<@Raze> OH GAWD
<@Raze> IT’S SEXHAIR, MAJIKOI VERSION
Yeah. That was my reaction when I saw Benkei in the game for the first time.
It’s been a week and a half since this delectable offering from Minatosoft came out, but I’ve only had the time to complete three heroine routes so far (Tsubame, Kokoro, and Margitte). I figured I’d still write about my impressions of this visual novel so far for those of you who’re interested.
Like its prequel (Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai, which was god-tier and is being translated into English by the good folks over at Yandere Translations), Majikoi S‘s main appeal comes from its wacky yet likable characters. All the characters from the original game return, the main heroines get extra
sex after routes, some side heroines have been promoted to full heroine status, and a host of new characters join the party (such as the aforementioned Benkei, Yoshitsune, Mon-sama etc.). Despite the huge cast, each individual character stands out through their unique quirks and characteristics, and they all interact in ingeniously hilarious ways. The characters are also voiced by A-list voice actors/actresses (Asakawa Yuu, Itou Shizuka, Satou Rina, Fukuyama Jun, and Wakamoto Norio to name a few), which makes the playing experience all the more enjoyable.
The jokes just keep coming (in the main parts of the routes, that is; it’s just H-scene after H-scene once you get together with a heroine), and they’re all really good. The game also makes a lot of references, one of the more delightful ones being how Yoichi, a new character and delusional young man, often remarks that the organization is after him…
The game’s focus on the appeal of its characters and humor unfortunately means there really isn’t much of a plot (at least, not yet), but, y’know, you’re kinda doing it wrong if you’re playing Majikoi S for the plot.
Art-wise… wagi (the artist) is a god. I’ll let the following random screenshots speak for themselves.
As for the H-scenes, I was going to comment on how they seemed shorter than the marathons in the original game… until they threw that ridiculously long one at me where Kokoro and Yamato went at it all night. Not that the H-scenes were bad or anything (on the contrary, they had god-tier art and fantastic voice acting), but a couple of them did drag on for a bit.
They composed a new soundtrack for Majikoi S, and although it’s not bad at all, I do remember liking the soundtrack in the prequel a lot more. It would’ve been nice if they’d brought some of the original themes back for nostalgia’s sake.
In short, Majikoi S has great quirky characters, art and CG to die for, A-list voice acting, great jokes and references, and saga-length H-scenes where the girls you’ve come to love are given good tastings of the legendary Yamato Cannon™. What’s not to like?