Uta no Prince-sama ♪ – Kurusu Sho

This is the guy I’m most curious about in S class, just because he’s a chibi ore-sama. I just can’t resist that princely looks of his. Blond hair, blue eyes plus Shimono Hiro. (。・ω・。)ノ♡

The fashionable ore-sama. He usually talks tough, but everyone loves him and treats him as a mascot. His short height is a forbidden subject. A karate expert who thinks of music as a place where he can fully demonstrate his talents. Nicknames are “Sho-chan” and “Chibi”.

Haruka first saw him in front of the auditorium before the opening ceremony. He was trying to reach his hat that was stuck on a tree branch. Wind blew and Haruka, who caught his hat, put it back onto his head and treated him like a kid. She thought he’s a middle schooler since he’s so small, but she noted how fashionable he is. He got angry and said that he’s Kurusu Sho, 15 years old — surprising her lol.

The first thing Sho did in class was to recruit a servant. Nobody cares, but Haruka applied thinking she can get along with him that way. She was lonely during junior high, so being a servant is more than enough for her. Sho asked her to call him “Ouji-sama” and she took it for him being a real prince lol. Ryuuya-sensei let the students choose their own partners, so Sho chose Haruka because it’s a servant’s duty to serve their master. xD

Sho asked Ryuuya-sensei if it’s okay for him to keep wearing his hat, saying it’s a memento from his deceased grandfather. Tokiya and Ren knew it’s a lie and Sho wears hat to make him look taller, but Ryuuya-sensei totally fell for his sob story lol. He needs to ask for Shining Saotome’s permission though, and suddenly the said person came into the classroom like magic. He made it into an introduction show, where the students introduce themselves and demonstrate their abilities. Sho helped the shy Haruka with her introduction, and then demonstrated superb karate skills that could match Ryuuya-sensei’s strength. Shining Saotome declared Sho the winner and he got the permission to wear his hat in class.

It was time for the sports festival. Since this is Shining Saotome’s school, it’s full of LOL sports such as 100m Oolong Race and kibasen with real horses. Sho and Haruka saw a person called the songwriter prince in this event, and Sho said he likes Haruka’s song. He asked her to make a promise that they will debut together. After hearing Haruka likes to study alone, Sho realized how lonely she really was. He felt really bad and ordered (since she’s his servant) her to be his friend.

They met Natsuki soon, who introduced himself as Sho’s servant too lol. Sho and Natsuki both participated in the obstacle race, with the last obstacle being the scavenger’s hunt. Sho immediately grabbed Haruka to run three-legged style with him, while Natsuki brought a freaking LION since his paper said “kitten” lol. Apparently the lion is Shining Saotome’s pet, named Rodriguez. xD

As Natsuki tried to pet him, Rodriguez punched Natsuki and knocked his glasses off. He went on a rampage until Shining Saotome put it back on his face. It was then when Sho’s paper fell and Haruka saw the thing he was supposed to bring: “pretty girl”. Being a tsundere, Sho tried to deny the fact that he thinks Haruka is pretty lol. Haruka treated his wounds in the infirmary after that.

Ohayahoo News was coming to Saotome Gakuen, and Sho was chosen to be the student reporter. Haruka helped him organize the materials and he rewrote the script since there’s so many ad-libs. Sho then introduced the school with HAYATO, eventually getting forced to play the violin in the recording room. Shining Saotome pushed a mysterious button that made rain fell in the booth, but Sho kept playing. Haruka was really impressed by his violin skills.

After he was done, Haruka brought his jersey so Sho can change into dry clothes. She noticed that Sho looked sad when she asked about violin, but then Sho asked who looks better between him and HAYATO. He took back the question since Haruka is HAYATO’s fan, but Haruka said Sho looks better since he’s her prince.

The exams are over, and yet Sho got a red mark lol. He had to take the re-exam, so Haruka helped him study in the classroom. He didn’t want to study in his room since Natsuki was there, and he didn’t want to let him touch her. When they came out of the classroom, they saw the teachers doing paper-rock-scissors to determine whose class should clean the school. They reached 99 draws though, so Ringo-sensei suggested they have a water polo match when the pool opens.

Sho participated in the match with Tokiya and Ren, but the pool was too deep for him lol. Not to mention Shining Saotome suddenly appeared to announce the punishment for the loser team. Sho tried hard even though his feet couldn’t reach the bottom of the pool, and they end up losing anyway lol. They had to dress up as girls while Ringo-sensei came to take some pictures of them.

The next day, Natsuki somehow got his hands on Sho’s picture from yesterday. He sent it to a magazine so people would see Sho’s cuteness. Sho planned to keep quiet about this since it’s embarassing. However, Shining Saotome appeared and said he passed the re-exams but he had to do some extra lessons — to debut as a mysterious girl model lol. He even prepared an alias for him: Kosoba Yui. Sho had no choice but to accept since his words are absolute. xD

Sho was busy with his job. He was so popular as the “mysterious tsundere girl model”, so much that he might be able to debut as a crossdressing idol like Ringo-sensei. Haruka was lonely since she had to write their song all by herself, but a few days later Sho came to visit the school. Haruka asked if he was really okay with all of this, and Sho said it’s worth trying considering the merits it’d give him.

Haruka then asked his reason for being an idol. Sho gave up violin after hearing Natsuki’s performance, realizing that he can never beat him. That time he used to like a drama called “Fighting Prince”, and he was saved by the lead actor when he was beaten up by some delinquents. He has been admiring that person, Hyuuga Ryuuya, ever since. He decided to walk the same path, even though Ryuuya-sensei doesn’t sing anymore after losing his partner songwriter.

Sho then asked her to debut together and was about to tell her something, but suddenly his twin brother Kaoru came bursting through the door. He really loves Sho and came to Saotome Gakuen just to see him.

Sho and Haruka guided Kaoru around their school. For some reason Kaoru was really worried about Sho’s health. After he left, Haruka eventually said that she’s really lonely writing their song alone. Sho looks happy, and a few days later he came back to school. He quit his job, as he wants to spend more time with Haruka. He realized which one is more important, so he chose her over the job. Sho wants to compete with his song after all.

During practice, Haruka slipped and Sho tried to catch her. They both fell and Sho accidentally touched her chest lol. Haruka was all ??? like usual though. Their assignment song ranked number one in the class, so Shining Saotome made the “Beat the Principal and Debut Instantly!” event for them. This time Sho had to race with Shining Saotome in a scavenger’s hunt while Haruka waited at the finish line.

Shining Saotome’s paper said “Statue of Liberty”, so he went to get it even though Sho thinks it’s impossible lol. Sho’s paper said.. “Shinomiya Natsuki’s glasses”. While he was panicking over how to get it without causing a havoc, they heard from the news that Shining Saotome already took the Statue of Libery in New York LOL. Scary as it is, Sho went to take Natsuki’s megane and caused him to go berserk. As Natsuki chased him to the finish line, Shining Saotome joined the run with the US Army Air Corps behind him lol.

Sho had to put Natsuki’s glasses back on his face before he could drag Haruka into danger, so in the end Shining Saotome won the race. Strangely, there wasn’t any news regarding the theft of the Statue of Liberty the next day lol. Haruka noticed that Sho didn’t look so good though, so she was worried about his health.

For the school festival, Sho decided to perform a dance with Haruka’s song. He said he’s lucky to meet a songwriter like her, who writes songs just for him. He practiced hard everyday and looked tired, which made Haruka even more worried. She forced him to rest for a while and started massaging his calves, which caused him to panic and told her not to do it to any other guys — especially Ren.

Sho continued to practice even on the day of the school festival. A few hours before his performance, Sho suddenly collapsed holding his left chest. Haruka wanted to call a teacher, but he asked her not to make a fuss since he’ll be just fine. His condition returned to normal after that and he asked her not to tell anyone.

That day he danced perfectly on the stage, but on her way back to the dorms Haruka saw Kaoru and Sho talking. Kaoru said he knew Sho had an attack earlier. Now that Haruka heard them, Sho had no choice but to tell her everything. Sho has a heart disease, but he insisted that it won’t disturb his everyday activities. Kaoru was worried and asked him to go back home, but Sho refused since he came here to pursue his dreams. Since Sho won’t change his mind no matter what, Kaory said he’s staying in Saotome Gakuen to protect Sho.

Haruka heard from Sho that Kaoru is currently attending Saotome Gakuen’s sister school, aiming to be a doctor. Their mother is an orchestra conductor who works mostly overseas, and their father is a stylist in Shining Agency. Despite her worries, Sho said he’ll be just fine since Haruka is there to stop him from doing anything reckless.

One week passed and Kaoru was still staying in Sho’s room, refusing to go home. Sho was worried about his studies, so Kaoru said he will go home if Sho can find a girlfriend who loves him as much as he does. Ren suggested Sho and Haruka pretend to be lovers, just to make Kaoru go home. Ren’s example of what lovers should do was too brutal, so they started with holding hands and look into each other’s eyes — Tokiya’s suggestion.

They called Kaoru to a recording room, where they told him that they’re actually dating. Of course Kaoru didn’t believe it since they were just partners yesterday. He asked them to prove it with a kiss, so Sho followed Tokiya’s order list and hugged her first. Then he kissed her cheek and moved in so close they lips almost touched for real. It turns out that Kaoru actually knew about the no-love rule. Seeing Sho breaking this rule has made him realize how serious Sho is about pursuing his dreams. Kaoru eventually gave up and go home, leaving Sho so embarassed after doing all of those to Haruka.

When she said she thought he’s really going to kiss her, Sho said he won’t do such things since he hasn’t confessed to her yet. Haruka, being a dense girl that she is, didn’t understand what that means.. but by this time she has realized that she loves Sho as well.

The situation became awkward between Haruka and Sho now that they realized their feelings. Ren then came and asked Haruka to go to the Christmas dance party with him, offering to teach her how to dance. Sho got angry and said she’s a really important person to him, he won’t let Ren make her cry. Haruka was happy and said Sho is important for her too. After school, Sho finally asked her to go to the dance party with him.

Haruka has never danced before, so Sho teached her how to dance. She asked Sho to be gentle since it’s her first time, which made him blush like mad lol. Sho teached her how to waltz and said he always wants to dance with her like this, but then suddenly he collapsed again. He insisted that he’s fine though, and kept practicing despite her worry. Sho wants to make memories before they graduate, since they only have a year in this school.

The next day, Haruka was called to the principal’s office. Shining Saotome told her that faster heartbeat caused by love is dangerous for Sho’s heart, so she should avoid it at all costs. Haruka refused to dance at the party because of this, eventually telling Sho about what Shining Saotome said. Sho got angry because it’s the same as running away from fear. He doesn’t know when he’s gonna die, so he wants to treasure his time now that he’s still alive. Haruka finally agreed to dance with him and he said he likes dancing with her like this. When the song ended, Sho asked her to always stay with him.

As they walked back to the dorms after the party, Sho suddenly fired her from her job as his servant. Haruka was confused, but Sho wants to make her his princess instead. Yes, he’s asking her out. Haruka cried happy tears as Sho said he loves her. He said he won’t let her go until death do them part and kissed her.

When Haruka came to visit their room, Natsuki was forcing Sho to go swimming together for training. Haruka was dragged into this as well, and they end up going to the school pool together. Sho was dragged by Natsuki’s inhuman speed until he ran out of breath and fainted in the pool, so Haruka rushed to help him. Unfortunately, she tripped and fell into the pool head first. Sho panicked and performed CPR on her, which eventually resulted in him getting another attack.

Haruka took care of Sho in his room. They were kissing when suddenly Kaoru came into the room, surprised to see Sho being all raburabu while he knew that love is dangerous for his heart. Kaoru dragged Haruka out of the room and told her that Sho’s heart is at its limit. It was predicted that he can only live until he’s 12, so him still living until now is a miracle. Kaoru asked Haruka to break up with Sho and tell him to stop aiming to be an idol. Haruka said she can’t do it since it’s Sho’s dream. Stopping him means his heart will die. Kaoru got angry since she refused to understand and left.

The next day, Sho and Haruka were called to the principal’s office. Someone (probably Kaoru) leaked the information that they’re dating, and Shining Saotome called them here for breaking the no-love rule. Sho admitted their relationship clearly, but he promised they’ll keep it hidden and won’t create a scandal. He wants to debut with her and he can’t fight without her. Shining Saotome should know how much their talents worth, so he should allow them to work together aiming to be pros.

Shining Saotome agreed that expelling them would be his loss, so he approved their relationship on two conditions. The first is for Sho to take a surgery to cure his heart disease. Shining Saotome has a friend who is a great doctor in America. The second is for them to win the graduation audition. Sho and Haruka accepted this conditions, and Sho flew to America to see the doctor by the end of the month.

Two weeks later, Sho came back to Saotome Gakuen. He might be able to recover after the surgery, but the chance of success is 50:50. For now he’s going to consult about this with his family. However, Sho kept pushing himself to practice. One day Haruka saw him running in the middle of the rain, stopping only when his heart felt hurt. Sho said he felt insecure because he’s not a genius like Natsuki. He can only do his best, but even that was limited by his heart condition. He was scared and envied those who are healthy. He can only keep running, or his insecurities will come back to him.

Haruka felt her words wouldn’t be enough to reach Sho’s heart, so she started singing. He asked him not to keep it all to himself, as she’s always there whenever he feels weak. Sho said he’s actually scared of dying and cried, asking her to stay with him. The next day, Haruka skipped school to take care of Sho, who had a fever. Sho realized that she’s always there to protect his back. Just like the partners he always admires in “Fighting Prince”.

A few days later, Sho and Haruka were invited to watch Song Station live from the studio. Ryuuya-sensei was going to sing live for the last time that day. Before he went to the stage, he said the same thing he told Sho a long time ago — proving that he does remember Sho as the little kid he saved from the delinquents. Seeing Ryuuya-sensei’s last performance, Sho made up his mind to take the surgery after winning the audition.

One day after school, Haruka saw Kaoru watching them from afar. He told Sho to go back first and went to see Kaoru, who told her that he felt guilty for being healthy when Sho had to spend his childhood on a hospital bed. He knew that Sho was only trying to look strong, so he wants to be a doctor to keep Sho and everyone healthy. Haruka said that Sho’s reason to be an idol is the same. The two brothers were worried, wanting each other to be happy.

The next day, Sho called Kaoru and informed him about the surgery. Kaoru couldn’t accept the fact that he’s leaving him and Haruka here, while he might die if the surgery fails. Kaoru asked Haruka if she’s okay with all of this, but she said it’s Sho’s choice. Sho said one day Kaoru will find a partner like her, then he’ll understand how Sho feels right now. Kaoru got angry and stormed off the room, but Haruka hoped that he’ll come to watch their audition.

On the day of the graduation audition, Sho said that all this time he wants to shine before his life burns out. But now he wants to keep shining, keep living by her side. This is their start line. He asked Haruka to watch over his performance, then he kissed her cheek and stepped onto the stage.

Great Love Ending
By watching Sho’s performance, Kaoru realized how strong Sho really is. After they won the audition, Kaoru came to see them in a classroom. He finally approved his surgery, telling him to go to America and sing for him after he recovers. Sho promised that he will. Before leaving, Kaoru said that Haruka is a strong person. By being with her, Sho has become stronger as well.

Finally it was the day of Sho’s departure to America. Holding back her tears, Haruka gave him a charm. Sho gave her his trademark hat in return, saying that he’s going to take it back when he returns. He then kissed her cheek and said he’s going to take her lips after he comes back. Then he ran off to the gate and flew to America.

A few months passed with Haruka receiving absolutely no contact for Sho. Then one day she suddenly received a mail from him, saying that his surgery was a success and that he’s coming back. She got a call from him after that, again saying that he’s going home. He apologized for not mailing or calling her, since he waited until he fully recovered before contacting her. Sho was actually at the airport, ready to fly back to Japan. He asked Haruka to wait for him at Narita.

However, Haruka heard about a plane crash when she arrived. No matter how many times she checked to make sure, the flight number was the same as Sho’s plane. She was really worried and started crying, praying that Sho is safe somewhere. Then suddenly he appeared and asked if she’s calling him lol.

Haruka was confused, but Sho said he managed to take an earlier flight since he wanted to see her as soon as possible. He told her not to worry since he won’t die and leave her alone. Finally, he kissed her on the lips. Now that he’s healthy, Sho continued to work hard as an idol. Their relationship is still hidden for now, but they will always be together.

Love Ending
They won the audition and Ryuuya-sensei congratulated Sho, bringing tears to his eyes since he really admires him. Now all that’s left is for him to take the surgery and be a top idol next year. Kaoru then came to see him, saying that Sho is really strong right now. Not just trying to be strong like he used to be. Kaoru won’t stop him anymore, and so Sho left to America to take the surgery.

A few months passed and Sho’s surgery was successful. Apparently Haruka also went to America with him, staying in the house Shining Saotome’s acquaintance and taking care of Sho everyday. Sho lets her hear his heartbeat, now beating strongly in his chest. He said he’s alive thanks to her song. They were about to kiss when suddenly Natsuki and Kaoru came bursting through the door, excited after a long time not seeing Sho. He got angry since they interrupted their raburabu moment together, but they will stay like this even after returning to Japan.

Friend Ending
Haruka talked to Natsuki about Shining Saotome’s warning that heartbeat caused by love is dangerous for Sho’s heart. Natsuki suggested the three of them doing things together from now on, that way Sho’s heart won’t beat as fast lol. Sho initially refused Natsuki’s idea, but eventually gave in after seeing Natsuki’s sad face. They convinced Shining Saotome to let them join the audition as a unit.

Sho invited Haruka to the amusement park one day, wanting to spend time alone with her. Unfortunately, Natsuki found out about this and came with them lol. They were attacked by a yankee there, who knocked Natsuki’s glasses off and broke it. Luckily, Sho is strong enough to beat the crap out of the yankee. To keep Natsuki from going berserk, they borrowed his sunglasses and put it on Natsuki’s face — making him look like an old-time mafia lol.

In the end they won the graduation audition together and is now working for Shining Agency as a unit.

So. Freaking. Adorable. ♡♡(๑→ܫ←人→ܫ←๑)♡♡
My friends said his voice pierced their ears whenever he starts screaming, but for some reason I find it cute. Especially when he’s struggling to get out of Natsuki’s arms, or when he said “アホかー!お前の目は節穴かー!!” or something. Plus I keep hearing Lucia, lol. I like this route a lot actually, since there’s less drama compared to everyone else.. except maybe Otoya. He’s the manliest guy so far. Dunno about Tokiya, but I doubt his 男らしい度 is higher than Sho’s. xD

P.S. Doesn’t Haruka look like Madam Red in that rain CG? o_o Not anymore in the remake lol.

I’m taking a short break from this game. We have a long weekend starting tomorrow, so I’m going out to refresh my mind. See you next week. (* ・∀・ *)ノシ


26 thoughts on “Uta no Prince-sama ♪ – Kurusu Sho

    • Yeah, I was planning to play HanaIchi first if Snow Bride got stuck.. but luckily it came this morning. I’m so happy, been drooling over the screenshots for this past few days. xD

      • me too, o i was wondering if u save the cgs or not?

        i was hoping if u do, can u send me a copy through email, if its not too much trouble

      • Yeah, I always save the CGs from all games I’ve played. Though it’s only Moujuutsukai to Ouji-sama and Utapri for now.. since I had to format my C drive last month. Do you want the first Moujuutsukai to Ouji-sama CGs or Snow Bride’s? Or both? xD

        And is it okay to send it to the email you’re using for this comment?

  1. Ah, he looks like a cutie. I keep saying that a lot. T_T I like how this game has a friend ending. :’) Have fun on your break! :D

    • Thank you. :D
      The friend endings are 3P endings in this game lol. But somehow Sho’s more like comedy than 3P since it focused more on that yankee incident. xD

  2. Hiya~ I’ve been lurking around for a while, so this is gonna be my de-lurk post!~ れいかです、ヨロシク!

    I really wanna play this game, but for some reason the art style makes me cringe haha xD I’ve been spoiled by the likes of Starry Sky, HnK and Vitamin X orzzzz.
    I think he’s my favorite all of everyone <3 Shimono is a big plus, of course ;3 *I can't hear anything but Emil now, though /shot*

    Have fun on your break~~

    • Hello, thanks for visiting me. (* ・ω・ *)ノ゙
      I know right, the anime-ish art of Utapri couldn’t even compare with those titles. If you like those series then you must know how I feel, playing this after Moujuutsukai and Renai Bancho lol. It’s much MUCH better in the fandisks though, now with a proper BG too instead of those swirly / sparkly shoujo bubbles.

      But yes Shimono Hiro is love. I’m not really a seiyuu fan, but.. <3
      And thanks, I hope this long weekend will be fun. :3

  3. Hehehe…I thought Shimono Hiro was awesome here too. I love the friendship between Natsuki and Sho and also the relationship between Sho and Hyuuga-sensei. LOL
    I almost cried in Sho’s True Love ending LOL because I almost fell for it. I knew that this game is too silly and cheesy for that.

    • Sho’s admiration towards Ryuuya is so.. so manly. xD
      Yeah that true love ending.. I was like “wut? aren’t we supposed to have a happy ending? what’s with this?” even though I know it’ll be a happy ending anyway lol.

  4. Oh God…I never know about Sho disease….Because I always him as a cheerful boy….But I’m wrong…His story is the GLOOMIEST (???) than other character in UTAPRI……..

    Thank you for your blog…Now I know UTAPRI more than before (because I just watch the anime and not play the game….)

    And my love to Sho Kurusu INCREASED!

    • You’re welcome! Just like what people said, I think cheerful characters with heavy illness is trending in the otome game world lol. I’m glad that Sho’s alive and kicking in the end though. xD

      • Heehee <3

        I want to play this game….It's in PSP right…??

        OK! I'll try to seach it in my country….

        *I played Starry Sky…But I didn't really enjoying it….* I dunno why…

        Hey-hey…who is the most character do you like most in UTAPRI??? May I know it…? ^^

        • My favorite in Utapri is Sho, though I also like Masato. xD
          Yes, Utapri is for PSP. If you can’t find one, then how about importing? :3 But yen is expensive at the moment..

  5. WAAHHHH!!!!! Im…importing….???!!!!!! FOR REAL!!!!!?????? I REALLY WANT IT!!!!!!!!!

    How about using e-mail??? :3

    I’m reaally grateful! You’re so kind….>////////<

  6. gawrsh, do i wanna play this so bad ; n;
    Sho is my fave, aside from Ringo, ugh…my gawd. i really wanna play itttt!! coz ShimoHiro is just kyaaa…i don’t know, i just really LOVE him xD

    sadly, i doubt all these psp games i keep downloading won’t work on an emu. i wish i have a bricked psp. lolol. i’ll use my brother’s if it’ll work. LMAO

    are you ever going to play Sweet Serenade? xD (Ringo- Ringo- asdfghjkl ovariessss ///)

    • Yeah, I’m planning to do Amazing Aria and Sweet Serenade before I play Debut.. but I can’t say when since I’m pretty much flooded by other otome games / new releases. xD I’m a big fan of Shimono too, so I just can’t NOT love Sho. ♥

  7. thanks for including a picture of ’em racing with the statue of liberty! that made me LOL! Haru and sho looked cute together! although he’s my least favorite, I really like how his arc flowed. :)

  8. Hello! Your fan is here!! XD Ahaha, I am probably the 1st one to comment in 2013, anyway, I love your blog! <3 So here's the main recipe, I finished Natumi's route and have no idea how to get the Love ending and Friend ending XD Rin-chan, do you have any idea how to get these 2? :DD

  9. Thank you—–!
    Sho’s route is one of the routes with more variety! That lion!…So cute! Also, that Sho thinks haruka is a pretty girl, and acting tsundere about it, so adorable! The competition with the principal taking the statuemof liberty, and satsuki chasing sho…hilarious as ever! The love endings were sweet as ever!

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