Shin Na Zuki IOS JRPG

I began playing Shin Na Zuki, a free mobile JRPG featuring summoning mechanics in a beautiful fantasy anime setting.

What I like about the game:

  • Full voice acting and beautiful music
  • Cute characters
  • Pretty graphics
  • Summoning
  • Costumes
  • And most of all a really interesting story that feels like it could even be straight out of a console JRPG.

What I dislike about this game:

    Not enough characters to collect for a summoning type game
    Gameplay especially in combat is boring
    Crafting is also boring/mindless
    Stupid people in the chat rooms. So bad I disabled the comments.
    Couple of small typos/translation errors like using the word buy instead of but, etc
    Also dunno what’s up with the seemingly excessive swear words in the dialogue lol.

    Now let’s look at the review….

    Title: Shin Na Zuki

    Platform: Mobile

    Price: Free

    Publisher: Wonder

    Where to get: https://swy.wonderent.net

    Geeky: 3/5 There is definitely some retro JRPG console influences in this mobile game. The story feels really solid so far, The music is by a Final Fantasy Composer, The game is fully voiced by talented Japanese Voice Actors, and the graphics are really nice too! But the combat is slow and dull, and overall pace and feel of the game tedious at times. read more

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    Food Fantasy Game Review

    Food Fantasy is a brand-new cooking RPG and card collecting game from the creators of Love Nikki Dressup Queen. It combines many different styles of gameplay such as allowing you to research new recipes, gather ingreedients, explore the story, battle monsters, and collect cards known as “food souls” to add to your party or put to work in your shop. I’ve been playing since the game launched a few days ago and thought I’d share with you my initial thoughts of this cute little free mobile game. read more

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    My Love Live School Idol Festival Kotori Minami Snowbird Cosplay Costume

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    Kotori Cosplay

    Note: This costume was designed for me by Kathy’s Creations in Greenville PA. This is the 2nd cosplay costume that Kathy has created for me. About 2 years ago I also commissioned her for my Lunar Eternal Blue Lucia cosplay costume.

    I have a bad habit of not taking wig caps with me to my fittings and/or losing wig caps lol. I will buy wig cap before the anime convention next month. These pics aren’t great, because of no wig cap, and I also wasn’t wearing any makeup, not even lip gloss, lol. read more

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    Viz Neko Atsume Kitty Collector Haiku Seasons of the Kitty Book Review

    I received this book for free in exchange for a review. Thoughts and Opinions are my own.

    Neko Atsume is a popular idle clicker style mobile game where you leave food out and close the app, and open the app later to find different kitties have come to your garden to sample your food. The object of the game is to “collect” all the different kitties who will come and go in and out of your garden and do various cute things on your screen. The simplistic artwork and simplistic gameplay launched this mobile app to stardom levels with over 50 million users around the world having installed the app. read more

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    Artbook Review: The Art of The Secret World of Arietty

    I received this book for free in exchange for a review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

    This large, beautiful hardcover artbook is a must have for any Hayao Miyazaki or Studio Ghibli fan. Within its pages lies a treasure trove of not only gorgeous artwork, but also a behind the scenes look at the work that went into creating The Secret World of Arietty. This book is very high quality. Its large oversize format makes it excellent for laying on your coffee table or bookshelf and its presentation is so inviting that your friends won’t be able to resist picking it up and scanning through the pages. Its an excellent conversation piece, as well as a great asset for a collector’s own private and personal collection. read more

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    Gree Animal Days Mobile Game Graveyard Review

    Gree Animal Days was my all time favorite mobile game.

    Be warned, before reading this review; the game was shut down several years ago.

    There are lots of articles available online pointing to why the game failed. But largely, from what I read, the developers over promised and under estimated how difficult it would be to maintain their production schedules for new content and features which ultimately led to them shutting down the game as they could no longer maintain it.

    There were not many games like Gree Animal Days at the time available in the android or IOS app stores. read more

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    Viz Media Launches New Shojo Manga Series by Meca Tanaka: The Young Master’s Revenge

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

    VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF THE SHOJO MANGA SERIES THE YOUNG MASTER’S REVENGE

     

    Plans For Revenge Go Awry In This Romantic Comedy From The Creator Of METEOR PRINCE

     

    San Francisco, CA, February 21, 2018 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, delivers the print and digital release of THE YOUNG MASTER’S REVENGE on March 6th.

    The series, by creator Meca Tanaka, is rated ‘T’ for Teens and will be published under the SHOJO BEAT imprint. Meca Tanaka is also the creator of the acclaimed shojo manga series METEOR PRINCE (also published by VIZ Media). read more

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    Viz Announces Studio Ghibli Secret of Ariettety Artbook

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF

    THE ART OF THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY

     

    New Hardcover Art Book Edition Features Vivid Illustrations, Concept Sketches, And Interviews From The Beloved

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    San Francisco, CA, February 15, 2018 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, expands its renowned Studio Ghibli library with the release of a new hardcover edition of THE ART OF THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY on March 6th. read more

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    Pop in Q Anime Movie Review

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    Pop in Q

    Title: Pop in Q
    Length: (approx) 1.5 hours, feature length film.
    I hear there is a 2nd film in production as well that will finish telling the story. *hint: Keep watching after the credits of the first movie*
    Genre: Shoujo, Magical Girl, Fantasy, Idol, Musical, Slice of Life, Drama
    Studio: Toei Annimation
    Release Date: December, 2016

    Score Card:

    Geeky 1/5 – There is a bit of action later in the film, also some nostalgia to anyone who grew up watching shows like Digimon. But largely, this is pure shoujo aimed at very young girls. Afterall the girls themselves are middleschool students in this film. read more

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    Lu Over the Wall Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta Full Length Standalone Anime Movie Review

    Title: Lu Over the Wall

    Japanese Title: Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta

    Genre: Slice of Life, Fantasy

    Length: (Approximately) 2 hours feature length film (Also after the credits it says that Lu and Seiren will be back in “The Real Lu Dawn Greeting Song”) Maybe hinting at a 2nd movie (or TV series?) (or could just be a music video or musical or something else). Though the end seems unfinished and seems

    Studio: Science Saru and Toho

    Where to Watch: Gkids Licensed this anime a few weeks ago, and it seems from this page they are trying to generate interest for a US theatrical release. https://www.gkids.com/films/lu-over-the-wall/ read more

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    Takane & Hana Yuki Shiwasu Manga Review

    I received volume 1 of Takane & Hana from Viz for free to review here on my blog.

    Opinions expressed in this review are my own.

    Note: This review may contain spoilers for volume 1 of the manga.

    Title: Takane & Hana

    Mangaka: Yuki Shiwasu

    Licensed: Viz

    Release Date:  Dec 20, 2014 – Ongoing (Japan), February 6th, 2018 – Ongoing (USA)

    Length: 9 volumes (and ongoing) (in Japan) Viz will be releasing volumes bimonthly.

    Genre: Shoujo, Slice of Life, Romance, Comedy

    Geeky: 2/5 – No action, but a good dose of comedy could make this one appeal to geeks of any gender. read more

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    Princess Closet : Otome games free dating sim

    Princess Closet : Otome games free dating sim

    I’m testing a new plugin that will let me more easily share app recommendations with my readers. The first app I’m going to recommend is Princess Closet by Ciagram. It is an otome game available in both the IOS and Google app stores.

    What I like about Princess Closet is that you don’t have to spend real money on cash shop items to reach the good ending. You can also read a few stories each day for free, making it possible to play the game without having to invest any money.

    Read the full description and see screenshots below. This info was taken from QooApp. But this app can also be downloaded via the Google Play and IOS stores without using Qoo App. read more

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    BanG Dream Girls Band Party – English Release in Spring 2018

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    pastel palettes

    Bushiroad is bringing us yet another great anime rhythm game.

    From the creators of Love Live School Idol Festival, and hot on the heels of the recent announcement of Klab’s English localization of Utapri Utano Princesama Shining Live, Bushiroads has recently announced plans to localize BanG Dream Girls Band Party.

    More details can be found on the official website at https://bang-dream-gbp-en.bushiroad.com/

    Not only are we getting the mobile game, but also English versions of the Weib Schwarz card decks: read more

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    VIZ Media Announces Takane & Hana Manga by Yuki Shiwasu

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

    OPPOSITES ATTRACT IN THE NEW SHOJO MANGA SERIES TAKANE & HANA

     

    New Romantic Comedy Series TAKANE & HANA Debuts in Print And Digital Editions This February

     

    San Francisco, CA, January 24, 2018 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, delivers a fun new romantic comedy with the release of TAKANE & HANA on February 6th.

    The series, by creator Yuki Shiwasu, is rated ‘T’ for Teens and will be published under the SHOJO BEAT imprint. Volume 1 carries a print MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. TAKANE & HANA also launches digitallyvia viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Future volumes of the series will be published in English by VIZ Media on a bi-monthly basis. read more

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