Cheap this week, too
Visual novel Clannad released on PC in Japan back in 2004 and since spawned various adaptations, including an anime series. Publisher Sekai Project ran a Kickstarter last year for an official English release that was funded by almost 6,000 backers to the tune of over $540,000.
“Clannad follows the story of Hikarizaka Private High School student Tomoya Okazaki, an emotionally-distant delinquent student. After losing his mother in an accident and subsequently falling victim to an abusive, alcoholic father, Okazaki meets a strange young girl, Nagisa Furukawa, who is repeating the year due to a severe illness. Furukawa enlists Okazaki to help revive their school’s drama club.”
Just under a year since the campaign ended and Clannad is officially on Steam in English, upgraded to HD resolution. It even briefly staked its claim on top of Call of Duty: Black Ops III and Grand Theft Auto V on the top-sellers list (just behind Fallout 4 and CS:GO) though it has since settled down. It also includes an encyclopedia for Japanese tradition and pop culture. It’s currently on sale for its launch week at a reduced $42.50 (normally $50) and yes, I mostly wrote about it to use the above header image.