Hey there, I’m Gare (or garejei, whichever you prefer), the owner of this humble blog. Basically, I like video games and visual novels so I share my thoughts on them in the form of written reviews. I also write for a gaming site called GTOGG, so if you’re a gamer and want to read more from me, do check it out. Additionally, I’ve worked as both a translator and an editor on a number of official VN localization projects, including Himawari, Tokyo Babel, and Dies irae.
When it comes to visual novels, I generally tend to favor titles with a darker edge, as opposed to your usual high school-themed romantic comedies and whatnot. I’m (unsurprisingly) a big fan of chuuni stuff, mostly works by Masada Takashi (Dies irae, Senshinkan, etc.), though my all-time favorite VN is Narahara Ittetsu’s Soukou Akki Muramasa, also known as Full Metal Daemon Muramasa. I’m also quite fond of Narahara’s earlier samurai VN, Hanachirasu.
Other than VNs, I enjoy video games of all kinds, though more often than not I tend to gravitate towards RPGs, both western and Japanese; my favorites are Final Fantasy XII, Zero/Ao no Kiseki and The Witcher 3, among others. I also used to be a massive anime fan, but in recent years I’ve kinda lost interest. Still, from time to time I’ll watch a show or two that piques my curiosity.
Anyway, enough about me. Go read some reviews and stuff!