[Manga] The Apothecary Diaries 1

薬屋のひとりごと 1 | Kusuriya no Hitorigoto 1

Story: Hyuuga Natsu (日向夏)

Art: Nekokurage (ねこクラゲ)

Compiled by: Nanao Ikki (七緒一綺)

Status: Ongoing

Available at Amazon (EN), Rakuten Kobo (JP)

Summary from Goodreads:

After breaking a “curse” on the imperial heirs, a palace servant with training in herbal medicine is promoted up the ranks to food taster…and right into the thick of palace intrigue in this lushly illustrated period mystery series!

Maomao, a young woman trained in the art of herbal medicine, is forced to work as a lowly servant in the inner palace. Though she yearns for life outside its perfumed halls, she isn’t long for a life of drudgery! Using her wits to break a “curse” afflicting the imperial heirs, Maomao attracts the attentions of the handsome eunuch Jinshi and is promoted to attendant food taster. But Jinshi has other plans for the erstwhile apothecary, and soon Maomao is back to brewing potions and…solving mysteries?!

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[Game] Oninaki Demo

鬼ノ哭ク邦 | Oninaki

Publisher: Square Enix

Developer: Tokyo RPG Factory

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PS4, PC (Steam)

Category: Action, Adventure, RPG

Release Date: August 22, 2019

Official Sites: JP, EN

Summary from Official Website:

Reincarnation is the foundation of our way of life. We celebrate the lives we’ve been given, and offer up prayers for the next.


It is grief of death which shackles the living, and causes the dead to stray. Indeed, there is no greater affront to reincarnation.


So do we turn our grief to joy as we send off the dead.


But the souls of those who held back their tears in life still need salvation in death. A duty that falls to the Watchers.


Their task is to guide the wandering souls known as the Lost, and serve as keepers of the Living World and the Beyond.


The Watchers sever the bonds that tie the Lost to this world, and send them on to the next. They navigate the emotions of the living and the dead. They prize life above all else.


This is the story of one Watcher.

So I was wandering around the Nintendo Eshop when I came across the demo for Oninaki. I think the two games that I kept on hearing about lately were either Astral Chain or Oninaki. Between the two, I’m more interested in the former than the latter. Anyways, even if I’m interested with Astral Chain, it didn’t have a demo available so I tried Oninaki instead.

Just so we’re clear, this post will be about the demo version of Oninaki for Nintendo Switch.

May contain spoilers so proceed with caution!

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The World Ends With You

Title: The World Ends With You
Company: Square Enix, Jupiter
Release Date: April 22, 2008 (North America)
Platform: Nintendo DS
Official Site: http://www.theworldendswithyou.com/

The 15-year old Sakuraba Neku wakes up in the middle of Shibuya’s Scramble Crossing with no memories whatsoever other than his name. Confused, he looks around and notices that people don’t even notice his existence. Adding to his confusion, there are these mutated-looking animals roaming the streets. Example are bullfrogs with killer bubbles or scary dark bears. They are known as Noises and they are attacking people. A girl named Shiki suddenly made a pact with him and the two fight off the ‘Noises’.  Shiki explains to Neku that they are Players of the ‘Game’. The Noises that they have faced are not the only ones they should be wary of. There are also Reapers, a group of individuals who are set to erase players like them. Every day for seven days Reapers send out a mission to players. Unable to finish it within the time limit will ensure the erasure from the game.