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Celebrating 1st Anniversary!

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(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚☆! Today is the anniversary of the creation of my blog! It’s kind of strange to think that it’s officially been one year since I created this blog and started posting here. Time sure flies by! Anyway, I wanted to give a great big thank you to everyone who has been following and visiting my blog up to now by hosting a little giveaway event for all my stalkers guests. Click the “read the rest of this entry” for more information about the event and prizes.

EDIT: As of 8/20 the contest is now over and so the comments are closed! The number drawn was 89 by my brother, which means that the winner is comment #29 by Eva who chose 86. Her request was a summary of Diabolik Lovers and so after Amnesia Later, I’ll be picking it up.

Thank you all so much for participating by the way! You guys are all awesome and knowing that you guys love reading my textwalls really makes me happy. I never expected to go over 15 comments or so and so getting 40 of them blew me over. Here’s a hug for you all ♥♥(づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ!! I’ll continue doing my best to writing this blog and sharing the otome love, so please feel free to drop by whenever! Your support really keeps me going! これからもよろしくお願いします!

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BWS: Bloody Nightmare ~ Guillan Guinor ~

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Guillan Guinor (ギラン ギノー)
CV: Taniyama Kisho (谷山 紀章)

Guillan is one of Arles’ trusted friends and confidant, despite being half his age. In return, he looks up to Arles and constantly seeks praise from him. He seems to extremely love violence and often acts as an interrogator for the wolves. He’s a bit spoiled and acts like a selfish child. His way of talking is rough and usually insulting, but he is true to his feelings.

(If you right-click on the images and click “view image” you can view them in full size which is 1025 x 575).

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BWS: Bloody Nightmare ~ Rath Vogart ~

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Rath Vogart (ラス ヴォガード)
CV: Kaji Yuuki (梶 裕貴)

An emotionless young man. He has been afflicted with Zodiva which caused him to lose sight in his left eye and made him resigned to his death. However, after meeting Fiona, he is given hope again and starts to believe and trust in others. He carries a lot of emotional pain with him and tends to be a lone wolf. In truth, he has a gentle soul but it is hard to hold onto that in this world.

(If you right-click on the images and click “view image” you can view them in full size which is 1025 x 575).

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BWS: Bloody Nightmare ~ Zara Skeens ~

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Zara Skeens (ザラ スキーンズ)
CV: Ishida Akira (石田 彰)

A dutiful butler in the service of the Galland family, but he also acts as a pharmacist and creates medicines for Fiona. He absolutely adores her and places her safety and health above everything else which can make him a little strict towards her. He is actually a war orphan and the last of the rabbit race.

(If you right-click on the images and click “view image” you can view them in full size which is 1025 x 575).

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BWS: Bloody Nightmare ~ Arles V. Felnoir ~

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Arles V. Felnoir (アルル V. フェルノア)
CV: Morikawa Toshiyuki (森川 智之)

Arles is the older brother to Rath and the oldest in the whole game. He was the strongest knight in the country of Weblin and used to be known as the “Silver Wolf of Salvation” for ending a war; however, now he’s known as the Wolf King. He tends to have a curt and taciturn attitude but he does act gentlemanly around Fiona… most of the time. He’s even playful from time to time. BTW I’M UNHEALTHILY BIASED TOWARDS ARLES BECAUSE HE’S A WOLF ( 。>艸<). I LOVE WOLVES SDFSGHTG.

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BWS: Bloody Nightmare ~ Julian ~

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Julian (ユリアン)
CV: Hosoya Yoshimasa (細谷 佳正)

Julian appears to be a gentle and sweet cat with his black hair, baby blue eyes, and timid behaviour. His soft voice and kind nature endears him to Fiona and he introduces himself as the caretaker of the royal garden but this gardener has dark secrets and a hidden personality. BTW I LOVE HIS DESIGN (*ノ∀ノ) DOESN’T HE JUST LOOK ADORABLE?!

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Amnesia Later ~ Ikki ~

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Ikki (イッキ)
CV: Taniyama Kishou (谷山 紀章)

Ikki has matured since the original game and he isn’t shy about showing his affections towards the heroine who has finally decided to move in with him. He’s utterly smitten with her and restrains himself from pushing her outside of her comfort zone. But this doesn’t stop his seductions or sweet teasing. Basically he’s perfect boyfriend material and I’m so bias it’s not even funny (*ノ∀ノ)イヤン.

(Sorry!! I’ll definitely get back to BWS after this but even I need a break from depressing and dark stories no matter how much I like that genre. Also, a friend was browbeating me into finishing Ikki’s route before they spoiled me silly. Don’t worry, once I finish BWS I’ll be back to finishing Amnesia Later!.. No, really, I will).

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BWS: Bloody Nightmare ~ Nesso Galland ~

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Nesso Galland (ネッソ ガーランド)
CV: Miki Shinichiro (三木 眞一郎)

This man is utterly obsessed and enamored with his younger sister; he can almost rival Mejojo in his possessiveness over Fiona, except he’s not as insane. He doesn’t even try to hide his siscon. He treats her very well and protects her fiercely. In fact, he’s Weblin’s finest and strongest knight and is the captain of a squad called the Gefreiter. HE ALSO LOOKS A LOT LIKE KANBA FROM MAWARU PENGUINDRUM /SHOT.

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BWS: Bloody Nightmare ~ Twin Ends ~

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(These twin endings appear after you finish doing Mejojo and Auger’s good and bad endings. I didn’t want to add them onto the end of Auger’s post since they involve both brothers in an equal sense. So, yay, another post! It has the added benefit of making me look like I’m updating rapidly too 8D /bricked).

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BWS: Bloody Nightmare ~ Auger von Garibaldi ~

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Auger von Garibaldi (オージェ フォン ガバルディ)
CV: Yoshino Hiroyuki (吉野 裕行)

Auger can be considered to be more insane than his twin brother, Mejojo. DON’T TRUST HIM HE’S A LIAR. He’s also a prince and heir to the throne, but he has no interest in ruling. DON’T TRUST HIM HE’S A LIAR. He’s a textbook definition of a psychopath; always looking for amusement and entertainment regardless of how it affects others. DON’T TRUST HIM HE’S A LIAR. The only one he seems to care about is his brother and he’s not even interested in Fiona. DON’T TRUST HIM HE’S A LIAR.

(The details about the plot and storyline of Black Wolves Saga can be found in Mejojo’s post. So, if curious, please refer to that post. I’ll only be doing a quick summary about the main plot in Auger’s route and focusing more on his scenes.)

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Diabolik Lovers ~ Sakamaki Shu ~

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Sakamaki Shu (逆巻 シュウ)
CV: Toriumi Kousuke (鳥海 浩輔)

(So.. it’s been a really long journey. Can you believe that it’s been 6 months since I’ve worked on these translations since only one came out every month? When I write it down like this it makes me feel kind of amazed at how quickly the time passed. Sorry for how long it took to get this one out. Life can be blamed as usual.

Anyway, Shu is an interesting character by himself. However in this CD, because of his apathetic nature, Rejet made Yui a super creepy heroine. HOLY CRAP. All of my sympathy for her is gone because of how much she harassed Shu here. At any rate, I felt like I did a good job on this translation and there isn’t much to note since Shu talks normally. Also, I have no idea if I’m going to translate the Versus series, but I have a long time to think about it (・ω\).)

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BWS: Bloody Nightmare ~ Mejojo von Garibaldi ~

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Mejojo von Garibaldi (メヨーヨ フォン ガバルディ)
CV: Sakurai Takahiro (櫻井 孝宏)

Mejojo is freakishly possessive and carries a lot of psychological trauma. I could write essays on why this guy probably acts the way he does, but let’s just say he’s not an average guy. He’s the prince and heir to the throne of the kingdom. He’s known as the serious one of the twins, but he has his crazy moments and a burning burning hatred towards wolves.

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Diabolik Lovers ~ Sakamaki Reiji ~

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Sakamaki Reiji (逆巻 レイジ)
CV: Konishi Katsuyuki (小西 克幸)

(PRAISE THE POWERS THAT BE! They actually took a step back from the path this series was going down on and made Reiji so much more lovable. Or maybe I’m just utterly biased towards Konishi’s voice.. Ahh~ but Reiji is such a gentleman that hilariously enough I started to get offended at how much self-control he had. I was actually going “HOW ARE YOU RESISTING THE HEROINE’S MARY SUE POWERS (屮゚Д゚)屮“.

Notes about the translation: His keigo, or way of speech, is bloody hard to translate so just keep in mind that he talks and acts very politely, kind of like a butler! At the beginning he tells the heroine to sit seiza-style, which is why it’s so painful. I translated that part as “kneel” since it sounds weird in English to demand someone to sit seiza-style).

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Podcast ~ Sadism in Otome ~

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Episode 1: Sadism

I know I know, I should be working on translations or summaries for games, but this was too interesting to pass up (>人<;)! My fellow podcaster, Suri from kisscoma, and I have noticed the recent trend of sadistic otome games and the polarized responses from players and fans. Because of this we started discussing the topic of sadism with each other, but 140 words on twitter made it near impossible (plus we were starting to spam the timeline and so we needed to gtfo ;;).

This post will feature the outline of our podcast and the general topic headings of what we touched on. I’m sure we missed a lot of points and since Suri and I held the same view, it might not have been the most optimal discussion. So I definitely encourage anyone and everyone to comment below and add to the discussion or give feedback about our first podcast. The only rules are to remain polite and respectful.

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Diabolik Lovers ~ Sakamaki Laito ~

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Sakamaki Laito (逆巻 ライト)
CV: Hirakawa Daisuke (平川 大輔)

(From what I heard in his premium corner, I was looking forward to a playful flirt after Kanato but instead what I got was.. well.. this. Laito is insanely abusive. INSANELY. He’s also delusional and even more full of himself than Ayato.. This series is just plummeting into the land of the crazy, especially since this CD is full of dub-con. Reader discretion is advised.

I don’t recommend taking my translation as gospel for what Laito says either, because it’s difficult to get his implications across. Especially the line at 28:40, where he’s talking about how she lives. He’s not saying it in a tone of “the requirement to live here is..” It’s more like he’s pointing out that that’s the way she’s living in their house. Once again implying that she’s a… loose woman).

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