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“It seemed like the start of something new. Something that would change.”
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Seduce Me is an original-English language Visual Novel made by Seraphim Entertainment, released for the PC in February 2015. After funding a successful Kickstarter, the game was released for free online and can be found here. It was also greenlit for a Steam release.

18 year old Mika Anderson is the granddaughter of the CEO of the famous toy company, Anderson's Toys. After her grandfather passes away, she inherits his mansion, which her father decides to move her into right away. Upon arrival, she encounters five unconscious men — actually incubi — who have broken into her house to seek shelter from a group of devils. As they have nowhere else to go, Mika allows the incubi to stay with her in the mansion and in exchange they do the housework while preparing to take the misfits on again so they can leave.

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The production company, Seraphim Entertainment, runs a Tumblr Account. In addition to the game, the franchise includes an original music CD, up to five playable epilogues, and a drama CD, which is a non-interactive What If? story that shows the reader what life would have been like if the player character didn't end up with any of the boys after Malix's defeat and they still ended up staying with her in the mansion.

In late 2015, Seraphim Entertainment announced that they were going into production of a sequel— Seduce Me 2: The Demon War, which details the incubi coming back to their world and the eponymous war, a rebellion against the Demon Lord, happening during their return. The sequel game released in 2016, and is the last installment in the visual novel series.


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  • Abstract Eater: The brothers don't necessarily need sex for energy. Demons of Lilith (succubi and incubi) can take it from simple hand-holding or kissing: anything that might be remotely sexual. Also, in the Sam's case specifically he can feed off of rage energy too. For example, if Mika had not given into that Forceful Kiss from Sam at the beginning and simply gotten mad at him, he would have just fed off of her anger towards him instead.
    • Sam's ability to feed off Mika's rage, had she not been affected by the enthrallment, is due to him (and the rest of the brothers) being half brute-demon. It affects Sam more strongly than the others.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: The boys sort of have to be this way, since they're trying to lay low in the human world while they recover from the beating they received earlier in the game.
  • Ambiguously Human: Damien, after the events of his good ending. However, invokedWord of God states that though his magic has been taken away, all that's happened is that he became powerless.
  • Badass Grandpa: Mika's grandfather, as revealed later on in the story. In addition to building up his own toy company, he studied magic over the course of his life.
  • Balanced Harem: A reverse-harem version.
  • Bi the Way: Mika, the protagonist, as her romantic options are split between six boys and three girls, one of which is another demon like the five main love interests.
  • Big Bad
    • Malix and Diana (outside her own route), at least for the first game. The first is a devil with a grudge, the second another demon attempting to convince one of the boys to come back to the Demon World and marry her. The sequel reveals her more sympathetic reasons for doing this, such as saving her family.
    • The Demon Lord, also known as the five brothers' father, is this for the second game. The plot revolves around the rebellion against him, and the finale is a faceoff between him, you, and your chosen partner.
  • Big Fancy House: The Anderson Mansion, originally belonging to Mika's grandfather but now granted to her as part of his will. It's large enough for all five of the demons and Mika to live comfortably in.
  • Bodyguard Crush: In The Demon War, Saero, the bodyguard of the rebellion leader, is deeply in love with his superior Diana. The two have grown up together, and it's implied that the only thing keeping them apart is more pressing concerns.
  • Brains and Brawn: James and Sam are this respectively, especially given their extra abilities. The contrast is further emphasized in The Prince VS The Brute, which sees the two brothers at odds over Mika.
  • Cast Full of Pretty Boys: And a handful of pretty girls as well. In the demons' case, it's justified as them being incubi/succubi, and thus using their good looks and magic to seduce people for their energy.
  • Celibate Heroine: At least two routes have her end up with none of her options. The Just Another Day CD also does this, as the boys still live in her house but do not court her.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: If you romance Suzu or Naomi, as the two have been friends with Mika since childhood.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Each of the incubi brothers is associated with a certain color. James is gold or bronze. Erik is red or pink. Sam is green. Matthew is light blue. Damien is black or white. Diana also follows this trope and is purple.
  • Combo Platter Powers: Each of the incubi has a unique secondary ability that seldom has anything to do with being incubi:
    • Super Intelligence: James' ability, which allows him to learn new languages very easily.
    • Dream Weaver: Erik's ability, allowing him to ease nightmares and control dreams.
    • Super Strength: Sam's ability, making him the strongest physical combatant out of the five brothers. There's also his Super Speed on top of that.
    • Hammerspace: Matthew's ability. He can create anything so long as it fits in his pockets.
    • Telepathy: Damien's ability, although it's more of a Blessed with Suck ability as he can't shut it off or on when he wants to.
  • Cutting Off the Branches: The Demon War effectively makes the routes with Suzu, Naomi, and Andrew moot, since it is the romance with one of the five brothers or Diana that allows the player character to join them in the Demon World.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: The opening songs for the games, "Chained the Monster" and "Flames Inside", are composed by Erik's voice provider, Christopher Escalante.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Mika and Matthew both, but Matthew moreso for his paler skin and darker hair.
  • First Guy Wins: Sam, if the player chooses to pursue his route, seeing how he stole her first kiss. According to Word of God, this is also true for the rest of the series looking forward.
  • Everyone Is Bi: Demons of Lilith are this as well, as they don't much care for gender when it comes down to romance or feeding. Diana is implied to have taken energy from the Alpha Bitch in the first game, and can end up with Mika in the first game or the very male Saero in the second.
  • Forceful Kiss: Sam does this to Mika at the beginning of the game in order to demonstrate his energy draining abilities. Whether Mika reciprocates or angrily shoves him back is up to the player.
  • Gay Option: Suzu, Naomi, and Diana for Mika.
  • Good Angel, Bad Angel: The heroine's two friends, Naomi and Suzu, are this towards the heroine. Who you side with the most affects the later parts of the game.
  • Gratuitous Latin: All of the demon's spells are in Latin. The "Angel's Password" is a subversion, being in plain English.
  • Harem Genre: Or rather, reverse-harem with a female central character. It's one of the major appeals for the game, as English-language otome games rarely play into that fantasy. It's downplayed on the non-romantic routes, or the routes for anyone who isn't one of the five main incubi.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: The default name is "Mika Anderson," but the first name can be changed to anything the player wants. There's even a Steam achievement for doing so.
  • Horny Devils: A variation. Incubi/Succubi have a necessity for sexual energy, but they can gain it through any physical touch. As explained by James, handholding and similar touches can be enough, but sex itself is a "feast" for them.
  • I Know Your True Name: Each of the five demons have a true name that can be used to summon them. They tell the heroine their true name, which she uses later to call for help. James' is Raestrao, Erik's is Uzaeris, Sam is Aomaris, Matthew is Zecaeru, Damien is Izroul, and Diana is Ezaeur.
  • Interspecies Romance: By default, since the main love interests are incubi and one succubus. This is only averted if you choose one of the three humans to romance.
  • Love Triangle: Subverted in the main story, as it revolves around a harem, but you can ultimately only choose one person to persue. The alternate route The Prince VS The Brute, however, plays this straight between James, Sam, and Mika.
  • Marriage Before Romance: This was the plan for James and Diana. The marriage was arranged, so he doesn't love her at all, and she was only marrying him to save her kingdom (though the brothers believed it was for power).
  • Marry Them All: One of the playable epilogues, Five Hearts, has Mika obtaining all five incubi at the end.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Mika, as revealed after the game's initial release. She's biracial, with one parent having Japanese descent and the other being Caucasian.
  • Noble Male, Roguish Male: James and Sam's respective roles for Mika as the two major love interests. They're also the only ones of the group to get their own joint Episode which pits them against each other, more blatantly displaying this comparison.
  • One True Love: In The Demon War, it turns out that Saero's is Diana, and vice versa. In most routes however they won't be able to get together, but if you play your cards right they can for one of them.
  • Order Versus Chaos: The two human female romantic routes, pitting the orderly Naomi against the chaotic Suzu. If you choose to pursue a non-romantic route, the Lawful/Chaotic ending depends on which friend you've sided with more often over the course of the game.
  • Our Demons Are Different: Though they are incubi, and they do feed off of sexual energy, the five incubi (and the succubus, more than likely) also feed off of general feelings of pleasure such as happiness. Even so much as touching the subject of their affections can give them energy.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: All of the main incubi are gender-flipped examples of this trope and eventually become Husband examples. The most extreme of them are James and Sam. Diana's guard Saero is another gender-flipped example, a rather extreme one at that.
  • Relationship Upgrade: As of the second game, Mika is engaged to whoever's path she chose.
  • Romance Game: Of the Otome variety.
  • Sexy Discretion Shot: If Mika decides to have sex with the characters, at any rate. There will be some hot and heavy action going on, but the VN cuts to black before the two parties get really frisky.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Sam and Matthew always seem to be at each others' throats. Matthew also has a one-sided rivalry with James. And The Prince VS The Brute sees this established between James and Sam.
  • Story Branch Favoritism: The narrative seems to prefer Sam to the rest of the brothers, as most canon alternate routes have Mika encountering Sam first, and the True Ending of the second game is followed up on in his good endings.
  • Sweet Tooth: Matthew, the resident master pastry chef.
  • Themed Harem: Mika is romanced by five incubi.
  • Theme Tune Cameo: Mika's ringtone is the game's opening song.
  • Tsundere: Sam. Lampshaded to hell and back over the course of the story.
  • Unexpected Inheritance: Mika finds out that she gets her grandfather's entire Big Fancy House and the inheritance to his company mere hours after the funeral.
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Yandere: For Seduce Me 2, in Diana's bad ending, Saero is revealed to be this for her.
  • Year Outside, Hour Inside: Apparently, time flows differently in the demon world from the human world. One year in the human world would equal five years in the demon world, and vice versa.

Alternative Title(s): Seduce Me Otome

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