Slow Damage, the latest Boys’ Love title from JAST BLUE, Releases this November

Hugely anticipated since its smash-hit Japanese release, the English translation of Nitro+CHiRAL’s Boys’ Love title Slow Damage will be released digitally on November 14th 2022.

Slow Damage is now available! Check out the full review for all the details: Slow Damage BL Game Review – Beauty in the Macabre!

Physical copies will be available for preorder through J-List and the game will be sold digitally through the JAST Store and GOG. JAST BLUE is currently exploring a Steam release in the near future as well.

Slow Damage tells the story of Towa, a hedonistic artist living in a yakuza-controlled city of the near future. Intent on painting people’s darkest desires, Towa seeks out extreme sensation and seedy underworld connections. But in exposing the truths of those around him, Towa may have uncovered more than he bargained for…

Game Details

  • Developer: Nitro+chiral
  • Publisher: JAST Blue (EN)
  • Platform: Windows (PC)
  • Genre: BL | Mature | 18+
  • Release Date: 2020 (JP) | November 14, 2022 (EN)
  • Preorder the Game: Digital | Physical
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Cast Your Vote – Otome Community’s Top Otome Game Localization of 2021

Hey Blerdy Tribe, just a quick post this time–the end of the year is almost here! We got a ton of otome game localizations this year and I want get your opinions on the top otome game localizations of 2021! I created this google form where you can cast your vote: https://forms.gle/YzvuQJ115xPnADs38

So, for this vote, I’m looking specifically at otome games that were localized in 2021 for PC and the Switch (there are way too many moble games)–I’ll do something different for indie games. I’m also restricting this list to official localizations, so no fan translations or patches.

I’ll take a final tally on December 26th 2021, so be sure to get your responses in by then! Also, please feel free to share this with others so I can get a good number of community feedback! Thank you!


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Quick Update – I’m a Finalist in the*gameHERs Awards

Hey Hey Blerdy Tribe! These last few months have been kind of crazy on my end, but in a good way! I’ve been getting my Twitch channel off the ground and I recently started a Discord server to connect with folks away from this site and Twitch–which means content here on Blerdy Otome has been kinda sporadic. I’m slowly finding a good rhythm for everything so I should be back on track next week-ish.

But, today I wanted to share some exciting news with you all! If you follow my socials you probably already know, but around the end of August I found out I was nominated for one of the*GameHERs Awards.

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Meet Raul Aconite and Ryuki F. Keisaiin from Cupid Parasite!

A movie star and fashion designer join Parasite House! We’re excited to announce that the official website for the divine romantic comedy otome, Cupid Parasite™, has been updated with the more character profiles in the lead up to the official English language release on November 2nd (North American release date)!

Get to know the cast of one of the most anticipated otome game of the year ahead of the big English language release! Today we’re getting to know TWO of the love interests, Raul Aconite and Ryuki F. Keisaiin!

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I’m in LOVE with these Super Cute Otome Enamel Pins!: Review + Giveaway

Hey Hey Blerdy Tribe, I’m bringing you all something a little different from my usual game related content! I’ve teamed up with artist and fellow otome fan, Allison C.M. to review her super cute Otome Gamer Enamel Pin set! But it gets even better, Allison is collaborating with me to GIVEAWAY these adorable pins to one lucky reader! Now, you can accessorize and show off your love of otome games, so definitely read to the end of this post for the details on how to enter!

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Watching Anime Leave a Message at the….

Hey Blerdy Tribe, so I’m kinda sorta on a My Hero Academia binge and I’m so hyped up on all the Plus Ultra vibes that I haven’t actually played any games. So, I’m gonna take the rest of the week to just wrap myself in the warm embrace of anime and my ever growing TBR!

So I’ll be taking a bit of a break–no new posts until Monday May 10th! But, I’ll still keep boosting the giveaway on my socials and if you wanna chat just drop me a line! I’ll see you guys next week!


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Olympia Soiree, Dairoku: Ayakashimori, and Variable Barricade coming to the West in 2021

Y’all more otome news!! Aksys Games confirmed that they are releasing not one, three new otome game localizations for the Nintendo Switch in 2021!! As if we needed another reason for 2021 to hurry up and get here…Olympia Soiree, Dairoku: Ayakashimori, and Variable Barricade are all making their way to the west next year!

I am super excited, especially for Variable Barricade—which if you’ll remember from Twitter was on my otome localization wishlist~

Because I know you guys are just as excited as I am, here is a brief overview of the three upcoming releases:

Olympia Soiree

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Initial Release: April 16, 2020 (Japan) – Nintendo Switch

Synopsis

With her entire clan wiped out years ago, Olympia has been isolated for most of her life. Now she lives as the only person on Tenguu Island who can perform the ritual that restores light to a world shrouded in darkness. The heads of each Primary district—Red, Blue, and Yellow—lead a society governed by the island’s rigid class structure. As Olympia travels between the districts, she discovers their wonders and their weaknesses, as well as an entire underground community of shunned individuals whom she becomes determined to help. If she can find the person destined to be her soulmate, she will finally be able to open her heart and reveal her true name, continue her bloodline, and save the world before it is destroyed.

One of the last of her clan, Olympia seeks to perform a ritual to return light to a darkened world. Struggling within this society’s strict class system, she must find a partner to help her bring unity to the land.

English Language Release Date: September 9, 2021 

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Y’all I Got a Gaming Chair: E-WinRacing Champion Gaming Chair Review

I have always wanted a gaming chair, but my financial situation was never really accommodating. Gaming chairs can run you anywhere from a few hundred dollars to upwards of four figures and when you’re making a choice between rent and groceries, a gaming chair is a luxury that most folks would normally pass on–myself included.

So, when EwinRacing contacted me about testing out one of their gaming chairs, it seemed too good to be true. I will admit that I was a smidge suspicious about the offer, since I am but a tiny fish in the big ocean that is the internet–but, I figured what’s the worse that could happen?

And… you guys, I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS CHAIR!! I had heard all the hype about how wonderful gaming chairs were and I was skeptical until I sat my butt in one and it is heavenly! So, today I’d like to share my gaming chair journey with you all and hopefully entice you to get one for yourself.

Special thanks to EwinRacing for providing me with the Champion Series Gaming Chair to review.

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Submit Questions for the Blerdy Otome 5th Anniversary Q&A

Hey Hey Blerdy Tribe!! Blerdy Otome is turning 5 this month and I wanted to do something special this year to celebrate! Since a lot of you are new here, I wanted to host a Q&A to help everyone get to know me a little better. So, send in your questions and I’ll share them and my answers in a massive post at the end of the month!

This is your chance to ask me just about anything! So, fill out the Google Form below:

Therapy Game Vol. 1 – BL Manga Review

I couldn’t help myself. After reading Secret XXX, I was eager to read more works by Meguru Hinohara and lucky for me I had volume 1 of her spin-off series Therapy Game sitting pretty at the top of my TBR pile. I planned on waiting until volume 2 was released to review the series, but September 8th is just a little too far off for my tastes, so I succumbed to the siren call and read the entire volume in one sitting… and I didn’t think it was possible, but Hinohara really outdid herself!

Therapy Game is a spin-off of Meguru Hinohara’s debut boys love manga Secret XXX, this time around the story focuses not on Shohei and Mito, but on their brothers, Shizuma and Minato—both of whom appeared as side characters in the prequel series. Shizuma was relegated to a background role in Secret XXX, but we spent quite a bit of time with Minato, so I was eager to see him stepping into a more prominent role in this series.

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