Love At First Sight is a visual novel romance where the apple of your eye only has one eye! After falling in love at first sight with the shy Sachi Usui, an injury-ridden, single-eyed high school girl, the protagonist tries to win over her lonely and isolated heart.
This Visual Novel makes use of the following Tropes:
- Beta Couple: Akemi and Tomo, although Tomo denies it and Akemi doesn't even acknowledge it.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Both the time when they had an argument in middle school, and after Sadokawa pushes Sachi down the stairs and almost kills her, Akemi goes after her and the two of them have a serious fight. It surprises everyone who knows Akemi that she'd go to such lengths.
- Bully Brutality: Rui Sadokawa enjoys violently beating up and hurting Sachi just because Sachi's too spineless to stop her. Subverted when she pushes Sachi down the stairs, nearly killing her if Mamoru hadn't been there to catch her, as that was a genuine accident, and Mamoru even notes that he saw her reach out to try and catch Sachi as she fell.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: Sachi claims to be clumsy and it's implied to be the source of some of her injuries other than the ones she received from Sadokawa. It's not addressed, but it's implied to be because she lacks depth perception.
- Cyclops: The love interest, Sachi, is a cute version.
- Deceased Parents Are the Best: Sachi's mother was apparently a lovely woman, idolised by both her daughter and younger sister, and cared for her one-eyed daughter greatly, but she died for vague reasons when Sachi was a child, leaving her to be raised by her aunt.
- Disappeared Dad: Sachi's father left her and her mother shortly after she was born, possibly because of her... difference.
- Evil Aunt: Subverted with Sachi's aunt Mayumi, who became her guardian after her mother died. Mamoru initially suspects that she's abusing Sachi, but she's not, although she is cold towards her. During a revealing conversation between her and Mamoru late in the story, she admits that she was heartbroken when her older sister died and doesn't know how to relate to Sachi as a result, and is deeply ashamed of herself for failing to properly carry out her beloved sister's last wish to look after her daughter for her. They begin to repair their relationship over the course of the game and in one of the epilogue scenes.
- Genki Girl: Akemi is so overwhelmingly energetic that she's borderline hyperactive. She constantly wears out Mamoru and Tomoyori, but Sachi finds her unfailing kindness refreshing.
- G-Rated Sex: After a fashion; after Mamoru absently rubs some of the scars on Sachi's palm while they're holding hands on their date, Sachi offers to let him continue touching her scars, sensing that he enjoyed doing sonote . She reacts in a... vaguely sexual manner to his caresses, and during a later scene where she invites him to caress the large scar on her forehead, they slip down a side alley so they can't be seen. Mamoru even admits that he feels like he's violating her somehow. During the final epilogue, Sachi invites Mamoru to feel the one on her leg, only for Tomo to walk in on them, make a hasty apology and leave, telling Akemi that there's nobody in there while Mamoru desperately shouts that it's Not What It Looks Like.
- Hidden Depths: Akemi seems like a total ditz, but she's quite a good student. She's also a member of the ballet club.
- Karma Houdini: Nothing ever happens to Sadokawa to punish her for her appalling treatment of Sachi. When Mamoru and Sachi threaten to get her in trouble by reporting how she almost got Sachi killed, Sadokawa just boasts that she's just going to transfer to a different school now that she can't beat up Sachi any more, and is apparently going through with it during the epilogues.
- Poor Communication Kills: Sachi goes to meet Mamoru outside his classroom after school, but overhears Akemi and Tomoyori talking about how tired they're getting of the way Mamoru is acting. They're actually referring to how he's putting off introducing Sachi to them because they really want to meet her, but she thinks they fed up with Mamoru snubbing them to spend time with her, and tries to end her friendship with Mamoru so he doesn't lose his existing friends. Fortunately the misunderstanding gets sorted out in short order.
- She Is Not My Girlfriend: Tomo denies that he and Akemi are a couple, but nobody believes him. They're not really a romantic pairing as such, but they're still almost inseperable.
- Teens Are Monsters: Well Sadokawa is, anyway. She hurts Sachi just because she can, thinks weaklings have no right to live, and is infuriated by the idea that Sachi might be able to be happy in any way. She also thinks Mamoru is just looking out for Sachi so he can feel good about himself.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: For example, Sachi is bullied not for her single eye, but for her Shrinking Violet nature. In fact, the issue of her monocular nature is never addressed at all.