The Vanguard Vortex: The Maidens of Massive PAIN

With Fighters’ Collection 2015 Winter just behind us, Maidens have gotten a couple of support cards, and my god is it glorious. After the release of Rambling Rose, Neo Nectar is the only other clan that stands next to DOTE-X with a 100% Legion loop. This isn’t where we’ll stop, though. I’ll be posting a Maidens build, along with a personal twist on this archetype. Continue reading


The Vanguard Vortex: Sakuya’s 4Nemuel.dek


Well, it’s not MY 4Nemuel.dek. It’s almost every single 4Nemuel.dek out there, maybe with one maindeck card change. I’ll be covering the maindeck lineup, with some thoughts on the Stride deck.

Grade 0
4x Duo Lovers Singer, Darling
4x Duo Grampus Turn, Shannon (Crit)
4x Duo Love Joker, Chulym (Crit)
4x Duo Pride Crown, Madeira (Crit)
4x Duo Tropical Healer, Medjerda (Heal)

Grade 1
4x Duo Petite Etoile, Peace
4x Duo Gorgeous Lady, Kazuha
4x PR♥ISM-Duo, Aria (Sentinel)
2x Duo Clear Parasol, Kura

Grade 2
4x Duo Beloved Child of the Sea Palace, Minamo
4x Duo Mini Heart, Rhone
4x Duo Lovely Devil, Vepar

Grade 3
4x Duo Lovely Angel, Nemuel

Grade 4
2x School Etoile, Olivia
1x Legendary PR♥ISM-Duo, Nectaria
2x Rain Elemental, Madew
3x Legend of the Glass Shoes, Amoris

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The Vanguard Vortex: G-BT04 Updates!

Neo Nectar

Grade 0
Maiden of Physalis (FV)
8x Crit (4x Flower Garden Maiden, Mylis)
4x Draw

Grade 1
4x Maiden of Cherry Stone
4x Maiden of Passionflower
3x Valkyrie of Reclamation, Padmini
2x Early Flowering Maiden, Pia

Grade 2
4x Maiden of Cherry Bloom
3x Maiden of Flower Screen
4x Wisteria Knight

Grade 3
3x Ranunculus Flower Maiden, Ahsha
3x Maiden of Rambling Rose
2x Maiden of Trailing Rose

Grade 4
4x Jingle Flower Dragon
2x Dream-spinning Ranunculus, Ahsha
1x Flower Princess of Spring, Arborea
1x Flower Princess of Spring’s Beginning, Primavera

Possible Changes
-1 Cherry Bloom, +1 Pia
-1 Cherry Bloom, +1 Trailing Rose
-1 Cherry Bloom, +1 Ahsha

-2 Jingle Flower, +2 Ahsha


Gear Chronicle

Grade 0
Timepiece Dracokid (FV)
8x Crit (4x Heart Thump Worker)
4x Luckypot Dracokid

Grade 1
4x Steam Maiden, Arlim
4x Steam Breath Dragon
3x Summit Crest Gear Wolf
2x Steam Fighter, Ur-ningin

Grade 2
4x Steam Fighter, Kalibum
4x Steam Fighter, Amber
3x Upstream Dragon

Grade 3
4x Chronojet Dragon
4x Steam Fighter, Balih

Grade 4
4x Interdimensional Dragon, Ragnaclock Dragon
2x Chronodragon Nextage
1x Interdimensional Dragon, Lost Age Dragon
1x Interdimensional Dragon, Epoch-maker Dragon

Possible Changes
-2 Ragnaclock, +2 Nextage
-1 Epoch-maker, +1 Faterider/Upheaval Pegasus
-1 Lost Age, +1 Faterider/Upheaval Pegasus
-1 Kalibum, -1 Amber, -1 Upstream Dragon, +3 Glimmer Breath

Grisaia no Kajitsu: A VN-to-Anime Side-by-Side [Episode 1]

Welcome to a new series of posts for the Grisaia no Kajitsu anime. I’ve been watching it intently for 5 episodes now, and at many points, they are starting to compress the incredibly large VN (around 50+ hours). This is made for me to point out the compressions and express my thoughts on them. A VN is incredibly tough to go through especially if there is no True End, and the routes all include a romantic relationship with the protagonist. Continue reading