Anime-esque dreams

I just woke up around thir­ty min­utes ago. And, I had a dream that I can’t exact­ly describe. It was appar­ent­ly real life, but it felt like a visu­al novel/anime. I was a bum stu­dent (the ones that are con­sid­ered delin­quents in Japan, like Tomoya Okaza­ki) and I had a teacher that believed in me […]

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Wahfuu Review! Full Review of Rewrite.

Gar­den­ing Team Alpha Squad Redux. I always hate fin­ish­ing a VN I real­ly like. It kind of feels like a friend is going away and you’ll nev­er know when you’ll see them next. In this case, how­ev­er, I do know when I’ll see them next, which is Har­vest Fes­ta, but I’m not sure if that […]

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Key’s Rewrite! First Thoughts and Feelings Thus Far

I DO THIS TO MYSELF. I REGRET NOTHING. PROCRASTINATION HO! We inter­rupt your broad­cast­ing of Duel Sav­ior and Da Capo III for anoth­er visu­al nov­el to once again delay every­thing else I’m doing! Yes, every­one, it’s that time of the year. Where some real­ly cool guys trans­late the lat­est Key visu­al nov­el (in record time!) […]

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The Podcast With No Name — Episode 1: Popping the Cherry

On the agen­da for our pilot episode, we have the upcom­ing Lit­tle Busters! ani­me, Spice & Wolf and oth­er light nov­els, Da Capo III and oth­er untrans­lat­ed visu­al nov­els, Tales of Xil­lia being local­ized, and of course, plen­ty of extra top­ics because we can’t stop talk­ing. Intro Music Title: cam­po de giras­sol Artist: Shibayan Cir­cle: […]

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Visual Novels vs. Dating Simulation Games

A wide­ly skewed image of the visu­al nov­el genre. and a com­mon­ly incor­rect usage of the term “dat­ing sim­u­la­tion,” keeps peo­ple from try­ing out an oth­er­wise excel­lent method of sto­ry­telling. Take the rather recent “Katawa Shou­jo,” for instance. Many peo­ple went in think­ing it was a “dat­ing sim” about dis­abled girls. While the sto­ry is […]

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Tomoko Kawakami

Rest in peace — you’ve reached the goal… Being busy and not keep­ing up with ani­me news as much as I should have last year, I have only recent­ly dis­cov­ered that the tal­ent­ed Tomoko Kawaka­mi, voice actress for var­i­ous types of char­ac­ters such as Chiriko from Fushi­gi Yuu­gi, Hikaru from Hikaru no Go, and Mis­uzu […]

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K‑ON!! 16

やっぱり!! Azun­yan makes a come­back. I got my wish! Like episode five and episode thir­teen, this episode ter­ri­bly kind­ly ser­viced me. (EDIT: Edit­ing the url for this post caused me to make a triple post on the Anten­na. Many apolo­gies. T_T)

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