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A3! (Act! Addict! Actors!) by Liber Entertainment

Finally jumped on the A3! wagon a month ago and it’s been really interesting. You’re basically raising actors (instead of idols) and it’s a good change from all the idol phenomenon.

I like how the other members that are behind the scenes look like possible main characters and interesting in their own way. Usually, I’d focus on the main members ’cause the rest simply don’t attract my interest /shot

Yukina, a friend of mine called A3! a ‘houchi game’ – where I can just leave it and come back to it after a while. I don’t have to keep grinding at notes (rhythm games lol) and trying to hit the ‘perfect combo’. It’s really chill and I love it.

The story’s pretty interesting and the protagonist, Izumi-chan trained as a stage actor (and probably as a scriptwriter, director too but I’m not sure about that) who came in search of Mankai Company as someone from that theatre troupe sent her father a letter.

Izumi’s father is missing in action and hasn’t been home in years. She found the theatre while someone was attempting to bulldoze it as there’s an overwhelming amount of debt with barely any good performers and audience. Izumi somehow found herself taking the place of director tasked to get a show running in a month, in exchange for the debt being written off. First, she has to get enough members for each troupe based on the four seasons.

Somehow, Izumi found herself taking the place of director tasked to get a show running in a month, in exchange for the debt being written off. First, she has to get enough members for each troupe based on the four seasons.

There’s the prologue and one arc for each seasonal troupe. Each arc spans over 30 chapters. I wonder what happens after Winter when we’ve got to know all the members of each troupe. Will Mankai Company finally return to its former glory?

I love that the game has a really solid story and the gameplay makes you connect with the characters. Really recommend this game☆

The game already released a CD of their theme song featuring the leaders of each troupe. CDs featuring the Spring and Summer troupes will be released and will see a few solo character songs!

Have you been playing A3! and what made you start playing? (*’▽’) (Oh, I started because Yukina told me they’re giving away 300 diamonds to commemorate a certain occasion LMAO)

Download them here

AppStore

GooglePlay

Official website

PSA: Never post the full screenshot of your home menu with your ranking, number of diamonds and the like. Be careful of what you share on various social networking sites. There are people who would take your screenshots and email Liber’s customer service to “regain” access.

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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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Puzzle-solving escape game: Maji Yami Kanojo ~Real Horror Game~ (謎解き・脱出ゲーム:マヂヤミ彼女 〜リアルホラー系ゲーム〜)

 

It’s been 30 minutes since the message has been read. What have you been up to? Why didn’t you reply? I’ve waited for you. I understand if you’re busy. You have been all work lately. What is more important, me or your work?

Why haven’t you contact me? Why is it? Are you listening at all? Why haven’t you reply me?

I have a lot of things that I want to know and tell you. Don’t you get it? I don’t care if it’s right or not. Don’t smile to anyone else but me. Just look at me. I’m tired. Wanting to cry and wanting to die.

If you don’t come for me, I’ll be gone. Don’t leave me alone. I want to see you, right here and now. You don’t understand any of my feelings, at all. It’s just me who feels bitterness and pain.

I’m such a fool to say that I’ll die if we part ways when I can’t. I just want to think that whatever blood I shed, I can do it for your sake. You’ve told me that you’ll be with me, right? You’ve said it, remember? That we’ll be together.

I want you to say that ‘You’re the only one’. Together forever, isn’t it? That’s for sure.

Why are you saying such things? Why wouldn’t you believe me?
Even when we die, I want us to be together. If I die, you’ll cry for me, won’t you?

It’s better for you if I’m gone in an instant, right? After we break up, you will be smiling at someone else and I will never forgive that.

Don’t break up with me and just stay by my side. I am living because you are with me.

You don’t love me anymore?
Then what should I believe in now?

I’m sorry, sorry, sorry.

You don’t have to do anything, really.

I just want to die, die, die…

No one understands me. I really want to cry. But in truth, I just wish to smile with all my heart.

 

Have I smiled well enough, I wonder?

 

(C) MIOYAMAZAKI, beArk
translated from the original iTunes’ app description

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Tokimeki Restaurant☆☆☆ (TokiRes) by Konami Digital Entertainment

‘World peace starts from the dining table’.  – Shibuya Miko

I totally agree with it so please don’t bring fights to the dining table or I’ll kick you out personally xD

Tokimeki Restaurant is a smartphone game by Konami Digital Entertainment for iOS and Android. It combines two aspects, love simulation and running a restaurant. I reckon that it’s on the same setting as the Tokimeki Memorial series and our protagonist meet two idol groups, 3 Majesty and X.I.P. who are creating a stir at Habataki City. Continue reading

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Byakkotai – Shishi Ibunki (白虎隊 志士異聞記)

(Update to an old post: The game is now available in English as Teen Samurai -I’ll be Back, my Love- published by NTT Solmare (as of Dec 6, 2016) How nice to see this lovely game in English :3 If you’re interested to hear the cast, check out volume 1 and volume 2 of their CD release ^o^)

Byakkotai – Shishi Ibunki is an otome game that I got to know recently. The game runs on smartphone devices (Android and iOS) and is fully voiced by a stunning cast consisting of Morikubo Showtarou, Terashima Takuma, Kishio Daisuke, Suzuki Tatsuhisa, Tachibana Shin’nosuke, Taniyama Kishou and Shimono Hiro who voices Yamamoto Towako, the female friend of our protagonist, Kanome Chisato.

A rough rundown of the story’s setting. The Byakkotai is one of the four military units to modernise the military forces in Aizu, being the reserve unit, it had the youngest members among the four units, all named after gods of each compass direction. (wiki) According to the game, the members of the Byakkotai were admitted once they turn ten and they have to abide the following rules:

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