I had a wonderful Christmas~ I hope everyone had the same~! We had three High Masses in a row~ I’m pretty sure that’s a first for me!
I think most of my gifts were “Dad’s Army” related! (I’m such a fan~!)
Okay, back to on topic!
I just placed another order with Akadot. I waited so long, hoping they’d finally get in Sylph. (but alas, they did not…) They were doing a great 45% off sale at the time~ talk about fantastic prices! They’re still slogged down from Christmas, apparently… (They are so slow!) so I don’t have the foggiest idea of when to expect them to arrive. They’ve also postponed special orders, but I’m hoping that’s only until they get the Christmas chaos under control.
I shall share with you my order~!
Asuka 01 January 2013
Kyun! B’s Log Special Issue Vol. 19 Novemeber 2011
Kyun! B’s Log Special Issue Vol. 16 May 2012
Kyun! B’s Log Special Issue Vol. 18 September 2011
Dengeki Girl’s Style 12 December 2012
…and I’m like “please don’t let there be any BL”, (- 3-) but that’s a losing battle, since I’m pretty sure that Kyun! has that BL game manga in it. Bummer.
I just wish Akadot would stock Sylph! (0 A0) Shipping is so expensive… I’m going to have to order my Sylph from CDJapan, it would seem. Oh, well. I would like to get Piko’s latest CD, anyway~
YET I MUST SAVE MONEY FOR A POTENTIAL TRIP! There is a good chance I might go to New York in February~ Every time I plan for a “it’s-certianly-going-to-happen-trip”, the second party always cancels. Bah!
Yeah~ My latest issue of B’s Log came in. So, I was thinking to myself, “why don’t you do issue caps? I mean, you would have loved that before you subscribed, right? You were always so eager to find out anything B’s Log related~ you adorable thing you!” (•̪┌┐•̪)
“Ha ha ha~ thank you, self! I shall do that then. -and they
will might like it, what with them hopefully being interested in the hobby like myself.”
Here is the cover to the January issue of B’s Log~ Wow, that’s the first time I’ve seen a mobile game make the cover. (leave it up to Konami…) ときめきレストラン magically combines idols and a Facebook-like restaurant game. The heroine is a cutie, but you really can’t tell she’s a she from her chibi alone. Naturally, what with it being on the cover and all, ときめき has a good deal of space dedicated to it, including a mini double-sided poster of the bishies. Let’s do a quick character analysis by what they’re eating on the cover! (starting from the top and moving down)
* Toru Kanzaki ~ You’re nibbling on a pepper… can you say “moron”? I knew I guy once who ate a super hot pepper because someone dared him… I’m getting that same “I don’t have any common sense” vibe from you, Toru. (Ծ_Ծ )
* Kaito Tsuji ~ While you initially had a sort of dark, bad-boy persona going on there, you killed it. stomped it flat. It’s kinda hard to look “bad-boy” cool while munching on a bunny apple…
Kaito: WATCHA LOOKING AT, FOOL?! CAN’T A GUY EAT HIS ADORABLE SNACKS IN PRIVATE??! GEEZ! （ノ`∩´）ノ
* Kyoya Date ~ *first thought* …Gee, that pizza looks delicious~
is on a diet Apearently, Kyoya’s mum & dad never told him that it’s rude to talk with your mouth full. Nasteh.
* Tsukasa Kirishima ~ You wear glasses, (though not apparently when you’re in idol mode) so that’s bonus points from me! Sadly, your choice of celery is… boring, and by association I have come to find you boring.
Tsukasa: Come, my sweet. let us dine on almond milk and the by-process of smushed soybeans~ ( 〃￣ω￣)人(￣ε￣*) Me: no.
* Kento Fuwa ~ a smexy, macho STUDMUFFIN~! (ﾉ*ﾟДﾟ)ﾉ Blood type O, and he wears jeans when casual~
Kento: Use a fork? NOOO! MANLY MEN NEED NO FORKS! MANLY MEN RIP MEAT WITH BARE TEETH! “o(▼皿▼メ;)o”
* Shinnosuke Otowa ~ FINALLY! I GUY WITH SENSIBLE FOOD TASTE!┗(｀ﾟДﾟ´)┛Not one, but TWO desserts! One in each hand! Judging from his snack alone, Shinnie is the perfect pick. Bravo, Shinnie!
Oh, and apparently the idols are grouped by team WHITE and team BLACK.
There’s a semi-large bit dedicated to “Storm Lover 2nd”, mainly talking about the bishies. There is a little, itty bitty pic of the heroine at the end of the article. She’s quite cute, in a everyday sort of way. Next up is a bit about “UtaPri ~ all star”, but it is way more about merchandise than the actual game. They seem to be heavily pushing their double (and triple) character song CDs. For 300 yen, you can enjoy munching on macarons with the senpei’s stamped on them. Yum~ I wonder if they taste horribly, though, since they know fans are going to buy them just to buy them. Oh, and Ringo looks *WAY* better when he’s not in drag. Please, stay as a man, Ringo! You look like a bad 60′s reject in drag!
A map showcasing where the personified onsen are located, from the CD series Anata ga Ofuro de Noboseru.
My beloved Azusa Kinose makes an appearance~! Oh, it has been so long! Yes sirreebob, Honeybee is striking again with their ~after summer~ continuation of the series. As much as I love “Starry Sky ~ in summer” I don’t have any plans on getting the sequel. (unless they throw some sort of super-awesome bonuses my way!)
Honeybee’s new game is doing character files (probably because they have like a billion characters) and this month’s spotlight is on Arisu Nagumo. Normally, I’m all like “Bah. Who wants to see girls in an otoge magazine??” But she’s so cute! I love her fashion style. Maybe one day we’ll have a lead female character with as much personality…
not likely Oh, yeah. It looks like Honeybee’s latest game will have an appearance of Kanata and another character whose name I can’t remember. (from Starry Sky)They are apparently friends with the twins.
“I-I’m too beautiful… let flow my tears of sadness!”
Butterfly Lip (which sounds like it should be a brand of lipgloss) has a short story and character profile. It’s actual nice to see a guy cry~ at least he’s showing an emotion other than “creeper” and “jerk”!
has been playing DiaLovers too long …those aren’t emotions.
Dang. Just when I was getting interested in this game, I realized that it’s for PC! My wallet is like “A reprieve!” (ノД`)ハァ
There’s a page about those Sheep CD’s which are supposed to make you go to sleep. But, if you fall asleep with your headphones on, won’t that be super uncomfortable? Sleepy Sheep makers: Stop ruining our products with your logic! [○･｀Д´･○] Yonaga Tsubasa is a seiyuu in one, so who cares whether it works or not? (｡ﾉ･ω･)ﾉ
There’s a double sided poster/article thing. One side is for Secret Tryst‘s latest CD and the other side is Yukima Time ~ Tuesday. Yukima Time looks like fun, because each CD represents a day and the character remains with you throughout that day. Of course, Wednesday really sealed the deal, as Yonaga Tsubasa is the seiyuu~! Plus, the artist for Diabolik Lovers/Ozmafia does the artwork! I love her work~ Tsuba-kin’s character is like a cross between Kanato & Reiji… I’m not complaining (ノ≧∇≦）ノ It’s like they read my mind and combined my two favorite “DiaLovers” characters~! He looks like what Kanato would look like after stealing Reiji’s glasses… and then mocking him. ～ヽ(￣▽￣)/～
I love this character’s design! (kaname?) He’s from a CD series done by honeybee and black butterfly.
Okay, so here we have “Amnesia” artwork…
…and how Shin will look in the animation.
It’s like one of those “you tried” memes…
There’s much worse examples, trust me. It’s like animators think “bishounen” means “super tall and lanky”. Why do they always stretch their legs to inhuman lengths?? When they take such little care of series for girls, it’s like they’re saying that we aren’t as important as the guys and their super-ecchi-swimsuit-shows. Me not pleased. Ranting aside, I saw the first episode and enjoyed it. The Heroine’s voice is grating, but meh. Orion is a cutie pie~!
YES! This issue actually expands on last one’s “Diabolik Lovers” guide. This one features the correct “keywords” for that part of the games. It also has the responses for the “ecstasy” routes. I needed this, because I was so lost when it came to answering with the keywords. I had been skipping through Raito’s route. So when I saw this HUGE CHUNK OF TEXT I was like (llಠ ,ಠ ) “what in the name of Gene Autry iz dis??”
Yay! There is now “Diabolik Lovers” themed food! Fear not that it looks like ravioli in watered-down tomato soup, or that you’re eating FOOD from a game where most everyone wants to KILL YOU, I am sure it will be worth the price tag!
I really love otoge themed food, though~ isn’t it the neatest??
The latest hit series! “Ayato no Basuke”!
Please, Ayato… the only basketball player the otoge world needs is Subaru~ (∩゜∀｀∩)
~and I have a hard time envisioning a vampire playing basketball…
Ayato: I call break!
Coach: Whut?! Why?! We’re in the middle of a game!!
Ayato: *points up* …sunshine.
Coach: GIT YUR FANNY BACK OUT THERE!!
Ka~na~to! Why are you SOOO cute? His new bunny plushie is the cutest!
let’s hope it doesn’t contain the same things as Teddy…
I was really excited when I saw this. I thought “yay! Girls are getting our own dakimakuras to snuggle~!”
But alas, I was wrong. Shuu isn’t a pillow at all… but a TOWEL. WHY A TOWEL?? ┗(｀ﾟДﾟ´)┛A pillow I can hug and snuggle in girly bliss… Using that as a towel would be way to embarrassing!
Me: Aaah~ what a refreshing shower! Let me don my Shuu TOWEL and proceed as normal~ へ(´∀｀へ)
Family: …you bring us… great shame. (*￣■￣*)
With “Polestar” being animated, Otomate is rereleasing the game on PSP. I know a lot of people hate rereleases, because they take up the valuable production time of NEW stuff, but I like them~ (If I don’t have the game. Otherwise I’m like “why waste your time??!” XD) I love otoges where you actually move, but it seems like it would add a huge layer of difficulty. (If you had to do this at a certain time, or be here at a certain time, etc) Unless I have a guide, I fear the heroine would live a sad and lonely life.
There’s a bit about “Vitamin Z Graduation”. Even though I don’t like the series, it kinda makes me nostalgic~ because it was one of the first series I remember when I first found out about otoges~
Isshoni Gohan~! I.am.so.excited.about.this.game~ I really hope I can preorder it soon! I’m intrigued by the ambiguous LE goodie of “lunch special”? (since it IS food themed!)
“Geten”‘s heroine Hotaru is so pretty~! Sadly, she does not have pink hair…
This is really cute, because I’ve never seen him get angry before!
Oh, hello Chizuru-I mean Yui. (｡> ‿ <｡) Wow. What is this, year of the plain-jane heroines?? The guys are much prettier. Are the makers trying to tell us that the average otogemer is this boring? Boo! ( />3<)/ Wait a cotton-picking minute! Why ARE the guys prettier than the girls? I’d say “to show that the bishies fell in love with her personality and charm, not her looks”, but come on! These girls don’t HAVE a personality! (」｡≧□≦)」
Cellphone pictures are of notourisly bad quality. Pictures taken with dying phones even more so. Nevertheless, I continued on in my endeavor… because Anubis is just the CUTEST! (•̪┌┐•̪)
I wasn’t too interested about “Princess Arthur” when I first found out about it, mainly because I’m not thrilled with the artwork. B’s Log & Dengeki Girl’s Style have been doing little four panel strips where the characters interact, however, and I’ve really enjoyed those! I know, the entire point of the comics is to entice you to buy the game, which won’t likely have as entertaining character talks, but I still like them~ long story short, I’m keeping an eye on Princess Arthur~
Garahaddo is my favorite character. Hence the picture
With all the anticipation surrounding Norn9, B’s Log has a handy-dandy little list for you to see what heroine gets which guys’ routes.
You.are.so.PRETTY! I feel so inferior… must.not.compaaaaaare~!
Heroines in spooky stories always have short hair. (Mai in Ghost Hunt, Haruka in Yakumo, Yako in Neuro, etc) I really like that, though. I love spooky! If you get a chance, you should defiantly check out their official site *link* because the BGM is lovely~
Tsubasa Yonaga’s latest role~ I’m so excited! He’s so adorable~! BY GOLLY, HAVE A ROUTE THIS TIME!!
This game keeps looking better and better~ So, naturally, it’s a PC only title~! （´□｀川）
I still want to get “Glass Heart Princess”!
はつカレっ☆ 恋愛デビュー宣言 just keeps looking cuter and cuter~! I'm really looking forward to this game,
especially since Furyu is doing it!
Aoto dressed as a cheerleader... (b*ﾟｰﾟ)b
Kakeru, Shunichirou and Aoto in their SD forms~! So cute!
Kazuma, Yuji and Mizuki~
Mysteria~! A combination of what I love best; otoges and Classic British mysteries~!
I must admit, I do love yanderes… I love psychotic characters, and yandere fits the bill. I would REALLY love to get this game, but I have a strict “no 18+” games rule. *sigh* I’d regret it after I bought it, anyway. Here’s hoping they’ll release a “lighter” yandere game!
Not quite so yandere in color~
I’ve completely forgotten the point of this new drama CD series… I think it has something to do with cheering you up, but depending on what type of sadness you’re in?? I can’t remember, so don’t believe me!
Anata ga Ofuro de Noboseru has a poster in this issue~ It features the current characters, running somewhere (likely an onsen), and everyone is carrying some sort of bath paraphernelia. I think it would be cute to have this framed and put display in your bathroom~
Anata wo Misshitsu de Torishirabe! I really want to get this CD~
Another character from the “Days of the week” drama CD series~ These were really cute~ I’m getting the “big brother” vive~!
That’s all for now, folks! Two more otoge magazines came in by the time I finished this one… ha, ha. Plus, I’d like to do a haul post! (because I enjoy looking at everyone else’s hauls!)