Although I am a big fan of JRPGs, I’ve never really been into anime or manga. Still, I have a love of interactive fiction, so I’ve always found visual novels from Japan fascinating. Unfortunately, they rarely get translated into English, and when they do, they aren’t cheap. So I was very much looking forward to [...]

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Xinoro’s visual novel didn’t release this week, maybe next week, but they did release a few screens showing the English version. Looks like a pretty solid translation.

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“Miko gakkou monogatari: Sanae hen” apparently translates to something like “Shrine Maiden School Story: Sanae [Chapter],” with Sanae presumably being the main character in this chapter, and later editions focusing on the other shrine maidens. It’s a visual novel from Xinoro that was released in Japan a while ago on PlayStation Mobile but is now [...]

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Earlier, JeremyR presented his impressions of the Japanese-only PlayStation Mobile visual novel Dead End Valentine, but due to the language barrier, he could not provide a full-on review. I have a somewhat pitiful command of the language, so armed with that, my interest in the title, and an online Japanese-English dictionary, I played it [...]

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Visual novels are a popular genre in Japan, but not so much in the rest of the world. We’ve seen a handful of them get localized, but most stay in Japan, untranslated. Through the miracle of PlayStation Mobile, some have been made available outside of Japan, but alas, still in Japanese. This game, Dead End [...]

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