[Diary] July 2019

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ALL THE BREAD YOU CAN IMAGINE. A list of what I did this month, or at least up to now:

  • Otter
  • Got a plushie charm
  • Still going on about Cendrillon Palika
  • Made things I wanted to make
  • Played a bunch of games (Liar! Uncover the Truth, Night of the Full Moon)
  • Rewatched Kamen Rider Blade (with a friend)
  • Went to Thailand
  • Watched Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Watched Mamotte! Lollipop

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[Translation] Shiritsu Berubara Gakuen, Cendrillon Palika, VARIABLE BARRICADE – post game release interviews

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So, about those creator interviews. I got this volume of Sweet Princess (27) where they had the directors and illustrators talk about what the reception of the games they worked on were like, along with their own thoughts on the series. A list of the series covered, in the order the magazine gave:

  • Shiritsu Berubara Gakuen
  • Cendrillon Palika
  • VARIABLE BARRICADE

Take note I did not translate all the questions and only picked out those that particularly stood out to me. I am not a professional, so feel free to correct me if there are any glaring mistakes.

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[Diary] June 2019

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Sweets party! Sweets party! A list of what I did for the month, or at least up to now:

  • Watched Suite Pretty Cure
  • Reached over 3000 tabs
  • Still going on about Cendrillon Palika (+ Otomate Party stuff)
  • Made things I wanted to make
  • Burned a candle
  • Played a bunch of games (Royal Alchemist, Liar! Uncover the Truth, Your Turn To Die, Date or Die, Romance Detective, Order a Pizza, Halloween Otome, Re: Alistair, Meeting in the Flesh, Jack-In-A-Castle, You Left Me, Contract Demon, two girls make a game, Chocolate Cage, Monochrome Heaven, My Lovely Daughter, Starlit Flowers, Last Call, Cooked with Love, Maeko’s Memories, Dangerous Fellows)
  • Rewatched Kamen Rider Blade (with a friend)

I am finally getting around to more of my indie game backlog that I just shoved onto my hard drive when I was browsing a bunch of sites on and off. Also featured in this month’s edition: me going completely apeshit over Haili Lalique, and magazine coverage.

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[Translation] “What kind of girl is [otome game protagonist]?”

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I recently bought Volume 24 of Sweet Princess, which had brief interviews with the Otomate staff in regards to the protagonists of their game projects. I thought that the way the directors framed the protagonists was interesting, so I wanted to share them.

If you see “director” or “development staff” cited as the one making the comments, it’s because the magazine credited them as such rather than writing their actual names. It’s a mystery to me too, but anyway, on with the actual content. I was not very sure how to romanise the names for the Jakou no Lyla and Kurenai no Homura directors, so I left them in their original kanji. The scope of series covered, in the order the magazine gave:

  • Cendrillon Palika
  • Tlicolity Eyes
  • Katakoi Contrast – way of parting –
  • Jakou no Lyla – Allure of MUSK –
  • Charade Maniacs
  • Kurenai no Homura – Sanada Ninpouchou
  • Collar X Malice – Unlimited –
  • Piofiore no Banshou
  • Shiro to Kuro no Alice – Twilight Line –
  • VARIABLE BARRICADE

The comments on Collar X Malice and Shiro to Kuro no Alice were in regards to the fandiscs, so the question is more of “how has the protagonist changed in the fandisc” rather than “what kind of person is she”. I am not a professional, so feel free to correct me if there are any glaring mistakes.

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[Diary] May 2019

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Just Gals Being Pals. A list of what I did for the month, or at least up to now:

  • Finished watching Fresh Pretty Cure
  • Watched Suite Pretty Cure
  • Bought a bunch of things
  • Still going on about Cendrillon Palika
  • Made things I wanted to make
  • Played a bunch of games (Yotsume God, 7’scarlet, Magical Diary, Autumn’s Journey, Liar! Uncover the Truth, Night of the Full Moon, The Witch’s Isle, OPUS:R, Cats Atelier)

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[Game review] 7’scarlet

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Hanamaki Ichiko’s older brother has mysteriously disappeared since a year ago, and she goes about her daily life waiting for updates on the incident until her childhood friend, Kagutsuchi Hino, suggests that they visit the very place where her brother went missing in to find out the truth for themselves. Ichiko is hesitant to accept his invitation at first, but after thinking it over, she agrees. Thus commences their journey to Okunezato, where they meet up with some new friends and learn about the secrets the town is hiding.

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