Voice Actresses and Actor for Cafe Memoria

July 16, 2014 at 7:02 pm | Posted in Other | Leave a comment
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Cafe Memoria LogoEdit: Closed! Thanks to those who applied!

It’s finally time! I’m looking for voice talents for Cafe Memoria! See here for details.

Thanks so much!

-Ryne (project manager)

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Sprite Artist For CM

May 21, 2014 at 10:19 am | Posted in Commissions, Other | Leave a comment
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Cafe Memoria Logo

Edit: Closed! Thanks to those who applied!

I’m looking for a sprite artist for Cafe Memoria! See here for details.

Yeah, this is a rather short post. But posting what I said in the link here would be redundant. Kind of like when I did a post on the script critique XD

Aside from that, thanks!

-Ryne (project manager)

Some New Year Plans

January 1, 2014 at 1:15 pm | Posted in Other | Leave a comment
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First off, would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

I’ve been running this blog for so long already! Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to complete a single visual novel since I created this blog; I do have Final Week (and some small ones) but that was finished before I started this blog.

Got some bad news, and some good news; first the bad news:

It seems like Memoria is going nowhere due to severe setbacks. What I’ve been doing lately to keep this blog alive is commissioning artists just because I wanted to see new artworks of the Memoria girls, and among other stuff that will not be put in the final game. I’ve been stalling a bit in hopes that my artist sister will resume in the main Memoria artworks. But, it doesn’t look that way anytime soon (unless some miracle happens…).

And some good news:

I’m not giving up on Memoria! I’m not going to replace my sister anytime soon despite her not working on it for quite a long time. In addition I’ve been revising music, and revising each of the girls’ route outlines, so at least there’s progress. Once I’m done revising Julia’s route (3rd round) I’m planning on putting this project on hiatus, because…

A smaller VN is in the works right now. See, Memoria is big, and big projects take a looooong time to complete. So I decided to go small and create a small VN. It will feature all the Memoria girls you’ve come to love, plus all those music tracks I’ve created. I’m planning on commissioning an artist for that project, although I’m not going to start recruiting until I get a significant part of the script done. And as for the title?

More details I’ll reveal in a later post.

By working on smaller projects it’ll help things go smoother once Memoria is back on a regular schedule.

Sorry, no pictures this time! But I do thank you all for supporting Project Memoria throughout the years, and especially through hard times. I hope to release a small VN (or maybe more) this year for you all!

Again, Happy New Years 2014, and best wishes to everyone! 😀

-Ryne (project manager)

Mikaela’s Birthday

December 10, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Posted in Artwork, Characters, Commissions, Other | 1 Comment
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Happy birthday to Mikaela! ^_^

Mikaela drawn by Chiiteru

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Art commission done by Chiiteru. Thanks! This is Mikaela going about her daily routine after school, doing homework and listening music on her MP3 player, in her room. I believe this is the first pic ever of a Memoria girl set in a background environment (I could be wrong…)! All the other pics have a solid plain or transparent BG (not that it’s a bad thing). Maybe next time I’ll have them interacting with one another.

Read comments of this piece here on DA if you’re curious.

Gonna go off on a tangent here, but I couldn’t get enough sleep last night! Was out all night watching “Madoka Magica Part 3:  Rebellion”! I can say that… it got really creepy at times, especially with Homura. But I loved it nevertheless! Try to watch it when you get the chance, although you might not get it if you’ve never seen the anime eps and/or the first two movies.

I want the soundtrack, beautiful music.

Madoka Magica Part 3 : Rebellion Movie posters.

Will edit this post and post a link to a gallery containing more pics later (including cosplay).

Edit: Click here for some more photos. I know, it’s not much, as there wasn’t much to see there. I do have other pics but I’m not exactly comfortable sharing them here. At least you get to see some cute cosplayers. 😉

Yeah, so what I did with Mikaela on the night before her birthday was watch Madoka Magica Part 3: Rebellion. And we had a great time. XD (in reality took my sister and a friend)

Enjoy!

-Ryne (project manager)

Memoria: I Don’t Have Enough of Mikaela

April 26, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Posted in Artwork, Characters, Music, Other | 2 Comments
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I finished “Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT” (aka Haganai NEXT) recently, and liked it. Not as good as the first season IMO, but it’s still good. So another Memoria x Haganai crossover post!

This time, I’ve decided to do Mikaela as Sena. The process is the same deal with Julia as Yozora. Took screenshots of Sena from the OP sequence, stitched them together, traced and colored, and added Mikaela’s face and hairstyle. Note that these are from the first season’s OP, you won’t find em in the OP of NEXT (just in case you haven’t watched Haganai).

Mikaela as Sena from Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (Haganai)

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Again, I’m borrowing my sister’s tablet, so my drawing and coloring is very rough. Kashiwazaki Mikaela, lol. Mikaela and Sena are quite similar in a way in terms of personality (as well as both being blonde and such XD).

And… I have one more present for you guys. I’ve created my own rendition of Haganai NEXT’s ED music, “Bokura no Tsubasa.” One of the most beautiful ED themes IMO; search on youtube if you wanna listen to the original. Yes, an art post and a music post. 🙂

Enjoy!

-Ryne (project manager)

Happy Birthday, Julia!

February 27, 2013 at 1:14 pm | Posted in Artwork, Characters, Other | 2 Comments
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If you’ve read Julia’s profile at the Characters page, then you’ll notice it’s her birthday today. Happy birthday, Julia!

So what? I want to celebrate the birthday of one of my characters. I’m sure there are other people who do it with their own projects…

Since my sister let me borrow her tablet for a bit, I’ve decided to try something fun. One of my favorite anime is “Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai” (aka Haganai), and I’ve decided to do a trace. What I’ve did was took screenshots of Yozora from the OP sequence, and stitched the images together. I’ve then traced and colored it, and then added Julia’s face, hairstyle, and glasses.

Julia as Yozora from Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (Haganai)

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You see, I’m not exactly skilled in using a tablet and Sai, or drawing for that matter. The lines, coloring and shading are quite rough. But this was worth trying. 😀 Hm… Mikazuki Julia? Though, it’s kind of hard imagining Julia being tomboyish, but she and Yozora certainly have similar hairstyles (and body :P).

I might do the same thing with the rest of the girls later, that is, if my sister won’t be using her tablet for a while (when will she resume character artworks?!).

Enjoy!

-Ryne (project manager)

For Julia fans

November 23, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Posted in Artwork, Characters, Cosplay, Other | Leave a comment
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…or Madoka Magica, Akemi Homura/Moemura fans, or everyone. Consider this a somewhat late Thanksgiving post. 😛

A month ago me and my sis went to LA to watch the Madoka Magica movie (on the last day of showing). Here’s that cute Moemura cosplayer I was talking about on twitter (hehe):

Madoka Magica Cosplayer - Akemi Homura (Moemura)

I didn’t see much of Homura cosplayers at AX2012, and they weren’t exactly great, IMO. But that one at the Madoka movie showing was pretty cute. More pics of some other cosplayers are in here. Yeah, I could’ve posted that earlier but I was kind of lazy (and had other priorities). 😛

Oh, and Julia cosplaying as Homura. Yes, sis did that a little over a year ago, but it’s worth showing off again. 😉

Julia as Akemi Homura

Looking at all the memes revolving around Madoka Magica, i.e. perverted Homura… hm, perverted Julia? It’s kind of hard imagining Julia being perverted, I’d say that her moral standards are… somewhat high, though not to the point that she’s a complete tight ass. If you’d like there’s more girls in Madoka costumes here. (hm… Homuhomu -> Juju? sorry had to be done XD)

You know, I could’ve sworn that my sis emailed me updated versions (more shaded versions) of the costumes. I’ll dig it up later and post them when I have time.

-Ryne (project manager)

The Future of Project Memoria

July 27, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Posted in Artwork, Other | 2 Comments
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Memoria characters group pic

Normally, I try to keep personal issues out of this blog. But I figure I have to post it since it’s affecting the project greatly.

The artworks, aka my sister Richelle’s drawings, form a significant component of the lifeblood of this project. I know that everyone likes to look at drawings of pretty anime girls, right? Even I do, I get very eager to see what new drawings she has come up with. But… as of this year, she hasn’t been posting much drawings. In fact, she only posted once this year.

According to her, it’s just not her priority right now. She has been going through so much stress lately, that it’s hard for her to even work on drawings. She, out of the blue, told me that she quits. But, after more than three years working on Memoria, I seriously doubt that she wants to quit. I mean, why throw away years of hard work?

So, I’ll say that she’s on hiatus indefinitely. I don’t know when she’ll continue working on them; she needs healing time. It could be a month, two months, or maybe into next year; I don’t know. I might have said on Twitter that I might have to recruit a new artist, but then if I did recruit a new one, that would be an insult to my sis and all the work and effort she has put in so far (and to this project, possibly everyone else).

I’ll continue posting on this blog, with story and musical updates, and among other things. If you want drawings, enjoy what there is for now, because there won’t be new ones for a while, I’m afraid. (more here and here -latter link NSFW-)

I’m not giving up on her, not only because she’s a major lifeblood component for this project, but because she’s my sister. I wish her the best.

Lastly, I like to thank our (me and my sis’s) followers for their support. We started this VN back in 2009 and I know it’s taking so long to complete. Thank you for sticking around and checking out our progress, and we hope you continue to. 🙂

– Ryne (project manager)

Project Memoria at Anime Expo 2012

July 5, 2012 at 11:44 am | Posted in Characters, Cosplay, Other | 1 Comment
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Project Memoria was at AX2012, and I’ve got the photos to prove it! We didn’t have a booth or anything, I just had my younger sister Richelle (aka the artist) dress as one of the Memoria girls, that is, Julia. She was asked at least four times by photographers to get her pic taken. ^.^

Okay, before anyone asks, she had to do several things to make this work; only about 70-75% of the costume is similar to Julia’s. So…

  1. blue plaid skirts were quite expensive for her, so she settled for a plain blue skirt
  2. she used to have loafers but gave them away well before, so she substituted in some Mary Janes
  3. settled for a red tie (with black designs) since she was having trouble finding a plain pink tie; and
  4. because she felt her hair was lacking in volume, she used extensions and tied her hair up, kind of like Anna’s hair. In essence, it’s like she’s cosplaying two characters at the same time, Julia and Anna. XD

Aaand… here are the pics; click them to view larger (all photos were resized from originals). Compare them to her artworks of Julia and/or Anna and judge for yourselves. Check out the gallery if you want to see more of her.

Richelle dressed up as JuliaRichelle in Julia costume CRichelle in Julia costume D

Also, some more pics of various other goodies, including figurines and other cosplayers. Mostly Madoka stuff, but I have others too.

Mirai Suenaga Car 3dMadoka Magica CosplayMadoka Magica Print

Again, more pics can be found in the gallery. I would like it if any of you can help me in identifying some of the anime being portrayed; a good number are unfamiliar to me.

Here’s what I brought home:

Madoka Magica - Nendoroid Petit Figures - Madoka and Kyouko

Some Madoka Nendoroid Petits… and (NSFW) Madoka H-doujinshi (NSFW, yes, I had to get them). Wanted to get the Sayaka, Kyouko, and Mami Figmas (and other non Madoka items), but didn’t want to spend too much. There was also a Homura dakimakura that is sooo moe, but didn’t get it due to the price; the material is sooooo nice and silky. Sister got a number of items as well including masks, a t-shirt, poster, and among other things.

Oh yeah, did I mention that I might have seen Peter Payne at the J-List booth (he’s the founder, I believe)? I should’ve got a pic of him! 😦

Lastly, you might be thinking: where’s photos of Ryne?! Well, I took these photos, and I’m not much of interest to look at anyway, since I’m not cosplaying. XD I’d be kind of weird to cosplay as a character who shares your name, though (Ryne cosplaying as Memoria Ryne, lol). You’re going to have to beg and ask Richelle since she took pics of me while we’re there on her smartphone (separate from camera).

Summary

If you haven’t seen already, there are much more pics in the gallery.

I wish we could’ve been there for the entire four days; we could only attend one day because of work stuff (albeit on last day of AX2012). But one day is better than no days, right? This is the second time me and my sis have been at AX, the first being in 2005; long time since! Me and my sis had a blast at AX2012, and seeing so many new things (including cosplayers) made it worthwhile. Maybe our next AX will feature Mikaela and the other girls (and exactly matching Memoria school uniforms!). ^_^

– Ryne

Overdue Updates and More

March 22, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Posted in Characters, Music, Other | Leave a comment
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Pixæl Works Site

As you may have noticed I don’t update my Pixæl Works site often. However, I’ve decided to update the layout a bit and add new content. Come check out the site and play some of my old visual novels, listen to my musical renditions from various videogames and anime, and among other things.

Speaking of which, I’ve created renditions of music from the anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica, as well as Infinite Stratos. I created them several months back, but I figured they’re worth sharing here.

Let me know if anything is broken in the site, especially regarding the layouts and such.

Pixæl Soft Gallery

Decided to create a new theme for the gallery; check it out here, and let me know if anything is broken.

Character Pages

And finally, I’ve updated the Characters page of the blog to reflect the current state of Memoria’s story. And made the layout a bit nicer, too. Again, let me know if anything is broken or messed up.

Hope you all enjoy the new stuff I posted. I need to get my sister to post new artworks, because I know you all want to see new artworks of the girls. 😉

-Ryne (project manager)

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