Did Katawa Shoujo start a subgenre?

“The adrenaline is pumping. You’re totally committed. You are going to make this, and it will be awesome. Fame and fortune will follow. You’re going to transport your audience to…

Visual Novels: Should You Buy Physical or Digital Copies?

When you started your foray into the world of visual novels, you probably bought a digital copy from Steam, GOG, VNTranslations, or Itch.io. Maybe you bought it because you found…

Dies irae Struggling Towards its Kickstarter Goal

Halfway through its campaign, Dies irae's road to funding has been rocky, but is not without hope. We dig into why and what could be done.

Why I endorse JAST’s censorship of Shiny Days

JAST USA is censoring Shiny Days, but angry fans should think twice before lashing out at JAST. JAST promises a solution that should mollify most fans.

The danger of importing erotic games

I begin with some sad news. A popular and valuable member of the translation community was detained, and later charged, after he attempted to import obscene visual novels into Canada...

JAST’s failure to market Seinarukana as an RPG could doom English H-RPGs

Seinarukana is a visual novel style RPG from JAST USA with a lot of potential, but needs a Steam release and reviews on major RPG sites to reach fans.

Balancing RL and fan translation: it can’t always be done

Clephas: "Balancing fantranslation with the demands of real life is not always possible, a fact that had never occurred to me before the beginning of summer. Before this, whenever I…

Why I won’t be buying If My Heart Had Wings

This is an opinion piece and represents the opinion of the author. It does not indicate one way or another the stance or policy of the Fuwanovel community. Background: MoeNovel…