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The cover for Princess Evangile: W Happiness. Clockwise from left: Ayaka,Tamie, Mitsuki, Marika, Chiho, Rise, Ruriko, Konomi, and Ritsuko

"Salutations. Would you like to attend a school for girls?"
Opening to the original Princess Evangile
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Princess Evangile is a Visual Novel developed by Moonstone with its first release in July of 2011. It was officially picked up by Mangagamer and released in March of 2015.

Down on his luck and with a fifty million yen debt placed on him by his father, Masaya’s prospects aren’t looking too good. After using all the money he has in the world to buy a fish sausage, he splits half of it with a cat and then notices a girl named Rise being harassed by a severe looking “man” in a suit. After coming to her rescue, she treats him to dinner. Though a temporary respite, this isn’t going to solve his problems, though he remembers that his father had bought a lottery ticket. Checking the numbers, he realizes he’s won the grand prize and rushes off to try to cash it in. In the meantime, a few thugs set their eyes on Rise, who is wearing the uniform of Vincennes, a rich all girls school. Masaya returns to fight them off and she makes him an offer: If he enters her school on a trial run at gender integration, his food and boarding expenses will be paid for throughout the year. He jumps at the chance, nudged along in part by an odd feeling that he remembers this girl from somewhere.

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However, things aren’t quite as easy as she had stated. He has until the end of the first term to convince the female students to allow him to stay. Not helping things along is the headmistress’ personal hatred for Masaya and the extremely popular and supposedly neutral student council president aiming to get him kicked out. If he makes it past that, he has until the end of the year to convince the student body that Vincennes needs to open up to both genders. You see, the school is on the verge of bankruptcy after remodeling work and a declining number of student applicants. However, traditions die hard and the school is firmly entrenched against him and male students in general. It’s up to Rise, Masaya and a few associates to convince the school to open up. Otherwise, he’ll be forced to transfer out at the end of the year.

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A fandisk/sequel, Princess Evangile W Happiness, was released in Japan on June 2012. It contains the common route (for those who haven't read through the original VN), routes for the five girls that didn't get routes in Evangile (Konomi, Marika, Mitsuki, Ruriko and Tamie) and epilogues for the ones who did (Rise, Ritsuko, Ayaka, Chiho). An English translation by Mangagamer was released in July 2017.

Not to be confused with the similarly named Princess Waltz.


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    Princess Evangile 
  • Absurdly Powerful Student Council: The student council itself doesn’t have any real authority. However, the election is being run based around the issue of whether or not to become a coed school. Whichever candidate is elected will most likely have their will enforced, thus changing the operation of the school as a whole.
  • Accidental Pervert: Simply trying to knock someone’s arm away, Masaya accidentally touches her breasts instead. The already tense situation immediately deteriorates. Once he's already in Vincennes, this is taken Up to Eleven, with a lot of moments like this happening every other time.
  • The Ace: Thanks to various work experiences Masaya knows how to do basically everything. He’s also highly physically fit and has great eyesight.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Masaya is presented as a low grade pervert. He doesn’t do anything to girls or try to peep on them, but he has a habit of rather openly checking them out. For the most part, it’s not held against him by his friends given how open he is about it.
  • All of the Other Reindeer
    • Almost all the girls at Vincennes hate Masaya by default. The Y chromosome is evil.
    • Chiho is also somewhat hated for being middle class and not really fitting into the stagnant culture of Vincennes. There are only a few people with a good opinion of her. Surprisingly, Mitsuki is one of them, having great faith in her as a judge of character.
    • Ayaka is disliked not only by the other students and faculty, but even her own mother, simply because of her aloofness and maverick attitude, not to mention her tendency to play pranks on others.
  • Androcles' Lion: The cat Masaya shared his fish sausage with attacks the woman he’s fighting, giving him a chance to run away. It also steals his winning lottery ticket, though, but coughs it back up later.
  • Anime Catholicism: Surprisingly averted. While none of the characters are actually Christian, they do go to a former missionary school and have taken religious education classes. They reference religious parables regularly and usually with the correct interpretation, such as the story of the good Samaritan.
  • Arc Villain: Quite a few in the common route.
    • The early chapters have the Yakuza goons, who want Masaya to pay up his father's debts, and later, kidnap Ayaka for ransom.
    • Chapter 10 has Eitaro, Ruriko's fiancee, who, as Disproportionate Retribution for something Masaya never actually did in Chapter 9, wants him kicked from Vincennes as payback, using Ruriko's father's influence to do so.
    • Chapter 12 and 13 have Marika's grandmother, who in a last act of desperation, tries to sabotage Masaya's Premier Judgment by forcing Marika to play villain in her petty scheme.
  • Arranged Marriage
    • Ruriko has had a few marriage meetings, which is why she got close to Masaya. She wanted to know what boys were like, but after getting to know him is genre savvy enough to realize that he’s probably not indicative of most men. She doesn’t much like her fiancée because she’s watched him to know that while he seems like a polite and friendly man, he has a hidden, barely controlled temper.
    • Ritsuko is also having marriage meetings with someone named Kiyotaka, which is one reason her mother is so hostile towards Masaya. She doesn’t want anything to get in the way of her plans for her daughter. He turns out to be a jerkass too and at the very least her mother doesn’t want her marrying scum, though she simply decides to arrange another fiancée instead. In Ayaka’s route she also breaks it off on her own.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Tamie brings in a huge television to show live footage of the race, but the camera is bouncing around so much that people watching tend to feel sick or dizzy, meaning nobody is checking out the frontrunners.
  • Ax-Crazy:
    • The Yakuza underling, Kiyoshi, always resorts to violence as a first resort, and would not hesitate to hurt an Innocent Bystander should they not cooperate with him and his boss.
    • In Rise’s route the story reveals the truth about the arson and attempted murder at the shrine years ago where Masaya lost his memory. Rise’s mom snapped and tried to stab her daughter to death because she couldn’t deal with life outside of Vincennes, screaming that she wished Rise had never been born. She’s harmless so long as she lives in the world of her delusions, though, but anything can jolt her out of it. Seeing Rise and Masaya give each other rosaries, for example, ignites her hatred for the chairwoman and makes Kaori go stab her.
  • The Beard: Rise suggests that they show the girls of Vincennes that boys are desirable since you can’t have a heterosexual relationship without one and suggests that Masaya have a fake relationship as a result. Ayaka immediately spots the ulterior motive: Rise was obviously planning to suggest herself for the role.
    • Both Chiho and Rise end up doing it in Ritsuko’s route, which pisses her off even though Masaya went out of his way to ask her to do it instead.
    • In Rise’s route she does get the position until it backfires thanks to Rise’s popularity, after which they try with Ayaka. Another backfire since she has secret fans of her own. Finally, Chiho’s turn comes, but this just makes things more tense given the love triangle between her and Rise. To the latter’s annoyance, everyone thinks they look great together.
  • Berserk Button:
    • When an intruder pulls a knife on Masaya he absolutely loses it.
    • The headmistress calls Ayaka’s mother a whore and Ayaka just loses it.
  • Bifauxnen: Somehow, Masaya mistakes the woman accosting Rise for a man despite the high voice and obvious bust
    • Masaya in one route makes mention of a computer program called "Ilustra-Shop", an obvious nod to Adobe Photoshop.
  • Big Bad: Misako Kitamikado, the headmistress of Vincennes, who actively opposes Masaya, the White Lily Society, and the reformation movement as a whole. In the common route and most of the other routes she tries to sabotage the results of both the Premier Judgment and Grande Vote multiple times. In Ayaka's and Ritsuko's routes, it goes From Bad to Worse when she does things like disowning Ayaka and having Masaya kidnapped.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: While Misako is undoubtedly a Big Bad for all routes, being the leader of the opposition movement and actively trying to sabotage Masaya's stay at Vincennes, there are at least two other major villains that pop up during two of the routes, and they're not cooperating with her and have completely different motives and reasons for wanting to oppose the heroes.
    • In Chiho's route, there's Shinya Okonogi, Masaya's father, who wants Masaya's lottery ticket winnings for himself, and tries to kidnap Chiho for ransom.
    • In Rise's route, there's Kaori Rousenin, Rise's mother, who's mentally unstable and wreaks havoc around Vincennes towards the end of her route.
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  • Bland-Name Product: Both played straight and averted.
    • Fortnum & Mason tea is served, perhaps exclusive of any other brands, at Vincennes. It's a real brand.
    • Tamie's camera is a "Nekon" (bland name for "Nikon", of course). Probably no coincidence, given she also wears a hat with cat ears and tail.
    • Masaya's boxers, and by extension his other clothes, are from "Uniclo", a word play on "Uniqlo".
  • Boarding School: Vincennes is one, complete with dorms and (normally) barring students from leaving school grounds except during summer vacation and the Christmas season.
  • Boobs of Steel: Averted. Large breasts are noted to get in the way of athletic activity. Ayaka finds it hard to keep her balance properly, Ruriko is bad at most sports apart from swimming and Chiho finds that they get in her way during track even with a sports bra.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: In Ayaka’s route Ritsuko hires a teen actress to pretend to be Masaya’s half sister. She starts flirting with him because Ritsuko wants to make Ayaka jealous enough to confess. He’s kind of creeped out.
  • Catholic School Girls Rule: Downplayed. While it is an H-Game about students who study in an exclusive all-girls school founded by Catholic missionaries, in general the girls are by no way promiscuous throughout the main story. It's not until Masaya ends up with any of the girls that this trope is played straight.
  • The Charmer: Masaya’s father always manages to talk his way out of trouble if given a chance. When that doesn’t work anymore, he just dumps his debt on his son and runs.
  • Chekhov's Gun:
    • Masaya's old apartment from the prologue. It's where the Yakuza goons take Ayaka to after kidnapping her for ransom, which they are using as a hideout.
    • The lottery ticket that he loses in the prologue as well. It becomes relevant in Chapter 3 when Masaya manages to retrieve it from the same cat that took it from him, in the process saving him and Chiho from getting shot by one of the Goons. He then redeems the winnings which he uses to pay his father's debt, as well as help go from Rags to Riches.
  • Child Marriage Veto
    • During the common route Ruriko rejects her fiancée, much to the confusion of her father who only wants what is best for her and doesn’t realize the fiancée was a jerk. Masaya is almost expelled as a result, but the fiancée shows his true colors and he rescinds the demand for his expulsion, much to the headmistress’ frustration.
    • Later, during Ritsuko’s route, it turns out that she also has a fiancée. She doesn’t like him much, but he doesn’t seem to be terrible or anything so she just goes along with it until she realizes she likes Masaya and he likes her back.
  • Comically Missing the Point: The White Lily girls get together to make an idealized form of Masaya’s profile. They immediately start writing it to make his tastes suit them in particular, including notes about how there’s a 3:1 majority saying he prefers girls the same age as him to ones slightly older, but doesn’t like younger girls at all. Careful, your ulterior motives are showing.
  • Conspicuous Consumption: Vincennes literally spared no expense for its students. The furniture is imported from Europe, the computers are high-end, and even the classrooms and dorms are top-notch. Unfortunately, it's for this reason that the school is also on the verge of bankruptcy, and why several of the school's board of directors are vying to become coed, in the hopes that they can get their money back by accepting male students in.
  • Cool Sword: Konomi's heirloom katana, which is said to be able to kill seven men in one hit. Whenever she holds it, or, in her fandisc route, mentions it by name, she goes into a Blood Knight trance-like state.
  • D-Cup Distress: Surprisingly, many of the girls in Vincennes hate their large busts, mainly because it gets in their ways or burdens them when they're doing physical activity.
  • Dating Catwoman: Masaya and Ritsuko in her respective route, since she's part of the group that opposes Vincennes becoming a coed school.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: The dialogue between Ritsuko and Masaya while he gives her a leg massage for her muscle pain sounds like Their First Time, a subtext he catches onto quickly, so they stop short before they get into anything more intimate.
  • Downer Beginning: The prologue has Masaya broke, his Con Man of a father selling him out to the Yakuza, and being forced to run away from his already dilapidated apartment and live on the streets.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After hooking up with any of the four girls in their respective routes, Masaya will go through hell and high water from the Big Bad or Big-Bad Ensemble, depending on the route, before eventually earning his right to stay in Vincennes for another year by winning the Grande Vote.
  • Easily Forgiven:
    • During the common route Marika claims Masaya raped her to get him expelled. After this is all cleared up everyone is okay with it again, though it does help that her grandmother is a horrible person that put her up to it. However, it’s played with a little since while Masaya might forgive her and she’s popular enough with the student body for them not to care, she hasn’t forgiven herself as easily, which is why she doesn’t make a move on him outside her own route.
    • While the headmistress is always a jerkass, in Ritsuko’s route she’s abusive to her daughter, commits several felonies, abuses her authority and is a hypocrite on top of it all. She suffers nothing for this after a simple apology, not even a loss in reputation because her crimes are covered up by Masaya. And on the other side of things the two goons ARE arrested and the money Masaya willingly gave them is confiscated and returned to him. So if you want to get away with anything, make sure you’re related to someone cute and important.
    • When Ayaka learns of the headmistress’ “sympathetic” motives for treating her terribly her entire life, she’s instantly okay with her and just wants to get her approval. She does eventually break down crying and apologizing, though, so at least this time she realized the error of her ways eventually.
  • Elaborate University High: Vincennes is considered to be this even In-Universe by many characters. For one, it covers virtually the entire peak of Mt. Amuro, complete with its own private lake, and even a lodge to go with it.
  • Epic Fail:
    • Not only does Masaya send an email to the wrong girl asking to meet up at a confession spot, he actually goes through with the confession before even checking to see if the right person was there. Maybe he’s popular because most of the girls have no point of comparison?
    • The White Lily Society's first two attempts to boost Masaya's image are this in a nutshell. The first attempt involved all the White Lily girls writing their opinions of what they think Masaya likes, rather than just interviewing him for simplicity's sake. The second involved Tamie taking pictures of Masaya half-naked, complete with him giving a lecherous stare. Naturally, it not only gives off the wrong impression to the other students, but it even, for a while, lowers his ratings throughout the school and results in Tamie and the White Lily Society having to face the headmistress.
  • Epiphany Therapy: Once Rise’s mother Kaori is convinced that change isn’t necessarily bad she’s apparently all better.
  • Even Evil Has Standards
    • Yakuza come to collect the debts of Masaya’s father during the intro. Masaya just barely escapes and the debt collectors see the letter explaining how he sold out his son. They’re clearly disgusted. They also pity Ayaka for her terrible parents even after they’ve kidnapped her themselves and try to make her feel better. They’re criminals, but they’re also professionals. When Masaya’s father tries to sell them Chiho as a prostitute they obviously aren’t buying that she chose to do this of her own free will and decide to wait until she wakes up and confirms it before taking her. When they remember who she is, they simply let Masaya and Chiho’s father take her when they show up.
    • The headmistress may be a completely abusive jerkass, but she’s disgusted when Marika’s grandmother publicly admits that she doesn’t actually care about whether the school becomes coed, she just wants to discredit the Rousenin family.. It's clear that she values loyalty to a cause, and this betrayal of trust from one of her closest allies causes her to lose respect for the former Chairwoman and current board member.
  • Everyone Can See It: Everybody realizes that Ayaka and Masaya like each other, but they won’t spit it out. Even they’re pretty sure of how the other feels.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Ayaka’s mother treats her like delinquent scum, but she always tries to make sure no one will actually be hurt by her pranks. She also says she wouldn’t have been the one to call Masaya to a classroom with a fake emergency while the girls were changing. She might have done it if it was just herself changing, but involving others is beyond what she’s comfortable with.
  • Extreme Doormat: Ayaka and Ritsuko’s father is a nice person, but he never stands up for Ayaka. He goes along with what Misako says because Misako is crazy and he doesn’t want to hurt her by reminding her that Ayaka is her own daughter, not Tomie’s.
  • Failed a Spot Check: The older yakuza gets so caught up in his own story about his bad past that he completely fails to notice Masaya rescue Ayaka by using the secret crawl space in the attic.
  • Fanservice: Tons.
  • First-Name Basis: Vincennes is a bit unusual in that everyone addresses each other by their first names. Masaya is even scolded for calling Marika by her last name even though it would be more appropriate in pretty much any other place in Japan.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The teachers have largely given up on trying to control Ayaka, but her little sister is one of the most serious and responsible girls in the school. When they speak together, the latter sounds fairly irritable about her older sister, but she’s pleased that Masaya has a good impression of her.
  • Freudian Excuse
    • In Rise’s route, we hear about her mother and how she went crazy. In the past, she tried to stab Rise for daring to exist, later tried to stab her to death and burned down a shrine and in the present stabs her own mother almost to the point of death. The reason for this is because she can’t handle change. Not bad change: She loves her husband and he’s a good guy, but anything changing Vincennes makes her crazy. Whatever Princess Evangile’s strong suits may be, making reasonable sympathetic motivations is not one of them.
  • Friendly Enemy: Thanks to the Filles de Vincennes seeing each other as family, most of the Red Rose Society are, at least in Masaya's eyes, surprisingly affable towards Rise and the White Lily Society, to the point they regularly drink tea together every afternoon at Maria Hall.
  • Funny Background Event: When Masaya is acting weird in public, there’s often a separate text box indicating girls who are getting freaked out.
  • Gratuitous French: The school began as a French missionary school, so a lot of the terminology is still French. There's also a tradition of popular students acquiring "titles" (i.e., nicknames), which are always in French. The girls use a few French words in their speech, as well, such as "oui" for "yes", and "baiser" for "kiss".note 
  • Groin Attack: Masaya accidentally headbutts Kiyoshi in the crotch when trying to grab the cat from the prologue.
  • Hate Sink:
    • Masaya's father has zero redeeming qualities, his only "positive" trait being his ability to talk his way out of his problems. He treats both his ex-wife and son like expendable tools, and only cares about getting money the easy way.
    • The headmistress is almost completely lacking in sympathetic qualities and extremely petty, kicking puppies frequently. The sudden switch to “sympathetic” figure can thus be quite difficult to swallow.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Konomi seems like a Schoolgirl Lesbian at first, but she’s actually attracted to Masaya and mostly just wants to protect and idolize Ritsuko.
  • Hidden Depths: Neither of the sisters are quite what they seem. Ritsuko feels pressured by people assuming how she should be behave while Ayaka is secretly pretty timid and quite cautious.
  • I Let You Win: Masaya makes it clear that he intends to confess to Chiho after beating her in the 10000 meter race, making the others wonder briefly if she might let him win. Nope, too competitive.
  • Indirect Kiss
    • A woman knocks Rise’s drink out of her hand, so Masaya passes her what’s left of his drink.
    • Surprisingly enough, Chiho doesn’t get bothered by it at all. They’ve done it in the past before, so she’s used to it.
  • Informed Attractiveness: The story likes to talk about how pretty the girls are, especially Rise. Apparently she’s so perfect and pretty that she outshines professional idols because her facial features are simply flawless. Although, Masaya does note that EVERYONE at Vincennes seems to be very pretty, so at least her not looking better than the other girls is probably intentional.
  • Informed Attribute: Zigzagged. Apparently, Ritsuko and Ayaka look nothing alike, although they both look like the headmistress, their mother.
  • Innocent Innuendo: Hearing Rise talk about how stiff and hard Masaya is, Tamie bursts into the room fully expecting her to be giving him a handjob. Nope, normal massage.
  • Insanity Defense: Since Rise’s mom is crazy she was just put into a normal hospital room rather than a prison. No security or anything, oh no, that would be too harsh on the knife wielding arsonist. Unsurprisingly, this turns out to have been a bad idea.
  • In-Series Nickname: Popular girls all have their own nicknames in French, though they’re referred to as titles. Translations are provided for all of them. Mitsuki is known as the Captain of the Guard for her devotion to Marika but used to be the Tears of the Moon. Konomi is the Little Doll and so on. Chiho and Ayaka don’t have titles, but as they start becoming less ostracized the idea of giving them on is floated a few times.
  • Insistent Terminology: They’re not nicknames, they’re titles. Rise isn’t sure why people make a distinction, but they do seem to take it quite seriously.
  • I Reject Your Reality:
    • In Ritsuko and Ayaka’s routes it becomes increasingly obvious that the headmistress is fairly unhinged and lives in a world where she didn’t seduce her dying best friend’s husband, didn’t get pregnant by him while said friend was still alive and has to protect the memory of Vincennes more than she needs to protect her own children.
    • She’s not as bad as her old Onee-sama Kaori, Rise’s mother, though. She lives in a dream world where she’s still a student at Vincennes. If anything shakes her out of this, she’ll develop a sudden irrational hatred for her daughter.
  • Jerkass:
    • Masaya’s father is completely selfish and incredibly lazy. He dumps a huge debt on Masaya at the beginning of the story and returns to the story in Chiho’s route after stabbing his ex wife when she wouldn’t give him any money. Later, he sees Chiho and wonders if he could try prostituting her to earn money to pay his debts.
    • The headmistress is aggressive, dismissive and doesn’t seem to care about much apart from the reputation of the school, including her own daughter. Masaya is secretly glad that he doesn’t have to tell her Ayaka really was in danger because he suspects she wouldn’t care.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite her poor attitude towards Rise and Masaya, Mitsuki still tries to be fair. She’s shocked when Marika kicks Masaya half dressed out into the hallway and when seeing Chiho and Masaya chatting normally admits that the assumptions about him being a playboy were clearly just her jumping to conclusions. It seems Marika has just been a bad influence on her.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: After Masaya brings in Marika after she was on the verge of suicide during a heavy storm, the headmistress tells him to be careful to warm himself up so he doesn’t get sick. Thing is, she would get in trouble if something happened to him.
  • Jesus Was Way Cool: The story portrays Christianity positively and as a good source of learning even for those who aren’t Christian themselves, including considering Jesus to be a wonderful person. Unfortunately, it then goes on to try comparing the protagonist to Jesus at multiple points, one of the few things the headmistress is probably justified to find offensive.
  • Karma Houdini: Averted in Rise’s route. Her mother is portrayed as sympathetic, but even so she turns herself into the police knowing she’ll be prosecuted for numerous causes of assault and attempted murder. She’ll probably get an incredibly light sentence, though.
  • Kind Hearted Cat Lover: With only 160 yen, all Masaya can afford to eat is a cheap fish sausage. He still gives half of it to a random stray cat.
  • Knife Nut: Apparently, the headmistress thinks it’s a good idea to let Kaori keep a knife around even after she realizes she just got done putting her mother in the hospital.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Seeing how pretty much every girl in Vincennes is quite pretty, Masaya briefly wonders if it’s an attendance requirement.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Sister Mishima even wears her habit out in the lake on a boat when she is, in theory, supposed to be acting as a life guard. When Masaya points this out, she asks if he wants to see her in a swimsuit that badly. More seriously, though, as a nun she feels it’s improper to wear anything else in public.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: When Ritsuko and Masaya start dating they don’t tell anyone but Ayaka.
  • Love Confession:
    • In Ritsuko’s route, Masaya confesses pretty early. She takes a while to get a response because of her conflicting loyalties even though she admits to herself and a few others that she does like him.
    • Masaya confesses to Ayaka while drunk early in her route, but doesn’t remember when he sobers up. Afterward, he thinks he needs to get his act together and let her know how he feels. He knows that she already knows, though, since he hasn’t been exactly subtle even if he hasn’t outright said ‘I like you’ yet, so far as he knows.
  • Love Letter
    • After the dance, Masaya finds a love letter in his locker. He goes to meet the girl who left it, but she isn’t there. Turns out it’s just Ayaka messing with him.
    • To Ayaka’s irritation, after the photo shoot in her route Masaya starts getting real love letters.
  • Lover Tug-of-War: Chiho and Rise begin fighting over Masaya during the dance, each trying to pull him away from the other. Bystander Ruriko mildly notes that she hopes that they don’t tear him in half.
  • Love Triangle: Chiho and Rise end up rather suspicious of each others reactions to Masaya. In Rise’s route, Chiho is quickly brushed aside after some drama. In Chiho’s route, they drag it out forever, including a badly mangled confession during the cultural festival after he’s made up his mind. Of course, the fact that this means he has to string Rise along for another month apparently doesn’t bother him.
  • The Matchmaker
    • Ritsuko sets aside her own feelings for Masaya immediately when she thinks he and Ayaka are interested in each other. She wants to help Ayaka avoid her normal foolish behavior because it would get in the way of her relationship with him. Unfortunately, when Ritsuko confronts her about it, she gets the wrong impression about it and thinks Ayaka isn’t confessing because she’s too frivolous.
    • Ayaka, for her part, is not particularly serious about Masaya either and tries to get him together with Rise in her route, though it takes some work to get her willing to participate in the matchmaker event in the cultural festival.
  • Miles Gloriosus: Ruriko hires a bodyguard to defend Chiho as part of a reconciliation effort between her and Masaya. When trouble starts as expected with the two thugs from before, he claims to be a combined 75th belt with expertise in capoeira and various other martial arts. The younger thug just pulls a gun and he runs away, admitting it was all lies.
  • Mum Looks Like a Sister: Rise’s mother is very young and pretty, looking more like her older sister than her mother. Unfortunately, she’s crazy enough that she used to actually think of Rise as her little sister until that grew too implausible, after which she insists to herself that Rise is her underclassman.
  • Near-Rape Experience: Masaya is a mean drunk. He gets incredibly aroused and is only semiconscious. In this state, he almost rapes Ayaka before she knocks him back to his senses and he calms down.
  • New Transfer Student: Masaya transfers into the all-girls Vincennes academy as the sole male student.
  • Nice Hat: Tamie constantly wears a cat hat around, complete with a tail sticking out at the back and two ears. She hides her reporting equipment inside it, apparently.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Masaya is set to be expelled after Ruriko’s father raises a fuss when she refuses her arranged marriage. The student body lacks the support to keep him, meaning their last hope to keep him is gone until Ruriko’s father and her rejected fiancée appear. The fiancée instantly goes berserk, attempts to grab Ruriko and hits her father. So, yeah, good work undoing everything. That said, he WAS noted to have a barely controlled temper.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: When a voyeur pulls a knife on Masaya he goes berserk and starts beating him in a wild rage. If he hadn’t been stopped, he might have killed the man.
  • No Name Given
    • The short haired woman with green hair that represents Gardiane is never given a proper name.
    • The headmistress is also not given a name until the very end of Ritsuko’s route, presumably to make her seem less human. Given what a horrible selfish person she is, though, it hardly matters.
  • Not What It Looks Like: Masaya, many, many times, gets into awkward situations by accident, which often ends up making him look like a voyuer or pervert in the eyes of most Vincennes students.
  • Oblivious to Love: Masaya can’t seem to grasp why Chiho and Rise might be awkward around each other. After briefly thinking that Konomi might like him since she was so determined to get his invitation to keep it away from Ritsuko, he then goes back to assuming she hates him when she’s actually started crushing on him and just hasn’t realized it.
  • Offing the Offspring: Rise’s mother tried to stab her to death.
  • The Ojou: Vincennes is a school for rich girls, so every heroine is one apart from Masaya’s childhood friend, who transferred in. They’re rather sheltered as a result.
  • One-Gender School: Vincennes, an exclusive all-girls school for the daughters of rich families. However, due to being on the verge of bankruptcy, several members of the school's administration are seeking to subvert this by catering to male students as well, in the belief that this would double the number of incoming students and allow the school to get its money back.
  • The One Guy: Masaya ends up as the sole male student, and by extension the only male, in Vincennes.
  • Operation: Jealousy: Due to her wrong ideas about why Ayaka won’t make a move on Masaya, Ritsuko has another girl transfer in claiming to be his little sister. She acts super clingy in order to make Ayaka jealous.
  • Panty Shot: Used sparingly despite the amount of adult content, although heroines are shown in their underwear from time to time.
  • Parental Abandonment: Masaya’s father runs away right before the start of the story. Not much of a loss considering he never works, so Masaya is relieved to see him go. His mother ran away at some point earlier, which actually did upset him. He could have gone with her, but didn’t.
  • Pet the Dog: After Ritsuko breaks up with her fiancée, he calls her a whore. The headmistress instantly throws a glass of water in his face.
  • Poor Communication Kills
    • Part of the reason Ritsuko’s and Ayaka's mother is such a horrible bitch is that she never bothers to wonder what Masaya actually intends to do, but simply figures he wants to destroy Vincennes Because Reasons.
    • Masaya’s failure to tell Chiho that her parents are opposed to gender integration at Vincennes leads to her casually telling her parents about it, leading them to ban her from participating in White Lily meetings.
  • Porn Stash: Masaya doesn’t have one, which is good considering Mitsuki and Marika give his room a thorough inspection early on.
  • Porn with Plot: You'd easily forget that this was an H-Game with love scenes, since Masaya isn't given the option to romance someone until late in the story, i.e. 14 or so chapters in.
  • Psychopathic Manchild:
    • It’s noted once or twice that the headmistress tends to still act like a sheltered schoolgirl, but there are worse examples. She’s basically stable, after all, even if she is a colossal jerkass. Rise’s mother adapted even worse, however, and switched between catatonia and refusing to admit that she wasn’t a Vincennes student anymore.
    • Eitaro, Ruriko's fiancee, turns out to be one. Whenever things don't go his way, he will immediately get angry and pretty much throw a temper tantrum.
  • Public Domain Soundtrack: A few tracks are of classical music. Specifically, pieces by J.S. Bach, Mozart, and Johann Strauss.
  • Rags to Riches: Masaya starts out with having to live in a deteriorating apartment working several odd jobs here and there just to balance out his life, which gets worse when he has to run away from the Yakuza. By Chapter 4, however, thanks to redeeming the winning lottery ticket, he's now pretty much a millionaire, and thanks to Rise's help, is studying in an exclusive school for rich families.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Rise’s father is always on business and her mother is in the hospital for a mental illness and being all stabby. She was mostly raised by her grandmother for the latter half of her life.
  • Reality Ensues: Leaving someone criminally insane in an unguarded hospital is not a good idea. Ignoring that you’ve been stabbed in the torso so that your girlfriend can have an emotional reunion with her stab prone mother is also probably not the best idea and almost causes Masaya to bleed to death. After waking up, he says he almost had brain damage as a result of the blood loss.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure:
    • Chairwoman Rousenin is generally supportive of Masaya, and tries to help him whenever he can and prevent the headmistress from getting her way completely.
    • Ruriko’s father really does want what’s best for her, but he simply hasn’t observed her fiancée as closely as she has. As a result, he only sees the surface politeness, not his inner narcissist. When he learns the truth, he publicly withdraws the threat to remove funding from the school.
    • Chiho’s parents are against her participating in the White Lily society, but since they’re not evil or crazy like everyone else’s parents once she tries talking to them again and makes her determination clear, they allow her to do as she pleases.
  • Rescue Romance: Basically of Masaya’s romances are based on saving the girl in question.
    • Masaya first rescues Rise from the school guards, oblivious to who they were. After, he protects her from yakuza.
    • Konomi starts crushing on Masaya after he catches her when she falls out of a cherry tree. However, not only does he not notice, but she doesn’t either!
    • Apart from that, he also gets to rescue Chiho once after putting her in danger and then Ayaka. He must be really busy. Ritsuko doesn’t have to be saved by Masaya, but she falls for him anyway after he saves her sister.
    • Marika’s rescue gets to be when she’s considering jumping off the roof, gets talked down and then slips. Masaya catches her. She’s actually more impressed with the way he scolded her than the way he caught her, though.
    • Ruriko likes Masaya somewhat before he does anything in particular for her, but when he helps protect her from her fiancée she gets serious about it.
  • The Reveal: Chapter 15 finally gives some insight on the people involved during the infamous Shrine Arson incident. As it turns out, Masaya was indeed the boy Rise met when they were younger. However, because they never got each other's contact numbers, they both lost touch with one another as they grew up. It isn't until Rise's incident with the Gardiane that they meet again.
  • Sadist Teacher: The headmistress is rather cruel and petty. She goes out of her way to bait troublesome students into either breaking rules or agreements so she can punish them.
  • Sand In My Eyes: Allergies. His eyes are red because of allergies. Yes.
  • Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: Much to Rise’s confusion, Sister Mishima takes it upon herself to add her own drumroll before an announcement.
  • Schoolgirl Lesbians
    • Konomi looks like one at first glance, but she more worships Ritsuko rather than loving her. She actually has a crush on Masaya but hasn’t realized it. When forced to be serious about the relationship between her and Ritsuko, she admits that she probably doesn’t really love her and that even her fangirly Onee-sama attitude is slowly turning into a normal friendship.
    • Discussed later on. Girls sometimes write their names on a wall hoping they’ll be together forever, but neither Chiho nor Rise actually think that they’re lesbians. It’s just something they do while at school. Rise attributes it to Sitch Sexuality.
  • School Newspaper News Hound: Tamie is always going out looking for new stories, which makes her an ally of the White Lily association since while she’s technically neutral she always wants to report on them. She prides herself on being able to find out about any story, though Masaya manages to keep a few things covered up. She’s also implied to avoid reporting things that would be humiliating for anyone, such as Rise’s obvious crush on Masaya.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: The headmistress follows the rules as is convenient for her, including deciding to expel Masaya without basis after Ruriko’s father gets angry at him.
  • Second Year Protagonist: Masaya, of course, is a second year student. The girls all argue at one point about what his type should be. Ayaka firmly believes that he must like older girls while Rise, Chiho and Ruriko say he likes girls in the same year as him. First year Ritsuko doesn’t get any representation since she’s not part of the group.
  • Selective Obliviousness: Masaya may not get the significance of individual events, but he does realize that the girls like him. He’s just trying to put off dealing with it since he doesn’t want a girlfriend yet.
  • Self-Made Orphan: In addition to trying to cut up her daughter years ago, Kaori also stabs the chairwoman multiple times in Rise’s route.
  • Senpai Kohai: Vincennes is rather particular about proper formality. Everyone in a higher year is to be addressed with the highly respectful -sama, the same year gets the neutral -san and lower years don’t get an honorific at all as a display of affection.
  • Shame If Something Happened: During the later parts of Ritsuko’s route her mother has Masaya kidnapped and denies any involvement. But, you know, she might help if Ritsuko will just look through the photo album of potential suitors and let her know if any interest her.
  • Shout-Out: During the ballroom dance, Konomi claims that Masaya has magical powers. In a fit of amusement, he decides to "test" it by chanting a rather famous line from a certain famous anime and manga franchise.
  • Sitch Sexuality: Rise and Masaya talk at one point about the various girl/girl pairings at Vincennes. For the most part, they’re not really serious affairs and girls are prone to breaking up over things as minor as being slow to return emails. They aren’t actually lesbians, they just date other girls because there’s nobody else. Rise thinks it’s a shame since she thinks some of the couples are actually pretty compatible.
  • Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace: Ritsuko’s crazy mother has Masaya kidnapped to blackmail her daughter into getting married immediately. Ritsuko plans to divorce immediately, but the wedding would still be humiliating. Ayaka manages to find him at the last minute and after rapid negotiations with the two goons he’s released in exchange for her as a temporary hostage. He bursts in to stop the wedding at the last minute.
  • Spirited Competitor: It’s rather easy to bait Konomi into stupid competitions with the right words.
  • Student Council President: Marika is the current president of the school and highly beloved by the students. However, she’s a third year and will be graduating, so an election for a new student council president is being held. Rise is facing off against Mitsuki, but the latter bows out in favor of Ritsuko because the election tends to work like a popularity content and Rise simply has more fans than Mitsuki.
  • Taking the Bullet: When Konomi sees the scar on Masaya’s back, she remembers being told that scars on the back are either a sign that they either tried to run from someone or that they were protecting someone. A few moments later, scalding water pours out of a faucet thanks to an earthquake and he instantly leaps between her and hit, burning his back in the process.
  • The Tease:
    • Ayaka likes to jokingly flirt with Masaya, but she seems to be serious about it sometimes. Surprisingly, Masaya he manages to ignore it most of the time and when he responds he’s much more convincing, causing her to panic. She’s more timid than she tries to appear.
    • Sister Mishima flirts with Masaya a couple times during the summer camp, but she’s definitely just kidding.
  • Their First Time: An inevitability considering that this is an H-Game. Once Masaya enters a relationship with any one of the five (nine if you count W Happiness) named girls he knows, they will be doing this at some point during each of the respective routes.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: The two yakuza members are often around to cause problems and indirectly assist Masaya in his love life by threatening girls.
  • Transfer Student Uniforms: Justified in Masaya's case. Vincennes, until his arrival, was an all-girls school, so naturally they had no male uniforms, and he has to make-do with his old one.
  • Trauma-Induced Amnesia: Masaya doesn’t remember a summer festival from some years back before of a head injury. He got the scar on his back at that time.
  • Unwanted Harem: Essentially every named student at Vincennes is in love with Masaya by the time you get through the common route, which he finds uncomfortable because he’s more interested in integrating himself into the community than finding a girlfriend.
  • True Companions: Over time, Masaya, the White Lily Society, and even most of the Red Rose Society sans Mitsuki at first prove to be this whenever one of them gets into trouble of some sort. Each time, they provide much-needed assistance to their fellow in need, and never waver in the face of intense opposition, whether it's the Yakuza or the headmistress giving them trouble.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Rise and Mitsuki used to be best friends, but the latter started worshiping Marika and changing her behavior for the worse as a result. When Mitsuki is complicit in framing Masaya for rape Rise finally confronts her, saying that if she isn’t honest now then they will never be able to be friends again. Since they only separated due to Mitsuki feeling like they weren’t quite equals, she agrees to talk.
  • What Is This Feeling?: When Konomi feels attraction towards Masaya, she insists he must be using some kind of evil magic on her. When asked directly by Ritsuko later she grudgingly admits that she might be attracted to him, but that it’s less important to her than her feelings for Ritsuko.
  • Willing Suspension of Disbelief: Readers will be tested to the extreme. Specially during Marika's suicide attempt. One has to wonder how a thin, slender girl can support Masaya's and Marika's weight all on her own and keep at it for at least half an hour. Not to mention Masaya's holding just one of Marika's hands and both are at the mercy of a downpour. She even answers a phone call with her free hand like it's nothing!
  • Wing Ding Eyes: Masaya manages to hide the first love letter he gets from Ruriko, but she catches him with the second. Her eyes instantly turn to stars. It’s a common expression for Sister Mishima as well when she’s teasing Masaya.
  • Yakuza: Two Yakuza members, simply known as "The Goons", are recurring antagonists for both Masaya and the Vincennes girls, whether it's because they're after debt, or kidnapping for ransom.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Natural hair colors are at quite a low in Vincennes. Only Masaya, Tamie and Ritsuko seem exempt.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Ayaka and Ritsuko are only half sisters. Ayaka’s mother had an affair with her husband and died. Before she died, the headmistress seduced him. However, there’s a discrepancy between Ayaka’s birthday, the day her mother died and the school year enlistment. Tomie wasn’t the one who cheated, Kouji was, and he did it with Misako while Tomie was bedridden with a terminal illness. They really are full sisters and Misako really is a hypocritical jerkass.

    Princess Evangile W Happiness 
  • Aborted Arc: Masaya's dreams of the past, the true nature of the festival fire, as well as where he got his scar, etc., which popped up since the start of the common route are forgotten in the after-story routes. Justified, on account that his different courses of action at the start of each of the after-story routes prevent him from hitting his head badly in the cathedral and subsequently causing him to regain his memory. It's even lampshaded by him whenever one of the girls in their respective routes brings up the scar on his back or the shrine incident, with him telling them that he's pretty much accepted the fact that he may never get to know what really happened at this point.
  • Adaptation Expansion: Both the epilogues and after-story routes expand heavily on events that happened offscreen, as well as the whereabouts of the supporting cast in chapters where they're notably absent.
    • Rise, Ritsuko, Chiho, and Ayaka get epilogues to their respective routes from the original VN, showing what happens following their hook-up with Masaya.
    • Tamie's route shows exactly how her weeklong tour across Japan went, complete with her enjoying herself at the beach in Kyushu. The only differences here are that Masaya joins her, and that she suffers an accident that leaves her with amnesia.
    • Konomi's route depicts her training alongside the other members of the naginata club during the summer, something only briefly alluded to in the main story routes. The difference here is that Masaya actually accepts her offer to train with them during summer vacation.
  • Ascended Extra: Mitsuki, Konomi, Marika, Tamie, and Ruriko now get their own respective routes and become potential love interests for Masaya to pursue. In addition, this allows their characters to become more fleshed out than they were in the original.
  • Battle Butler: Masaya in Ruriko's route is asked by Ruriko's father to be their new family butler, while also being the personal bodyguard for Ruriko, so that they can stay together and so he can prove himself worthy of being with her.
  • Beach Episode: The second half of the first chapter of Tamie's route has her and Masaya spending the day at a beach in Kyushu.
  • Bittersweet Ending: In all five routes Masaya hooks up with the girl, but the White Lily Society loses the Grande Vote and Masaya is forced to transfer out at the end of the school year.
    • Tamie's route. Masaya loses the Grande Vote partly due to him and Tamie focusing too much on their relationship, but he manages to get himself a high-end apartment with nice furniture. He and Tamie then spend a romantic dinner at his new place, with her cooking curry for him as promised. They discuss to each other their plan to remain in contact with one another for a year, and then move in together once they graduate.
    • Ruriko's route. Following graduation day, he and Ruriko decide to go to her mansion and talk to her parents as they had promised in January. Thanks to Ruriko's father liking Masaya, the latter manages to become the Kamiyagis' family butler (making him his Number Two in the process), as well as Ruriko's personal bodyguard. He and Ruriko make it a point to then spend the entirety of summer vacation together during their 3rd year.
    • Marika's route. Rise decides to have Masaya and Marika do an informal Temps de Confession in the cathedral on the night of graduation day, for them to at least have an epic farewell for both of them. During the ceremony itself, Marika herself manages to reconcile with her grandmother, and the latter also warms up to Masaya, and even allows him to visit the Myougi residence, which is exactly what he's shown doing at the end.
    • Konomi's route. After leaving Vincennes, Masaya gets a call from Konomi's grandmother. She offers him to be an apprentice under her, complete with a room in the Yanase estate. When summer vacation finally happens, Konomi and Masaya reunite for the first time in months, and then cut their date short in order to train at the family dojo. She also gets introduced to the younger trainees at the dojo. It ends with him telling them that Konomi is the aforementioned heir of the dojo, and that he's her groom-to-be.
    • Mitsuki's route. Mitsuki's newfound popularity and relationship with Masaya help her to ensure that the Red Rose Society wins the Grande Vote. However, she knew this would happen, and already made plans to meet him on any occasion she gets during their Third Year. The epilogue reveals that Masaya bought the high-end apartment unit that the realtor offered him in the 3rd chapter, and that he and Mitsuki, with her parents' consent, would be live-in partners for the entirety of summer vacation. He then returns home from a part-time job, and is greeted by Mitsuki, who cooks him a meal she made herself.
  • Book-Ends: Marika's route ostensibly begins and ends at the Vincennes cathedral, with several students as well as her grandmother present.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: In Mitsuki’s route he gets in contact with an old friend, who rather openly lusts for his older sister. Again, Masaya is creeped out.
  • Character Development: Thanks to the other girls now getting their own respective routes, they undergo significant changes with Masaya's influence.
    • Konomi eventually learns how love and relationships really work, and she goes from initially hating men in general to learning to accept Masaya as her boyfriend. In the process, she eventually outgrows most of her inherent immaturity somewhat, although she still keeps her tendency to Cannot Keep a Secret. She also learns to embrace her "Mignon Poupee" title more.
    • Tamie learns how to be humble when interviewing other students, as well as learning on how to be more polite and modest with regards to managing the Newspaper club. She also learns how to cook for Masaya, and by extent realizes that there's more to her world than just her club, specifically by living for and supporting her newfound boyfriend.
    • Marika learns how to be righteous in her own way, specifically by making decisions that are of her own choosing. In the process, she also becomes conflicted over whether she really wants to continue following her grandmother's wishes in becoming a member of the Vincennes Board of Directors. She eventually decides to begin anew by making a "blank slate" on what she wants to do in life.
    • Ruriko learns to adjust to life outside Vincennes over time, such learning to use cash for shops instead of solely credit cards. She also becomes less innocent and learns more about love as she spends more time with Masaya.
    • Mitsuki eventually learns to grow out of her insecurities and inferiority complex. With this newfound resolve and cheerfulness, she manages to become popular once more, and at one point be more popular than Rise. She also learns to separate loving a man, in this case Masaya, a personal desire, from wanting Vincennes to stay a One-Gender School, her professional desire.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Quite a number of things from the common route make reappearances here.
    • In Chapter 3 of Marika's route, she and Masaya purposefully miss out the Temps de Confession and the subsequent rosary exchange due to their Secret Relationship. When they do come clean and admit to Rise that the missed it out, the White Lily Society leader decides to organize an informal Temps de Confession for her and Masaya on graduation day.
    • Ayaka's light novel from Chapter 7 makes several reappearances in Konomi's route, which Konomi uses to get knowledge about sex.
    • Masaya's half-naked photos taken by Tamie and the White Lily girls comes up again in Mistuki's route, when it's revealed that Mitsuki was using one such image of Masaya as her cellphone wallpaper.
    • Tamie's Nice Hat in her route. It saves her when a wooden sign hits her in the head during a storm. The hat's spacing softens the impact, enough that her injuries turn out be minor. Had she not been wearing it, she might have been forced to undergo surgery according to the doctor treating her.
    • Masaya's lottery ticket winnings. In Tamie's route he uses the money to buy a high-end apartment complete with furniture, as well as to pay his tuition fee for re-enrollment into his old school following him losing the Grande Vote and leaving Vincennes.
    • In Mitsuki's route, after removing the lease on his old apartment during his date with Mistuki, a realtor offers them a newer, high-end apartment located near the station. Now guess where Masaya moves in after losing the Grande Vote?
    • In Ruriko's route, she states during Masaya's first visit to the Kamiyagi estate that their old butler retired, and that the position is now vacant. Now guess who her father appoints as the new butler? Yup, his first choice is Masaya, whom he also makes his Number Two in the process.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Quite a few people from the common route who have had minor appearances or background mentions now play important roles in some of the after-story routes.
    • Ruriko's father, first introduced in Chapter 10 of the common route, returns in her route when Masaya formally introduces himself to him and her mother after they start dating. In the ending, Masaya and Ruriko go to him after graduation day, and he proves to be the key to them staying together, when he offers the young man a job as his Number Two and as Ruriko's personal bodyguard.
    • Marika's grandmother. In the ending of Marika's route, she makes an appearance at Marika's and Masaya's informal Temps de Confession, and wishes that Masaya take care of her granddaughter from now on. She also regains Marika's respect because of this.
    • Konomi's grandmother. In Konomi's route, when Masaya introduces himself to her and her parents, she's the most enthusiastic with him, and tells him that his Naginata skills are really good despite only being on a beginner's level. In the ending, she gives Masaya a call, where she asks that Masaya continue his Naginata training as her apprentice, complete with a room in the Yanase estate.
  • Christmas Episode: Marika's and Ruriko's routes each have a segment set during Christmas eve. This is when they and Masaya have Their First Time.
  • Clean Pretty Reliable: Happens in at least two of the after-story routes.
    • Ruriko almost drowns in Chapter 2 of her route. Masaya manages to revive her by performing CPR, which only causes her to cough up the water she swallowed. She's completely fine afterwards. She treats it like a kiss, and even tells that to him.
    • In Tamie's route, she almost drowns thanks to swimming when she was already tired. Again, Masaya manages to revive her with CPR, this time off-screen. She coughs up a lot of seawater though, but nevertheless treats it like a kiss.
  • Cordon Bleugh Chef: Konomi and Tamie in their respective routes are shown to be able to make edible food the first few times they cook something, despite messing up on cutting vegetables or slightly overcooking meat.
  • Dating Catwoman: Thanks to Mitsuki and Konomi now having the options of becoming potential love interests for Masaya, this now applies to both of them in their respective routes due to being part of the Red Rose Society alongside Ritsuko.
  • Demoted to Extra:
    • During Tamie’s route, all the other heroines are largely irrelevant until after she and Masaya start dating. Afterward, they get to be supporting characters.
    • The Headmistress in the after-story routes sans Marika's and Mitsuki's is relegated to a background character.
  • Denser and Wackier: Konomi's route, where just about every other moment that Masaya and Konomi spend together is an awkward and hilarious one.
  • Easily Forgiven: Zig-zagged with Marika in her route. While Masaya does forgive her for the false rape accusations incident, she herself feels unworthy of being his love interest, and refuses to forgive herself and her actions.
  • Engrish: In the new OP. The original one managed to avert this, but here we are treated to such gems as "Welcome ti Filles de la Vincennes" (including that typo), "Let's change our school into the together more good school", and "You are more happy than now."
  • Excuse Plot: Despite taking place during Masaya’s second year and thus before the school integrates, the Grande Vote and the issues surrounding it are not mentioned in Tamie’s route until after they’ve already hooked up. Even then, big events like the cultural festival are skipped over without mention right up to the Grande Vote. They lose and Tamie suspects that her relationship with Masaya might have been to blame since she focused on that more than reporting on the activities of the White Lily society like she normally would have.
  • Flashback: The after-story routes each have a flashback segment to certain events that took place in the Common Route.
    • In Tamie's route, Masaya recalls Tamie in her ballroom gown during the May festival.
    • In Ruriko's route, Masaya comes to recall the time that he helped Ruriko confront her crazy ex-fiancee Eitaro. In addition, he also recalls how he first met her in the rose garden.
    • Marika's route has Masaya recall two events: her Attempted Suicide, and her kissing him in the cathedral.
    • Konomi's route has him recall the Game of Life from Chapter 14, specifically how Konomi's grip on him turned out to be really strong.
  • Good Parents: In contrast to Masaya's father, Ayaka and Ritsuko's mother, and Rise's mother, Tamie's, Konomi's, Mitsuki's, and Ruriko's parents are mentioned and/or shown to be normal, everyday parents who take good care of their children, and are even very supportive of Masaya once they hear about him or meet him in person.
  • Graceful Loser:
    • In all of the after-story routes, Masaya and the White Lily girls all take their loss in the Grande Vote with relative coolness, and even congratulate Ritsuko on her victory.
    • Marika's followers, many of whom are revealed to be Schoolgirl Lesbians, eventually learn to accept Masaya dating Marika, with some even congratulating them, despite initially hating him for stealing her from them.
  • Hotter and Sexier: Compared to the base VN, W Happiness includes more sexual content, with about 3/4th of the CGs being a sex scene of some sort.
  • Informed Attractiveness: There’s a long period in Mitsuki’s route where all the girls tell her how pretty and stylish she is.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Mitsuki and Marika to Masaya during their respective routes.
    • The former is due to her rivalry with Rise, as well as an inferiority complex stemming from it. Not to mention her initial assumptions that Masaya must be dating someone from the White Lily Society.
    • The latter is because she falsely accused Masaya of raping her, and now feels that she can't be forgiven for it.
    • Inverted in Tamie's route. It's Masaya who's the insecure one, primarily because she only goes after him after she gets amnesia, something he feels shouldn't be taken advantage of.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: When Masaya says he has something embarrassing to say to Tamie in private later, everyone including her thinks it’s probably something perverted. Konomi is the last one to get an internal monologue, where she’s just wondering why everyone’s attitude suddenly changed since she only has a vague understanding as to what sex even is.
  • Lethal Chef: Konomi in Tamie's route. The curry she concocts looks and tastes so disgusting that Ritsuko and pretty much everyone else refuse to touch it, with them immediately trying out Tamie's curry instead.
  • Lighter and Softer: The new routes are focused solely on Masaya's budding relationship with any of the five girls he romances, with no real threats to their well-beings such as the Yakuza returning.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Mitsuki doesn’t want to let anyone know that she and Masaya are dating, though the White Lily association finds out before the new term even begins. Ritsuko and Konomi stay in the dark because while Ritsuko can keep a secret, Konomi is always with her and definitely can’t.
  • Lonely at the Top: After clearing Masaya’s name, Marika and Mitsuki talk about him briefly at one point. Marika is happy that he actually went out of his way to ask her if she’s feeling okay, which confuses Mitsuki until the next day when Masaya asks her about Marika’s hobbies, intending to ask her out on a date. Mitsuki suddenly realizes that nobody actually asks Marika personal questions or tries to get along with her as a friend instead of worshipping her. To her embarrassment, even though she’s closer to Marika than most she realizes even she doesn’t know anything about Marika despite having known her for years.
  • Luminescent Blush: The first time Masaya compliments Mitsuki’s looks, her entire face turns bright red. Ayaka thinks she’s mad at him.
  • The Matchmaker: Noticing that Marika is troubled, Mitsuki asks her what the trouble is and if it has to do with Masaya. Marika admits she likes him, but it’s clear she feels unworthy of pursuing him. Mitsuki convinces her that it won’t be a problem and that she should go for it, meaning she actually tries for him unlike in the main story routes.
  • Make-Out Kids: Masaya and Ruriko in her respective route make out under the stars during the summer. Unfortunately, everyone around them immediately takes note of what exactly is taking place between them.
  • Mission-Pack Sequel: This version of the VN adds epilogues for the four original heroines of the first VN, and adds new routes for the five supporting female characters. In addition, new music, CGs, and sprites have been added.
  • No Antagonist: Compared to the main story routes, there are no actual antagonists in the after-story routes. Most of the conflicts here are driven by insecurities regarding love and relationships, specifically the lack of knowledge on how they actually work due to the Vincennes girls being so sheltered. Even the headmistress, who was the Big Bad of the common route, remains mostly in the background and chooses not to interfere with Masaya and the girl he's interested in, for one reason or another.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Masaya inadvertently saves Mitsuki from humiliation at the hands of the headmistress by giving her enough time to change the background of her phone before the headmistress can confiscate it. In retaliation, he’s given supplementary lessons because he missed a single assignment the previous week, which is most likely the only assignment he misses the entire year. Naturally, it serves as an opportunity for them to get closer since Mitsuki feels guilty about being responsible for the unfair punishment.
  • Oblivious to Love: As a bystander, Mitsuki is completely unable to tell who likes who, no matter how blatant they are about it. When she moves from bystander to potential love interest, nobody is able to tell how she feels either, including Masaya.
  • Phrase-Catcher: After Tamie loses her memory, everyone remarks how her behavior hasn’t changed at all.
  • Photographic Memory: In Tamie's route, it's her photographic memory that helps her to recover from her amnesia. Specifically, when she gets to see something or someone important to her life prior to her accident, she's able to get that part of her memory back.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: Ruriko, Tamie, Marika, Mitsuki, and Konomi to Masaya, who each get a respective route in the fandisc.
  • Pun-Based Title: W Happiness is read as "double the happiness", referring to the new epilogues and after-story routes.
  • Raised by Grandparents: In Marika's route, it's revealed that both of her parents died when she was young, leaving her grandmother to raise her by herself.
  • Reality Ensues: In Tamie's route, instead of continuing to focus on her job of covering the White Lily Society in preparation for the Grande Vote, she focuses instead on her relationship with Masaya, and all other plot points become largely irrelevant until the end. This results in The Red Rose Society winning, forcing Masaya to transfer at the end of the year.
  • Rescue Romance:
    • Retroactively, Konomi almost falling off the cherry tree, Ruriko's encounter with her ex-fiancee Eitaro and Marika's Attempted Suicide serve as the points to where all of them begin taking an interest in him, as each time he manages to rescue them from a situation that could have gone far worse.
    • Ruriko actually gets a second rescue, when she almost drowns during the second chapter of her route, and Masaya saves her in the nick of time while also performing CPR on her. She treats the latter as a kiss to boot.
    • Mitsuki's rescue happens at the end of her route's first chapter, when Masaya unwittingly saves her from the headmistress' wrath.
    • Tamie’s mandatory rescue comes when she tries to go swimming in the ocean when she’s tired. To be fair, she liked him anyway but him performing CPR on her is the key to getting her memory back.
  • Road Trip Romance: The first chapter of Tamie's route has several elements of this kind of plot. Namely: the class differences between Masaya, a formerly-working class student, and Tamie, a high-class girl, ensuing hilarity and awkwardness between them, and eventual feelings for one another blossoming. However, the last one is tragically cut short when Tamie suffers an accident and is hospitalized at the end of the chapter.
  • Rule of Three: In Konomi's route, Masaya gives Konomi a Bridal Carry three times, with the first one happening in the common route just before the May festival, the second after Konomi wins the naginata tournament, and the third after she sprains her ankle during the summer festival.
  • Schoolgirl Lesbians: In the final chapter of Marika's route, it's revealed that many of her followers are actually this, and their hate for Masaya is primarily rooted in him stealing her away from them.
  • Secret Keeper: At least two cases appear in two of the after-story routes.
    • In Mitsuki's route, the White Lily Society as a whole are this for Masaya's and Mitsuki's Secret Relationship, at least until the Culture festival.
    • Mitsuki herself serves as this for Masaya and Marika in the latter's route, having figured out that the two of them were already showing signs of being interested in one another.
  • Selective Obliviousness: In Tamie’s route, she’s so blatant after getting memory loss that he doesn’t even pretend not to notice, though he probably wishes he could.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Defied Trope in the after-story routes. Masaya and his Love Interest in each of the new routes explicitly make it a point to stay together even after he's forced to leave Vincennes at the end of the year, pledging to another to meet up whenever they can and continue their relationship.
  • Supporting Protagonist: In the after-story routes, Masaya is this. While the story is still mostly told from his POV, it's the heroine of each route that gets the Character Development, with him simply as a means for them to achieve this.
  • Supreme Chef: Several examples.
    • Masaya himself turns out to be one in Konomi's route, when he prepares a delicious stir-fry mix of meat and vegetables for the Naginata club. Naturally, Konomi and the rest of the club members are in a state of bliss upon trying his food.
    • Ruriko proves to be an excellent cook outside of solely baking bread, making delicious sandwiches and salads for Masaya in her route. In Tamie's route, she also teaches the latter on how to make fondue offscreen.
    • Marika turns out to be a really good cook in her route, having been a member of the home economics club before becoming Student Council President. At Masaya's request, she cooks him a set of dishes that he immediately enjoys.
    • Tamie learns to become a good cook herself in her route, having learned to make curry from scratch that tastes excellent.
    • Mitsuki is mentioned to be a good cook early on in her route, having managed to make noodles as good as Rise's. In her ending, she proves it when she makes Masaya's favorite dish flawlessly.
  • The Tease:
    • Ruriko is surprisingly flirty for someone who seems so innocent most of the time. Masaya eventually comes to believe that most of her Accidental Innuendo is anything but and she gets even bolder with time. When Chiho, Ruriko, Rise and Ayaka are all lined up to try to see through a gap in the door, Rise complains that Ayaka’s boobs on her back are distracting and Chiho says the same about Ruriko. Ayaka isn’t doing it on purpose. Ruriko is.
    • Once Tamie feels like she has a shot at Masaya, she starts being flirty and teasing him. Unfortunately, she’s not very good at it. Once she actually has him, if anything she’s even flirtier.
  • Third-Option Love Interest: The after-story routes give Masaya the option of hooking up with someone outside of the core four heroines from the original: Ruriko, Konomi, Mitsuki, Tamie, and Marika.
  • Toplessness from the Back: Happens to Tamie in her respective route, when Masaya accidentally walks in on her half-naked, her back facing him.
  • Villain Ball: The headmistress giving Masaya supplementary lessons for trivial reasons is basically par for the course, but the reason she did it is because he was defending Mitsuki. She had no reason to be so hostile to Mitsuki in the first place considering she’s working against gender integration and even refers to her as an honor student.
  • What Is This Feeling? : Tamie is attracted to Masaya, but is normally uninterested in pursuing him since she mostly just thinks he’s hot. In her fandisk route she starts getting confused by why she’s investigating his hypothetical love life before chalking it up to journalistic pride. Kind of, since she doesn’t seem to have entirely convinced herself, partially because she normally wouldn’t be as pushy.


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