Princess Closet Thanks Carnival ・5th Anniversary Fan Celebration

Coming January 14, it will be FIVE WHOLE YEARS since Princess Closet first released on Ameba!

Ms. Nanami is inviting Princess Closet fans everywhere to write in your celebratory messages on Yosegaki, the website she has previously used for Kai and Akito’s birthdays as well 🙂

(Please refer to this post as to how to navigate the website and post your message!)

The cut-off time for the messages will be January 6, 11.59PM (Japan Standard Time, GMT+9)!

If you missed the link, here it is again: https://yosetti.com/mainyosegakis/invite?id=1529882&sc=UNBGL

Apparently, the Princess Closet Twitter had changed its icon to a Christmas theme a while back. If you missed it, check out Ms. Nanami’s post (in Japanese) here!

It’s a little late but Happy New Year everyone! Here is to another year of many good things, joy and peace for all of us! 🎉🎉

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A change in focus

With 100 posts on the blog, it’s high time for me to talk about a change with my blog’s focus.

I started this blog to give my otome game fandom space. Almost nine years after stumbling upon free-to-play doujin otome games, it pretty much trickled to something I do IF I had long stretches of free time.

Anyhow, just a very roundabout way of saying I’ll be blogging about other things outside my usual consumption of games, manga and other Japan-related things.

On the other hand, I have been reading a lot. This year saw me reading plenty of new authors. What have you been doing outside of Japan-related hobbies? :3

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!

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.

Continue reading “Some Gun X Sword production materials (DVD release bonus)”

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!

Plans for 2018

Just a few thoughts that I want to put out there. In any case, I might have jinxed it already. The idea to keep these to myself didn’t sit well with me – since I did the opposite once and it ended poorly.

First, I’d like to keep up with the blog like I did the previous year. Just the simple desire to keep up the writing.

After that is to dedicate some time for my pet projects like the Dormitory Love series and some fan translation stuff that I have left on hold as I learned the ropes of being a freelance translator. I’d like to see more progress on this front in 2018.

Next, read more romance novels and write about them (this will be on my Tumblr) – who knows, I might just move it all here (if I can sound intelligible). And to find more lovely authors.

Better time management and also help myself to a better frame of mind. I’m having trouble with these since New Year’s Eve (ouch) and it’s just bringing me to my knees (awkward laughs)

I have a lot of stuff waiting for me to read, listen and play too… and will get to that. (How could I face my backlog and new releases otherwise?)

A group play(?) of Bocchi x Musume (Fashioning Little Miss Lonesome) with my friends is also in the cards and I’m really looking forward to that.

Also, I want to work on some self-improvement like learning a new language (I’m looking at you, Italian course on edX), for starters.

The Lunar New Year is coming soon and I’m pretty excited xD

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!🎄🎇

End of 2016

Just wanted to put in a quick post to thank everyone who’ve commented and visited this year. Thank you so much! 😊

I wish I would get out of my hibernation to blog for the coming year, but I’m just too uncoordinated at the moment. (however, you can check my Twitter to find out what I’m still up to lol)

Originally jobless, I found something six months ago that suited me and I’m quite happy with it. With a job for the past year, I finally have to apply for an income tax number :’3 My twin, Asera and I have also successfully bought a few stuff and I hope I can share photos of those lovely things we’ve got.

Have another awesome year of fangirling ahead, everyone! And may things go smoothly for you 💖