Monthly Updates: March 2020

Hi, this is the Prophet Driller from Drillimation Systems.

Spring is only a few weeks away, and March is typically the month where everything needs to be green. But in some regions, it’s not typically. Generally, March 3 marks Hinamatsuri, or Girl’s Day, a holy day in Shinto where parents set up tiered hina dolls to wish their daughters good luck. They are intended to remove the impure spirits from them, but must be put away after Hinamatsuri, or otherwise, the girl wouldn’t be married happily. In the card above, we depict Driller and Kagami as the emperor and empress generally on the top row. What’s not depicted in the second or third rows are the court ladies and musicians.

You may also recall last week was Emperor Naruhito’s birthday, the first celebration of that holiday in the new Reiwa era. One user on Instagram used the emperor and empress hina dolls to honor him and his wife. Generally, the emperor wears a robe called a sokutai, Driller’s is red similar to what his grandfather Hirohito wore during his enthronement, and the empress wearing a junihitoe, or twelve layer robe, which is a very elegant and complex kimono worn by court ladies and the empress during the Heian era, but today it is only worn at important imperial ceremonial functions, such as weddings and enthronements. It is also very heavy, weighing an average of 20 kilograms (approximately 40 lbs.), so if you’re a cosplayer, you might want to aim for the simplified five layers, which was introduced during the Edo period.

Secret stage now complete!

You may recall in the video above about a new, secret stage in Chuhou Joutai. Well, we did add it. Like in Touhou Project, it is our honor to add a new, secret stage to those players who completed the main game, but you can only unlock it after an achievement is unlocked. Yes, in the month of March, we are adding achievements to Chuhou Joutai. We have a few screenshots to showcase it:

I want to promote a Drillimation product in a Super Bowl commercial someday, but they’re very expensive to get out, costing an average of $250,000 to run. But hey, the best definition of Super Bowl is 30-second clips of men running in between commercials.

Problems about weather in March

In late February in my area, a blizzard apparently dropped nearly a foot of snow. March (September in Southern Hemisphere) is the month where winter is supposed to end, but it tends to start whenever it wants to, and end whenever it wants. It is possible to see snow on the ground as early as October (or April in the Southern Hemisphere). Just wait until after Halloween, buddy! What about November (May in Southern Hemisphere)? Yeah, nobody gives a flying hoot about that. It’s a glutton of a season, it devours everything around it. And even after winter is over, it’s still possible to see snow on the ground! If you’re gonna start it early, just end it early!

St. Patrick’s Day is supposed to be a green holiday, but it’s almost always blanketed in snow! I remember as a child, I used to go outside attempting to look for four-leaf clovers. However, there’s no chance you’ll find one in this kind of weather! You’d have a better chance of finding a leprechaun! Also, winter can last into early April (October in Southern Hemisphere), which can really anger those in Canada since it’s a snowy country, so does Russia.

Last details

I also wrote a new series of articles titled Know Thy Enemy, which is designed to showcase the enemies in Chuhou Joutai. In addition, I hope to get the game done by the end of the month. We would also like to congratulate Twitter user @okasion2012, who won the free beta copy of Chuhou Joutai. We’re also congratulating Twitter user @yakwaxlips who also won a free beta copy for being Drillimation’s 1,000th follower on Twitter. Last week, we smashed 1,000 followers on Twitter. I would never see a bigger, better day than that!

This is what I drew to commemorate it. Kagami Ochiai as a maid.

We hope you have a great March.


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