「Localization Decisions For Literal Dummies」 Akiba’s Trip 2 and “weaboos”

Mar­velous USA (a.k.a. XSEED) is one of the only local­iza­tion com­pa­nies I trust nowa­days when it comes to Japan­ese video games. I par­tic­u­lar­ly com­mend them for respect­ing the tar­get audi­ence of the niche games they bring over and pay­ing no heed to our west­ern cul­ture’s increas­ing­ly inces­sant need for polit­i­cal cor­rect­ness. Their local­iza­tion of Akiba’s […]

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「Localization Decisions For Literal Dummies」 Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky

Alright, I love the crap out of the Ate­lier series. Old school JRPG game­play with adorable char­ac­ters designed by awe­some Japan­ese artists such as Mel and Hidari, and alche­my man­age­ment with some minor VN ele­ments thrown in here and there? I’m game, def­i­nite­ly bet­ter than your annu­al soul­less first-per­­son shoot­er series. And I total­ly appre­ci­ate […]

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Back with new content and a new PC

Alright then… first post of 2016. Sor­ry about the sud­den dis­ap­pear­ance of new posts. What was sup­posed to be a month-long break from the blog for school turned out to be a dis­as­ter. You see, I was going to write a Christmas/New Years post about my 2015 weeb high­lights for 12 Days of Ani­me, but […]

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Oversensitive people shouldn’t indulge in creative media, ever

Rin’s look of dis­gust. Shin­ji being a sicko. The jus­tice served by Lancer (and more). This was from an ANN review of episode 19 of Fate/stay night Unlim­it­ed Blade Works, and no, I’m not going to link to it. If you real­ly want to read that review, look it up your­self, although I sug­gest not […]

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Prequels, Sequels, Originals: Knowing the Difference

Gigan­tic fran­chis­es with mul­ti­ple iter­a­tions often have new­com­ers think­ing to them­selves, “Where exact­ly do I start?” Usu­al­ly, folks assume that every fran­chise that con­tain iter­a­tions that fall into the same in-uni­­verse “time­line” require them to start at the very begin­ning of its chronol­o­gy. And usu­al­ly, all it ends up being is one big incor­rect assump­tion.

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Uguu Review! Fate/stay night (Visual Novel)

問おう。貴方が私のマスターか? If the ban­ner change has­n’t tipped you off, I’ve been on a Fate/ kick late­ly. Of all the big fran­chis­es to get hit by the so-called “dirty sec­ondary” syn­drome, I believe the Fate/ series is one that gen­uine­ly gets hit pret­ty hard by it. I’m not going to lie, I sound like a giant […]

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Cancerous Ship Girls Rant: The Expansion

Image Cred­it: 蒼天空 from Pix­iv …Ill­ness when writ­ing that mess aside, I don’t think it need­ed to be any clear­er for com­pre­hen­sion. I was going to do anoth­er Card­cap­tor Saku­ra post or a Fate/stay night Unlim­it­ed Blade Works post, but in light of cer­tain reac­tions to my pre­vi­ous Kan­tai Col­lec­tion post from denizens of the […]

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Happy New Year!

Image Cred­it: あきのん from Pix­iv よいお年をお迎えください! It’s final­ly 2015 on my side of the world, guys! I did­n’t do a “12 Days of Ani­me” count­down for the end of 2014, but I’m still up to share some blurbs of my Japan­ese-relat­ed high­lights of 2014 all in one post (exclud­ing Fanime, you can see that post […]

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Happy Belated Halloween! (Project Zero/Fatal Frame)

Big giant NO Hope every­one had a Hap­py Hal­loween! Though more than a day late, I felt com­pelled to hon­or the hor­ror fes­tiv­i­ties we had this sea­son using this hum­ble lit­tle Japanophile blog of mine in some way or anoth­er. Rather than div­ing into some biz­zarro hor­ror man­ga by the likes of Itou Jun­ji and […]

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Uguu Review! Hoshizora no Memoria ‑Wish upon a Shooting Star-

Pray to become star­ry sky tomor­row… So final­ly, after about 50 years, here’s anoth­er write-up of a visu­al nov­el (I ful­ly admit that I’m absolute­ly damedame). The title of the day is Hoshi­zo­ra no Memo­ria ‑Wish upon a Shoot­ing Star‑, a moege/charage by Favorite and one that is avail­able with a fan-tran­s­la­­tion (by Stair­case Subs). […]

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