What are Otome Games?

Honestly, otome games (乙女ゲーム otome gēmu, literally “maiden game”) are not really games. Rather, they’re stories. You are the MC, the main character, and you are presented with a choice of men. You choose one of the guys, and a story develops. Every so often, there is a choice to be made on how to react, and the option you pick might determine the outcome of the story. There are usually two endings provided for every story, where one is slightly “happier” than the other one. In very rare instances, the “less happy” ending culminates in friendship with the male character, rather than love. Very rare. Because, you  know, c’mon, we play these things for romance. Because even the Domineering Asshole is better than most real people…

About the Girl

About the Guys