Happy New Year, readers!
Feels like it’s been a while since my last post but very busy with my full time job these days. You will find me Tweeting more on Twitter since it’s quick and short compared to lengthy articles like these.
Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo is about a young girl named Asuna creates a small radio and goes up to a cliff. Using a memento her father left her to complete the circuit, she manages to catch some kind of song which wasn’t something from one of the local radio stations. She was mesmerised by the happy and at the same time sad feelings that it conveyed. Not long later, there were reports that perhaps a wild bear was on the rampage in the forest but Asuna soon learns it was an alien creature. Fortunately, she is saved by the young man Shun and soon learns a secret organisation “Arch Angels” was seeking the secret underground world he came from for its powers to grant any wish. Asuna had the key to open the entrance. From there, Asuna goes on a journey in the world of Agartha to learn more about where this song came from.
Hence the Engrishy name, “Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below”. I say Engrishy because it’s not exactly a great title for marketing ^^;
As you’ll know from my 5cm posts, I wasn’t really impressed by Shinkai’s first two movies so I was pretty cautious when Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo, his latest work, was announced. At the same time, I was expecting it to be better than 5cm because with every new movie released, his direction seemed better. After watching a “preview” of it, I decided to go ahead and import the collector’s edition.
There’s still a long way to go before Shinkai’s work will be one of those that sell out on day one but he’ll get there I’m sure.
And yes, it contains English subtitles (and Simplified Chinese)!
Both the DVD and Blu-ray release of Evangelion 2.22 is finally out and since both copies come with the collector’s film strip this time, I decided to go for the higher quality Blu-ray version.
The packaging is fairly much the same as the 1.01 limited edition – A sturdy cardboard box except I think it’s orange for the Blu-ray versions.
Some movie spoilers ahead.
I suspect all pre-orders for the DJ Max Black Square LE must be filled up by now and those who still want it will have to wait for the “entrepreneurs” to put up their copies on Ebay.
Or maybe this DJ Max Trilogy Pulsar LE will interest you? As Pentavision’s first standalone PC title Trilogy is, as the name suggests, a combination of previous DJ Max titles which are the free DJ Max Online, DJ Max Portable One and Two. So those of you who miss the free online version which ended March this year, will be able to enjoy the keyboard tapping once again.
Of course, there will be a whole bunch of new songs too giving players a whopping 120 tracks to play!
As promised last week, Ruliweb today reveals what the First Press Edition of DJ Max Portable Clazziquai will come with… A one metre long wallscroll featuring one of the girls from “First Kiss”, the opening song to the game.
The package will cost 48,000 Wons (US$40) which will contain:
- DJ Max Portable Clazziquai with First Press Edition cover.
- One randomly selected original illustrated wallscroll from the four below.
- A 5000 Wons voucher for the Bugs music store.
Be sure to head on over to download some new gameplay footage!
If you haven’t already bought the ports of APRGs Ys I and II for the DS but still intend to then perhaps this is for you. According to ITmedia, a special collector’s edition containing both games, a twenty-eight soundtrack and phone strap will be available from April 18th onwards. The bad news is it will be an exclusive for retailer 7dream.com.
The two games should have been sold together in the first place really.