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.
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).
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!
JP title: 対魔忍ユキカゼ
So you may remember that I actually played this nukige several months ago but never quite reviewed it, because what do you even write about with a nukige? Well, anyway, I guess that changes today, because I’m just in that specific “let’s write about cute brown girls getting pumped in the poopyhole so hard they eventually get addicted to it” mood right now. You know the one. Anyway, don’t expect a deep and comprehensive analysis since like 90% of this VN is about Hot Dickings, but I figured I could have some fun writing a silly review and maybe you’ll enjoy reading it! I hope!
JP title: ひまわりアクアアフター The Day the Moon Stood Still
As the title implies, this is a sequel to Himawari that follows from the ending of Aqua’s route. And in good ol’ Himawari fashion, it’s not a light-hearted lovey-dovey fandisc. Not even close. But that’s exactly what we want from Himawari, right? Even if it makes us scream at the monitor sometimes, lol.
Note: As this is a review of Himawari’s sequel-sort-of-thing, there might be some spoilers for the original (main) game and its side stories. Or I dunno. Either way, you should probably not look at articles about sequels if you haven’t read the original, is what I’m trying to say.