CV: Shimono Hiro (下野 紘)
Shikigami, curses, divination.
These techniques to battle against things that are not human have been forgotten together with the change in times.
However, in the modern age, there have been people who continuously inherit these techniques. The Bureau of Onmyou. The descendants of the legendary onmyouji, Abe no Seimei.
Perhaps due to opposing revengeful ghosts, which cannot be defeated by human means, these present onmyoujis have distortions in them as humans.
Due to a certain incident, you learned of “their” existence of fighters against monsters every day. And that was the end of your ordinary life.
“Show me it more clearly. You have such beautiful hair.”
An onmyouji who belongs to the Bureau of Onmyou (External Division of the Cabinet Office).
He’s a person who finds everything to be bothersome. In other words, “I’ll spare no effort in order to be able to relax.” For this reason, he shows a bizarre obsession about things he feels can be useful to him. It’s not only tools and shikigami, but even humans are no exception.
He uses a shikigami, called matagi, in the form of a rope braided with a woman’s hair.
In reality he’s intelligent, but because he finds it bothersome he doesn’t use his head much. As a result, he often makes the easiest choice and frequently gets wounded. Even so, that he manages to handle it is due to his excellence as an onmyouji.
Thank you to Lux for the commission! Oh god, excuse my notes but there are so many terms that I didn’t think I should translate because this whole series is about Japanese onmyouji.
Note1: In an extremely simplistic way, onmyouji can be thought of to be exorcists. But they actually do more than that and know more than that.
Note2: Depending on the media, shikigami can be many things, such as beings the onmyouji create as a representation of their power or they are spirits who are bound (or contracted) to the onmyouji to serve as their agents.
Sakazagi Yuzuru (坂崎 弓弦)
The company you worked at was bought by an American company, and a new boss came from their headquarters.
He was your childhood friend, two years older and your first love, Yuzuru.
Yuzuru’s mouth was as terrible as usual and he enjoyed your reactions when he teased you, but he supported you at work and in your personal life and he looked after you.
One day, you visited Yuzuru’s house to nurse him when he unusually came down with a fever. The following day, in an unexpected turn of events, you crossed a line with the recovered Yuzuru—
Thank you to Shinta for the commission! R18 warning. You can grab this at JP DLsite too!
Solona Redfall (ソロナ・レッドフォール)
CV: Midorikawa Hikaru (緑川 光)
A handsome and listless musician, whose specialty is the violin. He has many scars and is wrapped in an air of mystery. He manages the affairs of the castle and is more knowledgeable about the castle than anyone else. According to reports, it seems like he hasn’t spoken to anyone for many years and, rather than being a poor talker, he has a sharp tongue.
My thanks to anonymous for the first part of their commission. I cannot stress how important it is to listen to this series in order and I’ll be providing links (+ some extra material) for the volumes that I won’t be translating because mikorin did a great job with them already. WARNING: Torture depictions. It’s Reject… what do you expect? Haha!
Hero Confinement ~ The Heroine was Felled by an Incubus ~
“The reason I confined you? Naturally, it’s for us to lie together, Miss Hero.”
The person who appeared in front of you when you woke up in an unfamiliar mansion called himself “Ray”, the incubus who was the right hand of the demon lord.
His purpose was to obtain power after copulating with you, the hero, and when he was refused he began to touch you, stating “I shall draw out the real you.” In contrast to his teasing and obscene words, his comfortable touch brought out pleasure.
Drowning in pleasure, before you knew it, you even forgot your status as a hero and began to anticipate sleeping with Ray…
“You simply haven’t noticed this yourself, but you feel even more pleasure when you are tormented…”
“As a reward, I shall offer up what you desire.”
You can no longer escape from the incubus who has thorough knowledge of everything about you…
Thank you to AquaBenten for the commission! R18 warning. You can grab this on ENG DLsite or JP DLsite. Gods, I love this doujin circle and recommend people check out their other works too. On another note, I decided to go with their anniversary image because the cover art is too much naked girl and I didn’t want to surprise anyone clicking into my site (“Ili, you say this as if a half-naked man is okay…” SHHH).
CV: Masuda Toshiki (増田 俊樹)
The Vocalists Sing ♥ In the Last Live of Their Fates
There are six vocalists registered as bands at “Climax Records”, a music production company.
The six sold their CDs reasonably well and avoided being dismissed. However, President Panda couldn’t be satisfied with that alone. One day, President Panda gave an even further ultimatum.
For preparations of a flashy live, the six vocalists must satisfy their colleagues at the company, the audience, and contribute to sales up to the day of the live.
“Y’all, and the new member, must contribute up to the day of the live, meow. Or else you’ll really, really be disbanded, meow.”
Talented, but carrying various problems, these men and their survival, hinging on this last live, starts now!!
Huge thanks to Lux for the commission that has brought me back to this series. Erm, we totally skipped the rest of the boys in Riot, but coincidentally the last place I stopped was after Re-o-do’s Riot CD, so we technically have an uninterrupted story for him!
Note1: His band is called Lumiere and his fans are “minettes” which is French for kittens.
Back at the time, I didn’t translate the 1400 DL because it was a manga and I wasn’t sure how I wanted to tackle this. I was also afraid of people taking the translation and then reposting Shinyuu’s art. But it’s been some time and I’ve changed my mind. The link to the Pixiv manga will be in the title below.
Leo Aldonaut (レオ・アルドナート)
Your younger half-brother.
Due to the poor health of the eldest son Noel, who was the legitimate heir to the Aldonaut House, Leo was taken in along with his mother, the duke’s mistress, on the off chance that something were to happen to Noel.
However, afterward, because of the birth of the youngest son from the legal wife, Leo was effectively useless.
He was scorned by his surroundings for being a child of infidelity and, along with his rough and savage personality and status equal to a servant, it was rumored that he “held resentment towards the Aldonaut House”.
“Even if you’re covered in mud, even if you have to crawl on the ground, live—”
In the Kingdom of Tilia, it was decided that you, a daughter of the Aldonaut House, were to marry into the royal Laurus House in the neighboring country.
To celebrate your marriage a masquerade ball, which was in fashion, was held.
It was a gorgeous night where resplendently dressed men and women wearing masks were covered in the smell of secrets.
It should have been your last enjoyable memory of freedom as an unmarried daughter—
But chaos descended on the masquerade ball when displeased countrymen intruded without warning.
You escaped into an anteroom during the mayhem, but what you saw there was the bloody and collapsed duke, your father—and your younger half-brother, Leo, who raised his hand against him.
For waterinegirl as the lucky winner of my 9th anniversary giveaway! R18 warning and noncon at the beginning plus violent bad end. I personally couldn’t even get through the bad end tokuten. On another note, you can also get this on DLsite but it seems like JP side only.
[The Duke of Aldonaut]
This house has the right to inherit the throne as a branch of the royal Tilia House.
Their lineage repeatedly married within itself and produced a great number of “Bloody Queens” as a result of a bloodline fallen into madness and, due to this, they have now reduced the frequency of their close marriages.
Despite Duke Aldonaut having a status second to the royal house, due to producing many Queens in the past, the legend of “The Bloody Queen” does not allow members of the Aldonaut House to inherit the throne.
[The Bloody Queen]
The daughter of the Aldonaut House who married Tilia’s Fourth Prince 400 years ago.
She was an unparalleled beauty, whose appearance could even ruin a country.
The First, Second, and Third Princes either died young or lost the fight to succession, and so it was the Fourth Prince who inherited the throne. The duke’s court rank ascended in an instant upon his daughter becoming queen and he was prosperous.
Eventually, the queen descended into madness and, using her charm, emasculated the king and controlled the royal house with him as her puppet. At the same time, she ruled over the people in tyranny and bound the country’s people with terror.
Not only did imprisonment and execution become a daily part of the royal capital, but the queen herself began to torture slaves to death for her own enjoyment.
It escalated after that to gathering and bathing in the blood of young men, collecting jars of excised organs and genitals, and she was said to have plausibly transformed into a grotesquely sexual deviant.
[The Kingdom of Laurus]
The country located next to the Kingdom of Tilia, ruled by the royal Laurus House.
It is a small country similar to Tilia, but their national powers rival each other. Presently, both countries are maintaining peace after the war which occurred 50 years ago, but the antagonism at the center of the older generation remains behind and there is a sense of tension similar to treading on thin ice.
Reminder that this whole series is interconnected with an amazing twist in the last volume, but it’s not necessary to listen to them in order. They just mention the actions the other men were taking in the other volume(s). I also noticed there are multiple short stories for them set before these CDs… oh god.
Kaidou Osamu (皆藤 修)
Kaidou Reiji (皆藤 玲二)
The older brother or the younger brother?
The choice thrust out before you is just that.
Summoned by relatives you had never met before, you heard about an established rule regarding the family lineage for the first time. The requirement to inherit the family in the place of your late grandmother was to marry a man from the branch family and give birth to a girl who would carry the next generation.
Due to unavoidable circumstances, it was necessary for you to succeed the family urgently and you were forced to choose between two brothers of the branch family. Furthermore, in order to give birth without delay, you had to do this while having intercourse before marriage.
Both your parents had already passed away a long time ago and, with a little brother, you were unable to refuse.
The older brother or the younger brother.
Who exactly will you end up choosing?
Thank you to Yunfa for the commission! R18 warning and light incest and, uh, old men if I should even warn for that? I am tackling the entire compilation, which is made up of three volumes, and you can grab this on ENG DLsite or JP DLsite. But you can also get this individually so I’m separating my posts into three and translating their own synopses.
“So long as you are by my side, I shall make you however beautiful you wish to be.”
Due to the tradition of your village, you were to be married to the tengu, Gajiro.
Your energy was exhausted through the days your body was coveted in order to create a tengu child and you collapsed.
Finally understanding the differences between human and tengu, Gajiro began treating you gently and you slowly opened your heart to him, embracing these warm feelings. However, you were concerned about your family who remained in the village—
Thanks to Madame for another commission! R18 warning and some lactation in the tokuten. I love this series, by the way, and wholeheartedly recommend the other two. The last one is especially good if you enjoy Hades/Persephone vibes.
Note1: Tengus are supernatural creatures, sort of like spirits. They used to have a bad reputation but now they’re mostly seen as protectors of mountains and forests.
Note2: I scratched my head over the name. It should read more like “Marriage of the Flower” but the heroine is human. I believe they’re playing with the fact that the word for “bride (hanayome; 花嫁)” is literally “flower wife”.
“You” are the princess of a country and, since you were small, you were raised as siblings with twins, who were the knight attendants of the princess, called Fell and Phi.
On a certain day, when the three of you were living happily together, talks about a marriage interview came…
Thank you again to Lux for the commission! R18 warning and 3P and anal. Do these warnings even help people? Haha, I’m just tagging very generally for anything I think might bother people because it’s not vanilla. Anyway, you can pick this up on the ENG DLsite and JP DLsite.
Azumi Keito (安曇 計都)
Keito and you are dating and have been lovers for half a year.
The two of you are stepsiblings who have had your relationship approved by both parents, but it hasn’t become physical yet because of a certain reason you have.
However, Keito has said he will wait until you seriously wish to go further—
Thank you to bp for the commission! R18 warning and I guess undertones of incest since they’re stepsiblings. But it’s fluffy PWP all around with teasing and sweet escalation. It’s also on JP DLsite.
Oujou Eriya (王城 エリヤ)
There was an all-boys boarding school deep in the mountains, the Tokiwazaka Academy.
It was one of the best prestigious schools, where all the sons of respectable families gather; however, the reality was that it was a lawless zone where the rich and influential students did whatever they pleased as much as they liked.
In particular, what they were all enthusiastic about was getting teachers to quit, and it was an extremely distasteful “game” where they competed with the number of teachers.
The heroine had just become a teacher when she was assigned to the academy without being told anything about it.
There she met the students who were called “prefects”. They were the people highest in the rankings and, at the same time, had various “traumas” towards teachers.
“—Now, I wonder how long this new teacher will hold?”
The gorgeous boys have set up a sensual, depraved, and dangerous game. Can you reach the truth behind them at the bottom of their bared malice—?
Huge thanks to ~DEFINITELY-NOT-EMBARRASSED~ for the commission! R18 warning, and while it has a happy-ish ending there are depictions of cruelty, pain, force. I translated the synopsis of the entire series above, but each guy gets their own description so I’ll translate that below. It’s on JP DLsite.
At the peak of the “prefects”, Eriya holds the moniker of “King”. Normally, he secludes himself in the dormitory rooms and is rarely seen. One rainy day, you visit Eriya as his homeroom teacher. Even when you try to persuade him to attend class, worried, Eriya’s attitude is cold. Finally, at your persistence, Eriya puts out one condition. That is, in exchange of attending classes, you are to offer him your body. What is Eriya’s true motive and the sorrow he hides in the “rain”…?
Makabe Ryo (真壁 亮)
Due to a new type of drug, Rouge et Noir, there’s been a sudden increase in drug contamination spreading through the port city, Kaasa.
The Narcotics Control Division of the Port and Harbour Ministry of Welfare handed down a mission to Makabe Ryo, a narcotics officer belonging to the Special Criminal Investigations Department, and you, a new narcotics officer in the same division.
Make contact with a dealer from the crime syndicate, House, who is spreading Rouge et Noir, and obtain a drug sample.
In accordance with the mission, you and Makabe join together as “buddies” and start a dangerous undercover investigation, disguised as a couple.
(Gotta give a mention to NightHunterHime for the Stellaworth tokuten commission way back in the past. As to why I’m translating this, I’m completing my Rouge et Noir collection of my own accord, but also with the gracious patience of my current commissioner, who has asked for the rest of the series. R18 content warning.)
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.
“Under the Gun” is the person who sits to the left of the “Big Blind” and so they’re the person who gets to act first after the blind bets are set. For a refresher, the “Big Blind” is the person who sits two to the left of the dealer’s position and who has to make the larger of two bets (with the “Small Blind”) at the start of a poker game. These forced bets are basically joining fees for people who play a variant of poker that lets them fold without betting.
The usual warning applies to not look at this unless you want your mental image irrevocably changed about some characters LOL although Riz and John look just like they do in the cover.
I can’t tell if this was a shorter book than Light Beyond or what, but considering I seem to have zoomed through the first volume in just three months… I guess so?? Haha, anyway, please enjoy the afterword.