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  1. I play around 10-20 hours per week. Covid and working from home has given me quite a bit of extra time everyday.
  2. BLACK SHEEP TOWN Generational change, huh. That's a pretty interesting topic in itself. The old passes away or retires and passes their hopes and dreams to their children. It's a reality that one cannot get away from as a mortal, and pretty much becomes the raison d'être of the older generations. It's interesting how they show how different humans choose to live based on nature vs nurture. Those born as mutants tend to be more influenced by nature, while the more normal people are more influenced by nurture. But I think the point is that those two things both greatly influence a person's life. Ryou just wants to live a normal life as a student, but his circumstances around him won't permit it and turned him into a cold ruthless leader of a mafia. All the characters are interesting as fuck. Tachigawa Ryouma, the doctor decided to stop living smartly and live as he pleases after getting involved with Chris Tsue. Chris Tsue is so fucking badass: 「おれが思うに、人間の命そのものには何の価値もない。命の価値というものは、その人間がどう考え、どう行動したかによってはじめて生まれる。……つまり作り出すものなんだ。」- "I think that there's no intrinsic value in people's life. A life's value is created from how people think and act...meaning we have to create it ourselves." 「人間は所詮土くれだ。誇りをなくし、心を濁らせれば糞と変われねえのさ 。」- "Humans are in the end the same as dirt. Those who lose their dignity, and have their minds tainted are no different from shit." Humans who live like cattle have no value. In real life, this refers to people who sell their dignity for money. They then use that money to buy safety for a stable empty life. I think that his logic jump is too big here, but it's still an interesting thing to think about. I think it all depends on the personal goal of the person involved. For example, someone might join the sex industry to earn some money to pay for education, and then quit after a year. Is having that option truly bad? Systematically, it probably is as it can make poor people over-reliant on it. But for the individual involved, it's not necessarily bad. I guess I have similar ideas to Ryaochimin, which is money is just a tool. There's lots of great quotes in this game. Saiki: The main theme here seems to essentially be: life is meaningless, so you should at least live freely and make your own choices on how to live your life so that you can die satisfied no matter the result. The other part is that humans are no different from beasts. They can be extremely cruel, or be extremely nice depending on their mood and the situation. 「優しさと残酷さは似ているんだろうか?」- "Do kindness and cruelty resemble each other?" It's pretty much a 善悪相殺 situation. Setoguchi seems more negative about life compared to Sca-ji. Well I do agree with him to a certain extent. Life is indeed pointless: your parents were horny and made you, end of story, what other meaning is there? But that shouldn't really stop you from pursuing happiness and valuing life. I've read a couple of reviews mention that it's Setoguchi's best work so far. It's hard to confirm that from my end as this is the first time I'm reading his work, but I will say that this is definitely a great game worth reading.
  3. Brought to you by the creators of ATRI with Konno Asta as the writer and Yusano as the artist. The title of the game is Ginka
  4. I tend to have different taste than what's popular out there. A lot of the popular animes are just outside my taste. But here are what I've found good in the last few years: 86 Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash Fruits Basket (Remake) Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 2nd Season Part 2 Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Vivy: Fluorite Eye's Song Yuru Camp△ Non Non Biyori Nonstop Summertime Render Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai? Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Kan Golden Kamuy Vinland Saga Mix: Meisei Story Lord El-Melloi II Sei no Jikenbo: Rail Zeppelin Grace Note Chihayafuru 3 Grand Blue Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai Amanchu! Advance Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai Mahoutsukai no Yome And so on, I tend to watch a mix of different genres, so just checkout whatever fits your taste.
  5. Interesting to see what's going on behind the scenes. You can really see the passion from Peter compared to something like SekaiProject. Ero is justice. Where is my Muramasa Limited Edition?
  6. BLACK SHEEP TOWN It's unvoiced, but I don't really care too much for that. The story seems to have a somewhat similar atmosphere to Rose Guns Days with main characters being mafia related. There are people with mutations divided into different types: Type A - Psychic powers which comes with physical deformation and Type B - physical augmentation with degrading minds. There are 7 great holes in the world with the setting being in a city built near one of them. This reads more like a traditional novel written for literature than entertainment. Chris Tsue or however you spell his name is a rather interesting character. They show things from the perspective of many different characters, but there are cases where the same scenes does not have the same dialogues. I'm not sure if that's intentional or just a writing miss. An example is when the former detective talked to the doctor and the doctor reacted to his talk about Chris Tsue's dying, but from the doctor's perspective he heard about him dying from rumours coming from a nurse. The writing is engaging and nihilistic. It feels very realistic, if not a bit dry and he does not sugarcoat anything. Majority of it is about finding your own meaning in life.
  7. 吹はかわいいですね。フェニックを持っていませんみたいけど。。。
  8. 光輪の町、ラベンダーの少女 If the first half is mediocre, then the second half of this is a trainwreck with the reveal of who the Special Individual is in the area. It's garbage fanfiction level of Sharin no Kuni. The writing is just so shallow. Everytime opens his mouth, I feel like banging my head against the wall with the stupid stuff that comes out of his mouth. If Houzuki is a first rate villain, then he's the complete opposite. I finished Haruka and Riko route. There is a 1-2h epilogue based on the heroine you picked, but the rest of the story remains the same. That doesn't really motivate me to finish the rest of the routes, so I'll just consider this game complete and move on to the next one. 紫影のソナーニル ~What a beautiful memories~ I have read before that the English Translations doesn't really do any justice to Sakurai's prose with the repeating text, and they're correct. Sakurai's prose is rather interesting and fun to read in Japanese, but it translate poorly into English. It might even be worth rereading Sekien no Inganock to get a new perspective. In terms of music, Liar-Soft games have some of the best OP's ever. It's quite a coincidence that Mizusawa Kei voices both the MC's for Kourin no Machi and Shiei no Sona-Nyl. There are a couple times where the voices doesn't match the text. I'm guessing that's intentional for omote and ura which is a rather interesting technique to use. It has some annoying gameplay where they test your reading comprehension by giving you a huge article, breaking it into 3 pieces and you have to guess which part was altered from the original. If you get a single answer wrong, then it's game over for you, lol. And they did this without any explanation of what you have to do, so when I first did this I just clicked randomly and got a bad end.
  9. I don't know you, but I'd suggest getting out of the NEET lifestyle. It's just not healthy mentally. It might be a good time to try and find something new outside of anime. For anime recs, I'd suggest NHK ni Youkoso and Yojo-Han Shinwa Taikei for a start.
  10. Depends on their definition, I personally find bittersweet ending satisfying, more than happy ends. It just feels a lot more realistic to me than the story always ending happy. Edit: The ending is consistent with the novel's theme similar to Muramasa.
  11. Cross Channel Hatsuyuki Sakura Itsuka, Todoku, Ano sora ni. - No True End, but good otherwise. Oretachi ni Tsubasa Wa Nai Natsuyume Nagisa It looks like you've read more chuuni than me, so I don't really have anything to add in that end. I haven't really read it myself, but I've heard Mareni games are pretty good. Then, there is also Nukitashi and Hentai Prison from Qruppo.
  12. Not necessarily the heroine looking for revenge, but here is a search for general revenge story by looking for how many times 復讐 is used in the novel: https://jpdb.io/vocabulary/1500840/復讐/used-in?show_only=visual_novel
  13. If you have trouble with DMM, use a VPN. It might be worth it to go for paid VPN to get high quality VPN if you use it often enough. There are also second-hand stores like suruga-ya, Mandarake, Yahoo JP auctions, etc that you can go to for Physicals. Lots of options if you can browse through Japanese websites. Edit:@Saetron: That's nice, but I'm mainly interested in JP VN's.
  14. I would say just be careful when having anything cross the border. That's really only when you can get unlucky with random checks. Be careful with bringing in physical goods or with having questionable content in your laptop/phone while crossing the borders/airport. I'd suggest using strong encryption if you really want to bring your data with you. There's always a way to escape searches with technology. It's rare, but it does happen once in a while when someone with prejudice does the checking. The law in Canada is rather vague and in a gray area, which law enforcement take advantage of to get plea bargains and peace bonds from people. The law depends on "artistic" value so you will have to fight a costly battle to prove your innocence, which is why most people take peace bonds. It's kind of a guilty until proven innocent once charged. Same situation in Australia, but stricter. You also have much lower chances of winning in court.
  15. Does anyone actually use playasia? I find that their prices are way too high. It's usually cheaper to buy directly from Japanese publishers and have a third party export it for you.
  16. I'll be passing. This game reminds me of my trauma with 姦肉蟲川3.
  17. Started reading Kourin no Machi, Lavender no Shoujo. Looks like I haven't learned once again from picking up a game by studio. This has been on my list for a long time due to being related to Sharin no Kuni, which holds a special place for me. But different writer means the game is pretty much unrelated. It's not bad, but it's nowhere near Sharin no Kuni. Sakuragi Hikaru is kind of interesting. Riko is also kind of funny with how she naturally messes with the teacher. She also feeds animals weird stuff, lol. Poisonous mushroom - give it to the rabbit. Expired milk - give it to the dog. The Engrish is so cringe lol. I am alive hard = 私は一生懸命生きています。 The drama is pretty cheap, we'll see where it goes from here.
  18. While Oretsuba is good, it didn't quite strike a personal chord with me unlike those other games. I pretty much consider all the 8/10 and above on my vndb list as kamige's. And it's just a matter of which one I relate to the most.
  19. These 3 for me: Sakura no Uta Kajiri Kamui Kagura Soukou Akki Muramasa Hopefully, SakuToki will also join them once it gets released.
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