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  1. Little Busters! and Tomoyo After are getting an official localization!

    by , 10-31-2015 at 05:43 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    So VisualArtsUSA just announced a thing.

    ...

    ......

    *exhales*

    *exhales some more*

    *recalls that this was seriously just a casual announcment for the localization of smurfing Little Busters! and Tomoyo After*

    ...



    SO YEAH, THIS HAPPENED. I cannot put in words how ecstatic I am about this, ...

    Updated 10-31-2015 at 06:19 PM by Karifean

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    Video Games , Internet , Miscellaneous
  2. An Interview with Koki Yoshimune on his writing

    by , 10-31-2015 at 03:32 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    http://www.siliconera.com/2015/10/30...cters-lovable/

    This got posted on the Muv-Luv Kickstarter a little while ago, and I found it pretty interesting. I especially wasn't aware of the whole 'War Guilt' thing and why writers turn to mecha to depict war situations instead.
  3. Introducing the CLANNAD Bookclub of Kazamatsuri.org

    by , 10-09-2015 at 02:26 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    So within the next month or two we'll finally see the release of CLANNAD on Steam. CLANNAD being one of Key's most acclaimed visual novels and also one of my all-time favorites. One of the finest examples of a great character-focused game.

    And with that the Kazamatsuri.org community will, once again, have a bookclub. A detailed article as to what the bookclub is and what participation entails can be found here: http://kazamatsuri.org/introducing-t...nnad-on-steam/ ...
  4. Umineko Ramblings - Solvability Per Episode

    by , 10-05-2015 at 02:15 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    It's the Rokkenjima Incident's anniversary today, so I felt like making some sort of post about Umineko at least. So this is what I came up with. Time to enjoy being extremely vague! At least I believe I did well to avoid notable spoilers in this post.

    Umineko no Naku Koro ni is a mystery story. A story with truths hidden beneath its surface which it wants its readers to figure out on their own. But how likely is it really that the attentive reader will actually figure out everything ...
  5. Rose Guns Days First Impressions

    by , 09-26-2015 at 03:32 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    What do you call it when the writer of Higurashi and Umineko decides to go write a Baccano! slash Cowboy Bebop esque story?

    smurfing glorious that's what.



    No seriously, this has to be one of the best prospects for a story I've ever heard. Rose Gun(s) Days is sometimes called Ryukishi07's most accessible work, and well, I wouldn't be surprised. It's set - for the most part - in post-war Japan, 1947 to be exact. But before I go into the story further, ...
  6. Muv-Luv Localization Kickstarter has gone live!

    by , 09-24-2015 at 09:13 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    The kickstarter for the Muv-Luv localization just went live!

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...l-novel-series

    Muv-Luv is the best-rated visual novel series on VNDB, and it's not conceited to say that it is probably the most loved and universally appreciated Visual Novel series in the English-speaking realm of visual novel fans.

    If you want to support the localization of such a legacy and the industry as a whole, or you ...
  7. Symphonic Rain Review

    by , 09-23-2015 at 04:08 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Symphonic Rain is a visual novel developed by Kuroneko-san Team and published by Kogado Studio.



    Overview

    Symphonic Rain takes place in an Italian town called Piova in which a perpetual rain falls. The protagonist, Chris Vertin, is a senior at the local prestigious music school. He specializes in playing the Fortell, an instrument said to require 'magic' to play, capable of producing all sorts of different ...
  8. /r/visualnovels Recommendation Chart for Newbs

    by , 09-22-2015 at 11:46 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    I somehow forgot to post this way back when it was first made.

    http://i.imgur.com/zQujQCs.jpg

    Some time ago, the Visual Novels Subreddit had an extensive poll to rate visual novels of many different genres by their newbie-friendliness, the end result of which is this huge image. They're sorted by newbie-friendliness from left to right, and you can also see ratings for overall/visuals/music/story to make your choice easier, plus there are icons to indicate 18+ games, 18+ ...
  9. Various Announcements and Releases

    by , 09-20-2015 at 01:15 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    So I was gone for two weeks, off in Italy working on stone walls. Twas pretty fun, but there was no (consistently usable) internet to speak of so now I have to catch up on what happened these two weeks. And there certainly are things to share.

    fault milestone two side:above has been released
    You can find it on Steam for I think 15 bucks. It seems milestone two was split into two halves, and although the creators said they worked with that in mind I've already seen complaints about ...

    Updated 09-20-2015 at 06:44 PM by Karifean

    Categories
    Video Games , Internet , Miscellaneous
  10. Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai! Review

    by , 09-06-2015 at 01:34 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai! (lit. Do Love Me Seriously!), or just Majikoi for short, is a visual novel developed by Minato Soft. It's very long and expansive yet consists almost entirely of lighthearted slice of life.



    Overview

    The initial setup of Majikoi is surprisingly reminiscent of Little Busters!. The main cast of characters is a group of friends that has been together for a long time, and the ...