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Friday, December 28, 2012

Eroge Bus Episode 18: 2012 Year in Review

In this episode I am joined by GNitro to talk about the past year.

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Show Notes:

00:00 Opening - Skydive - Freefall

01:17 Intros and stuff

10:13 Break - D.C. III Op

12:38 News:
November 30th: Fate/extra CCC RPG's Short Lancer Movie Streamed
November 30th: D.C.III ~Da Capo III~ TV Anime Slated for January 5
December 1st: News Briefs
  • PSP title Photokano is getting an anime adaptation by Madhouse
  • Will also be ported over to the PSV as Photokano Kiss. 
  • Steins;Gate: Senkei Kousoku no Phenogram has been announced for the PS3 and Xbox360 (Spring 2013)
  • PS3 version of Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo will be on shelves February 28th
  • GSC has both a figma and a nendoroid for Muv-Luv Total Eclipse‘s Yui coming in spring
December 3rd: Fate/Zero Shirts Splash Saber & Archer's Faces Across Your Chest
December 3rd: Author: Fate/Apocrypha Will Not End in 1 Volume
December 4th: Fate/Zero Arm Cushions Let Fans Rest in Servants' Arms
December 7th: Fate/extra CCC RPG's Short Jinako Movie Streamed
December 8th: News Briefs
  • CD Owaru Sekai to Birthday OST comes out on December 21st
  • Also Chaos Labyrinth OST
  • FLAT’s Secret Game CODE:Revise is being ported over to the PSP as Rebellions (March 28th)
  • Max Factory’s 1/7 scale figure of se.Kirara‘s Nozomi out in April
December 10th: Uta no Prince-sama Gets Its Own Special PSP Color Variant
December 13th: MangaGamer’s Holiday Sale
December 14th: Fate/extra CCC RPG's Karna Profiled in Short Movie
December 14th: D.C.III ~Da Capo III~ Anime's Ad Streamed
December 15th: News Briefs
  • Yatagarasu’s well-received Furuiro will be getting a console port by Yeti
  • Visual fan books are coming out for Pure Girl(December 17th), Rance Quest (December 27th), Majikoi S (January 15th) and Imokata (January 24th).
  • VA Compilation CD, “Panorama Vol.4“, will be sold at C83 on December 29th
  • OST for Innocent Grey’s Uro no Shoujo out on February 8th
December 15th: Ryukishi07's Higurashi Outbreak Short Story Gets Anime
December 17th: D.C.III + ~Da Capo III~ Plus PSP Port's Promo Video Posted
December 19th: Fate/Extra CCC to be Kinoko Nasu’s last Fate work
December 20th: Mangagamer Releases Slave Witch April
December 21st: News Briefs
  • ∀-brand’s resin cast kit for a 1/8 scale figure of Walkure Romanze‘s Bertille out on December 29th
  • Nakahito OST and the Aemushi drama CD out in stores on January 25th
  • Puchipara Bunko’s HLN adaptation of Noesis’ Furifure will include both games (December 27th)
  • PSP adaptation Gaku☆Ou +Meteor out in March 28th
December 21st: Fate/extra CCC RPG's BB Profiled in Short Movie
December 24th: D.C.III ~Da Capo III~ TV Anime's 1st Promo Streamed
December 24th: Fate/Extra CCC Game's 1-Month Delay Briefly Listed by Retailer
December 25th: White Album 2 outscored Mario Bros. on Japan’s Famitsu magazine
December 27th: D.C.III ~Da Capo III~'s Adult Version Listed by Retailer

29:18 Break - Muv Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse Op

30:49 2012 Year in Review

49:09 Break - Kanojo to Ore to Koibito to Op

50:46 Upcoming Games:
Sengoku Hime 4 ~Souhai Hyakkei, Hana Mamoru Chikai~ by unicorn-a / Ge-sen 18

Ourai no Gahkthun -What a shining braves- by Liar Soft

Himegoto Masquerade ~Ojousama-tachi no Tawamure~ by Escu:de

Justy×Nasty ~Maou Hajimemashita~ by Whirlpool

Tonari no Puu-san by Tanukisoft

Kanojo to Ore to Koibito to by Pulltop Latte

Koiken Otome by Eufonie

Chaos Labyrinth by Debo no su Seisakusho

Ima Sugu Onii-chan ni Imouto da tte Iitai! by fairys

Kiss Bell by Giga

Appare! Tenka Gomen Matsuri ~Koi to Arashi wa Ooedo no Hana~ by Baseson

73:54 Ending - Kanashimi no Mukou e

Monday, December 24, 2012

Secret Santa Review: Texhnolyze

This is the third installment of the Secret Santa Reviews created by the Reverse Thieves. Enjoy.
Texhnolyze. With a trippy opening by Juno Reactor.
This time around, the person who was in charge of recommending me anime to review was actually good at knowing what I'd like and what are the type of anime I am most interested in. He or She figured out that I love deep (mind-fuck) sci-fi anime. So out of the recommendations, I chose the one I knew the least about and so purchased and watched Texhnolyze: A series released in 2004 by the same people who brought you Serial Experiments Lain.

As with my previous reviews, I dove into this anime knowing absolutely nothing about. I didn't even read the synopsis on the back of the DVD box. Therefore, my first impression was somewhat confused. The first episode has almost no dialogue or narration what's so ever and so it did all the explanations about the characters and settings through very dim visuals as though the series takes place in a very dark place. Later did I found out that the series takes place in an underground city. As the fist set of episodes progressed, I began putting all the pieces together and started figuring out where the series takes place and who the characters are. However, this was only one small layer of this fantastic series.
I can barely tell what's going on.
Texhnolyze is a form of cybernetic technology that provides a replacement for lost limbs. The user can command their new high tech prosthetics much like they would their regular limbs. But there are some mysteries of this technology that eventually the shows shines upon. The protagonist of this show, Ichise, is a down on his luck prize fighter who ends up losing his arm and leg as punishment. The doctor in charge of texhnolyzation in the city sort of forces a new prototype of prosthetics on him. Meanwhile, an outsider who's intent is unknown is visiting the city. On his way, he meets a mysterious young girl who apparently can see the future.The city itself is governed by a multitude of factions which have somewhat hostile relations which each other. Once small mistake can spark a war among the power hungry.
The flowers provide a contrast to this rocky, desolate world.
The series likes to take its time with presenting information to the viewer; building the world episode by episode. Every episode tells little by little about the characters, their ambitions, their virtues and especially their flaws. Meanwhile the story builds to an introductory climax that serves as more as a briefing about the world and then finally builds into a final grand climax where nothing is held back.
This series has so many mysteries.
Even though the series is from 2004, the visuals are still well crafted which is kind of a shame that it wasn't released on Blu-ray Disc. Even though there are some lighting issues (it's too dark) in the first few episodes, they eventually fix it. Though the visuals are somewhat bland due to the setting, the mechanical designs of the world are top notch. The soundtrack is also excellent as it sets the mood of every scene. The opening theme is by Juno Reactor and is quite futuristic.

When put everything together, the series is quite a thrilling story about not just a man's struggle of survival but perhaps even all of mankind. There are quite a lot of messages told to the audience mostly along the lines of fate, raison d'etre and death. So overall this is a must-watch series for people who enjoy deep thrilling sci-fi series that don't BS around. This is definitely now one of my favorites.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Guest Spot: Otaku in Review Episode 144

Once again, @ScottSpaziani and @Gnitro invited me onto the Otaku in Review podcast. This time to it was to discuss and review a fairly dated anime movie called They Were Eleven. Please check it out.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Eroge Bus Episode 17 - Shuffle!

In this episode I review Navel's Shuffle! which is soon getting a physical release.

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Show Notes:
00:00 Opening - Skydive - Freefall

01:10 Intros and stuff

05:57 Break - Moero Downhill Night BLAZE Op

07:58 News:
October 25th: News Briefs
  • -Princess Evangile perfect book will be on shelves November 26th
  • -artbook for rootnuko artist Amakura comes out December 31st
  • -Phat!’s 1/8 scale figure of Fate/kaleid liner‘s Prisma Illya comic ver out in March.
October 29th: Steins;Gate, Hiyoku Renri no Darling Ported to PS Vita
October 29th: Duel Savior fan translation patch released
October 29th: Moero Downhill Night BLAZE Goes Golden Master
October 30th: White Album 2: Shiawase no Mukou Gawa's Opening Anime Posted
October 30th: Aksys to Release Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi PSP Game
October 30th: Taishi Tsutsui's Steins;Gate Spinoff Manga Returns in New Series
October 31th: Little Busters Producer: Anime to Cover Everything, Even Though 26 Episodes Is Not Enough
November 1st: Sakura Wars: Kanadegumi's Anime Music Video Streamed
November 2nd: Announing: Host Holic
November 7th: Latest Looks at "Fate/EXTRA CCC" and "Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya"
November 9th: Unaired Little Busters Episode Offered to BD/DVD Buyers
November 9th: Fate/Zero Anime Inspires Chess Pieces from Megahouse
November 10th: MangaGamer announces Tick Tack and hard copies for SHUFFLE!
November 10th: Steins;Gate Fuka Ryōiki no Déjà vu Film's 1st TV Ad Posted
November 12th: VIDEO: TV Anime "Total Eclipse" New OP&ED PV Posted
November 12th: News Briefs
  • -Imaimo‘s OST will come out on December 21st,
  • -MOONSTONE‘s 10th anniversary memorial book will be out first at C83, then on shelves January 25th.
  • -PSP adaptations are planned for Rosebleu’s Stellar Theater (February 28th)
  • -Debonosu’s Sorakumo (March 7th)
  • -ALcot’s Onigokko!
  • -ALcot Honey Comb’s 1/2 summer
  • -Renai 0 km portable has been set for January 31st
  • -Alpha Max has a 1/7 scale version of Satsuki out this May from Koichoco
  • -Kotobukiya – 1/7 scale Inia -Sukumizu- from MuvLuv TE in April
November 14th: Nekoten can haz sales?
November 15th: Transform Into Total Eclipse Anime's Aliens With Zip-Up BETA Hoodies
November 15th: Fate/extra CCC RPG's Short Gilgamesh Movie Streamed
November 16th: News Briefs
  • -CranCrown will have a ‘Hotcakes with Shinku Set’ (from Iro toridori no hikari) in advance of C83
November 18th:DLSite translates Lonely Yuri into English
November 19th: Women of Type-Moon Dress Their Best for 10th Anniversary Blu-ray
November 23th: News Briefs
  • -FLAT vocal collection will be on shelves December 21s
  • -Kotobukiya – 1/7 scale Yui pilot strengthening equipment from Muv-Luv TE in April
  • -Max Factory – figma Super Sonico tiger hoodie ver. in March
November 24th: Steins;Gate Film's 2-Minute Teaser Trailer Streamed

20:43 Break - Shuffle! OP

23:00 Review of Shuffle!

30:15 Break - Witch's Garden OP

32:23 Upcoming Games:
Tera Beppin by Clockup

Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke o - Michael no Otome Tachi by Yurin Yurin


Witch’s Garden by Windmill Oasis

Naisho no Naisho! by Iris

Yin-Yang! X Change EX ~Boku no Sensei ga Konna ni Onna na Wake ga Nai~ by Crowd

Soushinjutsu Möbius by Studio Jaren

Aete Mushisuru Kimi to no Mirai ~Relay broadcast~ by Alcot Honey Comb

Kurano-kunchi no Futago Jijou bv Cube

Aneimo Neo ~Second Sisters~ by Boot Up!

43:19 Ending - Kanashimi no Mukou e

Friday, October 26, 2012

Eroge Bus Episode 16 - Boob Wars

In this episode I review Mangagamer's latest release Boob Wars: Big Boobs vs. Flat Chests.

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Show Notes:

00:00 Opening - Skydive - Freefall

01:35 Intros and stuff

04:24 Break - Otoboku OP

05:53 News:
September 27th: Good Smile Company Shows Off Upcoming Vocaloid and TYPE-MOON Nendoroids
September 29th: News Briefs
  • -The Soukou no Arterial perfect guide book will be on shelves November 9th.
  • -SAGA PLANETS has announced the second Hatsusaku drama CD
  • -Chu chu chu~ Senpai’s lips taste like strawberry milk~ FAVORITE’s 10th anniversary vocal collection comes out on October 31st
  • -Bishoujo-ge remix collection SUPER SHOT5 Special Edition is planned for this fall.
  • -Alchemist is porting ASa Project’s Renai 0 km and ABHAR’s Suiheisen Made Nan Mile? (December 20th) to the PSP
  • -MOONSTONE’s Princess Evangile is now available on Android devices.
October 4th: Otoboku Open for Preorders
October 5th: Robotics;Notes' 1st Episode Preview Streamed
October 5th: MegaHouse "Fate/zero" Rider Figure Finalized for Preorder
October 6th: News Briefs
  • -Novel adaptation of Renai 0 km by Sakuranosha Bunko will be coming out this winter
  • -“circle of fifth” is coming out on October 24th featuring key’s Orito Shinji
  • -Escu:de’s Himegoto Masquerade vocal collection will be out the same day as the game
  • -Rance Quest‘s Reset in collaboration with GSC, out in March
  • -GSC also has a 1/6 scale suntanned version of Super Sonico (December)
October 6th: "Fate/zero" Cars and Life Sized Replicas on Display
October 7th: Fate/Zero, K-ON Win Top Prizes in Newtype Anime Awards
October 8th: Madoka Magica's SHAFT Animates Fate/Extra CCC RPG's Opening
October 10th: Three New Teams Revealed For "Fate/zero" Hanafuda Epic Battle
October 11th: Type-Moon 10th Anniversary BD to Add New Carnival Phantasm Bonus
October 11th: "Steins;Gate" Adds New Character In Upcoming Novel
October 13th: News Briefs
  • -special clothing patch for Sonicomi available for download until October 14th
  • -FREEing has a 1/8 scale figure of Fate‘s Rin yukata ver. (February)
  • -Beat Hobby has a 1/7 scale one for Little Busters!‘s Kud in sukumizu (March)
October 13th: Fate/zero's Berserker Infects Custom Gundam Model
October 16th: Rider Summoned to Lead "Fate/zero" Part 2 Prize Figures
October 18th: Mangagamer Released Boob Wars
October 19th: Steins;Gate Film to Open in 17 Theaters
October 19th: News Briefs
  • -Uro no Shoujo OST will come out on February 8th
  • -Konosora visual fanbook will be on shelves November 30th
October 23rd: "Sakura Taisen Kanadegumi" Stage Preview

19:23 Break - Boob Wars OP

21:33 Review of Boob Wars: Big Boobs vs. Flat Chests

26:34 Break - Ikazuchi no Senshi Raidi 3 PV

27:59 Upcoming Games:

Saimin Yuugi by Staffing

Happy End Trigger by Illusion

Ikazuchi no Senshi Raidi 3 ~Gyakushuu no Jashinkan~ AKA Lightning Warrior Raidy 3 by ZYX

Hanairo Heptagram by Lump of Sugar

Otama! ~Otaku Nakama wa Chikkoi Mania~ by Union Shift: Accent

Tsuki ni Yorisou Otome no Sahou by Navel

Koi iro Marriage by Marmalade

Shukufuku no Kane no Oto wa, Sakura-iro no Kaze to Tomo ni by Studio Ryokucha

Anata no Koto o Suki to Iwasete by Praline

Zettai Saikyou ☆ Oppai Sensou!! -Kyonyuu Oukoku vs Hinnyuu Oukoku- by Softhouse-Seal GRANDEE

45:02 Ending - Kanashimi no Mukou e

Monday, October 1, 2012

Eroge Bus Episode 15 - Dengeki Stryker

This month I review one of Mangagamer's latest releases: Dengeki Stryker along with Hisui from the Reverse Thieves blog.
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Show Notes:

00:00 Opening - Skydive - Freefall

01:16 Intros and stuff

07:56 Break - Robotics;Notes Game OP

August 30th: New Little Busters! Anime Visuals Posted
August 31th: Mangagamer posts Go Go Nippon on Steam Greenlight
September 1st: News Briefs
  • -PeasSoft has announced the free-to-play ero MMOSLG Dainippon Gakuen Sengokuki
  • -Windmill’s upcoming title Witch’s Garden will be serialized in Dengeki Hime
  • -GSC’s nendoroid of ToHeart2 Dungeon Travelers and AQUAPAZZA‘s Sasara Valkyrie
  • -Android app for KID/CyberFront’s Never7 just came out
September 1st: Robotics;Notes' 2nd Promo Video Reveals Theme Songs
September 1st: Little Busters Anime Slated for October 6
September 1st: Fate/Zero Gets Visa Credit Card, Life-Size Statues in Japan
September 3rd: Muv-Luv, Muv-Luv Alternative's PS3 Port Promos Streamed
September 4th: Megahouse Offers an Early Look at "Fate/zero" Rider Figure
September 4th: Mangagamer posts Higurashi: When They Cry on Steam Greenlight
September 7th: News Briefs
  • -Kaitendoh has a 1/8 scale figure of Daiteikoku‘s Mikado coming January
September 10th: Minami Kuribayashi, ayami to Perform New Total Eclipse Themes
September 10th: Three Teams Join "Fate/Zero" Holy Grail Hot Springs War Hanafuda Game
September 13th: MangaGamer’s Heading to New York Comic Con!
September 14th: Fate/Zero BD Box II Bonus Extra's Trailer Streamed
September 14th: Mangagamer releases Sexy Demon Transformation
September 15th: News Briefs
  • -UnisonShift is releasing the Ryo Mizutsuki Vocal Collection 1 and Leyline OST “TASOGARE” on September 28th
  • -The Soukou no Arterial perfect guidebook will be on shelves November 9th
  • -Applique’s Re:birth colony will get a novel adaptation from Puchipara Bunko this October
  • -Alphamax’s figure of Chisato from Koichoco comes out in March
  • -ALTER’s figure of Suzuha from Steins;Gate comes out in January
  • -BEAT’s figure of Shizuru from Rewrite in pink and white swimsuit comes out in Feb.
  • -FREEing’s figure of Ilya from Fate/Stay Night comes out in January
  • -SkyTube’s figure of Super Sonico in a white gravure swimsuit comes out in December
September 18th: Crunchyroll Adds "Ef: A Tale of Memories" Anime
September 20th: Little Busters! Converted Edition Also Heading to PS3
September 21st: Little Busters! Anime's Ads Aired Featuring Natsume Siblings
September 21st: News Briefs
  • -Visual Art’s 20th Anniversary Remixes which came out at the event back on July 29th, will be on store shelves October 26th
  • -PSP adaptation of HOOOKSOFT’s SuGirly Wish is set for December 13th
  • -Kotobukiya starts new line of small poseable figures starting with IM@S’ Haruka, in April
  • -GSC’s nendoroid of Aoko from Mahoutsukai no Yoru coming out in January
  • -GSC’s puchi nendoroid version of TYPE-MOON characters coming out in February
  • -ORCATOYS’s figure of Tamaki from ToHeart2 as bunny girl comes out in January
September 22nd: Little Busters! Anime's New Ad Airs With Kudryavka Noumi
September 25th: Nobutoshi Canna, Yusei Oda Voice New Little Busters! Ad
September 26th: "Robotics;Notes" English Language Fact Sheet
September 27th: Mangagamer’s all ages games now on Dasura
24:54 Break - Dengeki Stryker OP

26:45 Spoiler-free review of Dengeki Stryker

41:40 Spoiler-full discussion

56:10 Break - Zero Infinity OP

57:52 Upcoming Games:

Re:birth colony -Lost azurite- by Applique

Pure Girl by Front Wing

Lovely Quest by HOOK SOFT

Zero Infinity -Devil of Maxwell- by Light

Tokubetsu Jugyou 3 SLG by BISHOP

Tsujidou-san no Jun'ai Road by Minator Carnival

Mon o Mamoru Oshigoto by Soft House Chara


Oyako Rankan by Alicesoft

Ano Ko wa Ore kara Hanarenai by GIGA

Ryuuyoku no Melodia -Diva with the blessed dragonol- by Whirlpool

74:59 Ending - Kanashimi no Mukou e

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Guest Spot: NTR Radio: Mami's Magnificent Mammaries

Oh hi there Mami-san!
I was invited to yet another great anime podcast called NTR Radio where we talked about Puella Magi Madoka Magica and stuff. We didn't exactly go as in depth as I prepared for but the end results was still pretty good. With the new movies coming to the US, I figured this would be a good time to post this. Check it out!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Eroge Bus Episode 14 - Mangagamer the Sequel

In this episode I am joined by Michael "GNitro" Camacho and together we chat with John Pickett of Mangagamer.
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Show Notes:
00:00 Opening - Skydive - Freefall

02:03 News:
July 24th: Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya Anime Visual Revealed
July 26th: 3 Fate/Extra CCC RPG Promos Streamed
July 28th: Mangagamer Releases 'ef the first tale'
July 28th: News Briefs
  • -Trumple has decided to go on an indefinite hiatus. 
  • -key’s Kud Wafter! and HOOKSOFT’s SuGirly Wish will be ported over to the PSP
  • -Eiyuu senki visual fanbook out on September 21st
  • -Hiyoko Strike by Exit Soft has a novel adaptation coming out september 5th
  • -A new tuxedo suit Saber figure by Max Factory from Fate/Zero
  • -A Nurse Super Sonico figure by Orchid Seed
July 29th: Little Busters! Anime's New Promo Streamed for October Debut
August 1st: Key's 'Air' Available for Android
August 3rd: Hakuōki Franchise Gets Visa Credit Card
August 4th: News Briefs
  • - Photokano visual works will be on shelves August 31st
  • -A whole bunch of OSTs coming out: Gurenka (Aug 29th), ½ Summer (Aug 31st), SINCLIENT (Sep 28th), Alcot Vocal Collection “Ding Dong” (Aug 31st), and FAVORITE vocal collection (Oct 17th) 
  • -Applique’s Tasogare no Sinsemilla is getting a PSP port slated for November 29th
August 7th: Mangagamer's John Pickett Interview on UK Anime Network Podcast
August 8th: ToHeart2 Spinoff Game Dungeon Travelers 2 Revealed
August 8th: Code:Breaker Anime's 2nd Promo Video Streamed
August 10th: Type-Moon Comiket Exclusives Revealed
August 10th: An Early Look at ufotable's "Fate/stay night: Réalta Nua" Anime Cut Scenes
August 11th: News Briefs
  • -F&C will be porting Suigetsu 2 ~Tsuioku~ to the PC
  • -TENCO is porting Eiyuu*Senki to the PSV and PS3, and smartphones
  • -Yukata Saber figure by FREEing
  • -A lolita maid ver. Super Sonico figure by Gift
  • -ToHeart2’s Konomi bikini figure by Chara Ani
August 13th: Patches for School Days HQ Released
August 13th: Twitter App Adds "Steins;Gate" Character Skins
August 14th: Ani.Me interviews Peter Payne of Jast USA
August 14th: Speculation Points to Gen Urobuchi Butchering "Psycho-Pass"
August 15th: Complete Fan Translation of LittleWitch's 'Period' Released
August 15th: "Fate/stay night Réalta Nua" to Feature Epic Bonus Card Game
August 16th: Minami Kuribayashi Sings the ED Theme for "Total Eclipse"
August 16th: "Phantom of Inferno" Xbox 360 Image Movie and TV Commercial
August 17th: Little Busters! Anime Replaces Shiho Kawaragi With Yuiko Tatsumi in Cast
August 17th: News Briefs
August 20th: Kira Kira Game's 5th Anniversary Marked with Concert Anime
August 22th: Ryukishi07's Rose Guns Days Game Gets Manga Adaptation
August 23th: D.C.III ~Da Capo III Dash~ Game Update Released on USB Stick
August 23th: "War of the Human Tanks" rolling out officially in English
August 23th: Lawson Offers Limited Edition "Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse" Towels
August 23th: 2D Manga Images Come to 3D Life in New Software Demo
August 24th: Fan Translation of "Never7 -the end of infinity-" released
August 25th: News Briefs
  • -light has started up a sister brand, sweet light
  • -TOKYO BABEL drama CD out on september 14th
  • -Ninetail’s vocal collection 2 out on October 26th
  • -A couple ToHeart 2 figures by Beat: Tamaki and Konomi
  • -A Fighter Sasara from ToHeart2 Dungeon Travelers by R-Line
  • -A Super Sonico figure by Yamato featuring her in baby doll strawberry sorbet outfit
  • -Leaf’s WHITE ALBUM2 will be ported to the PS3 by Aquaplus this winter
August 26th: Official Rewrite Harvest festa! Tour Car Put on Auction
August 29th: Code:Breaker Anime's 2 TV Ads Streamed
August 29th: Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Love, Elections & Chocolate"

24:24 Break - Naisho no Naisho OP
25:43 Discussion and Interview with Mangagamer's John Pickett

106:58 Break - Imo Biraiza OP

108:40 Upcoming Games:
Some Nukige reviews:

Revolver Girl ☆ Hammer Lady by KAI

Imo-bilizer! by Silver Bullet

Dies irae ~Amantes amentes~ by Light

Imouto no Katach by Sphere

Sei Monmusu Gakuen by Vanadis

Illusion Field by FULLTIME

Irotoridori no Hikari by Favorite

Naka no Hito nado Inai! Tokyo Hero Project by Alcot

Tokyo Babel by Propeller

Monster Park 2 ~Kamigami o Yadoshita Otome~ by Trois

124:18 Ending - Kanashimi no Mukou e

Friday, August 3, 2012

Guest Spot: Otaku in Review Episode 127: Summer Preview 2012

I joined Scott Spaziani and Michael Camacho to discuss all the new shows airing this summer. Recorded right before Otakon with a grouchy and anxious Scott. The shows we discussed:

Muv Luv Alternative Total Ecplise
Ambition of Oda Nobuna
La Storia Della Arcana Famiglia
Chitose Get You
Nakaimo - My Sister Is Among Them
Sword Arts Online
Koi to Snekyo to Chocolate
So, I Can't Play H!
Hagure Yuusha no Estetica
Kokoro Connect
Humanity has Declined
Natsuyuki Rendezvous
Tari Tari

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Eroge Bus Episode 13 - Bible Black Infection

In this 1st anniversary episode I review Bible Black's sequel, Bible Black -Infection-.

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Show Notes:
00:00 Opening - Skydive - Freefall

01:18 Introductions and stuff

03:58 Break - Trample on Schatten OP

-PeasSoft has announced that their next title will be free-to-play
-Koichoco Portable PSP game will be out September 27th
-D.C.III is getting a version up with an additional story on September 28th
-Otama! soundtrack CD comes out on the same day as the game (October 26th)
-The Hatsusaku and Grisaia no Meikyuu visual fan books will be on the shelves July 27th
-Steins;Gate spinoff novel and audio CD, “Tojikyokusen no Epigraph”, is coming out next

June 30th: JAST USA announces Trample on “Schatten!!” ~kagefumi no uta~
July 6th:
Mangagamer Announces New Acquisitions
-softhouse-seal’s Boob Wars, Sexy Demon Transformation and Super Secret Sexy Spy
-Portion’s Orion Heart
-Aconite’s Slave Witch
July 6th: Ad, Promotional Trailer for Love, Election, & Chocolate PSP Game Streamed
July 6th: Aquapazza Game Delayed to End of August
July 6th: "Fate/stay night: Réalta Nua" Announced for the PS Vita
July 7th: D.C.III ~Da Capo III~ Visual Novel Gets TV Anime
July 7th: News Briefs
-free story patch for Hatsukoi 1/1
-Serialization of August’s Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai in August issue of Dengeki Hime

-UnisonShift Blossom’s spinoff novel A Clockwork Ley-Line comes out August 10th
- YuzuSoft: DRACU-RIOT! visual fan book, OST and drama CD out during comiket and
August 24th.
-Chou Dengeki Stryker vocal album, “For your Future”, to release with game
-WAVE to release a Saber Lily Beach Queens figure
July 8th: Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin Epilogue Gets Anime Film
July 9th: Crunchyroll to Stream Hakuoki Reimeiroku TV Anime
July 9th: Fate/stay night [Realta Nua] PSV's Opening Animated by ufotable
July 10th: Silver Link : Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya to Air in 2013
July 10th: Muv-Luv PS3 Port's TV Ad Streamed
July 10th: earthmind to Perform Theme for New "Fate/stay night: Réalta Nua" Opening
July 11th: Coverage of Announcements at Type Moon Fes
July 13th: Pre-orders for Ef - The First Tale
July 13th: News Briefs
-D.C.III Dash Ver1.3 USB Memory version scheduled for September 28th
-Also a da capo perfect visual fanbook to release July 30th
-August’s Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai overture’s novel adaptation will be out on August 30th
-Windmill’s character song CDs for Witch’s Garden will be released July 25th and August

-The Koichoco anime character song album, Chocolate Selection, out on August 22nd
-07th Expansion to release  a commemorative CD, you&history.
July 17th: Code:Breaker Anime's 1st Promo "Aku ni wa Aku o" Streamed
July 17th: Code:Breaker Manga to Bundle 3 Original Anime DVDs
July 17th: Web Koihime Musou Game Launches in N. America
July 17th: 5pb Celebrates Season with "Science Adventure Matsuri 2012 Summer"
July 18th: "Fate/Zero: Next Encounter" to Feature Alternate Masters
July 18th: ufotable Produces "Fate/zero" x "Tales of" Posters for Summer Dance Festival
July 19th: 1/1000 Scale "Steins;Gate" Building Goes on Sale in Akihabara
July 19th: ToHeart2 Dungeon Travelers Video Anime's Promo Streamed
July 20th: 0verflow posts a report on AnimeExpo
July 21st: 5pb.'s Robotics;Notes TV Anime Promo Streamed
July 21st: 5pb. Makes New Science Adventure Game After Robotics;Notes
July 21st: News Briefs
-SORAHANE’s Sakura, Sakimashita. will be getting a novel adaptation in October.July 21st: A Look Through Fate/zero's Irreverent Script Covers
July 21st: VIDEO: 5pb.'s "Akatsuki no Goei" Heads to PlayStation 3 and PSP
July 22nd: D.C. ~Da Capo's~ 10th Anniversary Video Streamed

23:16 Break - Bible Black OST - Bible Black

25:09 Review of Bible Black -Infection-

30:21 Break - Chou Dengeki Strykers OP

32:40 Upcoming Games:

Itazurakko ~Uchi no Musume ni Kagitte~ by REAL

Sangoku Hime 2 ~Tenchi Tairan Ransei ni Kirameku Arata na Haryuu~ by Unicorn-a/Gesen18

Kurenai Kagura by Debo no su Seisakusho

Chou Dengeki Stryker by Overdrive

Sousei Kitan Aerial by Akabei Soft 3

Guilty Crown Lost Christmas by Nitroplus

Tenioha! ~Onna no Ko Datte Honto wa Ecchi da yo?~ by rootnuko+h

Bishoujo Mangekyou by ωstar

Spocon! ~Sports Wear-Complex~ by Austronauts: Alya

Tokeijikake no Ley Line ~Tasogaredoki no Kyoukaisen~ by Unison Shift Blossom

Tiny Dungeon ~Brave or Slave~ by Rosebleu

41:57 Ending - Kanashimi no Mukou e

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Eroge Bus Episode 12 - We Love Master

This month I attempt to review We Love Master by SCORE localized by Mangagamer which is quite a romp.

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Show Notes:
00:00 Opening - Skydive - Freefall

01:23 Introductions and stuff

04:15 Break - Robotics;Notes OP

06:01 News:
May 25th: News Briefs
-Akabeisoft2 is restructuring its company and renaming it to Akabeisoft3. Many brands
were phased out.
-Little Busters is getting two separate novel adaptations: Standard Story and Kud’s.
-Kogodo Studio’s Hakusei Renai Shoukogun is also getting one.
-SkyTube is release a figure of Inia from MuvLuv Alternative Total Eclipse
May 25th: Harem Party and Deardrops hard copies on preorder
May 28th: Ayumi Fujimura Joins Love, Election, & Chocolate Anime's Cast
May 31th: School Days HQ is now gold master
June 1st: Robotics;Notes Game's 2 TV Ads Streamed
June 2nd: Fan Translation of Higanbana's first arc
June 2nd: News Briefs
-Second OST for White Album 2 releases on June 29th
-Hatsukoi 1/1 vocal album slated for July 27th
-Also Otoboku drama CD for C82 and stores in August 29th
-WING to release a chibi poseable figure of Super Sonico
-Kotobukiya is releasing a figure of Haruka from Idolm@ster
June 2nd: Translated Playthrough of Oreimo and Idolm@ster 2
June 8th: News Briefs
-Max Factory has a figure of Izumi from se.Kirara
-Wave has a figure of Ami from Idolm@ster
June 9th: Fate/Zero, Guilty Crown Get Social Games With Good Smile Co
June 10th: Nitroplus Music's Producer Shingo Minamino Passes Away After Stabbing
June 11th: Robotics;Notes Game's Demo Preview Video Posted
June 12th: Rewrite Harvest Festa Fan Disc's Opening Movie Streamed
June 12th: Interview with Masaaki Endoh on Dengeki Stryker
June 13th: Crunchyroll Adds Muv Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse Anime
June 14th: Mangagamer Announces Games from Nyu Media
June 15th: La storia della Arcana Famiglia Anime Promo Streamed
June 16th: News Briefs
-TENCO announced Eiyuu x Senki 2
-SofthouseChara’s Mon o Mamoru Oshigoto has been scheduled for September 21st
-There will be manga adaptations of “Namima no Kuni no Faust” and “your diary”
-Kurenai Kagura‘s OST is coming out on July 27th
-Key/Visual Art’s 20th anniversary single: “Orpheus ~Kimi to Kanaderu Ashita e no Uta~”, will be on shelves June 29th.
-WAVE is releasing another figure of Saber from Fate/hollow ataraxia
-There is 3D dakimakura with removable pantsu
June 16th: Highlights of 4Gamer's Interview with Mahou Tsukai no Yoru Staff
June 18th: Robotics;Notes Manga Adaptation Announced
June 19th: Minori’s latest game 「Supipara」 didn’t break even…
June 20th: Love, Election, & Chocolate Anime's 1st Ad Streamed
June 21st: Fate/Zero Anime Inspires Gilgamesh's Chess Set in Real Life
June 21st: Mangagamer Releases Dengeki Stryker
June 23rd: Robotics;Notes Game's 2nd Promo Streamed
June 23rd: News Briefs
-There are H novel adaptations of Moonstone Cherry’s Hougako Eroge-bu (June 22nd) and C:drive’s Riajuu Saimin (June 29th)
-The 3rd White Album 2 OST to be released at C82 and August 24th
-Yamato is releasing a figure of Xiamoei from Shining Hearts in November
June 24th: Total Eclipse Anime's 3-Minute Preview Streamed
June 26th: Summary of Mangagamer's Livechat

21:06 Break - We Love Master OP

23:14 Review of We Love Master by SCORE

29:03 Break - Dolphin Divers OP

30:40 Upcoming Games:

Network Netoraru Kare Machi Kanojo by Teatime

Lewdness ~Vita Sexualis~ by Empress

xx na Kanojo no Tsukurikata 2 by KISS

Fault!! Service ~Aratanaru Rival~ by Ciel

Hatsukoi Ichibun no Ichi by tone work’s

Dolphin Divers by AXL

One Side Summer by Alcot Honey Comb

Futsuno Fantasy by EX-ONE

Gurenka by Escu:de

Erect! by Austronauts: Spica

41:57 Ending - Kanashimi no Mukou e

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Guest Spot: Otaku in Review Episode 122

I join hosts, Scott Spaziani and Michael Camacho, on Otaku in Review episode 122 to review past season's supernatural drama anime: Inu X Boku SS or how Scott loving called Ino X Boku SS. The podcast isn't as high energy as usual when I am on, but it's still pretty good. 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Guest Spot: Crime Scene Investigations #003: AnimeNEXT 2012

I dragged myself up to New Jersey for this year's AnimeNEXT. After the con, I joined a round table discussion of the con with Evan and Ink from Anigamers and Hisui from the Reverse Thieves.

You can find the podcast here

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Eroge Bus Episode 11 - Shiny Days Review

In this episode I review 0verflow's latest game, Shiny Days.

For those curious what my technical problems were: Basically, my documents folder has files that when accessed, throw an unrecoverable page fault; which means that windows is trying to access an address in memory (and in this case hard drive) that does not physically exist. I tried doing a full chkdsk, but it still didn't fix the issue, so I lost an episode due to me not able to access the folder without getting a blue screen. (I wasn't able to save my recording without getting a blue screen.)

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Show Notes:

00:00 Opening - Skydive - Freefall

01:20 Introductions and stuff

05:25 Break - School Days Op 3 (Setsuna)

07:27 News:

April 26th: Mangagamer acquires rights to Himeya Soft's Eve Burst Error
April 28th: News Briefs
  • -Key is releasing a vocaloid album of their songs on May 25th while the Da Capo III vocal album is slated for August 10th 
  • -Art book for Hougako Eroge-bu will be available July 10th
  • -Kotobukiya will have figures of Makoto and Miki from Im@s in August and September
  • -R-line is releasing a figure of Harumi from To Heart 2 Dungeon Defenders

April 29th: Yūichi Nakamura Joins Love, Election, & Chocolate Cast
May 1st: Fate/Zero Reversible Eye Masks
May 1st: JASTUSA Announced School Days HQ Collectors Edition
May 2nd: Robotics;Notes Game's Opening Movie Streamed
May 4th: News Briefs
  • -Palette’s new game will be Koi ga Saku Koro Sakura Doki
  • -Megahouse has two Im@s figures coming in August and September; Takane and Hibiki
May 10th: Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru 2: Futari no Elder Promo Streamed
May 10th: Dangeki Stryker to Come Out in June 22nd
May 12th: MyNavi Poll: Which Fate/Zero Character to Go Out With
May 12th: News Briefs
  • -Cyberfront is adapting some games for the PSP: Kogado Studio’s Aoi Umi no Tristia (August 9th), NekoNekoSoft’s Sorairo (September 9th) and GIGA’s Sucre (September 13th)
  • -Some figures: Manaka from ToHeart2 by BEAT, Aya from se.Kirara by Max Factory, and Reiko from Tony Taka’s FAULT by SkyTube
May 15th: MangaGamer to Host Voice Actress Tomoe Tamiyasu at Anime Expo
May 18th: Type-Moon Outlines Future Plans
May 19th: News Briefs
  • -Marmalade’s next title will be Koiiro Marriage
  • -Other announced titles: AkabeiSoft3 – Sousei, Kitan Aerial (July 27th), CandySoft – Kamidere, Felicia - Yasashii Mahou no Tonaekata, Lump of Sugar – Hanairo Heptagram (October 26th), Praline – Anata no Koto o Suki to Iwasete
  • -Futsuno Fantasy had its logo changed due to the fact that it looked too much like a final fantasy logo
  • -light‘s upcoming title Dies irae ~Amantes amentes~ is coming out June 28th for PSP and August 31st on PC. Shangrila’s Akatsuki no Goei trilogy to be ported over to the PSP/PS3 as Akatsuki no Goei Trinity, scheduled for September 20th.
May 20th: Muv Luv Alternative Anime News
May 22nd: Phantom of Inferno's Xbox 360 Port Slated for October
May 22nd: Guide to Strip Games on DLSite
       correction: I am told that it's a sort of an unordered list of 'best of' games rather than a top 10

17:22 Break - Shiny Days OP 2

19:28 Review of Shiny Days by 0verflow

35:15 Break - Ore ga Shujinkou OP

37:01 Upcoming Games:
Ore ga Shujinkou ~Naka ni Haite ore ga dasu!~ by Illusion

Kono Oozora ni, Tsubasa wo Hirogete by PULLTOP

Kyonyuu Fantasy 2 by WAFFLE

Koiimo SWEET☆DAYS by Parasol

Shiawase Kazoku-bu by Purple Software

Berochu! ~Cosplay Maid o Ero Mero Shichau Mahou no Zetsugi~ by Silky’s

Kessen! Otome-tachi no Senjou 3 ~Dengeki Sakusen! Senka wa Ace no Na no Moto ni~ by unicorn-a/gesen18

Sakura No Reply by Onomatope*

Sora to Kumo to Kimi no Koi by Klein

Kamigakari Cross Heart! by windmill

48:23 Ending - Kanashimi no Mukou e

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Eroge Bus Episode 10 - A Couple of Rants

This month I go solo once again and rant about censorship and copyright.

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00:00 Opening - Skydive - Freefall

01:36 Introductions and stuff

05:11 Break - Little Busters! OP

08:08 News:

A Spiritual Successor to Katawa Shoujo: “Missing Stars”
March 30th: Robotics;Notes Anime Series Coming to Noitamina in October
March 31st: Little Busters! Anime's Promo Video Streamed
April 1st: Love, Election, & Chocolate Anime's Promo Streamed
April 1st: A Compilation of Various April Fools
April 5th: Mangagamer Releases a voice patch for Koihime Mousou
April 5th: Tomoe Tamiyasu, Hikaru Midorikawa Star in Little Busters! Anime
April 6th: Hard Copy of Koihime Musou now on pre-order
April 6th: Complete English fan-patch for Kawakaburi No Cherry by DOUJIN3ARIES Released
April 7th: Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse Anime's New Promo Streamed
April 7th: Little Busters! Anime Produced by J.C. Staff
Reactions to announcement: No. 1 No. 2
Key’s reponses: No. 1 No. 2
April 9th: Nitro+/Toei's Exiled From Paradise/Rakuen Tushihō is Sci-Fi
April 11th: Mangagamer Releases Magical Teacher by SCORE
April 16th:Hoshizora no Memoria Fan Translation Released
April 15th: Interview with one of Katawa Shoujo's Writers: TheHiveMind
April 17th: Da Capo II Spinoff Manga A.C.D.C. II Ends
April 19th: Fate/Extra CCC RPG Delayed to Winter 2012
April 19th: Steins;Gate Game's First Drama CD Gets Manga
April 19th:
April 23th: AQUAPLUS/Examu's Aquapazza Game Delayed to July 26

17:32 Break - ef - the First Tale OP

19:49 Rant about censorship then a rant about copyright.

30:11 Break - SHINY DAYS OP

31:43 Upcoming Games:

Mahoutsukai no Yoru by Type-Moon
Yukiiro ~Sora ni Rokka no Sumu Machi~ by NekoNeko Soft
Futari wa My Angel by Crowd
Shiny Days by 0verflow
Soukoku no Arterial by Eushully
Ore no Kanojo no Uraomote by Aries
D.C. III ~Da Capo III~ by Circus
Demonion ~Maou no Chika Yousai~ by Astronauts: Sirius
Monobeno by Lose
VenusBlood -FRONTIER- by Dual Tail

45:02 Ending - Kanashimi no Mukou e