With our fifth year anniversary coming to a close, we decided to take a moment to showcase some of the thoughts and feelings of the staff that have been a part of MangaGamer over the years. This third one comes directly from bamboo of OVERDRIVE and milktub fame!
What’s something you found interesting or hard over the past 5 years?
We had a lot of trouble with the differences in market for eroge abroad compared to the domestic market. Even when dealing with translation into English alone, there are different nuances in the language between America and Britain, and being Japanese, we didn’t understand that at all.
Every year the number of titles we have keeps growing along with the number of users on our site, so if we keep expanding to about twice the user base and sales we see now, I think we’ll start seeing even more developers joining in.
Also, the dinner with fans during AX was very memorable. I’d love to do that again!
What are some things you hope to see from MangaGamer in the future?
I think it would be wonderful if we can form a bridge between Japanese developers and fans abroad. I think it would be really interesting if we could create something to let the enthusiastic voices of fans abroad reach developers in Japan. Also, I’d like to try using crowd-funding to actually gather localization funds and use it to convince other Japanese developers.