View Full Version : Katawa Shoujo

05-11-2009, 06:10 AM
So I recently downloaded this free visual novel developed by an online studio. Essentially, a group of people got together to create a visual novel based on a single picture they all saw. Yes, yes, they came together on 4Chan (the scourge of the internet), but what they produced is quite amazing. I would say that it has to be on par with a lot of visual novels released in Japan.

If you're interested, feel free to check out the website: http://katawa-shoujo.com/

You can only download Act 1 though, as they have only finished up to that point. Don't worry, there isn't any terrible scenes in the novel. I would say the first act is Rated PG-13.

I personally found the novel to be quite refreshing and a tasteful way of dealing with the issue of disabilities. The characters had their own personalities and interacted with each other in interesting ways.

What are your thoughts?