オメガバース Omegaverse popular in Japan BL now - a tag?

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#1 by lavenders
2022-02-21 at 04:17
< report >Gokigen'you VNDB friends, and I would like to make a proposal.

The Omegaverse BL subgenre has been growing in popularity in Japanese BL in recent years.
A search for オメガバース in a popular search engine yields about 5,290,000 results

DLsite with 1447 Omegaverse works in its own tag:
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Kadokawa's manga website Comic Walker has an Omegaverse category:
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BL Chiru Chiru article about Omegaverse manga:
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You may be thinking "but this is all manga, this is a Visual Novel DataBase"
I will list Omegaverse VNs I have seen at the bottom of this post---

Omegaverse tag was rejected here:
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The reasons were that it is too specific, and that it is western fanfiction terminology.
However I believe that the reasons might not apply nowadays, because in the years since that post, there is much more popularity and Omegaverse titles in Japanese BL now.

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Omegaverse visual novel titles I have found:

Omega Vampire
(Japanese)
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Reversing Caste -Omegaverse-
(Japanese)
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Mannequin Academy
(English)
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sweet pool*
(Japanese)
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*Perhaps the popular and infamous Nitroplus Chiral title 'sweet pool' can be considered a proto-Omegaverse. Many of the conventions of the genre are present ([Male]/[Failed-Male]/[Female] = Alpha/Beta/Omega, body modification, male menstruation, male estrus, male pregnancy)

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By the way, I am not a big fan of Omegaverse- but believe it would be beneficial to tag it so people can seek or avoid it as they wish.

Thank you for reading this message.Last modified on 2022-02-21 at 04:20
#2 by lunaterra
2022-02-21 at 04:36
< report >Other omegaverse VNs I'm aware of:
Tatoe Sore ga Unmei de Atte mo (f/m omegaverse)
Sexy Litter
Second Chances

I think there are definitely going to be more omegaverse VNs in the future, and the trope is divisive enough that a tag for it makes sense.
#3 by Ezezin
2022-02-21 at 04:42
< report >Omega what?
Are you talking about this?Last modified on 2022-02-21 at 04:43
#4 by shadowmend
2022-02-21 at 05:44
< report >Yes, that's what they're talking about.

A few more:

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#5 by vninfohata
2022-02-21 at 17:05
< report >Never heard about this. Interesting. Tell me more.
#6 by armony
2022-02-21 at 17:47
< report >If I may add my two cents, I think accepting this tag wouldn't hurt.
I don't really get why it was flatly rejected in the first place, the reasons given seem contradictory: the complaint no. 1 was about the tag being "oddly specific", so I guess the issue with it was that it wouldn't apply to many VNs, but then the complaint no. 2 was about incorporating fanfic terminology, which proves that the tag refers to a well-established fetish/setting, so it's not that obscure after all so there's potential for new VNs about it? The same "fanfic terminology" is also incorporated in the existing games that the tag would apply to, including Japanese games, so I really don't see what's the problem here. Also, since when did vndb have a problem with catering to users with obscure fetishes?
#7 by zakashi
2022-02-21 at 18:02
< report >It's so weird associating omega with weak males, just because it is the last letter of the Greek Alphabet.

Omega sounds like a pretty badass word>"I am the alpha and omega" ºOº
#8 by beliar
2022-02-21 at 18:17
< report >The tag was rejected back when Warfoki was still the tag mod, and I think at the time I supported his decision. However, I think with this many examples of the games listed, we can approve the tag. the concept still seems weird to me, but not that much weirder than some of the shit that's already on the db. -.-'

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