I'm an online entity who writes, edits and plays visual novels. I love seeing games experiment with new things and branch out, whether it's in the established Japanese scene or the blossoming English VN community.

Visual Novel Spotlight: NaNoRenO!

Visual Novel Spotlight: NaNoRenO!

on March 11th, 2015 | 2 Comments

It’s my second anniversary of writing for Rice Digital, and this year my celebration post is all about Western VNs. That’s because this very month of March is the…

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Visual Novel Spotlight: Cho Dengeki Stryker

Visual Novel Spotlight: Cho Dengeki Stryker

on February 3rd, 2015 | 1 Comment

We continue our spotlights of visual novels on Steam with a look at Cho Dengeki Stryker, the longest VN on Steam right now and MangaGamer’s first release…

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Visual Novel Spotlight: Cherry Tree High I! My! Girls!

Visual Novel Spotlight: Cherry Tree High I! My! Girls!

on January 24th, 2015 | 1 Comment

The simple life sim that charmed its way into our game collections in 2012 has a sequel in the form of Cherry Tree High I! My! Girls!….

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Visual Novel Spotlight: NEKOPARA Vol.1

Visual Novel Spotlight: NEKOPARA Vol.1

on January 8th, 2015 | 340 Comments

NEKOPARA Vol.1, the first in a line of kinetic novels about the paradise that is owning catgirls, launched on Steam before the new year and has…

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Visual Novel Spotlight: fault -milestone one-

Visual Novel Spotlight: fault -milestone one-

on December 23rd, 2014 | 307 Comments

It’s a wonderful time to love visual novels, especially when Sekai Project’s early 2014 localisation efforts are drawing near their final stages now. fault -milestone one- is one…

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Visual Novel Spotlight: Killer Queen

Visual Novel Spotlight: Killer Queen

on December 9th, 2014 | 6 Comments

FLAT’s 2006 doujin game Killer Queen sadly does not come with much gunpowder or gelatin but instead an interesting take on battle royale-type visual novels. Perhaps one of the…

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Visual Novel Spotlight: If My Heart Had Wings

Visual Novel Spotlight: If My Heart Had Wings

on November 24th, 2014 | 5 Comments

If My Heart Had Wings releases on Steam today! To celebrate the release of this fantastic visual novel we’re republishing our original Visual Novel Spotlight about…

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Visual Novel Spotlight: planetarian ~the reverie of a little planet~

Visual Novel Spotlight: planetarian ~the reverie of a little planet~

on September 15th, 2014 | 7 Comments

One of KEY’s classic titles, Planetarian, launched on Steam over the weekend, marking a more proper official launch of KEY works in the English-speaking parts of…

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Visual Novel Spotlight: VNs on Steam

Visual Novel Spotlight: VNs on Steam

on September 2nd, 2014 | 5 Comments

Steam expanding its visual novel library is great news for everyone. While older games get the ‘official’ remake treatment for the glorious transition to 1080p, Greenlight…

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Visual Novel Localisation News from AX 2014

Visual Novel Localisation News from AX 2014

on July 4th, 2014 | 1 Comment

As AX kicks off over in America, a number of companies are sharing news of their visual novel localisation lineups. This year we have a lot…

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