Otome Game Review: Toki no Kizuna ~ Sekigahara Kitan ~
Release Date: 19.07.12
Official Site: www.otomate.jp/toki
Genre: ADV, otome game, romance, historical, Hakuouki, Oni
Plot: The world’s inhabited by a race called the oni who are stronger than humans but otherwise are pretty much human. The heroine is an oni who’s all for protecting her oni. Cuz we humans are fucking pussies and must destroy and hate everything stronger than us, we hate the oni and fear them. So, the oni hide from humans. But the oni get sucked into petty human affairs.
HMMM…This sounds awfully like the game I just played below.
C’mon Otomate, step up your game and come up with sth new.
Essentially, Jyuuzaengi x Hakuouki set in the Sengoku period.
As stated above, the oni are hated and feared by humans cuz the oni be stronger and have a true berserker form in which they go nuts in and rape and eat everything they see. Because the oni are a nice bunch, they learnt to suppress their form to conform to dem humans and then most of em went into hiding.
There’s an old Oni code where the oni aren’t allowed to consort with humans in a way that’ll greatly alter the course of human history. There are 10 Oni families that are on this Oni council thing and the other 2 Oni families are irrelevant cuz they broke the oni code or some shit and they are called HAGUREONI. The Oni head is a princess called YASEHIME who has the power to see the future.
Anyway, a tad about our heroine, Yukina. Orphaned since like forever, Yukina’s been forced to become the head of her family (she’s on the council) from an early age and has since thrown away her vagina to become a good leader, something that she doesn’t hesitate to remind everyfuckingone in everyfuckingroom everyfuckingtime she has the everyfucking chance to
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yeah stfu Yukina we get it.
Though I gotta say, I do admire her integrity and she does uphold the whole “NO PUSSY HERE” thing very well the entire game. She’s very honest, horribly gullible, knows nothing about anything outside her little village and is srs to a fault.
CORKI, SANTA, AND GIMLI.
Anyway one day, Yasehime sees a vision and decides that she needs to tell everyone about it so calls all the 10 Oni council members from all over the land to come to her.
wtf am i writing.
To all other fellow bloggers out there, is it just me or does this happen to you guys too?
You sometimes stop thinking about what to write when you blog and just kinda stone for a bit while your fingers continue to type, only to sober up a couple minutes later and roflcopter at the shit your drunken fingers hammered out.
And of course, the proper thing to do as a sensible blogger would be to delete all that tosh, focus and write legibly but then you figure that you’re just gna let your mind run off some more anyway and that the backspace and delete buttons are only really halting the completion of your blog post and just to be time efficient, you decide to keep whatever stupid shit you just wrote.
…And then you become counter productive by rambling on about irrelevant shit like this.
I was just wondering cuz u know, that really happens to me a hell lot. Maybe I should stop getting high and writing this shit at 4 in the morning lolol.
just wanted to share. Cuz sharing is caring <3
The brash, idiot hero of the game. He’s one of the Oni leaders and has a flaming sword. He’s brash and hotheaded but warms up to everyone fast and he’s such a bumbling idiot you can only like him lol.
So right off the bat, Chitose attacks Yukina, then mocks her for being a socially retarded, comparatively weak swordsman who has no sex appeal and in fact, only her tits assured him that she was in fact, female.
I think he said sth like that. I can’t rmb. Fuck i’m tired.
Well, Yukina takes all of this as constructive criticism cuz FUCK YOU ALL BITCHES she’s too fucking dumb to get when someone’s insulting her so suck a dick Chitose.
wtf am i writing
Anyway, all the 10 Oni leaders gather at Yasehime’s condo and she tells everyone that if someone ere on this council has a human bff, that someone must STOP IMMEDIATELY and abide to the Oni code of no bestiality
…lest they want to DIE.
Everyone’s like “MASAKA ARIENAI NANIIIIIIIISORE” so Yasehime goes back to her room and everyone’s allowed to leave.
However, that night, Yasehime gets attacked by some creep in a hood and Yasehime falls into a coma. The oni find a HAGUREONI called SENKIMARU lurking nearby and immediately suspect the culprit was him but he claims that he was supposed to meet Yasehime tonight and sure enough, Yasehime wrote him a letter of invitation and shiet. They keep this hagureoni here just in case though
So, the months roll by and Yasehime still does not awaken. Yukina’s worried shitless and cuz by now, she’s pretty bff with Chitose, he holds her hand and tells her it’s gna be kay and he gets being worried about a bestie. Anyway, he has to head back to tend to his people soon so toodles for now.
Yukina ends up running after Chitose for some reason and she finds out that he’s bffs with a human called TOYOHISA of the SHIMAZU family. The Shimazu fam had always been close with Chitose’s fam and since the Shimazu fam’s preparing for war against some jiijii called TOKUGAWA, Chitose’s there to help.
Yukina’s not all too pleased with this revelation but before she can start giving shit to Chitose, SHIMAZU JII pops out and is at once, extremely delighted to meet Chitose’s YOMESAN lolol. Shimazujii’s like Chitose’s surrogate pops and he immediately invites Yukina in for some afternoon tea and makes her call him “oyajisan”. Yukina tries to tell ShimaJii that she’s long since thrown away her vagina and so,
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Chitose’s bff, TOYOHISA shows up the next day and he starts on the whole “CHITOSE AND YUKINA, SITTING ON A TREE” thing too. Yukina humours Toyohisa and tells him that it’s not that Chitose isn’t attractive or anything – in fact she believes he’d be very popular with regular Oni ladies – but it’s just that, she’s thrown away her vagina and
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buut we all know how this goes and Toyohisa stopped listening the minute Yukina called Chitose sexy and when he tells Chitose that, the guy gets all dere and walks off lol. Anyway, turns out these two were childhood buttbuddies and when they were kids, Toyohisa got chased by some dbs or sth and then some monster but then Chitose showed up and saved his ass. Chitose didn’t think the Oni Council would understand bromance so he kept quiet and either way, he’s going to help his bros. Yukina decides to stay and help cuz she’s got responsibilities as the an Oni head and cuz Chitose is her NA<3KA<3MA<3
Anyway, the hooded creeper comes back to attack Chitose and co but this time, he brings back two of his buddies and a bunch of humans. The humans are way stronger than they should be and are like Oni and Chitose and Yukina almost get killed but Chitose busts out the true Oni form and hacks the shit out of everyone. The humans suddenly start collapsing and die and the 3 gangsters leave. When Chitose turns around, Toyohisa is standing righ there and the guy looks completely horrified at seeing Chitose’s true form.
Things btwn Chitose and Toyoisa get awk and seeing Chitose so down, Yukina tries to cheer him up by giving him her uh, ninja rations lol. Chitose ere, explains that the monster that chased Toyohisa in the past was HIM – Chitose bust out his seed mode to save Toyohisa from those bandits or sth but when he saw how freaked out Toyohisa was at his true form, he turned back into his human form and pretended to have defeated the monster to not scare Toyohisa. Now that Toyohisa’s seen what he’s really like, the guy def knows that the monster back then was him and sure enough, he feels like a monster for killing Oni as well. Yukina tells him that those dudes back then were MONSTERS and not fellow brethren and she doesn’t think his true form is ugly at all – it’s who he is and what he had to become to protect people and fuck man, if anyone starts giving him shit about it, she’ll rape em all with the penis that has grown in place of the vagina she long since threw away, cuz u kno
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Chitose then grabs Yukina from the back and thanks her for everything. He then decides to tell her his last name (the Oni have a tradition of only revealing their last names to people they trust) of KAZAMA (WOW. KAZAMA? REALLY NOW OTOMATE WAY TO GO BE SUBTLE) and to this, Yukina asks whether he trusts her now and Chitose just goes all fumbly like “O-ONLY AS NAKAMA KAY”
That night though, Yukina has a dream of someone close to her dying and when she brings this up with Chitose, he fumbly mumbly asks what she’d do if died. Yukina says she’ll be sad of course which gets Chitose all excited lolol but before things can get any further, the 3 creepers attack again with an army of jacked up ONI this time – turns out there’s a drug called SENTAN which was created when people were hunting for immortality but instead of lengthening life, it shortens the life of the taker for the price of super powers and shit. The takers are called SHUURA and because human bodies are too weak to withstand the toxic properties of Sentan, the 3 creepers have been feeding it to Oni instead. Yukina ends up having to run away with Toyohisa and Oyajisan along with Chitose. They get chased down but HAVE NO FEAR, CUZ FUCKING SANTA CLAUS BUSTS IN AND HE’S HERE TO PUNISH THESE BAD BOYS and he holds em off with his reindeer and army of elves while Yukina and co run off.
When Yukina comes back though, her dream really has come true and none other than her SANTA CLAUS JII HAS DIED. The poor old man tells her not to cry before transferring his life energy into her and then he disappears in some powdery light
Chitose catches up and I gotta give Otomate some credit ere for giving Yukina some realistic reactions ere to death – the mo Chitose tries to go like “WE GTG I UNDERSTAND HOW U FEEL”, she flips out like “FUCK U WHAT DO U KNOW” and after Chitose realises he’s been a tad too brusque, he grabs her and tells her that srsly they have to gtfo now before the 3 creepers get em.
Yukina’s dead for a tad, picks herself up and then Chitose tells her to go back to the village cuz some real Sengoku shitz about to happen now. Yukina tells him that she doesn’t want to bloody leave cuz Chitose’s important to her before Chitose goes all fumbly mumbly again trying to confess but he goes OH SCREW THE WORDS and kisses her. He’s too embarrassed to outright confess lol so he just swears to protect her.
Anyway, the big battle starts so Chitose, Yukina and Toyohisa all group up to beat the shit outta Tokugawa’s army and the 3 creepers. Toyohisa ends up holding back the small fry while Chitose and Yukina go off to fight the bosses. Before the two go, Toyohisa confesses to having known that Chitose was the monster back then: the fact that a kid 7 years younger than him could kick so much ass pissed him off and Chitose became his reason to train hard. He thanks Chitose for being the best bro ever before he runs off to fight
Chitose and Yukina go off to fight the 3 creepers, with Yukina busting out her true form too (IS IT JUST ME OR IS THAT OFF SHOULDER, BANDAGED CHEST LOOK REALLY HOT?) and they beat the 3 creepers and save the world.
I forgot what happened in terms of which human side won the fight but I really dgaf so in the end, Toyohisa presumably dies and Chitose and his new bride head back home, both refusing to believe that Toyohisa’s dead and both deciding to wait for his ghost to come back and haunt them. What dumb fuckers.
Is it just me or does Kamiyan never really do otome games? Anyway, I was pretty psyched when I heard he was doing Kazuya and Kazuya’s the laconic, emotionless guy, the foil to Chitose. He’s not really a tsun dickhead though, just srs and quiet so I liked that about him and he got to be pretty nice later on BUT GODDAMNIT HE’S SO FUCKING RECKLESS SO FUCKING INCONSIDERATE SAJKHFASLDFHASIHFKJSADFAS STOP MAKING YUKINA CRY
As with all the other guys, Kazuya’s also been fraternising with dem humans and he’s serving TOKUGAWAJII. When found out, he tells everyone that he really doesn’t give a shit whether he’s on the council or not and he’s serving as TOKUJII’s bodyguard because he has to.
Course, Yukina chases after Kazuya and finds out that Date Masamune has taken Kazuya’s people hostage and ordered the guy to go kill Tokujii. However, Tokujii ends up promising to help Kazuya get rid of Date and save his people so Kazuya’s now secretly helping Tokujii. It helps that Kazuya looks just like Tokujii’s dead son too. Yukina ends up tagging along for the ride
One of Tokujii’s suboordinates, Monkeyjii, has joined hands with the 3 gangsters to get their Sentan meds to win the war. Tokujii’s super against using the shit but Monkeyjii just not so subtly threatens to spread the Sentan shit among his men and make em kill everything or sth.
When Yukina hears that Tokujii’s gna just submit to Monkeyjii, she shoves her old vagina back in btwn her legs and lets loose a fit that only a pmsing female is able to and scares the shit out of Tokujii. Cuz her vagina is all dusty and loose from being left in the rain outside, it slips right out again and Yukina apologises for being right. Cue in Tokujii roflcoptering and telling Kazuya to never let go of Yukina – “it’s hard to find an honest idiot nowadays” and Kazuya agrees.
Cuz Kazuya’s even more reckless than Yukina and has absolutely no regard for the people around him, he goes in charging like an idiot evertime he meets some Shuura or the 3 Creepers so one time, Yukina ends up having to KILL dem Shuura and she ends up breaking down afterwards cuz she actually had to kill her own kind. Here, Kazuya takes her hand and tells her he’s sorry for being a giant wanker and thanks, before he tells her his last name: YUKIMURA. Kay fuck this shit lolol Otomate’s not even trying to hide it anymore.
One of the Oni Council members, Kazutake, shows up and he has a fistfight with Kazuya. Yukina does the whole Sakura in Naruto thing where she jumps out in between the two when the two use their ults and Kazuya ends up cutting her neck a tad with his blades. He freaks a tad about Yukina being ALMOST as reckless as him before apologising to her that night for hurting her, confesses that he was terrified that he had almost killed her, and he swears to never hurt her again.
Gimli then shows up to rage in a typical Gimli fashion cuz as the head of the Suzumori fam, Yukina’s sposed to be back at Yase village watching over her princess but instead, she’s here boning Kazuya with Tokujii – DUMB BITCH GET YO PRIORITIES STRAIGHT. When Yukina makes it clear she ain’t leaving cuz she figures she can find out the identities of the 3 creepers this way, Gimli refuses to leave too and warns Kazuya to get the hell away from his Ojou.
Next day, Kazuya gets Yukina to deliver a letter to Tokujii for himfor him. Turns out this was to get Yukina out of the way so he can run off and pursue the 3 creepers alone since Gimli told him to keep Yukina out of this dangerous shit. Gimli goes too cuz Yukina wud be sad if Kazuya got killed and Kazuya says Yukina wud be just as sad if Gimli died.
They find the 3 creepers, where Kazuya busts out his seed mode but to no avail cuz the 3 creepers are OP, with Shutendouji being able to bend time and space lolwtf. Meanwhile, Yukina’s delivered the letter to Tokujii and Tokujii solemnly tells her that the letter only says “I place Yukina in your care”. Realising that Kazuya’s gone off to prolly die, Yukina rushes to the scene…
BUT IT’S TOO FUCKING LATE; BECAUSE OF KAZUYA’S GODDAMNED RECKLESSNESS, GIMLI HAS BEEN FUCKING KILLED. Yukina bawls her eyes out as Gimli gives her his life energy and tells her that she has it in her to save the world.
Jesus Christ Otomate, are u planning to kill off at least one wonderful grandpa in each route? Is it really necessary to trample all over Yukina like this multiple times? MY HEART CAN’T TAKE ALL THIS HURT
Yukina breaks down crying and doesn’t even have it in her to rage or anything so Kazuya just hugs her and apologises over and over again. You fking dickwad Kazuya this could’ve all been avoided had you not felt the fucking urge to throw urself and the poor jiijii into a mindless bloodbath – I MEAN 2v3 AGAINST OP TIME BENDING MUDDAFUCKAS AND SHIET WHAT IN SATAN’S MOULDY FORESKIN WERE U THINKING
Blablabla, the sengoku shit happens, Yukina and Kazuya fight on the Tokugawa side and the battles end. Again, I fogot what happened and again, I don’t give a shit. Shutendouji lives though and Kazuya can’t let a giant rampant ewok run amok so he pulls the “I CAN DO IT ALONE” shit and tells Yukina to gtfo. Yukina cries that he can’t face a Time Lord alone and that if he were to die, god knows what she’d do and at this, Kazuya tells her to say no more before he kisses her. He swears to never make her unhappy and to be by her side even in the deepest pits of hell
After tha, the two of em go back to Yase village and live happily ever after…till Yasehime finally wakes up and Kazuya tells Yasehime that he’s gna set off to hunt down the last of the 3 creepers; Shuu. Yukina’s devastated that he’s gna leave so she runs off, leaving a rather pissed Yasehime who’s been watching everything through her dreams. Kazuya then asks her to give him Yukina – he knows Yukina is Yasehime’s protector but he can’t live without her. Yasehime tells him not to make her cry and and after promising he won’t, Kazuya goes outside to find a teary Yukina. Yukina only asks when he’s leaving and says she’ll make Kazuya’s favourite dish tonight then, having resigned herself but Kazuya tells her that she’s packing her shit too: “Didn’t we promise to be with each other no matter what?” He puts a flower in Yukina’s hair, saying that it suits her and that the trip’s gna be dangerous but Yukina ofc says yes and The End.
The big brudda ANIKIIIII of the game. He’s the oldest one out of the chaseable guys (late twenties) and I was all for him from the start cuz this mofo be HOT as fuck. He’s such a bamf, he doesn’t swing around a sword or use anything as a matter of fact – this nigga be punching the shit outta errthing with his bare fists alone. Kazutake’s reliable, mature and takes good care of his fellow oni like a real big bro. He’s also got the whole “NO HITTING WOMEN OR CHILDREN” thing, which Yukina obviously does not bode well with cuz as we all know, she’s long since thrown away her vagina and-
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BUUUUT Kazutake too, like every other character, doesn’t give two fucks abt what Yukina thinks and just pets her on the head and tells her that no matter how he looks at that nice rack of hers, Yukina’s a woman to him so give it up.
Course, he’s asc with humans too and he’s actually the bodyguard of ISHIDA MITSUNARI, another warlord…or sth. This is a request by a mysterious somebady X but X told him that if he protected Ishida, X would grant him land for his people to live in – very tempting since Kazutake’s people are pretty much freeriding Dothraki who’ve lost their home long ago. Again, Yukina tags along to discover the identities of the 3 creepers and just cuz she’s nosy like tha.
Same shit happens, they fight with the 3 creepers and bond and shit. When the sengoku shit draws near, Kazutake tells Yukina to gtfo and he’ll take care of everything for her. She refuses and ends up getting Ishida’s approval on becoming his bodyguard too which irks Kazutake cuz he told her to fking go home, not fucking plant roots here with him. Yukina explains tha aside from the 3 creepers stuff, she also wants to help Kazutake get a home for his ppl so just stfu and accept her help. Kazutake concedes, thanks her, and telling her to lean in, he pets her head again and tells her his last name: AMAGIRI
Just as I thought errthing’s going well, Corkijii just has to show up and I was all like
But thankfully, he doesn’t force Yukina back and says he’s just checking up on her before he heads back to Yasevilla
Yukina feels like shit and Kazutake’s guilty as fuck so when the sengoku battle’s almost ere, he tells her to gtfo cuz he doesn’t want her to get hurt anymore. Too bad for him, Ishida refuses to let Yukina leave cuz he knows Yukina doesn’t want to so pissed, Kazutake storms out. Yukina chases after Kazutake and pressing against him, she apologises but says that she reaaaaally really wants to help Kazutake and who can stay mad at someone so genuinely sincere right, so Kazutake just makes Yukina promise not to die and he swears to protect her.
Well before the fight, Yukina finally meets this Mysterious Stranger X who turns out to be some guy called HIDEIE – he was apparently the son of the guy who united jp before he died a while back and now Hideie is with Ishida…fuck I can’t rmb I don’t know my jp history. First thang Hideie does is hit on Yukina but when he asks Kazutake for Yukina, Kazutake immediately tells the guy to bugger off cuz Yukina is too important to him.
However, Hideie’s side loses so Kazutake has to escort the guy to safety. He puts Yukina’s hand on his chest as a gesture of making a promise and promises to come back for her after he’s done whatever shit guys feel they are inexplicably obliged to do so wait for him
With his family being worshipped as Gods, Shin’s the arrogant, condescending flirty guy and I didn’t think I would like him at first cuz he seemed like those douchebaggy playboy types. Well, turns out I was completely wrong and I loved this sexy nigga FUCK WHY IS HE SO ASDFABSDFIBASIFBASPOBFASIBFSOAIBFISABFAIDSBFSIADOBUF. Uses thread to fight cuz he’s too elegant to use anything else and he spends all his time getting high on weed, trolling and trashtalking the shit out of everyone.
The moment Shin shows up in the game, he insults pretty much everyone in the room and while everyone refers to the oldmen as “grandpa” and all, he calls em by their first names only cuz that’s how arrogant a buttfuck he is. He mocks Yukina for not knowing that the humans are warring and when Yukina asks why they’re warring, Shin starts trolling and tells her that the people are fighting over HER. Cuz Yukina’s impossibly gullible, she starts going “OH NOEZ DON’T FIGHT OVER VAGINA-LESS ME!!!”, resulting in the entire room rofling at her.
This display of extreme stupidity from Yukina amuses Shin and when he finds her training alone at night outside, he starts berating her for going outside so late when she’s a girl and when Yukina’s like “DEMO ORE WA ONNA DE ARU MAE NI”, Shin decides to tease her some and starts feeling her hand up. Yukina thinks Shin’s doing a strength test or sth LOOOL so she grabs his hand and tries to crush it before Shin’s like “NIGGA WAAAT” and takes offense that Yukina isn’t being charmed by someone as sexy as him.
Yukina’s still clueless and just tells him that guys always hold her hand – her grandpas always hold her hand rofl and now Shin’s just pissed cuz he’s on the same level as some 100 year old jiijiis so he lifts her up bridal style and finally, that gets Yukina flustered like a regular girl. Shin’s pleased and carries a protesting Yukina the whole way back in hopes that all the other Oni will see em both like this lmao. Oh Shin.
Anyway, Shin hates humans cuz he thinks them stupid and bloodthirsty savages but turns out he’s connected to dem humans too: the elders of his line have debts to pay back to the humans cuz of past shit or sth so when the humans ask for help in their stupidass war, Shin has no choice but to obey and help and helps the uh…MORIKE family…or sth oh fuck it I can’t rmb. Shin’s not at all happy about this and course, Yukina joins him and she’s about to go on a ORE WA HEAD OF FAMILY ORE WA ONNA DE ARU MAE NI rant, Shin just puts his finger to her kips and tells her to stfu
With Yukina with him now, Shin continues to make advances on Yukina, like drawing in and breathing on her when they’re talking about the weather and shit but Yukina rebuffs Shin each time in her usual -_- manner. Shin rather enjoys the challenge that Yukina presents and keeps on harassing her for shits and giggles.
Senkimaru (the HAGUREONI they found in the beginning and held hostage at Yasevilla) then shows up and claims to want to help Yukina and Shin hunt down the 3 creepers or sth so he can hurry and clear his name. Shin’s suspicious of Senkimaru and sends him out to scout but Senkimaru does not return and instead, sends a letter that he’s gone back to Yasevilla some days later. At this point, Shin does a yubikiri promise with Yukina and promises to trust her as long as she doesn’t betray him. He tells her to be honoured to be trusted by someone as almighty as him and he tells her that his last name is SHIRANUI.
They meet the 3 creepers shortly after who reveal that they have captured Senkimaru. Yachiyo turns out to be a thread user as well, just like Shin which is odd cuz only Shin’s fam is sposed to be able to use thread. Yachiyo is actually the other HAGUREONI fam who got exiled when his ancestor joined Shutendouji. His family has the ability to turn humans into Oni or sth and he stole the thread secret from Shin’s fam. Shin then gets Yukina to deliver a letter to some other warlord or sth and when he sees how anxious she seemed to part from him, he pulls her in and tells her not to be afraid cuz he’s with her. She’s one of the rare Oni that he’s acknowledged so have some more self confidence. They’re connected now and Shin reveals that he just put one of his threads on her so no matter where she is, he’ll know.
Yukina completes her task but then bumps into Yachiyo, who proceeds onto raping the shit out of her(am I the only one who wants a route with this campy rapist?) her 3 jiijii show up and demand that she come home and they start yelling at Shin for dragging her into human shit. Shin feels bad so when Yukina’s like “NO I WON’T LEAVE”, Shin tells her to just go home and that he’s done with her.
Defeated, Yukina goes home and for the next month or so, she feels like shit and has nightmares every night of Shin rejecting her and telling her that he lied and was only using her and shit. Same with Shin, who’s been desperately trying to pen a letter to Yukina this whole time but feels too guilty to write anything. One night, Yukina dreams of Yasehime telling her that she’s to get out there and make herself useful so that night, she runs off to find Shin. She ends up fighting Shutendouji and Shuu, with Shin appearing in the nick of time to save her ass and the two baddies run off. Yukina’s immediately fearful and hears Shin’s voice in her head repeating all those nasty things she’s been dreaming of and freaking out, she pushes Shin away who’s been reaching for her in concern. This makes Shin kiss her and after the kiss, he reveals that there was one of Yachiyo’s threads in Yukina’s necks and that was what was causing Yukina to hallucinate about all this shit. He apologises for not noticing earlier, commenting that it must have been a horrible past few months for her.
The two return to Shin’s condo where Shin tells Yukina about the situation with the people before he asks why he disobeyed her and returned. Flustered, Yukina doesn’t say anything so Shin leans in for an almost kiss and says he’s gonna stay like this till she spits it out. Yukina’s like “WAHT YU CARE DAH KISS JUS DEN DINT MEAN ANYTHING EITHER” but she ends up confessing that she was worried sick, that she couldn’t stop thinking about him and that she’s realised that Shin’s just too damn important to her. Pleased, Shin snogs her and tells her that the kiss back then was to calm her down but this one is something he’d only do to her cuz he likes her.
Oh yeah, what happened to Yachiyo, you ask? Well while Shutendouji and Shuu were busy distracting Yukina and Shin, he’s been busy invading Yasevilla and using his threads to turn all 3 grandpas into his puppets. I was wondering which jiijii would die in Shin’s route considering each one has died once in the prev 3 routes and guess what Otomate does?
KILL ALL THE GRANDPAS.
HOW COULD YOU OTOMATE
…talk about overkill man. Yachiyo sends the 3 old men in and Yukina and Shin are forced to kill all three of them. Before dying, they all give Yukina their life energy and Shin and Yukina then go true form to pummel the fuck out of Yachiyo
After tha, Yukina returns home to Yasevilla and Shin back to his own shit. One day, Yasehime tells Yukina to go deliver a letter to none other than Shin. In the letter, Yasehime tells Shin to take good care of Yukina. Both overjoyed, Shin starts going on about how he must keep Yukina close by to prevent other guys from getting close to her – God knows what she’s been doing while they’ve been apart. Pulling her in, he tells her that he knows that she will only ever love him but then again, she’s so fucking stupid she won’t know if she’s getting hit on. Yukina tells him that no one sees her as a woman anyway but Shin only replies
I think I died here. Goddanm Hino Satoshi is sexy.
Yes the last route belongs to the HAGUREONI ;) Senkimaru’s the teenage brat of the game and oh GOD does he act like it. Rather grouchy, he’s a giant tsundere and likes to whine and whinge about a lot of things but like a newly adopted cat from the SPCA, he warms up with much time and harassing from Yukina lol
SO as stated in the beginning, Senkimaru’s the HAGUREONI who was found by the council moments after Yasehime was attacked. The council members don’t trust that he’s innocent so they keep him under surveillance, something that Senkimaru’s not too happy with and he ANGRY
and he STAY ANGRY for the first half year that he’s kept in the village. The only person he’s really okay with is Yukina and that’s cuz Yukina keeps pestering him and doesn’t hate on him just cuz he’s a HAGUREONI. She desperately wants to help him and his people, something that Senkimaru doesn’t get.
However, one night when Shuu and Yachiyo come to attack, Senkimaru reveals himself to be sided with the creepers – he’s actually SHUTENDOUJI in all the other routes (kay you should have picked this up the mo you saw pics of him and Shutendouji – Otomate’s not exactly trying to hide it). He has the ability to control people with his words and the 3 creepers make off with Yasehime.
No matter cuz Yukina encounters Senkimaru again soon enough and this time, she suddenly sees a part of Senkimaru’s past – when one becomes Hagureoni, neither their oni kin nor humans will accept them so Senkimaru’s people have basically been getting chased out from place to place for several hundred years. They basically have ridiculously high mortality rates cuz they can’t find shelter or food and they keep getting hunted down. The prev head died young so like Yukina, Senkimaru’s been made a head real young and he’s never been able to lead his people too well with pretty much the whole world being out for him.
Yukina tries to convince him to stop his revenge on the world and swears that she’s going to help him find a new place for his people etc but Senkimaru retorts that it’s useless – they haven’t been able to do anything for hundreds of years, why will it change now unless he starts a revolution? Besides, he WANTS to take revenge on everyone who’s given his people all this shit; just because ONE of his ancestors was a dumb evil fuck, don’t mean the Oni Council can just go and damn his ENTIRE PEOPLE. His people did nothing wrong yet they were made to pay the price not for just a decade, but for CENTURIES – You tell me, is this just? However, it’s the first time anyone has cared about him like this though so when he feels his resolve weakening, he takes a hit of SENTAN and ends up going completely nuts and almost kills Yukina but the other 2 creepers step in and drag his sorry ass home.
When he wakes up, Yachiyo eggs him on to take revenge on Yasehime for not letting his fam back onto the Oni Council. Senkimaru forces himself to be evil and casts a spell on an unconscious Yasehime that makes her have nightmares. Yasehime then dreams of herself succumbing to the Sentan she’s been force fed and becoming evil. She dreams that she kills all the Oni Council members and even Yukina
Yukina’s alright though and she bounces right back after a day or two and runs back out to find Senkimaru again. Now he’s permanently in his adult form but has recovered from his crazy beast mode. Oh and Senkimaru isn’t actually THE Shutendouji who raped everyone centuries ago – he just uses the name as an alias in all the other routes. Yukina again harasses him and vows that she’d never betray him and only wants to help so Senkimaru tells her if that’s true, let him use his OP absolute control powers on her to look inside her mind. She agrees and when Senkimaru delves in, he first sees memories of her when she was a toddler. It was pretty adorable seeing all the grandpas coo over how cute Yukina was like
and Senkimaru watches rather enviously till shit hits the fan and Yasehime shows up, calling Yukina her LITTLE SISTER. Fast forward to a few years later where the Suzumori family has no more heirs after this current head. The grandpas decide to take the still kiddy Yukina and make her the new heir of the Suzumori family and they change her name from 千奈(Still “Yukina”) to 雪奈 – everyone in the Yasehime line has a 千 in their name and they wiped it t avoid suspicion or something. Skip a couple more years later and Senkimaru sees Yukina lying next to the dying Suzumori head and some seconds after, the Suzumori head disappears in some light, Yukina having absorbed the head. The 3 grandpas freak out cuz she has the ult ability to absorb other Oni or some shit and consider her unstable and originally considered killing her but instead, decided to keep her isolated from the outside world so they can keep an eye on her and so she can’t do anyone any harm.
Senkimaru leaves and holds a Yukina who’s coming to and who is mentally exhausted. Pitying her, he calls her a fucking blockhead who doesn’t even know she’s being lied to and used by everyone around her. He apologises for trying to mind rape her before asking her what she’d do if she found out that Yasehime and her grandpas were lying to her. Yukina merely replies that they would never lie to her and Senkimaru finds himself pitying her even more.
Yachiyo and Shuu then show up and it turns out that Senkimaru knows nothing of Yachiyo spreading Sentan everywhere to rape everyone or sth. Basically Senkimaru just wants to destroy the Oni Council System but cuz Yachiyo’s a sick, twisted S, the latter wants to rape everyone or sth and Senkimaru’s against it….I think I fogot but bottom line, Yachiyo’s the big bad. Yachiyo uses his manipulation shit to make Senkimaru go nuts again who almost kills Yukina before he fights it and blacks out.
The Oni Council are about to execute Senkimaru cuz he’s a traitor and poses a threat to everyone but Yukina begs them to let him live longer so they take him back and Yukina stays by an unconscious Senkimaru’s side till he wakes up days later. When Senkimaru awakes, Yukina cries from relief, prompting the guy to gingerly wipe away her tears, asking why she would cry for someone like him. He apologises for almost killing her and he’s exasperated by her goodness all over again when she goes “IT’S OKAY :D”
That night, none other than YASEHIME shows up but Yasehime’s nightmare has come true: she’s woken up but is now consumed by the Sentan and wants to destroy the Oni Council. She HATES the Grandpas and the Council and when Yukina asks why, she reveals that it’s cuz they took away her sister: “YOU”. Yasehime goes on to revealing all the lies before she runs off and when Yukina returns, she asks the Grandpas whether this is true or not. The Grandpas are unable to deny anything and Yukina locks herself up in her room.
Senkimaru comes by some time later and consoles her by telling her that the love she got from her grandpas were still true blablabla so whatever let’s go save the princess dwbi he’s gonna be with her.
Blablabla Yukina and Senkimaru go beat Yasehime and end up dealing a fatal wound. As Yasehime lies dying, she apologises for everything and tells Yukina that she has to be the new princess but a miracle or sth happens and Yasehime lives – I didn’t really catch what happened ere.
In the end, all is good and well with the Onis, with Senkimaru no longer being a Hagureoni or something and with Yukina going off wiith Senkimaru to his village. Before they go, Senkimaru takes her up somewhere to see the scenery before telling her that they’re gna be together forever or some shit.
Afterthoughts and Conclusion
How about making a FD so I can have some more Shin eh, Otomate?
This game was horribly average with nothing remarkable to set it apart from any other game: it is the lovechild of Hakuouki and Jyuuzanegi, didn’t have anything particularly memorable about it and worst of all, wasn’t even that compelling a game anyway.
kay I was being super hyberbolic – the game isn’t actually all copycat but the fact that it had Oni, drinking meds to go bamf, references to characters in Hakuouki and a protagonist who got wrapped up in human affairs had me thinking “Hakuouki!! Jyuuzaengi!!” A fair number of times and that really detracted from the game on a standalone point. Yes I am finally aware at the end of the game, that this is sposed to be the prequel of Hakuouki or some shit but either make it obv or subtle don’t do it half assedly.
It doesn’t help that the romance aspect of it was pretty half baked too – true, the game did have a rather beautiful depiction of jiijii love and nakama love but otoges are sposed to be more romance than anything imao and the transition from nakama to lovers was just…eh. There was a lot of “oh yeah I’ve known ______ for this how many months already” and “6 months passed by”, during which Yukina apparently grows close to her guy but Otomate doesn’t show us any of it and leaves us to fill in the bigass gaps.
Having said tha though, what romance existed was pretty adorable especially with Shin and Chitose – those two I would say, had a more natural feeling progression in their relationships with Yukina than any of the other chase-able guys. Yukina was a dumb fuck but I found her adorable nonetheless and though I say Shin’s the best guy in the game, the ones who truly stole the spotlight were the GRANDPAS <3 From Yukina’s 3 grandaddies to Oyajisan to Tokujii, the old men in this game trump every other character.
Oh and the art’s amazing; it’s miko. nuff said. Though Senkimaru’s CGs sucked for the most part – when he’s not looking like a cross eyed Kate Moss, he looks like he has a fucking carrot for a nose.
TL;DR Give this game a pass if you actually want a superb game – the only thing that’ll blow your mind in this game is the sheer number of Hakuouki references it manages to chuck in, how many times Yukina goes ORE WA ONNA DE ARU MAE NI, and the art. On the other hand, if you have a soft spot for old men in general, you’re gonna love this game.