Last Week Today: Week End Recap- May 14th to May 20th

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! Some of you may have noticed that I’ve stopped writing all of my weekly post series (save this one). Don’t worry, they aren’t cancelled, just on hold until June like everything else. I’m currently working on bringing everything up to snuff and for that I need a bit of time and with all the real life stuff I have going on right now, I need to prep a bit.

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I will still upload game reviews during this time, but, that will be about it. If everything goes as planned, I should have everything back and running starting June 1st. In the meantime, I am always open to chatting with more bloggers and writers, so definitely hit me up and say hi, a list of where to find me online is, HERE! Also, if you want to exchange Blogroll links, just let me know and I’d be more than happy to add you, however, you kind of sorta have to write about Japanese culture and media (anime, manga, otome games, etc), but I will make an exception for K-dramas a K-pop stuff!

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  1. [First Thoughts] Period Cube ~Shackles of Amadaeus~– A short first impressions post about the fantasy RPG otome game, Period Cube. The game follows a young girl who becomes trapped within an online game while looking for clues about her mising brother… think Sword Art Online. This is a spoiler free review about my first few playthroughs and just general thoughts about the game as a whole.
  2. Special MANGA.TOKYO ‘Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry’ Giveaway!– MANGA.TOKYO is running a special giveaway for a free copy of the Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry storyboard bonus book!!
  3. [First Thoughts] Re:Birthday Song ~Koi o Utau Shinigami~– Another first impressions post, this time about the supernatural fantasy otome game, Re:Birthday Song. The game follows Kokoro a young girl who suddenly becomes the newest resident of the Netherworld, a place where souls with deep regrets go when they die, as she trains to become a full fledged shinigami. 

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New This Week:

  • Mangagamer held a panel at Anime Central where they announced two new eroge game titles, check out their announcement page for more details.
  • Sekai Project announced that they will be launching a new Otome Games  and BL Games line, Maiden Voyage on Twitter and at ACEN!
    • Their first game under the new line will be the R18 title, The Bell Chimes for Gold!
  • The indiegogo campaign for RoseVeRte’s upcoming fantasy romance visual novel, How to Fool a Liar King, the sequel to their 2015 visual novel, How to Take Off Your Mask is winding down.
    • Show your support either monetarily or by sharing the campaign on social media!
  • Team Precatio’s upcoming English otome game Kokorogawari was Greenlit for Steam, check out the page, HERE!
  • Hakuoki themes and icons are now available in the PSN store!! Some themes are free, but you can pay $9.99 to get everything at once!!
  • Skillshot Labs will be taking their mobile app, Notice Me Senpai offline starting on May 31st.
    • After that date you will no longer be able to download the game from the app stores, however, if you have the game on your device you will still be able to play it!
    • There will also be no new updates or events after this point!

Ongoing News:

  • E2 Gaming finally released their localization of Primula’s Taisho x Alice and it was utter shit. Fan backlash was swift and merciless, with members of the otome community flooding the E2 Facebook page with comment after comment, Twitter was a buzz with memes and screenshots! There were even free links to the game floating around.
    • Elly from the otome games blog Figuratively Speaking wrote up a comprehensive play by play of the entire sordid affair and it is a must read! Check out the Taisho x Alice saga in all it’s glory by clicking, HERE, and a big thank you to Elly for compiling all the info in one place!!
  • Zetsubo Games released their romantic visual novel, Tomboys Need Love Too on Steam!!
    • The game is $9.99, HERE!
  • Aeon Dream Studios opened up pre-orders for their upcoming supernatural visual novel, Mystic Destinies: Echoes on itch.io.
    • Pre-order the game now and get a copy for just 10% OFF ($13.49 USD)!!
  • Ertal Games set up a new itch.io page for their upcoming BL steampunk game, Chasing Stars!
    • Learn more about the game and download free wallpapers, HERE!
  • Dr. Frank’s Build a Boyfriend is now on Steam Greenlit!!
    • Show your support and vote for the game HERE!
  • Tamagobun’s launched a Kickstarter campaign for Silent Voices, a psychological visual novel.
    • Check out the campaign by clicking, HERE!
  • A recent article from oneangrygamer.net, suggests that XSEED Games might be willing to port otome games in the West if the demand is high enough!
    • Let XSEED know that there is a market for otome games in the West, by contacting them through the following social media channels: Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.
  • Voltage Entertainment US released an updated version of their mobile game Speakeasy Tonight in the new Lovestruck portal app for Android and IOS.
  • If you missed out on the Hakuoki Festival/Cafe last week, you can still purchase select Hakuoki themed products through the Idea Factory International Online Store!
  • Man Eater Games released Blind Men a parody espionage BL game.
    • The game is only $3.99 and can be purchased through itch.io, HERE
  • Hanako Games released their newest visual novel, England Exchange, a slice-of-life, comedy romance.
  • Two Sakevisual titles (Ripples and Jisei) are now available in the Google Play Store!
  • The updated English patch for Ayakashi Gohan is now available for download, HERE!
    • In order to use the patch, you will have to purchase the full Japanese version of the game!!
  • There is an official release date for Collar x Malice, courtesy of Amazon.com, July 28th, 2017!
  • The Limited Edition of Hakuouki: Kyoto Winds, is still available through the Iffy NA online store and EU online store!
  • NaNoRenO 2017 has come to a close! There were a total of 71 Entries this year, if you want to check out this year’s entries, visit the itch.io Jam Page, HERE!
  • The demo for Sekai Project’s upcoming visual novel Fatal Twelve is now on Steam, HEREso check out the game before the 2018 release date!
  • Ebullience Games is now on Patreon!! Check out their page, HERE and show your support!!
  • Aeon Dream Studios the developers behind Mystic Destinies Serendipity of Aeons and it’s upcoming sequel Mystic Destinies: Echoes announced their newest project, a BTS fan visual novel called, To the Edge of the Sky.
    • For more info, check out the official game page, HERE.
  • An English patch for Re: BIRTHDAY SONG ~Koi wo Utau Shinigami~ is now available for download, HERE!
    • Note: Link is just for the patch in order for the patch to work you will need to purchase a copy of the game!
  • 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!

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I’ll be writing for MANGA.TOKYO!!

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So I mentioned that I had a super special awesome announcement, well here it is! I heard about this site through my work with OWL: Otaku Warriors for Liberty and Self-Respect and when our dear secretary mentioned that there might be a chance to write for them I jumped at the opportunity.

MANGA.TOKYO covers a wide range of topics related to Japan and Japanese media, so there’s something for everyone there!! I finally got one of my articles published, it’s a review of the BL manga, Ten Countso definitely check that out and be on the look out for more articles in the near future.


Affiliate Links

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Well, I finally broke down and signed up for some Affiliate Program so that I could possibly make a bit of cash doing this blogging thing. The way affiliate programs work is that I earn a small commission on any products you all buy using my affiliate links.  Right now I’m enrolled in Affiliate Programs for Amazon.com, MangaGamer, and Play-Asia so expect affiliate links to show up every so often in my posts in the near future. I will let you all know in advance if a post contains any affiliate links and I will update my sidebar with links to specific games and products.


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The 5th OWLS Blog Tour- Strength is under way! Each OWLS member will be uploading their individual posts throughout the month of May!

“Your greatest weakness can become your greatest strength.”
In anime, characters struggle with inner demons or physical weaknesses that make them feel insecure and prevent them from achieving goals. Yet when these characters overcome their adversity, they can finally be able to express who they are or in other words, “Free to be Me.”
For this tour, we will be exploring anime characters that have overcome adversity due to a personal insecurity or physical weakness. It is these type of characters that many anime fans may identify as role models because fans are able to feel empathetic towards these characters’ struggles and insecurities.

This past week’s Blog Tour guides were Hazelyn (Archi-Anime), who wrote about strength in Kuroko no Basketball,  Steph (Two Happy Cats) who wrote about strength in Danganronpa and Rai (Rai’s Anime Blog) who wrote about strength in Amanchu.

This Week’s OWLS Blog Tour Stops

  1. Arria Cross (Fujinsei)– May 22nd
  2. Lita (LitaKino Anime Corner)– May 24th
  3. Takuto (Takuto’s Anime Cafe)– May 26th

There are plenty of Blog Tour Stops coming your way this month so be on the look out for announcements on the Official OWLS Twitter @OWLSbloggers, where we will keep you guys updated on each of the upcoming posts and other OWLS news!


I really want to hear from you guys, let me know what you think of Nice Job Breaking It, Hero. What do you think about this change? Do you guys like my posts? Is there something you think I should fix or add? Please feel free to let me know here in the comments section, or you can use this contact form!

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I will try to get some reviews out to you guys this week, but until everything on my end gets to be a bit more stable I’m not going to be posting as much… aside from gaming news posts. I’m clearing through my backlog a bit, so there will be quite a few First Thoughts posts coming out between now and my official return in June. Full game reviews are another story entirely LOL

Monday

  • Nothing Planned- I’m just going to leave this day open in case I have to move things around or, I don’t know, want to sleep or something productive like that!

Tuesday

  • Nothing Planned- I’m just going to leave this day open in case I have to move things around or, I don’t know, want to sleep or something productive like that!

Wednesday

  • Nothing Planned- I’m just going to leave this day open in case I have to move things around or, I don’t know, want to sleep or something productive like that!

Thursday

  • Nothing Planned- I’m just going to leave this day open in case I have to move things around or, I don’t know, want to sleep or something productive like that!

Friday

  • Nothing Planned- I’m just going to leave this day open in case I have to move things around or, I don’t know, want to sleep or something productive like that!

Saturday

  • Nothing Planned- I’m just going to leave this day open in case I have to move things around or, I don’t know, want to sleep or something productive like that!

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No Poll This Week!! 🙂

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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…

Top 10 Best Original AnimeThis post comes from Kapodaco of Criticism and Thoughts! When I am looking for anime reviews and suggestions, I tend to favor more critical writers, so when I saw that Kapodaco had written a top 10 anime list… let’s just say I couldn’t click over fast enough! This is a great list of anime from a wide range of genres, so there’s definitely something for everyone to enjoy here. So, if you are on the look out for a few new anime to watch, I highly recommend this post!!

Lethargic Ramble: Don’t Take Anime Too SeriouslyThis post comes from Lethargic of Lethargic Ramblings! Generally speaking, the anime community tends to be a rather excitable bunch, especially when it comes to the anime series we dislike. In this post, Lethargic cautions fans against getting too upset over anime series that toe the line between what is acceptable and what isn’t. This is a very candid post and definitely a must read!!

Diabolik Lovers Episode 10 – Round and Round and Round– This post comes from D from D Talks Anime! I have been following D’s Diabolik Lovers reviews since the beginning and I find their  frank and honestly hilarious commentary on the series absolutely perfect! Diabolik Lovers is one of those guilty pleasures of mine, simply because it’s easy to poke fun at and D captures that in each and every one of their reviews! So, if you haven’t already, I highly suggest giving them all a read!!

Goblin, Korean Drama Series (2016)This post comes from Raistlin0903 of Raistlin0903! I love K-dramas and Goblin has been on my watch list ever since it was added to DramaFever. Raistlin0903 wrote a fantastic review of the series and after reading it, I actually went out and watched a few episodes of the show… and it is definitely worth all the hype!!


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!

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9 thoughts on “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- May 14th to May 20th

    1. As a comedy, DiaLov is great, but as a serious romance… eh not so much. I mean one of the guy’s calls the MC, “Little Bi***” not to mention the biting that sounds like they’re biting into an apple and not a human being lol

      And as always it was my pleasure, I love your reviews!!😁

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      1. I wanted to skewer that guy every time he called her that. This show was not good for my blood pressure, seriously. I can laugh about it now though.

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