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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Eroge Bus Episode 41 - Hatoful Boyfriend

We dive into our first review of an Otome game: Hatoful Boyfriend

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Show Notes:

00:00 Opening - Cosmic Gate - I Feel Wonderful

01:35 Introductions and stuff

06:06 Break - Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm OP

08:24 News:
October 31st: Cartagra released by MangaGamer
October 31st: Cho Dengeki Stryker Limited Editions Available for Pre-Order!
November 1st: News Briefs
  • Prism Recollection‘s Konoka 1/6 scale castoff figure by MILESTONE out in February for ¥12,000. 
  • 1/7 scale Super Sonico summer santa ver. figure by ALTER available at the MegaHobby EXPO at the end of November. ¥9,900.
November 1st: Visual Art's/Key Illustrator Itaru Hinoue Sells New PC Game at Comiket 87
November 4th: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gets Complete PS3/PSV Port
November 4th: Retailer: The Fruit of Grisaia ~Sanctuary Fellows~ Manga Ends With 4th Volume
November 6th: Fate/Stay night, Animate, Sanrio Also Enjoy Kabe Don
November 6th: CLANNAD pre-Kickstarter launched by Sekai Project
November 7th: News Briefs
  • Among Puchipara Bunko’s November line-up is an adaptation of May-Be Soft’s body-switching Change!. It will be on shelves on November 14th.
  • ALTER has a 1/8 scale figure of Dungeon Travelers 2‘s Mefmera coming out in January. It’s priced at ¥11,800.
  • GWAVE 2014 1st Favorite, featuring 16 OPs from the first half of this year, will be released on December 26th. It’s priced at ¥3000
November 7th: 3rd Steins;Gate IBM Anime Short Posted with English Subtitles
November 8th: New Hakuōki Stage Musical's Cast Unveiled in Costume
November 8th: "Fate/zero" Archer and "Durarara!!" Izaya Dream Pillows Re-Released
November 9th: Fate/Extra Manga Listed as Ending This Week
November 11th: Sekai Project's Clannad Crowdfunding Campaign Meets Goal
November 11th: Last Steins;Gate IBM Anime Short Posted with English Subtitles
November 12th: Sekai Project Adds Nekopara Vol. 1 Visual Novel to Steam's Greenlight
November 12th: Starry Sky Series to Get PS Vita Port
November 12th: Littlewitch Romanesque has gone Golden Master!
November 13th: "Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm " Anime Announced
November 14th: Mangagamer Releases Royal Guard Melissa
November 14th: Secret Sorrow of the Siblings up for Pre-Order!
November 14th: News Briefs
  • Yukie’s illustration collection, “Flower Flower”, will be on shelves on November 29th. The 128-page book will be sold at ¥2800
  • The visual art book for ApRicoT’s Oshirikko Venus series will come out on December 17th. It also sells for ¥2800.
November 19th: "If My Heart Had Wings" Visual Novel Heads to Steam
November 22nd: News Briefs
  • The VenusBlood -HYPNO- 3-disc OST will come out on the same day as the game, November 28th. It contains 63 tracks and costs a very reasonable ¥3300.
  • The black version of ALTER’s 1/7 scale figure of Yosuga‘s Sora will be out next February for ¥13,800.
November 24th: Maaya Sakamoto to Perform "Fate/grand order" Theme
November 24th: Pigeon Romance Visual Novel Hatoful Boyfriend Heads to PS4/Vita
November 25th: "Rewrite" Visual Novel Port Headed to PlayStation 3

22:23 Break - Hatoful Boyfriend Title Screen

23:57 Review and Discussion of Hatoful Boyfriend

46:16 Break - Hanitsuma OP

49:06 Upcoming Games:
Bunny Paradise Bani Para ~Koibito Zenin Bani-ka Keikaku~ by Skyfish Poco VNDB
VenusBlood -HYPNO- by Dual Tail                                                                    VNDB
Meidokissa. by Atelier Kaguya                                                                             VNDB
Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm by Sprite                                                              VNDB
Hani Tsuma by Bootup!                                                                                         VNDB
Hen Koi ≒ Kuro Rekishi by Akane Soft                                                               VNDB
Harukaze Sensation! by Windmill Oasis                                                               VNDB
Otome ga Kanaderu Koi no Aria by Ensemble                                                     VNDB
Zannen na Ore-tachi no Seishun Jijou. by ChuableSoft                                        VNDB
Saiminbo by Fudegaki Soft                                                                                   VNDB
Kimi no Tonari de Koishiteru! by Alcot Honey Comb                                         VNDB
Koi Suru Kanojo no Bukiyou na Butai by Cube                                                   VNDB

65:02 Ending - Kanashimi no Mukou e

Monday, November 3, 2014

Eroge Bus Episode 40 - Imouto Paradise

Despite facing numerous technical difficulties, we managed to do a rambly review/discussion of Moonstone Cherry's Imouto Paradise, localized by Mangagamer

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Show Notes:

00:00 Opening - Cosmic Gate - I Feel Wonderful

01:34 Introductions and stuff

07:12 Break - Walkure Romanze Anime OP

08:40 News:
September 26th: Le Fruit de la Grisaia Anime's Commercial Previews Theme Song
September 26th: Fate/Stay night TV Anime's Bonus Ad Highlights Taiga
September 27th: Fate/Stay night TV Anime's 7th TV Ad Highlights Kirei Kotomine
September 27th: News Briefs
  • Natsu Kagura and Himawari to Koi no Kioku OSTs out on December 19th
  • PS4 port for Anoore will be out on December 18th
  • Nendoroid Tina (Sakusaku), now available for preorder from GSC for ¥4630. It ships in January. 
  • Broccoli 1/8 scale Amairo‘s Shirley (January, ¥9800) and DRACU-RIOT‘s Miu (February, ¥12,000)
  • ALTER – 1/8 scale Alisia (DT2, December, ¥10,800)
  • Penguin Parade – 1/8 scale Akane (Walroma, March, ¥9000)
September 28th: Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works' 2 1-Hour Specials, Ad Unveiled
September 30th: Chaos;Child Delayed by 3 Weeks to December 18
September 30th: Latest "The Fruit of Grisaia" TV Spot Posted
October 1st: Steins;Gate Hiyoku Renri no Darling Youtube translation completed
October 3rd: "Fate/tweet night" Your Way to Special Prizes
October 4th: Chaos;Child's Tokyo Game Show Trailer Streamed
October 4th: News Briefs
October 7th: Fate/Stay Night and Type-Moon Websites Feature Illustrated Countdowns
October 10th: Ride Around Tokushima in a Fate/stay night Taxi
October 10th: Sekai Project Plans Kickstarter Campaign for Grisaia Games
October 10th: News Briefs
October 10th: "Tears to Tiara II" Shows Off Packaging and Commentary Video
October 12th: Lemnisca Translations unleashes Killer Queen patch
October 14th: Walkure Romanze's Manga Adaptation Ends
October 14th: Happy Birthday to Super Sonico!
October 15th: New Steins;Gate Anime Shorts Promote IBM's Next-Generation Computing
October 15th: ef Hardcopies Up For Pre-Order!
October 17th: Fate/hollow ataraxia's 3rd Video Previews Capsule Servant Mini-Game on Vita
October 17th: 1st Steins;Gate IBM Short Streamed with English Subtitles
October 18th: News Briefs
  • Bishoujo art collection for Komatsu E-ji (Planetarian), “Ichigo no Ko” out on October 20th for ¥2750
  • “q-o” from refeia (Sukimazakura), out on December 18th for ¥2778
  • Kotobukiya’s 1/6 scale Grisaia Michiru ¥11,000 March
  • quesQ – 1/8 scale Tutankhamun (Eiyuu*Senki, February, ¥9800)
October 18th: Prizes to earn for Steam reviewers of Dandelion
October 22nd: 2nd Steins;Gate IBM Anime Short Posted with English Subtitles
October 23rd: "Chaos;Child" Introduction Posted
October 24th: "Fate/stay night" Rin and "KanColle" Akagi Join Foot-Tall Real Action Hero Figure Line
October 24th: News Briefs
October 24th: HuniePop Available for Pre-Order!
October 25th: 3 Chaos;Child Gameplay Promos Streamed
October 26th: d2b vs DearDrops ~Cross the Future~
October 28th: WAS -The Hourglass of Lepidoptera- Kickstarter launched by Sekai Project

36:53 Break - Imouto Paradise OP

38:46 Review and discussion of Imouto Paradise

78:37 Break - Busou Shoujotai Blade*Briders OP

80:18 Upcoming Games:
Demon Busters ~Ecchi na Ecchi na Demon Taiji~ by Moonstone Cherry VNDB
Strip Battle Days by Overflow                                                                    VNDB
Hakoniwa Logic by Cabbit                                                                          VNDB
Ane Yome Quartet by Candysoft                                                                 VNDB
Busou Shoujotai Blade☆Briders by Alicesoft                                            VNDB
Unmei Senjou no Phi by Lump of Sugar                                                     VNDB
Kyonyuu Fantasy 2 if by Waffle                                                                  VNDB
Tropical Vacation by Twinkle                                                                     VNDB
Starlight ☆ Idol -Colorful Top Stage!- by FOUNDATION                       VDNB
Kagura Douchuuki by Debo no su Seisakusho                                            VNDB
Tensei Kunitori Sex Gassen!! by softhouse-seal GRANDEE                     VNDB
Mayoeru Futari to Sekai no Subete by Lass                                                VNDB

100:42 Ending - Kanashimi no Mukou e

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Eroge Bus Episode 39 - Yukkuri Panic Escalation

We're back this month with a review of Yukkuri Panic Escalation.

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Show Notes:

00:00 Opening - Cosmic Gate - I Feel Wonderful

01:36 Introductions and stuff

08:43 Break - CHAOS;CHILD OP

10:48 News:

August 25th: Voice Cast for 2014 Fall TV Anime "Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai" Announced
August 26th: Ladies Featured in New "Fate/hollow ataraxia" PS Vita Port Visual
August 26th: Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo 9 patch released
August 28th: La Corda D'Oro 3 Another Sky Feat. Amane Gakuen Game Promo Streamed
August 29th: News Briefs
August 30th: Fate/stay night TV Anime's 3rd Character Ad Highlights Shirō Emiya
September 1st: "Le Fruit De La Grisaia" TV Anime Premiere Date Set for October 5
September 2nd: Dark Horse Licenses "Fate/zero" Manga
September 4th: Atlus Introduces "Tears to Tiara II" Main Cast and Pre-Order Bonus
September 4th: Hatoful Boyfriend has hatched
September 5th: Find Pigeon Love "Hatoful Boyfriend Launch Trailer
September 5th: d2b vs Deardrops pre-order open
September 5th: MG Releases Obscene Medical Records of a Married Nurse
September 5th: News Briefs
September 6th: Fate/stay night TV Anime's 4th TV Ad Highlights Saber
September 6th: Diabolik Lovers Dark Fate PS Vita Game to Bundle Anime DVD
September 6th: Chaos;Child Science-Adventure Xbox One Game's Opening Streamed
September 8th: "Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete" Anime Start Date and Visual Posted
September 8th: Chou Dengeki Stryker now on Steam
September 10th: New Fate/stay night Anime Gets Simultaneous Premiere in 5 Countries
September 10th: Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Gets TV Anime Sequel in 2015
September 11th: Fate/stay night New Anime's 3rd English-Subtitled Trailer Streamed
September 11th: "Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai" TV Anime Preview
September 12th: Lawson Summons "Fate/stay night" Promotion
September 12th: Trial Version of Cartagra now Available
September 12th: "planetarian ~the reverie of a little planet~" Now Available On Steam
September 12th: Pre-Order Ultimate Boob Wars Hard Copies!
September 12th: News Briefs
  • Haruno visual fan book out on October 27th for ¥2800
  • Kotobukiya - 1/6 scale Grisaia‘s Amane, ¥11,000, ships in February
  • Penguin Parade – 1/8 scale Celia (Walroma, February, ¥10,000)
September 13th: Fate/Stay night TV Anime's 5th TV Ad Highlights Lancer
September 15th: TV Anime "Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai" Premiere Date Set for October 8
September 16th: "Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete" Anime Character Designs Previewed
September 17th: Nitro+ Turns Swords Into Bishōnen for DMM Game
September 18th: Fate/hollow ataraxia Game's Short Promo Previews Opening Song
September 19th: Kichikuou Rance translation released
September 20th: Fate/Stay night TV Anime's 6th TV Ad Highlights Illya
September 20th: News Briefs
September 22nd: Littlewitch Romanesque Available for Preorder
September 24th: Le Fruit de la Grisaia Anime's 1st Promo Previews Characters

39:56 Break - Yukkuri Panic Excalation OST - Track 04

41:57 Review and discussion of Yukkuri Panic Escalation

57:08 Break - Nanairo Reincarnation OP

59:18 Upcoming Games:

In'youchuu Kyou ~Ryoujoku Byoutou Taimaroku~ by Tinkerbell                        VNDB
Onii-chan, Migite no Shiyou wo Kinshi Shimasu! by Galette                               VNDB
Yakimochi Stream by Madosoft                                                                             VNDB
Isekai Lovers! ~Kyonyuu no Yuusha-tachi wa Choro-in~ by Apricot                   VNDB
Nanairo Reincarnation by Silky's Plus Wasabi                                                       VNDB
Muv-Luv Alternative - Total Eclipse by Age & 5pb                                              VNDB
Kanojo ga Ore ni Kureta Mono. Ore ga Kanojo ni Ageru Mono. ~KISS My Darling:Mecha-con case3~ by onomatope*                                                                                            VNDB
Minamijuujisei Renka by Studio Ryokucha                                                            VNDB
Tengoku Hime ~Shinsei Tairan Soukai no Hasha-tachi~ by Unicorn-a/Gesen 18 VNDB
Ano Harewataru Sora yori Takaku by Chuablesoft                                                 VNDB

77:57 Ending - Kanashimi no Mukou e

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Eroge Bus Episode 38 - Mangagamer IV

It's already the fourth visit by special guest John Pickett from Mangagamer. I am once again joined by Michael "GNitro" Camacho for this installment.

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Show Notes:

00:00 Opening - Cosmic Gate - I Feel Wonderful

01:38 Introductions and interview with John Pickett from Mangagamer

72:04 Break - Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Ilya Zwei! ED

73:56 News:
July 27th: New Fate/stay night TV Anime is 'Unlimited Blade Works'
July 27th: Fate/Stay night's 'Heaven's Feel' Route Gets Film
July 28th: Grail Wars Head to American West in "Fate/strange fake"
July 29th: Three More "Steins;Gate" Characters in Their 20s Previewed
July 29th: Yumeha Kouda Makes Her Singer Debut with "Prisma Illya 2wei!" ED
July 31st: "Fate/hollow ataraxia" PS Vita Port Tower Defense Minigame Preview
August 1st: News Briefs
August 1st: Mangagamer Announces "The Menagerie!"
August 4th: Fate/hollow ataraxia PS Vita Game's Gameplay Video Previews Mini-Games
August 5th: Sekai Project Surveys Interest in Visual Arts' Key Visual Novels
August 8th: Mangagamer Announcements from Otakon
  • Chou Dengeki Stryker for Steam
  • Euphoria
  • The House in Fata Morgana
  • eden*
  • Minori / Supipara Development Plan
August 9th: "Chaos;Child" Gets Japanese Release Date and Voice Cast Details
August 9th: News Briefs
August 11th: Updated "Fate: Grand Order" Smartphone Game Trailer
August 12th: Key Visual Art’s @ Japan Expo (Aug 22 – 24)
August 12th: Pre-Order Demon Master Chris Hardcopies!
August 12th: Angel Beats Mobile Game is out
August 14th: New Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Drei!! OVA Promoted in Ad
August 16th: Fate/stay night TV Anime's 1st Character Ad Highlights Rin Tohsaka
August 16th: News Briefs
August 17th: Steins;Gate: Mugen Enten no Arc Light Manga Ends
August 19th: Key's "planetarian - Dream of Little Star -" Visual Novel Coming to Steam This Fall
August 20th: J-List is once again selling MG Hard Copies
August 20th: VN/RPG hybrid Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters is westbound
August 22nd: "Fate/stay night" Branded Noodles To Go On Sale In Japan
August 22nd: Mangagamer Releases Imouto Paradise
August 22nd: Obscene Medical Records of a Married Nurse on Preorder
August 23rd: News Briefs
August 23rd: Fate/stay night TV Anime's 2nd Character Ad Highlights Archer
August 24th: MangaGamer lists goals for Supipara funding
August 24th: Sekai Project to Offer Clannad Visual Novel's Full-Voice Edition on Steam

98:20 Break - Sougeki no Jaeger OP

100:30 Upcoming Games:
Himawari!! -Anata Dake wo Mitsumeteru- by Sweetlight  VNDB
Namaiki ~Kissuisou e Youkoso!~ by Atelier Kaguya BARE&BUNNY  VNDB
Sougeki no Jaeger by Propeller  VNDB
Primal x Hearts by Marmalade  VNDB
Aku no Onna Kanbu 2 "Kisama nado ni Kyouiku Sarete Tamaru ka!" by LUNE  VNDB
Dekinai Watashi ga, Kurikaesu. by Akabei Soft3  VNDB
Satsukoi ~Yuukyuu Naru Koi no Uta~ by Alcot Honey Comb  VNDB
Hanayome to Maou ~Oushitsu no Harem wa Gekokujou~ by Escu:de  VNDB
Hare Nochi Kitto Nanohana Biyori by Parasol  VNDB

123:43 Ending - Kanashimi no Mukou e

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Eroge Bus Episode 37 - Really? Really!

In this episode, we review Mangagamer's release of Navel's sequel to Shuffle, Really? Really!

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Show Notes:

00:00 Opening - Cosmic Gate - I Feel Wonderful

01:38 Intro and stuff

05:57 Break - Gahkthun of the Golden Lightning OP

08:42 News:
June 27th: Get an Eyeful of X-Plus's Bikini Super Sonico
June 28th: News Briefs


June 28th: New Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hō Visual Novel's Opening Streamed
June 28th: Otome Game "Ozmafia!!" to Be Translated Into English
June 28th: FREEing Figure Dresses "Robotic;Notes" Akiho Senomiya in Nekomimi Mode
June 29th: Le Fruit de La Grisaia TV Anime Slated for Fall
June 30th: Robotics;Notes Manga to End in July
July 1st: "Angel Beats!" Smartphone Game Launches
July 3rd: Mangagamer Announcements from Anime Expo
July 3rd: Sekai Project Announcements from Anime Expo
July 3rd: JastUSA Announcements from Anime Expo
July 5th: News Briefs


July 8th: Mangagamer's Imouto Paradise now on Pre-Order
July 8th: Summer TV Anime "Fate/Kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei!" Latest CMs
July 9th: Mangagamer Releases Sakura Spirit
July 10th: "SoniPro" Trailer Previews Super Sonico's 3DS Outing
July 11th: News Briefs


July 12th: Pia Carrot to Return as Otome Game for Female Players
July 13th: Super Sonico Supports Tired Wrists With Life-Size Mousepad
July 15th: Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Drei!! Manga to Bundle New Anime Blu-ray
July 15th: "SoniPro" Launch Event to Feature Special American Bikini Clearfile
July 16th: Pigeon Otome Visual Novel "Hatoful Boyfriend" Now Listed on Steam
July 16th: Live-Action Bare Legs Promote "Liberation Maiden Sin" Vita Release
July 17th: Alice Soft's Rance 01 Gets Anime by Studio Seven
July 17th: "Kichijoji Super Sonic" Performed in Latest "SoniPro" Limited Video
July 18th: Mangagamer Releases Armored Warrior Iris
July 20th: News Briefs


July 21th: Dramatical Murder Staff Apologizes for Episode 3's Quality
July 23rd: "Fate/stay night" Presentation to Stream Globally
July 25th: News Briefs

  • The visual fan book for rootnuko’s Umisora no Fragments out on August 27th
  • Innocent Grey’s Flowers will be ported over to the PSP/PSV, out on October 9th
  • CLayz 1/6 Fate/EXTRA CCC‘s Saber out in April for ¥12,000

July 25th: Happy Birthday to Steins;Gate's Kurisu Makise!
July 25th: Atlus Announces "Tears to Tiara II" RPG for North America and Europe

46:54 Break - Really? Really! OP

49:04 Really? Really! Review (Spoiler free)

65:02 Break - dr. nyanpasu

66:18 Really? Really! discussion (SPOILERS)

78:16 Break - Märtopia OP

80:30 Upcoming games:

G.I.B. Girls in Black by Whirlpool                                                          VNDB
Hoshi Ori Yume Mirai by tone work's                                                    VNDB
Shinsei Mokushiroku ~Death March~ by Xuse                                       VNDB
Choukou Tenshi Escalayer -Beat Angel Escalayer- Reboot by Alicesoft
Kanojo wa Ecchi de Midara na Hentai by ensamble Sweet                     VNDB
AstralAir no Shiroki Towa by FAVORITE                                             VNDB
Märtopia by side-B                                                                                VNDB
Gigai no Alruna by Debo no Su Seisakusho                                            VNDB
Make Me Lover by KISS                                                                      VNDB
Fraternite by CLOCKUP                                                                       VNDB
Change! ~Ano Musume ni Natte Kunkun Peropero~ by May-be Soft     VNDB
Love Revenge by De@r                                                                         VNDB

108:28 Ending - Kanashimi no Mukou e

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Eroge Bus Episode 36 - Steins;Gate

With the help of guest Matty we plunge into the world of Steins;Gate and review and discuss in depth this well made all ages visual novel.

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Show Notes:

00:00 Opening - Cosmic Gate - I Feel Wonderful

01:38 Intro and stuff

14:12 Break - Island Days OP

15:56 News:
May 23rd: News Briefs
June 1st: News Briefs
June 13th: News Briefs

50:01 Break - Steins;Gate OP

51:53 Steins;Gate Review (Spoiler free)

68:10 Break - Tutturu

69:08 Steins;Gate discussion (SPOILERS)

105:14 Break - Koinaka OP

106:33 Upcoming Games:

127:56 Ending - Kanashimi no Mukou e