So once upon a time in my college years I saw this anime called Houshin Engi. I didn’t understand wtf was going on and I’m actually pretty bad with any kind of ancient historical events. So then Otomate decided in the spirit of SYK they are gonna otomeify it and turn Youzen into a female heroine. Except now her name is YouSEN. 😆 Since there’s spoilers ahead I’m just gonna cut it here, so more after the jump!
To give a brief background of wtf is going on in the story here’s a rundown of the events. Pardon me if I got anything wrong cause they’re saying shit in Japanese but the kanji is in Chinese and when I look anything up I can’t find a damn word in Jim Breen.
Yousen is the daughter of a god, the emperor who rules the mountains in the sky Kun Lun (aka Tibet.) Yousen’s mother died soon as she was born so she didn’t know much about her and spent most of her childhood with her father. One day Yousen ran into a shota who told her that the outside world is beautiful and Yousen took interest in it. Since Yousen’s mom said the same thing before going off & dying, daddy got terrified that he might lose his daughter like he lost his wife. He then came up with the brilliant idea that hey let’s turn my daughter into an UGLY YOUKAI and throw her on earth so she can experience FIRST HAND how TERRIBLE the outside world is. His mindset was that once she realizes that NOBODY likes her, she would come crying back to yanderedad and never want to leave him again. Unfortunately his plan didn’t go just as keikaku and Yousen was found by a really old sennin dude named Gyokutei Shinjin who became her teacher and like an “adoptive father.” Little did poor Yousen know that this guy was in fact just waiting for the right moment for her to ripen so he could KILL her for the sake of a paopei (weapon) belonging to the GGE in charge of Kun Lun. The story begins when Yousen has finally grown up and returns to Kun Lun to accept a mission from that GGE (also telling daddy to go fuck himself and that she’ll never return to him.) The mission is to stop the death rain from raining all over Chouka on earth. The cause of it is the Chouka emperor Chuuou (who is a sennin) got all bitchy and lonely and asked Dakki, who was just a bored fox youkai, to create it for him. His mindset was “if I make some shitty weather someone will come and kill me so I won’t have to be a damn emperor anymore.” So now Yousen has to stop Chuuou, destroy Dakki and avoid Joker, who Dakki works with. Joker on the other hand is ara tits desuwa who is a brocon and just wants to get her brother’s body out of a snake and into something she can screw. 😆 SO PRETTY MUCH NOBODY DOES SHIT DIRECTLY, JUST INDIRECTLY IN THIS GAME AND THAT’S WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS. ANYWAY HOPE THIS ALL MAKES SENSE CAUSE THIS IS WHERE YOUSEN’S ADVENTURES BEGIN!
Some terms I’ll be using in this post:
To get houshined = is to have one’s soul sealed away.
Death rain = Shi no ame, the rain that pours over Chouka for many years
Kun Lun = The place where all the sennins live, now known as Tibet.
sennin = A sage that lives a long time
paopei = special weapons used by ppl in this game, only the chosen ones can use them
Seiki = The east city where Kihatsu’s father is king and Tenka’s father is the armed forces leader and Kihatsu becomes king of.
Chouka = The west city where the death rain’s been pouring for years
Buuou = The armed forces leader.
Kou Tenka – Tenka is the sun of the Buuou and he has a younger brother named Tenshou. He’s always being pushed around to do work by Taikoubou but he’s hard working and does his duties. Unfortunately he hates his father because he abandoned his mother and then Dakki killed her. Due to this Tenka is extremely over protective of Tenshou so when he finds out that his younger brother received a paopei at such a young age, he feels something ain’t right. When Tenka was little, his uncle kidnapped him but at the time Tenka was too young to realize this. He then saw his father come rescue him, and kill his uncle in front of his eyes. Ever since then, when Tenka sees the sight of blood, he goes crazy and starts attacking anything that walks. This includes him hurting Yousen, and when he snaps back to reality he’s shocked to see him injuring her and feels horrible. So one day when Tenka, Yousen and Tenshou are out in the woods, they get ambushed and Tenshou takes a hit for Tenka getting killed. Tenka is devastated but the mystery remains as to why Tenshou is houshined (soul is sealed away). In addition to this the death rain stops pouring as well. Tenka’s dad is like “oh well if he wasn’t killed I woulda had to kill him to stop the rain in Chouka” and Tenka rages at how cruel and cold his father is to both his own son and his wife. Just then Tenka realizes and tells Yousen “man I think I’ve been in love with you for a while! I mean when I saw you talk back to Taikoubou I was like damn woman’s awesome.” Tenka then gives her a pair of earrings and tells her he loves her and babbles how she’s the first person he’s ever confessed to. (*´ω｀*) He gets embarrassed and tells her to forget what he said but Yousen runs after him and glomps him telling him she loves him too. She says she’s not sure if it’s the type of love he feels for her but it’s different than the love she feels for her teacher or her allies. He then asks if he can kiss her and they both act like inexperienced dorks as they finally kiss. (ﾉ´∀｀*)ﾉ
So then just when things seem okay, turns out Joker had her oniisama jump into Tenshou’s body and take over. So now you got like a zombie shota with Fukugi (Joker’s bro) inside and he’s quite fond of his new non-trouser snake bod. So then Joker shows them a flashback where it basically shows Tenka’s aunt giving up her baby to be adopted by Kouhiko making Tenshou actually be Tenka’s cousin. Not only that but Fukugi’s actually the reason that Tensho was even able to wield a paopei in the first place and why the death rain stopped once he was killed. During the battle somehow Tenshou is able to get partial control of his body and uses Fukugi’s own power against him. Tenshou then says that he’s dead anyway and he’s glad he was able to help Tenka in the end. When Joker sees her oniitan dying she throws a shitfit and Yousen decides the best way to stop her is to have some guuurl talk. Joker gets over her PMS and tells her to have a good love life with Tenka, as she waits for her oniitan to be reborn some day. Sennin End: Yousen has her youkai powers sealed by Joker and tells her dad that she lost the reason to hate him, but don’t mean she gonna love him suddenly. She’s just tired of always wasting energy on hating a family member (wow Yousen I’d tell him to go eat a bag of dicks really but that’s just me.) Some time passes and Yousen and Tenka have a baby who they name Tensho. Youkai End: Instead of holding it back, Yousen uses her youkai powers during various battles. In the battle with Joker, Tenka says he’ll protect Yousen by PUNCHING her in the gut and then using his powers to get them out of Joker’s space. They then go and kill Fukugi and Joker bawws, rages and gets them kicked out of the mountains. They run away and pretty much end up being on the run the entire time from sennins. But it’s okay cause at least they can ichaicha together anytime. ( ≖‿≖) I felt Tenka’s route was a bit short and didn’t reveal much of other plot so when I started the next route I felt a bit confused. Still I thought he was cute but it’s a shame that even Yousen overshadowed him in the popularity poll.
Kihatsu – Kihatsu is the next in line to be the emperor of the east but until then he’s a lazy prince who just wants to have fun. His older brother was actually the one who was supposed to take this role and was a lot more responsible, but he was killed by Chuou and Dakki. Yousen is hired to pretty much be his bodyguard but Kihatsu is old fashioned and thinks its the men who should be protecting the women (though Yousen’s like GTFO my way little boy ww.) When they go to dethrone Chuou and make him stop the rain he’s like “PLEASE TAKE MY PLACE THIS JOB BLOWS!” and he disappears. They ask Dakki to stop the death rain and he says “sure as long as you let me stay in this castle.” So then Dakki also then takes a part of Kihatsu’s soul rendering him weakened and forcing Yousen to do as he says. They pretty much let him hang around them as he cockblocks them and while Kihatsu puts up with it at first, he starts getting irritated telling Dakki to back off. Kihatsu tells Yousen that he feels like he’s a lot more prepared to “die” now since half of his soul’s been taken. Yousen says she’s terrified she might lose him and promises this time she will really protect him. She also adds unlike the Chuuou, he’s meant to be loved by many not be a ronery soul. News comes that Kihatsu’s father has died and now Kihatsu really needs to think about how he’s going to rule the country. Before Kihatsu can take action, a bored Dakki comes around taking them on an adventure through Otomate’s games. So then Dakki gets bored of screwing with them and leaves. They have some tea together and Kihatsu asks Yousen to stay with him not as his bodyguard but as “herself”. Yousen then offers to let Kihatsu ride her flying dog thing and they end up cuddling close so not to fall off. （*´▽｀*） Sadly the good times don’t last when some girl named Meiyui shows up going “oh yea I’m his fiance” ==;. She acts innocent to Kihatsu but is a huge bitch to Yousen ( ಠ益ಠ ). And so Kihatsu becomes king of Chouka but he isn’t allowed free time as much anymore to talk with Yousen. He asks to see her later but Yousen feels like she needs to treat him more proper and even bows when in front of him. He then tells Yousen that while he wants to make his country happy, he also wants to make the person close to him happy too. He gets down on his knees kissing Yousen’s hand, saying he wants her to stay by his side forever. Dakki gets bored again (Dakki pls) and gives Meiyui a paopei knowing that she’ll probably abuse it.
And so while Yousen & Kihatsu visit Joker and discover the Chuou is still alive, Meiyui has started coup de tat at Kihatsu’s castle. During the fight Kihatsu gets hurt and Yousen facepalms because once again she wasn’t able to protect him. After Kihatsu recovers a bit, he says that he’s glad he was able to protect her, and asks her to take a walk with him in the garden. While there Kihatsu makes her a flower headband, and then they roll in the flowers together. Yousen then realizes that she loves Kihatsu, and she starts pawing at him (♡´౪`♡).Kihatsu tells her once again that he loves her and then Yousen decides that she wants to go search for info on the paopei that was used to hurt him. It turns out that his injury is long lasting and the only way to really cure it is to rely on (ikeman form) daddy who she runs into while up in KunLun. Daddy also tells her that her social status and Kihatsu’s are different and that they are a mismatch. Yousen tells him to buzz off and goes to see her new found bff Joker who gives her advice on giving some of her life energy to Kihatsu so he’s able to function on a daily basis. So then since Chuou never died, he magically returns but he’s been muted so Kihatsu has to have man to man talk with him to convince him to stop being a ronery sad panda. After this Chuuou sees the light and then suicides saying this is the best solution and his soul gets houshin’ed. On top of this, Kihatsu’s body reaches is limit and he starts dying in Yousen’s arms. Sennin End: Dakki’s like “sigh fine” and magically heals Kihatsu back to normal on the condition that Yousen gives him all of her youkai powers. He then says he wants to hang around Kihatsu as his advisor because he thinks he’ll be a “beautiful emperor.” Kihatsu is emperor once more but this time he temporarily becomes the Buuou. Joker is happy that the death rain has stopped and tells Yousen to accept Kihatsu’s marriage proposal already. Yousen finds Kihatsu alone by a lake and he immediately asks her to become his waifu.
She’s so surprised she babbles and falls into the lake, taking him with her. Sheaccepts his proposal and they smooch in the water. He says he’ll smother her with his love from now on and then tells her his entire family already approved him marrying her ＼( ^o^)／. In the epilogue, Dakki is telling a bunch of lolis and shotas Yousen & Kihatsu’s love story. As usual Kihatsu is running away from his throne to have some private time with Yousen. They smooch quietly under some bushes until the guards find them. Youkai End: Yousen kills Chuuou because she realizes that’s what he wanted anyway, the death rain stops and so Kihatsu becomes the new emperor. Unfortunately his illness is not cured and Dakki poofs. As Yousen continues to give him her youkai energy, eventually she loses so much of it that she returns to her youkai form and shocks Kihatsu. She’s so ashamed in front of him she runs away and even though days pass, she’s no longer able to return to her human form. The good news is that his illness has been cured, but since since Yousen feels she’s too fugly for him she disappears from his life. Time passes and since she can’t return to KunLun she managed to turn herself into a human loli so nobody is scared of her. She runs into some dudes who tell her that she looks like a “younger sister” of the type of bride that the emperor is looking for. When Yousen looks at the picture she’s like (○´ﾟωﾟ｀):;*.’:;ﾌﾞｯ cause it’s basically a picture of her XD. Suddenly Kihatsu comes running at her going YOUUUUSEENNN!! 😄 He picks up his loli telling the dudes who found her that he’ll repay them later. He then takes her to an empty corner behind a building asking her to turn back to her youkai form so there’s no officer this way please :lol:. Kihatsu then hugs youkai-Yousen saying that he loves her for who she is inside, not outside. He makes her promise to be with him together forever (though not sure how this will work with all his castle servants lmao.) Baww not gonna lie Kihatsu was so cute. It was great hearing Kimura do this kind of voice again since all of his voice acting pretty much irritated me in Custom Drive and he was too hyper in Trick or Alice >_>.
Taikoubou – Taikoubou was the biggest WTF for me ever since they announced LGS cause let’s face it when I think of Taikoubou I think of this guy. Taikoubou is a genius army leader who just LOOVES money. I mean when you tell him there’s something free his eyes sparkle like that of a Japanese grandma at a grocery store time sale. He used to be thought of as a useless sennin until he proved his proficiency by leading an army to victory. He’s in charge of the Houshin project and the one Yousen is originally told to seek out for her assignment. However midway through the route, Taikoubou dies (and this happens in every route.) He gets houshin’ed which is a baffle to everyone because why would they houshin the guy who’s running the Houshin project right? Like in every route, Taikoubou comes back to life but it’s because Yousen wished for it and guess who made it come true? Daddy of course! After they dethrone and kill Chuuou, and stop the death rain, the 2 of them stay at Chouka together. Yousen starts to feel something weird when one day she finds him sleeping but when she goes to wake him up, he starts babbling romantic nonsense to her and after he snaps out of it, he thinks she’s the one attacking him in bed. They both decide to find out what the hell the Houshin Project really is and go up to Kun Lun to talk to the project leader Genshi Tenson. The GGE tells them to not worry about it and instead focus on killing poor Dakki, which they do and end up houshining him. ((´；ω；｀)) After this daddy shows up in front of Yousen in his ikeman form, telling her his name is Shinnou (which is the same name as her dad). He explains that since he’s a god he has his soul split up over varios bodies, 1 being the emperor (aka her father), 1 being the ikeman she’s talking to and 1 being inside of Taikobou. That’s right sorry to burst your bubble dear daughter but Taikobou’s been working for me, the guy you hate, ALL ALONG! Taikobou made a contract in the past with Shinnou to gain power after a heavy battle loss because he never wanted to lose anyone ever again. When Yousen goes to talk to Taikobou about this, he tells her that while he’s working for her dad, he’s not doing it for Yousen’s sake. His only wish is for world peace so he’s really just borrowing his power. He then tells Yousen that she’s free to go because her mission to kill Dakki and stop the rain has been completed. So then annoying as all hell Taikobou-fanboy Shinkouhyo tells Yousen that the real goal of the Houshin Plan isn’t to just seal random youkai. It’s to seal the 365 humans, sennins & humans that are listed on the houshin scroll, including Taikobou himself. The scroll includes people like Tenka, and Kihatsu and Shinkouhyo says that Taikobou was a dirty liar getting close to them only to seal them away eventually.
Shinkouhyou then bitches at Taikobou that he abandoned his fellow sennins in the past and that he’ll fail the Houshin project and abandon humans as well. He then says that the illness that hit Kihatsu was all of Taikobou’s fault as well. That night Taikobou admits to Yousen that he knew about everything regarding the Houshin plan. He tells Yousen she doesn’t need to be involved with this anymore, and that he’ll finish it off himself. By completing the Houshin plan he feels like he will destroy the “evil” that is in the world and create a perfect world where humans will be able to walk on their own two feet without relying on anyone else above. He tells her that that he’s glad that her name wasn’t in the scroll and explains that getting houshined isn’t just a death but a guarantee to be reborn. Yousen’s like “idgaf if you’re reborn somewhere else, the person I knew will be gone forever.” Taikobou places his hand on her cheek telling her that when everything is over he wants to see her once again and they part with Yousen (and me) not knowing what to do with all these feels щ(ಥДಥщ). Yousen can’t stand to see Taikobou going around houshining their mutual friends but in order to stop the plan or to change it, she must agree to live with daddy and never see the outside world in his uguu incest house of love. Yousen decides to agree which allows her to erase the names of Taikobou and Tenka off the list and replaced with random sennins. Taikobou is totally against this and he runs after her grabbing her telling her not go to her dad. He admits that he was not prepared to kill his friends and he doesn’t want to lose her either. Taikobou and Yousen then go to Shinnou asking him to stop the Houshin project. Shinnou explains that the entire reason for the Houshin project is so that he can retrieve Yousen’s mother’s soul from the Houshin’ed soul bucket and to do this he needs lots of sennin/human/youkai souls. The whole story about caring about world peace and humans was all b/s. He then baw baws about how he regrets throwing Yousen on earth and turning her into a youkai. When Yousen refuses to continue with the houshin project he bitches and says he’ll just sacrifice the whole world just so he can get his “family back” wahh wahh wahh. Σ(ﾟ∀´(┗┐ヽ(･∀･ )ﾉ
After realizing that daddy’s lost all his marbles, Yousen & Taikoubou return to Seiki and Kihatsu he’s already making wedding plans for the 2 of them XDDD. They reunite with Tenka & co. to make plans to defend against Shinnou’s world destruction plan. Taikobou tells Yousen not die and to live with him and everyone’s gettin jelly of him hogging her while Kihatsu continues making his wedding plans xDDD. That night Yousen and Taikobou spend time alone in her room where he tells her he loves her and kisses her. （ ● ´ д ｀ ● ）ポッ Sennin End: The following day they go to fight Shinnou and he babbles how he just wants to be a family again and he gets so sad he houshins himself. This releases all the souls because when a god seals himself it pretty much makes the soul bucket overflow. After winning the battle against Shinnou, Yousen is so happy she glomps on a blushing Taikobou. (*´ω｀*) In the epilogue, Yousen helps Taikobou with his secretarial work and he tells her to call him by his real name Jiang Ziya. He gets tired of working and they smooch in his office. Youkai End: Yousen lies to Shinnou saying she agrees to go with him but instead she stabs him m9（＾Д＾）ﾌﾟｷﾞｬｰｰｰｯ. He asks her why and she’s like “cause your existence alone makes me miserable.” Unfortunately with this, Yousen returns to her ugly youkai form but she doesn’t care as long as daddy is dead. Before she can houshin him, Taikobou comes and stops her saying she doesn’t need to get her hands dirty. Shinnou rages that Yousen changed because of Taikobou and goes to attack him but Yousen jumps in the way. Taikobou then rages at Shinnou sayin “yo bro we both love Yousen so if you kill her I’ma kill u too.” Shinnou agrees to drop everything if Yousen forgives him for all of his stupidity. Yousen tells Taikobou she intends to return to Shinnou to watch over him and in case he goes on a rampage again, she can stop him. She tells him that eventually she will return to him and asks her to wait for him, because she loves him. Taikobou agrees to wait for her and tells her when she comes back to him to be a little more feminine lol. And so several years later, Shinnou is being an overprotective momdad to Yousen as she lives with him. Yousen comes down to earth to visit Taikobou who’s busy as always but when he sees her, he tells her she’s late and welcomes her back. (´＾ω＾｀) NOT GONNA LIE |萌|･´∀`･)ﾊｧﾊｧ 萌えぇぇ↑ !!! Kuudere + Kaji Yuuki’s deep voice /ovariesblown.gif XDXD
Gyokutei Shinjin – Gyokutei is the one who originally found Yousen and became her teacher. He’s an old sennin, like over 3000 years old and he gave Yousen her first paopei, her furry doggy Kotenken. He’s a clumsy ossan and he often has stuff falling on top of him and wild animals stampeding over his body. Yousen starts to get suspicious of his true motive when she starts to feel like he’s been trying to kill her so she talks to the guy assigned to watch over him – Sekiseishi. (Aka the dude who’s always in a panda suit lol.) So to cut to the chase, Seki tells Yousen that Gyokutei is part of a team of 20 sennins who have to repeat a cycle of killing a bunch of people so that their souls power this paopei called the Taikyokuzu. This paopei belongs to Genshi Tenson and he pretty much forces them to repeat this cycle every 1500 years. Originally, it began when the paopei went out of balance and worried that this would cause trouble between earth & Kun Lun, Genshi Tenson told 20 of his disciples to either kill souls or sacrifice themselves for it. What ended up happening is pretty much most people sacrificed themselves except Sekiseishi who couldn’t bear to kill people and he ended up suiciding. So when Gyokutei met Yousen, he knew she was the daughter of a god and that killing her it would pretty much help balance the paopei so he would be freed from his mission. Sooo basically he pretty much raised her and trained her so that he would fall in love with her and this way when she died, he’d receive misery and guilt for the rest of his life as a punishment. But hey on the bright side, at least he wouldn’t have to kill a bunch of people every 1500 years! Brilliant plan! Seki also explains that all the original 20 sennins, have been recreated by Genshi Tenson because he was a lonely GGE. They may not be as good as the originals but they still have pretty strong powers and so Seki thinks that they can try to seal the stupid paopei from going out of balance and therefore free Gyokutei from his mission and bonus: not kill Yousen!
They go to see Gyokutei but he still insists on killing Yousen. Because Seki put a spell where any damage Yousen takes he will be the one hurt and he gets stabbed instead :(. Seki tells Gyokutei to wake dafuq up and face reality. Suddenly there’s a flashback to when Gyokutei first was asked by Genshi Tenson to become a sennin. Gyokutei was a shota left alone cause his whole family died in the war. I guess finally Gyokutei snaps out of it and recalls his time with Yousen and then she yells at him telling him to stop being a miserable wanker. She then starts crying and he unconsciously starts patting her head and she’s like “YOU SEE THIS IS WHAT I MEAN! YOU HATE SEEING ME CRY Y U DO DIS THEN.” He babbles about how he doesn’t want to lose her and at the same time he wants to kill her and not be alive anymore rofl. Yousen’s like take me I’m yours darling and he’s like “damn really thanks woman”. He gets over himself and they decide to go rest in the mountains and have some tea (though he spills hot water all over himself then a chair falls on top of him :lol:). They decide to figure out a way to stop this whole killing cycle. He then vows to live with Yousen forever but if one day he goes nuts and tries to kill, to then kill him too. Gyokutei goes to talk to Genshi Tenson telling him he’s sick of this killing bs but Genshi rages saying he’s being selfish (lol yea look who’s talking you stupid GGE.) They then fight against him in a difficult struggle but with the help of Seki and the 20 sennins they eventually defeat him and seal the paopei. The seal is temporary but the GGE says he can handle it once his powers return but until then the 20 sennins to help keep it under control. Sennin End: Gyokutei and Yousen decide to leave the mountains but realize they can’t really live among humans being sennins & all so they go travellin’.
In the epilogue, Gyokutei is getting chased by wild animals as always and Yousen goes looking for him because he isn’t home on time. She gets tired and falls asleep near a tree until Gyokutei finds her and lifts her up. The reason he ran off was to try and get his PMS under control cause it still pops up time to time and Yousen tells him “ain’t no thang I’m aww right.” Youkai End: Gyokutei tells the GGE to sacrifice himself to stop his paopei but then he’s like who will lead the Kun Lun mountains? Gyokutei says “screw Kun Lun!” and soon as they leave Kun Lun starts falling apart cause Genshi Tenson is gone. Gyokutei feels bad for running away so he decides to return to Kun Lun and help rebuild it along with the 20 sennins. He then tells Yousen to kill him and use his powers to help restore Kun Lun faster because he’s SOO GUILTY for “almost killing” Yousen once (though she was saved by Seki.) Yousen’s like “ok but you gotta fight me first” and so they duke it out. He finally comes to his senses when he slices his sword into her and she kisses him in return. ヽ(。_゜)ノ Several months pass, and Yousen is stuck in her youkai form so she has to hide from humans for a while living quietly with Gyokutei. Gyokutei keeps going “Hey Yousen I feel like dying” at whatever stupid reasons he comes up with. Turns out he just jelly some dude was hitting on her. Instead of going out to buy a sword to stab himself, Yousen lets him do the mattress mambo since clearly all he needs to do is get laid ＼( ^o^)／. Gyokutei was rather….odd. His entire story was almost like a side route about him rather than about Yousen and the Houshin Project. Also it was really weird seeing him go from depressed to murderous to suicidal to a clumsy dork like whoa man bipolar or…? I wasn’t too fond of his voice actor either (and the guy also voiced really wangsty dude in Pandora) so that probably helped in making him my least favorite characater.
So Dakki – Dakki is pretty much the OTP of this game and well pretty much my favorite character. (´＾ω＾｀) (And I’m not just saying this because I’m biased to Suwabe being both in LGS and SYK xD). Dakki is a fox youkai who wears a fabulous max fur boa around himself not just for looks but also that’s his paopei. (He has a closet full of furs that look like it for fashion reasons though ww.) After the battle with Bunchuu when Yousen is worried her friends saw her youkai form, Dakki pretty much abducts her and has her sitting in his room the whole time at Chouka. As expected of Dakki, he pretty much trolls her the whole time and uses her as his barbie doll asking her to wear sexy china dresses. He puts a barrier around his room and the only way she can get out is if she “remembers” who he is. While trying to find clues to what he’s talking about Yousen searches his room and she gets poisoned by one of his paopei lying around. When Dakki gets back he’s terrified that this happened and as she blacks out he sucks the poison away mouth 2 mouth. While she blacks out she has a dream of when she met the shota who told her about the outside world…GUESS WHO THAT SHOTA IS! 😀 As a shota Dakki was treated as a monster because he was half human half youkai and was kicked out of the village after he had killed his brothers. He then ran into loli Yousen and turned himself into a shota form so he’d look like he’s the same age as her. He told her to keep their friendship a secret as they played together in the flower garden near her room. She said her dad wouldn’t let her play with anyone and he felt that she needed to be freed. He pretended to leave but Yousen realized she’s lonely and grabbed his hand going “don’t leave” ε-(*´∀`|萌|. Ever since then Dakki fell for her since she wanted him for him, not because he was a human or a youkai. That was until 1 day when Yousen was thrown on earth as a youkai and he panicked asking a servant where the hell she is. He found out she’s on earth and immediately went to look for her only to find her being bullied by humans and treated like a monster. He felt like he was seeing himself again and how the humans mistreated him in the past.
Dakki then got pissed and charged at the humans killing them to save her. He followed her quietly to the lake where she fell asleep crying and held her in his arms while raging at everything. He then planned to get revenge at her dad for causing this grief to Yousen but while he said BRB GURL IMA GO MAKE A CONTRACT WITH JOKER FOR SOME BACKUP, Yousen was found by Gyokutei. щ(ಥДಥщ)Dakki had planned to get Joker and Shinnou to fight with each other so that he could get revenge for Yousen. When he came back to Yousen and Gyokutei had come for Yousen, Dakki realized HE MISSED THE BUS and that all little Yousen needed was some TLC. This is when Dakki started the Death Rain in the hopes that the sennins and humans would need to meddle with each other’s business and then he had the hopes of being able to be with Yousen once more, even as enemies. After Yousen wakes up from the long dream she realizes that all of this actually happened. Not only that but since she remembered everything, the barrier in his room was dissolves. She goes out only to find him standing outside taking a rain shower and he’s like “how’s it feel to have a sexy fox stalker babe?” She calls him an idiot and brings him inside letting him rest on her shoulder while he babbles about his feelings and how he was jelly how she was always shishou shishou. She’s like “why didn’t you just tell me omg. Why don’t you be like please be with me instead of BE MY DOLL.” 😄 He tells her that from now on he’ll be a lot stronger in his pursuit of her heart ;). Sometime later Dakki gets into a fight with Bunchuu & Chuou and kills both of them stopping the death rain. Joker is NOT PLEASED cause she wanted Chuuou to keep suffering. She then decides to punish Dakki by killing Yousen knowing that Dakki is in love with her. Dakki jumps in to protect her and gets seriously hurt. Yousen returns to Seiki with Dakki in his fox form and keeps nursing him back to health without anyone asking who or what he is. Desperate to save him, Yousen decides to go see daddy for help since he was a former doctor after all. Shinnou agrees to save him if Yousen stays with him. In the meantime Yousen continues taking care of Dakki giving him the medicine from Shinnou while she cuddles and sleeps with him up in her room in Kun Lun (*´ω｀*). (Though lol poor Dakki was like MUST HOLD BACK MUST HOLD BACK orz) When Dakki gets better Yousen’s father tells her that she can’t take his side because he’s an enemy of the Houshin project and is also on the houshin scroll.
Yousen has completely fallen in love with Dakki by now and she can’t bare to do this but she has to decide between her wants and her responsibilities. She tells Dakki he can do whatever he wants to her for a day but seeing how she doesn’t want to herself, he just goes out for a walk in the woods with her. Afterwards, she says that she’s decided to houshin him and they battle in the flower garden in the castle where they used to meet up as kids. Dakki asks why she’s not really trying and if its because she pities him or what. Yousen grabs him and kisses him saying that it’s because she loves him and then she comes to the conclusion of FUCK RESPONSIBILITY LAWL. She decides she wants to live together with Dakki. Sennin End: They decide to then leave both KunLun and Seiki and live on together. In the epilogue, they’re getting into fights like a married couple…though it’s mostly Yousen getting mad at his trolling. They go to the place where they first parted in the past and make up. Youkai End: Yousen cuts the crap and is like “screw all this responsibility shit, I wanna live on with you(✧≖‿ゝ≖).” Dakki asks why she decided this and after Yousen confesses her love, he grabs and smooches her. He thanks her but the next morning he vanishes and Yousen looks for him frantically. They go to Chouka where all the people are panicking that Dakki’s returned to torture them again. Instead he actually came to suicide and asks the people to kill him but Yousen’s like ( ･`ω･´)ﾅﾝ…ﾀﾞﾄ!? He gets stabbed by some siscon avenging his imouto and Yousen’s like idgaf if you wished for this cause I sure as hell didn’t! щ(ಥДಥщ) His soul gets houshined and Yousen then kills herself so their souls can be together forever. щ(ಥДಥщ) In the epilogue Yousen’s soul finds Dakki’s inside the houshined soul bucket, where they live (and screw) together for all eternity in limbo. Erm while on the outside it seems like Yousen & Dakki are happy in the youkai end, to me it almost feels like a bad end. I actually wished instead of them being in limbo they somehow got their souls freed to be able to be reborn but I guess that would be going against the whole canon of once you get houshined you’re stuck there forever. Still though, Dakki is the OTP in my eyes. He’s the one who saved Yousen from being pummeled by humans and he’s the one who gave her the ability to “leave the cage” her crazy ass father had placed her into. Also Suwabe’s voice was so hot DAYUM （:.;ﾟ;Д;ﾟ;.:）ﾊｧﾊｧ.
Despite this game giving me a headache with all the Chinese terms and the pretty complicated story, I still loved it. I actually think I love this more than SYK because while SYK had some characters I disliked or didn’t care for, I pretty much liked all the characters here. Hell I even wish Sekiseishi had a route but that would be against canon but omg PLEASE FANDISK ლ（இ e இ｀。ლ）. While SYK was a lot funnier with more gags than this, I think this game still had its own charms. While Genjou was funnier herding her men like sheep, Yousen was more “ikemanly” and had to often tell her dudes to tough it up and be a man. (Oppositely, they had to tell her to be a little more feminine xDD.) I think my favorite Yousen and well favorite route in general was in Dakki’s. The chemistry between them was just hilarious and well Dakki is just a sexy beast ;). My favorite character ranking is Dakki > Taikobou > Kihatsu > Tenka > Sekiseishi > Gyokutei. Sorry shishou, you were just a bit too creepy and weird for my tastes lol (but I might have liked you more if they cast Hirakawa Daisuke or Kishio Daisuke or something for you 8D.) While the game is rated Cero B there WAS kissing and within the text some implied humping too (though that one was really pushing the implication barrier lol.) The omake was fun too with the characters proposing to Yousen as well as cute comics and even extra “AU” scenarios like Dakki being a host and a western style wedding with Taikobou. (*´ω｀*) My favorite part of all though was the MUSIC. Oh my god seriously what BGM did I NOT like??? Everything was amazing. Seriously you could sit there for hours and not understand a word and just be like ZEN with the bgms in the background xD. For play order I’d recommend 姫発→黄天化→太公望→師匠→蘇妲己. Overall a fun game and I guess it gives me additional positive feel that not all of Otomate’s games this year were crappy so definitely recommend it (but it may be a bit of a challenge as far as Japanese vocabulary is concerned.) P.S. Wtf does LGS stand for anyway? SYK was like “Sai Yu Ki” but I can’t see how LGS translates into Houshin Engi lol. ヽ(。_゜)ノ