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Yes, I’ve come back from my slumber but if you follow me on Twitter I’m still active there.

This game made me feel so strongly that I want to keep feelings memorialized in a “safe place” instead of getting lost in a sea of tweets.

Like every fan translation and summary out there, take this with a grain of salt because my Japanese is bad so it’s rough LOL

I’ll also be putting my side comments in this vivid cyan blue color.

Like my friend Michi said for Ending 1 (you can find her translation here if you’re interested) after the heroine gets returns to the mainland there’s news about Hugo Kuroiwa getting blown up in a car. She gets a call from Mr. Kawachi, confirming that Hugo Kuroiwa is dead. She spaces out and she gets a flashback from a vision she got in Chapter 2, iirc, of a bunch of red amaryllis lilies but there’s a single yellow one in the middle. Chiaki then shows up replacing the yellow one. In the flashback all the lilies scatter and heroine is begging Chiaki to not leave and stay with her.

I was shocked BUT I believed he wasn’t dead. However, I thought he would do what Haruto in his first and second endings so I was still scared LOL

1 YEAR LATER

The heroine visits Chiaki’s grave. It was hard for her to believe it and go to his grave. Seeing his grave confirms it though. What’s worse is that he’s been cleared of his charges. She still wonders how his car blew up though…

The church bell rings and the heroine confused turns in their direction. Lo and behold, we see Chiaki ALIVE walking towards her. They’re both surprised to see each other.

He asks her why she’s here and turns around, the heroine tells him to wait in panic.

I was cheering for the heroine so hard.

Chiaki faces her again and asks her who told her about the church.
“I never thought you would come here.”

“It seems like I troubled you by coming here.” (I’ll be putting the heroine’s lines in this pale pink color.)

“I don’t mind if you think that way.”
“Just don’t tell anyone we met here.”
“Hugo Kuroiwa is dead.”

“What happened? The news said the car blew up.”

“A cover up.”
“I can’t give you the exact details but I had people help me out.”
“That’s why I died at that time.”
“I threw away my past along with the Kuroiwa name.”
“I’ve been reborn anew.”
“I can’t say I actually changed though.”

DAMMIT I KNOW I DIDN’T GET THE BEST ENDING! OTL

“I didn’t wish any happiness for myself so we couldn’t meet each other again.”

OMFG HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT AFTER MY THE HEROINE’S HARD WORK! HOW MUCH YOU’VE GONE THROUGH WITH THE HEROINE! I DON’T WANNA HEAR THAT!

“But we ended up meeting here.”

“Why…”

DAMN RIGHT!

“Even if it was your ghost I wanted to see you again.”

WE CARE ABOUT YOU SO MUCH MAN!!!!!!!!!

“Too bad you couldn’t meet my ghost.”
“To fulfill your heart’s desire, right?”


“Wait!”

“You surprised me that time too.”
“You came to the sanctuary to tell me your feelings.”
“After I told you to forget about me you were unable to leave.”

*Chuckle* “Thinking about it, when we first met you didn’t leave me when I told you to.”
“There was also that time when you promised me Not to go to dangerous places.”
“You’re always doing the opposite of what I want.”
“However, that’ what I like…”

“What?”

“Nothing, never mind.”
“I’m glad I met you.”
“Bye…” (he turns around)

the game prompts the touch screen BUT YOU CAN’T TOUCH HIM – I DID INDEED FREAK OUT

(He’s going to leave at this rate.)

THIS GAME IS KILLING ME! HOW DARE YOU MESS WITH ME BY NOT ALLOWING ME TO USE THE TOUCH SCREEN AT THIS IMPORTANT TIME!

“Well then I’m off.”
“Good bye.”

“Was it a lie when you said, I don’t want to leave the person I cherish?”

“…”
“If you stay by my side you won’t be able to return to a normal life.”
“Instead of meeting you again, I thought it best to wish you a happy life.”
“Why are you here before me?”

“Chiaki…”

“Don’t call out my name like that.”
“I’ll lose my resolve if you call out my name.”
“I won’t be able to keep my selfishness in check and wish for you happiness.”

His devotion toward the heroine tugs my heart strings. In the beginning of the game you can tell he’s using her and he does admit it later. It’s something to see him go this far.

“Chiaki.”

BGM begins to play and I hyperventilate

“I know…I know what would happen.”

HE RETURNS TO THE HEROINE AND HUGS HER
“I can’t refrain any longer.”
“I don’t know what will happen to you in the future.”
“Despite that, will you still come with me?”

“Me being here in front of you is my answer.”

“I should take that as a yes.” 「そう都合の良い解釈」
“Right, Heroine?” 「だな、相談員?」

HE KISSES HER

“I love you.” 「愛してる」
“I love you, even now.” 「愛してるんだ、今も」
“More than anyone.”

“We can’t go back to the way we were before.”

“Chiaki I…”

“You don’t need to say anything.”

NO! YOU HAVE TO LET HER SAY IT!!!!!!!!!!!! CCCCCCRRRRRRRRRRRRRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

“Just stay with me.”
HE KISSES HER AGAIN AND FADE TO BLACK

“I don’t mind, the remuneration fell through right?”
“Understood, I’ll come right away.”

“Sorry. Did I wake you? I suddenly got called. Don’t worry, I’ll come return as soon as possible.”
“Oh yeah, it’s been a year since our reunion right?”
“You can request me anything that you like. Think about it.”
“I’ll definitely take that day off. What would you like us to do?”

KISS
“I love you.” 「愛してるよ」

Ending 3 Finished

Compared to what I read of Ending 1, it’s feels incomplete LOL
Chiaki didn’t have the courage to start anew despite the second chance he got.
I think I worried too much about Chiaki’s psychological state to make him confront his past and accept it.
I don’t hate this ending because he still ends up with the heroine and you can clearly see how much he loves her.

The journey throughout this whole game was truly wonderful. It made me want to translate/summarize Haruto’s Ending 2 that I got before started playing Refrain, so look out for that.

I’m such a horrible blogger. A 7 month break from my last post…and that one was only my third one. orz I did warn you all that I was going to be slow as a turtle.

I could have done it faster…I just wasn’t so committed to it…I get distracted so easily it’s horrible. I like to start new things but always leave in the middle.

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CV (In the drama cd): Sugiyama Noriaki 「杉山紀彰」
Soushi, 28 years old, is the doctor of the Sirius crew and his bounty is 5million gold. He is like everyone’s older brother. If Captain Ryuuga is the dad then Soushi is definitely the mom. LOL He is the peacemaker of the ship. He’s also a feminist he can’t stand to see a woman being treated roughty and because of that fact women tend to fall in love with him easily but he’s so oblivious to their feelings.  However, since he is a doctor and truly kind he does go out his way to heal people, no matter who they are. I decided to choose him first because…I couldn’t go after Captain Ryuuga first! LOL I usually go after the characters I like the least first. So…Soushi looked the “most boring” to me so I went after him first. After playing his route I was glad that I was wrong and ended up being pleasantly surprised. LOL
I decided to split my posts into 2 parts so that way I can get things out faster – hence the Part 1 in the title.
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This is a mobile game from Voltage. They’re a well-known company in Japan for producing popular games aimed at women. Early this year they ported 恋に落ちた海賊王 for the iPhone and Japanese, cellphone, and Android. They even translated the game into English; the official title in English is Pirates in Love. In this report I will be talking about the Japanese version. It’s not because it’s better than the English version. They’re the same – it’s just that the Japanese version has released more things like epilogues for each character and side stories so I believe you will want that. LOL I will stick with the Japanese names. The heroine’s in Voltage’s games never have a default name, you have to make one up, and so for convenience sake I’ll refer to her as Sayaka. LOL Continue Reading »

Obligatory First Post…

I never thought I would join this…but of course I decided to in the end…
I might post slowly…because I seem to forgot about what happened after I finish the game.
So, I’ll be playing the game once to enjoy it and then playing it all over again and making notes while writing reviews. The games aren’t that long so I don’t mind. 

Um…anyway please read the About section to see what I’m going to be doing with this blog.

I hope you’ll be patient with me! (^^;)

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