Starry Sky 彼氏 (Partial!)

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So this is pretty embarrassing to admit but I can’t really understand narration and/or polite Japanese. Which is what most audio books are. After hearing to a few free ones, I was pretty disheartened. So I plopped down and tried drama CD, expecting not to understand much.

Turns out, if it’s dialogue/impolite I understand a lot! o(^▽^)o
And that’s how I became enraptured by Starry Sky without playing the games (⌒-⌒; )

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Starry Sky ~in Spring~ Portable

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Developer Windows, Nintendo 3DS
Honeybee
PlayStation Portable
HuneX
Publisher Windows, Nintendo 3DS
Honeybee
PlayStation Portable
Asgard
Genre Role-playing video game, life simulation game, visual novel,otome game
Platform Windows, PlayStation Portable,PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS
Released Windows

  • JP: March 27, 2009 (Spring)

PlayStation Portable

  • JP: June 24, 2010 (Spring)

Nintendo 3DS

  • JP: April 25, 2013 (Spring)

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I was supposed to have started this game in February (with Anny, Cas and Naja who did a post here) but since Tsukiko, the MC, has monologues and dialogue, I got afraid and just decided to keep doing N4, with two astronomy vocabulary/kanji because the game uses such terms, and started it in March to finish in April (which later got changed to May for our game group, but what’s done is done).

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Uta no Prince-sama Music

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Developer Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
Publisher Broccoli
Genre Rhythm game
Platform PlayStation Portable
Released
  • JP: November 24, 2011

Do you like rhythm games? Are you perhaps in Love Live/Idolish7/Aichuu hell? Maybe learning Japanese and find all the games have too much text and need gameplay to break it up but can’t enjoy RPG? Either because of the gameplay or because you can’t understand what to do?

Well, this game is a very good entry point.

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Amnesia

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Developer Idea Factory
Genre Visual novel
Platform PlayStation Portable
Released
  • JP: August 11, 2011

When I learned this game had the following criteria:
1) Protagonist has no inner monologue nor thoughts
2) It’s fully voiced

I decided to play it. Except it only took off the second time, this December 2015, when I started after I’d tried it a year ago.
A year ago I was learning Japanese and then I stopped. I returned to it in December 2015, because I learned Memrise had an android app. I’ve always had a soft spot for Memrise and always hated Anki design/looks with a passion.

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