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Not Bad for $1!

Feb/03/2012   By Rodan_MasterReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Crimson Heart
Pu Pu Pu Koubou
$0.96 / 108JPY
Our circle's original fighting game. Please try the free demo first.
G-ratedInc. VoiceInc. MusicTrial
  • Release: Mar/04/2006
  • Purchased: 9x
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Crimson Heart is a budget priced, 2-D fighter. Having only 4 characters (and 1 boss), gameplay is obviously limited. However given the very cheap price tag, this is more or less acceptable. Gameplay is pretty much what you'd expect from any game of this genre and is fun for what it is. Like I said before, there's only 4 characters so gameplay is very short, however given the multiplayer feature one can still enjoy this a bit longer.

In all, Crimson Heart is a game with a very limited amount of gameplay however given the incredibly low pricetag it's still worth it if you're looking for something to pass the time.

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Pickup!Even Better than Volume 1

Feb/03/2012   By Rodan_MasterReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Til Sep. 25, noon (JST)
Sakura Saki 2
MANAM
$0.48 $0.9650% OFF / 54JPY108JPY
A love comedy about the happenings at a certain academy. Second in the series.
G-rated
UniformSchoolComedy
  • Release: May/12/2010
  • Purchased: 1x
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Sakura Saki is a romance/comedy manga occurring at a HighSchool. In the previous volume Saki told Yuuki that she liked him. However this causes some complications when a potential "rival" appears, Sakuranomiya Mai (whom seems to have yuri tendencies)

As with the previous volume, the art is passable though by no means the "strong point" of this manga. However the story and characters shine instead. This chapter is quite entertaining and although riddled with romance manga cliches, quite worth reading.

In all, Sakura Saki Volume 2 is a great addition to anyone's manga collection and a definitely a must buy for anyone who liked the 1st volume.

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Pickup!More 4-Coma Fujoushi Hilarity

Feb/03/2012   By Rodan_MasterReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Til Sep. 25, noon (JST)
Fu-Otome Road 2
TOMIHERO
$0.48 $0.9650% OFF / 54JPY108JPY
The second episode is about the swimwear!
G-rated
TsundereQueen/PrincessSchool SwimwearHilariousHeartwarmingYuri/Girls Love
  • Release: Dec/22/2009
  • Purchased: 2x
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Fu-Otome Road by Tomihero is a 4-coma manga series about 2 Fujoushi girls ("Fuotome" as they prefer to be called). Anyways in volume 2 Haru and Hina go to the pool, however when it is revealed that she doesn't know how to swim the guy she likes, Hiro, teaches her.

The art in this series is really quite awesome (as with all of Tomihero's works). The characters all look great (especially Hina who's just adorable). The dialogue and situations are rather clever and funny. However the humor is a bit different from the first volume and doesn't focus quite as much on the fact that the girls are Fujoushi.

In all Fu-Otome Road is a worthy purchase for anyone looking to read a funny Doujin. A must buy for anyone who liked the first volume or any other of Tomihero's works.

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Pickup!Another Great Entry in the Sakura-Gumi Series

Feb/03/2012   By Rodan_MasterReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Til Sep. 25, noon (JST)
Sakura-Gumi Vol.4
TOMIHERO
$0.48 $0.9650% OFF / 54JPY108JPY
4th volume of the Sakura-Gumi series.
G-rated
TsundereLoliPuniGym ShortsSchoolHeartwarming
  • Release: Dec/03/2009
  • Purchased: 2x
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Volume 4 of Tomihero's Sakura-Gumi is another good entry into the series and does not disappoint. This time Aruru, Ruchan and the others are in Gym class

Per usual, the art is excellent and the characters all look great (same as with the other volumes). The dialogue, situations and characters are just as entertaining as always (I especially love Ruchan's total air-head personality). Really to put it simply everything that was good about the previous volumes is back and more or less the same in this one.

In all, Sakura-Gumi volume 4 is a great Doujin to pick up, especially if you liked the other previous volumes.

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8/10 good sequel

Feb/03/2012   By SneakyMollusk

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Hanakanmuri Circle
Noisy Crown
$22.08 / 2,484JPY
Young girls are r*ped, screwed, violated, hardcore abused. A super deformed (SD) / chibi / kawaii character action game!!!
Inc. VoiceInc. MusicTrialGuro / Scat
FantasyVoreViolationRestraintTentaclePsychotic
  • Release: Dec/07/2011
  • Purchased: 158x
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This game is generally quite good, on the whole a solid platforming flash title with a wide variety of quality CG thrown in. Hanakanmuri Circle is a cute platformer with a darker underside. It has this in common with the first title, Hanakanmuri, though there are several key changes. Expect guro and ra*e.

Gameplay: 8/10
The platforming is generally solid, it feels too easy at times. The larger jumps are offset by a wide variety of new items, more than its predecessor. Still, the environments are good, the jumps can still be tricky, and several areas pose unique challenges.
Art: 8/10
The normal art in this game is quite well-done. The environments and enemies look good, and the varying degrees of damage to the player sprite are all detailed. The CG art is generally quite good too, which make the occasional bad ones seem almost amateurish. CG can be unlocked by different kinds of deaths, and the variety is certainly impressive. If you are into guro, this is good news for you. CG is better quality than the original's too, though there's much more ra*e.
Playability: 7/10
On the whole, it works fairly well, though there are some bizarre glitches to be found. The adjustable difficulty also makes the game very accessible for those players who seek a reduced challenge. In this mode, however, dying to access the CG scenes becomes tedious due to the sheer volume of health. Finally, the game is easy to pick up even without Japanese fluency as gameplay is largely simple. The story is impossible to follow without fluency, however.
On the whole, Hanakanmuri Circle is rather good, but whether you can justify the price for a homemade guro platformer generally depends on how eager you are to see Fia die violently/get ra*ed.

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Pickup!A Cute Higschool Love Comedy

Feb/03/2012   By Rodan_MasterReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Til Sep. 25, noon (JST)
Sakura Saki Vol.1
MANAM
$0.48 $0.9650% OFF / 54JPY108JPY
A love comedy with events that unfold at a certain academy.
G-rated
UniformSchoolComedy
  • Release: May/09/2010
  • Purchased: 1x
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MANAM's Sakura Saki is Doujin which is about a highschool freshman named Sakamoto Yuuki whom just entered highschool (which happens to be a former all girls' school and thus doesn't have many other male students). Other characters include his childhood friend Aoi and the class president Saki.

In any case the art in Sakura Saki is pretty decent, though far from mind blowing. I've certainly seen better but it's passable and doesn't detract from the enjoyment any. The story and whatnot seems to follow the usual cliches in other similar "highschool romance" stuff, though is still enjoyable to read. The character, although still just barely introduced at this point (only the first chapter), come off as pretty likable overall.

In all Sakura Saki is a pretty good Doujin manga that I'd definitely recommend.

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Pickup!A short but funny M*doka Parody

Feb/03/2012   By Rodan_MasterReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Homu Mado
Merumeto no Yakata
$0.96 / 108JPY
To save her fried from her captors, magical girl Homu Homu goes to battle.
G-rated
Gym ShortsYuri/Girls LoveHentai
  • Release: Jan/26/2012
  • Purchased: 1x
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HomuMado by Merumeto no Yakata is a short, but entertaining parody off Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica. In it Homura is torn between her "mission" and staring at Madoka's panties.

The art is HomuMado is pretty decent. All the characters are recognizable. The dialogue is pretty clever and funny and the situation itself is pretty hilarious. The only issue with this is that it's only 4 pages.

Overall HomuMado is a worthy purchase if you're a fan of Madoka.

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Pickup!Another entertaing entry to the Sakura-Gumi series

Feb/03/2012   By Rodan_MasterReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Til Sep. 25, noon (JST)
Sakura-Gumi Vol.3
TOMIHERO
$0.48 $0.9650% OFF / 54JPY108JPY
3rd episode of the series.
G-rated
TsundereLoliShotaUniformHilariousHeartwarming
  • Release: Nov/11/2009
  • Purchased: 2x
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Volume 3 (and all the other volumes for that matter) of Tomihero's Sakura-Gumi is a slice of life comedy manga about middle school students. In this volume Sumomo Sensei decides to just sleep and leaves the class to the (less than competent) Class President Ruchan.

Anyways everything from the last volumes pretty much applies to this one as well. The art is very good and all the characters are attractively drawn. The situations and dialogue are entertaining and a joy to read. The only problem with this volume is that it seems a bit shorter than the previous 2 (at only 8 pages for the actual comic portion). In the end though the short length doesn't hurt it too much.

Overall volume 3 of Sakura-Gumi is a pretty worthwhile purchase, especially if you liked the rest of the series.

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Pickup!An entertaining four coma about girls obsessed with BL

Feb/03/2012   By Rodan_MasterReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Til Sep. 25, noon (JST)
Fu-Otome Road 1
TOMIHERO
$0.48 $0.9650% OFF / 54JPY108JPY
4-scene comics about the maidens' daily life in Ikebukuro full of yuri events.
G-rated
TsundereGirlQueen/PrincessSisterHilarious
  • Release: Dec/06/2009
  • Purchased: 2x
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Tomihero's "Fuotome Road" is a doujin manga about a girl named Haru whom is rather obsessed with BL/yaoi. This 1st volume shows various situations including Haru and her sister Hina "stalk" two guys around Ikebukuro (in Tokyo) because they think they're a couple.

As with Tomihero's other series Sakura-Gumi, the art is quite good and characters are all drawn quite well. The dialogue and situations are quite clever and the manga as a whole was very fun and entertaining to read.

In all Fuotome Road is an entertaining parody of BL "fangirls" and I definitely recommend picking it up if you like a good comedic 4-coma or enjoyed Tomihero's other works.

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Pickup!Recommended!

Feb/03/2012   By Butterfly

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Hypnosis Voice: House of the Puppeteer
HypnoLife
$8.64 / 972JPY
"You are a doll... My pretty doll..." 17 scenes of hypnotic story for female listeners.
GirlsInc. VoiceTrial
ToyForeign ObjectOccultOral AssaultRestraintHypnosis
  • Release: Dec/24/2011
  • Purchased: 8x

I've followed HypnoLife's works for a few months, and this work is similar to their others. It's a hypnotic story album aimed at women, but I think if the listener keeps their mind open they can enjoy it as well. In this release, the story is a little creepy compared to their earlier works, but not outright horror. It's more atmospheric, with a few story twists that I was pleasantly surprised by.

This group really shines in all aspects of hypnosis audio fiction, and this release isn't an exception to that rule. The induction track is well handled, with a good count down lead in and then a repeated trance reenforcement before moving onto the story itself. The voice actor, Zero, does a very good job at guiding the listener from being fully alert to being in a trance state while experiencing the story track before the ending track, which brings the listener back to being alert. The sound effects were good, and didn't overpower the voice acting. (Nothing sounded muddled or like the sound effects were competing for the track).

Like I mentioned, this album is more atmospheric and somewhat creepy compared to some of the circle's other works, but it's not outright horror. If I had to assign it a genre, I would pick "Atmospheric adult hypnosis". A lot of the creepiness is implied instead of simply stated, which helps the story twists have more of an impact. Even while I was tranced, the twists caught me off guard (in a good way!).
If you can handle the different atmosphere and some of the trance side effects, then I think you would be OK to listen to this. If you're not sure, then I reccomend the trial to see how you handle and enjoy it.

I was really pleased with this release, and I'm looking forward to seeing what else the circle releases in the future! I reccomend this album if you like your hypnosis stories with a slightly darker edge while being entertaining.

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