Do you have a fetish for numbers?

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#1 by tomtheerogeman
2018-11-04 at 11:06
I don't want this to sound impolite or anything, but I'm very curious.

Having seen some of your posts and edits on vndb, I noticed that you seem so interested in characters' ages and grades. At first I thought it was just about prepubescent characters, because kids change a lot with age and therefore it would make more sense. But overtime I realized that this is regarding all kinds of characters.

How does it affect the way you enjoy your VNs? Like is it more arousing when you know a character's real age? Does it just make the story more interesting? I don't usually care about random users' preferences, but your case just seems so... fascinating. I've never seen or heard of anyone with that kind of fetish before.
#2 by barfboy
2018-11-04 at 16:25
They're mysteries to be solved

Edit. I'm sorry it's not more interesting, like I have some sexual fetish for it or anything. I just get so interested in trying to uncover what they're trying to hide.

Take Imouto ga Boku o Neratteru
for example. The characters uniforms tell you what schooling they go to. There's a scene where the protagonist needs to meet with one of his sisters and has to leave school to go to their school to meet them. That means he and his eldest sister must be in the same school with the same uniform. They don't wear uniforms anywhere in college. Tomoka who's uniform and school are different must be a school lower, that means the eldest sister and protagonist must be in high school. Tomoka must be in middle school. The youngest sister doesn't wear a uniform (this is evidence of her classmates in the group pictures she's in). She must be in a lower school than Tomoka (she certainly can't be higher as a younger sister). Putting her naturally in Grade school. Bang, all sisters fall into place!

Likewise
Angel Ring
All the characters wear the same uniform EXCEPT his sister. When he visits his sister he has to go to the school next door technically leaving school grounds. This is a plot point in her route where they have to be sneaky to meet up with each other. She doesn't wear the same uniform, so she can't be in highschool. Again, this puts her in middle school.

I've been doing this for years (those are all my edits on Imouto ga Boku o Neratteru ). I've been doing this since 2012!

Never give someone a mystery to solve! It's just so interesting to solve them!

Case in point
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#3 by tomtheerogeman
2018-11-05 at 02:46
Wow, I didn't think it could be so much fun just to try and figure out ages and grades. When I read eroge myself, I try to solve those things on my own, but if the developers try hard enough to hide it, then I usually give up.
#4 by barfboy
2018-11-05 at 15:30
I think it's because I have a personal war against 'All characters are over the age of 18' which is just plain stupid.

Fans hate it, companies hate it, and sometimes it's just blatantly false.
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and yet it exists in the opening.

Some companies do whatever they can to circumvent it such as
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The girls ages are listed as 'assigned numbers' (at about 30 seconds in

While most companies turn it into a joke. I'm sick of it and want it to go away. So I point out any example I can of underage girls till Japan dumps the whole stupid idea.

Such as
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The game first tells you her mother died in childbirth. Later in the game it tells you her mother died 13 years ago. They do crap like that all the time to try and get around the 'all girls are over the age of 18' idiocy.

Anyway I hope this further information helps you understand my motivation behind it all.Last modified on 2018-11-05 at 15:33
#5 by tomtheerogeman
2018-11-05 at 19:07
Is this the reason why Shiritsu Sakuranbo Shougakkou is still a doujin circle?

My understanding is that the reason why these warnings exist is because these companies are trying to comply with EOSC regulations, because if they don't then some retailers won't stock their games. There's less pressure on doujin circles, thus I think the only way to sell loliges without those bullshit warnings is to be a doujin circle instead.

It makes it a pain in the ass to find their games, because the quality of their titles is just as good as professional games, so you'd think they'd be in the bishoujo game section. But many websites separate doujinshi from professional titles, so it made me think that my favourite place to buy eroge didn't have them, but this whole time I was searching in the wrong section of the site.

And what's even more stupid is that I have a normal game, Coming x Humming!!, with the very same warning every time you start it up. I don't know, this industry is weird.
#6 by barfboy
2018-11-05 at 21:42
Yeah that's probably why they're still a doujin circle.

They even tell you how old Kasumi is in Injuu no Ori Joshikousei Haikoujou Kankin Rape
(She's 17) and that's not even a lolicon game. Which means they can't sell over the shelf products at most retailers. I'm sure some retailers don't care but the big chains in Tokyo certainly won't sell your goods without regulation which they'll never get so long as their website blatantly tells you how old the girls are unless the regulation changes.
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By the way Sakuranbo Shougakkou, please bring back the Nyuugakkou brand. Fucking hell I bought both games in hardcopies already, what more do you want from me? Please, I just want more Sakuranbo Nyuugakkou games!

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