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Drama CD Review: Thanatos Night Volume 2 Ria

You want to die so you attract the attention of fallen angels. They want to steal your life away so you spends a few days with one of them before deciding whether or not to go through with it. If you decide to then they sing a death song to you. Since Rejet <3’s music and each character gets their own song rofl it’s pretty obvious what you choose. Spoilers.

This volume stars the fallen angel Nia, played by Masuda Toshiki-thanks so much for correcting me, Retsuya! One of his roles in anime include Kashuu Kiyomitsu from Touran. (Plus, he’s also a total ikeman 😉 )

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Nia is seemingly the perfect gentleman. He befriends you right away and consistently asks you to go on dates with him. You’re at first reluctant to do so, but go along with it. You start to fall for him right when this ass leaves you sitting on a bench at the amusement park to get drinks.

You catch him talking to another girl on the phone promising to meet later and he says he loves her. When he sees you heard everything you run away. He catches you and says it was all a misunderstanding. That you’re the only one for him.

The next days consist of going on more dates until he decides to celebrate your anniversary. He gives you roses, saying they mean “love” and inside the bouquet, you find a note. He says he bought you a one-piece and wants to meet with you tonight. And you gotta wear that. Wtf she ain’t no doll of yours

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As anyone could guess based on the premise and this guy’s weird af eyes, he’s been lying this whole time. Before he reveals it, he asks you to marry him. You end up seeing his wings so he’s all “Welp, cat’s outta the bag now.” He’s here to kill you and if you love him you should let him kill you. -_-

He says you’re the cutest when scared and then he sings his badass song. Like seriously, despite the lyrics talking about how he loves to deceive you and kill you such romance it’s catchy af. Listen to the sample here.

After you die, he makes sure to remove your ring because he needs it to play his next victim, Ms. Phone girl. Like damn son! Guy has no remorse at all. He’s a real fallen angel. As such, I was pretty impressed that they didn’t sugar coat stuff considering his “job.”

Again, I should stress this drama cd series is really easy to understand. I’m still a beginner in Japanese, yet I was able to understand both volume 1 and 2 with very little problems. Sure, there are words and sentences I don’t fully understand, but the point of listening to these (especially when learning Japanese) is to get through as much as you can. And have fun 🙂

Here is the website and here you can purchase Nia’s cd.

What do think of this drama cd series? What are you listening to now?

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Kdrama Review: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

Intro: Go Ha Jin dies and goes back in time to prevent the next king from murdering his family and becoming a tyrant in history (Gwanjong. Based on a Chinese novel based on true history). As she’s trying to survive, figuring out who the blood-thirsty king is, and adjusting to her new life as Hae Soo, the cousin to the Hae family, two princes change her life. Will she live long or will her life be caught up in misery due to the influence of the throne?

Final Thoughts below:

Firstly, the Korean audience didn’t tune in, resulting in low ratings. The reason? The fans didn’t like that their precious oppas had been involved in minor scandals. And the heroine had worn an inappropriate lolita outfit onstage once. So they didn’t support the show. 

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Thank God international fans weren’t complete idiots because they got to enjoy a really good show.

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Hae Soo is such a great main character. Yes, she makes mistakes because she’s not a Mary Sue but she’s likable. And she actually does shit! I’m so tired of dramas trying to show us a promising lead only for her to be all talk. Or fall apart at the end. Hae Soo remained true to herself the entire show despite the betrayals and how mistreated she was, the heartbreak, the torture, everything, she never lost herself. She respected herself.

She adapts quickly to survive and when her feelings threaten to hurt those around her, she actually thinks about it and doesn’t let her emotions sway her!

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The female relationships in this show range from the typical bitchy girl to the crazy mom to true friends. Sure, I didn’t like some of the batshit crazy ones but they were given backstories to show how they got there. Not to make you forgive them, hell no, but to understand. Same for all the antagonists.

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The 8th Prince, Wook, is one of the love interests who, like the other characters, completely changed throughout the course of the show. I loved him at first, but when he was faced with power things turned out a different way. I loved how Hae Soo was able to turn away from him after his lust for power twisted his character. He was still a good guy but the throne ruined him.

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The 4th Prince, Wang So, tore out my <3. He only wanted his mother to care about him but she tossed him aside after horribly disfiguring him. The scar has ruined his reputation and hardened him, causing him to lash out at those who provoke him regarding his mother or his face. Hae Soo’s compassion and ability to look past all of that is what causes him to turn a new leaf. He slowly tries to become closer to his family and remains a loyal friend to Hae Soo, even when she rejects his feelings for her. She comes to love him back, but the writers took care in developing her feelings.

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Sadly, like all of the characters who get the throne, he slowly goes mad. Hae Soo leaves him after several incidents that only hurt those around them. You can see that he means well but the threat of those stealing the throne from him and trying to hold onto Hae Soo is too much for him. I really hated him after he took the throne because despite all he’d been through, and while it made sense for him to act the way he did, it soured everything.

He tried to blame her for leaving him after he slept with Yeon Hwa for political reasons, for having her friend murdered because she was planning on harming Hae Soo, and more. The throne brought out the worst in him and considering his entire character was the struggle to balance the light and dark within him, it worked. I didn’t like it but it worked and that’s what matters in the end.

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Thankfully, this drama took a realistic look at the events of the story and didn’t sugar-coat everything. The ending may not have been the fluff you wanted, but considering the foreshadowing in this show and how often the themes of power corrupting people, people changing, etc came up, it was only time for the ugly to come out.

 

Final Thoughts:

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Honestly, this is one of the better kdramas I’ve seen. I’ve never been a huge fan of them because they’re long, they’re pretty superficial, and it takes sooooo damn long for the heroine to do something. Then again, most of the kdramas I’ve seen were the “popular” ones that came out. The ones that aren’t historical basically.

The heroine is great and I had her back the entire time. She was hurt and tortured, betrayed and endured so much. I really admired her inner strength and her tenacity. The romance was great and heartbreaking.

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The entire drama was about how power corrupts people and that people are never steadfast. If we aren’t honest with each other, how can we expect to come out the same? As such, nearing the finale, many people were frustrated by the dark turn the characters faced but it couldn’t work any other way. The show was hinting at it from the beginning and I’m so glad they didn’t pull fluff out of their ass to give us a cliche happy ending.

It was realistic and I enjoyed every single moment. Recommended if you like action, romance, political intrigue, and hot guys ;P.

Available on Dramafever.

What did you think of Scarlet Heart? Do you have any recommendations?

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2 Year Anniversary: 2016 games in review


2016 was a shit year.

So instead of remembering the cringe fest let’s go through my year of Drama CD’s, Otoge, and Visual Novels of 2016.

Then the amazingness in store for English otoge players in 2017! ^^

My Mascot

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Since I’ve had lots of people ask about my bog’s name: Leaf from the Pokemon games has been my mascot for everything. Even my loli days of gaming. Not to brag totally ambut I’ve had many people say I look like her. Random peeps yo 😉


Drama CDs

Thanatos Night Volume 1: Izaya 

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This was surprisingly good and easy to understand. If you like fallen angels and badass music, pick it up. Japanese isn’t too difficult.


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Ah yes, the steaming piles of shit we get. I’m going to get hate but we all have opinions and we should respect the fact that opinions don’t=fact. You know who I’m talking about.


“Mega-Douche-Fedora-Reddit-User”: Diabolik Lovers~Haunted Dark Bridal~

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Went in with an open-mind and only 2 routes saved me from hell. The game was a fail on BDSM. That requires consent. If you disagree Kanato will go DemonSpawn and stab you. At least the fandom translated the game on wiki lol so if you have a copy you can drown in Rejet.


The “Complete Guide to Fucking Up”: Norn9

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FML. You can live with the horrible translations but idk why the otoge community adores this game. There’s no damned plot when it’s advertised to have one and only a few good routes. Like I said opinions vary. But it was like watching paint dry.


The Worst Face-catchers: Ozmafia!

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Yea fuck you too, Robin Hood. 

Mangagamer gave this the love any fan would dream of. Translations are TOP NOTCH and it’s clear they put in 110% into making sure it was perfection. But angelic translations can’t clean up kusoge. I know a lot of people liked this but I ain’t about that NTR life yo. And dat rapey whore house. And Todo-yandere-dog. And-ok I’ll shut up now.


The Decent


“Time Travel for your Jiji”: Nise no Chigiri

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Available in English for Mobile under the title Eternal Vows. I liked the heroine and 3 of the guys but unless you’re hot for jiji’s and copy-pasta routes don’t make this a priority. 


“So bomb at cross-dressing my manz didn’t know I was a gurl”: Soukai Buccaneers!

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You can get this for like $30 on ebay. I met the game company at a convention. They did a lot of things right but this didn’t blow me away. I recommend giving it a go. Good heroine and Frederick was bae. And this was the first game I completed in Japanese! 


Carpal Tunnel Simulator: Uta Pri Music 3

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Fun but forgettable. Cheap too. The little “routes” were cute and are rewards for completing songs and stuff. Cheap enough to warrant a purchase if interested.


Most Promising Game of The Year: Anicon

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I only played the demo since I found out that the routes were only being released if the previous ones sold well. I plan to purchase what’s available when I’m not broke because the demo has sooooo much potential! Play the demo for free if you’re interested!


The Good


“Holy Crap A Mobile Game Was Actually Good?!”: Shall We Date? War of Prayers

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Way to tear out my ❤ and then rip it to shreds! Face it most mobage are the epitome of kusoge. Some MC’s have no eyes, some are blank shells to project onto, the guys are copy-pasta shit and generally the game is shit. Pick up War of Prayers now. Liam and Evan are bae. And this is about becoming a magical girl. That’s great. Just don’t purchase the blonde dudes because their routes were shit…such shit.


“I became King BUT THE IKEMAN”: Princess Arthur

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Why are people saying this is a woman-hating-game?! NO. The game discusses gender roles during a period where women were seen as inferior but it does NOT say one gender is better or whatever crap people say it’s doing. A good game that has a little something for everyone. In English for Mobile.


Sexiest Love-bites: Kyoukai no Shirayuki:

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And kabedons. Like I said my level in Japanese isn’t high enough for this but I did get through 3 routes and got almost all of it correct. So yea. It’s really good. Great heroine, interesting scenario, and Shikimi ❤


Heroine is Queen: Sweet Fuse

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Whoever didn’t play this is MISSING OUT. Saki is a badass who doesn’t let her ikeman berate her. She makes them bow before her and takes down a fucking psychopath who put them into a Saw-scenario and she gets her man.  Art doesn’t matter when shit is this good. GET IT.


Funniest Otoge of the Year: Yo-Jin-Bo The Bodyguards 

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Anime, Pokemon, Wrestling Puns? That and more! It’s cheap on jbox but if you want to get the physical good luck lol cuz if you didn’t know, it came out BEFORE Hakuoki to the states and no one knew….which sucks ass because it’s really good. Also, the company fucking went bankrupt because people thought it was ok to steal games they didn’t pay for.


“This Isn’t Your Toy Story Anymore”: Nameless ~The One Thing You Must Recall~

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A Korean Otoge available on Steam by the mofo’s who made Mystic Messenger but MUUUUUUCCCCHHHHH BETTER. A great start to 2016 and sure to make your year (whenever that is) a good one 🙂


“Do SOMETHING Chizuru!” Award: Hakuoki Memories of the Shinsengumi

 

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Guess my fav rofl

For many, their first otoge. Not for me so I can without bias say it’s not the shit everyone claims it is but it’s not bad at all. Every otoge fan needs to play this once. Just prepare for the cashcow….and Chizuru. She can’t fight because of the fact that she’s born in a very sexist era but she tries. At terrible moments….Get the PS3 version for all the stuff if you can.


“The Universe Hates Me and My Boyfriend”: Amnesia Memories

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To say I got off on a wrong start is an understatement. Thank GAWD it gets much better. Just keep in mind this isn’t your fluffy otoge and it goes dark places. Available on PSN and Steam in English.


( ˘ ³˘)♥ The Best Of 2016 ( ˘ ³˘)♥

This category will only include ONE otoge or visual novel. The visual novel must include romance to count because most of us came here for that. 


The Most Romantic and Absolute Masterpiece: The House of Fata Morgana

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I am NOT shitting you when I say this impressed me so much it’s now one of my favorites. Which includes Code Realize. I can’t justify this enough but I can promise that if you enjoy otoge, like romance (THE ENTIRE GAME IS A LOVE STORY *sobs*) great writing, beautiful art, gorgeous OST, and something that will get you in the FEELS just PLEASE get this.

I literally cannot recommend this any more. This game is a romance and it will tear you apart. Read it. Buy it. Sob and squeal and then wait for the sequel. Just DO IT. 

This earns the stars of 2016 and you’re honestly depriving yourself of a fantastic story. Spoiler Free Review is here.


English Otoge for 2017 (so far):

  • Nightshade will be on Steam along with Mangagamer’s Fashioning Little Lonesome and a butler bl game.
  • The Steam versions will not be R18.
  • Everything else will be on the Vita.  THANK GAWD

A Thank You To My Readers

I wanted to thank you all for continuing to read my posts and following me. It’s amazing to think that just recently I gained 100 stalkers followers and you comment and like my stuff. This blog will be 3 years old in 2017-how did this happen? I cannot express how much it means to me to be able to talk about this passion for otoge with others who are also extremely passionate about otoge. 

To newcomers, thank you for even looking at my posts. If you’re new to otoge I hope you’ll join in because this community is one of the most delightful ones I’ve ever joined. And there’s plenty of ikeman 😉

To those who’ve been with me from the beginning, you know who you are, you lovely beauties. I can’t tell you how terrified I was to go from stalker to blogger and you all helped me grow. You answered all my noob questions and you read my stuff and kept me going.

I am so grateful.

I hope to see you in 2017 (and beyond) and I hope that you follow your dreams and live life.


How was your year in 2016?  What game are you looking forward to most?

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Drama CD Review: Thanatos Night Volume 1 Izaya

You want to die so you attract the attention of fallen angels. They want to steal your life away so you spends a few days with one of them before deciding whether or not to go through with it. If you decide to then they sing a death song to you. Since Rejet <3’s music and each character gets their own song rofl it’s pretty obvious what you choose. Spoilers.

This cd stars the fallen angel Izaya, voiced by Hatano Wataru. This man not only has a sexy voice but he’s in a lot of anime. So if you’re new to the delicious world of seiyuu, I hope you’ll start to recognize more voices. Anime is only the top of the trash life guys ;P

He voices Lindo Tachibana from Dance with Devils and sings the ending song to Yuri on Ice to name some of his works.

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Izaya is a tsundere fallen angel (I think, he acts like one), or だてんし, who is your classmate. He finds you standing on the edge of a roof one night. When he confronts you, you notice your ikeman has fucking wings. No, he’s not cosplaying.

He teases you, saying if you really want to die, why not jump? He stops you though because he wants to take your life himself and tells you to wait. Because you can see his wings it means that you’re going to die soon, he explains. (Or that she wants to die. Sorry not sure here)

You find him on the roof at school the next day and he’s all wtf this is my turf. He continues to ask why you want to die so badly but you’re all “just cuz” rofl. He gets pissed and chokes you (this was when I started to regret my decisions in life). Apparently you think he must have been in heaven before and he angsts that noooooo I didn’t get to go so don’t ever call me a filthy angel. (Again, not too sure if I got this part here right)

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He tells you to go back to class and later he freaks out because he sees some people he knows (muh future husbandos 😉 ) and you hide. He kisses you and the next day he’s all o.O because you came back to the school roof. You tell him you hate people (loner much?) while atop a different roof at night and then you ask to become friends before he kills you. He asks you out because he’s bored rofl SURE and you date for a little while, skipping classes and talking about becoming a star after you die. Because so romantic.

After only a little bit of fluff he falls in let your dreams be dreams and that night he says that he’ll do it because he loves you. Once you hear his song you die. Such romance. Very Uta Pri.

Gurl why you not choose your singing fallen angel bishie?

You promise to become a star and watch over him rofl so after his honestly badass song, there’s an “extra track” where Izaya gets depressed and stares up at the sky where Star-You shines down at him all, Look at my Majesticness bae.

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I was really surprised at how easily I understood this drama cd because I’m still just a beginner, but hey, I got lucky! ^^ *Please don’t take my import reviews to heart because I’m still new to Japanese but thanks for checking them out* I thought it was pretty cute, though again, I didn’t completely catch everything 100% so if there was something that would make me rage, I didn’t find any, so for now I enjoyed it.

I’d recommend this to first time drama cd listeners because it wasn’t hard to understand, and this is coming from a beginner! Def getting the rest.

Here is the website and here you can purchase the cd. If you’re learning Japanese, these are an effective way to do so alongside your text. If you’ve been inhaling anime I think you’ll understand a lot of this cd.

Are you interested in drama cds? Have you listened to any? Do you have recommendations for me?

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Otome Game Review: Princess Arthur

Intro: A twist on Arthurian legend where a girl is chosen to become King of Britain when she draws the Holy Sword. Alu’s brother, Kay, is a Knight hoping to be King. He shits bricks when she draws the sword (┛◉Д◉)┛彡┻━┻ . After her first battle, there is a ball, and whoever escorts Alu is the route you diverge onto. 

This is the mobile port of the PSP game.

Final Thoughts Below:

2014-04-20-174332Gawain: Has an inferiority complex with Lancelot and believes discrimination against one’s gender is wrong, though his past causes him to be overprotective of Alu.

Algroval starts a war because he doesn’t accept Alu as King but Alu wins the battle. She vows to become a just ruler and the Round Table pledge their devotion to her.

They visit a cave Merlin forbade them against because he’s hiding the “Seeds of Destruction” inside. Sidhe tells them not to go in.

Alu goes with Lancelot the next night but Sidhe’s not there. When they return, Gawain confronts her. She follows him to the beach and just as he’s about to confess he stops himself. Awkwardness ensues so she runs but he stops her, saying he wants to win the jousting because he wants the prize: her kiss. Alu’s all ∑(゚ロ゚〃) SHOKKU! and he goes, “damn you’re dense!” ROFL

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Meanwhile, Lucius, a knight of Scotland, has killed King Oswald. He’s a rapist psychopath and someone set him free. And now he’s in Britian! Fucking great. 😂

Alu sneaks out but thank fuck for Galahad accompanying her because the final boss is here. Morgause spelled Gawain to lead her to the cave so Alu takes the knights to face down Lucius who needs 3 people of Welsh, British, and Scottish blood to break the seal on the Seeds of Destruction.

Lucius goes super saiyan but Gawain defeats him. Merlin says he could’ve resealed the powers but wanted to watch ROFL. In the bad end Gawain and Lucius nice boat themselves and Merlin’s all しょうがないよ! Later, Merlin says Alu must have to make all the moves in the relationship because Gawain’s so inexperienced, so Gawain runs out carrying her and yelling how he loves her to everyone rofl.

2014-04-20-174355Tristan: Worshiped King Uther so when Alu became his successor he was like “I shan’t serve you, woman!” and I agree she was naive but SHE WAS LITERALLY JUST CROWNED SHE DOESN’T KNOW ANYTHING CALM YOUR ASS SIR.

Tristan’s past is thrown into later chapters but HE NEVER TELLS her so I just sat there like -_- because I didn’t gaf. He goes on and on about UTHER SAMAAAA and “the girl who became King” and how she’d heal his kokoro. Uther just fucking died one day and no one thought it strange but Tristan just KNEW his senpai wouldn’t drop like that. So he went to find someone responsible for Uther’s death ಠ_ಠ

Lucius sneaks into camp, where Alu had to stay behind after losing a fight to Tristan. Tristan saves her and she wishes she were a man so she could fight and Tristan finally reveals he’s not a brick wall and comforts her.

They go fishing and stuff and then he disappears and is seen conversing with enemies. During the Florius festival a rumor about abducting Alu starts and they run into Tristan who kills the guys who were going to kidnap her. He walks away, saying they tried to rob him. It just derails from here.  The round table loses trust with Au because she wants to include Tristan-excuse me?

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Mordred pressures Alu into a relationship. After Alu is given the choice to marry the King of Wales, Mordred’s all LOVE ME OR I’LL MAKE YOU (┛◉Д◉)┛彡┻━┻ He orders her to throw the sword into the Lake. Alu won’t so he goes WELP I’LL DESTROY EVERYTHING YOU LOVE. And then her brother and Percival get hurt.

She tosses the sword but Nimue tells Mordred that Alu doesn’t wish to give it up so lol you failed! xD To try and get us to feel bad for Mordred they show a cg of him crying alone rofl.

Turns out he’s the prince of Rendgald, a kingdom that depends on a monster to protect them. Mordred’s shitty dad, Epinograth (ROFL I couldn’t stop reading Epipen) gave his wife to the monster to have a son and Mordred popped out. Since he has no powers, his dad said Son I’m Disappoint.

mordredHe fell in love with Alu somehow so he kept delaying the time he was supposed to capture Alu. Because the sword chose her, Epipen believes the monster will accept her. But Epipen rages at Mordred for not killing Alu (don’t you need her alive?) and kunai’s her. Mordred takes the blow and if its the bad end he dies but if you got the good end it’s only a flesh wound rofl.

Alu and Kay made up so he’s the first on the scene to protect his ne-san ^^ and after Mordred kokuhakus and spills blood over Alu he ends up fighting his dad again. He tells him to grow some balls and walks away like a boss. After he gets super yandere cuz Alu was talking to Galahad and they played creeper music and Alu’s all -_- dude calm your tits. I just thanked him for helping me get you a bday gift ROFL

 tumblr_ms7l55wls21sdqwmno1_500Lancelot: The perfect man that never was. Lancelot is shackled to his duty, burdened by his Sigil, which allows him to never lose, and the pain that he endures when he falls in love. Too bad the fluff didn’t happen until the very end.

The route is copy-pasta of Gawain until Lancelot defeats Lucius. Alu tries to blind herself to the fact that Guinevere is in love with Lancelot because she wants to remember the “pure image” of Guinevere and Uther….and cuz that’s awkward yo.

Lancelot gets drunk to celebrate their victory and it’s the first time he’s not Mr. Perf. He says he only wants to be by her side. The joust tournament arrives. Morgause says Guinevere killed Uther because she loves Lancelot. Alu doesn’t want to hear it but Morgause figures out she has feelings for Lancelot too…such an awkward triangle rofl.

Medraut poisons his sword and nearly wins the joust but Alu calls out to Lancelot and he manages to win. When she goes to help him he asks her to make him a charm. She finds him comforting Guinevere so she leaves. Later she gives it to him and he asks if he can have his victory kiss. She kisses his cheek and he grunts in pain ROFL and the poor girl is mortified. Turns out his sigil is killing him.

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Morguase brainwashes the people to storm the castle to kill Guinevere. Marie tells Alu to go to the mausoleum where Medraut knocks her out. He plans to kill her and become the successor to the sword but Lancelot is here! Only to get slammed by Morgause’s magic.

His power level goes over 9000 because there’s actually 2 seals. The other one makes him kill the person he loves so Alu has to stab his heart to try and save him. Talk about awkward time to learn the guy you’ve been ANGSTING over likes you back 😛 Morgause nice boats herself and Medraut…??? Lancelot lives and he pretends to be asleep so he can hold her. He gives himself away by trying to confess to her so she teases him about kissing him and he rolls over all I’m ready! xD

tumblr_nbjr3xj5wl1snz361o4_1280Galahad: Like Alu, his seat is special because his name appeared on it. Those who sit at the round table without their name there are cursed and Galahad’s was empty for years until he arrived and his name just popped up. So people call him cursed. He says she can talk to him but not get to close to him but the moment he sees her in that dress for the ball they both start stuttering.

She asks him to teach her his sword dance but she falls on top of him and he freaks out rofl. One day he cant reach some weapons to show her and gets super pissed when Gawain gives them to her and Mordred’s all Oh myyyyyy 😉

Some King starts an uprising and Alu wants to try a diversion so Galahad volunteers to cross-dress to lure out the enemy because it doesn’t matter if he dies. When she says she wants him to live he flips and leaves the room. Because he was raised in the House of Silverth and was handed everything: beauty, skill, genius, etc. he feels empty and alone.

She’s unable to express herself so kisses her. She CAN’T GET ENOUGH of shota-kisses and after the battle she follows him to the gardens to get some. They all awkward and he gives her a bouquet of poppies saying they remind him of her and then she goes KISS ME and after much tsuning, he does her and she goes MOARRRRRR. Damn gurl 😉 Inner Do-S discovered!!

princess-arthur_0031His sword turns red and Merlin’s says they can’t see each other cuz Galahad’s cursed so they sneak into this basement. Galahad locks her in a cage and tells her his FEELS. He sends her a letter asking to meet again but Morgause sent Laudine disguised as him. Apparently, the Holy Grail is inside Galahad and he’s just an “observer” meant to oversee the world. Morgause wants to change the world to her liking and after some badass moves by both Alu and Galahad PROTECT YOUR IKEMAN they imprison her and more fluff!

If Galahad didn’t already get enough bias, he gets a forehead kiss and another kiss like damn the bias is strong. Not that I mind ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

princess-arthur_0035Merlin: the wizard who had to be unlocked in the PSP but now you don’t have to! He’s ancient and despite how he goes after women, he finds it awkward when Alu has feelings for him because she’s so young. -_- Like yea awkward but ain’t nothing he already done before, am I right?

Turns out he’s not really the lech you think. He plays the role of Alu’s adviser, as he has with countless kings before her, and he takes his job seriously. Behind his “flirty mask” is a man terrified of wuv.

After Wales-jiji asks to marry her, Merlin takes her to his room and says if she’s in love with someone, they can tell the king she’s got a bae already. This ass keeps leading her on when she explains DUDE I LIKE YOU so he pushes her down onto his bed and asks if she’s ever kissed anyone then kisses her. He freaks out that Wales-jiji is so old yet Merlin could be even older???? Just as he’s about to get into sexy times he stops and Alu smashes his head with a book.

She ends up making up with her bro Kay and then her maid Marie poisons her and tries to niceboat herself by taking the rest of the poison. Morgause is all woe-is-moi on Uther’s grave but it’s really Arthur’s grave that’s explained it the “secret end.” She said that he never loved her back and fell for Guinevere who really never loved him back and pined after Lancelot rofl worst #lovelifeever. She nice boats herself and dies instantly because it was super effective.

Alu and Kay race to the forest because it’s raging that the sword was stolen. To stop it Merlin did some Sleeping Beauty act and is hanging from the tree and Nimue’s all -_-. He loves Alu too but he’s terrified of the FEELS. His dad was an incubus who got his mom preggo. She feared he was an abomination so she dropped him off at a convent. When he was old enough to leave the convent his city kind of blew up so now he’s been having this identity crisis because he doesn’t know who he is, who his parents are, and this world is prejudiced against “monsters” so yea…he been doing some hard living.

princess-arthur_0038Alu sacrifices the sword to save him and he faceplants the ground rofl. Nimue won’t have his shit and is all wake up dude stop being a pussy then walks off. Merlin eventually “wakes up” and admits he was terrified of the FEELS and that he didn’t get to die as the hero rofl but he finally mans up and kisses her and kokuhakus. I’m guessing Kay was just in the backround rofl.

In the morning he sneaks into her room to see her sleeping face and says he’s going to awaken her with a kiss but she wakes up. When he starts to leave she glomps him so he’s all gurl you gotta take responsibility now and he slides into bed with her and they fall asleep next to each other.

Secret Ending: I don’t get why you have to pay for this. It should have been included one of your purchases. Basically, the original King Arthur fucked up and as he lay dying, he regretted becoming King. His wish was granted and Merlin explains that Arthur’s canon world was erased and was replaced with a new one so no one remembers Arhur. No one except Morgause and Merlin.

Arthur goes to Avalon to rest and Alu shows up asking Merlin what he’s doing and he says he’s just reminiscing about his friend. As she walks away he says that he’ll protect “your” future.

 

 

 

Final Thoughts:

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I’ve wanted to play this game for the longest time but it was only available in Japanese for the PSP, so to think this was localized blows my mind. I mean, not that long ago companies were telling us this was impossible. After all, girls don’t play games and visual novels don’t sell well. 

Take that! BOOM there is a market after all 😉

I’m glad to play this no matter what platform, but it’s a darned shame this wasn’t released on the Vita where voice acting would’ve been kept intact. Aksys get going rofl. It’s definitely not the “girl hating” otoge I’ve seen many call it. It’s really a study of gender roles and most of the characters learn that gender roles aren’t a thing here. While not the most “feminist” of games, it did try to explore these issues.

Heroine:

Alu begins insecure and unsure of herself, which is expected. She’s suddenly picked to become the King of her country. Expectations are heaped upon her and her people mock her, attempt to murder her, etc. 

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Alu takes action, does what she can, and makes mistakes. She strives to ensure peace, but understands it’s unrealistic. 

Though Alu stands for a lot of good things, the writers can’t back it up, so the game boils down not to how she rules, but how the knights change. She’s not doing much in the way of ruling considering the writers never took advantage of the fact that, you know, SHE’S A KING. So that was disappointing, but if you play this for the romance, you’ll enjoy this.

System: Being the mobile port there are no “choose location” like the original. For some reason, Solmare removed the ability to send CGs to my email so I had to get them elsewhere-all rights belong to Otomate.

Art: Um, am I the only one that likes it? It’s obvious these characters are European for once rofl, but every review I’ve read (just about) thinks the art is poop. I mean, different opinions, but yeah, I loved it.

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Music: Compared to a lot of otoge it’s not amazing, but it sets the tone for the game and this is a mobile port with this quality of music! Hell yeah.

Characters: I really wanted Bors, Ibris, and Medraut to have routes but it was pretty hefty already so *sigh* wish we got a fan disc. I mean, Medraut went through a lot of development and he and Alu would’ve been cute af.

Gawain was a teddy bear, Lancelot was boring and I wanted more fluff, Tristan was Van Helsing of Princess Arthur, where the heroine must show him change is possible. Galahad’s best boy and is the classic tsundere.  Mordred was a little shit and Merlin was really neat. Would recommend all routes but Tristan’s. Some might like Mordred but I didn’t.

Play order for least to most romance: Tristan>Mordred> Lancelot>Merlin>Gawain>Galahad.

So Galahad was obviously bae and I had a fun time with it. Like I said, play it for the boys and nothing else and you’ll have a good game. Just wish they gave more development for Alu. She shined the most in Lancelot’s, Galahad’s, and Merlin’s routes. Obvious villains were obvious. Overall, a decent game and I wouldn’t mind a FD released in English because Lancelot barely got anything before it ended and fluff is needed.

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Hyakka Hyakurou is coming to Steam in English!!

Another localization, Leaf? Yes, YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

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Forgive me for being a day late but hey, it’s good news to bring regardless. With the addition of Hyakka Hyakurou, this is 7 otome games we’ll be getting in English next year. SEVEN.

It shall be called Nightshade in English.

And for those of you who don’t have a vita and are really bummed about the amazing releases coming out next year, now you have a game you can play!!

There will be voice acting!! For all of the details, please go here.

However, I highly recommend that you save up to get a vita (preferrably this Black Friday or near Christmas) because you will be missing out. (Not included in this post are the newer localized games including Hakuoki)

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Learning Japanese Part 5: Genki Chapter 2

Hope things have been well and you’re ready for Chapter 2!!!

If you still have not gotten the text, you should really try to because I can’t post the entire thing on here and it will help you much more than I ever could in the long run.

Like last chapter, this is just an overview of what to expect for this one. I suggest going over the chapter in your time in a way that works for you.

This chapter is also really simple so you got this!

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It seems long but I promise once you learn this you’ll see it was nothing.

For the first 3 lessons, you’re introduced to location words. Stuff like

これ    この   ここ

それ    その   そこ

あれ    あの   あそこ

どれ    どの   どこ

You’ve heard this in anime all the time. Now you finally will understand just what makes each one different!

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This is like one of the many revelations you’ll have.

In lesson 4 we cover the “Who does this belong to?” because useful life situations!

And we talk about the lovely particle も which lets you say “also” or “too.”

There is a little part in this I’ll go over in depth in the review because damn can it get confusing. Make sure you read all the footnotes my peeps.

The rest is pretty simple stuff that I’ll cover in the next post and you’ll likely find interesting.

The next part tho….

Now I suck at math and numbers but I’ll break it down nice and easy for you. Just read it over and let it soak in. Don’t panic just yet.

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Really, don’t worry about it. It’s essential to know anyways so yeah.

Just go over the chapter and use your CD guys don’t neglect it!!!

I shall see you in the next post where I will try and clear up any confusion you might have over this chapter.

Do you have any concerns over the last chapter?

HW:

  • Review Chapter 1
  • Read Chapter 2
  • Do Exercises
  • Space out homework in workbook chapter 2
  • Record yourself speaking and compare it to the CDs.
  • Sing Japanese songs. Get better at pronunciation.
  • Review material.
  • Get the texts if you haven’t.

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