Just like her older brother, she’ll be attending the St. Francesca academy starting this spring. Unlike her brother, she’s very serious when it comes to studies and lifestyle choices, but the two of them still get along great when going shopping and stuff like that. Used to be sensitive and obedient when she was younger, but is starting to get more complex now that she’s older. She’s quite girlish, but she also has a strange love for B-grade horror flicks.
- The Academy’s #1 Lady
Going unnoticed by no one at St. Francesca Academy, Fuyurugi is the sempai everyone looks up to. She uses an archaic style of speech, and carries herself in a cool and gracious way. Due to her strict personality, she can sometimes be too serious about things, but she sometimes has trouble handling her finances.The head of the kendo club, she’s pretty much at a genius level when it comes to kendo and hasn’t lost a single match for several years.
- The Carefree Childhood Friend
Childhood friend of Akihito and Umi, she also went to the same junior high and high school as they did. A spontaneous and easy-going girl, cheerful all year round and liked by everyone. Not very good at sports, but excellent at studying. From a rather rich family, but still likes to challenge herself and find new types of cooking to experiment with. She was Akihito’s first love, but his confession ended in disaster, and they ended up just staying friends instead. When Akihito meets her again, she’s just the same as back then, and he still has no idea if she knows how he felt for her.
- The Mysterious Church Sister
With skin so pale as to be pure white, bright blond hair, and blue eyes, Sonya is a girl with a mysterious atmosphere about her. She is docile, serious, kind and polite in both manners and speech. One could say she’s a bit like an angel. She doesn’t talk much about herself, however, and may seem a bit introverted. In particular, she avoids talking about her upbringing. She’s good at listening to other people, though, and never complains about it. Not one to usually look anyone in the eye, possibly because she never really got into any kind of group of people. Perhaps that is why she hasn’t had many friends up until now. She is also a nun in training, and thus spends a lot of time cleaning at the local church.
- The Always Cheerful Classmate
She sits next to Akihito in class, and their relationship starts out as that of two friends who both think highly of themselves. She’s got a bright personality and she’s very energetic, plus she’s a member of the swimming club. There are times when she’s kind and times when she’s cold, making her a rather moody person. Riru loves cute girls, and she often gets into arguments with Akihito when she talks about it. There are even times when she says mean things to Akihito or makes fun of him on purpose. She’s from a hardworking family, and she does her best every day to improve her cooking and candy making skills.
- The Generous Onee-sama
A calm and gentle third-year student. She’s a family-oriented girl who loves reading and cooking. She meets Akihito when he finds an abandoned puppy. Ayaka often reads books in the courtyard, and smiles when Akihito comes to talk to her. She’s supposedly a member of the art club, but she usually doesn’t attend the club’s activities. Akihito is charmed by her kindness when she brings him a homemade bento. However, even Akihito gets perplexed when she gets overly sensitive about family matters and paintings.
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Gorgeous art and well-written despite some of the stereotypical characters and plotlines. I even enjoyed Yuika's route, even though I didn't like her as a character. The music was pretty boring, though not offensively bad.
This is the first game of its type I've enjoyed more than Kanon or Clannad.
I have always loved Baseson VNs. This game is just one in a list of many that I have fallen in love with. The Art, Story, Characters, and Audio is simply amazing. I found myself experiencing many emotions, from happiness to frustration. This game brought out a wide range of emotions, and I found myself dragged into a wild ride that was Harukoi Otome.
If you like and play games like shuffle or kanon you will love this game to good story simple game no need for walkthrough great story lovely characters so go and play it
A long-drawn-out story
First of all, I haven't finished the VN yet. So far I have played the Umi and Ruri routes and the story itself wasn't horrible, but the pacing was. Umi's story basically was melodrama about a non-issue and Ruri's route was pretty enjoyable, BUT playing/reading them was a real chore. The (style of) writing was tedious and drawn-out, you could've written the same plot with 50% less text easily. And that's the point the game really fails on, so much text the story loses its power.
Other than that... The characters stereotypes, the incredible dull music (some scenes had good music though), bad art during the sex scenes (why bother drawing something properly if it gets censored anyway). But that are minor complaints compared to the writing.
If the routes were 50% shorter, you could've had the same story with a decent/strong pacing which kept it interesting. So I can't recommend this VN if you want a good story. It isn't horrible, but it's far from a fun read.
i love this game and play it many times. A good assortment of girls from upperclassmen to juniors. It seams to hit almost all the different types of girls. the CG's are well drawn and i fine my-self looking through them constantly.Some part are emotional and some are just to clich, but it is a fun game.
I'm not one to cry while watching a movie or reading a book, but the first route I played brought me to tears. The characters are really fleshed out (albeit a little stereotypical; but that's not always a bad thing) and you find yourself connecting with them much more than you thought you would.
A major downside is the low amount of sex scenes (something I was hoping to get more of, considering how great Koihime Musou was.)