In AI: The Somnium Files, Mizuki Okiura has a brief monologue response to an optional dialogue choice about the LGBT community. The monologue response can be seen here, where she talks very positively about the LGBT community.
This drew the ire of people online (seen in the comments of the YouTube video above, as well as the Twitter thread linked in the Reddit thread below), believing the game was forcing this dialogue and forcing a certain “agenda,” as well as claims that this may have only been added in localization. In a reddit thread, it was proved that this dialogue is the same in both the English and Japanese versions.
LGBTQ References in this game:
- DrCullenPHD. (2019, September 17). For anyone going “Hey did the localization add this >:U???” Nope [Tweet]. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/DrCullenPHD/status/1174150265043210240
- JR. (2019, September 26). AI: The Somnium Files Says Gay Rights. Retrieved July 06, 2020, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6CbcDIlfhw
- SunChaoJun. (2019, October 09). R/gaymers – LGBT support in AI: The Somnium Files, with Japanese audio as proof it wasn’t just added in localization. Retrieved July 06, 2020, from https://www.reddit.com/r/gaymers/comments/dfdbe6/lgbt_support_in_ai_the_somnium_files_with/