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Kokorogawari on Steam Greenlight

Kokorogawari (meaning (a) change of heart in Japanese) is Team Precatio’s first game about romance and human drama. It’s currently on Steam Greenlight and needs help being greenlit!

The game features Asami Kobayashi, in present-day Japan who is a 4th-year university student, raised by a single mother. Asami has a cynical view on love and marriage and currently interns at Edo Publishing. Would her views ever change?

Kokorogawari had a very successful Kickstarter and still accepts pre-orders (demo available) at itch.io for regular and deluxe editions!

While it’s full-priced at 25 USD and 35 USD for respective editions, they are still offering pre-order discounts at itch.io!

The game can run on Windows, Mac as well as Linux. There is a 2-chapter demo available on all three platforms. Samples of their soundtrack can be heard on SoundCloud.

Don’t forget to upvote them on Steam Greenlight!

Steam Greenlight
itch.io (demos, pre-orders)
Official blog
SoundCloud
Twitter

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Princess Closet Reo Kamiyoshi 2017 Birthday Project

I’ve been asked by Nanami-sama, an active Princess Closet fan from Japan to spread Reo’s 2017 Birthday Project to the English-speaking community (non-English speakers can also forward your messages, it won’t be a problem!).

What you have to do

  1. Tweet your birthday message with the tags,  and/or  at any time between April 12 to April 19, midnight.
  2. The length of your message mustn’t exceed 25 to 30 words.
  3. Please remember to include your (nick)name at the end.

All dates and times are in Japan Standard Time (GMT +9).

Nanami-sama will regularly collect the tagged tweets during that time period. The messages will then be printed and collected in a scrapbook. Photos of the scrapbook will be posted on Nanami-sama’s Twitter account and blog after it’s been received by Ciagram.

If you know friends who play Princess Closet, tell them to join in and celebrate Reo’s birthday together! Help spread the word! ✨

Here‘s Nanami-sama’s blog post about Reo’s 2017 birthday project.

If there’s any questions, leave a comment and I’ll ask Nanami-sama 🙂

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(unboxing) Geten no Hana with Yumeakari Aizouban (下天の華 with 夢灯り 愛蔵版)

Our precious baby is finally home and it’s just so beautiful /gross sobs

Geten no Hana with Yumeakari Aizouban is the Vita port of the Geten no Hana games (PSP) in one. The Platinum box retailed for 30,000yen (w/o taxes) and has a bonus for those who pre-ordered by June 26, 2016. It released on September 8, 2016.

The series is about a kunoichi (Japanese term for a female ninja), Hotaru who is summoned to Azuchi Castle to meet someone in secret, with only directions to the meeting place and a password. She arrives at the meeting place only to find someone there and quickly arms herself. Turns out she was summoned by Akechi Mitsuhide, the right-hand man of Oda Nobunaga who is interested in the possibilities of a kunoichi with transformation abilities.

Hotaru then transformed into a young woman of noble birth, who is supposedly Mitsuhide’s younger sister and given the name Kikyou. Her work as a kunoichi now begins.

There are missions you have to complete with ample amount of time to explore Azuchi Castle and chat with the characters. Hotaru also has training (mini-game, to get flowers so you can gift them to romanceable characters) and needs to observe certain living things (frogs, for example) and objects (a Buddhist statue, the jizou) to be able to transform into them. She uses this skill in various situations and sometimes hilarity ensues.

This title was also announced in commemoration of Nobunaga no Yabou (Nobunaga’s Ambition)’s 30th anniversary. It’s also comparatively simple and short for those unfamiliar to the Neoromance franchise to play. I very much recommend it 😀

The Vita port has additional endings (Tsumi no Hana, darker ends where the ‘suspicion’ level is highest) with new content as well as compiling events from the PSP DLC release which are now voiced.

It also has two books, a memorial book featuring rough sketches and designs of the characters and a book with artwork, comics by Kuku Hayate, the character designer of the series. There are 9 character CDs and 1 CD with narrations, messages from the characters and a drama from the series’ 2014 event, Hanami no Utage (The Flower Viewing Banquet). The rest of the items are merchandise such as a waterproof smartphone case, connectable charms and nine illustrated clear cards. The pre-order bonus has been a connectable charm of Hotaru in her kunoichi form. Super cute >W<

Surprisingly, the character CDs are placed together in one, like a book. How awesome is that.

Photo dump below!

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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 💖

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Princess Closet (プリンセス・クローゼット) by more games

This post was originally written for the Ameba release by more games which was later available on iOS and Tsutaya. It all eventually closed by December 2015.

(I emailed Ciagram and got a reply confirming that the other character routes will be released in the international release of the game – February 21, 2017)

(Shuu Tachibana’s route has been released on both iOS and Android! – April 27, 2017)

(There’s a fan birthday project starting April 12 for Reo’s birthday, read this post for more info!)

(Kai Ayasaki’s route now available on Android with iOS release to be very soon! Info about his fan birthday project here! – July 13, 2017)

Princess Closet was later re-released by Ciagram, a domestic arm of more game’s parent company, Interspace. The game’s simulation/grinding elements were removed and made entirely free to play/read with story tickets that are given for daily logins.

The protagonist (you) is a regular office lady who was looking forward to her trip to the beauty salon and upon your arrival, you find it closed despite your appointment with them. Then someone approached you, Kamiyoshi Reo, the designer for the up-and-coming fashion label, Princess Closet who is looking for a model that people could relate to for the upcoming photo shoot.

When Reo brought you to the atelier, the studio where the Princess Closet team works, he introduces you to the rest of the members.

Tachibana Shuu is the producer of Princess Closet who handles the business side of the fashion label as well as being the head of Ilias (the Japan branch of a famous and international modeling agency).

Ayasaki Kai is the hair and makeup artist who is known for his spectacular work for various stars (iirc www). Kai is really knowledgeable about hair and skin care and would often advise you.

Shinonome Akito is a landscape photographer who got dragged into Princess Closet by Reo. He doesn’t do photo shoots and is reluctant about it but he does his work very well.

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(unboxing) Dormitory Love official pin badges

I got my set of the badges last week and it was such a wonderful surprise. I can’t wait to get a bag where I can decorate them!

Thank you Mirin-san for giving me the opportunity to get a set of these gorgeous badges! ♡

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The badges are just as bright and colourful as the preview in my earlier post!
手のひらに全部乗せられる!www
メンバーたち本当にかわいくて、たまらない♡

My home’s currently going through a major renovation and my progress on the translation has been hopelessly slow orz. My apologies ;;;;

P.S. I found a Vita for both my twin and I around the same time the badges came in ww Vita games are finally a possibility xD