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  1. Tomoyo After is on Greenlight

    by , 04-08-2016 at 09:00 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    So after quite a lengthy silence following the initial localization announcement, Tomoyo After - the CLANNAD spin-off that continues Tomoyo's route - is finally on Steam Greenlight. It's set to be released sometime in Summer 2016. If you're interested in the game or just want to support it, consider giving it a vote

    Seeing as how Tomoyo After is one of my all-time favorite visual novels I'll definitely be ...
  2. Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo Review

    by , 01-19-2015 at 01:06 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo (lit. Wheel Country, Sunflower Girl) is a visual novel developed by AKABEi SOFT2, the same company that would go on to make G-senjou no Maou later on. It is a novel often praised for its good writing and character development; and on that I'm inclined to agree.


    In the world of Sharin no Kuni, criminals are not locked up in prisons or executed. Instead, they are ...
  3. Sharin no Kuni Chapter 5 ("Sharin no Kuni" Arc) Impressions

    by , 01-17-2015 at 11:19 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)

    So it's already here, the plot's climax. And with it comes the obligatory plot twist that makes you feel so damn stupid for not realizing it before. G-senjou had it, Umineko had many of them, and now Sharin no Kuni has one too.

    Really, Sharin no Kuni's Chapter 5 is similar to G-senjou no Maou's in so many ways. You can really see how they took what worked great in Sharin no Kuni and worked it into G-senjou.

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    Updated 01-18-2015 at 03:22 AM by Karifean

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  4. Sharin No Kuni Chapter 4 (Natsumi's Arc) Impressions

    by , 01-17-2015 at 01:44 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)

    Okay smurf you game and your smurfing cliffhangers. It's one in the morning and I can already say that I won't be getting any sleep tonight because I so badly want to know what happens next. First, a quick impressions intermission.

    Natsumi is a very socially inactive girl with the worst obligation of all; Prohibition of Falling in Love, which disallows her contact with the opposite sex; no physical contact is allowed, no eye contact ...
  5. Sharin No Kuni Chapter 3 (Touka's Arc) Impressions

    by , 01-15-2015 at 01:44 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)

    I still have no clue what that sentence is supposed to mean.

    So, Touka's arc. For the most part it had a similar feel as Sachi's arc, although I think it was somewhat longer.

    Oone Touka is the daughter of Oone Kyouko and has been imposed with the obligation of fulfilling all of her parent's orders. For the most part this is stuff like "do one hour of exercise in the morning" or "study for three hours". ...
  6. Sharin no Kuni Chapter 2 (Sachi's Arc) Impressions

    by , 01-14-2015 at 07:27 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)

    Having just gotten done reading Chapter 2 of Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo, I'll give my thoughts on it. It focuses on Sachi, the "energetic type" as Kenichi likes to put it, and it seems the next chapters will subsequently feature the other girls as written above.

    Sorry I barely have any screenshots for this chapter.

    Now Sharin no Kuni is one long plot instead of a branching story so there will ...
  7. Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo: First Impressions

    by , 01-13-2015 at 06:58 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    So I've started reading this visual novel. Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo - one of the more popular visual novels made by the same company that made G-senjou no Maou.

    I already regret starting it now when I have tons of exams and deadlines coming up because this visual novel is hard to put down. I like it a lot so far. The writing is glorious and some of the characters are just really lovable.

    The story starts ...