Sunday, April 18, 2010

Quick After Thoughts: Planetarium **Spoilers!**

Well...

I'm FINALLY done with Planetarium....

And I sort of have that feeling after you've cried for hours thinking that life is so utterly pointless that you really have no reasons to stay.

Don't worry, I eventually snapped out of it, but Planetarium really was one of the saddest games, eroge or not, I've ever played.

It doesn't come close to Aries' death in Final Fantasy VII, but Reviere's death at the end of the game is just really saddening... and made me have that, "Why, God?" feeling.

This is the first key game I've ever played, and it makes me both scared and excited to play more. Scared because I know for a fact that I'll cry my little eyes out, but I'm still excited to see where it goes. I just think that the way the main character eventually grew fond of Reviere, the little robot girl just doing her job for 30 years, is so adorable. The theme of the whole game just make me teary eyed really fast, and the music only made the streams of tears that much quicker. xD

I need to play a more cheery game.

But, I can't wait to try out Little Busters! now. xD

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Finally playing VNs again. xD

After way too long of a break, I'm finally starting Fate/Stay Night.

I know it's going to be super long, and I'm going to want to kill myself because my eyes will hurt, but I wanna be a masochist.

Also going to make SURE I finish Planetarium soon... I feel so insanely stupid for NOT having that freaking game done. BAH!

Let's go, Aki!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Yaoi Review: Candy



Title: Candy
Author/Manga-ka: Satomi Sugita
Distributor: Oakla Publishing
For Purchase: Akadot
Price: Normally 12.95
Series Number: None/Anthology
Country of Origin: Japan

Tooru is a young man who never fit in as a child, and thankfully has the confident Takara at his side. Sadly, the two boys were ripped apart, and two years later, are under the same roof once again. Too bad Takara’s no longer the sweet and protective man Tooru knew as a child-he’s become a punk, and Tooru no longer knows what to do.

Included in this manga are four one-shots.

Art: Alright, every yaoi fan girl that I know NEEDS good art in order to even get to the plot. Sugita-san has done a wonderful job. Sugita-san’s artwork is very crisp and clean, and literally is candy for the eyes. Her use of tones are beautiful, and each page is a little delight! Rating: 8.5/10

Story line: Looking at all of the story lines Sugita-san utilized in this manga, there are a few areas where I sighed and shook my head, wondering what on earth she were thinking when making this comic. Full of over the top drama and “WTF is this” moments, I was pleased with what I was reading; but I kept questioning myself as to why I was reading it. It’s good for yaoi fan girls who enjoy/thrive off of drama and quasi-hilarious situations, but not for a fan who really wants something from the sweet tree. Rating: 7/10

The “Squee” Factor: I love myself a “squee” when I read yaoi; and not a single “squee” erupted from me while reading this manga. The characters are a BIT one (maybe two) dimensional, and the melodrama slightly takes away from the “squees”. It was a bit shallow for my tastes, but, to each her (or his) own! Rating: 4.5/10

The Cover: One of the best things an artist can do is draw readers with a flashy cover. I loved it when I pulled it off the shelves to check the age rating (because I am known to look at the age rating before anything else a lot), and couldn’t put down the fun colored title text and graphically intense background. Overall, I liked this cover; “like” being the keyword. Rating: 3.5/5

-- Final Grade: 67%: D+ Below Average --

After Thoughts: I’m standing by the grade I’ve given this manga. It’s a cute manga, I’ll give it that. I just couldn’t take the overdose of melodrama and shallow characters mixed with awkwardly placed sex. If you like a fun, medium-length read, pick up Candy and enjoy the cute boys.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Lucky Star! Collector's Box 1

Yeah, I saw it at Fry's when I went today, and my mom took sympathy on me or something and got it for me. @_@

It's actually an AMAZING box! I never actually thought that the "Special" Lucky Star boxes would be this nice, it closes by magnet... Which I think the Haruhi box set does too, but hell if I know.

I'm really excited, since I've wanted to collect Lucky Star for a little while now, and it's also been FOREVER since I've posted here. xD It's not on purpose; I have no idea why it's been so neglected, lol!

I'll probably be singing Motteke! Sailor Fuku for a few hours now that I have it; one of the CDs comes with it....

WELL, I'm off to do cooking homework for now, but I'll blog later, I have to catalog all my anime and stuff since I've been cleaning my room. I need to blog more, this is actually fun. xD

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Yaoi (Manga) Review: I Can't Stop Loving You!


Title: I Can't Stop Loving You!
Author/Manga-ka: Row Takakura
Distributor: KittyMedia
Price: 10.99 (Plus Shipping)
Series Number: 1 out of 2
Country Of Origin: Japan

Woo! My Second Yaoi Review. :)

So, this story deals with a Buddhist exorcist by the name of Kyouji. He's very good at what he does, but he can't actually SEE the ghosts he expels. That, he leaves to his best friend and lover-- Yu. Together, the duo work their way through many ghosts as well as their relationship which they keep to themselves in this crazy fantasy/occult romance manga!

Art: Very nice, wonderful detail. While reading it, I loved how it was easy to tell the difference between most of the characters. There was one instance in the later chapters of the manga where I was completely confused about which character was which in a certain situation, but it was quickly cleared up. Taking a second look at it, I also have to note that while the art is amazing and wonderful, it is rather on the plain, blended side of things. I feel like I've seen this particular art style way too many times. This is great art, but nothing that I've never seen before. Overall: 7/10

Storyline: It's fresh and inventive and very creative. The idea of a Buddhist monk-type character partnered with another man is very nice and a bit on the forbidden fruit side; making the whole concept just that much hotter. The character development is adequate; I'm just glad this manga isn't filled with air-headed himbos; those are very scary. Another enjoyable element of this manga is how Yu and Kyouji's problems as a couple exist in strange and funny ways. Yu's super-human strength is a problem in bed and they open the manga with a real laughing bomb in my opinion. I can't wait until I can read volume 2! Overall: 10/10

The "Squee" Factor: Um...I'd like to say right off the bat that there are plenty of Squee moments in I Can't Stop Loving You! There's a vast amount of these moments, and they're very Squee-rific. But, some of the Squee moments contain little things that potentially ruin the whole moment if the reader is in a certain mood. Hot, sweaty and steamy definitely describe this manga's many sex scenes, but they're nothing too amazing; making is seem like interestingly placed outright porn rather than a nice Yaoi scene. Overall: 6/10

The Cover: Having Kyouji in his monk garb for this cover shot was a really good idea. The text for the title is easy on the eye and adorable in its little heart. The pink background was what made me pick this manga up when I was in the local manga shop because I don't remember the last time I've seen a pink cover for a yaoi. Overall: 4/5

- - OVERALL: 77%: Average - - 

After Thoughts: I gave it an average score, and I have to stick with that. I mean, it's a really nice concept and everything about the characters is great! I just, don't think it stands out THAT much compared to some of the other yaoi I've read over the years. I'll still get the next volume; maybe that'll change my opinion of this little title. :)

<3

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Quick Update! :D

Kiriyama Happy Ending....

FOR. THE. WIN.

It was.. just so strange. xD

Like... The THING -wink wink-... and the other shit... @_@

It took me FOREVER to figure out why I couldn't get her good path ending. XD

BUT, I finally did. <3

The rest of Aeka's path to go and I'm done. I can't believe it's taking me THIS long to play games... What can I say? I'm just not a total speed demon when it comes to Visual Novels like Miki is.... I get distracted by other things REALLY easily. xD

Peace Out. <3