Anime Side Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe this is Momoi Haruko’s (Halko’s) first album to be released after the breakup of Under17, out on October 19th. Apparently one of the tracks features a collaboration with Manzo of Nihon Break Kougyou and Genshiken OP fame. Wonder Momo-i! indeed; sounds like this is a […]

Anime Side

  • Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe this is Momoi Haruko’s (Halko’s) first album to be released after the breakup of Under17, out on October 19th. Apparently one of the tracks features a collaboration with Manzo of Nihon Break Kougyou and Genshiken OP fame. Wonder Momo-i! indeed; sounds like this is a must-listen.
  • Episode three of Radio To Heart 2 is online.
  • Harukanaru Toki no Naka de is being animated as a movie in 2006, according to this ITmedia report. [game site]

Ero Side

Figure Side

  • The December issue of Dengeki Daioh is out today, featuring the fourth and final Ichigo Mashimaro figure in the series that’s been coming out over the last several months. This one features Miu with “kenkou” (健康) written on her stomach and is a great way to round out the collection, I’d say (there’s a waitress version of Nobue available as well, but only through mail order. Curse Mediaworks and their devious schemes).

In chatting with Xiarobo yesterday we came upon the topic of Lost Worlds, a simple, book-based, diceless fantasy combat system that debuted in 1985 and was part of a book-game boom here in the late eighties. As I wasn’t into gaming until around ’92 I missed out on the fad in America, such as it was (the only Flying Buffalo product I ever owned was a ratty first edition copy of Tunnels and Trolls, scrounged from a church garage sale).

What brought Lost Worlds up in the first place, though, was an advertisement for its modern resurrection by Hobby Japan. Dubbed “Queen’s Blade”, they’ve apparently licensed the system from Flying Buffalo and are putting out a set of four characters to start, with designs that should be immediately recognizable. I’m not quite sure whether to laugh or cry at this development, but if I can find someone to play with I’ll probably pick up one of the books.

Edit: Reina and Risty are due out on November 25th, with Nowa and Iruma in mid-December.