Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018

Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018

It’s been quite a year and I want to thank everyone who has visited and/or commented on my posts.

I came up with a tactic this year by trying to lower the number of drafts by revisiting them and deciding whether I want to go ahead with it or not.

It has always been a problem for me to, in a sense, keep updating this blog. The part where I come up with ideas and then decide whether I made enough sense or simply ranting. Feels, I have aplenty but verbalising them is where I don’t do really well.

This year saw me getting acquainted with a few new things like Spotify, the amazing romance novel community on Tumblr and iflix, an old fave that I revisited thanks to the increased speed (but dangling wires) by my ISP.

Been watching The Mentalist and I LOVE SIMON BAKER AND ROBIN TUNNEY. Totally unrelated to my blog, yes but really enjoy watching it☆

Gaming has been a bit quiet since my last fully-completed game, 7’scarlet and Cinderella Phenomenon (need to replay it to jog my memories for my post). With the new Corda 2ff release on Vita, I’m gonna look forward to getting it sometime later.

Manga-wise, I’ve just finished reading Tendou-ke Monogatari vol.4 and WHAT A RIDE. The fifth volume is scheduled to release in Autumn 2018. Talk about a long time away. Gotta send the author my love 💕

And finally, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!🎄🎇

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Tendou-ke Monogatari vol.4 cover revealed + signing event with Kawaii Hito

Tendou-ke Monogatari vol.4 cover revealed + signing event with Kawaii Hito

Cover for Tendou-ke Monogatari vol.4 is released and will be available in physical compiled volumes on December 5, 2017! The ebook release will soon follow.

To commemorate the occasion, there will be a signing at Sanseido Bookstore, Ebina, Kanagawa Prefecture on December 16, 2017. Further information about the event can be found here (in Japanese).

And thank you for the high volume of hits yesterday! You guys made it the day with the highest views on my blog! ✨✨🎉

✨Where to buy✨

Tendou-ke Monogatari vol.4
CDJapan / Amazon Japan / ebookjapan (not listed at time of writing)

Tendou-ke Monogatari vol.1-3 at Amazon Japan (limited stock available)

Tendou-ke Monogatari vol.3 by Saitou Ken (天堂家物語 3å·» – 斎藤けん) + AneLaLa one-shot

Tendou-ke Monogatari vol.3 by Saitou Ken (天堂家物語 3å·» – 斎藤けん) + AneLaLa one-shot

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Finally got around buying the 3rd volume of Tendou-ke and I’m so glad that it came with the obi (the wrap around the book jacket). I like how the black and muted gold colour goes together. The lines used on them are also dialogues from respective volumes.

Spoilers below!

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Princess Closet Akito Shinonome Birthday Project 2017

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!

Tendou-ke Monogatari volume 2 by Saitou Ken (天堂家物語 2å·» – æ–Žè—¤ã‘ã‚“)

Tendou-ke Monogatari volume 2 by Saitou Ken (天堂家物語 2å·» – æ–Žè—¤ã‘ã‚“)

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! 😘

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Spoilers ahead ^_^

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Changes to new eBookJapan registrations

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.

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Lethe by yuni-verse

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.