Happy new year everyone!!!
Like last year, I'll be recapping and writing some mini reviews for the VNs, music, and games that I've played throughout the year. Despite all the things going around in the world and disappointments in my personal life, overall 2016 has been good to me.
Anyways, onto visual novels! Last year, I managed to finish 12 VNs and this year, I've finished a measly 7. I guess that's the price that I have to pay with a full time job now. With Root Letter and Sakura Christmas Party finished, I now have 48 VNs completed! Read on for my impressions of the 7 VNs from this year, in order of completion.
Happy New Year!!
I know that I was pretty much inactive for most of 2015, but I still wanted to do a "Year in Review" post anyways. I wanted to look back at all of the VNs that I've read this year, and some of my favorite doujin/touhou albums released from C88, R12, and C87 this year. It doesn't quite make up for all the event preview/reviews and VN reviews that I missed, but I hope that you guys will enjoy it nonetheless.
Since I missed the video a few days ago, here it is! Read on for my thoughts on this Comiket's games, and for the interesting releases.
Kara no Shoujo - The Second Episode (KNS 2) is a direct sequel to Kara no Shoujo (KNS) and the third visual novel of the mystery series by Innocent Grey. It was finally translated and released in English by MangaGamer on November 2015. Since this is a sequel, there will be spoilers from the previous two VNs in this review but I will avoid spoiling anything in KNs 2. The novel assumes that you have at least read KNS and the KNS 2 Trial (which is more of a prequel), but I do recommend reading Cartagra to gain more background knowledge of past events and a few returning characters.
Does KNS 2 live up to the expectations as a sequel? I certainly think so!
Read on for the full review.
Just wanted to let you VN readers know that Kara no Shoujo 2's (KNS) english translation is being released by MangaGamer tomorrow! If you haven't already, be sure to check out the demo as it contains a prologue that won't be in the actual VN. KNS2 is the continuation of Innocent Grey's previous works, Cartagra and Kara no Shoujo. For those new to their work, the series revolves around bizarre murder cases, dismemberments, and kidnappings. Those with light stomachs would probably do well to stay away from these three VNs. Anyways, I've been looking forward to this translation for a long time and I'll definitely be reading it this weekend!
In other news, I have finally pledged my support for the Muv Luv kickstarter. There's only 4 days left of the campaign so if you haven't made a pledge already, please do so soon! The Muv Luv series consists of Muv Luv Extra (MLE), Muv Luv Unlimited (MLU), and Muv Luv Alternative (MLA). MLE and MLU are contained in one VN and serve as the prequel to the #1 rated novel on VNDB, Muv Luv Alternative. If you're new to the series, please check out the kickstarter to see what Muv Luv is all about. ML and MLA are very long reads but very well worth the time. MLA is currently my favorite VN and I'm glad that it's finally getting an official translation with some nice updates to it!
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