Otome Game: Scarlet Fate+

I’ve recently been playing the free android otome game Scarlet Fate+. It is the remake of the Hiiro no Kakera series’ Shirahana no Ori. I think its the fourth game made under that franchise. Like the  other Hiiro no Kakera games, it is about the Tamayorihime and her guardians. However, unlike the other Hiiro no Kakera games, Shirahana no Ori, or Scarlet Fate+ is set in the Heian Period.

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Of Spring and Anime

For countries in higher latitudes, its currently the spring. However, for a tropical country like mine, April means the start of the summer season and is one of the driest and hottest months of the year. It is also the start of school vacation. And for those in the academe, break from school also means break from work! As such I am enjoying my one month vacation before the new term starts by watching anime shows I’ve been meaning to watch for quite sometime.

And while on the subject of spring and anime, I have been anticipating the premier of the new series, Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei. I have read the light novels (up to Vol 8) and have taken a liking to it (available at Baka-tsuki). It has a good story and setting, and I enjoyed how the author incorporated the natural laws into a work rife with magic. However, the author’s style is kind of unique, to say it mildly, and it put me off at first. But ignoring the narrative style, its over-all a good work. I have high hopes for the anime series especialy as Yuuuichi Nakamura (Oreki Hotaru of Hyouka, Miketsukami Soushi of Inu x Boku SS) will voice the main character >_<

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Another spring anime I am anticipating is Kamigami no Asobi. Its an anime adaptation of an otome game, so I’m not expecting too much especially for the story and especially the heroine. What turned me on in this series are the voice actors, especially Hiroshi Kamiya. Its rare for him to take on otome game roles, at least I haven’t seen him in that side. And he is voicing the character based on Balder (though I half-expected him to voice Loki, especially since he is THE voice of  Izaya, the greatest troll of Durarara!). I wonder how it will turn out, since Balder’s character is the opposite of Loki’s.

Daisuke Ono is also one of the VAs and he will voice the character based on Hades. His low voice sure is fitting!

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Noragami

Just a few odd ramblings on the new anime Noragami. I only watched this series because of the voice actors (Hiroshi Kamiya and Kaji Yuki voiced the leads with Daisuke Ono, Jun Fukuyama and Miyuki Sawashiro in supporting roles),  but now I’m totally hooked! The manga is running currently with 19 chapters translated (and they’re being translated fast!) and so far up to 40 chapters in raws. I love how the relationship played out between the cast. Lots of character development with only subtle romance and more focused on friendship just the way I like it. The way they help each other and won’t give up on one another kinda remind me a bit of the dynamic between the Twelve Holy Knights from Legend of the Sun Knight novels. One of my favorite scenes in the series is when Yato received a shrine from Hiyori. He was really touched to the point of tears. He was like a child given a precious treasure (which I think it actually is in the series’ universe). It is really so adorable that always makes me go “aawww“.

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Baccano …again

It’s Claire Stanfield this time…

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He’s really a cool and fun guy… when he is not killing you. Basically the last person you want on the opposing side in a fight, as Graham learns

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Too bad the anime curtailed Drugs and Dominoes. And even the Slash arc has not been included. OTZ. A pity. His voice is more than fitting to the character. Nice job, Morita-san!

But they released an OVA for the Flying pussyfoot secret episode. Chane is so adorable~~ ❤

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~squeee ❤

Speaking of Chane, here’s one with her father.

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…from the time he took away her voice. Really Huey, are they all specimens to you?! not even an ounce of affection? They may not replace Monica but still…

Baccano Screenshots

I said Baccano but its mostly Huey Laforet’s ❤ photos

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Even when imprisoned, he’s still so non-chalant >_<

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Reminds me of Lelouch’s pose.. hehehe

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His hair is moving too much I can’t get a clear shot!!

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Okay, so its not “mostly” but pure unadulterated 100% Huey Laforet screenshots!