Visual novels

Key Fans Are Too Entitled

Key Fans Are Too Entitled

Unless you have been hiding under a rock the past week or so it would have been pretty hard to not have heard the incessant whining of the KEY fan base about the announcement of the JC Staff anime adaption of Little Busters! The complaints have been so loud that in order to quell their […]

Anime Person of the Year 2011?

Anime Person of the Year 2011?

It’s the time of year when people like to reflect on the events and people who shaped the last last twelve months and that’s not different among anime fans, particularly bloggers. So while the 12 Days of Christmas are underway again this year in various locations, and in various incarnations, most of which are particularly […]

Looking at Minorigate and the Tokyo Loli Ban through Anime Expo 2010

Looking at Minorigate and the Tokyo Loli Ban through Anime Expo 2010

I went down to Anime Expo this past weekend, surviving almost a week of no sleep and irritable fans. Amongst the many stories worth blogging about, perhaps what seemed most surprising to me about Anime Expo 2010 was the powerful presence of visual novels. While other blogs, such as AnimeDiet, have covered extensively some of […]

Visual novel review: Saya no Uta

Visual novel review: Saya no Uta

Title: Saya no Uta Genre: Drama Company: Nitroplus Platform: PC Release Date: Dec 26 2003 Synopsis: After surviving a serious car accident, medical student Sakisaka Fuminori undergoes brain surgery and comes to perceive the world in a whole new way. To him, what was once everyday objects have become twisted and malformed. Normal people look […]

You Can Keep the Furniture

You Can Keep the Furniture

Anyone who’s seen Saturday morning cartoons would be familiar with amnesia as a plot device. There’s a certain popular formula: a character suffers a bump on the head and forgets who he is, where he lives and who his friends are. Of course, this is quickly resolved before the end of an episode, and the […]