On 31 August 2015 I published my first blog post. Back then the blog was called ‘Kuro Sama Reviews’, and I reviewed anything and everything – from anime to Tom Cruise films. Over the last five years a lot has changed in my blog, and as I’m writing this I wonder if I should really… Continue reading Celebrating Five Years of Blogging
Steam Prison is an otome game by HuneX and Dramatic Create. The game was originally released on computer with five romance options, a year later a vita release unlocked Fin as a romance option. In 2019, when MangaGamer released their localised version of the game, they based their release off the original computer release. Many fans… Continue reading Fin’s Route is Coming to Steam Prison
One of the best parts of figure shopping is stumbling upon something you never knew existed, and that’s exactly what happened with this figure. On my last trip to Japan I was walking through the Grand Chaos Mandarake store, keeping my eyes peeled for any grails and found Kinose Azusa. He was on the sole… Continue reading Kinose Azusa Starry☆Sky Figure Review
I’m back with another otome news round up post. I believe this is my third or fourth one, anyway I’ve finally worked out what headings I want to use and stick to. So these posts will be divided into four categories: ‘new releases this month’, ‘announcements’, ‘status updates’ and ‘posts on two happy cats’. The… Continue reading Otome News Round Up for June 2019
The much anticipated Ayakashi: Romance Reborn from Otome Romance (formerly known at Voltage Inc.) has been released worldwide. In the game you play as Futaba who has unlocked her powers as an Onmyoji diviner. Dark spirits called ‘wraiths’ are possessing people and turning them violent. With the help of a group of a handsome group of ayakashi,… Continue reading Ayakashi: Romance Reborn : Otome First Impressions
Earlier this year, on Valentine’s Day in fact, Otome Romance ( formerly known as Voltage Inc.) announced a brand new game. Ayakashi: Romance Reborn definitely caught the attention of all otome fans, with incredible art, an interesting premise and a kickass heroine. In April, I had the opportunity to interview the game director of the localised Ayakashi: Romance… Continue reading Interview with the Localised Game Director of Ayakashi: Romance Reborn
After the release of Eugen Wainwright in Lost Alice, many fans thought the story was over (including me). This was because when a new character is released, the NTT Solmare often teases the next character in the ‘character selection’ screen. I’ve also noticed a significant dip in the quality of the stories since the Grimm trio.… Continue reading Lost Alice is Moving to Story Jar
I usually aim to post these round ups at the end of the month, however, I’m currently on holiday. It’s kind of hard to keep up with all the happenings, so I figured I’d post this one a bit early and if I miss anything over the next 5 or so days, they can go in the June round up. So, with that explained, let’s check out the otome happenings for May 2019.
One of my favourite mobile otome companies, Day7, released a new game at the end of April. In Proposed by a Demon Lord you play as a woman who rushes to catch the last train home. When you get off at your station you’re magically transported to a different world where villagers name you a legendary hero.… Continue reading Proposed By A Demon Lord – Otome First Impressions
We’ve finally come to the end of the latest trio in Lost Alice: Shall We Date? We can finally romance the Red King, Eugene Wainwright. In Wayne’s route, Eugene was quite a tragic character, who preferred the world of dreams to real life. I’m very interested to see how his route will look into this topic. Lookswise,… Continue reading Eugene Wainwright Walkthrough ~ Lost Alice: Shall We Date?