It’s the year 2015 and in 2060 there was World War 4. A shota named Suzuhara Sorata finds himself at a research lab facility that he’s visiting with his classmates for a special tour. Suddenly he starts trippin’ balls hearing some kind of music and seeing a ghost girl talk to him. Before he knows it, he falls asleep and then finds himself awakened in year 1919! He thinks he’s jumped back in time to the taisho era and then he runs into a girl who can’t even remember her name. She’s babbling nonsense and suddenly a giant alien space ship comes down to them and takes them both on board. On the ship Sorata meets some kids who all have psychic powers and he finds out that they’re on a journey around the world until they reach their “destination” – which is supposedly America. The game then switches to the points of view of 3 heroines and their relationships with the other psychic power users there.. Anyway this intro makes no freaking sense so if you want to make sense of anything you’re gonna have to read some spoilers after the jump . As usual you can avoid spoilers and skip to my final thoughts instead!
Because apparently 96 of you voted for this, I decided to finally play Black Wolves Saga. There’s a country of Weblin where humans and furries once lived in peace. The humans let the cats and wolves take lead, and there are other races like rabbits, dogs, mice etc. One day someone from the wolf race went and stabbed someone from the cat race and that’s when shit hit the fan. A war broke out between cats and wolves and just around that time
rabies some black plague disease called Zodiva spread and started mass killing everyone. Someone then started a rumor that the plague came from the wolves and then the wolves started getting attacked by humans to “wipe away the disease.” In self defense, the wolves started fighting back (though most of the time beyond their control due to the mad cow disease). Needless to say with plagues and rumors going around, the wolves pretty much got wiped off the face of Weblin – except they didn’t. In fact the remaining wolves have all been secretly living in the woods while Weblin was taken over by the cats. Meanwhile back at the ranch, there’s a rich ojousama named Fiona Galland who is our heroine. She’s just reached her 16th birthday and she spent her entire life living in a tower like Rapunzel, never being allowed to see the outside world. The reason being is because Fiona was born with SPECIAL genes Key Aids and her body called Robeira, so she is incredibly weak that even catching a cold can be deadly. On her 16th birthday they figure that it’s safe for her to leave the nest and see the outside world. Unfortunately by doing so, she gets caught in between the battle of the furries. In other words, welcome to Rejet’s rendition of Animal Farm!
So I ran a backlog poll on my blog a few weeks ago and All Star was the top choice so while waiting for my Amnesia Crowd to arrive I figured it would be a good way to kill a week. Surprisingly the game took longer than a week but ultimately – I REGRET NOTHING. Those who read my Debut review may remember my SCATHING words towards UtaPri and Broccoli and the many tables that were flipped during broadcast. Fortunately, Broccoli listened to their reviews on Amazon, kicked out all the fanfic writers and had Mr. Crazy Goat handle the storyline this time around. With this, the game went back to being a fun game about a hard working music composer and the idols she composes songs for. Our story this time is Haruka has no partner and she ended up graduating all on her own efforts (fuck yea screw those men Haruka you don’t need them!) She wasn’t able to take the master course cause all the guys were busy BLing up with each other and leaving her forever alone. Haruka’s new job is to compose a song for the Christmas concert featuring the special shuffle unit with the 4 senpais: Reiji, Ranmaru, Ai and Camus. In addition, after this she must partner up with one of them and compose a song to enter into the music festival competition. If she does not win the competition she will not be able to debut and will be kicked out of the agency.
Shinomiya Yui is tired of her average school life and feels like she wasted her first year studying and doing nothing interesting. Now that the 2nd year has started she wants to try to have a more exciting school life. She also hears from her friends that there’s a jinx if she goes to the Asumi hill and kisses the dude she loves during the fireworks, they’ll be together forever.
Mugibata Akane moves from Hokkaido so she can attend a new university to learn cooking to help out her parents’ restaurant. Her parents can’t afford to give her too much money, and she loses her current part time job so she desperately tries to find another one to pay for her expenses. Starving due to lack of money to buy food, Akane passes out but is caught by a hot dude before face planting into the cement. He calls himself Satou and gives her some tea and riceballs. When he finds out her situation, he offers her a job as a temporary housekeeper at his dorm full of….HOT DUDES WITH FOOD NAMES . Sadly he abandons her to the wolves and runs off someplace leaving Akane to handle the residents of Meshiyasou on her own.
Taku is Nanako’s boy next door neighbor since they were kids. He’s an otaku and PC nerd but lo and behold by night time he’s apparently a giant manwhore. (lll￣□￣)ｶﾞｰﾝ!! Needless to say, this volume was rather disappointing as well and although it wrapped up some of the mysteries regarding Nanako’s family murder, the romance and stuff regarding Taku was done rather sloppily. I’ll talk about more in my final thoughts.
So as we saw in every other Shinobazu game, Tonosawa Genki’s plotline is that he has to move to India to rejoin his parents because his bath house is getting shut down.
This is the 4th Shinobazu 7 CD/game for Fujimaru Seijurou. Seijuro is the strict student council president and also the son of a yakuza family. He’s been very aloof after Nanako’s family incident, but that’s because he’s secretly been trying to search and avenge her family’s killer.
The story this time centers around Kisaragi Miki, also Nanako’s childhood friend and kouhai. He’s the son of a rich producer so despite acting like a happy shota all the time, he’s always under a lot of pressure. He often idolizes Fujimaru because he feels like they have a lot in common being sons in a rich family and because Fujimaru feels like a leader to him.
Continuing the Shinobazu series this disk focuses on Taiga Aoi (who everyone refers to as Taiga.) He’s always running away from home going on his “manly journeys”. When he is home, he often plays basketball with his neighbor and best friend Genki. He wants to sing a song at the school festival but the seito kaicho Fujimaru refuses saying he’ll kill everyone with his awful singing. In order to give him permission to sing, he gives Taiga a list of 100 tasks he must complete.
Fujishima Nanako has lost her parents and brother in an accident when she was younger. She was taken in by her aunt & uncle but wanting to recall memories of her past, she asked to move back alone into her house as she attends high school. She has a lot of sad memories but she figures living in this house will make it easier to face them. One day she wakes up with a naked dude in her bed who says he’s bought her house and if she wants it back, she has 2 weeks to make him fall in love with her.
The story this time takes place from Rosalia’s point of view. It’s actually parallel to 12ji and all the events like the ball happen simultaneously so it would help to read that review before this one. The difference being this time that instead of being involved with Odette and finding out her lawyer is a liar, we basically spend time with Rosalia and all the guys around her. Rosalia becomes a huge siscon for Odette and thinks she’s a cute little doll. To try and earn money, Rosalia works as a baby sitter for some rich lady and her 2 brats. She has a fiance named Linus but I guess she’s not too interested and now it’s up to us to let her explore “other” opportunities in the game .