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Game Summary – Ichinose Tokiya Route from Uta no Prince-sama All Star After Secret

Uta no Prince-sama All Star After Secret Ichinose Tokiya Window

This is part of a series of summaries of the routes in Uta no Prince-sama All Star After Secret. Heavy spoilers for the game and all previous Utapri games ahoy!

Today’s covers Ichinose Tokiya’s route. Starish each has one route with two endings. Note that the routes seem to take place after Debut and not after Rainbow Route in All Star. Both Rainbow Route endings are considered True Love endings, but A is the one you get when your love or music meter is below 80%.

My Japanese is limited, so apologies if I misunderstood anything. If I got something wrong, please feel free to tell me.

Warning: long post ahead! Line breaks correspond with the end of a chapter.

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Opinion – Supporting Official Releases

I recently posted an article about Shojo Beat’s editor discussing licenses. One of the major points was that scanlation views do not necessarily translate into sales. This is wrong. While I, too, am guilty, I do not condone not supporting the releases when they are available in your country and/or language. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons people use as justifications and why they just don’t stick.

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Game Summary – Kotobuki Reiji Route A from Uta no Prince-sama All Star After Secret

Uta no Prince-sama All Star After Secret Kotobuki Reiji Morning

This is part of a series of summaries of the routes in Uta no Prince-sama All Star After Secret. Heavy spoilers for the game and Uta no Prince-sama All Star ahoy!

Today’s covers Kotobuki Reiji’s Route A. Unlike the other games, the senpai each have two routes, one for each song. Each route has two endings. The first ending is the one you get if your love or music meter is below 80%.

My Japanese is limited, so apologies if I misunderstood anything. If I got something wrong, please feel free to tell me.

Warning: long post ahead! Line breaks correspond with the end of a chapter.

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Manga Review – Kiss Him, Not Me

Kiss Him, Not Me

Kiss Him, Not Me
私がモテてどうすんだ (Watashi ga Motete Dousunda)
Junko
Shoujo – Romance, comedy, reverse harem
24 Chapters (ongoing)
Crunchyroll / Kodansha USA

Summary:

Kae is a self-proclaimed fujoshi who spends most of her days watching anime and dreaming of BL. But when her favorite character dies, she is so grief-stricken that she ends up losing a lot of weight. The once-heavy Kae is now a beauty! Her sudden transformation intrigues four boys, but she can’t get rid of her BL fantasies.

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Game Summary – Camus Route B from Uta no Prince-sama All Star After Secret

Uta no Prince-sama All Star After Secret Camus Tea

This is part of a series of summaries of the routes in Uta no Prince-sama All Star After Secret. Heavy spoilers for the game and Uta no Prince-sama All Star ahoy!

Today’s covers Camus’s Route B. Unlike the other games, the senpai each have two routes, one for each song. Each route has two endings. The first ending is the one you get if your love or music meter is below 80%.

My Japanese is limited, so apologies if I misunderstood anything. If I got something wrong, please feel free to tell me.

Warning: long post ahead! Line breaks correspond with the end of a chapter.

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Manga Review – Tenshi Ja Nai!

Tenshi Ja Nai!! Volume 1

Tenshi Ja Nai!!
I’m No Angel!!

天使じゃない!!
SHIGEMATSU Takako
Shoujo – Romance, comedy, drama, gender bender
8 Volumes (complete)
Go! Comi
Out of print

Summary:

Haunted by memories of bullying, Hikaru just wants to blend into the crowd. However, she just got stuck with a rising idol for a roommate! Hikaru wants nothing to do with Izumi, but when she discovers Izumi’s secret, Hikaru finds herself blackmailed. Will Hikaru ever find peace?

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Game Summary – Aijima Cecil Route from Uta no Prince-sama All Star After Secret

Uta no Prince-sama All Star After Secret Aijima Cecil Blush

This is part of a series of summaries of the routes in Uta no Prince-sama All Star After Secret. Heavy spoilers for the game and all previous Utapri games ahoy!

Today’s covers Aijima Cecil’s route. Starish each has one route with two endings. Note that the routes seem to take place after Debut and not after Rainbow Route in All Star. Both Rainbow Route endings are considered True Love endings, but A is the one you get when your love or music meter is below 80%.

My Japanese is limited, so apologies if I misunderstood anything. If I got something wrong, please feel free to tell me.

Warning: long post ahead! Line breaks correspond with the end of a chapter.

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Game Summary – Camus Route A from Uta no Prince-sama All Star After Secret

Uta no Prince-sama All Star After Secret Camus Tea

This is part of a series of summaries of the routes in Uta no Prince-sama All Star After Secret. Heavy spoilers for the game and Uta no Prince-sama All Star ahoy!

Today’s covers Camus’s Route A. Unlike the other games, the senpai each have two routes, one for each song. Each route has two endings. The first ending is the one you get if your love or music meter is below 80%.

My Japanese is limited, so apologies if I misunderstood anything. If I got something wrong, please feel free to tell me. Warning: long post ahead! Line breaks correspond with the end of a chapter.

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Manga Review – UQ Holder!

UQ Holder! Volume 1

UQ Holder!
AKAMATSU Ken
Shounen – Fantasy, action, comedy
74 Chapters, 4 Volumes (ongoing)
Crunchyroll / Kodansha USA

Summary:

Tota and his friends dream of leaving their backwater town and climbing the tower to the capital. But they can’t leave until they defeat the powerful Yukihime, Tota’s guardian. But who is Yukihime really? And what about Tota’s parents and grandfather, a man named Negi Springfield…?

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News – Mangaka Fujiwara Cocoa of Inu x Boku SS Passes Away at 31

Inu x Boku SS Volume 1
I was very sad to hear Fujiwara Cocoa passed away on March 31, 2015. ANN reports that Oricon states it was due to an illness. Regardless of the circumstances, she was far too young. My condolences to her friends and family.

She is best known for Inu x Boku SS (review here). Yen Press is releasing the manga, and Sentai Filmworks released the anime. Other titles she has written include Dear, a series about a boy searching for the one who cursed him and a girl with a secret, and Katsute Mahou Shoujo to Aku wa Tekitai Shite Ita, a 4-koma involving an evil officer who falls in love at first sight with the magical girl who wants to defeat him.

I remember reading Dear and liking it, but I don’t think I read to the end. As for Katsute Mahou Shoujo to Aku wa Tekitai Shite Ita, I was really enjoying it. It will unfortunately never have a proper ending, as it was ongoing. It had just been adapted into a drama CD.

I see that her birthday was April 28th. Maybe we can make it Fujiwara Cocoa day? I think I’ll do a special post(s) involving her titles. Anybody else in? You know, read her titles, post pictures, watch the Inu x Boku SS anime, etc. Just a way to remember this talented manga author.