Kitty Love – Way to look for love Review (Nintendo Switch)

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KITTY LOVE – WAY TO LOOK FOR LOVE

Release Date: Novemeber 1, 2018
Developers: OperaHouse Inc.
Publishers: OperaHouse Inc., DIGIMERCE
Platforms:  Nintendo Switch
ESRB Rating: E (10+)

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Just like Iris School of Wizardry ~ Vinculum Hearts, the game Kitty Love or Nyan Love “Watashi no Koi no Mitsukekata” (original tittle), was recently released to the Nintendo Switch console this year, although the game has been around since the year 2014 as a mobile port.

 

Walkthroughs:

 

STORY
Honoka Shinota (main protagonist) works at a flower shop and spends everyday working hard at her job.
Then one night, at the park she always visits, an odd-eyed black cat cursed her into becoming a cat at night and human by morning.
“There’s only one way to break the curse”, the black cat said… and it is…

――True love’s kiss.

 

If you’re curious about the game’s localization, specifically, if the english subs have improved, my answer is nada. It is the same ol’ inconsistent subs from the last game Iris School of Wizardry Vinculum Hearts. A couple of typos and misspellings, some misused prepositions, a few lost pronouns here and there, you get the gist! It is tolerable so to speak and you can still follow through the plot if you have the patience for it, that is. lol ヾ(´∀`) Ha…haha…
Did this threw you off? If not, please continue reading.^^

 

ART AND MUSIC
The game’s artwork and character design was beautifully done by Japanese illustrator, Nami Hidaka – you can view her official page here. If you’ve played a couple of OperaHouse’s otomes before, you’ll recognize some of their bg stock images that were re-used in this game (totally understandable for a game that used to be a mobile port).

The theme was really cute – that I found myself humming the OP and Ending theme a couple of times. lol

Voice Acting

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Soma Saito “Takuma Suguri”  Mineo Enomoto (Collar x Malice), Levi (Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk), Rem Kaginuki (Dance with Devils), Sota (Possession Magenta)

Atsushi Tamaru “Kohei Natsume” Tsukimi (Koroshiya to Strawberry), Kasuga (Variable Barricade)

Hiroki Yasumoto “Shogo Fujimoto” – Razel (Lamento Beyond the Void), Karasuma (7’scarlet), Hyuga Shinobu (KLAP)

Maeno Tomoaki “Kyosuke Kawahara” Arsene Lupin (Code Realize), Onigashima Houou (Kenka Banchou Otome), Keisuke Sanjou (Collar x Malice)

Sakurai Takahiro “Narumi Saijo” Alma (Bad Apple Wars), Astrum (Period Cube), Ruki (Diabolik Lovers), Rui Sagisawa (Nil Admirari)

 

MAIN CHARACTERS (Minor Spoilers)
There’s no recommended route order in the game, However, just be sure to play Saijo’s story last, to avoid unwanted plot spoilers in the beginning. I played and enjoyed mine in this following order: Takuma — Kohei — Kyosuke — Shogo — Saijo.

I promise to keep the spoiler contents to a minimum below, but i’m still putting up my spoiler banner to  remind ya’lls to proceed and skim with caution.^^ 

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TAKUMA SUGURI

  • Flower shop owner
  • Loves Chinese food
  • Secret past

Takuma is the owner of “Flora”, the flower shop Honoka works at. He is a warm, friendly and understanding boss who seems to be very gentle upfront. In almost every route in the game he remains supportive towards the heroine (to a point, where he even acts as a wingman for the other guys, in their respective routes).

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I played Takuma’s route first because I am forever thirsty for Soma Saito and he seemed like a good character to start (as suggested by the game). Despite his bright and gentle demeanor, I was anticipating  some yandere tendencies in his route as he appears to be hiding something deviant up his sleeve. To my surprise (or rather dissapointment, lol) Takuma is not yandere nor even close to one (laughs). He was however, revealed to be a delinquent in his past, which made him reluctant in admitting his feelings towards Honoka, fearing she will never accept him and that he’s not deserving of someone like her because of his “bad record”Aww. What I really liked in Takuma’s route was how his romantic relationship for Honoka developed. It was so endearing to see him realizing his feelings for the heroine as he tells cat Honoka at night how he’s beginning to fall in love with human Honoka. (*≧ω≦*) The fluff content of this route was pretty up there and his “happy ending” was surprisingly badass and def something to look forward to.

 

KOHEI NATSUME 

  • The childhood friend
  • Tsundere

Kohei is Honoka’s childhood friend. Because they grew up together in the same hometown, the heroine thinks of him as her big brother. In reality, Kohei secretly has a crush on Honoka, but decides to keep his feelings under wraps afraid it might ruin their friendship.

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Kohei’s route was full of fluffy surprises and was probably my favorite in the game. I’m usually not a fan of the cliche “childhood friend trope” but if there was one that was done right, Kohei’s story def takes the cake! Kohei and Honoka’s relationship build up was paced really well – it was so adorable – that I was grinning the whole time playing his route. Kohei Natsume’s tsundere nature makes him a darling of a character and it was so fun seeing him secretly hide his fascinations for all the neko he comes across with. It is also in this route, that the heroine reveals a traumatic past experience that involves her relationship with cats. Though Kohei’s happy ending  is the best ending for his route, his normal ending was fairly as good as the other, so really, it doesn’t matter which ending you unlock as both of them were quite satisfying, so to speak. ♡(。- ω -) Out of all the guys, Kohei was perhaps the biggest cat mom of the bunch! lol He even has a membership ID at the neko cafe near his workplace.

 

KYOSUKE KAWAHARA

  • Club Viola’s #1 host
  • Loves musical instruments

Kyosuke works as a host at Club Viola. He often visits Honoka’s flower shop  to buy bouquets for his lady clients in the club. Besides his secret love for cats, he’s also secretly passionate about making music.

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In his route, Kyo, through cat Honoka’s support made him realize that his true calling was to become a musician instead of a club host. I think one of the main highlights in Kyosuke’s route was his playful teasing and banters with human Honoka which I believe brought them closer together in his story. This is also the only route where the main guy gets into a nasty rivalry with a (spriteless) side character, who almost harassed the heroine out of spite. I like Kyosuke’s character development for the most part as he shares his deep passion for music with cat Honoka, and at the same time continues to care about human Honoka, despite her shady disappearing acts (as she turns into a cat at night). My only gripe about this route, was that it had the most awful translations in the game that even the fluff content nor Maeno’s adorable voice acting couldn’t make up for it. Ah well… ┐(︶▽︶)┌

 

SHOGO FUJIMOTO

  • Mr. Kuudere Police man
  • Loves kawaii things

Shogo is the quiet police officer who often visits Honoka’s flower shop on his patrol route. Despite his stoic appearance, Shogo actually likes cute things and even collects adorable little knick-knacks (like knitting accessories and cat albums), he normally keeps in his room.

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I find Shogo’s route a little amusing because contrary to his serious manly appearance (not to mention his deep sexy voice, that makes you weak in the knees uwu), inside, is just one big fluffy husbando who finds interest in everything kawaii. The guy has a set of pink flowered china at home for goodness sake! Bless him! (ノ´ヮ`)ノ*: ・゚ During his route, an old lady found Honoka in the streets after she transformed into a kitty for the first time, and took her to the police station. There she meets Shogo, who immediately took a liking at neko Honoka because of her cute appearance. After finding out Shogo’s unlikely adorable side, Honoka became more curious of the man so she decides to visit him every night (in her kitty form) at the police box he’s stationed, to get to know him better. Shogo’s story was cute although I wasn’t quite convinced why he fell in love with human Honoka that fast??? But hey, he broke Honocat’s curse with his luscious kiss in the end and that’s all that matters. Nyanhaha!

 

NARUMI SAIJO

  • The mysterious flower artist
  • Spoilers! Spoilers! Spoilers!

Saijo-san is the famous flower arranger artist who’s a regular customer at “Flora”, the flower shop where our main heroine works. He seems aloof at times and has this mysterious aura surrounding him. ***I couldn’t really talk more about his route without going into spoiler territory, so brace yourself!

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If Sakurai’s voice didn’t obviously gave it away hopefully his character’s eyes did (laughs). Saijo Narumi is the odd-eyed black neko who in the prologue cursed Honoka to transform into a cat at night. His main reason for doing so was that a long time ago, his owner/master married a woman who was typically only using the poor guy for money and one day abruptly left him for someone richer. As a result, his master grew sick, heartbroken and eventually died. Upon witnessing the cruel nature of the woman that betrayed his master, Saijo developed this seething hatred for them, became a nekomata and randomly, out of spite cursed someone (Honoka) in the belief that because she’s a woman, she can easily break the spell by choosing a guy to fall in love with(ಠ_ಠ). Uhh..not cool mr.cat person sir! In the long run, he realized he made a grave mistake as he’s seen through Honoka’s struggles and became aware that not all women are the same.

For some reason, Saijo’s route was the only story that had angst… and I wasn’t ready for it! lol Both his endings were left a little open-ended and although I liked that it was bittersweet, I’d much prefer the other route’s fluffy endings better.^^

 

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HONOKA SHINOTA (Main Heroine)
Seriously though, what’s not to like about a cat MC?! (chuckles) But in all honesty, I actually quite enjoyed playing Honoka as the main protagonist of this game. After turning into a cat at night, she could’ve just stayed at home and waited until she transforms back into her human form in the morning but nah brah… I think Ima go check out what my guy’s doing at his house…lmao! My kind of heroine! Her curiosity is definitely a winner!

 

 

 

TRAILER

 

OVERALL THOUGHTS?
It took me about 10-11 hours to finish the entire game. Each route has eight chapters which you can literally finish in two hours sitting. This actually worked perfect for me since I prefer my lighthearted novels short. Story wise, I absolutely loved it! I am just weak for cat daddies guys who adore cats and I believe this is one of the game’s prominent charms that’ll instantly draw your attention. Each stories were just too cute, I think I’ve enjoyed all of the routes but the ones that stood out to me the most were Kohei’s and Takuma’s.^^

The hype was real with Kitty Love and I’m glad I’ve played this game. It was very lighthearted with little to no angst at all. As someone who’s been playing  darker themed visual novels for so long, this was definitely a great switch up!  The art, music, outstanding VA’s, not to mention, the cute neko lovin’ stories were definitely the game’s highlights. If it wasn’t for the bad translations, Kitty Love would’ve been close to purrrrfection! Nyan.

Do I recommend this game? YES
Get it for the story, get it for the fluff content that’ll definitely put a smile on your face, get it to support otoge localizations. But get it, only if you have the patience to sit through the game’s lack of proof reading (you have been warned! lol). If not for the aforementioned issue, I would’ve rated this game a 7, but for now…

Chlo’s Rating: 6/10

Kitty Love – Narumi Saijo Walkthrough

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NARUMI SAIJO

HAPPY ENDING:

EPISODE 1
-No I didn’t mean that

 

EPISODE 2
(No choices)

 

EPISODE 3
-Canned tuna

 

EPISODE 4
-Cry out

 

EPISODE 5
-Tell me more about you

 

EPISODE 6
-Want to go out for lunch?

 

EPISODE 7
-Urge him he’s wrong

 

EPISODE 8
(No choices)

 

EPISODE 9
(Happy Ending)

 

 

 

NORMAL ENDING:

EPISODE 1
-I can’t

 

EPISODE 2
(No choices)

 

EPISODE 3
-Cat food

 

EPISODE 4
-Keep quiet

 

EPISODE 5
-Would you like some bread?

 

EPISODE 6
-Nothing

 

EPISODE 7
-Fall silent

 

EPISODE 8
(No choices)

 

EPISODE 9
(Normal Ending)

Kitty Love – Kyosuke Kawahara Walkthrough

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KYOSUKE KAWAHARA

HAPPY ENDING:

EPSIODE 1
-He might be cute

 

EPISODE 2
-For me?
-It’s hard to ignore

 

EPISODE 3
-Go closer and check
-Apologize again

 

EPISODE 4
-Pasta

 

EPISODE 5
-Any recommendations?

 

EPISODE 6
-Mr, Kawahara, I

 

EPISODE 7
-wanted to watch with Mr. Kawahara

 

EPISODE 8
(No choices)

 

EPISODE 9
(Happy Ending)

 

 

 

NORMAL ENDING:

EPSIODE 1
-Feel awkward

 

 

EPISODE 2
-Not in a messy room
-About what

 

EPISODE 3
-scared, so wait a little
-Stop talking

 

EPISODE 4
-Convenient store

 

EPISODE 5
-Japanese

 

EPISODE 6
-……..

 

EPISODE 7
-it must be full of people

 

EPISODE 8
(No choices)

 

EPISODE 9
(Normal Ending)

Kitty Love – Shogo Fujimoto Walkthrough

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SHOGO FUJIMOTO

HAPPY ENDING:

EPISODE 1
-Check the situation

 

EPISODE 2
-Go to the police box
-The shelf

 

EPISODE 3
-Go back to the shop

 

EPISODE 4
-I’m worried
-Put cooling patch on him

 

EPISODE 5
-Ask for recommendation

 

EPISODE 6
-I’m sorry

 

EPISODE 7
-I’ll be okay

 

EPISODE 8
-Go straight

(Happy Ending)

 

 

 

NORMAL ENDING:

EPISODE 1
-Run away from here

 

EPISODE 2
-Go home
-Bottom of the bed

 

EPISODE 3
-Rest at the bench

 

EPISODE 4
-was unexpected to hear that
-Put jello in the fridge

 

EPISODE 5
-Knick knack shop

 

EPISODE 6
-You surprised me

 

EPISODE 7
-Maybe

 

EPISODE 8
-Go right

 

EPISODE 9
(Normal Ending)

 

Kitty Love – Kohei Natsume Walkthrough

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KOHEI NATSUME

HAPPY ENDING:

EPISODE 1
-Jump Away

 

EPISODE 2
-I’ll be safe with you

 

EPISODE 3
-Ask Kohei

 

EPISODE 4
-Appeal to Kohei

 

EPISODE 5
-I do not know

 

EPISODE 6
-I care though

 

EPISODE 7
-I’m here

 

EPISODE 8
-You are f to me (You are precious to me)

 

EPISODE 9
(Happy Ending)

 

 

 

NORMAL ENDING:

EPISODE 1
-Stop caring

 

EPISODE 2
-I’m a bit worried

 

EPISODE 3
-Go silent

 

EPISODE 4
-Object to him

 

EPISODE 5
-No there isn’t

 

EPISODE 6
-Don’t reply

 

EPISODE 7
-This is a nice city

 

EPISODE 8
-Misunderstood me earlier

 

EPISODE 9
(Normal Ending)

Kitty Love – Takuma Suguri Walkthrough

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TAKUMA SUGURI

HAPPY ENDING:

EPISODE 1
-Let him carry

 

EPISODE 2
(No Choices)

 

EPISODE 3
-I’m alright

 

EPISODE 4
-Put nose to his cheek
-Look at Takuma

 

EPISODE 5
-Probably your imagination

 

EPISODE 6
-I was thinking…

 

EPISODE 7
-Yes, please!

 

EPISODE 8
-Someone I can respect

 

EPISODE 9
(Happy Ending)

 

 

 

NORMAL ENDING:

EPISODE 1
-Be surprised and scratch

 

EPISODE 2
(No choices)

 

EPISODE 3
-I don’t have cold

 

EPISODE 4
-Cry from ground
-Can’t reply

 

EPISODE 5
-I don’t think so

 

EPISODE 6
-Nothing

 

EPISODE 7
-It’s impossible

 

EPISODE 8
-I can’t tell you

 

EPISODE 9
(Normal Ending)

 

 

Kitty Love is finally out in the Eshop!

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Game Title: Kitty Love – Way to look for love
Release Date: November 1, 2018 (North America)
Developers: 
OperaHouse Corportion
Publishers: 
DIGIMERCE

This is a follow up post on the previous one I made last September regarding the game, Nyan “Kitty” Love.

Great news otome fans! Kitty Love is finally out in the Nintendo Eshop. This game is set to release this coming 1st of November.

Click here to read my review for this game.

Click here for Kitty Love’s downloadable content in Nintendo’s Eshop
Click here for Kitty Love’s official website.

 

STORY
Flower shop clerk Honoka has been occupied with her work. One night, when she visited the park that she normally goes to.

…She was cursed by an odd-eyed black cat, Now she becomes a cat at night and human by morning.

There’s only one way to break the curse.
――True love’s kiss.

 

Voiced? YES

Voice Actors include:

  • Soma Saito
  • Atsushi Tamaru
  • Hiroki Yasumoto
  • Tomoaki Maeno
  • Takahiro Sakurai

I’ve been hyping about this game since September as I’ve read a lot of good reviews about it from Japanese players. It’s also one of Operhahouse’s otome titles with the best sales record.

Other OperaHouse Otome games to look out for, that’ll most likely release on the Switch soon: