Impressions and Experience: Animate Girls Festival 2016

Those who follow me on twitter would know that this year I got the pleasure of going to Animate Girl’s Festival for the first time, which is the hallmark event for female fans of anime and games/drama CDs. Major companies and faces go to each event to promote their games etc. and people from all over Japan fight to attend. It happened on the 5th and 6th of November this year in the World Import Mart which is attached to Sunshine City in Ikebukuro.

Unfortunately because of bad management ( ‾᷄꒫‾᷅ ) and being generally unlucky, I missed out on full day tickets and only managed to get afternoon tickets to the event, which means entry was only allowed after 1pm on each day. Not to mention the process of getting the tickets was a pain in the ass (´L_` )…

Anyways in general, unlike cons here in Australia (and I assume most places in the world) there are tickets specifically for cosplayers which allowed them to enter a cosplayer only area if I recall but (  ~´・_・`)~ I didn’t cosplay so I have no idea. The most I prepared with an itabag, which most attendees also had to put their best boy on display (・∀・)

Bear with me as I recap my experience in many photos and tweets www

It’s been almost 3 weeks since the event and I still miss it(^ω^)

Warning: Tweet/image heavy post ahead

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BAD APPLE WARS // Higa route

 

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This time its the tall dude on the left

Admittedly trying to double the dose of Rinka by doing Higa right after Aruma killed all my motivation in trying to play this game…So I took a 3 month break from this game hahahaha //sweats.

Anyway I’m back with your favourite not-Angel-Beats otome game, with the baseball baka Higa’s route.

Higa (CV: Suwabe Junichi) is your average huge idiot who is all brawn and no brain, basically the perfect side kick for Aruma’s who is actually 90% brain 10% muscle.

Since I assume people reading this would have read the Aruma post, I’ll gloss over the common events rather than go into detail. Giant wall of text as well.

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Solomon’s Ring -Kaze no Shou- // Astaroth Route and Final Thoughts

HAPPY NEW YEAR <- 2 weeks late

I said I’d blog whenever and it is now whenever. I’m sorry if you expected me to update with BAD APPLE WARS but Rinka is driving me insane so I need a break from her. What a better way to take a break than play the shittiest game imaginable hey?!

SO here I am with the last route of Solomon’s Ring Chapter of Wind (like the wind from my ass). Honestly I’m already thinking of what game I should play next, barring BAD APPLE WARS, because I’ve got very little patience these days.

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Lookitdat silver haired derp face. He’s Astaroth.

By now, I’m too fucking lazy to type out the back story because honestly you’d only be reading this to see how I’m suffering anyway. The char I went for this time is Astaroth, some duke in hell, has legions of demons working for him yadda yadda yada. I don’t know anything about demonology (lol why the heck is there even such a thing) so what’s so special about him, I’ll never know. In any case if he were special, GOOD NEWS! Solomon’s Ring will completely fuck with that and make him not special anyway.

Coincidentally the oresama Astaroth (he’s so oresama he actually calls himself…oresama) is voiced by Suwabe Junichi….much like Higa…the next route of BAD APPLE WARS that I’m playing through…………………………..Suwabe overload.

Anyways JUMP OVER FOR SOME SPOILING SPOILERS AND THINKY THOUGHT THOUGHTS and skip past the huge text for my final thoughts

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First Impressions of BAD APPLE WARS // Aruma Route

I’m back! I didn’t actually expect to write this so soon but having just finished Aruma’s route I have a lot of written(verbal?) diarrhea to release about BAD APPLE WARS.

Image heavy/sarcasm heavy post ahead

At least the cover looks cool

At least the cover looks cool

The game is basically about ‘life’ after death. The heroine Rinka is an ’empty’ girl who basically just lives each day doing nothing special, with no interests and no aspirations. On the day of her high school entrance ceremony, she drops her shoe and…ends up getting run over. She even died in a really stupid way.

The next thing she knows, she’s in this weird world where the sky is red and there’s a freaky teacher with a rabbit head on welcoming her to Nevaeh High School. Thinking he’s one of those weirdos commonplace nowadays, she asks him to bring her back to the school she was actually heading to. Rabbit sensei tells her he can’t because she’s already dead. 

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Sugitan seems to have a knack for voicing trash lately lmfao

Thinking it’s a horrible dream, Rabbit sensei drags her to the entrance ceremony where there’s another student, Satoru, who’s already waiting. The ceremony begins and, as you’d have it, the invisible principal explains that they’re both there because they died meaningless deaths while achieving nothing in their lives. The goal of the school was to “to compassionately reincarnate a loser” lmao.

Suddenly a giant explosion happens and a group of delinquents calling themselves Bad Apples appear. The Disciplinary Committee appears almost immediately and both groups fight.

The Disciplinary Committee fighting

The Disciplinary Committee fighting

This red headed kid who is presumably the leader, asks both of them if they want to live before retreating.

So you see where I'm going with this?

So you see where I’m going with this?

All the principal says after that is that these new entrants should not become bad apples. Rabbit sensei turns out to be their new teacher and he hands Rinka a student hand book with a whole bunch of pointless rules and she notices the other students look really lifeless and are wearing the same freaky mask and finds it incredibly disturbing.

In the hallway she gets stopped by Bucket sensei (a teacher with a bucket on his head lmao) and harrassed by Gas mask sensei (…yeah). Here she chooses to be ‘good’ or ‘bad’.

I did Aruma’s route first because it’s fairly obviously the Tacchi char is meant for last so…Aruma is the leader of Bad Apples and voiced by Sakurai Takahiro. Continue reading

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Solomon’s Ring -Kaze no Shou- // Berial Route

After a year and many games unblogged in between I’m back to disturb you all. BETCHA DIDN’T THINK I’D COME BACK! When I read my old posts I realised how much of a shit storm Solomon’s Ring was and being a dumbass I am, I went back for more. I figure I’d at least finish the games I had….meaning the remaining three because for some reason my consciousness blacked out for a while and I had already purchased those kusoge.

Bear with me as I repeat myself multiple times because I completely forgot what had happened in Dandalion’s route or in the previous game.

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His name is spelt ‘Berial’, which is coincidentally close to ‘burial’ which is what I’ll need after finishing this game.

The guy I went for this time is Berial voiced by Takahashi Hiroki….who is actually King Belial, who is a fallen angel. He’s the demon which tempts people to ‘worthlessness’ (which by the way is merely self gratification lol). Apparently in the Christian Bible. he’s synonymous with the devil so behold, watch as the devil falls for an air headed 16 year old girl! Since the game goes through such lengths to romanise his name as Berial, I’ll use that.

The basic premise begins with Lily, the only living descendant of King Solomon, is passed down the Solomon’s Ring, a ring with crazy ass magic that can be used to seal demons by her gramps on his deathbed. Thinking demons are a thing of fairy tales, she accepts his willful dying wish for her to seal all the demons in the world thinking nothing of it. That it until one day she’s suddenly attacked by penguins demons. Srsly somehow she manages to seal three demons on her own and then continues to live life normally despite this new found knowledge and ….proceeds to get attacked NOT ONCE BUT TWO TIMES MORE before she starts getting the point – this isn’t going to stop.

As before three ikemen demons pop up after another attack and offer their support by trying to form a contract with her but for some reason she can only choose one and they begin to fight over her because why not? Continue reading

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Meiji Tokyo Renka // Fujita Gorou Route

I forgot to mention this earlier, but certain portions of this game are actually dummy mike LOL. I had no idea so I was wondering why it suddenly goes quiet and loud and sounds like its moving around… The future of otome gaming right here lol. (If I recall dialovers was also dummy mike right? //blocked out all the memories of that game)

Anyways moving on, I didn’t realise earlier but there’s 6 obtainable guys and 1 secret char (who’s obviously Charlie but don’t let me spoil you–woops) and each of these guys are paired into 3 routes. These three routes then split depending on which guy you’re going for so like before Otojiro was paired with Kyouka, so the options that weren’t chosen would lead to his route etc. For this play through, I did Fujita Gorou who is paired with Koizumi Yakumo.

Fujita Gorou, as I’ve said before is supposedly Saitou Hajime of the Shinsengumi. In MeiKoi, he’s this long haired guy who has a really short temper and is really cold. He’s supposed to be rather merciless when it comes to monsters and ghosts, as he is the head of the Youraka, a division of the police dedicated to supernatural cases (lmfao). In any case he’s a kuudere and his CV is Fukuyama Jun with his Lelouche voice so….can’t go wrong there! /o/

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“It’s no use pleading for help. Don’t think that you’ll be able to return tonight.”

Wow his quote in the opening sequence is really dirty….or scary depending on how you look at it (why don’t I remember him saying this in the game…Hmm?)

Beware, rly big block of text cuz I didnt take many screenies.

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First Impressions of Meiji Tokyo Renka // Kawakami Otojiro Route

Ahahah…sorry about taking so long to post but y’know real life calls/blogging is boring etc.etc.etc.

I finished Jooubachi no Oubou -Kaguya Hen- last weekend but I don’t plan on blogging that because it’s like someone lit some shit up and threw it at the fan and proceeded to make that into a game. Don’t get me wrong, for the most part I liked it, but the rest of it just really depressed me with the plot and how they refused to make real happy endings. I’ve also played Geten no Hana of late,….. but er….I didn’t take notes, so I can’t reliably blog about it www.

Anyway moving on, I needed something to make me feel less depressed so I picked up MeiKoi which apparently is also getting an anime in the near future. Sasuga Broccoli, must make animu of all the games they produce (although in this case, port).

Meiji Tokyo Renka is about a normal high school girl called Ayazuki Mei, who by some twist of fate chances upon a festival as she’s heading home from studying for her exams. She takes a detour through the festival and comes across a strange magician called Charlie who unveils one of his tricks being a ‘box which can make anything disappear from this world’. Unfortunately, thinking nothing of it, he suggests that Mei enter the box and…whisks her away to Tokyo of the Meiji era (1868-1912). To boot, as she arrives, she forgets everything about her family and friends from the present so she must regain her memories. From there on, Mei is left to fend for herself.

Among the people she meets is Kawakami Otojiro, a man…….who dresses up as a woman, a lot. Well, to the public he’s supposedly a geisha called Otoyakko and is apparently part of a travelling theatre troupe. He’s pretty close with Izumi Kyouka, a playwright/writer, and is always looking forward to acting in plays written by him. His seiyuu is Toriumi Kyousuke.

"Don't worry. As if I'd flirt with a kid like you."

“Don’t worry. As if I’d flirt with a kid like you.”

I didn’t realise this till I looked it up….but it seems like the chars in this game are actual people in the Meiji era…..as with most games. Wow. Why? DO WE REALLY LIKE DATING REAL PEOPLE THAT MUCH? IT WAS SO AWKWARD THAT HIS FEMALE NAME IS HIS REAL WIFE’S NAME AS WELL. Idk I think I’d be happier dating actual fictional people in a fictional game rather than romanticized real people who…..yeah. Just. Okay.

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