Vns where the writers are female?

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#1 by kosoroyiya
2019-11-08 at 08:40
Please don't mention anything not japanese.

Does anyone know of dating VNs were the writers are female? I can't read japanese, much less japanese names, so how would I be able to spot if someone in the credits is a scenario/dialogue writer and female?
#2 by eacil
2019-11-08 at 08:49
If the writer (シナリオ/脚本) is written in the credits in pink, it means it's a woman.
Or you can look at link
#3 by dk382
2019-11-08 at 11:34
By 'dating VNs' I assume you mean galge? Because obviously otome and BL have many female scenario writers.

In the galge space, three that come to mind for me are Nanaumi Sou, Rokka Rika, and Orgel. There are definitely others. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if there are some writers whose gender we don't know who are women.

I would not expect these to be terribly different from eroge written by men. Scenario writers largely write according to a set of specifications with strict guidelines on what they can and cannot do, and ultimately they're all writing to appeal to the same fetishes, for the same audience.

edit: I'm curious as to why the names got all screwed up when linking those staff entries...

edit 2: fixed now, thanks yorhelLast modified on 2019-11-10 at 02:39
#4 by kiru
2019-11-08 at 11:51
Funny you mention Orgel. One of the routes from Tonakoi actually is in a way it'd be rather unlikely to be written by a male writer. Unfortunately not in a positive way. More like prejudices what some females would believe men consider female appeal. I was actually always wondering how the heck you could write that route the way it was. The writer being female makes so much sense here it's not even funny. As sad as that kinda is.

Well, obviously, unlikely doesn't mean impossible. It's just one of the more extreme cases of completely ruining a charming heroine because she's "not feminine enough". The most extreme one I know myself, culminating into a key scene where she asks what the protagonist thinks her charming points are and he doesn't say anymore than "uhhhhh...?" leading towards a completely terrible ending. So bad it's funny, at the very least.
Other than that, she's actually not a bad writer, as far as I know her stuff. Perhaps it's just karma, how she can create genuinely likable characters and sometimes just ruins them because she has to (?) appeal to men in a weird way.
#5 by shiny
2019-11-08 at 22:23
Rokka Rika is probably the most famous one. Takemiya Yuyuko also wrote eroge once, most notably Noel.
Kusakabe Matsuri is most famous for BL games but is also responsible for the scenario Gore Screaming Show.
And also Sakurai Hikaru of Liarsoft Steampunk series' fame.

These are just the ones on top off my head. There are probably many more, and honestly many eroge writers just plain don't reveal any sort of personal details, sex included. It's very easy to just pass for a man - and most players will default to thinking that - when you don't release any footage of yourself, don't take part in live events or radios etc.
I wouldn't be surprised if some of the writers assumed to be men turned out to be women.
#6 by funnerific
2019-11-09 at 12:35
I have a suspicion that link is female, based on the H-scenes in Natsu no Ame and Himanatsu. No confirmation though.Last modified on 2019-11-09 at 12:44
#7 by eacil
2019-11-09 at 12:55
Based on what? Prejudices? Because it's a man.
#8 by funnerific
2019-11-09 at 13:30
Based on them going from super sweet to uncharacteristically rough in an instant for no apparent reason, which I don't see that much in VNs.Last modified on 2019-11-09 at 13:30


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