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 Localisation News from AX 2015

Visual Novel Localisation News from AX 2015

on July 5th, 2015 | 1 Comment

It’s that time of year again when the visual novel localisers we know and love roll up their sleeves and show us the aces they’ve been keeping there…

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Visual Novel Spotlight: Sunrider Academy

Visual Novel Spotlight: Sunrider Academy

on June 30th, 2015 | 2 Comments

With a larger variety of games arriving on Steam, the good old time management sim is making a comeback, this time in the form of Sunrider Academy….

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Visual Novel Spotlight: Sakura Spirit and Sakura Angels

Visual Novel Spotlight: Sakura Spirit and Sakura Angels

on June 9th, 2015 | 4 Comments

Sakura Spirit, the short adult-oriented visual novel from Winged Cloud, was the game to signal the coming of what some may call the Steam Pornocalypse. For this…

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Visual Novel Spotlight: Love At First Sight

Visual Novel Spotlight: Love At First Sight

on May 30th, 2015 | 1 Comment

If you’ve kept your eye on Sekai Project’s latest releases, you may have seen an unusual title peer back at you. As with many of the publisher’s…

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Visual Novel Spotlight: NaNoRenO!

Visual Novel Spotlight: NaNoRenO!

on March 11th, 2015 | 13 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 | 11 Comments

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 | 12 Comments

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 | 624 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 | 598 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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