Look. Anime has been a recurring theme here at IndieGala. We already wrote about DragonBall (here), and One Punch Man (here). And yes. The latest live action adaptation of Cowboy Beebop, which you can read all about here. But Anime Visual Novels haven’t been a theme before. In fact, visual novels are a novelty even for us. Yes, we can’t know everything. We’re looking forward to finding out more about them though. But the truth of the matter is, that our Kawaii Novels Bundle is the main culprit for this article.
It’s one of our finest bundles available right now at IndieGala, and you need to know more about it.
Anime Visual Novels VS Kawaii Novels Bundle
What’s the Kawaii Novels Bundle all about you might ask? Well, it’s a bundle in which six different visual novels are available for purchase. From Little One to How To Sing To Open Your Heart. They’re all in there and more. On and the Kawaii Novels Bundle allow you to pay $4.99 or more to get this bundle full of Visual Novels for Steam and SAVE 93% OFF.
The Kawaii Novels Bundle contains various Visual Novels like Otome, Mystery, Detective, Adventure, Dating, RPG, Strategy, and Comedy elements. But none of them is missing the cute/kawaii factor, that’s for sure. This selection of interactive anime fiction video games brings: Little One, Detective Kobayashi, Heart Fragment, Takorita Meets Fries, How to Sing to Open Your Heart & Lotus Reverie: First Nexus.
So claim your Keys! All of the games or DLCs available in this bundle can be activated on Steam. Do it here. There’s not much time left from the Bundle. But wait!
Are you feeling generous? Gift some bundles to your friends or make giveaways with any of your extra games to the community! Many are already doing it in our Giveaways Section.
Oh and if you’re not interested about it, then check out the VN from the Nis-America-Inc publisher here.
Or perhaps the VN picks from the Idea-Factory here. They’re good. Really Good.
Hakuoki, Azur Lane Crosswave, DATE A LIVE or Amnesia: Memories are visual novels that got adapted to anime, just to name a few.
What Are Anime Visual Novels You Might Ask?
Right. We simply can’t go any further with this article without mentioning the ins and outs of VN. Or rather on Visual Novels. Well, visual novels originated in and are especially prevalent in Japan. Where surprisingly make for the nearly 70% of the PC game titles. That’s right even today. And the main distinction from adventure games is that VN consists primarily of narration. Oh and it has very few interactive elements as well. While the adventure games, incorporate problem-solving and other types of gameplays. That’s abut it. That’s the big distinction.
The 80’s Origins Of Anime Visual Novels
Typically, the majority of player interaction is limited to clicking to keep the text, graphics and sound. While moving the game while making narrative choices along the way. Therefore, this characteristic makes playing visual novels similar to reading a book. But in general, visual novels are more likely to be narrated in the first person than the third. And typically present events from the point of view of only one character.
However, the history of visual novels dates back to the Portopia Serial Murder Case. You know, the classic VN from 1983?. Well, not only it became an influential title in the gaming industry. But it also helped to define the visual novel genre. And it inspired plenty of future great Japanese game designers such as Hideo Kojima and Nintendo’s Eiji Aonuma. But an important milestone in the history of visual novels was YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World from 1996. But admittedly, many visual novels are centered on drama. Particularly themes involving romance or family. But visual novels centered on science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction are not that uncommon, and yes. They’re beloved to this day too.
Better yet, check out the video essay from Evangaard. It explains VN more interestingly and engagingly. You’re welcome.
Anime Visual Novels VS Cool Anime Visual Novels Adaptations
Yup. We have a nice selection of Anime Visual Novels here for you. Which ones made the cut? Scroll down to find out.
Hey, wouldn’t you know? Not only have we already got great articles for Ace Attorney here at IndieGala. But we also have it available for purchase at IndieGala. Get it here. And what about the game? The Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney games are a staple of the genre. They combine mystery sleuthing and comedy perfectly. And there’s plenty of fun storytelling and fantastic characters to keep you entertained. Don’t miss out on Ace Attorney. If you love the franchise, you’ll love the adaptation too.
Steins;Gate (and Steins;Gate 0)
It has everything you might want and need. Yes, it contains sci-fi, thriller, drama, romance, action, and fantasy. But in essence, it’s a fantastic time travel mystery drama. And one that’s taking us through quantum mechanics in a digestible way. How come you might ask? Well because the delusional Okabe Rintarou and his friends invent the machine capable of sending text messages back in time. The aforementioned time-travel mysteries ensue, and it’s great to watch. Each version is worth a try, with the game essentially expanding on the streamlined story of the adaptation.
Clannad (and Clannad: After Story)
Clannad: After Story, is the sequel to the critically acclaimed slice-of-life series Clannad. It adapts the After Story arc of the Clannad visual novel. And it begins after Tomoya Okazaki and Nagisa Furukawa graduate from high school. Together, they experience the emotional rollercoaster of growing up. And it is an impactful drama highlighting the importance of family and the struggles of adulthood. Don’t miss it.
Robotics;Notes is an anime television series adapted from the visual novel by 5pb. and Nitroplus. This is the third main entry in the Science Adventure Series. Described as an “Augmented Science Adventure”, Robotics;Notes features robotics and augmented reality as its main themes. The story follows Kaito Yashio and his friend Akiho Senomiya who work with their school’s Robotics Club to build a giant working robot based on a popular fictional anime called Gunvarrel. Set in the same Science-Adventure universe as Chaos;Head (and Child), this adaptation tells a sweeter, simpler story with brilliant production quality.
And What Are Your Favorite Anime Visual Novels?
Let us know in the comment section. We’d love to know all about them.