[Cosplay] sweet pool Ⅱ

May 10, 2010 at 1:41 pm (BL, cosplay(コスプレ), doujin(同人), otaku word)

 I think I have been crazy about sweet pool. Now my brain is full of this game. What is going on? 病んでるのはこのゲームのキャラだけでたくさんです(笑)I think I tend to love such a deep and sad story rather than happy conclusion. Of course I do like happy endings so that nothing is left, but sweet pool actually left something inside me. Even now I can’t come off this sloppy feeling. Something like this didn’t happen to me since I watched Mirage of Blaze. Oh I shouldn’t have played this game…but it was so nice to play actually. WTF, which is better? I guess this is why most Nitro +Chiral fangirls get attracted. If you don’t accept bad endings, I don’t recommend this game. However, if you like something really deep and sad, I seriously do. And after you finished playing it, something would remain inside you for sure. It would be going to chase you and you can’t come off for a while. Umm, I feel I want to cosplay Shiki in Togainu no Chi to change my mood.

 Anyway, in Japan we had a long vacation called Golden Week. My vacation started from April 29th to May 5th. You don’t need to ask what I was doing, because there is only one thing. Yes, cosplay. I joined the cosplay events for two days and had a photoshooting for one. Too much, ne? ホントよくやるよこのオッサンは…

 In this entry, I shall upload sweet pool cosplay photos, but be aware of that it contains some spoliers.

 There are some key scenes I want to copy. Well, it is NOT Youji’s オナニー, but some other scenes such as a scene in which Tetsuo comes to Youji’s room to bring some food or something like that.

 And the ending scenes. There are four endings for Tetsuo, and I did two of them. One is that Tetsuo is leaving the room with saying good-bye, and the other is that Tetsuo forgets about Youji because of the accidnet. As for the former, I just copied as it is but as for the latter I actually made it as I like. We say 捏造ED [netsuzou ending] to mean such an fabricated ending. Some cosplayers might change the plot as they like if they do not like the original. For example, some Code Geass cosplayers change the ending so that Lelouch and Suzaku can be happy together. Yes, so I did the same. Because…I just wanted Tetsuo and Youji be happy in the end. Having said that, I didn’t change it that much. Yet this cosplay photos  require your patience.  

ひとつだけ、願いがあった。  

どうか―                            

自分が幸せだったように

哲雄にも幸せになってほしい

この先、何事もなく

人として、最後まで

生きることが出来るように

どうか、幸せに

ただ、それだけを―

「それじゃ、行ってくる」

―哲雄…

 Well I so cried at this ending. But I am still wondering what happend to Youji. I have asked my friend panytale who also likes sweet pool about this. We concluded Youji lost a shape of human being, but just his life remained. But Tetsuo asks him to shut the window. If Youji really lost a shape, he couldn’t act that way, could he?

 So next is the last ending. In this conclusion, Tetsuo forgets about Youji after the incident. When he is back to school, Youji is left. And five years past. On the way to home, Tetsuo suddenly remembers Youji, and feels sadness for his lost love. I am still wondering what happened to Youji. Did he really die? At any rate, I sooo cried at this ending. The ED song,”Miracles May” goes so well with this. Why did they have to fall apart? After all, there is no happy ending in this game. It really saddens me. I just wanted the two be happy. Well, that really hurts. It is more heartbreaking than Mirage of Blaze which is my favorite.

 Lastly let me say this, I love Tetsuo. I really do.

哲雄…

もう一度、名前を呼んでほしい。

あの、低く響く声で。この世で一番優しい声で。

もう一度、名前を―。

 

記憶の中に微かに残る残像。

突然現れては消えていく。 

 そんな時は必ず不意に襲ってくる喪失感。

胸が締め付けられるほどに―。

蓉司…

哲雄…

…?

―幸せになればいいのに。女、取っ替え引っ替えしてたんじゃなかったのか。

―俺は…ずっと一人だろ。

―俺が、またお前を見つけるまで。

 

Series: sweet pool

Characters: Sakiyama Youji, Shironuma Tetsuo

Cosplayer: bangin

Photographer: ruea

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15 Comments

  1. ponytale said,

    ( T-T) sigh you brought back the sad feelings I felt when I played sweet pool. It’s probably the first BL game that made me cry. Thanks for the lovely cosplay <3 and alternate ending? ^^ Your photographer did a great job too!

    That's a very handsome shot of you as Tetsuo looking back. It's one of my fav scenes from the game :)

    If cosplaying as Shiki would lift your spirits, please do so! X3

    • bangin said,

      Oh thank you very much.^^
      Yes I really love the ending, but prefer the station one! I wish they could meet again somehow…or an extra story maybe?

      Tetsuo will find Youji again like he did so. Youji is waiting for Tetsuo finding him!

      Shiki is cool, and you can buy the outfit at a cosplay shop. Also Akira!

      • ponytale said,

        And thanks for the eye candy (^///^) I like that scene of Tetsuo but it’s not my favourite ending tho :) My favourite ending is where they can be together! And that ending is not in the game lol~

        Yeah, this is one of the couples I wished so hard for them to be together :-\ That train ending is sad too but I agree with you… maybe there’s still a chance for them to find each other.

        You can also buy Rin’s outfit too :D Mmm I think you’ll look cool as Shiki XD

  2. Kar said,

    Hahah wow, I too prefer sad endings to happy ones. Mirage of Blaze was amazing and probably the only BL anime that I didn’t find ridiculous. Perhaps because happy endings seem too contrived and unreailstic.

    At any rate, I’ve been following your blog for a while and I really like how you present everything. It seems less like a “here’s some pics” blog and more like an in depth look into the anime and cosplay scene. You’re not a typical “otaku”, which I find refreshing. I’ve learned a lot of phrases from here! Keep it up – you’re got a very interesting blog! Also, you must have a gigantic fucking closet to hold all your costumes. XD

    • bangin said,

      Oh thank you for coming, and I am so happy you like my cosplay and Mirage of Blaze. Yes my closet is full right now and I am planning to buy a much bigger one. lol

      And I am just a typical geek and also so old.

  3. bangin said,

    ponytale: When I finished that ending, I finally what the theme song is meant to be. In the road unseen, we will meet again…or something like that. And when I found out, I couldn’t stop crying…

    Rin is almost like a girl! He is like the hero in Loveless, no?

    • ponytale said,

      Mmm… and we all wish in our hearts that miracles may… happen… :)

      Yeah, that’s why many female cosplayers like to cosplay Rin ^^ I did an online “Which Togainu no Chi character are you?” test once and got him as the result lol~ ah~ that’s right, Rin loves to take photos just like Ritsuka in Loveless. I didn’t see the similarity until you pointed it out.

  4. rzncu said,

    ;A; You’re reminding me of this again… I cried so much when I played it! Because there are no happy endings at all, which I think I enjoyed it even when the scenes made me sad at the same time.

    What’s special about sweet pool for me, is that there was really only one pair even though there were other characters like Zenya and Makoto routes, their endings are more like game over.
    The theme on the official website was right when it said:
    恋ではなく、愛でもなく。もっとずっと、深く重い。
    It might be the only BL game that wasn’t about love at all. Tho I loved Makoto the most, not because of his yandere-ness (even tho I do think of that as moe), but because of his last line of calling Youji. It can make me cry a little every time I listen to his last line.

    • bangin said,

      Oh you have played sweet pool, haven’t you? Well, I really love it, and it was so sad when the ending theme song played.
      Yes both Zenya and Makoto are bad endings. And there is no salvation, especially Makoto’s route.

      I think almost all the characters in this game are yandere. lol Just Tetsuo is not.
      I agree with you, when Tetsuo calls Youji’s name, it made me cry.

      • rzncu said,

        I think along the game, I almost wished that Youji could turn yandere because he’s always the one stuck with the bad ends, even if other characters have bad ends too, I don’t think they were on the most receiving end of the bad things XD

        Only the end with Tetsuo where Tetsuo leaves the house, that ending… I think Tetsuo had a worse end than Youji did, because it was very well hinted that when he came back, Youji won’t be there to greet him with okaeri anymore ;__;

  5. annachuu said,

    Hi there, I’m Anna from Malaysia! I used to be a sweet pool maniac, just fell out of it recently actually due to many reasons, but it shall always have a special place in my heart. I really liked looking at your Tetsuo cosplays! 格好よくててっちゃんと似てると思うよ^^実は私も年末日本で蓉司のコス(ノーマルそしてスペシャル善蓉女装メイドver(笑))予定がある。良かったらチャンスがあったらBLバーとか冬コミでも会いましょう!

    The グランドED was my favourite ending, I cried the most ;___; I believe that one day, Tetsuo will come to remember him again, and that they will be together again in spirit.

    Though I don’t really update about BL stuff anymore, I would be very happy if you checked out my blog (particularly the <a href="http://annachuu.livejournal.com/tag/sweet%20pool"sweet pool tag) and my art blog ^^ よろしくお願いします(^▽^)ノ♪

  6. annachuu said,

    あらっ、HTMLタグ閉めなかった。すみません、リンクはこれ:
    My blog’s sweet pool category

    • bangin said,

      Thank you for your message. And I am a bit surprised to hear a sweet pool fan from Malaysia.
      I really love this game and Tetsuo though I haven’t cosplayed him for a while. But I still love him. If I had a chance, I would like to cosplay him again.

      I visited your blog, you seem to be a big fan of Nitro Chiral, but I couldn’t find your cosplays. But some of the Japanese cosplayers you mentioned actually ring a bell to me.

      Are you coming to Japan this year end? If so, why don’t we cosplay sweet pool together?

  7. Renea said,

    I’m typing this near 2 in the frickin’ morning here in the Philippines and I don’t have much to say because I’m still speechless at how amazing you are in cosplaying and how perfect the second picture is and yes I’m babbling too much but: GAWD, YOU’RE ONE HECK OF A BRILLIANT COSPLAYER! XD

    • bangin said,

      Hi thank you for your comments! Yes I really love sweet pool even though there are not so many fans. I love Tetsuo the most! Who do you like the most? XD

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