I HAD TO SHARE THIS GAME I REALLY DID. When Voltage shared the video on their youtube channel for this game I was not only excited because of the magic element but excited because some of the main characters looks like Tomoe from Kamisama Kiss!! When It actually came out this week I was so excited I downloaded it right away and played it right away! I NEVER EXPECTED THIS GAME TO BE LIKE THIS!!!!
Lets go through the basics quickly before I vomit out all my rainbow feels from all the excitement I have bottled up. Here is the opening movie.
Price and Layout: The Layout is unique but follows similar structure as “Metro PD: Close To You” I guess we will be looking at unique layouts for every game that comes out from now on. The theme and colours are so beautiful! Prices are as follows.
$3.99 CAD for Main Stories (12 chapters Plus 2 endings), includes 4 reward images.
$1.99 for Epilogues (3 chapters) includes one reward image
$2.99 (7 Chapters plus 2 endings) includes 3 reward images
One thing that has been updated in this versions layout is that there is a rewind button! This makes me happy because I love going back and immediately rereading things and I don’t like having to quit the story and having to start the chapter again to re-read. ESPECIALLY goes for this story and how it is because, Well I’ll get to that later. One thing about this game though, that it easily crashes when you try to multitask and jump to other apps. Not every single time like first gen Voltage apps but more so than the Second gen. But you’ll want to ignore everything else when you play this game anyways so it’s nothing really to worry about.
Music: I was moved with the quality of music that Voltage came out with for “Serendipity Next Door” Which topped my favourite Voltage game of all time when it came out. And because of that I was a bit disappointed in the music for “Metro PD” – it was good, just not my style. This games music tops all the others! I love it so much that I will leave the app open in my purse when I’m not playing and let the music play for me to listen to! The theme is very Asian inspired and every version of it they have in the game gives me so many beautiful feels! It totally makes game play even better and helps me get more emotionally involved in the story!
Characters/Art: Welcome to the most unique of characters in a voltage game. The sprites and the character designs are otherworldly are beautiful in every way! They all have many different forms: Human, Full Ayakashi ,and Casual Ayakashi. Each of them looking similar to their respective traditional Ayakashi stereotypes we see in animes – The characters I always fall in love with!
Miyabi: Kitsune Fox Demon =) HE REMINDS ME SO MUCH OF MY BELOVED TOMOE FROM KAMISAMA KISS! I love Miyabi! He is a typical Sneaky fox and is cocky and pushy! He is like a demon version of Shinobu from Serendipity next door whom is my favourite character of all time. He’s extremely forward and pushy and VERY perverted!!
Chikage: Tengu Crow Demon – Is a sexy kind version of Kurama from Kamisama Kiss. He is beautiful with his thick black hair, quiet and peaceful, he has this detached feeling to him and he never smiles. Although he is introverted he is a gentleman when it comes to treating women. =) Polar opposite of Miyabi.
Shinra: Oni Demon – Shinra seems to be the token younger character of the group. He is passionate, cute, easy to agitate and very easily excitable. He really gets strung along by the others sometimes and gets teased a lot.
Yukinojo: Snow Spirit – Very kind and intelligent. He is never aggressive although he does kindly scold the others and acts most like the adult out of everyone. He is mysterious and for some reason knows a lot about the human world, unlike the others. It is hinted that he knows a lot about women, but how and why is a complete mystery.
Kyoga: Wolf Demon – Same as our favourite wolf demon from InuYasha. Unlike his InuYasha counterpart this sexy wolf is older taller and looks like he has a lot of swag. He seems to be a lady’s man, and he refers to himself as hot-blooded in every sense of the word… His curly hair and his sexy goatee DRIVE ME CRAZY. I LOVE HOE SEXY HE IS! XD
Samon: Zashiki-warashi House Spirit – (Not included in the love interest list HOWEVER he seems likely that he will be added in later) Very kind and calm Priest of the shrine that your family own, you’ve known him the longest. He is always smiling and cheerful and very reliable and sweet. He is the most responsible of the bunch and takes care of you really well. He is the picture perfect cute best friend who lives next door. The type of guy I would love to marry. ~^_^~
Plot and Story: As of right now I’ve played Miyabi’s Main, Epilogue and Sequel and his are the only ones that are available at the moment. But OH MY GOD IS THIS STORY REALLY GOOD. I cannot say for the rest of the stories but Miyabi’s story in particular is VERY RACY!! – Something that has never been done in Voltage games before. According to the prologue you (as the main character) possess special blood that the demon world need to gain special powers and these Ayakashi have been sent to take you as a bride and bear a child! Already the plot has to do with sex! And I thought this was going to be another innocent and sweet voltage game but OH,HOHO~ I was pleasantly mistaken. Although it doesn’t get too graphic in nature, the main character gets into many sexual situations! The story is ultimately about love and romance yes, but adding in this extra spiciness as well as the danger of death at your door makes this game the BEST VOLTAGE GAME IVE EVER PLAYED. I’ve been kind of wishing for a long time that voltage would take a step in the direction that Solmare has done in “Ninja Love” and “Ninja Destiny”, without overdoing it AND MY PRAYERS ARE ANSWERED IN THIS GAME. It has just the right amount of sexiness in this game without overdoing it at all, and story wise everything fits in and makes sense. It also has been an emotional rollercoaster so far, on which I’ve felt so much love for Miyabi and felt my heart broken and cried. So in every other aspect to be honest this game delivers well.
I’ve played all of Miyabi’s routes twice already, back to back in one day. LOL. The only other time that has ever happened EVER was with Shinobu Narita in Serendipity Next Door. Get the game here On Google Play and here for iTunes App Store.
I have to admit I haven’t been keeping up with watching anime for a while now. It’s been a while since I have found something that I was easily able to obsess with, such as “Fruits Basket”, “Ouran HighSchool Host Club”, “NANA” etc. I been leaning towards more Asian Dramas and such. I came across this anime while looking at Otome-game videos (my current obsession as you can tell by all my other blog posts) and decided to watch it because it was based on a very popular game. I also wanted to watch it because the drawings looked amazing and knowing its an adaptation of a game there would be a ‘reverse harem’ theme somehow imbedded into it.
I would probably call that decision one of the BEST DECISIONS IN MY LIFE!
After 2 episodes and learning about all the male characters and such I completely fell in love! I love how this anime is funny and action packed. Every character is beautiful, handsome and easy to fall in love with. The drawings are amazing and the male characters all have unique and amazingly adorable personalities. I am a big fan of period anime as well, ones with ninja and samurai, swords and chivalry. the ideas of Honor, Chivalry ,and sword fights and the famous Shinsengumi all are so interesting in my opinion. This is loosely inspired by real events in that very crucial time in japan’s history. It reminds me of Rourouni Kenshin, but instead of one sexy cute samurai there are SO MANY OF THEM! It’s not like i don’t like High school anime – I love Fruits Basket and Ouran and Skip Beat and School Rumble – but adding the element of lives being lost and a revolution talking place makes the Romance part of it so much more exciting! However, I wouldn’t even consider this a Romance anime… The romance I’m talking about is about ME (the Viewer) falling in love with the characters! I think this was the whole goal of the writers of this anime – to make the viewer fall in love with the characters by using Chizuru (the girl protagonist) as a catalyst to showcase the amazing personalities of each Male Character WITHOUT developing an actual romantic relationship with her.
My favourite character has to be Saito Hajime. He is the whole package! Understated, mysterious and yet very talkative and so serious. I love his hair and his coolness in personality and yet how awkward he is when it comes to women it’s so cute! Sexy, cool and cute all at the same time!
Also can I say that the voice actors in this anime have the SEXIEST VOICES EVER!!! Kazama and Souji’s voices make me melt! Saito’s voice actor is also very good and suits his character very well. I also end up having daydreams about Sannan-san. I have a thing for glasses and long hair, and his kind voice…it makes me so bitter when he gets upset to hear his voice say mean things!
Chizuru as a main character does kind of put me off because she is so innocent and helpless. I’m more into the more feminist and independent female characters, but that may be perhaps because I grew up in North America and had some very strong and independent and amazing female figures to raise me. I try to be girly but it just doesn’t really work lol. Chizuru really doesn’t do anything on her own and completely relies on the guys for help, I guess she tries, but is never really successful.
The plot in my opinion is very fast paced and written well. We get a good amount of character development and plot development and action. Now that I’ve been playing the game ‘Hakuouki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom’ the story is extremely similar to the game’s story. Exactly the same in fact (Hijikata’s route) – the only difference being that there are different tangents in the game that change the story and who you end up with depending on your choices. The drawings are to die for! Even the fight scenes are drawn in great detail! Lately anime has gotten better but I found for a while, the style of popular anime was too simple in style of drawing and colour. I’m glad that detailed drawings and such are making a comeback =)
This particular anime is a definite ‘BUY’ in my opinion. Once AnimeNorth comes around I will be looking to buy a BluRay/DVD set of this. I like it that much. I liked it so much I went straight to watching the second season… Hakuouki: Hekkestu-roku… which I will review later because… well…everything does a 360 from there…and many hearts are broken…including mine!