Otome Game Review: Jooubachi no Oubou – Menou hen
Company: Pure Wool
Release Date: 28.02.14
Official Site: 8==D
Genre: Bee porn, bugs, porn, all the guy’s are fuckin weirdos
Plot Summary: Lol bees. nuff said.
The first post after an ass long hiatus is none other than a PORNO GAME!!! OMG GUYS IT’S YOUR FAVOURITE!!
(ok it’s my favourite huehueheu)
Majority seems to say that the writing in this game goes to absolute shit in the second half, with the heroine being a completely useless (albeit, super cute) fuck and her boyfriends all being manipulative assholes. Which is a shame really, since I was looking forward to playing this since a while back but yolo.
I admit I got a bit confused right at the beginning of the game because it was basically our heroine, MENOU, getting all horny over her sister, KAGUYA. Note that I said confused and not disappointed because yuri ftw and I’m not a picky guy at all but then again, I thought I was playing an OTOGE?
And then this happened:
So now I’m wondering why there are other men in this game as Menou clearly states that she has “feelings for Kaguya that won’t be forgiven” (or are my yuri goggles screwing up my understanding of things here?). I mean, this is a flashback scene with kiddie Kaguya where Menou talks about how “IROPPOI” she is
ANYWAY, in the game, there exists a race called HACHI (literally “BEEs” lol) who look human except that they feed on humans and the males are much stronger. They live in Laputa in the skies (their hive) and everyone obeys the Queen. Menou and Kaguya are both the two potential next queens to be and they were both supposed to be bitter rivals fighting each other for the throne but as we all saw, Menou is completely gay for Kaguya and would willingly give up the stupid throne to cop a feel of Kaguya. That and Kaguya conveniently fell off a cliff a few years ago when the 2 sneaked out so she’s dead.
In the present, a few years later, Menou has been feeling shitty as of late but she’s terrified to know why that is. Whenever she walks this one hallway that leads to the Queen’s (her mother’s) room, she gets the heebie jeebies and she wonders why.
WELL I DON’T FUCKING WONDER WHY CUZ GUESS WHAT? HER MOM LOOKS LIKE THIS
A FUCKING BUG
AND SHE MAKES THESE SUPER KIMOI “SHUUU…SHUUUUU” SOUNDS LIKE THE RAPIST SLOTH DOING HIS “HUSHHH…ONLY DREAMS NOW” SHIT
OH AND SHE FUCKING EATS HER STEAK RAW TOO
HOLY JESUS FUCK THAT’S NOT A COW STEAK EITHER IT’S HUMAN FLESH.
I mean it’s prolly just some weird costume but this be one fucked up kingdom if the queen runs around in a honey bee onesie yo
The Queen finishes her steak and then demands to know when Menou is going to join her for human steak dinner. Menou’s like “wakarimasen lol” cuz she’s super empathetic like that. The Queen is pissed and says that if everyone in the country copied Menou and denied themselves the glory of human flesh, then their country would be in shambles.
wtf does human meat give u super powers or some shit? And yeah apparently it does lmao it lengthens bee lifespan when consumed IN MODERATION.
The Queen tells Menou that she is to be the next queen and that to secure the throne, Menou is to go and kill Kaguya, which Menou thinks is fucking weird because Kaguya is dead…right? “Ofc not u silly grub” says the Queen, “now gtfo and get to work”
Menou’s slave #1/Instructor, TAKANEMARU, tells Menou that her task to assassinate Kaguya is prolly to test Menou and when Menou protests that she doesn’t see why they have to kill each other to be Queen, Takanemaru replies that if Menou doesn’t kill Kaguya, then maybe the rebels will strike first and kill Menou instead. Ever since the current Queen’s health has gone to shit (because the dumb bug ate too much human flesh and humans are apparently terrifying beings with curses or some shit), the country has been unstable. Menou retorts that she wants Kaguya to become Queen and then Menou herself, will just leave and start a hive of her own and she’ll be fine bc she has Takanemaru and slave #2, HAKUOH..
Takanemaru takes Menou down to the world below (humans and shit) for the first time to prepare for their assassination. Takanemaru tells Menou to be careful because the humans have heard about the BEE’s having some immortal medicine which is made from taking the nectar from a queen and then eating her flesh. In the world below, they first stop at a dinky rundown shack that Takanemaru reveals to have been Kaguya’s home. Menou demands to know how Takanemaru knew where Kaguya was and how he knew that Kaguya was still alive when everyone told her that Kaguya fell to her death from the cliff near the fields they use to play in. Was Takanemaru secretly taking care of Kaguya all these years?
Before Takanemaru can reply, Menou sees Kaguya run past outside and promptly chases after her. Instead of a warm reunion, Kaguya and her follower tie down Menou (oh bb) to a tree and Kaguya tells Menou that if Menou wants to find out what happened to her (Kaguya) all these years, then Menou just needs to experience what she (Kaguya) did.
Menou calls for help but for the next few hours, no one comes. Which is just fucking weird bc Takanemaru and other soldiers shouldn’t be outrun by some weak girl who’s never been allowed outside, which can only mean everyone is in on this manipulative shit. Some village men come by, realise she’s a BEE and promptly proceed onto molesting Menou. Menou now realises what Kaguya meant by “experience what I did”. If Menou doesn’t scream for help, the men rape her, then get tired of her being so dry so they kill her with an axe rofl.
If Menou screams for help, out pops…
Menou’s slave #2. He’s been with her since forever and is the reliable oniichan character who’s always getting Menou into trouble whenever he thinks Takanemaru is being too boring lol. He babies Menou a fair bit and teases her too and that’s only made better by his VA being HIRARIN <3 Oh say more dirty things Hirarin ;)
Hakuoh saves the day and is clearly way too calm about the whole thing so he’s prolly in on this shit too. Everyone is summoned back to the castle because Kaguya has officially returned.
For the next few days, Menou holes up and is disgusted with what she thinks is jealousy. She realises that she can’t really continue moping around so decides to see Kaguya, who introduces Menou to her 3 slaves: SUMERAGI (Professional Rapist), Rin (Angry shota), and Utsuro (hikkikomori masochist). During the introduction, they all start licking Kaguya rofl, her shoes and everything.
And then Menou can respond in 3 ways:
LOL WTF WHAT IS THERE TO PRAISE? HOW TO PRAISE???
Menou gets the shitty feeling again and when Kaguya asks where HER 3 slaves are (Takanemaru, Hakuoh and Ruby) and whether they service Menou like this too, Menou instantly thinks of Hakuoh and Takanemaru and disgusted, Menou leaves.
Menou runs into Hakuoh, who asks what’s wrong and Menou accidentally mentions that it’s this ache in her body. Hakuoh’s like “HATSUJOUKI?? >;D” and then tells her that he’s always thought of her as his cute princess. He leans in to kiss her and when Menou tries to scream, Hakuoh’s like
DON’T RUIN THE ATMOSPHERE PLZ
But he ends up just hugging her and backing off soon, saying that he’ll be around if she wants to learn lol.
Menou realises that the shitty feeling is actually because of her nearing hatsujouki (going into heat) and it dawns on her that when that time comes, she’ll have to find some male bee to bone and ew sex is gross. The Queen bee is always horny and has her own harem of male bees, who benefit from the sex and also because the Queen bee’s nectar makes them strong and live long or some shit rofl.
The ache won’t leave though and Menou caves and calls Hakuoh for ‘help’. In comes Hakuoh to help but he only manages to grope her boobies some cuz in comes Takanemaru to cockblock. Hakuoh says it’s because Takanemaru won’t teach Menou to which Takanemaru retorts that he’s the teacher, he’ll be teaching Menou everything lol. Menou tries to help by saying that they were only uh doing some EROIASOBI rofl
The next night, Hakuoh comes again to finish up but Menou promptly apologises for being flighty and says that EROIASOBI is sth you should do only with someone you love. Hakuoh fucks off when he sees how terrified she looks and agrees that first they must deepen their relationship and what better way to do that than by drinking themselves silly? Their party is cut short though by another summoning, where Kaguya declares that by living among the humans for several years, she has learned much and that the BEEs can use the resources downstairs to benefit their country.
The next day, an attempt on Kaguya’s life is made. Menou tries to visit Kaguya but Kaguya’s 3 slaves stop her and a fight breaks out, which ends up with shitface SUMERAGI accusing Takanemaru and Hakuoh of treason so those two get locked up.
Menou is confined to her room for the next few days for everyone has turned against her. Ruby sneaks in one night though, and tells Menou to use him like the Queen does: he is now entirely Menou’s. Menou is his princess, she is strong now so show Ruby.
Oh jesus fuck I tried to avoid writing about Ruby so I can properly suck his dick when I write about his route but HOLY SHIT HE IS SO FUCKING SWEET AND DHOIJDSJGIODFOGISKDFIGUIDFSLJBGD
Menou is touched but gently rebukes Ruby’s statement: she is no queen, and Kaguya was to be queen since the start, and all this was just some stupid test that only beat in that fact over and over again. However, she will save Takanemaru and Hakuoh and with Ruby and everyone, she’ll leave the hive and set up her own hive elsewhere. This makes Ruby super giddy so he takes Menou to the dungeons to save the other two.
Before Menou can break em out, the dead body of her mother is tossed down the stairs and standing at the top, is none other than Kaguya. Kaguya then screams for the guards and Menou realises that Kaguya is aiming to pin the murder on her. Ruby opens the cell, picks Menou up and the 3 make a run for it
Ruby runs off halfway because the other two slaves keep picking on him lol, then Takanemaru leaves to do sth.
Hakuoh confesses that he loves Menou but isn’t aiming to become her hubby, just to protect her. Anyway, Sumeragi captures them or sth and they get their asses hauled back to Kaguya, who tells Menou to screw someone already or she’ll send Sumeragi to do the screwing. That night, Rin roofies Menou so she becomes super horny and ends up having a 3some with Takanemaru and Hakuoh LOOOOOOOL WTF that was so fucking random
The next day, they have a trial where Kaguya accuses Menou of treason and matricide before forcing more roofies down Menou’s throat. In comes Ruby and Hakuoh tells Ruby to distract everyone while he runs off with Menou to…
have sex in the woods LOOOOOOOL WOW ppl weren’t kidding when they said the writing goes to shit lmao.
Like even Ruby is like “YO WTF GUYS” and bitches about how he’s doing all the work while Hakuoh and Menou fuck around
In the end, Hakuoh runs off with Menou and his friend, Lilim, rents him a place to stay with Menou in the human world. For the next few days, weeks, idk, all the two do is have SM sex 24/7 until one day, the village is attacked and everyone finds out that Menou and Hakuoh are Bees. Lilim captures the two of them with some magical chains and tries to get Menou to uh release her honey but when she doesn’t, Lilim ties Hakuoh up and lets the village girls have their way with him while she fondles Menou lmao idk either
Menou makes out with Hakuoh, giving him a power up rofl and then Menou notices that he has the same tattoo as the sigil that Lilim has. Hakuoh tells her that this is the sign of a Church downstairs that worships the BEEs and wants their nectar and in return, they raid villages and offer sacrifices to the BEEs. Lilim returns and tells Hakuoh that he’s the reincarnation of their dead priest and that tatt proves it so now they want his dick. Hakuoh fakes being the priest and tells them that they cannot have Menou and in return, he’ll go get Kaguya and they’ll do a swap.
Menou meets a follower called KOMA, who is apparently half BEE half human. He tells Menou that the church likes to capture male BEEs and make them breed with human women to make halfbreeds like himself.
Hakuoh returns but then suddenly rapes Menou, then apologises like “omg so solly not what I had in mind teehee” and eats her out as uh “shazai”…wow who the fuck wrote this shit. Hakuoh becomes some bipolar shitface and then the two find out that Bees were the creator of humans:
Bees had sex with monkeys in the past and made humans
AHAHAGLALLAGHAHAHALAGLA LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL PLEASE TELL ME I’M JUST READING SOMETHING WRONG THIS IS SO FUCKING STUPID.
Anyway, so now Lilim is trying to breed human x bee hybrids to get the ultimate race or some shit wow wtf. All the male followers in the church aren’t human, just failed bee x human offspring and the whole “wanting nectar for immortality” is bs: they want the queen to shit out a hybrid baby. Hakuoh finally reveals that in the past, he ate the priest and got hit with a curse that made it so that he couldn’t kill another living thing. The curse takes the form of a white snake and if Hakuoh kills, the snake drains his energy. If Hakuoh gets violent, the snake constricts him as well. Which is why Hakuoh needed Menou’s nectar to keep his energy up and was using her the entire time. Now he’s going to stay in the church and find a way to break the curse while Menou escapes.
While Hakuoh’s being a giant asshole, Ruby shows up again, loopier than usual bc someone forgot to give him his meds. Hakuoh pushes the two of em out to let them escape but the two are quickly captured again, with Ruby to be offered as a sacrifice or sth that night.
When Hakuoh refuses to save Ruby, Menou laments her weakness and utter helplessness, and remembers her childhood, where her mother favoured Kaguya but for some reason, wanted Menou to be the next queen (notice that the young queen looks EXACTLY like Menou – this’ll be important later on)
Consumed by despair and hatred, Menou goes berserk and transforms into the Queen Bee, vowing to kill every disgusting human for her kingdom UM EXCUSE ME, BEES HAVE 3 FUCKING PAIRS OF LEGS ONLY SO WHO DA HELL PUT AN EXTRA PAIR She goes on a killing spree and wonders halfway through again, why her mother wanted her to be queen and when she sees how ugly she has become, she concludes that it was because the Queen didn’t want her precious Kaguya to become some disgusting bug like Menou has now.
Kaguya shows up to stop Menou, telling her that all the pain has made her strong but she has to stop and protect her kingdom. Menou takes down 2 of Kaguya’s slaves and is about to kill Kaguya too but Hakuoh binds her with his snake (HURHURHURH) and begs her to stop.
When Menou comes to, she’s back in the house with Hakuoh and the two are just about to go on a date. No one on the street attacks em for being BEEs and Hakuoh laughs, saying that humans now live in harmony with BEEs. Kaguya and everyone come to visit her and everything is happy – too happy, and Menou realises that something is wrong. Now she’s by a stream and sees Hakuoh leading the church, praying with everyone for her to have a good dream and to have the power to save/seal her. The white snake reveals itself to be Hakuoh’s conscious, his beast, the curse, and Hakuoh. He tells her this is all a dream, and when Menou tries to break it, Hakuoh tells her that this is everything that she wanted: to live peacefully with everyone as a normal person. The white snake asks whether she regrets anything
Hakuoh continues to work to seal Menou and puts her under a dream forever
Menou needs to wake up, and Hakuoh apologises over and over again for not being able to help her properly. He wanted the curse gone, but at the same time to push Menou away so he could destroy the Church from within and protect the Bees. He doesn’t know whether he initially wanted Menou or her nectar but has always wanted her since forever, and right now, wants her everything. Menou wakes up, crucified to a bench. Hakuoh releases Menou and resolves to shoulder half her sins and right them with her.
He tells her that he wants to have a family like the humans (btw, only the Queen can have babies so a good number of male BEEs fall in love with human women and have families with them) and the two head back to the kingdom.
TL:DR Hakuoh was cursed and was initially using Menou to get her magical nectar to fix his broken dick but ends up falling in love for real.
Menou’s slave #3. He’s the dumb chirpy guy who seems to be high 24/7 so Menou thinks he’s cute while everyone else thinks he’s the most annoying sack of shit ever. Ofc, he’ll prolly end up being some apeshit yandere or sth judging from what they did with Hakuoh (plus the fact that Ruby seems to be OP af) but gods he’s just so cute. He likes talking silly too, calling himself “bokuchin” and “ruby-sama” and laughing like “kyakya” and “ukekeke” as well as randomly adding “nya” at the end of his sentences GAH he’s just so entertaining to watch <3
Tbh, the moment Ruby showed up I was like “lol whatever Hakuoh, Takanemaru, Kaguya who?” because Ruby is just soooo sweet. When Menou was feeling down about Kaguya’s return, he goes downstairs just to pick flowers for her because he’s seen her tend to the gardens and knows she likes flowers. When Menou comments that Ruby must’ve been paying attention to her a lot, he replies that every male BEE has been paying attention to her and tells her to cheer up when Menou mumbles sth about everyone liking Kaguya only.
Ruby then asks why Menou is so nice to him when everyone else hates him. He wonders what would happen if it turned out that he was only being nice and feigning concern so Menou would want to bone him and he starts cackling like some freak. Menou though, tells him she wouldn’t either way because she knows he’s being nice so stop pretending. Anyway, she isn’t as “clean” and “nice” as Ruby says, and she too, has a darkness inside her. This time, Ruby replies that he doesn’t care about that because she’s the only one nice to him. He’ll come back again to fill up her room with flowers so he’ll be able to see her smile a lot.
OMFG THIS IS SO CUTE FUCKING RUBY JESUS ASKJFBASKFBDSKBFADSFK
Anyway, his route is mostly the same as Hakuoh’s one (cept with him popping up everywhere just being so cute) up to where the 4 make a run for it after Kaguya frames Menou for the Queen’s murder.
Around this time, Menou has sorta realised that Ruby isn’t just a bundle of fun and that there’s something off with the guy. Like how he’s too fucking happy, how he seemed a little too giddy when villagers were being killed, and ESPECIALLY how Takanemaru and Hakuoh are so adamant that he stay away from Menou (they don’t get why Menou is so nice to Ruby at all); when Ruby smiles like this:
Takenemaru and Hakuoh see it as this:
So clearly the 3 can’t come to an understanding: Menou doesn’t understand why those two treat Ruby as a nuisance either.
In return for being so nice to him all the time, Ruby molests Menou some, and Menou remembers what Takanemaru told her: if she wants Ruby to stop eating so much, then she’s going to have to make him feel “HAPPY” huehue. Ruby gets the urge to kill partway through but refrains from running around outside and killing everything cuz that’d make Menou sad but shit hurts yo and he needs Menou to help. Menou’s about to cave when he sees what a darling he is but realises she can’t just think with her crotch so calls Hakuoh to stop this shit.
Hakuoh beats the shit out of Ruby who just shrugs it off because he’s “used to it”. Again, Menou gets horny at night so Ruby er helps out lol and the whole time he won’t stfu about how good she smells and how he feels so full and how he loves her so much
The next day, they get captured by Kaguya who stabs Menou and Menou suddenly gets horny again and needs semen to heal rofl so she sucks off both Hakuoh and Ruby, the latter of which starts going “MENOU DOING THE CHUUCHUU TO MY DICK <3” LOL i dont know anymore
They escape, then Hakuoh gets taken…AGAIN so Menou and Ruby hide out in a church. There, Menou wants to know about Ruby but Ruby tells her if she knew who he really was, she’d hate him like everyone else. They end up laughing over how both of them have serious self esteem issues lol.
Outside, a mother and child are taken captive and Ruby knows Menou wants to save them so he tells her that he’ll save em if she gives him a kiss ;)
And not some peck on the cheek, a real kiss :3
He gets all excited at the thought of getting a kiss that he starts dancing around the place and twirls Menou around. They kiss and at the end, Ruby thanks Menou and tells her that he doesn’t know why but ALL THE FEEEEEELS and he feels like crying.
I’m done this is too cute oh gods
He leaves, then comes back to take Menou out too but Menou is horrified when she sees that the mother and child are getting the shit kicked out of them by some hentai villagers. She’s furious that Ruby lied to her, who says that if he was to help, he’d have to kill and Menou forbade him from doing so. In the end, only he and Menou flee and a pissed off Menou bitchslaps Ruby and demands to know wtf he did when he was gone. Ruby starts sobbing and tells her that the mother and child were gone when he left so he just figured it was all ok and doesn’t understand why Menou is so angry. He snaps and rapes Menou-
OMG WHY MAKE EVERYONE A RAPIST FUSFSKAFADSKF WHY IS THERE ALWAYS RAEP ADBSGKFODSKNIJOFKJNBJDO NOT FUCKING RUBY TOO OK GARHAGRAHRA
-and ends up sobbing even more at the end and apologises over and over again. Menou ofc, forgives Ruby, which only makes him bawl more as he cries that he’s dirtied such a pure person and that he’ll never be as good as Takanemaru or Hakuoh. He promises to never do it again and that from now on he’ll help her become the Queen.
The 4 return to the kingdon, where Takanemaru and Hakuoh have noticed Menou and Ruby are getting cosy and jesus fuck, anyone but Ruby. They go on about how she doesn’t know anything like “YOU KNOW NOTHING JON SNOW” (OMG DID U GUYS SEE THE SEASON PREMIER BTW OMGOMGOMGOMG) way but NO SHIT SHE DOESN’T KNOW ANYTHING CUZ U GUYS DON’T TELL HER SHIT. Anyway, the kingdom actually accepts Menou as the new Queen and ask her which male bee she has chosen. Everyone goes nuts when Menou declares that she has chosen Ruby…a fucking CANNIBAL.
While most bees in the hive are happily subservient to the Queen, some aren’t and rebel. At the same time, since the bloodlines are so pure in the Hive, sometimes mutant bees are born and those who rebel are given to these mutant bees who EAT THE REBELS. Ruby is a mutant bee who is the executioner of the Hive, eating those who are deemed traitors etc. This is why everyone hates him and is terrified of him, and also why everyone tried to keep him away from Menou.
Menou dgaf though and is willing to give up everything to be with Ruby. Ruby tells her that ever since he can rmb, no one told him that eating Bees was wrong and that the Queen would always just tell him to eat whatever he saw. Menou tells Ruby she is his, and to uh “prove it” Ruby shaves off her pubes LOOOOOL is this what kids do today?
They sleep and hold hands when they wake up, with Ruby being super adorable going on about how Takanemaru is his first teacher, Hakuoh his first friend, and Menou his first girlfriend :3 After a bit of prodding from Hakuoh, Menou decides that she won’t run away and will instead, take back her kingdom and lead the kingdom the way she wants with Ruby as her husband. When she tells Takanemaru this though, the guy goes nuts, demanding to know why it has to be Ruby. He almost rapes her but gives up in the end and tells Menou that he’s had enough babysitting her and is going to join Kaguya.
Minutes after Takanemaru leaves, Ruby shows up, telling Menou that when he went to look for Hakuoh, he found the guy half dead. Turns out Takanemaru was the one who did this, and after burying Hakuoh’s dead body, Menou and Ruby find humans eating Hakuoh’s body the next day. They return to the castle, where Kaguya asks Menou whether she knows anything about the guy. Turns out Kaguya didn’t order Takanemaru to kill Hakuoh or anything, so that means Takanemaru killed Hakuoh himself, threw the dead body to the humans to incense them and is now MIA. Kaguya suspects that Takanemaru is getting the humans to start a war against the Bees so the Bees prepare for war too (while bees are stronger, there are a shit ton of humans)
They all take a peek downstairs and see humans fighting with Bees and shit. Ruby ends up going nuts over the smell of blood and leaves Menou to go kill. In one ending, this is explained as his way of committing suicide or some shit so Menou can be happy because there’s no way she can be happy with a disgusting cannibal like him :( In the good ending, Menou needs to be rescued by Rin and when Ruby returns, Kaguya socks Ruby in the mouth for being a shit and leaving Menou to whack off to dead bodies. Ruby protests that he can’t help it because the hunger takes over so Kaguya shoves him and Menou into a room and tells Menou to satisfy Ruby. Ruby wants to fight and kill though because he feels that’s the only thing he is good for so the next day, when the kingdom is under attack, Menou orders Ruby to stop the humans.
Menou grabs Kaguya to run and meet up with Ruby but out pops Takanemaru who starts hacking the shit out of Ruby. Menou gets in the way and when she gets hit, Takanemaru stops and Ruby shoves his arm through Takanemaru – this is how he fights rofl no need for swords. He doesn’t kill Takanemaru though because he knows Menou would be sad and Takanemaru mumbles abt how he didn’t care about winning the war and taking over the kingdom etc, all he wanted to do was find a certain someone in the castle. Kaguya tells Menou that she’ll have to denounce Takanemaru as a criminal and accuse him of being the one who killed the Queen as well. Menou does so in order to protect the kingdom.
All is good in the kingdom and Kaguya and her slaves have disappeared somewhere. Menou goes down to the dungeons to Takanemaru, who’s now basically a vegetable so Menou thanks him for everything and kills him.
Menou is then made Queen and everyone accepts Ruby as her husband.
TL;DR Ruby is the cutest thing on earth cept that he is a cannibal so everyone hates him but Menou tells everyone to stfu and marries Ruby <3
Menou’s hot instructor. Like Hakuoh, he’s been with Menou since forever and is completely loyal to her. Laconic and serious, he spends half his time lecturing Menou and the other half of his time squabbling with Ruby but whenever shit’s happened, Menou has always gone to him and he’s always been there for her.
I’ve been dying to play Takanemaru since this guy is so fucking INCONSISTENT in the other routes: one minute he’s calm and shit, then next he’s molesting the daylights out of Menou as a “lesson” or some shit and as shown in Ruby’s route, he’s clearly got an agenda of his own. After every time he catches Menou doing the eroiasobi with another guy, he always flips his shit so I have no idea whether he’s actually a jealous cunt or just…bipolar af rofl. I mean in one ending, he basically rapes her then gets everyone else to rape her to turn her into some baby making machine so idk man.
His route splits around when the 4 are recaptured by Kaguya and put on trial for the Queen’s murder. Menou is roofied and Ruby creates a distraction so Takanemaru is able to haul Menou’s ass away. They hide in a different place this time, just the two of em. No sexy time but Menou finds Takanemaru consorting with SUMERAGI, with the latter handing the former some hair ornament that Menou recognises was in her mother’s room. Takanemaru won’t say anything when she demands to know though and just manipulates her emotions and hugs her
Anyway, Kaguya shows up and tells Menou to hand Takanemaru over cuz the guy’s a traitor. Takanemaru is from another hive and came with his Queen a few years ago in attempt to take over their hive (either that or they were taken captive by Menou’s mom idk). Only Takanemaru managed to escape and his Queen is either dead or taken captive by their Queen. Now, Takanemaru is just here to take revenge on their hive and is going to kill all of them. Proof of this is that the hair ornament belonged to his Queen, not to the current Queen of the hive – clearly Takanemaru still has a thing for his Queen.
Menou doesn’t hand Takanemaru over though, and the bastard further confuses her by getting all nice and mushy with her and eats her out lol. In the end, he’s captured for killing some Bees or some shit and tossed into the dungeons. Ruby comes up with this greaaaat idea of getting Takanemaru to show his true feelings by making him watch some Ruby x Menou porn show cuz it’ll get him jealous or some shit idfk anymore the writing is so bad omg
So the two hop down to Takanemaru’s cell where Ruby forces Menou to suck his willy and basically spends the entire time taunting Takanemaru like “YOU’LL NEVER GET THIS HEUHEUEH”. When Takanemaru tells Ruby to put his smelly sausage away, Ruby gleefully runs off like “TEEHEE SO YOU DO LIKE MENOU <3” lol omg Ruby. Takanemaru is not amused but before Menou can uh explain, in comes Kaguya and she tells Menou that Takanemaru is gna be stuck down ere for a little while so stop pining for the guy.
Menou takes care of Takanemaru for the next few days under Utsuro’s surveillance and begins to have moments where she becomes OP scary Queen whenever Utsuro gets in the way of her and Takanemaru. Oh wellz, they have sex in his cell and when she wakes up, he’s gone and Menou realises he used her to flee
Menou runs to the Queen’s room, where she finds a bunch of dead male bees and finds a door leading to a cell below. She realises this was where the other Queen was kept this entire time and figures that Takanemaru has fled with the other Queen. He returns to Menou though but Kaguya’s smart enough to anticipate this and restrains him. She gives him and Menou some time, where Takanemaru apologises for putting that seal on her:
Turns out during sexy timez, he put the Queen’s seal on her which allowed the Queen (Menou’s mom – turns out she’s not really dead idk anymore lol) to basically possess Menou at times which explains Menou’s creepy behaviour. Her mom was the one who ordered this because Menou is actually a clone of her mother (which explains why Menou looks exactly like the young Queen) – she was to be the next Queen in that she is a vessel and her mom would take over her body. In truth, the Queen should’ve taken over Menou by now. In order to stop the Queen from killing his Queen, he agreed to become Menou’s teacher and guard Menou to keep her body safe for the Queen. Menou laughs at the irony of it all and when she asks Takanemaru where her conscious will go when her mother takes over, he replies that he doesn’t know.
The one thing Menou knows though, is that she’ll always love Takanemaru even after the Queen takes her body. The Queen then locks both of them up and basically tells Menou she’s a meatsack and that she’ll crush her mind if she doesn’t willingly give up her body in due course. When Takanemaru acts concerned, Menou tells him to gtfo and go to his Queen cuz when has he ever actually cared about her? He apologises for everything but tells her that he never hated her, and neither does Kaguya – it’s obvious that Kaguya knew about this the entire time and was working in a super round about way to protect Menou and make Menou queen.
When his Queen was taken, Menou’s mom had her be raped for 3 nights and made Takanemaru become her slave in order to stop the rape. She made Takenmaru take out his own right eye as proof of his loyalty, sealed their contract with a kiss. Takanemaru then realises that he’s loved Menou for a while now so more romping around.
Takanemaru’s Queen turns out to have died or some shit but instead of weeping etc, he’s like “Great, got that woman off my back” rofl cuz now he’s “free”. Menou kills the Queen and u know what, the story would have been fine if they just made Menou queen after this and live happily ever after with everyone.
In one ending they do that but they basically imply that the Queen managed to latch onto Menou right before dying so Menou becomes more like her mom day by day.
BUT NO OFC THIS IS SHITTY WRITING SO WE HAVE TO GO MAXIMUM SHITTY FOR THE “BEST ENDING” RIGHT?
SO GUESS WHAT FUCKING HAPPENS NEXT?
TAKANEMARU TAKES MENOU BACK IN TIME LOOOOOOOOOOOL
I DIDN’T KNOW YOU HAD A TARDIS, TAKANEMARU!!
Menou sees the past Takanemaru and basically tells him to get into the secret dungeon right now and save his Queen and obey this one. For the love of everything man, she’s sick of all this bloodshed and dying so just take your Queen and run.
Takanemaru and Menou return to the future where Menou’s now queen, Kaguya never was pushed off the cliff and everything is well (cept that Ruby is dead WAT). There’s a grave outside by the cliff, the grave of Takanemaru’s Queen – turns out she committed suicide shortly after being rescued when she saw that Takanemaru was in love with Menou and not her. Though Takanemaru could probably
I fucking give up.
Takanemaru is a Time Lord. Takanemaru is from another hive and his Queen got taken captive by Menou’s mom so he’s made her slave in order to save his Queen who turns out to be dead but it’s ok because he gets Menou as a consolation prize.
Afterthoughts and Conclusion
Jesus fuck, people weren’t kidding when they said the writing in this game goes to shit. Time travelling (SAME TIME-CONTINUUM? HOW DOES THAT WORK?), random sex, eeeeeeveryone’s a rapist, cannibalism
And you know what? I’ve never seen a heroine get so much shit before in an otoge. Poor fucking Menou yo. Trapped in the castle her entire life, kept out of the loop all the time, can’t control herself because of the hatsujouki, the men around her are all fuckin weirdo rapists, and her mother never loved her and just sees her as a sack of meat; as a result, she displays a shocking lack of self worth, is unnecessarily empathetic towards EVERYTHING and suffers from a crippling inferiority complex. And then everyone else is always going on about how wimpy she is and how she doesn’t know anything and I’m like NO SHIT SHERLOCK YOU GUYS MADE HER LIKE THIS
Ordinarily, someone as doormatty as Menou would irritate me but I think everything she did was justified and I’m surprised she didn’t go completely insane in all the endings – in the end, I pitied her more than anything and I’m just glad she got some happy endings. Girl deserved that much at least.
And everyone else. Just wtf?? I don’t particularly like anyone of them cept Ruby; this honestly did not feel like a very romantic game at all except in Ruby’s route because you couldn’t tell whether Hakuoh and Takanemaru actually loved Menou or were actually manipulating her until the very end. They were ok in the first half of the game but then the writing went to shit and they all became inconsistent rapists so I don’t know man. Hakuoh felt the most “otoge” I guess and he was cute until the whole rape and weirdass snake and SM shit. Ruby was just fucking adorable and despite being batshit insane, he still made me grin and laugh every time he showed up in the game I MEAN C’MON, LOOK AT THIS:
He was at least mostly consistent and was always the ray of sunshine there to pick Menou up whenever she despairs (which is like half the game). And Takanemaru lol I don’t even man. I guess his “eroiasobi” lessons were meant to convey how much he loved Menou? Idk rofl but at least he was adorable when he blushed like:
Kaguya’s 3 slaves were creepy af especially SUMERAGI (SWEET BABY JESUS THAT VOICE IS TERRIFYING) but I loved psycho lesbian Kaguya as well because she clearly loved Menou. Koma was clearly a plot device and completely random but hilarious nonetheless.
I liked the artstyle a lot and was glad Menou didn’t have watermelon boobies like Sugarbeans shit. Shame there was a lack of non-porno CGs so I apologise for having this post chock-full of screenshots.
Another gripe I had was with Menou’s sexy sounds – she sounded alright in the first half but it’s like she decided to copy the faltering quality of the writing as the game went on and just fucking gave up on life in the later sex scenes. Holy shit it was like she was doing some shitty opera or some shit “AIEEEEEEEEEEEEE” like that. On the other hand, I really liked Kaguya’s voice – Menou wasn’t kidding when she said she sounded angelic. It was very…tinkly lol. The soundtrack wasn’t bad but what stood out was the character music: Ruby’s theme was fucking carnival music, Hakuoh had some “ヒーロー参上！” music whereas I don’t rmb Takanemaru’s bc he’s always like :/
I think I went on enough about the shitty writing but here it is again: JUST WTF HAPPENED IN THE 2ND HALF???? The story was so messy and was all over the place, with the group bouncing back and forth between the human world and the bee kingdom and then it kept chucking random sex scenes everywhere. Like wtf was that time travelling bs in Takanemaru’s route? WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT??? And Hakuoh’s out of nowhere rape was just so fucking jarring. I guess the only one who was really consistent was Ruby – I mean I’m not too surprised he raped Menou since he was just that kind of character and probably has the emotional maturity of a psychotic child so there we go. I hated how everyone else was so manipulative and lied to Menou the entire time, whether it was for their own agenda or to get her to toughen up and become the Queen. Couldn’t you guys have just, idk, TOLD HER THE TRUTH or sth? There’s also a lot left unspoken, especially the stuff regarding Kaguya’s story and her 3 slaves: I guess I’ll just have to play her story but idk guys, I’m not sure I’m ready for this:
And Sumeragi is scary af ok.
Despite the shitty writing, shit ton of lying and manipulating and overall lack of a real romantic atmosphere with Hakuoh and Takanemaru, where the game really shone was in the character interactions. I know I apologised for all the screencaps but I felt they conveyed just how FUN the game was when it came to the actual dialogue between everyone. It all felt real in the sense of how they were sposed to feel:
Hakuoh and Menou are sposed to be childhood friends and they felt exactly like that. Takanemaru was the stern teacher and Ruby the troublemaking outsider. The characters had great chemistry (Hakuoh and Takanemaru bickering but then join hands to keep Ruby away, who was constantly unintentionally provoking the two by spewing silly pervy shit and by being all over Menou, who in turn, tried to keep the peace and failed most the time) and the interactions between the 4 were hilarious to watch thanks to Ruby. Though the game was a letdown either way, the character interactions almost make up for its shittiness in other aspects.
On another note, I have no idea when I’m going to be posting next and wasn’t planning to do this post either since I’ve been thinking of quitting – school and work are killing my social life already and it doesn’t look like the other half of this blog is ever going to come back (which absolutely sucks since she’s the one who is actually Japanese and knows her shit unlike me rofl). It does feel good to be tentatively back though and I miss posting and my lovely readers ofc (now I’m just getting full of myself) ;) Sorry for the absence (again, not like anyone cares lol) and hopefully I’ll get my shit together soon.