Minikoi, GitS: SAC OST final, eroge CG updates, etc.
- Ufotable talks about Minikoi, an animated short to be included with the Koi to Shoujo to Machine Gun PS2 game, in their online diary.
- The final Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex OST will be on sale July 21st.
- The opening theme for Alterna’s Shirokuro is available for download here.
- Marrybell has pages open for their upcoming releases of Yuugu 2 (download release July 22nd, package release July 29th) and Sexy Mary (download release August 26th, package release September 2nd).
- CG Updates: Mini’s Shimai Kyoushi Donburi, Black Cyc’s Yami no Koe Ibunroku, U・Me Soft’s Fetishism 3 Omote and Ura (via Game Style).
- Not exactly news, but if you scroll to the bottom of G.J?’s Shichinin no Online Gamers campaign page you’ll see that I seem to have been linked there for participating. Banzai.
I don’t have the time this morning to hack out a “hey I’m linking you ok” email, so there is no featured site today. I really should make a form letter for this, something along the lines of:
Dear [JAPANESE ARTIST],
Good day, my name is Shingo. I am the proprietor of Heisei Democracy, a gaijin-oriented otaku blog. I had the temerity to link your site there today. I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive this rudeness. I know it must feel like a slap in the face that someone on the internet has taken an interest in your work and wants to let other people know about it. I know how it feels; it hurts, on the inside. Like a glowing hot poker jutting out through your abdomen, slowly, milimeters at a time, the knowledge that someone might direct their browser to your page at the behest of an unauthorized link eats away at the very fabric of your inner being. Like a cancerous ulcer it spreads, acidic ichor dripping through your vitals until it coalesces somewhere in the pelvic region and waits, gathering strength, for the strike… You go to check your daily access stats and notice an unfamiliar referrer and the rage and hate can no longer be contained, the black beast within consumes you as tentacles writhe from your every orifice and proceed to rape and murder every underage schoolgirl in a ten-block radius. Your face is plastered on every tabloid in the country, lolicon porn is outlawed and you are found dead in your jail cell, hung by one of your own tentacles, within a year. I know how it goes.
This is why I’m asking, no, begging to be allowed the privilege of linking to your site. I’ve been a fan of your art for a long time, especially [ART]. I know it is beneath your dignity, your refined sense of propriety to permit such vulgar behavior, but if you would deign to allow me this you will have brought inexpressible happiness to one of your insignificant admirers. I know it is unreasonable to even waste the bandwidth this email will consume, waste the few moments it will take you to read and discard, but if a shred of humanitarian decency exists to fight against the bilious hate currently rising through your throat and threatening to consume prime cranial real estate please consider granting this one simple wish. I commend my undeserving self to your care in this matter.
P.S. If you live within ten blocks of me, please note that I am not an underage schoolgirl.