Restrictions on US-bound Parcels
Since November 17th, Japan Post has limited shipments to US to under 1 pound due to tightening of US laws in light of recent events. Businesses with existing accounts with Japan Post will be unaffected. Because this includes all major businesses that ship your favorite goods, there’s no need to worry. If you deal with small companies or individuals (e.g. auctions), it is advised that you check directly with the seller to confirm that they can ship it to you quickly. Otherwise, you’ll be stuck with the slow and unreliable sea mail option…
New games announced this week:
Release dates have been set for the following:
Noblelige! – January 25th
fortissimo EXA//Akkord:Bsusvier – February 25th
Hatsukoi Yohou. – February 25th
Hime-sama Gentei! – February 25th
Hinata Terrace – February 25th
Loverable – February 25th
Sweet Robin Girl – February 25th
Taiyou no Puromia – February 25th
A.G. II D.C. – March 3rd
Aiyoku no Eustia – March 25th
Koi dewa Naku – April 28th
mana’s Noblelige! is a kinetic novel that comes out on the same day as the light novel adaptation published by MJ Bunko. Meanwhile, I.D.’s Hatsukoi Yohou. will be getting a manga adaptation that starts on December 25th.
chococo’s moe nukige Anekano has been delayed to January 28th.
The official homepage for Flyable Candy Heart has opened! The entire FH cast returns, with new stories and ending, while wrapping up all the remaining mysteries. Characters from Nanatsuiro Drops, Alice Parade, Peace@Pieces and Kiminago also appear in Raburabu Flyable Hazard, a friendship-focused episode.
Main heroine Koharu placed first in the Sakura Bitmap chara poll. Once again, Iwana won the Lovekami chara poll. After tallying up the totals from the two chara polls, Alice ends up at the top of the Ore no Tsure wa Hito de Nashi chara poll. Ayuka gets a commemorative wallpaper after winning the final Koiplay chara poll. Sidechar Fuuka won the post-release Prism Magical chara poll, edging previous winner Shione. The first chara poll for Bloody Rondo has started up and will run until December 10th. I’ll be voting for Luna or Francisca.
Here’s a side by side comparison of the Oreimo OP from eps 2, 3, 4 and 6. Everything went crazy in ep6! It seems like the love hotel that they went to in ep7 is room 308 in Shibuya’s Hotel Beat Wave. Time to book a trip there?
As I mentioned last week, Index swept the Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2011 LN rankings in top LN, illustrator, male (Touma) and female (Mikoto) characters. The top 10 LN are Index, Bokutomo, BakaTest, Sword Art, Bentou, Bungaku Shoujo, Seizon, Oreimo, Durarara! and Kamimemo.
I first noticed this on the Natsunagi Nostalgie novel that just recently arrived, but SAGA PLANETS has now also announced on their blog that Kisaragi Gold★Star will be getting a novel adaptation from Paradigm Books. The papara~♪ never ends.
Preorders for the January 2011 issue of Dengeki G’s magazine opened on Amazon JP on November 17th and just closed. It comes with a Kirino niitengo. I made my reservation the morning it went up. Now to wait for Kuroneko in Dengeki G’s Festival vol19. Preorders for Festival should start in early December. I’ll make a note on Twitter and the recent news when it’s up.
The Umineko fighting game Ougon Musoukyoku by 07th Expansion will be out at C79 for ￥3000. It makes sense that they would do something like this considering how well Higurashi Daybreak fared and the fact that magic battles are awesome (if you believe them). Playable characters are Battler, Ange, Shannon, Kanon, Beatrice, Lucifer, Virgilia, Ronove, Eva Beatrice, and Siesta Chiester 410. I’m definitely going with Ange and the Chiesters! The art actually looks good!! Will Bern show up as the final boss…?
More screenshots from the upcoming Oreimo PSP game. This time featuring Ayase and Manami.
Palette is releasing a Mashifoni sound portrait as vol 5 of the drama CD series on November 24th. In addition to the chara songs from the previous 4 albums, there are 5 new songs plus a full cast rendition of the OP “Symphonic Love”.
The soothing Tamayura OST will be out on December 22nd.
Resinya is releasing a figure and CD set of Nobiru-chan from Purple Soft and Palette’s collaboration webradio Homerarete Nobiru Radio PP. Priced at ￥6300 and release is in January, with advance sales at Onsen’s booth at C79.
WAVE has revealed a bunch of new figures, including Fortune Arterial‘s Erika and Haruna (both ￥5775, March 2011) and K-ON‘s Ui and Jun swimsuit versions (both ￥3990, May 2011). The next Touhou mameshiki figure by Liquid Stone is Cirno. It’ll be available in April at ￥3980.
Oreimo v7 was reeeeeeeally good and there’s been lots of relationship development. I support a Shironeko end! Finished up Nanatsuiro☆Drops manga and once again Sumomo route brings a tear to my eye ;__; Good thing I get to see more of her in the FCH! Now back to Mifuyu’s route in Koichoco. I play to finish the game this week. わっふーわっふー、ひゅーひゅー
Now there are two cats to pick from!
FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU–!! by Kotarou
Why choose when you can have both?
Clapping out of boredom.
On a side note, how was Koichoco? I’ve just started and it seems pretty good so yeah. by seele00
Koichoco‘s been OK so far. Great art, one good route, a few other disjointed ones. It’s not amazing by any meaning of the word, but the slightly different setup from than other school-based eroge make it somewhat interesting. Elections are serious business yo.