The 2018 Licensing Survey!



It’s that time again! Our 2018 Licensing Survey is now open! Let us know what games you want to see translated and enter to win a copy of Sorcery Jokers while you’re at it!

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  1. I ended up voting for the Beat series, Otome Domain, and Oyako Rankan. The Beat series is the one vote that is most likely to happen. I certainly hope so at least.

  2. It’s time.

    All of us need to contact ALL of our friends/contacts/associates and ask them to ask Mangagamer for a partnership with Lune.

    Tell them to tell Mangagamer to license Youkoso! Sukebe Elf no Mori e/ ようこそ! スケベエルフの森へ https://vndb.org/v20464

    and/or tell them to tell Mangagamer to license some of Lune’s older titles as well.

    Aku no Onna Kanbu 1 is actually a pretty good VN to license as well.

    SPREAD THE WORD and LET’S DO THIS.

  3. i voted for Angel’s Feather, a classic PS2 era (it was also released for windows) J-RPG, / Yaoi Visual Novel hybrid game, it’s about as good as a Final Fantasy game of that era. (theirs both an All ages and 18+ releases of the game)

  4. I think it’s time to get Eushully and Softhouse Chara in on this gravy train! Himegari Dungeon Meister!

    • I agree with you ^^ Eushully and Softhouse Chara SLG games would be great!

    • I try to promote Eushully’s game every year, but problem is, that Eushully makes their games very long and Mangagamer isnt very fond of translating 60+ hours long games.

      But I still wish they would translate it.
      Meister series (Himegari Dungeon Meister, Amayui Castle Meister, …etc.)
      Battle Goddess series (Ikusa Megami Verita, Tenbin no La DEA – Ikusa Megami MEMORIA, …etc.)

  5. Yeah, I’ll choose Rance IX and Daiteikoku.
    Can’t wait to see Shelia appear. Awesome character design.

    Anyone have any other recommendations for me to vote for? I have one more slot left.

  6. @sdf I’d recommend Youkoso! Sukebe Elf no Mori e/ ようこそ! スケベエルフの森へ https://vndb.org/v20464 for your last slot.

  7. Gonna be asking for Kouyoku Senki ExS-Tia as first choice. Considering how

    Second choice will be Choukou Tenshi Escalayer Reboot.

    Gonna do others a favour and request Youkoso! Sukebe Elf no Mori e as third.

    • I’m surprised you aren’t going for Choukou Shinki Ixseal. Don’t know about plot, but the art seems to trump the rest.

      • Ixseal is newer, so it’ll be a bit harder to get than the Escalayer remake (I would be fine with either, but I do want both at some point anyways). Might as well go in production order. Escalayer is also more famous because of its OVA.

        Incidentally, heroine of Escalayer is more moe than the main heroine of Ixseal because glasses.

  8. Walkure Romanze series please please please! https://vndb.org/v4041

  9. Amatsutsumi, Aoi Tori, Gaku ☆ Ou -The Royal Seven Stars-, Sakura no Mori, Hapymaher -Fragmentation Dream-, Mirai Nostalgia, Ore-tachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai

  10. Well, something cut my post.. So if u don’t have ideas what to choose u can choose one from above 🙂

  11. Well, since you’re already preparing to publish Hapymaher, you should follow up with the fandisc Fragmentation Dream. I’d also love to see more from Pulltop since their artistic style is really great – but without any MoeNovel-bowdlerizations please. How about Konosora Flight Diary or Snow Presents?

  12. Fortune Arterial, Walkure Romanze and 11Eyes for me.
    I would have proposed the entire 11Eyes series but I’ll wait until we get FA and WR.
    I hope. I’ll never stop trying until I get all of these VNs! o/

  13. Asked for:

    1) Evolimit

    2) Kajiri Kamui Kagura or Silverio Vendetta (yeah, kinda cheated with this, but I’d like some more light games)

    3) Youkoso! Sukebe Elf no Mori e (took a look and it sounds like a neat nukige)

  14. Wouldn’t it be nice if Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm got a localisation?
    https://vndb.org/v12849

    Reasons why:
    – Well-received
    – It has an anime
    – It’s one of the first VNs getting a port for the Nintendo Switch (and could potentionally be the first to be released in english on the platform).
    – $$$

    • i’m pretty sure the seran kagura vn is gonna be the first vn localized for switch since all senran kagura stuff come over

    • It’s true for Ao no Kanata no four Rhythm, but I’d really like to see
      -Yoake Mae yori Ruri Iro na
      -Yoake Mae yori Ruri Iro na -Moonlight Cradle-
      -Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai
      first^^
      Also, Hapymaher -Fragmentation Dream- and Fortune Arterial would be lovely 🙂

      • I dunno about Yoake….I actually have the Japanese version with the partial english patch and from what I’ve read, the whole VN was extremly bland. Most of the slice of life….heck it really was all slice of life scenarios which consisted of “Japan is cool!!” In a really bad way. Also a scene that consisted of eating spaghetti with forks vs chopsticks with one being a foreigner who for some reason dont know or cant figure how to use a fork but is somehow good at using chopsticks is really beyond me. Im just appalled at what the writers were thinking with this one.

        Besides the great visuals and “good” music Yoake most likely wont make money for MG.

        • Well, I won’t deny your point of view, but it’s just something I would like to see, there is always a series/manga/VN/LN which is “bad” but you’d love right ?

    • I also put Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm as my first choice. It’s a shame that the translation project was cancelled Midway.

  15. to be honest I couldnt think of anything specific I would want. Mangagamer usually surprises me with getting stuff I end up finding interesting. So, Ill just let the dice fall where they may and see what they come up with for 2018 XD

  16. What i really want to see is Venus Blood series, Especially Gaia https://vndb.org/v12986 verry good strategy game, but totally unplayable without good Japanese knowledge

  17. https://vndb.org/v7302
    I would love to see Hatsuyuki Sakura in English

  18. I WANT MORE DA CAPO SERIES !!

  19. I voted for Amakano (https://vndb.org/v15679)
    Really love this game, usually I’m not a fan of “pure love vanilla” games but this one is just so sweet and warm and the art is so good.
    Plus there’s a fandisc and a sequel out already so if the game turned out successful there’s more material of it ready to be brought over.

    • Dang it. If we could have voted for more than 3 I would have picked Amakano too as my 4th or 5th choice. It’s one of the only few pure love vanilla series that (aside from the Lovely X Cation) series that I’ve heard good things about. It’s also developed by Azarashi Soft which is a subsidiary of Nexton (which was one of the companies which spawned MangaGamer so it might be easier for MG to get the translation rights.

  20. I only want the other Shuffle games nothing else, please, please make these into english

  21. No Waifu no Laifu

    More Moonstone Cherry titles Please. TYVM.

  22. WhenKuroMaggotsCryDroplets

    This is ridiculous. Hear me.
    We get the survey yearly.
    No doubt MG releases greatness.
    But, every time the results come, there are a lot of F.TL games. (I want physicals but there’s time)
    A bunch doesn’t bother researching non tl. games, votes for fan tl. ones.
    And we get the short end because of that. Why? Idc if it’s a gay or yuri game.
    But come on take the 5 minutes of effort, go onto VNDB and find what seems interesting to you, which isn’t TLed.
    YOU’RE WASTING CHANCES, don’t you understand? Some companies making JP VNs could close. What then? Wasted. Same goes for older VN’s like Eve B.E.

    ALL of you. LISTEN. You will find it stupid and brush it off. But think for yourself. YOU, you DO agree that we need to create a little group that will, together, chose undiscovered games to vote for. What’s stopping us? It’s our only chance to break the wall created by those F.TL titles.

    I say (once we see a huge selection) to pick 1 Moege-Nakige-SOL to satisfy the SOL/COM fans. Pick 1 fetish filled novel to satisfy the Gore/Nukige/Sadomasochism/Elf-Monstergirl fans. Pick 1 BL/Otome game to satisfy the fujos. And a 4th one which, if a game is liked can replace any of the first 3, this 4th one is reserved for “Action” as in “fights” but as well “activity”. You don’t have to be exact with the subgenres, everything with a similar atmosphere and would satisfy the mentioned sub-fanbase counts.

    Is it that hard? EVERYONE would get a cut of the pie, otherwise we’d stay in the dark with worthless votes.

    What? It really is hard to start? Okay I’ll start. Just put your suggestions and discussion down in the comments after me. We have all the year to settle for 2019 survey votes.

    Yes I will offer a lot of choices because we have to start somewhere. None is saying that all of these will make it. So grit your teeth and ignore the amount.

    • WhenKuroMaggotsCryDroplets

      Again, hold your horses.

      for Moege-Nakige-SOL:
      either Amatsutsumi or Aoi Tori – アオイトリ OR Monobeno – ものべの or Majodou ~Ano Chirigiwa no Utsukushisa~ OR Hime-sama Gentei! ~Princess Limited~ OR Sugar+Spice OR Koi de wa Naku – It’s not Love, but so Where Near. OR Sei Brunnhilde Gakuen Shoujo OR Ashita no Kimi to Au Tame ni OR Karenai Sekai to Owaru Hana OR Natsuzora no Perseus

    • WhenKuroMaggotsCryDroplets

      for Fetish-Gore-Horrific Violence:
      either Extravaganza ~Mushi Mederu Shoujo~ OR Fraternite OR Michibikareshi Mono-tachi no Rakuen ~BEDLAM~ OR Seikoujo Claudia OR Toriko no Hime ~Inma no Chouritsu~ OR Meikoku Gakuen Jutai Hen OR Hell Guide – ヘルガイドOR Hime Jiru – 姫汁 OR Hoshizora no Babylon – Semarikuru

    • WhenKuroMaggotsCryDroplets

      for BL-Otome: either Omerta Code:Tycoon OR Omega Vampire OR Zettai Meikyuu Grimm OR Tsubasa no Oka no Hime OR Ayakashi Gohan OR Fanatica ファナティカ OR Tsunderera OR Yoshiwara Higanbana OR Under the Moon Tsukiiro Ehon OR Sanzen Sekai Yuugi OR Hana Awase

      for the 4th one: Gothderi Gothic Delusion
      Proceed to start a discussion based on the suggestions, add your own suggestions.

    • For me it’s Walkure Romanze, Fortune Arterial (which are not translated, at least Fortune Arterial is not translated yet) and 11Eyes.
      11Eyes is already translated, but only the first one. I want to read the CrossOver and the Resona Forma, and an official release could create this opportunity.

      • WhenKuroMaggotsCryDroplets

        Walkure Romanze is deffo a great one.
        I’m not the one to speak since I just judge it by an overall impression rather than playing the untranslated version but I think deep down in the market, just like the case is with Fortune Arterial (although I watched the anime and it strikes me as the VN wouldn’t be that much different) lies a VN which might be similar but a tad bit better.
        That’s not to say that I’m right, but if others actually listen to me and suggest something (and actually discuss) maybe we might see something of that sort. Can you sort of agree on the possibility?
        Even though I see some action, I guess that suggestion mostly covers the Moege/Nakige/SOL category?
        How impactful is it with emotional scenes? Cause Moege, Nakige and SOL fans ALL love the slice of life atmosphere but to make all of them happy (Fingers pointing on nakige) that same novel would need to be grand with emotions (not necessarily sad but quality emotions). And in many cases there are novels with both elements, question is does WR have both of those?
        I agree with 11Eyes but as much as I’d want some side stuff I have to abandon it in order to get unknown novels translated.
        The English localization world for VNs is not big today, (not to mention that some butcher releases), and that makes it even harder to pick the underdogs.

        • The reason I keep asking many companies to translate Walkure Romanze is because the anime was so good and I loved it so much that I found myself thinking “If I liked the adaptation so much, how good is the original source?”.
          It’s, of course, a personal impression. I haven’t read the VN in japanese so I don’t know.
          Same thing for Fortune Arterial. Well, for FA it’s more like “I would have loved to see the main character and Erika in a REAL love story with a REAL happy ending”. The adaptations leave too many unresolved emotions for the viewer. You get to taste something good but you can’t finish it. Just a bite.
          Not fun. I want more!
          After some months, it became a personal matter. I WANT Walkure Romanze and Fortune Arterial to be translated and I won’t stop until I get what I want xD
          About 11Eyes, it’s just that too many people remember that shitty anime adaptation and don’t know that it was actually a good VN with an interesting plot and epic fights.
          To get the Crossover and the Resona Forma would be a blessing so great that I could actually think about becoming Catholic.

          I agree about your opinion, by the way. There is certainly a better VN out there. Somewhere. Hidden and unknown to the people.
          Nobody told me about Remember11, for example. I’ve discovered it by myself and I think it deserves more justice (sadly, the company went bankrupt).
          And so I’m sure that if we talk with people with some knowledge of untranslated VNs we might get a masterpiece nobody knew of.
          But as I said, Fortune Arterial and Walkure Romanze are a personal matter.
          I need them like water in the desert.
          After that, I’ll be open to any other single VN in the world.
          I’m not picky, I’m enjoying even Koiken Otome.

          • WhenKuroMaggotsCryDroplets

            Yeah I know the feelings but ask yourself do you see them localized in the next 5 years? That’s the problem. Chances are there for many VNs but hardly any go over 50% of chance. In favor of getting at least 1 vote in the first few and overthrow the fan translated suggestions we’d have to suffer at least a bit. That’s why I would want all to come together. I don’t know what the majority would agree on but I’m willing to cut all my three suggestions next year as long as at least one of them has a similar flavor to some of my original suggestions (The ones that I actually put into the survey). At the same time I’d spare a space for Walkure, if there are people who’d spare one for it too, but since none is commenting here, we can’t establish a plan for next year at all :/. Maybe others can spare only one space. Doesn’t matter. At least that’s a step.

          • Hey, let me present a candidate for an amazing hidden VN: Astraythem

            From the reviews I’ve read, the CGs I’ve seen, and the ost from it I’ve heard, it seems to be a very impressive work!

  23. Douglas M Menezes

    I would like to see a translation of one of the ANIM games, such as https://vndb.org/v20763

  24. 1. Monobeno (by studio: Lose)
    2. Hajimete no Orusuban. (by studio: Zero)
    3. Onii-Chan Daisuki. (by studio: Tanuki Soft)

    I picked these because I have played them and that there still talked about in Japan. (Considering I actually live there.)

  25. Gameplay eroges are the best eroges.

    Alicesoft is the step in the right direction.

    Next would be something like Eushully or Softhouse Chara.

    If necessary, just halt translating non-gameplay eroge please. I will never buy those.

  26. kurozukin8, bro they are like 5 what the hell is wrong with you

  27. Venus Blood! Only seen it being asked for years now. Please. Please I will give all the money for the entire series.

    • I think Venus Blood doesnt have big enough audience.

      Usually one occasional tentacle per game is acceptable (‘cuz its Japan), but whole games revolving about tentacle r*pe is really pushing the line, you know.

      • The best part about Venus Blood serie is the gameplay. Skip the first (Venus Blood) and second (Venus Blood -Chimera-) and try the latter ones like Venus Blood -Frontier-, Venus Blood -Ragnarok-, Venus Blood -Abyss, and Venus Blood -Gaia-. Even if its all in japanese, with the help of the wiki and google translator you can get a feel on the gameplay. You will soon care less about the H scenes and care more about how to make your army stronger and what path you should choose.
        Dont give up the game just because of a few tentacles that will appear in a few H scenes and not influence the story at all, take them as a joke XD or just skip it as I do 😉 . These games have a lot to offer and deserve a chance.

  28. Baku Ane ~Otouto Shibocchau zo!~

    • That’s another nukige with top quality art. It’s pretty much the inverse of Imouto Paradise so there’s possibly an decent audience for it. Might vote for it next year.

  29. As a random thought, after finishing Dies Irae, it seems to have many commonalities with Deus Machina Demonbane. The overarching spoiler plot details definitely shared similarities, and the Demonbane mecha was called ‘the innocent blade’. I have no idea what was so innocent about Demonbane, but Marie definitely fits that name ten times better. Innocent blade indeed. A more appropriate description is hard to find.

  30. Why are the results taking so long?

  31. Oh great Ludo-Rathowm…Rance X is out.

  32. Not a new game but hoping for Hakuisei Ren’ai Shoukougun to get translated
    because I just finished Hakuisei Aijou Izonshou and it was great and left a really nice impression in my heart
    there aren’t many yuri visual novels with good plot out there

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