Happy April! I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend if you celebrate, and don’t forget to grab some of that sweet discounted Easter candy this week even if you didn’t! Now that the annual Monster Hunter Community Game-Along is behind us, it’s time for a brand-new Community Game-Along theme… Musou Games! Musou, or Warriors, games are hack and slash action titles developed by Omega Force and Koei/Koei Tecmo, starting with Dynasty Warriors back in 1997. Now, there are more Musou spinoffs than you can shake a stick at!
At the beginning of March, I took the plunge and started a Patreon for Chic Pixel and my other creative endeavors, and I’ve already passed two of my goals! I can’t believe it – I wouldn’t have been able to do it without your help! Since it’s nearing the end of the month, the first pledges will be going through soon, so I wanted to share a breakdown of exactly what you’ll get if you’d like to support Chic Pixel with a monthly pledge. If you’ve been on the fence, now’s the time!
Do you hear the crinkling of candy wrappers? That means it’s time for another Japanese snack subscription box review! This time, I’m checking Bokksu, a spiffy subscription service that specalizes in curated snacks from Japan. I was immediately intrigued by their service because they seem to offer a lot of locally-sourced snacks that you don’t see in a lot of the other subscription boxes. Check out my unboxing video to see what was included in their March Glamorous Tokyo box!
This interview originally appeared on GayGamer.net in June 2015. Interview questions and introductory text are by Rowan (@link6616), and I assisted with liaising with the Fantastic Boyfriends director in Japanese, which included translating Rowan’s questions into Japanese, and translating the director’s answers into English. (Full disclosure: I also translated prologue chapter of the game and Indiegogo promotional materials). I’m republishing this interview here with Rowan’s permission so it can remain available as an important discussion with an indie Japanese game developer on LGBTQ topics. Please note that I have an ongoing relationship with the developer, but I’m not able to answer any questions on their behalf. Enjoy!
To celebrate the release of Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms, Idea Factory International has kindly offered me one PS Vita game code to give away to Chic Pixel readers!
If you would like to win a copy of Edo Blossoms, just follow the instructions in the widget below. The giveaway is open internationally, but please note that you will need a North American PSN account to redeem the code. The giveaway closes on March 23rd, 2018 at 11:59 pm PT. Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms is part two of the otome game Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds, so be sure to grab the first part for the full experience!
Though we’re in the midst of the Monster Hunter Community Game-Along (don’t forget to join me for one of my Monster Hunter: World multiplayer sessions!), it’s time to take a look at all the awesome games people played for February’s Dating Sim Community Game-Along! I was really thrilled to see so many folks participate one of my favorite themes. Feel free to use this post as inspiration for selecting your next dating sim game to play!
Wonder Festival is an amazing bi-yearly event for fans of Japanese figures, and this year’s winter Wonder Festival was no different! Just like last year, I wanted to round up some of my favorite announcements from the event. For the full rundown of all of the announcements from all the major companies, I highly recommend checking out Plastikitty’s Wonder Festival 2018 Winter coverage. Now, on to my own personal highlights!