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Getsuya last won the day on March 16 2016

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  1. Edit: Sorry, didn't read the rules carefully. I won't be able to do a long-term commitment so never mind.
  2. Some friends have expressed interest in 'Sausage Matsuri' so I'm tentatively going for that. Also my wife thinks the whole thing is hilarious and loves the idea. She just thinks moe anime girls are creepy, thus the ban on normal VNs. Incidentally the first otome game I'm playing (Black Wolves Saga Last Hope) has an incredibly badass and interesting setting and backstory so half of me is worried I accidentally picked The Best Otome Game right off the bat and everything else is going to be a letdown while the other half is going 'holy crap if there are other otome games this good this project is going to be freaking incredible!' Look forward to my review of Black Wolves Saga, coming soon!
  3. Hi it's me! I'm back! I got married and stopped playing VNs (since they wouldn't go over too well with the wife) so I kinda ditched the community, but now I'm back! See I've got a foolproof plan: while my wife may complain about me playing games where I romance cutesy anime girls she certainly can't raise an eyebrow at me playing games where I romance hot anime guys. So I've dusted off my good ol' PSP and am getting myself a nice backlog of otome games (I'm going off of a few Japanese lists of otome games with good plot for suggestions). And once I play through them I'm going to review them on a blog here! The whole concept is looking at these games from a straight male perspective, which may provide interesting insight as I'm obviously not the target demographic. What I need is a good name for the blog. I was going to use 'Brotome', but that has sadly already been taken by a guy doing a similar gimmick on his Youtube channel. So now I'm fresh out of ideas for a good, catchy name for my blog. I've thought of a few dumb ones: Reversing the Harem Sausage Matsuri But I'd love to hear some good ideas on what a good 'guy reviewing otome games' blog name would be!
  4. It'd probably be better if I just put up a wishlist. Between the games I own currently, the games I've played in the past and don't wish to own again, and the games I'm just not very interested in there is a pretty specific set left so I'll just make a list. Here's a list of pretty much every game I'd be looking for the US version of: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wTtXXTb3rxVYRtYWZ_EjlNsFPSryahKcDihrvDvV7X0/edit?usp=sharing If there are awesome games that aren't on that list just assume I either A) own them already in English or Japanese or B) have already played them/do not wish to own them at this point.
  5. Ahh sorry I guess I should have specified I'm really only looking to get rid of the lot, not piece by piece just because coordinating all the shipping and stuff would be too much of a headache. Sorry
  6. Aaand to sweeten the pot, here's the OP from every VN I'm offering: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YlHRCVD07E https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mnOq3H8zfs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbQqlu603eE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Okr_6e_nlZE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwOtLH0XLGk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UQyywc9_EU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWi87Bxawe4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7wPnWweMeo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQUwQNkeODk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ziTGacyXWQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ySaki2mdqQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUb5mDgL7Nw http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm28775 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtkM0Aza4qw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k459tFf01A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLDI9QuukGU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPVcGanIaMQ
  7. So I'm getting married in 2 months. While my wife enjoys video games and doesn't mind me playing them one bit, I just don't feel like the VNs I own are something I'm going to want to play once we're living together. Nor do I think I'll ever have the time to sit down and read through any of them. Honestly I was considering just throwing them away. That might sound horrific, but I don't have the boxes or manuals for any of them so I just have a bunch of naked (official) DVDs in a case, so I can't really sell them. I mean I could, but I feel like I wouldn't get a very nice price for the set and selling them one by one would be a huge pain and not worth it in the end. Then a thought came to me: how about instead of selling them I pass them on to someone else who will enjoy them? And so I would like to offer a chance to one lucky Fuwan to receive my collection of Japanese all-ages VNs (sorry no adult stuff in my collection). The contents are as follows (note as I said all of these are just the discs, no box or manual for any) PS2 Higurashi Matsuri (w/ 2 disc soundtrack) (this is the Higurashi PS2 game that was released before Part 8 was out, so it has a different ending than the rest of the series. If you want the real ending you have to buy Higurashi Append separately.) (Note also that Japanese PS1/2 games will only work with Japanese region PS2/1s and that Key PC games need to be patched to work with non-Japanese PCs) PS2 Haru no Ashioto (https://vndb.org/v179) PS1 Hiza no Ue no Partner (a raising sim sort of like Princess Maker except you're raising 3 adorable cat girls. I never got around to trying it out it just looked cute) PS1 Kagayaku Kisetsu he (https://vndb.org/v51) PS2 Galaxy Angel (https://vndb.org/v860) PS2 Kanon (https://vndb.org/v33) PS2 Te no Hira wo Taiyou ni (https://vndb.org/v1113) PS2 Memories Off Duet (https://vndb.org/r26470) PC Rewrite (requires Japanese PC or patch) (w/soundtrack) PS2 Clannad (https://vndb.org/v4) PS2 Mai-Hime (https://vndb.org/v65) PS2 Brighter Than Dawning Blue (https://vndb.org/v232) PS2 Iris (https://vndb.org/v2312) PC Symphonic Rain (w/ special ost) PS1 Sister Princess (https://vndb.org/v4681) PC Little Busters (https://vndb.org/v5) PC Angel Beats (requires Japanese PC or patch) (w/ 2 osts) (https://vndb.org/v13774) Now while I don't want to sell these I also don't want to just give them away. Instead I want to give you something you can enjoy and I'd like to receive something I can enjoy in exchange! The two things I'd love to receive in return are games or books. What kinds of games? Either US or Japanese PS1/2 or DS games or US 3DS games. I like RPGs and horror games especially, though I'm willing to consider all kinds of offers. As for books I'd like complete series of novels either Japanese or English. I hate having to buy pieces of a series so it's all or nothing. I like sci-fi, fantasy, horror, mystery... honestly any good novel series could catch my eye. Though I'm offering 16 games, some of which were quite expensive when I bought them and which you will be getting without needing to pay shipping like you would if you were to try to get them from Japan, I am not asking for a completely equal exchange. These are naked disks and there's a fair chance you may not like all of them (though I did pick all the games (minus the cat-raising one) from lists of highly rated VNs) so I'm not going to be too greedy. But please make fair offers. I would feel bad making you bid against each other which I think would just cause bad feelings so what I'm going to do is give it a week. At the end of a week I will choose the person who has made the most interesting and fair offer (or an offer I found to be exceedingly interesting or exceedingly fair) and communicate with that person to set up the shipment. During the week I'll pop in to let people know if some of the things I'm being offered are things I already own, just to keep things fair. (DVDs or Blu-Rays of classic black and white horror films would also be appreciated)
  8. I'm not a huge fan of Illusions of Gaia. I'd definitely recommend trying out Actraiser and Terranigma though. Both of those are (in my opinion) much more engaging and interesting than IoG.
  9. I was feeling nostalgic so I sat down and played through Actraiser, which is an amazing game. I enjoyed the nostalgia trip so much I might just go through the whole Heaven and Earth series (Actraiser, Soul Blazer, Illusions of Gaia and Terranigma). They're all such amazing games.
  10. The best portable for VNs is the PSP. It's dirt, dirt cheap and very easy to get a lot of good VNs on it. Unless you mean in English. It doesn't have many of those.
  11. Still playing Iris and... I'm pretty sure this game has the most adorable character art of any VN I've played up to now, and I might have a hard time finding cuter art after this. I mean Symphonic Rain had some cute character designs, and I've played a few others with cute characters but... not like this. I said it reminds me a lot of Kage Donbo's style but even hers seems a little too simple compared to this. The characters have a lot of personality to them so they're not as simple as Kage Donbo, but the faces and just the cute way they look is similar. It helps that they all have really cute personalities too, and their outfits and expressions really help as well. I don't think I'd notice their cuteness quite as much if they weren't so animated. I wish Kid had gotten more popular so they could have remade this game with whatever that stuff they did for To Heart 2 is where the characters look fully animated. http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm28775 There's the OP for more of an idea how cute these girls are. Also one of them is Rie Kugumiya (and her route is really weird).
  12. Confession: When I found out J. K. Rowling had made up a wizarding school in Japan I immediately had a concept for a fancition set there and now I'm writing it because my fiance is really into Harry Potter and it's something fun for us to chat about.
  13. As you might guess from my avatar I'm hooked on Yokai Watch lately. I played it in Japan and really enjoyed it but didn't finish it before I traded in all my Japanese gaming stuff to come back to America, so now I grabbed myself an English copy. The story is pretty much just an anime (though honestly the anime's story is better... loads better) but the fun thing about the game is catching all the Yokai and doing all the subquests. The reason the subquests are so fun is because they all show how the yokai interact with the human world. Like early on you go to a daycare where everyone has a cold because three yokai that are based off of cold symptoms are hanging around. Or you meet an idol who wants to go through town un-noticed so you use a yokai that hides people's presence to help her out. It's so charming how your little buddies can fix things up or cause wacky problems, and that's really where the fun of the game is. Can't wait for #2 to come out!
  14. Well I'm going through my collection of PS2 games I bought way back when I first studied abroad in Japan. At the time I just grabbed a bunch of high-rated PS2 VNs to save for when I could actually read them, so now I'm actually reading them. The one I'm currently playing is: https://vndb.org/v2312 A very un-known game that even so was pretty well received. Kid is a very decent VN company that mostly only produced all-ages stuff for consoles with a few rare PC ports (they're most famous series is probably the Infinity games, followed by Memories Off, but they did a ton of stuff during the Saturn/PS/PS2/DC eras). Anyway there are many things that make it worth playing. The art is very adorable, and reminds me of Kage Donbo's style. It also deals with a full cast of characters much younger than normal VNs (everyone is in middle school except 2 older girls) so the characters (including the main) are all still very childish and are dealing with issues that face a younger generation than most VNs set in academies for older youth. The music is also very good. And the characters are so expressive! This was still the era where even having lip-flaps was a luxury in VNs, so Kid definitely delivers with lots of pose and expression changes as well as lip-movements. Also the main character has a name and definite personality, unlike many VN protags. Unfortunately his personality is that he thinks and worries too much. The game even pokes fun at how long his internal monologues are. Personally though I find it nice when I'm reading a VN -about- a guy and his story with these girls rather than the VNs where you're supposed to kind of assume the role of the main character and pretend that it's you in there. I played through one route of this quite a few years ago and I remember it being very surprising in the directions it chose to go, so I'm excited to see what else the game has to offer. The description given by vndb is definitely selling it short. There is a lot of plot and twists in this game beyond just a boy trying to pick a girlfriend. Anyway I'll post up a full review when I'm done, and keep moving through my collection. Some of the other PS2 games I have on hand are Haru no Ashioto (one of Minori (of ef fame)'s early works), the Mai-Hime VN, and some other random games. I'm also thinking of buying a bunch more and making a collection of PS1/2 era VNs, since I really like the styles from this era and the fact that it's all all-ages. Plus most of it was made directly for console so it's not like they're cutting stuff out. Anyway I'll keep y'all updated. (Here's a better look at the characters/art style:Picture! )
  15. Depends on the language, on the country you're searching for the job in, and on the industry you're looking for the job in. For Japanese there is always going to be an open market for translators and interpreters in America because people who can actually do native-level Japanese and English are not as common as you are implying. You also have to take into account things like region (coastal cities with large Asian populations will obviously have more competition than mid-west cities where not many Asians live but where car and industry companies are all set up). Honestly it's just like any other college skillset; you have to look and work at it to make sure you can get into a career, but there's definitely careers there if you put in the work to find them.
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