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.
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.
Himeno Kyoko is a rich ojousama (daughter of a wealthy company owner) with her butler & maid at her every wish. She’s in her 3rd year of high school and with graduation approaching, she realizes she’s never been in love yet! Unfortunately Kyoko discovers she has GLASS HEART SYNDROME and when her heart beats too fast – she can die. There’s no cure but there’s a way to rehabilitate the heart – by falling in love
and pulling giant steamrollers. She goes around looking for a dude until she realizes HE’S THE ONE who she will force to go on dates with her . It’s LOVE OR DEATH for Kyoko but she must train her heart in order to survive!
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.
And so Rejet mish mashed all the TYB guys into 3 separate fandisks anda the first one is called Fresh Ginger featuring the gyaruo’s Iori & Kotaro as well as Edokko boy Tetsu.
So after graduating Saotome academy Haruka is ready to “debut” with her dude until Saotome bursts in saying they all need to take a master course first. The master course will be lead by one of their idol senpais and the goal is to come up with a song in 3 months. If they succeed the senpai will give them a brother emblem which will be a token of passing to debuting. All the guys have to move in with their senpais leaving Haruka forever alone as she “works hard on her own”. And well they weren’t kidding because in this game Haruka pretty much tags along as the senpais give all the princes the run around with their attitudes. Not sure if this takes place before or after the fandisks but seeing how all the characters personalities get warped to horrible extremes, abandon all hope after the jump!