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Pickup!Tarot cards and some new twists in Gone Girl 2

Apr/26/2015  

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Gone Girl: The Lies of Cafe Owner Naoto Kazami
parasite garden
$6.64 / 756JPY
The 2nd troubling R-18 voice drama, this time by CV: Shu Sagisawa
GirlsInc. VoiceTrial
Young ManYandereInternal CumshotCoercion/CompulsionMadness
  • Release: Apr/24/2015
  • Purchased: 14x
  • (6)

Parasite Garden's "Gone Girl" series continues, this time with a cafe owner who reads tarot cards and takes a liking to the listener's character. Since "Gone Girl" isn't a heartwarming and cute series, this isn't a heartwarming and cute drama CD. That's not to say that it's not good, I personally think it's great. It lessens the tension present in "Gone Girl 1" because the male character is different (he IS a cafe worker, so there were times when I thought he was really charming and nice), but like the first release in the series, the twists throw everything into a completely different light.

I won't go into spoilers, but there were times where I was just trying to process the twists that had been dropped, since I wasn't expecting one of the major ones. (Towards the middle of the CD). They were well done without being over the top, and Shu Sagisawa does a really good job of balancing the different aspects of Naoto. By the time the CD wrapped, I had a completely different opinion of the character but I also could understand his motivations. Like in "Gone Girl 1", this volume deals with brain break, manipulation, drug use and some pretty extreme viewpoints about specific subjects. If any of those are things that you wouldn't enjoy, then I reccomend trying the sample first. But if you've listened to "Gone Girl 1" or are just interested because of the summary, give it a try! I see that Parasite Garden is planning a third volume in the series. I'm really looking forward to seeing it, and more of their work! Good job!

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Pickup!Recommended but extreme

Dec/02/2014  

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Gone Girl: The Testimony of Keishi Jinkirishima
parasite garden
$6.64 / 756JPY
A dread-filled R-18 voice drama by CV: Ranmaru Seiuchi
GirlsInc. VoiceTrial
Collar/Chain/HamperYandereInternal CumshotCaptivityCoercion/Compulsion
  • Release: Nov/24/2014
  • Purchased: 22x
  • (10)

I've listened to all of Parasite Garden's works, and was surprised to see a new one. But it was a pleasant surprise. I won't spoil this for anyone, but the drama was very well done. Ranmaru Seiuchi-san did an excellent job as the main character, and I actually really felt bad for him after listening to the first track.

By the second track (which sets up more of the story), I wasn't as sympathetic. Be warned that this is filled with dub-con, drug use (on the listener), and mind break so if that would upset you, I recommend bypassing this. If you're not bothered, though, then I strongly recommend this! The ending track ("the truth") was very surprising, too! I had expected it to be a specific kind of ending but it was different (and I had a "oh my gosh!" reaction) XD The adult parts of the CD were good, too, with good sound effects and acting.

I'm looking forward to seeing what else Parasite Garden will release!

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Pickup!Recommended!

Feb/03/2012  

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Hypnosis Voice: House of the Puppeteer
HypnoLife
$8.54 / 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: 9x

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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