Kiss of Revenge is one of my favorite otome games by Voltage Inc. for many reasons. For one, the mc of the story has a stronger personality than most other of their other games. Unlike many other otome games out there, where the mc is either in high school or college (too young T_T), this mc is in her late twenties and is a very good doctor. This set up is much better to relate to… not that I’m smart enough to be a doctor or anything. I’ll talk about the game itself in another post later.
Of the 4 characters available in this game, Junpei Miyashita’s my absolute favorite. In fact, he’s hands down my favorite Voltage Inc guy so far… and may be my favorite all time character. He’s got the perfect background that I dig: childhood friend who’s been in love with you since forever!! But Voltage had plenty of childhood friend type guys, you say. Yes yes, that’s true, but what makes Junpei stand out from the rest of the gang is that he is assertive and he really love the mc to death from the get go.
Of course, if he appears in every single route trying to get the mc, he’d be annoying, but you can see how hard he tries in Issei Sezaki (the official main guy in the story) to get the mc to like him. And then in his own route, he tries even harder when the mc pushes him away.
In fact, he confesses his love to the mc multiple times in his own route. Oh, how I love assertive guys!! Compared to other childhood friends characters in Voltage Inc games (and even in many other otome games), I don’t think I’ve seen anyone as assertive as him and is not some crazy yandere or player. Many other childhood friend characters would require the mc to do a lot of things before he really starts to like her. Junpei, on the other hand, never got over her since high school ten years ago. He called her up after reuniting with her the first day to tell her he loved her when they were in high school. And that’s what? In chapter 1? ^///^ **squeals like a little girl**
Since he is the only playable character that is not a doctor, his route is quite different from the rest. He’s a medical equipment salesperson at the hospital that the mc works at, so he plays much more of a supporting role rather than the mentor/supervisor roles that 2 other characters play. This is also wonderful as most other characters in otome games are much more successful than the mc. It’s a breath of fresh air to see a character who is not, yet is not a submissive male. He takes care of the mc and knows what she needs even before she knew it herself.
In one of the scenes, he took one glance at her (literally) and knew she had a fever, when all the other doctors and nurses in the hospital has no idea she’s sick (what incompetent people at the hospital :P). Of course, he then bullies her to taking the rest of the day off to go home and rest, then proceed to stock her fridge with heathly food. Awww~~~~ He’s so perfect!
My favorite part of his route is actually in Another Story, where the mc chooses to give up on your revenge and be with him after that sizzling kiss scene, per above image. \^o^/ She was having trouble coping with her decision of giving up on her revenge, though she doesn’t realize it’s taking a toll on her. But Junpei, being so tuned in to the mc’s every little subtle signs of distress understood what exactly she needed and helped her through it.
What’s more perfect about him? heheh… in the epilogue of his Another Story, he got jealous~~ ❤❤❤ Ok, crazy yandere jealous is not good… (tho I love… kyaaa… did I just admit to that???) but wasn’t there a saying that goes like, “a healthy dose of jealousy keeps the divorce lawyers away”…?? Something like that. Basically, the story goes that you guys go to a Octoberfest in Tokyo and the mc got hit on a couple of times as soon as he goes off to buy something. Of course, my dear Junpei got jealous (❤❤❤) and when they got home… =^.^=
I can’t stop playing and replaying his routes. I hope they get a His POV story and release more sub stories for Junpei soon.
VOLTAGE INC. PLEASE TAKE MY MONEY~~~!!! >_<