Important Importables: JAST USA’s Peter Payne Discusses the State of Starry Sky

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Hot Japanese Imports: JAST USA’s Peter Payne Discusses the State of Starry Sky

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During Anime Expo 2011, JAST USA said it was looking into licensing the Starry Sky series of otome visual novels. That’s a dating sim for girls, in case you aren’t familiar with the term.
The release of such a series would have marked its first foray into translating and distributing a dating sim for girls since it started selling Two-Five and Hirameki International’s Yo-Jin-Bo . It’s been over two years since then, so I decided to
contact Peter Payne, head of JList and JAST USA, to find out what’s going on with Starry Sky.

Unfortunately, the news isn’t good. When asked about the state of Starry Sky, Payne said, “We have talked with companies about Starry Sky since we know there are many fans who would
love to have this game released for English-speaking fans to enjoy. Sadly we did not get a good response from the companies in question.” He went on to…

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