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Banana Ranch – Game Demo Review

I have played quite a few farming simulator games over the years. From games like Farming Simulator 19 to games like Harvest Moon and Stardew Valley. I have even played one yaoi dating sim with farm simulator elements to it. None of that prepared me for what I found when I played the demo for Banana Ranch and do not worry this is a good thing. I played through the demo three times to make sure I did not miss anything fun and I want to start off this review by saying, when they say this is an 18+ yaoi game they are not joking around.

We only get a small intro into the world of Banana Ranch demo but you get to learn within this demo whether this will be a game for you. From helping to milk the lovely cow Moocha, sheering sweet little sheep Cotton and ‘helping’ the lazy chicken Yolkie lay his eggs it’s busy work on the farm, oh also all these animals are human animal hybrids called beastkin so your farm animals are cute men…

Farming is real hard work in this game

I will say this right now, this will not be a game for everyone the demo itself already features male lactation and egg laying which I know are fetishes that will not be for everyone and with the comments from other characters within the game I get the feeling their will be a lot of fun kink and fetish play in the final game. Maybe even some mpreg, I really hope we get some mpreg elements in this game because I must confess within the yaoi genre it is one of my favourite fetishes. I asked the developers if the finished game would have mpreg and was told no. Guess we can’t get all the weird fetishes we love.

I really loved all the character designs I got to see in the demo especially Ginger, Moocha and Have. (I really hope they reach the stretch goal for Have because he is the kind of character I love in a VN, the mysterious creepy appearing older gentleman who most times turns our to actually be a really sweet guy) I do have one minor complaint about character design though, the bear character Grizz design wise feels like a missed opportunity to really play up the bear aspect of his character, if you catch my drift. I’m not saying go full lumberjack with his look but maybe a bit of a hairy chest and a little facial stubble… that being said this is coming from a bara fan so to each there own.

Now I wish I could say all positive things about this demo but there are a few negative things I will have to write about. As someone who spends a lot of time writing I did notice a few grammar and spelling errors within the demo this is something I have noticed in quite a few visual novels and is not just a problem with Banana Ranch. The beginning of the demo before arriving at the Banana Ranch felt like it really dragged on. I know we need all this information to learn about the world we are being transported to but it just felt like a long explanation dump and I do hope that in the final game this part is either a little shorter or there is an option to skip it if you have played the demo.

For more info about the demo I highly recommend watching the following video from the development team.

Overall the game looks very promising especially if Meyaoi can reach their stretch goals for this project and if this project seems like something you would like to back or if this review has made you curious enough to check out the demo yourself please follow this link. As stated in the video at the beginning of this post the campaign for this game runs until the 31st of January 2020 and I really hope that they do reach there goal and beyond and can not wait till I get the chance to befriend and date even more yummy men from the world of Banana Ranch!

Togainu no Chi – ANNOUNCEMENT Trailer

I was not planning on making another post this week I really was not, but then after a day out with a friend grocery shopping of all things I come home I browse my email, my social media and then I head to Youtube where I find the following trailer in my sub box…

And I am just twitching with excitement, my inner fangirl is just screaming YES YES YES! Togainu no Chi is a yaoi visual novel that I have wanted to play for over a decade and once again the lovely folks over at Jast Blue have announced that this will be the next yaoi title we get from them and I am just fangirling sooo hard right now!

Though not well received by many within the yaoi community, back in 2010 there was an anime adaptation released of this game that I actually at the time really enjoyed and like a good adaptation it left me wanting more from its world and now finally after all this time I will soon be able to play the game!

I am sooo hyped for this!!!

Synthetic Lover Game Demo Review

This won’t come as a surprise to anyone who has read my review of the original Ai no Kusabi anime, that when you mix sci-fi cyberpunk and yaoi, you get my attention very quickly. It is a mix of genres that I thoroughly enjoy so when I was asked on Twitter by the creators of this kickstarter to check out their game I was very happy to give it a go.

Set in the distant future of 2066 biologically engineered humanoids make up a large portion of the workforce. In this story you play as a Synthetic Lover (basically a high end escort) who one day after coming in contact with a strange object begins to feel that something is off because he is beginning to actually feel things, emotions and what even seems to be an opinion of his own.

Sentience, intelligence and a moral compass all within an AI are story elements I adore being explored, much like within one of my favourite books as a teen Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and I can not help but see a little inspiration from this story coming through within the world shown in the demo of this game.

Once complete the game promises full voice acting, deep character relationships and development – I can not wait to learn more about Terrance he was my fave character in the demo, multiple endings and plenty of nsfw intimate scenes. A small part of me was a little disappointed that there was not a preview of the nsfw art in the demo but that was really my only complaint for what I got to play.

I enjoyed what I played of this demo and very much hope the developers can reach their goal on kickstarter to finish their project. If this sounds like something you would like to check out and support please follow the link below.

Synthetic Lover Kickstarter

Morningdew Farms – Demo Review

Y Press Games the lovely people behind To Trust an Incubus, have just launched a Kickstarter for there upcoming title Morningdew Farms and earlier this week I got a sneak peak at the demo for this upcoming title and can I just say I had such a blast playing through the demo!

In this visual novel you play as Cody a young man who has just moved into his families old abandon farm right next door to his sister’s farm and the best part for him about moving to the farm? The town of Morningdew is filled with many different bachelors that Cody will have the chance to woo. In my play through of the Demo I got to meet three of these bachelors. A doomsday prepper obsessed store owner named Butch, a man with a mysterious and dangerous past named Rusty and an adorable wolf man named Nuzzler! Yep that furry in the banner is one of the bachelors you get to woo! I think there were a few others in the demo as well but I kinda became instantly obsessed with Butch and Nuzzler! Seriously Nuzzler is damn adorable!

Game play is divided between completely tasks such as farm work and going into town to talk to the other residence and once a week you get a visit the town bathhouse for a little fun… ok its more than a little. I played the uncensored demo and damn I loved the bathhouse time! One other thing I will praise is the humor in this demo, if you love your humor adorably cheesy and full of puns you will be smiling the whole was through like how was.

If this game sounds like something you would love to support like I will be please support the kickstarter help make this game a reality!

Aarinfantasy Needs Help From the Yaoi Community!

If you have been a part of the online yaoi and boys love community for any amount of time, the name Aarinfantasy will have been noticed or mentioned. The Aarinfantasy forums are one of the biggest gathering places for yaoi fans on the net as well as one of the oldest yaoi communities around.

Earlier today on the sites official Facebook page a plea for help from it’s users went out to help save the site from closure. The following was posted.

Dear all,

It took me some time to write this as I want to do this properly but a sad situation is happening… so please hear me out.

The forum is in need of funds to keep it going, otherwise it will be facing closure.

Most of you may not know but the forum has always been funded mainly because of a single person from the forum (let’s call this person “KK”) on each month without fail for many years. KK has always wanted to share the forum joy with everyone through donating to keep it going but unfortunately KK has stopped donating 3 months ago and can no longer donate any more. I felt KK has done more than enough and I will always be eternally grateful to KK for all the contributions. It is unfair to mainly rely on KK to always fill in the gap, though the forum also has a few regular donors whom I am also grateful to as well. While I do make a small profit from my online BL shop, it is unable to cover the forum fund monthly. Previously, I mostly used these profits from my shop for sponsoring BL events and also giveaways/contest prizes… as a give back for yaoi fans.

Therefore, I am now making a donation drive called “Save AarinFantasy Forum” drive to help keep the forum going. You can donate any amount or as how you can.
All donations amount and donor’s initial details (only initials email will be shown to know that you’re the one who donated that amount) will be put out for transparency purposes at the forum here: https://aarinfantasy.com/…/t199045-save-aarinfantasy-forum.…

There are two options:
– SUBSCRIBE (monthly donation, $1, $3, $5,$10 or $20 option)
– KO-FI (single or monthly donation, in units of $2)

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Donating via AarinSecret.com:

The SUBSCRIBE option is a monthly donation that will charge $1, $3, $5, $10 or $20 each month from the day you donated automatically. It is safer to say that SUBSCRIBE can allow me to plan ahead for anything involving the site and at least know what’s in for next month without having to worry if next month’s donation can be achieved. If there are decent amount of subscribers, I would like to setup special perks like extra forum points each month or forum cards making or any nice bonuses that I will think of, and I will be fair for that like for example $10 subscriber will receive more compared to $1 subscriber.

Steps to donate:
– Go to AarinSecret.com page and scroll down till you see the DONATE and SUBSCRIBE buttons.
– Choose either Donate (one time donation, any amount) or Subscribe (monthly donation, choose between $1, $3, $5, $10 or $20).
– At the donation page, please write your forum username on the message box. If you forgot, it’s fine, I will contact you through your email you used.

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Donating via Ko-fi.com:
I setup a Ko-fi.com page for more ease of use and where I can show the donation goal easily.
The total donation you made at Ko-fi will be added up together with the other donation total towards the monthly goal.
You can donate one time or monthly at units of $2 which means you can donate $2, $4, $6 or any even numbers. You don’t need to sign up as a ko-fi member to donate for one-time donation but signing up is free.

Steps to donate:
– Go to www.ko-fi.com/aarinfantasy
– Choose the type and amount you want to donate
– Please write your forum username and any message at the text message box on the page, please set it to Private Message if you don’t want others to know your username.
– NOTE: “Buy a Yaoi for AarinFantasy” is just a cute way of Ko-fi saying Donate.

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For now, I will be using my own money to fund the forum for the previous 3 months (Dec 2018 till Feb 2019) and this donation drive will start funding for March 2019 onwards. Sorry, I don’t think I can fund more than 3 months on my own.

The forum is on its 15th year now and I do hope the forum has a few more years to come (even if it’s a few short years), but at this point, the future of it is unknown. KK and I do hope that with some faith, this drive can pull through and get the site going. It has been a home for many people over the years though trends are moving on to social media and I do keep up at social media too, but it will always be nice to have the forum to be there.

For anyone that asks about how the fund goes, it goes to the website servers, download bandwidths charges, domains (AarinFantasy and AarinSecret), backup server, fansub team server, maintenance, certain fansub projects, and random projects or activities like the AarinSecret magazine which I may be bringing back due to overwhelming encouragement for a next one.

If you like my content and site, please consider supporting what I do. I hope to continue with the forum site and do more for everyone who enjoys yaoi and BL.

Thank you for all your support.

Please share this if you can to any yaoi or BL fans out there.

It can definitely make a difference if everyone can donate just a little bit.

I myself have already donated via their Ko-fi and am making this post to help with the drive for donations. Aarinfnantasy is a very important community for me and many other yaoi fans around the world, more so again in recent months due to all the crap that went down with Tumblr. If you can please donate and also share this post with any yaoi or boys love fans you know!

Papa Datte, Shitai – Episode 1 Review

Right first anime season of 2019, that being the Winter season and it looks like we have a yaoi anime, characters look cute, the trailer looked interesting and it seems it is a short format series with episodes less than five minutes long and there are two versions of the series. One a broadcast series and the second one a streaming series that promises to not hold back sounds like an awesome way to start the year right? RIGHT?

With a tagline like ‘There are Times I Cannot Hold it, Even if I’m a Father’ I thought perhaps we might get a story about a single father seducing the cute housekeeper and the story could still go there, but the first episode though cute… it gave similar vibes to the first episode of
Souryo to Majiwaru Shikiyoku no Yoru ni... from last year and that is an anime I would not like to compare anything to. I really hope as the series goes on it does not turn into a story like The Tyrant Falls in Love and that there are consequences for what just happened in this episode.

I’ll be holding my breath and hoping that this one get’s better, on the bright side this is a yaoi series that goes all the way…

The Legend of Blue Wolves – Yaoi Classic Review

Legend of Blue Wolves which is also unfortunately known to English speaking audiences as Hot Space Cowboys is a yaoi OVA from 1996 that time and a large portion of the yaoi fandom has forgotten, mostly because of it’s status as an unfinished anime, for there is not exactly a complete story found within this story with a history in of itself that is hard to track down and much of what I have learned about the background behind this OVA were rumors discussed on long purged or lost forums from over a decade ago. The most prevalent of these rumors was that the OVA itself is either what was meant to be a pilot for a larger series that never got beyond being just a pilot and the other being that the series was never continued because the production company behind the series went belly up and this OVA was their swan song of sort. I have over the many years have yet to find any information that confirms or denies these rumors. What is know about the OVA is that it was directed by Yasunori Urata and if that name sounds familiar it is because they would go on to direct the 2001 anime smash hit Hellsing, as well as a few episodes of Naruto, Last Exile and Burst Angel.

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The question is though with all the mystery surrounding this almost forgotten classic yaoi OVA is it worth your time to check out? I say yes especially if you are a fan of not only yaoi anime but if you have a passing interest in the war politics found within many mech anime then it’s storyline will be up your alley. Set like many mecha anime in the distant future where humans have colonized our solar system, but things take a dramatic turn when humans reach Pluto and now the human race is at war against powerful aliens. This, however, is just the background setting for the story of this OVA. The main focus of the story of this OVA is the growing relationship between two soldiers in training. Jonathan Tyberius is a rookie wanting to prove himself and Leonard Schteinberg is a man haunted by his past. The two roommates at the barracks don’t like each other at first but when it is revealed there are enemies closer than the battlefield within their own ranks they learn to have to rely on and protect each other and those feelings soon blossom into something more.

This is an OVA that does delve into some dark themes common and not so common within the yaoi genre, these include rape, genital mutilation, abuse of power and the kind of tragic ending that can only happen in yaoi. One of the good things about this older OVA is that it is quite easy to get a hold of in the west as the licensing for the series is with Media Blaster and it can be easily picked up through either their site or a site like Amazon or eBay.

Is there an old anime OVA within any genre that you feel does not get the love you believe it deserves? I would love to hear from you guys so let me know it the comments below.