Bad Apple Wars – Some Thoughts & Translated Soul Touch Scenes

Howdy, my dear readers! We’ve been blessed this year with a slew of otome games for us to support, play and enjoy. It’s really about time that otome game fans got the attention they deserved; you can’t really go wrong with our growing community of gamers!  This year, we’ve seen games like Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds, Period Cube, Collar x Malice, Fashioning Little Miss Lonesome, How to Fool a Liar King, along with demos and previews of several promising games to come soon!

And then there’s the much-awaited Bad Apple Wars. This is one game that a ton of people were really excited for due to its gripping story line. Most of the people that I’ve talked to that have played the Japanese version of the game told me that this is THE game to look for this year when it’s in English, so I was very much hyped for it! Aksys Games has had a very busy 2017, with not just 1, but 3 otome games released so far. Which is pretty amazing; thank you for believing in our community and for bringing forth these games!

However… With the release of Bad Apple Wars, it was discovered that there were a few things amiss…

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The Pirate Mermaid Demo Overview

Ahoy, mateys! ⚓️ What’s this? You stumbled upon some treasure, you say? Let’s take a gander at what you’ve got… Woah! A game where a headstrong and stubborn lass assumes the role of a captain in a quest for that one true treasure to clear her father’s name, AND you get to flirt with cute and handsome mermen?! Aye, that’s quite the loot, I must say! 😍 Want to find out more, matey? Well, read on!

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Let’s Talk: Cybird Anime Expo 2017 Interview

Greetings, my dear readers! 💖 First, I’d like to thank you all once again for your support as I’m getting past a rough time in my life. From all the messages, to items purchased from my sales, I appreciate you all so much! 🙏

As promised, here’s one of the two interviews that I had at Anime Expo, the first one being with the lovely folks at Cybird. I had the pleasure of talking to Yasmin and Hiroto, and it was such a fun conversation about how otome games have grown in popularity in the West! I won’t keep you waiting; here’s the interview! Enjoy~

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“Where Have You Been?” “Is Everything Okay?”

It’s been a long while, dear readers. You’ve probably noticed my absence and lack of activity with the events I had planned up for the blog, and noticeably, the lack of podcast episodes. “Just what has been going on?”, you might have wondered. I want to take a bit of time and talk a bit about that and what my future plans for Figuratively Speaking are. By doing so, I hope to be able to move forward to the good that the future hopefully has in store for me.

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Anime Expo 2017 and Their Exclusives!

Come one, come all! It’s that grand time of the year that many have been waiting for… Anime Expo time!!! 🎉  We all know that Anime Expo is famous for having world premieres, unforgettable concerts, but most of all… There’s all that sweet exclusive merchandise that you can ONLY get at the event! Just like the previous years, I’ve compiled a handy post of the announced exclusive merchandise along with other essential information for con-goers.

Let’s see what goodies await us for this year’s Anime Expo! ✨

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Hakuoki Festival & Cafe 2017

Hello, my dear readers! 💖 Pardon the lapse in posts… RL has been doing quite a number on me, and it’s caused me to take a step back and think about what needs to be done to move forward. But that’s not what I’m going to talk about today! I’m going to talk about the marvelous event that the wonderful folks at Idea Factory International prepared for otome and Hakuoki fans. And they did a fantastic job for their first time holding an event like this!

Let’s take a tour of what the event was like!

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Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds LE Set Unboxing! ✨

Hello, my dear readers. 💖 Next week aims to be an exciting week for otome fans. Why is that? That’s because Idea Factory International‘s Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds releases on May 16th! I’ve seen several fans exclaim that their LE sets have been shipped on their way, but to my surprise, my order got here pretty dang fast! I got several unboxing requests, so with that said, let’s see the goodies in the Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds LE set.

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Otomania 2017 – Round 7 Results & Round 8 START!

Hey, ya’ll, it’s that time… Time for Round 8 of OTOMANIA 2017! ✨ I’m incredibly grateful to those who are taking part in voting and talking about this event as it goes on. It’s fun to see otome game talk and read about why you find a particular game so special. There’s still time to participate so you can crown the most supreme of otome games in this year’s OTOMANIA! Round 7 is now OVAH! Let’s see which game was DELETED!

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Otomania 2017 – Round 6 Results & Round 7 START!

Many apologies for the delay in starting this round, my dear readers. I’ve just recently moved cross-country (by car!), and between unpacking, getting settled in and working at the office, my time has been really limited.

However, now that I’ve gotten the most time-consuming stuff out of the way, I can now continue with…OTOMANIA 2017! With that said, it’s time for ROUND 7! ✨ Thanks for those who have participated in this event and debating about which games you think are best with others. If you didn’t vote in the previous rounds, no worries, you’ll have an opportunity to vote in the latest rounds to make your voice heard on which game is the most wonderful of all~ Round 6 is long OVAH! Let’s see which game didn’t make it.

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