Just a FYI for anyone interested, Carpe Fulgur (Reccetear / Chantelise) just released a demo for their next imported translation, Fortune Summoners. VERY different game this time around - a side scrolling chibi action RPG. Demo Get.
Even with clumsy old keyboard controls, combat seems quite fun, once you get used to the floaty-ness of moving around. Sounds like it might have shades of The Lost Vikings to it as well (swapping between three characters with different abilities to solve different puzzles in dungeons).
I would advise turning the music waaaaaaaay down, but other than that it seems like it might be a reasonable distraction in an otherwise dead January (they say it should be on Steam/Gamersgate on the 17th).