白と黒のアリス Shiro to Kuro no Alice -Twilight Line- Summary/Review

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The fandisk for Shiro to Kuro no Alice. I delayed this long enough… While I semi-enjoyed this at first, it really just dragged on and I started to get bored of it. This is more a of a short summary than anything.

non-spoiler thoughts

Prologue

Both Airi and Luna are living as queens of the black world. While Snow and Rain are organizing the library, they find a book that seemingly can’t be opened due to a strong magic. They consult Minette about it but his magic isn’t strong enough to open it. They then mention a person who’s a great wizard who uses the power of the sunset known as ‘Kalmia’ or Humpty Dumpty. Since the sunset was gone in the black world for a long time, they disappear as their power is regained in an egg. So with the evening back in the black world, Humpty Dumpty must have been born somewhere in the black world. So after basking the book in the sunset light, it turns into a key which opens a door to a basement. In the basement they find a boy lying there and take him to see a doctor.

The boy wakes up and only remembers his name is ‘Kalmia’. They’re surprised to find his name is the same as the great magician but he doesn’t remember anymore than that. Meanwhile, Snow and Rain watch the boy but then get news that people from the white world are somehow coming into the black world and vice versa. So Rain and Nello go to the White world to investigate and meet a guy named Rui who’s apparently a teacher who has info on students who suddenly disappeared. There has also been strange people appearing as well which are actually people coming from the black world. In addition, there is apparently another world called “the empty world” in between the black and white one which may have to do with how people are accidently ending up in each other’s worlds. Rain and the others investigate the forest where people have been appearing and find someone who calls themselves Joker. They claim they have secrets to tell but then say something about having hatred for the evening. Rui also finds himself in a strange world after visiting the park in the evening.


Airi’s Routes

Rain (CV: Umehara Yuuichirou)

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White World

Rain is now living in the White world after Airi and him were essentially forced into it and broke the mirror between the worlds (while Asagi was attacking them). Now they live peacefully in the white world with Rain slowly losing his memories of the Black world. Airi feels uneasy because of this and constantly wonders how Rain feels about it since he was always willing to go to such lengths to protect the black world. Airi suddenly falls sick and says things about apologizing to Rain and blaming herself for bringing him to the white world in her sleep after having a dream about Rain.

This goes on a for a while and Airi continuously won’t talk about how she’s feeling. So after constant dreams and feelings of regret, Airi finally decides to talk to Rain about it on their date. She she tells him she feels bad about essentially forcing him into the black world but didn’t want him to die no matter. Albeit Rain did live for the sake of the black world, she’s the most important thing to him now. And even he was scared she wouldn’t need him anymore after coming to the white world. So they kiss and make up.

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Black World

Airi and Luna are keeping themselves busy as queens. Meanwhile, Rain and Airi don’t see each other much so they feel super lonely about it. Rain feels like he’s not needed as much since Airi is more independent and Rain is always busy so he doesn’t see Airi much. When they do meet, Airi asks to see Rain’s rabbit ears which he hides with magic. He reluctantly shows her and gets super embarrassed by it. Airi plays with his ears and Rain gets thirsty ao he makes out with her lmao. Finally Rain musters up the courage to ask Airi to go out with him on a date and so they do. They visit various shops and Airi asks to touch Rain’s ears again lmao. He lets her and then he takes her to a hill top where the castle can be seen and they kiss there while exchanging their feelings for each other.

Another Line

Rain and everyone are trying to find out more about the empty world. So, Rain, Airi and Kalmia search the library tp see if they can find any books about it. Meanwhile, Kalmia tries to get Airi’s attention and hugs her (secretly making Rain jealous). After finally managing to find the certain book thanks to Kalmia, a page is missing. So Airi suggests she uses her “Alice” power to see the past and drinks Rain’s blood to do so. So Airi wakes up in the empty world. Unfortunately, she falls unconscious and is unable to find out anything and wakes up to see Rain who was worried about her. After that, Rain and Airi explore a town where people ended up going missing. They themselves end up in the empty world and thanks to Kalmia, they’re able to escape it.

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Rain and Airi explain to Snow and Luna that they need to fix the mirrors to rid the empty world. Kalmia promises to do so when his power comes back. Meanwhile, Joker is planning to rid the “evening” albeit doesn’t remember her past or where she came from. In past flashbacks though, she starts to remember she was once the queen of the black world after coming from the white world. After that, Rain and everyone make preparations for an annual parade but keep on high guard because of rumors of assassinating the queen. So after Kalmia unlocks the seal of the mirror both Airi and Luna go through with the parade successfully.

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After fixing the mirror and returning it to where it belongs, Kalmia and everyone go to fix the other broken mirror. But before Kalmia can finish, he gets weak from using so much power and falls unconscious again. All the meanwhile, there’s an explosion in the castle and Rui appears disguised as a soldier and holds Airi hostage. Thankfully, Rain manages to save her and they capture Rui. But Rain and Airi find Joker– also known as Stella, in the courtroom. She was the previous queen who rid the black world of the evening. Kalmia appears saying he’s glad they could finally meet but Stella freaks out saying he should be dead and tries to attack him. In the end, they manage to convince Stella to regain her memories by using Airi’s “Alice” power.

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Stella was from the white world and it was Kalmia who took her in as a mage who escorted the queen. Stella slowly fell in love with him but eventually became jealous of girls who talked to him and started to sentence them to death due to her “alice” blood making her go out of control. She even gets rid of the “evening” in hopes of it making Kalmia into a normal person instead of a mage so she can have him all to herself. Kalmia feels bad for not facing her head on but eventually disappeared and Stella went into despair and eventually got lost in the empty world and slowly lost her memory. So after regaining her memories, Stella decides to live with shota Kalmia (uh.. Ok) while Rain and Airi make love afterwords. 😂

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Thoughts: Rain’s route was… okay. But it still left wanting more than you got. The scene where Rain lets Airi touch his ears was super cute. But then there wasn’t a lot of good scenes after that. However, his white world after story was really bad. I even said when I played the first game that his white end felt really forced and well… I guess the only thing they could come up with in terms of writing was pointless angst from Airi. Even with his black and white after stories, the another line story was not much better if at all. It highly focused on both Kalmia and Joker. If anything, it felt like a route between them rather than Airi and Rain. I’m pretty sure in a FD we’re supposed to focus on the main characters here?? While the sub characters were ok I guess, I didn’t care enough to see a shota get horny.

Minette (CV: Kimura Ryouhei)
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White World

Minette visits Airi while going back and forth from the black to the white world. When Minette visits Airi, they go on a date together and eat ice cream. At first Minette feeds Airi but then Airi wants to feed him and he gets embarrassed over it lol. After that, Minette admits he won’t be able to meet Airi for a while after he leaves the white world. Meanwhile, Airi goes with her friends and both Nello and Kanon to find a birthday present for Minette. She ends up finding matching cups as a present. But later on there’s a misunderstanding about Kanon and Minette since they were shopping together. Minette finds out and goes off to the white world and Airi decides to go see him there. They make up and Airi gives him his gift.

Black World

I don’t even really remember what happens in this part so I must of skipped it?? Airi graduated school and came to the black world with Minette as promised. Minette just gives Airi a gift and then later they visit Misty’s grave and Minette/Airi make out.

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-Another Line-

Minette and Airi go to investigate and end up back in the white world. They hang out a bit there with Kalmia but then head to the school. They wander around and realize the influence of the empty world is affecting the white world. Kalmia passes out Minette finally makes some potion but uses Airi’s blood to amplify the power. So after Kalmia regains his power they open communications to the black world to tell them whats going on. They then decide to get Airi and Luna to use their powers to fix the mirror to the black world. In the black world, Joker attacks them but is stopped by Kalmia and Minette. In the epilogue, Airi and Minette go on a date.

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Thoughts:  Again, another route I really wasn’t interested in. And I kid you not, I started skipping. I just didn’t care. Even if the guy isn’t my type, it doesn’t help when in one of the endings, he’s barely present, and in the other its just… barely any romance and interactions really. Idk… like… there’s just some routes I just can’t sit through. And he was one of them. And it probably stems from the fact he was drugging Airi in the first game like yea no problem but now were lovers yea, no.

Nello (CV: Shimono Hiro)

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White World

Airi and Nello live in the white world together but even after Nello’s “redemption” period, he and Airi don’t see each other much because of busy schedules. So after a lot of pushing from Kanon for them to rekindle their relationship, Airi receives Aquarium tickets from Nazuna. They go on a date together and help a little lost boy find his mom. After that, Nello gives Airi a stuffed penguin and kisses her on the forehead.

Black World

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Airi lives in the black world with Luna and her reigning as queen. Nello is  Snow and Rain’s apprentice and is very busy keeping up with Rain’s expectations. One day he’s so tired he falls asleep on Airi’s lap. Airi realizes how hard he’s working so after he keeps being angsty over his past, Kanon notices she’s down about this and suggest they throw a tea party for him. Finally, they decide to move on from being angsty (god forbid any romance apparently).

Another Line

Nello investigates about the imaginary world and encounters Joker. They secretly meet and Joker reveals she was confined to the empty world. They decide to look for clues about fixing the mirror and finally find out its within the lake. After fixing the mirrors, Airi and Luna have their parade. Its interrupted by an explosion so they investigate to find out Joker and Rui planted them. They fight Rui but Joker tries to intervene and ends up getting stabbed and killed. Joker ends up dying too and in the end they find out Joker was originally named Stella and a previous queen of the black world. In the epilogue Nello and Airi have a tea party.

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Thoughts: If I’m being blunt, this route was as boring as watching paint dry. It doesn’t help that I absolutely can’t stand Nello and I hated his route in the first game. Well, you’d think because his route was such bs in the previous game it would be more fluff and all that, but yeah no not really at all. Legit, I think Nello had the least romance and he’s my least favorite character so go figure. Lest we not forget Airi was dumb as a doorknob in his original route and ended up with a serial killer.


Luna’s Routes

Snow (CV: Masuda Toshiki)
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White World

Luna is living with Snow as his fiance. Snow is a botanist while she works as his assistant. Snow is planning on going on a business trip and both Luna and him are both getting married as well. So Luna makes dinner for Snow and he comes out and hugs her from behind 💕. A few days later after Snow leaves on his trip, Miu and Nazuna visit Luna to congratulate her getting married. But because Luna wants to have a “surprised” prepared for Snow, she gives an invitation to Dum and Dee to give to Rain in the black world. So on the day of the wedding both Rain and Airi appear which greatly surprises Snow. Rain and Snow make up and Airi gives Luna her lost music box from her mother. After that, Snow and Luna get married.

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Black World

Luna rules the black world along with Airi. Snow is super busy all the time so she isn’t able to spend as much time with him as she wants. She also forces Snow to play chess with her and if she wins she wants him to tell her where babies come from (Snow was about ready to lose his shit over this lmao). So after Minette screws around with Luna and tells her not talking with Snow for a week will make them stay forever, Luna avoids talking to Snow until he collapses from exhaustion. Finally, Luna talks to Snow and takes care of him while he’s sick.

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Another Line

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Luna and Snow investigate the empty world in order to rid it and fix the balance between the white and black world. Luna notices Snow is usually tired from overworking so she goes out to buy something for him to help. She ends up meeting Rui after hurting herself and he gives her his handkerchief. He eventually talks to her a bit and figures out she’s the queen from her sweet smelling blood. Snow decides to meet with him with Luna (ends up getting super jelly over it) and he confirms himself that he does know Luna’s identity before leaving. Snow is super suspicious of him and has his soldiers investigate him. Meanwhile, they fix the mirrors and Joker ends up regaining her memories about being a past queen that erased the evening. Eventually Rui’s men evade the castle and both Rui and Snow fight each other. Rui has the upper hand at first but thanks to Kalmia’s “evening power” they’re able to beat Rui. Although instead of executing him, Luna lets him go back to the white world and reconcile with his father. With everything back to normal, Snow finally gets the chance to bang Luna.

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Thoughts: If you compare Snow’s and Rain’s white world after stories, Snow’s was 10000x better. Not only did he get a wedding CG, but IT FELT LIKE IT HAD COMPLETION. Rain’s was legit Airi being angsty and annoying af. Anyways, Snow’s route wasn’t too bad. I actually did enjoy his after stories but I wish it was just that, truthfully. His -Another Line- story had its moments, but the overly jealous trope used was so unappealing. I don’t think I’ll ever find it attractive when a character literally interrogates the heroine or GETS ANGRY if a man just so much as LOOKS AT THEM. I don’t think that warrants you to get mad and horny but hey, thats just me.  As for his bad end, it was really dramatic to put it bluntly. Like, your gf dies ok but why do u have to kill yourself over it?? They go so crazy instead of moving on which is just… ok………….

Kanon (CV: Natsuki Hanae)
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White World


Kanon and Luna own a hat shop and manage it together. But with Kanon being the one making all the hats, Luna wants to try helping out more. Kanon tells her that she’d just get in the way and she’d need a 1000 years of practice to do so lmao. So they start bickering like usual and Luna leaves to get a drink. After buying a drink, she drops it and a fancy couple pick it up for her. After thanking them, Luna admires them for being an ideal couple. Back at the shop, Luna sees Kanon fell asleep so she decides to poke his cheek awake lol. The next day, the same man that Luna met comes into the store to buy a hat for his wife as an anniversary gift. He goes on to tell his story so Kanon can come up with a design and Luna is super moved and wants her and Kanon to be as romantic as them.  A few days pass and Kanon is still trying to figure out the design of the hat he wants to make. So in order to get a change of pace and some inspiration, Luna suggests she and Kanon go outside to different places the fancy couple went to on dates. As they do, they see other couples and Luna hopes they can stay a happy couple and Kanon finally stops being so tsun and says he wants them to be together no matter how many years pass. 😌 So they visit a flowerfield where the ojiisan made a flower crown for his wife which gives Kanon inspiration for his hat and he thanks Luna for her help. 😊 After they, show the ojiisan the hat designs, he’s suoer pleased when he sees the last one and Kanon gets to work.

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A month later, Kanon and Luna meet the couple to give the wife her hat. Her husband surprises her with the hat that Kanon designed and she’s super pleased. After that, Kanon takes Luna to the school where they graduated from. They go to the classroom where Luna sewed her dress and Kanon gives her a hat to go with it that he made in secret while making the other one. He acts like its no big deal of course because he’s uber tsun but Luna knows he probably worked hard to make it and praises him lmao. He then tells her his feelings are in that hat and tells Luna he always wants to be with her. Luna obviously tells him she feels the same and asks if her new hat suits her and he tells her it does. Kanon tells her he loves her which catches her off guard but she asks him to say it again and he does. 😍 Kanon also speaks more honestly and tells her she shouldn’t have to force herself to try and help him making hats and that she’s better with customers than him anyway but he’ll tell her if he needs help.  And so they both look forward to their future together.

Black World

Luna and Kanon were separated after Kanon uses his power to revert Luna to when she was a baby. So she re-lived her life without being queen and wasn’t a threat to the black world. But then fast forward 16 years later, Kanon and Luna are reunited when Kanon decides to see Luna and offer her some hats. This is when Luna regains her memories of Kanon. Reunited, she summons him to her castle again after seeing him. They bicker like they normally do but then Luna asks if he can help her sew again since she wants to make a new mascot. He refuses at first but when Luna asks sweetly, he finally agrees to it in the most tsun manner lol.

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So finally Kanon visits Luna to help her with making a mascot. Luna says she’ll do it herself with what she remembers and tells Kanon he better decorate it in his room like she did with his lmao. So he finally says he will after Luna persists. So Luna makes the mascot albeit with help from Kanon since she almost screws up lol. Luna then gives it to Kanon who takes it in a tsundere manner. After that, Nello visits Luna to give her some fabric that Kanon ordered for her. He also tells her that he noticed he decorated the mascot she made in his shop and when he asked about it, he told him not to touch it because it was made by someone important to him lmao.

After that, Luna starts feeling anxious about the fact Kanon is still cursed and sacrificed his wishes for her by not killing her (which would’ve solved his curse of not aging). She tells Kanon this, and he gets upset and tells her like he did before that he didn’t regret his choice as hard as it was. So Luna avoids Kanon for a while to try and research about magic in hopes of someday solving his curse. Finally, Luna decides to meet with Kanon and apologizes for assuming he’d have regrets for the choice he made. They reconcile and promise each other they want to be together even if its for a limited time. But Luna doesn’t plan to give up on trying to solve Kanon’s curse they promise to stay together forever and kiss 💕💕💕

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Another Line 

Luna and Airi both rule as queen since this is the way they can both reside there without them going out of control due to their “Alice” blood. Kanon chose to not kill Luna, and now lives with his curse still unresolved. Luna notices Kanon outside and excitedly meets him. He mentions Snow calling them to talk about something and Kanon offers his hand to her to escort her lol. Unfortunately, they’re cockblocked by the shota Kalmia and Luna holds hand with him instead 😡. So Luna meets Snow and everyone to discuss looking into the on-going situation. Luna decides to go with Kanon to investigate along with Kalmia whom Kanon can’t stand (cause he’s a little cockblocker lmao). Meanwhile, Rui wakes up in the black world and knows where he is and that he has ancestor blood from there.

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So Kanon and Luna go to Kanon’s hat shop since canon has some books about magic there. They find Latte (the mouse who works at Kanon’s shop) asleep at the counter and Kanon wakes him up lol. When Latte sees  Kalmia, he randomly asks if he’s Luna and Kanon’s secret love child LOL. Luna says it’s too early for that and they need to become a couple first and Kanon loses his shit out of embarrassment and tells her to not say anymore lmaooo. After Latte leaves, they try and look for a ‘scrapbook’ in Kanon’s study. When Luna finds it, they see an article about the missing people where a similar case happened before. Meanwhile, Rui realizes he has a power to “unlock doors” and cooperates with Joker and Asagi when meeting them.

When Luna and Kanon get back to the castle, they find out it was invaded and Snow is having guards look for the intruders. Kanon and Luna tell Snow about their discovery of the same situation happening and go to the royal library to research. They enter the forbidden room and find a book that elaborates on the cases. It happened between sunset and people claimed they were in a ‘gray world’ aka the empty world before entering the black world. Unfortunately, they can’t read more about it because the pages are ripped. So Kanon suggests to use his magic to repair the page. But in doing so he needs the power of Luna’s blood. So after drinking her blood, he restores the missing pages.

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So when reading the missing pages, they find out more about the “empty world” and how people would get lost in there. They had Kalmia seal it the with magic power of the setting sun. But the current Kalmia is in no state to do so which leads to Kanon suggesting they research about Kalmia’s disciples that record their great accomplishments. Luna manages to find the book and Kalmia opens by undoing a magic seal on it. They find out Kalmia built two mirrors and when one of them broke, it created the empty world. After that, Kanon escorts Luna back to her room but she notices Jack and decides to follows him. She finds out from a conversation between Rain, Snow and Jack that a rioting group has a person with the power to “unlock keys” or undo magic. In addition, they hear someone is looking for Kanon.

Luna realizes that the power of unlocking keys could help Kanon undo his curse of being immortal. Rain even delivers this message Kanon and also warns him someone is looking for him. After that, Luna decides to sneak out of the castle in a disguise to try and find information the person who can “unlock keys”. She meets someone (Rui, who she doesn’t know) and she tells her a semi-fake story about her lover who’s sick but can’t be cured by a doctor. He gives her a map to a place and she thanks him. Meanwhile, Kanon tries to go visit Luna at the castle, but finds out through Airi and Kalmia that she went searching for the person who can unlock keys.

Kanon goes out to look for Luna and finds her at a cavern where some drunk guys are harassing her. He helps her out of the situation and they run into the forest together. He calls her an idiot for going out on her own but Luna tells him she wanted to find this person no matter what so they could undo Kanon’s curse. So Kanon hugs her to comfort her and tells her his curse doesn’t matter and that he doesn’t want to lose her nor does he plan to leave her. 😭  So Luna comes back to the castle and apologizes to everyone. Kalmia also knows where the hidden mirror in the lake is located so they decide to all head there. Kanon says he needs to visit his shop first and decides to catch up with them later.

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Kanon meets with Rui there who was waiting for him. He tells him he was looking for him and begs him to use his power to show the past. In reality he wants to know about his mother who was a maid to the queen jn the past, but he doesn’t tell Kanon his relationship with her. Kanon finally agrees to show him the past and he finds out the maid (who was his mother) was killed when the Queen ordered to execute her for spilling her tea. He thanks Kanon for showing him and promptly leaves. Meanwhile, Joker appears while Kalmia is trying to undo the seal on the hidden mirror. Fortunately, Kanon arrives to help and Joker retreats.

So with the mirror unsealed, all thats left is to fix the broken mirror and rid the empty world. But since Kalmia has used his power already, he has to recharge it essentially so Minette gives him some sort of potion to help. So after that, Luna invites Kanon to his room since she doesn’t want to leave him yet. They make a promise that they’ll find a way to unravel his curse someday. That night, Luna wakes up with a bad feeling and sees everyone missing from the castle. When she goes to the corridor, she’s greeted by Rui. Luna tells him she’s the queen but doesn’t recognize him from the castle.

His tone then completely changes and he tells her that her mother killed his mother and he wants revenge. She tries using her “Alice” power but Joker comes from behind and grabs her. And since her power doesn’t work on him, he’s able to stop her. So because Rui wants Luna to suffer as well, he forces her to tell him her lover’s name and so she’s forced to tell him its Kanon. Rui says he’ll bring him there and knocks her unconscious. After that, Kanon recieves a letter to come to the castle alone since Rui has Luna captive. When he gets there, Rui goes on about his revenge but Luna tells him that her mom and his mom were actually close but her “Alice” power made her go crazy.

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Rui doesn’t care to listen to it but Joker decides to clock out and says he feels that this is no longer necessary and leaves. Meanwhile, Rui tells Luna to stab Kanon with his dagger and he’ll undo his curse. So when Luna walks up to Kanon with the dagger, Kanon tells her he has a plan and asks for Luna’s blood. He tells her to trust him and has Luna pieces him with the dagger. In that moment, Kanon uses her blood and his power to go back in time before Rui and Joker attacked the castle. Kanon explains everything to Luna and they make preparations to stop the invasion. In doing so, Rui is captured and the invasion is stopped. Kanon and Luna decide to show Rui the past of his mother and Luna’s when meeting him in the underground prison to try and “save” him from his regret and anger. Kanon tells him whether he tries to redeem himself is up to him but they wanted to at least show him the truth.

In the epilogue, the imaginary world is sealed by Kalmia and things are back to normal in the black world. One day, Kanon gets a surprise visit by Rui, who escaped using his power, at his hat shop. He had time to think about what he had done and realizes how foolish he was to bare a grudge. It was thanks to Kanon he was able to see the past in the first place, ao he decides he wants to use his magic for the sake of someone else this time. In saying that, he decides to solve Kanon’s curse and leaves. After that, Kanon looks for Luna and tells her his curse is broken. He tells her he can finally live in her time and they cry together while saying they love each other 😭😭😭 (brb grabbing tissues).

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Thoughts: Ahhhhh I love Kanon so much. I’m so glad they got a happy ending. The scenes with him and Luna are just so pure and innocent. So, this was my first route and before I started getting sick of this game. Hence the long summary. HOWEVER, I did actually enjoy this route. Obviously the main reason is because he’s my bias but I also felt like the story was actually correlated to his own plot? Especially with how his ‘curse’ was still relevant and Luna continued to want to find a cure for him. I liked how in the -Another Line- story, it actually felt like it was focused on Luna and Kanon. Also Kanon is legit the most wisest character in the game. Half the time everyone has their fingers up their ass in their own route and Kanon has to solve their own problems for them (legit he did this in Nello’s and Minette’s route). Regardless of how much I may have not enjoyed this game, I still love Kanon and glad they kept him in character.  ANYWAY, HES THE BEST THING IN THIS SHITTY GAME FOR ME. I just want a game focused on Kanon/Luna.

Jack (CV: Okitsu Kazuyuki)
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White World

Luna and Jack graduated from high school and are now living together and going to the same University. Jack is still very shy about everything though so when Luna asks if she can sleep with him, he flips out and says he needs more time. But Luna won’t have it and literally forces him to sleep with her on the couch and hugs him like a teddy bear to sleep lol. After that, drama happens when Luna is with Minette and Jack misunderstands. So because Jack is a “男” and cant help his manly instincts (this jealously bs is annoying af) he almost assaults Luna and he runs off upset by what he did. Luna finds him and they make up after a kiss.

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Black World

Luna is queen of the black world with Jack as her knight and lover. They enjoy tea together and then after Luna hugs him close they make out lol. After that, Luna sees Minette and Jack together a lot and gets jealous by it. Thankfully the misunderstanding is cleared up after Jack shows Luna fireworks he had prepared for her. And so they ferociously make out while watching them.

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Another Line

Luna and Jack are together and while Luna does paperwork, Snow has Jack as Luna’s escort. They go to the library together and read a book with Kalmia. They find out about the ’empty’ world in a book and how it could swallow up the black world. Meanwhile, Jack feeds Luna his blood so she’s able to regain her power. Jack and Luna then decide to go to the white world through the empty world. When they do, Luna cuts herself on glass and Jack sucks the shit out of her leg (im sorry but it looked like he was about to eat her out lmao).

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Its when Latte comes in after smelling Luna’s blood, she gets the idea to cut her hand and lure all the black world people, who wandered into the white world, to gather and bring them back. A rebellion is then started in the black world. Rui and his men he gathered invade the castle and attack. Jack ends up getting injured and Rui kidnaps Luna. He lies to the public how he’s a savior for stopping the mad queen but Jack comes to stop him and save her. In the epilogue they have tea then make out.

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I need to mention in the bad end though, Luna ends up killed so Jack goes batshit crazy and kills not only Rui but legit everyone else in the castle. AND he proceeds to keep Luna’s body in a casket and feeds her the blood of those he killed hoping she’ll wake up. I dont understand why Jack goes complete yandere and fucking nutso in his bad ends?? This is why I cant come to like him that much…

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Thoughts: I honestly didn’t enjoy Jack’s route. I thought he may be my second favorite after Kanon but nope I liked Snow’s better. I legit rolled my eyes in his white world after story. Like, yeah whats real romantic is Jack getting horny af and basically almost assaulting Luna. I started skipping hardcore when I started his Another Line story. NOT TO MENTION, his bad ending was so… WHAT THe FuCK? In the first game he chained Luna to a bed but in this one dear god. He murdered literally everyone like what. Clearly they wanted Jack to be this really shy moe boi until he gets jealous and goes complete yandere when he’s jelly. Yeah, I’m not into that. I’m honestly so done with this overly jealous trope… YIKES.

Overall Thoughts: Well, that was disappointing. I didn’t think I’d be so relieved to finish this game when I did. When I started it, I did Kanon’s route first so I highly enjoyed it and had more motivation to write out the scenario. But I didn’t realize each route would be copypasta. Legit the Another Line stories were all the same thing just told in a different way. The after stories were super short (2 CGs per white & black stories) but then you have this extra filler stuff that really just focus A LOT on the sub characters if anything and I just didn’t care. Especially when its just rinse and repeat the same story just retold in a different manner. But you know what else? I’m reeeeally not feeling the jealous trope used in this game. Its often used as a plot device in otome games (especially FDs I find) and I absolutely hate it. In Minette’s route, Minette was jealous of Kanon, in Snow’s he was jealous of Rui, in Jack’s he got jealous of a rando & yandere’d over it, Nello borderlined yandere’d over being jelly by Kanon. And to top it all off, the bad ends just felt unnecessary. For a FD you don’t really need a bad end… esp a CG  for it. And Jack’s was just over-the-top what the fuck material. I really only enjoyed Kanon’s route and while yes he’s my bias, it was the most enjoyable in terms of the scenes he had (especially having the addition of solving his curse since that was a major key point in the plot of his route in the first game).

Story – The Black and White After Stories were okay (some hit and miss), but way too short. I felt like this game should of focused on them rather than created a whole new side story. If I’m judging the -Another Line- story based on how it was organized, it was very messy and really just a copy and paste story outline that felt lazily written. You find out random things in one route, and then in another you may find out a whole chunk of stuff. Overall, I wasn’t really invested in it.

Characters – The addition of the new characters were Rui, Kalmia, and Joker. Each character you find out about in different routes. Joker’s story is somewhat interesting, but I didn’t really care about the whole back story that much. As for the main routes, I never liked Minette and Nello so I didn’t enjoy theirs. Jack’s was disappointing and Rain’s left more to be desired. Kanon and Snow were probably the best routes for me. Luna is always a more enjoyable heroine to follow than Airi, so I can’t help but end up liking her routes more.

Visuals & System – Like the last game, everything has vibrant colors and the CGs are pretty consistent in quality. I don’t think in terms of the system, anything is really different from the first game. The lack of romance CGs was a bit disappointing though. I don’t really care to see random CGs of events I don’t care about.

Music – If I’m being honest, I don’t really remember any of the tracks in this game. Maybe the one that plays in the ’empty world’ but that’s about it. I tend to forget FD opening and ending songs.

Final Thoughts:  Overall, if I were to give this game a rating out of a scale between 1 and 10, I’d give it a 4/10. Damn, what an awful FD. Like, it just wasn’t enjoyable after I did Kanon’s route. I’m honestly really glad I did his route first because I think if I left it for last, I’d be so sick of the game already that I wouldn’t enjoy it. I mean, I was literally starting to skip scenes because I just was so BORED. And I’m really disappointed in how Jack’s route ended up being. I liked him a lot better in the first game. Anyway, I just wish this FD got a redo. It should’ve just focused on after stories with every route rather than creating a separate story that got super repetitive. Otomate clearly did not really care how this FD turned out and I can tell not a lot effort was put into the writing.

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