Obsessions of an Otome Gamer: Elementary School Years (英語) ペーパーバック – 2020/3/11
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Mashiro was like every other elementary school student—until she stumbled upon a character from a music-themed otome game she was obsessed with in her former life! Now reincarnated into the game she spent her every waking hour playing, she has no idea how to avoid the twists and turns of certain character routes, including the bad endings! Getting a new lease on life, she decides to walk the path of a pianist and embrace this musical world to its fullest, but no matter where she turns, she just can’t seem to escape triggering events and getting involved with troublesome yet handsome characters!
Does Mashiro have any choice in where her new life will take her? Or is she stuck with a horrifying ending manipulated by the original game world?
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Beyond being a competently executed "reincarnation fantasy" story, what elevates this book is the mystery and sense of danger that builds as the readers are gradually given hints about the reality behind this world. It's clear very quickly that the other character reincarnated with the heroine is locked in a desperate, secret struggle against an unknown force, and while not everything is revealed, this gives a sense of urgency and threat that one would not expect from an otome game adaptation. What glimpses the readers are given of the heroine's past can be heartbreaking as well, which gives more weight to her choices in this next life. This book, in both tone and characters, reminds me a lot more of novels like Re:Zero and Empty Box, than the usual light, wish-fulfillment fiction light novels are known for.
This is an impressive and excellent first volume, and i can't recommend this enough. The characters are layered and developed in fascinating ways, the world setting is both amusing and sinister at times, with a sense of dark mystery hidden around the edges and in the background. Musicians and music lovers will appreciate the author's own enthusiasm as well, with the numerous references to famous composers and symphonies. I eagerly await the next volume.
Also: two very big thumbs up to the editor and translator of this novel. They did such a good job that I felt like I was reading a Japanese story written by a native English speaker. Everything was fluid, natural, and let the author's words shine. Very well done!
What's unique about this novel and the next is that they are setting up for an additional two novels, one for each of the heroes! No more crying about your side losing the love triangle, you will be able to read the romance you prefer by the end of the series!
Because it's set in elementary school it's filled with cute scenes. The entire cast is great. I found myself loving all of them and enjoying the situations they found themselves in. The second book comes out soon and I can't wait!
More to come