Reitaisai 14 & Streaming on Twitch

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Hi everyone!

Its been a long time since my last post. I hope that you are all doing well. As you guys probably already know, Reitaisai 14 happened recently and there is some great new music to listen to and write about. I’m sorry that I skipped over Comiket 91. I think I will eventually go back and review some albums, but I don’t think I will do an overview post on it. I’d rather move onto the more recent music from Reitaisai 14.

Part of the reason why I’ve been inactive here lately is because I’ve just been watching streams and playing games more often nowadays. I even started streaming some games myself on Twitch. Lately I’ve been streaming NieR Automata and Trails in the Sky the 3rd. I also stream Osu on weekends as well. I don’t have much of a schedule at the moment aside from sometimes weekdays 9pm-11pm EST and random times on weekends. If you guys are interested in watching me play Osu or JRPGs, please watch my stream at Twitch.tv/thegunner100.

Anyways, look forward to some Reitaisai 14 posts in the future! Frozen Starfall, Baguettes Ensemble, and xi-on have all had amazing albums this event. Alstroemeria Records is actually listenable this time around, with a very good compilation of Ayame’s tracks.

Happy Memorial Day to the American readers here and hopefully a decent monday for the rest of the world.

Til next time!

[Comiket 86] Preview, anticipations, and hype!

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“Dat hip/chest ratio” -mechgamer123

Originally published 8/13/2014
Another summer, another Comiket.

For those new to the doujin scene, Comiket is an event that happens twice a year: once in the summer and once in the winter, right before the year ends. It’s the biggest event where people and groups release and sell their doujin goods throughout the year.

Looking back at the last Comiket, there were some amazing releases but also some disappointments. My favorite album from C85 is Sepia Recollections by CROW’SCLAW and the biggest disappointment would have to be Alstroemeria Records’ DECADE OF EXPOSE.

After going through some crossfades and preview videos, Comiket summer is looking to be pretty good this year in both music and games.

Anyways, let’s take a look at some of Comiket 86’s releases by the usual doujin circles! Thanks to the people over at Doujinstyle for providing links! Check their thread out for the rest of the C86 album sites and crossfades.

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[Reitaisai 11] Preview and anticipations

Originally published 5/11/2014

I’m a little late on the Reitaisai 11 preview post as the event already happened yesterday, but here it is! These are the albums that I am looking forward to listening to when they’re available on Doujinstyle. I’ll have a separate post for impressions / mini reviews of the Reitaisai 11 albums at a later time when I’ve listened to the albums.

Music will be available at Doujinstyle as they’re uploaded.

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[Comiket 81] Strawberry Bose – Touhou Gensou Maroku ~ the Devil of Decline

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Originally published 3/14/2014

Touhou Gensou Maroku ~ the Devil of Decline is a doujin RPG made by Strawberry Bose. Strawberry Bose is a company probably most known for their first doujin touhou rpg called Touhou, the Genius of Sappheiros (English patch available). They have made a few more games after DoD, with the most recent one being 東方玄夢妖譚 ~ the Nightmare of Rebellion (C85). As you can see, DoD has not been translated into English yet and the translation has been stalled for quite a while. However, I decided to play DoD because I was a huge fan of GoS and I wanted to play a single player RPG.

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