[Review] Dies irae: Song to the Witch

Dies irae: Song to the Witch is the second light novel spinoff to Dies irae (the first one being Wolfsrudel, which I have yet to read) and was written by Fujii Sanda, with insert illustrations by Minatogawa Kazuomi, the artist for the Dies irae manga adaptation. As clearly implied by G Yuusuke’s beautiful cover art, the novel features Rusalka and Beatrice as its two main heroines, and chronicles their exploits in the United States of 1962, where they face off against a mysterious new foe: the powerful witch known as Marilyn Monroe.

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[Review] Soushuu Senshinkan Gakuen Bansenjin

https://vndb.org/v16131
JP title: 相州戦神館學園 万仙陣

That awkward moment when you keep calling the first game “Senshinkan” and then a sequel comes out and forces you to type out Hachimyoujin to differentiate between the two. I don’t like typing out Hachimyoujin. Anyway, so Bansenjin is the sequel/fandisc to the first Senshinkan game. It adds an entirely new storyline, some cool new characters, and – of course – a healthy dose of fanservice, ranging from pleasantly heartwarming to absolutely ridiculous (in a good way, of course).

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[Review] Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

Okay, so this game was pretty cool. After being disappointed by pretty much every Ace Attorney title released following Shu Takumi’s departure from the main series (except for SoJ which I have yet to play and therefore have no opinion of), I really needed a mystery game that wouldn’t bore me to tears, one that would actually offer an interesting, engaging storyline, alongside a cast of likable characters. And Ghost Trick more or less delivered just that.

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[Review] Soushuu Senshinkan Gakuen Hachimyoujin

https://vndb.org/v12455
JP title: 相州戦神館學園 八命陣

Soushuu Senshinkan Gakuen Hachimyoujin (which we will refer to as Senshinkan for brevity) is Light’s big 2014 chuuni title and also the then-latest work of Dies irae / Kajiri Kamui Kagura author Takashi Masada, so you can probably imagine the excitement surrounding it. The game breaks with Dies irae’s “Shinza” setting and comfortably takes place in its own universe, with its own rules… and I gotta say, while the game never quite reaches Dies irae’s cosmos-shattering levels of grandeur, I still had quite a bit of fun playing through it. Read on to find out why!

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