Archive for August, 2009

31
Aug
09

Kira Kira Review: Rock, Love, and Life!!!

Cover of Kira Kira

Cover of Kira Kira

I just finished the Visual Novel Kira Kira yesterday. I got the game free with my purchase of Shuffle from mangagamer’s site. I first got interested in the game when I saw it at AX 2009 at Mangagamer’s booth. I met the artist of the game and got a sketch of the main character (cost about $20); had I known I’d like the game so much I probably would’ve gotten a sketch of the rest of the cast. So let’s get to the review shall we?

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29
Aug
09

Hayate no Gotoku Second Season Ep 20

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27
Aug
09

Hayate no Gotoku Second Season Ep 19

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26
Aug
09

Hayate no Gotoku ch. 238: Bait and Switch!!!

Arrrgh! for the last few weeks, we fans have been agonizing and anticipating Hina’s big confession to Hayate and it seems once again we were  deceived!!

ch 237 sets up the confession; the cover certainly implies it

ch 237 sets up the confession; the cover certainly implies it

Hina announces her intent to confess

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23
Aug
09

Black Rock Shooter Anime? or…WHAT?!

Just a few days ago, Animelo Summer 2009 featured Hatsune Miku as a guest singer.

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20
Aug
09

A Kannagi Festivl in the US?!? That Would be Nice!

The update this week for the Kannagi Fansite was pretty interesting. In it is a video of the director expressing his wish to have a Kannagi festival in the US as they did in Japan. I am thrilled with the idea; what it would look like and you would do I have no idea, but the prospect itself is enough to get me pumped! If the idea actually goes through it’ll probably happen at one of the big anime conventions. I hope everyone who hasn’t already joined the club, will join soon; same with the DVD. We need to show some support for this series if we wanna see some of the fan love they’ve been showing in Japan!

20
Aug
09

Touhou Hisoutensoku : 東方非想天則

As most of you probably know, the fighting game, Touhou 12.3, just came out recently at C76. This game is more of an expansion to the previous Scarlet Weather Rhapsody, as it adds 5 new characters to play as. This is a standalone expansion, meaning you don’t need Scarlet Weather Rhapsody to play it. However, you’ll only have access to a small set of characters, so you’ll need both games if you want to play with all 20.

Chars

The five new characters are Sanae, Cirno, Utsuho, China, and Suwako. Only Sanae, Cirno, and China have a story mode though.  Apparently, a giant robo…err… a だいだらぼっち has been seen running around Gensokyo.  The story mode revolves around the 3 characters running around searching for it. Touhou storylines are always pretty fun, and I got a kick out of this one. You should really check out China’s story. It involves one giant fish…

Catifsh

If you’ve played Scarlet Weather Rhapsody before, the battle system is pretty much the same. You can customize a set of unique spell cards for each character, after which you can use them in the fight. You gain access to them in battle by taking or giving damage.  There’s also a heavy reliance on projectiles (being touhou and all…), but melee is important too.

Cirno

The new characters definitely add a new play style to the game. Suwako bounces around like a frog, Cirno has an arsenal of ice attacks, and Utsuho is a walking (flying?) nuclear reactor. I didn’t expect ZUN and Tasogare Frontier to make an expansion to SWR, so this is a nice surprise. Touhou 12 : Undefined Fantastic Object, just came out too, so it’s like a double serving of Touhou! What more can I ask for?




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