Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Melty Blood Actress Again Version A

Singles Play:
Street Fighter 4
Tatsunoko vs Capcom
Fate: Unlimited Codes

2v2 Play:
Arcana Heart 2: Suggoi

3v3 Play:
Virtua Fighter 5R Revision 1
Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion
Street Fighter 3: Third Strike
Guilty Gear: Accent Core

This is also sort of an aside to old hat but, the SBO lineup was announced and MBAA was NO WHERE TO BE FOUND.
What was to be found was Tatsunoko vs Capcom and FATE/UNLIITED CODES.
Lot of sour grapes from a certain community I hail from, followed by EVERYONE and their mother trying to mash out in F/UC (including me.)
The joke of the game is that the Japanese call it Fate/UNco (shit) while USA calls it F/UC.
The game is acknowledged terrible, but it's a terrible that's in Super Battle Opera for now.

As for the MBAA Ver. A vids, they are on nico.
Maybe I'll rip them off who knows.

Nitro+ makes up for killing kittens with Phantom of the Inferno anime

Well this caught me completely off guard.
Looks like Beetrain is doing it.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Touhou Anime

And here we have Reimu jump Bing through a wall.
Jump B normally has no graze frames so obviously Reimu is hacking the game here.

Hm, let's see.
I liked it, first all.
It's definitely a by fans, for fans thing though.
If you don't know the characters it'll mean nothing to you.
Character design was all right, I think they were concentrating on the animation.
Backgrounds look gorgeous.
"Good for a doujin work," as they say :V
Story is lol (nigga stole my donation box!)
Characterization is lol ze
The DVD actually included English subtitles that DO NOT SUCK, so haha fansubbers.

Good: Reimu, Marisa, Suika
All right: Patchouli, Sakuya, Remilia
Just plain weird: Aya
Haha: Yukari (in the preview)

Explanation time:
Reimu - She's the lead, you need someone who fits. They found someone who fits, honestly it sounds like she could sound exasperated forever.
Marisa - Some say too deep, I say it works pretty well ze. Though I HAVE heard the silver forest Marisa, and I guess she would have been better.
Suika - Suika always struck me as well, a silly girl. Even if she's number one or two in the power rankings the image always stuck in my head. I guess that's why I like her portrayal here whereas most people are like WTF?

Patchouli - She sounded sort of generic, except for the mukyuu. That rocked. It's no Nagato/Ayase Yue but it's passable.
Sakuya - Haha if you've seen Hayate no Gotoku, Sakuya sounds like Maria. Because she IS Maria (Tanaka Rie). I don't mind that they've decided Sakuya = Maria, but I wonder if a more hard-edged take wouldn't have worked better. Perhaps Rie will get to exercise her variable voice talents later on if Sakuya gets to fight.
Remilia - Even if she's old I always thought Remilia came off as sort of a haughty spoiled brat. Which she sounds like exactly! Perhaps maybe a little too young sounding.

Aya - All right, here's the deal with Aya. They nailed the inquisitive eager reporter bit, but they somehow forgot about her age. Aya strikes me as mature. Maybe not OLD Obaa-chan but at least older than her voice actress is going for. I think the closest analogy would be Takako from Kannagi. You know that scene where she gets a nosebleed while watching her too-pure pure boy bond? That's the type of voice I expected on Aya. Instead we get a little too chirpy Aya that comes off more as an excited schoolgirl than an excited reporter.

Yukari - I think that's Kikuko Inoue cracking jokes in the preview. "Yukari is 17!" If it's not Inoue then my seiyuu senses have failed me. If it really is Inoue...then I'll move Yukari up to good right away.

Nico Links if you understand Japanese and are that lazy.
DVD torrent is in the title link on nyaatorrents.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Nitro+ killing kittens

Old poverty news but yeah they're going to port Nitro Battle Royale to the arcade?
Now I love Nitro+, but Nitro Battle Royale was TERRIBLE.
This can only end in tears.

Friday, December 26, 2008

American Poverty 5


I don't know...it just sortta happened.
Last time I flew was like...6+ years ago?

And yes, certain other people, I know I have just lost all excuses not to go visit you...
So expect me some time this year?

Thursday, December 25, 2008


Well look who decided to show up for Christmas.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Comiket 75 Floor Plan Layout

The hell Touhou, why so popular?
Crazy over-saturation.

Red - Touhou Project
Top right light orange - Touhou music
Bottom right green - Vocaloid
Bottom right very light green - Music/Drama CD
Top right pink - Cosplay photographs
Top left turquoise - 2ch, OS-tans?, net neta (hur hur)
Top left yellow - CG collections
Top left purple - Higurashi/Umineko
Top left blue surrounded by yellow - Fanfiction
Bottom left fuschia - Novelty ADV
Bottom left light green - Action/Shmups
Bottom left blue - SLG/RPG
Bottom left light blue - Hardware
Bottom left light yellow - Puzzle

BlazBlue OST out

"Shut up zer0kage" ripped from his own CDs.
However he uses Windows Media Player to rip =/
Sad life.
The music is...I don't know it's ok I guess but for some reason I'm not feeling any "amazing standouts" as I do with GG's music.

Link removed for time being, basically I have no clue if any of them are still up!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Fate Unlimited Cafe

Rider Saber Archer Lancer Caster Berserker Assassin

I'm bored shitless and no one is here at work, so I'm posting about a week long (more like 10 day long) theme cafe that was celebrating the Fate/Unlimited Codes release.
From what I can tell basically random Japanese cafes will convert to theme cafes to celebrate releases if you pay them enough.
Started the 12th and looks like it ended yesterday, how's that for old news!

Anyway, all drinks are 450 yen (damn expensive):
Rider - Grape Juice and Calpis
Saber - Blue Hawaii and Ginger Ale
Archer - Camu Camu Soda and Ice Tea
Lancer - Blue Hawaii and Cola
Caster - Grape Juice and Cola
Berserker -Ice Coffee and Chocolate Sauce
Assassin - Fine Green Tea (Iced, not sure if chimitsu/fine is a brand or something)

Gilgamesh sucks and thus gets no picture, he's only Ginger Ale anyway.
Bring in a Fate/Unlimited Codes package and get a free drink!
I guess that sort of offsets the hideous cost of the things.

Food Menu:
Super-spicy Mabo Tofu Bowl (800 yen) - The stuff Kotomine is always eating

Black Saberger (lol saburger) Sandwich (1000 yen) - Black Saber's beloved hamburger makes a reappearance. Comes with French fries. mogu mogu...

Ilya Ice Cream (600 yen) - An argent (yes they use this word) of Vanilla and Kyoho grape ice cream, garnished with a Berserker chocolate cookie.

Archer Cake (600 yen) - Unlimited Cake Works.

As usual it's the image that matters in these things, not so much the cost or the taste.
That being said, I have to say the Archer Cake definitely won presentation wise, it's hard not to think of UBW after seeing it.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Fate Unlimited Codes

This game is full of stupid execution for execution's sake.
It took me TWO HOURS to do Rin's BnB combo once.
TWO fucking hours.
I don't think I'm awesome but this is the longest I've ever wasted my life on on a fucking bnb combo.
It has like 8 points they can tech too, the video I have up is an invalid combo actually.
The execution barrier on this game is ridiculous.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Zwei II (get it? the pun that is) and Vagrant Story, 8 years late

Yeah so for some reason, probably because of Rithli, I've started playing Vagrant Story.
My first time through this game (bought it at release in 2000?) I got so fucking tired of all the backtracking and literally quit...right after I got the teleport spell.
Anyway I'm starting fresh, and I completely forgot that there's a weapon combination system in this game.
I did remember there was a combo system that basically...tells you not to do combos.
Whatever, it seems pretty good fun so far, combining system is bringing up all sorts of nasty OCDness within me though, probably cause of affinity juggling.

Zwei II is this light? action rpg from Falcom, the makers of Ys. I've never played a Ys game, much less a Falcom game.
Also people who know German will get the pun (Zwei is German for two, so Zwei II is well...silly.)
Never played Zwei I even, but you don't have to.
The game starts off pretty mashy, and remains that way, but it's good fun all around.
You can see an entire playthrough over at Batwound's channel for an example of some of the play.
The bosses are good fun overall.
I'm tempted to try a Ys game now.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Sakuya, Remilia plushies released.

A bit old but Sakuya and Remilia Touhou plushies have been released to go along with the original Reimu and Marisa ones.

Don't get too happy though, as this is what heartnana said about availability...
Siblade - I see them all the time. However, They're usually about 12,000 yen apiece. Sometimes I see them at a "low" price of like, 9000 yen each. They're too rare and honestly not worth it for THAT much (tho they are awesome). I would have my own reimu if I could find them for a halfway decent price.

So yeah even in Japan itself you're seeing a base markup of 400% over the original 2900 yen or so price.
Good fucking luck :<

On the other hand though you can get a large yukkuri head for 1500 yen or so.
Now aren't you happy :V

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Persona 4 USA

Bought it to support Atlus blah blah blah you know the drill.
Rest of you go buy it and then wait for the undub.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Maikaze Touhou Anime Voice Cast Annouanced

via Zepy

Um, holy shit!?
Where did they get all that money?

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Blaz Blue is fucking awesome

I will probably buy a 360 or a ps3 for this game, if it comes out on either.
Me (Litchi) vs Final Boss

Final Boss, looks out of Zone of Enders

What is this moe business!

I really really really like Laitchi's playing style.
At the moment though I can't figure out really what to do without the staff.
Plus Taokaka's are MAD ANNOYING.
I still love Taokakas design, it's freaky and cute at the same time.
But she's mad annoying to play against, Melty Blood 2aaaaaaa all day.

I think I'm inspired to draw Litchi art.
I found it really amusing the localization translates "CHICHI NO HITO" as "boobie lady."

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Arcana heart 2 Sugoi!! for PS2

Welp, guess that makes Spooky's board purchase that much more oop aww.
At least I'll be able to play Angelina again, Henry Cen the "arcades are seriousbusiness" man is still too lazy to re-unlock her at CF.
Oh yeah, Yami from Okami is the final boss of Tatsunoko vs Capcom.
Sort of random, then again as a final boss a faceless metal sphere of doom works well for VS games.
Still no word about the Samurai Pizza Cats :<

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Thanksgiving cards

So the highlight of Thanksgiving weekend was being carded on Black Friday in the mall because they have a no under 18 without parents policy on weekdays.
Except it's black Friday.
And I'm 25.
Not only that Kenny and Keshine got carded too!
Kenny's 23.
Keshine's 17 so obviously it's his fault.

Maybe I shouldn't shave, it's sort of terrible to get carded 7 years after the fact.

Monday, December 01, 2008

This game is weird.

There's something sort of unnerving and hilarious at the same time about comboing Kaguya and Mokou into oblivion while they are completely oblivious to your presence.

Separating Programming Sheep from Non-Programming Goats

I'm a terrible sheep but a decent goat.

Unfortunately I fall somewhere in the middle of these bell curves.
Either that or my laziness really affects me to the point of stupidity where programming is concerned.
I can quite quickly grasp a lot of basic to medium programming concepts.
I can understand certain advanced ones instantly and other advanced topics will elude me until I die.
In the end though, regardless of understanding, I just hate programming.
I always have.
And I probably always will.
I can not imagine coding for fun.
It was not fun when I was in CS, where I somehow survived? 4 years of college.
It was not fun after I graduated, and it still isn't fun now.
It's probably why I do IT :V

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Dating Sim Disgaea

I'll be honest I absolutely abhor the term dating sim but I felt it was wholly appropriate here!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008


The characters are mad noisy in this game, they're also busy speaking their millions of character matchup specific dialogue to each other at that.
Also the Jins seem to have an ENTIRELY different voice sets.
Go figure.
Maybe it's random, maybe it's color related.
Like if you infuse color into his pasty pale palette he comes out of the hetero closet.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Chrono Trigger DS Spoilers!

So that's where you're hiding!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Left 4 Dead Full


Monday, November 17, 2008


Came in the mail today.
Forgot to post this scan before but whatever.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Presidential shocker

Two in the pink...

Friday, November 14, 2008

Left 4 Dustbowl

The only way Dustbowl can be fun is if it was dark and had zombies on it.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Finance is fucked up.

Goldman Sachs was the big kid who ran the games in this neighborhood. Merrill Lynch was the little fat kid assigned the least pleasant roles, just happy to be a part of things.

Monday, November 10, 2008


I don't really like Sankaku's web design, the entire thing hurts my eyes.
However, the headline about Hatsune Miku knocking out fools caught my attention.

Not quite related:

Friday, November 07, 2008

Devil Survivor

Cat ears?

7th dragon

I figured out why the art in this game looks so familiar, almost doujinish.

It's the IOSYS CD illustrator!

Left 4 Dead


Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Every other fastfood mascot just lost.

Downvote your Ronalds, overthrow your Kings, kill your Colonels.
There's a new fast food messiah in town.

Ebay shenanigans

Ebay link

Yes, for the low low price of 4.99 plus 6.50 you too can buy a single Chinatown Fair arcade token.
Or, you could go there and spend a quarter.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tsukihime Manga Volume 6

Guess what came in the mail at work today!
I didn't even realize this was released way back in late March until I was surfing Amazon JP one day.
Good job self way to forget about this.
Here is me abusing the company scanner for completely non-work related purposes.

By the way Ciel vs Roa is absolutely awesome.
Even though I hate Ciel.

Elves :V

Parace L'Sia
She's a Swiss elf.
Like that means anything.

Wakka Wakka

Monday, October 27, 2008

Purple Tomatoes

I'm only posting about this because tomatoes are my favorite food :V
But yeah, purple tomatoes.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

A bit too realistic...

This link basically takes a shitload of comparisons between the anime "Kannagi" and the real life town it is based on.
Hell, you can see Kannagi's run down ass house if you click, though the originalpost has censored the initial google screenshot preview. (I've uncensored it here)

I remember thinking that it was really cool that Hinamizawa/Shirakawa was a real town.
But lately it seems more and more anime aren't even bothering to think up their settings, they just go to a town, photograph it, then draw the photographs, or even photoshop directly over them.
Maybe it helps people connect to the anime more.
People in that town anyway...(and for the people of Lucky Star town, milk it for all its worth.)
It sort of smacks to laziness to me though.

Added bonus:
Clannad: After Story doing the same thing.

Ba-ka Ba-ka

Original at IOSYS

There's a LOT in this flash, so some things you should know.
Playing Scarlet Weather Rhapsody should also help a lot, a lot of SWR-related things show up.

The "top" here is literal, as Tenshi is a celestial and basically lives up in heaven.
She's not that smart though =D.

Cirno is actually doing her easy mode spell card during the chorus of bakas.
You know, the one where you can sit right in front of her and never get hit.

Iku's Saturday Night Fever moves are pretty known by now, but yes she makes that pose to call down lightning.

Cirno's math problem goes something like this:
3 people get on the Touhou bus at Scarlet Devil Mansion, one gets off at Hakugyokurou, half a person gets on (Yuyuko is gnawing on the other half), 2 people get off at the Yakumo's house, how many are left?
The answer is zero, because there are no buses in Gensokyo.
Cirno does the Ranka Lee (from Macross Frontier) kira kira pose here before being run over by Yukari's train super from Scarlet Weather Rhapsody.

Patchouli's initial book reads "dameido", a pun on dame, and also a VIP copy pasta thread.
Basically a very bad maid.
Patchouli's book when she gets off reads "hetare shu", or useless master.

The drinks Reisen gives Cirno are from her power-up super in Scarlet Weather Rhapsody, they're made by Eirin.

This part I'm unsure of, but Cirno says she can't understand time but doesn't care because the round-eyed god (but nothing round here) says the three hands mean nothing.
Sakuya does her counter move from SWR, which of course is parodying Dio from Jojo.

I don't know what Cirno's paper says yet.
Keine's blackboard seems to be...a list of missions from Earth Defense Force 2017 (Notice the giant bug), a rather popular game on nicovideo.

Of course, Yukkuri siteitte ne is what is said during Keine's headbutt.
The Knockout graphic is from Scarlet Weather Rhapsody again.

Ends with another Saturday Night Fever Iku, cept the lightning comes down this time.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

aka why am I watching anime again?

Index is ok.
Kannagi is making me laugh out loud a lot, Nagi is just too weird to not appreciate.
Sort of reminds me of Yukiko =O
Macademi Wasshoi or whatever Ken was recommending is eh, pretty average.
Time to dl one episode of Nodame whatever French it is.

Friday, October 24, 2008


[13:28] <Rithli> siblade
[13:28] <Rithli> p4 main's manga name is seta soujiro lmao

And with that said, let the stupid Kenshin jokes begin.

Also, scans from the Official Design Works.
Let's get this out of the way first:

OLD RISE who was initially a WOMEN'S GANG LEADER (sukeba)

Rise after they decided she was an idol

Final Rise

Maybe if they had made her tsundere it could have saved her. のヮの
No seriously, give me back my gang leader Rise Atlus.

Upperclass man Kanji:


Kuma might have had a girl inside instead?:

Naoto WAS a guy originally:

Female Naoto in men's shirt :3

Yukiko seems to have had a short hair Aegis phase:

Chie seems to have been settled on fairly quickly, having only a short stint with shoujo manga Persona 3 girl's hair:


Monday, October 20, 2008

Moother 3

MBAA, more stupid shit

If you don't have a nico account, the sum of the fight is:
Kohaku on point with Hisui assist can call her in the air, it's plus frames, and it does no pushback.
Half moon Shiki can 6AAA THROUGH SOMEONE'S COLLISION BOX and cross up from the other side.
Both of these things are stupid.

Edit: Ken just pointed out something even worse lol.
The combo counter DOES NOT STOP even after Kohaku is knocked down in the third round when Shiki combos both twins.
It keeps counting and scaling until Hisui wakes up.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

MBAA impressions

Played it.
Mad tired, quick post about what I saw.
ctohno, cvakiha, fakiha, faoko, haoko, cwarc, fwarc, hnero, ckohaku

ctohno's jC hitbox has been increased tremendously. Ken and I were getting hit by this shit all day, it was mind-numbingly stupefying. Apologies to nightwolf if we sound like haters, but we are!

cvakiha randomly scrubbed out ctohno. No clue how he pulled it off, just flying around.

fakiha has a fucking infinite off her yakuza 6b kick into flame pit. Zar got at most, 4 reps. Lots of held flame pits everywhere, shit is annoying.

faoko is sortta silly, finger shots and all, weird orb lasers, somersault is of course worse than flying i'm going to kick you, but rithli still won with it anyway.

haoko has all the broken nonsense you've seen, but it is quite hard to pull off, zar might have got the charge kick loop once and the ex orb projectile relaunch combo once in all the hours of play we had. I still took 3k off a fucking charged beam though to die.

cwarc feels very familiar. Advanced bnb is much easier to do, first jc hits like 100% of the time. Geass ring is AMAZING, shit is fast and goes full screen and is oh so good. Wish she had a normal small ring that did that :V Still couldn't quite fit 6c seamlessly into my game, I know she can do some great shit like 5b5a6c2c5c etc. now. j2c ender is extremely viable, but not sure what to do on landing, i wonder if i can air dash after it if i haven't used it yet.

fwarc is too fucking weird. jb is weird, 2b is some weird ass slide, 236 rekkas are huge plus frames, couldn't figure out her bnb

hnero is nero with a bee and more annoying. long island joe figured him out pretty quick, hoaaaaas all around PLUS A NORMAL DASH AHHHHHH. One bnb into max is sucks too :V

ckohaku is sortta crazy, a LOT of crossup hi low bullshit off knockdowns that is pretty hard to read. ken says 6c loop is much harder than it looks, he can't do it yet, just repeated 5b loop atm.

I'll have some pictures but honestly I've never used my cellphone camera before so it might be a bit before I figure out how to put them online.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Genesis TMNT Tournament Fighters Review

This caught my eye because Chibi, Saiyd and Arturo still burn this game!
And DS more recently with his lame ass Raph.
But yeah the Genesis version...is quite different from the SNES version it appears.
In a bad way.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Cake Wrecks

Some of the funniest confectionery catastrophes around.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


So terrible it's awesome.

Toradora 1

I wrote this off as an obvious Kugumiya Rie vehicle.
I'm still right, but I also remembered that...I secretly like Kugumiya Rie vehicles.
Fuck me.