Yurippe pantsu confirmed for white.
I want to date Iwasawa
No fucking way that's Na-Ga.
Not even close to the correct style.
if there isn't a hinata route then what's the point?
In due time, my friend.
Hinata will get a route with Otonashi.
There will be.
Not in the first episode, but there will be.
Shit, when did they announce the VN? It's about time.
I hope there's a TK route.
well otonashi's the mc, I damn hope so
So Otonashi gets do date Yui?
every character's gonna get a route, from the angry guy with the halberd and the fucking guy in the computer room at the end
Angel Beats VN confirmed for six major "volumes".
-1st beat- is scheduled for Spring 2014, consisting of the common route and character routes for Iwasawa, Yui and Matsushita.
Might be a Clannad-style route.
She's centered but not a love interest.
Has an anime, it's allowed.
Details from Dengeki
The current plan is 6 volumes total. All members of the SSS will appear in volume 1, and it will comprise episodes 1 – 9 of the anime. That will be the common route and after that, 3 character routes.
We plan to release volumes 2 and on at half-year intervals.
We want to completely finish volume 1 first and use that as a basis, then release volumes 2 and on at fixed intervals as cheaply as we can.
Volume 1 will be the largest. If you install volumes 2 and up on the same PC, certain character dialogues from volume 1 will change.
Volume 1 alone looks like it’ll have more CGs than all of Clannad.
In addition to the common route, volume 1 will tell Iwasawa, Yui, and Matsushita’s stories. Iwasawa and Yui are both popular, so they’re a given. Matsushita’s character has a certain “gimmick”, so we made him the only selectable male character to make volume 1 a little more interesting.
All the male and female SSS members will have routes.
We’ll slowly include male characters throughout the first half, or else the latter half will become a sausage fest.
The heroines will not necessarily be intimate with Otonashi.
President Baba rejected having mini-games at first, but somehow we got permission to put them in.
AB! is the most RPG-like work among Key games, so we wanted to make it as an RPG at first. But that would have taken 10 years to complete.
The character designer is Na-Ga, but he will supervise the artwork over a few other CG artists. Na-Ga himself may be in charge of the art for a few characters.
The scenario writers are Maeda Jun, Kai, and Kashida Leo.
We’re using a method we’ve never used before. Maeda will touch up the scenarios written by the other two writers. Rather than saying he’s the supervisor, it’s more like a joint work with him at the lead.
The music will be from the anime.
The TV anime’s ED, Brave Song, is written from Yuri’s point of view, so the game will have a new ED.
If we had more time we would have liked to release a new album by Iwasawa along with the game, but our schedule is jam-packed even into the weekends right now so that’d be tough.
The game will be fully voiced with the same seiyuu from the anime.
During the auditions for the anime, we told the seiyuu that it was a “work with a game adaptation in mind.”
Otonashi will not be fully voiced. He will only be voiced when the story changes perspective to another character.
Of course, depending on the choices you make in the game, the story will diverge from the anime’s story.
For example, the scene where everyone descends down to Guild in episode 2 – you can choose to get Otonashi caught in a trap and drop out, and then when he wakes up the next day the Guild is gone all of a sudden.
Of course you can still continue the game after that and reach an ending.
Clannad had several minor scene branches, but AB! will take that even further.
We don’t like choices that have no meaning (no effect on the story branching), so every choice will result in some sort of branch or scene variation.
At the beginning of the game, Otonashi’s tastes are plain. But depending on your choices, Otonashi can become a homo who crushes on Hinata or Noda, a yuri-lover, or incredibly idiotic.
The other members will have unique reactions to each of Otonashi’s personalities.
They won’t be in the first volume, but we plan to have original characters designed by Na-Ga appear later. They will support Otonashi in his efforts to make the other members graduate from the afterworld.
As a “visual novel by Maeda Jun”, this can be considered his posthumous work.
Holy fuck this is going to be huge
First route to get through is Kaede
Second is Yui
No idea about third
>Angel beats is almost 4 years old
>The game will be fully voiced with the same seiyuu from the anime.
Fuck yeah, we get HanaKana!
>Otonashi will not be fully voiced. He will only be voiced when the story changes perspective to another character.
Well... I suppose that's interesting.
>As a “visual novel by Maeda Jun”, this can be considered his posthumous work.
It means that he may never work on visual novels ever again.
>Maeda was reported to say in the February 2007 issue of Comptiq that after the completion of Little Busters!, he would not be working on the scenario staff for Key any longer.
>Otonashi can become a homo who crushes on Hinata or Noda
I hope its more than just the Sunohara ending type thing.
>Otonashi can become a homo who crushes on Hinata or Noda
>or incredibly idiotic
This is gonna be great, I can't wait for my Hinata route
Maeda is tsundere when it comes to VN scenario writing.
It has been a while, what happened after the series? Did I miss a movie or something?
Oh man that belly
The game will be fully voiced with the same seiyuu from the anime
I'll be able to hear Mai Nakahara as Hatsune again.
That makes me excited.
>All members of the SSS will appear in volume 1, and it will comprise episodes 1 – 9 of the anime
I really hope Yui's route won't just be a rehash of ep10 with more backstory thrown in.
That's about my only worry for this, I want to see more proper new content for her.
>All the male and female SSS members will have routes.
TK route confirmed.
I can't wait. Iwasawa was the best girl and she didn't get enough screen time.
How long until translation you think?
Needs to be released in Japan before can think of translation. But it may get translated before LB EX.
I know, but this can fix every gripe I had with the anime.
I don't want to play Otonashi though. I hate Otonashi, why can't we just have Hinata as an mc?
Not if you're too retarded to understand why Kanade was at the afterlife school before Otonashi even though he died first.
You know what pisses me off you guys? I just found out that there is this anime that totally rips off angel beats called the Melanchoy of Haurhi Suzyimya. This piece of shit completely stole Yurippe's design. What kind of loser do you have to be to do something like that and expect people not to notice. I am so mad. From now on if you see a thread that talks about Haurhi or Keion you we need to go troll those losers for liking something that is so terrible. It will be so funny when we tell them that their anime are nothing more then a rip off of the best anime ever made.
Except the characters in AB are more likeable.
Of course they are AB is the best. Does anyone know what that show is about? I want to really be able to lay into those losers next time I see a thread so it will help if I know about it.
The rules don't specify that.
>If we had more time we would have liked to release a new album by Iwasawa along with the game, but our schedule is jam-packed even into the weekends right now so that’d be tough.
No new Iwasawa music? B-but... Why... ;_;
>Otonashi is the MC
Too bad they won't get translated. Why should 90% of us care?
I've been waiting a long time for this..
Aren't KEY games usually on translators top priority list?
>Too bad they won't get translated.
By the time they're all out you could be competent enough to read it.
Good thing Iwasawa's one of the three featured characters of the first VN.
>Implying the e-peen potential won't make this translated in 48 hours.
Oh thank god
B-But what about Hinata? Fuck this NTR shit, man.
Sick girls voiced by her are my fetish.
Isn't she not a love interest?
He will do his part and then immediately kill himself before the first beat is released.
Even Yuri would be NTR thanks to Halberd dude.
You just can't win.
Even if it does get picked up. It's gonna take awhile to get translated.
I guess we'll find out. Apparently not every chick will get intimate with him. Maybe they won't be faggots and they'll keep Yui with Hinata.
Iwasawa will definitely be datable though.
If only Hinata can be a 2nd MC option too.
I'd rather the VN become canon instead of the show, that way theres no hurt feelings about pairing from the show.
Why would anyone EVER not want this?
If they were seriously considering an Iwasawa album... I'd have loved it if they put her in second beat instead, if it meant getting that.
where's her bra?
also when did she become popular? i thought i was the only one
Another person who still hasn't learned Japanese.
Why should 90% of us care about your statement?
There are a ton of Iwasawa-bros. It's just that she got cut out of the anime way too early.
If there's no TK route, then what is the point?
>reincarnated in the next life and team up with reincarnated TK to make millions as the world's #1 hip hop duo
>happily ever after
aren't the girls in all of clannad's routes treated like love interests?
the only vn route i played where love wasn't involved was in majikoi, it was EL CAPETAN's friendship route
>If only Hinata can be a 2nd MC option too.
There is actually a possibility . He was the MC in the manga.
The guy is the only person who I think can go with Yuri. I honestly felt that his chemistry with Yuri was a lot better than that with Yui.
I wonder how fast it will get translated. Probably faster if they do it in episodes right?
Nah Maeda is lame. Hinata was also MC of the novels.
Hinata did have great chemistry with Yuri in the prequel novels, however whether they saw each other romantically is up to Maeda. Hinata did say it was awkward to call Yuri "Yuri" because that was the name of his mother hence Hinata giving her the official nickname of Yurripe. Some speculation is that Yuri is Hinata's mother since timelines is irrelevant in the AB world. Also they didn't really blush at each other or whatever during the anime. In the anime, they were just good old fashioned friends that started the SSS together in the novels, Track Zero.
Neither did he and Yui, but it's more of the fact that Yuri and Hinata just go incredibly well together well together. One of the things that annoyed me about the anime was how Hinata just changed sides to Otonashi. It felt kind of like a betrayal of character.
Cause the anime sucks. Read the novels since they're translated.
If you read it, you'd know he's not always going to be the MC, so if your statement is a thinly veiled complaint, you can rejoice a little.
Clearly you didn't read it. Do you wanna amuse me on why he wasn't always gonna be MC?
I am so hyped for this. Hopefully my japanese will be good enough by then to read through it quickly.
There's two routes in Clannad that aren't love interest routes. The one with that faggy cancer kid who bags Ryou and Sunohara's route.
Because there will clearly be other perspectives being shown, hence why for a portion of the game Otonashi's character will be voiced.
Misae was an actual love interest? Mei?
>Because there will clearly be other perspectives being shown
Of the game?
The fuck do you think this thread is about? Yes, the VN.
Not if they're Air.
Then how many MCs?
Tomoya almost certainly fucks both of them after their arc. Then they die in childbirth and the child dies of a cold after Tomoya ignores her for years
It got done, didn't it? with a machine-assisted translation
I said Sunohara, unless you consider Mei her own.
I forgot about Misae. It's been years since I've read Clannad, I don't even remember half the character's names other than the main heroines.
Whos going to translate this?
Are there any groups planing on translating it yet? I need to know for reasons.
How do you know that?
How often is it that we get to have a Visual Novel after an anime?
Very often. Particularly with harem stuff like Oreimo/Hagani/etc.
Is this love
I do feel like they make tons of VNs for the PSP and very little for the PC now. Mostly VNs made after the anime.
It's a shame too considering how hard it is to translate visual novels not on the PC.
Doesn't he keep saying that every time though?
You can't really pirate VNs anymore.
They arrested the most prolific uploaders last month and it scared all the other uploaders away.
Day-1 leaks are rare now.