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Trends in Visual Novels

#1 Post by BunnyAdvocate » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:33 pm

Hi everyone, I'm new here, so please be gentle o/

Using the voting data on vndb.org, I did a little analysis on trends in the VN scene, and in particular, the rise of EVNs in the market. I put up the first part here if anyone is interested:

https://bunnyadvocate.tumblr.com/post/1 ... f-a-medium

This is part of a whole series of posts, with my next post looking at protags and what kinds of traits different kinds of protags are associated with using an analysis of the tags on vndb.

If you guys have any questions or comments about it, then please reply, I'd love to chat about it.

P.S. I hope this was the right forum to post it in? I wasn't sure it it'd be better in "general" or "creator's general?"

Edit: Additional analysis posts:

Trends with VN protags part 1: https://bunnyadvocate.tumblr.com/post/1 ... ey-made-of

Trends with VN protags part 2: https://bunnyadvocate.tumblr.com/post/1 ... sts-part-2
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#2 Post by infel » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:34 pm

Thanks for taking the time to do this. It's really interesting reading about OELVN market and JVN's. I think this helps developers out a bit. Thanks again :) .
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#3 Post by Divona » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:19 pm

This is a valuable insight into the VN market and its future. Thank you! Keep up the good work!
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#4 Post by sake-bento » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:48 am

Some interesting numbers, although I didn't expect horror to be such an unpopular genre. D: Thank you for compiling this!

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#5 Post by trooper6 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:28 am

Really cool work! Thanks for posting and I look forward to you posting here again when you've done your next analysis.
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#6 Post by Mammon » Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:30 am

Oh, interesting AND well-argumented. Rare to see a Tumbler with actually accurate and comprehensible statistics, at least from my experience. Can't wait for that protag-analysis
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#7 Post by TheJerminator15 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:06 am

A really interesting link to read. Thanks for taking the time to put it together.
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#8 Post by BunnyAdvocate » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:16 am

Thank you everyone for your kind words. It really helps fire me up to get to work on my next analysis post~
sake-bento wrote:Some interesting numbers, although I didn't expect horror to be such an unpopular genre. D:
While it does appear to be less popular than many other genres, bear in mind that around a third of the ratings on vndb are for nukige VNs, so don't necessarily reflect the preferences of those of us who read for the stories. But yeah I was surprised too as many of the most popular VNs (and my personal favs) are classed as horror. Umineko, Saya no Uta, Kara no Shoujo, and the Zerp Escape series are all horror VNs. In one of my future posts I'll focus on horror in particular and try to find an explanation.

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#9 Post by Scribbles » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:11 am

really useful insight o.o good job!
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#10 Post by Adventure Cow » Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:16 am

Great analysis. Looking forward to more!
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#11 Post by Lesleigh63 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:49 pm

Nice work, BunnyAdvocate. Thanks for posting.
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#12 Post by BunnyAdvocate » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:40 pm

Thanks everyone for the encouragement. It kept me going as I worked on my follow up post.

I finished up my analysis on trends with VN protagonists if anyone is interested: https://bunnyadvocate.tumblr.com/post/1 ... ey-made-of

It's mostly the results you'd expect if you're familiar with the scene, but there are a few fun surprises.

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#13 Post by Mammon » Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:20 am

Damn Japan, how popular are rapist-protagonists with you guys?
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#14 Post by Kuiper » Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:33 pm

These VNDB analytics posts are really interesting to read, thanks for writing them up

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#15 Post by Scribbles » Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:39 pm

great info again! I love reading your blogs XD
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