Drama CD: Nanakai Family Vol.1 – Shuichiro

1Hello! It’s been awhile (read: 6 months?) since my last post here and yes, I am still alive. I haven’t been playing many games at all since I went over to Japan for studying…and now I’m back home, so, let the reviews begin again.

Speaking of reviews, I’ve found another drama CD series I’d like to talk about. Nanakai Family is one of Otomate Records‘ newer titles, with its first volume released just in January. Unlike the other titles under the same label, Nanakai sets out with a slightly different theme than just simply romance: rather, it’s let’s become a family.

By that, I don’t mean “let’s get married and have babies” – Nanakai is a story about non-human existences such as youkai, ghosts or minor deities who have all experienced some kind of loneliness in their lives. At this point in time, everyone lives together in a shrine just off the road, managed by the karasu tengu Shuichiro (CV: Hirakawa Daisuke). The main character, the ‘girl’ (you) is a ghost without clear memories on her past, who is picked up by Shuichiro and offered a place to stay while she finds a means to move on to the afterlife. Nanakai is a series on her interactions with those at the shrine, and how she gains new family in everyone.

Love, after all, does come in many forms. See below for more details. I’ve cut down on the spoilers!

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Otome Game Review: Taishou Alice Episode I

Taishou Alice – A game whose story re-invents itself each route to bring you tales of a heroine who saves the princes of each fairytale. Heroine Arisu Yurika is the owner of one hell of a personality, has a fantastic way with words, and possesses the uncanny ability to chase down these guys’ issues and resolve them. In the span of time it took me to edit this post, I’ve actually made it to the second game of this franchise. I love Taishou Alice so much. The story holds its own mysteries that we won’t find out till much later – and has just enough questions to keep one interested in finding out the truth of this universe.

If possible, I’d like to rec this game series to everyone. Please play even one episode (1-3) if you are interested in the story/characters/seiyuu/anything at all.
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Otome Game Review: Dynamic Chord feat. KYOHSO

SHINO IS AN ANGEL!!!!

And thus we have arrived at the final game of the Dynamic Chord series feat. KYOHSO. Mentioned in passing throughout the previous two games, KYOHSO is an indies band that went pro five years prior and have been in the scene for a good ten years in total. Incredibly popular with a wide audience, they’re kinda like the Green Day/Linkin Park of the DynaChord universe.

In this game, you play as aspiring manager Konoha who gets assigned to this bunch of problematic adults. And boy are they problematic.

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Doujin Game: Muen

Muen is a free doujin software by group Project Gem. In a dark town lit only by lanterns meant to safeguard the people from the monsters outside that hate light, lives a boy called Timon. He lives dreaming of a world above his where the skies are blue instead of living in permanent darkness. One day, a chance meeting with a certain being grants him that chance – help them, and he may be able to head to the world above.

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Otome Game Review: Dynamic Chord feat. Liar-S

Yo, I’m back with Dynamic Chord feat. Liar-S this time, the second game in Honeybee’s musical trilogy. Band activities are fun, live the K-ON! dream. Though okay, playtime’s over once you make it big in the music industry, something that becomes painfully clear with Liar-S. As usual, spoilers + rough summaries, not as detailed as what I did for Reve Parfait but I ended up writing a lot anyway (cry).

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