Welcome back! As with last week, we’ll be reintroducing characters from the prequels and giving you some previews of some of the interesting changes Kaede’s false memories will bring to the mix. Are you ready? (Disclaimer: Spoilers for Shuffle/Tick Tack are possible! Don’t say you weren’t warned.)
The princess of the Devils. She’s very polite and very close to Sia. She likes to go by the nickname “Rin” for reasons explained during Shuffle, but which probably causes no shortness of confusion to readers… Nerine’s “Rin”, the male lead “Rin” and Primula’s “Rimu”… Thank goodness for honorifics, which at least help differentiate the name mix ups a bit…
So, any fans of Tick Tack here? Of course there are! So, which Nerine was your favorite? If you said the red-haired Nerine, then you’re in luck:
Blunt, casual, but still all over Rin. The better question? How does she show up from a memory malfunction of Kaede’s? Is Kaede secretly a slider? Time traveler? Someone better tell Haruh– No, I’m not going to tempt fate.
An artificially created girl made in collaboration between the Worlds of the Gods and the Devils. She’s practically a sister of Nerine’s, and acts very close to Rin and Kaede. Despite a lack of control, she has the most powerful magic ever known… which sort of leads us into our plot, yes?
There are a lot of little changes through the game, so I’ll focus on the one I found most fun: If you played Shuffle, you might remember as her route went on, her emotions started to develop. Well, how about if Primula had been a super cheerful happy girl the WHOLE time?
Rin and the others’ teacher at Verbena Academy. She’s very strict if students misbehave, but does seem to genuinely care for her pupils.
This one is pretty straightforward (and by now, you’d probably know what’s coming!): Nadeshiko and Rin are now childhood friends, and are dating! But, they’re still teacher and student… This could get interesting!
The princess of the Gods; she prefers to go by her nickname, “Sia.” Very upbeat, although I’m hard pressed to call her the most cheerful character in the game when we have the likes of Kareha around… Very devoted to Rin, even though in this universe, she wasn’t chosen. She still gets a decent amount of screen time, though!
Ah, Forbesii and Eustoma, the King of the Devils and King of the Gods. One is more serious while one is more goofy, but they’re both a great time! Any scene involving them really comes to life. They have some… very unique chemistry!
Last but not least, who could forget Kareha? A good girl with a sunny disposition, apt to get lost in her own fantasies. Anytime you hear “My my my!” you can expect her to light up like a Christmas tree. She’s Asa’s best friend, and can generally be found in cheerful situations.
Hope you all enjoyed! Join us again next week where we’ll introduce some of the new characters!