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My Reading List/Wishlist

My Current Reading List

This is a list of VNs I am reading or plan to read. The order might change if I feel like it (or if something gets released that I need to read immediately), but it should be very similar to what you see here now.

===Current Group: Shumon Yuu + Takehaya + âge + 5 Random VNs===
[Shumon Yuu] Itsuka Todoku Ano Sora ni
[Shumon Yuu] Tenshi no Hane wo Fumanaide
[âge] AyuMayu Alternative
[âge] MuvLuv Altered Fable
[random] Aiyoku no Eustia
[Shumon Yuu] Kitto Sumiwataru Asairo Yori mo
[random] Sore wa Maichiru Sakura no You ni (dropped)
[Takehaya] Killer Queen
[random] Natsuyume Nagisa
[Takehaya] Haruka ni Aogi Uruwashi no
[random] Himawari
[random] Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete
[âge] Kimi ga Ita Kisetsu
[âge] MLA Chronicles (Vol 01 through Vol 04)
[Takehaya] Soshite Ashita no Sekai Yori

===Next Group: ???===

How I Decide What to Read

At this point I've read a rather large portion of the allegedly "god-tier" VNs out there. So instead of just picking individual famous VNs, I prefer to read multiple VNs either from the same company, by the same author or of the same genre, and I also like to read some completely random VNs that no one in the English-speaking community really knows much about (or simply don't fit into any other category). Thus, the wishlist below consists of several categories of related VNs, along with a random list of unrelated VNs.

To clarify the random list: I am not using the random button on vndb or anything similar to generate that list. Rather, anytime anyone says positive things about a VN (which they've actually read themselves!) that I know nothing about, I consider adding it to the list. Also, sometimes these are just VNs that don't fit into a category, rather than ones nobody knows much about.

So from now on my reading list will consist of "groups", each of which will be one or more of the categories in the wishlist interspersed with randomly selected VNs from the random list.

My Wishlist

・(Genre) Moege/Slice-of-Life (not associated with a particular author):
Flyable Heart, Nanatsuiro Drops, Moshimo Ashita ga Hare Naraba, Hoshizora no Memoria, Mashiro-iro Symphony
・(Author) Takehaya:
Soshite Ashita no Sekai Yori, Haruka ni Aogi Uruwashi no, Killer Queen
・(Author) Shumon Yuu:
Itsuka Todoku Ano Sora ni, Kitto Sumiwataru Asairo Yori mo, Tenshi no Hane wo Fumanaide
・(Author) Maruto Fumiaki:
Sekai ni Ichiban Dame na Koi, Kono Aozora ni Yakusoku wo, Chocolat (possibly other Chocolat/Parfait-related VNs too), white album 2, Taiyou no Ko
・(Company) Nitro+ - Part 1:
Steins;Gate, Kikokugai, Hanachirasu, Muramasa, Demonbane, Gekkou no Carnivale
・(Company) Nitro+ - Part 2:
Sumaga, Hello World, Lamento, Togainu no Chi
・(Company) Liarsoft - General:
Seven Bridge, Megalaughter, Angel Bullet, Sapphism no Gensou, Cannonball, Youtou Jiken
・(Company) Liarsoft - raiL-soft:
Kagerou Touryuuki, Bengarachou Hakubutsushi, Albatross Koukairoku, Hanachirutani Sanjinkou
・(Company) Akabei Soft 2 - General:
World Love Organization, Okiba ga Nai, Konna Ko ga Itara Boku wa Mou...!!, Tamayura
・(Company) Akabei Soft 2 - Assorted Labels:
[Akatsuki Works] '&', [Applique] Tasogare no Sinsemilla, Concerto Note, [Applique Sister] Artemis Blue, Fake Azure Arcology, [Syangrila] Akatsuki no Goei
・(Company) NekoNeko Soft:
Scarlett, Mizuiro, Giniro, Sorairo
・(Company) Key:
Clannad, Tomoyo After, Little Busters, Kanon
・(Company) Leaf:
Kizuato, Shizuku, To-heart (1 and 2)
・(Company) Type Moon:
Kara no Kyoukai (the light novel; unsure if I'd post a review), Kagetsu Tohya, Fate Hollow/Ataraxia, Mahoutsukai no Yoru
・(Company) age:
Kimi ga Ita Kisetsu, MuvLuv Altered Fable, AyuMayu Alternative, MLA Chronicles (Vol 01 through Vol 03)
・(Series) Infinity:
Other routes in Never7, Remember11, 12Riven
・(Series) Ikusa Megami:
Genrin no Kishougun, Genrin no Kishougun 2, Ikusa Megami VERITA, Ikusa Megami 2
Sharin no Kuni Yuukyuu no Shounenshoujo, Rui wa Tomo wo Yobu Fan Disc -Asu no Mukou ni Mieru Kaze-, the rest of Sumairu Cubic!, possibly also Round a Go! Go! and/or Hotch Potch
・Random VNs:
Himawari, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, EVE ~burst error~, Cartagra, Kara no Shoujo, Shinju no Yakata, Symphonic Rain, Carnival, Five, Grisaia no Kajitsu, Sayonara wo Oshiete ~Comment te Dire Adieu~, Sore wa maichiru sakura no youni, Aiyoku no Eustia, Schatten, Alicematic, Itaike na Kanojo, Pianissimo, CRAZY RABBITS, Amatsukaze, Clover Heart's, Gin no Kanmuri Ao no Namida, Dies Irae, Kicking Horse Rhapsody, Real Imouto ga Iru Ooizumi-kun no Baai, Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete, Yatohime Zankikou, Yumemishi, Hoshizora Planet, Patissier na Nyanko, Princess Witches, Rocket no Natsu, Rakuen, Elysion, Yukiuta, Shoin, Ashita no yukinojou, Pandora no Yume, Nekonade Distortion, Gensou no Avatar, Twinkle Crusaders, The Second Reproduction, The Queen of Darkness, Natsu no Ame, Natsuyume Nagisa, Hoshi no Oujo 2, Sumire no Tsubomi, Netorare Kanojo, Furifure, Inraku no Ketsuzoku, Hatsuyuki Sakura, Namima no Kuni no Faust, Gothic Delusion, World End Economica, Harumade Kururu, Sakura Taisen, Sisters ~Natsu no Saigo no Hi~, ChuSinGura 46+1

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  1. Wish you live long enough to finish them all. ^^

  2. First of all.. Thank you very much for all your work. People like me who dont speak japanese could not have enjoyed such wonderful stories without people like you putting it so much effort.
    Changing subjet, is there any chance that Muv Luv Altered Fable will be translated? I really think like is the story I need to give final closure to Muv Luv. I mean, I loved Alternative.. but the end really left me wanting moree

  3. I’m glad to see that Shumon Yuu and Takahaya games are finally making their way up the queue. I’ve been dying to hear your opinion on Itsusora, Kanisino, and Asuseka (and maybe get one of them translated.)

  4. Please, consider placing with Dies Irae also a “Paradise Lost”, VN from same company, light. It is not wide-known, but some ppl consider it better than Dies Irae in terms of atmosphere and setting. Just writing this that you would know.

  5. I’ll consider adding it when I get around to Dies Irae.

  6. Have you ever read or heard of ef ~ a fairy tale of the two? Best VN ever, although I only read it in English. I’m surprised it’s not mentioned anywhere, it’s rather famous, at least within the English community.

  7. If anything I hear about it more than most famous VNs because of all the hijinks NNL have gotten up to over the years, and it’s one of the few decent licenses MG actually has.

    There are a LOT of legitimately famous VNs not on these lists. There’s just too damn many VNs period.

  8. Hi Ixrec ! I just stumbled upon your blog and im very amazed by the reviewes you do , they are straightforward and helpful . I was quite surprised however, that you didnt play Steins gate , to be honest im fairly a newcomer to the VN community and have only played some of the famous titles so far (including the first and half of the second part of umineko , much to my pride! ) .But I played both chaos head and steins gate ,and I may be biased because the animes influenced my prefrences , but I found steins gate to be very much superior to chaos head .It was the first visual novel I ever played and it’s what drove me to like playing them so I encourage you very much to give it a good place among the first novels you want to read! its definatly worth it :PP

  9. I’m aware of that. It’s one of dozens and dozens of VNs I want to read and there’s just no reason to read it sooner than any of the other potentially great VNs on my lists.

  10. What a loooong list…….hope you have time to finish ’em all^_^
    Also, i was surprised to Natsuyume Nagisa, Unison Shift Blossom games (FH,7drops), And Nitro+Chiral games!! (Togainu no Chi was awesome and the translation quality was great)

    I can’t wait to see your comment about Itsusora!

  11. Seeing high scores for almost all Liar-soft novels from Steampunk series, I wonder if you considering adding Steampunk Full-voice Fandisk to your list. Sona-Nyl and Valusia are in your plans for translation and you finished Ourai no Gahkthun not so long ago.

  12. The other two Liarsoft fandiscs are already on there and it’s gonna be ages before I get around to more Liarsoft anything, so it’s kinda moot.

  13. You should try the whole Dies irae series! (including KKK)

    If some of you does want a refresh of work, can you please help these?
    There are a lot of people waiting 11 eyes, but they just dont finish the patch >-<

  15. I don’t think we’re ever going to have a shortage of VNs to translate, so I wouldn’t worry about recommending us dead projects to revive. 11eyes isn’t that amazing anyway.

  16. I recently finished a VN called Kira Kira which was very good and was written by Setoguchi Renya who did Swan Song which I see you really liked. Thought this might be another potential VN to add to the (freakishly long) list.

  17. Any word from Futsu as to when he’ll be able to pick Baldr Sky back up for translation? I know he said he put it on hold due to his knowledge of Japanese not being good enough, but I was wondering how progress on that was coming along for him.

  18. i was wondering if there is possibility to translate Noble Works or Amairo IsleNauts from Yuzu-Soft thx

  19. I’ve been curious about Albatross Koukairoku fo YEARS now, always thought it looked like a fun and dynamic story. Looking forward to your review when you get around that one.

  20. You should give Irotoridori no Sekai a try. It’s a kamige and won a lot of awards the year is was released such as scenario and art.

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