Panels for Ichibancon & Mag GET~!

I know it’s been forever since I last posted & I’m super behind w/ updating everything in general (probably won’t get to it until after MAGfest tbh), but I’ve been super active, I swear ^.^;

Anyway, first Ichibancon panels:

  • Have You Seen This Anime? Reminisce & Recommend ~ Thursday, 10p-midnight, Events 4
  • Final Fantasy: Love It or Hate It They Still Have All Your $$$ ~ Thursday, midnight – 1am, Events 4
  • How -to Guide for Debating Fandom (with %90 Less Butthurt!) ~ Friday, 1a – 2a, Events 3
  • Bleach : Shunpou Edition ~ Saturday, 1p – 2p, Events 3
  • Defaming the Sacred!: Critiques on Popular Anime ~ Saturday, 9p – 11p, Events 5
  • ALL THE VOCALOIDS ~ Sunday, noon – 1p, Events 6

MAGfest panel (ikr? totes surprised I got a panel too >_>):

  • Diamonds in the Rough: Videogame Edition (side order of J-RPGs) ~ Thursday, 8:30p, Panels 2

Cosplay wise, Ichibancon:

For MAGfest:

Other possible cosplays for Mag…

  • Dio from Virtue’s Last Reward
  • Regal from Tales of Symphonia
  • Something Fire Emblem related

All of these unsure ones are for photoshoots that I may/may not be able to attend, I’ll have to double check.  Also, if I did any of the possible ones, would add some testosterone to the current sea of estrogen ^.^;

Anyway, hopefully I catch you at either of these cons.  Otherwise, hope everyone had an awesome Xmas & even better New Year ~^.^~

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Anime Boston 2016 Panel Times

OK, know my panel times/locations for AB2016:

  • Diamonds in the Rough: Videogame Edition (side order of J-RPGs)
    • Fri., 3/25, 6:30p-8p @ Hynes Panel 202
  • Let’s Go to ‘The World’: A Panel About the .Hack Games
    • Fri., 3/25, 10:30p-midnight @ Hynes Panel 206
  • Bleach: Shunpou Edition
    • Sat., 3/26, 11a-12p @ Hynes Panel 202
  • ALL THE VOCALOIDS!
    • Sat., 3/26, 7p-8:30p @ Hynes Panel 202
  • 9 Persons, 9 Virtues, 9 D’bags: The Zero Escape series
    • Sun., 3/27, 12p-1:30p @ Sheraton Panel Constitution 2

Also super convenient that there’s an Ali Project concert; i.e., another fantastic group that’s done music for the .hack series.

Anyway, that’s all I have for right now.  Now back to the constant cosplay/panel sweatshop ~.~

Katsucon 2016 Panels GET~!

Taken from my FB status…

Snow shoveling pretty much took up most of my time yesterday, but got panel times for Katsucon (& I got panels at all)~!

  • Fate Universe: The Noblest of All Phantasms – Fri., 2/12 from 10:00p – 12:00am, Live 3 (yay, 2 cons in a row for this grin emoticon )
  • Diamonds in the Rough: Videogame Edition – Sat., 2/13 from 11:00a – 12:30p, Live 6

Due to this, my cosplay line-up is going to include “Heroine X” Saber now in addition to Duke Venomania Kaito (Vocaloid), Tibarn (Fire Emblem), & maybe something else >.>

"Heroine X" Saber (Fate/Stay Night) figure pic from AmiAmi

“Heroine X” Saber (Fate/Stay Night) figure pic from AmiAmi

Anyway, going to be fun to do these…& staffing (wooooooo~~!!)

So, motto Fate stuffs~!  & this time I can properly refresh my Fate knowledge, & another shot to do Diamonds in the Rough w/ hopefully less tech issues ^.^;

See you there XD

Dangan Ronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls Mini Review

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So, beat Dangan Ronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls the other day. In short…

Plot: 11/10, I would posit this has the best plot & writing out of the entire series

Gameplay: 1/10, have fun not actively trying to destroy your Vita w/ how terrible gameplay is ~.~ Most of the game is spent fighting the camera & unnecessary cinematics among a crapton of other things >.> I would say, contrary to the quality of the writing & plot, this game has the worst gameplay of the entire series

Boss fights/mini games: 7/10, despite a terrible combat system, the boss fights & most of the mini game stuff was actually pretty fun, especially the last 2 boss fights

Characters: 8/10, despite the fact I HATE kid characters, loved all them & the rest of the cast for this game. Besides this, Komaru & Toko had their moments I wanted to kill them for stupidity & c**tiness respectively, but I liked them overall

Music: 9/10, they reuse a lot from the other games w/ the addition of a few things original for the game & remixes of previous songs & all of it’s good

Voice acting (dub): 9/10, besides my issues w/ Nagito’s VA; i.e., good but not nearly as awesome as the sub on account of the creepy laugh, overall VAing quality was fantastico. Now, cinematics you can tell the lip sync was way the f**k off but otherwise really good, especially for the 5 kid villains

Ending: 11enty/10, I absolutely love the ending to this game. SOOO good XD

Overall, the writing, character development, & plot was on-point for this game, it’s just a shame it can be somewhat overshadowed by abysmal gameplay. Def recommend at least watching an LP to see that plot if you really want to skip past soul killing gameplay.

999 Post-game “Mini” Review

So, this past Saturday I *finally* beat 999 😀 Super excited since that means I can finally move on to VLR proper w/o a care in the world (since certain characters from that game are literally walking spoilers).

tl; dr version of why I did VLR before 999: originally didn’t care for it too much, didn’t have a DS/3DS (but had a Vita), spoiled most of the game via Wiki/TV Tropes namely b/c I didn’t think US had the game (it’s super Japanese & I never thought US would get/had it), & a few more reasons. Either way, beat the game before 999.

So, tl;dr*2 again; loved the f**k out of this game. Besides that:

+No matter how I look at it, Lotus is an unforgivable c**t most of the time. Like, in the end I still *mostly* like her but she b*tches far too much & is way too condescending at times.

+Sudoku?! Not surprised but f’ing really?! Super ambivalent about this b/c it’s both super appropriate & super f’ing annoying. Thank kami for sudoku solution generator type sites >.>

+Oh, Akane, you’re f’ing awesome (ditto for Santa). I only wish I waited to cosplay him b/c I def would cosplay him now.

+I hate the fact that most of the ‘options’ you have in dialog don’t really matter, it’s mostly about what doors you go through as far as routes are concerned. Granted, to get the true ending, any instance that would encourage certain characters to go on ad infinitum about something that “can’t possibly have anything to do w/ anything”, f’ing DO IT.

+The axe ending has got to be my fav bad ending. Only reason I don’t utterly despise Clover.

+Snake’s cool at first…then by the time the umpteenth snarky/smart@$$ comment kicks in it’s not f’ing cute anymore -_- Like, I know a *lot* love Snake, but I like Ace far more than I could ever like him >.>

+On that matter, w/ the exception of Seven, your character, & somewhat Ace, every character has far too many “jerk w/ the heart of an @$$hole” moments. Smart@$$ is “cute” in small doses, not every G.D. line out of your mouth. Funny thing, it gets WORSE in VLR, but is strangely both more & less tolerable, IDK

+Snake IS a total bad@$$…when he’s not being a snarky d*uche >.>

+Junpei has far too many “you f’ing idiot, THINK!” moments. There are so many times he asks questions about s**t he not 2 minutes ago just commented on X/

+F**k digital roots & base-ANYTHING X/

Finally, even though I’m super happy this means I can move on to VLR, the puzzles are far harder than 999 (at least to me). Like, if I spend enough time trying different combinations & going over clues I most likely will eventually figure it out, whereas VLR puts me in situations I’m just like “…I DON’T F’ING KNOW DX” & I wind up having to play w/ my phone out ~.~ (since I refuse to do less than hard mode).

Oh well, more VLR means more d*uche baggery & Liam O’Brien XD

That was my super “short” rundown of the game I posted on my personal FB page, some other things I would add on are that I loved the ending sequence of the true ending. The song that was playing was great, flipping the interface of the puzzle (you’ll understand when you get there/beaten the game) I thought was a fantastic idea to show that “perfect connection” 2 of the characters had, & the raw emotion was f’ing moving. I genuinely enjoyed every minute of it. Also, the last stinger involving Seven & that mysterious woman, f’ing fantastic.

All in all great game, & I’m glad I played it to completion. Now, onwards! To VLR & may God (Dio [?]) help us all ~.~’

ZOMG, Amnesia: Memories Otome Coming State-side XD

Here’s the trailer & article
To be perfectly honest, like Gakuen Heaven, the anime was mediocre at best, I just wanted the date sim. In Amnesia’s case, the visuals & character designs were gorgeous & I loved the concept for the plot, but there was no US release for the original 2 date sims at the time the anime came out & I was super disappointed…not anymore now XD
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Supposed to be coming out later this year in August on the PS Vita via he PSN, so I can’t wait. Also, love getting games justifying the purchase & existence of the Vita ^.^