Intro: When Mashiro Akagami was a loli she followed a strange girl up a tall pomegranate tree, fell, and konked her head. Her mom freaked out & it was daddy’s bday & Mashiro nearly died. おめでとう！ｗｗｗ Now 19, Mashiro & her friend Ataru go to a glass museum where depending on which one mirror she looks at, she runs into a wild ikeman! When she gets home she realizes she stole a mirror from the museum -_- & hears some lady’s voice telling her she has 2 save her destined man’s “kokoro’s voice of sadness” by going into the mirror world 2 have them chomp on her like she’s food.
Shikimi Sumifu: A ドM tattoo artist who attracts women everywhere he goes but lol he completely ignores them. Mashiro finds him lying in the street & runs 2 the police where they say he collapsed due to low blood sugar. One day Mashiro gets sucked into the mirror world where she discovers every man she saw at the museum has a twisted side & their own world.
Shikimi can’t feel pain. He desires to know what it feels like so badly his ❤ locked him in2 this world where he’s ドS (I think) Irl she grows closer to Shikimi and lets him give her a tattoo. He asks her to work w/ him & he sees this magazine talking about the kabedon so the next day he tells her not 2 go home yet and kabedons her. He asks if she’s got the ドキドキ’s bc he wanted 2 c her get nervous ( ͡° ͜ʖ °)
Every time she goes 2 the mirror world Mashiro can commit a crime on the guy or accept his punishment. By accepting Shikimi’s punishment, somehow her pain starts to build up in him (??)
Mashiro forgets her key at his shop but he’s not there so she goes looking for him. Shikimi gets involved with a gang of thugs and goads them into beating him up, hoping he’ll feel pain. He gets pissed that she’s there 2 see him like this but she says that she loves him and doesn’t want to see him get hurt.
They go back 2 his place where she treats his wounds and he confesses that he feels the same way. But the mirror world intervenes until Shikimi can’t take it any longer and he goes back to the thugs to get beat up. Mashiro finds him & he holds her to protect her while they beat him up. They suddenly go in2 the mirror world where a voice tells her that she needs 2 decide smt. But Shikimi doesn’t want 2 hurt her anymore.
If she accepts his punishment they’re stuck in the mirror world where he can finally feel pain & Mashiro becomes his chew toy. If she chooses to punish him they go back 2 where the thugs are beating the shit out of him & he can feel pain now.
He’s so beat up the thugs leave and she makes out w/ him. He gives himself a small tattoo of pomegranates going “OW” the whole time lol. In the end he asks her to consider living w/ him and they confess to each other again. And then he kisses her.
From what I understood, I enjoyed Shikimi’s route. I loved the guy’s design & his seiyuu Yoshitsugu Matsuoka is just perfect. His voice is so damn sexy.
Final Impressions: Wasn’t as dark as the PV’s made me believe.
This is just a general impressions on a single route bc I’m still learning Japanese and considering that this is pretty plot heavy, I don’t think I can give an accurate summary of what goes down in each route plot wise.
I think I was able to understand most of Shikimi’s route so I’ll be anxiously awaiting other otome bloggers who’ve played this to see if I got it right.
System: After you play a route you can just choose a guy and a chapter. Skipping is fast and you can blow past stuff you’ve never read before if you wanted to. But no “skip to next choice” as usual. The touch screen is taken advantage of nicely where you can easily flick through galleries and bgm music.
There’s some omake that I have no idea what ur supposed 2 do w/ it yet. There’s 2 diff songs for the endings you get and I liked them both. Op song was killer. Kinako’s Art is vibrant, edgy, and unique. I liked how the kiss scenes went all out and they added sound effects
And they change outfits!!! It’s not just in the mirror world. They have diff outfits for the winter, and I’m pretty sure Shikimi had two diff outfits besides the mirror/winter ones. I really liked tht and wished more otoge did so.
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