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February 9th, 2011
You know a song's really fucking good when you can't stop listening to it for two straight days... Well, at least, it's a good one in my case. Sometimes it can be a shitty song that's unfortunetely catchy.

But ahem, yes, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDJDT_Mbdq8

Too bad these guys only have 3 albums. I'd love to hear more to stuff from them.
Posted by Metaler | Feb 9, 2011 10:01 AM | 0 comments
January 27th, 2011
I've always been hesitant about reading Saya no Uta. Mostly because the artwork never really appealed to me, and also because the concept sounded a bit too weird.
However, this week I finally decided to give it a shot. Don't ask me why. Maybe I was just curious. In any case, I started reading it, and I now I'm hooked. I never thought that a visual novel could make my balls shrink in fear. And it's not because of all the gore. After all, considering what the story is about, the fact that I would stumble across some heavy violence was no surprise. What really scared me was the psychological factor the story; the main character's constant fear of anything around him, the fear of someone suspecting something about his condition, and also the fact that only one person is capable of keeping him sane.

You don't see stories like this everyday. This thing's intense. It's like a can of Pringles: once you start, you wanna finish the whole thing in one sitting. It's like author listened to Cannibal Corpse too much and decided to write a story based on the band's songs, with some romance to boot. In fact, the relationship between the protagonist and the titular character, Saya, is... beautiful, to say the least. Even in the middle of all the grotesque images and bizarre incidents, the two characters manage to maintain a heartwarming relationship. Both Fuminori and Saya seem to realize they not only need each other to live, they also want each other. The H-scenes, albeit short, clearly show the chemistry between the two, and you can't help but want everything to turn out well for them. Indeed, seeing something so much romance in the middle of all the madness may be a little strange, but that's what makes you want to keep reading. You easily become curious about the outcome, and you end up wondering just how will everything end, what will happen to the two main characters in the story, and more importantly, if will they be together in the end, in the middle of all the madness and chaos.

Call me crazy, but I think that the entire story, to a certain extent, is beautiful. Yes, even with so many weird shit and nightmare fuel, you can't help but go "Awww" sometimes. In fact, it makes you feel like one of the main characters, who are trying to be normal despite their circumstances.

Saya no Uta is definetely a great example about a story that you can't judge by its cover. This VN will make you cry, rage, and more. I didn't finish it, but I'm just gonna end this so I can go read some more. That thing's just addicting. I wish all stories were this good.

That's all for now. I might write some more about this VN after I'm done with it. Then, it's time for Subarashiki Hibi and G-senjou no Maou. :3

Cheers.
Posted by Metaler | Jan 27, 2011 10:43 PM | 0 comments