If you haven’t heard by now, there is this visual novel that has swept the anime Western community into quite a big storm. What makes this visual novel unique and different from all the other generic, typical visual novels is that the heroines are young girls with disabilities. Katawa Shoujo, five years in making and began on a 4chan thread, allows you to interact with five different girls and unlock their “routes,” where you attempt to solidify a romantic relationship with them. We have Emi Ibaraki, an energetic girl with both legs amputated, Hanako Ikezawa, a shy girl with extensive burn marks on her body, Lilly Satou, a blind elegant girl, Rin Tezuka, the philosophical girl born without arms, and Shizune Hakamichi, a deaf ambitious girl. In addition to the main cast, we also have a supporting character who is crucial to Shizune’s route, Shiina Mikado, a hyperactive sign language interpreter girl. Now today, we have a guest and fellow blogger joining me for this special (albeit longer than usual) collaboration post about our first impressions and thoughts on this visual novel, Foshizzel from Metanorn!
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Well, it turns out that I have one more post for you before the year ends after all! Yi from Listless Ink, a great well-respected blog, has graciously hosted a guest post by yours truly, so do check out the post and read her blog as well!
Hello, everyone. First off, I’d like to encourage you all to visit 2DT’s blog, 2-D Teleidoscope, as he has posted up a podcast, “Marathon Magica”, starring himself, Scamp from The Cart Driver, Foshizzel from Metanorn, and yours truly (*bows*).
As I have not yet listened to his podcast, due to my hearing aids sent away for repairs rendering me totally deaf now, I’ll have to wait until I get to hear how it goes. At least, 2DT has been gracious enough to offer coming up with a transcript for me. ^_^”
So, what are you waiting for? Go to his podcast now!