Anata ga Ofuro de Noboseru CD Vol.2 Noboribetsu

あなたがお風呂で のぼせるCD 第2弾「登別編」

Company: em2
Based on: Onsen
Released: 2012.03.28

Anata ga Ofuro de Noboseru CD is a series that has personified various onsen from all over Japan. By using this CD (which stands for "Compact Dream") the personified spirit of an onsen appears in your bathroom, and takes a bath together with you. This second CD features Noboribetsu Onsen, voiced by Morikawa Toshiyuki.

The introduction by the Guide (CV: Fujiwara Keiji) is exactly the same as the in the first CD, so much in fact that I am wondering whether it is the same recording or not. So just like before you receive one CD, and are instructed to "pause and take a deep breath in case things become too much".

Noboribetsu makes an entirely different entry than Kusatsu in vol.1. In full host style he makes a grand entry, thanks you for requesting him and offers you a glass of champagne to celebrate. When you refuse the champagne he wonders whether you like beer more. Or maybe cocktails? or maybe you're weak with alcohol? Or maybe you are not of legal age yet? When he offers you a soda you actually hit him. And when he tries to kiss you to make it up to you you hit him again.

Of course you're still quite surprised thanks to the guide his explanation being a bit lacking, so Noboribetsu explains to you why he is here (help you relax). Turns out you are on a diet, and he says he can't really help you with that -he can give you a better body for as long he is there, but he thinks that is a bit unfair when the magic wears off.

Just like in the first CD you refuse to bathe naked together, so this time you are wearing a swimsuit. Noboribetsu immediately loses interest, but agrees to it anyway. When you enter the bath he says that soaking in it for 20min would be better, but since you don't have that kind of time he creates a magic bath that works in just a few minutes.... by emptying 3 champagne bottles in it in full host style.

The guide peeks on how things are going just like before, but Noboribetsu gives him the bill for his services (the fee for requesting him, champagne fee, service fee) and the Guide quickly leaves again to get away from the massive expenses.

Noboribetsu goes from full host mode to just slightly teasing during the CD, and eventually he even asks you if he can't take the place of the person you like "just for this moment". Of course by the time that he has grown to like you that much it is almost time to leave. He finishes the treatment (hair or face, I'm not entirely sure which one it was) he was giving to you and leaves, asking you to come look for him.

The Guide and Noboribetsu give you a tour of the onsen, although there is no money to eat any of the local foods thanks to the fact that the Guide had to pay the bill from before. They also talk a bit about the zoo and the bear park nearby. The guide thinks bears are quite scary, but noboribetsu warns you that you should be more careful around... the guys from Hokkaido (because they are said to famous for being so good looking).

Noboribetsu is certainly someone to liven up your bathroom. His entry was hilarious, and the rest of the CD is fun to listen to as well. I found his final personality change to almost desperate to be with you surprising but not OK. Of course there is still some suggestive phrasing to be found, but to my surprise actually less than in the first CD.

In the freetalk Morikawa-san talks about how he has never been to Noboribetsu, so he hopes that his acting suits the onsen. After that he also answers the questions everyone has; Whether there is an item he uses in his daily 'ofuro (bath) life' (No), Whether he washes his head or body first (the first thing he washes is the mirror, so that he can see what he is doing), Whether he likes his bath hot or more lukewarm (Neither, he likes it just the right temperature).

This entry definitely made me laugh a lot. Noboribetsu his host actions are just hilarious. Morikawa-san mentions that you should probably listen to this when you just come out of the bath, instead of in the bath. I'll have to agree (although I was listening to this while at work), because if you'd listen to this in the bath the water would probably be cold before the end of the CD, or in case you keep it hot you'll be as dizzy as the title implies.

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