Minori (みのり?) is a Japanese visual novel company (previously the software division of CoMixWave until April 2007). Their most successful game is Ef: A Fairy Tale of the Two., which has had a manga and TV animation series based on it, and was ported to the PlayStation 2 in April 2010. They use Musica as their main engine. Several of their games' opening movies are animated by Makoto Shinkai. In 2010, Minori, MangaGamer, and a fan translation group "No Name Losers", announced a partnership to make commercial English versions of Minori's games available. Minori is known for its stance against fan-translations and piracy and has garnered some infamy for its actions against No Name Losers and TLWiki, due to the controversy regarding the video game Rapelay. As a result, its main webpage is blocked for people outside Japan.
- August 31, 2001: Bittersweet Fools
- April 19, 2002: Wind: A Breath of Heart
- December 27, 2002: Soyokaze no Okurimono: Wind Pleasurable Box (fan disc)
- July 23, 2004: Haru no Ashioto
- March 31, 2006: Sakura no Sakukoro: Haru no Ashioto Pleasurable Box (fan disc)
- March 25, 2005: Angel Type
- Ef: A Fairy Tale of the Two.
- September 18, 2009: Eden*
- December 29, 2011: Supipara Nice to Meet You!
- December 21, 2012: Natsuzora no Perseus
- January 31, 2014: 12 no Tsuki no Eve
- Nobukazu Sakai, aka nbkz (Producer, Director, Song Lyricist, Concept Planner)
- Makoto Shinkai (Animation Movie Director, not attached to the company)
- Mikage (Director, Planner, and Scenario Writer)
- Yū Kagami (Scenario Writer)
- Tenmon (Music Composer)
- Tatsuya Yūki (Character Designer, Line Producer)
- Mitsuishi Shōna (Character Designer)
- Kimchee (Character Designer/core member of Haru no Ashioto, not attached to the company)
- 2C Galore (Character Designer/core member of Ef, not attached to the company)
- Naru Nanao (Character Designer/core member of Ef, not attached to the company)
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