Published November 20, 2010
Anime , Game , Japan
Tags: Anime, Hakuouki, Hakuouki Reimeiroku, Hijikata Toshizou, Ibuki Ryuunosuke, Japan, Okita Souji, otome game
I went to Japan at the beginning of October this year and I bought a lot of not needed, but much loved goodies! First part of my loot begins here…
Paper-based loot from Japan!
In comparison to my previous visit, I did not buy as many anime-related goodies. A break-down of the paper-based loot above:
- Vampire Knight Artbook
- Hakuouki Clear Folders
- Hakuouki – Okita Souji Key-ring
- Hakuouki – Okita Souji Stickers (yes I am Okita obsessed *__*)
- Hakuouki – Saito Hajime Bag Holder
- Hetalia Axis Powers Poster
- Durarara Poster
- Dengeki Girl’s Style October issue
The Dengeki Girl’s Style magazine came with a special booklet, packed with information on the new Hakuouki game (Hakuouki Reimeiroku)! I am not sure whether anyone is playing the game or has played it already… If you have, how do you find it?
Hijikata is too pretty... *_*
From a quick browse through the booklet, the game is set before the previous games and the protagonist is a guy named Ibuki Ryuunosuke. The story follows that Ryuunosuke’s mother intended for him to become a samurai, thus he had a very strict upbringing. This led him to dislike samurai in general. After his mother had passed away, he travelled to Kyoto aimlessly. On the way, he got mugged and beaten up (why is he so weak when he had received proper samurai training!?); got rescued by someone who belongs to a ‘aspire-to-be samurai’s’ group and was forced to tag along with them. The group is somehow linked with the Shinsengumi and that is how the protagonist gets all close and personal with our favourite bishies! Some screenshots from the booklet after the cut.
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Published March 8, 2010
Anime , Game , JDorama , Life
Tags: Durarara, Fukuyama Masaharu, Hakuouki, Hijikata Toshizou, Okita Souji, Ryoma Den, Saito Haijime, The Road
Want to write a little about life before my next review post, which will probably be on Hakuouki (surprise surprise ;;^^): either Hijikata’s route or Saito’s route. I am enjoying Hijikata’s route a lot! Didn’t think that I would like it that much because he treats the protagonist like a child (well he is 28 and he acts older than his age), but after the mid-way point you get to see his strength and his manliness as he struggles to support Shinsengumi. It is hard to not fall for him from that point onwards! It doesn’t help that he is so pretty too…
Found an amazing fan-made video of Durarara X Hakuouki! Two of my favourite series together, love it *_*~
Continue reading ‘More ACG-related Randomness (and Hakuouki X Durarara = Awesomeness)’
Finished two routes in Hakuouki so far – Souji’s and Saito’s. Initially I was aiming for Hijikata but I changed my mind after hearing Souji’s soft voice and seeing his half-exposed chest along the way…! It was too tempting… During Souji’s route, I became more interested in Saito thus I went for him after Souji… Will go for Hijikata next ;;^^! (Warning: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD, don’t proceed if you do not want to see the CGs and read rants on the storyline!)
Hakuouki is based around the time when Japan was experiencing internal conflicts with regards to whether it should open for international trades or to close off completely. In the end, the government had no choice but to open the country due to international pressure. Many patriotic Japanese did not want that so they formed extremist groups aiming to overthrow the government. As a response, the government set up a group of police named Shinsengumi, whose main responsibilities were to keep Kyoto safe and to restrain active extremist groups.
Continue reading ‘Hakuouki – Souji’s Route’