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gegi
Aug 3, 2004
Butterfly Girl

Trying to figure out societal commentary through VNs is really head-breaking because there's so many levels of guessing what people want involved, especially when it comes to games originally released in Japan and then licensed (or not) for English audiences. And some stuff gets rewritten between versions because of what they think the different markets will accept, and sometimes those decisions are quite baffling and don't seem to have much to do with the real markets, and so on.

Otome games with sex in them exist in Japan, but have any been licensed? And if not, why not? Is it solely because MG's licensing survey suggests that their established audience isn't up for it?

How much does the feedback loop of phone games being seen as more-girly and PC games as less-girly, with the associated restrictions that afaik you can't do porn in phone games, affect the level of demand for 18+ content in otome games?

Why has no one, afaik, been able to get the BL game market to thrive in the west?

And so on.

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