Censorship Megasuki eroge - Johren release blocks shota boner with shitty white line

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Jhoren censoship in an eroge

Hibiki

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Another eroge that gets ruined by Localization/censorship, this time the protagonist gets completelly removed with a white line

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Megasuki is a short eroge where you bang your school friend because you got horny after she got glasses. The developer is literally named GLASSES, so they clearly know their shit.



Here is the censored image in question, it's not even porn
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The game store website


This is not the first time Johren causes an eroge to be censored, Eiyuu Senki WW got every single character with small boobs removed due to "violations of the platform guidelines"



Censored vs uncensored comparison
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Sankakucomplex article about Eiyu Senki




What I know about Johren
Apparently Johren is a Japanese platform owned by DMM (wich allows loli/shota on their platform btw), but Nutaku is also somewhat involved.
Most of the info comes from this reddit thread.

One reddit comment that caught my attention, seems like it's even worse than steam.
Johren is absolutely terrible for the visual novel landscape and is worse than Steam on many acccounts. Unlike Steam, where there's sometimes promise of a fully uncut version via official patches by devs, the Johren version is always censored (mosaics, content, etc.). Since the devs consider that the "final version" you won't see official patches and have to rely on community for fan-made patches. If the community has to make up for your failure to deliver, then I'm not spending a single cent.

If devs wanna neuter their games to sell to twelve year old French girls they can go chase that market for all I care. Just don't cry about why sales are terrible and blame westerners again.

Basically, the platform sucks, don't give them your money, support better platforms such as DLSite, they even have a loli section.
 

DosonTheIrate

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Wow, usually when I see something this pathetic I see Sony. What is this platform of which no one has ever heard? Why not just release on DLSite? Clearly the devs aren't interested in money, which suggests filthy commies who only want to subvert Japanese culture. I'm not interested in shota, but there is nothing more cultured than loli.

Imagine creating an alternative platform, then banning all the things your competitors bans, and then some. What's the point?
 

Fennec_fox

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Here is the censored image in question, it's not even porn
So I found the CG collection of said VN and there is some eroge stuff, in particular with the shota (tho he doesn't look like one too much tbh), it's pretty decent even with mosaics.
So, basically that means
-fans will have to wait for fan-made decensor patches and I GUESS that eng-fix script patches will be necessary as well
-more fans will have to resort to piracy and modders for actual good eng release of the game
-company is gonna cry about muh sales
Where's the logic???:bep-what::bep-what::bep-what::bep-what::bep-what:
 

immahnoob

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The thing is, the problem isn't that they're trying to make 12+ versions of the game (they don't cost much and they do give profit) it's just that the only releases are fucking censored so the 18+ fans can't even get the actual experience they wanted.

This is shooting yourself in the foot.
 

Grönsak

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The thing is, the problem isn't that they're trying to make 12+ versions of the game (they don't cost much and they do give profit) it's just that the only releases are fucking censored so the 18+ fans can't even get the actual experience they wanted.

This is shooting yourself in the foot.
I don't think a 12 year old have any interest in a visual novel without hentai in it. This is nothing short of stupid. It's a pointless product at this point. And if I was the artist I would be pissed.
 

Mandrake

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What I know about Johren
Apparently Johren is a Japanese platform owned by DMM (wich allows loli/shota on their platform btw), but Nutaku is also somewhat involved.
If Nutaku is involved or they used nutaku as a template, I'm absolutely not surprised they vandalized the work in such a blatant way.
Nutaku is indeed way worse than steam, it even censors non con, from what I've seen a few years back at least.
I guess they think that's what westerners want, big boobs and missionary sex after signing a consent form or something.
I'd be fine with that if they didn't localize works that clearly weren't going to fit in their own limitations.
 

immahnoob

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I don't think a 12 year old have any interest in a visual novel without hentai in it. This is nothing short of stupid. It's a pointless product at this point. And if I was the artist I would be pissed.
It's obvious that you're not selling to actual 12-year-olds, it'll be bought by adults that don't want porn but instead want to read the story.
 

Grönsak

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It's obvious that you're not selling to actual 12-year-olds, it'll be bought by adults that don't want porn but instead want to read the story.
who is interested in a VN's story and not the porn part there can't be that many out there.
 

Vajra

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Where's the logic???
It's amazing seeing how hard vn devs will butcher their games in order to get them on a given platform and then wonder why people won't buy what's a blatantly worse product. I don't get it either.

Those that find a way to provide official patches are alright, but the others that don't reap what they sow :cirno-laugh:
 

TheHiddenPurple

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kinda reminds me of the twitter-safe versions of art that kloah13th posts
although on that case, it's not a shitty white line like that and there's always a link to another site with the normal version
I was kinda waiting for Eiyu Senki WWX, but kinda lost interest once I heard the Johren version is censored.
Why would I play it censored when Eiyu Senki and Eiyu Senki Gold are both available uncensored and mosaic-free
 

immahnoob

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who is interested in a VN's story and not the porn part there can't be that many out there.
Why is anyone doing 12+ versions then? Are they all retarded or maybe there's some profit to be made there?
 

Grönsak

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Why is anyone doing 12+ versions then? Are they all retarded or maybe there's some profit to be made there?
I'm actually curious to how much profit they make from these censored versions. But I think they misunderstand the west and let the vocal people talk for the rest of us sadly.
 
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