Weekly News Post
There are two preview tracks up for the upcoming Date CD Vol.1. The contents are largely the same as the scenarios that were revealed on the official site before. Actually hearing them is much better than just reading them though. Hearing Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel together again just makes me really happy. Two more preview tracks will be added on 2012.10.16 and 2012.10.18.
The preview for Kindan Kyuuketsuki Vol.4 is up. Friedrich (CV: Tachibana Shinnosuke) basically just walks up to you and declares that he owns you before dragging you off xD. He seems to like teasing you a lot.
The release date for Meganebu! Vol.3 has been decided. It wiｌl be on pre-sale at the Animate Girls Festival (2012.11.17-18) and in stores on 2012.11.24.
This has been around for a while but I needed to know the proper spelling for the names. Niida Kouhei (CV: Sakurai Takahiro) his story will be about how he met Iwakiri Shun (CV: Namikawa Daisuke) at the cram school he used to go to. Shun has a privileged background and proclaims himself to be a genius. Thanks to this and his haughty attitude everyone at the cram school respects him but keeps their distance. Kouhei tries to avoid Shun as well, because he dislikes people who stand out on purpose. All of this changes when he picks up Shun his grade sheet though... And then there is also a girl who he met at the cram school. A girl who he hasn't forgotten even to this day.
The seiyuu for the two remaining characters have also been announced. Shun his childhood friend Shiba Masato will be voiced by Nakai Kazuya, while Ryouta his stepbrother Sunahara Haruya will be voiced by Ishida Akira.
Mikkai -secret tryst-
For one second I though the site had opened, but Black Butterfly only posted that the site will open on 2012.10.19. When it opens the main visual and details for the first CD will be released. The blog post also said that the illustrations will be done by someone who we already know [from earlier BB series], so I am guessing that it will be Sakaki Kouya (who did the illustrations for Shuukan Soine) again?.
Atashi no Shimobe-kun
The Chocokurage site has finally opened, so now we've got some more info on Atashi no Shimobe-kun as well. The setting is that you -the listener- are a little girl, and depending on what story you are listening to either an angel or a demon appears in front of you.
The angel that they called "Meru" in a blog post a while ago his full name is Mercurius (CV: Yusa Kouji). Your parents are both always busy with work, so you are always left alone. One day your father bys you a painting of an angel, so "you won't have to be lonely while they are gone". When you go to bed that night, you suddenly hear a voice saying that it will grant you any wish, and when you open your eyes the angel from the painting is standing in front of you.
The demon that was called "Nuu" before his full name is Venus (CV: Kuroda Takaya). The setting is pretty much the same, except that this time you received a painting of a demon, so this time a demon appears.
Preview tracks for both CDs are on the site as well. In Meru his track you have already fallen asleep and he wonders whether you will be able to talk more tomorrow, and to his surprise you answer in your sleep. Venus his track is pretty much the same, except that in my case his voice landed a critical hit in the fangirl zone. I was totally unprepared for that one.
Judging by the fact that the summary and the preview tracks are almost identical, I am guessing that both CDs will follow a similar scenario, and that the difference lies with the completely different personalities of Meru and Venus.
Time for the next Honeymoon! In vol.10 you'll get married to Miura Asahi (CV: Konishi Katsuyuki), and your honeymoon takes you to Germany. Asahi writes and draws picture books and loves fairytales, so you will be visiting lots of castles and other places that look ike they came out of a fairytale. On top of that it seems like they are taking the release date in consideration as well, as the site mentions you will be seeing Germany in a Christmas atmosphere.
Asahi apparently has good looks, is smart, and not bad with people, but he is only interested in his new bride (you) and acts very cold towards almost everyone else. Almost everything he does is centred around you. He also has a bit of a sexy atmosphere and has no problem verbally expressing his love for you either.
I am really happy to see Konishi-san voice another otome CD, but since we are visiting Germany this time all I could think is "why didn't they chose Kakihara Tetsuya???". Considering that he grew up in there and actually speaks the language... Ah well, they can still use him if they make one for Austria, that'll be close enough. *cough* Either way, the release is planned for 2012.11.28
Kannou Mukashi Banashi
Neither the official site nor the blog have updated on this, but neowing lists 官能昔話8 ～お姫様物語～ (kannou mukashi banashi 8 ~ohime-sama monogatari~, Kannou Mukashi Banashi ~Princess Stories~) for a 2012.12.26 release, along with Inoue Kazuhiko, Morikawa Toshiyuki, Okamoto Nobuhiko, and Masuda Toshiki as cast.
Last time Masuda Toshiki acted as an apprentice learning to take over the introduction part from Inoue Kazuhiko, So I am guessing that he will do something similar this time. Judging by the title all of the stories will have something to do with a princess, although I am wondering which ones they will choose.
It has been over a year since the collection box was released, and I was beginning to wonder whether the series was stopped, so I am incredibly happy that there is a new Kannou Mukashi Banashi coming (assuming that the listing is indeed correct. But it was also mentioned on 2ch, which tends to be accurate). And if this series is still ongoing, I am also secretly hoping that Mousou Esthe and Tap Trap Love will also continue.