Which english visual novel company is bigger?
|#1 by lmceachern|
2019-10-07 at 02:38
|Which english visual novel company is the biggiest right now. If I had to rank them top 3 would be Sekai Project, MangaGamer and Jast USA.|
|#2 by fuukanou|
2019-10-07 at 02:52
|I think in terms of size JAST is pretty big but just JAST USA makes things a bit less clear.|
|#3 by ramaladni|
2019-10-07 at 04:55
|What does 'biggest' even mean? Most employees? Biggest catalogue? Biggest fanbase? Longest-running?|
|#4 by bunny1ov3r|
2019-10-07 at 06:48
|More precisely I think they are visual novel publishers. I don't think they develop any title, though sekai does some English originals(?).|
|#5 by forever-here|
2019-10-07 at 07:08
|is steam not a publisher though?|
|#6 by shining17|
2019-10-07 at 07:20
|More like storefront.|
|#7 by lala7|
2019-10-07 at 08:02
|you mean biggest publisher? all of them are publishers.|
|#8 by echozulu|
2019-10-07 at 08:38
|JAST has a catalogue of 60-65 VNs, including G-Collections and Trial Versions. I'm on mobile so I can't effectively compare JAST's and G-Collections' VNDB pages. They seem to have the smallest amount of bloat-titles attached to their VNDB page. For the purpose of this post I mean by bloat-title any VN that is published on more than one storefront and therefore artificially boosts the catalogue of those storefronts, i.e. WingedCloud or Sunrider series titles but also high-quality localised works like School Days, Grisaia or Imouto Paradise.|
I may have miscounted and the way VNs are attributed to MG is a bit different than with JAST but MG came out to something like 120 ± 30 individual entries. Included are Trial Editions and bloat-titles.
Sekai has a whopping 134 ± 5. Trial Editions and bloat-titles included.
Sekai and MG take the cake, both in terms of catalogue size and amount of recent titles. A big percentage of JAST's catalogue is made up of old G-Collections localisations but they have a good amount of recent VNs as well.
I would personally place MG at the top, followed by Sekai and JAST.Last modified on 2019-10-07 at 08:47
|#9 by usagi|
2019-10-07 at 17:33
|I don't see a point in this poll unless NekoNyan and Sol Press is included. While they are not biggest companies out there - they are the most promising ones. Who translates and publish real deal titles - and not tons of low budget crap as others.Last modified on 2019-10-07 at 17:34|
|#10 by kn1000a|
2019-10-08 at 17:32
|MG and Sekai does have a lot of titles, especially Umineko for MG, but personally JAST has the most interesting-over-quantity ratio much more than the other two, (or NekoNyan for that matter). So for me, JAST is “bigger”.|
|#11 by makto|
2019-10-08 at 17:45
|agree wich comment above|
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