PA Works must have heard all my complaints after Tari Tari that they needed to try something new.
So they remade Hanasaku Iroha for the third time as an otome game. Not exactly what I had in mind.
At least the first haremette is an asshole, which makes things interesting. But I feel this will run the same course as all of PA Works’ recent stories. This guy is basically the Minchi and Wakana equivalent. He’ll be an ass for the first few episodes and then they’ll become best friends. After that we’re in line for either a regression back to ass mode or a promotion directly to godhood, as in Wakana’s case. So although I like their relationship at the moment, I have low expectations in the long run. Eventually she’s going to add everybody to her harem.
There are also some sci-fi elements, but this seems rather half-assed, at least at the moment. Just weird stuff happens when she interacts with electronics. Then they threw in some Shinto mumbo-jumbo and called it a day. For now, the sci-fi elements just seem like minor details.
And is it just me, or did they totally plagiarize Humanity has Declined’s ED?