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For an anime about the romance between a high school boy and the ghost wandering around the campus, “experimental” might not be one of the first words you’d think about. And yet that is exactly what I’d use to describe Dusk Maiden of Amnesia.

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Summer 2012 has come, bringing tidings of a hot and dry season in various parts of the Northern Hemisphere except in these tropics, where it’s rains, rains, rains all day long. As if it was trying to match the season, it seems the anime this season are also either dry or dreary, which is somewhat fortunate for me since I don’t have much to watch while I catch up on the new college semester.

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I originally planned to write separate reviews for Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Alternative, but after finishing Muv-Luv Unlimited, it became clear that this series was made to be taken as an entire piece, not as individual works. I suggest to everyone who wants to play Muv-Luv Alternative to take the time and sit through both Muv-Luv Extra (even if it’s just the two main routes) and Muv-Luv Unlimited to fully appreciate the series. Please enjoy my review of one of the most highly-rated* VNs as of this writing.

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According to Cokesakto, the translator for the Kara no Kyoukai novels, he will be working with Amaterasu Translations on the translation of Mahou Tsukai no Yoru, Type-Moon’s latest visual novel. Amaterasu Translations is known for their work on visual novels such as Cross†Channel, Sekien no Inganock, and Muv-Luv.

After the success of the When They Cry series — Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and Umineko no Naku Koro ni — and his side project, Higanbana no Saku Yoru ni, Ryukishi 07 is taking a break from writing horror stories and is now working on his next project. View full article »

There are many things that people can obsess over — from the neatness of one’s room, to the merchandise of a person’s favorite show, to the beauty of the opposite sex. But sometimes, people go too far and let their obsessions take over everything in their life.

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On Unreliable Narrators

“A story should be written in the eyes of God.” That’s the narrator’s job: to tell the story in an unbiased, all-seeing point of view. But once a human starts narrating, many things are lost to opinion and bias — after all, they’re just human.

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The stars have always been a source of fascination to mankind. Up in the vast night sky, they are unreachable jewels sparkling in the darkness of night. This fascination has given birth to numerous stories and legends surrounding these stars since time immemorial.

Hoshizora no Memoria is a visual novel revolving around romances which bloom under the vast sea of stars, a light-hearted comedy-romance with a dash of those fantastic legends surrounding the night sky.

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In a small church, in a young city overflowing with memories, a man clad in black meets with a woman dressed like a nun. With their Christmas reunion, they share the stories of their past, intertwined with tales from the present.

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When all hope is lost, and when there’s nothing left to do except despair –
Sometimes, even the most cruel-sounding thing can become beautiful.

Narcissu is a freeware visual novel about two terminally-ill patients at the seventh floor of a hospital. Having been given no choice but to die, they ask themselves where they would like to die — at home, or at the seventh floor of the hospital.

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