Takao Maruyama – Season 1 Sequel

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Basic Story Premise: It’s been a year since you’ve started living with Takao.  Things are going well for the two of you, and both of you are happy.  One day, Takao informs you that he has been promoted.  He has started a new case, and he will be working on it on his own.  You are extremely proud of Takao and his success.  Unfortunately, the happy mood is dampened when you start receiving mysterious calls while you are home alone.  You even think you notice someone following you one afternoon.  Have you suddenly acquired a random stalker?  Or is something more sinister going on…?

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.   Continue reading

Ren Shibasaki – Main Story Review

 

Hello, readers!  I apologize for my lack of recent posts!  Life has gotten busy. I haven’t been neglecting my blog or my otome games though; I’m just super behind: I have unfinished blog posts for Ryuzo (Dreamy Days), Goto (Bodyguard), Takeshi (Dreamy Days), and Megaru (Devil).  And I’m keeping an eye on the new app Voltage is releasing this month.

Anyway, enough of that!  On to my review for Ren, per reader request!

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Basic Story Premise: You agree to live with Ren when Uncle Kuni dangles the promise of future job interviews over your head.  Just as you start to accept the idea of moving in with a stranger, Ren surprises you: not only are you to be roommates… you are to pretend to be engaged to each other.  And just as you start to accept the idea of a fake engagement, you learn that Ren isn’t just your typical gorgeous, blonde, intelligent researcher.  No, he’s actually your typical gorgeous, blonde, intelligent researcher who also happens to be a prince.  And Ren’s butler?  Well, he decides to fly to Japan and move into the room next door.  Yikes.  How long will you and Ren be able to keep up the charade, especially after his parents invite you to their country? And what happens when you eventually realize that the feelings you are pretending to have for Ren may, in fact, be real?

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.   Continue reading

Haruka Utsunomiya – Main Story Review

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Basic Story Premise: You’ve been staying in a room above Uncle Kuni’s bar while helping him part-time.  You are still searching for a job because Haruka, a famous ikebana (Japanese art of flower arrangement) artist, mistakenly drags you away and distracts you just long enough to miss your latest interview.  However, the two of you are fated to randomly meet a few days later, when you walk in on him while he is changing get a temporary job as a housekeeper at his parent’s house but get lost on your first day.  After you clumsily break an expensive vase within the home, he suggests you pay him back by pretending to be his fiancée for 10 days.  Who is this guy, and why is he manipulating you into being his fiancée?  And even though he is usually perfectly composed and smiling, why do you catch him looking so sad when he thinks no one is looking?

A more in-depth description of Haruka, my review (with some spoilers and screenshots), and CGs after the jump.  If you just want a walkthrough, head over here instead.   Continue reading

Kunihiko Aikawa – Main Story Review

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Basic Story Premise: You have been living above the bar while helping Uncle (but not blood related) Kunihiko part-time. One day he asks you for a favor: pretend to be his fiancee for a few hours so that he can gently turn down advances from Yoko, the daughter of one of his business partners. Unfortunately, the media hears about your Uncle’s “engagement” and you are forced to continue the charade a while longer. What happens when you start to have feelings for Kunihiko, a free spirit who doesn’t like the constrictions of marriage? And what drama will unfold when Yoko refuses to back down and let Kunihiko go?

My review with screenshots and some spoilers after the cut. If you just want a walkthrough, go here instead.

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Kyoichi Kunishiro – Main Story Review

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Basic Story Premise: It’s been 3 months since you moved into a room above Uncle Kuni’s bar.  You have been busy searching and interviewing for a job but with little success.  One day, a childhood friend of Uncle Kuni’s (and the other guys) visits the br after moving back to Japan from overseas.  By the end of his visit, he offers you a job.  Unfortunately, the job is to become his fake wife for a month.  Why did Kyoichi manipulate you into becoming his temporary wife?  Does it have something to do with his family’s inheritance? Is Kyoichi really as cold and calculating as he appears to be or is he hiding his true self? And what the heck is a bracken mochi girl?IMG_1012Read more of my review and see more screenshots after the jump!  If you just want a walkthrough, go here instead.  Warning: there will be some spoilers ahead! Continue reading