[First Impressions] Hashihime of the Old Book Town

古書店街の橋姫 | Hashihime of Old Book Town

Company: ADELTA | MangaGamer

Platform: PC, PS Vita

Category: Boys Love, Mystery, Historical

Release Date: August 13, 2016

English Release Date: September 26, 2019

Official English Site: http://mangagamer.org/hashihime/

Summary: (from MangaGamer site)

Jinbochou, Tokyo

 

June 1922, Taisho Era

 

The Rainy Season

 

Tamamori came to Tokyo with his sights set on getting accepted to the Imperial University. However, he doesn’t pass the entrance exam, and is so undisciplined and wrapped up in endless fantasies that he’s kicked out of his boarding house after only two years. Through a stroke of luck, Tamamori begins to live and work at Umebachidou, a used book store. There, he enjoys whiling away his time as a “student preparing for entrance exams” and taking advantage of friends who are also from his hometown. But one right after the other, mysterious deaths befall those friends and, realizing he’s been repeating the same rainy three days over and over again, Tamamori finds himself racing throughout Jinbochou to save them.

In this pop-occult mystery that surrounds the deaths of his friends… What is real, and what is a hallucination?

Just a heads up before we continue. I’ve already played and finished a route in Japanese before. You can say that I’m already spoiled but it’s been almost two years already since the last time I played so my memory’s fuzzy so what I have is only the general idea of things.

I’m so so glad that this has been translated! I loved Hashihime but the characters used in the Japanese version where old given the time period, not to mention the literary titles and authors that popped out every now and then that makes my head 😵. I feel like I missed a lot of details and I couldn’t shake off that FOMO feels so I stopped playing this before. But now it’s finally here! Yasss!!

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Awesome Possum 16

Time for another Awesome Possum!

Awesome Possum posts consist of random internet finds. Any blog posts, articles, videos, podcasts, anything under the sun will be included here. To be clear, this won’t only include games or manga. It will be anything and everything. Some posts may not be necessarily posted this week, but I’ve only discovered about them this week.

So let’s get started.😋

Awesome Possum 3

Awesome Possum posts consist of random internet finds. Any blog posts, articles, videos, podcasts, anything under the sun will be included here. To be clear, this won’t only include games or manga. It will be anything and everything. Some posts may not be necessarily posted this week, but I’ve only discovered about them this week.

So let’s get started. ☺️

The House in Fata Morgana: A Requiem for Innocence

Title: The House in Fata Morgana A Requiem for Innocence
Company: Novectacle
Localized by: MangaGamer
Release Date: August 2015 (JP), May 17, 2018 (NA)
Platform: PS Vita, PC (Steam)

After all the emotional rollercoaster ride that I’ve been through in The House in Fata Morgana A Requiem for Innocence, I can say that it is worth the ride.

The House in Fata Morgana: A Requiem for Innocence – Gift and Fragment

The House in Fata Morgana A Requiem for Innocence

Finishing the Main Episode unlocks the Gift part of the game. It contains the Backstage, Concert Hall, and the Art Gallery.

I don’t know about you but I was super excited for the Backstage. Morgana slew everyone in the first game’s backstage. And so in this game too.


May contain spoilers so proceed with caution!


The House in Fata Morgana: A Requiem for Innocence – Sub Episodes

The House in Fata Morgana A Requiem for Innocence

Aside from the main story of this fandisk, which is A Requiem for Innocence, the game includes short interesting stories. Like with Requiem, the focus of the stories remain on friendship and companionship. Save for Michel and Giselle’s part.


May contain spoilers so proceed with caution!


Bocchi Musume x Produce Keikaku (ボッチムスメ×プロデュース計画)

Title: ボッチムスメ×プロデュース計画
Company: Kalmia8
Available at DLsite

Update (9/8/2017): The English version is already on sale at Mangagamer’s site. Currently on sale! Go grab it!

I was never interested in R-18 games before Bocchi Musume x Produce Keikaku. Well, I was ~mildly~ interested but the length of the games deterred me from playing them. Bocchi Musume, released last March 18 for digital editions and March 25 for physical versions, is a game from Kalmia8. It is set in high school and with only two guys to go after, I figured this would be a quick play.

So…

How did my first R-18 game fare?