Do You Believe in Magic?
The winter 2011 anime chart by Scamp is now out! I’m not really looking forward to anything. Well, maybe Oniichan no Koto Nanka Zenzen Suki Ja Nain Dakara ne!!. Phew, that’s a mouthful… I’ll just call it Oniizen.
New games announced this week are:
Release dates have been announced for the following:
The following titles have been delayed:
Mare finally won a Hoshimemo chara poll! Congrats! (死神は人気投票なんかで喜ばないわ) Asuho stayed at 3rd, while Chinami fell to 7th. Other chara poll winners are Shingen (Ouka Sengoku), Alice (Oretsure) and Ran (Let’s Kaitou!). The chara poll for ALcot’s next title Onigokko! has started up and will run until December 5th.
CIRCUS has started up a website for sister brand STELLA, led by director Kuri++ (Princess Party, RPG Gakuen). The focus is ‘moe, ero and comedy’. How is that any different from other brands?
07th Expansion’s merchandise at C79 will include the final Umineko title, Twilight of the golden witch, the magical fighting game Ougon Musoukyoku, as well as the side game Umineko no Naku Koro ni Tsubasa.
Steam has been offering some big deals for indie games lately. Recettear was packaged with 4 other games at only $5. The deal is over now, but it’s worth keeping an eye on future deals if you’re interested.
Some doujin titles that caught my eye lately are PuniSoft’s Meikko Shiyoujo, about the return of Tomoki’s loving sister Haruna with her niece Mio, Inubito’s Kuro to Shiro no Raisen Kaidan, and Eilis’ Tooi Tooi, Yakusoku, where Gen’s lover Kotone passes away and he is left with a letter asking him to go treasure hunting together. The official site has almost a Koichoco feel to it with the scrapbook layout.
The second Nanoha movie is scheduled for 2012, while screenshots from the upcoming Campanella OVA are up for your viewing. Needs more Agnes. The official site for upcoming winter anime Haiyoru! Nyaruani: Remember My Mr. Lovecraft has opened.
Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko’s R-15 and Dantalian no Shoka will both be adapted into anime. All 14 volumes of Akamatsu Ken’s popular love romance series Love Hina are available for download at J-comi! This service will be available for 1 month only. With over 1 million downloads over the first 3 days, it sure seems like it’s well received.
The covers for Oreimo manga v3 and the upcoming Dengeki G’s issue have been revealed. I’ll be getting the Thanatos Eros cosplay one… There’s no way my angel can be this dark!
Hoshikaka is getting a light novel adaptation on January 29th. I’m not having high hopes for it considering how bad the game was. However, Kotobukiya will be making a figure for Madoka (who is definitely the main heroine). Maybe it’s worth taking a look at it when a preview is available.
The drama CD for K-ON lookalike Kokoro Connect will be out on February 16th. When I’ve got some time, I’ll read the first volume to see how it is.
In an expected turn of events, Maeda Jun announced at a recent event that Angel Beats! will be getting a game. Hands up if you think that it’ll be done by key.
Black★Rock Shooter is also getting a PSP game in summer 2011. The limited version will come with a figma, artbook and soundtrack. There’ll also be a mini browser RPG next spring titled Puchitto★Rock Shooter. It’ll be available via the Niconico application.
The latest WAVE 1/10 scale swimsuit figure is Oreimo‘s Kirino! The smiling normal version comes out in May at ￥3990, while the Dengeki angry version will be out in June at ￥4200. I prefer the regular version much more.
Other figures announced this week are GSC’s Rin (Fate movie, May 2011, ￥8800), Volks’ 1/8 scale Manaka bishop ver. (Manaka de Ikuno!!) and A-LABEL’s 1/4 scale Revy cowgirl ver. (Black Lagoon, Apr 2011, ￥12,390). Rin looks very well done with the hair motion and pose.
Dakimakura for Aselia and Euphoria are available from XUSE’s site. Hemi, go!
2500 yen for a squid hat? (And that doesn’t include shipping…) I’m pretty sure you can make one yourself for cheaper.
JP Mabinogi is holding a campaign with Full Metal Alchemist until December 21st. Character cards for Edward Elric, Winry Rockbell, Roy Mustang, Riza Hawkeye, Alphonse Elric and Izumi Curtis are available until December 7th. There’s also special items and titles. It makes perfect sense considering the existence of alchemists in the Mabinogi world.
Oreimo ep 8 was disappointing, but ep 9 totally made up for it! Kuroneko gained major points (and we saw her imouto too), while I totally understand Kirino’s actions while playing her new eroge. お兄ちゃん、大好き！
Speaking of eroge, Koichoco‘s done and it was ok, but the election and chocolate didn’t play much of a role except for in a few routes. Since November is a bit dull, I’m playing Mizuiro right now. Yuki is perfect, my sister. I can see why this is such a well-known imouto-ge. She stole the show even in the first part of Hiyori’s route.
On the LN front, after the boring Prave! v2, I blew through Bokutomo v4 and it was the best book in the series so far, especially with Maria’s visit to Kodaka’s house and Kobato getting jealous. Now switching over to Papa no Iu Koto v4 since I’m expecting v5 to arrive at my door tomorrow ^o^ Oh, and December post will probably be late a few days.
So what’s your take on November’s games so far?
Exams nearly over! I’m itching to get back into the eroge loop! by Wrathkal
I’m not planning on playing any November games. Instead I’m going through Mizuiro and other games from the backlog. Also, I plan to actually finish a review or two later this month. Just a little bit more! The eroge will be waiting for your return!