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It's time for Getchu 2023 award, and the winner is unsurprisingly Sakura no Toki in which it's the sequel of very well received Sakura no Uta. Anyway, let's see top 10 below, and yes I did really mean 10 instead of 20 because somehow Getchu decided to just list 10 top rank instead of usual 20, which to say is quite understandable. By the way, you can view the result in this link.

1. Sakura no Toki -Sakura no Mori no Shita o Ayumu- - Makura



2. Amakano 2+ - Azarashi Soft




About half a year has passed since "Amakano 2", sets in autumn. As the seasons change, and summer approaches, a new love story is about to begin.

Showing her true self as a matter of course, Yuuhi is now able to spend her age-appropriate youth together as lovers.

Despite aiming for affection straightforwardly as a lover, becoming interested in her classmates, Rei's world around her has expanded a little.

While attending college, acting like an older sister as before, the relationship as lovers with Chitose, continues to be deepened.

And one more, attending the school as a first-year student, a new love story with Sara.

Along with this new encounter, each affection gradually grows in the dazzling summer. Eventually, this feeling becomes the driving force to take a step from just a lover towards being bounded together in the future, marriage.

3. Tenshi Souzou RE-BOOT! - Yuzusoft



It began as a day just like any other.
A dull morning, an uneventful trip to school, an afternoon of tedious lectures...
And then I met her.

"I'm an angel, sent here from Heaven on a very important mission."

She appeared suddenly, and without warning―a beautiful girl who called herself an angel.
Spreading her large, snow-white wings, she made a declaration that would forever change my life.

"I come in search of the Demon Lord's reincarnation."
"That being you, Tanikaze Riku."

That's right, apparently I was a Demon Lord in my previous life. From some other world to boot.

Unfortunately for me, the anarchy wouldn't stop there.
Memories from a previous life, visitors from another world... It was just one crazy, chaotic event after the other.

"Wait, what? But that doesn't― Huh?!"

Thus began the story of Tanikaze Riku, a tale marked by the loss of his normal life, along with so many other precious things.
Aside from even more anarchy, what else does the future have in store for him?

4. Mashiro-iro Symphony: Sana Edition - Palette



Inui Sana is a young lady who can’t admit her feelings.

Luckily, she doesn’t have to at Yuihime Girls Private Academy, the place where she spends fun-filled days with her precious friends and the senior she loves.
Or at least, that’s how things have always been...

Now, her comfy and prestigious school is being merged with the boys’ school from the upstart side of town! Shoved into a combined class to trial the new system, she finds her world changing faster than she can keep up—and one of her new classmates makes her heart beat faster too. Quicker and quicker, the changes pile up, altering the landscape of her life like a sudden snowfall...

A new love story is about to begin.

5. Mashiro Iro Symphony -Love is pure white- Remake for FHD - Palette



6. Koibana Ren'ai - ASa Project



Due to the declining birthrate and various problems of the adults, the school where the boys attends no longer exists, and starting from this year, the protagonist Kanata, and his friends, are transferred to a famous school located nearby, where many ojousama attend, but is now a co-educational school, Ouka Academy.

"Since I'm going there, I want to have a girlfriend!!!"

With such common wishes, the boys are excited about their new lives with the prim and proper ojousama whom they have yet to meet.

Then comes the long-awaited first day of their co-educational lives. To the Flower Garden! The boys take a step forward────.

"This is different from what I was expecting!!!"

They cannot comprehend the girls' way of life which is far off from what they have imagined. But, another unexpected thing is that the girls also feel the same as them.

"My prince...... Is different from what I was expecting."

The wishes that the both sides have wished for, they do not seem to come true. Still, they want to fall in love! They want to talk about love!!

The amateurs huddling together, using love story as a weapon──── Such youthful lovestruck rascals, this is the effort of a silly, but adorable romance.

7. Hapymaher - REGRET END - Purple Software



8. Happy Live, Show Up: Encore!! - FAVORITE



9. D.C.5 ~Da Capo 5~ - CIRCUS



Kagamijima, an island closest to the sky.

Along with the Lake Mikagami waters that reflects the sky like mirror on it's waters, lies a soaring sakura tree in Kagami Gakuen.

Kujou Souma, who attends Kagami Gakuen.
Yasaka Menoa, his queen-like undesired unseparable childhood friend.
Tokisaka Yukina, big sister figure who is the student council president.
Shirawaka Akari, far-beyond-reach ojousama.
Yasaka Kako, Menoa's younger sister who calls Souma big brother.
Suginami, mysterious well-informed friend.
Together, they live a merry fun school life.

On Kagami Gakuen, stands a curious sakura tree called "Hakari no Sakura". It has the ability to help collect student's consensus on choices. Students choose to wear white or black cape on their uniforms, then Hakari no Sakura aggregates the amount of wearer to choose the majority. The latest choose event (called Hakarigoto), student has to decide whether the next school festival would be a cultural festival or sports festival. They get to promote and win sides on whichever festival they feel is the best to enjoy. It's a natural occurence whenever Hakarigoto happens.

Then one day.
Souma visited Lake Mikagami, there's "another sakura tree" whom has never bloom in so many years, blooms dazzlingly.
Looking up to the sky, along with the blooming petals, a young girl decends.

"Yes, you are....", whispers the mystery girl, Sakuragi Mizuha.

Meetings of the boys and girls, the fate begins to move.

While out-of-season sakura blooms, curtain to young boys and girls story opens.

10. Yuunagi-sou no S-kyuu no Kanojo-tachi 2 - MOONSTONE Cherry




For a long time, the 2nd floor of Yuunagi-sou remains vacant. Only for the special people of the S-Class, since it is such a peculiar apartment, there is bound to have a few empty rooms.


As if they are drawn in by our protagonist, new tenants move in one after another.

An annoying former kouhai.
An absurdly anxious school teacher.
Serious, but a closet pervert entrance student.
An up-and-coming seiyuu.

Thus, the entire 2nd floor is occupied, more and more, Yuunagi-sou is getting livelier. Now on the 2nd floor, a pure~lewd life begins once again......

Despite fewer number on the list, we still have the winner for each categories, so I'll list it below.

  • Best Scenario: Sakura no Toki -Sakura no Mori no Shita o Ayumu-
  • Best Game System: Amakano 2+
  • Best Graphic: Tenshi Souzou RE-BOOT!
  • Best Soundtrack: Sakura no Toki -Sakura no Mori no Shita o Ayumu-
  • Best Movie: Tenshi Souzou RE-BOOT!
  • Best Character: Tanikaze Amane from Tenshi Souzou RE-BOOT!
  • Best Erotic Contents: Bunny's Mama Daikou Service

That's all for the list, and admittedly speaking the list show the worrying state of VNs in Japan.

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Amakano is developed by Azarashi Soft. Also, Happy Live Show Up got an award? It was just some mediocre moege that Favorite put out for a quick buck. I also find it funny that Sana Edition got an award when it JUST came out.

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12 hours ago, Erogamer said:

Amakano is developed by Azarashi Soft. Also, Happy Live Show Up got an award? It was just some mediocre moege that Favorite put out for a quick buck. I also find it funny that Sana Edition got an award when it JUST came out.


Anyway, while I did mentioned that the list show the worrying state of VNs in Japan, to me it still didn't show the real representative of the releases in 2023, especially with several title such as Imouto to Kanojo or Red Cherish FD are not on the list (Imouto to Kanojo is also questionably not available on the poll). Not to mention two of the title (Mashiro Iro HD Remake and Hapymaher Regret End) are the re-releases, although at least Regret End has new scenario that can be accessed from Hapymaher FD (Not the main story). For Sana Edition, the opening is on par with Nine series, so maybe it made people to vote for it, although Sana's popularity is obviously also contribute to the voting.

I'll try to comment on the list later on, even though it may took some times like last years. That said, at least it's nice we have three titles from the list are announced to be available in English, with those titles are Tenshi Reboot by Nekonyan and Mashiro Iro by Shiravune with them also included Sana Edition. I just hope the upcoming release for those title going smoothly, seeing that usually the releases need to wait review process, and moreso with the random ban of Tenshi Reboot from the Valve reviewer.

PS - Forgot to mention that while you think Happy Life Show Up FD is just mediocre moege, the writing is apparently still good enough so much it got 2nd rank in Scenario category. Speaking about scenario category, it's nice to see two parts of Criminal Border are placed in Top 5 of Scenario category.

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  • littleshogun changed the title to Getchu Bishoujo Game Awards 2023

This list feels almost nostalgic with its Mashiro-iro Symphony and Hapymaher remakes. And even nicer that the former will apparently get an English release. Finally!!

I also wouldn't complain about Hapymaher - REGRET END, considering it seems to contain the still untranslated fan disc Fragmentation Dream as well. Little interest in Purple software's newer titles though. Somehow they dropped the ball after Chronoclock - at least for me.

Same with Da Capo. DC 3 felt so bland in comparison to DC2, that it kind of killed my interest in all the newer ones as well. Though, that's also partly because I don't like their art style that much.

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