Let’s get a couple of things clear.
First of all, for anyone who hasn’t noticed, Bandai Entertainment and Bandai Visual are not two different companies. They belong to the same parent company, Namco Bandai Holdings, Limited. That means if someone inside Bandai Visual fucks up, someone in Namco Bandai Holdings, Limited, fucked up as well. So don’t pretend that Bandai Visual and Bandai Entertainment are two different companies when both companies belong to the same PARENT COMPANY. If Bandai Visual gets bad press, Namco Bandai Holdings, Limited, should also get some of the bad press. (Which also posits a suggestion: A total boycott on all things with the Bandai logo (and ideally, the Namco label as well.) on it. Model Kits, anything Gundam, Devil May Cry, you get the picture.)
Secondly, about Japan finally cracking down on doujin games, well, who didn’t see it coming? Patrick Macias (O HAY MR. MACIAS AGAIN) sure friggen did, albeit in a much different way. And for Pete’s sake, Shingo reported on the crackdowns as early as June (I think). It’s only a matter of time before they turn Otakon, Animé Expo, or Comiket into bloodbaths. For Prohibition eventually leads into total murder. Since people are the root cause to his sticky wicket, why not listen to Nicollo Macheveli and put some fear into your customers, aka, killing all those who oppose your pricing schemes and decrees. Once they realize that copyright infringement leads to death, they’ll never use the Internet again. :V (Yes I know he only mentioned the elimination of all opposition, but when your opposition spans the globe, killing only the bare minimum gets tricky, and you either get creative or up the body count.)
Thirdly, I finished Utawarerumono, and it was awesome. A shame Leaf loev scifi too much to drop it from the game, tho :V. Also in no particular order:
- Yay linear narrative
- Touka is love :3
- Some minor BAWWWWage at the end
- TOUKA ENTERS HAKUORO’S ROOM WITH RAPE IN HER EYES
- Oboro is gay and a joke device. No rly. His archer trap twin servants don’t help his “I’m not homosexual” cause much either.
- Touka Touka Touka :3
- Mutsumi is sexy armpits and BAWWWWWWWWWWW :V