Princess Closet: Kai and Akito get new main stories!

Ciagram will be releasing never-before-seen continuations for Kai Ayasaki and Akito Shinonome sometime this November!

Before the service terminated on Ameba, the game has already released continuations of the main stories for Reo Kamiyoshi and Shuu Tachibana. When both Ameba and Tsutaya releases came to an end, the remaining two characters were left out.

Until now.

The writer and illustrator who originally worked on the game will also be returning for Kai and Akito’s stories. It will be out on the Japanese app first while translation to the other languages is still in-progress.

 

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Princess Closet Akito Birthday Album 2018 reveal and new official icons!

The Princess Closet fans in Japan has once again got together to compile messages and various fan-made illustrations, stories into an album for Akito!

Check out Ms. Nanami’s post over here.

There are also various fan-made icons that you can use on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – change your icon on October 25 and gather around to celebrate our beloved photographer’s birthday 🙂

Ciagram has also released new icons for you to use on Twitter! The account’s icon now features a CG from their Halloween event with Akito. That is some costume the both of them are wearing ;’D

On another front, they have a small announcement (embedded above) tucked away on their pinned tweet, apparently, with tidings of a certain something in the works related to Princess Closet! They ask fans to look forward to further news.

Princess Closet Kai Ayasaki Birthday Project 2018

Apologies for the very short time in between the timing of this post and the deadline for Kai’s birthday project (August 2 JST)!

Ms. Nanami will be accepting digital 色紙 or in a sense, message cards here at Yosetti! Submissions must be done by August 2, 2018 (11:59PM JST).

Yosetti’s submissions page

You’re limited to 140 characters and please keep messages related to the character the game.

Yosetti is a website where you can make message cards and decorate them.
There are two methods to use Yosetti, you can either use it as a guest or make an account with them which gives you the ability to use their more elaborate functions.

yosetti how to use

The digital cards will then be printed and sent to Ms. Nanami who will be gathering the materials together to send to Ciagram.

yosetti message input

Type your name and message in the respective input area and then choose the colour that you’d like to have. You can then preview them with the orange button below.

There would be a pop-up (no screenshot, sorry!), the text preview is on the left.

On the right are two tabs to choose your message box with or without your own icon/avatar (left tab) that you can upload as well as include any other kind of emoji symbols there (right tab).

When you’re done, just click the yellow button on the right and it’s submitted!

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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