Much like their brand name, ad:lib games seems so improvised. It feels almost like a Zen Film. Want to have a taste of their randomness? Just take a look at this game’s main premise…
Koudzuki Shouta – the main character – is the son of the princess Kaguya from the Japanese Folklore, while the heroines are the reincarnations of the men who wanted to marry his mother, and now they want him, instead.
Outomo Tsubasa is Shouta’s best friend’s imouto. Just like the other heroines, she has memories from her previous life, but is the only one to give a damn for it. So she feels the similarities between Shouta and his mother, proposes to him right away and, from that point, is always clinging to the protagonist.
Ageishi Kokona has been Shouta’s classmate since before and always felt attraction for him, but is just too embarrassed to do something about it. Guess what she does to counter those feelings? She becomes a Tsundere! Naturally!
Abe Miharu is Kokona’s best friend. She also has feelings for Shouta, but has serious self-esteem issues to go after him. She is very gentle and naïve.
Ishidzukuri Sayaka is Shouta’s childhood friend who looked like a boy back then, but now became a very sex and popular girl. She is very playful and likes to tease Shouta a lot.
Fujiwara Misato is the mature and sexy teacher who isn’t at an oba-san age, just yet. Despite being really hot, she is still a virgin and single because, you know the drill. She was bullied and thought she was ugly…
Themes & Routes
I am not joking! The “plot” is really so simple that feels like they just came up with stuff on the go. They even throw in some obvious and lame Dragon Ball reference to make everything even more ridiculous…
The “Kaguya” theme gets completely forgotten by the writers by the time they started to work on the individual routes, where they just use a bunch of old cliché for everything. When they run out of ideas, the route just ends abruptly, with no conflicts or character development. What makes the game’s length being pretty short, going around 1 to 2 hours for each route. I finished the whole thing on a single day and still had some time left to do other stuff!
I had high hopes for Shouta, since the game’s official synopsis goes on about how he inherited Kaguya’s elegance, charisma and prowess, but he is actually just a huge Hetare. So Hetare, in fact, that you could actually forget he is participating on the scenes sometimes! When something goes wrong, it’s always other people who solve the problem, while he just watches, For example: “Mom, help my teacher with her job problems!”; “Riyouma! My girlfriend seems depressed! What should I do?”; “On no! My girlfriend is being attacked by a stalker! I must call the mall security!
The heroines are not as perfect and invincible as the ones found on other Galges but, the same can’t be said about Shouta’s mom, as she is an amalgam of many tropes that can be summarized as “she is god”, which makes her son uselessness even more apparent. She gets to decide everything for Shouta, even offering him as her substitute for the heroines and even dares to say “that has nothing to do with him”…
Shouta is such a good-for-nothing that makes you whish other character was the protagonist! (which really reminds me something…).That’s where enters Outomo Riyouma – Shouta’s best friend, who is cool, mature and smart and actually gets a character development through a romance with yet another of Kaguya’s admirers who reincarnated as Amamiya Yuri. She is my favorite character in this game, so I am glad she got together with a decent guy!
“Moo℃dan” is the nickname for the character designer who worked on “Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai” anime. As such, the art found here looks really similar to it, even getting to some of the heroines visuals. Like Tsubasa – who looks a lot like the protagonist aunt from Denpa Onna, or Kokona – who is really resembles Rikka from Haganai.
There’s also animations for mouths and eyes, but those are only for tachi-es. Regardless, they are not half-bad…but are not half-good either, as there is a lag of about 1 sec on the animation synchrony with the voices.
This could pretty much be the worst Eroge for this month. It seems kind like a rushed judgment, as there’s still ton of titles for me to read, but I am pretty confident about this. JUST DON’T PLAY IT! IT’S BAD!