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Haeleth 2005-08-02 06:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by AstCd2
I wonder how many of the people here would be interested in buying it?

買えるっ、買うっ、買わなくてたまるかっ!

(Note to self: find out where AstCd2 gets those AA Key characters from.)

GreatSaintLouis 2005-08-02 07:52

I think I'd be seriously interested in picking it up - price and available funds at the time being the main factors. I just can't help but think that there might be some limited first-print goodies or at least cover art like they did for Clannad, which really has my interest.

Of course, that I'll have managed to pick up Clannad by then goes without saying.

Misu 2005-08-02 08:40

LE goods <3...
Uhmm, has a price been announced yet?

2005-08-02 09:24

The page says 5800 yen. (approx. 60USD?)

Fairly cheap for a 18+ game, but it *is* a fandisk...makes you wonder how much amount of text it'll have.

I received a mail from versammeln today. Since I read AstCd2's post
beforehand, I thought the mail was announcing TomoyoAfter's release date.
Turned out it was about another game going on sale...bummer.

emperor 2005-08-02 09:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by hir
The page says 5800 yen. (approx. 60USD?)

Fairly cheap for a 18+ game, but it *is* a fandisk.

I don't think key thinks of it as one.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Key visual arts
本作はCLANNADとは別の作品です。 登場人物(キャラクター)や
世界観などあらゆる類似に関わらず、両作品に関係はございません。


Stranger 2005-08-02 22:32

hey look at the bright side.... the release date is around pay-day day :)

I for one am getting.... I'll think of food around the end of next month :)

AstCd2 2005-08-03 03:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by hir
The page says 5800 yen. (approx. 60USD?)

Fairly cheap for a 18+ game, but it *is* a fandisk...makes you wonder how much amount of text it'll have.

At 5,800 yen, I'm expecting a fairly decent effort in terms of text volume.
That's three quarters of what new titles typically cost (and a great deal more expensive than Planterian), and I don't see it having any features other than the AVG component (as fan discs typically do in order to pad out the contents).

Is it too much to hope for a Leaf-style Mah-jong game?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Haeleth
(Note to self: find out where AstCd2 gets those AA Key characters from.)

Trawling through character threads on Hakagi, mostly.
There's a nice database here for the faint of heart, though:
http://www.geocities.jp/hakagi1/

AstCd2 2005-08-12 07:25

Live from the stalwarts at C68:

Tomoyo After Promotion CD

Vocal Track

『Light colors』
Lyrics 麻枝 准 (Maeda Jun) (Key)
Composition 折戸伸治 (Orito Shinji) (Key)
Arrangement 高瀬一矢 (Takase Kazuya) (I've)
Vocal Lia (I've)


Telecard

http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/8...00023651ms.jpg

Is it just me, or does it look like Itaru's work?


Reference

Key
http://key.visualarts.gr.jp/

versammeln
http://www.product.co.jp/soft00.asp

Current Hakagi Thread
http://pie.bbspink.com/test/read.cgi/leaf/1120227187/

Haeleth 2005-08-12 07:39

おぉ、えっち~

I see Key have updated their TA page, too... confirming the Versammeln release date, and also revealing that the first pressing extra will be a soundtrack CD as usual.

AstCd2 2005-08-12 09:47

Tomoyo After Demo Movie

Firstly, my apologies for the large picture sizes. I wanted the words to be clear.

I don't consider any of the pictures to contain spoilers.
Nonetheless, there are a few references to events in Clannad, so you view at your own peril if you've yet to play it.


http://members.optusnet.com.au/cjtchen/bscap014.jpg
Title

http://members.optusnet.com.au/cjtchen/bscap015.jpg
Accurate, if inelegant English

http://members.optusnet.com.au/cjtchen/bscap016.jpg
Tomoyo-tan

http://members.optusnet.com.au/cjtchen/bscap018.jpg
Domestic bliss

http://members.optusnet.com.au/cjtchen/bscap020.jpg
Tomoyo on Love

http://members.optusnet.com.au/cjtchen/bscap027.jpg
Could it be...?!

http://members.optusnet.com.au/cjtchen/bscap000.jpg
No, it isn't

http://members.optusnet.com.au/cjtchen/bscap028.jpg
Guess who?

http://members.optusnet.com.au/cjtchen/bscap030.jpg
Ero

http://members.optusnet.com.au/cjtchen/bscap031.jpg
To the same heights

http://members.optusnet.com.au/cjtchen/bscap033.jpg
Maeda's favourite theme

http://members.optusnet.com.au/cjtchen/bscap034.jpg
Tomoya or Takafumi?

http://members.optusnet.com.au/cjtchen/bscap036.jpg
The ever-so-I've-ish vocal track


Omake
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AstCd2 2005-08-12 10:23

Key Compilation Mini Album 'Ma-Na'

Apart from the promotional DVD noted above, Key also put out a compilation album containing arranged versions of;

01. 朝影 (Kanon)
02. 夏影 (Air)
03. Gentle Jena (Planetarian)
04. 渚 (Clannad)

Reference
http://key.soundslabel.com/discography.htm

2005-08-12 17:32

AstCd2>

Now that's one quick news. Good work to see here.
So the story's gonna have the child...

And yeah the teleca picture looks Itaru-ish to me, too.

(some guy described it italic/いたりっく...or should we respell it as itaric to avoid any complaints from Italy?)

2005-08-12 17:35

Sorry that was me...I forgot to log in.
I was writing from my family home.

GreatSaintLouis 2005-08-12 19:39

I really like the art style in those images from the DVD.

...except that bear thing. That's a little creepy, if you ask me.

zalas 2005-08-13 22:06

The slightly better looking version of pedobear? ;)

I have to say, the song is really good. /me gives props to I've for the arrangement. :) And of course, Lia fails to disappoint.

GreatSaintLouis 2005-08-13 23:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by zalas
The slightly better looking version of pedobear? ;)

Exactly. I couldn't remember his name.

...this IS an 18+ game after all.

New 2005-08-13 23:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by GreatSaintLouis
Quote:

Originally Posted by zalas
The slightly better looking version of pedobear? ;)

Exactly. I couldn't remember his name.

...this IS an 18+ game after all.

Pebewhatty?

And Lia's voice radiates womanly beauty every time I hear it. Which I do every day. *Obsesses over Tori No Uta/MP3 player*

zalas 2005-08-14 00:49

Tori no Uta has better lyrics and musical complexity, but I think Birthday song and Aozora have better singing :)

2005-08-14 03:19

I've never really been that fond of Tori no Uta, myself. I like Aozora, though.

Stranger 2005-08-17 05:09

me like the graphics, those CGs are a good improvment on key's style

any word on the length of the game yet?!, the price tag is a bit small compared to other games. (unless key have decided not to do the same as Ciel and Circus by charging a full game price for a fan disk siqual).

by the way, is that demo movie downloadable?! (I do expect a demo to be downloadable... but I can't find it!!)

Haeleth 2005-08-17 06:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stranger
by the way, is that demo movie downloadable?!

Nope. Well, not legally. AFAIK Key have never made their demos available for public download, they seem to thrive on the buzz that limited editions provide... :/

AstCd2 2005-08-25 23:45

http://www.sofmap.com/shop/topics/to...3307&TPC_PG=27

Orders are now being taken for Tomoyo After.
A few new screenshots are up, too.
If you're at work, though, you probably don't want to scroll down.

Spiritsnare 2005-08-26 06:39

Damn, I can't wait for the movie to show up as downloadable. I like the art style -- it's way better than any other Key work (save for probably planetarian).

Not to mention the one you call Pedobear makes me think of Kimura-sensei in a cat suit in Azumanga Daioh.

AstCd2 2005-08-31 04:34

http://61.199.33.219/info/visual/key/tomoyo/

It appears that Tomoyo After will have voices for all characters apart from the protagonist, which is somewhat of a first for Key. Given the classification, though, it's probably safe to assume they're not using Kuwashima Houko for Tomoyo.

Disappointingly, Maeda's idea of a mini-RPG doesn't seem to have made the final release, so fans will have to wait a little longer for Fuuko Master II.

AstCd2 2005-09-16 23:45

http://d.hatena.ne.jp/moonphase/

http://www.corebooks.jp/tuhan/zassi/...0177771152.jpg

The November edition of PUSH brings with it the promise of a Tomoyo After movie (presumably the one from C67), wallpaper, the theme song, and a playable demo. With a cover like that, it does appear that Maeda wasn't kidding when he said he wasn't pulling Key out of the 18+ market =P


The cast has also been announced:

Tomoyo: Isshiki Hikaru
Takafumi & Kanako: Suzumori Chisato
Tomo: Sasaki Akari

l|ammamama 2005-09-17 00:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by AstCd2
With a cover like that, it does appear that Maeda wasn't kidding when he said he wasn't pulling Key out of the 18+ market =P

haha, woo! no kidding

zalas 2005-09-17 01:53

Here's what I can make of the theme song, with a lot of help from http://diarynote.jp/d/63962/_0_50.html <_<

Note: Please pardon the shoddy translation; there were a few parts where I was rather confused. I may also have inadvertently added in a few bits of meaning that were implied in the original. Corrections are welcome ^_^

That being said, the chorus is really nicely done, IMO, and I think I hear Shinji Orito's influence on the music in the very beginning parts. <_<

「Light colors(short ver)」
どうにもできない事があっても 最後まで目を閉じず
Even if there are things for which I can do nothing about, I shall never shut my eyes even until the end
見守ってゆく勇気 それは遠い誰かの
The courage to watch over someone, that belongs to someone far away
持ち物で僕じゃない
And thus, it is not I

ようやく向かい風はないんだけど 長すぎる前髪が
Even if there is hardly any wind blowing upon me, the too-long front of my hair brushes against my face
気になってどうにも 心が落ち着かない
I worry about it but there is no way for me to calm down
勇気とはほど遠くて
That thing called courage is too far away

明日はもっとうまくやってみせる
I shall do it better tomorow and show you
だからもう一度だけ信じて
So believe in me just once more

プリズム落とした 世界の色の褪せ
Even if the prism falls, the colors of the world fade away
こんな灰色に すべてうずもれても
And everything is buried within this ashen monochrome
僕ならばできる 例え一人だって
I can do this, even by myself
未来にまた塗り替えてみせるよ
I shall repaint the world and show you

Soulfang 2005-09-17 05:50

Quote:

Originally Posted by zalas
ようやく向かい風はないんだけど 長すぎる前髪が
Even if there is hardly any wind blowing upon me, the too-long front of my hair brushes against my face

Those would be bangs, wouldn't they? ;)

At least that's what I assume 前髪 would be referring to...

Haeleth 2005-09-17 05:54

Hadaka-apron? Ick.

I think I can begin to guess why Hinoue Itaru isn't drawing this one. She probably didn't want to produce the illustrations they needed...

AstCd2 2005-09-17 06:23

Given the 'quick buck' style of marketing Key's pulling on this one (it being a lot easier to produce sex than good writing when it comes to having something to sell), I'm guessing that whatever the official line may be, they're doing this one just to recover some of the 4-year development costs sunk into Clannad.

If that line of reasoning holds true, though, the next title (which we now know will feature Itaru) ought to be an all-ages plot-based title. I'll be very interested to see whether this is the case, given that President Baba over at VA was undoubtedly underwhelmed by how their last (full-size) all-ages game did.

That said, Key has had a year to write this, so I'll be sorely disappointed if the writing isn't up to standard, however much a secondary role it plays to the ecchi.

2005-09-17 07:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by Haeleth
Hadaka-apron? Ick.

I think I can begin to guess why Hinoue Itaru isn't drawing this one. She probably didn't want to produce the illustrations they needed...

Second on that.

I have those artwork books of Kanon and Air with Itaru's comments on
each pics, but the comments were not really elaborate when it came to sexy pics...

Thought if this was some kind of a harassment to our dear artist :P

Haeleth 2005-09-17 07:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by AstCd2
I'll be sorely disappointed if the writing isn't up to standard, however much a secondary role it plays to the ecchi.

Well, I'm sure the ecchi writing will be up (?) to the usual standard, at least. :P

drmchsr0 2005-09-17 07:41

There's ecchi content?

I'm sold.

zalas 2005-09-17 11:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by Haeleth
Well, I'm sure the ecchi writing will be up (?) to the usual standard, at least. :P

They have a standard?!?! <_<
Their H writing reminds me of "I put on my wizard robe and hat"

Haeleth 2005-09-17 11:28

You did notice the "?" after "up", right?

GreatSaintLouis 2005-09-17 13:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by zalas
Their H writing reminds me of "I put on my wizard robe and hat"

AHAHA! Actually, I think that could possibly be some sort of improvement on the story - I know I'd get a kick out of finding THAT sort of scenario in an H-game. Do you remember what the link to the transcript of that conversation was, for those who haven't read it?

So I'm a bit divided here. On the one hand: new Key game, reasonable price, my first ever chance to snag one at release. On the other: 18+, considerable evidence pointing to ecchi-over-story focus, creepy Pedo Bear doppleganger.

I swear, if this sucks I'm buying Fate/hollow ataraxia. THAT will show them!

Haeleth 2005-09-17 14:36

Moon Phase strikes again with a summary of an interview with Jun Maeda, which is quite informative:
  • Development is nearly complete. All the writing's done. All that's really left is to finish the soundtrack (there are one or two tracks left to do, out of about 20 planned).
  • While it says on the homepage that the game isn't related to Clannad, that's a legal fiction to satisfy the EOCS [the organisation that regulates adult games in Japan]. In practice it's okay to think of this as a continuation of Clannad.
  • The first part of the story will feel a bit like a fandisk, but towards the end it's going to get pretty serious.
  • Tomoyo After will be nothing like as long as Clannad.
  • The Key staff were all given time to go off and do their own thing after Clannad was finished, and Tomoyo After is what Maeda wanted to make. He wasn't really able to get the other Key staff to help, which is why the art and so on aren't being done by the usual people. Okay, the number of sex scenes he's putting in there probably is another reason.
  • This isn't the story of Tomoya and Tomoyo, it's wholly Tomoyo's story. It's not going to be about them settling down and having kids.
  • The character Kanako is a kind of successor to Clannad's Sunohara (laughs). She doesn't have any H scenes.
  • Takafumi is a tennen-boke type [can't think how to translate it offhand, but think Minagi and Kotomi]
  • The other heroines from Clannad won't be appearing. In fact, other characters in general are basically limited to a few appearances from Tomoya's father.
  • There aren't going to be any separate afterstories for the other heroines, either. [Aw, I was looking forward to "Fuuko After". :(]
  • They're hoping to get the next work [presumably the one Itaru's working on] out by the end of next year.
And damn, I wish Key would release that Tomoyo After demo online, instead of only giving it out to magazines that I can't easily buy. :(

l|ammamama 2005-09-17 14:53

thank goodness we have you dandy chaps (lol..) as go-betweens to give us rabid english fans all the insider info

goodness knows going through and trying to read those articles myself would take ages ~_~

Soulfang 2005-09-17 15:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by Haeleth
And damn, I wish Key would release that Tomoyo After demo online, instead of only giving it out to magazines that I can't buy. :(

It's not like it won't be available for download at any rate... :P

Freakker 2005-09-17 16:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by GreatSaintLouis
Quote:

Originally Posted by zalas
Their H writing reminds me of "I put on my wizard robe and hat"

AHAHA! Actually, I think that could possibly be some sort of improvement on the story - I know I'd get a kick out of finding THAT sort of scenario in an H-game. Do you remember what the link to the transcript of that conversation was, for those who haven't read it?

Do you mean this?


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