Tendou-ke Monogatari vol.4 by Saitou Ken (天堂家物語 4巻 – 斎藤けん)

I manage to pick up volume 4 a while after it came out and it kept me hooked all the way. We see more action now and there is a shocking turn of events at the party.

Spoilers ahead!

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Songs from A3! (Act! Addict! Actors!)

Not meant to be a comprehensive list but more of a guide to legally listen/stream A3!’s songs outside of Japan (or via other slightly grey areas).

I need to thank whoever who used the search term to get to my blog. I don’t provide downloads but enjoy this guide!

First, A3! has full releases of their music on Spotify in Japan as well as overseas. I can’t confirm for individual countries but I’m somewhere in Southeast Asia and I can listen to a lot and most of their songs on Spotify if not all.

Pony Canyon has also created official playlists for the game’s music releases. One has the short versions like the ones you heard in the game or the full versions.

A3! (エースリー) -Game Size Ver.-

A3! (エースリー)

I’ve also created two Spotify playlists that’s a little more comprehensive than the ones by Pony Canyon. One has the entire discography (some tracks are grayed out, meaning not available in your region) while the other only has the vocal tracks. Useful for those without a subscription, I think.

A3! (エースリー) by Liber Entertainment

A3! Chara, Unit songs

For those who don’t know how Spotify works, you can listen to whatever music you like for free. There’s a catch though. There will be ads and that you can’t choose which specific tracks you can listen to.

It plays on shuffle and has a limit to how many tracks you can skip until an ad pops up on the smartphone. You can overcome this on the PC/Web version or iPad (other tablets included) app but the skip track limits will still be in place.

Paid subscription removes all the above limits and allows you to listen to the music offline by downloading them on the device.

Second, iTunes and Apple Music

According to the official Twitter account, their music is also released on Apple Music. I have also found the link for their 1st theme song single and the latest release by the rookie members of the A3! family on Apple Music (United States).

A3ders! artist page (Apple Music)

I won’t mention Japan’s region-restricted sites such as mora and recochoku but Youtube can be helpful at times like this. I think Google Play Music is also another option if you’re on Android and have that in your region.

Lastly, if you have the cash to import, you can buy their CDs from CDJapan and Amazon Japan for example. It’s not cheap but worth the effort and money since the design, colours and the music are absolutely amazing. Plus! If there is still stock with the codes (if they have not expired!), you can get a special card of your choice that you can’t get elsewhere!

P.S. The app is getting an English release in an agreement between Liber and Cybird.

Some Gun X Sword production materials (DVD release bonus)

So last year, I went to Jalan-Jalan Japan, a spin-off venture of BookOff and a local company and found some Gun X Sword production materials which were from the limited editions of the DVD release.

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The Crossroads by Seraphinite

Another continuation of my itch.io finds! Termed as a supernatural romance visual novel, The Crossroads is a lovely end product of Seraphinite’s NaNoReno 2017!

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From their itch.io page,

When Tiana finds herself house-sitting a mansion, she thinks her life is taking a turn for the better.
Little does she know the house is not what it seems… and neither are the two occupants who both wish to lay claim to her heart.

Contested ownership barely covers what’s happening at The Crossroads.

Like the game’s title, Tiana is at a crossroads. She lost her job, apartment and basically everything that she has and was at a loss until a letter arrived, asking her to house-sit a mansion.

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She meets the two people who are maintaining the house in question, Tristan and Lucan. Tristan is the more easy-going of the pair while Lucan is more mature but drops innuendo in a lot of the interactions with Tiana. While I usually prefer one guy over the rest but I can’t help but appreciate how well-crafted the male characters are. ❤

Seraphinite did a great job in developing the story. It really draws you in, and even though the ending felt a wee bit flat, I think that’s just a lack of time on the creator’s part. The game IS completed in a month after all.

Now, you can also customise the protagonist’s looks in terms of skin tone, eye and hair colours and freckles. However, the CG gallery will only have the protagonist’s default skin tone.

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I really enjoyed this game and look forward to Seraphinite’s games in the future! She also has a game set in the Regency era called The Lady’s Choice.

✨Links✨

Game at itch.io

Creator’s page / Twitter / Tumblr

One-day only – “club MANKAI”

Notes: This is Sakyo’s blog post in the game and also A3!’s April Fool’s joke for 2018.

Many thanks to Syd and Minnyan for proofreading this!

Any mistakes are my own. Kindly let me know!

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4th anniversary!

4th Anniversary!

Probably not the post anyone is expecting but my blog is four years old!! /throws flowers and sparkles into the air

I’ve been blogging on and off for years. Never really kept to one place either but I’m glad it’s different this time. Thanks for giving me the enthusiasm to keep going!

About the lack of updates, I’ve been trying to prepare more drafts into actual posts and hopefully, succeeding! Watch out this space for new posts ❤

On a personal level, things have gotten pretty hard but I hope it’ll look up soon. I’ve also added a Ko-Fi button on my sidebar. If you enjoy my blog posts and can afford it, feel free to tip me 😀

P.S. The banner is made with Canva!

ORESAMA – “Nee, Kami-sama?”「ねぇ、神様?」

A translation of their song for the app, nana called “Nee, Kami-sama?”. They’ll also be releasing their first major album called Hi-Fi POPS on April 11, 2018.

The limited edition will also come with a Blu-ray disc containing music videos of their single releases and their new track, Hi-Fi TRAIN. Buy links after the cut!

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Princess Closet Shuu Tachibana Birthday Project 2018 + Past scrapbooks

Another year means another round of birthday celebrations for characters of one of my favourite mobile otome games!

Shuu’s birthday will be in February so my friend, Ms Nanami has already started some work on the album where fan art and messages will be collected and sent to Ciagram’s office in Tokyo!

Messages and birthday wishes for Shuu will be collected from February 8 to 15 (JST) on Twitter and comments that are left in this post. Messages in any language are welcomed!

Instructions

☆Leave a comment below with your message in 25-30 words and include your preferred name

or

☆Tweet your message with these hashtags (#プリクロシュウ誕 #priclo_shuubday) anytime during February 8-15. If your Twitter account is made private, feel free to send me a DM (@aheadofthenight) and I’ll relay it to Ms Nanami 😀

Check out the past work done by Ms Nanami and many other Japanese fans who contributed not only messages but also fan-created content (artwork, short stories) of Princess Closet!

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