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

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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Otoge Localization Questionnaire

Okay, this is a bit of a weird post, considering pretty much everything I post are reviews, but I’ve made a questionnaire on Google about localized otome games. The questionnaire is mostly about what you as an otome gamer want from the translation, the company and the game in general.

I will post the survey results in July (exact date, I’m not sure about, as I’m very focus on real life right now, with crappy health, a wedding in July and just trying to get my home office in order because my laptop I review on broke down), so that everyone will get to see what the results are. I hope to make this every 6-12 months, but might need a reminder, but I’ll try to make one at the end of May/beginning of June next year. I’ll try.

So why did I do this?

Well… This morning Twitter was filled with drama. E2 Gaming has taken translations of Taisho Alice information that a fan wrote from the fansite OtomeJikan. And priori to this we had the badly planned Kickstarter for Beastmaster and Prince that failed and then was removed from Kickstarter altogether while a different game was tried again. And then we have the incident with Norn9 by Aksys. And really, should I forget all those crappy mobile otome games, who seem to use at least 50% Google Translate and we’re still supposed to pay for?

Are our standards really that low? Are we really ready to accept anything? Those are the questions that made me make this questionnaire (and I just couldn’t log in to FFXIV, which, admittedly, was the main reason – I had to kill time somehow).

To fill out the questionnaire, please head here! I’ll be very happy if you spread it around as well, because honestly – this matters for any otome gamer, doesn’t it? We shouldn’t accept just any crap that is throw in our face, right? Or am I the only one feeling like this?

Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~

Who am I?

What am I?

Where did I come from?

Where am I going?

Loved by no one.
Needed by no one.
If my existence
holds no meaning,
then why am I here?

2016-01-14-131618The year is 1853 and the Royal Guard is on a mission to catch a monster. They have found the unkept mansion and there they find a girl. A girl with poisonous skin and blood. Without any resistance Cardia is captured and to some extent she is relieved as she thinks that she might be killed. She has spent the past two years alone after all. She needs to be alone to avoid hurting anyone. But the girl, who is not supposed to know love, is taken away from the Royal Guard by the Dashing Gentleman Thief and her story of love is beginning. Continue reading

One Billion Rupiah Girl

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Sevin is one unlucky guy. He’s coworker made his boss force him to do more work, his girlfriend broke up with him, his father is selling a cellphone – that Sevin gave to his younger sister – to get money for gambling and he feels like the entire world is against him. That’s when he finds a girl who’s fainted in an alley. It’s Sarah, who claims to be homeless and an orphan, but she has a lot of money in her pocket. Continue reading