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Old 2005-10-27, 04:08
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http://d.hatena.ne.jp/moonphase/

No, it's not the eponymous album by The Pillows - it's the new title from Key (avec Itaru).


[from G's Magazine]

Details (per Moon Phase)
- It's for Windows.
- The staff roll will once again feature Hinoue Itaru (character designer for Kanon, Air, and Clannad).
- Going by the designs, it would appear that there are at least 6 heroines.
- Judging by the uniforms, Moon Phase speculates that it is likely to be another school-based game.
- No specifics so far on the genre, release date, price, age limit, cast, or the rest of the staff.

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It's probably too early to speculate on even the genre, given that Air featured schoolgirls in spite of not being a gakuen title. Given the quirky title and fanciful character designs (reminiscent of a certain popular Circus title), my money's on this being a light-hearted comedy instead of the tragi-drama Key is more famous for.

Related 2channery & Unconfirmed information
Horrible mobile phone camera pictures
http://pie.bbspink.com/test/read.cgi/leaf/1128851094/
http://pie.bbspink.com/test/read.cgi/leaf/1125966226/

- In addition to Itaru, there will be an additional character designer.
- Maeda Jun will be writing, and Orito Shinji composing.
- One of the characters (not designed by Itaru) features nekomimi in the rough sketches, suggesting a more fanciful setting than usual.
- The money is on it being a 'magic girl' title, with some speculation linking it to Maeda Jun + Izumi Rei's Hibiki no Mahou.
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Old 2005-10-27, 05:10
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My first thought was, 'Has Nemu gone blonde?' O.o

The artwork is nice though, that's all I know to comment on at the moment.
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Old 2005-10-27, 08:14
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ネコミミって・・・もしかして、イタルルゥ?w

Not that Key's wholly alien to the things. Remember those CLANYAD telecards?
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Old 2005-10-27, 09:53
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Interesting interview. For those who don't read Japanese, I'll summarize:

"Is this going to be like previous works?"
"No comment."

I'm also intrigued as to why we're transliterating this "busters". On the analogy of グッズ, it's quite clear to me that the only possible transliteration of the title リットルバスターズ is "Little Bastards".

Hmm, a heartwarming tale of illegitimacy and redemption, perhaps? ^_^
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Old 2005-10-27, 10:15
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XD this sounds great... mayhaps I'll be able to attempt translation by the time this game is actually out for purchase.
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Old 2005-10-27, 10:22
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Dear Key,

Please, No Ecchi.
Please, No Ecchi.
Please, No Ecchi.
Please, No Ecchi.

Love, GSL

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I'm also intrigued as to why we're transliterating this "busters". On the analogy of グッズ, it's quite clear to me that the only possible transliteration of the title リットルバスターズ is "Little Bastards".

Hmm, a heartwarming tale of illegitimacy and redemption, perhaps? ^_^
I think you're confusing this with Tomoyo After...
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Old 2005-10-27, 13:18
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Hmm, a heartwarming tale of illegitimacy and redemption, perhaps? ^_^
Or maybe this won't be a love game at all...
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Old 2005-10-27, 15:03
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I'm also intrigued as to why we're transliterating this "busters". On the analogy of グッズ, it's quite clear to me that the only possible transliteration of the title リットルバスターズ is "Little Bastards".
An interesting tidbit: Googling "busters バスターズ" yields about 12,800 results while "bastards バスターズ" yields about 500.
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Old 2005-10-27, 15:10
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Quite clearly what those results mean is that the Japanese only feel they need to explain what バスターズ means when it's being used unusually.

Plus my interpretation makes more sense. I don't know what a "little buster" would be, but I know a little bastard when I see one. :P

I will note, for the benefit of non-native English speakers, that all my comments in this thread so far have been jokes. Except for the bit about CLANYAD.
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Old 2005-10-27, 20:08
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ネコミミって・・・もしかして、イタルルゥ?w

Not that Key's wholly alien to the things. Remember those CLANYAD telecards?
They turned those into pin badges, too, I think. Or fasteners.
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And I have Clanyad in full glory in my preClannad book <_< (or at least I think I do anyway, haven't really looked through it much)
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ネコミミって・・・もしかして、イタルルゥ?w
レイっちもいるかな~w
それにおじさまーじゃなくて、麻枝さんは仮面を買えちゃったのかᦃ