(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)
Hey guys, this review is going to be a lot different than my others as I had to refrain from vomiting and throwing my computer out the window itself. Kei Toyonaga’s route is the epitome of a real ‘dangerous relationship,’ and I couldn’t bear to continue paying attention to it as the character is a monster.
So in this review, I’m going to review a non-romanceable character that should have been given a route to romance the MC and not some trash of an excuse S-Dom that glorifies DV-Yandere relationships (if you’re not familiar to what I’m talking about, please refer to my blog on Yandere Types).
Instead let’s not talk and glorify said toilet bowl of fuckboidom, Kei Toyonaga, I’m going to discuss about his brother, Sho Toyonaga, and why he should have been one of the protagonist’s love interests
(versus this trash excuse of an S-DO type monster).
The Men of the Showbiz World
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- Akira Senba–A 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?
- Ryouhei Shindo–A 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?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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?
- Sho Toyonaga– Unfortunately he is not a romanceable character but he deserves to be versus his twin brother who is trash. This character is beyond the sweetest person I met in the game, and he’s the cool type which makes him adorable when he finally admits his feelings. It was an insult to not have him have his own personal route.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
INTERVIEWING SHO TOYONAGA
When we first meet Sho Toyonaga, it’s at the dressing room of his older brother, Kei-shit-bag Toyonaga. His interaction with the heroine here is brief but the impression he leaves was calming to me as the player as his brother is an absolute asshole. However, whilst being in his brother’s dressing room he questions you about if his older brother is harassing you, being the nice person that you are as the MC, you state that you can handle it and that there’s nothing going on.
Sho certainly has some ambivalence towards your answer but gives you a fair warning to not get close to his brother otherwise you will get hurt, but when he states it, it isn’t as a threat but truly out of concern. At the time, you just blow off what Sho has to say and just go about your day and also get yelled at some more by Kei (ASSHOLE BITCH FACE FUCKER), and during his onslaught of being a complete narcissist, he tries to force himself on you.
Yep, Kei TRIES to FORCE HIMSELF ON YOU, but he doesn’t get a chance as staff interrupts his actions by knocking on the door. Thus, allowing you to escape from his grasp for the day…
However, even though you escaped Kei’s clutches that day, you come to find out from your co-worker that Kei wants to keep you on as his personal stylist. This doesn’t bode well for readers or the heroine, as you soon become affiliated with Kei and rumors and such filter around you in a shit show of sorts. As the people working on set also believe that you are just using your body to get known and that your boss (Kei), is a total imbecile at acting.
Seeing your reactions to what is happening, Sho approaches you again and talks with you about how he had warned you about this. While you agree with Sho about the warning, you state you can handle the issue at hand and continue to work with Kei despite Sho warning you again about his brother’s personality.
However, at this point, the heroine seems to be at Kei’s will as she gave over her body to him… Unwillingly, yep you read that right. Unwillingly, so that’s why I’m not writing a review about him ever, at all, nothing.
I DIGRESS, Sho decides to show you his brother’s true personality in hopes of having you give up on him and releasing yourself from working with Kei. It’s here, when you finally come face to face with the fact that Kei uses everyone to get what he wants and needs, and finds pleasure in abusing anything he can get his hands on. You run outside and cry, as soon as you run outside, the man who appears beside you isn’t Kei (
THANK THE GODS FOR THAT BECAUSE I WANTED TO KILL HIM), it is Sho, who consoles and comforts your broken heart.
After speaking with you and exchanging a few words to help your broken heart, Sho encourages you to go home and rest and forget about Kei. It is from here that Sho starts to realize his feelings for you and why he wanted to protect you from his brother’s assholedom and violently sadistic ways.
IF WE COULD FALL FOR SHO TOYONAGA
If we could have fallen for Sho versus Kei, it would have been a good and bittersweet love for certain. Sho is the cool type and doesn’t know how to express himself as himself versus when he acts, he states that when it comes to acting he can easily do roles fairly well… but when it comes to stating his own feelings it’s a bit harder because he gets embarrassed.
I feel that just like most kuudere types, he is the quietly possessive type and because he’s terrible at speaking his own words, actions are better for him but not in a forceful manner. If we were given the chance, I’m certain he would have been the type to show small little moments of his cuteness by leaving flowers for you in the dressing room. Shyly looking at your hand to hint that he really wants to be closer to you but isn’t sure if he has the right to ask because he doesn’t want to be too pushy or seem needy.
It was a shame that we didn’t have the option to leave Kei’s fucked up ass in jail and run off with Sho, because his brother was the most compassionate and loving person out of the whole route. I was bemused that there wasn’t an option to walk away and run away with Sho, as you certainly knew as the reader that the triggers Kei’s route toted… it was horrific and glorifies a certain type of relationship that I can’t accept. I’m sorry, it’s my own personal opinion, and I refuse to recommend Kei Toyonaga’s route to anyone.
I digress, this is to be about Sho Toyonaga though, but it’s hard to separate the two as they are always in each other’s faces. The angel on the right and the devil who wants to kill you on the left.
Sho wholeheartedly wants the best for you, and he would do anything to make sure you were happy with your decisions. He refuses to make you cry and do anything harmful because he’s new to love himself I’m certain he would need you to say what kind of tears you were crying so he can understand. His heart is in a good place, and he definitely would have been the most well-rounded lover out of all the men in Dangerous Relationship.
Because, if we could have fallen for him, I’m certain we would have been in danger of falling madly in love with Sho’s quietly possessive love and passion, and he would save us from Kei’s tormenting and send that MF to prison for life.
This precious baby, sigh… It was hard to get through the route without falling for Sho, although in the real route… The heroine breaks his heart, not ONCE does he berate her or get angry at her for turning him down. He accepts her answer, and cordially walks her out and makes sure she leaves the building safely, unlike his brother who always brutally…— you know what, I won’t go there.
Sho Toyonaga should have been the character we could have romanced and his brother should have been the antagonist instead, but you know… I guess the creators felt it was necessary to make a trash character that caters to disaster. However, after playing Kei’s route, the one person I do not regret meeting in his route is Sho Toyonaga, and that is the only appreciation I grant towards Kei Toyonaga. Otherwise, seriously go jump off a cliff Kei, seriously.
Shout out to Sho Toyonaga for being the best thing out of Kei’s route, because I possibly wouldn’t have finished the route if it wasn’t for the fact that I fell for you. I cannot emphasize enough that Kei’s route was disgusting, vile, and destructive… I almost punched a hole in my computer because of it. However, anyone who really wants to know about it, just look at the Steam Community for information– please don’t play it (I beg you).
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