Basic Story Premise: When you find yourself living together with Minato, you aren’t sure what to think. He’s very good looking, but he’s also very arrogant and bossy. And he teases you mercilessly. The day after you move in to your new home, you receive startling news at work: you’ve been transferred from your current department to the Seasonelle team… the same department that Minato works in. You can barely handle living with this guy… and now you’ve got to work with him too? What sparks will fly when the two of you are assigned to work on an article together and the boss suggests the two of you pretend to date in order to write a good article? As you start to see some of his good qualities, you can’t help but fall for him. But are the feelings mutual? Or will you just be the butt of another of Minato’s jokes?
My review with some spoilers, screenshots, and the CGs after the jump. No walk-through because both endings are available to read after you finish the story once.
But he does start to warm up to you when he sees how useful you are around the house: Looks like Minato has really low standards for female superheroes: be able to cook rice balls and turn on a washing machine. (The “thing” he is referring to is a washing machine.)
Minato and his rude sarcasm aside, the MC is able to crack past his tough exterior by mid-story. Oh, and it also helps that Shusei is around to explain some of Minato’s behavior. (Shusei, that may be the understatement of the year.)
My Opinion: I found myself enjoying this story more than I thought I would. I’m a sucker for the cocky, bossy hero, so I rather like Minato. However, I do wish the MC had been sassier than the way Voltage chose to portray her. I think Minato would have done really well with an MC who wasn’t afraid to talk and tease him right back.
This app is a combination of Office Secrets (which is not one of my favorite Voltage apps) and Seduced in the Sleepless City: romance is occurring at the workplace while the plot involves MC writing stories/articles for her magazine. Similar to Office Secrets, I found some of the plot elements a little slow. Also similar to the heroes from Office Secrets, Minato does not originally want to get involved with a coworker.
Although I did find parts of the story a little dull (but still not as bad as Office Secrets), the redeeming quality in this story is Minato. His rude, cockiness did make me laugh at times, and he is one of Voltage’s better developed heroes. He has a back story and a reason for why he behaves the way he does. He isn’t perfect: he’s what I would categorize as a “damaged hero.” The MC has to come in and help put some of his pieces together. And if you need a nicer hero to balance out Minato’s mean comments, Shusei is around. And he’s definitely going to be one of Voltage’s typical sweet, gentle heroes in this app.
Also noteworthy is how well edited this story was. If there were typos, I did not notice any during my casual reading of the story. I did not notice any weird bugs or glitches. There were no weird grammatical translational errors. I did notice one grammar error (and I only noticed it because Voltage made the same error several times), but it didn’t really take away from the enjoyment of the story. It’s also a common English grammar error (using “I could care less” instead of “I couldn’t care less”), so I’m not gonna go grammar police on Voltage for it. Voltage stories usually have several noticeable errors/typos/bugs/glitches/mistakes. So I have to congratulate Voltage on making such a clean app this time around. (Here’s your gold star, Voltage. *)
Overall: If you hated Office Secrets, you may want to be careful with this app. Elements from this story definitely reminded me of Office Secrets, so just be frugal and only buy the hero that you think you are really interested in. Otherwise, you may be disappointed.
I categorize this story as your straight-up office romance drama. It’s not funny enough to label it as a comedy, and it’s definitely not an action story. If those are plot stories that you prefer, you may want to pass on this story.
The Endings: Two are available: Happy and Good. They start off the same for about 65% of the chapter: the latest edition of Seasonelle is a great success. The MC is uncertain about the status of her and Minato’s relationship. When she asks Minato, he mentions that they no longer need to pretend to be dating because the article is finished. From here, the endings branch off. In the Happy Ending, MC agrees to go with the rest of the team to a nearby bar to celebrate their success because she hears Minato will not show up until later. When he ends up showing up earlier than expected, she makes a very awkward and hasty run for it — but Minato catches up to her to clear the air and confess his feelings. In the Good Ending, the MC goes right home after work. Minato is surprised when MC shows up at home and yells at her. She runs off, but he chases after her, explains there was a reason for his reaction, and convinces her to come home. He shows her a surprise he has set up at home and asks her to continue living with him as his girlfriend.
And here are his CGs!