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PostSubject: Translations   Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:55 am

As of 2007, all major visual novels are produced in Japan.[original research?] Only a few have been licensed in the United States and other countries; a majority are eroge, with Hirameki's now-discontinued AnimePlay series as notable exceptions. In addition to official commercial translations, a vibrant fan translation scene exists, which has translated many free visual novels (such as Narcissu and True Remembrance) and a few commercial works (such as Umineko no Naku Koro ni and Policenauts) into English. Some French and Russian translations exist as well.

Commercial English translations of contemporary Japanese visual novels are uncommon, though some games with visual novel elements have been officially translated into English for release in the Western world. These include Hideo Kojima's Snatcher and Capcom's Ace Attorney series.

Multiple arcs of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni have been translated by MangaGamer and ported to Apple's touch screen products. This translation has been approved by original author Ryukishi07.

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