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Old 2006-04-01, 20:16
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I'm finding some exact repeated lines in Clannad. I also recall in Air, whenever Yukito stared at the sky, certain lines were repeated throughout the game.

Are repeating lines a staple of visual novels?

It must really convey a sense of deja vu to people who translate this stuff, "gee, haven't I translated this line already?" Do translators go back to where the first translated instance of the line was and copy+paste it over to other instances of it, or translate the new instances of the identical text anew?
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Old 2006-04-01, 20:27
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As for copy and pasting, I think it'd depend on whether the context indicates that the repetition is intentionally done for a particular effect.
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I looked up at the sky. The blueness of the sky touched my soul. I wondered if the international space station was somewhere up there.
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Are repeating lines a staple of visual novels?
Not just of visual novels. Go back to Homer and see how many times he uses the old ‘ροδοδακτυλος ’Ηως...
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Old 2006-04-03, 05:30
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Yes.
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I looked up at the sky. The blueness of the sky touched my soul. I wondered if the international space station was somewhere up there.
You sir, are a poet.

Let me try!

There was darkness. Lots of darkness so that I couldn't eat my choco-cat. I cried greatly.
You two win the thread.
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