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keyblader1985
12/23/18 5:00:39 PM
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You guys know the drill; anyone is welcome to post and discuss anything related to the genre(s).

http://myanimelist.net/animelist/keyblader1985
http://myanimelist.net/mangalist/keyblader1985
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I_Abibde
12/23/18 6:25:34 PM
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Topic # 85 to conclude 2018. Anime / manga and JRPGs face new levels of both censorship and scrutiny. The Nintendo Switch ascends. Crunchyroll and Funimation are divorced. Hidive does not have enough stuff. Netflix dawdles. ... I have hope for 2019.
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AllstarSniper32
12/23/18 7:34:17 PM
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I don't think I watched a single new anime series is all of 2018...

I did start playing Azur Lane though.
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agesboy
12/23/18 10:08:30 PM
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I started Zombieland Saga but haven't gone past around episode 5 or so.

Playing Yakuza 0 right now. This is the best game I've played in years, and definitely the best non-jRPG/VN game I've ever played. I got so sucked into the cabaret minigame I finished it in the same chapter it was introduced.
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Bulbasaur
12/23/18 10:18:42 PM
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@dioxxys

im not allowed to make them
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Bulbasaur
12/23/18 10:57:52 PM
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YPatgpl

look at this cute lil bitch
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eating4fun
12/24/18 2:40:56 AM
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Wow, the last topic lasted a while.

Also, not much anime watching, aside from jojo.
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dioxxys
12/24/18 11:52:46 AM
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Watching goblin Slayer and Slime as it comes out.

And REwatching REzero with friend.
I_Abibde
12/24/18 5:58:36 PM
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Because I did not have a chance to respond to it in the previous topic:

January 11 is pretty soon for Tales of Vesperia, but I should still be able to pre-order it.
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YoukaiSlayer
12/24/18 7:46:02 PM
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Finished up uzamaid. Still pretty wild to me the series can exist. Was fairly funny although it got repetitive in the middle section. Kind of feels morally wrong to like the show though.

I think the loli yuri vampires one finished too so I have a few episodes of that left. Haven't seen slime yet. Probably gonna save this stuff to watch after xmas stuff ends since it's a bit of rough time and I'll want something nice to escape to after its over.

I'm pretty pleasantly surprised by all the yuri this season and next. Assuming the manaria friends PV isn't hugely misleading we've got that and Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita! which seems yuru yuri ish. That's 5 shows minimum with light to heavy over these two seasons (bloom into you, uzamaid, the vampire one being the shows from this season).

It also feels like we have firmly left the old yuri style behind (aka, tragic ending 100% of the time). Praise I guess sakura trick/yuru yuri from freeing of us that awful trend.

Next season actually has a ton of stuff to be excited about. Mob psycho 2, kakegurui 2, fucking boogiepop but for real instead of being the most confusing anime of all time, promised neverland that you guys have been backburner hyping me up on for like a year, an anime original mecha series (that actually looks like it'll probably suck, but maybe not). Saw some people mentioning rise of the shield hero is a good isekai light novel so maybe that'll be good too. That's on top of those 2 yuri anime. I'm sure at least some of it will disappoint and hopefully there will be a sleeper hit or two but I've got a lot to look forward to trying out at least.
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keyblader1985
12/25/18 2:28:46 PM
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It is good that writers have realized yaoi/yuri doesn't have to be treated as a super dramatic or dark thing.

I'm still anxious about the upcoming anime adaptation of Domestic na Kanojo. It's the kind of series that thrives not only on the main story but also on a rich, large cast of characters and the growth everyone experiences along the way. If the whole thing is being condensed to one or even two seasons, it's going to lose a lot in the process.
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I_Abibde
12/25/18 6:59:27 PM
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This is a good time to be a yuri fanficcer, I agree. Having positive source material will only help.

Got a Game Stop gift card for the holiday, so ... Tales of Vesperia, here I come.
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YoukaiSlayer
12/26/18 1:53:31 AM
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Survived easily my worst christmas. Aside from running on almost no sleep (4 hours, woke up at 2am) and dealing with a ton of stressed rude relatives, I got a flat tire in the middle of nowhere, couldn't find the spare cause it was hidden under two layers of carpet, 1 layer of wood, and the center console, and finally managed to get triple A out there after a few hours waiting in the cold. Had to stick to 50 on the ride back which made it take forever and people tailgated me the whole way at around midnight.

Now I'm home though so time to relax with yuri vampire anime and beer and try to forget I exist for a few hours. At least I managed to avoid the illness most of my family had, for now anyway.
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dioxxys
12/26/18 2:22:01 AM
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YoukaiSlayer posted...
Now I'm home though so time to relax with yuri vampire anime and beer and try to forget I exist for a few hours. At least I managed to avoid the illness most of my family had, for now anyway.

I hope that last part makes it fun what's the name of the show I might try an episode if it's on crunchy
dragon504
12/26/18 2:36:40 AM
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Got some new ps4 games, so I probably won't be posting much lol.
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YoukaiSlayer
12/26/18 4:08:14 AM
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dioxxys posted...

I hope that last part makes it fun what's the name of the show I might try an episode if it's on crunchy

Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san
It's nothing special and it's more really strong yuribait than much yuri. Still a decent relaxing show with cute girls doing vampire things. Not particularly into vampires but its yuri so eh.
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AllstarSniper32
12/26/18 5:30:14 AM
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Sucks to hear about your xmas Youkai...but!

YoukaiSlayer posted...
yuri vampire anime

This interests me!
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Zeus
12/27/18 2:46:38 AM
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NFI is apparently taking off Detective Conan in the new year. Kept meaning to go through it since I assume I haven't seen a lot of them but, tbh, I've never liked the sub anywhere near as much as the dub and many of the episodes feel choppily edited when compared to the manga (specifically since the anime resolutions feel a little soft)
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DeltaBladeX
12/27/18 2:48:36 AM
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keyblader1985
12/27/18 10:18:15 AM
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I never actually watched much of the Detective Conan sub, besides some of the more important story arcs. I have everything that was dubbed, and besides that I just read the manga and watch the movies.

I'm also five episodes into Just Because and liking it. It's got nice atmosphere and the characters & subdued tone have a realistic feel. I'm curious what others who have seen it think about it though, because apparently it's surprisingly polarizing.
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Zeus
12/29/18 12:33:39 AM
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Eh, that Ghost Stories dub is pretty bad -- mostly because they shoe-horned in a lot of crappy humor that ruins the mood -- but I'll likely watch it instead of the sub simply due to not feeling like watching subbed anything lately.
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dioxxys
12/29/18 1:55:44 PM
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Zeus posted...
Eh, that Ghost Stories dub is pretty bad -- mostly because they shoe-horned in a lot of crappy humor that ruins the mood -- but I'll likely watch it instead of the sub simply due to not feeling like watching subbed anything lately.

Oh Ghost stories dub is infamous for its DUB!

Theres like no reason to watch it for its sub
I_Abibde
12/29/18 3:06:13 PM
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dioxxys posted...
Theres like no reason to watch it for its sub


Seconding this. Funimation dubbed it the way they did because the show had nothing going for it otherwise.
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keyblader1985
12/29/18 11:03:39 PM
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I finished playing through all of Kingdom Hearts (minus Re:Chain of Memories; I don't hate it like some people do, but I just don't have the energy to go through it a third time). I guess I have time to go for a Platinum or two in the next month. Or maybe I should give it a rest and play something else for a while.
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Zeus
12/29/18 11:03:48 PM
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Oo

How so?
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keyblader1985
12/29/18 11:12:24 PM
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The PS4 collections. I actually should have waited a couple days before finishing the last game in the collection; I beat KH1 at almost exactly midnight on New Year's a year ago.
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dragon504
12/29/18 11:21:46 PM
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Been mainly playing Red Dead Redemption 2 and getting my cowboy on. Game has a lot of nice detail.
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Zeus
12/30/18 1:22:02 AM
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keyblader1985 posted...
The PS4 collections. I actually should have waited a couple days before finishing the last game in the collection; I beat KH1 at almost exactly midnight on New Year's a year ago.


If that was meant in regards to my post, I was actually questioning their remarks about Ghost Stories. If you look at the time-stamp, I posted within the same minute you did =p
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T0ffee
12/30/18 3:18:50 AM
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Zeus posted...
keyblader1985 posted...
The PS4 collections. I actually should have waited a couple days before finishing the last game in the collection; I beat KH1 at almost exactly midnight on New Year's a year ago.


If that was meant in regards to my post, I was actually questioning their remarks about Ghost Stories. If you look at the time-stamp, I posted within the same minute you did =p


Regarding Ghost Stories, the story is that the anime bombed so hard in Japan that when the studio (Animax) presented it the localization team (ADV Films) for them to dub, they gave them total creative freedom as long as they followed these three rules:

"1. Do not change the names of any character, including the ghosts.
2. Do not change the way any ghost is killed as it is based on Asian ghost legends.
3. Do not change the meaning of the episode."

As long as they followed those, Animax told the dub team to "do whatever else you want to make the show successful."

I don't think Animax truly realized what they were signing up for. :P
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Bulbasaur
12/30/18 5:43:30 AM
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what the fuck even happened in Tokyo esp
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I_Abibde
12/30/18 11:14:20 AM
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T0ffee posted...
Regarding Ghost Stories, the story is that the anime bombed so hard in Japan that when the studio (Animax) presented it the localization team (ADV Films) for them to dub, they gave them total creative freedom as long as they followed these three rules:


*facepalm*

Thought it was Funimation. I stand corrected.
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JOExHIGASHI
12/30/18 11:57:53 AM
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I haven't seen Boruto in a while and recenty watched a bunch of episodes. And the current arc is still ongoing. This is one long arc. it's been like 15 episodes already
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zoro-1992
12/30/18 6:04:13 PM
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Started on (what is now) last seasons anime/s, season 2 of Thunderbolt fantasy was first and just like S1 it's quite simply good fun to watch, if you can get past the very different "animation" for it I would highly recommend it.

Next up was Conception, it er.. well it's probably the "best" contender for the worst anime I've seen this year by a considerable margin, it's bad, like realllllllllly bad, I don't recommend it at all.

And now I've started Tokyo Ghoul Re, I can very much tell it's aimed at people who read the manga but I'm not having too much trouble keeping up with it so far.
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Zeus
12/31/18 1:33:00 AM
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JOExHIGASHI posted...
I haven't seen Boruto in a while and recenty watched a bunch of episodes. And the current arc is still ongoing. This is one long arc. it's been like 15 episodes already


Just learned that there's a Boruto dub. Really need to check it out.
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Zeus
12/31/18 2:03:37 AM
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Saw the first episode of the Boruto dub (had previously seen parts of the subbed ep), was pretty good.
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dragon504
12/31/18 2:58:30 AM
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Finished up Goblin Slayer, was glad to see a Goblin Slayer will return message at the end. Since the season has ended, I've grabbed a few shows to watch, gonna go with the bunny girl one first.
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YoukaiSlayer
12/31/18 7:57:27 AM
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I also just finished up goblin slayer. Very solid last two episodes. White magic OP. Might as well just cast protection horizontally inside the enemies and split em all in half next time.

Honestly a bit concerned with the fact that it's continuing in a season 2. Where can they go from here? They've killed all the way up the goblin food chain. I feel like it would have been a strong ending if they just stopped it now. Oh well, hopefully they manage to make it good.

Not sure what I'll watch next. I still have some of vampire yuribait and like 9 episodes of bunny girl. I just have a feeling I'm not going to like bunny girl going forward. The resolution to the first arc annoyed me a lot.

Aside from these two goblin slayer eps all I've been doing lately is playing the new smash since I got it and a switch for xmas (well, i got the money to buy it and then bought it myself but close enough). Heavily considering getting xenoblade chronicles 2 as well. I liked the first one and X a whole lot so it stands to reason I'll like this one too but man does that main character look annoying. I think I'm gonna do it anyway though.
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agesboy
12/31/18 11:45:09 AM
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original ghost stories did kinda bomb in japan because it was so bland, yeah

the dub is the only real thing it has going for it
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dragon504
12/31/18 3:14:59 PM
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@agesboy

Got a gachapin roll today, which netted me grand Rosetta, then I used the only 300 crystals I had for a single draw and got Anila. A great day for rolls for me. Wasn't able to get Shiva during the flash gala, but I did get my third Eden, so I'm even closer to building a light primal grid. So fucking happy to get Anila though. Decided that I wasn't going to save for a spark until after the wheel is gone, so I've been tossing every draw at these flash/grand galas.
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Zeus
12/31/18 6:00:37 PM
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agesboy posted...
original ghost stories did kinda bomb in japan because it was so bland, yeah

the dub is the only real thing it has going for it


A biting criticism, considering the quality of the dub >_<
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dragon504
12/31/18 6:24:08 PM
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agesboy
12/31/18 7:53:16 PM
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Zeus posted...
A biting criticism, considering the quality of the dub >_<

the original is literally just that bland

the humor is hit or miss (a *lot* of it is improv, occasionally while drunk, in case you can't tell), but at least it hits for some people

dragon504 posted...
Got a gachapin roll today, which netted me grand Rosetta, then I used the only 300 crystals I had for a single draw and got Anila. A great day for rolls for me. Wasn't able to get Shiva during the flash gala, but I did get my third Eden, so I'm even closer to building a light primal grid. So fucking happy to get Anila though. Decided that I wasn't going to save for a spark until after the wheel is gone, so I've been tossing every draw at these flash/grand galas.

i haven't gotten anything out of this banner yet at all, even on my alts ._.

if i could just get one of anila, pig, or athena, i'd be happy....
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dragon504
12/31/18 8:06:38 PM
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agesboy posted...
Zeus posted...
A biting criticism, considering the quality of the dub >_<

the original is literally just that bland

the humor is hit or miss (a *lot* of it is improv, occasionally while drunk, in case you can't tell), but at least it hits for some people

dragon504 posted...
Got a gachapin roll today, which netted me grand Rosetta, then I used the only 300 crystals I had for a single draw and got Anila. A great day for rolls for me. Wasn't able to get Shiva during the flash gala, but I did get my third Eden, so I'm even closer to building a light primal grid. So fucking happy to get Anila though. Decided that I wasn't going to save for a spark until after the wheel is gone, so I've been tossing every draw at these flash/grand galas.

i haven't gotten anything out of this banner yet at all, even on my alts ._.

if i could just get one of anila, pig, or athena, i'd be happy....


I quit in the summer because my second spark was also below average in volume like my first.. Today's draws pretty much make up for it though. 11 draws and got two limited characters, with one being Anila's awesome butt.

Since I've been back, I managed to get myself a 4 star fimbul and a 0 star one. Gonna have to come around once more for me to finish up the second one. I pretty much skipped xeno corrow though, which sucks, since I'm still at 2 zero star swords, but I was busy and when I did have bits of time, it just felt like such a drag of an event and I didn't want to force myself through it. Finished up leveling Yngwie and Gawain to 100 yesterday. Now I get to level up Anila to 100, but that's a problem I'm happy to have.
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Bulbasaur
01/01/19 2:45:51 PM
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index 3 episode 6 was good
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I_Abibde
01/01/19 7:28:39 PM
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I need to make a resolution to watch more anime.

I especially need to make a resolution to watch more anime in my DVD backlog.

And to finish more VNs. And beat more JRPGs.
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keyblader1985
01/01/19 7:59:56 PM
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Don't we all.

But I actually don't have any games I'm looking forward to after the big one this month (and I have very nearly everything that I want), so I think I can finally focus on clearing out my backlog now.
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AverageBoss
01/01/19 8:57:18 PM
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On the anime front, I think the only thing new I watched during 2019 was season 2 of Castlevania.

Got a rerun lineup of FMA: Brotherhood, GTO, and Monster lined up.

Looking forward to season 2 of OPM this year.

On the JRPG side of things, currently in the middle of replaying Lost Odyssey, FF9, and Trails of Cold Steel. Also think I am getting near the end of my first play through of Xenoblade 2 (chapter 8).
keyblader1985
01/02/19 9:26:22 PM
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I was reading something in TvTropes about shounen, and something made me think:

- young, chaste protagonist with a strong sense of justice
- suddenly gains magic powers and a supernatural partner
- a rival who's obsessed with defeating the protagonist
- a romantic interest who's openly devoted to the protagonist but he seems to be indifferent toward

If someone mentioned all those standard shounen tropes, I'd never guess they were describing Death Note.
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agesboy
01/03/19 12:41:01 AM
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I_Abibde posted...
And to finish more VNs

evenicle is amazing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLVTi0UeYso" data-time="

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AllstarSniper32
01/03/19 3:17:32 AM
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I liked Evenicle, except 4 parts that mad me quite mad. And I really disliked the part right before the ending.

Oh, while Kath was my favorite, I thought Riche was the hottest.
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