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[otome/GxB, slice of life, cute but somehow dark theme]

"Aya just moved to a new little town near the mountains. Her new life as a high school freshman begins now, join her as she navigates through life and meets new people. Will she make friends or perhaps… find herself falling in love?"

"Fujiwara BitterSweet" is a GxB heartwarming slice of life with bittersweet twists! 

[Recommended order to follow the routes : Ikki (clover leaf)> Toshio (cigarettes)> Yuta (headphone)> Haru (bracelet)> Kenji (keychain)> Ryu (herbal tea)]

Features:

Free!

❇~ more than 45k words by route

❇Happy Ends for everyone (Friend and Sweet)!

❇~+15 CGs

❇Original sprites/BGs 

TW/!\ R16+ due to death, swearing, drugs, possible sexual (mostly sex jokes, the other "sexual" stuff is more flirt and touching than anything) content and other sensitive subjects /!\


~* CREDITS *~
Art & Story : Karamelow
Editing & Proofreading : Giazg, Vesper, Akatea, YoshiBB & Fairfaxlease
Music : Alyx (TiberAlyx)





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I just finished the game and I really want to say that... 

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING THIS MASTERPIECE!!!

I'm absolutely in love with all the routes and characters! Their characterization?? Marvelous! Their sprites? Gorgeous! I saw the old art of this game and I'm glad you went through with the current art because it's just... really nice? Like they all look fluffy and cute but actually the story plots are quite heavy but but that's just the beauty in it ;;-;; I'm sorry I'm not making any sense but I just absolutely love it all.

Big shoutout to the amazing opening too, I really love the song, wish I could listen it on spotify or download it?? It sounds like legit anime opening to me, which is so rare because most, if not all otome games I played have really bad opening songs. Thak you for that. Made me fell even more in love with the game.

Now on to the characters and routes. From the beginning I was very interested in Haru and was about to play his route first, but I ended up following the recommended playing sequence and I must say that I'm very glad that I did that. I intensely dislike Ikki and Toshio first, especially Toshio. But after playing their routes I was pleasently surprised and ended up falling in love with them both. I was a little bit too excited with Toshi's weird um fetish ahaha oops sorry might just discovered that I might be a S... But yea! Haru's route didn't disappoint me at all I love him a lot but the turning point that made me love the game even more is Ryu's route. He's so precious I wanna hug him and squeeze him so baddddd like oh my god PRECIOUS. His ending had me screaming "NOOO I WANT MORE". The other side characters are well-written, too, I love Ichigo. AND OUR GIRL AYA!! I love how you write them and I love how strong she is and just.. how amazing she is ahhh.

Story-wise there are still some parts that are still a mystery to me... I hope I'll learn about it later or maybe I missed some parts and gotta reply hmm...

In conclusion my three fav are Ryu, Haru, and Toshi with Ryu as number 1 yay! It's not like I dislike the other guys, but they are just.. my fav you know? Gotta have favoritism in this world ahaha. Well I apologize that this comment is surprisingly quite long haha idk wether u have time to read it or not but I'm happy if you read it because I'm so thankful to you for making this game! Have a great day and good luck with your incoming projects and life! :)

Thank you for all the love you're sending to the project ! <3
And don't worry, I LOVE reading wall of text about how people feel after playing ~

I'm glad you liked the opening as well ! It was fun working on it and everyone who helped were amazing !
I actually wrote the english lyrics myself first, made them translated into Japanese by someone (RoseVerte, she's also otome dev so don't hesitate to take a look to her projects !) then worked with the adorable singer and awesome composer to turn it into an actual song ! It really was a cool experience (^ w ^)

I'm happy you loved all the characters too, and yes... to tell you the truth, I also wanted more for baby Toshi and Ryu after being done writing their routes xD
In another hand, I kind of... made open endings for every characters on purpose, like that people could imagine whatever they want for their future. Even though they actually have a canon future (that I miiiiiiight show a tiny bit of glimpse in the potential remake, but still not sure about it), I'm always curious about what people might imagine for them. We're discussing it time to time on the discord server and it's a lot of fun ! x)

As for the mysteries of some parts... yup, some things aren't clear at all, but it's because I wanted to save it for when I'd write (and share) the characters' childhood, most probably as bonus in the remake (° v °)

In any case, thank you again so much for this wall of text, feedback and kind comment, because it did genuinely make me happy to read it ! Comments like yours and support really are my motivation so please, don't hesitate when you have a lot to say ! ~

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some spoilers ahead

(I'm already sorry for my grammar english is like my third language ^^;)

I made an account just to write this.


Oh mY F-Ing GoSH iLOvEthIs

 it's been a while since i've played such a good game~

Ryu, kenji and haru peaked my interest at first but of course with my luck they were the last ones :P But i started with the Recommended order like a good player~

Honestly i did not expect that i will like Ikki's and toshio's routes since i hated them after the prologue... BuT bOy oH BoY Was I wRonG Ikki is adorable, his sister is adorable Like OmG- 

And Toshio was was an emotional rollercoaster~ (I have a hate-love relationship with open endings uwu WhY dId YoU leAve BabY ToshIO wHY-)

yuta the gentle otaku boy, i laughed and cried so much on his route, I didn't really have much expectations for his route either but it was really interesting and cute!

Haru, bless his soul xD i love his sassy cold attitude so much. He iS a litTlE aDorAblE jElLy  bEaN  

Baby kenji, the purest of them all~ I love this gentle boy so much ;-; and he gets flustered so much xD

happy birthday baby ryu~ヾ(≧▽≦*)o  Tho i wish there was an explaintion on why he took drugs even befor the fight, I guessed before the start that he was probably going to be depressed but like he kinda wasn't tho?  

he is a precious robot xD but i loved his route very much and his moments with aya were adorable~

I love those moments in each route when they get jealous xD

And last but not least Aya. She is an amazing protagonist with a wonderful personality, she is a cute and strong cinnamon roll that can kick ass >:3 

the art is beautiful and cute~ there were some anatomy mistakes, but anatomy is hard so i understand xD the backrounds were very cute and i really liked their simple style. The stories are all absolutely wonderful! the abrupt endings, honestly at first i was surprised but then i just got a good laugh at it every time

Of course every game has it mistakes and this had too, but this was an amazing game and experience. I get really emotional and emotional attached and this game was no diffrent xD Honestly i love the people who made this game (I love you strangers!<3 ) i related so much to some of the characters, I hope i'll get to play more of your future projects as well! 

Thank you! <3

Thank you for loving the game so much even with its defaults ! (^ O^)/

I'm happy you loved all the routes ! I had difficulties writing some of them (Haru and Ryu were the most difficult, in my opinion), but thanks to the proofreaders and editors, it turned out super pleasant to the eyes ! ♡
As for the anatomy problems, you aren't the first person noticing it. I'm sorry and I hope it didn't waste too much the experience ;-;
I'm actually currently redrawing all of it for the remake and to get better for the future projects, so finger crossed people would like it x)

And yes ! HAPPY BIRTHDAY RYU ! I'll make a special annoucement later today on a devlog, alongside wishing him happy b-day (^ w ^)

Thank you again for your feedback and your kind comment, it really makes me happy ! ~ 

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Wonderful game! Now Ikki is my new love ヽ(♡‿♡)ノ

I also really like Haru. Just think that I could have missed such a sweet route if there were no spoilers about Haru being a boy...

Thank you for such a cool game!

Thank you for loving the game !
Ikki is one of the people's favorite and Haru is surprisingly more appreciated than I thought at first, I'm glad (> w <)

Thank you for the kind comment ~

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This game really draws you in! I have a huge collection of visual novels I have downloaded and Fujiwara Bittersweet is amazing. I liked Toshio's and Ryu's route the most. I'm wondering if Haru was born male but the feminine appearance was a disguise? Sorry I have a habit of skipping over information.

Thank you for playing and enjoying the game !
Hehe I'm glad you liked Toshio and Ryu the most, it makes me happy ! ~
As for Haru, I don't know if you played the whole route, but... more than a disguise, it's more like a way to feel more secure. Also it seems you are confused about Haru's gender even after playing the route although I thought it was rather clear after finishing the route (> w <)

In any case, thank you again for the kind comment !

Yup it was def my bad habit. 

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okay, i NEVER expected to love this as much as i do, to be honest.
i haven't played all of the friendship routes yet, but--- i'll do it soon.

I'm going to start with the fact, that... i was a bad player and didn't listen to the proper order of routes. I was too angry at Ikki and Toshio in the prologue, after all.

So, I started with Yuta's route.
And I loved every second of this route.

Then I played Haru's route, and I fell in love even more.

What surprised me was the fact, that I actually really liked Ikki's route.

Toshio's ending is a bit... problematic, I guess? It wasn't bad but it didn't really change anything within Toshio, at least for me?

Kenji's and Ryu's routes were the most surprising for me. I thought I was ready for Ryu, because of all that build-up from other routes, but still... 


The only thing I can complain about is how suddenly they all end, like, just POOF, Sweet end. However, I know that it's not easy to make a game like that.

Despite that, it was a pretty good game, probably would replay in a few months?

Thank you for playing and loving the game ! <3
Haha yes, the abrupt endings... I'll try to fix it for the remake, for it to be more pleasant because it annoys me as well xD
I didn't figure out how to smooth it properly... (> x>)
But I'm happy you like it overall and hope you will like the future games as well ~

Thank you for your feedback and kind comment ! (^ o^)/

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Thank you for making this game. I thought it was just gonna be a simple cute vn but it ended up being an emotional roller coaster. It's amazing and has become one of my favorites. The story really tugged on your heart strings. I ended up playing it for about 8-9 hours straight. 

I wish you luck on any future projects!  <3 <3 <3

Thanks to you for playing and loving the game <3
I'm happy you liked it this much and that it ended being one of your favorites !
Thank you again for your kind comment and support, I hope you will like the future projects as well (^ o^)/

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I finally finished the whole game today. That was a pleasant experience! Thanks for creating this! I made a blog about it here: https://camishobbies.wordpress.com/2020/09/05/lets-play-vn-fujiwara-bittersweet/ 

btw, is your real name Carmela? Just super curious. Your name in itch.io sounds so much like Carmela XD

Thank you so much for making a blog about Fujiwara Bitterwseet ! You are the first person doing a review about the game (at least which I'm aware of) and I'm really happy you liked it overall ~
I just finished to read your article and I'm taking notes about what confused/annoyed you. I'm planning to do a remake later, with a bit more details and extras screens (the CGs gallery for example + some bonuses) to try improving the story and backstories (^ w ^)
Also... nah, my real name is not Carmela x)

Thank you again for your time, precious feedback and kind comment !

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maaaaan all i could say after playing all the route is just, <3<3<3Ryu<3<3<3<3

its a really fun game, played it for 2 days straight! cant believe that im  so in love with Ryu now,,, pleas he's so precious,,

Thank you for loving him this much ! 
I was afraid people might be disappointed after playing his route, but I'm glad it's not the case ! ~

Thank you again for your kind comment (^ w ^)

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I've got to say this is probably one of my favorite games of all time! I loved everyone and played through the game as fast as possible- I really had no self control lol. I loved the artstyle and music- it's super cute!

Thank you so much, I'm glad you liked the game and the characters this much !
It really makes me genuinely happy when I see people saying that it's one of their favorite games (I squeal a bit each time) (> w <)

Thank you again for your kind comment, I hope you will like the future games too ~

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IM CRYING
I DONT KNOW WHAT TO SAY BUT I LOVE THE PEOPLE WHO MADE THIS GAME, PLEASE MARRY ME

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Thank you so much ! It was hard and frustrating somehow because sometimes I wasn't able to make the backgrounds the way I wanted, same for the CGs and sprites. And I wanted to throw my computer through the window more than one billion times while writing the story and scripting it, but... I'm really REALLY hapy and relieved people do like the final result !
Let's not forget about the awesome composer, proofreaders and betatesters who are also part of the team to me, because the game would surely have been less pleasant to play without their precious help (^ w ^) <3

Thank you again for your kind comment, it means a lot for me ~

You're welcome!! Keep up the good work :D

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OMYGOSSSHHH I DOWNLOADED THIS GAME 2 DAYS AGO AND I ALREADY FINISHED ALL THE ROUTESSSS AAAAA <<333 I'M SO HAPPY THIS GAME WAS CREATEDDD😭😭😭 💙💙💙💙I AM CURRENTLY REREADING HARU'S ROUTE AGAINNNN AAAAAA😭💙💙 PLEASE MAKE MOREEEE(>y<)(>y<)💙💙💙💙 THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS GAMEEEE😭😭💙💙💙💙💙

Thank you so much for loving the game ! I'm happy you enjoyed it and you like Haru to the point of rereading the route <3
Thank you again for your kind comment ! (^ w ^)

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This game is astounding. Honestly I was surprised at how emotional I got over the characters conflicts, Toshio's route especially had me bawling like toddler.  But I also couldn't help but crack up at some of the innuendos sprinkled around, I feel like you've achieved the perfect balance between the humor and the more serious moments. From the bottom of my heart I truly thank you for spending so much time dedicated to this game, it has been such a wonderful experience.  

P.S. I would have never expected Toshio to have masochistic tendencies, I found it highly amusing  to see him so submissive towards Aya XD.

P.P.S. Keep up the great work!

Thank you so much for your kind words and comment ! It really means a lot for me that you loved it that much <3
I'm glad you liked Toshio ! I wasn't sure if people would appreciate him more after his "twist", but fortunately it seems that most of the players did end up loving him very much x)

I'll keep trying my best for the future games I'm planning to do and hope you will like them as well. Thank you again (^ o^)/

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aaaaa i completed 4/6 of the routes so far, and i told myself to wait and comment until after i finished all of them but i reeeeally couldn't help myself. 

i absolutely loved all the characters, and the side characters were all so cute and brought a whole new depth to the game itself. needless to say i got attached to everyone pretty quickly and i played haru's route twice to get the sweet ending bc it was my favorite quq 

thank you for creating such a lovely game, and i look forward to seeing more if you ever do decide to make another one!!! <33

Thank you for playing and loving the game ! <3
I'm happy you like all the characters so far and Haru to the point to play the route twice ! (° O °)

Thank you again for your kind comment, I hope you'll like the future projects as well since I'm planning to do more (don't hesitate to join the discord server if you are curious about what I'm doing beside) ~

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I enjoyed this game, however, I really disliked the abrupt open ended endings. I would have liked to see some epilogues for every route as well.  There is also some  anatomy issues with the art.  Music was beautiful.

other than that I loved it.

Sorry you disliked the endings, I hope it didn't waste too much the whole story to you (u___u)
As for the anatomy, haha... yes... I'm not the better at anatomy, but I plan to get better ^^"

But thank you for appreciating the game either way (^ w ^)

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I usually don't comment but I loved this game so much! Seriously,  I had ended up getting super attached to all the guys, so by the time the sweet route was over I was super heartbroken! Thanks so much for all the time you spent on this game, and I'm really excited to play whatever you work on next. P.S. I loved Haru and Toshio sm!

Oh no, sorry you were heartbroken ;-;
But also, thank you for your kind comment ! Also, I'm glad you love Haru and Toshio, because I was so sure they would be the ones who might receive the most hate/displeased comments about their routes x)

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Wow, amazing! This was one of the best otome games that Ive played this year, and I play alot. The writing was fantastic and the art was very cute. Really great work! 

Thank you for playing  and loving the game!
I'm flattered you appreciated it this much ~

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This was so good omg, have you worked on any games before this, I really want to play them!

Thank you for loving the game !
It's my first own game, but I plan to do more in the future (^ w ^)
I don't know if this information interest anyone, but for now I'm kind of taking a rest by only being the director for the next one. Though, I do plan to work on the art and writing for the one(s) after that again ~
The third project will probably be a "top view rpg-like", so if I'm competent enough, I might also be able to do the code and music myself. I'll try my best ! (è w é)

Thank you again ~

Yay! Looking forward to your future work :3

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such a lovely game! played through all of the routes for about 10 hours straight and my heart has never felt so whole :') i've loved everyone but my favorites were definitely yuta and haru! their stories hit close to some of my own personal experiences and i adore the dynamic between each other. 

if i'm being honest, this is one of the best otome games i've played in awhile! so much love was put into this and it's such a blessing to be able to indulge in all of it ♡ i hope to see more of your work in the future!!

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Thank you for playing and loving the game !
Woah you played 10hrs straight?! Hope you took time to rest... Now I feel concerned, but also super happy ! Thank you ! (> w <)
Also, it means a lot for me that you loved the game that much and that I was able to show my own love for it <3
I hope you'll like the future project(s) as well, thank you again for your kind comment ~

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I love this game so much!!!!  So far I've played every route, i haven't got Ikki's yet but my favorite is definitely Toshio, he's ending is sooo sad, I cried so much at the train scene. 

Haru is definitely second, I just love him so much, I was kinda disappointed when i found out he was boy cause i thought i would get to date a girl, but I also kinda really liked the twist. 

Thank you for playing and for loving the game so far !
Aww~
Yes, Toshio don't really have a happy ending, but I promise he will actually be happy in the future, with Aya ! ^^
I'm glad Haru ended being your second fav despite the twist. I'm aware people might be disapointed but I'm glad no o,e actually hate this character ! (>__<)
Hope you'll love Ikki as well, he seems to be the favorite amongst the players so far (our little tsundere).

Thank you again for your kind comment and feedback ! ❤

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AHHHHHH!!!! I JUST FINISHED!!!!! IT WAS AMAZING!!!! 

I really like Ikki too, i think he's tied with Haru, Ikki just just too adorable. I think i have a soft spot for boy tsunderes, just males ones tho, they're cute but the girls are really annoying, but there are a few exceptions.

I just love this game sooooooo much, it be hard for me to find something else that can't meet this level. Im so attached to all the characters. Haru, Ikki, Kenji and others. Especially Toshio, I still can't get over the fact he left. 

Lastly I would like to thank you for creating this game, I spent the last 3 days playing it, and let me tell you it was honestly the best 3 day of my life. I will be recommending this game to my friends. Thank you again, and I'm looking forward to your next project, hope it will be just as good or even better then this one. <3

I'm still not used to people thanking me for something I made, but it does make me super happy ! Thanks to you for loving the game so much and for all the praise and compliments! (> w <)

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I've been wanting to play a new otome, then this game showed up I immediately play it and I must say even tho I haven't finish all the route, Fujiwara BitterSweet is SOOO CUTE! So far i've only played Ikki, Toshio, Yuta route and I must say that Toshio is definitely my favorite. Despite me not really a fan of the 'pet' thing, I really like his route cus it's so cute and funny and it makes me uwu. BUT HIS ENDING THOO why u end it like that D: but I still enjoyed it, no worries:D 

Thank you for making this game!! hope to see your next project :D

Thank you so much for your kind comment and feedback! <3

Haha yes, Toshio kind of has a rather frustrating ending, but... think how he would be happy from now on (^ o^)/
I promise he will ~

Also, thank you for looking forward for future project(s) ! There will be one (or two) more for sure! (> w <)

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Hi again! (^o^)/ 

I've played you game and I really want to say that I love you so much for making this game.

 After a very long time I got a game that I could indulge myself without worrying or skipping parts. I cried so much on the routes that I can't even explain. I'm really happy that I got to play your game. 

And I want to ask you something. I really want to make a game with you and knowing everything you did for this game and how it turned out to be is surreal and I think that this game has really caught my attention. And I was looking for a game that will have so much potential. And you really passed  being new to all this if you are a beginner. I really loved it more than I can say. And the artwork was so amazing that I think I fell in love with all the characters, especially our cute Ichigo who helped us on our journey. And if you can then I'm begging you to make routes for extra characters like Asahi, Craft Club Prez and so on. 

I'm so gonna spread the news about this game. And if you have the time to work with me on a project then here's my discord-

GenScientist#1413

In conclusion I'd like to say LOVED THE GAME. Fujiwara Bittersweet rocks!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you so much ! I teared up a bit when I read your coment (> w <)
I'm really happy that you loved the game so much. I know I've already said it several time, but knowing that people love the story and the characters really means a lot for me! <3
I admit I was a bit anxious at first, since it was my first project, but my heart is filled with joy when I see all the positive feedback and praise people aresending my way~

As for potentiel other routes, I might consider it if I'm doing a remake of the game (but I'm really not sure about it and I can't promise it will become a thing), but for now I'm not planning to. Sorry (> O <)

Thank you again for your kind comment and for spreading the word! Don't hesitate to join the discord server, if ever you are curious (the link is at the end of the game's description)~

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This game is so cute and the characters are so lovely and it's all so good ahufbsysjsyshdje

You should change the download mode to name your own price so people can donate because you deserve it <3 (or at least tell me if you have a kofi page or something)

I like all the characters, some more or less than other but they are all charming and cute and they all need some love ;w; 

Toshio was my favorite, his route was so funny and with so much fluff, even though I cried my eyes out in his ending (I wanted and epilogue just to see them reunite but well c'''':)

And about the twist in Haru's route, I think there's nothing you should apologise for, the game's description clearly states (GxB), so that enough should be a hint. Don't let any negative comments about that affect you. It really was a charming and cute game, I'm hooked for your next projects! :D

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Thank you so much for your kind comment, I'm glad you liked the game!
About the tag GxB in the description I actually put it after the complain about Haru's route, because I took into account the person's feedback and thought that it was surely my fault at first?
But it's here now and I hope people will not get confused/upset anymore and that it will still give some hints without spoiling too much (> w <) Thank you for being concerned though, I'm happy you genuinely cared about it ! <3

Also, yes... a bittersweet end for Toshio x)
But be reasured, they do reunite and live a happy life together when he comes back home ~
I tried to let "opened" ends for each characters (despite I have my own canon "after end") for people to imagine whatever they want. I'd be curious to see if some people will write/draw some "after ends" for the characters and share it on the discord server. It would be so cool and I'd be so happy to see it ! O/

As for the "pay what you want" option, I really don't plan to add it and don't think I'll do it for the other projects either. The game was basically meant to be 100% free and made out of passion so... I don't really feel like making people pay for it. Also, I already have a Patreon and I'm already really glad to people supporting me there (but I'm still wondering if I'll not close it in the end and find another way for people who really want to support me financially) <3

Once again, thank you for your kind comment and feedback, it means a lot for me (^ o^)/

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If it helps, I do think having specifically GxB in the description helps, so thank you for doing that btw, it means a lot.

I really wasn't trying to be mean

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I really wasn't trying to be negative and upsetting, it can just be frustrating some times since it takes awhile to find good games for someone like me. I know I'm partially at fault since it never promised a GxG route, but you'd be surprised how many games include them but don't say anything.

The story was really good though, and I'm sorry if I offended anyone.

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Also, you're right when you say it wasn't their fault, I wasn't trying to blame them. I just wanted to let them know so that they can consider things form multiple perspectives in the future, since LGBT perspectives often get over looked. Again, I'm really not trying to be negative, and I'm really sorry if I come off that way, I'm just trying to help inform some people on the issues we face.

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A little bit a late on writing this here but a few days ago I finished every route and I really liked the game. Overall in itch io this was one of the best dating sims I've ever played (for free). It handles heavy topics and really knows how to use it well my fave route was toshi and ryu (even though toshi is on a whole other level). And the creator was really helpfull they responded really quickly when I had a problem (thank you very much for that btw).I always come back to the game itself.Ye I just really liked it and wanted to share my opinion of the game.

Btw I can't donate (Im really sorry if I could I would) I just really wanted to donate but can't so just wanted to apologize. :((

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Thank you again for your kind comment, I'm really happy you liked the whole game. It means a lot for me <3
Also please don't apologize for not being able to be able to donate, it was my own decision to make it this way ~
But the fact you genuinely want to donate do makes me happy too !
Thank you so much ! (> w <)

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AAAAAAAAAAH I just finished playing and wooow I'm in love with this gameee! I can feel all the love that went into this and it was all so cute and adorable and emotional and I'm all s o f t now ;w; It was like everything I expected it to be from the demo, I really loved it! I still haven't finished some of the routes so I'm excited to play them all (and also get all the endings). lowkey am gonna make an analysis on each character if on one stops me lmao bUT YEAH this was so much fun, thank you for making this amazing and heartwarming game! I'm excited for any new work you'll make in the future! (if you feel like making other stuff that is) :DDD

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Thank you so much for your kind comment, I'm really happy you're in love with the routes you already played and super happy that my own love for it shows in the final product ! (> w <)

I actually have two other projects in the work :
- One is a more mature project  which doesn't have the same feeling nor the same art style because I'm only be the director for this one and wanted to try something different
- The other one, I'll work on the story and graphics too (but might have someone else taking care of the code) which might be more to your taste since it will be in the same "vibes" as Fujiwara and might actually be released before the first one if I'm working fast enough O/

I'm slowly starting to talk about the development of these two future projects on the discord server, if ever you are curious ~

Thank you again for your feedback (and don't hesitate to do an analysis, I'll not be the one stopping you from it hehe ^^) <3

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I finished all the routes. I played with Ikky first and it is amazing how he is the only one who is what he seems to be. Don't judge the book by its cover, am I right? But I loved almost all the routes, especially the pervert otaku lol so cute (I was a little upset with Ryu because I really wanted to date a happy person for a change)

Thank you, I'm glad you liked some of the routes despite Ryu (> w <)
I'm planning to make a real happy character in a future project, so I hope you will like him (^ o^)/

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Spoilers for Haru's route

I don't want to sound too negative, but I'm extremely disappointed. I thought this game was going to be inclusive and allow you to date a girl but then he just turns out to be a guy all along? I'm not against this kind of twist or anything, but I feel really sad now because I thought this was going to be inclusive, and I'm sure I'm not the only lesbian to play this game and get disappointment, it really just feels like a slap in the face... I know this wasn't your intent, but it feels like queer baiting...

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I'm sorry you were disappointed  and felt betrayed, and indeed it wasn't my intention. If it wasn't clear in the game's description, it was only because I didn't want to spoil Haru's route from the get go, and not because I wanted to bait people, really.
I hope you'll find a lovely game that will make you happy <3

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Thanks, I'm glad to hear it wasn't intentional. For future reference though, it might be best to avoid that kind of twist in the future since baiting becomes the inevitable result.

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I love this game. (WAY TOO MUCH.) I spent the last 3 days getting all the routes! Honestly I see myself in love with them- like, all I ever have been talking about is,, THIS GAME And now that I've finished it. I feel like there's nothing left in the world. Extreme? I know but that's how I feel. I can't wait to see any future games! <3 


I also cried when Toshio left in the train after proposal.. I cried so much, why did he have to LEAVE USSSSS

Aww thank you for your kind comment ! And I'm happy you love all of them, it makes me really happy ! <3
Also happy you're looking forward for future projects, I hope you will like them as well (^ O^)/

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This game was so fun! so far I've played the routes in order up to Haru  (in the middle of Haru's) and I love the characters like, Yuta and Toshio are very different from normal stereotypes with their *major* quirks and I love it! especially Haru being a guy. I really liked the twist. I like him either way though haha. I normally only do one route since I find some characters generic, but I loved all of the characters especially Haru. The character writing is so nice! especially  to not have just tsundere, nice, and edgy characters like most games. It sort of looked like it at first, but the characters have a lot of depth that make them more than like they appear.

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Thank you ! I'm really happy you like the game and the character's development so far !
I'm also really glad that you don't think they aren't too generic, I tried my best to make them a bit interesting (^ w^)/

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Like a sa1tamaOP I didn't read the guide when i play Ryu's route with my friend, I didn't expected that choice changes everythink. (I choose herbal tea because i really like tea... Ha, ha..)  At beginning we think about Kenji's route (He looks soo cool after all) Well fate decided. And we are crying at 4 am apologizing him for our initial thoughts about him. he totally steal our heart's! Today we decide to play other's route, but i think we will always love the most this litte gloomy ray of sunshine <3 Thank you for your work! This was impossibly amazing!

Thank you for your kind comment! I'm happy you like the game so far and hopefully you'll like the other routes as well (^ w ^)/
Don't hesitate to join the discord server if ever you feel like it ~

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I didn't read the guide so i did Ryu's route first because he looked the most interesting. It was a  ROLLER COASTER of emotions. This is an amazing game and thank you for letting me experience it!! <3

Thanks to you for your kind comment <3
Aw you did Ryu first? I hope it will not waste the experience for the other routes x)
Or maybe in the contrary, now that you know his backstory, you'll see the other routes differently than if you play him last (^ w ^)
I hope you'll like the other characters as well ~

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So there's other Twitter account. I thought all along that your Twitter is just Mellowbee. My mistake!

Don't worry it's okay, I don't really promote my accounts anyway xD

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Yahoooo~☆

Can we change the mc's name?

Unfortunately not, mostly because I didn't succeed to code this feature properly (u___u)

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ngl Ryu looks like Todoroki

thank goodness i'm not the only one who thought that.

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How DARE U BREAK MAH HEART IN TOSHI'S ROUTE!!! Augh! I got the FEELS.  ( And no, I'm not saying this because I didn't read the warningz.)

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Oh, and I also want to say this game is amazing. Art and all. U really know how to make a gal catch feels 4 the characters.  Hope u create another. Btw, have u created other games? This doesn't look like ur first.  

Thank you so much for your kind comment <3
Haha yes, Toshio's route is kind of heartbreaking... I totally did that on purpose! x)
I'm really happy you are loving the game so far ~
Also yes, it's my very first game and I put all my heart in it, so I'm really glad you think it's good enough to look like a 'not a first project' ! Thank you! (> w <)

The development for a second project just started not so long ago, but for this one I'll only be the director. It will be a more mature project, with adult scenes here and there. The sprite artist has social media if you want to see her style.
You can find her at @AtelierAria on twitter, if you are curious ~

There is no release date though, so you might have to wait a certain time x)

As for my other solo projects (I hope I'll be able to make the music myself this time), I have at least two more! But still no release date for these ones either ^^"
I'm posting time to time on the discord server though O/

In any case, thank you again ! 

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UwU's and OwO's u amazing bean! Oh, and good luck on ur 2nd project!!! I'll be cheering from the sidelines! 

 


P.S. I also think Yuta was a nice touch to the  game! XD. Way to make The Prince an Otaku! Lol

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Hello! Im sorry to bother you but saving doesn't work in my game but apart from that great game Im enjoying it alot so far!

That's weird, you're the first person reporting that and it works for me (> O <)
Did you dl the Mac version or Linux version perhaps?

No I downloaded the right version I played around with the files a little bit (idek how) but I think I fixed it thank you for your time though!

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Glad you were be able to fix it (because I have no clue why it didn't work for you)! (^ o^)/

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Hi! Just uploaded the intro and prologue part -1 of the game. And this time sound is included too! I hope this time I did it right. Just incase anyone wants to see the video. Here is the Link

Yes the sound works, thank you for uploading (^ o^)/

Thanks to you for making the game. (^o^)/

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how come whenever i choose my type in a game it goes flip flop, and i enjoy it even more???? 10/10 game, i haven't played much but it's good so far :D

edit: so i finished all of the sweet routes, and they were all really cute!! i really recommend playing through all the routes, in order (i did ryu's first and it would've made more sense with the others routes as context)

Thank you for liking the game ! I'm glad you find it good so far ~

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Welp, it took me a while but I'm finally done with the game! lol So here are some of my general thoughts (sorry in advance for any grammar mistakes or typos lol)

I would definitely recommend this visual novel a lot. First of all, I think it's really nicely made. The artstyle is pleasing to the eye, it's got a nice interface (the only thing I was really missing was the CG gallery) and a sick anime-like opening! (Seriously, that one was such a cool surprise! Looks like a lot of work went into it!). Besides that, I really appreciated how smaller characters in the story (Ichigo, Minami, Student council vice president, crafts club president, parents etc) all got their own sprites (some even with many variations!). I also loved the way Aya's family was presented! I think it's really neat how each of them had some character, and they had adorable interactions as a whole (I really liked Takkun a lot haha he was such a cool big brother ^^). It's nice that they actually played a role in the story - like some other parents too. One of my favourite things was that each route was different (though they still made sense with the overall story??? idk how to say this xD)  It wasn't just a copy + paste list of events with some small changes depending on which character you chose to romance. This is actually one of the main reasons why I liked this game so much. It was really refreshing - and speaking of refreshing, same could be said about how there were no real bad ends in the game. Although the sweet ends were definitely more satisfying overall in my opinion lol. What else... Oh, the protagonist! I actually liked Aya. She seemed more real to me than other visual novel protags, and I found myself thinking the same as her in some situations. Though she did share the common "too oblivious for romance" trait, I though it to be actually kind of cute with her lol. And I definitely could appreciate that she was able to stand up for herself (+ she looked really cute in the cgs! I need her sprite ah! xD). Now the love interests....


[THIS PART CONTAINS SPOILERS, LIKE A LOT OF EM PROBABLY-] 


> IKKI < 
My first impression of him in the game was "looks pretty cool and he'll prolly grow on me". I didn't have that high of expectations for him, because generally I'm not that driven to the tsundere bad boy type. Although I did find him cute at the end of the demo. And also I got worried by all the hints about like medical issues (I didn't know if I should expect any minor hearbreak or not lol). I went with him first in the full game (following the recommended order throughout my gameplay) and weelll. I did end up liking him. I think both he and Akane had cute interactions with Aya (and also Akane made Ikki's character cuter too lol). Also even though he started off pretty terrible, I found Toshio's development in his route to be funny lol ("But rejoice, you aren't a trashy, disgusting bitch-thing anymore. You're just ugly now." being my favourite line XD). I think my favourite scene from Ikki's whole route was the fight between him and Toshio, at Ryu's place. A 2nd place would probably be either Ikki and Aya at the aquarium or drunk Ikki. One thing I kind of didn't like was Ikki's mood switches where he would just revert to him from the start and push Aya away =v= Oh and also I accidentally thought I did something wrong on his Sweet route because his Friend end is smashed in there, and has a cg and all lol I thought it was gonna end but then it just kept going thankfully xD Oh and... I liked that his Sweet end had sort of two variations but then it unfortunately gave me false hopes for the next boy..... [*]

> TOSHIO <
God. Toshio. I don't even know where to start lmao. Okay my first impression was, unsuprisingly, pretty bad. Looking at him generally, without taking his own route into account, I'm still not sure how to feel about him. He was definitely better or worse in some routes lol. But his own, though. Damn. Okay well going into it in the demo I started thinking "oh well, he is pretty crappy but I'm sure he's got some tragic backstory to back it up + Aya is actually putting him in his place and standing up to him, so it is kind of satisfying in a way to see him getting dragged off of his high horse lol". Like, I expected him to just be a harsher version of Ikki - a big tsundere. But I absolutely did not expect how he changed at all. I'm still overwhelmed thinking about his route xD. I really shared Aya's thoughts on this one. He turned out to be so cute!!!! and weird???? ahh sad too... asdisak0dak- The way he got so completely devoted to Aya and he was just literally like a little puppy and ahhh.... And he was so adorable when it came to sweets (in most routes actually lmao), and his expressions were so soft and he was so straightforward and cute..... Of course his pain-affection-issue-thingy was kind of weird but overall ahhhh what the heck how did he turn out so adorable.... My favourite scene is probably the one where Aya accidentally calls him her pet... lmao Actually it's hard to choose one xD I liked his confession a lot too... BUT! OH my god. I can't accept his ending. I am sooo bad with separations and I was finishing his Sweet ending at like midnight right before bed and I literally wanted to scream when he left and ahhh.... ;-; I was seriously uspet XD I thought "no- this- this can't be the end, right??? Ikki had 2 variations, please tell me Toshio stays in one please please please-" but he did not XD And ahhh.... justice for Toshio omg. I think after his route I got way more into it, and like idk if it was the game's magic or what but I started getting really emotional lol I may or may not have cried bcuz Toshio wahhh.... I seriously need some epilogue or something, just to see them reunite bcuz my heart can't take this T-T 

> YUTA <
Okay well character wise, Yuta is kind of more my type. A bit too formal, but still cute lol. Although after I did his friend end options in the demo, I started getting suspicious. I was kind of thinking "oh jeez he is totally faking all this, is he going to turn out to be like an awfully rude bad boy too lmao". But. He did not xD And gosh, the way he snapped. I actually suspected he might be the yandere of the game, that was hinted in some routes with all the locking up in a cage lol.  I did not really expect him to turn out to just be a closeted otaku xD He was fun though. I liked how cute he could get and CAN I JUST MENTION HIS ADORABLE CG FOR WHEN U ASK HIM FOR THE CONFESSION-. Although he was also a bit frustrating with all the pushing away and avoiding, I kinda felt for him (with all this pretending and keeping up a perfect image). Plus he was definitely fun to see teased by others lmao. I also liked the whole club in his route. Hazuki was a nice character to see. Oh and the rivarly between Haru and Yuta >.> I liked it, made me kinda think in his friend end we're just gonna get with Haru instead lmao. Oh and his Sweet end was really cute ^^ Thankfully Aya was well Aya, because I don't think my heart could handle another separation TvT Though I don't think Yuta's friend end was too memorable, seen as I can't remember it at all as I type this xD 

> HARU <
Okay, Haru. Hmmh. Well for starters I think it's cute how in most routes you can see Haru has some feelings for Aya. This is why I was sort of excited to get to this route from the start. And I have to say, before anything. I did not see Haru's big reveal coming and I feel kind of betrayed tbh XD (my girls love route.... </3) Like for some reason, I did not suspect anything in both the demo and the routes before Haru's. The only real moment where I had suspicions towards Haru gender was when Aya fell from the stairs on his chest. And even then, I was kind off not right there bcuz I was thinking more like trans? Struggling with body dysmorphia? BbBBb idk I'm slow =w= Overall though I think Haru was really cute... I liked the scene where they were playing horror games both times lol And Haru with short hair.... I'm weak for him. Even though I couldn't get used to thinking he's a boy in routes later on, and had to be reminded by Ryu's hints lol Ah and Haru being jealous over Yuta was my jaaaam. And Haru's interactions with Ichigo were gold too xD ("Someone, rub a lamp. If really genies do exist, then please make her stop. It's one of my three wishes." so savage XD) Oh and also I think Haru's friend end was one of the best. Even though I still prefered the sweet end lol 

> KENJI < 
Okay, well first of all Kenji is kind of my character type xD But then again, he gave me suspicious vibes in the demo. So I wasn't sure how to completely feel about him. But in the end he did turn out to be a really good boy! He's so cute and pure, and ahh I feel bad for him in his route because of his cousin ;-; Also hot damn his family is so pretty, what the heck. I fell in love with his mom and his dad, I'm sorry Kenji XD Their sprites are just so pretty... Ah and also Kenji was acting so cute when jealous lol I just can't believe Aya couldn't figure it all out after she held Ryu's hand for a bit xD Oh also, while playing the demo for a sec I thought Kenji and Tanaka could be the boys from Aya's memory mentioned in Ryu's route lol Well I thought Ryu was one of them at first cuz of his reactions, but then I played Kenji's route and Aya mentioned two boys and it seemed to fit + they lived in the mountains buuut in the end it was not them lol I wish we kinda got more of Tanaka, I actually thought he and Minami might have something going on like Ichigo and Hazuki lol I think my favourite scene was hiding in Kenji's room from Tanaka. The CGs were so cute ahhh.. Just Kenji blushing, 10/10

> RYU <
Okay, well I just finished his route and I'm still kind of processing XD. I ah.... Going into his route I was stil a bit unsure whether he's actually related to Kenji or not, but he was definitely suspicious. At first I just thought he was an adorable hyper boy but Ichigo just kept hinting something was up with him, and then again - he did seem too happy to be true lol Plus he was always there! He kind of reminded me of 707 from Mystic Messenger in a sense lol I did not see his complete personality switch coming tho. Not gonna lie, at first I was a bit bummed out. He did seem less fun, and I was afraid I might not enjoy his route as much with such a big change. However, even his true personality grew on me. I don't think I'm completely used to it, but I did end up finding his interactions with Aya cute. Ah, especially that one CG where he takes off his glasses and lays on her chest.... Definite fave >< Oh but I do wish we could get more interactions between him and Kenji, seen as the cousin played a big role in his route. One thing I couldn't understand about Ryu in other routes was his relationship with Ikki and Toshio - he did not seem to care as much, but well, now I know why lol And he did all of this for them too... T-T Oh and I feel like his relationship with his adoptive parents could've been explained a little better? Idk it just felt kind of weird to me that he could just stay at Aya's place for so long, like he was about to get adopted lol But then again the interactions with Aya's family were cute, so I didn't think on it that much xD Overall liked his route, although I did miss his happy persona, even if just for the looks... (and I can't remember which routes this happened on right now but I died when during the sports fesitval they were talking about the figurines and well, something else XDD Ikki's and Yuta's reactions were gold, bless Ryu for that lmao)


And I think that's all my brain can come up with right now lol I don't usually write long reviews bcuz I don't have enough braincells for this, but I really enjoyed playing your game ^^ Tears well shed. Thank you for making a lovely long game with interesting characters that helped me escape reality for a while. It was really fun <3


Please though. Toshio justice is all I ask for XD 

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Woah ! Thank you so much for this detailed review, I'm sure it took you a lot of time! (° v °)
I'm happy you loved the game ~
I think people are going to have mixed feelings about Toshio's route or Ryu's route, but I also hope it will not upset them too much (and yes... baby Toshi deserves some justice!)
So far, Ikki seems to be the fav, followed by Toshio. Surprisingly I didn't have much of feedback about Kenji (which I thought he would be one of the fav too) but I think it's maybe because most of the people are actually following the recommended order and they probably haven't started his route yet x)

Once again, thank you for your kind comment and time! (^ w^)/

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Love the game so far I only did Ikki, but I love that there were new scenes between sweet and friend route! I do wish there was a gallery for this. Overall cute game! So many lines made me think oh no what is this foreshadowing!!

Thank you, I'm glad you like it so far ! (> w<)/
Yes, I kind of had fun trying to put hints here and there in some of the lines. I hope I did it well x)
As for the gallery, I'm sorry about that, my programming skills are really limited (even when I try to follow the tutorial). I regret it too ;-;

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