Kono Naka ni Hotori, Imouto ga Iru! この中に1人、妹がいる!

Mikadono Shougo, son to a rich and powerful company chairman, has to attend school to find a girl he is serious on before he can inherit the company. On his father’s funeral, a mysterious girl claiming to be his sister says she has come to marry him before disappearing. When he attends his new school, he finds out that his sister might be amongst the girls around him. How will he choose when he is not sure who is his sister?

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Welcome to the NHK! NHKにようこそ!NHK ni Youkoso!

Tatsuhiro Satou is a hikkikomori, one who secluses himself at home and finds it difficult to have a job or go out of the house. He meets a strange girl, Misaki, who for unknown reasons, schedules meetings with him to help solve his ‘hikkikomorism’. Yamazaki is his new neighbour, a previous kouhai of his who is an otaku and not very socially accepted. Watch as our characters struggle with life and as they overcome their anxieties.

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5 Centimeters per Second 秒速5センチメートル Byousoku go Senchimiitoru

There’s three parts to this anime movie, all interlinked and one continuous story. We see the main protagonist, Takaki in three phases of his life.

Part 1 begins by telling us a romantic love story of two children, who grew apart as the girl, Akari moved away to a different school elsewhere in Japan. A pure story of unrequited innocent first love. Soon, the boy, Takaki enters middle/high school.

Part 2 starts from the perspective of another girl, Kanae, who has fallen in love with the same boy, Takaki. At first, we think that Takaki continues to send texts to Akari. This makes Kanae wish that the texts were written to her. It is revealed however, that the texts were never sent, since Takaki did not have Akari’s mail number but continued to write messages not sent.

Part 3 is of Takaki as an adult who realises his initial pure and earnest feelings to work and protect something has withered over the years.

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Little Busters EX: Saya’s Route

Note: This visual novel consists of a few R18 scenes at the end of each route.

I did promise a D.C. III review, but I’ll get to it another time. I need the time to play through it! So before that, here’s a writeup of a route, in a visual novel that I think is highly underrated. Continue reading →

まよチキ!Mayo Chiki!

Mayoeru Shitsuji to Chikin na Ore to (迷える執事とチキンな俺と, The Hesitant Butler and Myself the Chicken) revolves around Kinjirou Sakamachi, a 17-year-old high school boy who suffers from gynophobia (abnormal fear of women), which makes his nose bleed every time he has physical contact with a female. While using the men’s washroom, he accidentally discovers that the popular and handsome butler Subaru Konoe is in fact a girl. Now that Kinjirō knows about Subaru’s secret, he must work together with Subaru and her sadistic mistress, Kanade Suzutsuki, to protect Subaru’s secret from being discovered. Continue reading →

声優かっ! Seiyuu Ka!

Seiyuu Ka is a story of Hime Kino, a 15-year-old girl who attends Hiiragi High School Academy, for its voice acting department. Her biggest dream is to become the voice of a main character in one of the most popular shoujo manga series in Japan, “Mahou Senshi Lovely Blazers”. This is difficult to achieve, however, as her voice is not suitable as a professional voice actress, resembling that of a gorilla, thug or even an old hag. Continue reading →

狼少年は今日も嘘を重ねる The Boy Who Cried Wolf Tells a Lie Today Also

The Boy Who Cried Wolf Tells a Lie Today Also (Ookami Shounen wa Kyou mo Uso wo Kasaneru) begins with Keitarou Itsuki a junior high school student unhappy about the menacing look of his eyes. Keitarou tries to confess to the girl he likes, Aoi Tokujira, but she rejects him flat out. Thinking that his eyes were the reason why she rejected him, he confides in his older sister about it at her salon, who helps by giving him a complete makeover, into a pretty girl! Forced to head home like this, he runs into Aoi in town, who doesn’t recognize him and asks him to help her overcome a problem she’s had for many years: an intense fear of men, androphobia. Continue reading →

フェイト/アポクリファ Fate Apocrypha

Apocrypha, works of unknown authorship or doubtful origin. The story of Fate Apocrypha starts off in a parallel world to Fate/stay night — the Greater Grail mysteriously disappeared (was stolen) after the Third Holy Grail War. After many years of silence, around the same time as the Fifth Holy Grail War would have happened, the Yggdmillennia, a family of magi, openly declares their secession from the Mage’s Association, and that they are in possession of the Grail. The Association dispatches fifty magi to retrieve it, and all but one are instantly slaughtered by a mysterious Servant. The one remaining manages to activate the reserve system of the Greater Grail, allowing for the summoning of fourteen Servants in total. In the city of Trifas, two factions will fight for the control of the sacred relic, each of them possessing their own team of seven Servants : the Black Faction whose members are part of Yggdmillennia, protecting the Grail, and the Red Faction whose members were sent by the Mage’s Association, trying to take the Grail back. For an event of this scale, the Grail itself summons its own Servant, the holy Ruler, to oversee the conflict. Continue reading →