Game Review

[Love Conquers All Games] Analogue: A Hate Story – The Review

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Do keep in mind that I write this review before playing the sequel, Hate Plus.
Analogue: A Hate Story is literally a hate story.  Beginning from the main character, a space handyman(or maybe detective?) being tasked to collect log files from a long-lost generation ship called “Mugunghwa”. Err, what is a generation ship you say? Just think of it as a Macross class spaceship. If you don't know about Macross, then you should watch Macross series. But instead of fighting aliens using mechas, in this visual novel, there will be clashing beliefs and emotions. (more…)

Visual Novel

[D3 Publisher] Hyakka Hyakurou Sengoku Ninpou-chou (ENG)

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Thanks to an age of constant war, the Iga and Kouga had independently achieved an expansion of their respective forces.

Both shinobi forces, owing to that long history of warring, shared an antagonistic relationship of mutual hatred towards one another. However, during the ninth year of the Tenshou era, the Iga forces fell into ruin due to the Tenshou Iga War started by Oda Nobunaga. The few Iga members that had survived were taken in by the Kouga forces.Seventeen years later, the Sengoku period had ended and lasting peace came to the world.Dreaming of performing shinobi duties, Ueno Enju (the protagonist), daughter of the Kouga forces' leader, Ueno Kandou, had been training everyday.After finally being selected to go on her first mission, a major incident occurs. It not only derails Enju's fate, but the fate of the village as well...(more…)

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[MangaGamer] Kuroinu Chapter 1

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The plain lands of “Eos” located in west “Serenus.”

Seven fortresses located in the northern boundaries of Eos served as the setting for the war between the Alliance and Legion. This conflict, however, was in its final stages with the decline of the Dark Elf queen’s power. Under the High Elf’s calling, the “Seven Shields Alliance” was formed to stand against the Legion. The Alliance issued a request to the group of mercenaries headed by the protagonist, known as the “Black Dogs.” They were to be the vanguard for an all-out-war in order to put an end to this conflict, but…Upon invading the Dark Elf queen’s country, the Black Dogs turned that land into their stronghold and began to invade their former allies’ countries. Panic, shock, indignation, sorrow… After the betrayal, the Black Dogs’ leader issued an unbelievable declaration - the founding of the “Cuntry,” where women are obligated to partake in sexual service for all men.The women of the Alliance would soon learn first-hand that this declaration was neither a lie, nor an exaggeration…Chapter 1 focuses on Volt’s conquest of the dark elves.(more…)

Visual Novel

[Mangagamer] Neko-nin exHeart (ENG)

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[su_expand more_icon="icon: arrow-down" less_icon="icon: arrow-circle-up"]Since ancient times, there exist human-like beings called ‘Ajins’ who descended from beasts and who possess special abilities and serve as ninjas to those that hold power. Two such nekomimi ninjas, Yura and Tama, came from the village of Fuuma to serve the protagonist as part of a contract from a long time ago. He resisted their loving advances at first, but gradually he was taken by their charm and determination. Even as he pondered how he would pay for their expenses and if there was even a need to have ninjas protect him, he began to see himself as their master. However, who is the person watching them from the shadows?[/su_expand](more…)

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[Circus] D.S. i.F. -Dal Segno- in Future

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During the winter, Atsuya and his friends received an invitation letter from the island’s manager Ame, who was supposed to have disappeared.

“Let’s meet again at the village where snow falls and the fireflies fly”Travelling to the snow-bound onsen town where the ‘snow fireflies’ are said to dwell, they were greeted by the new manager Kanade, along with fireflies dancing about in the falling snow. It was actually an event organized by the Amakase Research Institute to thank them for taking good care of Ame and the fireflies are actually man-made fairies.Then, the true fireflies actually appeared during the night with a full moon. In the midst of the fantastic scene, Ame reappeared before them once more. Is it another artifical event or is it a miracle for this night only?(more…)

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[Campus] Hatsukoi * Syndrome

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Everyone says that your first love never comes true. Yuuto thinks that it is indeed true since he, like most others around him, had lost his first love. But unlike the others, his broken heart has still not healed to this day.Looking at the watch that his first love Haruka had gave to him as a present, he decided that he will finally move on from the past. He resolved to bury the watch under the giant cherry blossom tree on the school grounds, which is said to be seen as being in full bloom by those who are in love, and cut loose from his past regrets. However, there was a girl wearing an unfamiliar school uniform who had arrived there before him, looking up at the cherry blossom tree. Lunalight noticed him and asked him a question while smiling:“Do you want to fall in love?”The magician-in-training Lunalight wished to experience first love and also breaking up, in order to understand love and become a full-fledged magician. It was a fateful first meeting for Yuuto, who was still bound by his first love. He would also be reunited with the girl from his past, who had given up her first love to become a magician. What will become of the futures of these three, who are held captive by first love?

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[Lump of Sugar] Tayutama 2 -After Stories-

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Takachiho-shi Yakotami-chou is a particularly powerful spiritual spot where humans and Tayutai work hard to coexist in harmony. There is a festival there called the Jintaisai which started naturally from their mutual expressions of gratitude. The Tayutai would create a gift using their powers and give it to the one that the human that they live with and love; in return, the human would share his own spiritual energy with the Tayutai. However, there was an incident at this year’s festival. It was one that no one could’ve imagined.

Also contains after stories for the original Tayutama heroines. (more…)

Visual Novel

[Frontwing] Grisaia: Phantom Trigger Vol 1 & 2 (English)

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Following the Heath Oslo incident, the existence of the US-Japanese anti-terror organization CIRS has become a matter of public knowledge. CIRS has been rebuilt from the ground up, and its most covert functions spun off to a new agency: SORD (Social Ops, Research & Development).

The goal of SORD is to train a new generation of operatives to defend the country against future threats. To that end, the organization has established a series of schools up and down the country. Mihama Academy, more-or-less left to rot after its abrupt closure, has been given new purpose as one such 'specialist training school'.This new incarnation of Mihama Academy is home to a diverse group of students, who every day work to polish their unusual skills - sometimes on the job. Mihama now entrusts the misfit girls who attend it with guns and live ammunition. Paying their own safety no heed, these students are again and again plunged into dangerous extrajudicial missions - all for the good of the realm."We've been granted a place in the world. That alone isn't enough - there wouldn't be any meaning in living, if that was all we had... It's not enough just to get by on the backs of others. I live by my own strength, and I fight to survive. That alone isn't enough - there wouldn't be any meaning in living, if that was all we had... Because only the survivors among us belong with the living..."No matter how much life grinds them down, what future awaits these girls, who've themselves chosen the path of the gun?(more…)

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[Palette] 9 -Nine- Kokonotsu Kokonoka Kokonoiro

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Izumi Tsubasu x Palette 14th project. ― Shiromitsukawa A city that other than being a academic town, doesn't have any special characteristic. There has been some attempts at revitalization in order to attract tourists, but it achieved no success. However, for an unexpected reason the city began to gather the people's attention. Niimi Kakeru is a boy that despite the hasty attitude, has a strong sense of responsibility. He seems to be an ordinary student with a kind personality, but after a sacred treasure of a certain temple got damaged, an unusual power woke up on some youths including him. He was supposed to be an ordinary student living in an ordinary town, but... Now the young ones are involved in this mysterious fate.

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