Hitomi: Yesterday some people reacted really severely seeing my figure.. ..But passing out only because of eating a little less than usual, maybe I'm too fragile. Ryutaro: How much less did you eat? Hitomi: Three cups of rice and two cups of miso soup, fried eggs and grilled fish.... Ryutaro:………… Hitomi: The leftovers of yesterday's pork boiled with sugar, soy sauce, sweet sake and salt and macaroni salad…. Oh, mince cutlet and pumpkin croquette, too. Ryutaro:………… Hitomi: As a light dessert, ice cream and hot apple pie…I think. Ryutaro:………… Hitomi: *sigh* This isn't enough for me after all. (Ryutaro smacks her on the head)
Otometeki Koi Kakumei Love Revo (乙女的恋革命ラブレボ Otometeki Koi Kakumei Love Revo, lit. "Maidenly Love Revolution LOVE REVO") is a niche dating simulationvisual novel series developed by Hune X and first released on the PS2 in 2006. Later the game was also released on Nintendo DS, Microsoft Windows and PlayStation Portable platform. There is also a manga adaption illustrated by Fujinari Yuuki.The heroine, Hitomi, would be an average highschool girl…if you ignored the fact that she literally weighs 100 kg. The game starts with a flashback of heroine's childhood when she used to be a cute young model, but as she grew up she developed a fondness for sweets and junk foods that she got as gifts (also her weird siscon Onii-chan encouraged her since in his opinion, her smiling face when she eats is the best) and by the 2nd year of high school, she has become rather round.For better or worse, Hitomi herself doesn’t really care that much about the issues with her weight…that is, until the day some students from her school come to stay at the same mansion she is living in and coldly reject her attempt to make friends with them by insulting her on her figure (either directly or indirectly). Receiving a shock from that, she pledges to lose her large build and return to being the beautiful girl she had been waaaay back in the past. With some "encouragement" from the school doctor and her Onii-chan who has suddenly become very fired up after hearing the story of her humiliation, she sets on a journey to become pretty once again!
Otometeki Koi Kakumei Love Revo contains examples of:
Curtains Match the Window: Nearly the entire cast! Ayato (sometimes, depends on the artwork), Hitomi, Kaede, Kennosuke, Masaki, the wholesale store owner, Mitsuki, Onii-chan, Rie, Ryuutarou, Shinobu, Satoshi, Yoshihisa, Yuu and Tooru.
Despair Event Horizon: For Masaki, it's when his best friend Yuuki leaves him behind when the two are attacked by robbers in a store. Masaki would have been in deeper trouble if it weren't for his dog, Stein. Ever since, Masaki no longer trusts anybody, even his parents, and adopted his current personality in order stay on good terms with people. In his epilogue, you learn that even years after coming to trust Hitomi, Masaki still hasn't come to trust anybody else.
Ditzy Genius: Kaede. He's very book smart, but is airheaded, clumsy and directionally-challenged.
Dojikko: Kaede again. In one of his earliest events, you seem him stacking it with a pile of books in the school library.
Drama CD: A wide variety have been released over the years. They include exclusive scenarios not found in the visual novels. Some only came with preorders or purchasing the release from a particular shop/site (an example is Ami Ami.com).
Earn Your Happy Ending: And how so. Love Revo is not a game for the lazy. It can be subject to debate when it comes to exactly which character exemplifies this, but for most, it would be Kaede, Masaki, Onii-chan and Ren, who have stricter conditions to achieve full completion.
Establishing Character Moment: The moment you meet Yurika, and she insults you for your weight, she pretty much solidified herself as the token bitchy rival typical in otome games.
Everyone Loves Blondes: Ren is the only blond out of the 9 obtainable guys, and he's the most popular in-game.
Fan Nickname: Sakuragawa Takashi, Hitomi's older brother, is referred to as "Onii-chan" by most of the fandom. Kennosuke is often shortened to "Ken" or "Ken-chan". Also, the game itself is typically called "Love Revo" due to its title's length.
Goal in Life: On Kennosuke's route, it's revealed that his absolute goal is to become a pâtissier (pastry chef). He's reluctant to reveal this to his father, since his dad is a boss of a Yakuza (Japanese Mafia) family and wants Kennousuke to be its heir.
The Glomp: Souta does this to Hitomi. In some versions of the game, you can see this as a CG.
Green-Eyed Monster: Most of the female students at St. Reef towards Hitomi, as well as the reason why Yurika constantly picks on her.
Guide Dang It: Many players experience this at least once, as Love Revo is a long game with a myriad of events, items, routes and unlockables that don't become available unless meeting specific requirements. 100% completion is mind-numbingly difficult and time-consuming without a guide.
Headphones Equal Isolation: Averted by Ryuutarou. He nearly always has them on, except in his own words, "when in the bath or going to sleep" and hints (based on him jokingly propositioning Hitomi along the lines of if she wants to "see for herself when else they come off") at not having them on during "other activities". Despite this, he's quite in tune with everything around him.
Japanese School Club: Quite a few. Souta has mentioned that he sometimes temps for some sports clubs when they're short on numbers. It's hinted that there are many more than the in-game established ones. Here are the established ones:
Anime/Manga Club. Members: Tooru.
Basketball Club. Members: Kennosuke.
Book/Literature Club. Members: Ayato.
Cooking Club. Members: None established, but Ryuutarou is the teacher who oversees it.
Fishing Club. No longer exists. Former members: Satoshi, during his high school days.
Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) Club. Members: Kaede and Yurika.
Rugby Club. It's unknown if it still exists. Members: Onii-chan was a member when he was a student at St. Reef.
Life of the Party: Masaki is considered to be this trope by his classmates. It's later revealed to be an act.
Limited Wardrobe: Averted. All of the student characters have summer and winter uniforms- there is even a scene in the game where the change of uniforms is discussed. Also, the main characters (plus Rie, Yurika and Yuu) have summer and winter casual clothes, in addition to clothes that are situational to their location (such as bathers at the beach and thick jackets in snowy areas).
Long Hair Is Feminine: Mitsuki, Yurika and Yuu. Also, Hitomi in the future, in the epilogue after her good ending where she doesn't end up with any of the guys.
Love Confession: Another staple in otome games. Pretty much every pursuable guy during the lovers endings.
Luminescent Blush: Any time a guy gets close to Hitomi. You'll see this at least once with every pursuable character, except for Ryuutarou. However, Tooru blushes the most.
Meaningful Name: Souta, whose name is most likely a pun on the "Shota" from "Shotacon".
Also possibly with Yurika's last name, "Toujou", may be a pun on the Japanese word for "arrival", which is also pronounced "toujou". Her last name is most likely a reference to her tendency to seemingly appear out of nowhere. Also, the "Yuri" in "Yurika" means "lily" in Japanese. The "ka" in her first name means "fragrance or aroma". In some C Gs featuring Yurika, she is seen with lillies blossoming around her to symbolise her beauty.
Masaki is putting up a "nice guy" facade to keep up his relations with people when his true self trusts nobody and borderlines on misanthropic,
Ren is silently agonising over his younger brother Rin's death (in which he believes it to be his responsibility),
Kaede is actually a highly efficient and remorseless assassin that is currently Yurika's bodyguard, and
Souta appears to be always carefree, but his desire to be around people all the time comes from hating to be alone because since he was little, his parents were always working and he often ended up by himself. He also can't sleep without hearing somebody else's voice.
Nice Guy: Masaki, though it's revealed in his route to be a facade and Tooru. Souta is generally friendly to everyone (plus being the only guy from the "Popular 5" to be nice to Hitomi from the very start), except towards the members of his fan club (who he's sick of).
No Sense of Direction: Kaede, very much so! He lives in a mansion within walking distance of his school, but still managed to get so lost on the way home that he caught a train in the complete opposite direction, then realised he needed to go back in the right direction- so he caught another train- but missed his stop because he was so immersed in his reading. By the time he got home, it was around midnight.
No Sympathy: Ren in regards to Hitomi's weight, and Kaede.
Purple Eyes: Ayato, Kaede, Miki, Rie, Yurika and Yuuki.
Rainbow Speak: Keywords needed to unlock character epilogues are highlighted in a colour different to that of the standard dialogue.
The Quiet One: Kennosuke, though he's not totally silent. He's just a bit shy and not much of a conversationalist.
Rapunzel Hair: Kaede, Miki, Mitsuki, Yurika, Yuu and Hitomi, in the future of her good ending.
Red Oni, Blue Oni: There is an optional event where Hitomi bumps into Souta and Kennosuke working as a pair when required by their school to shop for some items. Souta is the Red Oni, and Kennosuke (even down to his hair colour and eye colour) is the Blue Oni.
Rich Kids: Putting Ren and Yurika aside as the confirmed-to-be wealthy, it's very likely that the rest of the students are from wealthy families themselves (but not as much as Ren and Yurika). They attend a private school (St. Reef School sounds decidedly private, and typically only the rich go to private schools in Japan) and don't bat an eyelid at going on expensive holidays and excursions. Also, Shinobu, a friend of Onii-chan's, mentions that one of the reasons why women are drawn to Onii-chan is due to his family's wealth.
Tanabata: Instead of the typical scenes of festivities and wish-making, in Love Revo, Tanabata is one of the three opportunities to give a gift to a guy. The game alludes to this difference when Hitomi mentions how St. Reef does things "differently".
You Didn't See That: After vising Elizabeth- the machine store- many times, Hitomi will accidentally walk in on the male attendant without his mask on. He scrambles his paper bag back on, and tells her to "act like you didn't see that".