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Visual Arts

株式会社ビジュアルアーツ

Company
Primary language: Japanese
a.k.a. Visual Art's, Visual Artist Office, ビジュアルアーティストオフィス
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Subsidiary: Akubi, Anigema, B Team, B Works, Bonbee!, Concept, Craftwork, Curott, Dress, E.G.O., Elysion, Flady, Frill, G-clef, GLOVETY, Garden, Giant Panda, H.I. design office, Hadashi Shoujo, Hamham Soft, Harvest, Hayashigumi, Image Craft, Iris, Issue, JADE, Kamen Shoukai, Key, Kur-Mar-Ter, Lapis Lazuli, LimeLight, M-O, Mana, Mischief, Miyabi, Moe., Nord, Ocelot, Otherwise, PlayM, Prototype, Radi, Ram, Rex, Riffraff, Rio, Saga Planets, Sirius, Softhouse Bonbee Bonbon, Spray, Studio Mebius, Studio Orca, Studio Ring, White Powder, WithDrop, Words, ZION, Zero, catwalk, pekoe, tone work's
Imprint: Asoberu! BD-GAME, Visual Art's Motto, Visual Art's MottoSP

Visual Arts, formerly Visual Artist Office, is a Japanese publishing company specializing in the publishing and distribution of visual novels for a large list of game developers. Visual Arts has developed the game engines their brands currently use, including the current engine, called Siglus, and older engines RealLive and AVG32. Visual Arts also handles the selling and distribution of these games. The games published are mostly for a male audience, though they also publish games targeted towards women as well. They are well known for the publishing of games by the studio Key such as the famous visual novels Kanon, Air, and Clannad.

[From Wikipedia]

Brief history of Visual Art's:

March 1991: Visual Artist Office is founded
Later in 1991: Softhouse Bonbee Bonbon is established
1993: AyPio is established by UYE! after leaving Softhouse Bonbee Bonbon
May 1996: AVG32 engine is released
August 1996: Name changed to Visual Art's
1997: Zero is established.
1998: I've Sound and Ram are established
July 1998: Key is established
June 1999: Kanon is released.
2001: Giant Panda and Key Sounds Label are established
September 2001: RealLive engine is released
2006: Prototype, Visual Art's Motto and pekoe are established
2007: mana and Frill are established
2010: Singer/voice actor brand voix is formed. Siglus engine is released. Angel Beats! airs on TV.
2011: Asoberu! BD-GAME, tone work's, and Visual Art's MottoSP are established.

Releases

Hoshi no Hito ~Planetarian Side Story~
2011-11-30All agesHoshi no Hito ~Planetarian Side Story~Pub
Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~
2011-11-3012+Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~Pub
2017-05-08All agesplanetarian HDPub & Dev
2017-07-26All agesplanetarian HDPub & Dev
2018-01-31All agesplanetarian HDPub & Dev
2018-06-14All agesXingzhimeng ~Planetarian~ HD editionDev
2018-11-14All agesplanetarian HDPub & Dev
2021-09-03All agesplanetarian Ultimate EditionPub
Little Busters! SS
2012-10-29All agesLittle Busters!SS Vol. 01Pub
2012-12-03All agesLittle Busters!SS Vol. 02Pub
2013-01-07All agesLittle Busters!SS Vol. 03Pub
2013-02-12All agesLittle Busters!SS Vol. 04Pub
2013-03-07All agesLittle Busters!SS Vol. 05Pub
Kanon
2013-04-0412+KanonPub
Air
2013-05-0212+AirPub
Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~
2016-07-01All agesTomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ English EditionPub
Harmonia
2016-09-23All agesHarmoniaPub & Dev
Little Busters!
2017-11-01All agesLittle Busters! English EditionPub
Summer Pockets
2018-12-1717+Summer PocketsPub
2020-02-06All agesSummer PocketsPub
TBAAll agesSummer PocketsPub
Loopers
2021-07-209+LoopersPub
2021-07-2012+LoopersPub
TBAAll agesLoopersPub
Planetarian ~Snow Globe~
2021-09-03All agesplanetarian ~Snow Globe~Pub
2021-09-03All agesplanetarian Ultimate EditionPub