[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 10

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.

It has been a fairly quiet week~

So let’s get started.😋

Awesome Possum 6

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. 😊

Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds – Sanan, Yamazaki, Saito

Hakuoki Kyoto Winds Sanan Yamazaki Saito

At first glance, I thought I randomly grouped this three together because there’s no other grouping for them lol. But in a closer look, these three are somewhat similar to each other. They all have this difficult to approach aura.  Yes. Even the seemingly kind Sanan. So let’s start with him!


May contain spoilers so proceed with caution!


Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds – Heisuke, Sano, Shinpachi

Hakuoki Kyoto Winds Heisuke Sano Shinpachi

Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds contains 12 guys that you can go after.  This is probably the only game that I’ve played that has that much character in it. Thank goodness, you can only play half of their routes in this game (the story continues in Edo Blossoms). Somehow, I can understand why Otomate decided to split the story in half – and it’s not just about money (maaaaaaybe about 5% is not about it www). Imagine playing 12 full routes. It’ll take me half a year to finish it lol.

But still, cutting the story just when things are finally picking up in each route?  WHATщ(゚Д゚щ)


May contain spoilers so proceed with caution!


[Trial] THE CHiRAL NIGHT Rhythm Carnival

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Game Info
THE CHiRAL NIGHT Rhythm Carnival by Nitro+CHiRAL
Official Site: http://www.nitrochiral.com/game/rhythm-carnival/
Trial: http://www.nitrochiral.com/game/rhythm-carnival/#Trial

THE CHiRAL NIGHT Rhythm Carnival is a rhythm game from Nitro+CHiRAL featuring songs from their games (Togainu no Chi, Lamento, Sweet Pool, and DRAMAtical Murder). I didn’t really pay it any attention, thinking it would be the yearly CHiRaL Night event. But thanks to this post by Yume-chan, I became intrigued by this game!

Turns out, THE CHiRAL NIGHT Rhythm Carnival is frustrating yet fun to play!

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?