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The 2022 Licensing Survey Begins!

It’s that time of year again! Take a moment to fill out our 2022 licensing survey to tell us what visual novels you’d like to see in English! As a thank you for taking a few minutes to fill out this survey, we’re giving three lucky winners their choice of any title MangaGamer released in 2021. Just give us your e-mail address at the end of this survey for a chance to win!

A Look Back At 2020 and the 2021 Licensing Survey Begins!

What can even be said about 2020 that hasn’t already been said? It’s been a tough year for everyone. We could probably count ourselves somewhat lucky that the overwhelming majority of our staff work remotely to begin with, so with the notable exception of conventions, we’ve been able to continue work about as normally as could be expected under the circumstances. Despite everything, we still had fourteen first-party releases this year, including Rance 01+02, Higurashi Ch.8––finishing off the Answer Arc, Imouto Paradise 3, Fxxx Me Royally!, and Room No. 9 just to name a few.

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2020 Licensing Survey Results

Hello again, friends! We know these have been long overdue, but with the disruption to con season this year, things have been a little out of sorts. If you’ve been following long on our Twitter, you’ve already seen the top 10 license suggestions for the year, but we’re going to be going over it again in case you haven’t, along with a brief discussion of some of the other data from this year’s survey!

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2019 in Review & Licensing Survey!

2019 was a big year for us here at MangaGamer! We announced 11 new titles and released 15 including Kindred Spirits Full Chorus, Steam Prison, Sengoku Rance, The Most Forbidden Love in the World, Hashihime of the Old Book Town, phase 1 of Ciconia: When They Cry, and Maggot baits just to name a few! Despite some rocky months without a payment processor in the middle, we had a pretty good year. But to cut right to what you’re all really here for, the yearly top 10s:

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Licensing Survey Results and Things to Come

Apologies for the wait, but the survey results are finally in! Results have been impressively consistent over the past few years. This year, we received a little over 8,000 responses and the basic demographics are quite similar overall, but we reached a few more women this year (up about 6%) and, perhaps unsurprisingly, our audience is getting older with the 18-24 segment below 50% for the first time and growth in both the 25-30 and 31-40 segments. Non-English language usage is consistent with last year, with Japanese taking the top spot followed by German, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and Portuguese. Digital download continues to be the overwhelming preference, accounting for over three quarters of respondents. We saw a slight drop in people looking for more yuri titles and an increase in interest in otome and adult otome titles, but moege and gameplay focused titles continue to dominate preferences––perhaps some things really are eternal.

And now for the part you’ve all been waiting for, the license request ranking!

  1. Evenicle 2 NEW!
  2. A Kiss for the Petals Series
  3. Yoshiwara Higanbana ↑15
  4. Rance Series ↓1
  5. White Album 2 ↓3
  6. Sakura no Uta
  7. Fate/stay Night ↓4
  8. Diabolik Lovers
  9. Mahoutsukai no Yoru ↑12
  10. Soukou Akki Muramasa ↓9
  11. Youkoso! Sukebe Elf no Mori ↓7
  12. Rose Guns Days NEW!
  13. Daiteikoku
  14. Jooubachi no Oubou ↑16
  15. Kannagi no Mori NEW!
  16. Omega Vampire NEW!
  17. Chou no Doku Hana NEW!
  18. Ken ga Kimi ↓10
  19. Bunny Black series ↓17
  20. TRianThology NEW!

If you included your email for a chance at winning either a copy of If You Love Me, Then Say So! or Steam Prison, check your mailbox because emails have gone out to the lucky winners!

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