It seems like I don’t have a great idea for an April Fools post this year, and I have health and typing issues, so might as well make a roundup. As we all know, the internets will be blowing up with massive trollings and stuff like that, so at least for the animu-related side, let me just highlight some of the good stuff that’s happening today.
Remember: Be safe, be sound, be secure. Don’t be fooled today.
Love Love Live! Announced
YES SEQUEL! Sadly it’s a joke.
This is one fake that you wished were real, and actually feasible considering all the itadenshas that I’ve seen over the years.
Irrational Games announces they’re making a bishoujo game
Reminds me I haven’t played Bioshock Infinite yet.
Da Capo III Announced!
Oh man this is the massive trolling if I ever saw one. If I know better, and I do know because I know a Japanese person who worked at Circus for a while with Princess Party, this DCIII joke is so massive that they’ve made an actual demo of the game and an anime PV short, and if ever the clamor of the fans would go into fever pitch, they have a so-called “emergency budget” to actually build and ship the darned things. The only reason why they’re just making this as a joke is because some fans don’t like the idea of a grown-up Sakura.
Railgun Sequel to be actually renamed to A Certain Scientific Datacenter
Fake because there will never be a sequel to Railgun.
Apple iMat announced
Snuck this in because imagine the apps.
Microsoft XBOX 720 Infinity Announced
WORLD EXCLUSIVE: I HAVE A LEAKED LAUNCH GAMES LIST. Take with grains of salt
Key/Visual Arts filed bankruptcy
I blame J.C. Staff. This is the end of bishoujo gaming as we know it, as one of the great pillars is about to close shop. Thanks for all the memories and lots of crying girls in snow, spring, summer and fall.
ghostlightning says he’s returning to blogging
Welcome back WRLOLOLOL! This is awesome if only it were true. Thanks for the chuckle. But seriously man.
Where is shinn87?
Not sure, but he apparently texted me and said that I died in another dimension. This is obviously fake, because I know the real shinn can troll better than this.
Random Curiosity’s Fake Spring 2013 Anime List
Don’t believe any of the new anime in the list. It will never happen. I am disappoint with that blog. This is the real chart down below.
Update: on shinn87
Uwa wah… I’m holding hands… with a boy!
— Shin (@shinn87) April 1, 2013
Apparently he already saved the me in the other dimension. Riiiiight.
Regret, and forget. This is what my music tells me.
“I’m sorry, Yoriko.”
His words would just strike through my heart like an emptiness spear. It would wound not my body but my own existence. Sakurai, he is not at fault. He simply likes another girl. It just so happens that it wasn’t me. I have to accept this.
Somehow I’ve convinced myself that I do accept this. I did not cry. Crying wasn’t my thing anyway. All I can do is shout. My beer drowns my throat, my rock music drowns my room. Maybe this is the difference between Sakurai and me. I know he likes sentimental songs. I even teased him for liking such.
“You know you can’t serenade someone with that anymore. Go with the times, man. Those stuff are quite embarrassing.” I explained.
“Who cares, I like what I like.” A simple answer from him.
I guess he’s right. Both in songs, and in love. “I like who I like”, I guess, as I pour down more of this stuff into me, slowly hallucinating a world where I couldn’t have done what I have done today. I drink another between night and blue, within darkness and colors, the hard, loud music of my soul would tell me things I wouldn’t understand at my state. This is how rejection feels like, eh?
Sakurai is my friend, and nothing changes that. Sakurai reassured me that. And so this pain is of just one day, or two. Tomorrow… wait… maybe the day after tomorrow. Once I’ve sobered up away from my alcohol. Once I’ve turned down the volume of this stereo. Once that happens, I can walk up to his house and wake him up again like the usual. With my loud bass headphones, I would annoy his sleep with a fierce banging from my favorite rock track into his ears. He would wake up, with that same angry expression on his face that I liked. And I would shout with my own angry words:
“Morning, damn sleepy head! Get up you fool!”
(to be continued.)
In the business of dating sims and bishoujo games, one of the hard parts in converting them into anime is how to fit an entire harem of girls and their stories into a series. The games have multiple paths and endings which can be reset in every playthrough. Anime series don’t have this option, episodes must be produced and played in linear fashion. The usual approach for game-anime conversions had been mostly focusing on the most favorite characters’ arcs, while having enough screentime for the other girls in one-shot episodes. Other approaches would include changing the stories to not include much romance for the others while having the main girl get her man in the end. And so I wonder, why is it so rare that we’re having a parallel-universe format in these types of anime? Well, some may argue that the parallel-universe format is hard to pull off in a series. I would try to explain why as this review goes, but in any case, we have a quite a guinea pig in Amagami SS as the first major separate-arc romance anime.
During my short hiatus, Love Plus has gained both popularity and notoriety around the internets, mostly because of this guy who supposedly married Nene Anegasaki… or at least… one game ‘copy’ of her. And so thousands other copies are still single I guess, including mine, which is quite neglected actually for a while. I was quite busy last month due to real-life stuff, and with it less DS or Love Plus gaming. I’m here though to provide a little bit more detail and realizations on the game which became apparent to me after quite some time playing.