sol’s Weekly Update #6

Hey, minna-san! I’m back!

Blog & Site Update
My semester has finally come to an end, and since I will be taking a break for the most part this summer, I’ll finally be able to get around to finishing up that OZMAFIA!! review, among other things. I’m not completely taking a break, however, as while I have increased work hours, I’m also going to be doing some independent studying this summer with Japanese linguistics, along with practicing and improving my art skills as a Fine Art student. Even so, I really want to get back to posting here more frequently than I have, and I’m also going to try to get some more reviews in. I actually invested enough to purchase a PS Vita, as well as some more visual novel based games (namely otome)! You can see the games I plan to review here.

I know I still have a lot of games to get to, but with more time on my hands, I’ll be trying to knock a few of them off the TO-DO list. To be honest, most of my free-time during the Spring semester was taken up by, well… just blame it all on Nier:Automata and Persona 5. Because, man… you gotta admit that those two are ADDICTIVE!! One. does. not. simply. stop. playing. them. ( ・᷄ㅂ・᷅ )

With that being said, OZMAFIA!!’s review is nearly done, I have long finished the game, and I’m just needed to add some finishing touches. The game itself was a rather interesting concept, but I will save my opinions on it for the review. I will say though that the character reviews go by pretty quick. As they tend to be quite similar in format. Yeah, I’m sure you can probably tell how this review will go if there wasn’t something that stood out in each, if not, most routes.

I’ll try to have the character reviews and the overall review up by sometime next week, the end of next week being the latest.

I’m still not sure which game to start next. But I’ll probably start Shizuku no Oto, since it is a relatively short game (2-10 hours).

That rounds up this week’s update. As always minna-san, stay frosty. ヾ(⌐■_■)ノ♪♬


sol’s Weekly Update #5

I’m not dead yet, minna-san!!

Blog Update
My first semester has come and gone since my last update, and all I can say is that I survived… with amazing results! I was hoping to get to posting more often during the winter break, but unfortunately, I had some stuff to take care of. Apart from having some things to get done that I had to put on hold during the semester, I’ve also gotten fed up with my current part-time job and I have been looking for another. It’s a long story, but I had to remove a class I was going to take this Spring semester, altering my school schedule to fit their needs, among other things. I’m also two years overdue for a raise.

Needless to say, I’ve been a little busy with looking for a new job for me while I’m in school, one that cares about me and my education. I truly envy these kids that can go to college full-time without having to also work. You lucky little shi- dumplings! It’s about time for a change of pace anyway, as if you are working somewhere, be it part-time or full-time, and you have yet to get even a small raise… it’s time to move on.

Aside from the job hunting, my new semester begins as of next Monday. Not sure if I will have more or less time this semester. Thanks to my current job, I’m only taking a single class with writing, and I’m pretty sure my other two classes are going to be centered on drawing.

Site Update
Given my love for the Houshin Engi series and the fact that we have 10 days left until the new Houshin Engi anime airs, you all know what this calls for, right? A daily countdown! As of today, I will be translating a character song from the original anime each day for the countdown. Honestly, I’ve translated most already… but still, I’ll be posting one a day.

I’m a little saddened though by the fact that the anime will only be 23 episodes and is supposed to cover up to the Sennin War arc. That’s just not enough to properly adapt the manga, meaning a lot may end up changed and/or left out. We shall see, but more Houshin Engi in general is always welcome to me.

That rounds up this week’s update. As always minna-san, stay frosty. ヾ(⌐■_■)ノ♪♬

sol’s Weekly Update #4

Hiya! Unfortunately, due to work related reasons, the week before last I wasn’t able to get a weekly update in Sunday. I did miss Sunday for the previous week, but here it is now, better late than never!

Blog Update
My classes are coming up in August. I’m not too sure how it’s going to cut into everything, but given how my classes are scheduled, I may be able to get plenty of work done and have free time on my days off. We’ll see.

Site Update
So just yesterday it was announced that there is going to be a remake of the 1999 anime of the manga, Houshin Engi! I’ve been ready for this since 2007, you guys. I’ve been ready for 10 years! Actually, here is a funny story here that kind of made me feel like I was in the Twilight Zone. So, the news about the Houshin Engi anime remake was announced July 31, 2017. I just realized a few hours later when I was working on the Houshin Engi wiki I started up four years ago, that I started it in… wait for it… July 31, 2013. That’s, uh… quite the coincidence. Am I psychic? Like, that actually creeped me out a bit. Holy– o.O

Anyway, Houshin Engi is my all-time favorite manga! I LOVE it! So this news made my day. I had to deal with some super annoying people a few hours later, and even they couldn’t ruin my mood, and I have very little patience with people. In response to this announcement, I’ll be trying to pay attention to any more news as it comes and post it here. I’ll also be translating ALL lyrics for the music of the old 1999 anime, this INCLUDES character songs. Truth be told, I actually already translated the majority of them, but I’ll finish the rest up and post them all here. I started them since there were only about a couple or so translated, so I’m going to stop being selfish and share them with others.

Of the current character songs I have translated from the 1999 anime, I have completed all but one of the first character album, and I have four more to do on the second album.

That rounds up this week’s update. As always minna-san, stay frosty. ヾ(⌐■_■)ノ♪♬

sol’s Weekly Update #3

So last week there wasn’t an update. Because of work, for one, but mainly because there really wasn’t anything to update, let alone talk about. Yeah I know, I’m less entertaining than an old guy beating a tree with a stick, but you know what, nothing beats that.

Blog Update
So recently I found out about this pretty neat app called, Duolingo. In case the name itself didn’t give you any ideas about what it’s for, it’s an app that helps you learn different languages. They have a pretty nice selection, and I think they’re still adding some languages as they just added Japanese about a week ago, or so I heard. It’s completely free and I heard about it from one of my mother’s co-workers, who heard that I was currently studying Japanese independently and was looking into buying Rosetta Stone as an efficient learning method.
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sol’s Weekly Update #2

Back for another weekly update! There really isn’t much to cover this week at all. But, I do have a few updates to share.

First, I completely finished OZMAFIA!!, and so I’m currently working on the reviews. Originally, I was intending on posting reviews one at a time as I completed each route, but I found myself unable to stop playing. But it’s a good thing I did, given how the routes and the visual novel as a whole is written out, otherwise if I’m to be so honest, I’d probably give the majority of the routes a very low rating. I’ll admit, the visual novel has some major flaws, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy it. Actually, I loved it despite it’s flaws, but I’m sure there are some who may differ in that regard if certain things bug them. The reviews will be popping up here over the course of the next few weeks.
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