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.”
Kurusu Rei (来栖 玲)
Due to the flood of a new type of drug, Rouge et Noir, the Narcotics Control Division of the Port and Harbour Ministry of Welfare was pressed to deal with that every day.
The Special Criminal Investigations Department (also known as SCID), which was suffering from a serious shortage of hands, requested the forensic officer, Kurusu Rei, who belonged to the Forensic Department, to assist temporarily with the investigation. You, a new narcotics officer, were selected out of many people to persuade Kurusu, who had expressed his disapproval.
Kurusu was interested in how you were partnered with Makabe Ryo, a narcotics officer belonging to the SCID, and agreed to assist with the investigation on the condition that he would have a date with you. Somehow, you began the investigation while being toyed with by Kurusu, who didn’t show his true feelings.
However, due to Kurusu’s meeting with a “certain someone”, the situation began to move in an unexpected direction—.
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.
Check in the dark is a lot like betting in the dark (mentioned below) but with a check. Basically, it means that before the cards for the next round are dealt you will have announced to everyone that you’re going to check without looking at them. Checking means to pass the action to the next person without making a bet. You can only check if no bets have been made.
Yamada Jirou (山田 二郎)
Exhausted by work, the heroine suddenly discovered a newly opened chiropractic clinic one day.
She entered without much thought, but the person who greeted her was a strong-muscled young man, who wouldn’t be thought of to be a chiropractor.
Daunted, the heroine tried to turn right back around and leave, but she was held back by the guarantee of his treatment skills, and so she reluctantly accepted a massage.
When she did, it happened that his treatment skills really were reliable, and her body and mind were relaxed.
Since then, she was charmed by his skills as a chiropractor and became a repeat customer, but one day the boundary of the two’s relationship began to change…
This is an ordinary, everyday love comedy of two people, who swore to never fall in love again.
Shout out to an anonymous commissioner for this! Dusk has created some lighthearted works to offset all their darker ones and this is actually my first time checking this series out too, so this’ll be exciting. You can grab it on the English DLsite or the Japanese DLsite.
R18 content warning. I don’t think there’s any triggers, but uh orgasm denial does feature in this? Dominant heroine?
I was Proposed To by Two Carnivorous Men and Fucked Until Impregnation 2
Before we even start anything, I just have to point out… WHERE THE HECK IS THE HEROINE’S HEAD!? If you thought no eyes was bad, how about no head? LOL. I’ve been squinting at this cover for hours trying to figure out where the heck her head is because one of the guy’s hands is on her neck… right? But then her neck just ends there…? The cover for their first one is just as odd because the heroine seems to lack an upper body there.
There’s three seiyuu because there’s an extra with a butler character. There’s also no synopsis, so I guess you’ll have to do with mine. Basically, two men propose and aggressively pursue you and it’s just wild, sexual shenanigans. Featuring heart-pounding scenes and comedy and being pounded… yes, in that way LOL.
Prologue: A Counterfeit Chair
It was an event in the “Holy Fig Tree Room”.
“John, are you unhurt?”
Riz Milton asked this in a stiff voice.
She clasped her hands tightly in front of her abdomen so as not to lose to the terror gnawing at her heart.
“I am unharmed.”
John Smith answered without hesitation.
Aizawa Toshiki (相沢 俊樹)
The heroine held unrequited feelings for the part-time lecturer, Aizawa, and was satisfied just looking at him. But still, wanting to be of help to him, she would always remain behind after lab lessons and secretly clean up the equipment.
One day, after a lab lesson, Aizawa found fault with the heroine who was cleaning up. And then—
The heroine became a toy who continued to accept Aizawa’s relentless sexual demands in the chemistry lab.
Even knowing that he didn’t feel a speck of love for her, she was still overjoyed to be touched by him, and felt happy at being able to share the same time with him. However, Aizawa himself was—
Thanks to an anonymous commissioner!! Looks like I’m spoiling you guys with works by Nakazawa Masatomo (also known as his pseudonym, Manaka Sawa), hehe. There’s going to be R18 language and content below the cut. Please note he’s a bit of a sadist, so a bit of caution for those who aren’t good with do-s types.
This is a good CD if you want to hear Sawa growls btw LOL (me, pounding pots and pans together: give Sawa more sadist roles and less wanko roles!).
Okay, so technically this is a short story from the sequel of the drama I translated yesterday. However, I love this short story so much and it becomes one of the most crucial points in Touji and his heroine’s life and gets brought up constantly (and never fails to destroy me) so I had to translate this right after his first drama, despite having to jump out of order to do so. R18 language abounds in the story below so watch out!
Kusakabe Mashiro (日下部 真白)
Tales From the Meiji Pleasurable Nights
An earl’s daughter, you were returning home after slipping out secretly from an evening party but, caught by a sudden downpour of rain, you took shelter under the eaves of Baroque, unbeknownst to you a high-end brothel of the capital.
There you met a male courtesan possessing an uncommon appearance– it was Kusakabe Mashiro, who used to be employed at your mansion in the past. This coincidental reunion brought back to life the love you held towards him, but Mashiro refused you coldly.
Several days later, unable to give up, you visited Baroque once again of your own volition. It was a rule of the male courtesans who worked at Baroque to be unable to refuse the wishes of a customer. Thus, a relationship was tied between you and Mashiro, but even though your bodies were connected your hearts were not, and the days passed repeatedly.
However, on the borders of a certain night, the twisted love Mashiro held towards you awakened. Those feelings, which were suited to be called a mad love, imprisoned you in a secret room of Baroque–
(Even though Furukawa is one of my god tier seiyuu, I’m actually torn between Vol2 and Vol3 of the Baroque series as being my favorites in terms of themes and story. I really like the fairytale-like aspect of Vol2 and catch me always being suckered into stories that revolve around the theme of “white”. R18 WARNING!)
Satomi Minoru (里見 稔)
The Cursed Marriage of the Black House
When I was five, my cheek was slapped by your mother.
I was never invited again to that jet-black house.
Summer, that was granted. The village’s custom and his existence was good news.
If you knew everything, would you hate me, I wonder?
I will leave my mark in the blood of the Tani household. That’s what I’ve decided.
(HAPPY VALENTINES TO EVERYONE AND MY BEST BOY OF THIS SERIES!! Haha, sorry, but I just love this man so much I still feel my heart break whenever I think about him. As usual WARNING: dark themes and it’s R18.)
Dark desires and cursed blood leads these men to that house–
The jet-black household called Tani, which had stood since the beginning, does not give birth to men.
Therefore it was a rule to take in a son-in-law from another household.
The daughter of the Tani household is beautiful.
Like moths drawn to the light, four men came forward.
And, once again, the seasons pass.
A jet-black house coated all over in the deepest black.
In a mountain village in a certain prefecture the Tani household was known to be wealthy; however due to a long-established custom, they were avoided.
After the death of the head of the house, the mother and daughter of the Tani household constantly searched for a successor.
What appeared there was–
Please pay attention to this character profile :’)) I think you’ll see something interesting. Also, it’s best to listen to this series in order to get the impact of the reveals.
Character pages for the second volume! Once again, these appear the front of the book but in order to hide spoilers about appearing characters I’ve posted this at the end. Warning: Looking at this might destroy your mental image of the characters, aha. You can also laugh at my hilarious romanization of their names.
A long time ago, there were two beautiful twin sisters who lived in the land of Schlezel.
The two sisters closely resembled each other, to the extent where no one could tell them apart. The older sister’s name was Rhodiani, and the younger sister was Endius. The two lived close to the entrance of the forest, a little ways off from the town. The two had lost their parents early and had no other relatives. Because of that, the two were bound by a strong bond. If one laughed, the other laughed; if one cried, the other cried. Even if their bodies were divided in two, their souls were one. This was how dear they thought of each other and trusted each other.
As they left the orphanage and went further on horse, the entrance to the forest appeared faster than she thought. And, indeed, there was a quiet graveyard spread out on their side of the forest. Not a lot of people seemed to come here and the hushed and lonely atmosphere made Yuna feel more and more depressed. She didn’t think anyone would want to stay here long with the force of the dense forest closing in from behind.
“Please do not leave my side.”
Stopping the horse, Asyut murmured that while looking around at their surroundings. Feeling the tension in his form, Yuna also braced herself once more.
Looking out over this desolate ground, there was not a soul in sight. Instead, there were shabby tombstones dotting the land.
Yuna watched the changing scenery as she sat on top of a horse, supported by Asyut.
She never expected that she would leave out of the gates in the same way that Yodel, who she saw off several days ago, did. Feeling a strange connection, Yuna sighed in wonder. That sigh, in the blink of an eye, disappeared behind them.
Yuna and Asyut were on a horse that was galloping on a continuous straight road; the two were heading to the orphanage that Celiastina used to live at in the past.
CV: Toyonaga Toshiyuki (豊永 利行)
(LEGITIMATELY THE SCARIEST GUY IN DEAR VOCALIST AND I AM SORRY FOR PUTTING YOU GUYS THROUGH THIS DEMON. Toyonaga has a fantastic singing voice though… and please just bear with me and the best husband Ciel will be coming up after one more volume!!)
Story premise is that these 6 boys have bands that are managed by Climax Records and though they have talent they have… their own problems. One day, the music executive (or executive producer) tells the boys that this is their last song. And so they’re all betting their survival on these last songs. Can you, as their girlfriend, support them? (Each boy has a different girlfriend).