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The Verge: "Soft-core 'Choose Your Own Adventure' apps from Japan are picking up steam in the US"


Hey everybody, Tay here.  The Verge published an interesting article today about the gradual popularization of “Romance Sims” on English and Japanese app stores. Referring to them as “Choose Your Own Adventure-style apps”, and differentiating between “Romance” sims (female protagonists) and “Dating” sims (male or female protagonists), the article focuses primarily on the former.  The article alludes to the genre’s propensity for alluring art and romance, but (in my opinion) does not do so in any aggressive way.  It’s a quick read, and offers an interesting pulse on the forms Visual Novels are taking here in the West.

Read the article here:      The Verge: Feeling lonely? Boot up this romance sim and meet your next five boyfriends



I'm the Fuwanovel community admin and a big fan of Visual Novels. The easiest way to get a hold of me is via a PM on the Fuwanovel Forums, by twitter (@ArchmageTay), or by email.

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10 years ago

You know my only problem with these romance novels?… The men never seem to “attack” the female protagonist, if you know what I mean. They’re usually the gentleman type. Where’s an English female romance novel where a man puts the woman in her place and the girl gets turned on by it? That’s pretty hawt too.

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10 years ago

10 years ago

Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you writing this post plus the rest of the website is also really good.