Prince of Stride – Otome Game Review

No spoiler review!
One week before the release of this game, the Cero B scared me off so I had it preordered and cancelled twice. But in the end, I found out it was Gold Rating, and mini games are waaaaay up my alley so why not!

This game reads more like a sports manga than an otome game, though naturally so, since it started out as a manga series anyway. If you’re looking for lots of cute love scenes and moe-able characters or good writing about the complications of having a crush on someone, you ain’t gonna find it here. But in return, what you get is (quite) a realistic story of how a team that was almost broken up gets motivated to run for each other and end up with good memories of a sport they once abandoned.

Also, for once, high school boys act like high school boys with their silly (but funny) play acts, dreaming that the heroine kissed them intensely(lol) and getting teased by the older people in the game. Strangely, even though the love between the characters are not obvious, it sits well with me because it’s a very typical portrayal of relationships where kids spend time with each other, knowing each other and helping each other out then getting together. All good.

A little bit about what Stride is: Continue reading

Norn9 Last Era Otome Game Review

(non spoiler review)

PoseMage coming in 4 days so I really had to get this game done. I swear I spent my entire Saturday and Sunday on this and what a great fandisc! I have always been a fan of the original game and bought all the Radio discs and event DVD, and am really glad I played this because it only made me love this series more!

This loading screen really summed up the game well, I’d say.

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The game was unexpectedly volume-y, with lots of development in the relationships and my favourite kind of bittersweet scenes and the occasional cuteness. I have to say that I hated Masamune in the original game because he was a perv, but I really liked him in this game. Too bad that he still got 12th place though haha. My favourites in the original were Sakuya and Natsuhiko but Continue reading

Dengeki Girl’s Style 2014 June issue (7号)

First up… Thank you for 50 followers! 😀 Hope you guys continue supporting this blog. (Read to the end for a small thanks  on my part)

Second…. I’ve kinda abandoned Soubou Sangoku Sou Sou’s translations : I’m working more shifts this two weeks because the new pastry chef is tall and kuudere I need money to fund my otoge goods. I might finish the translations somehow but it’s not anytime soon, since I’m rushing my backlots as well.

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Right. Why specifically this issue, Jyuuguchi? Well….. READ ON TO FIND OUT (slapped////) (*´艸`*)

**Even though these pictures are not scans, I appreciate if you do not copy them to your website (and get Jyuuguchi into trouble (>_<) due to print copyright laws) And seriously. These pictures are only about 1/10 of the whole mag.

**Please buy the magazine if you want to read more about this issue! (Available on a variety of websites like Amazon, Rakuten, cdjapan and blahs.)

 

1) Diabolik Lovers Vandead Carnival….. what the heck is that?! Continue reading

Norn9 – Review summary

Just now I took a look at my bank statement and I went like (; ・`ω・´) (´;ω;`)ウッ… ヽ(´ー`)┌

Everytime spring in Japan comes, they release a load of games and goods, which also equals to my enormous cash outflow, and especially this spring Rejet released 4 new series of dummy-head situation CDs.  It’s tough being in that ambiguous age-zone where you have a growing want-list and a pathetic looking cash inflow.

Enough of my ranting. It’s review time for my super-backlot Norn9.

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Norn9 seems to be an experimental mix of futuristic X hero clan X some love thrown in X mystery X 1D evil guy X fairytale X world war. The bulk of the prologue was from Sorata’s point of view, a young boy from the present world, who suddenly got poofed 100 years back in time to the Taisho era, where he meets a strange girl and ends up on a round futuristic ship called Norn. It is revealed that everyone on the ship has a superpower, and so does the weird girl that brought him to the ship. Sorata’s role ends when he decides which heroine to follow. Rather than an otome game, it’s more like a shounen manga from the point of view of a girl made into a game. And I enjoyed it despite its weird and complicated setting. And there are random CHICKS on board that play the role of doctors, cooks, cleaners, etc, which don’t make sense at all, and how the characters understand what they say is a mystery to me. In some routes the Sorata is even made to live with them rofl.

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Kamigami no Asobi – Review + translation

//June 11 edit:

**Please support the makers of the game ‘Broccoli’ by buying the game if you like Kamigami no asobi! Stores selling this game:

-amazon (ships internationally): has second hand ones too.

-cd japan, playasia, yesasia (for international people)

-Animate, rakuten, amiami (may have some random extras with the game box but the website is in japanese and no international shipping)

-Broccoli the original game maker (no international shipping)

**some of you have asked me whether this game will be translated into English. I seriously doubt so, since they are not targeting their international otoge players. Yet.

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Hokay. I LOVED this. The interface was really nice in addition to the art and music. And you also get to have a miniature box garden to put chibi characters and other items like this:

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They jump around and are just absolutely cute. What items you get depends on the level of quiz you chose and how well you did in them (infinite retry system, no worries) I played around on the web and found http://www.kamiaso.com/uranai.php which gave me Toto as the Kami that suits me.

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April 6 edit:

Hi lovelies. I noticed many are clicking on the link above. I’ll translate this for you here:

https://jyuuguchi.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/kamigami-no-asobi-uranai-translation/

Cheerios!

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神々の悪戯 (Kamigami no Asobi) is written “The trick of the Gods” but read as “The play of the Gods”! Anime coming! Is everyone excited? 🙂

The heroine is in the third year of high school when she suddenly gets transported by Zeus one day to watch over the gods of class A through a box (with a sword) she opened in the storehouse. Zeus turns from a shota into a jiijii and tells her she is the selected human representative for his great plans. Was she shocked? A little thrown off maybe. Did she think it’s a dream and be a little cynical? Nah. In fact, she accepts the task readily and even goes around the school like a prefect preparing the Freshmen hall. Zeus wants her to help the gods understand love and humans and gives her one year to help them graduate. Continue reading