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Eisenalex : (18 June 2017 - 04:07 PM) Momodora is a doujin-game-series from japan, they're all done in a metroidvania-style. some are more linear than others.
Eisenalex : (18 June 2017 - 04:08 PM) The current one (Momodora: Reveries under the moonlight) is, regarding tone, atmosphere and gameplay, kind of a mash-up of castlevania, metroid and souls-like games, especially the gothic style of bloodborne.
Eisenalex : (18 June 2017 - 04:09 PM) It's not a perfect gme by any means but I had a lot of fun with it.
Eisenalex : (18 June 2017 - 04:09 PM) *game
Kouta Koikawa : (18 June 2017 - 04:12 PM) Alright, I see. I like the Metroidvania concept and the gothic style. I'm actually pretty interested in the new game from the former Castlevania developers. Ritual of Blood or whatever it's called. The trailer looked pretty awesome. It's like Symphony of the Night but better looking.
Eisenalex : (18 June 2017 - 04:13 PM) Bloodstained: Ritual of the night. Yeah, I'm looking forward to it, too.
Kouta Koikawa : (18 June 2017 - 04:16 PM) Yes, that's the name. Looks good. It's like those old Castlevania games. Shame that Konami gave up on Castlevania and Silent Hill too. They used to be such a great developer.
Eisenalex : (18 June 2017 - 04:24 PM) Yeah, used to. I didn't like the LoS-Castlevanias anyway, so it's not too bad for me.
Kouta Koikawa : (18 June 2017 - 04:32 PM) LoS was decent but I disliked the gameplay rhythm. It was like God of War. You either fight or do platforming. I like how in old Castlevania games you do both at the same time. This is present even in games like Castlevania 64 but LoS removed that element.
Eisenalex : (18 June 2017 - 04:38 PM) Castlevania 64 is in my opinion much better than people say. It is, in fact, my favourite 3D castlevania.
Eisenalex : (18 June 2017 - 04:39 PM) LoS would have been decent if it weren't called "Castlevania".
Eisenalex : (18 June 2017 - 04:39 PM) I'll have to go now. See you!
Kouta Koikawa : (18 June 2017 - 04:43 PM) Sure, see you around!
Kouta Koikawa : (18 June 2017 - 04:45 PM) And I agree about Castlevania 64. For the most part it's how a 3D Castlevania should be.
Rheo : (22 June 2017 - 05:46 PM) I agree with the Castlevania 64 part XD
Rheo : (22 June 2017 - 05:47 PM) Also looking forward to Bloodstained :3
Eisenalex : (22 June 2017 - 08:01 PM) I think a lot of hate towards Castlevania 64 stems from people blindly believing the AVGN-Video about it without having played it themselves.
Cursed Lemon : (23 June 2017 - 08:10 AM) Ehh, the controls for the N64 Castlevania games are some of the worst I've experienced in games that are supposed to be high production value. The soundtracks, however, blow other Castlevania games clear out of the water.
Rheo : (24 June 2017 - 05:10 AM) Well yeah, that's why o.o My bf said it's one of the worst because of the controls. Even though I'm 50-50 about it. It's just that I was fine with it all along until then :<
Rheo : (24 June 2017 - 05:11 AM) Sometimes it wasn't good for me too lol

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#1 OFFLINE   midwinter

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 03:37 PM

Depending whether you have the Limited Edition bundle, you may or may not have known that the photos that came with it have writing on the back in Japanese. I've tried to transcribe/translate as best I can, but my Japanese still isn't great, so take these with a pinch of salt. If you see any mistakes, please let me know!

 

ETA: My Japanese teacher was kind enough to help me with the kanji I couldn't figure out in the first photo, so that's complete now. \o/

 

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...だろう。

箱入り様になる祭の様子を撮影したものかもしれない。
中央の箱は.枢箱と呼ばれるものだと思われる。
特徴的な箱の模様...
柩籠は日上山に伝わるものだが
この写真の場所は日上山ではない可能性がある。
はっきりとは見えないが、少女の着物の合わさが異なる。
日上山の巫女は死者と同じ左前。
この少女は右前。
もう一度詳しくこの地方の文献にあたる必要がある。
なぜこの写真が形代神社...

 

...or so it seems.

This may be a photo of the circumstances of the boxing ceremony.

The box in the centre may be what's called a pivot-hinged box.

The box's characteristic pattern...

The caskets are a tradition handed down at Mount Hikami,

but it's likely that Mount Hikami is not the location of this photo.

Although you can't see clearly, the girl's clothes are fastened differently.

The shrine maidens of Mount Hikami wear their clothes the dead way, right over left.

This girl wears hers left over right.

Once again I'll need to check regional documents for more details.

Why is this photo... Katashiro Shrine...

 

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弔写真
日上山の? 鯉川にて
箱入り様になった深瀬アキ
享年四歳

Post-Mortem Photo
? of Mount Hikami. Taken at Ayukawa.
Fukase Aki was placed in a box.
Died aged four.

 

(Just mentioning, the closest I can find to the unidentified kanji here is 魔, which means demon or evil spirit, but it doesn't look quite right to me, and doesn't make much sense in context either.)

 

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大  きな  山鳴
何もかも       が溢れる
溢れて
みんな 終わる
 

the mountain will let out a mighty roar

and everything will overflow

It will overflow

and everyone will end together.

 

(This is nearly identical to the middle of Haruka's Drenched Note.)

 

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再び逢うことができるだろうか


Will we be able to meet again?


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#2 OFFLINE   Rezz

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 04:56 PM

It is worth noting there's like a triple-entendre in Ouse's little note. She uses '逢' for 'meet', which is both part of the kanji for her own name (逢世) and implies... well, a tryst or rendezvous.

 

So basically she's asking 'Will we meet again?' but the implication is that she wants to go to the bone zone.

 

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#3 OFFLINE   Hex

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 07:43 PM

Nice work!  :D  I'm glad the text was related to the images, and with some interesting bonuses, like the coffin girl getting a name.



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Posted 14 May 2017 - 08:32 PM

Interesting ! I've always been wondering what it meant. 

 

Good job!



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 06:20 PM

That is really cool. Thanks for the translation!

 

Was Fukase Aki ever mentioned anywhere else in the game?


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 06:39 PM

Nope, just here.



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Posted 09 June 2017 - 08:25 PM

Did Japanese fans get anything of the sort that mentioned Aki Fukase?







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