The only Takuyo game I’ve ever played so far was Panic Palette, and I didn’t finish it because my PS2 died. But I’ve heard good things about their games, so now I decided to do a Takuyo marathon starting with this title. Don’t forget to check the lovely banner on the sidebar. (*´∀`*)
For their school radio program, Sugano Fuu and her friends are searching for the seven wonders of their school. They find an old shrine at school and accidentally broke it, splitting the small frog statue nearby in half. They also noticed a broken ancient relic lying nearby, which then started blowing thick purple smoke. When they opened their eyes, Fuu and her friends found that they have all turned into frogs!
In the middle of such confusion, suddenly a cat youkai named Tokunami Touya appeared. He can turn them back into humans, but on one condition: they have to take care of the environment and keep it clean. Besides turning them back into humans, the potion Touya gives them also acted as a contract. If one of them breaks this promise, everyone will turn back into frogs. Since Fuu and the boys all live in the dorms, Touya also arranged things so they all can stay together.
The next day, the water pipes in their dorms broke. Fuu and her friends have to move into another dorm in a place called Kaeru Batake, and that’s where they learn about the eco club. Apparently the potion gave them power to keep the environment clean, and that power will grow stronger as they grow closer to each other. This is why Touya wants them to start living together. Later on they also learned that reading letters on their school radio program helps healing the land, and participating in the eco club has the same effect. Not all the boys can join both clubs though, so they basically split up into two groups while Fuu joined both. From today Fuu will spend her days with the boys in Kaeru Batake. ヽ(*´∀`*)ﾉ
What’s interesting about this game is that our heroine Fuu isn’t a standard typical otome game heroine. She’s calm and composed most of the time, and she speaks more like a boy, though she’s mostly polite to everyone. The idea of staying in a dorm with some guys doesn’t bother her at all, and she even sleeps without locking her room. With such a different heroine, Kaeru Batake offers a refreshing otome gaming experience.