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Mar 15th 2021
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Tokyo School Story

Skip Straight to the Horny Parts


Synopsis

Not a very horny game at all, but a great introduction to visual novels

Tokyo School Life is a straight up visual novel developed by M2 and published by Dogenzaka Lab. It was released on Steam and on the Switch in February of 2015. I didn't know going into this game that it was a completely standard VN with literally 0 lewd parts, but that's okay. I still had a pretty good time playing it.

title

You are an exchange student weeb who gets to live in Japan for a couple of months! You're off to a rough start because of a lot of misconceptions about the homogeneity of Japanese culture, but as your 3 dorm mates teach you more about Japan, you grow as a person. And maybe grow in love??????

OVA

Tokyo School Life is as bare bones a VN as you could possible ask for. It's almost the platonic ideal of what a high school dating VN is. You get to know your dorm mates, you decide which one to romance, and you watch the relationship blossom. There's no sex scenes, no kissing scenes (at least in the path I took), and only a few suggestive situations. It's incredibly cute and made me a little nostalgic of being a dumbass teenager again (something it's very difficult to make me feel, because I was a terrible person in general as a teenager).

I spelled culture wrong in the file name. Real fans will notice and tweet hate at me

I think this might be the perfect VN for someone who has never played one before. It's relatively short, there aren't any "challenging ideas", and the dialogue goes into some detail about various Japanese tropes and traditions that a newly minted weeb might not know about yet. You can even view English and Japanese text at the same time, to help you learn. This game really feels like it was made specifically to teach foreigners about a few things about Japan. If you're a big weeb like me some of it might seem obvious, but it has a lot of info that I would have absolutely eaten up back when I was 15.

there they are!

Your date options are 3 girls Karin: the tsundere idol Aoi: the tomboy/dorm mom Sakura: Classic Femininity

The choices you make throughout the game will determine which girl, if any, you end up with. I chose Karin and the ending was that she becomes a famous idol, and you maintain a long distance relationship while she travels around the world.


Horny Parts

  • Boobs

    Karin's boobs bounce. Hers are the only ones that do.

cute

Horniest Part

  • Renders

    There aren't many but as the story progresses you unlock some scenes.

1

uh oh

it's tea


Rating

Positive

I know it seems weird that I would give a positive review to a game that by all means isn't horny at all, but it's still TECHNICALLY a dating game, and also this is my website I can do whatever I want. If you've heard about VNs but never understood what all the fuss is about, check out this game. It's a perfect jumping off point.

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