Basic Premise: Two neighbors get to know one another while dealing with every-day life.
- The main character may be naive, but she’s brave enough to admit her feelings and move on if they are not returned.
- The secondary women characters are more sympathetic than the other routes I have tried. I like Mitsuko here.
- Keiichi has some funny moments.
- The translation is excellent.
- Keiichi manages to hit many of my pet peeves. He continuously makes disparaging comments about the main character’s physical appearance, attitude, personality, and fashion sense without building a relationship first. He goes through her things without her permission and invades her personal space. I don’t know what the author was going for, but this is not the way to make me think “oh, this person’s such a good friend!” This is not friendship. This is bullying. He barges into the MC’s life without a real connection to her, pulls back when she says she cares for him and tells her she’s wrong…then continues to jerk her back into his orbit. He’s selfish, he’s fake, and I wanted to smack him with a rolled-up newspaper every time. And I like him in the other routes, dangit.
- The MC spends a good portion of the route getting a makeover and learning to be feminine and sexy. If it was something she had decided on her own she wanted, this wouldn’t bother me. The fact that she’s pressured into it so she can win some guy’s approval grinds my gears.
Overall: A disappointment; I’m glad I bought it on discount.