Visual novels

Anime Soapbox 02: White Album 2 Review

Anime Soapbox 02: White Album 2 Review

Subscribe to our RSS Feed: Check us out! This week on Anime Soapbox we review one of the best (and arguably one of the most under-appreciated) anime of 2013: White Album 2. Not only do we praise this show for its compelling characters and excellent drama, but we also discuss how its emotional story is […]

Mission Complete: Form and Theme in Little Busters

If you’re at all familiar with visual novel developer Key, Little Busters is both good and bad in exactly the way you expect it to be. Rather than dwelling on Key’s approach to storytelling, I’d like to draw attention to some of the game’s less obvious techniques. I was impressed by the way LB ties its presentation […]

Anime Expo 2012 Day 3 & Day 4

Anime Expo 2012 Day 3 & Day 4

This year was much more difficult to plan our scheduling for panel attendance and coverage because so many panels had been changed around and delayed that people were complaining non-stop. Luckily, we got in a few interesting things for Day 3, while Day 4 involved most of us traveling back to our homes before the […]

Anime Expo 2012 Day 1 & Day 2

Anime Expo 2012 Day 1 & Day 2

Despite some initial criticism of this year’s guests, there was fairly muted hype over many of the names that came. The convention had some strange logistical problems that hadn’t been there in the past; one was cordoning off a large section of the second floor that forced people to take a long detour to get […]

The Darker Side of Eroge Development

The Darker Side of Eroge Development

Controversy erupted across the online Japanese eroge community when scenario writer Kazutaka (Twitter) wrote a scathing article on her personal blog attacking a previous employer for their sloppy management and lack of morals. Having worked previously for major Japanese game corporations, among them Square Enix and Sega, she turned freelance before establishing her own business, […]