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  • Opinion: Everyone calm down, there's no new CLANNAD project.

    Seems like half the internet is having heart palpitations after the "announcement" that a new CLANNAD project is scheduled to be announced at Anime Japan 2017. The source of the news cited is the Anime Japan list of traders, which features CLANNAD as one of the booths. If I may offer my humble opinion, these rumors are completely unfounded, and everyone is getting caught up in a wave of hype…


    12 hours ago

  • Key's next major game, 'Summer Pockets' revealed!

    I'll never forget these dazzling days. It's been five years since Key last released a full-scale original visual novel with Rewrite. Today, the next entry in Key's main series of nakige is revealed at last. As was mentioned six months ago, a new major Key visual novel has been in development for a while, and now we can finally put a name to it. It's called Summer Pockets, and the…


    2 days ago

  • With the Steam Autumn Sale comes cheap Key games, and the chance to nominate CLANNAD for an award!

    As any PC gamer would know, the Steam Autumn Sale commenced on the 23rd of November, and is running up until the 29th! What this means is heaps of super-discounted titles, and Key's library are no exception! For the first time you can grab Harmonia at a discounted 20% off, Tomoyo After for 40% off, and the remainder of Key's library for 50% off! This also includes the recently released…


    15 days ago

  • Harmonia is releasing in Japan!

    Japanese fans won't have to wait much longer to experience Key's latest visual novel Harmonia in their own language, as the title has been confirmed for release at Comiket 91 taking place from the 29th to the 31st of December, 2016! Looks like they just barely managed to meet their 2016 release goal after all. The Japanese website has also launched, providing details on the release. It's also been confirmed…


    a month ago

  • Tomoyo After: Dungeons & Takafumis Leaderboard Update

    A month ago on the 30th of September, Tomoyo After received an update on Steam which both addresses bugs and more importantly adds Steam Leaderboards support for the mini-game Dungeons & Takafumis! This allows you to upload your total days used upon completing Dungeons & Takafumis to a global leaderboard, to see where you rank relative to others. The days used is calculated by how many times you retreat from…


    a month ago

  • The long-awaited Harmonia Bookclub Podcast is finally here! The game has been out for nearly three weeks now, and we have so much to say about it. Taking in all the forum discussion over the two weeks of the Bookclub, we're here to conclude the Bookclub with a bang. Here is what Harmonia means to us. It's a story to remind us of the importance of emotions and love in…


    2 months ago

  • Special Coverage of the 2016 Key Cafe!

    Photo by @katuki_x_l On October 8th 2016, just in time for the Key Points event, a group of passionate kagikko in Tokyo hosted their very own Key-themed cafe, and our Japan correspondent RyuuTamotsu has written up his impressions for all of us to read! Check it out below. For more information on the Key Cafe, check their official website here. We'd love to see this make a return…


    2 months ago

  • Rewrite 2nd Season Announced!

    I'll do it all over. And I'll do it better next time. The final episode of the Rewrite anime has just aired and Japan, and with it comes a commercial announcing a second season! Rewrite 2nd Season is scheduled to premiere in January of 2017. (The commercial contains massive spoilers for Episode 13 which just aired in Japan) Thanks once again to ECsquall for the mirror! The commercial didn't offer…


    3 months ago

  • Harmonia is out now on Steam!

    The wait is finally over! After many months of delays, Key's 15th anniversary commemorative work Harmonia has finally been released to the world on Steam! This is the first time a Key title has ever been released in English before in Japanese, and it's pretty unprecedented for the visual novel market in general. It is also on sale for 20% off for the first week, putting it at a mere…


    3 months ago

  • Announcing the Harmonia Bookclub! Join the discussion, create art, win prizes!

    Kicking off the heels of the Tomoyo After Bookclub, we're commemorating the launch of Key's Harmonia with our very own Harmonia Bookclub! Our Bookclubs rally together people from all ends of the internet together on our forum to read-through and discuss a story together. As a community we pride ourselves on our deep analysis on the stories we read, and we've found these events can really help enhance our appreciation…


    3 months ago

  • Here we are with the fourth and final entry in the Tomoyo After Bookclub Podcast, discussing the After arc. This arc took a huge toll on me, and I was fresh out of my reading as of recording, so you should be able to feel my pain. Anticipate plenty of gushing over why this Visual Novel is actually pretty damn amazing and deserves more love. Your hosts for this podcast…


    3 months ago

  • Breaking News: Itaru Hinoue has retired from VisualArt's

    Famed illustrator and founding member of Key Itaru Hinoue has announced on Twitter and via the Animate Times blog that she has retired from VisualArt's and Key, and is pursuing a career as a freelance illustrator. This comes just days before Hinoue's final Key title Harmonia is scheduled to launch on Steam. Seeking new employment, Hinoue has partnered with Animate Times to run a campaign advertising herself to potential employers.…


    3 months ago
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