While working together on the neglected flower bed in school, the MC finds (more) proof of the ‘good guy’ underneath Ryoji’s mean persona — and she can’t help but be attracted to him. In fact, Ryoji’s tough and prickly outer shell hides his tender, steadfast heart; he is guileless, honorable, self-sacrificing, and capable of great things — if only he were better understood and properly guided. Also unbeknownst to the world at large (and even to some of those supposedly closest to him), he is the dorm’s resident blushing virgin and a closet plant lover.Read more
The MC is thrown into the midst of a pack of wolves (or, in this case, high school boys — which is practically the same thing) when her parents enroll her in Shinran High — an all-boys school that has recently opened its doors to girls. Unfortunately (or, fortunately — depending on whom you ask — especially if it’s the MC’s mom), she happens to be the ONLY girl to take the offer!Read more
As with Ieyasu’s route, I was greatly and pleasantly surprised to have enjoyed this route so much. I did not like both characters initially, but they turned out to be way better than others I had (initially) looked forward to.
Kanetsugu is the quiet, dependable type. Careful and timid, but fierce and committed when it comes to the people and things he cares about. This cannot be seen any more clearly than in one of the final scenes, when he comes to the MC’s (and others’) rescue. It was such a dramatic, moving, and heartfelt scene that, for me, was made all the more poignant and believable because it involved such a ‘guy next door’. (It’s so easy to imagine that Kanetsugu is actually someone you know in real life!)Read more
You accidentally get swept into the glitzy and treacherous world of showbusiness when boy band Revance’s songwriter goes AWOL — but not before making sure that the group takes you on as his unwilling and inexperienced replacement!Read more
It’s nearly impossible NOT to fall in love with him as the different layers of his seemingly schizophrenic personality are peeled away to reveal a passionate man who will do anything for the (few) people and things he does care about — like his acting, the MC, and Revance. I really liked the subtle but effective way Voltage turned the pages of his back story to reveal why he is the way he is.Read more