Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! Sorry this post is late… again, but, I was wrapping up an OWLS livestream with Lita and Kat. We had a blast with the stream and we plan on doing a stream after each Blog Tour, so definitely look out for more of the Temptress Trio in the future!! If you missed out on the stream, check out the video of the full stream, HERE!
Earlier this week I hit 300 followers/subscribers here at Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!! I am still blown away by how much love and support you guys have given me over these past two year! You guys make all of this possible and I want to just THANK YOU ALL for being so awesome!! Oh, I also saw the comedy/horror film, Get Out the other day and I’m not gonna lie, that movie scared the crap out of me. That hypnotism business was a little too real for my taste!!
- [OWLS Blog Tour] We’re All Pork Cutlet Bowls: The Relatability of the Underdog’s Dream in Yuri!!! on Ice– Here’s my February OWLS Blog Tour submission, about the relatability of the underdog’s dream; a character analysis of Yuri Katsuki’s journey in Yuri!!! on Ice!
- Melanin Monday: My Top 5 Favorite Black Male Anime Characters– For Black History Month, I decided to start a brand new post series, featuring posts about phenomenal black and brown skinned characters in anime, manga, games, etc! In this week’s post I highlighted 5 outstanding Black male anime characters!
- Changeling-Demo Review– Changeling is an upcoming commercial GxB supernatural romance visual novel and the debut title of indie English game developers Steamberry Studios. The game follows a high school girl, whose normal life is turned upside down when she finds out that she isn’t exactly human.
- Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #8– This is the post where I spotlight three visual novels for gamers on a budget. Every game featured is priced $10 or less, so definitely check out this week’s thrifty picks!! I listened to your suggestions and added a non-otome game to the mix this time around!
- Falling for the Stoic Leader: Dangerous Seduction- Kentaro Inui– This is the last main story review for the newest Voltage Inc. app, Dangerous Seduction. Kentaro Inui is the mature leader of the group of bodyguards tasked with protecting the MC. Despite his gruff visage, he seems to be the most reliable member of the Ikemen Initiative, which is what originally draws the MC to him…
- Fangirl Moment: Free Iwatobi Swim Club– Free: Iwatobi Swim Club is a 2013, sports anime based on Koji Oji’s light novel High Speed!. The series has spawned two anime seasons, one OVA, and one animated film which takes place when the characters were in junior high. Hot guys in swimwear…What’s not to like?
New This Week:
- Team Precatio released their 2nd demo for their upcoming romance visual novel, Kokorogawari! The new demo covers the 2nd chapter of the game and features more of the other love interests.
- Download the updated demo, HERE!
- Volage Inc launched a new Amazon store for their Amemix line of apps! Now players can get sweet Voltage merch!!
- Check out the store, HERE!
- Wispfire released Books I & II of their debut adventure visual novel, Herald: An Interactive Period Drama on steam!
- Purchase both books HERE for only $9.99!
- For a limited time only, Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney-Trilogy, Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies, and Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice are on sale in the Nintendo eShop!
- Check out the sale, HERE!
- Until March 28th, gamers can get select Idea Factory International games for a discounted price on Amazon.com, HERE!
- Check out the official Twitter announcement, HERE!
- Sonnet009 released the first story in their fantasy romance visual novel series, Wilder: Ran’s Story!
- The route is $3.99 and can be purchased from itch.io, HERE!
- The annual visual novel jam, NaNoRenO, will start on March 1st and run until April 3rd, 2017!!
- Learn more about the Jam and sign up, HERE!
- Arithmetic released their newest mobile otome game, Several Shades of Sadism for android through the Google Play Store or for IOS through the App Store!
- For a limited time only, Men of Yoshiwara Kikuya and the Men of Yoshiwara bundle are available for a discounted price on Steam!
- Take advantage of the sale buy clicking, HERE!
- The Hanako Games Bundle is on sale on Steam, save 29% on Eight Hanako games!!
- Take advantage of the sale by clicking, HERE!
- Dark Chibi Shadow released their short BL visual novel, Solanaceae- Another Time. The game is based on their webcomic of the same name! There are two versions of the game, the R18 version and the PG version.
- Download the game for free from itch.io, HERE!
- The Annual MangaGamer Survey results are now up on their official blog, HERE!
- The most recent Pokemon Go update from Niantic added Gen II Pokemon to the app! (FINALLY)
- Players now have the chance to catch 80 New Pokemon from the Johto region, in addition the preexisting Kanto pokemon!
- Voltage Inc announced a new fantasy romance visual novel for their AmeMix line of games, Love & Legends!
- Michaela Laws, creator of the supernatural romance series Seduce Me released a new Valentines Day themed game, Valentine Panic!
- The game is only $1 (USD) on itch.io, HERE!
- Development for Sakubaka’s upcoming Victorian romance visual, Vicboys is underway!
- Check out the development blog, HERE, for up to date news about the project!
- Earlier this week Spincut released the demo for their post apocalyptic LGBTQ+ visual novel Who We Are Now on itch.io!
- Download the demo for free, HERE!
- An updated demo for Meyaoi Games’s upcoming BL visual novel Seiyuu Danshi is now available for download, HERE!
- The updated demo includes some of the features players can expect in the full version of the game such as: updated sprites, quests, item purchasing, and a few 18+ options!
- Meyaoi Games also opened up pre-orders for Seiyuu Danshi on itch.io! The current retail price is $24.99!!
- Idea Factory Intl announced that there are plans to release the second half of Hakuouki Shinkai Hana no Shou in English! The first part of the game is being localized under the title Hakuoki Kyoto Winds, in the Spring!
- Read the note from Iffy on their Facebook page, HERE!
- A new supernatural romance kinetic VN from Ebi-hime, Sweetest Monster is now available for download over on itch.io, HERE!
- The game does contain some sexual situations and serious themes.
- Mobile otome game developer Voltage Inc. released two new VR apps: Let’s Snuggle! AR and Intimate VR: Eisuke!
- In Let’s Snuggle AR, players can interact with a chibi version of Tsugumu Kido from the Voltage Inc. app Our Two Bedroom Story with AR tech, similar to the system used in Pokemon Go. The app is $3.99 and can be purchased from the Google Play Store or the App Store!
- In Intimate VR: Eisuke, players can interact with Eisuke Ichinomiya from the Voltage app Kissed By the Baddest Bidder. The app is $3.99 and can be purchased from the Google Play Store or the App Store!
- The Kickstarter Campaign for Project Trinity’s upcoming visual novel, Women of Xal, is still underway!!
- Check out the campaign, HERE.
- The Kickstarter Campaign for the upcoming mystery visual novel, Breakfast Cult, is still going strong!!
- Check out the campaign, HERE.
- Idea Factory made a special announcement this week via their Facebook page… A limited time only Hakuouki themed Festival and Cafe!
- Since tickets for the event sold out in less than 7 minutes, Iffy has decided to offer more tickets for the event!!
- Special thanks to Hayurika for telling me about this! Cybird recently released their newest app Otome Romance Novels!
- Through the new app, players can purchase stories from some of Cybird’s free to play apps to play whenever they want! The app currently has stories from Destined to Love available for purchase, but other games will be added in the future!
- To download the app from the App Store click HERE and for android users, click HERE to get it from the Google Play Store!
- The English localization of Otomate’s Period: Cube ~ Shackles of Amadeus ~ finally has an official release date of April 25th, 2017!
- Amazon is officially accepting pre-orders, HERE!
- D3Publisher’s Hyakka Hyakurou: Sengoku Ninpoujou is getting an English release on steam under the name Nightshade!
- The game will be fully voiced and will $34.99!
- However, upon it’s release Nightshade will be available for 20% off the retail price!!
- For more information about the game, check out the Official Site!
- Pre-orders for Hakuouki: Kyoto Winds (Hakuouki: Shinkai – Kaze no Shou) are now available, HERE!!
- Read the announcement, HERE!
I’m giving the ol’ blog a bit of a facelift; updating tags, menus, etc… So, for the next week or so expect some minor wonkiness. Nice Job Breaking It, Hero will be up and running during the fixes, but, don’t be alarmed if stuff moves around a bit!
Since I reached 300 Followers a little while ago, I figured it was about time I fixed things up a bit. There will also be a special announcement once everything is finished up, so be on the look out for that in the near future!
March Megane Madness
I probably should have announced this sooner, but what can I say, I’ve been busy… *ahem* It’s no secret that I’m weak to megane men, there’s just something hot about a man in glasses that really gets my blood pumping! Ray Bans, dark frames, wire frames, bifocals, trifocals, fashion lenses, *fans self* I love them all! So I wanted to share that love with you guys in a month long megane celebration.
Throughout the month of March I will be paying tribute to all the megane hotties out there with semi-daily megane themed posts and reviews!! Ya’ll have heard of March Madness, well here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero it will be Megane Madness Month!!
The second OWLS Blog Tour is underway, February’s topic focuses on Flight in Yuri on Ice!
An individual takes flight when there is a goal, a dream, or an ambition that he or she wants to achieve. However, for this blog post, we are going to look at “flight” in different lenses: the underdog’s dream, the possibilities that Yuri on Ice allows viewers to think about, and also the dangers of greed and ignorance that can influence one’s dream.
Each OWLS member will be uploading their individual posts throughout the month of February! This week’s Blog Tour guides were Myself, and my post about the relatability of underdog stories; Stephanie from Anime Girls NYC, who wrote about individuality in Yuri!!! on Ice; and Hazelyn from Archi-Anime, who wrote a character analysis of Viktor Nikiforov!
There is just one Blog Tour Stops left for the month so be on the look out for announcements on the Official OWLS Twitter @OWLSbloggers, where I will keep you guys updated on each of the upcoming posts and other OWLS news!
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This week’s Melanin Monday post will be an overview of the positive depictions of Black characters in anime! Now, I originally planned for Melanin Monday to be a special Black History Month post series, but, after gauging interest on Twitter, I’m going to keep the series running. However, instead of making it a weekly series, Melanin Monday will be a bi-weekly series… so expect those posts every other Monday until, I get tired of doing them!
Thrifty Thursday will go up as scheduled with three brand new thrifty gaming picks for you all to try and for Fangirl Friday I’m going to cover a… I don’t know yet, let’s just see how this week goes shall we!
**It’s the final week of the OWLS Flight Blog Tour is underway, with a post from Takuto (Takuto’s Anime Cafe) coming out on Feb, 27th.**
Since I’m so behind, I’m just going to go ahead and extend the poll until the end of the month… What kinds of posts should I write more of? The poll will be open until February 28th at 11:59 PM UTC! You can find it in the side bar (or if you are using a phone/tablet @ the bottom of the page). If you still can’t find it, click the link HERE! I look forward to your responses!
Here we are again at the end of another Recap Post, where I highlight four interesting posts from other bloggers that showed up on my Reader this past week…
Normalizing homosexuality: Doukyuusei vs. Yuri!!! on Ice– This post comes from Incumbent Thinker of Thoughts That Move! Yuri!!! on Ice has created an open dialogue about the depiction of LGBTQ+ relationships in Japanese media, but YOI isn’t the first of it’s kind to portray positive same-sex relationships. In this fantastic post, Incumbent Thinker talks about one of my favorite BL series, and how it normalized homosexual relationships long before YOI took over the community!
What women want: a shojo manga study?– This post comes from Elisabeth O’Neill of Little Anime Blog! This post looks at how shojo romance trends help determine what female readers are looking for in romance. Elisabeth O’Neill looks at Midori Makita’s statistical take on shojo manga and how the themes depicted there relate to women that read them.
The Importance of Trashy Light Novels– This post comes from Kai of Deluscar! Light novels are a mixed bag, either you get compelling epics or “trashy”… You know the ones I’m talking about, the light novels that feature cliche characters and more fanservice than you can handle! But, instead of condemning trashy light novels, Kai makes a case for their importance in this outstanding post!
You Can Call These Lot Sappy, But Their Journey Has You Fixated– This post comes from Lita Kino of Lita Kino Anime Corner! While Valentines Day may have come and gone this blogger is still feeling the love! In this post, Lita spotlights three of her favorite sappy anime lovers! Each of the couples on this list are sure to touch your heart with their love!
So here we are at the end of this week’s post! Be sure to check out some of the bloggers from this week’s Weekly Blogger Spotlight, and drop them a line! Strike up a conversation or make a new friend! Don’t be shy get out there and mingle! 😉 Also, don’t worry if your post wasn’t featured in this week’s recap, keep writing and keep posting! I’ll keep my eye out!
See something in your Reader this week that you wanna share? Tell me what you think about my post? Anything you want to see more of? Less of? Have an idea for a post? Shoot me a line in the comments section or Message me on Twitter! Don’t be shy, I swear I don’t bite! I appreciate input and discussions from my readers so let your voice be heard…and finally, as always Thank You for reading!