The Next Visual Novel that I will highlight is honestly one of my favorite titles that I have played, and probably one the titles that influences me to play even more and adopt one of it’s character to be my internet persona. This visual Novel is called Comic Party.
Comic Party is a Visual Novel first released for the PC in 1999 by now famous VN company LEAF (Also called Aquaplus for their All Ages Category). Comic Party is one of the most well-known VN due to the fact that it was one of the first VNs to portray the real Otaku culture of Japan and the culture of Comic Market (Comiket) itself. Due to it’s popularity, this title has already received 2 Seasons worth of Anime, a manga adaptation, a Dreamcast port and later re-ported back to the PC with all the adult content removed, and finally a PSP port.
In early April, Kazuki Sendou who was a freshman in college was suddenly invited by his friend Taishi Kuhonbutsu to accompany him to Tokyo Big Sight. He was then surprised to see that there are many people waiting in lines to the an event he later founds out to be a “Comic Party”, a giant Doujinshi Convention. After reading and enjoying so many works by other unknown artists, Taishi then tries to convince Kazuki to start making Doujinshi since he already has the skills as a good artist, but Mizuki‘s who’s Kazuki’s childhood friend tries to stop him, because she thinks that otaku are smelly, dirty, and disgusting. Her reasoning doesn’t help because Kazuki already made up his mind and begins to draw his first dōjinshi. Together with Taishi who helps him logistically they’ve formed their own doujin circle called Brothers 2.