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Celebrating 8th Anniversary!

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Ha ha! This time I’ve scheduled this post ahead of time so I don’t forget it like I did last year (and had to do an embarrassing backdate). I never know what to say in these things, but here’s a HUGE thank you to everyone who has supported my blog up until now and a WARM WELCOME to all the newcomers that joined this year! I’ve always done what I do on this blog for myself, but it’s nice to connect with other people who share the same interests!

Looking back over the year, and comparing this post to my last anniversary post, it looks like I finally finished my Light Beyond translation (and then immediately started up another LN translation LOL). I’ve also opened up commissions and the interest in people for that exceeded my expectations a thousand times, so thank you all so much (๑→‿←๑).

Regarding the future of this blog, I still plan on continuing with it and heading wherever my interests take me (as long as it’s otome-related)! I’m trying hard to make my way back to otome games and am in the middle of endless Pio Fiore, which… just got localized. AKSYS STOP TARGETING ME LIKE THIS. Honest to gods, every single game I want to play they nab for localization. And you’d think I’d be like “Okay, I won’t blog about it then…” but I blog about these games for my own memory and practice!!

The main reason for my slow playing speed is because I’ve got other personal projects going on. It’s my goal to finish writing my WIP novel by the end of next year, so I’ve been stretching my time between that, this blog, and my full-time job. I also finished my part in a game project that I was working on with some friends, so woohoo!

Anyway, thanks again to everyone who has left a comment on this blog, dropped by for a view, or are just a long-standing lurker. I hope next year brings more games onto this blog LOL. Incidentally, I’ll be hosting a giveaway this year since I’m much more prepared. Please see the details below!!

PRIZES

  1. ONE visual novel from Steam; or
  2. ONE drama CD translation.

RULES

  • Giveaway will start at 00:00 PDT 18 August 2019 and end at 23:59 PDT 25 August 2019.
  • Pick a number between 1-500 and tell me about a story you’ve read and enjoyed recently (romance stories get a bonus heart from me!!).
  • I’ll be picking two winners!
  • I’ll edit in the winners and close comments for this post when the contest is over.

Miss Appraiser and the Gallery Demon 2 ~ Chapter One ~

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Chapter One: The Insatiable Corridor

That event could be traced back to a few days ago.

The location was the art gallery of the Houro district, which was set in the southern part of the royal capital Sprarugle.

Today Riz was also staring passionately at a book of paintings, staying inside a storehouse overflowing with art panels, painting materials, and reference books. She was sprawled out on a chaise lounge with a thin blanket over her knees.

Riz was presently the owner of this art gallery, although it was only for the period until her uncle Hine, who left for another country, returned. She could immerse herself in the world of art to her heart’s content.

She was relishing in her joy when the door to the art studio was opened from the corridor.

A man in austere clothing, sort of like a butler, entered and directly approached Riz.

“My lady, letters have arrived.”

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SNB Takeda ~ 光盟 Chapter 3.5 ~

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Chapter 3: Fortune and Misfortune Come By Turns

Masakage lost a battle with Kikkawa Motoharu of the Mouri army. Somehow his life managed to hang on, but his wounds were quite deep and his health was a battle against time. In order to save Masakage, she gave him blood immediately, but…?

Chapter 3.5

[MASANOBU]: “Haah!!”

The yakuma made a dying scream at Masanobu-san’s swung blade and then collapsed.

[MASANOBU]: “… Finally, one. They’re tougher than I thought.”

[YUZUKI]: (Masanobu-san looks really tired…)

[YUZUKI]: “Are you OK?”

[MASANOBU]: “Mm, this degree is still alright—“

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RN Kurusu ~ 2019 Birthday ~

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Mikado wrote some cute tweets celebrating Kurusu’s birthday, so I decided to translate that as well. There were other small skits celebrating the release of the other characters and stuff, but they’re a bit OOC so I’m not going to bother translating those.


— July 7th, in the inner offices of the Port and Harbour Ministry of Welfare —

[MAKABE]: “It’s rare for you to come into work on Sunday.”

[KURUSU]: “It’s really awful, isn’t it? It’s even my birthday too.”

[MAKABE]: “I thought you’d say that, so there’s a present prepared for you in your lab from everyone in SCID.”

[KURUSU]: “Huh, what’s with this strange turn of events? Oh well, thanks.”

— Several minutes later in Kurusu’s lab —

[KURUSU]: “… Aah, I really am greatly loved by everyone.” (He said this while looking at a mountain of appraisal requests)

Happy Birthday Kurusu

Rouge et Noir ~ Implied Odds ~

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Kurusu Rei (来栖 玲)
CV: 佐和真中

Rouge et Noir ~ Implied Odds ~

It been about a year since the flood of the new drug, Rouge et Noir. Due to the weakening of the crime syndicate, House, a series of events is heading to being resolved.

In the midst of this, you are a narcotics officer belonging to the Special Criminal Investigations Department (also known as SCID) and in Los Angeles together with Kurusu Rei, a forensic officer belonging to the forensic department, to participate in an information exchange conference that is routinely held between the Narcotics Control Division of the Port and Harbour Ministry of Welfare and the DEA (the American Narcotics Control Division). However, the drug sample that was to be presented at the conference was stolen by the hands of someone.

You and Kurusu recovered the drug sample, but the whereabouts of a “certain someone” became clear from the belongings of the criminal who was secured—

R18 content warning. Thank you to the anonymous commissioner for their second request!

Here is a timeline for those confused since I’ve jumped around the series: Under the Gun > Check in the Dark > Double Down > Eye in the Sky > Pure Bluff > Second Barrel > Implied Odds > Maximum Bet > All In. Jacks or Better occurs somewhere after Double Down and before Maximum Bet. Makabe’s VR edition is also a side story.

Implied Odds is a term for calculating how much you expect to win after taking into consideration the amount you paid to get in and the current pot amount. For example, if you paid 10$ to win $50 then apparently you average $1.74 for every call you make. There’s a formula for calculating this out there.

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SNB Takeda ~ 光盟 Chapter 3.4 ~

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Chapter 3: Fortune and Misfortune Come By Turns

Masakage lost a battle with Kikkawa Motoharu of the Mouri army. Somehow his life managed to hang on, but his wounds were quite deep and his health was a battle against time. In order to save Masakage, she gave him blood immediately, but…?

Chapter 3.4

The three people standing in front of the stone slab didn’t seem to notice us, maybe because they were focusing.

[YUZUKI]: (Being here means…)

[YUZUKI]: “It can’t be the Mouri army, could it?”

[MASANOBU]: “No… they’re—“

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SNB Takeda ~ 光盟 Chapter 3.3 ~

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Chapter 3: Fortune and Misfortune Come By Turns

Masakage lost a battle with Kikkawa Motoharu of the Mouri army. Somehow his life managed to hang on, but his wounds were quite deep and his health was a battle against time. In order to save Masakage, she gave him blood immediately, but…?

Chapter 3.3

[KAMANOSUKE]: “… It’s weird.”

Kamanosuke-kun murmured this while we advanced through Mouri’s lands, following the light released from the necklace.

[MASANOBU]: “Weird… what is?”

[KAMANOSUKE]: “Sanada’s sacred treasure and Uesugi’s sacred treasure glowed for an instant before disappearing, but Takeda’s sacred treasure is still shining…”

[YUZUKI]: (Now that it’s mentioned… Does that mean this light really is Himemiko-sama responding to my call?)

[KAMANOSUKE]: “I wonder why…? Are our sacred treasures different from this one somehow?”

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SNB Takeda ~ 光盟 Chapter 3.2 ~

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Chapter 3: Fortune and Misfortune Come By Turns

Masakage lost a battle with Kikkawa Motoharu of the Mouri army. Somehow his life managed to hang on, but his wounds were quite deep and his health was a battle against time. In order to save Masakage, she gave him blood immediately, but…?

Chapter 3.2

[SHINGEN]: “This direction is… Mouri territory, huh.”

Shingen-san murmured this, seeing the light released from the sacred treasure.

[YUZUKI]: (There should be a clue on Himemiko-sama in Mouri’s lands… Could it be possible that Himemiko-sama is trying to lend her power? If that’s the case…)

[YUZUKI]: “If we follow this light, we might know of a way to save Masakage-kun.”

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SNB Takeda ~ 光盟 Chapter 3.1 ~

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Chapter 3: Fortune and Misfortune Come By Turns

Masakage lost a battle with Kikkawa Motoharu of the Mouri army. Somehow his life managed to hang on, but his wounds were quite deep and his health was a battle against time. In order to save Masakage, she gave him blood immediately, but…?

Chapter 3.1

I wanted everyone to be unharmed. The ones who returned to me as I wished that though was a grave-faced Shingen-san, Nobuharu-san, and—

[MASAKAGE]: “Haa… haah…”

[YUZUKI]: “Masakage-kun…!?”

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SNB Uesugi ~ 光盟 Chapter 3.5 ~

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Chapter 3: The Withered Tree Flowers

An abrupt appearance of a commander of the Mouri army. Because of that one man, Kikkawa Motoharu, Kagekatsu sustained a grievous wound. The wound was deep and even with the power of her blood it couldn’t be healed. She wished strongly to save Kagekatsu and in that moment…

Chapter 3.5

[YUZUKI]: (There’s no time…!)

I reflexively closed my eyes at the approaching yakuma’s attack. However, no matter how long I waited, the impact did not come.

[KANETSUGU]: “Ggh… Hey, are you okay!?”

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SNB Uesugi ~ 光盟 Chapter 3.4 ~

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Chapter 3: The Withered Tree Flowers

An abrupt appearance of a commander of the Mouri army. Because of that one man, Kikkawa Motoharu, Kagekatsu sustained a grievous wound. The wound was deep and even with the power of her blood it couldn’t be healed. She wished strongly to save Kagekatsu and in that moment…

Chapter 3.4

Maybe it was because the three shapes were focused on the stone slab, but they hadn’t noticed us.

[YUZUKI]: “Could they be… the Mouri army?”

[MASANOBU]: “No… they’re—“

The instant Masanobu-san tried to speak the three people turned around.

[???]: “Huh? Just when I wondered who it’d be it was you guys.”

[KANETSUGU]: “!”

[MASANOBU]: “Mori Ranmaru of the Oda army, Takenaka Hanbee of the Toyotomi army, and—“

[KAMANOSUKE]: “… Katakura Kojuurou of the Date army.”

[YUZUKI]: (Why are they here…?)

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SNB Uesugi ~ 光盟 Chapter 3.3 ~

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Chapter 3: The Withered Tree Flowers

An abrupt appearance of a commander of the Mouri army. Because of that one man, Kikkawa Motoharu, Kagekatsu sustained a grievous wound. The wound was deep and even with the power of her blood it couldn’t be healed. She wished strongly to save Kagekatsu and in that moment…

Chapter 3.3

Joining up with Takeda’s Kousaka Masanobu and Sanada’s Yuri Kamanosuke, we proceeded into Mouri’s lands, but discovered trees blocking the road.

[KANETSUGU]: “Why are there fallen trees piled up here?”

[MASANOBU]: “It looks like someone moved them… We can’t go on until we move them.”

[MASANOBU]: “I’ll grab this end, so you grab the other.”

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SNB Uesugi ~ 光盟 Chapter 3.2 ~

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Chapter 3: The Withered Tree Flowers

An abrupt appearance of a commander of the Mouri army. Because of that one man, Kikkawa Motoharu, Kagekatsu sustained a grievous wound. The wound was deep and even with the power of her blood it couldn’t be healed. She wished strongly to save Kagekatsu and in that moment…

Chapter 3.2

The light that stretched towards Mouri lands reminded me about Himemiko-sama.

[YUZUKI]: (There might be a clue on Himemiko-sama in Mouri’s territory.)

[YUZUKI]: (If that’s the case, then wouldn’t this light also mean something…?)

[YUZUKI]: “Kenshin-san, maybe this light is a clue from Himemiko-sama? One to save Kagekatsu-kun…”

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SNB Uesugi ~ 光盟 Chapter 3.1 ~

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Chapter 3: The Withered Tree Flowers

An abrupt appearance of a commander of the Mouri army. Because of that one man, Kikkawa Motoharu, Kagekatsu sustained a grievous wound. The wound was deep and even with the power of her blood it couldn’t be healed. She wished strongly to save Kagekatsu and in that moment…

Chapter 3.1

Kagekatsu was cut down— such unbelievable information flew in and my mind went blank.

[YUZUKI]: (There must be some sort of mistake…!)

However, a limp Kagekatsu-kun carried into the main camp, without showing any signs of opening his eyes, made that wish in vain.

[KENSHIN]: “Kageie, please treat him.”

[KAGEIE]: “Yes!”

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SNB Toyotomi ~ 光盟 Chapter 3.5 ~

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Chapter 3: Will

A scream echoed on the battlefield. When they ran towards the location of the voice there they found Toshiie heavily injured by Mouri Motonari. Despite trying to use her blood to heal Toshiie’s wound though…

Chapter 3.5

Due to Hanbee-kun’s proposal, there was a temporary truce in place, and everyone began to fight the yakuma together, but—

I could see that Hanbee-kun’s movements were slower than usual, maybe because the wound he got from protecting me hurt.

[YUZUKI]: “Does the wound from earlier hurt? If so, then my blood—“

[HANBEE]: “We can’t. If I drink your blood here then your secret will be discovered by the other armies, right?”

[YUZUKI]: “But at this rate your arm injury will…!”

[HANBEE]: “It’s fine, it’s fine. I’ll be open when I’m drinking your blood and when that happens… ah!”

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