Are you aware of Smart Doll? If not, you need to know Smart Doll is a “fashion doll” created by popular blogger and business man Danny Choo that has crossed the boundary between otaku culture and the mainstream, but still quite popular in the otaku market.
Sanrio is the famous fashion and lifestyle Japanese company that creates products based on its countless cute mascots. Its most famous creation is the character Hello Kitty but it does have many lesser known outside Japan characters.
In order to give fans a better perspective on the overseas Japanese video game market we’ve decided to give a label for game reviews featuring games that have both an all-ages version and an adult version.
On the same vain as Release Friday, Sale Saturday is dedicated to narrowing down sales the public might find interesting.
Any fans of the KanColle franchise might or might not be aware that an arcade game based on the series was due for a release this year in the summer, then was pushed to autumn. However there must be complications because once again the game has been delayed.
Here at Otageeku we always alert you about the best sales. MangaGamer is currently having a can’t miss sale on school titles and other treats for their Back To School Sale, including bundles accessible from third party sellers.
The majority of games featured in this sale aren’t suitable for people under the age of 18. Before listing the adult games and bundles I’ll list the all-ages games on sale. Warning: The site has an age gate because although the games linked are all-ages the recommendations have 18+ games. Access at your own risk.
- Kira Kira All-Ages Version: Protagonist Shikanosuke is an average student who doesn’t care much for anything, blowing off his club and putting minimum effort into his classes. Then one day he meets a girl called Kirari and they begin a punk band along with his childhood friend and a rich girl. After their first, and what should have been last, concert goes viral they embark on one final adventure touring Japan.
- If My Heart Had Wings: Aoi Minase is back in his hometown after many years. There he encounters a young girl named Kotori. He and his classmates at his new school soon embark on a mission to revive their academy’s Soaring Club and ride the “Morning Glory.” A tale of love and dreams. Comes with a Steam key so you can add the game to your library.
- Da Capo Innocent Finale: An alternate end to Da Capo. Asakura Jun’ichi falls into despair at the loss of his sister. As a result he grows closer to Shirakawa Kotori. However he had chosen someone else over her, what can the future hold for them? This game provides the happy ending fans of Shirakawa Kotori always wanted.
Now we move on to the adult games.
There are many Japan exclusive 3DS games American fans can enjoy. Whether it’s anime games or a dating sim that has never been distributed in America there’s one major block to just playing them. That would be the 3DS region lock.
Most unlocking processes are complicated and many people just resort to buying their own Japanese 3DS. However, one game developer has made an unblocking process that is free and relatively easy.
On May 7th ambassadors from Japan and Europe visited the offices of Tsume-Art. Tsume-Art is a Sandweiler based Netherland figure company that focuses primarily on Japanese licenses. Some of their figures have been with One Piece, Black Butler, and Street Fighter. Continue reading Tsume-Art Visited by Diplomats from Japan and Netherlands
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