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So I know it probably seems like I haven’t been doing anything, but it’s not true, I promise 😀 I’ve been working on the translation, and in a stroke of insanity, I’ve decided to run a “Let’s Play” at the same time. For those of you who are unfamiliar, a “Let’s Play” is basically the same thing as hovering over your sibling’s shoulder while he plays a video game, except your sibling is anywhere in the world, and their shoulder is a forum. The player posts screecaps and summaries of what’s going on in the game, as well as their reactions as they play it.

Let’s Plays are actually what got me into otome games in the first place lol. I read a Let’s Play of Hatoful Boyfriend and decided that I needed in on this nonsense! Hatoful lead to Tokimeki, and Tokimeki lead, somehow, to Phantom of the Opera / Opera za no Kaijin. It doesn’t really make all that much sense, but that’s pretty par for the course as far as these games go.

Also, through my Let’s Play thread, I was given important information that affects the order I planned to play these in. Apparently you can’t get any of the Phantom’s endings without first getting 1 ending from each of the other characters. Therefore, I will be going through and getting one ending each, then I will go through again and finish up the rest.

I’ve not yet decided how exactly to go about posting the paths. They are FAR more in-depth than I could have imagined. Several choices affect more than just the immediate and more than just the end as well, which would make it far easier for me to patch than translate, if I had the skills, that is. Until then, if you want to watch me translate in real time, check out the forum here: http://brokenforum.com/index.php?threads/persona-phantom-of-the-opera-otome-game.2510/