Are Kickstarters for VN translations not a good idea?
Not necessarily pic-related, since it very may well suck.
A bounty system would be better since it encourages actual work to get done. Crowd funding just encourages scamming
I was thinking of it being done by the original VN companies, who would get in a lot of deep shit for scamming.
I would be far more willing to participate in a bounty system.
I cannot fund kickstarters simply on principle.
I'm pretty sure without the approval of the copyright owners in the original country, they're simply illegal and no legitimate crowdsourcing site would do them.
The idea would be that the original companies would make the Kickstarters themselves to get their products into the USA market.
Japan doesn't give 2 shits about whether or not the USA will buy their VNs
Not even for a cheap profit boost?
No. They literally don't care. A lot of them don't even allow foreign IPs to access their webpage (see: alicesoft)
Wow. That's really frustrating.
Blame America for shitting on eroge.
Japanese are xenophobic as hell, bro.
The problem with VN translations are as follows.
Anyone who knows it's good has already read it and therefore speaks Japanese.
Anyone who doesn't know it's good is unwilling to spend money on something they may dislike.
Dude that argument is fucking retarded. People spend money on things of uncertain quality all the time.
Eroge that's basically porn sucks most of the time. Things like F/SN, WA2, or GnK deserve more respect and attention than the usual crap, and those VNs would be the only ones that get translated.
F/SN is an eroge.
Fun fact, the most loved VN company in the west, Key, is an eroge company first and foremost. They only went vanilla after Rewrite.
>making a fandisc without any H-scenes
What the fuck Key?
All three I mentioned are. F/SN's sexual content isn't the focus though. It's not porn.
The exception along with planetarian. The other ones either were eroge first or became one after (e.g. EX). Also TA, a CLANNAD spin-off, is an eroge.
Clannad was vanilla and the original version of LIttle Busters was vanilla too.
>>making a fandisc without any H-scenes
Its great right?
All the series get H-scenes, including angel beats but the rewrite girls stay pure for marriage.
Sounds like a regular kickstarter for me.
The word your looking for is Nukige.
Well it's not like Key has put out dozens of VNs. They have a pretty short list.
>went vanilla after Rewrite
>There's literally one single game after Rewrite
And it's a fandisc.
I'll agree with you once they release 6 parts of Angel Beats!
Plus three or so sequels, and Angel Beats! it's going to be like 7 parts long.
It's a pretty big list for an eroge company, actually. These games take time to be made.
They are so fantastic.
For Key, it is an understandable number of works considering the quality they put into them. For just any eroge company that has been around for 16 years, it is a short list.
LB isn't getting H-scenes, it was confirm to be all ages.
The real problem is that the only people who want the translations are the ones who can't read it. And the only people who could do the translations are the ones that wouldn't have any use for a translation.
11 games in 16 years sounds like a fast work, actually.
Though I guess it's just 9 if I don't count Moon and One, and 6 if I don't count Kud Wafter, Harvest Festa and Tomoyo After (though I should count this last one).
They have quality and not to mention the length. Some of their VN's are 2 or 3 times larger than normal VN's
That's why you bring in professional translators.
Sha la la la ecstasy~
I meant AB.
AB has a lot of lewd screenshots flying around though, I wouldnt be surprised if they add H-scenes.
The only reason they didnt add H-scenes in rewrite is because the VAs strongly refused the idea of adding H-scenes to the game.
You just stated yourself the reason they won't be adding H-scenes. Because they can't.
But the VAs are not the same
I want to see Yui impregnated lovingly.
Do you seriously think they would use the same rewrite VAs for AB or are you misunderstanding something here?
They're just probably going to add the anime ones and add H-scenes later like they did with their other games.
The art looks a lot better in AB so I would be interested on seeing some to see if the change in artist makes their H-scenes or their choice in H-scene music better.
What? When did I mention anything about them using the rewrite VAs for AB? I'm talking about the AB VAs. HanaKana in particular you will not be able to make do H-scenes. Yurippe is Saya's VA so she's already done this shit, and I remember some of the others in eroge I've played before. To add H-scenes they'd either have to replace the VAs or have them be voiceless. And for Key, having voiceless heroine scenes in this day and age is not acceptable.
>I wouldnt be surprised if they add H-scenes.
They won't, it was confirmed after the announcement that all of it was going to be All Ages. Which is good, because Key H-scenes are boring as fuck.
Rewrite and Angel Beats! share KanaHana and Eri Kitamura, so I guess those will refuse to voice H.
Angel Beats! would also have people like Kana Asumi, Megumi Ogata, Miyuki Sawashiro, Mai Nakahara and just maybe Kamiya. They're too relevant in the industry to accept voicing H-scenes.
So they either replace them all and add H or keep them and simply don't add H. Guess what's the best option.
just look at manga gamer.
VNs in english are catered to the most retarded demographic if they keep churning out shit like that, and in turn gives them all a shit reputation preventing the medium from being taken seriously by anyone else much less a company.
>visual novel? isn't that just a perverted porn game for pedos hur
Key H-scenes are pretty shitty anyways
If you want to fap just grab a nukige or look for doujins on sadpanda
VNs can be popular in the west too.
People loved 999/VLR, for example.
People love Phoenix Wright.
The Walking Dead is pretty popular too.
You just have to pick the right game.
this. the only VAs that do H stuff are the former or current down trodden.
big names are too 'classy' to be caught doing anything that would damage their marketing reputation, whether it be singing or talk shows etc
KEY would actually lose money replacing all those VA that draw in fans in order to get a new cast for h content
Even the 'good ones' are turds by any kind of decent writing standard.
Oh come on. There are at least a handful of well-written VNs.
swan song is pretty eloquent
and nasu writes lots of words. but its unfair to compare it to literature considering its trying to tell a story through a fusion of sound, pictures and words.