[Game] Fuguriya's Hanahira!

[Posted @ 1:54 AM]
Back from Malaysia \O/ and I'm too sleepy to listen to what the characters in Fuguriya/Huguriya's [ふぐり屋] new yuri game Hanahira! [はなひらっ!] were saying. Just rapidly clicking through it with a -_- expression lol.

Source at yamibo as usual and if you have problems playing the game, please see this guide on how to play hanabira and hopefully the solutions listed there can help you =D

Enjoy! I'll update the post later.

Updated @ 26/09/2010, 7:10 PM Click ShizNat to read more =3
I kinda like the Makoto and Koharu pairing more so than the main Amane and Kaori pairing probably because of image below;

Makoto has a wild imagination and I approve (Y)

Haha, there were a few of them, Makoto wondering what would it be like if Koharu welcomes her home from work in an apron and asking her if she would like to have dinner or take a bath first or eat her ... oi oi they're just kids. Ehem, anyways, it was a cute game but a little too long? I was just rapidly clicking away while playing FB app games =x and only stopped at some Makoharu scenes.

I loled at the scene where Makoto fainted when she saw Amane and Kaori in this suggestive position =o;

Hmmm, got distracted by F1 on tv. Ah, was on yamibo this afternoon and saw this thread introducing a yurilicious manga/webcomic? titled Momo to Botan to Yuri no Hana [桃と牡丹と百合の花] Lilies in Sasanqua. Despite the ridiculously long name, it was an interesting read, the art style's nice and the main character's hilarious with amusing expressions.

Sources from FlexComix Web ; Yahoo Japan.

There are currently 3 chapters but I think there will be an update every week on Tuesday? [28/09] Well, I hope that there will be a volume compilation cos I would definitely buy it =3 ... that is if the main character doesn't have other love interest all of a sudden.

A kind 4chan anonymous has posted English scripts of Chapter 1, Chapter 2 and Chapter 3. Thanks anon!

[Signing off @ 2:09 AM]

First Purchase @ ChuangYi Online Store

[Posted @ 4:22 PM]
A quick review of ChuangYi's online store before I head off to Malaysia [Genting Highlands] for 4 days.

They are mostly backlogs which my lazy brothers missed purchasing for me when I was studying in Australia. So this online service is good for those who have difficulty searching for old releases at a local comic store or you're just plain lazy and don't want to to go out lol. However not all old releases can be added to the shopping cart. I think if you want older releases or titles not found in the online store, you can email them and ask for a quote.

Oh look, they give freebies too, an Ouran High School Host Club ... doormat, a rather rough looking handbag and some nice bookmarks. They also have this credits system where you get 1 credit ($1) discount for every $10 you spend with them. I've gained 23 credits from this purchase =x The downside is that they only have paypal [credit/debit card] as their payment option but it's easy to apply for a debit card [with visa/mastercard] these days so I guess it's alright.

Delivery service; Placed the order last week [14], took them 2 business days [16] to check the stocks and reply back to me. Paid on the same day they replied and delivered today [22] actually they could have delivered yesterday but I missed their calls or was my hand phone switched off? No idea but yeah I checked my mail in the afternoon and saw the email they sent me. So it was my bad xD, felt kinda bad haha but the guy was polite and nice about it.

More purchases posts to come when my stuff from amazon comes, probably at the end of the month \O/ awesome early birthday presents from me to me! LOL. I had to cancel one book and miss several others [GAME OVER, Blue Friends, Shitsurakuen #4, Ren'ai Joshika etc] from amazon jp because the estimated delivery dates were too late, vPOST only allows 14 days free holding time. I'll just order them another time. Besides, I want to make it in time for the 25% shipping charges discount [vPOST Japan & using OCBC credit/debit cards only] ending this month!!! *is a happy blessed chicken*

More last minute packing, cya soon.

[Signing off @ 4:50 PM]

IchigoYuri TGIF Updates 21

[Posted @ 2:00 AM]
Hmmm, I'm beginning to like blogging in the middle of the night. A quick Doropanda Tours [どろぱんだTOURS] aka Nanzaki Iku [南崎いく] update! A revised version of Kanjou Seibutsu XX [感情生物XX] now named as Kanjou Seibutsu EX [感情生物EX] was released [click はい] a month ago.

A kind soul uploaded the coloured cover, back page and a side note in yamibo. There is also another ShizNat doujinshi in the same thread =3. Oh, and please DO NOT upload the pictures elsewhere, the poster stated that the images are strictly shared only in the forum. I did a little googling and found the below images on a Japanese Yahoo Auction website. Again, these images are not mine, they belong to their respective owners although Kanjou Seibutsu XX 1&2 were taken by me lol. Sauces here; Yahoo Auction Site 1 ; Yahoo Auction Site 2

IchigoYuri TGIF Updates.

Kanjou Seibutsu XX [感情生物XX] and Kanjou Seibutsu EX [感情生物EX] both share the same contents except the latter was outlined and inked? I don't really know the terms but yeah you get what I mean. Nevertheless I like the sketch copy one *biased because she has it* =P

PS: Oh and it looks like there are new Fuguriya works ... no, sadly it's not Hanabira ... it's HanaHIRA lol and it's SFW =O Use a free Japanese proxy server [Like anonymouse.org] to view the images in the site. The characters look cute but meh too loli for my taste haha.

[Signing off @ 2:36 AM]

IchigoYuri TGIF Updates 20

[Posted @ 1:15 AM]
IchigoYuri TGIF Updates is not TGIF anymore ... like that's unusual hah. I haven't been posting on Fridays since the time I can remember ... hmmm I think I was busy chilling out during fridays but that's not the point of this post. Aaaaand now I'm being distracted by debit cards ... thinking of applying OCBC's YES card now hmmm then I don't have to use dad's credit card to purchase stuff--- WHAT AM I SAYING!? I MUST USE HIS! *laughs hysterically* I must be going insane in this room.

IchigoYuri TGIF Updates.

Oh yeah, as I was saying, busy, fridays ... yes, remember that Updates 19 nearly two months ago? I still haven't order anything from amazon yet so I've decided to order stuff this afternoon but my mum whisked me off to malaysia with uncle so my plan was dashed. Now I'm sitting comfortably in front the computer doing my stuff [US dollar is all time low against the Singapore dollar too!] then I realized that my shopping cart has only TWO pathetic books in amazon US. TWO, I would save more time and money going to Kinokuniya and purchasing Hayate x Blade #6 and Venus Versus Virus #8 [END] there ... if they have it UGHHH.

So nevermind, I added Line in too since I like the art style, I also added Loveless #3 and #4 just because I like Kouya x Yamato so that's 5. I looked at Amazon's recommendations and oh, Maria-sama ga Miteru Season 4 DVD collection is out too! Added, 6. Still cracking my head what's missing, I looked up to my SAY [Shoujo-Ai/Yuri] shelf and ah, Your & My Secret #6 is in stock with #7 coming out this November and that's 7. Thinking to myself that maybe there might be more Hayate x Blade volumes after 6 coming out since Seven Seas have been on a 4 months release interval and they said that they were discussing on #7-8 licenses last year. So I checked SS's site and guess what? They have Hayate x Blade Omnibus Collections lined up on their Release Schedule instead! My first thought was 'Wha---?' Second thoughts were 'WHAT THE FUCK! NOOOO! IS THIS GOING TO BE A STRAWBERRY LINE DRAMA HAPPENING ALL OVER AGAIN!?'

Despite the assurance, one can't help but feel a little uneasy over this. So what if the omnibus marketing campaign fails? Are they going to scrape HxB out of their line? Yeah despite them claiming HxB's not part of the failed Strawberry Line. I do understand, come on, would anyone want to associate a product to a failed marketing strategy? Don't get me wrong here, I still like Strawberry Panic! [I have a strawberry as my mascot for god's sake!] even though the anime was chessy [after re-watching it a while ago haha], the manga was on hold and the novel was completed but SS dropped it because of reasons I don't want to know, really, does it matter now? It's either licensing rights or money and both. So I've got #1 and #2 of the novel with no idea how SP ended in the novel. Guess I have to go pick up Japanese to read the last novel by myself.

I really enjoyed reading the English translated novels but I don't see them changing their minds since the SP fad was already over = no feasibility to continue any longer. But hey, at least they're releasing a Strawberry Panic! manga Omnibus with Chapter 13 and 14. *Feels a lot better now* So, with rants aside, we can't do anything but let them solve the licensing issues between themselves, all we can do is to hope or just learn Japanese. Meh, I'm purchasing more Japanese manga than English-translated already \O/

If you're a regular stalker/lurker at this blog, you might have noticed I've changed the template and it took me ... almost two days to perfect it. Hey, I need to eat, sleep, poo too =^= Here are the changes to make your life better navigating around IchigoYuri;

1. Awesome drop-down menu, hugeass RSS and tweet icons, tweetable link on every post and real-time twitter updates;

2. Scrolly Ferris Wheel Amazon widget, nicer related posts with picture thumbnails, linkys are moved to the right side and commenting system changed;

3. Using Disqus as commenting system so that you can subscribe, like and expand/hide a thread in a post. Latest comments, popular posts and followers located at the bottom of every page;

4. At each Menu Page, for example the new Morinaga Miruku Menu Page, I've changed the javascript to enable a new window to pop out when you click for easy assess. Yeah, I've been putting this off for ages haha, my apologies to those who had difficulties with this;

Guess this is it. I'll try to blog more, I've been a huge ass lately but that's me, cya until then ... ah probably when I get my purchases lol.

[Signing off @ 3:27 AM]