A Sweet Wish Upon a Star
Mad Father and Misao Translation Notes


Or: How I Stopped Worrying and Translated Two Games by the Same Guy in Considerably Different Ways

(There’s also a bunch of stuff about how the two games are connected in this post, so…)

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Great parts of the Coma game.

click to play.

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2/2 Kareshi -Tenshi to Akuma- feat. Okamoto Nobuhiko

iPhone app releasing on 2012.11.17.

Heroine coincidentally picked up a ring and wore it. The ring wouldn’t come off no matter how much she tried to get it off. From then on, she was targeted due to the ring. An angel (Hinata) appeared and came to her rescue, vowed to protect her from evil people aiming for the ring. A kind angel suddenly turned into a devil (Setsuna) when nighttime approaches. 

Actually, I downloaded this app yesterday wthiamdoingishouldn’tbeprocrastinating, it’s quite interesting and the art is so pretty (*A*).

It’s a mix between Moe Gacha Danshi and the Kuudere Boyfriend. Also 2D Live!!

I specially like Hinata’s blushing expressions, they are soo adorable and the way he acts too!! But I have a soft spots on cool characters, so… Setsuna stop being so unfriendly!!

The only thing is, since my Japanese reading skill is practically non-existent, I can’t fully enjoy the app, but still…

Also, the chibis are way too cute for words~♥

BTW, if you want to download it, it’s only available in the Japanese App Store.

For more info: here!


I made a video tutorial explaining how to play the card game in Hana Awase! I hope it’s useful~ /o/


Because once in a while, I see people wanting to play similar games to Ib or The Witch’s House, so I thought I’d share this post from dA.

  • Ib :by Kouri. DOWNLOAD
    (Pronounced similarly to ‘Eve’) A game about a girl who gets locked in a gallery. Strange things start to occur.
    Relatively short. Not too difficult or scary. Developed plot. 
  • Ao Oni :by nonprops. DOWNLOAD
    (English translation: Blue Demon.) About four friends who decide to explore a haunted mansion.
    Similar length to Ib. Contains a few jump-scares and puzzles, but nothing too difficult. Focuses less on plot and more on survival-horror.
  • The Witch’s House / Majo no Ie :by Fummy. DOWNLOAD
    About a girl who goes to explore a house in the woods, led by a cat. The house contains many dark secrets.
    Slightly longer than Ib, and considerably scarier. The puzzles are not too difficult, and focus more on reflexes/retries than logic. Not much dialogue, but fairly developed characters.
  • Corpse Party :by team GrisGris. DOWNLOAD
    About a few students who go to an elementary school that was previously occupied by a school where many murders of staff and pupils occurred. The students are transported into an alternate dimension where they are haunted by the ghosts of the murdered staff and pupils. 
    PEGI rating 16. Very graphic and contains dead bodies/rape scenes. 
  • The Mirror Lied :by Free Bird Games. DOWNLOAD
    (Shortened to TML) About a little girl who explores an empty house with no visible means of escape. Focuses on open interpretation by the player.
    Fairly short and strange. It is very open-ended to allow the player to think about its meaning. Very little plot. 
  • To the Moon :by Free Bird Games. DOWNLOAD
    To the Moon is an indie Adventure RPG, about two doctors traversing through the memories of a dying man to fulfill his last wish. It’s a bit lengthy and sad, but not actually horror related.
    It’s not actually free however, it costs $9.99 but should you want to try it out for an hour, the download link leads to that.
  • Clock of Atonement :by Daigo. DOWNLOAD
    You play as a guy who loved a girl so much to the point of killing her (yep). You are given a ‘Clock of Atonement’ for a chance to repent for what you did. 
    The game focuses on saving the girl; apart from that the plot is not too developed as far as I have heard. As made obvious by the synopsis, it contains some horror elements. 
  • Schuld :by Kelven. DOWNLOAD
    (Translation: Guilty) About a man who finds himself in a dying world without knowledge of how he got there. 
    Relatively short. Not too complex, fairly easy puzzles. Contains surreal/psychological horror 
  • Desert Nightmare :by Kelven. DOWNLOAD
    The game follows Sandra Richmont, who was traveling with her parents to visit their uncle. After an argument, her parents appear to have driven off without her. Thinking that her parents plan to stay overnight in the nearest city, Dusty Creek, she heads towards there. However, after meeting two others who are stranded, she realizes that they are trapped and the city has some dark secrets… 
    The gameplay consists of solving puzzles, adventure game style. There is implied rape scenes.
  • OFF :by Mortis Ghost. DOWNLOAD
    You take control of a mysterious person who is described to be on a mission. You start in zone 0, the first of 4 zones in a world which you gradually learn more about as you play. 
    It is apparently creepy and does have some pop-up images. 
  • Yume Nikki :by Kikiyama. DOWNLOAD
    (Translation: Dream Diary) About a girl whose life is nothing more than dreams. 
    Can take a long time to complete. Very difficult and abstract, with little plot. The game is less about storyline and more about interpretation. Not scary as such, but it does have some images and scenes which can be considered disturbing or haunting. Also contains flashy stuff, so epilepsy warning.
    Fan games to Yume Nikki HERE

These are directly copied from the deviantArt post, with a bit edited in information about the games the deviantArt poster didn’t know much about. I apologize if this is long “OTL

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Gaming Logic

more you tilt your body your character will get away from danger

the louder you yell, the more critical hits you’ll land

when you stand up you can see everyone’s weakspots

when you tilt your head you’ll be able to see more of the area

When you lean forward, you get +30% concentration.

When you use controller 1, it means you’ll win

Throwing yourself bodily to the side helps you avoid obstacles in racing.

Threatening the playable character with physical injury will make platform puzzles easier.

All of these things. All of them.

(Source: theamericankid)



So remember that room with the poster that said something like don’t touch or break the displays or (missing letters)? 

Well if you let Garry kick the mannequin head and come back… this happens

(Source: turnaboutfortomorrow)

I found a way to extract the text (sorta)

As I said before, there’s actually a way to play it with engrish translations.

Though it’s quite tiring… But nevertheless it works fine.

First of all, thanks to TheFallen for posting on nihonomaru this solution! ^^

So, the program you will need is called Capture2Text. It’s a program which can recognize through the images, the characters, and later, translate it.

It works fine. The problem is the process, since there’s no “automatic” process to do it, so that would mean that you have to do it manually every time the text changes.

As for how it works, it’s kind of tricky, so let me explain it here briefly (since on its page it doesn’t explain clearly how does it work):

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common thoughts while playing BWS
Lol really, Arles? The rain = tears? What are you doing, quoting Adele?
ahahahaha "Aruru" hahahahaha
Nesso, calm your raging siscon
did Auger just stab that guy
did Auger just stab that /other/ guy
M-mejojo's ears... They move... *pets* o////o
omg the twins' mom omg the sounds omfg how could you do that??
Aww Julian is such a nice gu—
Wait why is Guillan so moe
Rath, stop ignoring me
Wow Elvira ruined everything
Mejojo is crazy
Damn, Arles, you used to be so cute... What happened? 8(
Mejojo is /really/ crazy
Zara, protect me from the siscon
Ok, peaceful times at las—
Julian, are you done being crazy? ...No?
Is this game ever going to give me a break?
Can we have a moment of quiet now?
Me: Alright let's save the game now
Me: Did I save
Me: Let's save again just in case