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02 July 2011 @ 02:49 pm
"Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom" announced for North American release!  
"Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom" for PSP announced for North American release! I'm watching the Anime Expo Aksys panel liveblogged now, check it out here:
Event is over but you can still check out the news here:
http://www.siliconera.com/2011/07/02/aksys-anime-expo-liveblog-starts-now/
And chat about it here:
http://angemedia.chatango.com/ :3
Can't say I want to play this game, [I don't need ANGST in my otome games :/] but maybe I'll go for it anyways. There will be both a normal and special edition to go for, and it will be available on PSN too. I think it was mentioned that it was tied to an anime too, has that been officially released in the west? I'm so behind on popular anime XD
Also announced was "Fate/Extra", don't know much about the series, but I think it's popular ^^;

I was a little disappointed when the liveblog mentioned "Second game is set in the feudal era of Japan and has ridiculously hot men?!", while I'm listening to Harukanaru music, and hoping for Hiiro no Kakera |D Oh well, maybe something good will come out of this if these sell well.

*edit*
more info on Hakuoki here - http://www.siliconera.com/2011/07/02/hakuoki-demon-of-the-fleeting-blossom-will-be-north-americas-first-otome-game/

more info on fate/extra here - http://www.siliconera.com/2011/07/02/fateextra-destined-for-release-in-north-america-this-year/

*edit edit* could there be even more otome in the works?! JList/JAST USA will also be having a panel at Anime Expo later tonight: "We’ll have complete information on our new license acquisitions at our panel at Anime Expo this weekend, Saturday July 2nd at 11:00pm, room LP3 of the Los Angeles Convention Center, including a project in the works that we think female fans will be particularly excited about." What could it be? There was mention of Starry Sky by one of the staff on SiliconEra... And there are a lot of other 18+ otome games out there too, so who knows? XD

*edit edit edit* Starry Sky officially confirmed from JAST USA! [no, it's not an 18+ game, or yaoi *smacks the liveblogger* XD] From the AX liveblog here: http://inside.anime-expo.org/games/2011-07/ax11-jast-usa/
 
 
Current Mood: crushedcrushed
Current Music: Harukanaru tunes, Miki Shinichirou
 
 
 
Iverioniverion on July 2nd, 2011 08:01 pm (UTC)
Darn you beat me to it XD I was just about to post about it. *is at AX too* I'm still going to buy it though. The otome game industry won't spread in America unless we support it.
Fandramon: Naraku_Boredfandramon on July 2nd, 2011 08:03 pm (UTC)
Yea, same, I'll buy it just in hopes that something better will come later XD Wonder what they have in mind for the special edition, maybe an artbook?
(no subject) - neozukin on July 2nd, 2011 08:44 pm (UTC) (Expand)
indigozeal: weirdindigozeal on July 2nd, 2011 09:25 pm (UTC)
Whenever I hear folks talk about Hakuouki, I hear the same "it's ridiculously popular"/"ehhh, don't care for it" combo. Does anyone have any info or opinions on why everyone's kinda blah on it yet everyone else can't get enough of it? (I'm totally ignorant of this series.)
Fandramon: Digimon_ImpmonMiddleFingerfandramon on July 2nd, 2011 10:09 pm (UTC)
It's full of angst; even in the good endings they die XD [I think this has to do with their basis on "rl history", but I don't know much about it]. Also there's some kind of vampiric element in there too, wtf. I just don't get the appeal :/ maybe I'm too old for this?! XD

ALSO [I need to throw this into my post], there will be some new games being announced by Jlist/Jast later today, including "a project in the works that we think female fans will be particularly excited about."
And there was mention by them earlier of Starry Sky so...who knows? Then again, it could just be a random 18+ otome title, but eh XD
dollssoulkirie || Aunna: Mahmut Volume 6 {Shokoku no Altair}evergreen_chaos on July 2nd, 2011 11:09 pm (UTC)
I'm mostly interested in Hakuoki because of the artwork, the Shinsengumi, and Shinichiro Miki-sama. XD But I really don't have an opinion, since I haven't actually seen anything besides the first two episodes of the first anime season. lol Usually, I don't like otome game's anime adaptions because of the lackluster animation that's put into it or how's it's presented/handled.
(no subject) - fandramon on July 3rd, 2011 01:44 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Titania: Hakuouki Okita 2summer_queen on July 3rd, 2011 12:09 am (UTC)
I played the original on PS2 and enjoyed it immensely, even though, yes, it's angsty. I don't mind the angst, 'cause, well, I'm familiar with the Shinsengumi history and expected the darkness. The key thing for me is that they're keeping the seiyuu ... so I'll have to pick up a PSP.

No clue what Jlist might get, but I'm thrilled to hear it. And I hope both titles do better for these companies than Animamundi and Yojimbo did for Hirameki (I'd really hoped they could bring over more).
(no subject) - indigozeal on July 3rd, 2011 01:23 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Blah blah blah on Animamundi - indigozeal on July 3rd, 2011 02:13 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Blah blah blah on Animamundi - fandramon on July 3rd, 2011 02:21 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: My suspicious comments - indigozeal on July 3rd, 2011 02:36 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: My suspicious comments - fandramon on July 3rd, 2011 02:41 am (UTC) (Expand)
lite_wolf on July 3rd, 2011 05:48 am (UTC)
They took one of the best Japanese period (shinsengumi), added the most popular paranormal element of the moment (vampires) and topped it with an incredibly boring and useless girl.

There is no appeal to this game other than the angst, and I don't care a thing about angst :/
And yes, I played every single ending of it, and only one was slightly interesting (Kazama) but still not enough to redeem this game ==
dollssoulkirie || Aunna: Force Caluanthes {Angels' Doubt}evergreen_chaos on July 2nd, 2011 10:59 pm (UTC)
Actually, an employee of JList was asking opinions about otome games for the PC and in particular the Starry Sky series. But still... hearing about Hakuoki was a surprise and hopefully we'll hear something from JList as well... besides the 18+ eroge for men.
Jennimariye on July 3rd, 2011 01:05 am (UTC)
Think of it this way - Hakuoki and Fate/Extra are Aksys' means of testing the waters. If they do well, the company may consider other otome games.
Uncle Deadlymia_sailor_nova on July 3rd, 2011 05:47 am (UTC)
So what, four more minutes until their panel? I might be able to stay up long enough to catch any possible news... or I might pass out...
Fandramon: Fandramon_Glassesfandramon on July 3rd, 2011 05:50 am (UTC)
Looks like about that, yea. I'm watching their liveblog thing here: inside.anime-expo.org/games/2011-07/ax11-jast-usa/

Yea, it's late, I'm glad it's the weekend so I can sleep in tomorrow XD
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btamamura: Tracey_*squee*btamamura on July 3rd, 2011 10:18 am (UTC)
STARRY SKY~~!!!!
indigozeal: nemesisindigozeal on July 3rd, 2011 01:10 pm (UTC)
Are they using that fan translation for Starry Sky, then? I'm still wondering about JList's writing abilities in this genre.
dollssoulkirie || Aunnaevergreen_chaos on July 3rd, 2011 06:16 pm (UTC)
As far as I've heard, there's nothing really known about Jast's decision with Starry Sky. So we don't know if they'll use the fan translation for the first game.
eienkoe on July 24th, 2011 10:51 pm (UTC)
That's so exciting!!!!
I actually also would like to play Hiiro no Kakera over Hakuouiki but oh well X)
I do, however, wish they would release the DS version of Hakuouki since I don't own a PSP.....
Starry Sky being localized is really cool too~ (though I've already played ~in Spring~) >.<
This is all wishing I could stop my time since I'm getting to the point where I think I might have to stop playing video games >.<