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AX 2011 Report - Visual Novels

Every year, Anime Expo, happens to be one of the biggest industry gatherings of the visual novel industry. The event draws in industry people not just from the West, but also people from Japan. Here’s some of what happened in 2011.

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Anime Expo 2011 Plans

It’s that time of year again, and i KNOW there’s lots of visual novel players going.

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bamboo Ustream appearance tonight

2011-05-23, scheduled for 10pm EDT
bamboo, leader of bishoujo game brand Overdrive, the band milktub, and a one of the upper managers of Mangagamer will be hosting a live ustream about Mangagamer tonight.

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1 Year anniversery of Narcissu 2 Eng. Let's get people to play it!

It’s been 1 year since the release of Narcissu 2 English Edition, and really, more people should know about this wonderfully moving game.

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Modern VN translation economics are broken

They’re broken, and heading in a direction of continued brokenness. This has been something that has been nagging at me for years, and as the years have gone by I find the industry moving in the direction that most worried me.

What’s broken you ask? In a word, sustainability. The industry is facing pressures from all sides that make it downright unattractive to run a proper business. On top of that, it’s embarking on a strategy that’s at best slippery slope in order to stay afloat.

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Heading off to Japan

Just for 2.4 weeks though… comike here I come.

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Narcissu 2 downloads fixed

Looks like when my hosting company got bought out and they transfered our servers in the past week, php5 strictness enforcement got stronger and it broke the download code… Well that’s fixed now and all files should be working.

Apologies for the inconvenience, many thanks for @mudjoe2 for reporting that things broke.

Headed to NY Anime Festival/Comic Con this weekend

Well, since I live in the city, there’s little reason not to go this weekend. I’ll be around with goodies for Narcissu fans.

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Narcissus ~ Moshi mo ashita ga aru nara ~ (PSP) nonspoiler review

After 20+ hours of game play, finally I’ve gotten around to reviewing Narcissus ~ Moshi mo ashita ga aru nara ~, the omnibus version of Narcissu for the PSP that came out in June of this year.

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Narcissu 2 - Vietnamese edition released

Vietnamese Narcissu 2 is out

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