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Are Kickstarters for VN translations not a good idea?
Not necessarily pic-related, since it very may well suck.
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A bounty system would be better since it encourages actual work to get done. Crowd funding just encourages scamming
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>>101244503
>scamming
I was thinking of it being done by the original VN companies, who would get in a lot of deep shit for scamming.
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>>101244503
I would be far more willing to participate in a bounty system.
I cannot fund kickstarters simply on principle.
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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.
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>>101245893
The idea would be that the original companies would make the Kickstarters themselves to get their products into the USA market.
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>>101247021

Japan doesn't give 2 shits about whether or not the USA will buy their VNs
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>>101247206
Not even for a cheap profit boost?
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>>101247280

No. They literally don't care. A lot of them don't even allow foreign IPs to access their webpage (see: alicesoft)
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>>101247362
Wow. That's really frustrating.
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>>101247478
Blame America for shitting on eroge.
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>>101247478
Japanese are xenophobic as hell, bro.
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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.
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>>101248000
Dude that argument is fucking retarded. People spend money on things of uncertain quality all the time.
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>>101247858
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.
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>>101248064
F/SN is an eroge.
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>>101248064
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?
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>>101248108
All three I mentioned are. F/SN's sexual content isn't the focus though. It's not porn.
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>>101248148

Clannad?
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>>101248189
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.
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>>101248148
Clannad was vanilla and the original version of LIttle Busters was vanilla too.
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>>101248148
>>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.
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>>101248000
Sounds like a regular kickstarter for me.
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>>101248064
The word your looking for is Nukige.
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>>101248278

Well it's not like Key has put out dozens of VNs. They have a pretty short list.
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>>101248148
>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!
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>>101248362
>Moon
>One
>Kanon
>Clannad
>Little Busters!
>Rewrite
>Planetarian
>Air
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.
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>>101248344
They are so fantastic.
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>>101248528

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.
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>>101248344
LB isn't getting H-scenes, it was confirm to be all ages.
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>>101248000
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.
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>>101248666
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).
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>>101248666
They have quality and not to mention the length. Some of their VN's are 2 or 3 times larger than normal VN's
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>>101248744
That's why you bring in professional translators.
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>>101248704
Sha la la la ecstasy~
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>>101248839
I meant AB.
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>>101248873
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.
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>>101248931
You just stated yourself the reason they won't be adding H-scenes. Because they can't.
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>>101248971
But the VAs are not the same
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>>101248987
[citation needed]
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>>101248931
I want to see Yui impregnated lovingly.
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>>101249011
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.
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>>101249156
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.
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>>101248931
>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.
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>>101249306
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.
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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
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>>101248148
Key H-scenes are pretty shitty anyways
If you want to fap just grab a nukige or look for doujins on sadpanda
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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.
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>>101249448

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
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>>101249633
Even the 'good ones' are turds by any kind of decent writing standard.
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>>101249919
Oh come on. There are at least a handful of well-written VNs.
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>>101249995
>>101249919

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.



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