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Pickup!A good visual novel

May/25/2012   By Sekai's ReviewReviewer Rank: Top 50

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English Ver. Koenchu! The Tale of the Voice Actress - You, the Sky, and that Summer
ZeroZigen
$6.83 / 756 JPY | 70pt (Point 10%)
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A powered up love ADV game on the theme of voice acting school. 7 heroines, bilingual audio, over 10,000 voiced words!
Doujin GameAdventureExecutable Filewith Voicewith Musicwith Animewith Trial Version
  • Release: Dec/15/2011
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Art in visual novels can usually be broken down to background art, "paper doll" art, and fully illustrated event CGs.

In Koenchu!, all three are of high quality.

Backgrounds are photographs from location shoots that have had filters applied to them to soften and defamiliarize them. There's a good variety of natural, urban, and indoor scenes, and a several areas have both day and night versions. Paper doll art is detailed, with shading and blush effects. Characters have on average three different outfits, and around eight facial expressions. Many characters are given dynamic poses to prevent dull talking head situations. Each character keeps only this one pose throughout the game, so it's hard not to feel uncomfortable for a few of them. Poor Rino looks like she could use a nice deep tissue massage after the first playthrough. Regardless, the art is well done, with nice touches such as regularly blinking eyes. 

The music is pleasant and quietly complements the on screen text. There's a good variety, so you don't end up hearing the same tracks over and over as in some visual novels. Sound effects are excellent. Every time there's a reference to something, such as splashing water or crickets, there's an accompanying sound effect. One cool example is when the class splits up to rehearse lines, and you can hear the background chatter echo through the classroom. Japanese voice acting is well done. Performances vary, with definite A, B, C classes of performance, but most of the main characters have good voice work with voices that fit the characters. Incidental characters often sound somewhat awkward, however. Also of note in Koenchu is the estimated 10 hours of radio programming. Each night, before bed, you have the option of listening to the radio, which has both music and scripted shows.

If u love visual novels I really advice you to buy this :3

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A really well made anime app.

May/24/2012   By Sekai's ReviewReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Nyaruko-san Battery Checker
soukyu.net
$1.95 / 216 JPY | 20pt (Point 10%)Smartphone
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The eponymous cutie of Haiy*re! Nyaruko-san reports on your Android device's resources.
Doujin SoftwareUtility / ToolAPK Filewith Trial Version
  • Release: Apr/28/2012
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This application is one of the best made battery widgets for android. I checked many other apps (anime related widgets) and so far this is the best widget I ever saw... not to mention she is cute too. What I really like about this app is the information that most other widgets give to you but this has something more... and thats a really funny picture with her being harassed by you or rather being killed by your tapping. Her mood changes as the battery is depleted into a more and more dark side... you can notice a big difference when your battery is 20% or lower. She becomes more dark and creepy but she's cute at the same time. Also if you're a fan of Haiy*re! Nyaruko-san anime this is a must and u shouldn't miss this chance. The full version is full of pros and you can't really say anything bad about it. If you're planning on using the lite version you will be pretty disappointed cause of lacking of nyaruko pictures... more reason to upgrade to the full version. There are many apps like this on this site but I really like this one because I'm a fan of the anime. If you are an anime fan and u want something unique I really suggest u try this app!

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I thought they were okay.

May/22/2012   By redpandagamesReviewer Rank: 2

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Copyright-free background CG set vol.12
QQQnoQnoQ
$16.60 / 1,836 JPY | 170pt (Point 10%)
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A set of copyright-free material which can be used for novel games, adventure games, etc.
Doujin SoftwareCG CollectionBMP File
  • Release: Feb/16/2010
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I downloaded this set of backgrounds because I really needed a pool for my summer scene.

There are nine different backgrounds, but really there are only about 7 unique ones because the 2 pool and 2 telephone backgrounds are very similar to each other.

There are a bathroom, classroom, station, two pools, two telephone poles, a school or office building, and an "ivory tower" which just looks like a school.

I was a little disappointed because the texture qualities varied, and I bought the set for the pool, but the pool looked like it came straight out of a 3D modeling program.

The station, office building, and classroom are really nice though, so it's still worth it for under $20.00.

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Pickup!Squash the competition!

May/11/2012   By Sutorippu

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Tomboy Princess Lidel's Adventure
Tsurupeta Kenkyujo
$7.81 / 864 JPY | 80pt (Point 10%)
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Little princess Lidel sets off to test her valor! Hilarious & exciting action puzzle game. Suitable for all ages.
Doujin GameActionExecutable Filewith Voicewith Music3D artwork
  • Release: May/30/2011
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First and foremost: don't let this game's all-ages rating fool you! Tomboy Princess Lidel's Adventure is in fact a slightly ecchi revival of a classic arcade game with a cosplay and moe touch! Heroine Princess Lidel is asked by her father to make her way across the land to challenge opponents, mostly members of the clandestine Tsurupeta Clan, and prove her bravery and womanhood. When she meets an opponent along the way, she is put to the test in a field of blocks and a number of cute female enemies. She must defeat her enemies by pushing the blocks and squashing the girls between them, while avoiding touching enemies or getting smashed herself. Enemies aren't squashed as such, however; instead, being pressed between blocks renders the enemies totally naked. If Lidel is touched by an enemy, she is stripped to her underwear. A second touch or being squashed by a block will cause her to lose a life. The stage is cleared when you have squashed all the enemies, and you move on to the next, though despite there being a number of enemies to face, there isn't much variance in their strategy. Although there are many stages to the game, you're given the option to save once you've completed a stage so that you don't have to start from the beginning if you lose.

With the current craze of moe-love among otaku, I'm amazed this game isn't more popular. The artwork is astounding and adorable, and the game is fun and incredibly humorous as well as challenging. As to the nudity in the game, it isn't explicit and seems to be done more for comedic effect. Still, the age rating is a tad deceptive since there are a few perverted jokes and situations in the cutscenes, although there is nothing sexual. Even so, for lovers of loli and moe and off-color humor set amongst a familiar playstyle in a game that's extremely easy to get into, here is your game.

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Pickup!One of the best games ever made. No, really.

Apr/27/2012   By Kjorteo

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English Ver. Hatoful Boyfriend -Hatoful complete edition-
MIST[PSI]PRESS
$3.90 / 432 JPY | 40pt (Point 10%)
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The full version of the world's greatest pigeon dating visual novel, in English.
Doujin GameAdventureExecutable FileGirlsOtome Game
  • Release: Feb/15/2012
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First off, a warning: the G rating given by DLSite is a filthy lie. It's true that nothing is ever actually visually depicted (it just relies on text and well-timed fading to red,) but that's kind of like saying Thomas Harris novels should be rated G because nothing is ever actually visually depicted. If you possess the ability to read and any imagination whatsoever, any scene with Doctor Iwamine in it alone pushes the game into a fairly solid R.

However, that aside, this game is a lot, and I mean *a lot* better than it has any right to be. It starts off as an otome-style dating sim/visual novel with cutout photographs of birds, primarily pigeons. It sounds like the most bizarre thing ever, and for the first couple of playthroughs, it is. You'll laugh at the madness, the implausible scenarios (just how do pigeons use those desks from the classroom background, anyway?) and the goofy dialogue, as if the whole thing were some sort of twisted parody.

But then ... something happens, and you acclimate yourself to the weird world of pigeon dating, and all the sudden the cast reveals itself as the well-developed, sympathetic, and strong characters they all actually secretly are. Certain endings start to break your heart instead of your brain, and if you get all the standard endings, it unlocks a final route with a sudden turn into a dark, deeply emotional horror/mystery that completely defies description.

In short, you laugh at the very premise of this game, and you are right to do so. However, it is secretly one of the greatest visual novels, if not one of the greatest games ever made. I'm serious. So is the game, eventually.

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Great :)

Apr/25/2012   By seawolf03Reviewer Rank: Top 50

1 user(s) found this review helpful.

English Ver. BLUE PORT J - Summer Sky Prelude
FoxEye
$18.55 / 2,052 JPY | 190pt (Point 10%)
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Dive into the beautiful blue waters and explore the 3D island au naturale. Full 3D ADV game + HD illustrations + accessories
Doujin GameAdventureExecutable Filewith Voicewith Music3D artworkwith Trial VersionProtected
  • Release: Apr/18/2012
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As usual, a wonderful game from FoxEye. The graphics are wonderful. The controls are very good. The only problem I had was a personal one, the camera doesn't sync well with the right analog stick on my game pad. The translation from Japanese is very good. I also like being able to switch between characters, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. A must buy for any fan of aquaphilia. Can't wait for the next work.

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High School Seiyuu

Apr/10/2012   By Taihen HentaiReviewer Rank: 6

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Koenchu! Hikari Kagayaku
ZeroZigen
$1.95 / 216 JPY | 20pt (Point 10%)
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ZeroZigen's original game "koenchu - yonogi voice actor's story -" became a voice drama.
Doujin SoftwareVoiceMP3 Filewith Voicewith Music
  • Release: Mar/22/2011
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It's a nice audio drama for what its is worth. Instead of the usual huffing and puffing of my usual buys, the storyline of being in high school makes for a well needed change. The voice actors, both male and female, that were featured in this program did a superb job playing their parts and the script very well made. I honestly have no clue as to how the game is, but if this was made off of it, it would be a good game, and the same thing goes in reverse. It's definitely worth purchasing.

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Great Album

Apr/09/2012   By Lazy Reviewer

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#2
Houreisen
$0.97 / 108 JPY | 10pt (Point 10%)
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Alternative, industrial, electro, techno Touhou arrangements.
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  • Release: Jun/16/2010
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Great for listening when on a lazy afternoon.

Track Number: 1
Track Title: Chisana Chisana Kenshou
Artist: sovaudon
Starts off easy, picks up speed near the end.
Song rating: 7.0/10

Track Number: 2
Track Title: Cinderella Cage - Kagome Kagome
Artist: Kajiya
Gets awesome about halfway through. Great ending.
Song rating 7.5/10

Track Number: 3
Track Title: Nakioujo no Tame no Septet
Artist: Houreisen
Best song in the album. Overall amazing.
Song rating: 8.5/10

Track Number: 4
Track Title: Koiiro Master Spark
Artist: Houreisen
Makes me feel a mixture of calm and sadness.
Song Rating: 7.0/10

This album is worth a listen in my opinion.

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Pickup!Good Songs for Visual Novels

Mar/19/2012   By redpandagamesReviewer Rank: 2

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Copyright-free BGM FULL Collection Vol.4
Kannazuki
$43.94 / 4,860 JPY | 450pt (Point 10%)
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Original music compositions for free use in games and other media. 1 lyric track, 8 short arrangements, 40 BGM tracks.
Doujin SoftwareMusicAudio Filewith Musicwith Trial Version
  • Release: Oct/03/2011
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I bought this collection because I needed a theme song for my visual novel. There are three folders. The first folder has 20 tracks where most are about a minute or longer. The second folder has 20 tracks as well, but many of the songs are under one minute which is why I gave the product a "4" (out of 5) overall. In the third folder, you get different renditions of one song. I think the karaoke tracks that it offers are a good bonus because you can use them to have a karaoke contest.

The trial folders provide a good representation of what you're buying, so you can always try before you buy to make sure it's the right product for you.

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Pickup!Still doing good!

Mar/19/2012   By Kenji321Reviewer Rank: 10

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English Ver. Mikumari Vol. 2
:SAVER
$4.88 / 540 JPY | 50pt (Point 10%)
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Second in series of alternate tales of "Yokohama K*idashi Kiko." M*kki dives down deep to find her underwater quest to be far more challenging than expected...
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  • Release: Mar/01/2012
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Finally the second volume is out and it's very lovely.

If you're a fan of underwater content in manga, this volume will deliver a good amount of it.

The translation could be a bit smoother ("Here's goes absolutely nothing"). However the lovely illustration work outshines this minor qualm.

In the end, I can't wait for the next volume.
A worthy title to add to any uw lover's collection.

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