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#71251 [psp/vita] Harutoki 6

Posted by akuram on 18 September 2014 - 05:32 AM

Teaser site is now open!

More info on B'slog 9/20 issue

 

EDIT:Added more info

 

Release date: March 12, 2015

Preorders are now open at your favorite game shop 8D Well Ami2x sells the t-box and they ship overseas 8D

 

 

 

Confirmed cast:

Terashima Takuma

Suzumura Ken'ichi

Abe Atsushi

Okamoto Nobuhiko

Tachibana Shinnosuke

Takemoto Eiji

Shitanda Michael

Yasumoto Hiroki

 

Looking at the cast it's the H5 one...so /sobs I guess the old cast are just side charas




#69640 NORN9 ノルン+ノネット

Posted by akuram on 09 August 2012 - 01:44 AM

Official Site
Release: Spring 2013
Art: Teita (悌太)
Background art: Akiba Minoru
Music: Uematsu Nobuo
Theme Song by Yanagi Nagi


What caught my attention: THREE HEROINES TO CHOOSE FROM
Edit: Just looked up Norns (no wonder it sounds familiar) and I guess this explains why there are 3 heroines? 8D Just my LOL opinion
From Wikipedia

The Norns (Old Norse: norn, plural: nornir) in Norse mythology[1] are female beings who rule the destiny of gods and men, a kind of dísir comparable to the Fates in Greek mythology.
According to Snorri Sturluson's interpretation of the Völuspá, the three most important norns, Urðr (Wyrd), Verðandi and Skuld come out from a hall standing at the Well of Urðr (well of fate) and they draw water from the well and take sand that lies around it, which they pour over Yggdrasill so that its branches will not rot.[2] These norns are described as three powerful maiden giantesses (Jotuns) whose arrival from Jötunheimr ended the golden age of the gods.[2] They may be the same as the maidens of Mögþrasir who are described in Vafþrúðnismál (see below).[2]




#69272 April Fool's Site Updates

Posted by akuram on 01 April 2012 - 07:48 PM

Now for the ones in NA LOL

- Checkout Google sites! (Gmail, Chrome )
- Toshiba
- Assassin's Creed for Kinect (This is so awesome HAHAHHAHA)


#69267 April Fool's Site Updates

Posted by akuram on 01 April 2012 - 06:00 AM

YES I HAVE NO LIFE. HAHAHA
Well it will be gone once April 1st is over in Japan

HAVE FUN LOL

- Honeypee 8D
-  FFXI
- Shining Web
- Sengoku Maria
- CabraEnding Bloody Call

- Cafe Miyako
- Otomate TV
- Shitsuren Sentai
- Goo Kare

- NicoNico
- Google Maps 8Bit

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EDIT: OH THIS SITE HAS A NICE LIST





#69073 Hakuouki in English

Posted by akuram on 20 February 2012 - 03:05 AM

I'm so sorry-- but I can't just stand here and ignore - but then don't get me wrong that I don't support the localization of otome games.
I'm not expecting a perfect translation -but a professional translation. Also remember that, you, the players paid for this game thus it is important that they must do a professional work.
Borrowing the meaning from the dictionary:

A translation is a rendering of the same ideas in a different language from the original


That's what it means to translate - not altering the original work.
By changing Chizuru's personality they violated the meaning of translation. That's why my respect for Akysys went downhill in an instant because of their unprofessional treatment on this game.
Maybe they thought those who understand Japanese won't purchase the English version at all (since they played the game in Japanese already) thus thinking the non-Japanese speaking fans won't  complain about the translation because of course they don't understand Japanese to begin with. (Dang this is so redundant, sorry for that I'm not good at writing ORZ)

And really, in the original - Chizuru is not a likable character to begin with, even in the anime too (don't get me start on that ) so why do they have to change it (as Litewolf pointed it out already)?
Also - Chizuru is a Japanese - so her way of thinking is very different from the western people (thus they don't need to alter her personality to appeal the western players) - but then the audience/players should be aware of that  and did a little homework about Japanese culture.
Especially it's already stated that the setting is in Japan (Edo period) and the characters are Japanese.

Hijikata dropped the f bomb once and I did find that a bit jarring, but the line that has bothered me the most was uttered by Okita I think. Something about the people "losing their sh*t." I admit that really did bother me as the phrase seemed way too modern and not something a samurai would say.

THIS. See how they did not care about the era and didn't think carefully enough about their translation?


#69061 Hakuouki in English

Posted by akuram on 17 February 2012 - 08:29 PM

Thanks for the link tegami!


People might hate me for this but I am just being honest - so I will write down my own opinion as if someone cares LOL

As my friend pointed out - the fact that the editor had to explain and also as Wolfie said that changing a character's personality for their own convenience is so unprofessional.

To add my disappointment - I saw this post:

The barks of laughter are an attempt to describe a certain type of laugh, one that I imagined the guys making. The original translation for these bits usually says something like "he laughed" or "the person snickered" or something along those lines. The "barks" were intended to give a little character to the laughs. Unfortunately I ended up using the term more than I should have. :sad: You'll see it less as the story progresses, though.


Being aware of that and IIRC there was an issue about the barks - before the release date but then the majority of the English speaking fans barked at those fans who criticized about it.

Reading that article and seeing the editor's  response - it really made feel that they rushed the project not thinking about the quality. I was really surprised that the release date was so fast and IIRC it was just announced last Anime Expo about localizing Hakuouki. I know that translating is not an easy task that's why I was even more surprised why so fast.  Just translating a Hakuouki book title gave my friend a hard time because of the imagery used.
I just wish that the ones in charge of the project did their research very well about the era and the literary devices used.

Also one more thing about Hijikata's unnecessary swears-- I don't think I have to say more about that because some people are complaining about it already.

In short, it feels like Aksys does not care that much about the female gamers. It is like going to a restaurant with a fast service but gives you a crappy food.
I hope Akysys will learn that  female gamers care about the quality and not just the male gamers  care about it.

Thank you for reading.






#64629 B's-LOG Monthly Rankings

Posted by akuram on 04 October 2010 - 04:02 AM

I'm glad to see Shitara~~~ *________* *the only moment that I appreciate the ranking on B'slog*  I really do hope that there would be a port of Kimi to Wonder Kiss! Their world is really interesting and the characters too. Too bad as of now it's just a cellphone game
It was a surprise for me to see that those charas that top in the BL category are the main characters. Didn't know Keita is that well loved

@Cloudy: Don't worry, you're not alone. I'm one of those people who never played Hakuouki okay I was at the prologue but didn't continue and I'm one of those people who would get the artbooks for the love of KAZUKI YONE. And then the anime illustrations were done by Nakajima Atsuko (another gawdly artist) which is sometimes I'm tempted to get some of the Hakuouki stuffs even though I'm not a fan of the series

Anyway, since I saw someone mentioning about writing something about the polls I scanned some of the missing rankings for this year 8D I have no idea how N66 named the issues since when I looked up in the published date it doesn't reflect it's like 2 months advance. Oh well whatever- I just posted the issues as 2010 and 2009 hahaha IOW I STILL CAN'T FOLLOW LOL


#44832 akuram's selling attempt

Posted by akuram on 20 February 2009 - 12:39 AM

Hi! Thank you for your interest, but before inquiring please read the following

♣ All sales are FINAL
♣ Prices are in US dollars
♣ All prices does NOT include shipping
Total price will be calculated as: ITEM PRICE + Shipping
♣ I only accept PAYPAL payments. Sorry!
♣ I'm located in the US. So if you live in another country; the shipping would be obviously higher. So please keep that in mind.
♣ If you want me to estimate the shipping cost of your order, please provide me your zipcode when inquiring. Keep in mind that it is just an estimate, the actual shipping cost can be higher or lesser vs estimated shipping cost
♣ Got questions? Feel free to PM me.

SHIPPING/PACKAGING
» By default, I will choose the cheapest way to ship your items but please keep in mind that the items are not insured and it won't have a tracking number.
» Please go to the USPS site for more details about the shipping methods and other options (insurance, tracking fees etc).
» I'm not responsible for any lost items/packages. Anyway, I will scan the receipt of USPS as a proof that I sent your package. (by request)
» I use bubblewrapped envelopes for books and stuff
» As for posters, I put a cardbboard/manila folder so it won't be bended easily.

How heavy the items are?

» Generally, 1 volume of manga weighs 200g
» Phonebook Magazines weighs around 700g each
» Coloured magazines (e.g. B'slog) weighs around 600g each


IMPORTANT UPDATE May 21, 2012  
Since I am moving, my collections need a new home. So for now the price is BEST OFFER (Shipping is not included because I have to weigh the items and it depends on  your location too)
I can hold the items for you - max. of one week

Thank you for helping me out.


PSP Games

All games are in JAPANESE
Condition: Used
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1. Phantasy Star Portable
2. Shin Sangoku Musou/Dynasty Warriors
3. Monster Hunter 2
4. Dokodemo Issho


Books
All  has minor bookshelf wear.

Sengoku Basara Anime Official Guidebook

Condition: Excellent


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Ookami Walkthrough Guide Book
Condition: Very Good
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Art As 1 Japanese Professional Illustrators Vol. 1
Condition: Very Good

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Hakushaku to Yousei fanbook
Condition:  Very good condtion
- Has coloured illustrations
- Interviews
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Migawari Hakushaku no Bouken book 1 (light novel)
Condition: very good
Genre: comedy, shoujo
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Mooks
All  has minor bookshelf wear.
Pictures are available upon request. /I can't find my digicam right now

Neoromance Tsuushin Cure! Vol.2 (Link)
Condition: Very Good

Neoromance Tsuushin Cure! Vol. 4 (Link)
Condition: Very Good

Neoromance Tsuushin Cure! Vol.12 (Link)
Condition: Very Good

Neoromance Tsuushin Cure! Vol.18 (Link)
Condition: Very Good


Habataki Watcher



1. Habataki Watcher (First Issue)
2.  Habataki Watcher Summer 2003
3.  Habataki Watcher Fall 2003
4. Habataki Watcher Precious Autumn
5. Habataki Watcher Vol. 1 2006
6. Habataki Watcher Vol. 2 2006
7. Habataki Watcher Vol. 4 2007


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Voice Newtype No.037
Condition: Very Good, the only imperfection is that red spot over there
No missing pages and it still have the furoku

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HM3 Special August 2007
Condition: Very good



Starry Sky Special Fanbook 2010 Winter (With CD)
Condition: Pristine, I never touched the CD and I only looked at the book once

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Manga
All  has minor bookshelf wear.


Starry Sky in Summer All 4 Koma Anthology
Condition: Excellent

Starry Sky in Spring All 4 Koma Anthology
Condition: Very Good,
but there's a small folded part on the  left top side of the very first page other than that it's all good

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Harukanaru Toki no Naka de Carnival 4 : 4 Panel Comic Collection (It's out of print)
Genre: Gag
Condition: Very Good

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Harukanaru Toki no Naka de Carnival 3 : 4 Panel Comic Collection (It's out of print)
Genre: Gag
Condition: Very Good

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Other Stuffs



Starry Sky DVD Vol. 1 (It has everything except for the pillow case)

Condition: Very good, I only watched the DVD.

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Harukanaru Toki no Naka De Posters
Please look at the spoiler to see the sample, all the hachiyou posters are available except for Yorihisa.
SOLD: Shimon & Takamichi
The book is there for reference how big the poster is.
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Takamichi pin

Condition: Mint
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Tomomasa Card
Condition: Mint
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Mini Notebook
Condition: Mint
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Maihitoyo Ema plaque
Mint
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Neo Angelique Card Case
Condition: Mint
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Please contact me through PM so I can see it on my email.



#10653 Where to buy games, books and etc

Posted by akuram on 02 November 2007 - 08:08 AM

Since there are a lot of people are asking where to buy those otome goods here's a list of site where you can buy online; If you know a local shop, feel free to add it here so people will know where to get it from your local area~~
This is by no means that we endorse these sites, they are only here for your reference.

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Play-Asia
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Himeya Shop
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NCSX
=>You can pre-order Japanese games and they use UPS or USPS for delivery
=> They also have figures too
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CDJapan

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For Game soundtrack, otome game event DVDs, games

Bonus on games: Sometimes they have tokutens that comes with the games. It will be stated on the product info~


Rakuten Japan
Ignore the LOL google translation of the sites. The shipping is by EMS only, but you can find games cheaper there.
Payment: CC only for oversea buyers
Edit: There are some shops ships directly and some offers Airmail shipping too! Just have to dig them hard ^^  - akuram

Bk1
The site is in Japanese only
For books and magazines; they don't ship cds and dvds overseas
Payment: Credit Card
Shipping method: SAL, Airmail, EMS、OCS
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AmiAmi

Shipping method: SAL, EMS, Airmail
Payment method: Credi card, Paypal

For all kinds of stuffs: Figures, CD, videos, game, books and magazines
Usually they offer discount for preorders (additional $ if you want their exclusive tokuten) and now they have a point system.

My LOL thoughts:
I ordered a figure set from them and I was satisfied with their packaging. Would definitely order from them again especially they now have the point system XD



Misc Stuffs

Kakaku.com
If you buy from Japan regularly and you wanna compare the price, do check it out because it compares the price between different webshops.

well feel free to add more~~~~ I didn't add ebay bec. some people there tend to rip off people most of the time

List of JP shops that accepts foreign CC:
- Comicomi2x
- Animate
- BK1
- Anitama
- Jolly Plaza


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