Hey everyone, I have ruthlessly hunted down for Diabolik Lovers: More Blood CGs and have finally found them. I have also uploaded them onto my photobucket for you but if there are any problems with the link, please let me know thanks.
Whaaaaaaat?! So Diabolik Lovers is supposed to be getting an anime and a FD???!!! Why am I so late in knowing this?? =___=”
In the Fandisk called Diabolik Lovers More Blood, we have 4 new characters, the Mukami brothers. As if the Sakamaki brothers aren’t enough for us. Le Gasp! Tatsuhisa Suzuki is voicing one of the brothers too! I. Must. Get. This. Game!!! Must. Gather. Pretty. Pictures. Hnnnngh!
Oh well, another reason to splurge $60 on Girl’s Style and B’s-Log.
Check this guy out! Phwoooooar what a hottie. Unnnghh but Shuu and Subaru will still be my favourites TT_TT”" Soooo here are the brother’s names:
- 無神ルキ(Ruki) : CV Sakurai Takahiro
- 無神コウ (Kou) : CV Kimura Ryohei
- 無神ユーマ (Yuma) : CV Suzuki Tatsuhisa
- 無神アズサ (Azusa) : CV Kishio Daisuke
Spread the word, folks.
Main website here: http://www.otomate.jp/dialover_mb/
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My Diabolik Lovers artbook finally came from Yesasia after a month long wait! It actually arrived through the post before I left for Hong Kong, but I was unable to write my full review on it until now. I have the game but I haven’t finished it yet TT^TT The CGs are obviously massive spoilers for me, but I don’t really mind.
If you have been to Sylri’s blog or if you have clicked on my link that joins to her artbook review page, you will find that she has a lot of artbook reviews on various video games and she has reviewed the Diabolik Lovers artbook previously and posted up some scans too! So, in my review, I will post up pictures which Sylri didn’t so you guys can get the best out of both our posts
Firstly, the book is roughly A4 sized, and is super clear and glossy. It has chibi drawings in the back ehehe.
After the contents page, there are illustrations galore. These illustrations consist of box art, drama CD art, and other extra special art from the artist. I saw Ozmafia first which is why I recognised the art style. I have to say I cannot find ANY fault with the artist. No awkward head angles, no awkward-looking illustrations in general (some otome games really do have atrocious art TT_TT) I also love the way how the artist draws the eyes and hair and the way she/he colours the art. It’s very washed down like watercolour and very soft and gentle to look at; the lines she/he uses are very faint but pleasing to the eye. LOL if I was still studying art at school I would’ve liked to use this to base my studies on. Look at all those pretty colours *3*
I think the main guy Yui is supposed to go with is Ayato considering that huge 2-page picture of them together which we get in the book, plus he’s the first choice the game presents to you (and he is my first route at the moment). What surprised me is that I think Subaru’s Drama CD came out first, not Ayato’s (??). I don’t know, but it’s something that got me thinking.
Now we get to the character gallery. Sylri has posted up scans of Shuu and Subaru so I will post up Ayato, Kanato, Raito/Laito and Reiji. Basically, like all otome game artbooks, you get a nice big and glossy illustration of each character and their facial expressions in the game along with a bio. The next 2-3 pages will have their CGs which are pretty big compared to other artbooks I have (namely the Scared Rider Xechs one). You also get to see Laito without his hat on too.
If you’ve been to my Diabolik Lovers CG gallery photobucket page, then you won’t really see anything new.
Note: Ayato is also the first character featured in the Character gallery.
Oh Ayato, if you didn’t have that crazy slasher grin I probably would’ve liked you a little more than Shuu.
Kanato, you need cucumbers for those under eye cirles!!! He’s one really scary shouta I wouldn’t really want to come across…
Reiji! Hmm…I haven’t played his route yet. Looks very interestng
Laito…Er…unfortunately I’m not too keen on his route. His Drama CD was really something…Also, his Drama CD was the only one which I couldn’t really listen to right till the end =___=”"
I like how the book has massive pictures of CGs as well as background CGs but those were tiny and crammed into two pages. I don’t know why an otome game will need tonnes of background art but there is a lot, from Yui’s bedroom during the day, the night, and when someone seems to thave trespassed and have trashed it etc. There is also a few pages dedicated to product information about all the drama cds and various Diabolik Lovers merchandise that are available.
Shuu’s earphones look specially tempting *3*
Anyway, so there’s this sealed booklet at the very end of the book which I was too chicken to cut in case I ruin nice things (as I always do) so I’ve left it the way it is, glued shut and inaccessible. Hmm…it’s probably better off that way because I’m too afraid to ruin this decent book. Honestly though, my enthusiasm for Diabolik Lovers died down when the book took a whole month just to get to me.
I love how this book has gigantic CGs and art ~ But it’s a shame it didn’t come with a sample CD or anything else, but that’s just me hoping and wishing for too much (well, I did spend over £30/$54 on it!). Aside from that, I can’t really find any faults. There were character concept art and rough sketches (well, there was only 2, but still…) and that made me really happy. I think they really did a wonderful job on the Diabolik Lovers artbook despite the zany plot and I’m definitely looking forward to more art from this artist
Our heroine Komori Yui has been dumped by her priest father, told that he's gone off to do work alone and can't take her with him. Instead he tells her to go live in the house of an old acquaintance of his - but that house just happens to be filled with 6 RICH vampire brothers. Of course they're not just your average blood suckers - they all have major psychological issues!
I never thought I would actually play this game. I'm not a DoM.. I'm not fan of vampires nor blood, which is why I tried to avoid this game like a plague. But when you have nothing else to do and you are bored to death, this game suddenly started to look very appealing. So I decided to play it...
Okay, I’m feeling a lot better now and I have the Diabolik Lover CGs to share with you guys. Diabolik Lovers is now released and someone has kindly uploaded all the CGs but on this dodgy, virus-infested uploading site. I have saved
stolen them and put them on my photobucket (link at end of post). My favourites are still Shuu, Ayato and Subaru, so here are some of their CGs:
I didn’t really like Ayato at first because I didn’t like the way how he grinned (like crazy slasher-murderer grin), but he’s kinda grown on me despite that @_@ See how forceful he is towards our heroine in like, every single fricken CG?? (except from the middle one. Even then he still looks evil)
The others don’t appeal to me much, especially the sadistic rapist guy who can’t stop calling the heroine a bitch. Ehhh. no.
So here, we have Subaru, the most…romantic
but crazy violent vampire, I guess. I liked his Drama CD the best
For more CGs for all the guys, please click here heehee!
Sakamaki Ayato (逆巻 アヤト)
CV: Midorikawa Hikaru (緑川 光)
(I don't normally do Drama CD translations, mainly because my Japanese is definitely not good enough. I'm not able to give a word-for-word account of what is happening, but I can understand the general gist of it. Anyway, the Diabolik Lovers series seems to be quite popular and I have a few of my friends who want me to translate these CDs for them.
Sakamaki Shu (逆巻 シュウ)
CV: Toriumi Kousuke (鳥海 浩輔)
(So.. it's been a really long journey. Can you believe that it's been 6 months since I've worked on these translations since only one came out every month? When I write it down like this it makes me feel kind of amazed at how quickly the time passed. Sorry for how long it took to get this one out.