Golden Hour by Matchaa Studio

Golden Hour is a visual novel/otome game on mobile that is set in the Philippines that also showcases the Pinoy culture.

The game is currently in development with Rui’s route currently out on beta (as of May 2020). This post will be updated as I play.

Read their Kickstarter update for Rui and Kouya respectively with my thoughts of Rui’s route after the cut!

Isn’t the trailer the cutest?!
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Unboxing: Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 2 (Windows and PlayStation 2 Premium Box)

Just something I mentioned on the Neoromance Discord and wanted to share because I haven’t done this in a long time.

The unboxing photos of Koei’s Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 2’s Windows (regular edition) and Playstation 2 (Premium Box) are right after the cut!

Side by side comparison of both releases

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favary, inc. crowdfunding sequel to First Love Story

Popping in real quick to mention First Love Story has a Kickstarter campaign to get the continuation localised for the Western audience!

Their original goal of $7,000 will now include the cost of translation, artwork, overall production and debugging as well as other aspects. They also aim to release the sequel three months after funding has closed.

Early access starts as low as $18 and many other attractive tiers with exclusive premiums (acrylic stands, canvas prints and etc.) are available for backers.

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Updates for Dormitory Love spring+summer

It’s been a long time since an update but there are several things ongoing with the game.

Update! The JP remake now has a demo covering the prologue. Brand new UI, shiny sprites and even fully-voiced (including the MC)!

Send in your comments to Mirin-san on Twitter (@Mirin36) 😀 Find the demo here.

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Princess Closet 2019 Shuu Tachibana Birthday Celebration

It’s that time of the year again! Shuu’s birthday will be soon and Ms. Nanami is again gathering messages on Yosetti to compile as an album which will be sent to the Ciagram team in Tokyo!

Messages on Yosetti will be accepted until February 14 11:59PM while artwork and other submissions have until the midnight of February 16. All times are in GMT +9.

Follow this link to post your celebratory message for Shuu and the Ciagram team.

If you can’t access the link, just copy and paste the following.

https://yosetti.com/mainyosegakis/invite?id=1534699&sc=zOUDa

For those unfamiliar with Yosetti, read this! Feel free to forward any other questions in the comment section and I’ll try and help 🙂

Note: Featured image is from the old Ameba release. It’s no longer available. Coincidentally, some of the avatar items are for Shuu’s 2nd main story. While the poster avatar was for the… character popularity poll, I think? My memory’s a bit fuzzy xD

I’ll also update this entry with Ms. Nanami’s post when Ciagram receives the album!
You get to check out what went into the package ✨✨

P.S. The continuation stories will be getting an overseas release!

First Love Story (Hatsukoi Signal・初恋シグナル) from favary

(This is an ongoing post and will be updated as I play.)

The two characters meet in their 2nd year of high school…
The beginning of their “First Love Story”.

❤︎ A love that blooms slowly but surely …
❤︎ A love that began from a lie…
❤︎ A love where both are unwilling to stay friends…
❤︎ A love that is reciprocal and complimentary on both sides…

Love can come in many forms.
What will happen to their First Love story?
Enjoy the different kinds of love, all in a single app.

Get the game at Play Store (Android) ♪ App Store (iOS)
Social media: Twitter ♪ Facebook ♪ Instagram ♪ Website

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Princess Closet: Kai and Akito get new main stories!

Ciagram will be releasing never-before-seen continuations for Kai Ayasaki and Akito Shinonome sometime this November!

Before the service terminated on Ameba, the game has already released continuations of the main stories for Reo Kamiyoshi and Shuu Tachibana. When both Ameba and Tsutaya releases came to an end, the remaining two characters were left out.

Until now.

The writer and illustrator who originally worked on the game will also be returning for Kai and Akito’s stories. It will be out on the Japanese app first while translation to the other languages is still in-progress.