VA-11 Hall-A Review

It’s 207X A.D., and Glitch City is a cyberpunk dystopia. A corrupt Big Brother watches through nanomachines in the very air people breathe. Basic necessities are prohibitively expensive, and the gap between the haves and have-nots only widens with each passing day. Just being outdoors invites the possibility of being mugged or murdered. Wouldn’t you like to get away? Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name, and VA-11 Hall-A is all about capturing that feeling.

Exploring Visual Novels 4: Ever 17

Ever 17 is a visual novel developed by the now defunct KID or Kindle Imagine Develop as a stand-alone part of their Infinity series. The visual novel was first released in 2002 on Dreamcast and PS2. In 2003 it received a Japanese PC release before finally being released in English by the also now defunct Hirameki International in 2005. Needless to say official copies are nearly impossible to find at this point.

Little Busters Episode 19

Kud does her best to fit in but she is constantly seen as a funny foreigner by the rest of her classmates. The Little Busters support her by helping her study for an upcoming exam.

Little Busters Episode 17

Haruka reveals the big secret between herself and Kanata. It turns out that the two of them are twin sisters with a twist. They share a mom but they each have a different dad and one of their fathers is an arsonist.

Little Busters Episode 16

Haruka is up to her usual pranks when she gets cornered by the disciplinary committee. Haruka is yelled at for attempting to fix an old bench and making trouble. She is then hauled off to the disciplinary committee’s room for judgement.

Little Busters: Episode 14

Midori finally spills the beans about her relationship with Mio. As it would turn out Midori is Mio’s imaginary friend. When Mio forgot about her she lost her shadow and knew that when Midori came back she would be the one to disappear.

Little Busters: Episode 10

Riki and the Little Busters have been practicing their baseball skills for the eventual match, but they are still lacking one member. Taking pity on Mio Riki decides to invite her for the last position on the team.

Little Busters: Episode 9

While playing with her kitties, Rin notices another note attached to the leg of one of them. The note asks her to “save the cafeteria”. With Riki in tow, Rin visits the cafeteria and asks the cafeteria lady if anything is wrong. She tells them all is well, so they go on their way.

Little Busters: Episode 8

This week Kud joins the Little Busters baseball team after showing off her athletic abilities while playing with her dogs. She is interrupted by another classmate informing her that Kud has packages waiting to be signed for. Riki and Masato help Kud bring her packages up to her room, and learn that she is still looking for a roommate.

Little Busters: Episode 7

Now that Komari’s story has ended we kick back into things with some silly antics from the Little Busters cast. Prankster Haruka who has been showing up in Riki’s class is up to her usual troublesome ways causing trouble for other, and also being hunted down by the disciplinary council.

Little Busters: Episode 6

This week Komari’s story comes to close as her sad back story is fully revealed. Whenever she sees someone or something die she remembers that her brother is gone, and breaks down. Komari is unable to face the truth head on so eventually she manages to find solace in forgetting that it ever happened.