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Visual Novel / The Expression Amrilato

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A story about two girls bonding and breaking down language barriers.

The Expression Amrilato (in Japanese, Kotonoha Amrilato) is an educational Yuri Isekai Visual Novel about a Japanese high school girl named Rin who finds herself in a world where the sky is always pink, and everyone speaks a strange language called Juliamo, which is a slightly dressed up version of Esperanto. Helping her adjust to this new world are Ruka, a girl who speaks a little Japanese and who Rin thinks looks like an idol, and Rei, a librarian and member of the Vizitanto Administration that deals with integrating new arrivals into the world.

Tropes in The Expression Amrilato

  • Alien Sky: The sky in the new world is always pink even at night. When it begins to change colors, that means that the gate between worlds is about to open.
  • Artificial Script: Juliamo is written in an unique alphabet. Most letters at least resemble their Esperanto counterparts but a few are radically different.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Rin is the narrator and has to learn Juliamo. Ruka knows some Japanese but isn't fluent. This leads to quite a few translation errors between the two. Players familiar with Esperanto will pick up details that Rin gets wrong or can't understand.
    • Rei presents her business card after meeting Rin. The card reveals that Rei is also from another world but, since Rin can't read Juliamo yet, she doesn't notice.
    • Ruka occasionally uses German phrases in her speech and talks in her sleep about promising to learn Juliamo, giving away the fact that she's from another world, too.
  • Censor Suds: Lampshaded when Rin takes a bath and notices that the body soap is "curiously foamy".
  • Esperanto, the Universal Language: Juliamo, the language spoken in the alternate world, is Esperanto with an Artificial Script and a few tweaks in vocabulary.note 
  • Funetik Aksent: Used to show that Rin doesn't understand Juliamo. It becomes less frequent as Rin learns more of the language.
  • Multiple Endings: There are three endings: good, bad, and bittersweet.
  • Punny Name: In universe, Juliamo (pronouced "you-lee-AHM-o") is named after the month of July. The Esperanto word for July, "julio", sounds similar to the Japanese word "yuri".
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Rin is more sporty, while Ruka tends to dress more femininely.
  • Trapped in Another World: Rin finds herself trapped in the world where everyone speaks Juliamo, and a good part of the game has her trying to adjust to her new surroundings. It's later revealed that Ruka and Rei were also originally from another world, and that such occurrences happen often enough that people like them are referred to as "Visitors" by the natives.
  • Sudden Lack of Signal: Once Rin gets over the shock of suddenly being lost, she checks her phone. There's no signal. Rin, not yet realizing that she's been Isekai'd, just assumes that she'll be able to get signal later.