Category Archives: On The Chessboard

Thoughts of an aging Otaku

I’m 22 this year, going on 23, and I love Anime. Not to say I love all Anime; over the years I’ve been watching I’ve acquired a more developed appreciation for the medium. You won’t hear me singing praises of … Continue reading

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My Letter to Key – Key 15th Anniversary Letter Project

Dear Key. I write to you today to join many others around the world in expressing our love for your work. I first came into contact through your stories through the Clannad Anime, and have since experienced a broad number … Continue reading

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Higurashi When They Cry is on Steam Greenlight, Get Voting!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=93962591 Higurashi When They Cry, the Visual Novel, has been submitted to Steam Greenlight. Let’s start by defining things. Steam is a video game platform for PC and Mac used by well over 10 million people around the world. It … Continue reading

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Manifest 2012 ~ A Con-Goer’s Memoir

Let’s keep this account honest and open. I’ll begin by saying there was a lot wrong with this year’s Manifest. Maybe I’m not in a position to judge, but the organization of this year’s Manifest was abysmal. It really showed … Continue reading

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Kinniku Project, meet the Key 15th Anniversary Letter Project

Hello all. I know I’ve kept you in the dark about the project for a while now, but it’s turned out that our efforts are required on a much more worthy stage. The translation teams behind Key’s various works into … Continue reading

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How muscle took over the world: Project Outline

Attention Little Busters, a new mission is about to begin. But before that, a word on the issues behind Visual Novel localization. I’m sure many fans of Key or VNs in general are aware of the general consesus of the … Continue reading

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Manifest 2011 ~ A Con-Goer’s Reminiscence

Manifest 2011! What a time it was. Manifest is pretty much the only convention I make time to attend each year, so it’s a pretty big deal for me. For those unaware, Manifest (or Melbourne Anime Festival) is an annual … Continue reading

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