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May 23, 2007

Katahane is an adventure game by Tarte (http://tarte.deal.co.jp/products/katahane/index.html) – though it seems the site is currently down. If anyone knows why it’s been that way for a while, let me know.

It was featured in Yuri-hime Vol 7. – Winter 2007
There is a lot of yurilicious moments between two of the main characters. ^__^

 While this is an ero-game, the focus is not on that aspect and scenes I’ve seen so far have been tasteful.
The music is also excellent! I would like the soundtrack, but it’s going for ~250 USD on Yahoo! Auctions Japan… >__<

The story takes place in a world with 3 kingdoms, the Red, White, and Blue Kingdom. In this world, they have highly-advanced dolls with some closely resembling humans. These dolls occasionally need maintainence which done by a “tuner”.

A young playwright named Wakaba writes a controversial play about a traitor named Ein who killed a ruler of the White Kingdom, Christina. In Wakaba’s play, she presumes that Ein did not betray Christina, but was actually her loyal supporter.

When Wakaba’s history major friend needs to make a trip to get Coco, a genki doll that lives with Wakaba,  maintainence, Wakaba and her brother Light travel with him.  Wakaba travels in the hopes of finding some actors for her play. Along the way, they meet a beautiful doll with one wing named Belle and an aspiring actress named Angelina.

The story takes place in 2 parts:

1) Shirohane – the main story with Wakaba and gang

2) Kurohane – the historical events talking about the end of the reign of Christina

On my first playthrough I didn’t encounter that many places where you need to choose an action. Also, as mentioned in other reviews of the game, the point of view changes from character to character and all of them are fully voiced which is a nice change from games where sometimes the main character is not voiced.

Voice: 10/10 – I love Belle’s voice.
Graphics: 10/10 – They look good even when zoomed in.
Background Music/Effects: 10/10
Yuri factor: 10/10 (There are romantic moments with other characters but most of the romance is yuri-focused)

katahane-main-screen.png
katahane - music screen

Mai-Hime Simulation Game

December 21, 2006

Currently playing the Mai-Hime Simulation Game
Mai-Hime (Unmei no Keitoujuu – Shura) 舞-HiME 運命の系統樹 修羅

This was originally a PS2 game (http://www.mmv.co.jp/special/game/ps2/mai-hime) released on June 30, 2005, but was recently re-released for the PC with an extra scenario for Shizuru, CG for Yukino and Haruka, endings for Midori and Nao, summoning movies, and extra CG.

http://circus.nandemo.gr.jp/common/maihime_pc/maihime.html

Unfortunately it seems I have to finish Natsuki’s scenario before I can see Shizuru’s Another Story

Mai-Otome: Otome Butou Shi – PS2

December 20, 2006

Mai-Otome: Otome Butou Shi (舞-乙HiME 乙女舞闘史) came out for the PS2 on 11-09-06.
It’s an ok fighting game, sort of like the X TV Animation fighting game for PS1. (I only bought that one because of Subaru. ^_^)

Official Page: http://www.suni.jp/contents/mai_otome/

Spoilers for the game, so please stop reading if you dislike spoilers.

The best part of the game in my opinion is Mikoto in cat form. The transformation sequence into the coral robe from the DVD No. 7 special is the best!

Screenshots including Mikoto can be found at:
http://www.famitsu.com/game/coming/2006/08/24/104,1156388930,58942,0,0.html

Of course, there’s ShizNat action. (Why else would I play the game? ^__^)

Shizuru: Fufufu, Pero, pero, pero, pero (lick, lick, lick) Pero, pero, pero

Aww…I knew Natsuki cared about Shizuru.
Natsuki: How can you say that when she’s under house arrest? I’ll have you return Shizuru!

Natsuki vs Tomoe

Tomoe is scary! 0__0
Tomoe: I’ll never allow it!

Natsuki vs Tomoe2

Yep! Shizuru is definitely bewitching!
Natsuki vs Shizuru


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