[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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[Manga] The Promised Neverland 1 (約束のネバーランド 1)

The Promised Neverland has been featured and reviewed a couple of times on the Manga Bookshelf. Those posts introduced me to this manga.

the promised neverland

Everyone’s praising The Promised Neverland – which I find absurd. I mean, this manga, with a fairytale-ish title and fisheye-like view on the cover, couldn’t be that good, right?

Well, it is that good.  It deserves all the praises it gets. So good, you should buy it. Now.

What is The Promised Neverland anyway?

Hold up. While I try my hardest to avoid any spoilers. I might, just a little bit, include one here and there. Be warned.

[Manga] Another 3 & 4 (アナザー 3 & 4)

Synopsis:
Kouichi and his friends find a cassette tape which is said to be recorded by a student from the previous class 3-3. It is said to contain the answer to stop the deaths altogether. The mysterious occurrences continue and it’s now reaching its peak!

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[Manga] Another 2 (アナザー 2)


Synopsis:
“It started.” That is what the whole class have been saying. With the death of a character one after the other happening to those who are related to class 3-3, Kouichi tries to dig further to what happened 26 years ago. But this time, who will be the next victim?

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[Manga] Another 1 (アナザー 1)


There is a story that most people, especially students from class 3-3, have been trying to avoid. 26 years ago, there is a student named Misaki. She is good in both academics and sports. With this, everyone is admiring her. Due to an incident, she died. However, her teachers and classmates continue their lives as if she didn’t really die. On their graduation photo, someone who shouldn’t be in the photo is there.

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