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[Switch] Review – Ayakashi Koi Gikyoku -Forbidden Romance with Mysterious Spirit-

Ayakashi Koi Gikyoku started out as a mobile game and eventually got ported to the Nintendo Switch in April 2018. 4~5 months later it was ‘translated’ (I wouldn’t call it a translation, you’ll see why later) into English and now available in the Nintendo eShop in English since August 2nd, 2018. The story is about a five man visual-kei band called “FOX EAR” whose stage costume consists of the usual gaudy visual-kei fashion along with fox ears and a matching tail, because of plot the heroine, Suzuno, ends up being their assistant manager and hijinks ensues as Suzuno finds out that the band is made up of actual ‘foxes’.

Despite the English version having the choice to switch to Japanese text, I’ll be reviewing the English text version because oh boy is that a hot mess. Spoiler warning: It’s as if either DIGIMERCE (the game’s publisher) or OperaHouse (the game’s developer) ran the Japanese text through Bing Translate, slapped it back into the game and sold it on the eShop where no one involved in this process stopped and think “Hey wait a minute…”. If you can look at this official product description in the eShop and think this game will have a good translation then think again:

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Quick advice/opinion for those wanting to play this game: Don’t. It is almost unplayable for anyone who has zero knowledge of the Japanese language and rely heavily on English translation. If you can read Japanese or can hear and understand Japanese just buy the Japanese version in the Japanese eShop but for the love of God DONT BUY this version of this game, if the company sees they can get away with this god awful translation they’ll prolly do the same translation for their next couple of games.

Anyway, I managed to play this game to completion (in English) so I’ll do a run down for each route. So please keep reading if you want to know what went wrong here.

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[Mobile] Quick look at… Idol Fantasy

Idol Fantasy–released on 18th July, 2018is Square Enix’s second female oriented mobile game. Their first female oriented mobile game, Kimi to Kiri no Labyrinth, was a hot mess upon release and stayed that way, full of bugs and zero content until it’s death almost a year later after it’s release in June 2018. Now Square Enix is back with a vengeance in this okay, probably decent, by-the-numbers boring idol game. There, that’s all you need to know about Idol Fantasy.

Just kidding (though this game is pretty boring), I’ll go a little bit more in-depth with this game to explain why I’m pretty disappointed with this game when Square Enix gave us this beautiful mess:

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[Mobile] Review – Otome Yuusha (オトメ勇者)

Otome Yusha (オトメ勇者) released back in December 16, 2017 and because I was overseas when this happened I only started playing it around January this year. So after fiddling around with it for about a month I decided it was about time to review this mobile game.

I also wrote a previous post on Otome Yusha where I gathered information from the website before it was released and speculated what the gameplay would be like. I also translated character profiles so check it out here.

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[Mobile] Otome Watch – オトメ勇者 – Otome Yuusha

Otome Yuusha (オトメ勇者) is an upcoming iOS/Android game by level-5, who is known for such games as the Professor Layton series, Inuzuma Eleven games and Yo-Kai Watch series. This will be their first attempt at making a game that is female oriented and hopefully unlike Square Enix’s first time attempt at making a female oriented game *coughKimikiricoughreallybadgamecough* they will be successful with Otome Yuusha.

This is game will be a collaboration between level-5 and A-1 Pictures–who will provide animated sequences for the mobile game–as well as character design from Chinatsu Kurahana, who also did character design for the Uta no Prince-sama games and Togainu no Chi, with her latest work being the illustrator and character design for Otomate’s 7’scarlet.

As usual with most of my ‘otome watch’ posts, I’ll be doing a rundown on the game, characters, story and system before it releases with the information that has been released at the time of writing this post. If there’s anything big in terms of new information, I’ll try to add it to this post.

I’ll be getting most of my information and images from the website, I’ll reference other Japanese articles but I won’t post the images posted from those articles here.

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[Mobile] Quick look at… Sengoku Night Blood

Sengoku Night Blood is an ambitious mobile game, that is collaborated between Otomate, Marvelous and KADOKAWA. The mobile game is the starting point for a multi-media franchise, or so Otomate prolly hopes for.

I’m a little late to the party on reviewing this, mainly because something happened last month I couldn’t get around doing it, but hopefully my input on this game is still welcomed (even though some people may have already forgotten about this game). I’ll be quick about this review while putting my two cents on what I think about this game.

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[Anime] Thoughts on… Roommate & One Room (Anime Review)

I was initially going to review RoomMate by itself but when I found out it was a spin-off of another anime that shares the same concept called One Room (replace the dudes in RoomMate with cute anime girls and that’s the anime), I decided, what the heck, I’ll check this one out and see if its any better than the dumpster fire that is RoomMate and y’know what it is. One Room isn’t exactly “anime of the year” material but at least it ain’t RoomMate.

So I’ll be using One Room as a way to compare and analyse RoomMate and see what exactly went so wrong. Just to make things clear, both of these animes are in the ‘first person anime’/’point of view anime’ genre much like my good ol’ friend Makura no Danshi (I take all the bad things I’ve said about it back now that I’ve watched RoomMate). One Room was released on January while RoomMate released afterwards in May, these animes run for about 4 minutes. Both share the same animation studio (legit thought it was by the same studio that did Makura no Danshi, guess I was wrong) as well as the same directors/writers/storyboarders/staff which kinda creates the problem of a staff going from catering to guys with One Room to catering to girls with RoomMate, usually the transition doesn’t go so well especially when both rely heavily on fanservice… which I’ll talk about later.

Anyway, lets get this shit show rolling.

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it ain’t gay if its in space

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[Anime] Thoughts on… B-Project Kodou*Ambitious (Anime Review)

B-Project, a multimedia project that started off with character songs (eventually adding drama parts to the CDs), eventually got a manga and an anime and their next project will be a mobile app. Of course, B-Project is all about idol boys and their hardships.

A-1 Pictures took on the job to do the animation with 12 episodes, about half an hour each. A-1 Pictures also did animation for UtapriTogainu no Chi and Ace Attorney. Rest assured knowing their past record with perfect quality animation we can expect great quality animation with B-Project the Japanese Anime. Amirite guys?

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Jk it was fucking shit.

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[Mobile] Breakdown – 夢色キャスト – Yumeiro Cast

Yumeiro Cast is a rhythm game, produced by Sega, that is surprisingly NOT about Idols (who would’ve thunk it). You play as an aspiring screenplay writer who is suddenly recruited off the streets by two cast members, Kyouya Asahina (CV: Ryouta Oosaka) & Sousei Tachibana (CV: Toshiyuki Toyonaga) from the Yumeiro Company, a musical company, to work as their screenplay writer. In order to achieve your dream you decide to join the company and start a new life with 7 of the best cast members of Yumeiro Company.

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[Anime] Thoughts on… 枕の男子 Makura no Danshi (Mini Review)

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What am I even watching

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