On the Ninth Day of Fangirling – 9 Routes in Norn9

? On the ninth day of Christmas my bishie gave to me – 9 Routes in Norn9?

This year was a pretty good time for fans of otome games and visual novels. We’ve had many, many otome game releases on mobile, PCs, and PS Vita. One of the latest is Norn9: Var Commons. Not only are there more translated VNs targeting the female audience, but many of them are good. This game is no exception.

Norn9 game cover

Norn9 game cover

Summary from official website: While on a school field trip, child prodigy Sorata Suzuhara wanders off after hearing a mysterious song and blacks out. When he comes to, he finds himself in unfamiliar place, and soon encounters a girl who informs him that he’s currently in turn of the century Japan! In order to help him get home, Sorata follows her to a ship that she’s waiting for but when it appears it is not a wooden sailing ship, but a round aircraft that flies using technology that is beyond Sorata’s imagination. Even stranger, he discovers that the other 12 passengers – 3 young women and 9 men – are all supposedly espers with special powers, and are on some kind of journey at the behest of a multinational entity only known as The World. What is the purpose of their journey? What is their destination? Who is The World? Before Sorata can even begin to take stock of his situation, the ship is attacked, and the mystery surrounding the ship only deepens. Delve into the story of the ship and its occupants through the point of views of each of the three girls, and unravel the mysteries trapped within.

Norn9 image from publisher

Norn9 image from publisher

Game: Norn9: Var Commons
Developer: Idea Factory; Published in US by Aksys
Release date: November 2015
Official English website:
Platforms: Playstation Vita

Another stunning game by Otomate, Norn9 makes the perfect gift for otome fans. Choose a female character to play and follow them on their journey through the game. This game has a lot of features that held up my interest. It is worth the $40. The game boasts 50-60 hours of game play with different paths and multiple endings (apparently 24 of them). There are also mini-games, in-game movies, and illustrations. Unlock special items and endings as you play.

Norn9 Quest mini-game

Norn9 Quest mini-game from website


Feel free to check out in-depth reviews of other games:

Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~

Amnesia ~Memories~

The Amazing Shinsengumi 

Gossip Girl: PARTY Style Your Love

Other photos from Norn9:

img-norn9-04 img-norn9-02 Norn9 image from game

This wraps up our ninth day of fangirl gifting. Hope your fangirl enjoys our list of fun gifts this holiday season, and we will be back with the next idea soon!

?On the ninth day of Christmas my bishie gave to me –

9 Routes in Norn9

8 Playful Posters

7 Diabolik Lovers

6 Sailor Senshi

5 Swimming Senpai

4 Fabulous Figures

3 Sweet Rein volumes

2 Sided Body Pillows

and a

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