TYPE-MOON

By bluemist on July 24th, 2005

TYPE-MOON

Games
Fate/stay Night
Kagetsu Tohya
Tsukihime
Fate/hollow ataraxia

Related
Melty Blood
TONS of doujinshi

Anime
Shingetsutan Tsukihime
Fate/stay Night (upcoming)

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Navel

By bluemist on July 20th, 2005

Navel

Games
Shuffle!
Soul Link
Tick! Tack!
Bokutachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai – under the innocent sky (upcoming)

Anime
Shuffle!

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Circus

By bluemist on July 19th, 2005

Circus

Games
Circus Team
Aries
Final Examination Kujira
Gadeem & Juteem

Northern Team
Da Capo
Infantaria
Suika
Da Capo II
AR: Forgotten Summer

Fetish Team
Homemaid
Sukumizu
Sukumizu 2

Metal Team
Mai-HiME

Joint Projects
Sakura
Suika O-157
true tears

Sanctuary
Da Capo Girls Symphony

Anime
Da Capo
Da Capo Second Season
Da Capo II
Da Capo II Second Season
Da Capo if
Suika (H)

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summer of the others

By bluemist on July 18th, 2005

This is the ‘others’ group of anime that I’m gonna watch this season.

This and the loli group constitutes 8 animes in total, double my limit. I told myself I shouldn’t be over this limit. I’m going on overload.

Da Capo Second Season
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One of the biggest bishoujo game based anime just got even bigger! Double the girls, double the service, double the fun! The D.C.P.S. crew is here! For anti-Nemu and anti-Sakura fans this is also a treat, they’re not appearing (yet), and new main character Aisha is as adorable as… well… any other girl who says “goshujin-sama”. Kotori takes the limelight, and my favorite girl Mako remains a sideline (boo).

Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid
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It’s darn good. The animation masters Kyoto Animation is at it once again, in what could be equated as FMP1 + Fumoffu = FMP:TSR. It has the mecha goodness of the first series, and seemingly also the hyper comedy of Fumoffu! Could anyone ask for more?

Shuffle!
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Humans, gods, and demons live in harmony. This dorky guy gets a “taste” of all of them. A god family and a demon family suddenly live beside you, and within each is a girl whom you should pick from to be a wife! How more lucky can a dorky guy get? Follow his antics and see his choices in bishoujo game based freak show Shuffle!

Suzuka
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Suzuka is cool. She’s great at high jumps. Suddenly this dorky guy would live beside her apartment, and will affect her life. Is it for the better? Or for worse? It’s a new take on the cliched harem genre. It seems kinda different, so I’ll take it. Besides, Suzuka is cool. Did I mention that Suzuka is cool?

Densha Otoko: Bishoujo Tracker

By bluemist on July 17th, 2005

Watching new jdorama series Densha Otoko, I got to see a little glimpse at the sometimes heavenly, sometimes horrific world of the real otakus in Japan. Akihabara streets, doujinshi shops, maid cafes, and bedrooms full of bishoujo posters and mecha figures. Otakus taking pictures of cosplaying girls, performances, and seiyuu interviews.

For this jdorama, I think GONZO lent a hand at the CG and animation production. I don’t know if this is an actual anime series, but here is an anime within the jdorama with a character called Mina:
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On the backdrop of this jdorama you will see a LOT of posters, figurines and stuff based on numerous otaku-related stuff, but one thing I noticed… there’s a lot of Memories Off paraphernalia seen throughout the first episode! So I was thinking that maybe bishoujo game companies like KID (company which releases Memories Off games) have some sort of agreement with the production of this series. And indeed, game soft companies like Princess Soft, Riddle Soft, Studio e-go, and other companies written in Japanese are shown in the credits, along with some anime companies like Sunrise and Gainax. Maybe just a “Thanks To” credit, but in any case, the number of times Memories Off was seen in the jdorama is staggering, as if it’s really a marketing ploy.

As the episodes go by, I noticed that more and more Shuffle stuff is seen instead. Also, Sgt. Keroro is also referenced predominantly as one of Yamada’s (the Densha Otoko) favorite anime series.

This post is an attempt to show various random sightings referencing bishoujo and related stuff located within the Densha Otoko jdorama series. Please click on each link to see some shots.

For more information on Densha Otoko, see Random Curiosity.

Episode 1
Posters of what’s probably Aoi Nishimoto’s bishoujo designs (of Shuffle fame)
So familiar…
Shuffle and Memories Off
A Mina PS2 game, and a REAL Memories Off PS2 game!
Close-up of Memories Off PS2 game
Otaku room
Izumo 2 poster
Same otaku room with different angle
Memories Off pillow

Episode 2
Evangelion and Shuffle figurines
Curtain!
Another Memories Off pillow, this time…

Episode 3
More unknown stuff in one otaku room.
Flight attendant figurines

Episode 4
Probably another game featuring Aoi Nishimata art
New forumer here, seems to be bishoujo game otaku.

Episode 5
A Nerine (Shuffle) pillow!

Episode 6
A Nerine paper bag
Izumo 2 game box
Clearer view of one poster which I thought was from a game I know, apparently not.
Isn’t she just so out of place there?
More Shuffle.
Maid-san doujinshi?
Another Shuffle pillow!

Episode 7
On a gamesoft shop
The Memories Off game
Yet another view of the otaku room, new Shuffle poster sighted

Episode 8
At last, I found out what game this is
A Memories Off figurine
Asuka, swimsuit edition
Rei figure and Mina game

Episode 9
Shuffle
More Shuffle
Even more Shuffle
Completely unrelated, but I just had to smile seeing this…

Episode 10
This one’s the EVA fan

Episode 11
Nothing in particular

Special (Guitar Otoko)
Megumi Soma (Memories Off) among others
One of Densha’s otaku friends’ otaku room… which is Shuffled…
Shuffled…
… and Shuffled even more
Still can’t get enough Shuffle? Densha Otoko is over, watch Shuffle instead.

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age

By bluemist on July 16th, 2005

age

Games
Age Maniax
Akane Maniax
Kaseki no Uta
Kimi ga Ita Kisetsu
Kimi ga Nozomu Eien
Muvluv
Muvluv Alternative (upcoming)

Anime
Akane Maniax
Kimi ga Nozomu Eien

Generic Disclaimer: Of course I wouldn’t know how the bishoujo games industry truly works, so some info below may be wrong or misinterpreted. This feature is from an outsider’s point of view, namely, my point of view.

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