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My VN Review List

This is a list of my reviews for all the visual novels I've ever read (69 in total, plus 7 fandiscs), along with links to the reviews themselves. If a VN is not on this list, I have not read it yet.

*has an English translation **has been translated into English by us
^has a partial translation or active translation project ^^is our active translation project

10/10 (-4): CROSS†CHANNEL** by Tanaka Romeo
10/10 (-2): Kono Yo no Hate de Koi wo Utau Shoujo YU-NO* by Kanno Hiroyuki
10/10 (-3): Forest** by Hoshizora Meteor from Liar-soft
9.5/10 (+/-1): MuvLuv Alternative** from âge
Fandiscs: Altered Fable (Okay)*, AyuMayu Alternative (Bad/Good)
9.5/10 (-2.5): Saihate no Ima by Tanaka Romeo from Xuse
9.5/10 (+0.5/-2): Umineko no Naku Koro ni* by Ryukishi07
9.5/10 (+0.5/-1): Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai R - Under the Innocent Sky by Ou Jackson from Navel
9.5/10 (-1.5): I/O^ by Nakazawa Takumi from Regista
9.5/10 (+/-1): Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo* by loose boy from Akabei Soft 2
9.5/10 (+/-1.5): Swan Song* by Setoguchi Renya
9/10 (+0.5/-1): Coμ -Kuroi Ryuu to Yasashii Oukoku- from Akatsuki Works
9/10 (+1/-2): G-Senjou no Maou* by loose boy from Akabei Soft 2
9/10 (+1/-2): Ever17 -the out of infinity-* by Uchikoshi Kotarou and Nakazawa Takumi
9/10 (+0.5/-1): BALDR SKY Dive2 "Recordare" from GIGA
9/10 (+0.5/-1): Aiyoku no Eustia from August
9/10 (+0.5/-1.5): Ourai no Gahkthun -What a shining braves- by Sakurai Hikaru from Liar-soft
9/10 (+0.5/-1.5): Shi'ei no Sona-Nyl ~what a beautiful memories~ by Sakurai Hikaru from Liar-soft
9/10 (-2): Sekien no Inganock -What a beautiful people-** by Sakurai Hikaru from Liar-soft
9/10 (-2): Hikari no Valusia ~What a Beautiful Hopes~ by Sakurai Hikaru from Liar-soft
9/10 (+1/-3.5): Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru* by Ryukishi07
Fandiscs: Tsubasa (Good)^, Hane (Okay)*, Our Confession (Must-read)^
9/10 (-2): Chaos;Head* from Nitro+
9/10 (-3): Fate/Stay Night* by Nasu Kinoko from TYPE-MOON
8.5/10 (+1/-0.5): Subarashiki Hibi ~Furenzoku Sonzai~^ by Sca-ji
8.5/10 (+1/-1): Rewrite^^ by Tanaka Romeo, Ryukishi07 and Tonokawa Yuuto from Key
Fandiscs: Harvest festa! (Good)
8.5/10 (+1/-1.5): Parfait ~Chocolat Second Brew~ by Maruto Fumiaki from GIGA [Futsuu plans on translating this in the future]
8.5/10 (+1/-4): Omega no Shikai from Nekobanana
8.5/10 (+1/-2): Shikkoku no Sharnoth -What a beautiful tomorrow-** by Sakurai Hikaru from Liar-soft
8.5/10 (+1/-3): Kusarihime ~euthanasia~ by Hoshizora Meteor from Liar-soft
8.5/10 (+0.5/-1): BALDR SKY Dive1 "LostMemory" from GIGA
8.5/10 (+0.5/-2): Ikusa Megami Zero from Eushully
8.5/10 (+0.5/-1): Dra†Koi* from Nitro+
8.5/10 (+0.5/-1.5): Kimi ga Nozomu Eien from âge
8/10 (+1/-2): Saya no Uta* by Urobuchi Gen from Nitro+
8/10 (+1.5/-1.5): MYTH by Circletempo
8/10 (+0.5/-1): Ayakashibito^ from propeller
8/10 (+/-1): Narcissu Trilogy* (1 and 2 tled, but not 3) from stage nana
8/10 (-2): Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~* from Key
8/10 (+1/-1.5): Ludesia Spidering with Scraping from talestune
8/10 (+1/-2): AIR* from Key
8/10 (+/-1): Tsukihime* by Kinoko Nasu from Type-Moon
8/10 (+1/-2): Rui wa Tomo wo Yobu from Akatsuki Works
8/10 (-1): Sono Yokogao wo Mitsumeteshimau ~a profile~** by loose boy from Akabei Soft 2
8/10 (-1): Natsuyume Nagisa from Saga Planets
8/10 (-4): MOON。** by Jun Maeda from NEXTON
7.5/10 (+1.5/-0.5): Shirotsume Souwa ~Episode of the Clovers~ from Littlewitch
7.5/10 (+/-1): 11eyes ~Sin, Damnation and the Atonement Girl~^ from Lass
7.5/10 (+/-0.5): Tenshi no Hane wo Fumanaide by Shumon Yuu from Mephisto
7.5/10 (+1/-0.5): Suiheisen Made Nan Mairu? from ABHAR
7.5/10 (+1/-0.5): Killer Queen* by Takehaya from FLAT
7.5/10 (+0.5/-1): Tsukikagerou from Studio Miris
7.5/10 (+0.5/-0.5): Shinjisougeki Carnival from talestune
7.5/10 (+1/-2.5): Kazoku Keikaku* by Tanaka Romeo
7.5/10 (+/-1): Kana... Okaeri!* by Tanaka Romeo
7.5/10 (+0.5/-1): Extravaganza ~Mushi Mederu Shoujo~ from Black Cyc
7/10 (+2/-3): Yume Miru Kusuri*
7/10 (+/-2): Shuffle!* from Navel
7/10 (+/-1): Tapestry -you will meet yourself- from light
7/10 (+1/-2): Souten no Celenaria ~What a beautiful world~ by Sakurai Hikaru from Liar-soft
Fandiscs: Souten no Celenaria Fan Disc (Okay)
7/10 (+1/-2): Never 7 -the end of infinity-* by Uchikoshi Kotarou and Nakazawa Takumi
7/10 (+/-1): Muv-Luv** from âge
7/10 (+1/-1.5): -atled-
7/10 (-1.5): Kitto Sumiwataru Asairo Yori Mo by Shumon Yuu from Propeller
7/10 (+0.5/-1): Konata Yori Kanata Made by Takehaya
6.5/10 (+1.5/-1.5): Hatoful Boyfriend ~Kibou no Gakuen to Shiroi Tsubasa~* from PigeoNation, Inc.
6.5/10 (+1/-1.5): Hoshi no Oujo from Mirai
6.5/10 (+2/-1.5): Really? Really! from Navel
6.5/10 (+/-1): Gore Screaming Show from Black Cyc
6/10 (+2/-2): Itsuka, Todoku, Ano Sora Ni from Lump of Sugar by Shumon Yuu
6/10 (+1.5/-1): Chu x Chu Idol - The idol is a Vampire!? from Unisonshift: Accent

In addition, to save people some time working it out themselves, here is a list of all potential translation candidates. Specifically, that's every VN in the list above which scored 8 or higher, minus those which have active/planned/complete translation projects or are likely to get licensed.

9.5/10 (-2.5): Saihate no Ima by Tanaka Romeo from Xuse
9.5/10 (+0.5/-1): Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai R - Under the Innocent Sky by Ou Jackson from Navel
9/10 (+0.5/-1): BALDR SKY Dive2 "Recordare" from GIGA
9/10 (+0.5/-1): Aiyoku no Eustia from August
8.5/10 (+0.5/-1): BALDR SKY Dive1 "LostMemory" from GIGA
8.5/10 (+1/-4): Omega no Shikai from Nekobanana
8.5/10 (+1/-3): Kusarihime ~euthanasia~ by Hoshizora Meteor from Liar-soft
8.5/10 (+0.5/-2): Ikusa Megami Zero from Eushully
8.5/10 (+0.5/-1.5): Kimi ga Nozomu Eien from age
8/10 (+1.5/-1.5): MYTH by Circletempo
8/10 (+/-1): Narcissu 3 from stage nana
8/10 (+1/-1.5): Ludesia Spidering with Scraping from talestune
8/10 (+1/-2): Rui wa Tomo wo Yobu from Akatsuki Works
8/10 (-1): Natsuyume Nagisa from Saga Planets

Fandiscs that I might translate: Rewrite Harvest festa!, maybe certain parts of certain MLA fandiscs (it's complicated)

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  2. (leaving this spam in on purpose because it’s hilarious)

  3. I seem to remember you saying that since Coμ scored higher than RuiTomo, you won’t consider RuiTomo a translation candidate anymore.

    Guess that doesn’t stand anymore?

  4. Nah, that still stands. RuiTomo does qualify for translation in that it’s an 8, but there is no reason to actually do it because Comyu is better in every way. Likewise Omega no Shikai is extremely unlikely to happen because that’s the only VN I’ve read which actually might be untranslateable (in that much of it is deliberately incomprehensible).

    Just because it qualifies for translation doesn’t mean I have any plans to actually translate it in the near future.

  5. I have a suggestion, can you translate Mai-HiME – Unmei no Keitouju? I mean this is pretty good for those whose a fan of the series, and to rekindle the interest of the franchise as well. Your translation is always a good quality.

  6. I have a couple of suggestions. Would you consider translating Hoshizora no Memoria -Eternal Heart-? I also recommend Hoshizora no Memoria -wish upon a shooting star- for a VN you might like.

  7. Already on my list.

  8. I haven’t read both of these works yet but isn’t it wrong to call Never7 and Ever17 Takumi’s games? As far as I know both of them were more likely written by Uchikoshi Koutarou.

  9. Hey, we’d love you to take a look at our digital adaptation of The 39 Steps. It’s a visual novel of sorts – we’ve been listed on vndb.org – but we’re also a bit different than what else is out there, with an emphasis on location-based storytelling systems. Let us know if you’d like to give it a whirl!

  10. Since vndb says it’s very short and it does look fairly different I think it might be worth setting aside some time to try it. Send me an e-mail about it.

  11. Hi Ixrec, not sure what your email is – we’re on [email protected]. Drop us a line and we’ll reply inline :)

  12. Hello,

    I hope this message reaches a supposed destination.

    Is this possible that a donation could motivate you enough to translate Baldr Sky, guys? How large such donation ought to be?

  13. Read the FAQ. We don’t do donations.

    And, what you’re referring to is a matter of time, not motivation. When I want Baldr to happen more than any of the other things I could be working on, it will happen.

  14. Offer your donation to futsuu, koerris.

  15. Amaterasu is a good translation group after all… They’re crazy enough to even translate Cross Channel and Forest… Wow, looking forward to future translations! Keep up the good work!!

  16. If your next planned project on the future is Ikusa Megami Zero, I would be amazed since I’ve been curious about that one. Well whatever you translate it’s up to you.

  17. Hi, I was wondering of you could translate Irotoridori no Sekai and Hikari. Its a VN done by “Favourite” who’s also known for doing Hoshimemo and now AstralAir.

    Its a very good VN. It was placed 9th overall in Bishoujo Game Awards 2011 and 4th in the Scenario/Story category. I was hoping you could read it and hopefully translate it as a future project.

    Its really a good VN with an awesome true route.

  18. Why don’t you translate Saihate no Ima? The world needs more Romeo!

  19. @Tim: It’s high on my list. As always the answer is I decided to do other VNs first.

  20. If you want more Romeo you can always try the anime “Humanity has Declined” which is based of Romeo’s light novels. It got me hooked after the first episode..

  21. I’ve actually read all of the light novels in that series. It’s pretty fun.

  22. Why don’t you translate Saihate no Ima? The world needs more Romeo!

  23. @Ixrec, When was the last time you updated your reading/wish list page? Or are you just not getting around to reading any visual novels lately?

  24. I updated it today to cross off Killer Queen. If you mean adding any to the giant pile at the bottom, I’ve been not doing that because it seems kind of pointless to add to a backlog I’m making so little progress on.

  25. The series of tweets I made today on that subject may be of interest to you: https://twitter.com/Ixrec

  26. Thanks for the translations. Looking forward to you next unknown(?) project. I know it’s gonna be something high on your list but keeping it a secret would create a great 2 year hype until the patch is released.

  27. Um, any interest in Boku no Hitori Sensou?

  28. Thanks for your hard work doing the translations job before, I realy appreciate it so much.
    and im sorry for asking this before, but i still have 1 thing stuck on my head, I wana ask about Rewrite : Harvest Fiesta, will u finish it ?

  29. Yes. I am still working on it, the stats pages just don’t show it very well because they can only show when I complete an entire script (and I’m unable to fix the bug because our webmaster has been MIA for…a long time).

  30. @Ixrec
    Just finished reading Rewrite and I want to come here to say I really appreciate your hard work translating this VN. I’m suprised that it only took you roughly one year to translate a VN this long.
    Thank you so much for translating and delivering this masterpiece to everyone and I really look forward to the day Rewrite Harvest Festa complete. Please keep up the good work!

  31. Found this on MSN and I’m happy I did. Well written article.


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