Mystic Messenger has been a smash hit with English players, albeit an unusual one. Code: Realize sales did well enough that we’re getting an English release of the fandisk. Next year is going to be huge for otome games, with a ton of big releases both for new series (Collar x Malice, Period Cube, Bad Apple Wars, Fashioning Little Miss Lonesome, Nightshade), and continuing ones (Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds, Code: Realize ~Blessed Future~).
It’s definitely worth supporting those releases as much as you can afford, because it’s important to show companies (IDEA FACTORY) that there’s a market overseas for otome games. (Also, otome games are fun.)
Idea Factory is the distributor for Diabolik Lovers.
As most of us know, Rejet is the creator of this series. They created the first drama CDs, but they actually partner with Idea Factory for the games. (Check the bottom of the 2012 website for yourself.) This means that the people who are listening to the otome game community are also the ones we can petition and send requests to, in the hope that they can work something out with Rejet.
It may be a fight, but an English release is not an unrealistic goal.
Look: this series is polarizing. That is a fact and we all know it. But we are also a devoted fanbase, and we deserve to have our voices heard as much as anyone does.
This poll was a good step forward, but there’s a lot more we can do:
We can email and write in directly about the games we want.
Alright so as a prompt from a random word generator, how about writing a fic based on the word "damage"? I love your writing❤️
Prompt:damage Word Count: 300
"Don’t you have faith, too, Laito-kun?“ Yui’s words churned in his mind, still fresh from when she’d first asked him. —Faith? Faith for what? For who? Love—? His mother’s image flashed in his mind; smiling haughtily, running a hand through her stringy, purple tresses. Lust—? His fingers came down on the piano keys, pressing increasingly harder as the song progressed and the tune began to evolve. …Death—-? The wide eyes of that Little Bitch were too good. He dwelled on that thought, and the idea of his fingers curling around her tender neck, not once thinking of ending the piece. "Laito.” Reiji’s voice cut through the notes, but didn’t stop the brunet’s playing. He watched as his younger sibling devoted himself to a sick song. Wasn’t he aware that it was audible throughout the mansion? His song weaved from a classic, sorrowful song to a hymn; prayer music. Standing beside the instrument, he couldn’t help but try to amend the catastrophe. A gloved hand imposed. Ivory fingers swept ebony keys, adding flourishes to mask what had morphed into a church song— suitable for a mass that would never be. Red eyes flitted to the see the pianist’s face. Tears fell only the ivory keys; Laito’s broken, silent sobs. Black brows furrowed in something of disgust and pity; how uncharacteristic of the elder. His fingers left the keys. "Laito.“ His voice now so stern, demanding his attention. The brunet’s fingers faltered, and slipped off of the right notes, muddling a song that was not worth saving. Then, silence. "It is unadvisable to play when it’s in such a state.” The piano had been waterlogged. Keys warped. Strings decaying. The younger was oblivious to its state. Beyond damaged; not worth repairing. Familiar. Laito could no longer hear the music.
Decorating the house is a group effort and they get it done in impeccable timing.
Shu and Subaru are tag teaming the tree. It always looks great
Reiji is doing general tidying, setting up his Christmas village, and preparing the overly large Christmas dinner menu
Kanato is decorating the fireplaces with beautifully hand embroidered, homemade stockings.
Ayato is buried in garlands, tinsel, bows, popcorns strings, etc.
Laito is hanging ALL of the mistletoe. All of it. No one knows where he gets it from.
The struggle to get Kanato to watch Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer. Kanato despises this movie but it is a family tradition that they watch one film together and Kanato tried to skip out and no one was having it. Subaru had him in a headlock, Shuu laid on top of him and Ayato… Well, let’s say the two didn’t speak for three days afterward.
Diabolik Lovers More, Blood entertains us with an Alice in Wonderland-themed tea party on new poster art from the February issue of Otomedia Magazine (Amazon US | JP), illustrated by animation director Noriko Shimazawa (島沢ノリコ).