied that Sekai still try to negotiate with Valve in regard of 18+ DLC (Not that I care about the patch in the first place anyway). So I apologize for the mistake there.

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Bought it on steam with 10% discount.

But I think there's an issue with 18+ DLC (maybe only for me). Is there any ingame indication of working DLC? What files are corresponding to this?

Steam keep saying about "not installed" and files size doesn't change from all-age version.

Screenshot:

Spoiler

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On side note, glad it has achievements and honorifics :sachi:

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46 minutes ago, ShinRaikdou said:

Bought it on steam with 10% discount.

But I think there's an issue with 18+ DLC (maybe only for me). Is there any ingame indication of working DLC? What files are corresponding to this?

Steam keep saying about "not installed" and files size doesn't change from all-age version.

Screenshot:

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On side note, glad it has achievements and honorifics :sachi:

 

Uninstall your VN..

Go to the store page.. Click on the DLC to open the DLC store page.. click on Download..and from here on do as usual 

Spoiler

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Or just go to their Shop and do it manually if uninstalling is not a thing for you.. its simple copy paste afterall

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Sanoba was finally released here, so congratulation to Nekonyan there. While I'm content with the release, I can't help to not notice the irony seeing that Sekai was the one who got Yuzusoft VNs license first lol. Other than Steam, Sanoba was also available at Nekonyan's own store, Mangagamer store, and JAST store so feel free to chose which store that you want to purchase Sanoba from. Once again, have fun in regard of Sanoba there.

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8 minutes ago, Wildbreed said:

 

Uninstall your VN..

Go to the store page.. Click on the DLC to open the DLC store page.. click on Download..and from here on do as usual 

  Reveal hidden contents

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Thank you. I thought it was a patch. Never guessed that you should download full game from DLC page , because if you do it after all-age then game just launched without confirmation of installing DLC.

You can check versions by size (adult.xp3 filename). All-age - 3gb , 18+ - 3.8gb (though steam said about 7gb?).

 

 

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8 hours ago, littleshogun said:

Nevermind about that, because I mistaken what Decay said in regard of Grisaia DLC. Perhaps I should say 'I guess it's good that Sekai did try their best to put 18+ DLC on Steam', because Decay there implied that Sekai still try to negotiate with Valve in regard of 18+ DLC (Not that I care about the patch in the first place anyway). So I apologize for the mistake there.

You're wrong about this too. I never tried to imply this at all. All I'm saying is that every licensing contract between a japanese developer and an english publisher comes with different stipulations and that it may not always be possible to put 18+ DLC on steam because of these differing contracts. I don't have any insider information as to why any particular game does or doesn't get an 18+ patch on steam.

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I see. Not that it changed current situation anyway that we still didn't have Grisaia 18+ DLC, but if Sekai have been putting that in Steam then it's good enough I guess. As for whether some VNs got 18+ DLC or not on Steam, I guess it's depend on the companies policies although there's a certain company that didn't put the patch on Steam simply because they monetized it though (Looking at you Hobibox).

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23 hours ago, Decay said:

Hello, this is Biased Decay, your editor for Sanoba Witch (for everything aside from the Nene route). This game is good. I hope you all enjoy it. :)

In case you missed it, we've subbed a series of short and fun 4koma videos to tease the release a little.

The rest are on the NekoNyan youtube channel here.

And since it wasn't posted in the OP, this will be available on Steam here, with a free 18+ DLC available if you have adult content enabled in your steam account settings. It will also be available on almost every western eroge storefront. Nutaku, Fakku, MangaGamer, JAST, and NekoNyan's own site.

Also Wakana rules. Alright, shilling over. :P

oh i didnt know you were the Editor, nice

 

Game looks good, hope you guys releases the Extra stuff from Fureraba next

 

Too bad i dont have time to play it much meh, Uni break from end of November 

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Translation looks good so far. For not native speaker at least. Nice job.

I remembered that there no route for Wakana. :notlikemiya:
Why Yuzusoft do this to me every time? Noble works - Makoto. Amairo Islenauts - Minori, and etc. Now this. I mean if you replace someone then Touko or Sena in NW looks more like side characters.

That. Just. Sad.

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27 minutes ago, ShinRaikdou said:

Translation looks good so far. For not native speaker at least. Nice job.

I remembered that there no route for Wakana. :notlikemiya:
Why Yuzusoft do this to me every time? Noble works - Makoto. Amairo Islenauts - Minori, and etc. Now this. I mean if you replace someone then Touko or Sena in NW looks more like side characters.

That. Just. Sad.

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???But there is???
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41 minutes ago, ShinRaikdou said:

Translation looks good so far. For not native speaker at least. Nice job.

I remembered that there no route for Wakana. :notlikemiya:
Why Yuzusoft do this to me every time? Noble works - Makoto. Amairo Islenauts - Minori, and etc. Now this. I mean if you replace someone then Touko or Sena in NW looks more like side characters.

That. Just. Sad.

There's Wakana's route like Kiriririri said, although it's more like side routes though so I treat that as half route (At least you'll get your sex scenes with Wakana later). Speaking about sex scenes, I did count the scenes using the complete save file and Japanese version and the result was there'll be 24 sex scenes with Nene at 9 scenes, Wakana at 3 scenes, and the rest did have 4 scenes each (All scenes were including after story scenes for the info).

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31 minutes ago, Kiriririri said:

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???But there is???
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?????????????????

Really?:gasp:

Now that I checked walkthrough it seem she indeed has one, but only accessible after any other routes. (maybe that's why I couldn't access her when game released in Japan). Sorry for confusion. After all she wasn't on game cover and on vndb she isn't on main cast tab.

How long is here route? If this is like side route with length about hour then it's still sad. Although better than Makoto, I guess.

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