The Ten Count Game by Ameba called Another Days is finally here. If you love the yaoi manga, then you might love this story game. In it, you have to make sure that Kurose and Shirotani end up together. As expected, you’ll find another two rivals in the game. Depending on your decisions, you might make Shirotani end up with the wrong guy! The game is available only in Japanese. However, this is a great way to learn the language. You can read the dialogues, or you can choose to have the sound on and listen to their voices as well. The game is free, although there are limits of what you can do, it’s fun to play.
The rivals of Kurose are Natsuya and Fuwa. While Natsuya is sweet, Fuwa is cheeky and a wrong option. The guy competes with Kurose in all things (or so it seems during the portion of the game I played so far).
The first thing you do in the game is to train. You get some lessons and free items so that you can play. The standard outfit of Shirotani is cute, but as you play, you can change the clothing, add items, and personalize your room. In my case, I decided to go the bridal way. I know, I was carried away, but it looked so cute that I couldn’t help myself.
If you need extra training, you can re-do all the lessons. You also get plenty of explanations during those. On the bright side is that you get to know the game pretty well. On the downside, comments can be somewhat annoying.
As you play along, I recommend you to personalize Kurose and Shirotani’s avatars. The better dressed they’re, the more sex appeal power you’ll have. And the more sex appeal power you’ll have, the better suited to play with Shirotani you’ll be. Since you’ll be playing as Shirotani, it’s a good idea to be as powerful as possible. Shirotani always doubts what to do, so, better to have him stronger than usual, so that you can choose what you want to do.
If you aren’t happy with how the story is progressing, you can change the path. However, you cannot change it too often for free. Pay attention to what you choose Shirotani to do because then changing roads can be difficult (or expensive). It’ll depend on how good you are during the game. It’s mostly reading and making choices, but still, it can be tricky.
In my case, I decided to go out for dinner with Kurose. It can be challenging since, as you know, Shirotani doesn’t play well touching stuff with his bare hands, or eating and drinking in public places or in restaurants. It was good since it was like in the comics. Shirotani drank a lot. And if you do something right, you get praises from Kurose.
You’ll get lots of vibes from the manga while you play the game. If you do things well, you should be able to get the story right, and Kurose and Shirotani happy together. However, things can get funky with Natsuya and Fuwa popping up. And that’s the deal! Both Natsuya and Fuwa will pop up all the time and try to make you go with dates with them, or mess things up. While Natsuya seems to be a friend, Fuwa goes all the way down the rabbit hole.
You’ll meet Natsuya and Fuwa by chance during the lessons. They’ll pop up one after the other when you visit Kurose at his working place.
Also, besides the lessons and the story, you also get challenges. They can come from Shirotani’s boss, for example. And they can be very challenging for Shirotani. So, read carefully and try to make him choose correctly.
The screens with the missions are pretty cute. You’ll get Shirotani and Kurose when beginning one, and Natsuya nad Fuwa at the end of the mission. If you pass the mission, you get free items, including free tickets to continue the story. As a default, you get five tickets per day (they run out very fast). You can purchase more if you wish.
There are also seasonal items to collect. Now it’s spring, so the game is featuring the “spring tea room” game. You can get spring items for your avatars, and even dress them accordingly. I’ve seen many Japanese players get their Kuroses and Shirotanis fully dressed for the occasion.
Thanks to the game I also found out that volume 6 is out too! (In Japanese, anyway. So, I hope that Sublime’s English version will be out soon too). And, there’s the announcement that Ten Count will be an anime also. So, I’m doing the happy dance at the moment! Just take a look at volume 6’s cover. It’s super cute.
While we wait for the anime, why not reading Ten Count [The Book Depository] [Waterstones] and playing the game? The game is best played on the phone, and so far I haven’t found any spicy scenes yet. But who knows what I will find if I continue playing? I had fun, and I’ve been flexing my language muscles in Japanese. Give it a try 🙂
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