Quite disappointed for this game. The theme had great potential, but it turned out really bad. I was drawn to the colour scheme of shinobi koi: it combines colourful neo tones with anime-like art, so it’s not as realistic as the recently played games, and actually really emphasises how this game is for younger girls (not a baabaa like me :p) The only thing good is probably the OP movie(song)!
The characters personalities overlap alot when they are in mero-mode which made the game very stale after a while… Still, if you play for the seiyuus you will probably like it.
Ok, so let’s start with the prologue. The heroine when she was younger, had her parents killed before her eyes by some bad guy and she was freaking out because she’s about to be attacked too when suddenly a man comes in to save her and fight the baddy. He wins the baddy and seals away something in her. Ever since then, she desires to become as strong as that ninja who saved her and hopes to meet him again someday.
She works in a teahouse to fund herself for living expenses and the dojo (like a school) for ninjas in the neighbourhood. One day the elites of the most famous ninja school are passing by and she goes out to take a look too. There’s the red-haired tsundere Sarutobi Sasuke, blue-haired taciturn Kirigakure Kuroto, white-haired glasses boy Yuri Kamakiyo, light-blue haired pretentious shota Garaiya, playboy Anayama Daisuke and this adult guy Sanada Yukikage. While she’s looking, stuff happens: someone in the teashop runs off with a wallet and the heroine chases. After a while she catches the robber and it happens that the vice-chairman of he elite ninja school had been watching her moves. He offers her a place at the elite school with scholarship on condition she must get top grades after six-months.
She transfers into the school and on the first day, meet the elite 5 again, together with the gentle teacher Sanada. She accidentally uses her powers on them (she didnt know she had these powers) They start fawning all over her, saying they want to make her theirs and all that crap. I think this game is just a cheap watered down version of R18s for when you need someone to fawn over you.
They call her powers ‘the mero-mero ninjutsu’. When they are under this spell, their personalities gets reversed from normal. Sasuke turns into a straightforward honest guy, Kuroto starts calling her Princess and acting all knightly, Kamakiyo becomes a seme-type and whispers suggestive things, Garaiya becomes a yandere, Daisuke becomes serious and vows never to hurt her and Sanada becomes even more seme than Yuri.
After I played the prologue I was like ‘what shit is this… lol’ I expected a REAL ninja game like the one from NTT, not some stupidheroineXschoolXninjaXstupidstorylineXrandom times the guy gets horny.
A stupid tsundere who blabbers everything he means not to say, and vice versa. He was a dancer of Kabuki, until he ran away from home to become a ninja. His dad spies on him sometimes from trees because he wants his son back in the dance and to continue the family line but he gets sick of this forced ideal. The heroine gets bullied alot in this route (serves her right (・∀・) for being so stupid)
In the end they visit his home and he has a chat with his papa, telling him he still needs time to decide between ninja or Kabuki. And he ichas with the stupid heroine. He uses fire for his attack.
The smarty-pants of the lot who is actually a pervy guy and turns extremely red in the face when the smallest suggestions of love is mentioned. He teaches her work and helps her a bit with her ninja skills. He uses lightning.
He has a complex against Kuroto who sleeps in class all day but still gets better grades. He’s the second son of his family so he has a complex against his bro too, who is an extreme smarty-pants and genius by nature. He works hard for everything and is the student council of this school.
Was a little bit disappointed with his route since we rarely get Glasses Boys for otome games ): Maybe they’re all too young for me lol. happyAnyway turns out his bro is in the elite government-ninja group and he wants to join them next time because he respects his bro alot and gets really happy when his bro acknowledges him.
Garaiya is the saving grace of this game. He has a weird name, talks hillarious weird shit all the time and is a real loner. I usually don’t like shotas but he’s my favourite this time round. He uses dolls for his attack.
He gets so happy when she visits him daily in the library (he’s the librarian) so he makes tea and burns aroma candles, talks hilarious Goth crap and always hints at his love for her. But he’s actually supposed to kill her and take her blood to use it for the Tokugawa coup de’tat so he doesn’t tell her his feelings, he writes it all in a letter which she finds later.
(Finally we get some storyline) Garaiya is the sole survivor of his clan, Date that Toyotomi (current ruler) crushed. Date was working under Tokugawa so when Toyotomi took over, they crushed the Date clan. Garaiya cannot defy the Tokugawas because they took him in after Totoyomi killed his clan.
When the vice-chairman, the baddy in disguise wounds her badly. He breaks his doll Lucifer and his powers come out, turning Shota into hot stuff. Dark Element also evolves into something stronger, so he fights the Tokugawa jiijii and wins. (I really like his naming sense lol)
In the end, Garaiya decies to throw away his clan name because it’s the only way he can not be thrown into jail (for helping the Tokugawa coup d’etat) He starts attending school and they go to the festival again as lovers.
The playboy of the group, his CGs not worth taking screenshots at all, his route boring and I only stopped at the parts where Garaiya spoke -_-
It was so damn obvious Yukikage was the dude who saved her when she was young. He holds back himself from falling in love with the princess for a while but later decides to eat her up anyway, this lolicon. Urgh.
He only looks cool in the CGs. You thought he would be the cool strong guy like Mori-senpai from Ouran High but no, he’s just another waste of your time.
Don’t waste your time playing this shiet, friends. Unless you’re really dying for the seiyuus to sweet talk you with cheap words. Stupid heroine, stupid storyline, not great art, the same seiyuus recycled again.
Meh. The good games come in April!