We at MangaGamer are proud to announce that our release of Kara no Shoujo is now available for purchase!
Without you, the case will forever remain a mystery, the murderers will run free, and countless girls will perish. Verily, though the journey is wrought with death and suffering, their fate rests in your hands.
The time to take notebook in hand in pursuit of the truth, is now upon you.
Can’t seem to get it in my cart yet 🙁
There was a bit of human error on the Japan side. We’re addressing the problem right now.
Seems to be working now?
Same thing for me as Unknownsou. It says “Product [Kara no Shoujo] is out of 1 stock”.
Yep, it’s working. You guys got your first sale from me with this game.
Congrats on another release!
Gah! Still waiting for my new credit card to arrive. Too bad you guys don’t take paypal. Oh well *goes back to playing Zelda 3DS and waiting for new credit card*.
Congrats on the release, guys. I’ll have to wait a little while before I can purchase it though.
Huh… so is there supposed to be no DRM on this release? Because I tried running the game and it never prompted me for any CD key or anything.
Which is fine with me, of course.
Eh, come on guys, I bought it right now and am not allowed to download it. That’s supposed to be a bad joke, isn’t?
Lol, maybe they caught that they left the DRM out.
I’m getting the “You cannot download this product now” error screen too, after purchase, when trying to actually download it. 🙁
same here 🙁
It looks like it’ll be working fine for when I play it tomorrow. Congrats on the release, guys. This one looks amazing, too.
so wait, why did my copy have no DRM? was that intended?
i started my download and went to sleep…when i woke up i ran it and i never got a DRM check o.o
fine by me however!
What about physical copies, any idea when those would be available in the store?
Up to chap 3 and I’m liking it so far. The tlwiki team did an excellent job translating and thank you mangagamer for releasing it.
Bought, I’m really grateful to Apoptosis and MangaGamer for bringing this gem to the west, I hope we can see more InnocentGrey localizations in the future, maybe starting with Cartagra 🙂
Seconded; I’ve been wanting to play Cartagra for a really long time 😀
I am interested in this, but due to the humongous backlog I have, I will refrain from purchasing it right now.
I want to finish some other visual novels first…!
But congrats on the release nonetheless.
This release (sadly!) seems to be rather ill-fated:
1. Missing DRM. Not that anyone would be missing it.
2. Download not available, likely because of the missing DRM.
3. Bug with the notebook in game spoiling the whole game.
4. Authentication servers seem to be down for now.
Maybe mangagamer has some nice compensation for its loyal customers 😉 Hint: DRM free version for all of us.
I’m really looking forward to playing this game, so hopefully tomorrow everything is resolved.
Maybe the Manga Gamer staff is busy flying to LA right now…?
“This release has no DRM! To compensate, give a DRM-free version!”
The people who got issue 2, 3 and 4 also got “issue” 1 and don’t need any compensation anymore.
wait, there was a bug in the notebook spoiling the whole game?
i haven’t gotten to set down with it yet…but im a little hesitant to start it now D:
Yes, the bug causes the end-game description for a few specific characters to be displayed when their notebook entry is first created. A few lines later it’s updated, and the problem is gone.
However, if you open the notebook during that brief time frame, it reveals who killed who, and so forth.
The version with this bug also seems to have a few text errors and such that were corrected between the Beta version and the Final version, so we’re working on getting the properly-functioning version up as I type this. We’ll announce on our twitter once the working version is up.
This is why you double check.
While it is only a minor bug (well, minor in the sense of only a small timeframe where it may occur), it’s a bit frustrating on principal.
You guys at MangaGamer do seem to be getting better with each release, but I know the grammatical issues, spelling mistakes, bugs, lack of voices (I know this is out of your hands) and so on have put a lot of people off buying from you.
Any news so far on the patched release?
I’m going to be trusted with the lives of many people with this game….. They’ll probably all die with my deduction skills.
That is why the god of the game world gave us the Save feature…Though, I can’t blame you…I have a feeling I’m going to be getting a LOT of bad ends…>.<
It’ll probably end like this, lol:
So happy this is out; truly a gem of a game.
Out of curiosity, is there an e-mail or forum, or similar, where bugs and errors and such can be reported? I’ve found an error in the notebook that gives huge spoilers on a particular day.
Yeah, there’s the MangaGamer forums where you can do that (The link is on the MangaGamer website.)
However, the bug you’re describing has already been reported.
Thank you so much for getting this localized Mangagamer. I am really loving this novel. I really hope you’ll bring over other IG titles someday, like Caucasus (delicious 16:9 VN), Cartagra and Kara no Shoujo 2.
I just got my first bad end… I’ll continue playing now, hoping for a better end. 🙂
I purchased the game yesterday, downloaded from my profile (about 800MB or so) when I ran the game it asked for license key which I provided. Is this version buggy or do I have to re-download? will my license key work again?
As far as I’m aware the buggy version is the one still up (and the one you have). MangaGamer said on their twitter they’d post when the correct version was up, and that has yet to happen. I would expect your key will work again fine.
The bugs, namely the spoiler one, is pretty easy to avoid though. I’ve been playing the first release for a while now and haven’t gotten spoiled. Just don’t open the notebook upon meeting someone for the first time, wait until they’ve talked for a while.
I think you can use the license key up to five times or so. They’ll announce via twitter when the fixed version is uploaded. You probably won’t have to buy it again.
How can you answer that with “probably”? Of course you don’t have to buy it twice!
The product key indeed works for 5 activations. However, if you ever run out of those 5 activations, you can always ask for a new product key. (Unless you burn through them like wildfire)
Maybe you will have to download it again, but don’t worry about the “buying” part, one time is plenty enough 😛
I’m gonna wait to be sure I download the updated version, spoilers would destroy this game for me.
I bought the game today “June 30” and it won’t let me download the game from the main website. Why LET me purchase it when I can’t even play it T_T.
I’ll be hoping for an future voice patch u.u
*proceeds to sing the lyrics to We All Live in a Pokémon World, but then Yagami Lives in a Yagami World*
Is it safe to download the game now? Has the finished version been released?
yes it has
Yay, my first bad end 😀
Oh there WILL be a voice patch, whether we, the fans, have to f&)@# hack it in ourselves! First we translated games. Then we merged with companies. And now, we’re going to Washington D.C. to take back the White House!!!…. YEEEAAAAAAAAAA!!!
Any news about a hard copy? I’m normally a hard copy kind of person but this game is getting more and more tempting…
I happily purchased a copy once I saw it went on sale. I have to give my thanks to everyone involved in making this game available in English, we rarely get something this high class here in the west. I have been having a blast going through it and don’t have any regrets with my purchase. Hope it gets the sale it very much deserves.
I can’t believe you guys uploaded the incomplete version of the game and had to take it down and re-up it. I was sitting around for hours trying to get the damn game to download, quite disappointing.
You had a while to test this out after the game was finished right? Why didn’t you guys do some testing on your end?
Actually they upped the sans-DRM version of the complete game first. If you were pro and hammered the site at launch like a real fan then you would have gotten the DRM-free exclusive. But instead you came and got residual trash because Manga Gamer staff was busy in LA’s Little Tokyo getting trashed.
In all seriousness, you’re totally late to the ragequit blame-fest. Next time come cry when it’s still relevant.
Not ragin’ here or joining in… A bit annoy ’tis all. I didn’t even know they uploaded the DRM free version, the CS told me they uploaded an incomplete… oh. I get it now. “Incomplete” 😛
I was hammering away at launch, but well, the servers were already hammered so I couldn’t even complete 5% of the DL.
I bitch when I want. ’cause I’m a paying customer.
You can cry all you want, but when it’s after the fact, you just look stupid.
mm, is there any hope for “Caucasus” from the same developer in the nearest (or not-so-nearest) future?
How sales was so far?
Not as good as we’d hoped (so not Shuffle or Koihime level) but respectably well in comparison to our other titles.
Good to know 🙂 Can we hope to read Cartagra in future?