This is the review for the Collar x Malice fandisk which contains after stories for the main cast, side stories for some of the side characters, and an alternative story that takes place after one of the bad endings of the game.
There exists an organization called Adonis which has been responsibile for a several murder cases throughout the year. Each case they have “count down until X-day” in which they plan to “rebuild” Japan. They leave a coin with a cat symbol on it and a roman numeral that indicates the number of months till the count down. The overall theme of each case is revenge. Adonis has decided to become the anonymous justice league that murders those who have hurt others when police refuse to take action. Our heroine, Hoshino Ichika is a regular boring policewoman who doesn’t do more than maybe help find a lost child or take a cat down from a tree. However one day after work, someone drugs her, knocks her out and when she wakes up she finds her body is paralyzed in a church and she has a collar around her neck. The collar transmits a radio signal through which a voice tells her that she’s been chosen by Adonis to be an “experiment” to prove her sense of justice before X-day happens. If she fails to do so, Adonis will send a signal to release deadly poison through the collar and she will die. Just then a group of guys burst in, and by inputting a code they disable her paralyzation but she cannot remove the collar. They also just so happen to be a bootleg detective agency full of ex-cops (+ half assed secret service member) set up by the leader, Yanagi Aiji, in order to put a stop to X-day that’s set to occur on new year’s day of the following year. Remember big fat spoilers ahead so jump to my final thoughts if you intend to play this game – which has been licensed in English for release in 2017! (｀・ω・´)
So everyone is probably wondering what the hell this game actually is. Is it a sequel? A fandisk? A remake? Broccoli couldn’t figure this out either so they made it an all in one disaster. The game takes place as if the previous game never happened – it’s one giant reset. The difference is, this time the “main” chunk of the game are the 4 sub characters: Akira, Dionysos, Thor & Melissa. Meanwhile, all the previous gods just get a half assed route similar to the Rainbow route in Utapri All Star. Anyway more complaints in the final thoughts, but for now enjoy the copy pasta that is this game. For anyone who hasn’t played the first game basically Yui is just thrown into god school to teach the gods about humans and love and she just accepts it cause her life on earth has little value apparently.
This is the fandisk to Hanaoni. There are 4 sections: Bride Excerpts, Honeymoon Arc, Hina Party and a Monologue section from each guy at the end. Additionally in this fandisk, Watase gets a route.
Within the oni (demon) population there are no females. In order to reproduce, the males will pick out human females and then “turn them” into oni. And so, on her 16th birthday our heroine, Asagiri Kanna, is picked up by an oni dude and taken to a special oni school. Everyone there is either a male oni, or a female “bride to be”. The purpose of the school is to let the oni dudes and the human chicks acquaint themselves, so that at least they can first have a “relationship” before the girl is forced to marry. An oni named Kaki has apparently made a deal with Kanna’s mother to spare her life if she handed over her baby when it grew to be 16 years old. Kanna doesn’t seem to care because she’s become an emotionless log as her mother pretty much ignored her for 16 years and kept her in the house so that none of the kids would ever see the “oni seal” on her chest (which is proof that you will be an oni’s bride.) Kaki’s guardian’s aren’t too happy that he’s kept this whole thing a secret all the time either as they were assigned to protect the bride. Kaki doesn’t seem to give a crap despite the fact that due to his guardians not protecting her, she’s had to deal with creepers hitting on her all her life. Suddenly her mother shows up at the school begging to exchange her life to set Kanna free, explaining that she didn’t pick her own life over her child’s but if she had been killed while pregnant, the baby would have died as well. Kanna finally realizes that her mother was “protecting” her all these years and decides she wants to now return the favor so she agrees to comply & be Kaki’s bride. There’s a catch to the whole system though: there are no rules for NTRing meaning that if Kanna wants, she has the option to get with other hot oni mans at the school. 😆