Taisho Guuzou Roman: Teikoku Star – Isao translations

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I took an entire week to listen to this, one track a day since I’ve been busy rewatching Magi and playing RPGs on top of full-shifts in my work and playing Jyuzaengi2. Oh, but you didn’t want to hear about me. You wanted to hear about Isao. (・∀・)

Isao’s music tracks are lovely, and his deep hate of women is obvious. Though he thinks he plays around with women, I get the feeling that he’s played around by them… even from the second track. And if you finish listening all the way you’ll understand. Well at least he isn’t a two-face, so I appreciated his evil character more than Seishirou. Also, when he is polite, it’s a real kind of politeness, like he has a real gentleman-liness underneath that raepist mask, unlike Seishirou who acts all princely but is so fake.

His was a happy ending compared to Seishirou’s, which made me kind of ‘Meh, I want a tragedy!!’ (sorry for being me (*´∀`*) And seeing his end made me a little cynical, thinking “You’ll regret this…. love is not all!” So, my favourite line would be when he was still playing around and thinking:  “Like… Love…. all that is just a farce for the sake of indulging in deep pleasure.”

It’s such a sad and twisted thinking but it makes sense. Well then, have fun reading.

Opening Act

Isao introduces in character the meeting of him and the heroine. “The time is Taisho, the stage is Marunouchi, Tokyo, the flowery capital of Japan. A theatre opening here today, a department store opening there tomorrow… Due to the remnant effects of World War 2, the city is overflowing with western culture. The start of the story is of course, the teikoku theatre that all the ladies are talking about….. not, but on top of a hill in a luxurious mansion. There, a girl comes knocking hurriedly…” Continue reading

Teikoku Star – Taisho Guuzou Roman

The story of Teikoku Star:

In 1922 Taisho Era, the time of post- World War 1, Japan welcomes a period of booming economic prosperity. But behind that prosperity and peace, the darkness of the leftovers of war lurks. But out of this darkness, a dancing and singing theatre group consisting of only males from the noble familes emerges, naming themselves as Teikoku Star. You are a commoner’s daughter and a schoolgirl but one day find yourself suddenly becoming the owner of Teikoku Star. There, the idols of Teikoku Star with one or two past trauma treat you, who are an owner only in name, as a servant girl. In a time where free love is forbidden, you are played around by their morals… what will become of your fate…?

Please buy the CDs if you like the series! They are available on a variety of websites like Rakuten, Amazon, CDJapan, and the original CD makers. CD pirating undermines the work of the seiyuus, storywriters and others involved in making the CDs. So please buy an original copy! 

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Teikoku Star #1: Seishirou
CV: Takahiro Sakurai
Release Date: April 23

The 17-year old Seishirou is Teikoku Star’s no.1, from dance to singing, and despite knowing that he never speaks of his private life, he is known to Continue reading

Shinobi Koi Utsutsu – Review

Quite disappointed for this game. The theme had great potential, but it turned out really bad. I was drawn to the colour scheme of shinobi koi: it combines colourful neo tones with anime-like art, so it’s not as realistic as the recently played games, and actually really emphasises how this game is for younger girls (not a baabaa like me :p) The only thing good is probably the OP movie(song)!

The characters personalities overlap alot when they are in mero-mode which made the game very stale after a while… Still, if you play for the seiyuus you will probably like it.

Ok, so let’s start with the prologue. The heroine when she was younger, had her parents killed before her eyes by some bad guy and she was freaking out because she’s about to be attacked too when suddenly a man comes in to save her and fight the baddy. He wins the baddy and seals away something in her. Ever since then, she desires to become as strong as that ninja who saved her and hopes to meet him again someday.

She works in a teahouse to fund herself for living expenses and the dojo (like a school) for ninjas in the neighbourhood. One day the elites of the most famous ninja school are passing by and she goes out to take a look too. There’s the red-haired tsundere Sarutobi Sasuke, blue-haired taciturn Kirigakure Kuroto, white-haired glasses boy Yuri Kamakiyo, light- Continue reading