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Visual Novel / Dot Kareshi

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Dot Kareshi -We Are 8 Bit Lovers- is a trilogy of short otome games by Rejet, released in 2013. A Fan Translation patch was released in 2015.

The premise revolves around You, the player and the 8bit RPG Ultimate Quest. Back when you played the game, you made some questionable decisions, were just not very good at the game in general, and haven't touched the game in a long time, and the characters both miss you and resent how much you screwed them up so much that they managed to suck you into the world of the game to see you again... Hilarity, romance, meta video game humor, Fanservice, and plenty of bawdy jokes ensue. Needs Wiki Magic Love


This game provides examples of:

  • Affectionate Parody: Of the Eastern RPG genre.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Monk. ...He can't keep his hands to himself.
  • The Beast Master: Beastmaster, an animal tamer who developed a sadistic personality after the player made him use the whip too much.
  • Big Bad: Demon Lord.... Or at least, he was supposed to be.
  • Bishōnen: This being an otome game, naturally every single character.
  • Blob Monster: Slime, who made a wish to become human.
  • Cute Monster Boy: Slime is a slime who made a wish to become human.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Slime could easily be mistaken for a girl. Even his voice is very androgynous, despite having a male seiyuu.
  • Evil Overlord: Demon Lord is a pastiche of the "maou" archtype in Japanese fiction. He developed an inferiority complex because you beat him so easily when you played the game.
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  • Expy: Demon Lord is an homage to both the classic maou and the more modern white haired pretty boy JRPG final boss tropes, but his color scheme, facial structure, and costume evoke Ghaleon in particular. Fitting, since Ghaleon has aspects of both archetypes, and was one of the earliest examples of the latter trope.
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep": All of the characters are named after their class. At least, we don't know of their real names, though the player did rename Hero to "Pickled Radish".
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: In universe, the player changed Hero's name to "Pickled Radish" while replaying the game.
  • Heel–Face Turn: This was part of Dark Knight's story in Ultimate Quest III.
  • The Hero: Hero.
  • Kleptomaniac Hero: Hero.
  • One-Winged Angel: Demon Lord naturally gets one in his route, befitting the RPG final boss motif.
  • Overly Long Fighting Animation: Wizard's battle animations for his magic were so long and flashy that the player just skipped them. He's not too pleased about that.
  • Non-Player Character: A random villager NPC is one of the love interests. ...And he's a yandere.
  • Refugee from TV Land: In the good endings for each character, the character you chose will come with you to the real world. Naturally, it takes them a bit of time to adjust.
  • Rewarding Vandalism: Throwing pots is one of Hero's favorite activities.
  • Sadist: Priest and Beastmaster.
  • Sinister Scythe: The Dark Lord sports one. Likely a Shout-Out to Magus, whose name is also just "Maou" in Japanese.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: Knight enjoys his role as a tank a little too much...
  • Trapped in TV Land: The whole premise is that the player has been sucked into the world of an RPG they used to play. In the true ending for each character, they find a way to make it back to the real world with you.
  • Troperiffic: Every JRPG trope in the book is parodied, and all of the love interests are classic JRPG character archetypes.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Dancer.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Demon Lord is supposed to be your typical white haired pretty boy JRPG final boss... Unfortunately, you whooped his ass HARD after Level Grinding a lot, and he developed an inferiority complex because of it.
  • Yandere: Villager

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