Otome Game Review: Gakuen Tokkyuu Hotokenser

Ootori Kureha is a transfer student at the Mihotoke Gakuen. On her first day the principal, who is the friend of her deceased father, informs her that the school was built on some sacred ground which is the on the borderline of some world of evil spirits. There are power rangers chosen to stop these evil spirits and Kureha has been chosen as the red ranger, leader of the group! She also has to join the student council, along with Yellow, Green & Blue rangers and whenever her eraser-kun fires the alarm, it’s time to defeat some bad guys! Will Kureha be able to face her destiny and perhaps snag one of the other rangers along with it? 😆

Sumeragi Rikuto – Rikuto is the yellow ranger and he lives on his own because he couldn’t get along with the family his mother remarried into. He’s nearsighted but refuses to wear glasses like Ryuuichi, his childhood friend, who he constantly argues with. He’s Mr. gachimuchi and he’s busy with his swim team activities to ever show up at the student council. When he first meets Kureha he says all girls look the same so he shoves his face into hers to get a better look ^q^. In order to get him to show up at the student council, she agrees to basically be his slave and do his homework, wash his stinky gym towel (that hasn’t been washed for a year..), or yell out how he has great pants at the muscle competition. Because they hang out a lot together rumors start flying around that they’re dating. Doesn’t help that he does things like roll into a gym mat with her while he’s half naked lol. He then asks Kureha to go to a senior center to volunteer with him where the grannys tease them and say they look like lovers. After the Mexican-Ole monster shows up and they defeat it,  Rikuto yells at her for fighting recklessly and almost hurting the old farts. She says she tried her best and didn’t mean to do that but he continues yelling at her so she gets upset and runs off. The next day he apologizes and says it was his fault for not being careful enough, but Kureha feels guilty and ends up avoiding him. She realizes that she likes him and decides to go home to get her feelings together. On the way home some delinquins start harrassing her but before she can transform, Rikuto shows up and scares them away with his rippling pectorals. (:.o゚з゚o:.).:∵ぶっ

He gives her a ride home and asks her to come to his swimming competition. She ends up bawwing and thinking she won’t go but then Ryuuichi tells her that it’s obvious that Rikuto likes her as his “slave” is basically his form of “lover” so she runs to go see Rikuto swim. (This was of course a lie to get Kureha to be more honest with her feelings.) Before she can confess a vaulting box demon voiced by Yoshino Hiroyuki appears raging that all these couples keep humping in front of him in the gym shed. プッ(※థэథ)∵.*.∵In the Good ending, after Kureha beats up the bad guy, she & Rikuto go to the old folk home where Rikuto reads an apology letter he wrote to her. He also had lost the swimming competition. The grannys then say the 2 of them should kiss and so Kureha kisses him on the cheek.イヤン☆(*´∀`)σ)))))*3゚),・´.、 In the True ending there’s a scene where she comes to his room to help him with his report and he makes her some nasty curry (which he thinks is amazing.) Rikuto ends up winning the swim race in this ending, and then Kureha’s friend Mitsuki pushes her into him so that the 2 of them can finally confess..and they end up kissing in front of uhm…the entire school watching the swim competition? XDXD In the Normal end, everyone comes to Rikuto’s place to eat his nasty curry. Kureha then gives him a pair of glasses and since he can finally see he realizes that she’s pretty and almost confesses to her until Ryuuichi cockblocks telling them to do their love scene after they leave. プッ(※థэథ)∵.*.∵ I just loved Rikuto he was so adorkable. I don’t usually like the dumb jock types but he just grew on me.

Kondou Ryuuichi – Ryuuichi is the student council leader, and your typical tsundere megane. Being childhood friends with Rikuto, the 2 of them always argue about one thing or another. In Ryuuichi’s route, the black ranger Karura, beats them all up and says he wants to make Kureha is waifu as he strives for world domination! So anyway Ryuuichi and Kureha continue arguing since they’re both pretty stubborn, so Mitsuki suggests that they switch positions for a bit and have Kureha be the student council pres. They do a special power ranger performance for the kiddies where she topples him over as a bad guy but then he topples her over and she then realizes how hot he is ヾ( 〃ω〃)ッ キャーーーッ♪. As a thanks the shop owner gives them 2 tickets to the amusement park and since the expiration date is that day, they decide to just go together. First thing she does is take him to the haunted house and the roller coaster where he freaks out XDXD. They end their “date” with a ride on the ferris wheel. After they get off they hear some loli crying so they go looking for her while holding hands (*´ェ(*´ェ(*´ェ(*´ェ`*)ェ`*)ェ`*)ェ`*)スペシャルポッ♪ They find that the merry-go-round has been taken over by a demon so they go into power ranger mode & defeat it as usual. Then the bro of one of the monsters comes to take revenge and kicks Ryuuichi & Kureha’s butts so the white ranger, who is actually the principal, has to save them.

That evening when the principal takes her home she over hears him talking to her mom and it sounds like both he & her mom were once power rangers as well XD. Kureha feels bad since Ryuuichi got hurt and is resting as well so she emos in her room thinking what she can do for him. Kureha decides to go visit him and she comes upon a massive mansion because apparently Ryuuichi is as rich bocchama xDD. When she finally gets to see him, he wangsts how he has no faith in himself as a student council pres or as a hotokenser and plans to leave the school and go study abroad. So then he gets extremely emo and like says if she really wants to apologize she should just give him some comfort secks, but she pushes him away going “wtf dude are you high”. So then he turns into some kichiku megane rapist, pushes her against the wall and makes out with her until she’s like “NOOO ITS ALL A LIE!” and then she runs home crying. Lol what the hell man. So then Mitsuki tells her that some students have been disappearing from the science lab so the 3 of them go there at night to see what the deal is and both Rikuto & Mitsuki end up disappearing leaving Kureha behind. Kureha gets extremely upset because now 2 of her buddies are gone and 1 is whining & moving away. She goes to try to convince Ryuuichi to come with her to the science lab to save the other 2 but he just bitches that she doesn’t understand his PAAAAINNN and then the library person yells at them for being too loud so she runs off crying again.

That night Kureha decided to go with eraser-kun to the science lab by herself, and almost gets her ass kicked by Wakamoto-bad guy Duke, until as expected, Ryuuichi comes to save her. The Duke then brings out Green & Yellow rangers who are hypnotized to attack Ryuuichi. He says that he cannot attack his buddies, and especially not the girl he loves. He then apologizes for force kissing her but says that his feelings for her are true. The other 2 rage at him and Duke tells them to attack Ryuuichi, but then just in time, Eraser-kun wakes up and tells them what to do to defeat the bad guy. Blue & Red combine their Suzaku & Seiryuu into an EPIC GATTAI and defeat the bad guy! But then before Duke disappears he suddenly says he’s in love with Kureha and wants to confess his love to her lololol. So then Ryuuichi’s like NO BACK OFF SHE’S MINE ( ಠ益ಠ ) so Mr. Science Lab Human Anatomy Figure says byebye and disappears. In the Normal ending, he says he wants to organize his feelings and cancel all his plans to go abroad, before officially asking her mother permission to date Kureha. The Good End route opens an extra scene where she finds him fallen asleep in the student council room and she wants to poke him but before she gets the guts to do so he wakes up ヾ( 〃ω〃)ッ キャーーーッ♪ In the actual ending they dance at a ball together. In the true end, he confesses to her at night in front of the student council room and says he’s fallen in love with her since the first time he saw her on the train that day. They both end up smooching and Kureha cries out of happiness lol. Daww Ryuuichi was so cute. Well I was kinda pissed when he had his wangst moment, but at least he bounced back out of it and the route was still fairly enjoyable. I prefer Kon-chan as a tsundere prince than some emo whiner ugh, had enough of that the last game I played ( ´_ゝ`).

Doujima Mitsuki – Mitsuki is the green ranger and appears to be the most laid back of the bunch. He’s popular with the ladies but he makes it clear that there’s no point unless it’s the girl he likes. In this route, one of Kureha’s classmates gets bullied and when she tries to save him, the bullies ignore her threats until Misaki, her friend, steps in. Mitsuki seems happy but he’s got a sad past and so he spends a lot of his time alone on the roof top. One day he asks Kureha to join him and they watch the sunset together. Just then the black ranger & his goonies attack and really beat the fuck out of Mitsuki, until Blue & Yellow get there to confuse the Black ranger until he leaves lol. They all come over to Ryuuichi’s house to eat from his massive chocolate fountain and while Kureha’s eating, she gets some chocolate off her cheek that Mitsuki slyly licks off イヤ—–(*゚∀゚*)—–ン!!!! When one night Kureha helps shota find his bag that the bullies threw away, she walks him home until they run into a very unhappy Mitsuki. Suddenly Kishio-steam roller bad guy attacks and immediately after we see the Karura black ranger guy talking to someone in the shadows WHO SEEMS LIKE THE SHOTA WE THOUGHT WAS AN UKE BUT IS REALLY THE FINAL BOSS.

So then Kureha gets into a fight with Mitsuki because he’s got a bit of a jealous side, and the following day he keeps avoiding her. To try to get him to listen, she invites him over to her house and gets him to go when she says she’s got cake 😆 He comes over and Kureha tries to hide her stuffed bear so Mitsuki goes & tickles her until he falls on top of her (*ノ∀ノ)イヤン Just then her mom comes in saying that she’s glad Kureha has a boyfriend because she was always such a tomboy the mom was getting worried. So then shit ultimately hits the fan when Kureha goes to study with Sena and pisses off Mitsuki. So just as I fucking called it, Sena slips some roofies into her tea and she passes out and wakes up chained to a table with Sena telling her he’s a bishop and he’s gonna combine her body and the ancient Egyptian king Amon so that she can become GOD AND HE CAN TAKE OVER THE WORLD! Σ(Д`|||ノ)ノ DAFUQ. So thanks to Eraser-kun letting Mitsuki know of Kureha’s whereabouts, he comes to save her and they leave the creepy cave she was in. They run into Blue & Yellow and suddenly the Amon demon shows up, because Sena sacrificed his own body. They defeat it together by striking at the core lol. So a few days later in the Normal end, Mitsuki comes over her house with some cake and the mom says they should get married some day. While they eat cake she gets some cream on her mouth again, so this time he licks it off her lips (∩∀`*)キャッ (∩∀`*)キャッ (∩∀`*)キャッ He quickly says that it’s okay if they get “married” in the future because he likes her anyway xDDD///!!

In Mitsuki’s good end, there’s a scene where he says in his previous school those who didn’t get good grades would be bullied. A girl in his class was bullied and he felt bad so he finally stood up for her so instead they started to target him instead. They would throw his desk/chair out the window, throw stuff in his locker and they would say “this is an elite school, and if you get bullied its your own fault.” So that when Mitsuki transferred to Mihotoke Gakuen, he decided to stop trying to get good grades because he hated studying thanks to this trauma. WHAT THE FUCK MAN ( ಠ益ಠ ) He says he’s worried about Kureha and she just goes “are you jelly?” and he’s like WTF and walks off. NOO MAN Y U DEFEND THE EVIL SHOTA (ノಥ益ಥ)ノ 彡┻━┻ So anyway after the battle, she has a nightmare that he’s leaving her so she calls out his name but then wakes up in Mitsuki’s arms ヾ( 〃ω〃)ッ キャーーーッ♪ They then watch the sunrise together ・:*:・(●´Д`●)・:*:・ He then confesses to her and they kiss ヾ( 〃ω〃)ッ キャーーーッ♪ WHY IS THIS GAME SO CUTE LOL. In the True End, they go on a hot air balloon date together where he confesses to her and they kiss. Lol it was cute but for some reason I LIKED THE GOOD END MORE. xD omfg Mitsuki got 3 kiss ends. He’s obviously the OTP of the game xDD I loved his route. Kimura Ryohei did such a great job. I should really go watch my Eden of the East DVDs lol. The only wtf thing honestly was like….what was the point of Eru (black ranger) is beyond me. I mean he seemed like he was on Sena’s side but at the last moment he just disappeared wut. It was so random like maybe he should have gotten a route but they were like “nah too lazy” and just ended up leaving it as it is.

There was a brief omake with them screwing up their school play because Ryuuichi & Rikuto were busy arguing while Mitsuki was getting all ichaicha with Kureha 😆

OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS GAME. I LOVE THE GREEN RANGER (and I did even back in the original power rangers that I watched 20 years ago 😆 …wow I’m old.(ノTωT)ノ ┫:・’.::・┻┻:・’.::・おらっ~) Oh my god I was fangirling like non stop in this game. Especially in Mitsuki’s route (*´д`*)ハァハァ  I just wish there was MORE. MOAAAR. The music was great, there was a TON of CGs. The CG to scene ratio was almost backwards in this game. Usually you’ll be playing for hours before a CG shows up and here you’d see 4 CGs in a span of about 10 minutes. The person who drew the CGs is a mangaka so she has this REALLY CUTE SHOUJO MANGA STYLE and of course EVERY SINGLE CG was just SO ADORABLE (*´ェ(*´ェ(*´ェ(*´ェ`*)ェ`*)ェ`*)ェ`*)スペシャルポッ♪ Oh my god every CG just made me explode in a fangirl confetti. The monsters were hilarious. The gym monster voiced by Yoshino and the science room human anatomy monster voiced by Wakamoto were my favorite XDXD. I was just smiling the whole way down. The fights were great and at the same time amusing like you’d expect from some silly sentai. They were a step short of just having some guy show up in a suit and have his zipper jam or something xD. The transformation scenes & effects were done really well (Green…(*´д`*)ハァハァ ) and oh man THOSE CHIBI PICS WERE SO CUTE X333. WHY WEREN’T THEY IN THE GALLERY Щ(・`ω´・Щ) The game only took me 2 days to complete because each route was approximately 5 hours long. I wish they added more DIALOGUE DIALOGUE DIALOGUE. There were some scenes that had CGs that coulda been milked for a hell lot more than they really were. The biggest catcher? THE HEROINE. OH MAN STRONG HEROINE? YOU GOT IT. Does she take shit from the guys? HELL NO. Does she kick ass? HELL YES. I JUST LOVED Kureha. I think this is a turnoff to some Japanese players because I read some reviews saying they didn’t like that. Okay you all go back to playing your doormat Tsukiko in Starry Sky then ( ・´ー・`). Oh man this is like the best game I’ve played all year. I don’t remember when I last played a game that made me fangirl this much and JUST WANT MORE afterwards. I really hope TwoFive considers adding a fandisk for this and perhaps finally giving Eru a route since him getting shafted was probably the biggest downer. Anyway I very VERY MUCH recommend this game. This is a MUST PLAY! .。゚+.(´∀`○)゚+.゚。 (Just be sure to play in the same order that I did, Rikuto, Ryuuichi, & Mitsuki last.)

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36 thoughts on “Otome Game Review: Gakuen Tokkyuu Hotokenser

  1. OHOHOHO. I still think that Kishio Monster was the Best~ 8DD Roflrofl.

    But still, First time in a while that I Fangirled that hard too. :DD AND I WASN’T EVEN PLAYING IT, JUST WATCHING. //shot Oh man, ❤ I'm gonna get this game and play it. Fufufu. ❤ Nice review too, it made me laugh, even though I already knew what was gonna happen. //shot xDD
    ♪~ ゛(´д`*)゛~♪~♪ フンフン They were all so lovable~ Even the bad guys. Ohoho. xD

    I'm so glad I decided to watch most of the broadcast of this with you. =w=

    "Goro Goro Goro Goro, Goro Goro Goro Goro, Goro Goro Goro Goro, Goro Goro Goro Gororororo. ❤ ❤ (ノ∇≦*) キャハッッッッ♪

  2. I’m still sad that I didn’t get to see Mr. Gym Shed and Mexican and and . . . well most of the monsters since I forgot to watch Rikuto’s and Ryuuichi’s routes :’D

    I’m glad I came for Mitsuki’s route ❤ Damn, we were fangirling hard (‐^▽^‐) オーホッホ Though I did miss that certain CG when Mitsuki was tickling her.(ಥ_ಥ)STUPID BROTHER AND YOUR INABILITY TO MAKE FRIED NOODLES. /sobs. I also like how the heroine is STRONG this time 8|

    And lololol at Aria's post xD The Goro Goro made my day ~ It creeped my loli sister out though 😀

  3. щ(ಥДಥщ) I’m so upset that I wasn’t able to stay and watch the whole Mitsuki route WAAAHHH; he’s so adorable ♥♥♥♥

    I must get my hands on this game!
    And I shall replay the constipated Kishio Monsta scene again and again! -shot-

    °∀°The black guy must have a route! So let’s all wait for a fandisk! If they don’t give him a route I shall rage and Falcon Pawnch the game-makers.

  4. FANDISK PLEASE 8D I LOVED LOVED LOVED this game too!!! Although the concept looked ridiculous at first lol I had high expectations for this game ’cause it’s a Twofive game and Yo-Jin-Bo was my first so 😛 I have a bias lolol and lo and behold…. It was freaking fantastic!!!!! 8D And I bet you if there’s a fandisk, black ranger is totally going to have a route 😄 Lol I loved the artwork for this game too, this game is just the whole package!!! Great routes, great heroine, great guys, great artwork, great music, great everything else….. so freaking awesome!! I hope Twofive comes out with more games like this 8D

  5. this game sounds so friggin awesome – super cute art, super cute scenes + POWER FUHFUHFUHFUHFUCKING RANGERS??

    so there. awesome review again xD

  6. TwoFive makes fun games. True fact lol

    But seriously, I’d join in the confusion of why I ended up liking Rikuto so much. Even as a side character the crow-phobia scene was just…what? 😄
    And Kureha herself was neat with stuff like beating up the gym-villain by herself

  7. Scarlet> YESS

    Koori> I dunno I just don’t really like the art in their other games but I don’t doubt they would be entertaining! I liked Rikuto a lot too lol but that was until Mitsuki completely won me over lol.

    domshiki> It is awesome! You should play it XDD

    Mimichii> see I never played Yo Jin Bo and I had no idea they were the ones who made it until I was already playing it. 😄 Didn’t realize they made such fun games. Since YJB got an English release maybe there’s hope for this one too!

    Sachi> YOU MISSED THE BEST ROUTE MAN, yes lets hope Eru gets a route in the FD, lets hope they even make an FD ;_;

    cloudy> well the broadcast replays are there for a week and they’re only 5 hours per route so you have time to catch up! LOL GORGOGOGOGORORORO oh god Kishio

    Aria> Kishio monster was funny but I still love the gym shed monster the most. リア充しろ!!( ゚∀゚)アハハ八八ノヽノヽノヽノ \ / \/ \ Thanks for stopping by x3

  8. lol well I don’t blame you as by Yo-Jin-Bo I’d say it was more of a parody than Otome (with stuff like Harry Pottter, Sailormoon etc jokes going as far as ‘I’m so one of the guys with a route. No, REALLY!”)so Hottokenser is probably the best one they’ve made until now…? No idea about KoiGIG though

  9. *Reads “STRONG HEROINE”*

    SOLD.

    Especially because it of the short time it takes to clear the route. I read your Starry Sky reviews about the game, gosh what a drag ~.~ Admire your resilience and patience 😄

    Thank you for your reviews, never ceasing to amuse me every single time 😀

  10. lol usually if I rage quit a game its because of things like stat raising being just too annoying *cough hanayoi romanesque* but at least with draggy games I usually just multitask and do other things simultaneously 😆

    glad you like them 🙂

  11. Out of curiosity, how do you find time to play so many otome games? It takes me a long time to finish even one player’s route, and then you also put it on your blof.

  12. I have no life and sit at home all day. \( ^o^)/ Actually I also usually follow a guide which helps to cut down on completion. Finally I read Japanese pretty quickly and for posts I just write the post as I play so that really isn’t that time consuming (´・ω・`;)

  13. Isn’t it expensive to buy these imported games with the strategy guides?
    I so wish I have more time to play time, but sadly I’m still a student. 😦

  14. Since I got some money over this month I actually ordered it from AmiAmi (≧∇≦)/ (deluxe edition, regular was sold out lol) The art style is so adorable, and since I know you got good taste in games it’s gonna be great~

  15. Sorry to be a bother, I still can’t seem to be able to get a hold of a copy. Do you know where else I could look?

  16. Dammit, I can’t believe I missed this! T_T
    Stupid family vacations with their limited internet access…

    But anyway, gonna totally get this game because there’s NO WAY I’m missing out on copious amounts of Mitsuki and Rikuto’s amazing abs. 😄 😄 A STRONG HEROINE on top of that is just icing on the cake. 😀

    (BTW, do you know where I can buy/download/listen to the full OP of this? I’ve had it in my head for so long that its not even funny anymore…)

  17. Wow! Thank you soooo much for the review! The game is very interesting and your style of story-telling is wonderful and proper *_* thank you so much for your hard work, dear!
    Just wanted to ask if you could upload a CG pack of the game, please? *_* We will very grateful to you if you share it with us!

  18. Actually I was thinking you didn’t like the game from when I was reading the review, but then I saw the final thoughts I was like *w*

    Also, as an uttatemita fan, when I clicked the opening theme I was like “Gero…holy crap that’s Gero…GERORIIIIIIIN \ovo/” so yeah. -w-; Don’t know if you’re into that fandom but he’s known for…being a big nerd of Super Robot Taisen so this might be right up his alley ahahaha

    Ah, I guess Japanese and…not so Japanese girls have different standards of otome game heroines…that explains a LOT actually. >_>; It is because they don’t like how the girl doesn’t get saved or the girl’s personality distracts them from the boys or I don’t know.

    Oh, also I didn’t realize this was a TwoFive game. I enjoyed Yo-Jin-Bo, although I wasn’t very into the visual novel genre back then. =w= I wonder if this will ever be translated…

    This post is late as hell so I guess I won’t be able to see those replays ;w;

  19. well comments are still open so have a reply!
    lol strange you thought I didn’t like the game since I absolutely loved it lmfao x3 Maybe because most of my love was for Mitsuki I dunno 😆

    I follow vocaloid on nico but not really utattemita so until someone told me I had no idea who Gero was…but he sings really well so it’s all good 😄 His voice was like perfect for the whole Taisen theme song arrangement. I mean I don’t mind a damsel in distress once in a while but I want to see the heroine take some action, not just run around crying all the time meh lol.

    If Yo Jin Bo was translated hopefully this has a chance too? Although KoiGig devil x angel never got a translation so who knows.

  20. Looks like it’s a really nice game ** I finally have it, but I noticed only today (when I was going to start it) that I haven’t found any walkthrough! TT Usually I use them cause going random and get a ‘normal’ ending it’s not fun… Did you use any guides? If you did could you tell me where did you find it? Thank you!! =)

    1. I did use a guide but I randomly googled it up on some Japanese blog..and since it’s been a while I sadly no longer have the link. Try searching for 攻略 + the game title in Japanese and you should be able to find something!

  21. Finally completed this game yesterday. I played it in the order you recommended. Thanks for the order suggestion, Hinano!

    This game’s prob by far the best otoge I’ve played. I’m a n00b at this otoge things, Starry Sky being my first and Yojinbo the second. I enjoyed Hotokenser faaaar moar than SS series. Kureha’s very likeable and the concept’s cool. Getting thru the ending is like flipping a lovely shojo manga I’ve been missing for a long time!

    Rikuto’s route’s my fave. I burst out laughter reading Rikuto and Kureha’s dialogue together. Dawww he’s really adorkable. ・:*:・(●´Д`●)・:*:・ I liked his good ending the best, it’s cute and moving at the same time @@ (it’s also the first ending I unlocked!)

    I’m a bit down Rikuto’s not the OTP. Mitsuki’s route was okay. Altho Rikuto’s the one for me, Mitsuki’s past and his fushigi-tsukamidokoro no nai character were the two things I find myself so ki ni naru while completing this game. I guess it’s because I’m poor at dealing with such character and had the most hard time completing Mitsuki’s route (I didnt use guide, tohoho). Mitsuki’s true ending is my fave over the other two endings, it had in it his confession wif the sweetest words I dun find in normal/good ending.

    1. oh I used a guide so maybe it was a different feeling for me. I honestly would have picked Rikuto as my 2nd fav if I wasn’t so in love with Mitsuki lmao XD; But I think overall all the characters are charming even the tsundere seito kaicho ww

      Glad you enjoyed the game, and yes I agree it’s a lot better than Starry Sky (which aside from Summer in my eyes sucks anyway lol)

      1. by the way… I’ve been curious about this for some time now, why is Mitsuki’s nickname Roku?

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