Komorebi no Nostalgica – First Impressions

This is a Visual Novel made by STREGA, a new company. More details at: http://vndb.org/v10958

Clephas recommended to me so I downloaded it and started reading. And I’ve been loving it so far. Every aspect of the VN is well-made. Be it the characters, the story, the script-writing, everything. So I felt like writing how awesome it is.

First off, one of the main strengths is the ambience the VN sets up. It’s not hostile, it’s a rather warm and fuzzy feeling that is hard to describe well unless experienced first-hand.

Secondly, the characters and their awesome voice acting. Every character is unique, be it the talented scatterbrain imouto Akira, the android Fluo(they call them something like “Metcela” (メトセラ)), the childhood friends Kaya and Itsuki or the burly and strong Seijuurou. My personal favourites are Akira and Fluo though. Akira is a really nice character and the way she makes mischief (teasing Kaya about ghosts by speaking in a witch-like voice, or absent-mindedly hacking into the school server the very day it was reinstalled when she hacked it) or when she displays her absent-mindedness etc etc etc. And her voice actress does an excellent job. Same for the other characters too.

Thirdly, the art and story-writing feel very natural, and as if the characters come to life through that. Awesome.

Fourthly, the BGMs are quite nice. The opening song is especially awesome. I’ll try taking a shot at translating it after my exams and maybe release it.

And some screenshots (I had more, but I forgot to backup that folder when I formatted my laptop last week. Oh well.) :kawaiiakko

Akko, the “tsukaima” of Akira; she wrote Akko’s program herself. Genius.

fellasleep

One of the parts which had me laughing. The text basically and approximately translates to (it’s about Akira):

“Once long ago, when she wouldn’t wouldn’t walk cos she was so sleepy, I left her behind. When she didn’t show up at school even after the first period, I (worriedly) started looking for her, only to find her fast asleep, lying down on a bench on the roadside.

I think I’ll write more about this when I go further into the story. My reading speed is very slow, and needs practice to improve. Oh well.

Anyway, time to go prepare for the Logic and Functional Programming exam on Saturday. And Scheme is a very nice programming language.

PS. The OP I was talking about:

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Hello World

So well, I decided to make my own blog. This will contain my rantings, opinions and whatever stuff I think of, given I’m not lazy to not blog of them. So, cheers~