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https://youtu.be/qJmQNjeGhjAWill Ougai be endgame this time? Isn't it sad Charlie?
Psychedelica has changed its steam release date again
This isn't visual novel related, but I figured I'd ask here anyways. For Mo Dao Zu Shi, how is it possible for something like this to exist? Because I had remembered someone here even talking about how BL is illegal in China. Is it because it's a novel so nobody gives a damn? Is gay shit simply not allowed in visual type media?Also to keep this comment slightly on-topic, I started playing Hadaka and it's actually pretty great.
Readyyy MVs for RayGlanZ and Just 4U are out.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXjg0KDSgyEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiXPo5oVVAo
>>20239623Chinese censorship is quite selective in general, in 2014 they arrested some fujos for writing gay fics while shaming them on national tv, but at the moment Chinese BL novels still get written although they're much less explicit post 2016, they also keep getting adapted into different mediums. If we're talking about MDZS, its radio drama and manhua (not completely sure) kept the romantic scenes and touchy-feely moments between the main characters while they're completely missing from the anime, and of course they're going to be just friends in the live action.Everything about Mo dao zhu shi or any other novels by this author goes against their censorship guidelines, but I guess as long as something prints money and doesn't get reported to the authorities it's okay?Has anyone played the Sweet Pool demo? How is the translation?
Square's latest failure is out nowhttps://twitter.com/ginnan1219/status/1062357502552039424
>>20241077I give it 4 months
>>20241077Idol Fantasy probably kicking the bucket soon
>>20240884I think the manhua has no touchy feely parts, I believe the translator said that on their website in comparison to the novel which apparently does (i'm not very far in the novel myself so can't comment on that). And I've finished watching the anime, there was no gay shit either but yet it made sense to me as the two main characters haven't had much interaction with each other so I assumed it was a "slow" type of development. Seems odd to me though as some have had said that MDZS is extremely popular in china so it's odd the authorities wouldn't know about it, especially because (I assume) it's making a lot of money. More money = more attention = more likelihood of getting reported/found out.Speaking of Sweet Pool, does anyone know what the next Nitro+Chiral game they'll be translating will be? I hope it's Lamento.
>He sees Broccoli's release schedule
If any EOPs care, Psychedelica stream release has been delayed again and now the date is unknown
Dramatic Create winter salehttps://store.playstation.com/ja-jp/grid/PN.CH.JP-PN.CH.MIXED.JP-CATEGORY00003351/1
Been playing TMGS3 on emulator (English patched), and there's a weird bug whenever casual spring Shitara's model has to show up, freezing the game. Don't know if it's the ISO, the patch or my computer. I couldn't find any mention of this bug online.
>delaying release every 3 days>removing release date and releasing the game out of nowhere>the game is an empty folderYikes, at least Psychedelica can be downloaded now
I lived long enough to see uncut and mosaic free BL titles on steam, what a time to be alive.>https://twitter.com/MangaGamer/status/1063217833176371201
Omega Vampire FD when
>Girl game has minigame segment>Have to say that it's easy to be considered a selling point
>tokimeki idol is closing downIs it time for girl's side to take over?
>>20258521>Finally put out of its miseryF, maybe that dancing game won't be as big a fuckup
With nothing new being released, how big is your backlog these days?
I wonder if psychedelica pc version will ever work
I wish YumeCast would at least unlock all love stories before they end service.
>>20262216I only saw that it's closing down now, a shame, even if I stopped playing months ago. I hope they'll at least release the songs. This makes me wonder why other games that have a boring gameplay and shit story are selling so well. Mainly enstars and i7 since I played those and couldn't bear to play them for more than 6 months.Are you guys still playing any of them?
>>20262438The success of these games seem to mostly be on the characters, timing and some luck. And maybe female players really do hate actual gameplay like some developers seem to believe. You can see the bubble starting to burst since so many mobage have shut down recently.I used to play enstars for a couple of years, quit a year ago and never looked back. i7 couldn't hold my attention long with its event structure. Didn't even want to touch a3. Etc. The only game I really liked was Banyaro and that died, so.
What happened to the Psychedelic BL game?
>>20266211>>20266282>>20266493It's a BL game actually titled Psychedelic. Production seems to have paused for now though.http://loveandes.com/top/product/
boards been going faster lately.
>>20266493Nope, this: >>20268589And too bad. I hope "pause" does not mean "never" for them.
LoveRevo is so shit, why do I love it?
>>20272474Because you hate yourself and have bad taste.
Did DMM buy out Rejet?https://dmm-corp.com/press/press-release/24627
>>20273589I think their just giving them money to make new properties for DMM, but I don't know Japanese legalese.出資= investment, financing.
>>20272474You need to exercise and Sensei is best boy
Is anyone gonna watch this?
>>20276446>live actionNope. Feels so awkward and weird seeing people act like anime characters in real life.
>>20262216>>20262438The single day I’ve been most dreading since my heart and soul witnessed the sweetest spaghetti to exist has come. I had only hoped to see the challenge on the music difficulty raised. Aside from that, I love Yumecast dearly. >>20263903I was shocked when Banyaro announced its termination. The music they produced was unreal. While there were still elements of pop, the variety was high. We had ballads, legit and awesome rock, fun, and the vocals were 11/10. And if that wasn’t enough the game play was like watching a bolt of lightening. I find Yume similar in the strength of the music and the well created and captured character image we got to hear in the singles. So why wasn’t it enough? I do think that sometimes it is just luck alone that allows some stars a higher place to shine.I feel like I’m in fucking mourning. This next month is going to suck so bad. What do you do when your love dies, /blog/ ;_;
The UtaPris are active on Twitter.
>>20276745I completely feel you, I'm still very sad over Banyaro ending. It really did have amazing music; both it and Yumecast got a lot of traction on twitter for their end-of-service announcements too. So yeah, if you're attached, you kind of get into a mourning phase. Things like hypmic were lucky enough to suddenly pick up, even though that lacks content and most of the music is pretty mediocre.On that note, the final CDs for Banyaro should have shipped out so maybe we'll get rips of the full EXR songs etc. soon.
Anyone here making an otome/BL VN?
>>20276745>What do you do when your love diesMove to another dead game.
>>20239623>>20240884BTW, if you want to print and sell your homo doujin, you'll be jailed for an eternity. >www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/2173814/outcry-chinese-erotic-writer-jailed-more-10-years-over-gay-sex
>>20243491>Speaking of Sweet Pool, does anyone know what the next Nitro+Chiral game they'll be translating will be? I hope it's Lamento.>translatingAren't they simply using the fan translations? Can somebody enlighten me?
http://blog.mangagamer.org/2018/11/15/no-thank-you-now-available-on-steam/>Parade’s No, Thank You!!! is now available on Steam! You can pick it up during launch week for 30% off!>Please note that the version of No, Thank You!!! on Steam is identical to the version available currently available on our website!I don't get it? Steam allows eroge now?
>>20283639Sweet Pool is getting a new translation at least.
>>20283809Verdelish, I believe.
>>20282392>Talks about being sad over a game not having enough funds to continue and getting illegal downloads from its CDs in the same postThat's probably how most of the players felt.
>a week later psychedelica pc version is still not workingNice PC port
>>20279301I love him
>>20284600I actually did order 3 CDs from this set though, and I bought an album during each printing. Obviously not everyone does, but it is what it is. So yeah, I am sad about the game's closure.
>>20282549I found one that has above average art for a western VN, don't know if it belongs here though.
>>20287107It fits /vg/'s OELVN threads better, but why not. What's its name?
>>20287405https://studiochiffon.itch.io/softly-with-teeth-demoYou can lez out with girls too, I'm not complaining though, they are qts.
>>20288017Looks like shit. Are you here just to shill?
>>20288019>>20288017desu it IS a step above average western art but thats not saying much because being slightly better than utter garbage doesnt mean its good
>>20283657Yes, this happened a few weeks ago. There was a huge stink raised over porn games like Huniepop getting removed while games like The Witcher and GTA 5 had tons of nudity and sex in it. So then they started allowing NSFW games, but now you have to enable a hard to find setting in your settings to even be allowed to see such games.
>>20283636Why is doujin illegal but not novels? I don't get it.>>20287107>>20288017Mention some other OELVN's (BL or Otome), as long as the story is nice, I don't really care all that much about art. Running out of English shit to play. And I don't have time to learn jap.
>>20288235>>20283636Read the article just now, it was a writer too, not a doujinshi creator. But damn, 10 years?>Another was a man who was sentenced to 6½ years in jail for beating his wife to death in Beijing in 2009>official in Yunnan province who was sentenced to five years in prison for abducting and raping a four-year-old girl>Writing gay sex scenes in a novel = 10 yearsWhy is China like this? But now this makes my original point even more confusing. It looks like you only get jail time if your novel sells a certain amount, the woman who was arrested only sold 7k.>selling more than 5,000 copies of pornographic books or making more than 10,000 yuan (US$1,400) from their sale is regarded as an “especially serious circumstance”, which carries a sentence of “imprisonment for not less than 10 years or life”.Mo Dao Zu Shi is one of the most popular Danmei out there, and even got an anime. I'm sure it's sold well over 7k copies. So why hasn't the author for MDZS been arrested?
>>20288228Oh wow. So now you will be able to buy eroge on steam without any censorship? Feels so weird.
>>20288256>Mo Dao Zu Shi is one of the most popular Danmei out there, and even got an anime. I'm sure it's sold well over 7k copies. So why hasn't the author for MDZS been arrested?It really beats me.Did the printed version contain the sex chapters too? Anyway, in China law is only a vague idea, similarly to other countries in the region. For example, did you know that prostitution is illegal in Thailand? People do illegal activities there all the time, but as long as they bribe off the police and/or keep out of spotlight, they get away with it. It seems there is a crackdown on erotic content at the moment and this is just scary.
Is it awful?
>>20288235>as long as the story is nice, I don't really care all that much about art.Anon, if you're just looking for a nice story, why not just read a romance novel? Western VN's are incapable of truly giving both, so would you really be fine with a VN that has a nice storyline but with art as fucking hideous as this?
>>20288939>600000 yuan = 86,455 USDGod, I'm glad the Chinese government is spending their money on catching the REAL criminals.
>>20290321Why do western EVN devs try so hard to make their artwork "not anime" and "unique"? They must know it makes it look like garbage, correct? Pic very fucking related.
>>20293276Hide your BL and R18 games, bros
>>20293300Probably something about "muh representation, all -isms will be persecuted" among the communities who actually bother to make them. Also jesus christ, everything about that screenshot looks terrible. There's nothing remotely appealing about it.
>>20293300do you know what absolutely fucking pisses me off about the pic I posted? That game has two artists, and the other one's art looks like THISlike why in the fuck would you even keep the other person on?
>>20294047...But you can have characters that are for representation and still look good in an anime style though, pic related is the biggest sjw-bait i've ever seen and she's still a qtI'm pretty sure most western artists just want to emulate cutesy generic cal arts style but are too shit to do so.
>>20293686Communism was a mistake.
>>20294214There's more than just minority representation. Like trying to give characters "realistic" facial features or body types that deviate from the idealized anime face/proportions/whatever.Then again I don't really understand why they do it in the first place and whether it's just bad taste or some sort of sjw agenda
>>20293300What kind of representation is this supposed to be? Something uglier than bad looking real humans? I thought otome was partially about escapism.>>20294214I agree, there're plenty of ways to have representation in your game without going out of your way to make the characters as unappealing as possible
>>20294271>>20294214I'm honestly starting to believe they just want the characters ugly as fuck on purpose. You can have a character with a big nose and still have them be attractive. You can have a character with freckles and not have them look like they were shot with an exploding paint gun bullet that was filled with feces. Is there a single Otome/BL EVN out there that's even a single ounce comparable to the JVN scene?
Situation CDs when?
Please don't post more of that disgusting art already.
>Free shipping on 15k+ yen orders at Animate International>Barren game section because they still won't update their store listings unless you literally ask them toGood time to preorder Kenka Bancho Otome 2's Animate set and an extra CD I guess.
>>20294403Like, in terms of art? I know of one episodic game that comes pretty close, the only problem is that sometimes the art is inconsistent and some cg's look different to others, and at times the characters look kind of ugly in them too. The most recent episode actually had perfect cg's across the board though, so I hope it stays like that.If you're looking for a good game in general though can't recommend. It has a kind of boring plot, it's episodic with a shitty way to advance the plot so you'd have to continually invest money and time for an ideal playthrough, the fanbase is absolutely shit tier and almost as bad as the Voltron fanbase, also only has like, 2 lewd artists, and there's only one character who is actually worth going for since the others are the aforementioned sjw-bait pajeet, a stalker gook that your in game friends keep trying to force you together (which he of course loves), an arab/turk teacher who falls in love with you at first sight, and a generic bad boy singer. Best boi's route is better enjoyed when you play the first game though, which is absolute ass, so you lose out a bit there. So, still can't fully recommend even though I am desperate to talk about this game with other people as despite what I said above, the second game has improved massively in terms of writing over these past 7 years and i'm so happy but everyone else is assmad cause some shitty routes were removed in place of better characters but they're too attached to their dumb husbandos and constantly shit on game in bias and aren't open to real conversation.
>>20294403whoever drew this hates themselves
>>20296011What's the name of the game?
>>20298632You could just use reverse image search.
>>20298632>>20298663I'd rather you just reverse search it, the title is My Life Me tier, I hate even thinking it so I just tell people the original french game. pls no bully, I know this game looks like shit to people who only play nip otome. I'll still give you the run down on it if you want though.
>>20298663>>20298738My candy love? I reversed it earlier and was thinking that couldn't be it, the artwork on the website didn't resemble the posted image at all. Also give me the rundown friend.
>>20298755Thank you for giving me this oppurtunity fren. I'm on break at work so if I don't continue right away it's cause of that.
>>20257991>Kenka Bancho Otome>not just Kenka Bancho
>>20282549Yeah, but there's no point in discussing it here since /blog/ won't even acknowledge its existence here anyway.>>20288019>>20287107>>20288019>>20288095>>20290321>>20294403Excluding obvious ugly Tumblr or deviantART garbage, what exactly is objectively "inferior" about EVNs compared to Japanese VNs (both art and writing-wise)? Are you sure it's not just a subjective opinion of yours based on your preference of Japanese art? There's nothing wrong with preferring it, I do too, but that doesn't mean Western style is bad.
>>20299058westernshit has produced literally nothing of substance.
>>20299058There's a lack of market for it here and there's little to no resources teams can use outside of their own pocket money to fund it as a hobby, or whatever meager money they can scrounge up from kickstarters. which is of course going to be inferior to a team composed of professionals with an actual salary and market in Japan. Outside of that, I find EVNs to be inferior writing wise because the people that tend to even care about visual novels as a medium are usually weebs in the first place, and don't do anything original that set it apart from Japanese VNs besides having a more "progressive" viewpoint on topics such as gender roles. Almost every single Western created VN I've seen has only tried to emulate an anime style, or just impose their Western values on some sort of Japanese setting as wish fulfillment.So overall Japanese VNs have the advantage of1. being composed by a team of professionals2. having an established market 3. having decades of experience to get the formula down In general I have a problem with art in visual novels, Western or not since a lot of it tends to be cookie cutter, especially in galge. Some of them can be aesthetically pleasing and nice, but they still look the same most of the time. Only exception I've seen to this is Fata Morgana, which doesn't belong here
>>20299058There's two reason I don't like EVN's: >tries too hard to be PC>tries too hard to be japaneseIn regards to the first reason:I literally just got done playing one (BL), the synopsis/game page said nothing about the main character actually being a tranny (as in, a FTM). Why call it a r18 BL game when the main character has a vagina? The forced PC is just all around obnoxious too. The "inclusiveness" in the writing of EVN's is the most heavy handed shit in existence, subtlety is lost on EVN creators completely. I don't want to start up a game and then have the main character (in a BL game) get misgendered within the first FIVE MINUTES of the game, and his male friend comforts him about how awful it is to be called a girl. I don't play visual novels to get lectured at by some author self insert mouth piece. It's annoying.Another example: >black character is introduced>black character immediately gets hassled by the police>black character whines about how hard life is being a POCIt's like the people writing this shit has never actually interacted with a black person before. They think black people just walk around and get harassed and cry about how hard life is. That's the entirety of every non-white character in an EVN.And some BL and Otome EVN's in general just have terrible art work and terrible writing because the games themselves are made by complete amateurs. Or they try too hard to make it "japanese" but yet all the characters have names like "Colton" and "Josh" but yet they all say "Ehhh?!?!" and other Japanese sayings/remarks.They're just all around fucking terrible, and honestly, I wish it wasn't this way. If a single person could point me in the direction of a (finished and decent) BL or Otome EVN that would be great. Also what this guy said.>>20299148
>>20299148Thank you for giving me a good answer. I agree completely, actually; most of these VNs that are discussed in /blog/ were made by professionals, and only a few of them are doujin, so Western weebs (unoriginality, political correctness) + indie (lower quality, budget) naturally ends up being bad. I see. I usually only pay attention to the best or most interesting EVNs out there, so I didn't know the scene was that bad. I also believe one of the issues with Western works is that they aim too high and miss.I also get sick of cookie cutter art in JVNs too. The otome side is almost as bad as the galge side; lately, it's like all those boys are trying too hard to look unique but somehow they look the same (especially if they're idols). At least some of the plots make up for it.>almost every single Western created VNWhat are some exceptions to that, in your opinion?>>20299238I feel races and gender identities are to EVNs what high school character archetypes are to JVNs, just with the purpose of pushing an agenda.Anyway, thank you for answering. I think there are some OELVNs out here that don't seem to try to be Japanese but don't look too amateurish either. I forgot their names, though.Speaking of this shit has anyone played Seiyuu Danshi yet? How bad is it?
>>20299361>seiyuu danshiIt's bad. The writing is very cringy and it's clear it was made by an ESL. The "humor" is anything but. It really beats my mind why it's so popular. The art work is also very amateur with some weird anatomy mistakes thrown in as well. I would never spend my money on this.
>>20299361>What are some exceptions to that, in your opinion?Not the guy you replied to but here are some EVN's I thought were alright:Red embrace: hollywood (BL and Otome | Demo only | average)>MC arrives in Hollywood and is unwillingly turned into a vampire and must choose a coven to join>above average art for EVN's>tons of choices/character creation as well>if you like trashy vampire stuff, this one's for youSinfonia (BL | Demo only | slightly? below average) >murder mystery set in an English all boys catholic school>based highly off of 70s era shoujo manga (kaze to ki no uta vibe)>artwork is a bit below average/goofy at times>I may be biased with this title as I like old shoujo mangaWishes In Pen: Chrysanthemums (Otome | Demo only | above average)>MC-chan is transported back to the past of ancient Japan>if not for the kickstarter, I would've believed this was originally japanese made>High production values with nice backgrounds and Live2D sprites>same face/boring poses with the sprites>based on the demo, I'd say this game could even be played by the Otome JVN purists in hereCinderella Phenomenon (Otome | Complete | above average)>MC is a princess who is suddenly cursed into being poor because of her shitty and bitter personality>unique personality of the heroine in an otome for once>art is sometimes alright and sometimes below average with the character's facial anatomy>Story feels a bit cliche with the "fairy tale curses">Plot and world building has a bit of a childish feel>probably the best otome EVN that is also complete out there right now, sadly, which is why I rate it above averageWhat!? My Neighbors Are Demons!!? (eroge/otome? | Demo only | above average)>MC is a sex addict; a succubus and an incubus move in right next to her>some of the best art out there in EVN's right now>too much usage of the chibi art in sex scenes, makes it hilarious instead of titillatingMeeting in the Flesh (otome/BL | Demo only | above average)>Takes place in some alternate world where humans don't exist, but instead beastly and horrifying monsters do>you play as a monstrous creature too>actual monsters I should clarify, not cat boys or something>interesting world building (the important of salt for example) Obviously most of the titles I've mentioned are not on par with Japanese visual novels, when I say "above average" I am referring to EVN standards.
Why are you even talking about this garbage in /jp/ in the first palce? Isn't there an english original VN thread in /vg/?
>>20299630No, it died.
I feel there was less stuff this AGF
What's with the lack of good monster boy content
>>20298803>>20298755Holy fucking shit I hate black friday. Anyway, here's the rundown on this mess of a game.Ok so the website that you went to was the main page for the first game, the one you absolutely need to stay away from. Somewhere on the page there is a link to the second game, the one I actually recommend.So you get to play as a customizable main character who's default name we will go with as Lynn. The game has no real plot, but generally an episode consists of Lynn doing some dumb shit and playing therapist/counselor to the retard shitcunts she goes to school with. Absolutely none of these people or even the LI's are likeable or nice, and they all need help with something or another. Lynn in both the second game and last 13 eps of the 1st is nothing like she is in the beginning. The first 15 episodes she's a stupid nosy bitch who blames other people for the messes she makes. Later on, she turns into a nice and caring person who is only slightly nosy to genuinely help the people who need her, as well as possibly having an anxiety disorder and getting slim thicc. 8/10 waifu for me.Regarding the LI's in the first game, part of why it isn't worth playing is because 3 out of the five routes were removed and replaced in the second game. They're all just boring archetypes most of the time and not great characters in general, so despite my criticism in the other post, the newer characters are actually improvements. The first game had a military brat who was a dork but not all that interesting, a gentlemen character obviously based on Ikki, except he's a fucking idiot who likes and wears Victorian fashion but doesn't know much about it, like in the beach episode he doesn't know there are Victorian era swimsuits so he just wears modern swimwear instead, and there's a "LOL US EPIC GAMERS AMIRITE REDDIT XDDDD" faggot who does nothing but spout references and gets pissed if you don't understand them. So, a good reason why they were all removed, but their fans are literally on suicide watch because they're gone now and only stay active in the fandom to fling their shit at the developers and anyone who likes the newer game.My personal best boi in the first game is Nathaniel, and he is the student council president. Characterized as a very responsible and serious student, he's actually kind of bitchy to you if you criticize him at all in the earlier episodes, and he's slightly different from the archetype in this way and also that he boxes, and isn't afraid to start physical fights with his rival or anyone who pisses him off. It's implied that he's slightly fucked in the head, and you later find out it's cause his dad beats the shit out of him at home for doing anything even slightly wrong, which is apparently very frequently. Also, most likely because his dad got cucked out of a really good position at work by a younger coworker who looks exactly like his son. You essentially have to try and save him, and through some rather controversial decisions, you succeed and Nathaniel emancipates himself. The rest of the game you solve other people's shit, and every once in a while it's implied that now he's even more fucked cause he doesn't know what to do with himself now that he isn't being literally whipped into shape. The first game ends without this being resolved. Apparently french people can't fucking do math, so the second game takes place after a 4 OR 6 year timeskip and the main character returns to the town of the first game to finish college. You meet Nathaniel when some guys are harassing you late at night and he tells them to fuck off. His appearance has changed entirely, and he looks like the biggest fuccboi thug you could possibly imagine. He acts like one too, except for relatively frequent moments where you both just sit the fuck down and talk about your feelings, and find out that after you left (and possibly broke up if you were dating), he had a rough time living alone after high school, as it is implied his father and mother abandoned him and his sister, so he had to resort to doing extremely shady things to continue supporting himself. In addition, all of the so-called "friends" you had in high school abandoned and shunned him, so he was essentially alone all these years in an extremely fragile mental state and just got all fucked up cause he ended up spending all his time with shitty influences and no one who actually cared for him. Until the MC comes back, of course, and he stops acting like an asshole as soon as you show him you're not also abandoning him.
>>20299786beautiful formatting you've got there
>>20299786He's basically an abused puppy who wants head pats in exchange for not humping and pissing all over your stuff, if you decide to take the plunge anon I highly recommend his route, although the others range from decent to pretty good. I can't stress enough though, to not play the first game and to remember even the second works more as a trashy guilty pleasure rather than a quality otome, Nathaniel's route is the only one I would truly consider to be great. Also, customizing the main character's looks and seeing how it shows up in illustrations is fun too.
>>20299790are you being sarcasticlisten i'm tired and shaky from work, it's almost 3 am where I am, pls no bully too stupid to undsrstand jokes right now
>>20299773You're going to have to look outside /blog/ stuff for that kind of thing.Digimon, Onmyoji, SMT come to mind. Digimon is probably the best bet given all the content and the mons being treated as characters (usually). Onmyoji you're stuck with just a mobage and SMT varies in how much spotlight the demons get as characters.
This never got an OST release huh.
>>20299238Metamorphaser? That's why you gotta check vndb first for some things. Thankfully that seems to be the only game out there with that premise.I only pay attention to english stuff because they have a slightly better chance of making something in a sci-fi setting. This My Soul was ok.
What will happen to otome localization? C:R 2nd fandisk will be the last thing aksys localizes to vita.
>>20299786 In suprised no ones bitching about all the english otome posting>>20302267 Aksys said they would do what otomate did. So prepare to buy a a switchAlso is anyone playing that new japanese dress up/otome game helix waltz. I like the love interests but theres alot of typos and spelling mistakes in the localization. I'm not really even Into dress up games
>>20302848>In suprised no ones bitching about all the english otome postingI for one was pleasantly surprised to see so much civil discussion about it. Besides, a lot of discussion was relative to JVNs.>>20299773>>20299809>SMTI haven't played any of the Raidou games but from what I understand there is some sort of partner demon mechanic in it. With the exception of more recent games, though, SMT has traditionally prioritized their occult themes over otaku pandering and the demons generally aren't designed with an intent to appeal a la monster girl waifus. A lot of the male demons that fans regard as being attractive also tend to just be humanoids like Cu Chulainn, but there are some proper monster boys like Naga.
>>20302848I was looking at the screenshots and wasn't into the few outfits shown or the main characters sprite. I used to play romantic diary though, which was pretty similar. Now I only play Love Nikki, but how is Helix Waltz so far? I don't see it on the app store anymore.Also, I would just make a new OELVN thread, but as I never go to /vg/ I didn't even know it existed until this thread, so I wouldn't know how to make one. I also get the feeling most anons would only want to talk about Katawa Shoujo or DDLC. If anyone else makes it though, i'll migrate over there and stay on topic here.
>>20302848>new japanese dress upI am pretty sure it's chinkshit.
>>20303176But the prequel was a Japanese rpg with japanese voice actors
There are a bunch of otome games on the Switch. Anyone know if they're any good?
>>20303188Yes and? Still made by chinks.
>>20303206They're all ports of phone games / Vita games. Nothing brand new.
>>20303131You'd be surprised at what people are into. Look at all the porn of Dagda from IVA.
>>20303209Well my mistake then. It wasnt the quality usual chinese phone games are
>>20303348I was just mentioning that in case anon was looking for more of the designed-to-be-attractive/fuckable monster boy types. Although Dagda getting a lot of porn seems about right.
>>20303315Didn't Otomate just release a brand new Switch title?
>>20302848>Aksys said they would do what otomate did. So prepare to buy a a switchIs the Switch the future of otome games?
>>20303170>I also get the feeling most anons would only want to talk about Katawa Shoujo or DDLCYeah, the OELVN general (/evn/) didn't really discuss those other than as examples of success, from what I recall. I don't even know if it was still alive when DDLC came out. There's already generals for both of them on that same board, I don't think you need to worry about them derailing your EVN thread. Plus, most of the discussion used to be about developing VNs, the newest releases, and gossiping. Many people there also liked otome.Go ahead and make a thread, I'd also like to discuss Western otome.
>>20303495A-alright, i'll try and make one soon. You wouldn't happen to have a link to the last one? the most recent one I can find is from 2012, and don't have time to go deep diving to see if there were any past #5.
>>20303551https://boards.fireden.net/vg/search/subject/english%20visual/Latest thread is from 21 days ago.
>>20303684thanks fren, will make it as soon as possible
New OELVN thread is up now>>235461916
>>20303772this is /jp/ fag
>>20303772You mean >>>/vg/235461916
>>20303808Yes, so i'm redirecting the evn conversation there.Dumbass.
>>20303814and i meant you need to crosslink to /vg/ retard
>>20303813also, thnx anon. Never crosslinked threads before, forgive my retardation.
>>20303453I need to know if it's worth it splurging on a Switch; if new otome games are going to be released for it, it'll be totally worth it. Thank god it's region free, I won't need to import a Japanese console anymore.
>>20303450Cendrillon was released last month, and Otomate has a few more coming up. But everything else is ports.
>>20304115Isn't there also a new Hakuoki to be released exclusively on the Switch?
>>20299786>>20299797Anon who asked for the rundown here, thanks for all this info. I'm going to take a look at this game once I get off work, thank you. Also,> some rather controversial decisionsControversial in what way?
>>20304850Controversial in that Lynn essentially forces Nathaniel to get himself out of a situation that he was 'fine' with being in. She calls social services despite him saying no, and as usual in these situations, the police do fuck all except make things worse. He goes to school the next day with a black eye saying his father was worse than ever because Nath actually tried dissuading him for once and failed. A lot of people say it was her fault, but as someone who's lived through this kind of thing before, I say she's more naive. Most people don't know the police can't/won't do anything so it isn't entirely their fault if things end up even worse. I say it's more rational to just blame the abuser and the law for preventing anything from actually being done, butnmost people in the fandom don't see it that way.
>>20300378Yeah, it was that. I was just browsing the "recommended" section on itch.io and came across it and several other BL games. Each more of a disappointment than the last. I wanted to try This, My Soul but I couldn't bring myself to download it, the looks of the robot guy literally repulsed me. What made you like it?
>>20304940I just love robots, eastern or western. And it's a rare enough situation that I take what I can get.
>>20304898>game is called My Candy Love>deals with CPS, abuse, and abandonment Could they have chosen an even worse title? I don't think it's possible.
>>20304951Binch that's what i've been saying for 5 fuckin years. DESU though none of the other character arcs are this dark, though they can be pretty depressing. Should be My Mental Love or something, all of these characters have serious issues.
>>20304964What's issues do the other characters have?
>>20305110The first arc deals with the bad boy LI, his ex-girlfriend comes back and is a manipulative bitch who threw him under the bus to pursue her music career, MC just has to prove how evil she is. Nath's is the second character arc, the one after that is the gentlemen character who is the victim of a hit and run and loses some memories, including the fact that his father is dying of cancer and that the girl he has a crush on is fucking his older brother. You have to retrieve those memories, and also make sure that his stalker isn't abusing his loss of memories in order to pretend to be his girlfriend and sexually abuse him (presumably).4th arc involves the gamer and he just does some dumb shit that involves hacking government files to find out who his birth parents are, only to find out they're dead, but he has a long lost brother who was sent to live in a military camp where he was raped at. The 5th LI's arc is tied into this reveal, as he was a former nerd who's father enrolled him at that same military camp to become a 'better man.' He was friends with the lost brother, and when they all reunite, the two of them start constantly picking fights with other people and sexually harassing other female characters, until the lost bro almost gets killed and the LI talks about how 'their toxic masculinity was a result of being bullied and abused at military school, and was the only way to survive in a harsh environment, so they're just reverting back to their old ways.' There's nothing the MC can do to help him, it's only until after the lost bro is hospitalized that he stops acting like a prick.
>>20305189Yikes, sounds like a shitshow. Are any JVN otomes this dysfunctional? With minimal bad end consideration. Dialovers need not apply.
>>20305269I feel like most JVN otome are pretty tame. I have yet to see edgy otomes that can compare with some straight shit and nitro+chiral.
>>20305276Which is a damn shame, I feel like JVNs could do a much better job with a dysfunctional cast. MCL was ok in that regard, but since almost none of the characters were likeable it wasn't very effective.But yeah, essentially nitro+chiral is the only jvn company i've seen that's done this.>Sweet Pool next monthI am excite bros
>>20305276>>20305322>nitro+chiralIsn't that kind of edgy shit common in BL games in general?
>>20305367yes but you're talking to dumb EOPs. N+C = all BL games to them.
>>20305379I don't remember every single fucking BL game that i've played anon, especially not when i'm falling asleep. Of course I know there's a shitton of them with edgy content.Doesn't have to be edgy to be dysfunctional though, any games like that?
>>20305432A lot of them.
>>20306060People still think Fuchii Kabura is one person?
>>20304951>game is called My Candy Love>there's no candy anywhere
>>20305367Who cares? All gayshit is garbage.
>>20305367>>20305379The original post was talking about otome with dark and edgy themes, and anon was saying that even the edgiest of otome isn't as edgy as some straight shit or N+C stuff, not talking about BL.>>20306060I get that they have to promote the game, but saying that "new fans to the ‘boys love’ genre" should start with sweet pool is a terrible idea.That's how you end up with the cancer that absolutely doesn't understand the games at all and just spouts stupid memes.
>>20308446The best of BL games are better than the best of otome, but go off.>>20309291>N+C>not talking about BLEither retarded or backtracking hard.
>>20309291>cancer that absolutely doesn't understand the games at all and just spouts stupid memes.So the entirety of EOPs? There's no escaping that either way. EOPs should be gassed.
>>20309535>Either retarded or backtracking hard.Anon read the first posts in order. It's not my post but the original was talking about otome >>20305269>>20309570Pretty much. But rather than just EOPs it's mostly the tumblrina brand EOPs.
>>20309601N+C doesn't do otome.
>>20309601I think you may legitimately be retarded.Chiral is Nitro+'s BL game division and they were brought up as the sole company doing something that's common in BL games in general. Just makes the anons sound like typical EOPs that don't touch any other company.
>>20309601but they weren't replying to that post, they were replying to the ones that brought up nitro+chiral
>>20309570Go on 2ch or another Japanese board than you self hating fag
>>20309947They're worse than here.
>>20309947Last time I was in a 2ch thread they were discussing how much they hate Koreans.If you try to seriously discuss the games beyond complaining you get told to fuck off back to twitter.
Is Touken Ranbu dying?
tfw a VA never does CDs in the voice you want
>>20309650>>20309535>>20305367I mentioned Nitro+chiral specifically because all of their games are edgy and have edgy content. I am not familiar with straight shit all that well as I don't play it, which is why I didn't name a specific company. Nowhere in my post did I imply that Nitro+chiral is the ONLY bl company to make edgy BL games.
>>20310356It does imply it's the only company you're familiar with.
>>20310141It seems like these days most of the Tourabu discussion is confined to the /cm/ thread.
>>20310389How's it doing popularity wise in Japan?
Have you ever wanted to fuck a voice? Because I want to fuck Morikawa's.
>>20310373Name 10 edgy BL companies
>>20310491Yes. I want to fuck Ono Daisuke's.
>>20310618I can name 7 at the top of my head, but why should I spoonfeed you?
>>20310668Just because you don't play shit doesn't mean others don't.
>>20310668not them but you've got pil/slash, karin chatnoir, zombilica, love&destroy, mada koubou, parade, cyc rose, at the very fucking least dude. what do even read.
>>20309570Enjoy your ban?
The fuck, where did all these EOPs come from
>>20311022Did they hurt your fee fees
>Complaining about EOPs in the EOP generalThat aside though, why is there always somebody mad about N+C? It's not the cool thing to hate on anymore and it's not like dmmd tumblrinas are gonna invade.Even your precious JP only VNs aren't safe from EOPs or shitty fans overall.>>20310698I don't find parade edgy imo, it has violent themes sure but it's not edge. Edge is something like Omega Vampire, but even so it's not "shock value edge" like N+C tends to do.
>>20310141Is it? The stage cast will be appearing on Kohaku.
>>20311057I thought they died with the BL translation scene. Good to know that they're still the objectively worst posters here though.
>>20310698I didn't even actually want you to name any company. Holy shit, can this general take a fucking joke? Apparently not. Dumb old hags.
>someone mentions something about at BL company>Another non accused them of being s filthy EOP>shitflinging startes>someone else mentions how EOPs are garabage.>a criclejerk commences on how EOPs are the worst and rapistsSure but it's the eops who are running these threads. But this thread wouldnt survive if it didnt have the same people going "muh eop's". So thanks I guess
>spend 2 days talking about EVNs and BL without anything happening>someone says something about EOPs>waaaaaaaah you are being mean
So did anybody play anything /blog/ related recently? Don't force me to talk about shitty freem stuff, I haven't even touched any boy mobage lately.
>>20240687Is Just 4U the best group? Though one of the guys looks like Tsukasa's twin brother.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sfp64xyHFlU
>>20313518I like la-veritta's swishy costumes.
>>20313409Been playing Confidential Money. It's amusing how most of the guys have a big age difference with the mc but it's mostly played for laughs rather than drama.
>>20313409I replayed Omerta recently. Kiryuu is still best boy.
Still the best kouhai
> Get both code realize games for black friday with extra game because of pre-owned special.> Cases smashed up at the side and pieces spread out due to shippingFucking hell.
>>20313518I'm more of a La-Veritta person myself, but I'd put Just 4U up there. And yeah, he looks like Kasa's less approachable twin. The Chihiro guy from RayGlanZ reminds me of Koga too.
>>20314809It's that shitty preowned gamestop crap anyway, no pretty pictures.The last time I bought something from them the disk had a big ol' scratch on it and it was to late to return when I noticed, never again.
https://best100.animefestival.jp/As silly as it was, i7 anime was pretty comfy
>>20313409I finished all the routes in Second Reproduction to find out the real dealio with MC's crazy mum, nearly got knocked out from the boring introduction/Syun's route in Re:Birthday Song, and then finished all the routes in Beyond Eden to satisfy my revenge themed hankering. Beyond Eden really hits the spot.
>>20317150I tried Re:Birthday Song but I noticed really quickly I only was interested in the Un:Birthday Song guys and the writing was fucking boring.
>>20317175>Un:Birthday SongWas the writing there better than Re:Birthday Song since it seems to have a smaller cast, or was it boring as well?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbiV-96i8_oB-Project S2 animation studio is changed to BN Pictures, not A-1 Pictures. I wonder if it will be a good thing considering A-1 Pictures have too much other projects at the moment.
>>20315869The anime was surprisingly good and fun to watch. Looking forward to the next season.
>>20310141They keep getting a bunch of literal whos to voice swords it sucks considering they have tons of money.I guess they decided to make it a 3D-focused thing instead, with all the recent musicals and stage shit.
>>20317329After I dropped re:birthday I didn't want to try un:birthday, I played the first blackish house instead. That was bretty good. I think I remember somebody saying the un:birthday MC is worse than the re: one.
>>20318463It's nice to see fresh talent though, but I suppose it's subpar fresh talent or actors in general based on the way you're talking about it.
>>20318715>un:birthday MC is worseOdd. I thought they'd step up their writing with the sequel. The only thing that was interesting in my last Re: Birthday Song playthrough was that tsundere side character Hiiro. I thought he was better than Syun. I guess I'll check out Blackish House later. Thank you for the info.,
>The furries and scalies are more popular than the humanoid guys女性向け is going places
wish more bl games got translated
wait actually does anyone know where i can download Code: Realize (eng)? i've never played an otome before, and it seems pretty interesting being steampunk themed and all
>tfw you finish a route but you liked the guy so much that you don't feel like moving on to another routeThere was less spiral of suffering in this route so it could be more romantic, and he's so OP that it was basically the two of you curbstomping everyone together. Genji literally not even trying. I think I might still have the best boy's route left but I guess I'll take a break and go back to Haruka 1.
So HEAVENS radio started: https://www.animatetimes.com/radio/details.php?id=heavens>Waiting for game
>>20331828Was uta prince always this gay? I thought it was a full on otome?
>>20325556It's on vita and ps4
>>20333443You could say it shifted its pandering over the years, iirc Shining Live removed Haruka and being able to date the boys.
Maybe this will last more than a year
>>20333217Surprising that it lasted 3 years. Started off great then they drove players away by trying to increase the grinding so that rolling gacha was the only way to make progress in events while committing character assassination in event stories. Waste of top tier boys
And then the most ridiculous not an actual sex scene followed. Amazing what you can get away with with cero15.
How was the fandisk?
Android otomege character descriptions are so fucking shallow and bad it's hilarious.
>>20325542Why wait for a translation when you can learn Japanese and read them before they get translated?
>>20289590The red in this photo reminds me of Kanade, and I'm still mad about DreFes ending.
Will TohLoveKH ever be playable to those who don't speak nip? I need to fuel my sad, sad imagination with the boys, bros..
>>20346168leaning jpn takes a while when you're lazyi'm still on hiragana >>20343117can you romance the girl?
>>20347472I hope so.
>DLC routes included with preorders will also be available for purchase>In 2020What
>>20349262gotta make it worth it to buy the expensive box.>>20347472>>20349020It's a duel protagonist situation.
>Game talks about how idols can't get into dating scandals because the fangirls they tricked into falling in love with them will feel betrayed>Game that nets players by tricking them into falling in love with the idol boysReally gets the neurons buzzing
Honestly, I would have been in a better Christmas mood if C:R second fandisk came out right before Christmas.
>>20334543I'm surprised the current fanbase didnt kick up a fuss. Wy dont they just make new games instead of removing the MC's?
Cute concept but designs kinda ehhttps://twitter.com/windboys_PR/
>>20353870>天月Wait, like the utaite?I like the art style.
>>20245825hi>>20276711and they don't look like them lol
>>20353870blue hair looks like kanata from enstars, the last guy looks like tsubasa from idolmaster side m
>>20353870Is that Percival from Granblue
>>20333443They basically released "BLCD" for Reiji and Ai, and mention "it's up to you if this is canon or not" (Reiji had a little girl diary about his HS friend Aine).Utapri Debut tried gaying it up but the routes were just bad overall.
Umehara's comments on his radio show with Uchiyama blew up fast. Makes me realize that he was probably dying inside doing shit like this
>>20362066Anon probably talking about this https://nijimen.net/topics/20086
>>20361253are there really people that think that kind of shit isn't fanservice and the VAs actually like doing it?
>>20362272>Japanese controversy>It's just a guy feeling uncomfortable with fanservice
>>20361122Now that you mention it, middle looks like angry blonde streaked Tetora and second to last looks like Kaoru
What is going on here?
>>20363899pushing the limits of the rating it looks like
>>20363780and the last guy looks like a midori and chiaki fusion lol
>>20363899two lesbians having fun
>>20353870>windboysJust asking for jokes
>>20353870those are literally ensemble star guys, the artist is run out ideas
>>20357623Yeah, looks like it. He just signed onto an agency, too, so I guess he's really going to get some VA roles. reminds me of when Urata did the same
>>20361122Blue hair is hitofuri, I can't unsee it
2 seconds in and I can already see ENGRISH in katty boom batty on the switch.
>>20361253> Help me get out this place with a lockpick and a key.
Yes call HEAVENS
How many otome games have actual battle or gameplay?
>>20375849EOPs can finally see how dumb Emily is.
Anyone able/willing to send me e2 gaming's localisation of Taisho x Alice? I kind of regret not playing that trainwreck when it happened and now I can't find it anywhere.
https://nijimen.net/topics/20189>夢色キャスト>ときめきレストラン>ラヴヘブン>枕男子>ひらがな男子 >ドリフェス>スタレボ>ディアマジ>Library Cross>ダッシュ！>Wiz;AliceSay a prayer for the ded games of 2018
>>20378227So the idol mobage hype is finally starting to die, huh.
>>20363899Can't find game, what is it?
>>20374891The green haired guy still looks out of place for me, doesn't help he's the worst Heavens. Only time ever I'll feel this way with Utapri, since they're the popular rainbow idol boys.