Shiro to Kuro no Alice [General Info] – The Otome Corner


Today we’re tackling another one of Otomate’s upcoming games, this one scheduled for a release sometime in 2017 – Shiro to Kuro no Alice (Alice of Black and White)

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The Otome Corner – Code:Realize ~Blessed Future~


Seems like it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these…

So, I don’t think there’s a single English-speaking otome fan out there that hasn’t heard of Code:Realize. It’s generally considered one of the best if not the best out of otome games currently available in English, and out of all the games I’ve played this year, it’s also been one of my favorites.

Now, the fandisk for Code:Realize (with the subtitle Shukufuku no Mirai, AKA “Blessed Future”) is coming out next month, so I thought I’d translate the info from the official website, to celebrate this.

By the way, if you don’t read Japanese, don’t worry about never getting to play this – from what I’ve heard, Aksys Games have announced that they’re going to localize this fandisk. There’s no Western release date yet, though.

As usual, all of the info comes from the official website. If you’d like to find out more about the first game, you can do so here (website is in English).

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The Import Report – Collar x Malice and some talk about otome games in general

If you’ve taken a look at my blog, you’ve probably noticed that I made a lot of posts about a game called Collar x Malice. Yeah, I was really hyped about it. Part of why I created this blog in the first place was because I needed somewhere I could put up my translations for it.

Anyway, the game came out well over a month ago, I got it, I’ve completed it, I’m going to talk about it now. But first, I’d like to tell you a story about how the hell I got so obsessed with otome games in the first place.

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Collar x Malice translation + State of the blog

(Note: If you’re coming here from my YT channel, wondering why all the videos are gone, it’s because they’ve been flagged for copyright and taken down. You can still watch the narrated version on Dirili’s channel, though!)

So, some of  you might’ve noticed that there have been no new Pokedex posts recently or… any posts at all, really.

To all of the people who’ve enjoyed the Weekly Pokedex (yes, all two of you), I have a somewhat sad announcement to make: the series is on indefinite hiatus.

There are two reasons for this:

One – honestly, there are only so many grammar points to talk about in the Pokedex entries, given their nature, and I don’t know how entertaining I can make these with how repetitive they would eventually get. Plus, I began feeling that I just wasn’t explaining the grammar all that well.

Two, and this brings me to my other main point in this post – I’ve started a collab with Dirili on YouTube where we’ll be uploading videos with the common route of Collar x Malice (AKA Chapter 0), translated into English. In fact, the first video is right here:

(Alternatively, if you prefer to watch it with Dirili’s narration and commentary, you can find a link to her video in the description)

Translating such a text-heavy game is a lot of work (even if it’s just a single chapter), especially for a translation noob like me and that’s another reason why there hasn’t been much going on on the blog lately.

And also, I’m looking for a job now so there’s that.

That’s all for today’s update, see you guys next time, whenever that is. (;´∀`)

The Otome Corner – Yukyuu no Tierblade ~Lost Chronicle~

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, so I thought I’d do another translation for an otome game I’m somewhat interested in. So, let’s dive into the world of Yukyuu no Tierblade (AKA the “Eternal Tierblade”)!

All the info comes from the official website. Everything but the “world” section are just straight translations. Well, except my thoughts at the end, obviously, lol.

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