Tomoe’s route in Prima Stella, down! There’s still Miyabi’s, Kusumi’s and Shizuka’s routes left.
Tomoe’s route focused on her return to her tennis skills, while facing obstacles along the way which she managed to overcome with Kousuke’s help. You’d think that with him striving hard to recuperate and recover his own skills in swimming, her route would focus on two well-gifted athletes, but it doesn’t. It has Kousuke choosing to forsake his swimming in order to support Tomoe all the way through her recovery and subsequent rise to fame. It was okay, even though his reason for being allowed to stay in Etoile in the first place was for him to recover his swimming ability (and of course there’s Shizuka).
Now I’m going after Miyabi, but for some reason, I’m not all that motivated in pursuing her route as much as I was with Tomoe. In retrospect, Tomoe was a pretty adorable character: aside from being a kouhai, she was just all smiles and bubbly. Her XO face was a pretty hilarious sight to behold! Miyabi, however, feels too much like the generic ojousama. Not that there’s anything bad to it, but it was either that or the starting event for her route – which felt too uncomfortable for me because of how out-of-character Kousuke was -that drained me of momentum. Now I’m thinking of going for Kusu-nee instead!
Overall, it was pretty entertaining to say the least. Seeing Tomoe’s various facial expressions was a riot, and the ero scenes with her totally brought out a different side of her, as Merry mentioned here:
…AKBY knows how to make each of their ero-scenes new and fresh. You can learn more about a heroine’s characteristics during the steady progression of ero-scenes such as Miyabi’s love for mouth-to-mouth kisses while in the act or Kusumi’s stealthy and aggressive attacks under the covers.
And you know that Hemi loves that stuff. CLOSET NYMPHO OJOUSAMA BISHOUJOS, ZOMJ! Honestly, at this point the drama is all rather moot to me – and by moot I mean second in terms of priority, not disregarded altogether. It’s really the various ways with which Prima Stella presents its eroero content between the four heroines that has me all curious and motivated.
Guess this means I’m jumping ahead to Kusumi’s route!