Utawarerumono and God

Nanaca Sakura

The following is a guest post by my good friend and fellow VN enthusiast Japesland of Beneath the Tangles. When it comes to seeing Christianity in eroge, he is as weird as I am, so I hope you find his thoughts on the topic interesting. Utawarerumono is currently being localized, with the first 2 games already released and the final game scheduled for release this September. Naturally, the post will contain spoilers for the games, so you have been warned.

One of the craziest things about being a Christian is seeing Christianity in everything. I’m no psychologist. In fact, having only taken the most basic of psychology courses in college, I’m sure I know less about psychology than many with at least a basic college education. I’ve also been surrounded by Christianity and Christians for more or less my entire life. Those with more than my aforementioned level of…

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Thoughts on The Wind Rises

Medieval Otaku

At last, I have managed to watch Miyazaki’s latest, but no longer final, film, and my biggest regret is not to have seen it in theaters.  The animation and sound effects held me spellbound.  I also loved the manner they included foreign languages and how they intimated that the characters communicated in a foreign language even though Japanese is spoken on screen: one or two lines would be spoken in the foreign tongue, but then the characters would conclude the rest of the dialogue in Japanese.  My friend found this method jarring, and it did take a little time to accustom myself to it; but, it was a nice technique overall.  Most striking for me was that the Italian lines were spoken with heavy accents, while the seiyuu spoke German pretty fluently.  Despite the sounds of Romance languages being closer to Japanese, the seiyuu’s pronunciation of Italian produced snickers…

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KEY Anthology Updated… In Lossless Format!

It’s finally here! Due to popular demand, I’ve finally remastered The KEY Anthology Saxophone Collection in a lossless format!

The album is still hosted on the same page as always (check it out here), but the download links have been replaced and added to in order to reflect the additions. In addition to offering AIFF lossless, MP3 320 bitrate, and AAC 256 bitrate, I’ve always subtly altered a few of the tracks in the remastering process to improve the songs to the quality I had originally intended. The edits are so small that you’re unlikely to notice, however.

Anyway, thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy the updated version!~

Anthology Album v03