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neo-kun
2005-03-31, 23:42
um whats with the extreamly scary screen shots of "kanoso" and is kanon realy licenced or is all this one big april fools day joke

AstCd2
2005-03-31, 23:58
Read this thread:
http://forums.haeleth.net/viewtopic.php?t=227

Kanoso is a parody game based on Kanon of exceedingly high difficulty both in terms of progress and comprehensibility, due to the fact that over 95% of the endings result in horrible death or humiliation, compounded by the fact that about 30% of the jokes refer to obscure early 90's shounen action manga.

The original version has been available to download for free for some time now, although there is also a (superbly acted given the story) full voice version floating around.

[EDIT: I really have to start using the 'preview' button... orz]

neo-kun
2005-04-01, 00:04
kowai desu

Keisuke
2005-04-01, 00:32
Oh come on, Kanoso wasn't that bad.
I have to admit that Johnny scared me while I was playing the game, but it really was fun to see rude Sayurin and Nayuki's weird alarm clock message.
I really had a good laugh. ^^;;

[added]

This was my favorite quote of the game btw (http://www.myimgs.com/data/PKIM/nayu.jpg)

Haeleth
2005-04-01, 01:34
Wow, you managed to play it? I never got past the bit where you first meet Shiori...

Keisuke
2005-04-01, 01:43
*Gives Tomato juice to boss*

Come on! Play it again! XP

I've heard there is Kitagawa scenario in Kanoso.... But I have no idea how to get his scenario...

AstCd2
2005-04-01, 01:59
I haven't run across a Kitagawa scenario (the running joke being how he doesn't even have a tachie, it'd be suprising if he did have one), but it's worth persevering, as it's much harder (relatively speaking) to die near the end once you get onto the correct branches (to the extent where not knowing the minute differences between different versions of KOF is not enough to warrant death, anyway).

There's also a neat little collection of 'answers' published in doujinshi form by Hiragiboshi that explains all of the neta used for Kanoso and Kanoso 64, so it's not totally incomprehensible =P

GreatSaintLouis
2005-04-01, 03:20
There's a full voice version?? 0_0

Too bad it doesn't run on the AVG engine - it would be fun to see if I could coax it to run under PalmKanon.

Haeleth
2005-04-01, 03:38
On a vaguely related note, Quarter Iceshop (http://www02.so-net.ne.jp/~rim/index.htm) have put my little april fool to shame. They've even produced a special webcomic series for the occasion. (Warning: it's just as sick as Kanoso in places.)

AstCd2
2005-04-01, 03:41
If only the artist would only put the same amount of effort into the woefully under-updated みなくら...

Haeleth
2005-04-01, 10:18
(Historical note: the April fools' joke has now been taken back down again. Anyone who missed the delightful Kanoso pictures can still find them, sans captions, here (http://haeleth.net/img/kanoso).)

New
2005-04-01, 10:20
Dispite me having to supress murderous urges at that little prank, it is rather funny.

Kanoso.... What DOES that mean, anyways?

AzureLight
2005-04-01, 11:08
Kanoso.... What DOES that mean, anyways?

カノン
カノソ

New
2005-04-01, 11:34
Kanoso.... What DOES that mean, anyways?

カノン
カノソ

That's a very... very... very... interesting... alteration there. The complexities of the Japanese language never fail to astonish me.

K
2005-04-01, 12:06
That Ayu pic makes me unable to stop smiling.

GreatSaintLouis
2005-04-01, 12:20
I must say, it was a well-done joke, although I'm a little disappointed Kanoso won't get a translation. ;)

I think the worst joke, however, was upon browsing to the website of an anime fansub group to see if their latest release had come, and being met with a Motion Picture Association of America page stating that not only had the website been removed for piracy, but that my IP address (which it displayed in huge bold letters) had been logged for investigation.
Only after logically combining the facts in my mind that A) the MPAA does not work with anime and B) the particular show has not been licensed for US distribution did I realize what was going on. It helped that all the scary images were located under the subdirectory "/idiot/" on the webpage as well, but for a few pants-wetting moments I was terrified.

New
2005-04-01, 12:29
Thankfully, Maddox's Best Page in the Universe is unaffected by this balony.

zalas
2005-04-01, 12:53
Too bad Haeleth didn't go with 'Me-itchy' :D

Keisuke
2005-04-01, 13:37
(Historical note: the April fools' joke has now been taken back down again. Anyone who missed the delightful Kanoso pictures can still find them, sans captions, here (http://haeleth.net/img/kanoso).)

You should've translate this scene too XP (http://www.myimgs.com/data/PKIM/yuria.jpg)