Ri’s Reccs: March & April 2019 Edition


Ladies and gentlemen (???), Ri’s here to interrupt your scheduled programming to actually (briefly) review & recommend some drama CDs for once.

I’ve always wanted to review things but since I never want to fully commit, I’ll be testing out this format!

There will be no major spoilers (I’ll save that for a full review), I’ll give some quick impressions, and then the rest will be me blabbing about whatever CDs I found piqued my fancy these two months.

If that sounds like a good time to you, read on! 😘


Key

🌶 Spiciness Meter (NSFW-ness)

Out of 5. Based on how hot filthy the “action” tracks are, and the quantity. Also an evaluation of how ‘PWP’ it is.

🏆 Final Overall Rating

Out of 5. Where Ri throws stars at a CD based on how much it matches her tastes. A holistic take on how enjoyable the CD was from my perspective. Tastes may vary, so take this evaluation as you will. (You do you, fab person!) *I will rarely rate anything less than 4 in these lists since… they’re my reccs. 😘


Disclaimer

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Purchasing Guides

Official, totally non-sketch CDs


ヒモ、拾いました。(Himo, Hiroimashita)


This one shouldn’t be surprising if you’ve seen my tweet about Furukawa’s volume. 😉

Just like Furukawa’s CD, this CD had its hilarious moments, and when you can gracefully marry comedy and all the smut, I’m sold.

🙃 This might be for you if you like…
  • Higher, playful voices (Hama-san’s voice is in a higher register)
  • Comedy with your smut
  • Subversion of the stereotypical homemaker (if he can even be called that…)/breadwinner dynamic
⚠️ Warnings (Maybe avoid this CD if you’re squicked by and/or dislike…)
  • Comedy with your smut
  • Good-for-nothing freeloading guys
🌶 Spiciness Meter (NSFW-ness)

🌶🌶/ 5

🏆 Final Overall Rating

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ / 5

👀 Does Ri Recc?

Yes!

(This section might feel rhetorical since I already named the post “Ri’s Reccs,” but I’ll let you know if I have any apprehensions about recommending something… like you’ll see below)

Favorite Tokuten?

Stella.

🛍 Information and Purchase Links

ヒモ、拾いました。

CV: 夜乃かずお (Hama Kento)

(Himo, hiroimashita.)

Synopsis | Official Site

Purchase Links
Sample
NSFW! Headphones advised.

ばぶばぶ本舗 1 イケメンパパ編 (Babu Babu Honpo 1, Ikemen Papa Hen)

“Hi, yes, I’ll take you for ~$23/hr juST TO TRY THIS OUT”

Ok.

I’ll admit I’d be the first person to side eye anyone who actually enjoys this CD, but hear me out.

It hits the spot (no pun intended 💦) if you’re looking for no-strings-attached, mindless fluffy PWP (p*rn w/o plot). The whole premise centers around the fact that you’re an exhausted OL (probably) that wants to spend her hard-earned cash roleplaying the baby girl to some hot, doting dad, um, figure.

And what does she do?

She goes to an establishment called Babu Babu Honpo (lit. essentially something like “Goo-goo-ga-ga Shop,” in English, I know, I know) and starts tossing them 一千円札s at Masato, who is one of the shop’s most popular… offerings. (Spoiler alert: It’s because he’s hot.)

You could almost be fooled into thinking that this entire CD was just some weird baby roleplaying CD, if you totally took out the NSFW tracks. Masato essentially spends the majority of the CD baby-talking to you, and honestly—it was calming enough that I could fall asleep.

Granted, I get that this CD is teetering into squick-ville. The verdict is: don’t listen to this CD if you can’t get over the cognitive dissonance of him speaking to you like a baby even when you know you/the MC is not a baby.

I came in knowing with full certainty that the story was framed around the idea that Masato and the MC are two consenting adults, and the MC is paying to be treated like a baby by Masato. If you can get on board with that storyline, you like Nogami Shou’s voice, and you can get over the guilt that comes with liking a CD with such a unique concept, who knows? Maybe you’ll enjoy it.

Again, not here to kinkshame, just kink-same. 😉


🙃 This might be for you if you like…
  • Higher voices
  • Being spoiled or coddled
  • Something light and fluffy; PWP
  • Calling someone ‘papa’
⚠️ Warnings (Maybe avoid this CD if you’re squicked by and/or dislike…)
  • Age play
  • Baby talk
  • Roleplaying baby girl/papa relationship
  • “Host” characters (MC pays for his services.)
🌶 Spiciness Meter (NSFW-ness)

🌶🌶🌶🌶/ 5

🏆 Final Overall Rating

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/ 5

👀 Does Ri Recc?

Hesitantly, yes… (I’m biased towards Nogami Shou’s voice please don’t look at me like that…)

Favorite Tokuten?

Stella. Ngl, it’s because Masato fakes getting mad at MC for messing around with a tissue box when she’s being mischievous, and it’s real cute. Up until it gets all sexy. 🙈

🛍 Information and Purchase Links

ばぶばぶ本舗 1 イケメンパパ編

CV: 湯町駆 (Nogami Shou)

(Babubabu honpo 1 • Ikemen papa hen)

Synopsis | Official Site

Purchase Links
Sample
NSFW! Headphones advised.

舐め男子 (Name Danshi)

Um I’ll take 10 thanKS

…pHEW. 💦💦

In short: Boi licks a lot of things off of you, incl. something that’s… from him, at one point. Unabashedly. And repeatedly.

Some groveling is involved when he’s in puppy mode, which is great since the first track he’s all ‘business mode’ at the company where you both work at (he’s your boss), and it’s great since, well, 萌え gap. (He does give you some kisses at work though. And proceeds to lick your cheek since he can’t hold himself back. Naughty.)

Basically if you want PWP and love Satou’s voice, bUY THIS.

Also he uses his lower voice in this so I’M???!! ok.


🙃 This might be for you if you like…
  • Satou using a voice in a lower register
  • Bois who shamelessly lick things (so a lot of licking noises, k?)
  • Bois who can do do-S and submissive puppy boTH
  • Being called ご主人様 (goshujin-sama/master)
  • PWP
⚠️ Warnings (Maybe avoid this CD if you’re squicked by and/or dislike…)
  • The idea of him licking you… everywhere
  • Like above, licking noises
  • Bois with licking fetishes
  • I think you get the pattern by now
🌶 Spiciness Meter (NSFW-ness)

🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶/ 5

🏆 Final Overall Rating

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/ 5

👀 Does Ri Recc?

yEP

Favorite Tokuten?

Both, all, everything, bye. (But especially the Animate tokuten.)

🛍 Information and Purchase Links

舐め男子

CV: 土門熱 (Satou Takuya)

(Name danshi)

Synopsis | Official Site

Purchase Links
Sample
Sample Voice 3 • (NSFW! Headphones advised.)

わたしのおかしなナイト ~結婚を急ぎすぎる水瀬駿治の場合~ (Watashi no okashi na naito • kekkon wo isogisugiru)

He’s so awkward in the first tracks, it’s great.

Following with the theme of feel-good CDs, I have to give an honorable mention to a CD by one of the kings of R-18, Nakazawa-san.

I wasn’t sure what to expect given that this CD is from a completely new label, but I was pleasantly surprised.

If you like the idea of boy meets girl and boy falls in love with girl at breakneck speed, then this might be for you?

Also did I mention he’s a bumbling, awkward, adorable mess during the CD? Because that was the main draw for me, honestly.

He offers you his arm-pillow at one point and caveats it with “I hope you’re comfortable even though it’s mostly all muscle.”


🙃 This might be for you if you like…
  • Cute, bumbling awkward bois that don’t look like they would be bumbling awkward bois
  • Said bumbing boi using largely keigo (formal language)
  • Nakazawa using a slightly lower voice
⚠️ Warnings (Maybe avoid this CD if you’re squicked by and/or dislike…)
  • Unremarkable modern day settings?
  • Bois who want to marry you ASAP
🌶 Spiciness Meter (NSFW-ness)

🌶🌶🌶/ 5

🏆 Final Overall Rating

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/ 5

👀 Does Ri Recc?

Yes!

🛍 Information and Purchase Links

わたしのおかしなナイト ~結婚を急ぎすぎる水瀬駿治の場合~

CV: 佐和真中 (Nakazawa Masatomo)

(Watashi no okashi na naito • kekkon wo isogisugiru)

Synopsis | Official Site

Purchase Links
Samples

And now, the questionable doujin CDs


良いんですよ、お嬢様 (Iindesuyo, Ojou-sama)

They. are. so. cute.

Hi! Haven’t you heard? Violet Ribbon’s DLsite releases own my soul.

Generally speaking, I love pretty much everything from Violet Ribbon – and this release is no exception.

In case you don’t know about Violet Ribbon, it’s a circle that almost exclusively focuses on scenarios in which the MC is dominant/a seme (e.g. in this case, quite literally), do-S, etc.

Basically, in Violet Ribbon works, MC is almost always the dom/a do-S, and the love interest is almost always a sub/do-M.

You can probably guess how much I liked the sound of that.

If you want to lure me into a trap, dangle a Violet Ribbon release in front of me.

This CV (栂井栄人) is also in a bunch of BL-situation doujin CDs (in which you’re a man, and the 攻め seme 🙃), and I love his voice. He gets loud. Maybe that has something to do with it.

Quick Synopsis

Premise wise, you’re a rich young lady living with her two faithful, devoted butlers at a large estate. After discovering that you aren’t quite the same as every other woman, namely in the sense of your “assets,” you’ve become somewhat of a recluse. Since your parents have passed away, Lucas and Matisse, your butlers, dote on you entirely. Given that your household is pretty much you and your two butlers now, you think you’re the daughter of a fallen house. In actuality, a lot of the servants discovered your secret, and were gunning for your inheritance before Lucas and Matisse dismissed them all for your safety.


🙃 This might be for you if you like…
  • The idea of being the seme in a seme/uke dynamic
  • Being the one “taking” instead of just being “taken,” iykwim 😏
  • 3Ps
  • Butlers
  • A butler with KANSAI-BEN (yeS PLEASE), so bois with accents
  • Loud, needy bois
⚠️ Warnings (Maybe avoid this CD if you’re squicked by and/or dislike…)
  • Loud slurping (don’t say I didn’t warn you, the first track is dedicated to ear licking)
  • The idea of having a d*ck and using it 🍆🤷🏻‍♀️
🌶 Spiciness Meter (NSFW-ness)

🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶/ 5

🏆 Final Overall Rating

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/ 5

👀 Does Ri Recc?

Yes.

🛍 Information and Purchase Links

良いんですよ、お嬢様

CVs: 栂井栄人 & 志羽至

(Iindesuyo, Ojou-sama)

Purchase Link
Samples

私の整体師さん (Watashi no seitaishi-san)

Guys, I ❤️ him.

Oh my god, this CD was one of my unexpected favorites of March/April. He’s so cute. (And big teddy bears aren’t usually my type.)

Also, Dusk doing fluff CDs like this is still surreal to me. Biggest plot twist? The scenario writer, 雪華さん (Setsuka-san), is the same as the methodical mastermind behind poster-boy-for-extreme-yanderes, Saijou Touji, of the infamous Kankinon series. Honestly, this was just probably a flex of their writing skills.

But I’m here for it.

Please give us more.

🙃 This might be for you if you like…
  • Lower voices (Hidenori-san is much more of a baritone here)
  • Slightly-awkward, big, cuddly, teddy bears
  • ‘Chivalry’ in your romance
  • The idea of bossing around a much larger man in the bedroom
  • Massages 😏
  • Playful, teasing, do-S heroines (uGH YES)
⚠️ Warnings (Maybe avoid this CD if you’re squicked by and/or dislike…)
  • This CD is generally inoffensive and wholesome, so I can’t really think of anything…
  • Fluff? Buff dudes? Guys who’ve had previous relationships? (Mentioned in the last track)
🌶 Spiciness Meter (NSFW-ness)

🌶🌶🌶/ 5

🏆 Final Overall Rating

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/ 5

👀 Does Ri Recc?

Yes.

🛍 Information and Purchase Links

私の整体師さん

CVs: 久喜大 (Takahashi Hidenori)

(Watashi no seitaishi-san)

Official Site

Purchase Link
Samples

Bonus Section

(a.k.a. ‘Pulled from Dauri’s shamefully large backlog’)

Hi, dear reader.

You’ve essentially reached the b-roll of this post, since I needed a section to scream about CDs that I glossed over in my backlog but were gems all along.

In this edition, that CD is:

びいどろ心中~三夜の夢 仰木千久佐の場合~ (Biidoro shinchuu 〜Sanya Ougi Chigusa no baai〜)

my newest mistake

Do you like haughty, rich tsunderes and historical settings????

If yes, guess what—Chigusa’s your new boi.

For some reason this series never really registered on my radar, but I’m so glad I got the chance to realize how magnificent this particular CD is.

To put things in perspective, I typically hate haughty ore-sama types.

But he’s so painfully tsundere that it makes up for it. He consistently tries to make you jealous or remind you that he absolutely does not like you even though by the end he’s head over heels.

Also, his name is cute af.

I rest my case.

Quick Synopsis

Heroine is a maid for a big, fancy family. Second son, Ougi Chigusa (the love interest of this CD) has been raised to lead the household since the eldest son is of weak constitution. Chigusa is a massive tsundere that fell in love with heroine at first sight, even though he calls her (paraphrased) “a dull, bland girl from hicksville” (heroine is from the countryside) at some point. He doesn’t mean it and it’ll just make you love him more, maybe.


🙃 This might be for you if you like…
  • Upper-mid range voices
  • Historical settings (I think it might be Showa?)
  • Tsunderes.
  • Cute feminine names like Chigusa that seem hilariously inappropriate for a tsundere 坊っちゃん.
  • The option for a sad ending (*then again, the alternate ending is only available as the Animate tokuten)
⚠️ Warnings (Maybe avoid this CD if you’re squicked by and/or dislike…)
  • Tsunderes. It goes both ways.
  • Haughty ore-samas.
  • Mention of attempted sexual assault. (Not by our boy Chigusa though.)
  • The love interest yelling at the listener, but not because he likes her or anything.
🌶 Spiciness Meter (NSFW-ness)

🌶🌶🌶/ 5

🏆 Final Overall Rating

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/ 5

👀 Does Ri Recc?

Def.

Favorite Tokuten?

HOBiGIRLS.

(Chigusa and you both go to a festival and when the proprietor of a booth asks you two if you’re lovers, this boi replies that you’re his wife instead and he sounds so happy about it and I CAN’T)

🛍 Information and Purchase Links

びいどろ心中~三夜の夢 仰木千久佐の場合~

CVs: 泉菊之介 (Miura Hiroaki)

(Biidoro shinchuu 〜Sanya Ougi Chigusa no baai〜)

Official Site

Purchase Links
Samples

Thanks for reading this edition of Ri’s Reccs! Check back in another two months to hear me scream about other CDs to you for the next edition.

❤️ Dauri

20 Comments

  • Lisa says:

    AAAAAAGH thank you so much for the recs! I’m gonna keep an eye on them hehe

  • Berri says:

    Please do more of these! These reviews were hilarious and awesome! Also really glad I ordered Chigusa’s volume @ Hobigirls now, got that sweetness to look forward to.

    • dauriculaire says:

      Awww, thanks for the warm words, Berri! Will definitely try my hand at continuing this type of post so you all can judge me for enjoy my reccs. 😉

      And omg, I’m so excited for you to enjoy Chigusa because he’s???? so fab. (I’m sure you can tell I’m smitten by now…)

      • Berri says:

        That Setsuka-san CD sounds like my thing, save for like… The sound of me bossing him around? I’m like the guy in Name Danshi, ya know? I’ll do whatever makes you happy, boi~ So like, idk, does he LIKE the bossing around orrr…?

  • Anon says:

    Really appreciate the reviews!
    “The idea of bossing around a much larger man” – Oooh yesss. Finally. Thanks for bringing this one to our attention.

    • dauriculaire says:

      You’re very welcome, anon! Thanks for sharing in my enthusiasm for bossing larger men around. 🙃

  • Eryma says:

    Loooooove your recommendations, and I wholeheartedly agree with your review about Babu Babu. I was thinking, ‘Uh…’ based on the synopsis, but when I listened to it, most relaxing and stress-free CD ever. Also, Chisuga is an absolute sweetheart, I loved the firefly scene, it was such a touching moment between him and MC. Your review has also encouraged me to get 私の整体師さん, Do-S MC = yas.

    Thanks for taking the time to put together a recs list; I absolutely love the new blog and the layout!

    • dauriculaire says:

      You’re so sweet, thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and approval, Eryma. 😘

      I totally agree, if you take Babu Babu at face value, maybe skip the R-18 tracks, lower the volume, dim the lights, and wrap yourself in blankets, it’s a great sleeping aid. 😂

      And ugh I know, I also felt my heart melt a little when Chigusa admitted to confronting [spoiler] on MC’s behalf. I’m still a sucker for chivalry ok

      I hope you enjoy the big teddy bear that is Jirou-the-former-American-football-player! It was def one of the rare gems from March, and since Dusk is dangling a bonus track in front of us if we get up to 1000 downloads, I feel like my duty is to try and get us closer to that number as much as possible…

  • garden says:

    thanks for doing this. hope you’ll keep doing more! I’ve been curious of the babubabu honpo. the concept is yikes! but the second vol is by my kryptonite so prolly gonna be getting that particular one. oooh but that tsundere bocchan seems interesting. the cover arts made me think of something yan, but thank god it’s not.

    • dauriculaire says:

      Will do my best, and you’re welcome! Again, don’t feel compelled to check out Babu Babu Honpo if the concept squicks you out; certainly ok for everyone here to have different tastes and tolerance levels for weird concepts. 🙂 The other volumes of Biidoro do kind of give off the yan-vibes, so I get you there. (It does seem that the first volume does involve confinement in a tokuten at some point, however, so I wouldn’t write that volume off as yan-free.)

  • z says:

    strange 土門熱 did that instead of 調教執事

    • dauriculaire says:

      Tbh I’m def not complaining. But would’ve been even better if he was in both. 💁🏻‍♀️

  • Love says:

    Thank you so much for the recombinations! I love your reviews, I hope you do more of them!!

  • gummy says:

    MORE OF THESE PLS & THANK U. LOL. These are super fun. I love hearing your thoughts and am alwayssss looking for more recs >:)

  • l says:

    I really enjoyed reading all of these, thank you for the reccs! Name Danshi piqued my interest the most tho – sometimes all we need is a good pwp with a dash of do/m dynamics and being called ご主人様. Thanks for including doujin cds as well! There’s a lot of good ones out there that deserve love. I hope you do another recc list sometime! <3

    • dauriculaire says:

      So glad you enjoyed my reccs, and thank you for the kind words 😘! Hopefully within the next 50 or so years I can get back to writing another one of these types of posts since I genuinely enjoyed it and enjoyed sharing with all of you despite the lingering fear of being judged hardcore, so I’ll endeavor to do one again soon!

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