Digest Vol. 70 – !!

I had some fever last night so I couldn’t quite post this on time.

Managed to finish Natsu Iro Kokoro Log last… Sunday. Had some distractions last week so it took me longer than I hoped to finish. The story is quite fine overall. With Kotone’s I liked most, followed by Kisara, Rin, Kanae, and lastly Kuon. Somehow also follows the order of heroines I like as well. It’s also the original order I had. The art is pretty much as expected from Shiromochi Sakura. Really good. The H-scenes are also just about right length though can use some sound effects.

The main problem I have is there’s no option to have voice playback not to stop when I move dialogue forward. And the other one is it’s missing function to jump back.

As originally planned, currently playing through Loverec Mini Theater. Didn’t expect it to be just extra H-scenes (and one REC mode contest winner scenario). There’s prologue as well but it’s really short. At this rate I should be able to finish it tonight. I probably should’ve guessed it considering it costs 2200.

After finishing it and then Quintuple Splash new extras (this one is free), I’ll move on to…

I’m not sure yet! Ha ha ha. Probably Koiimo as I mentioned earlier. Or maybe Dal Segno for some variation. Perhaps even Amairo Islenauts! I don’t know. I’ll throw dice later to decide it.

feng failed to finish Gakkou no Seiiki on time and thus delayed to November, making this month release some kind of refresh release month for me.

I mentioned in last post I wasn’t sure if I want to apply for credit card… and ended up applying for it :D And accepted. Yay 7k (and two months of premium) bonus.

With premium on hand, I immediately started selling some stuff. The test items already sold and now currently finishing the transaction. If everything goes well, I’ll move on to finally selling this “for sale” pile of stuff I slowly piled over course of few weeks.

I managed to not spend too much money last week and I hope this will keep up until end of this month. Barring unexpected thing, I should have additional one month worth of spare… or not. I need to pay for contract extension of my apartment :(

Perhaps next month! (every single time)

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Digest Vol. 69 – Whoops, again

Ended up spending about additional 20k for eroge stuff this month 8D And another 12k for an older release – Natsu Uso. Pretty dumb considering I’m paying full price for that now and I did pre-order it before ended up cancelling it because of lack of cash… was it? I don’t exactly remember.

That and there is additional 7k spending for another tapestry of DC3WY and hug pillow cover from ef. Doesn’t help Moetion Works also started pre-order for two life size shapestries illustrated by Ryohka and costed 13k each.

Thankfully my spending for Parasol’s Lovely Day and NanaWind’s Alice Gram store bonuses is much lower than I initially allocated. Doesn’t change the fact that I’m walking on dangerous line between yellow and green finance state though. At least it’s not between yellow and red.

So I’m getting three titles for this month. First is the continuation of feng’s Seiiki series, Gakkou no Seiiki. Finally getting the deluxe edition after all the previous normal editions. Because Maika.

Secondly it’s rather unexpected but I’m getting the latest re-release of Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke o which contains H scenes. Apparently the previous release of this title was all ages. And was for Android which then later translated and ported by MangaGamer to Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. It wasn’t even on my radar until I saw the tweet saying it contains a double suede tapestry. I don’t even have Peco tapestry at all so I figured this is the rare chance of getting one. So I did. Both Getchu (with tapestry) and Sofmap (no tapestry). For voice drama. Collection, etc.

Lastly it’s the one I’ve been considering for a long while and then got annoyed by it. Pretty much similar to DC3WY, this time it’s Reminiscence Collector’s Edition. At least it doesn’t have long tail of previous installments like Da Capo series. Main reason is the same as the one above :D Double suede tapestry is dangerous. Gotten some older voice drama as well while at it which added the cost by about 3k.

That’s it for October. As for November, it’s even worse, of course. First off is the lightest one, Alcot’s Yomegami. That reminds me, I should play Loverec Fandics. Anyway, getting it off Sofmap and YJA’d Getchu tapestry. Considered Goodwill and Melonbooks a bit but figured I should skip them. Suimya sure has gotten better though.

And then NanaWind’s latest game, Haruoto Alice Gram. Sure wish they stop doing a whole-balloon heroines but I don’t think that’s going to happen anytime soon. Wouldn’t get this if not for Nanao Naru. I’m getting the full game from Trader. As for other bonuses, I’m getting all voice drama as usual and then the other tapestry of Yuki. No news on official store bonus yet.

Lastly of course Parasol’s latest series – Kanojo to Ore no Lovely Day(s) – which is illustrated by Chikotam (and the other one I don’t really care about). Getting the game itself from Melonbooks and YJA’d the rest. Of course it’s all voice drama and Chikotam tapestries. That hit my wallet the most, by the way though still about the usual amount for this kind of stuff – 6 tapestries and 3 voice dramas for 24k. Now I look again, it’s actually less than Floral Flowlove stuff which was 25k. Whoops.

…and then I just realized I spent that much for Floral Flowlove.

December is for another Chikotam’s Hatsukoi Sankaime from Windmill and Yukie’s Hoshifuru Yoru no Farnese from Miti. Former only has two stores for Chikotam and the latter is still unknown.

What’s happened to my less backlog plan…

Talking about backlog, currently at one last route for Natsu Iro Kokoro Log (Kisara). Kotone’s route is sufficiently interesting, and so are Kanae and Rin. Kuon’s route is the least interesting so far and doesn’t help she’s only getting as many H scenes as Kanae which is a subheroine. I actually managed to finish Rin in two days so I hope I can do it again for Kisara as it’s holiday here on Monday.

Afterwards I initially planned for another game which I have multiple hug pillow cover of but I guess I should take a small break by finishing Quintuple Splash’s latest extra scenes and Loverec’s Mini Fandisc. Shouldn’t take too long (a week?) and then back to usual program.

It currently looks something like this:

  • Amairo Islenauts (2)
  • Primal x Hearts (2)
  • Koisuru Kanojo no Bukiyou na Butai (2)
  • D. S. Dal Segno (2)
  • Sakura no Mori Dreamers (2)
  • Koiimo Sweet Days (3)
  • Himawari no Kyoukai to Nagai Natsuyasumi (3)
  • Imouto no Okage de Motesugite Yabai (4)

I don’t know yet, depends on what kind of story I want to read, I guess? I’ll probably end up with either Koiimo or Sakura no Mori Dreamers. Or Floral Flowlove since I think I’ll end up with three hug pillow covers from it.

Oh wow that was long.

YJA, yes, I did plan on getting Yahoo! Premium and start selling stuff there. Except I haven’t yet because there’s no interesting promo going on ;_; The only remotely interesting one is their credit card with 7k points and two months of premium. Except I’m not sure I want to apply with my current cash condition. Try again next month, I guess?

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Digest Vol. 63

I think I’m at least halfway the common route of Rorolog. Current plan is Kuon → Kotone → Kisara → Rin. Unless there’s forced route, that is. Standard stuff so far with thankfully easy Japanese. Didn’t progress as far as I wished.

Part of the reason is because I’m preparing for trip starting this Friday. It’ll take three weeks in which time I’m not sure if I’ll be able to do this weekly thing. Or even whether I have good enough internet connection at all. Hopefully I’ll come back alive.

It’s also the one thing that caused my current financial condition. It simply costed much more than I initially guessed. Thankfully there’s this credit card thing \o/ Not sure if want to do something like this again. At least I’m still on track with yellow-ish this month and finally green next month. I think.

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On Sakura no Uta

So I managed to finish Sakura no Uta yesterday. It’s mostly good though combination of my lack of Japanese skill, inability to remember names (both in-game characters and all the references), and involvement of poems (and similarly annoyingly complex proses, English and Japanese) kind of hindered my enjoyment and understanding of the details of the story.

That said, there’s one main thing I’m really having problem with (spoiler ahead).

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Digest Vol. 53 – One year

Oh wow, I managed to do this for constantly for a year now. Sure is easy with this weekly stuff \o/ Not that I prepared anything special. I’m a bit time constrained for next two weeks as well.

Still going on with Kurafuta. Finished Mikoto’s route as well. Was pretty good though the art is a bit funny sometimes. Mikoto a cute. Now going with full-on tsundere Tomoka. Currently at just past pre-individual route’s H scene of her (?). Kind of weird with just her alone since it’s like already on her route except not. Gotta keep it fair in the shared route, I guess. At current rate I think I need another two weeks to finish. Welp.

Still a bit yellow on budget though I think I can make it out safely until next month. At this rate I should be back to green in August. Or October since August means comiket means stuff. I also really need to stop buying up old stuff or at least not at marked up price. …I’m trying hard here ;_; Backlog counts for about 40% of my spending so far this year. The same as last year. Whereas it’s -25% and -39% for 2014 and 2013 respectively which means I backlogged for those years. And of course -100% before 2013 since I haven’t even moved here and barely bought anything \o/

I sure am doing some dangerous finance planning this year. At least I’m hoping for zero backlog onward. Or less than 10%. Next year is going to be fun …if I can keep my current job.

…and then of course I’ll run into room space problem.

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Digest Vol. 50 – Whoops (part 3)

You’ve think I learned something from last week. But nooope. It’s gotten even worse. Ha ha ha ._.

The bright side is I fell down so deep it’s pretty hard to go further down. Assuming I can survive next month, that is. At least my list for month is currently only pre-order for Sen no Hatou, store bonuses of Floral Flowlove, and a few other things. Should be fine.

On eroge, I finished World Election right on Thursday, allowing me to start immediately on newly released game. I mentioned I’ll play Kurafuta but figured out it’s easier to clean up Alia’s Carnival first since it’s only a few mini routes. Finished Inori’s route and now going through Sakurako’s. Afterwards it’ll be Asuha and finally Tsukuyomi appends. And finally moving on to Kurafuta.

World Election was pretty okay. There isn’t much one can expect from a charage after all. The art did deliver though, especially Mamizu’s. R-Ken’s also better than expected. Parfil so cute. Overall, it took me about a bit over a month to complete which is slower than I hoped.

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Digest Vol. 48 – Whoops

I managed to save some money… and spend more than of what I saved for something else :D

One of them even arrived already. The rest should be coming as late as next month? I don’t know, Suruga-Ya is slow.

I think I’m almost done with Iori’s route and will be heading to Faura later this week and finally Parfil. The extra mini routes turned out to add good amount of time required. At least Kururu’s story was pretty interesting. With all the explosions and stuff.

Next on queue is Dal Segno, I think. That shall mark my first actual play of Circus game after only knowing about them all this years. Meanwhile still zero playthrough of Yuzu Soft games. If nothing changes, Amairo Islenauts will probably the first one.

Looking at my current list, apparently I only finished three full games so far this year. Lower than I expected though probably part of it can be attributed to me unable to play properly last two months. Maybe I should stop playing all those crappy games. Whatever :D

Half of May has passed which means Eroge Day is coming in two weeks. I’m still considering if I want Rorolog’s Trader bonus or not. Currently at 50/50. I can save a good amount of money I don’t but then again that’s the only one I’ll be missing. Damn it my “collect everything” trait. Or maybe I’ll just wait and aim for cheapest one I can find.

Then there’s Alia’s Carnival! Double Package. Official store bonus has been announced a while ago but the image is still missing. If the what seemingly a placeholder image in the site is actual image, I guess I can safely skip it. There’s no information on what material the hug pillow cover as well. Sad. Hopefully it’s not the crappy store bonus material. I’m hoping at least Getchu’s Two Way Tricot.

And lastly Sakura no Mori Dreamers. I got everything \o/

…or there’s another one; Tarareba. Except I’m not sure if I’ll be getting it since I made the order together with Senren Banka which will be released in… two months. Or maybe they’ll error out because of all the delays and send it this month instead? I’ll find out in two weeks.

For June there is Otome Domain. And then there are Clover Day’s Plus and Hakoniwa Logic on the repackage side. None of the latter have interesting bonus so I think I’ll hold out until last minute-ish on what to do with them.

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Digest Vol. 36 – Rushing

Or not. As I mentioned last week, I tried to pick up playing pace and it kind of works. But then again my speed isn’t that fast even with least amount of distraction. At least I did manage to finish Mio route in Quintuple Splash. The story was much shallower compared to Sae. It’s mostly about stepping up from childhood friend to lover which really isn’t much or deep or anything. The h-scenes were okay. I don’t like Ichiri that much though so that helps speeding up the whole thing. Well, kind of. Took me four (work) days to finish her route.

Finishing that, I went back to Natsu no Iro no Nostalgia. Decided going the Miu route. Currently at last part and story is pretty good so far with actual worry about the incest part. The art is good. I really like it. The h-scenes are good as well with kind of actual connection to the story. Took me two (weekend) days to get this far.

That said, I’m still pretty far away from completing both games. Three more routes for Quintuple Splash and two (and half) for Natsu no Iro no Nostalgia. If I want to finish the whole thing before this weekend, I need to finish one route a day which is relatively impossible.

Next week is finally eroge release day. Omokage Rail Back is delayed though so there goes my hug pillow cover plan. I will probably just go play Cube’s Kurafuta for it and minori’s Tsumi no Hikari for new game side.

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Digest Vol. 29 – Frozen Dead (part 2)

Top image queue ran out (it was one, heh). As everyone is busy new year-ing, there doesn’t seem to be much on news front. Well, there are quite a few anime announcements and perhaps some from Denkigai. I don’t really cover anime here and the eroge ones are still too few information. Sagaplanets new game is still just silhouette and ALcot’s… well, it’s ALcot Honeycomb and the illustration doesn’t quite interest me just yet.

Winter sure is cold. Especially when queuing outside for hours. Blanket did help but only until the entry queue starts moving. Afterwards it’s impossible to use with all walking and stuff. Winter sucks.

Heavily distracted by Comiket and barely managed to finish Koikake. Yay. The last two stories are quite good. I cried a bit during Yui’s route and sufficiently intrigued on Last Episode that I cleared it in single run. Overall good game with some good stories and great soundtracks. Funny I initially liked Yui most and then liked Rinka as well but ended up liking Ayane most. Sorry Yui, you’re cute but Ayane is the best after all.

Onward to Delivara. Four routes left and currently at first Aya h-scene. I seem to be heavily distracted during h-scenes. And Parasol’s h-scenes being stupid long doesn’t help either.

And here’s some stats for 2015:

  • Games bought, bolded means completed:
    • Moonstone – Natsu no Iro no Nostalgia
    • Whirlpool – Kujiragami no Tearstilla
    • MintCube – Amakoi Syrups
    • minori – Soreyorino Prologue
    • Yuzusoft – Sanoba Witch
    • Giga – Shirogane x Spirits!
    • Saga Planets – Hanasaki Workspring
    • Purple Software – Chrono Clock
    • Insync – Mousou Complete!
    • Nanawind – Alia’s Carnival! Flowering Sky
    • Peassoft – Chuunibyou na Kanojo no Love Equation
    • ALcot – Loverec
    • feng – Imouto no Seiiki
    • Makura – Sakura no uta
    • Us:track – Koi-Kakeru Shin-Ai Kanojo
    • GLace – Ama no Sora Retrospect
    • Hulotte – Yome sagashi ga hakadori sugite yabai
    • Chelseasoft – Sora koi
    • Clearrave Nyan Nyan – JK Trouble Main”s
    • Parasol – Quintuple Splash
    • Cigalette Soft – Christmas Trickstar
  • Total bought: 21
  • Total played: 10

Almost 50%! That’s not too shabby considering I played some leftover from 2014 as well.

Non-2015 releases:

  • Bought, with bolded means completed:
    • ALcot – Osananajimi wa Daitouryou My girlfriend is the PRESIDENT.
    • ALcot – Osananajimi wa Daitouryou My girlfriend is the PRESIDENT. Fandisc
    • ALcot – Oni Gokko!
    • ALcot – Oni Gokko! Fan Disc
    • ALcot – Naka no Hito nado inai! Tokyo Hero Project
    • Cabbit – Kimi e Okuru, Sora no Hana
    • Parasol – Yumekoi
    • Saga Planets – Karumaruka Circle
    • minori – Supipara Prologue
    • minori – Supipara
    • minori – 12 no Tsuki no Eve
    • Qoobrand – Majo Koi Nikki
    • Marmalade – Koiiro Marriage
    • minori – Natsuzora no Perseus
    • Whirlpool – Magicalic Sky High
    • Cube – Kurano-kun Chi no Futago Jijou
    • Lapis lazuli – Izayoi no Fortuna / Main
    • Nanawind – Alia’s Carnival
    • Parasol – Magicarat Radiant
    • Parasol – Deripara
    • minori – eden* PLUS+MOSAIC
    • Cabbit – Midori no Umi
    • ALcot Honeycomb – Aete Mushi Suru Kimi to no Mirai
    • ALcot Honeycomb – Satsukoi
    • SkyFish Poco, Cabbit – Nyan café macchiato
    • Hulotte – Imouto no Okage de Motesugite Yabai
    • Hulotte – Kanae to Meguri to no Sono Ato ga Ichalove Sugite Yabai
    • Makura – Himawari no Kyoukai to Nagai Natsuyasumi
    • Cube – Koisuru Kanojo no Bukiyou na Butai
  • Total bought: 29 (whoops)
  • Total completed: 1 (whoops)

…whoops. Probably shouldn’t have done this.

In total thus far:

  • Purchased: 59
  • Completed: 19 (32%)

Not too bad, I guess? And hopefully will be slightly faster this year and less piling up even more backlogs considering I’ve done them last year. There are still some left but I figured they can wait much later…

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Digest Vol. 25 – Chikotam \o/

Natsu-iro Kokoro Log - Cutes everywhere

Natsu-iro Kokoro Log – Cutes everywhere

Two weekends, two Yomeyaba routes (Kanna and Serika). Three main routes, one harem route, and two mini-routes left, I think. Story is okay-ish with Nanaka-senpai being the best and unfortunately I still don’t quite like one-eye-covered style of Serika.

The soundtrack reminds me of Your Diary. Well, same composer after all.

At this rate I’ll need at least another week or two to finish the rest which hopefully enough for next eroge release day (December 18th). Ideally I should finish this by next weekend and finish Koikake afterwards.

…which then will be followed by JK Trouble Main”s or just try finishing up Delivara since I’m not sure one week is enough to finish the former and I kinda want to prioritize Quintuple Splash.

Denkigai official items pre-order has been started! My current list:

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