You didn’t think I forgot, did you?
I actually wanted to cover the franchise bit by bit, but I kinda panicked and canceled my planned first post when I realized I no longer had the Dragon Knight 1 OVA. Le sigh. But, I’ve still got plenty to cover, so let’s get it all out in the open!
Megatech, please tell me you don’t still hold the license to this franchise.
One of Elf’s flagship titles is the Dragon Knight series. While nowhere near the earliest ero-RPG (Rance wasn’t the first, but it barely came out before Dragon Knight), Dragon Knight was notable for being an OK dungeon crawler with comparatively great graphics along with really cute character designs. Basically, it was the turning point when ero-RPGs stepped up from crude novelty act to professional medium for delivering erotic content.
It has been too long.
It’s time, once again, for ev’rybody to come aboard HENTAI HUMP-DAY!
What’s that? It’s not Wednesday? Well, I figured it would be appropriate to post this return on Singles Awareness Day.
This is the official beginning of my ELF retrospective on our long countdown to the new Yu-No anime, and we start off with… the old Yu-No anime. Swell.
Ah yes… be prepared for tons of bullshit and unanswered mysteries. It’s like a less convoluted and less interesting Divi-Dead.
Before we start, a moment to reflect on how much I hate Nutech DVDs, and the early DVD era as a whole. My copy of Yu-No is a four-DVD box set, holding the entire four-episode series. Yep, one episode per DVD. They also had a bad tendency of hiring actual porn stars to do voice work AND they would promote the fact on the box, sometimes with pictures of the porn stars in question. Wow, featuring the voices of Jenna Jameson and Kobe Tai? EVEN MORE REASON FOR ME TO IMMEDIATELY SWITCH TO JAPANESE! And on each of these DVDs, you get special features like… image galleries! Yeah, exclusive screencaps of the episode! Wow, it’s just like pausing the real thing! IIRC, ADV was guilty of this shit too, but at least they would include scans of promotional material along with the screencaps.
Please, let this be over…
Or… next time maybe lead off with that.
SHOT THROUGH THE HEART, AND YOU’RE TO BLAME!
After half the series, FINALLY we get this school festival out of the way.
I hear it’s better once you’ve held off for a while…
I touched on this a bit back during the transition to the new server… so you wouldn’t know what I’m talking about since my last post was deleted.
Anyway, I learned in November 2015 that legendary Eroge developer Elf Corporation had closed up shop for good the month before. I planned on doing a tribute to Elf, and dammit, I’m a year late, but I’m doing it. What triggered me to do so? The announcement that there will be a new anime adaptation of their classic game Yu-No this year to coincide with the PS4/PSV remake. I am hyped as fuck (and setting myself up for eventual disaster I’m sure).
The drought was just building up to ruin this one weekend.
Been a year and a half since I last attended a con. I feel like I’ve gotten rusty at this; I didn’t really accomplish much or take nearly the amount of pics I usually do.
One thing that stood out about the entire weekend was the huge amount of rain. Friday wasn’t bad, but it started to really come down Saturday, and Sunday was a full-on storm. This resulted in no outdoors cosplay and poor indoors lighting for photos. An overall sucky situation.
Ecto Cooler, make me whole again.
We continue from the last episode with Itsuki learning that, somehow, PSO2 is not just a game – it’s reality. And that humans are disappearing because Dark Falz is looking for a new host. I’m sure that could be explained better, but Itsuki is far too busy feeling SPECIAL to question it much further than that. He starts training with Aika in his spare time and acts like he’s suddenly more important. ‘cuz, y’know, he’s under the impression that he’s some kind of secret hero.
This… this is going to be a painful episode, isn’t it?
YOU WERE THE CHOSEN ONE!
Wow, it’s been a while, huh? Well, let’s just jump right in because it’s the only way I know.
In the aftermath of the previous episode, Itsuki is suddenly a lot more interested in figuring out just what the heck Aika is… and as a result, he spends a significant amount of the episode stalking her.
It’s come full circle.
This is the special chapter of Ruin Explorers that was printed as part of Kunihiko Tanaka’s OneVisions Volta artbook. As far as I can tell, it’s the last Ruin Explorers chapter ever written, and there’s no sign in sight for any more.
Ruin Explorers OneVisions Volta Chapter
Welp, there’s nothing left for me to do but to slowly work on translating the RPG.
At least Lugdull’s backstory made more sense than anime Lugdull’s.
W-wait, it’s done?
It’s… It’s DOOOOOOOOOOONE!