So, finally, we have some new updates, and also a bit of a favor to ask everyone.
Well, first, here’s what all … maybe … some … a few? of you? have been waiting for.
Special thanks to Trish to always encouraging me ^^ And Sprinkles for always bringing me LD news, and Debono for always ribbing me about VN news, and Scoots for always reminding me about how much she loves the VAs. And thanks to all the readers who have left comments during the hiatus and who still love this project who haven’t returned but hopefully will return. Sorry for the long delay, and hopefully you enjoy the post!
Now, for the favor 😛
For those familiar with visual novels, or particularly, BL visual novels, there’s a magazine called Cool-B that holds a poll every year for BL games. It’s been many years since Lucky Dog 1’s release, but despite that, Gian has almost always been listed as one of the favorite BL game protagonists for the past years (that I’ve checked). tennenouji hope to continue keeping LD relevant, and winning the poll for top BL game would be a great boost. (They also hope to release bad egg+ this year in time, but … no, I must stay positive ^^; )
The poll can be found here. It’s all in Japanese, of course, so I’ll put down the categories and how to use the poll.
The categories, in the order they appear, are as follows:
- BLゲーム大賞 – BL game grand prize
- 主人公部門 – Protagonist (the character you play as)
- キャラクター部門 – Character (includes romance options and side characters. Does not include protagonist)
- シナリオ部門 – Story
- ビジュアル部門 – Visuals (take into account illustrations and CG)
- 音楽部門 – Music
Here are the fields to enter, in the order they appear (left to right, top to down).
- お名前(ペンネーム可) – Name (Pseudonym accepted) (Note that this is obligatory)
- メールアドレス – Email address
- 作品番号 – Product number
- リスト – List
- 選考理由 – Reason for choosing this game/character
For the categories for characters, there’s an extra field.
- 主人公名 – Protagonist name
- キャラクター名 – Character name
So, the process goes like this
- Open the list under リスト field. (It will open in a new window). This list has the name of every BL game published, its creator, the date of release, the system, and its rating.
- Enter the number on the very left (under 番号) into the field labeled 作品番号 or Product Number.
- For categories for characters, enter the name of the character you want to vote for.
- Enter the reason you picked your option in the 選考理由 field. (English should be fine.)
Note that all of these categories, other than your name, are optional, so if you don’t want to vote in a category or if you don’t want to type a reason, don’t. (But it would be helpful if you did vote for everything 🙂 )
Here are the relevant information for Lucky Dog 1.
- ラッキードッグ1 – Lucky Dog 1 (Number: 205)
- Gian・carlo’s LUCKY HAPPY LIFE – (Number: 92)
- ジャンのためなら世界を壊す – If for Gian (Number: 93)
- ジャン – Gian
- ベルナルド – Bernardo
- ルキーノ – Luchino
- ジュリオ – Giulio
- イヴァン – Ivan
- バクシ – Bakshi
- ロイド – Lloyd
- ジョシュア – Joshua
Also, I know that maybe you want to vote for some of the many other games out there. I respect your choice, so here are some other possible results, too. (Just the games, though. I don’t know some of these games well enough to know the names of the characters, though I can look it up if you ask).
- Silver Chaos and its sequel: 81 and 1
- Enzai: 21
- Omerta: 30
- Kamisama School, Alley: 42, 43
- Gakuen Heaven: 49
- Kichiku Megane, R: 58, 59
- Si-Nis-Kanto: 78
- Shingakkou: 87
- sweet pool: 95
- Sukisyo 1, 2, 3, 4: 97, 98, 99, 101
- Taishou Mebiusline: 122
- Togainu no Chi: 136
- DRAMAtical Murder, re:connect: 141, 142
- NO, THANK YOU!!: 150
- Miracle Not-on, expansion: 189, 190
- Messiah: 195
- Lamento: 209
- Daylight: 138
- Absolute Obedience: 112
If you don’t see your game on here, you can ask me in the comments. Note, though, that some games aren’t on this list. (For example, I looked, but cage simply isn’t on there.)
Here is the link again, and with all that said, thank you for reading, and thank you for voting, and hope to see you guys soon in another update!