0

Princess Closet Akito Shinonome Birthday Project 2017

The resident yandere character and also the last of four playable characters for Princess Closet, Akito Shinonome’s birthday is coming up in October and here are the details!

Messages will be accepted from midnight October 8, 2017 (JST) to October 15, 2017.

Like earlier birthday projects, you either

☆leave a comment below with your message (between 25-30 words) and preferred nickname

or

☆tweet your message with both hashtags (#プリクロアキト誕 #priclo_akitobday) on Twitter. If you don’t, we won’t be able to find it!

Messages in any language are welcomed! Please feel free to translate this post into your language. I only ask to be linked back 🙂

You can check out the finished album for Kai here! Ms Nanami also posted the details in Japanese for Akito’s birthday project.

And there was a response from Ciagram and Kai!

Advertisements
0

Tendou-ke Monogatari volume 2 by Saitou Ken (天堂家物語 2巻 – 斎藤けん)

I finished the second volume about a year ago but because there was a major renovation going on, the book got stuck in the boxes. Finally dug it out and boy, it’s a ride that I plan on staying! 😘

51tsMsZLFjL._SX317_BO1,204,203,200_

Spoilers ahead ^_^

Continue reading

0

Changes to new eBookJapan registrations

On September 11, 2017, the eBook Initiative Japan has been incorporated into Yahoo! Group and will now require a Yahoo! Japan ID for new registrations.

Existing accounts are not affected but linking your Yahoo! Japan ID will give you an additional 1% in points when you purchase with your preferred payment method (credit card, etc). This does not apply to purchases made with points.

Since Yahoo! Japan doesn’t have an English version for their interface… I’d thought of making a guide on how to do it, step by step.

I think you should already have a basic grasp of Japanese and the different kana (hiragana, katakana), if not kanji.

Continue reading

0

Lethe by yuni-verse

(This is a dated and archived review. The creator’s website is no longer accessible nor is the game available for download.)

Title: Lethe
Genre: Dark fantasy ADV
Capturable characters: 3+α
Endings: 9
Stills: 32 (doesn’t include variations and the ones that aren’t in CG mode)
Gameplay time: Roughly 3 hours
Form of distribution: Freeware
Game engine: LiveMaker

This is the third work that I have played from this creator and like her previous works I’ve played, this is a dark/serious story.

Before giving you the summary of the story, here’s something from the game to ponder about.

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Why can’t I be happy?

Because there are people who want to snatch it away

Why can’t I be happy?

Because there are people who want to destroy it

“I only wanted to be by your side”
-Longing to see you once more-

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Story
On your way to school, “you” met with an accident and woke up to a splendidly decorated room that you’ve never seen before.
A butler and a maidservant appeared before you and says,

-You are a magician-

Feeling nothing but confusion, you couldn’t bring yourself to believe it.
In this world, the person that “you” resemble is a magician. It seems like it’s up to you to be aware of your current situation.

As you find your way back to your own world, there is the past and the truth that will never change.

Thoughts
This was a really interesting and refreshing game for me! It unfolded in many ways unlike most games I’ve encountered, it wasn’t long to get into the story and the art is lovely too.
The overall feel for this game was really nice and gorgeous. I was stuck at getting myself to ED3 and stopped but a lovely user posted the walkthrough so I’m saved \^o^/

I’m glad to actually finish the remaining ends because I’m stuck at the happy end with Edwardo, I liked the end but I want to know the entire story /w\
Some of the CGs are not that polished, perhaps because parts of it were from some time before? :3
I’m very happy to see how the creator finished tying up parts of the story, giving it a solid feel, fleshing out the characters, explaining and revealing the characters’ background at the same time. It’s a great game and I look forward to their new work.

0

Dolly Collection (ドリーコレクション)

Fans of the now-defunct Poupee Girl, rejoice! Dolly Collection is a dress-up game by two former members of Poupee Girl development team, the lead designer (@maminoir) and the developer, Okawa Hitoshi.

I found this by coincidence when I was looking through my recommended follows on Instagram. It looks gorgeous and has a good variety of styles available for dress-up when you begin.

Despite the lack of social networking aspect (Poupee Girl was a place where you upload photos of your own clothes as well as dressing up your doll), this is a really good start!

Free items are given from time to time and there are even more lovely dress-up pieces at the shop.

Additional dolls and dress-up items are also available for purchase at 360yen and at various prices respectively (per doll/item).

The app is only available on iOS at the moment and requires iOS 10 as well as iPhone 5 and newer models for it to work. An internet connection is also required while you play.

Dolly Collection on AppStore

Check out the hashtags, #dollycollection on Twitter or Instagram for dress-up screenshots by users! Besides the first image showing all the six different dolls in a variety of fashion styles, everything else is of my own doll xD

1

Liar! Uncover the Truth by Voltage

Liar! Uncover the Truth is the English release of Doubt! ~Usotsuki no Otoko wa Dare?~. It features the main character who is a successful wedding planner, good at what she does and has an amazing boyfriend until she finds clues that point to her boyfriend’s cheating ways?!

After breaking up with her cheating boyfriend, she goes to a matchmaking party and 10 seemingly gorgeous guys lands on her feet. A fortune-teller tells her only one guy is the real thing while the rest are liars!

This begins your journey to find who’s lying and finally catch your Mr. Right ♡

This was my first Voltage game, I like how smooth and clean it looks. The character designs and backgrounds are polished, easy on the eyes and animated with amusing expressions. There are Japanese and English releases.

There is also a spin-off subtitled, Office wa Danjou no Uso Darake which is now released as Office Deception.

There are 10 guys and so far, I’ve been smoothly going through each story. If you chose the wrong guy in your accusation portion, it’ll count as a mistake too.

Your savvy points are affected by your number of mistakes so carefully go through the stories and notes as well as evidence that you’ve collected!

The system is fascinating and possibly addictive until you have to wait for the energy to be replenished |D One thing though, I didn’t like how otakus were portrayed and hope it’s not like that in the other routes.

The Japanese release includes voices though if you played it without voices previously, you will have to play it again.

Mamiya Haruichi CV: Nojima Kenji
Shiga Soutarou CV: Satou Takuya
Kurono Azusa CV: Abe Atsushi
Katagiri Keima CV: Okitsu Kazuyuki
Yazawa Joe CV: Morikubo Shoutarou
Yuikawa Itaru CV: Kondou Takashi
Kagami Kazumi CV: Kawahara Yoshihisa
Kashi Touya CV: Kishio Daisuke
Murai Kunio CV: Morikawa Toshiyuki
Matsuki Shuuto CV: Uchida Yuuma
Furuya Shizuo CV: Yashiro Taku

Facebook
Website

0

Takane to Hana – thoughts

takanetohana

I noticed Takane to Hana (Takane and Hana, in English) when it began serialising but never got around reading it until… the first volume was free to read. It was absolutely amusing but I didn’t realise how GOOD it was until I took the jump to buy the ebooks with my twin and at the urging of a friend, Eden-san ww

My twin and I sniggered through each panel and scene. Nonomura Hana (16), is a high-schooler who had to replace her elder sister, Yukari (23) in a marriage interview with the heir of Takaba Group, Saibara Takane (26). He starts off the meeting by saying he dislikes women who dress up too much to impress men. Hana usually won’t take this lying down but since she’s in Yukari’s place, she has to hold it in.

Until she snapped, of course.

Hana pulled her wig away, throwing it in Takane’s direction and said, ‘Please don’t worry. I don’t have the slightest interest in the very fiber of your being” and left. Takane, crushed from what she said actually told Hana (through her father) that he’ll be picking her up the next day.

He showed up at her home with a huge bouquet of flowers and taunting Hana with lavish gifts. Takane thought it’ll make her fall to his feet and fawn all over him but sadly for him, that won’t be happening.

She isn’t at all impressed with his wealth (which Takane continues to flaunt until later volumes – this will later be an important and interesting plot point) and Hana can see him for who he is, not what he projects to everyone else. LMAO Anyways, it was Hana who kissed him first. LOL

We later see Hana and Takane’s friends who wonder at their budding relationship of ‘marriage candidates’. They are also an amusing lot and constantly ask Hana how both of them are doing (∀`*ゞ)エヘヘ

I very much recommend this series for the humour and bantering between the characters. If only a Western publisher can pick up the series for an English release :3

Both of us are following the series digitally on eBookJapan with the 8th volume released recently on July 20. The digital release will follow in about three months.

Support the author by buying actual releases in your country or in Japanese!

August 13, 2017: Viz Media has announced an English release for Takane to Hana (as well as another series by Tanaka Meca I’m reading, Kimi no Koto nado Zettai ni)!! Read about it here.

✨Where to buy✨
eBookJapan
Hakusensha e-net! (listing)
Hakusensha e-net! feature
Takane to Hana special website
Takane & Hana (French release!)
Official merchandise (requires proxy services)