Alright we know there’s a terrible stereotype that otome game heroines are emotionless flat doormats with no eyes or any sensible decision making capabilities. So here I am to bring you 10 ladies who I think deserve mention for breaking this stereotype and generally being an awesome character that makes the game a lot more enjoyable to play.
Aside from all the guys being adorable tsunderes/sweetshearts/kuuderes the HEROINE IS SO FAWKIN HILARIOUS. ( ﾟ∀ﾟ)ｱﾊﾊ八八ﾉヽﾉヽﾉヽﾉ ＼ / ＼/ ＼ Seriously if you are reading this blog, you are probably likely to be an otome gamer and SHE IS SO RELATEABLE xDD Seriously half the time I’m sitting there going “wow are you me?” It’s amazing the character growth both she and others go through in this game and well I just can’t stop gushing about how much I enjoyed this FREE DOUJIN GAME.
Not an official release but Nozomi was such a funny heroine and this being a free game, I highly recommened EVERY ONE OF YOU play it. She’s an otome gamer and a lot of stuff that she’s into can totally be related to. She’s also got spunk and an ikebo otoutokun so overall I enjoyed the game a lot, and it’s what got me hooked on Tetrascope’s games.
Tiana wants to be a pro beast-master like her mother but her mom and dad are always out somewhere so she sadly has to spend most of her time living and training on her own.
Hard to quote stuff here without spoiling but Tiana basically kicks ass throughout the game, defeating all sorts of beasts, dragons and taming some hot princes if you know what I mean. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Needless to say she was a refreshing heroine that I stumbled on at the time when most other ones made me wanna flip my desk.
While Inukai was loud and obnoxious at first, after a while he became like a good puppy dog and completely was under Little’s will😆 He bitches about how he only likes nice girls with big boobs but in the end he falls for Little anyway. At first Little uses him as her little blood bank, asking to suck his blood when she feels weak and of course he agrees
Unlike most games where the guys are the vampires going after the heroine, this time our heroine is the vampire going after the guys! And she gets all of them to donate blood to her because they just can’t resist! 😂 She even got the prince of the underworld begging for her to suck him LMAO. Gurl got game.
The positives was that Nadeshiko was a pretty strong willed and awesome heroine. Rather than crying for prince charming to save her or being quite and reserved when he rejected her – she’d be like NO YOU’RE MINE BEECH ( ಠ益ಠ ). One particular thing I caught the 2nd time around is how she said everything so bluntly, she would make her fellow classmates cry. Riichiro said that she’s got a sharp mouth and that’s why a lot of people are afraid to get close to her which was one of her downfalls mentioned by Kaga-sensei. Nadeshiko guurl, you and me both sistah www.
I love Nadeshiko so much. She didn’t really physically fight/kick ass that much, but her sharp tongue was amazing. Even when she was stuck in that shithole with Tora & his rebel group, she still kept her ojousama attitude like she don’t give no fucks.
Grumbling aside though, AIKA IS SUCH A GREAT HEROINE. Seriously if I didn’t know any better I’d never believe this is Otomate’s average heroine. She is seriously badass, and extremely hilarious in many routes.
Aika is a demon lady trying to find her next demon lord so she’s not too used to the human world..and her reactions to various things are just hilarious. It’s a shame this game kinda got swept under the rug because it was one of the first new Otomate Vita releases but I highly recommend the game if just for her.
Let’s talk about Futaba though. FUTABA IS SERIOUSLY THE BEST HEROINE OF 2014. I probably sound like a broken record after Re;ViceD and Binary Star but oh my god I just LOVE Futaba lmao. Seriously half the time the “expressions” and “reactions” that I’d pick would be the ones that raise affection. IN OTHER WORDS ALL THE GUYS WERE TOTALLY DO-M TO HER BULLYING. BEST GAME EVER xDDDDDDDD!!!!!!! Okay well she’s not a bully but she doesn’t take their BS and totally calls them out on it. Because of this I laughed so much my neighbor probably thinks I’m insane ((((((((((ﾉ∀`)･ﾟ･｡ ｱﾋｬﾋｬﾋｬﾋｬ.
I am so sad that Trigger Kiss never got a fandisk because the interactions between Futaba & the guys in the game is just COMEDY GOLD. I’d be sitting there half the time being like ARE YOU ME ARE YOU TRYING TO MAKE ME SELF INSERT CAUSE WE HAVE THE SAME REACTION. Still hoping some day Otomate will give us an FD…(´；ω；｀)ﾌﾞﾜｯ
Being a doctor he always nags Aileen about her health so at the oasis he tells her to drink water. Aileen tells him that she’ll only do it if he “feeds her mouth to mouth” as she grabs and kisses him. HELL YEA I like my heroines proactive (｀ゝω･)vｨｪｨ. Afterwards shes like “I only do this with you….is that what you wanted me to say huhu” XDDDD
Aileen’s like an anti-heroine because everyone in this game is “the bad guy” ruling the chaos city of Gil Katar. However, Aileen don’t wanna be no evil city queen, she wants to be a merchant and go on adventures and she don’t need no man to do it! In fact this game actually has endings where Aileen dumps the dude you’re going after because she’s overpowered (from murdering tons of cave elves) and has a shit ton of money. Probably Curtis Nile is the only one who can tame her, and even in a quote from Crimson Empire, Sheila comments that Curtis wouldn’t be able to settle down on a regular woman…so Aileen is perfect for him. 😂 Also she has that same snarky attitude that heroines like Futaba or Aika have which made her so charming to me.
Aspasia is such a hilarious heroine that my screenshot folder is out of control after finishing the game. I’ve never seen a heroine who punches and kicks the character OUT OF HER DISPLAY PICTURE BOX xDDD.
Continuing with the wild arabian heroine, we have Aspacia from Desert Kingdom. I think if we had a competition on who the snarkiest of them all is, it’s definitely Aspacia. And yes she would literally have a “foot” that would come out of her display picture in the corner to actually KICK the guy who would annoy her. 😂😂😂😂 I hope to god that they consider porting this game to Vita and add new scenario/omake/anything. I have the limited edition PSP box and I would still shell out money for a Vita port, that’s how much I loved this game.
I think the best thing for me was LULU. Like wow she should be Otomate’s model character, why can’t all of their heroines be like her? I actually even like her more than some Quin Rose heroines because she’s a lot more positive while QR’s tend to be pretty negative most of the time
Lulu is like a really kick ass proactive heroine but she’s also super positive and finds the best in all people. She managed to tame the beast known as Alvaro and the turbo-kuudere Est so she gets major props for that. Also despite having 0 magic property she ends up being an ass kicking wizard by the end of the game. The only downfall is the grueling system in both WOF 1 and 2 though it seems like Otomate’s eased up on the pain in the Vita ports.
Leaving Cardia’s name default has the guys call her by her name which is extremely appropriate because she is a GREAT heroine. I’ve had the pleasure of watching her go from a lifeless doll like state, to a girl full of emotion falling in love. I’ve also watched her go from a scared state of just sitting back and taking abuse, to being able to escape all the predicaments that she got into. Locked in a room? I’m a pick it out. Some psycho tries to grab me hostage? I punch his lights out and escape. HELL YEA CARDIA. All those times you sit there in other games going like “I wish the heroine would just at least ATTEMPT to do something”…that NEVER HAPPENED IN THIS GAME.
While Cardia may not have the sarcasm or humor that Futaba or Aspacia do, she has BALLZ OF STEEL. Seriously if you ever sat there wishing “why can’t this heroine just do X”….Cardia would do it. She rescued HER MANS and she didn’t just sit back and wait for her prince on a white horse. She took action, there was shit hitting the fan and she was hitting it back like a baus. It’s probably too much to ask for ALL otome heroines to be like Cardia, but I still hope that the trend of heroines like her will catch on.
There’s actually quite a few heroines I liked that didn’t make the list like the heroines of Binary Star and SYK. I also was amused at the rabid yaoi fangirl in Double Reaction Plus. The heroine of Oumagatoki I liked when she was snarky but she would often cockblock herself and ruin romantic moments with the snarkyness so she didn’t make the cut. A lot of QR heroines tend to be negative, so while I recall at first I liked Alice, after a while her constant negativity (and Peter abuse) kinda got on my nerves. Takuyo generally has decent heroines as well but they couldn’t beat out the ones on my list (that or my memory is fading I guess lol.) The heroine of Real Rode was pretty good as well, though she had to break up with her boyfriend like 8 times in the game (；・∀・). The heroines have definitely improved and usually the “bad” ones you now find mostly in the mobile game market while the console ones have tended to become a bit better nowadays.