A visual novel positively dripping in traditional Japanese mythology, with a hint of Lovecraftian horror and Norse legends for good measure. And yuri. Lots and lots of yuri.
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Ne no Kami: Exploring Shinto Myths and Legends - Yuri visual novel Ne no Kami: The Two Princess Knights of Kyoto is heavily based on Shinto myths and legends. So where better to start exploring than with a look at some of these traditional tales?
Ne no Kami: Love, Innocence and Ayakashi - The narrative of Ne no Kami: The Two Princess Knights of Kyoto has numerous intertwining narrative threads over the course of its complete run time... so let's see if we can't unravel a few.
Ne no Kami: The Extended Universe – Sacrament of the Zodiac - Due to how substantial they are as creative works, visual novels tend to be standalone affairs. But sometimes creators like to explore an "extended universe" of sorts through other works. That's what author Fenrir Vier did here.
Ne no Kami: Inspiration and Intent - When contemplating a creative work, it's always good to hear from the creator themselves. So here's a chat with Fenrir Vier, creator of Ne no Kami and its companion piece Sacrament of the Zodiac.
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