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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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!

ORESAMA – “Nee, Kami-sama?”「ねぇ、神様?」

A translation of their song for the app, nana called “Nee, Kami-sama?”. They’ll also be releasing their first major album called Hi-Fi POPS on April 11, 2018.

The limited edition will also come with a Blu-ray disc containing music videos of their single releases and their new track, Hi-Fi TRAIN. Buy links after the cut!

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Princess Closet Shuu Tachibana Birthday Project 2018 + Past scrapbooks

Another year means another round of birthday celebrations for characters of one of my favourite mobile otome games!

Shuu’s birthday will be in February so my friend, Ms Nanami has already started some work on the album where fan art and messages will be collected and sent to Ciagram’s office in Tokyo!

Messages and birthday wishes for Shuu will be collected from February 8 to 15 (JST) on Twitter and comments that are left in this post. Messages in any language are welcomed!

Instructions

☆Leave a comment below with your message in 25-30 words and include your preferred name

or

☆Tweet your message with these hashtags (#プリクロシュウ誕 #priclo_shuubday) anytime during February 8-15. If your Twitter account is made private, feel free to send me a DM (@aheadofthenight) and I’ll relay it to Ms Nanami 😀

Check out the past work done by Ms Nanami and many other Japanese fans who contributed not only messages but also fan-created content (artwork, short stories) of Princess Closet!

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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!🎄🎇