Little Busters! Ecstasy unboxing

As promised, here’s the Little Busters! Ecstasy unboxing. It took a while since I broke my camera and had to get a new one. This might also be the last unboxing since nobody really seems to care about them.

This is the first edition of the game.

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Rin needs a bigger presence on the cover.

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Little Busters! unboxing

Name: リトルバスターズ!
Developer: Key
Release date: July 27th, 2007
Related links:  Galge,  Getchu (really, click Galge instead)

This is the first edition of Little Busters!, the original version (aka the ero-less one). Ecstasy will be for next time. A review will follow sometime after, but the game is ridiculously long, so it might take a while, compounded by the fact that I’m very busy.

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Hoshizora no Memoria -Wish upon a shooting star- review

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Name: 星空のメモリア -Wish upon a shooting star-
Developer: FAVORITE
Release date: March 27, 2009
Related links: Getchu, Walkthrough


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Yep. Finally another review. The unboxing is also available.

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G-senjou no Maou unboxing

Name:  G-線上の魔王
Developer: あかべぇそふとつぅ (Akabee Soft)
Release date: May 29, 2008
Related links: Galge, Getchu (By the way, Galge >> Getchu, so stop clicking on Getchu only, people)

I’m not dead, just really busy with real life and other non-ero games (Uncharted 2, Torchlight, etc). I’m STILL not done with Hoshizora no Memoria, though I will be soon, hopefully.

Anyway, here’s the first edition of G-senjou no Maou, a game I’m sure quite a lot of you are familiar with. I haven’t played it yet, but I will eventually.

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Shopping guide: where and how to buy things from Japan

Now I bet some of you are asking, “Reikon, where and how do you get all this awesome stuff?” Well, I’m here to tell you the best sources I’ve found for buying things from Japan. No longer will you have to scour shady stores, Ebay, anime cons, or the guy with the trenchcoat in the alley. No longer will you have to pay insane markups!

This guide will assume you know how to read Japanese or at least figure out how to navigate through a Japanese website. If there’s enough demand, I’ll make a guide with step by step pictures for stores in Japanese only.

If a store sells items at above MSRP, it will not be listed.

Last updated: December 31, 2010

Books and magazines

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Ships worldwide. This is the best place to get Japanese books. All books are sold at MSRP anyway, but bk1 often has coupons or bonus point rewards. The best thing about bk1 is they ship via surface mail, which is pretty reasonably priced, though slow. For me, typical delivery time to the west coast of the US is 6-8 weeks. The only bad thing is that their magazine selection isn’t that great. They lack eroge magazines and other general hentai ones from what I’ve seen.

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Ships worldwide. EMS and small packet SAL. They stock most magazines, so that’s really the only point in using them. EMS is too expensive for getting books in bulk. They have small packet SAL now, but that’s still expensive for books compared to the book rate (see bottom of this post for details). Update: now pretty much useless since they don’t sell ero magazines anymore.

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Hoshizora no Memoria -Wish upon a shooting star- unboxing

Name: 星空のメモリア -Wish upon a shooting star-
Developer: FAVORITE
Release date: March 27, 2009
Related links: Getchu, Walkthrough

UPDATE: Review here.

It’s time for me to play a Japanese game after all these English ones. I’ll probably write a review since I don’t have any reviews of Japanese games up either.

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Family Project ~Kazoku Keikaku~ review

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Name: Family Project ~Kazoku Keikaku~ / 家族計画
Developer: D.O.
English publisher: JAST USA
Release date (English): July 2009
Release date (Japanese): November 2, 2001
Related links: Galge, Walkthrough (Japanese), Walkthrough (English)


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Family Project is an ADV dramedy about a bunch of outcasts that are linked together by a single person, Sawamura Tsukasa. Soon, they try to create a family out of the group of outcasts who barely know each other. Along the way, they have to discover what a family truly is and how to overcome their emotional baggage so they can make bonds with others.

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CROSS†CHANNEL review

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Name: CROSS†CHANNEL
Developer: FlyingShine
Release date: September 26, 2003
Related links: Galge, Getchu, Walkthrough, Walkthrough (English)


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Cross Channel is an ADV by FlyingShine that follows Kurosu Taichi, a member of the Broadcasting Club at a school for troubled kids, Gunjou. Stuff happens. Unfortunately, any more than that and I’ll be spoiling the story. This review will be free of major spoilers. This was quite a hard game to review since I really couldn’t say much without ruining the story.

I was lazy, so this review is based off the English translation. I didn’t bother extracting the images, so the shots are lower quality screencaps. This will probably be the norm. To see what’s in the box, go to the unboxing.

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Quartett! unboxing

Name: Quartett!
Developer: Littlewitch
Release date: April 23, 2004
Related links: Galge, Getchu, Walkthrough

Well, the laptop that I was playing Cross Channel on died, so until I get around to extracting data from its hard drive, my review will be delayed. So until then, I’ll show some more pretty pictures of games I already played.

Quartett! has the usual great art expected from Littlewitch (or more specifically, the artist Ooyari Ashito 大槍 葦人). The game doesn’t really have any main story. It’s more like a slice of life game of some music students. But hey, I like that sort of thing.

I have the first edition if Quartett!, so there will be pretty extras.

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CROSS†CHANNEL unboxing

Name: CROSS†CHANNEL
Developer: FlyingShine
Release date: September 26, 2003
Related links: Galge, Getchu, Walkthrough, Walkthrough (English)

UPDATE: Review here.

Primary is taking longer than I thought, but I’m taking a break from it since I’m getting tired of it. That means it’s time to move on to a new game, Cross Channel. This is supposed to be good, so it’ll be a nice change of pace.

IMG_1390 The front cover

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