You probably now that J-List has long been involved with translating and selling Japanese visual novels, called eroge or H-games by fans, though it’s a fascinating genre with many all-ages games to enjoy, too. One title that’s in beta testing right now is our upcoming School Days, the legendary fully-animated game of love, betrayal, revenge and yandere, which is Japanese for “girls who love you so much, they’ll kill you.” Last week the translators working on the game sent us the “staff roll” (the ending credits that scroll by when a game ending is reached) for translation, expecting our native Japanese staff to be able to transcribe the Japanese names into English easily. But Japanese is a funny language, it’s quite common for someone who’s otherwise fully literate to be unsure how to read a given name in kanji, especially in the world of artists who often take archaic pen names, and we had to check with the publisher to make sure we got the names right. Incidentally, you can support the creation of visual novels and eroge in English by preordering titles like School Days, Song of Saya, Hanachirasu or Yumina the Ethereal, and you’ll get free shipping on the game when each game ships. Thanks for your support!
School Days is a great eroge we’re working on.