Game : My Last First Kiss
Company : Voltage INC
Platform : Mobile (iOS)
Spoilers : Yes/No

 


 

Prologue

[Main Character’s Name] is seen confessing to Hiroki Eniwa, her first love and was completely rejected. Her childhood friend, Ayato Hidaka, who she has known since they were kids comforts her and tells her that if she doesn’t find a boyfriend/husband in 10 years – he will be the one to take care of her and told her to stop worrying. She wakes up and realizes it was just a dream she had of the past and then goes to work. After many years, she saw Hiroki again at her workplace who is now working as the Assistant Director of Kokonoka (a famous confectionary/chocolate company). After work, a few of them happened to meet up at Conte, which is some sort of like a pub that they all love to frequent. Everyone was there except for Takamune Kitami and Riku Morimachi. [Main Character’s Name] sees Ichiya Misono first and as usual bickers with him as soon as they meet. Next, Makoto Morimachi and Ayato Hidaka shows up saying he was there because he was picking up some photos from Makoto to submit it to his agency for some magazine interview or something.

They were all talking about how Riku has now come back to live in the same apartment building they all used to live at since they were kids. It was only Takamune that was not living around their suburb. [Main Character’s Name] suggests if Takamune still hasn’t transferred to another team, she could try to recruit him to their company’s soccer team so they could kill two birds with one stone. That would be to unite the gang and Kokonoka can also benefit from it since the company is looking to expand their reach beyond the food industry.

So she tells Hiroki about her idea concerning Takamune and they both go try and recruit him. On their way back, [Main Character’s Name] and Hiroki make small talk about how everyone else is doing. He then asks [Main Character’s Name] more personal questions about her love life and even asked her if she was interested in anyone right now since she doesn’t have a boyfriend. Since they were on this topic, she thought it may be a good time to confess to him once more seeing as she felt the opportunity has once again presented itself. Meeting her first love again and all after all these years. Unfortunately, to her dismay, Hiroki just puts on a fake smile and says if that’s the case, then how about they go to a hotel and do the deed? She was just about to turn him down when Ayato has spotted both of them, overheard their conversation and told Hiroki off.

Of course, [Main Character’s Name] is really upset about what just happened. But Ayato called the other boys to the rooftop to join him in cheering [Main Character’s Name] up. They start to run out of alcohol and [Main Character’s Name] offers to take some of what she has from her apartment and bring it up to the roof for them to drink. At that moment, someone hugs [Main Character’s Name] from behind while she was waiting for the elevator. You are then to choose which guy you are interested in dating.

 


Characters

 

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Ayato Hidaka

Overview: Has known [Main Character’s Name] since they were 3. He moved away when they were around 16 years old because his parents received a job transfer. They’re such close friends that they are practically like brother and sister. They have a strange relationship where it’s platonic but at the same time not really normal between 2 friends. Because he is extremely fickle, as soon as he becomes good at anything he quits just because he’s bored. The only constant thing in his life has been acting and his friends. He is arguably the most popular out of all the guys within the game because of his career choice, outgoing personality and outward appearance.

Personality: Overly Protective. Extremely attached to [Main Character’s Name]. Leader of the group. He is the glue that holds everyone together. He is very well-liked by everyone he meets and is easy to get along with. It would actually prove to be difficult to stay angry at him. Constantly teases everyone – he doesn’t spare anyone from it. Loyal to the people he deems important. Knows [Main Character’s Name] inside and out. Quite fickle and is constantly teased for it. Has had quite a few flings and girlfriends that do not last long. Very devoted to acting and loves learning new things that will benefit him in his career choice. Is direct with what he wants, but at the same time is not very straight-forward when it comes to emotional problems or issues. Ayato is unfortunately not a very strong character in the series, though it may not bother other people – but if I were to be unbiased, it would have been a lot better if he had more personality. There’s really not enough to the story and character imo even though he is very sweet. To be honest, I have a very soft spot for Ayato. I still buy up all his routes and I still enjoy reading his stories. I do like his relationship with the MC – but there’s really just not that much going on compared to the others when it comes to being “exciting” and “interesting”. For example, I really don’t like Hiroki but I still scored him higher than Ayato because there’s at least some plot and character development between Hiroki and the MC.

Career: Actor

Main Character’s Personality: Very dependent on Ayato. Actually, both of them are quite dependent on each other in different ways. She is his anchor where he feels he can be himself. Has a very strong bond with Ayato. So strong that everyone acknowledges it – even Hiroki from the beginning. As soon as she sees him again in person, she automatically notices physical changes in him that are quite attractive to her but didn’t know what to make of it. Would just about do anything for him. Not a strong character in this route but she has some moments as well. Feels too comfortable around Ayato and because of that, she has not made much character development throughout the story. In S2, she made stupid decisions and was a bit annoying to me at times. Though even with the many flaws their characters and relationship seems to have, I still enjoy their story. They’re like the “true” boy or girl next door type out of all the other romantic interests, lol.

Story Rating:

Season 1 – 6.5/10
Season 2 – 6.5/10

Character Rating:

Season 1 – 7/10
Season 2 – 7.5/10

 


 

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Ichiya Misono

Overview: Although he lived in the same apartment building as everyone else, he doesn’t go to the same school as them. He went to a private school and even to cram school right after. His mom is constantly forcing him to be the best and excel at everything. On his description, it said that he is constantly “Making fun” of [Main Character’s Name], but it is actually quite an understatement. He is practically [Main Character’s Name]’s archnemesis, lol.  They could just not get on with each other at all. He usually expresses great disinterest whenever the entire gang wants to get together. The strange thing is, despite the protests, he still goes anyway and hangs out with everyone. When you are not playing his route, you probably will see him at Conte most of the time. If you see him anywhere else, like a gathering of some sort, it is probably because one of the guys asked, forced or tricked him to come. When they were kids, they had a bit of a misunderstanding that strained their relationship even further. Out of anger and frustration stemming from family issues, he locked the rooftop door so [Main Character’s Name] couldn’t go back inside the apartment.  This unfortunately led to some sort of traumatic experience for [Main Character’s Name]. So ever since then, [Main Character’s Name] feelings towards him just alternate from hating him and to being scared of him.

Personality: Very abrasive and always insulting [Main Character’s Name] with every chance he gets. Very business-minded and very determined to have his company succeed. Believes that every relationship should be an equal give-or-take so it would benefit both parties. As long as everyone wins, then why does the process matter? Confident. Logical. He is calculating, though it is not entirely for selfish reasons. He always wants to make sure that everyone wins in the end and they get what they want. Very arrogant and bossy. He does not care what anyone else thinks of him as long as he can be himself and do whatever he likes. Not easily swept up in emotions. Sarcastic. Very perceptive and intelligent. Although he seems like the type that would never listen to anyone else, if he realizes he is in the wrong, he is willing to change or accept that he made a mistake. A lone wolf and very independent. Strangely considerate at times though it’s hard to tell when those times are, lol. He keeps making fun of the MC for being a virgin and sometimes makes inappropriate jokes. As for his “sexual” life – he is way too busy for it most of the time though he did have ex-girlfriends but were all loveless relationships. He definitely has experience with women though and constantly flaunts it at the MC. Jokingly of course but with a bit of truth in it lol. He just sees everyone from a distance (MC & the other boys) and he doesn’t understand why they feel differently from him about life & relationships. He doesn’t even really realize that he’s actually very jealous of his childhood friends in some way – which is why he is so prickly all the time. His parents are in a strategic marriage.  So it’s not a surprise that he has always put his business as his priority so he normally does not really cultivate relationships other than business connections. Some players may find him too irritating as he definitely can be hard to understand and comes off as very cold and insensitive at times. If abrasive/rude people is seriously something you really can’t stand, I don’t think I can recommend this route. Need quite a bit of patience with this guy.

Career: CEO or Company President – Air (Interior Design)

Main Character’s Personality: This route is most likely my favorite MC from this game. At first however, she got pushed around quite easily and could not really stand up for herself. Throughout the route though, you will start to see changes in how she works and deals with situations. She also seems to be more witty in this route to be able to match up to Ichiya better – I suppose. She eventually is able to hold her ground a lot better against Ichiya as the route goes on. They fill in each other’s gaps or weaknesses and work very well together when they set their mind to it. They’re both workaholics and eventually find respect for how the other person works. However, since both of them are so inexperienced with love that they have a very difficult time at first. The pacing was wonderful and the development between both characters was really great to see. Once they get past their misunderstandings and get to know one another better, it’s where they both start to shine.

Story Rating:

Season 1 – 9/10
Season 2 – 9/10

Character Rating:

Season 1 – 8/10
Season 2 – 9/10

 


 

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Makoto Morimachi

Overview: Makoto is older than [Main Character’s Name] by 2 years so he is not around as much as Ayato and Takamune were. From the beginning, it is obvious that Makoto has always had feelings for [Main Character’s Name]. Everyone seems to be aware of it except for [Main Character’s Name] of course, lol. He has always treated her differently and he never smiles the way he does with anyone but her. He is the “big brother” of the group and has just automatically taken that role. He is the responsible type and has always been elected to positions like being the “School President”. For college, he went overseas to study Food Science. To do his doctorate, he decided to go back to Japan and spend time there and aspires to be hired at Kokonoka.

Personality: Very studious and intelligent. Dependable and extremely sweet. Constantly forgets to eat or sleep whenever he gets engrossed in studying or researching. Despite devoting his life and career to food, his cooking skills on the other hand are absolutely abysmal. Very considerate and has always prioritized [Main Character’s Name]’s happiness above all else. With all the positive qualities he has, he is actually nowhere near perfect and [Main Character’s Name] helps him with that. Overly Protective. Gets easily jealous and can be quite insecure at times. Does not hold back on scolding someone if he feels someone’s going down the wrong path.

Career: Food Researcher – Kokonoka

Main Character’s Personality: I didn’t mind the MC in this route but there were certain times in that she was absolutely infuriating for me. I can’t stand it when there’s something easy or logical to do and they do the exact opposite and mess everything up. She seems to be more dense than usual in the S1’s Main Story. I guess she would have to be to completely have everything Makoto says to her go over her head a lot of the time, lol.  Anyway, I think the MC had a bit of character development from S1 to S2 but mostly that she realizes what it’s really like to really be in love and be in a real relationship (as real as it gets in an otome game anyway lol) with someone who truly cherishes her. She had to overcome a lot of obstacles when she first started out on the project but with Makoto’s encouragement, she kept working hard to make up for her mistakes. Despite getting humiliated and shot down a lot in their project meetings, she has actually been quite creative in this route and has been an immense help in the project. The MC has also has been very supportive towards Makoto in other ways too. It’s a nice relationship in my opinion. She is way too trusting even towards strangers in Makoto’s S2 more than any others though for some strange reason and gets herself in a pickle.

Story Rating:

Season 1 – 8.5/10
Season 2 – 9/10

Character Rating:

Season 1 – 9/10
Season 2 – 9/10

 


 

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Takamune Kitami

Overview: He is Ayato’s best friend. Despite him usually hanging around with Ayato and the MC a lot since they were kids – he only views the MC as some sort of extension of Ayato. He is not close with the MC and even has had a bit of a misunderstanding when they first meet as children. He has been obsessed with Soccer from the beginning and that is usually all he lives and breathes for. He stops at nothing to achieve his dream of being in the best soccer team in the world. Ayato, being a very fickle-type of person, even feels jealous of how determined Takamune is at sticking to one thing throughout his life. He is normally very cold to outsiders or people who he doesn’t know so it creates a lot of misunderstandings especially in his own route.

Personality: Almost expressionless most of the time and can be a bit hard to read. Sometimes he says very direct things that usually sounds quite rude. Completely obsessed with Soccer and does not have that much room for anything else. Quite the hot-head. He is a man of few words. He talks a lot more casual than her other romantic interests. For example, he sometimes says “chicks” instead of girls or women. “Let’s roll” instead of “Let’s go”. He can be quite blunt without much of a filter. People tend to shun him and shut him out of a group because they feel that Takamune acts like he’s better than everyone else. He seems to get along with kids very well, especially those interested in Soccer and clearly has a soft spot for them. As much as he admires Ayato, he is secretly jealous of how easy his best friend seems to get along with everyone. Rough around the edges and awkward, but is still surprisingly a bit considerate towards friends at times. One cute thing about him is that he loves sweets, especially the ones Kokonoka makes.

Career: Professional Soccer Player – West Tokyo FC (sponsored by Kokonoka)

Main Character’s Personality: The MC is probably the most emotionally supportive in Takamune’s stories more than any other character routes. Probably to be able to get on with Takamune’s personality, she had to be a lot more patient as well. There were many times that Takamune has been very rude but she was still able to swallow her pride and find a way to get along with him regardless. Because of how her partner is, she is forced to be a lot more perceptive and understanding than usual. However, especially in the main story, I was personally not too pleased whenever he got quite hot-headed and lashed out at her a couple of times. I didn’t like how she just sat there and took it. It almost reminds me of that nauseating “culture” of how the woman has to be demure and be extremely submissive. He was apologetic about the way he was acting, but still it left a bad taste in my mouth. It may not bother other people though. Just from personal experience, I have less tolerance for this kind of behavior. They were off to a very rocky start in the beginning. However, in the other routes, he was a lot friendlier than in his own route so it was a bit of a shock to me when I first played it.

Story Rating:

Season 1 – 7/10
Season 2 – 7/10

Character Rating:

Season 1 – 6.5/10
Season 2 – 7/10

 


 

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Riku Morimachi

Overview: He is one year younger than the MC. So she felt she had to look after him since she was older. Riku works as a freelance photographer and gets hired by Kokonoka to work with the MC for their 100th Anniversary. He was to help document and take photos of her while she was working. In S1, there were quite a bit of complications with this character as he has become extremely flighty as an adult. He has a friends with benefits arrangement with someone who is already in a relationship. It’s shown very early on in the story that Riku and the MC used to date for a short time in high school but things didn’t last very long. Riku became jaded and afraid when things weren’t going very well because of how it was different than what he expected. They’re practically almost like polar opposites in their likes and dislikes and soon hit a wall. Instead of overcoming it together, Riku decided it was easier to just break up by putting distance between both of them. As an adult, his way of thinking when it came to romantic relationships has become a bit dysfunctional.

Personality: Very silent and the most perceptive in their group. Quite forward, cold and direct in the Main Story. He does not seem to care much about anything else aside from Photography. He can be fairly hard to read and it is a bit easy to misunderstand his intentions a lot of the time. He’s definitely a kind person though. He’s just the type that hates BS. While he is perceptive and forward, he is still not great at getting his feelings across. He is extremely passionate towards everything that is important to him. For someone who is constantly in his own world, he always deals with real life situations in a very pragmatic manner. In the past, he was pretty open to having 1 night stands or sexual relations with different women (shown in Ayato’s route) who shows interest in doing so. He doesn’t actively look for these types of flings but doesn’t push it away either. It’s not that he keeps sleeping with anyone and everyone 24/7. Although he really messed up with the FwB relationship that he was having, you can see noticeable changes in him throughout the story – he obviously grew up and learned a lot.

Career: Freelance Photographer – Mentored by Itoh

Main Character’s Personality: The MC felt very awkward around Riku for a lot of the first part of the route because of their break-up. Both of them didn’t know what to do or how to deal with it but she resolves to finally close the gap and end the awkwardness once and for all. Now that they’re older, they start to understand that if they had just communicated and compromised, they could have still been together regardless of how different they were. She helped Riku get back on the right path though and taught him the importance of love and real relationships. It didn’t take long for her to realize she still has feelings for him. Both the MC and Riku had significant character development in the Main Story. However, with the drama looming with the issue of “FwB” concerning Riku, it was a bit of a challenge to overcome and may end up frustrating some players. Their relationship is definitely not to everyone’s tastes. This is probably the only route where I felt that the MC and her love interest pretty much had equal footing with each other and worked the hardest at maintaining their relationship.

Story Rating:

Season 1 – 8/10
Season 2 – 8/10

Character Rating:

Season 1 – 7/10
Season 2 – 8/10

 


 

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Hiroki Eniwa

Overview: In the first part of the Prologue, this is the first romantic interest that you actually encounter. He is 5 years older than her and is actually not part of their circle of friends. He lived in the same apartment building with everyone for quite some time but eventually moved away when he went for University. Hiroki is the MC’s first love who she has confessed twice to but was turned down each time. He is the assistant Director at her workplace and is working closely with him with reviving a small section of Kokonoka’s Theme Park. They wanted to do something grand or significant since it is Kokonoka’s 100th year Anniversary. This story definitely continues on the same path where Hiroki said he wouldn’t mind having a physical relationship with the MC but with no feelings involved. They agreed that it will end if the MC starts to want more as he cannot give her more than that.

Personality: Deems himself as mature and is completely uninterested in the MC due to how childish she seems to him. He acts disgusted in a lot of routes that she doesn’t even see the real him and only sees him as a “Prince” and yet is still hopelessly in love. It is clear as day to him that she is only idealizing him. In a lot of the routes, he may seem that he doesn’t give a crap about the MC but he actually is impressed with how hard she works. He really values her as a subordinate and constantly likes giving her credit where it’s due. Very calculative and is not afraid to use other people for his own gain. He is the type of person who really values power and position. He believes all women cannot be trusted as they only look at the status or prestige of what their significant other has. He is quite the enigma and it is a little bit hard to know what exactly he is thinking. There are times that he seems to regret rejecting the MC but he makes so many random snide comments that I’m not quite sure if he was just saying that just ‘cos or if he truly meant it. Seems very friendly, gives fake smiles and always seems to have a mask on. Though he is completely aware of how he is acting, he also acknowledges that he is a terrible person to be with. He is both very confident and yet very insecure at the same time. Has very strict views when it comes to work and always believes never to bring anything personal into it. An effective Assistant Director and is quite level-headed in almost all the routes.

Career: Assistant Director – Kokonoka

Main Character’s Personality: I’ve never seen her work so hard at a relationship and tried to change herself just to suit Hiroki. Her changes weren’t necessarily a bad thing when it came to her career, but to me it felt sad that she couldn’t really be herself around this character. Even the way they started their relationship is totally something she would not have done normally. I felt like she lost a bit of herself. The nice trade off is that Hiroki also realizes that he had to change his mindset in regards to love or relationships. He had a past that has shaped who he is today. Not much has been mentioned about Hiroki’s family and perhaps we can see more of him in s2, but in s1 – both of them had quite a bit to change so they could be together. Despite me not liking this character, I have to acknowledge that since they struggled the most, it was good to see a happy ending after all that turmoil. The entire Main Story was very hard on the MC and I could just not really bear to see her getting hurt a lot. In any case, she matured the most in this route and while it is not to my taste, it might definitely work for others. I guess this route is the closest as you would say to a “modern real life” relationship in this game?

Story Rating:

Season 1 – 7/10
Season 2 – 7.5/10

Character Rating:

Season 1 – 7/10
Season 2 – 7.5/10