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Old 2006-12-30, 01:52   Link #321
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That reminds me, seems like all the stories have no connection with the other storylines in the game right? Well, maybe a little with D.C. and D.C. II...
Yeah, that's pretty much right. Think of them as Christmas-themed omake stories. The D.C. II story, for example, is pretty blatant in taking liberties with the characters (especially their personalities ), but there's an in-story reason for that. And yes -- C.D.C.D. is very heavy on fanservice and ecchi content.

Edit: Oh yeah, I'll probably post more later, but about those scenes in the D.C. story...
Spoiler for C.D.C.D. D.C. Story path:

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Old 2006-12-30, 03:15   Link #322
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A few more screenies from C.D.C.D. (funnies)

Spoiler for Tomo-chan's fantasies:


Spoiler for Mik-kun's fantasies:


Spoiler for Devil Otome:


Spoiler for Stalker Yume:
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Old 2006-12-30, 16:56   Link #323
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This is probably obvious (unless you're like me and use Subscribed threads rather than browsing around), but I created a new thread for Christmas Days so we can keep discussing it regardless of whether we're talking about the D.C. or D.C. II (or whichever other) stories. That way this thread can stay focused more exclusively on D.C. II. Perhaps the mods could move some of the relevant posts over, but otherwise, we can keep going in there.
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Old 2007-01-12, 07:08   Link #324
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Hello everyone.

I mostly lurked in this thread for the past 2 months. I feel that it's time to put my 2 cents in to this thread.

I got Da Capo II several months ago. I have gone through almost every girl's stories in this game. However, I don't know Japanese. Thanks to bluemist's story summaries I'm able to some what understand what's going on in the stories. From what I can understand from the posts in this thread and the dialogue in the stories, all of the girls have interesting traits and are likable. I don't dislike anyone in the game, but the girl I like the most is Otome. Yume comes in close at 2nd place.

Now, I've been a fan to the series ever since I watched the first season of Da Capo. Again, I really didn't dislike anyone but I kinda have an issue with Kanae. I just don't get her/him (whatever). Since I liked the anime, I became interested in other D.C. related stuff. I got D.C.P.C and the other seasonal games. I enjoyed them... even though I didn't understand most of the dialogue. I am interested in getting the audio CDs and other items related to D.C. II. I can order those on Amazon, right?

I already played through the Da Capo II storyline in C.D.C.D. I thought it was good. I really look forward to the Da Capo II anime. As for the storyline, l hope that the writers can find a way to include everyone's stories and make it blend in well.

[BTW, this is my first post in the AnimeSuki forums. Yea, i'm a noobie. ]
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Old 2007-01-12, 21:38   Link #325
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Welcome, ADavalosJR! Heh. Glad you've decided to join the posting ranks!

Yeah, most of the CDs and related items can be found on Amazon -- there are links in the first post of this thread. As for D.C.P.C., if you haven't already done so, you might consider trying the partial translation patch; they just so happened to have translated Kanae's path, so that might shed a bit more light on... the character.

Anyway, I share your hope for a blended path of sorts in the future anime. Everything pre-New Years should be pretty obvious (though they'll probably have to choose what the class will do for the Christmas Party); after New Years, it'll start getting trickier, but we'll see...
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Old 2007-01-12, 22:15   Link #326
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If the original Da Capo is any indication, this is the path they're likely to try:

Beginning: A couple of episodes introducing the main characters, and magical Sakura trees - with Otome and Yume driving the storyline.

Dating sim episodes: The girl of the week episodes. We've seen them in every dating sim.

Fan service episodes: Another staple of dating sim conversions - usually interspersed with the dating sim episodes. May include the beach, onsens, the walk of courage, class field trips, etc. Is To Heart the only dating sim anime that doesn't have them?

Start of the main plot: Something crazy happens with the Sakura trees, and the lead male and female reach a crossroad. They cross the point of no return...

Fallout episodes: Every female suffer from the fallout of the trees, and all but the lead female and the secondary lead also lose their chance to win over the lead male. But to the male's credit, he solves all of their problems.

Conclusion: The secondary lead female goes down to defeat; the lead female gets her man; the male takes care of everything; everyone's happy. The whole deal with the Sakura trees is solved. The end.

The path I'd like to see them try: (I'm actually being serious here)

Beginning: The island town is presented as a whole, showing the magical nature of the people and the Sakura trees. The lead male and the two sisters are the main focus - and are shown to share an inseparable bond. We see how the other girls interact with the core family.

School life: The start of the light-hearted first half. The lead male is shown to have a "double life" - the life he has at school, with his closest friends, Koko, Nanaka, and Wataru - and his home life with Yume and Otome. Anzu and Minatsu is part of the gang as well.

The initial breakdown: Things slowly start to unravel as the lead male's friendships are strained. His home life also starts to deteriorate as a result. It's nothing serious and things are patched up - but things aren't so lighthearted anymore. Everyone is going through growing pains.

The main plot: The effects of Sakura trees wreak havoc on the town, and the group of friends have to stick together to endure the hardships. Yoshiyuki, Otome, and Yume bear the worst of it...

Resolution: Everyone survives the ordeal, due to a group effort - and their relationships are only strengthened as a result. Things return to "normal" - but we see that everyone has grown through the experience. The end.

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Old 2007-01-12, 22:31   Link #327
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well guys i'm a big DC fan and love the game! (played it with a little help from bluemist!)

I was just wondering can someone post maybe a summary for Otome and Yume arc for the game plz, i remember relentless was going to do it but not sure.... Really enjoyed his summary of the CDCDDC arc of Kotori! keep up the good work relentless!
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Old 2007-01-12, 22:32   Link #328
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DanielSong39: Needless to say, neither of those is going to happen.

holyman282: Hopefully I'll get to it sooner or later. I'm planning on it, at least, but we'll see how it goes.
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Old 2007-01-12, 22:34   Link #329
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Probably not, but it's always fun to speculate. If nothing else it gives me another reason to watch the show.
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Old 2007-01-12, 22:39   Link #330
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Probably not, but it's always fun to speculate. If nothing else it gives me another reason to watch the show.
Personally i dislike romance anime that end ambigiously and has the guy not end up with anyone... Leaves me with a bad feeling... I actually quite enjoyed the DC anime, but yes i don't like the girl of the week style in which they did the middle parts of the anime.... I really hope if they will make a DCII anime that they incorporate all of the girls into the plot and give them each a importance to the momentum of the story and not just, "wow pretty girl! let's add her in for no reason and just give her a few eps and then forget about her"....
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Old 2007-01-12, 22:50   Link #331
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I'd actually argue that an ending in which the characters undergo personal growth and gain in maturity is more decisive and compelling than one in which guy picks a girl - but I suppose that's just me.

Of course, nothing wrong with a guy picking a girl if it's accompanied by proper development - which is precisely why D.C. was so compelling. But I feel that it's not always necessary.

As for incorporating all the girls... I think one key to that is to build links among the GIRLS, instead of linking them all up to one guy. D.C. was partially successful in that they established a strong link between Nemu and Sakura... and Mako was introduced as Nemu's best friend. There were also slight Kotori/Sakura links that admittedly could've been improved upon.
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Old 2007-01-12, 23:07   Link #332
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As for incorporating all the girls... I think one key to that is to build links among the GIRLS, instead of linking them all up to one guy. D.C. was partially successful in that they established a strong link between Nemu and Sakura... and Mako was introduced as Nemu's best friend. There were also slight Kotori/Sakura links that admittedly could've been improved upon.
Well, I can comment on that on particular in spoiler tags...
Spoiler for D.C. II game (light spoilers):
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Old 2007-01-13, 00:32   Link #333
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Well, I can comment on that on particular in spoiler tags...
Spoiler for D.C. II game (light spoilers):
Yes, the major problem I had with Da Capo is that the other girls tend to disappear from the face of the planet as you proceed down one of the girl's routes.
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Old 2007-02-04, 18:28   Link #334
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By the way, they've officially opened the site for the first fandisk: D.C. II Spring Celebration. As you can expect, the game will feature After Story content for each of the six main heroines in D.C. II. They recently had a contest in Dengeki G's Magazine where the fans got to pick which stories they wanted to see featured, so I imagine the game will reflect that. Release is, appropriately enough, scheduled for sometime this Spring.

P.S. Side-topic, for people watching Hidamari Sketch, don't you think Yuno is voiced by the same VA who did Koko in DC2? Give it a listen and compare. I'm not 100% sure (since it's a pseudonym and all), but it sure sounds similar...
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Old 2007-02-08, 22:27   Link #335
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Oh, so that's what that D.C. II S.C. thing was. (Argh, acronyms...)
Took a peek into the (still incomplete character pages), and at Nanaka's.

Head exploded subsequently after seeing her in bloomers and cheerleading outfit. Banzai~

Not to mention Otome in an apron...
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Old 2007-02-11, 05:26   Link #336
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Speaking of Dengeki G's Magazine, Da Capo II IF has just started. I would like to see if I can get someone to help with translating part of it (Either PM me privately, or let me know if a thread section already exists for it somewhere else here)

The gist of it: What if Yoshiyuki had been living with NANAKA instead of the Asakura sisters? Very, very interesting to say the least.

I'll be scanning some (if not all of it) soon.
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Old 2007-02-11, 11:29   Link #337
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Well, can't really help with translating it. Normally on the scanlation projects I've worked on, I've always wanted to use the tanks for best quality (and I suppose I'd still recommend that here), but I guess the paper in Dengeki G's isn't that bad (though I guess I'd probably buy a second copy if I were to debind it). Well, if you need help with the other aspects, let me know (though it's not like I needed more work... )
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Old 2007-02-14, 01:44   Link #338
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Low quality scans here, link only. Dengeki G's publishes the manga sections in newsprint, which isn't all that odd, since weekly Manga use newsprint (of differing colors, too). It's only when collected as Tankubon that manga get printed on better-quality paper.

Not that bad, but I have high-quality versions in a zip file, if anyone wants clearer pics.

Mods, please move if this is inappropriate to the thread, and apologies if so...

Da Capo 2 IF (Imaginary Future) Chapter 1
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Da Capo 2 IF info pages
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Old 2007-02-15, 09:12   Link #339
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*reads, and falls over from shock*

IF is for Imaginary Future, similar to the Otome and Yume scene at the beginning of the game. @_@

Sakura agreed to let Nanaka stay at her place...makes you wonder if Kotori or Koyomi is responsible for the "promise" Sakura mentioned.
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Old 2007-02-15, 23:22   Link #340
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I can't read the text tit-for-tat, but I'm wondering if I got this right.

We have Yoshiyuki as Nanaka's adopted brother, right?
So does he call Nanaka "onee-san" now, while he calls Otome by her last name?

Oddly enough, I can't see why Yoshiyuki ended up in the Shirakawa household. At least, when he was with the Asakura's, there was some sort of background (spoilerish, even)... I just can't figure out why in this case...

But enough of that. I'd take the chance to be reincarnated to be Nanaka's adopted brother. School Idol/Oneechan in one ftw.
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