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(Welcome back from Kagiha’s route. WASN’T THAT FUN!? Now we get to have happy-cute times… hopefully. There’s also an important episode that we need to read about first before tackling other interlude scenes. Also, I may shove some extra childhood scenes here because organizing these short episodes are hard and I don’t know which one belongs to which character (>A<;) MERCY ON ME GAME. Also, cookies to everyone who has managed to follow my crazy posting style for this game. PS. This CG sums up my feelings for Kagiha.)
CV: Toriumi Kousuke (鳥海 浩輔)
Kagiha is a gentle and kind person. He always tries his best to keep the peace and mediates between anyone getting into a fight. He cares for everyone but it is also obvious that he is especially fond of the heroine. Much like the others, he says that he doesn’t remember anything apart from waking in the mansion but he also seems to have a deep connection with the heroine, feeling that she is familiar upon first sight. Random fact: he’s the tallest out of all the men.
(Due to some… special things in this route I’m going to post the route first before posting the happy-cute interlude one. YOU’LL SEE WHY.)
CV: Hosoya Yoshimasa (細谷 佳正)
(Because I made the mistake of listening to the character songs for this game and realized “OH GOD. I REALLY LIKE THEM”. Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly’s character songs are very good at summarizing the themes and my feelings for each character route and so I decided I would translate these for everyone else to enjoy too, kind of like what I did for Hana Awase. SPOILERS ALERT.)
(Is this the first happy character route!? IT IS. IT FINALLY IS! I won’t spoil who this character is and so I won’t be tagging anything except for the usual general tags, but those who have been following my Psychedelica posts will know. This is my attempt at encouraging people to read these posts as a series.)
(Gotta clear out more ends until I unlock the character routes. I’m going to do a quick summary of everything that happens at the beginning up to this end, but if you want more details then please read the first few Psychedelica posts I have from the Prologue to Yamato.)
(This post will contain the rest of the common route all the way to the Best End, and so it has tons of spoilers. You’re going to need to read this to understand the rest of the true ends, but after you read this please please PLEASE don’t spoil this game for people who haven’t played it yet because the reveals are FANTASTIC when you have no idea what’s coming.)
(I’m developing an aneurysm trying to come up with a nice way to present these short episodes. Okay, so the majority of these are going to be Yamato’s short episodes but they will feature some other ones because we need to have cleared 17 of these to advance to the end of the game. All of these seem to be happening around Chapter 4, or are flashbacks).
(Okay, so a bunch of routes are locked until you complete some general endings which is what I’m doing right now, SO THIS IS ALL A PART OF THE PLAN, but I should reveal that I wanted to get the BEST END first… instead I got the BAD END, oops. Let me just admit that I have no talent at otome games without a guide. Also, it may seem like it took me forever to write this short post but I actually had to read a ton of side episodes so… there’s gonna be an explosion of posts once I’m ready.)
CV: Hosoya Yoshimasa (細谷 佳正)
Yamato is a very blunt and short-tempered man. He comes off as being rough-around-the-edges but of course he’s just hiding a heart of gold. He shows how much he cares about the people around him through his actions though he’d like to deny feeling any sort of softness and kindness for most of the people around him. Much like the others, he has no memories of his life before appearing in this mansion except for this impatience that drives him to want to escape as soon as possible because “someone” is waiting for him.
(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.)
(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).