I’m not an expert in language learning and make no claims to be one, nor do I have a guaranteed road map to get you from where I started to where I am now. I’m still learning this language, but I’ve made significant progress and have even translated an otome game on my own for practice. Lastly, how I’ve been learning this language may not work for everyone.
This post will detail what I did to get as far as I have with Japanese and what worked for me. Links are affiliate links. There’s absolutely no pressure to use them.
Intro: The lucky people who reside in the Heights enjoy lives of ignorant bliss, while the unworthy struggle to live in the Depths. Yet the Height’s laws are unyielding. Especially so when it comes to marriage. If given the choice, Cyrus Tistella would never marry…but marriage soon becomes the least of her concerns when her parents are murdered and she is found guilty of the crime. Thrown into the Depths, Cryus vows to clear her name and expose her parents’ killer. If she can survive long enough to do so.
For our first new announcement of the evening, we're happy to introduce an expansion to one of our popular otome titles – Steam Prison! This standalone expansion features a route starring Cyrus’s devoted coworker Fin in addition to bonus side stories with the rest of the cast! pic.twitter.com/3I6e33HwOV
Intro: When noblewoman Emily Whiteley successfully helps find Queen Victoria’s cat, she is given a ring (signifying her title as a true 探偵) and enrolled into the prestigious Harrington Academy. Thus begins her adventures of studying to become a detective with the renowned Holmes Jr. and Watson Jr! But trouble lurks in every shadowy alley in London, for every secret needs its hiding place. As Emily and her butler, Pendleton, search for clues regarding the death of her parents, she’s about to uncover more than she ever expected to.
Intro: In a land trapped in eternal winter, Jed lives in a snow-white tower in the darkest part of the woods. Every year she and the townspeople hold a masquerade in the hopes that spring will someday melt away the winter. The Wolf and Hawk clans rule the town together, with the Wolves seeking harmony and compassion, and the Hawks an iron-clad fist over the people. The two clans spark animosity and distrust through the town, coupled with a stark fear of the Witch’s curse. The Witch is a red-eyed woman who will bring destruction to the town, and if she is killed, the winter spell will break. Jed is the very witch they seek, and she dons the disguise of a young man to avoid persecution, but when she comes into contact with the Kaleido-via, a symbol of both peace and war between the Wolf and Hawk clans, her discovery unlocks devastating consequences.
Intro: Ichiko Hanamaki’s brother disappeared in Okunezato, so when her friend Hino sets up a trip to attend the Okunezato Supernatural Club, she tags along to search for clues. The Fuurinkan Hotel is so short-staffed the employees let them work part-time in exchange for free room and board. During their days at the hotel, the person who set up the club doesn’t show up, so they go on without them. The club is dedicated to unearthing the truth in the mysterious disappearances and accidents in the town, but the longer Ichiko stays there, the more her life is in danger.