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Welcome to Café Enchanté

Café Enchanté, is an otome Romance Game. It was developed by Design Factory and Otomate and published by Idea Factory in 2019 with Aksys Games releasing it in English in 2020.

When the heroine (official name Kotone) inherits her grandfather’s Tokyo café, she discovers the shop holds more secrets than anyone could imagine. The café is a meeting spot for beings from multiple, mystical worlds. You’ll meet the king of demons, a humanoid beast, a fallen angel, and more. And when government agents monitoring non-human activities show up at your door, your new café is about to become a lot more colorful.

The Love Interests in this game are:

  • Misyr Rex: The King of the Demon world Asmodia. Despite his elevated status and powerful abilities, he is cheerful, mischevious and is a connoisseur of coffee.
  • Canus Espada: The Headless Knight (Dullahan) from the Fairy world Medio. He may not have a head but he has a surprisingly chivalrous and earnest personality.
  • Il Fado de Rie: A Fallen Angel from the Heavenly world Caelm. Elegant yet ditzy, he enjoys playing otome games, often shutting himself in his room to play them.
  • Ignis Carbunculus: A Demon Beast from the Beast world Bestia. He is a fire-wielding werewolf and despite his gruff, short-tempered personality, he can be soft-hearted as well.
  • Kaoru Rindo: A human member of the Government Paranormalism Measures (GPM) organization. Calm and collected, he is currently assigned to monitor the non-humans of the cafe.


Café Enchanté provides examples of:

     A-L 
  • The Ageless: Fairies in Medio do not usually die of old age, but they are capable of dying in other ways, including being stabbed by Canus' sword and being consumed by an evolved, parasitic tree. Angels in Calem and Misyr seemingly don't age, neither.
  • And I Must Scream:
    • The current condition of Rindo's younger sister Shizuka, who has been transformed into a type 2 non-human (and forcefully, by the higher ups in GPM no less) and only wakes up to feed on Mikado's blood, but is otherwise voiceless, mindless and has to be constantly sedated by Mikado to stop her from rampaging.
    • In the past, after refusing to attack the Apostles of Recollection, Il is forced by Solitus, who uses his weapon to control Il into killing them. Il was aware of his body moving on his own but could do nothing to prevent it.
    • Misyr's route reveals that ten thousand years ago, a human Misyr became trapped on the World of End Times with no way to leave. For some reason, he was the only survivor out of the crew who all died whereas his body was slowly and painfully transformed into what it is now, taking several hundreds of years. He spent the next thousands of years all alone in a world devoid of any living being. He even tried to kill himself in his despair but the ash would heal any self-inflicted wounds.
    • It's revealed that Noah went through the same thing as Misyr except unlike Misyr, he is trapped on World of End Times and cannot leave and is unheard by anyone, including Misyr.
  • Affectionate Nickname:
    • Misyr sometimes refers to Kotone as "princess".
    • Both Misyr and Rindo have called Kotone in some shape or form as their "cute café owner".
    • Locals around the town call Canus variations of "Helmet" such as "Helmety" or "Mister Helmet".
    • Titania calls Vennia "Nia".
  • Age-Gap Romance: Rindo is in his forties and has almost a twenty year age gap between him and Kotone. In his route, Kotone has some insecurity and angst about it as she wonders if he sees her more as a kid or a little sister than as a partner.
  • All of the Other Reindeer:
    • Canus is widely feared and avoided in Medio and no one interacts with him aside from Vennia and Titania. Even during the party Titania hosts, Kotone notices Canus standing away from the celebrations and everyone else, eventually leaving the party early. This is because as the Fairy of Death, Canus must kill a certain number of fairies regularly to satisfy the Yggdrasil. This is why he treasures his time spent at Café Enchanté as the other regulars have no problem interacting with him.
    • Ignis, due to being the strongest beast in Bestia, is either being attacked by other beasts trying to kill him or feared by weaker beasts. The truth is a bit different. As a child, Ignis went berserk after witnessing countless deaths of his tribe and proceeded to kill and eat both enemy and friend alike, leading to everyone in Bestia to fear him. Similar to Canus, he finds his place at Café Enchanté as he can relax for some time and not constantly be fighting.
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: In Rindo's route, Mikado and Shizuka launch an attack on the GPM tower and take it over.
  • Ambiguous Innocence: The first fairies Kotone meets in Medio have no concept that humans cannot fly or that they can be killed. So when they push Kotone off a cliff to fly, they thought they were "playing".
  • Apocalypse Cult: In Ignis's route, Dromi is revealed to have a fanatical worship for Vanar, an ancient wolf whose hunger caused it to devour every living creature around it and who Ignis is the reincarnation of. Dromi wants to awaken Vanar to consume Bestia and everyone who lives there to bring "balance". Played with as Dromi is the only one crazy enough to admire Vanar, as every other character who knows about Vanar thinks of Dromi as insane.
  • Armor-Piercing Question:
    • Kotone's former boss continues to call and harass her to help with things even though she had left the company months ago and she was a new graduate. Finally, Kotone realizes why her former boss keeps calling her.
      Kotone: Can it be ... that your business isn't able to run without me?
    • In Rindo's route, when Kotone speculates about Rindo having a girlfriend, Rindo jokingly asks Kotone if she would be his girlfriend. Due to her growing feelings for him, Kotone actually feels annoyed about his joke and responds with a serious question instead, surprising both Rindo and herself into silence.
      Rindo: So how about it? How'd you like to go steady with an old timer like me?
      Kotone: If ... If I said 'yes' in reply to what you asked, then what?
  • Asshole Victim: No one would feel particularly sorry for the GPM officials who had ordered Shizuka's transformation into a non-human when Shizuka steals their lifeforce and devours them as part of Mikado's revenge.
  • Bait-and-Switch: In Misyr's route, the demon slimes tell Kotone that their master, the demon king, waxes lyrically about her beauty to his subjects and how he wants to marry her. Kotone becomes very flustered at the thought of Misyr being so forward. Their master is not Misyr but Asmodeus, who also happens to be in love with Kotone.
  • Beast and Beauty: Kotone has shades of this with Misyr and Ignis, a demon and a firewolf respectively.
  • Big Brother Instinct: All the non-romanced regulars look after Kotone and protect her from various dangers that occur both in the human world and in other worlds.
  • Big Eater: Ignis enjoys scarfing down many plates at the cafe. His favorite dishes include meats.
  • Birds of a Feather:
    • Kotone and Rindo bond over the fact they are the only humans in the café. In Rindo's route, they bond more when Kotone discover Rindo also enjoys cooking like herself.
    • Both Kotone and Canus enjoy gardening and one date has them go to the flower shop.
    • Kotone is surprised and delighted that Misyr likes to read like her.
  • Bittersweet Ending:
    • Ignis's Bad Ending has this ending. Although Kotone manages to bring him back to senses and the weaker beasts manages to convince the stronger beasts to not hunt them down for sport anymore, Ignis is unable to return to his original form and Dromi, as the instigator of the events, manages to escape. Ignis is encased in ice and falls into a deep sleep where no one is certain when he will wake up again or if he will still be himself when he does.
    • Rindo's Bad Ending. While Mikado and Shizuka's plans were foiled by Rindo and they were Together in Death, Rindo was unable to live with himself being transformed into a non-human and left Kotone and the café with the hopes of finding a way to become human again. Kotone sadly thinks to herself that it has been three years at that point and she still hasn't seen Rindo since.
    • Misyr's Bad Ending has Misyr and Noah reconciling and all the worlds were saved from being destroyed but Misyr and Kotone were unable to leave the World of End Times and decided to be Together in Death.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Non-humans tend to have unusual biological traits by Earth life's standards.
  • Bizarre Seasons: Medio's four seasons all occur within a day before repeating again the next day. It is spring in the morning, summer in the afternoon, autumn in the evening and winter by night.
  • Blank White Eyes: When a character is either shocked or in pain, expect their eyes to turn completely white.
  • Blood from the Mouth:
    • When losing control of his true form and Asmodeus manages to land a critical injury, Misyr starts coughing up blood.
    • This would happen to any living being who arrives on the World of End Times as the atmosphere is so deadly and toxic, causing one to cough up blood, and majority of anyone unlucky enough to arrive there will die within twenty-four hours.
  • Botanical Abomination: The Yggdrasil is revealed to be this. Once a normal plant seed, the magic within Medio's soil causes to grow exponentially, but requires fairies to satisfy its hunger, thus leading to the creation of the tree brides and, after Banshee’s failed attempt to stand against the Yggdrasil, the monthly exterminations of fairies by Canus.
  • Both Sides Have a Point: Misyr believes humans and non-humans are not that different in the end (he even feels humans' technology is superior to magic at times) and can co-exist together, as Kotone, Souen and Kariya have demonstrated with the regulars. Rindo on the other hand expresses that humans and non-humans cannot live together, as in his line of work in GPM, he has seen many attempts end terribly for both parties, not out of malice but mostly due to misunderstandings and things beyond anyone's control.
  • Breather Episode: The first chapter in each romance route is usually pretty light-hearted before the rest of the route becomes more serious.
  • Carnivore Confusion: In Bestia, while there are some beasts like some of the Minotaurs that don't speak, there are several beasts that would be considered prey to a wolf like Ignis, such as the outspoken rabbit girl or the young fox boy but Ignis expressed no desire to eat them, though he thoroughly enjoys meat dishes that Kotone cooks. It's revealed that the beasts in Bestia have no desire to eat but Ignis, as the reincarnation of the monstrous ravenous wolf Vanar, is the exception.
  • Caught the Heart on His Sleeve: In Ignis's route, after finding out he had killed several members of his own firewolf tribe when he was a child when in a frenzy and fearful he could hurt Kotone, Ignis tells Kotone he will not be returning to Enchanté. Just as he turns away, Kotone grabs his arm to prevent him from leaving and to let Ignis know she doesn't want him to leave.
  • Combination Attack: The regulars defeat the Yggdrasil in Canus's route by combining all their attacks together.
  • Company Cross References: In Il's room, merchandise of Cardia and Lupin from Code:Realize (another Otomate game) can be seen on a display shelf.
  • Compelling Voice: A mysterious unintelligible voice called out to Kotone while she is in the café and she absently follows its command to open the gate door and she falls through it to land in Amasaki Island.
  • Cover Innocent Eyes and Ears: After spotting the grisly remains of Kororo's family, Canus attempts to cover Kotone's eyes to spare her from the sight but it is too late and she sees it anyways. Meanwhile, Kororo is too young to realize what he was seeing and Kotone muses he most likely didn't even recognize the desecrated bodies of his parents.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: All the regulars have varying traumas that happened in their life before they came to Enchanté.
    • Canus had to kill over half of the fairy population to prevent the Yggdrasil from eating everyone in Medio the moment he was born and still has to continue to do so, causing him to be feared and isolated from the rest of Medio.
    • Rindo was almost forced to kill his little sister who was transformed into a non-human and the event caused him to become cynical and bitter regarding non-humans and making him believe he does not deserve to be happy.
    • Il was created not to have emotions and was treated nothing more than a tool but when he does develop emotions for the first time, the two angels who taught him about emotions were killed by a controlled Il.
    • Ignis's tribe was attacked when he was a child and Ignis went into a crazed frenzy where he ate friend and foe alike. Although he doesn't remember the event, some do and either fear Ignis or want to manipulate him to their own ends.
    • Misyr is not a demon but was once a human painfully transformed into his current monstrous form. Ten thousands of years ago, he was a traveler seeking new worlds before his ship crashed through space and he is the lone survivor of the ship, watching as everyone in the crew died agonizing deaths. He spent the next thousands of years all alone and painfully adjusting to his new monstrous body that is a Walking Wasteland.
  • Date Peepers:
    • During Il's date with Kotone, Misyr and the others followed them, mostly out of Misyr's concern for Il.
    • In Rindo's route, the rest of the regulars were apparently spying on Rindo and Kotone from afar when he brings her to his apartment and were very quick to call Rindo's phone when the two of them had an Almost Kiss.
  • Death World:
    • Along with the Endless Winter it is constantly besieged with, Bestia is known to be a highly dangerous world where the citizens fight and kill each other to become the strongest. Ignis, due to being the strongest beast in Bestia, is frequently ambushed and attacked on a daily basis.
    • The demon world Asmodia is completely pitch black and is filled with poisonous miasma. Demons continuously fight in endless bloody wars.
    • Misyr's home world, the World of End Times, is a world empty of anything but ash with only Misyr as its lone resident. The ash and atmosphere is toxic to humans, killing everyone except Misyr thousands of years ago, and Kotone quickly starts coughing up blood the longer she stayed in the world.
  • Declaration of Protection:
    • Canus, as the knight archetype, frequently declares he will protect Kotone.
    • The night before Kotone and the regulars would go into Bestia to find Kororo's parents, Ignis promises that he will protect Kotone.
    • Before launching his attack on the giant skeleton arm, Misyr reassures Kotone, who he asked to stay by his side as he casts his spell, that he will make sure no harm come to her.
  • Death of a Thousand Cuts: This is how the regulars and the weaker Bestia beasts defeat Ignis in his Vanar state by leveling small hits all over him, especially at his eyes, to distract him to the point he didn't know where to attack first.
  • Dem Bones: The Spartoi that invaded Amasaki Island have a skeletal appearance.
  • Dramatically Missing the Point: In Canus's Bad Ending, Kariya tells Canus that once he is old enough, he will reopen Enchanté and all the regulars can return. Canus doesn't have the heart to tell Kariya that even if Enchanté reopens, it would be unlikely the regulars, let alone themselves, would return since Kotone herself won't be there.
  • Downer Ending: In Canus's Bad Ending, Kotone becomes permanently fused with the Yggdrasil and falls into a deep coma with her life being slowly drained away from her. Canus cannot bear to kill Kotone himself so he continues to kill fairies to appease Yggdrasil to prevent it from killing Kotone.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Each route has the Love Interest go through struggle and hardship but the Good Ending has them get their happy ending.
    • Canus is finally freed from his role of killing fairies and from the cycle of feeding the Yggdrasil and can interact with the other fairies without being feared.
    • Ignis accomplished his goal of bringing peace to Bestia indirectly after his transformation into Vanar, but the weaker beasts, who fought against Vanar, would not be hunted for sport by other beasts.
    • Rindo comes to peace regarding what happened to his sister and himself becoming non-human and he learns to live a life where he deserves happiness.
    • Il sacrifices himself to destroy God at the cost of his soul but Calem becomes a better world because of his actions. After one year, Il awakens and is able to regain his emotions and memories after reuniting with Kotone.
    • Misyr regains his human form, finally freed from the World of End Times and he becomes co-owner with Kotone at the café, being able to live in the human world now.
  • Eaten Alive: The GPM members who caused Shizuka's forced transformation are eaten by Shizuka herself.
  • Elemental Powers:
    • Ignis wields fire and uses it to empowers his punches and kicks to devastating effect.
    • Il often uses light and the CGs show one of his attacks as arrows of light.
    • Kariya is discovered to have some fairy ancestry and has ice powers because of it.
  • Elemental Rivalry: Ignis (fire) and Kariya (ice) don't get along but Il notes they are alike (both are stubborn and impulsive).
  • Endless Winter: Bestia is constantly covered in snow and ice.
  • Exposed to the Elements: Played with. Ignis, Dromi and some Bestia beasts wear little protection over the freezing elements since the cold doesn't effect them but weaker Bestia beasts are bundled up in clothing. Even Il is noticeably affected by the cold compared to the other regulars. Averted when Dromi kidnaps Kotone and drags her into Bestia to get her out of the picture, Kotone would have froze to death as she is both human and did not have the appropriate clothing to protect her.
  • False Utopia:
    • On the surface Medio appears to be a perfect and idyllic world even by non-human standards. But it's revealed that every month Canus has to kill a certain number of citizens to feed Yggdrasil to prevent it from eating everyone. Meanwhile, becoming the queen of Medio means that said queen can physically never leave her throne as she is bound to Yggdrasil and allow it to consume her soul little by little to protect what citizens she can until her eventual death.
    • Caelm appears magnificent and breathtaking at first glance but Kotone quickly notices how everything appears lifeless and devoid of any warmth. The world is "perfect" because it does not allow for any kind of change or emotions. Angels regularly must kill themselves to "recycle" their spirit energy and allow for new angels to be born. Anything that disrupts and threatens that peace, whether strangers from another world or angels who develop emotions, must be eliminated.
  • Fan Convention: Kotone and Il go to a otome game convention for their date.
  • Fearful Symmetry: When fighting an emotionless Il, the narration notes that their attacks match Misyr's strike for strike.
  • Foreshadowing: The first eight chapters often hints at events to occur in the romance routes.
    • When meeting Titania, she wistfully tells Kotone that she cannot leave Medio as she is tied to the throne. The reason is revealed in Canus's route that as queen/the World Tree Bride, Titania is chosen to give her soul to feed the Yggdrasil and she would remain bonded to the Yggdrasil until it eats her soul completely.
    • Kororo, who is normally friendly to everyone, doesn't like Dromi. It is because Kororo knows Dromi is trying to awaken Vanar through Ignis.
    • Ignis enjoys eating and has an enormous appetite. He is the reincarnation of Vanar, a monstrous wolf who would devour every living creature in Bestia if he could.
    • In some sprite poses, Mikado is seen carrying around a stuffed fox and talking to it as if it were alive. It's not a stuffed fox and is actually a living non-human.
    • Rindo seems oddly evasive and sad when mentioning he has a younger sister. It's revealed that the "stuffed fox" Mikado carries around is actually his younger sister Shizuka who had been transformed into a non-human, something that haunts Rindo as he was almost forced to kill his own sister when she went on a rampage.
      • He also was emotionally invested when it came to Kariya and having Kariya recognize that he does have powers that can hurt his loved ones if he doesn't control himself. He later quietly tells Kotone he wishes he had known the regulars sooner in a certain time in his life. Because of what happened with Shizuka and how she had attacked several GPM members, including Rindo himself, Rindo became jaded and cynical about non-humans.
    • When repelling back the giant Spartoi arm on Amasaki island, Misyr wistfully tells it that neither of them belong in this world but can't always get what they want. Both Misyr and the Spartoi come from the World of End Times. Misyr's true monstrous form is a danger to everyone around him and every night by midnight, he has to leave the human world as he returns to his real form when he would really love to stay in the human world.
    • When meeting for the first time, Misyr embraces Kotone, saying how long he has waited for her. He is also the only one of the regulars who appears to recognize and know Kotone by name. Long before he even went to Enchanté, Misyr met a young Kotone through a small wormhole.
    • Misyr enjoys coffee very much and becomes strangely emotional when Kotone tells him she prepared a new brand of coffee and she wanted him to be the first to try it. He also refused to tell Kotone who made his favourite cup of coffee, only saying it was not Souen. A young Kotone had offered coffee to Misyr when they first met when he was in his lowest point. Coffee was the first food he tasted in thousands of years.
    • Early on in Misyr's route, Kotone, Misyr and Rindo meet Asmodeus who proclaims himself as the demon king and doesn't recognize Misyr. It's because Misyr is not the demon king and Asmodeus is the actual demon king.
  • From Roommates to Romance: Kotone shares the second floor residence with the regulars well before she could get into a romance with one of them. Regardless of the player's choice to romance which regular, Kotone still remains friends with the other regulars.
  • From the Mouths of Babes: While shopping with Canus and Ignis, some kids ask Kotone if she is on a date with Canus. When they tried to explain it isn't a date with the three of them, one kid asked if they were in polyamory instead.
  • Get A Hold Of Yourself Man:
    • After Kariya breaks down due to not wanting to face the reality that he is not entirely human and unintentionally impales Rindo with his ice powers, Rindo yells at him to realize that he has magical abilities that can and will hurt people if he doesn't face it properly, including his adopted family.
    • When Misyr appears uncharacteristically apologetic and down during the Amasaki Island situation and says he will manage sealing the wormhole on his own without bothering the others, the other regulars start hitting him to not only make him realize You Are Not Alone, but also that they were insulted he would think so lowly of them that they wouldn't help him. Played for Laughs when Il delivers a particular powerful slap to Misyr, strong enough to knock him down, and cheerfully says he doesn't quite know why the others are hitting Misyr but he wanted to join in.
    • In Misyr's route, after being transformed back into a human and Kotone being trapped in the World of End Times, the greatly weakened Misyr attempted to go through the gate to save Kotone. Rindo had to punch him in order to get him to realize that it was nothing more than a suicide attempt and it would not help Kotone if he died.
  • Gory Discretion Shot:
    • When Kotone and the regulars are trying to locate Kororo's parents in Bestia, they find a group of sea demons brutally killed, presumably including Kororo's parents. The background shot depicts a messy splatter of blood on the icy ground, though the characters' text indicates the scene is far gorier.
    • In Ignis's route, the CGs didn't show the massacre of Ignis's village or the bloody bodies of the Minotaurs Ignis just ate, but Kotone and Il's reaction shows they were horrified by what they saw.
    • In Misyr's route, the descriptions of the Body Horror that Misyr and Noah went through were brutal and horrifying but the CGs did not show anything explicit.
  • Grand Romantic Gesture: In the bonus scene at the end of Canus's route, he brings Kotone to a field of flowers that was once Medio and proposes to her there.
  • Human Outside, Alien Inside: Beasts, at least, are this trope. It's mentioned in Ignis' route that they don't have a digestive system.
  • Horror Hunger:
    • Ignis is revealed to be the reincarnation of Vanar an ancient ravenous firewolf who consumed every living creature around him. Vanar is said to have developed a particular taste for humans after eating many. Ignis realized, to his horror, that after mindlessly attacking Kotone and biting her arm, he liked the taste of her flesh.
    • Shizuka in her non-human form enjoys feeding on her boyfriend Mikado's arm and tasting human blood. Once awakened, she proceeds to drain several humans of their lifeforce and consume them, including those in GPM who forcefully transformed her into a non-human, outright.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Canus and Kotone. CG shots indicate that Kotone barely makes it to his shoulders.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight:
    • Canus has to reluctantly fight Ignis who is consumed by his bloodlust instincts in the latter's route.
    • When Il loses his emotions and will, they ruthlessly attack the rest of the regulars who has to fight back to defend themselves.
  • I Will Wait for You:
    • In Rindo's Bad Ending, Kotone has not seen Rindo for a few years after he left on a self-discovery journey to become human again but she holds onto a faint hope that she will see him again one day.
    • In Ignis's Bad Ending. after Ignis, trapped in his Vanar form, is incased in ice and goes into a deep slumber, Kotone continues to visit him and will continue to do so as long as she lives in the hopes that Ignis will wake up one day.
  • Immune to Bullets: Ignis in his Vanar state manages to shrug off attacks from Misyr and Canus that would have defeated anyone else.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: In Ignis's route, Dromi recounts an event in the past where they witnessed Ignis losing his mind and killing and devouring every beast around him in a gleeful, awe-struck tone. Other characters are disturbed by their reverence of such an event.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Rindo is in his forties and Mikado is twenty-nine and they bicker and snipe at each other frequently. In Rindo's route, it's revealed they became close because Mikado had started dating Rindo's younger sister.
  • Interspecies Romance:
    • Kotone, a human, can become romantically involve with either a demon, an angel, a fairy or a firewolf.
    • Played with in regards to Mikado and Shizuka, with the latter being human once before being transformed into a non-human fox-like creature.
    • Played with when it comes to Kotone and Rindo, the latter being transformed into a non-human to save his life. They were already falling in love prior to his transformation.
    • Played for Laughs in Rindo's route when he invites Kotone to his apartment and wants to introduce her to someone. Said someone is a Kuurey staying in Rindo's apartment who happens to also help clean and tend to his apartment but Kotone somehow came to the conclusion this is Rindo's girlfriend/wife.
    • In Misyr's route, the demon Asmodeus falls immediately in love with Kotone after seeing her once.
  • Invisible to Normals: Misyr and Il have place spells over Café Enchanté to protect it from both non-humans and regular humans so most people don't even realize there is a café there. But some like Kariya was able to accidentally find it.
  • Involuntary Group Split: When first travelling to Medio, Kotone hears a mysterious cryptic voice in the wormhole speaking and she is forcibly pulled away from their group and arrives in Medio on her own.
  • Kangaroo Court: Played for Laughs in Canus's route where the rest of the regulars find out he was pretending to sleep when Kotone came into his room and physically got close enough to him to touch his invisible face. They called a court in session for him "taking advantage" of their barista. Ignis, Canus's "lawyer", did nothing to help.
  • Karmic Jackpot: Ignis being kind to Kororo and acting as a protector for the weaker beasts in Bestia would help him out in his route when Ignis reverts into Vanar and Kororo and the weaker beasts would help Kotone and the regulars bring him back to his senses.
  • Lampshade Hanging: There are times when some characters seem to acknowledge certain gaming or RPG aspects like how Misyr is referred to as a "final boss".
  • Leave the Two Lovebirds Alone:
    • After being worn out by his spell to seal the Amasaki Island wormhole, Misyr collapses on the beach from exhaustion and happens to pull down Kotone with him. The lone Kuurey, who was also with them, discreetly leaves to allow them some time alone.
    • In Misyr's route, when he and Kotone are teasing and laughing together at the café, Il happened to come down the stairs to see them, murmuring to himself that the scene reminds him of the Apostles of Recollection who were lovers. Il beams when Kotone asks why he was smiling at them and happily says he will go back upstairs to leave them alone.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Each regulars have a character sprite to indicate that they are raring to fight and are some people that you do not want to mess with.
    • Misyr has a Instant Runes circle posed over one hand and the right side of his face is glowing with darkness.
    • Il has his wings spread out and runes behind him and one arm outstretched.
    • Rindo points out his gun and has a knife in his other hand.
    • Ignis's fists have flames erupting from it.
    • Canus brings out his BFS in a battle pose.
  • Living in a Furniture Store: Rindo's apartment is very clean and modern but Kotone quickly notices how empty and devoid of anything personal of Rindo's.
  • Logical Weakness: Ignis in his Vanar form is near invulnerable to magical and physical attacks but the weaker Bestia beasts attack the former's eyes because the former still needs to see what to attack.
  • Longhaired Pretty Boy: Both Misyr and Il have long hair and are very good-looking.

     M-Z 
  • Married to the Job: Both Rindo and Kotone are this, having their lives revolve around GPM and the café respectively and having little contact with people outside of their work circles. Souen used to nag Rindo about having a life outside of work and Rindo muses there is some irony that he is now nagging Souen's granddaughter about the same thing.
  • Mayfly–December Friendship:
    • The regulars with Kotone's grandfather. Some recognized they have vastly different lifespans but still consider him to be a dear friend even after his death.
    • There is also Kotone, a regular human, and Titania, the fairy queen.
  • Mayfly–December Romance:
    • Among the regulars, Misyr, Il and Canus have lived for hundreds (or thousands) of years and can live for several hundred years more, compared to Kotone who has a regular human lifespan.
    • In Misyr's route this is discussed when Misyr returned to being human and Kotone became non-human. Kotone is worried that when Misyr dies, she might fall into despair and become like Noah. Misyr promises her that if he does die, he would find a way to return to her, whether by reincarnation or some other means.
  • Mean Boss: Kotone used to work for one, who continued to bully and harass her even though she had quit the job months ago.
  • Mercy Kill: Averted in the Bad Ending of Canus's route where Canus muses that they should kill Kotone, who has been fused into the Yggdrasil, falls into a coma and is having her life slowly drained away, as Kotone would not want to live like this. But Canus is unable to bring themselves to do so.
  • Mood Whiplash: Happens on occasion. In Rindo's route, there was an intense, intimate moment between Kotone and Rindo where they had an Almost Kiss, only for it to immediately switch to humor once the other regulars decide to kill the moment. Then as Rindo was taking Kotone back to the café, it becomes serious again when Rindo gets a call from GPM calling for help as the headquarters was being attacked by Shizuka and Rindo himself becomes cursed and seriously injured when he investigates.
  • Multiple Endings: All five routes has a good and bad ending.
  • The Needs of the Many: It's revealed that Medio is forced to operate like this. Canus as the Fairy of Death has to kill a certain quota of citizens of their own world in order to feed the Yggdrasil Tree to prevent it from going berserk and devouring everyone in Medio.
  • Noodle Incident: Il is not allowed to go outside the café on his own because there was an incident where he snuck out and went missing for a week because he was mistaken as the missing child of a foreign wealthy family.
  • Not the Fall That Kills You…: After being pushed off a cliff by some fairies, Canus manages to catch Kotone and slow their descent by slamming his sword into the cliff before they fell into the water. Justified with Canus since he is a fairy, but played straight with the human Kotone who suffers no injuries.
  • Odd Friendship:
    • Misyr and Il. One would not think a demon and a fallen angel would be so close but possibly because both are the oldest out of the regulars, as well as the most powerful, they get along very well, with Misyr in particular being protective over Il.
    • Dromi and Mikado also surprisingly get along well, both being considered eccentric and are seen as the odd ones out among the regulars. In Ignis's route after The Reveal of Dromi's true personality however, Mikado becomes quite cold towards him.
  • Our Angels Are Different: Angels in Caelm are basically beings with their minds and wills connected and controlled by the God in that world, essentially "puppets". One character likens it to a server and multiple terminals. The exceptions are the Apostles of the Oracle or the Angel of Judgement, who can act separately to some degree on their own, and fallen angels, angels who gain emotions and become freed from that control.
  • Our Minotaurs Are Different: Minotaurs are one of the most common beasts found in Bestia. They are noted to be aggressive and savage. They frequently attack Ignis and have no trouble bullying weaker beasts.
  • Parental Substitute: Kororo comes to bond closely towards Kotone and sees her as a surrogate mother. He also views Ignis as a family member too.
  • Percussive Maintenance: This is how Misyr snaps Ignis awake when in a berserk state by leveling a giant rock on top of them in the latter's route.
  • Pet the Dog: The Minotaurs that frequently attack Ignis are noted to be protective over their children and mates. That is why they keep attacking Ignis in an attempt to kill him as he is destined to become a ravenous monster.
  • The Power of Love:
    • It was Kotone and Ignis's love that manages to free Ignis from his transformation into Vanar and stop his rampage. Dromi, as the instigator of everything that happened in this route, is disgusted about this revelation.
    • What awoke Il's emotions and snapped him out of his original programming was his love for Kotone and he even stated no matter what God or Solitus did to him, he would continue to regain his memories due to Kotone.
    • In Misyr's route, after being transformed back into a human, despite his body breaking down and slowly dying, Misyr pushes forward because of his love for Kotone. Similarly, Kotone is able to regain her physical form due to her love for Misyr.
  • Puny Earthlings: Rindo frequently reminds the regulars that compared to them, humans are far more fragile and can end up being easily hurt compared to the other non-human species.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Il, despite his pretty boyish looks, has already lived thousands of years. The similarly youthful looking Misyr has lived even longer than Il.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: When Il and Kotone are at the game convention and some men arrive to harass girls, particularly Kotone, Il delivers a calm but brutal rebuke at the men for ruining the atmosphere and that no girl would want them.
  • Rewatch Bonus: After playing through Ignis's route, many of Dromi's seemingly innocent actions early on becomes more darker after knowing Dromi's plan to awaken Vanar. For example, his introduction of being "chased" by the Minotaurs and later, being "late" in giving a warning to Ignis and the others when the Minotaurs arrive at the weaker beasts' village wasn't careless mistakes but calculated moves to further their goals.
  • Scars are Forever: In Ignis's route, long after a blood-crazed Ignis bites Kotone on the forearm, Kotone notes that she would have a scar there for the rest of her life.
  • Selective Obliviousness: Played for Laughs in Misyr's route when Asmodeus kidnaps Kotone and despite only meeting for a very brief time, he falls madly in love with Kotone and kidnaps her. Every attempt Kotone tries to make to understand the situation, Asmodeus misinterprets as her being nervous for their upcoming wedding and being his new queen, despite her clearly not wanting to marry him.
  • Shadow Archetype:
    • In Rindo's route, Mikado and Shizuka represent a darker version of Rindo and Kotone Shizuka and Rindo were transformed into non-humans by circumstances beyond their control while Mikado and Kotone are forced to deal with the aftermath. Whereas Rindo and Kotone learn to cope with it in a healthy manner, Mikado and Shizuka do not and their beliefs cause them to clash with Rindo and Kotone.
    • In Misyr's route, this occurs with Misyr and Noah. Both fell in love with Kotone, struggled with loneliness and were humans that lived on Genesis thousands of years ago before being transformed into non-humans and managed to survive on the World of End Times. Noah even wonders between the two of them why Misyr was "saved" while he was not. Noah certainly represents what Misyr could have become if he had not met Kotone and Enchanté.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend:
    • When Kotone and Canus are seen around town, some locals believe they are dating despite their attempts to dispel the rumors. It's up to the player if they want to have a Relationship Upgrade with Canus.
    • In the beginning of Ignis's route, Dromi flat out asks if Kotone is Ignis's mate. Ignis very quickly denies it.
    • In Rindo's route, when he and Kotone go shopping for groceries, a saleswoman mistakes them as a couple. Kotone becomes flustered but Rindo easily rolls with it.
  • Shipping Torpedo: Played for Laughs. Well before Rindo's route officially starts, the other regulars act as overprotective brothers towards Kotone and disapprove of Rindo taking Kotone out for a meal. In his route, they actually call his phone during an intimate moment when he and Kotone were having an Almost Kiss to accuse him of taking advantage of her.
  • A Side Order of Romance: Kotone is the new barista of Café Enchanté that she inherited from her late grandfather and she can romance any of the regulars.
  • Skewed Priorities: In Misyr's route, after Kotone is kidnapped by Asmodeus to marry him, Il is far more concerned that Kotone will not be marrying for love rather than the fact she has been kidnapped by a demon.
  • Small Role, Big Impact:
    • Souen started the whole plot when he died some time before the start of the game and gave his café to his granddaughter.
    • Banshee died hundreds of years earlier but their actions influenced much of what happened with Canus, Vennia and the current need to kill many fairies on a regular basis to satisfy the Yggadrasil.
    • Rindo's younger sister Shizuka isn't seen as a character sprite, only mentioned by name and does eventually show up in her non-human form near the end of Rindo's route but Rindo and Mikado are greatly affected by what had happened to them seven years prior.
    • The two Apostles of Recollection do not have any character sprites but it was due to their kindness and willingness to teach that started Il's "fall" and his curiosity about emotions and love. Il was eventually forced to kill them but their deaths had a lasting effect on him.
  • Social Darwinism: "The strong kill and outlive the weak" is very much the philosophy among Bestia's inhabitants.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers:
    • It's revealed in Rindo's route that Mikado is in a relationship with Kuu-chan, or better known as Rindo's younger sister Shizuka, who had been transformed into a non-human. He hopes he can find a way to transform her back into a human but had no luck in the last seven years. He still openly refers to her as his girlfriend and dotes on her, which has weirded out many people who don't know the truth.
    • Minor characters the two Apostles of Recollection fall in love but due to becoming fallen angels, they are sentenced to death and Solitus, forcefully controlling Il, kills them.
  • Switching P.O.V.: While Kotone is the main narrator, there are brief parts where it alternates to other characters such as the regulars or even minor characters.
  • Symbolic Wings: Fallen angels are seen to have black wings. Noticeably, Il's wings remain mostly white with some tips blackened, since he was the Angel of Judgement and suffered a "partial fall".
  • Tears from a Stone: Shizuka in her awakened non-human form's sprite appears to have tears coming down on one side of their face.
  • Through His Stomach:
    • Misyr is quite fond of Kotone's coffee.
    • Ignis enjoys Kotone's cooking and despite never praising her food, always clears up every single plate she serves him.
    • In Rindo's route, Kotone is surprised to find out Rindo is a great cook and enjoys his home-cooked meals immensely. Rindo jokes he once thought guys who could cook could get girls.
  • Together in Death:
    • This is what happens to Mikado and Shizuka in Rindo's route, both in the good and bad endings.
    • In Misyr's Bad Ending, after Kotone becomes a part of the World of End Times and physically cannot leave, Misyr decides to stay with Kotone as the world collapses into nothingness.
  • A Tragedy of Impulsiveness:
    • In Il's route, when Solitus reveals that everything about Il was fake and copied from an otome game, Il tries to explain himself to Kotone but Kotone unconsciously stepped back and demanded to know who he really was. It would eventually result in Il breaking down and losing his emotions and any form of agency and Kotone would later regret reacting the way she did.
    • In the past, Titania's sister and Canus's predecessor Banshee decided to wage war against the Yggdrasil on their own to protect Titania. However not only would Banshee fail in their goal and die in the process, the fallout would cause the Yggdrasil to go berserk, the newly born Canus needing to kill over half of the fairy population and the resulting monthly quota of fairies just to calm the Yggdrasil.
  • Unequal Pairing: Kotone, a regular human, with Misyr, who is not only a powerful demon but also a king.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Justified as Misyr uses his magic to alter the perceptions of humans around them so no one comments on Canus's missing head or the fact he wears a helmet in regular clothes.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In certain routes, it's revealed that humanity is indirectly responsible for some of the problems that occur in the non-human worlds.
    • In Ignis's route, ancient humans unwittingly woke up Vanar in the past who would develop a taste for human flesh, affecting their descendent Ignis to do the same.
    • The A.I. "God" in Caelm reveals that their original creator was humans who had brought their technology and science into their world almost ten thousand years ago. It is also revealed that humans were the template used to create angels.
    • The Yggdrasil was of human origin but the magic in Medio soil caused it to need fairy lives in order to sustain itself.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: The non-human regulars with Rindo. They frequently tease and make fun of him for being human and "old" but they still care about him in their own way.
  • We Are as Mayflies: In his route, this is why Rindo pushes Kotone to have a normal life outside of Café Enchanté since sooner or later, she will age and die while the non-human regulars will stay young.
  • We Need a Distraction:
    • During the Amasaki Island incident, when GPM orders an air and sea strike on the island, Il distracts the pilots with his singing and causes the planes to crash land in the ocean while Ignis creates a wall of fire to prevent the ships from coming any closer, to buy Misyr more time to cast his spell to close the wormhole.
    • In Ignis's route, Kotone offers herself as a distraction to stop Ignis in his Vanar form from entering the wormhole connecting Bestia to the human world where Ignis/Vanar will undoubtedly kill and eat every human there. Ignis/Vanar having had a taste of Kotone's flesh immediately went in her direction instead.
    • A villain example occurs when Dromi opens up several wormholes near the GPM tower and near the café and allows several brainwashed Minotaurs to come crashing through the city to distract the regulars and GPM, all so Dromi could kidnap Kotone and bring her to Ignis so he could eat her and awaken as Vanar.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist:
    • In Canus's route, all of Vennia's actions was done to save his sister Titania from dying and free Medio from the Yggdrasil, even if Kotone and Canus could have potentially suffered in the aftermath.
    • In Rindo's route, all Mikado wanted was to bring his girlfriend Shizuka back to her original human form while taking revenge on those who were involved. Unfortunately, their methods included harming and endangering several innocent people, including Rindo who would have died from Shizuka's hex if he hadn't taken the transformation drug.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: The GPM has protocol to protect any harmless non-humans that end up in the human world like the Kuurey but as Kotone notes during the event at Amasaki Island, if humans are threatened, GPM will prioritize humans over non-humans.
  • Worf Had the Flu:
    • Il is the most affected by the cold in Bestia, even collapsing at one point. When a berserk Ignis attacks him, Il loses the fight, even when in any other circumstances, Il would have easily been able to stop them.
    • All the non-human regulars notice they become weakened when approaching the mysterious hex substance that Shizuka has coated the GPM tower and its surroundings. During the battle between Rindo and Shizuka, Canus and Ignis arrive to help but the hex quickly saps them of their strength, leaving Rindo, who isn't affected as he was previously hexed but survived to finish the fight.
    • In Misyr's route, when Misyr starts losing control of his true form, his powers start going hayward and despite easily beating Asmodeus the first time, Misyr begins to lose the fight against Asmodeus.
  • World Tree: The aptly named Yggdrasil, serving as the home to fairies on Medio, being a large tree with its branches being big enough to be mistaken for trees themselves as well being able to sustain life.
  • World's Strongest Man: Misyr, Canus, Il and Ignis have been known to be the strongest beings of their own respective worlds. Among the regulars, Misyr is noted to be the most powerful, referred to Kotone as the "final boss".
  • Would Hit a Girl: In Ignis's route, in an attempt to awaken Vanar and get Ignis to eat Kotone, Dromi first hits Kotone just to spill blood but soon dissolves into beating her viciously as their frustrations erupt.
  • You Can't Go Home Again:
    • At the end of Ignis's route, Ignis decided not to return to Bestia after his tribe was killed off and he technically accomplished his goal of creating a peaceful world there, so there was no need to stay in Bestia and he would move in to live with Kotone at the café.
    • In Misyr's route, it's revealed that Misyr cannot return home as his original home on Genesis was destroyed thousands of years ago.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: As Misyr requires time to set up his spell to close the wormhole on Amasaki Island, Canus and Rindo defend him from the waves of Spartoi attacking them.

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