Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! My hiatus is finally over and I am back with all the fun content you love and a few new things too!! So, I am super excited!!
So, in honor of my return, I’m going to be making a few announcements, the first of which is a special giveaway!! I’ll put the details in the Housekeeping section of this post, as for the other announcements look forward to those throughout the week.
*I was on hiatus, so no new posts this week*
New This Week:
- English Otome Games is holding a special giveaway for 10 free digital copies of Trainwreck Studio’s fantasy romance visual novel Animal Lover.
- For details on how to enter, check out the official post, HERE!
- Aksys Games launched the official Collar x Malice website, which you guys can check out, HERE!
- Matchaa Studio is currently developing a mobile high school romance visual novel, Golden Hour.
- Ebullience Games will be releasing the demo for their upcoming visual novel The Masquerade Killer on June 10th!
- MangaGamer is holding a special anniversary sale for the Gothic visual novel The House at Fata Morgana.
- Traumendes Madchen will be releasing their visual novel, Ambre on Steam on June 9th!
- Naive Sprites will be launching a second Kickstarter campaign for A Very Important Date, an Alice in Wonderland inspired visual novel.
- Check out the preview of the KS campaign HERE, and give the team your feedback!
- Tamagobuns successfully reached their Kickstarter funding goal for their upcoming sci-fi visual novel Silent Voices!
- The final funding amount was $8,115 from 245 backers!!
- Argent Games launched a second Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming BL visual novel, Chess of Blades!
- Check out the Kickstarter campaign, HERE!
- Pixel Pineberry successfully reached their Kickstarter funding goal for their upcoming visual novel AI•dol!
- The final funding amount was $2,872 from 134 backers!!
- 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 now over.
- Aeon Dream Studios released Books 1 of Hikaru’s route in their supernatural romance visual novel, Mystic Destinies: Serendipity of Aeons.
- Pacthesis released their newest game, Star Days Sim Date, which can be played for free, HERE!
- Sweet Chiel launched an Indiegogo campaign for their newest title, Nusantara: Bermuda Triangle, a second game set in the same universe as their first title, Nusantara: Legend of the Winged Ones.
- Show your support to the campaign, HERE!
- Nightshade is on sale for 20% off on Humble Bundle, take advantage of the sale, HERE!
- 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!
- 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!
- 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!
- The demo for Sekai Project’s upcoming visual novel Fatal Twelve is now on Steam, HERE, so 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!
I’ve been on a bit of a blogging hiatus for the past few weeks due to some real life shenanigans that have kept me pretty busy as of late. Things are still a bit hectic on my end, but I was able to stabilize things a bit, so that I can get back to doing what I love! So, in celebration of my blogging return, I will be holding a special giveaway!!
These past few months have been kind of stressful for me, but you guys have been super supportive throughout and I just want to show my appreciation by giving you guys a little something special. So, ya’ll are probably wondering what I’m going to giveaway… *drumroll* An Amigurumi Doll!
For those of you that don’t know, I crochet and I’m pretty decent at it (if I do say so myself), so I figured it would be the perfect item to give as a gift to one special follower!! Now, this is probably going to bite me in the butt, but, I am leaving the design of the doll up to the winner. I can make a doll in your likeness or a character, but keep in mind that if you ask for something I can’t do, I will let you know and you’ll have to come up with something else.
The giveaway will start on June 5th @ 12AM EST and run until June 10th @ 12AM EST. I will upload an official Giveaway Post on Monday with entry details and whatnot, so keep your eyes peeled for that!
I’ll be writing for MANGA.TOKYO!!
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 BL manga feature, so definitely check that out and be on the look out for more articles in the near future.
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, CD Japan, 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.
The 6th OWLS Blog Tour- Team starts on June 5th!
June is known as “Pride Month” within the LGBT & Queer communities in honor of the Stonewall Riots that occurred at the end of June in 1969. At OWLS, we strongly support individuals who are part of the LGBT & Queer communities as well as individuals who are struggling with their sexual orientation or gender identity.
“Team” functions in two ways: 1) allows individuals to show their support to the LGBT & Queer communities and 2) allows LGBT & Queer communities to express their love to whoever they want.
So for the “Team” topic, we will be discussing our favorite LGBT & Queer characters in anime and other pop culture related media, the impact of the yaoi and yuri genre within LGBT & Queer communities, our personal stories involving gender/sexual orientation, and etc
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!
I have a week full of content ready to go for you guys and I might throw in a few other posts throughout the week if the spirit moves me…
- Giveaway Post- Want to win a cute amigurumi doll? Well be on the look out for this post as it will have all the details on how to enter!!
- Let’s Show Our Support for Two Scoops- An overview of the Kickstarter campaign for the upcoming slice of life English otome game, Two Scoops from Pillowfight Games.
- [NaNoRenO 2017] Insatiable Creatures- A review of PB & Jelly’s suspense kinetic novel Insatiable Creatures. Part of the NaNoRenO 2017 game jam!
- Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #18 – It’s back, the weekly post series where I spotlight three titles for gamers on a budget. Whatever your financial situation, I’m here to bring you affordable games that won’t break the bank!! All of the games on this list are $10 or less (does not include limited time offers and sale items), so no more weepy wallets!
- Fangirl Moment: Roommates (Seok Young)- This week I’m covering a Korean webcomic I discovered earlier this week, Roommates (aka Can’t Confess) by Seok Young, translated by Han.
- 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!
No Poll This Week!! 🙂
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…
Thoughts on Fushigi no Umi no Nadia (Spoilers)– This post comes from Kapodaco of Criticism and Thoughts! As Kapodaco mentions in this review, Fushigi no Umi no Nadia is one of those often overlook classics, which is a shame because it’s a pretty great series. In typical fashion, this author gives an honest and in-depth look at the series. This is a fantastic review and a must read for anyone looking for an oldie, but goodie to dive into!
Hidden Theme of Gangsta– This post comes from Mel of Mel in Animeland! This series has been suggested to me time and time again and after reading this post I might finally sit down and give it a look. In this post Mel breaks down some of the most prominent themes in Gangsta, from homosexuality to racism, she offers an in depth look at the series!
Haikyuu!! vs Kuroko no Basket– This post comes from Tessa from All About Anime! I love sports anime, so when I saw this post in the reader, I knew I had to put it in this week’s Blogger Spotlight!! I’m a Haikyuu fan myself, but I can appreciate the awesomeness that is Kuroko no Basket. This is a fantastic comparison post and a must read for any self respecting sports anime fan!!
The Trials and Tribulations of Queer Otaku– This post comes from Lydamorehouse of MangaKast – A PodCast of All Things Manga! This is a very candid post about the the nature of shipping and romance from the perspective of a queer otaku. The author touches on the lack of LGBT romantic representation in mainstream anime as well as queer baiting and ship teases. This is a very thought provoking post and I highly recommend giving it a read!!
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!