I don’t know what I was smoking when I decided to order this game (and Charming empire) for double the price instead of just buying the steam English version on a Steam sale….but I did and here I am with all sorts of regrets. So this will be an Opera House kusoge double feature (or maybe more than a double feature if my backlog is anything to do by.) 😩 Ishizumi Akane is your average high school girl who transfers to a new school. One day when she forgot her notes she returns to the school building at night only to stumble upon an illegal host club being run inside. Turns out the students & teachers all run an secret host club that begins at midnight, with underage students being hosts & serving alcohol. This is all done so that the students can make connections before they go out into the working world…but because it’s extremely illegal, Akane is now forced to work there to make sure she keeps her mouth shut. So now every night Akane is forced to slave away being a maid at this shitty host club until she graduates. 😱
Sakurai Nana is a farm girl from Hokkaido who transfers to Hounan high school in order to join the Stride team. She got inspired after seeing some youtube video called “best stride ever.mp4” (which btw on real youtube has nothing to do with this game). After transferring, she finds out the club’s inactive due to loss of members, because of some violence incident. Nana is determined to get the club running, so she helps recruit 2 more members and the 5 man stride team + relay-tioner Nana is complete. A “relay-tioner” role is that of someone who guides the striders during their runs so they can meet up with tag their other team members. The stride relay race takes place in various locations such as cities and even amusement parks, and they basically run parkour style throughout, jumping over various obstacles such as fences, cats, and elderly grandmothers to reach the goal. Aside from being their guide, Nana also gives them magical otome powers in order to GIVE THEM THE COURAGE TO BE THE VERY BEST.
Wow was this game certainly a disappointment! If you’re coming with the hopes that it’ll be as great as Karin’s other games, you should just kick dem nasty thoughts and be prepared to omnomnom some copypasta. There was once a woman whose husband passed away and she met a wizard. She begged for him to bring her husband back to life but he said he cannot do that. Instead, he said he’d make her other wish come true and give her a child. He gave her a magic seed and out of the seed came out a little girl who learned how to use magic spells. However on her 15th birthday, the girl Charlotte shrinks to become fun sized and the entire village coins her “Thumbelina”. This is all because the magic spell the magician cast to protect her had wore off. Unfortunately one day the dark knight with his band of angry scissor wielding lizards come and set the village on fire. They demand for the village to hand over Charlotte but her mother and her childhood friend Match Boy, named Lars, are determined to protect her. Unfortunately her mother is killed, and before she dies she tells Charlotte to take the magic book and run for the hills. And so Charlotte and Lars go on an adventure to find out more about who is after her and to see if she can return to being big again.