School Days and Human Psychology

I decided to post something about School Days since Overflow released a remake of this rather unique game. *Spoilers ahead* Continue reading

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My Head Hurts (in a Good Way)…

A psychological Seinen manga that I picked up not too long ago.

Synopsis from Mangafox:

Congratulations! You are one of the 1 in 100,000 people who have been entered in the amazing LIAR GAME TOURNAMENT!

Along with the postcard there are 100 million yen in notes. That’s the beginning of the Liar Game. When the game ends, in 30 days, you will have to return your 100 million. If your opponent steals them, he can keep them as a prize, and you will have a debt of 100 million…

Nao Kanzaki has been dubbed a “foolishly honest girl” for her excessive faith in the best of others. When a package arrives in at her house, she, unsuspecting, opens it only to discover her admittance into the Liar Game –a twisted, tournament game involving 100 million yen! The profits are high, but so are the prospects of losing.
Allying with an ex-convict, how will she be able to cope with the circumstances? And what is the true intent of the corporation behind the Liar Game? Continue reading

Yummy, Yummy Yuri… Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo

I have a very soft heart for yuri. When I was informed that this visual novel existed and an english translation was already available, I lost let’s say… 2 liters of my blood through my nose (in my mind, at least).

Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo (A Kiss for the Petals) series focuses on pure, clean yuri relationships (none of the icky stuff [futanari and blah]), between different pairs of girls (one pair for each game). The first game, Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo is the cornerstone of probably the most successful yuri game franchise ever. Continue reading

That was a sudden turn…

Yosuga no Sora… one of the anticipated series by some this season, primarily because of the themes that it contains. Spoilers ahead for those who have’t watched episode 3 yet! Continue reading

Sharin no Kuni: A Perfect(?) Society

Ah, my first eroge review…

“…There is no such thing as society.”

-Margaret Thatcher (1925)

Sharin no Kuni: Himawari no Shoujo (Country of the Wheel: Girl of the Sunflower) by AkabeiSoft2 is one of those visual novels that left a mark in my heart. It has an amazing story, very likable characters and has the great potential to change one’s views about society. Continue reading

OreImo and Society’s Views on Subculture

I just got back from watching Episode 3 of OreImo (thanks, Mazui!) and I have to say that this is certainly a masterpiece that everyone, not only the niche market can enjoy. Some people try to stay away from this series because of presumed incestuous themes that the anime may hold. To make it clear, there is no, nor there ever will be, incest in this series. This series clearly shouts CUTE LITTLE SISTER all over the place, Kirino being a model and all, but I think that this series will turn into something more on the life and hardships of otaku in general. Continue reading

Clannad: Taking You to a Place Where Wishes Come True

Clannad had quite an impact on the anime industry when it was adapted from the visual novel. It moved many (including myself) to tears. With the superb scenario writing and storytelling by Jun Maeda and the captivating animation by Kyoto Animation, Clannad really did live up to its potential. Continue reading