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Mavi's Journey Released on Steam


Recently, Mavi's Journey got released on Steam. The game is a JRPG about a half-beast Witch named Mavi and has no combat system. Price is free. But, it's in Japanese only. For more details, check out the store page.

Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/797010/

Otome Game "Samurai Blade" on Kickstarter


Otome Game "Samurai Blade" is on Kickstarter. The game is an otome mobile game about samurais. Currently, the developers has reached $181 out of their $4,699 goal with 32 days left remaining. For more details, check out the Kickstarter page. Here's a trailer.

Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/masaruhoriuchi/otome-game-samurai-bladeenglish-german

Reading Light Novels with Habitica


Would you like to read light novels and play a game at the same time? Then Habitica is for you! Habitica is a free to play task manager RPG and lets you gamify your life.

So I've recently gone back playing and having a blast. Currently, I'm hosting a Light Novels Reading Challenge and founded a Light Novels Club. The challenge has over 50 light novel reader participants. Feel free to join them.

Official Website: https://habitica.com/

The Light Novels Reading Challenge

Light Novels Club

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Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Episode 6 Impression


On this episode, Ichirou goes on a date with Zena. Later, the city gets under attacked.

I have been following this series from the start because I've read the novel (which is currently volumes 1 to 4) in preparation for the announced anime back then. So far, the adaption has been pretty accurate to the original novel story. But, they skipped some minor details I thought were important and especially on this episode.

Anyway, it was nice to see our male lead and Zena go on a date. Also, it was just plain adorable to see Pochi and Tama do their tasks. Now, I can't wait to see the next plot coming. Overall, cool date and some action.

Conclusion: Cool date and some action.

Happy Valentine's Day!


Free Japanese University Anime/Manga Courses on edX


Kyoto University is currently hosting free anime/manga-based online courses on edX. The two part courses introduce ethics in life sciences and health care through manga.

Meanwhile, Tokyo Institute of Technology is also hosing a free anime/manga-based online course on edX. The course is about the introduction to electrical and electronic engineering. It will be taught by a mascot named Sakura Ookayama (top picture on article).

The online courses will have optional paid certificates. Feel free to check them out:

Ethics in Life Sciences and Healthcare: Exploring Bioethics through Manga

Ethics in Life Sciences and Healthcare: Exploring Bioethics through Manga - Part 2

Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Girls' Frontline Pre-registration


Recently, SUNBORN announced their pre-registration event for an upcoming English release mobile game called Girls' Frontline. The game is about girls with guns and will feature Japanese voices. As for the release date itself, the developers only mentioned "coming soon". Although, there is no actual Japanese release coming. Here's a trailer.

Pre-register Website: http://gf.sunborngame.com/

HQ Trivia Short Thoughts


First off, this is totally not Japan-related (unless they somehow do Japan questions). I recently started playing a very popular free to play Western mobile game called HQ Trivia. It's basically a 15 minutes live Trivia show with interactive questions (2 sessions during weekdays and 1 session during weekends) with the usual total of 12 questions. Also, there's surprisingly around 1 million live players/viewers during the show times. Winners earn some real cash.

Anyway, I'm immensely enjoying this game even though I didn't win anything yet. As for the main host (Scott Rogowsky) and other hosts, they're decent or cool and not even "cringe worthy" from my prospective. Other than that, the game is definitely adding to my thirst for knowledge motivation. I'll be posting more about this game later on.

If you're planning to start playing as well, feel free to use my referral code: SparkNorkx.


Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Episode 1 Impression


Ryuuou no Oshigoto! is about a Shogi teenage master training a loli disciple. On this episode, Yaichi encounters a surprise in his apartment.

First off, I wasn't even expecting this series to come out as an anime after BookWalker exclusively translated the first light novel into English. The timing was just perfect (and especially after I bought during novel's release date). Anyway, watching the introduction is hilarious. Also, it was nice to see Ai being "aggressive" in certain situations. Other than that, I'll be looking forward for more. Overall, a hilarious introduction between master and apprentice.

Conclusion: A hilarious introduction between master and apprentice.

Nekopara OVA Episode Impression


Thanks to the funding (Kickstarter, etc.) from the fans, the Nekopara visual novel series got an anime OVA adaption. On this OVA, Chocola and Vanilla begins their new lives at the bakery with their Master Kashou.

So the OVA was pretty good for animation and it was basically exactly following Volume 1. I liked the cuteness and little decent story. Also, they were able to nicely fit a bunch of different scenes in this 1 hour-ish episode. Other than that, the Steam price ($29.99/¥3396.38) is not too bad and I hope they'll eventually do more episodes in the future. Overall, awesome adaption of cat girls cuteness and decent story.

Conclusion: Awesome adaption of cat girls cuteness and decent story.

Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/758230/