What Lies Beneath
Love 365 had a whole bunch of stories for free to celebrate their anniversary, among them Sera Hidetaka’s from After School Affairs. Hidetaka looks like your run-of-the-mill, charming outside, rotten inside, manipulative bastard. Needless to say, I must have a look.
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Hot for Teacher
Voltage Inc. are giving us a whole slew of stories for free this month, and one of them is from the After School Affairs series. I’ve actually read a few stories from that continuum, and while I’m not overly fond of teacher-student relationships, teacher-teacher stuff is fine by me. Also, the stories of this series like to tackle sometimes profound social issues. I find most of the characters interesting, even if the power balance is very obviously off in the beginning.
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It Takes Two
I’ll be honest: I have not been looking forward to Dui’s story, which is why I let it lie for so long. On the surface, there is obviously nothing wrong with Dui, quite the contrary. He is by far the kindest god of the entire bunch, a quiet person who genuinely cares about his friends and the MC. But I’m not new to the Japanese approach to mythology, and there is one thing that is simply a given: the Gemini sign will always have the evil twin and/or split personality problem. Always.
My favourite anime show, Saint Seiya, managed to combine both concepts: Saga, gold saint of Gemini, did not only have a dark side within himself, but also an actual evil twin brother, Kanon. Now, in Saint Seiya, Saga was (and is) my most beloved gold saint, and in terms of favourite character, second only to Phoenix Ikki. But what I’m looking for in an action show is radically different from what I’m looking for in a romance story, and a split personality is pretty high on my List of Nope.
Saga’s split personality
Saga and Kanon
In everybody else’s route, Dui is depicted as a soft-spoken, friendly god who has everybody’s best interest at heart. As sweet as he is, I expect his evil twin to be all-out evil. And while I know that a story needs an antagonist, and that a fair amount of drama is to be expected, I really prefer enemies that are not, you know, oneself.
Okay. I’m sure everything will come up roses in the end. Let’s have a look.
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Love is for Fools
Dr. Maki is a recent addition to the cast of Irresistible Mistakes. He is present in the stories of the other employees of Addison & Rhodes, especially in Toshi’s and Shun’s routes, and I lamented the fact that he wasn’t available as a love interest. UNTIL NOW. So, yes, I definitely wanna see what’s up with him, and I have no idea which way it’s gonna go. I have often seen great secondary characters’ stories underperform, and I fervently hope this is not the case here. So, without further ado, let’s pay the good doctor a visit!
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I “saved” Huedhaut for last on the Wishes side of things, because I didn’t really know how I felt about his premise. I’ll tell you about the premise after the jump, although it’s not actually that much of a spoiler.
This is my last Wishes god. I did not expect to finish Wishes first, because I’m far more partial to the Punishments side of things, where I have two gods left.
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