Otome Games

Mystic Messenger ~ Phone Call Guide ~

Posted on Updated on

I’ve been replaying some routes to collect calls that I’ve missed and so, since I’m doing it anyway, I’ve decided to make a call time guide. I’ll be updating this as I continue through the routes so check this post often! I’ll be editing in notifications too to let people know what I’ve completed and where I’m at.

HUGE shout out to Lehst and Hime for helping me with this guide.

Also, please thank Eri for her calls on Deep Route, Jumin, and Seven.

Read the rest of this entry »

Mystic Messenger

Posted on Updated on

Decided to write an introduction, some thoughts, and provide resources on the latest game that has consumed my life, and the lives of many others.

I’m just going to start by saying I love this game SO MUCH. It’s unique, clever, and the humor of the characters is so on point for me. I’m an internet child and so hearing their pop culture references, their slang, and the way they express themselves through their typing was just so funny and familiar. The overarching story of Mystic Messenger probably isn’t going to blow your mind but in my opinion its execution is where Cheritz deserves all the kudos. Even when you see tropes coming at you miles away, the characters and their stories pull you in and it’s just so much fun to chat with them and experience the story.

I felt like each of the characters had relatable struggles and they all learn a valuable life lesson, which I’m sure you could take away from this game. On another note, they’re all so positive and supportive which is a nice thing to experience from time to time (when the conflict is external rather than internal). Seriously, Mystic Messenger is just a great game that will hopefully make you laugh, cry, and love.

Read the rest of this entry »

Hana Awase 「姫空木編」 ~ Ranking ~

Posted on Updated on

I thought it would be easier to just gather all the card fights here in another post so people can look at these when they’re playing. If anyone has any questions about the card games, they can ask me here as well. I’m just going to summarize/commentate the opponents up until we reach the 5 Brights and their scenes, which I will properly translate. By the way, you can’t reach the 5 Brights until your second play through.

(Full view pictures at 850 x 595).

Read the rest of this entry »

Hana Awase 「姫空木編」 ~ Iroha ~

Posted on Updated on

Iroha (いろは)
CV: Terashima Takuma (寺島 拓篤)

Iroha is Rank 1 among the 5 Brights and a third year Kaei of the Chisengumi. He is emotionless and seems to care only about fulfilling his duties and protecting the senki candidate’s virtue (which he does, to an obsessive degree). He also possesses the rare characteristic of having full moons in both his eyes, which grants him a large amount of power and a mysterious magnetism. He seems to have a mysterious connection to Mikoto and an awareness of the state of this world.

DAY 21. Mikoto decides to request the help of one of the 5 Brights to save Himeutsugi and the others in the auditorium.

(Full view pictures to see them in 850 x 595).

Read the rest of this entry »

Hana Awase 「姫空木編」 ~ Himeutsugi ~

Posted on Updated on

Himeutsugi (姫空木)
CV: Tachibana Shinnosuke (立花 慎之介)

Himeutsugi is a second year Kaei of the Gekkougumi. Everyone thinks of him to be a kind, deeply considerate, and sympathetic person. In fact, he is frequently called “Hime-sama” which is a play on his name and means “Princess”. But he’s actually known to be a playboy in his own right, at least among his minamo; though he gets along well with men too. He was a scholarship student whose talents brought him to Kaen, where he quickly became one of the 5 Brights and close friends with Mizuchi.

DAY 20. Mikoto heads to the auditorium where the 5 Brights (actually only Iroha and Karakurenai) are supposed to propose to her. WE’RE DETOURING TO GET A BAD END.

(Full view pictures to see them in 850 x 595).

Read the rest of this entry »

Hana Awase 「姫空木編」 ~ Karakurenai ~

Posted on Updated on

Karakurenai (唐紅)
CV: Hino Satoshi (日野 聡)

Karakurenai is one of the 5 Brights and a third year Kaei of the Oukagumi. He is known to be a genius at Hana Awase and also a distantly related to the chairmen of the school, Kaen. He treats all of his minamo equally and like possessions, but they all love to be played by him. He’s a playboy who normally doesn’t pursue girls who belong to other men, but he believes he’s made a claim on Mikoto and so he makes aggressive advances on Mikoto.

DAY 21. Mikoto decides to request the help of one of the 5 Brights to save Himeutsugi and the others in the auditorium.

(Full view pictures to see them in 850 x 595).

Read the rest of this entry »

Kenka Banchou Otome ~ Introduction ~

Posted on Updated on

I wrote an introductory post about this game on Otome Jikan but the gist of this game is that the heroine has to cross-dress to attend an all-boy’s school full of delinquents and she ends up having to beat ’em up (and perhaps fall in love). Who can resist a premise like that? :D

(I couldn’t resist – which seems to be a common theme with me – when this game arrived, so I decided to give in and just get an introductory post out before returning back to Hime-hen. I just wanted to tease you all about my next project).

EDIT: I didn’t realize the common route was actually longer than I thought so I added in the new parts. Sorry ’bout that! I’m also going to write everything with Hinako’s real gender but, uh, keep in mind all the guys think Hinako is a male. BTW, you can open the images to a new tab to view them in bigger resolution!

Read the rest of this entry »

Hana Awase 「姫空木編」 ~ Mizuchi ~

Posted on Updated on

Mizuchi (蛟)
CV: Fukuyama Jun (福山 潤)

Mizuchi is one of the 5 Brights and a second year Kaei of the Koukokugumi. He is a son from the ancient and honorable MIZUCHI family and comes off as being very strict and prideful, but he is also sincere and kind in his actions. Everyone teases him for being pure and prim because he has no idea how to treat a lady other than with innocent respect.

(Because Mizuchi’s game was first and he got to have a happy end, he’s going to be the first one to have a bad end in this game, haha).

DAY 21. Mikoto decides to request the help of one of the 5 Brights to save Himeutsugi and the others in the auditorium.

(Full view pictures to see them in 850 x 595).

Read the rest of this entry »

Hana Awase 「姫空木編」 ~ Common Route ~

Posted on Updated on

The second game in the tetralogy of Hana Awase. It is set in another universe (likely following the events after Iroha’s route in Mizuchi-hen). Much like the first game, the common route is going to cover up to when Mikoto has to make her choice between the men. I will try to include as many scenes as possible but, by nature of the exploration system, there will be a section at the end with missed scenes.

(I’m going to be playing the game as I blog so this time my comments won’t have any foreshadowing to them. EDIT: I can start my NG+ right from the proposal at Day 20, so I won’t be including any extra scenes because I’m skipping them, oops).

(Full view pictures at 850 x 595).

Read the rest of this entry »

Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly ~ Grand Finale ~

Posted on Updated on

(This is the Grand Finale ending which continues from the Summer Camp episodes, so please head on over to the Best End to read up about the Summer Camp episodes in detail.)

Read the rest of this entry »

Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly ~ Kazuya ~

Posted on Updated on

(Hidden character again! I’m trying my best to hide spoilers but I’m pretty sure it’s obvious who is who by now… maybe. At any rate, I’m changing things up a little because there’s a short story which is locked until I do Kazuya’s ending first, so the Monshiro Interlude will have to come after this!)

Read the rest of this entry »

Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly ~ Monshiro ~

Posted on Updated on

Monshiro (紋白)
CV: Matsuoka Yoshitsugu (松岡 禎丞)

Monshiro is a mysterious person of few words. He appears very early in the story, where he saves Beniyuri and Hikage from a monster. He speaks almost child-like and appears to have been isolated for a long time since he doesn’t seem to know how to act in social situations. He also instantly becomes attached to Beniyuri.

Read the rest of this entry »

Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly ~ Hikage Interlude ~

Posted on Updated on

(I’m pretty sure I messed up the order of my posts because these interludes are just going to stab me in the heart over and over again after what I went through in Hikage’s route.)

Read the rest of this entry »

Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly ~ Hikage ~

Posted on Updated on

Hikage (緋影)
CV: Ishikawa Kaito (石川 界人)

Hikage comes off as a very serious and reliable person. He’s the first person that the heroine meets in this mansion and he saves her life. Despite being emotionally stunted, Hikage seems to do his best in assuming a leadership position among the group and is concentrated on their survival and in getting out of this mansion. He can be rude and blunt but his words seem to come from a place of concern.

Read the rest of this entry »