Yamanaka Masahiro

Rouge et Noir ~ Under the Gun ~

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Makabe Ryo (真壁 亮)
CV: 河村眞人

Rouge et Noir ~ Under the Gun ~

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.

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Houkago no Linaria ~ Juuzoku no Hibi ~

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Tendou Tsubasa (天堂 翼)
CV: 河村眞人

After School Linaria ~ The Days of Dependency ~

Here we are with another anonymous commission. Thank you!! This is another one of Dusk’s work and set in their Kankinkon universe, the one that has my eternal love Touji– I mean, you can download it on the English DLsite or the Japanese DLsite. R18 warning again and since it’s Dusk there’s themes like dubcon, etc. Honestly, Tsubasa is super tame compared to the others though.

The heroine, vice-president of the gardening club at the private Yamana Academy, was a devoted and serious student who knew nothing about messing around.

She thought that romance was something far beyond her.

However, one day, Tendou Tsubasa, the ace of the baseball club and the object of every girl’s dreams, happened to walk home together with her in an unexpected turn of events.

The moment they parted ways, the heroine was about to be hit by a car, whose driver had dozed off, and Tsubasa suffered a serious leg injury protecting her.

As a result, Tsubasa recovered to the extent where there was no difficulties in his daily life, but he could never again play baseball.

The heroine felt responsible for destroying Tsubasa’s dreams of going professional.

Tsubasa approached the heroine, saying “If you feel responsible then grant my wish”…

“You’ll listen to anything I say, right? Then strip right now.”

“Those eyes are the best. Look at me, be more scared. Cry, scream, look like you’ve been hurt by me. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, live while thinking about where I am… I’ve always been watching you.”

—After school at Yamana Private Academy, the linarias bloom.

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Rouge et Noir ~ Second Barrel ~

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Makabe Ryo (真壁 亮)
CV: 河村眞人

Rouge et Noir ~ Second Barrel ~

It’s been about one year after the flood of the new strain of drug, Rouge et Noir. The crime syndicate, House, has lost the majority of its active bases as a result of the investigation from the Narcotics Control Division of the Port and Harbour Ministry of Welfare, and that series of events is heading to an end.

During this, Makabe Ryo, a narcotics officer belonging to the Special Criminal Investigations Department (also known as SCID), and you, a narcotics officer in the same division and the “buddy” of Makabe, seize unexpected drugs in a separate investigation. It is a liquid variant of Rouge et Noir, known as Second Barrel.

You and Makabe obtain information that the seized Second Barrel is being sold at the headquarters of the Chinese mafia, Xiang Mao, and so you two infiltrate an underground casino in Macau in order to expose this, but–.

(Thank you to kay for the translation commission!! This is the 6th volume in the Rouge et Noir series so we’re going back in time and things are out of order, but shhh. WARNING: This is R18.)

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.

Second Barrel, or more commonly known as Double Barrel, is a bluffing or semi-bluffing move. Sorry, we’re going to have to dive into some more poker knowledge here. There are many variants of poker but a very popular one among casinos is Texas Hold’em (which I’m sure Makabe’s CD is based off of because of the terms), where players are dealt two cards and then there’s 5 community cards face-down on the table. The goal is to create the strongest 5-card hand using your two cards + the 5 on the table. The community cards are revealed after turns in the order of “flop” (3 cards), “turn” (4th card), and “river” (5th and last card).

Now, the game opens when a person makes a bet. Then others can either fold to exit out, call to match that bet, or raise to increase the bet. Now, bear with me, the person who raises in this round is called the “pre-flop raiser” (or original raiser in Arlen’s CD). And then, once the flop happens and 3 cards are revealed, this person bets again to do a “continuation bet”. And then, once the turn happens and the 4th card is revealed, this person bets again to become the “Second Barrel”.

Basically, the whole point of this is to actually bully the other players into folding because they’re scared of how aggressive you are LOL and they think you have a strong hand. But the Second Barrel is doing this regardless of whether they’ve made a hand on the table or not. Hence, a bluffing or semi-bluffing move since you could very well end up with a strong hand.

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Meguru Koi wa Renge no Gotoku ~ Oboeteiru Futari ~

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PRESENT: Higashikuze Junya (東久世 潤也)
PAST: Emperor Aoi (葵月帝)
CV: 河村眞人

A Revolving Love is Like a Lotus ~ The Two Who Remember ~

Let us go around and around, until the day we love (meet) again…

The one you met when you were reborn was the beloved of your “previous life”…
This is a love story about two sets of memories–

(Someone stop me!! From constantly picking up projects!! No, to be honest though, I’ve been wanting to do this one for a long time because I’m a sucker for these types of stories and this volume struck me so hard in the heart. Normally, I’d provide a synopsis but there’s actually a prologue track that does it at the beginning so yay! R18 WARNING!)

EDIT 2018/08/11: Added the Milky Chain tokuten, thanks to @shngml for providing that one to me ;w;.

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