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Friday, March 30, 2012

Eroge Bus Episode 9 - My Girlfriend is the President

In this episode @GNitro joins me to review and discuss My Girlfriend is the President by Alcot released by JastUSA.
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00:00 Opening - Skydive - Freefall
02:07 Introductions and stuff
07:57 Break - Dracu-Riot! Op
09:30 News:
March 1st: Danny Choo Makes a Post About Yuzusoft
March 2nd: Little Busters! PS Vita Edition Pushed Back to March 22
March 2nd: Crunchyroll to Stream Hiiro no Kakera TV Anime
March 3rd: Mangagamer Releases Deardrops for Download
March 5th: Fate/Zero 2nd Season Slated for April 7
March 7th: Oreimo PSP Game Delayed From March 29 to May 17
March 11th: Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya Manga Gets Anime
March 13th: Fate/Zero Tops Haruhi as #1 TV Anime BD Box in 1st-Week Sales
March 19th: J-List and JAST Store Now Shipping Mangagamer’s We Love Master
March 21st: Type-Moon Completes Mahō Tsukai no Yoru Visual Novel
March 22nd: Da Capo, Da Capo 2 "Blu-ray Disc Games" Revealed for Summer
March 23rd: Mangagamer Opens Pre-Orders for Magical Teacher
March 25th: Key's Little Busters! Visual Novel Gets TV Anime
March 26th: Monthly Comp Ace also begins serialization on Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai S manga
29:04 Break - My Girlfriend is the President Trailer
33:11 Review and Discussion of My Girlfriend is the President
68:30 Break - Vampire Crusaders OP
70:10 Upcoming Games:
Okujou no Yurirei-san by Liar-Soft
Maji de Watashi ni Koishinasai! S by Minato Soft
Virtual Stalker by FULLTIME
Zettai Ryouki Sex Royale!! ~Mujintou Okashiai Battle~ by Softhouse Seal Grandee
Eiyuu X Senki by Tenco
Hilarious Trailer:
'&' - Sora no Mukou de Sakimasu you ni - by Akatsuki Works
Vampire Crusaders by Triagle
Silicon Magic ~Umareru Mae Kara Anata Senyou?!~ by Bishop
Otome ga Tsumugu Koi no Canvas by ensamble
Houkago☆Eroge Bu! ~Eroge Seisaku no Tame Onnanoko to Ecchi Shimakuri na Mainichi~ by Moonstone Cherry
Dracu-riot! by Yuzusoft
Material Brave by Giga
90:00 Ending - Kanashimi no Mukou e

Monday, March 19, 2012

Brief: Katsucon and MangaNext 2012

On February 17-19, I had the opportunity to finally attend  Katsucon 2012. Although, I heard from reports of previous years of Katsucon being somewhat crappy, I am happy to report that I enjoyed Katsucon almost as much as Otakon. In order to avoid duplicity, for those interested in my Katsucon 2012 experience, check out Otaku in Review episode 105 where I talk about Katsucon 2012 along with Charles Dunbar with the hosts Scott Spaziani and G-Nitro.

Meanwhile, the following weekend I returned to my 3rd MangaNext. As usual it was a very relaxing experience due to its small size and intimate atmosphere. However, due to it taking place so soon after Katsucon, it felt very underwhelming even though this has probably been the on of the best MangaNEXT yet.

Unlike anime cons, MangaNEXT focuses mostly on manga and so  it makes sense that the con brought mangaka as their top guests. Although the mangaka, Makoto Tateno and Tomo Maeda, are fairly obscure to the Western market, they were quite interesting to meet and listen to. Furthermore, Felipe Smith of Peepo Choo fame has also made an appearance at MangaNEXT.

Of course, I spent most time enjoying the panels which most were presented by the Ninja Consultant Podcast: Erin Finnegan and Noah Fulmor who hosted a large number of great panels. Furthermore, Ed Chavez of Vertical Inc. ran an industry panel as well as a couple of other good panels on specific manga genres. Everything else at the con was fairly standard fare. Since the con was at a new location, the dealers room and artist alley were slightly larger. That's it for this brief report.