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Submission by Rabla
Name Rabla

Rabla Image.jpeg

Date 2013/03/28
Location NSW, Australia
Submission Type Yes Image Yes Letter
Image Type Yes Other
Status Yes Reviewed Yes Translated
Translator krymsun00
Content (English)

To the entire staff of Visual Art's Key. Thank you for all the wonderful work you have done in the last 15 years. Keep creating amazing worlds and telling amazing stories. Without all of you, we wouldn't have the stories. So for every major and minor role inside the company, thank you to all of you.

I've been a Key fan since 2009 when I watched the anime adaption of Air by Kyoto Animation, which made a real impact on me. Air was actually the first anime I ever watched! Then I watched Clannad, Clannad After Story and Kanon. After that I got into the Visual Novels, so I guess I started backwards? Haha. I played Clannad since that was my favourite work from you, and that was extremely good. In 2010, there was Angel Beats, which was another stellar work despite being a bit too short. After that, I played Kanon, another great story. I also discovered you were working on your next game Rewrite around this time, and started to follow it and anticipate it. In 2011 I played Little Busters! and again, it was fantastic. It deserves the title of 'Masterpiece' that it gets a lot. In 2012, I played Planetarian, which I spent a night on and it instantly became my favourite Key work. Later after that, I started playing Rewrite, which is amazing in every aspect. "I jumped in a lake!" from Koutarou made me laugh for ages. And then I played Tomoyo After, the sequel to the story that made me fall in love with Key, and it was beautiful. I don't think I've been hit that hard emotionally since Clannad itself.

And now, in 2013, we approach your 15th Anniversary. While the world eagerly awaits your next project, here in the Western World we're cheering on the amazing fans working hard to bring us Rewrite Harvest festa, Tomoyo After Memorial, and Little Busters EX in english!

Each and every one of your stories is incredible, and they all bring important themes and ideas. From Little Busters' presentation of the true importance of friendship, to Clannad's look into the strength of a family, Rewrite's story of changing yourself to reach the highest goal, and even Planetarian with a simple tale of overcoming differences. Everything you do holds a strong message, and it's with that they can all become touching, amazing stories.

I wish all you, every single person in that office, working away, from the great writer of these tales to whoever's handing out the coffee in the morning, the best of luck for the future. Keep up the amazing work, and keep telling stories.

And remember that the whole world, not just Japan, is watching.

- Blair "Rabla" Andrews
Content (日本語)