In 2010, eroge maker Alice Soft’s sound director Shade produced an album that compiled some of the most memorable songs from the brand’s 20+ year history of games, bringing new instrumentation and assembling a cadre of elite vocalists to lyrically empower the formerly instrumental-only tracks. Now, a year after Alice Vocal Collection was released to […]
The week before I left Japan was a blur of packing, preparation, and taking care of loose ends of my life and work there. Somehow it all came together at the last moment, resulting in the shipment of 33 boxes via seamail across the Pacific to my new home in Seattle. Two months later, they’ve […]
I went to Takasaki today and stopped by Melon Books to pick up the catalogs for Wonder Festival Summer 2011, which is next Sunday (July 24th), and Comiket 80, which runs from August 12th through the 14th (Melon was giving away a free plastic carrying case with the Comiket catalog, which is the other object […]
The official website for Rance Quest, the 8th installment in the Rance series from Alice Soft, went live today. Among the details released are that the game is scheduled for “Summer 2011” release, requires a 1024×768 display, is a 3D isomorphic sprite-based RPG with up to five characters in the party, and includes recurring characters […]
Aquaplus opened an official site today for To Heart 2 Dungeon Travelers, a 3D dungeon RPG for the Playstation Portable scheduled for release on May 26th, 2011. The game is more fully scooped in a Famitsu update that was posted today as well. The initial impression is of a playstyle similar to Final Dragon Chronicle […]
According to a blog post from December 29th on Alice Soft’s official staff blog, the venerable eroge company is committed to “definitely releasing the next Rance game within the coming year.” Alice Soft has had release delays in the past so this should be taken with a grain of salt, but it seems we can […]
The fall 2010 Miyazawa Model Exhibition was held Tuesday, November 9th, and showcased a bunch of new bishoujo figures that we’ll have our eye on as they’re brought out over the coming months. Coverage from Amiami and Hobby Stock is below: Amiami Blog Report Hobby Stock Blog Report Of particular interest to yours truly are […]
Figure maker Daiki Kougyou posted a product listing for a new Kanu Unchou PVC figure from Ikkitousen yesterday. In the tradition of Daiki’s figure lineup she is both huge and expensive, coming in at 38cm tall (1/5 scale) and 22,995 yen retail. The sculpt is from 5-Carat of circle Brilliant Cut, and the pose is […]
The site for the game that prompted Alice Soft to close their homepage to foreign access this past spring is now online. Originally scheduled for release early this year, Daiteikoku was postponed and rebuilt from the ground up when Alice producer TADA played through the beta and found it to be boring, tedious, and not […]
On November 26th Alice Soft will release a CD/DVD combo “Alice Vocal Collection” that features renditions of some of the most famous BGM tracks from their long history of erogames, rearranged and with vocals produced by musical artist Shade. To suit the wide variety of themes and styles, an equally colorful array of anisong and […]
Note: this post and all of the links within should be treated as highly unsafe for work. A memo in the notebook of catching up with the PVC figure world: as of this year, (in)famous resin kit producer Okayama Figure Engineering has been producing PVC versions of their incredibly explicit resin kits that have long […]
A figure exposition sponsored by Volks and exclusively featuring their merchandise was held last Sunday, October 10th, at Sunshine City in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Volks Hobby Round 4 had the full Volks Moe Kore Model of Entertainment Collection on display, in addition to unveiling its two newest entries, Komaki Manaka and Kousaka Tamaki in their costumes […]
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Next in the series of Inoue Takuya-illustrated Chichinoe+ Pin-Up Ladies is unveiled at the Orchid Seed blog! See here for the source image.
Alter’s Panty of Gainax’s Panty & Stocking is now available for preorder, May 2012 release.
Storm of the X-Men coming from Kotobukiya’s Yamashita Shunya-designed Marvel Bishoujo PVC figure series, May 2012 release.