I recently bought the (stupidly expensive) limited edition of the otome game, Seishun Hajimemashita. I rarely go for limited editions, but this was clearly the only way to go for this game. So it better not suck! Either way, I’ll get to listen to Yoshino Hiroyuki use his punk-ish voice, so I can’t go wrong.
Here’s the box and the bonus drama CD and clear file I received from comicomi. I ordered from comicomi specifically for the bonus CD because it features Yoshino’s character, Heita. I have a thing for his non-genki boy voice. It’s an intense
sickness admiration. The box illustration is adorable–very vibrant and energetic.
When you open the box, you can see the main game case (it’s a 2 UMD game!) and the mini album that features the OP and ED songs.
Below is the original soundtrack and bonus disc. The bonus disc is why I bought the limited edition. At first, I was wary of this marketing choice. It made me think of the controversial/annoying practice of some video games where Day 1 DLC content is already finished and loaded onto the game disc when it ships, but requires separate purchase to unlock. However, this seems to have a decent amount of bonus material to justify the extra cost. The main thing for me is the expanded story scenarios. There’s epilogue scenes for the main characters and special scenarios that follow sub characters. There’s also free talk recordings from the seiyuu, copies of the voice countdowns from the web, and the OP/ED movies.
At the bottom, you’ll find the booklet that contains art and setting design. It’s a full color, high quality booklet. The best part is obviously Kazuaki’s designs. I love her coloring. I hope when the eventual artbook of this game is produced that it doesn’t have the shitty layout/design that plagued the Starry Sky artbooks. I want to add it to my collection.
I’ve been eyeballing the game all week, trying to decide if I have time to start a playthrough or if I should wait another 1-2 weeks until work calms down. It’s hard to resist the siren song of Yoshino.
While I’m posting an otome game goodie entry–a while back I ordered some things from the Skit Dolce store, including some Black Wolves Saga posters. These were random picks, so I didn’t know if I’d get the posters I really wanted or not. I did! In particular, I wanted the art used for the splash pages on the official websites. I need to decide how I want to frame and hang these around my bookcases at some point.