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CV: Hosoya Yoshimasa (細谷 佳正)
(Chapter 2 starts to give you choices so I didn’t have much of a choice but to merge it into a character post, kind of like how I usually blog, aha. So, this post is going to cover Yamato’s end too and uh… let’s say it’s not what you’re going to expect. Chapter 2 is also only unlocked after you see this side story attached to it so I’ll throw that in here first.)
Oh, wow, time sure flies by fast. It’s been four years already since I started this blog! I’m also noticing that I have fewer and fewer posts between my anniversaries, oops. Life has just been really busy for me now that I’m not a student and trying to figure out what I want to do with my life (you know, adult responsibilities and stuff). As always I’d like to thank everyone who has stuck with me and all the new people who have subscribed to this blog (or check back on it regularly) too despite my frustratingly slow posts.
I’d like to talk a bit about the future of this blog too. Don’t worry, it’s nothing bad! I want to reassure everyone that this blog will always be here for as long as WordPress allows it and that I’ll continue to upkeep it too to make sure that all the images are here; and, at this point, I’m still interested in otome games so I’ll still continue to blog away at my slow pace. I’ve asked my readers about my posting style before in previous anniversaries and the overall majority seems to enjoy my super long posts (despite the slow speed) so I’ll continue to do that.
But I am thinking about changing my posting style a bit. My games seem to lean towards being story-centric which feature either episodes or chapters, so I’ve been thinking about posting chapters as I finish them to increase my posting speed and decrease the waiting time for everyone. I’d like to hear what people think about that! Yes? No? Would you rather have really long and big posts when I finish a route or chapter by chapter? Characters will still have their own posts for their routes that will include all their endings though.
At any rate, let’s move onto the fun part now! I will be giving away ONE DRAMA CD TRANSLATION and ONE COPY OF AMNESIA: MEMORIES on Steam! I won’t be doing game translation requests because the last time that happened I had to flail around for two years before completing it, haha.
GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. The winning number is 7! aki092 (6) and aika chan (8) are our winners!
(Each of these short stories cost 150 points ;w; I’m going to need to shoot more butterflies in this game to earn points for the rest of these, haha. At any rate, these episodes show some small and cute events with the cast before we go back to the doom and gloom. By the way, according to the flowchart, it looks like all of these are happening around the end of Chapter 1.)
(The mystery of this mansion deepens. Does anyone have any favorite characters yet? I’m a total fan of Hikage and Mr. Fox Mask right now.)
(I couldn’t resist. I’ve been hearing many good things about this game and I’m a fanatic for story-centric games as one could tell from my list of favorite games that I support on the side; Shinigami to Shoujo, Black Wolves Saga, and Hana Awase. I will probably blog this first before returning to Hime-hen, which I haven’t been able to drum up enthusiasm for at this point in time. I’m also going to try a new style of blogging and update by chapters, so let me know what you guys think!)
Tsukinami Carla (月浪 カルラ)
CV: Morikawa Toshiyuki (森川 智之)
Tsukinami Shin (月浪 シン)
CV: Morikubo Shoutarou (森久保 祥太郎)
(Requested by Yellow Apple for this blog’s 3rd Anniversary Giveaway. I wasn’t able to find any other interesting drama CD so I ended up coming back to your first request ;;; I’M SO SORRY FOR HOW LONG IT TOOK. Also, there’s some more background information about these guys and basically everything that is going on in Diabolik Lovers Dark Fate in these three CDs that were translated by Rin from Love-colored Sky).
CV: Igarashi Hiromi (五十嵐 裕美)
Orion is a precious angel sent down from the heavens and nothing can dissuade me from believing this. He has such endless optimism and positivity and he continues to care very deeply about the heroine. The story is partially set in Ukyo’s route where the heroine is going out with Ukyo but she doesn’t have memories of what happened in August. Orion and her meet and she is struck by constant nostalgia.
(THE LONG JOURNEY IS OVER! Thank you to everyone again for their patience in me completing Amnesia Later. This also finishes up Yellow Apple’s request for me to finish up this series |D so yay! I’m going to move into Hana Awase Himeutsugi-hen after this but unfortunately they don’t have Hime-hen banners, so I’ll be using Mizuchi-hen banners as progress updates).
CV: Yoshida Seiko (吉田 聖子)
It isn’t really explained how Lin and Rika became friends. It seems like they became acquainted through the Maid and Butler Cafe and from Rika being Ikki’s friend. At any rate, she’s quite friendly here and has a hilariously normal life despite her personality. They end up talking about Ikki and Ukyo in the girls party.
CV: Akutsu Kana (阿久津 加奈)
Mine is younger than the heroine and it seems like they met while working at the Maid and Butler Cafe. She comes off as being a bit blunt and full of confidence in herself, but she has her cute points too. The girls party ends up talking about Shin and Waka.
CV: Moriya Satomi (森谷 里美)
Sawa has known Lin since their high school days and they’ve been good friends since then. She’s a very bubbly and excited girl although she comes off as a bit oblivious sometimes. This route also involves some gossiping about Kent and Toma in a girls party.
CV: Takahashi Hidenori (高橋 英則)
Waka has different personalities depending on the world the heroine is in and so we get to explore some scenes with all of them. In Shin’s world, Waka is very effeminate. In Kent’s world, he barely speaks. In Ikki’s world, he’s a war general. And in Ukyo’s world, he’s an assassin. I’m not sure why Toma’s world isn’t represented here… maybe Waka was just too normal there? It’s also neat that he uses a slightly different voice for all versions of Waka but these routes were also a bit weird since they were half-romantic but set in the same universe that the heroine ends up with the main characters.
CV: Miyata Kouki (宮田 幸季)
Ukyo and the heroine have many issues to resolve since the first game; there is the issue of the heroine not having any memories of what happened in the first game, and there is still the other Ukyo to deal with. This route ties up the loose ends from the first game as well as showing what life is like with Ukyo when the world is not trying to kill them.
(AND I’M BACK! MY PLAN IS TO FINISH UP THE REST OF AMNESIA LATER REALLY QUICKLY AND THEN HEAD INTO HIME-HEN. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CONTINUES TO SUPPORT ME DESPITE MY FREQUENT BREAKS AND SLOW POSTS).
Sakamaki Shu (逆巻 シュウ)
CV: Toriumi Kousuke (鳥海 浩輔)
Shu is the eldest of the brothers in the Sakamaki family. He comes off as being lethargic and disinterested in everything and anything but, as like all his other brothers, this personality came from an event in his past. He can be surprisingly sadistic and perverted. Also, underneath his lethargy, he can be quite cunning.
(I CAN’T BELIEVE WE DID IT. I finally collected all the vampires and this concludes my Diabolik Lovers journey. I won’t be playing More Blood or Dark Fate. Moreover, can you seriously believe it’s been two years since I started this game? LOL. I’ve finally completed Eva’s request from my blog’s first anniversary though ;;; SERIOUSLY THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PATIENCE).
Wow… I honestly can’t believe that it’s been three years since I first started this blog and that it’s still going on strong with people reading it and me updating it (๑￫‿￩๑). I’ve had such an amazing year with you guys and I hope that we’ll get to continue going on like this for a long time!
I’m not quite sure what to say here other than profusely apologizing for my speed like I always seem to be doing. It’s kind of hilarious to see that it’s almost been three years since I started Diabolik Lovers (I’m on my last route though so that particular journey is about to be finished soon). Anyway, I’m actually not quite sure what to do for my 3rd anniversary. It seems kind of boring if I just borrowed the same idea from my last anniversary and I’d hate to be predictable so…
I want this giveaway to be me sharing some of my interests with you guys and stuff since I’m working and can afford to lavish you wonderful people with gifts ♥～(‘▽‘人)! It’ll be a giveaway of some tangible games as well as the usual translations.
EDIT: The giveaway has now ended and the random generator spat out the number 33. Our winner is Yellow Apple (who was right on the number, wow) and they have a week to reply in the comments below with what prize they want below and also a bonus in picking out what kind of game they want me to focus on from my backlog. Thank you as always to everyone who participated and now that I’m holidays I’ll try to reply to all your comments <3.
Sakamaki Laito (逆巻 ライト)
CV: Hirakawa Daisuke (平川 大輔)
Laito is the oldest of the triplets and comes with a manipulative streak a mile long. He appears to be a flighty and ditsy playboy but that just hides his perceptiveness and cunning. He has this habit of calling Yui by the nickname “Bitch-chan”. He also has a terribly cynical view on love and only seems to believe in lust due to his past with his mother.
((I don’t have anything to say about how long this took me. I’m really sorry! Laito was an interesting character but at the same time he didn’t… excite me. Anyway, I did things a little bit differently with going from Ending 01 to Ending 03 because that’s actually how it works. You start from Maniac and choose the “S” choices rather than “M” ones, which unlocks Ending 03 first and then Ending 02 is the full on “S” Ending)).