Possible Update from Jast coming soon

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#1 by redrain77
2019-06-13 at 18:42
< report >I recently contacted Jast in regards to this title and received the following reply: link
#2 by sakurakoi
2019-06-13 at 18:49
< report >You mean...

Soon™?
#3 by surferdude
2019-06-14 at 00:17
< report >Soonmaga, starring Mahou Shoujo Pretty Soon!Last modified on 2019-06-14 at 00:23
#4 by eacil
2019-06-14 at 00:48
< report >DJAAAAAAANGOOOO!!!
#5 by mutsuki
2019-06-14 at 01:01
< report >idk why everyone's getting so excited. it sounds just like any ordinary fixed pattern reply
#6 by eacil
2019-06-14 at 01:12
< report >I am more concerned about why everyone is excited by Sumaga when it looks as bad as SoniComi. Is it some hysterically funny VN or something?
#7 by nitro
2019-06-14 at 02:25
< report >COMING SOON... (TM)
#8 by then00bavenger
2019-06-14 at 04:29
< report >Not really funny at all(not for lack of trying either). It does have an interesting concept that plays well to the writer's 'abilities'.

Actually it seems like most of his stuff is trying to come up with interesting story gimmicks. Tokyo Necro apparently is regarded well and seems like it has a more straight forward story though so curious on how that turned out. Not that I'm that interested in trying it
#9 by ninigi
2019-06-14 at 04:59
< report >Sumaga is a lost cause. Might as well delete the English entry.
#10 by sakurakoi
2019-06-14 at 05:38
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idk why everyone's getting so excited
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I don't see any everyone-san here?

Actually it seems like most of his stuff is trying to come up with interesting story gimmicks.
Welcome to nitroplus and their concept which indeed boils down to being "interesting". How solid/sound the writing is, no, I don't mean entertaining, that is something I will not comment on, yet. However I will voice my doubts

Sumaga is the only title from them I consider reading more than just a synopsis/comments about but if it is indeed the case like in pretty much 95% of similar works/from similar companies, then I'll be out if the drama is trying to bull-dunging me. I'm not interested in having stuff been made interesting, it should be naturally so. Forcing anything is bad but doing it to drama is the worst.

Not really funny at all(not for lack of trying either).
Well, only one gave the Comedy a 3.0 and no one appears to disagree.
#11 by then00bavenger
2019-06-14 at 06:35
< report >Well I mean it's trying hard to be funny so it's accurate. I don't think a 3.0 has anything to do with whether the comedy is funny or not.

Also I don't think that applies to Nitroplus as a whole. I'd say that while they have a tendency to come up with interesting settings, Vio tries to come up with interesting gimmicks. Kind of hard to explain but like, there's a difference between creating a story with a robot as the main character or creating a story in an alternate timeline vs creating a story with some meta twist with the heroine talking to the player and redesigning the game.

Not to mention that Vio just doesn't really have the writing power to back up his story as opposed to most other NitroPlus writers which is probably why he tries to get creative and unconventional. Not that there are really any of the old NitroPlus writers around anymore.

Sumaga is actually what I'd consider one of his better products mainly because there's a certain 'twist' that makes it so his bad writing is disguised by plot and can even turn out to be one of the story's strengths. Probably sounds weird but I can't really explain that without going into detail about the story.Last modified on 2019-06-14 at 07:00
#12 by koyomiyume
2019-07-04 at 06:09
< report >Slight update from Anime Expo 2019.

Apparently its coming out near the end of the year. That's what they mean by "Winter 2019"Last modified on 2019-07-04 at 06:11
#13 by myfistus
2019-09-05 at 01:11
< report >I hate to tell them this, but that would be Winter 2020, unless they intend to release it December 31st 11:59PM
#14 by koyomiyume
2019-09-25 at 22:13
< report >No. It's indeed Winter 2019. It's a bit complicated but it's definitely coming out this year.
#15 by chipp12
2019-12-08 at 06:57
< report >Guess it's really going to be released on December 31 then.
#16 by ninigi
2019-12-08 at 08:28
< report >Most likely next year.
#17 by vario
2019-12-08 at 16:57
< report >Totono is in February so you shouldn't expect Sumaga earlier than spring.
#18 by alexlung
2019-12-17 at 13:38
< report >Sad face
#19 by surferdude
2020-01-01 at 12:25
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No. It's indeed Winter 2019. It's a bit complicated but it's definitely coming out this year.

Believe it!
#20 by kiru
2020-01-01 at 12:28
< report >Winter 2019 is still going for 3 months. It just started. It's like the Winter 2019 anime season, which hasn't even really started yet.
#21 by mrkew
2020-01-01 at 13:43
< report >Actually, the winter 2019 anime season was from Jan 2019 to Mar 2019. The upcoming anime season is winter 2020. linkLast modified on 2020-01-01 at 13:43
#22 by barasuishou97
2020-04-02 at 20:06
< report >I really enjoyed this game. Hopefully JAST speeds up their pace after Totono.
#23 by kamenreader
2020-04-03 at 15:29
< report >This game and Django should have came out before Totono(or Sonico for that matter) they completly screwed that one, a full generation of VN player has probably gone by since they first announced it.
#24 by koyomiyume
2021-04-12 at 16:40
< report >#19 I guess it was the heat of the moment, so to speak. I honestly wasn't aware of JAST's reputation back then and I absolutely regret putting out so much hope in their release dates. On the bright side, I learned my lesson sooner than later.

Many people have said this before but anyone aspiring to read this entire game is better off learning Japanese and reading it when they feel comfortable enough with their reading level. JAST seems more focused on nukiges nowadays, so I wouldn't expect any news regarding Sumaga this year either.

I already started with my studies back in 2019 and finally started reading more frequently in japanese last year. From the few parts i've read, Sumaga isn't hard to read at all. You can also try out that partial patch from 2010 and see if you actually like the game.Last modified on 2021-04-12 at 16:51
#25 by vninfohata
2021-04-12 at 20:27
< report >hmmLast modified on 2021-04-18 at 14:02