Taisho Alice Volume I

A while back Taisho Alice was released in English by E2 Gaming. Rants were burning all over my Twitter timeline and as a reviewer, I can’t look away from this. This post, however, will probably be a bit ranty. Okay, not just a bit, a lot. I’m also choosing to entirely skip the summary, because in this post I will focus on taking this game – and the company localising it – apart. I suggest reading the description on VNDB or find one of the English bloggers’ review of the Japanese games for a summary or the like.
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Otouto Scramble

c94080_038ba73d0026413ab0d5f9358a881b7b-mv2Mirai Sotokunda (name changeable) is a college student studying to be a nursery school teacher. One day in December her mum drops a huge bomb – she’s getting remarried! Before the end of the year! Mirai needs time to think about it, but give her mother her blessing. That’s when her mother drops another bomb – the new man has four sons – all younger than Mirai. So now Mirai suddenly will have four brother’s and a new father before the end of the month and she’s never met them! Less than two weeks pass and they move in with the guys, because her father-to-be has a sudden business trip and Mirai now has to live with her four brothers. Alone. Continue reading

Harem Tengoku da to Omottara Yandere Jigoku Datta.

…It’s like I’m the protagonist of a low quality romance comedy. Is this what they call being satisfied with life?

19570Yuuya Kisaragi is your average high schooler and he’s in the local history research club with Kanna Toutoumi, Haruka Arisue and Sayuri Miyasu. One day during lunch while the club has gathered in the club room, Kanna is called to the student council. Yuuya, follows along and they are told by the student council president, Shizuka Kujou (CV: Manami Maeda), to present something on the next cultural festival or they will not have their club room anymore. They get permission to have a mascot character café, but only if they make sure to have the most earnings, or else they need to return the club room. They start working on the mascot character, Izaemon, but…
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Norn9: Var Commons

I have needed you for a long, long time. You are the one–the only one–I have been searching for.
Come. Stand up and dry your eyes. I will guide you. Leave everything to me…

2016-11-19-162123Sorata Suzuhara (CV: Atsushi Abe) is on a field trip to the Diet Building with his class when something strange happens. He hears the voice of a girl and then a song, but no one else can hear it. Suddenly he’s not there anymore but at a strange place where everything is in monochrome, without the ability to walk and his body is turning cold. But to his rescue comes a pink haired girl. She tells him he’s in the Taishou era and then takes him to a flying ship, when she learns he’s from the future. It turns out the ship is full of espers, the girl being one of them, but just as they are starting to get settled the day after getting on it, there’s an attack… Continue reading

Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition

61PH3G5R9MLYellow (name changeable) is asked to see professor Oak one day and finds him as he’s about to leave Pallet town when he can’t find him anywhere. Oak warns Red for the high grass and then catches a Pikachu. Later Red goes to the professor’s laboratory and receives a Pokémon, however Blue takes it from him. Instead of the Pokémon Blue stole, Red gets the newly caught and still wild Pikachu. He heads out to become a Pokémon trainer and Oak also asks him to collect data on the Pokémon Red sees and catches. Continue reading

Starry*Sky ~in Spring~

Starry★Sky春_0012Tsukiko Yahisa (name changeable) really loves stars, and attends a school to study astronomy together with her childhood friends Kanata Nanami (CV: Tomokazu Sugita) and Suzuya Tohzuki (CV: Daisuke Ono). However she is the only girl at the school. At the end of the school year, in March, there is a transfer student, Yoh Tomoe (CV: Hikaru Midorikawa). Yoh claims to be Tsukiko’s childhood friend, but Tsukiko can’t remember this “Hitsuji”.
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