Mystic Messenger Hell (Jumin’s Route –Day 5) *first attempt*

Dear Anime Compatriots, I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw this image appear after the recent day 5 game download: Thank goodness! I saved just before this point, so worse comes to worse, I can reload my save and at least begin on Jumin's route again without losing all the sleep from the … Continue reading Mystic Messenger Hell (Jumin’s Route –Day 5) *first attempt*

Mystic Messenger Hell (Deep Route –Day 4) *first attempt* -Jumin-

Dear Anime Compatriots, I am afraid that I've made a critical error; in the time that's passed since my last playthrough, I had forgotten that it IS possible to earn negative hearts, though I don't think this applies in the common/deep route. More importantly, I've been purposely missing out on everyone's hearts but Jumin's, and … Continue reading Mystic Messenger Hell (Deep Route –Day 4) *first attempt* -Jumin-

Mystic Messenger Hell (Deep Route –Day 3) *first attempt* -Jumin-

Dear Anime Compatriots, That bolding of font was accidental, but I'm tired, so it's staying that way... I was almost asleep. I was going to sleep, alarms be darned, and planning on waking up as I had to, yes, but going to sleep because I. AM. SO. TIRED... But then I remembered that, while I … Continue reading Mystic Messenger Hell (Deep Route –Day 3) *first attempt* -Jumin-

Mystic Messenger Hell (Deep Route –Day 2) *first attempt* -Jumin-

Dear Anime Compatriots, Today, I semi-permanently died the tips of my brown hair a deep purple. About this, I am quite thrilled. It will last between 8 and 15 washings. Now, onto the feature presentation. As I discovered last night, Jaehee gives great game advice. Getting Jumin's route has required me to be quite rude … Continue reading Mystic Messenger Hell (Deep Route –Day 2) *first attempt* -Jumin-

Mystic Messenger Hell (Deep Route –Day 1) *first attempt* -Jumin-

Dear Anime Compatriots, I've decided that Day 1 (which is the same in every route, both casual and deep) is designed to weed out the weak, as it were. I set 17 MysMess alarms last night! This when compared to the usual 11-ish alarms necessary for the following days casts a harsh light on a … Continue reading Mystic Messenger Hell (Deep Route –Day 1) *first attempt* -Jumin-

Mystic Messenger Hell Returns Tomorrow (Deep Route– Jumin Han)

*Incomprehensible screeching* *more screeching* *r;gjar;gaiuherg;oiaehg;iaur;gairj;gioh* IT IS TIME ONCE AGAIN!!! Well, dear readers, I once more descend into Mystic Messenger Hell!!! It has been over a year since I've had the uninterrupted time necessary to play a route, and I've been waiting impatiently for a similar length of time to renew my undertaking! (If you … Continue reading Mystic Messenger Hell Returns Tomorrow (Deep Route– Jumin Han)

Monastery Bells — Iba Hachiro entry for the Otoge Hanami Project

Quite the interesting project is afoot under the watchful eyes of Mel and Pita, and I have been fortunate to participate! Otoge Hanami is a coming together artists and writers who are fans of otome and looking for a place to collectively express that love! Submissions are coming in even as I type, it seems, … Continue reading Monastery Bells — Iba Hachiro entry for the Otoge Hanami Project

“Include *ALL* the MC types!” (Or, “Shoujo and Irina Talk About Problematic Anime Tropes Pt. 2”)

The first part of this post can be found over at "I Drink and Watch Anime." Irina kindly invited me to participate in a collaboration post wherein we discuss---as you can surmise based on this post's title---problematic anime/otome tropes! Because the put-together and humorous Irina was thoughtful enough to include me on a topic that … Continue reading “Include *ALL* the MC types!” (Or, “Shoujo and Irina Talk About Problematic Anime Tropes Pt. 2”)

“If I can’t, in service unto you…trade in my life just to end your suffering.” (Or, In Honor of Hakuouki: EB, This is Yoshioka Aika’s “Izayoi Namida,” English Lyrics)

It's time, Anime Compatriots, for the otome localization that so many of those fangirls among us have been waiting for; that's right! Hakuouki: Edo Blossoms came out today, March 14th!** I am so amazingly excited for the release, and I'm obviously not the only one! Hazelyn (you know her over at Archi-Anime) has been deep … Continue reading “If I can’t, in service unto you…trade in my life just to end your suffering.” (Or, In Honor of Hakuouki: EB, This is Yoshioka Aika’s “Izayoi Namida,” English Lyrics)

Deus ex Machina and Original Sin: a “Code: Realize ~ Guardian of Rebirth” Otome Review

"This is a sad story--- a story about a man who came to be consumed by fate." ... "You will lead the people from God's cradle to the expanse of world knowledge." ... "God is going to consume me." ... [Please note that this review will be spoiler-free until a specified point (character route commentary), at which … Continue reading Deus ex Machina and Original Sin: a “Code: Realize ~ Guardian of Rebirth” Otome Review