B’s Log July 2012
Alright so let’s start with this month’s furoku:
On the CD is just a cast comment about Utapri debut from Shimono Hiro & Suzumura Kenichi, some mini drama from Koisen and drama CD samples from Ikemen Daioku. The koisentai part is SO DUMB I think it may have almost killed my motivation to play that game. (ㆀ˘･_･˘)
Eh kinda disappointing I guess. I’m not too keen on Honeybee’s new game, Trick or Alice eugh and I have to play Arabian’s Lost before I decide whether I’m going to hang that poster (but knowing my QR love I think I probably will like it.) I’m getting tired of Hana Awase and their ossan gallery:
I don’t really know what the deal with this is supposed to be or why they are promoting it so hard in B’s log every month but after seeing this page…I no longer have the desire to play it.
I think I’ve had my fill of bitches after Hanaoni & Amnesia so I’ll be passing. I hope B’s log stops with this Hanaawase crap soon and adds better stuff to the magazine. Too bad I don’t feel like paying a dollar to mail them my opinion card & tell them how much of a waste of space it is.
I don’t usually care about drama CDs but I thought it was noteworthy that the writer who wrote the Hanaoni novels also wrote this new one called “Koisuru Exorcist” which is being turned into a drama CD. I have a funny feeling we’re going to be seeing an otome game sooner or later.
Terashima Takuma’s releasing his debut album. I feel like a lot of seiyuus are releasing song albums nowdays… I guess if the fans want it it’s all good? Most of the time most seiyuus really can’t sing….*coughShimono…
Anyway honeybee’s new game “Seishun Hajimemashita!” which is planned for a 2013 release will be a PSP release and is rated Cero B. That means expect pretty tame childish level stuff they had in Starry Sky minus the implied secks so I may actually pass on this game lol. If I see another face frontal kiss CG I’m gonna hurl The artwork is obviously Kazuaki and I guess it’s just her style but I feel like I’m seeing the same characters all over again and the 2 main leads look like the spawn of Shiki. Story is about two twins, Futaba Chitose & Futaba Chihaya, just began their senior year in high school and return to a town they used to live in their childhood (until about the age of 9 when they went to live with their parents overseas) and reunite with old friends. And so they want to make their senior year as memorable and “youthful~” as possible. The setting for the storm is some inaka in the mountains by the sea so I expect they have nothing to do but cause drama amongst themselves as they have probably dialup internet and no cell phone reception (Sounds like Kami Naru Kimi To XD). The game period will span over the time of 1 year so it should be longer than your typical run in Starry Sky. Also it has a fat kid. Additionally when you start the game you will be able to pick whether you want to play as the girl OR the guy, which kinda reminds me of one of Takuyo’s old games. If you pick the guy you end up with the girls, if you pick the girl you end up with the guys so despite me thinking there will be BL endings I guess honeybee is just really trying to please everyone?_? Yea I mean the concept sounds KINDA interesting and maybe the story will be good but I guess I’ll have to see more on the game but right now I’m not too impressed by the concept & artwork alone. I’ll be keeping one eye open Though I’m not sure what to think when honeybee admits the scenario will be bittersweet like that in a shoujo manga .
Dousei Kareshi – a new game announced by Black Butterfly, infamous(?) for their soine CDs. Jumping on the ripoff bandwagon, this series will feature 3 games, with 1 character each called Butterfly Lip, Butterfly Gloss, Butterfly Rouge..errr…
Lol I couldn’t help it . I’m so sick of these split up games. I mean I thought the ossan game was bad enough but ONE CHARACTER PER GAME!? Are you crazy and I bet it will cost like 2000 yen or something ridiculous. In the end your purchase will clearly depend on the voice actor (which are not listed yet.) Meh this kind of thing should just stay as a drama CD or a cell phone game or something. I probably won’t be wasting my money on this.
~Gracefully skipping ss after winter page because…..lol….~ Also skipping all the soine CDs . I hate the Soine CDs and I will tell you why: ANNOYING VIOLIN AND PIANO MUSIC. Only Amemakura did it right with RAIN in the background so we could actually SLEEP. The moment I start falling asleep because of sexy voice -> BAM ANNOYING VIOLIN STARTS GRATING MY EARS. So yea screw you stupid soine crap lmfao.
If UtaPri wasn’t milking you with all their overpriced merchandise already, now they’re going to release a set of CDs where they mix all the units and include the senpais. I think I feel the same way as Tokiya above when it comes to this kind of thing lol. Also why is Masato in an apron Speaking of merchandise, it wasn’t too long after I predicted it but looks like finally they will be releasing bootleg dakimakuras that are 70cm long. Though they are shaped in a funny way that you can fit 3 characters on it. Maybe I will get that S class one mmm Tokiya… I mean… ( ≖‿≖)
Oh boy my favorite! Diabolik Haters! I mean Lovers! Looking at their casual clothes strangely enough the characters look rather different and rather….pleasant (except for Kanato he looks like he needs to get a week of sleep.) They showed a few screens from the game and it had this one of Raito looking like he’s about to orgasm with the caption saying “Hentai imagination running wild Raito. I wonder what he’s imagining?” He looks so precious in that screenshot but then I remember the drowning and (ﺧ益ﺨ) …….They also have a pic on the following page with all the guys shirts open. Raito’s says “Raito’s WELCOME POSE!?” ﾌﾟｯ(※థэథ)∵.*.∵ If I end up liking him by the end of the game anyway someone please slap some sense into me.
Holy sheit dat tongue Takumi. (◞≼●≽◟◞౪◟◞≼●≽◟) Storm Lover kai! is around the corner. I’m still debating on buying it but this brief feature on it is making me lean towards COME TO ME BABY (;ﾟ∀ﾟ)=3ﾊｧﾊｧ.
Skipping TMGS since I’ve yet to play of these games and they’re in the deep dark corner of my backlog at the moment.
Hakuoki Yuugiroku 2 will be released in September. I’ll see if I can try it out but I bet it will still cost like 6000 yen for regular edition despite the game just being mini games and like 1-2 CGs. The fact that CGs will not be by Yone but by some Otomate tracer/copycat, I would think twice before purchasing for anyone out there who is a fan of yone’s artwork.
Skipping Toki no Kizuna lol whatever backlog you go.
Kamigami no Asobi are more “unfinished” character designs of Loki & Hades. I think both look pretty hideous without the “Kazuki Yone CG style” applied to them and I keep seeing Ooshirou in Loki lmfao. HE EVEN HAS THE SAME LAUGH (Nihihi)…in before they cast Suwabe for him ww. It also says its some kind of forbidden love. Uhm okay…I think I want to see more about this game than just blocks of text and unfinished character designs Broccoli. (ㆀ˘･_･˘) Something tells me we won’t see a release on this until mid-2013.
Vitamin Z illustration by Maeda to celebrate the stage play. I’m really kinda tired of hearing about it, I’d rather we get some information about the Vitamin Z fandisk instead!!
They revealed the Ozmafia case but I have NO IDEA WHO ANYONE IS. Omg it’s been a while since I saw an otome game where I just don’t know who anybody is. Not a single one. (ㆀ˘･_･˘) Only time that ever happens is in an R-18 game and I’m pretty sure Ozmafia is all ages. Seeing this + them dragging out the game with no release date….I’m pretty much losing any interest I had remaining for this series.
Also losing interest in KoiSenetai because that drama CD was overbearingly annoying. I’m not too fond of the artwork and the heroine is constantly getting her face blocked in one way or another. Not surprised since it comes from a cell phone game but I’d imagine they could have done some editing and given her eyes?! Yea…
They’re advertising Hiiro Bluerays in the magazine but based on the cover illustration it doesn’t look like the art gets any better than the crap you see above. Sigh. I like Mahiro but I don’t know who this guy on the left is. Maybe some long lost brother of his ヽ(。_゜)ノ
Enough with the drama CDs, Virus School, just let me get in bed with these 2 sexy beasts (;ﾟ∀ﾟ)=3ﾊｧﾊｧ
And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for:
Quin Rose’s new game School Wars. The director says they wanted to try to branch off and try something new besides their usual fantasy series which is great since the setting will change but their writing & characterization stays the same! This time our heroine Ichijou Shiori is working hard to support both herself & her ill mother while trying to get through high school. Her father passed away when she was little and so to learn the skills of survival she enrolled in this war school where you gotta fight for your right to paarrtay! J/k but you gotta seriously learn some battle tactics. Due to her focusing on surviving most of her life, it’s now senior year and hormones are running high as she slowly starts to grasp the concept of love. Well sounds like typical QR heroine who’s self willed & strong but when it comes to love she’s a bit challenged Anyway it looks great just from the promo pics and I’m already excited (๑￫ܫ￩๑) Cast will be announced in the next B’s Log issue.
Not sure if it’s been written anywhere yet but the story of Isshoni Gohan is the heroine Akane needs a part time job for college and so she becomes a cook for a family of foods wait what Yea I guess pun intended when they say “the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”. Not surprised they went with a basic concept like this but at least the heroine’s in college so I hope at least she has some maturity….please…Game is scheduled to release on 9/27.
Otomate’s newest doormat series game: Glass Heart Princess which is slated for November (assuming they don’t delay it 10 times) is about an ojousama ~ heroine (Himeno Kyouko) with a weak heart. Now it’s up to YOU to “train her heartbeat” by going on dates or some crap. ( ﾟ,_ゝﾟ)ﾊﾞｶｼﾞｬﾈｰﾉ The director is the same as Beastmaster & Prince and the art team is the as same as Amnesia (according to the otomate staff blog.) I dunno why Otomate keeps shuffling the teams but the premise already sounds rage inducing. We’ll have to see how the rest of the game system and characters (read: who are seiyuu) pan out. Director mentioned that there may be some “very strong scenes” but after them it will be a likely chance of game over…so I guess if guy approaches you and starts to lean in to kiss you if you don’t punch him in the face or run away = bad end? （ಠ_ಠ）Each character will have 20 date events and the heroine’s bodyguard is actually a robot. Why do I feel like they’re gonna cast Nakamura Yuichi for this guy…
Skipping drama CD series, skipping WOF2 FD since I haven’t played any of the series. They did mention that the April Fool’s pics they drew will actually make an appearance in the fandisk so I guess expect some WOF x Hakuoki in there lol. Skipping the cat ear game lol whatever. I don’t know why cat ears are so offensive to me. Maybe because I start to think of BWS and Akazukin /puke.
I AM BUYING THIS GAME. I AM GETTING LIMITED EDITION. TAKE MY MONEY QUIN ROSE ＼( ^o^)／ ＼( ^o^)／ ＼( ^o^)／ The heroine, Lisa’s goal is to take on dangerous jobs but she has no problems because she’s SUPER STRONG. I mean she like literally breaks tables in half and lifts giant boulders. xDDDD The bad guys have no chance huhuhu. ( ≖‿≖)
Abunai Koi is coming out in a week. I don’t get it: They look FINE in this pic but in the game they all have a serious case of yellow face. I thought the system would be a complicated stat raiser but it doesn’t really seem like it from what I am reading. I’ll wait to see if any guides come out before attempting to try it since it’s not really something Quin Rose themselves had created.
Hmm I don’t think Aileen is gonna let you lock her up Stuart Anyway Arabians lost is definitely on my to play list but I know it’s a complicated system so I’ll have to bug a friend to help me get started xD;
The cast of the next Kaidan Romance game as listed above. Miki Shinichiro, Kaji Yuki, Kishio Daisuke, Irino Miyu, Morikawa Toshiyuki, Maeno Tomoaki & Terashima Takuma. I dunno who the girl is but idgaf Nothing new except a few event CGs for 24 hour Cinderella but the game’s scheduled for 9/30.
Um no blood is not sweet dude are you nuts? （ಠ_ಠ）Something new about Custom Drive is kind of annoying me and now I’m hesitating to buy it. If you look in the bottom right corner there: Download contents. I guess if you buy the limited edition, you will receive a serial code or something to download extra outfits. LAME. What is this Project Diva!? Sigh yea I kinda don’t wanna buy this game anymore seeing how I’ve never once used the PSN store and god knows how to even access the Japanese one assuming I even buy the limited edition. Screw you D3P!
Huge huge coverage of Trick or Alice in this issue blah. I finally went and listened to the voice samples to see who’s who. Guy above is voiced by Tachibana Shinnosuke, ironically enough rather than Hino Satoshi who is actually also in this game. All the sample CGs on the site & in the magazine are really difficult to look at. They’re either all full of frills and sparkles or they just zoom in on the heroine’s boobs or crotch. Since hiyo is writing it I’m staying the hell away ┗(^o^ )┓三. Also the voice of the heroine is the same as the lady who made our ears bleed in Under the Moon. NO THANKS.
I was looking forward to the new Asaki Yumemishi game but pardon me…where are her eyes? I hope it’s just a coincidence with this CG but she has eyes in other ones… Also one of the other pages contains a bath CG and Gio and that red head friend of his look like 10 year old shotas uh…? （ಠ_ಠ） Not sure how I feel about this. Game will be a PC release so maybe at least the graphics will be nice & large….as large as the game cost orz.
Skipping HaruToki & Genroh blah. Not interested. Genroh might have an intersting story maybe..but it’s Otomate…not sure if I trust them anymore…
Kimi Kare…..someone give this poor girl an eye transplant. Also KimiKare has revealed on their site that they will have tests, and timed choices. I am having some bad Vitamin flashbacks. No thank you!
Whoaa ass grabbing in Confidential Money rooowrr lol. The teddy bear hand holding is really sweet too (*´ω｀*). Well I think this game is gonna be good 8D so I hope the system doesn’t turn out to be too painful! Game’s slated to release on August 30th.
＜●＞＜●＞….Kakki voices this character omg. I think I really will wait it out for the Director’s Cut though!! Patience is a virtue (maybe).
Not gonna lie, I am actually excited for LGS. It looks a lot like SYK as far as humor, scenario and characterization so I am hoping it will be a decent game. The heroine looks like she’s not doormat land immature little girl either so I hope this will be on of the games Otoamte releases this year that doesn’t disappoint me.
Oh my Jesus! THIS IS THE ONLY REASON I WANT TO PLAY PURE RASPBERRY. I hope it has more content than Sweet Jelly Beans, that was such a disappointment!!
Sfhfaljkasfhaksjf OH MY GODDDD man if ONLY I HAD TIME to replay all these games. Bloody Call was such a good game. If only the yen rate wasn’t so bad I would consider buying this щ(ಥДಥщ)!! They’re adding an after story & a parallel story to the main story line hnnnggg omgg. If you never played this game I HIGHLY RECOMMEND GETTING THE PORT> HIGHLY.
Ok that’s about it for game news time for this month’s Rankings:
Top 3 Games you’re looking fwd to:
1. Utapri Debut
2. The cat ear game
3. Starry Sky after winter (lol)
Top 3 PC Games You Want Ported to PSP
1. TYB (again)
2. OZMafia!! (How about a release date?)
3. Starry Sky After Summer (your dream came true girls! ww)
Top 3 Reader’s Favorite Otome Game Characters
1. Kurusu Sho
2. Saito Hajime
3. Okita Souji
(excuse me while I puke)
Animate Sales Ranking In April:
1. Jean no Tame Nara Sekai wo Kowasu
2. Miyako FD (meh)
3. DRAMAtical Murder
Is Animate like #1 BL Game selling HQ or something?
Upcoming Attractions: Special focus on Diabolik Lovers.
Whew my back hurts, that took me like 4 hours to write . I hope you guys enjoyed! (´＾ω＾｀)