IA/VT Colorful List of Songs

You have probably heard of this game, or maybe you haven’t.

The gist: IA is like Hatsune Miku, a vocaloid. She’s quite popular, so she gets her own game developed by Marvelous AQL.

To be released in Japan this July 30, the game has no chance of localization. This is confirmed by its producer Kenichiro Takaki:

“Since it’s a music title, and since music is arguably one of the most protected media types artists have, that just means more doors to knock on and more approvals to get. It’s far more difficult than a Senran Kagura title.”

And yes, Takaki is the guy who said he’ll wrap the entire world with boobs. (Hint: he produced Senran Kagura).

Back to IA/VT Colorful. Check out this trailer:

Here are a couple of confirmed tracks for IA/VT Colorful:
“Children Record” by Jin (Shizen no Teki P)
“Nihonbashi Koukaka R Keikaku” by Jin (Shizen no Teki P)
“Lost Time Memory” by Jin (Shizen no Teki P)
“Enmei Chiryou” by Neru
“Headphone Actor” by Jin (Shizen no Teki P)
“America (America! We are All Right!)” by Jin (Shizen no Teki P)
“Cloud Rider” by Hayato Tanaka
“Chiri Juso” by Kikuo
“Liar” by Nekobolo
“Lonely Child” by Otetsu
“Hajimari no Niwa” by Shirakami Mashiro
“Nokoru Natsu ni Hanataba wo” by Nodoka
“Lorelei” by 10th P (Monaca:Factory)
“Ginga Tetsudou 365″ by Ichiokuen-P (Dezzy)
“Falling Apart” by Taishi
“Kimi no Koto ga Suki de Gomennasai” by Utata P and Tory Hitsuji
“Shounen wa Kyoushitsu ga Kiraidatta Noda” by Ishifuro
“Love Sagiittarius” by Mutsuki Levin
“Overslept” by Neru
“Migawari Kibonnu” by Mabe Shuichi
“Kakshi” by Mochizuki Urara
“Pageant” by Mito
“Baibai Superstar” by Ishifuro
“Tsubasa New Days” by A-Bee
“Crystal Prism” by Anante-Garde Eyes
“Party Party” by Komorita Minoru
“Re;Birth” by Sele
“Geragera to Warauna” by Ishifuro
“Bokura ni Kigeki wo Misetekure” by Jin (Shizen no Teki P) and Ishifuro
“Kisaragi Attention” by Jin (Shizen No Teki-P)
“Ayano no Koufuku Riron” by Jin (Shizen No Teki-P)
“Kuusou Forest” by Jin (Shizen No Teki-P)
“Kagerou≒Variation” by Yairi
“22 Seiki kara no Hello” by Rider
“Zekkyo Paranoia” by Total Objection

Quite interesting, yes. You can check out Play-Asia to pre-order the game. IA/VT Colorful will be released in Japan on July 30, 2015.

Fans Completed Translation of a Detective Conan Game

Specifically a Detective Conan and Kindaichi Case Files game.

DCTP, a Detective Conan fan community have finally completed the translation of Meitantei Conan & Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbou: Meguri au 2-Jin no Meitantei a crossover game between two important detectives in Japanese manga – Hajime Kindaichi and Conan Edogawa / Shinichi Kudo.

(Please do not delve upon the topic of fan translation being a grey area in this post. I have tackled that before and I believe it begs a different discussion area. This post is for this game. Nothing else.)

Translated title is: Detective Conan & Kindaichi Case Files: Chance Encounter of 2 Great Detectives

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For a bit of a background, Bandai released this game way back in 2009. Prior to that year, a crossover manga series between these 2 franchises ran on Weekly Shonen Sunday, in celebration of the magazine’s 50th anniversary. The crossover manga ran from April 2008 to September of that year. Seeing that the above mentioned game was released on February 2009, it’s safe to say that it was the culmination of the crossover project.

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Now due to licensing issues, only 1 Detective Conan game was released in English. It was not even a proper detective game. As DCTP had noted on their blog, there was virtually no chance of this crossover game being localized. With that, and as Japanese fans saw this as the Definitive Detective Conan game, they decided to bear it upon themselves to translate it.

“The project took hundreds of dedicated hours to put together over a matter of several years. Between disassembling the game data, re-doing all of the graphics and user interface into English, and of course translating the nearly 500 scripts that make up the game’s dialogue, the game has been a challenge for everyone involved. At the onset, we worked on the game between other Conan commitments, but later were able to concentrate the bulk of our efforts on finally making it available to everyone.”

Well done. DCTP. Please continue loving this franchise.

http://www.dctp.ws/conankindaichi/

Naruto Gaiden ends on July 6. Will Sarada get the answers she wants?

While reading Naruto Gaiden, I have come to love Sarada, Sasuke, Sakura, and their weird family dynamic. Lots of questions. Some of the more pressing ones are still unanswered.

But I guess we won’t wait for long, as Naruto Gaiden: Nanadaime Hokage to Akairo no Hanatsuzuki (Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring) will end on July 6, 2015.

It was a good run though. It achieved a lot in terms of gathering hatred for Sasuke, me feeling pitiful towards Sakura’s role as his wife, and the entire fandom on the back of Sarada, as she wants ultimately to have a normal family.

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Nah, my review will be next week.

For now, let us wait. I am not that optimistic, but I hope Masashi Kishimoto will do justice for Sarada and Sakura towards the end of this mini-series.

God Eater Crosses Over Assassination Classroom

You might have remembered Assassination Classroom: The Grand Seige of Koro-Sensei. It was a Nintendo 3DS game that look cool. But I will never get a chance to play it unless it gets localized or I understand Japanese.

But that doesn’t stop me from writing about Assassination Classroom! It is my current addiction and I like to know more about it. This includes the games.

Apparently in Japan, Bandai Namco is bringing God Eater costumes to the game mentioned above. Take a look at Koro-sensei in these weird pictures.

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Weird. Yes. I would have love it if Koro-sensei gets full body armor and what I can only see is his yellow face and weird smile.

Also, I would love it if Assassination Classroom gets more crossover into other games and properties (The series already crossovered TO God Eater before). Perhaps in doing this, someone can take notice and ultimately bring the Ansatsu Kyoushitsu games in English.

You have 2 days to redeem your final Club Nintendo Codes

I don’t think I need to elaborate, but the NA Club Nintendo’s going to disappear.

For those of you who knew, but forgotten about it, then here’s your chance to redeem whatever coins you have left on the rewards club.

And Nintendo sure has a nice way of sending it off. What with games like Kid Icarus: Uprising and Wonderful 101 (and Earthbound!!!), I don’t think you cannot pick up anything at all with those titles.

wonderful 101

And now that the future of Club Nintendo seemed certain, we all knew that the company’s partnership with DeNA is not just about creating mobile games. DeNA is good in payments systems and how to mesh it with gaming. The two companies are working together (afaik) for a replacement to Club Nintendo.

Hopefully, the replacement membership group is better, and more accessible for all the countries. :)

Update. I should not have delayed playing The World Ends With You

Last time, I have written here my struggles with the World Ends with You. How it got delayed in favor of other games… and how much I am making the effort of finishing it even with my limited gaming time.

Guess what. I finished the main story. Just some minutes ago. :)

mitsuki konishi the world ends with you

I played it on the Android. I must say that while my ass was kicked by Mitsuki, I thought that same battle was more difficult on the Nintendo DS. Ultimately, the tablet’s single screen made so many things easier. One screen to look at, and no more two-hand coordination.

Also, this is an exciting moment. While searching for TWEWY pictures, it seemed the iOS game had recently returned to the App Store. It looks like it was gone for sometime after a bug found on iOS 8 impeded the progress of the story. Now that I finish it, I can comfortably recommend it to every one.

neku sakuraba

Go Play It. One of the best JRPGS on the App Store and Android right now.

Oh there are still some side quests to unlock additional things. :) Guess my time with the game will continue. :)

Assassination Classroom 145 [Manga Impressions]

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I know I have not been very faithful / consistent in my weekly manga reviews so I need to backtrack a little for Assassination Classroom chapter 145,

Backtrack:

After Koro-sensei revealed that he will die in March, he wished for the students to assassinate him before that.

The class however, got divided into 2 groups – those who wants to fulfill Koro-sensei’s wishes (that he be assassinated) and those who desired to save his life. This lead to a schism between Karma Akabane (kill Koro-sensei) and Nagisa (Save Koro-sensei).

Koro-sensei instead thought the class must settle it in a war game. And so it goes…

Fast forward to this chapter:

assclass 145 karma akabane

Read Assassination Classroom 145 here: http://mangafox.me/manga/ansatsu_kyoushitsu/vTBD/c145/1.html

If you are reading Assassination Classroom, you should have already notice that EACH student of class E has a unique ability or a personality attached to them. Terasaka has good strength. Isogai is a good leader. Chiba is a skilled sniper. Sugino excels at baseball.

During the first few pages (and the chapter before above), the blue team seemed to be leading, with Kanzaki (who is skilled in first-person shooter games) took out Chiba the sniper.

However, Kanzaki was caught from behind by Karma Akabane, ultimately the Red Team’s leader. Continue reading Assassination Classroom 145 [Manga Impressions]

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