[Scribbles] Otome games, anyone?

Hullo everyone!

How are you? Have I been missed? Gawd, I so miss writing and posting stuff on this blog. More so, fangirling. >_>

But, uh, I kinda feel bad breaking my promise not to post any stuff here before graduation. ^^;; Hope you won’t be disappointed with me.

Anyway, ever since I’ve been on hiatus, life hasn’t been good to me. School stuffs have been trying to kill me by piling up every second. Unknown to me, I’m slowly slipping into emo mode. The solution I can think of: games. But I don’t have a freaking console (my parents forbid me to have one before). I had to bug them to buy me one, not just anything but a Nintendo DSi. For some reason, I ship it more than the PSP (no offense to fans).  So I play with it whenever I come home from school or to cool my head or to relax when I am reviewing. I rarely open my laptop and surf the net, so playing with my DSi is a good alternative.

So far these are the games I enjoy playing (yes, I play with them almost simultaneously. Alas, haven’t finished any of them. XD):

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[Manga] Oresama wa Koi no Dorei (俺様は恋の奴隷)

ore-sama wa koi no dorei

This is a collection of yaoi oneshots.

1 – He is a slave of love

Takatsuki is a top student. One day, he asked his homeroom teacher to go out with. To his surprise, he was rejected. he became even more determined to do everything to make Suou-sensei accept him.

2 – To want to make it a teacher

Sensei got kissed all of a sudden while tutoring one of his students. He knows that dating a student would be against the rules but he can’t control his feelings either!

3 – The main dish at the end

4 – The Emperor of Skyscraper

5 – Wrap me softly

6 – He is a slave of love

[Manwha] Totally Captivated (완전무결하게 사로잡히다)

totally captivated

Ewon Jung angered his former lover. As a revenge to Ewon, he was made into a mafia underling against his will. His boss, Mookyul Eun, makes him do errands without paying his salary. Other than this, this mafia boss has a habit of biting people on their neck when he’s drunk and has already taken a liking to his errand boy.

[Manga] Penguin Kakumei (ペンギン革命)

penguin kakumei

Peacock, a famous showbiz company, has a ranking system. Boys with star capacity are ranked according to their selling points and are numbered. Ryo Katsuragi belongs to the class of penguins, the lowest class. Yukari can see wings on the back of a person with star potential. She recognized that their Student Council Vice President has wings but only a pair of small wings.

Much to her surprise, she discovered the Vice President’s disguise! She is none other than Ryo. Another Peacock’s rule is to disguise themselves so no one could discover their real identity. Knowing his secret, Ryo asked Yukari to be his manager. Now, the two of them will do anything to make Ryo Peacock’s No.1!

[Manga] Venus Capriccio (ヴィーナス綺想曲)

venus capriccio

 

Mere curiosity got me into reading this manga. The good thing is, it did not fail me. I immediately love the series.

Takami dresses, acts and speaks like a boy. Her mother was afraid that she will be a tomboy so she enrolled Takami to a piano lesson. There she met a beautiful boy named Akira. He is three years younger than Takami but already a good pianist. all this time, she thinks of him as her cute little sister. Then suddenly, he kissed her and tells Takami that he likes her.

[Manga] Midnight Secretary (ミッドナイト・セクレタリ)

midnight secretary

There are lots of vampire stories in the manga world. One example would be Midnight Secretary. Compared to other popular vampire stories, it is more inclined to reality as it deals with the conflicts and relationship between humans and vampires. No magical stuff. No showing off of powers. No fight scenes. Just the struggle of a couple to defy the norm.

[Manga] Love Celeb (ラブセレブ)

love celeb

Warning: This is a smutty story.

If I’m not mistaken, this is the very first smut manga that I’ve read. I, at that time, still do not know what smut is nor have been introduced to the other works of Shinjo Mayu like Kaikan Phrase. I thought that this is so vulgar and that I would be wasting a lot of time reading this. What surprised me more is that it definitely has a story.

[Manga] Sora wa Akai Kawa no Hotori (天は赤い河のほとり)

Sora wa Akai Kawa no Hotori

It is already the 20th century. Yuuri is enjoying her date with her boyfriend. As she steps on wet soil, something grabs her and take her to the time of the Hittite Empire. Later, she learns that she is transported there to be a living sacrifice by the Queen. Fortunately for her, Prince Kail saves her and take her as his concubine. Caught between political intrigues and wars, how could Yuuri go back to modern Japan? Also, what will happen to her relationship with Prince Kail when the two of them are slowly developing strong feelings for each other?

From the present Anatolia (Turkey), let us go back to the ancient time as the story’s heroine, Yuri is transported from 20th century Japan to Anatolia. We are introduced to the era where the rulers in the Middle East are the Hittites. There is also Egypt ruled (at the start of the story) by Tutankhamen. Chie Shinohara did a good job in making a connection of history and fiction.

[Manga] Special A (スペシャル・エー)

special a

Surely, Minami Maki came up with a quite unique title. It really caught my attention. Just a random fact about S.A: ZA Hana to Yume is a sister magazine to Hana to Yume. The ZA is just the Japanese transcription of “THE” (since the “th” sound doesn’t exist in Japanese and one of closest sounds that can be used to substitute it is “z”).

ZA Hana to Yume has a less frequent publishing schedule – issues appear something like four times a year, I think. S.A was first serialized in ZA Hana to Yume (before moving to the regular Hana to Yume), which is why the first four chapters kept reintroducing Hikari, Kei, and everyone else and why the art between chapter 1 and 2 looks rather different. This is all thanks to Kaeyko from S.A LJ page.