Dangerous Relationship ~Forbidden Romance~ Taiga Saeba

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(available on iOS, Android, and Steam)

What is “Dangerous Relationship“? This is a game where you can enjoy the dangerous world of dating a celebrity. … In a single day, you end up meeting an idol, an actor, a model, a musician, and a comedian, and from that day on, you suddenly change from being an ordinary citizen to being a celebrity’s girlfriend. (Steam Description)

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The Men of the Showbiz World

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  1. Akira SenbaA pocketful of sunshine, he’s the other half of the comedic group  ‘Senogi.’ You accidentally meet with this charming man when you bump into him at the crosswalk, he catches you before you fall and seems to be at a loss for words when he looks at you. Will you choose to let him pursue you?
  2. Ryouhei ShindoA major pop star from the group called ‘New Voice’ you bumped into him at the beginning of the game when he tries to escape his fans to get into the studio for a photoshoot. He’s an earnest fellow with a passion for his work, will you choose to let him pursue you?
  3. Kei Toyonaga-He’s the actor you’re assigned to be a stylist, and boy is he not pleased that you are late into work this morning. A vicious mouth on him, he is the epitome of a sadistic narcissist, but why does he act that way? Can he really be as mean as he is, or is it all an act like his shows? Will you let him pursue you? 
  4. Taiga Saeba-After receiving your punishment to clean up a random dressing room for being late, you start to get to work when someone comes rushing in and spewing a lot of rude ass comments. You then realize it’s the famous talent, Taiga, who always carries a mature demeanor… Realizing you were there listening to his personality change, a fairly interesting relationship develops between you two. Will you let him chase after you?
  5. Subaru Oshima-The flirty rockstar, he always seems to have a smooth pickup line at his disposal whether around you or other women. Charismatic and pretty big on his ego to be a rockstar, you wonder… Why he holds a disdain for the entertainment industry, and if he does have such anger towards it, why does he remain?

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Chaotic Beginnings

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You just got your dream job as a stylist and like any young and energetic newbie, your excitement seems to have boiled over into the next day; causing you to be late for work! Rushing out the door in a tizzy you manage to arrive at the building, anxiety building in your gut since you know the person you’ll be working with is not going to be the kindest soul. On top of you being late you run into a flock of fangirls surrounding the popular artist from ‘New Voice,’ Ryouhei Shindo.

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Noticing that he also seems to be trying to get into the same building, you make up a scenario as being one of the people who are on his entourage today and manage to escape the crowd. During this moment, Ryouhei thanks you and gives you his handkerchief to wipe off some dirt that happened to get on your bag from the event. However, as you wipe off the dirt from your bag you notice that Ryouhei has accidentally dropped his studio badge on the floor next to you.

With no more time to lose, you pick up his badge and hurry in, thinking to yourself that you’ll just return the badge to the security center.

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Upon entering the building and bowing your head in utter dismay, Kei Toyonaga blows his gasket at the fact you’re late upon arrival. While you apologize profusely, the actor continues his onslaught of insults as you try to do your job. (FYI, I wanted there to be an option to scream back at this man for being such an asshole. I knew we were late but he didn’t have to keep dragging it on like he did…)

As if he decided to be kind for a moment, Kei gives you something to eat since you skipped breakfast, only to both myself and the heroine’s dismay… The delicious-looking cream puffs he’s given are wasabi flavored… And he states we need to eat them all.

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The rest of the day seems to go smoothly as you wrap up your time with Kei, but, this motherfucker has other plans for you since he still hasn’t gotten over the fact you were late this morning. Kei ends up taking you to another dressing room that is in utter shambles and things were strewn about like someone decided to have a frat party, he tells you that your punishment for being late is to clean up this room.

With a nod, he leaves you in the room to clean up all the mess and garbage that someone else has left. You sigh, (IMO I would have screamed at him for harassment and hazing) and begin cleaning up the room and just as you were about to finish up, Taiga Saeba enters the chatroom.

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Stunned by the flurry of rude and brash comments coming out of his mouth, you freeze in shock as he seems to not have noticed you until the last minute. You tell him you were about to leave and that you hadn’t heard anything, but you blow your cover when you repeat something that he just said. So from here, you’re in trouble because that polite mask of his comes right off and his vulgar side comes right on out throw the gates of hell.

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He kabe-don’s you into a corner, causing you to get flustered and scared as he questions you. Your answers to his interrogation seem to pique his interest as he draws close and seems to look like he was going to kiss you. Then, as if by an act of divine interference, Subaru Oshima enters the chatroom and saves you from Taiga’s advances.

Exchanging a few words of gratitude towards the flirty but somehow sweet Subaru, you manage to finish for the day and head home in a bit of a daze. Mulling over a few of the events that occurred today you bump into your friend, Tomoko, who teases you a bit about work and such. You playfully exchange verbal jabs at one another before parting at the crosswalk, it’s here where you bump accidentally into Akira Senba, who seemed a bit dazed after catching you.

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You thank him for saving you from the fall, but the conversation gets a bit awkward as it seems that Akira is looking at you with some intensity that catches you off guard. Realizing he was making the whole conversation more or less uncomfortable, he tells you again that it was no problem and you both go off on your own separate ways.

Wow… You think to yourself as you make it home, what are the odds that in one full day you met all these amazing celebrities in a work shift? Smiling as you take on this day, you wonder if you will see any of them again, but of course, you shake your head and realize that you will more than likely see them again because of your work.

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Assessing Taiga Saeba

The Unshakable Woman

When we first meet Taiga, our first impression of him is that he’s a kind person from the person he injects towards his fans and the cameras that seem to flash all around him. He comes off as a genuinely nice character at first, and you as the heroine seems to be fooled like everyone else was about him until the dressing room incident. I’ll be honest everyone, I was not particularly going into his route with the happiest of emotions after how he KABEDONED us and tried to force a kiss on me.

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I’m usually a fan of kabedons when it is placed correctly in a game, anime, or romance novel. However in this case, he didn’t make it anywhere near exciting for me or the heroine he freaked us out and got me pissed off. We were lucky that Subaru managed to interrupt the whole ordeal and saved our ass from having a kiss stolen, but Taiga’s first impression was fairly soured.

As the jerk went to leave he whispered in a threatening tone that we aren’t to speak a word of what we heard him say. Considering it could ruin his reputation in the industry, however, even I’m not that petty to go off and air out dirty laundry unless you do something majorly disgusting. We let him off the hook in the beginning since the whole thing was surprising, but you can’t forget the first impression…. ever.

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To our unhappiness as we get home that night, we are called by one of our good friends who needs us to take her place and work with Taiga the next day when it’s our day off. She goes on about how he’s a sweet individual and that everything should go well, except the fact you know how he really is like, but because it is work you can’t turn it down and agree to do it.

Thus starts our dive into working with Taiga Saeba, the Tsunderella, for those of you who are familiar with my Tsundere post I’m going to explain that I really do have a love/hate relationship with these types besides the Dom-Daddy. Taiga happens to be a Tsundra/Tsundora type, where he’s very vicious with how he talks towards the heroine and his comments are scathing. Obviously, I wanted to slap him upside for a few of the times he even decided to open his mouth…

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Having to work with him again wasn’t really pleasant as he continues to bully you with certain comments throughout the day that only you hear but no one else does. When the day finally seems to be over, and you begin to clean up the room with Taiga reading patiently on the side. You can’t help but glance at his profile, and even I begin to wonder, why the fuck does he have such a bad mouth on him, when he could use that dirty mouth elsewhere (pfftt…).

However, there is an event that occurs between you two after the first half of the photoshoot is over and you’re both in the dressing room again. It’s here that I started to realize there were slightly nuances to how Taiga shows his emotions and perhaps, the way he words and says things stemmed from a mishandled past.

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I feel what threw me off guard as the reader, and made me now more curious about him was when he asked if we were scared of him. That line triggered the nosy/detective/investigator in me to want to seek out this character further in his route and why he’s so inclined on being two different personas. Albeit, I got a bit more than I could chew by stating I was curious about him rather than scared, as he took this as a sign that I was interested in him as a love interest and not as a friend or colleague.

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When he says that he was going to show you the real him, shoving us up against the wall again and actually stealing our first kiss was definitely a no-no. However, he did get his just desserts as the MC actually shoves him off so hard that she practically slapped him in the process and ran away. This is pretty bad for us as we left mid-shift and also slapped the face of a popular model, whoops!

However, what sucked a little was that his sad expression actually got me and the MC like…

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I felt like he was guilt triping us or something, and I felt a bit peeved as I hate anyone who tries to guilt trip me over something they did. However, for both the heroine and I, we felt a twinge of something that maybe that there was a misunderstanding to how Taiga is and who he really was. Which we actually do end up finding out, as you progress through the story you meet with Taiga again as he has requested for you now to be more semi-permanent with him.

It’s through small moments with him that you recognize how caring he actually is, but he is quick to cover up his actual intentions pretty badly by being a jackass.

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What was surprising to me about his route is how easy he became to read after the third chapter and that his rude Tsun-Tsun comments were more like a cat meowing for attention rather than a vicious panther tearing your insides out. To put into perspective, Taiga grew up without having a lot of attention placed on him as his mother was a fashion editor and his grandmother who raised him was a fashion designer. In order for him to get any of their attention he acted out and started saying some pretty dirty words at a young age.

Realizing that this was a way to get the attention he wanted, he continued to use it so that he could keep getting the attention of the people he loved in his life. Which is why we see the ‘switch personality’ in him, for the people he doesn’t want really close, we see this jovial and sweet personality shine through… However, if you’re someone he actually wants to get true attention from, that potty mouth is there to rile you up. He actually expresses that it’s the only way he knew how to get attention and express himself properly in the game.

When you finally uncover Taiga Saeba properly, you find that this sweetheart is terribly clumsy at love, and his way of expressing things changes slowly as you come to realize that you’ve fallen for this dork/child LOL.

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Falling in Love with Taiga

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Falling in love with this man is a wild ride alright? If you’re into someone who is a bedroom bully both in private quarters and in public, Taiga takes the reins on the Tsundra type at full force. He’s brashly passionate about his affections for you and is downright honest, he values honesty and integrity and expects the same from you. He openly let’s you know his thoughts, and while at times he doesn’t come out with what’s on his mind at the moment, it’s usually because he wants to word it properly so you don’t get mad at him.

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Guys, he does have his moments where I rolled my eyes at him for being a complete child even though I know it’s just how he shows his affection towards you. The thing was, I actually didn’t mind him being a complete brat towards me since I already understood him and his antics. While this man seems to pretend that he has it all and can be bold towards the world, he’s actually quite insecure about how he goes about things and even how to approach showing his love towards you.

He’s extremely jealous, and while he won’t admit that to you straight away, you can tell that he is trying to be a ‘man’ towards you and hold in his emotions. Taiga gets scared a lot when ‘nice guys’ appear before you because he can’t pull off that demeanor at all when he’s just with you, so this discourages him a lot especially when Akira decides to hit on you (AKIRA I LOVE YOU BUT PLEASE, DON’T BE TRYING TO LOVE ME WHEN I’M IN TAIGA’S ROUTE LOL).

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This poor baby… Anyways, I digress, falling in love with Taiga isn’t easy at first as you really have to get past his rugged behavior in the beginning. Albeit I wasn’t looking forward to being romanced by him and seeing how he would treat me, but I was astonished with how he actually was and how he treated the heroine so well (minus the beginning and scaring the living daylights out of her and pissing me off).

Also, he really puts out his passion on you quadruple fold compared to the last guy I romanced from this game. Taiga literally breathes you like air and cannot be without you, he’s very very much in love and let’s you know it by cherishing every aspect of you and letting your body know it too.

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Gray’s Corner

I am impressed with the fact I liked Taiga’s route more than I expected, as I never usually go into a Tsundere route with high hopes. However, Taiga made it very easy for me to figure out his childish antics and that he does look for assurance in your love for him. He also makes sure to not give you leeway in ever feeling insecure unless he can see you get jealous over him every once in a while, since he likes it when you do. But know that, this guy is really looking for love with you, and he can’t see himself with anyone else but you. Which is why, Taiga has earned a spot on my list of good ‘Tsundere’ men to romance.

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ROUTE RATING:

4.5/5 STARS ★★★★⋆

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