Ten Years of VNs Now Special Feature: Fifty EVNs JP Recommends (10-1)
10. Yurei Station (Atelier Sento)
Yurei Station is an unapologetic love letter to Japanese fantasy and horror, as well as an introduction to the French duo Atelier Sento. Their signature style of watercolor art, along with the animated backgrounds and the brooding score, create a tense environment that only amps up as we try to navigate this quiet world. The story is minimal, but effective as we follow a young girl grieving and following a ghost. Anytime a developer wanders away from the well-established mimicry of Japanese visual novels, the audience gives them a long pause and stare: looking for something to rip it away from the VN designation. But Atelier Sento’s work in expanding how VNs are presented is worth praise on its own and definitely makes this a quality recommendation.