Seifuku Tenshi Review


Game Information

Original Title: 制服天使

Release Date: 22nd December 2011

Producing Company: Sherbert Soft

Scenario Writer: 本条靖竹

Artist: きさらぎみゃう

Story

Kent lives a pretty normal life with his two childhood friends – Ayane and Kouhei. However, he finds that his only real pleasure in life is gazing at the girl who he sits next to in class. Her name is Shion and Kent thinks that she’s beautiful and angelic. One day, Kent returns to his classroom a while after the end of the school day to get his bag. Inside the classroom is Shion lying on a table – with angel wings! It turns out that Shion has developed something called “wing disease” where these angel wings appear out of nowhere and make her want to do perverted things. Later on, an angel hunter named Hiruta arrives in town to catch Shion. Kent and Shion decide to leave town and run away from him. Will they be able to outrun this angel hunter, and what’s the truth behind the “wing disease”?

Especially considering that this was Sherbert Soft’s first commercial product, the story was surprisingly good actually and i was pretty much addicted to this game for a couple of days. The story is mainly linear and has 2 endings – good and bad. However, considering that this game is part of a series, it is hard to give an opinion on the overall story since there were some plot holes (which will probably be explained in the later game(s)). My main problem with the story was the random ecchi moments added (like with the doctor near the start of the game) since the story would’ve been fine without them. In terms of H content, the common route + good ending is pretty tame, although it does have a 3P scene (which is actually used for character development). However, the bad end is just beyond disgusting – to the extent where i actually wanted to punch my monitor. It has more “hardcore” scenes and hardly anything is added to the story, so i would definitely recommend that you avoid it, unless you actually like watching your characters be destroyed. Although, there were actuallly some really touching scenes in the bad end now that i think about it.

Regarding the common route, i felt that the writer did a good job setting the scene and building up some drama, there’s a lot of plot twists in this story too, although some people may find the solutions a little too convenient. Personally, i really liked how the author did the charcater interactions too and the relationship between Kent and Shion is really cute – they’re like a newly married couple for most of the game and there was a surprisingly high amount of icha icha scenes between them. The good ending was really touching and the writer did a pretty good job there (although the explanation about the angels was a tad random). Just to let you know, Ayane pretty much gets screwed by the story and it’s quite clear that she’ll be the star of the next game. Overall, i feel that the game was well-written and had an engaging story (for the most part). However, there are some plot holes and the bad ending was very unnecessary.

Characters

Sakuraba Kent

Kent is the protagonist of Seifuku Tenshi. He’s a pretty nice guy and is always looking out for others. He also feels the need to protect things important to him (and act like a hero).

Yes, the game uses Kent’s name and the fact that he describes himself as a Hero as a joke (as in Clark Kent = Superman). I included Kent because i found him to be a genuinely nice guy who felt a certain amount of guilt over what happened to Shion as well as the fact that he did actually like her. I also really admired how he did what he felt was right and stodd up for the things he believed in. More protagonists should be like him!

Nanami Shion

Shion is the only real heroine of Seifuku Tenshi. She’s a shy, but kindhearted girl who finds it very difficult to talk to strangers. She describes herself as like a doll since her mother only cared about sending her to piano and ballet classes (which she later quit). She studies really hard too. Shion is scared and embarassed about her wings. She has always had feelings for Kent and describes him as a “super hero” and a “god” to her.

Shion is so moe!! I really liked how she developed throughout the game and i also liked how her reactions were quite realistic. Her devotion to Kent was really quite astonishing too (as the bad ending showed). For pretty much the whole of the game, i wanted to give Shion a big hug – either from sheer moe-ness or from pity, considering the game storyline makes things quite hard for Shion. She’s pretty much the perfect wife and likes to cook and clean for Kent and tries her best to make him happy. Pretty much everyone in the game calls her cute at least once in the game – surely this shows just how cute she is. I’d also like to add that she has been claimed into my harem (i don’t think i’m a lolicon anymore).

Manahime Honoka

Honoka is the energetic older-sister character who comes from Sendai. She made friends with Kent when he visited Sendai on a trip. She is the person who Kent and Shion meet when they first run away and she uses her contacts to get them a hotel to stay in. She’s a year older than Kent so she’s planning to go away to university.

I really liked Honoka actually, she was really quite fun and really kind. She’s surprisingly pure and believes in “soulmates”. The 3P scene is with her actually. In terms of the character development of that scene, it shows that Honoka wasn’t exactly as “knowledgable” about ecchi things as she appeared and it was really Honoka’s way of “getting over” Kent since there were hints that she thought of him as a potential “soulmate” up until that point, she also matured a little more after that scene. Honoka needs to get her own game (i think it was hinted at during the good end).

Mochitsugi Ayane

Ayane is the tsundere childhood friend of Kent and she’s had feelings for him ever since they were children when they used to go to Kendo practise together. Even though she appears to oppose Kent ans Shion’s plans, she always helps them and can be relied upon. Her family own a shop in the town center and she often works part time there.

I will say it again, Ayane gets really screwed over by this game. There’s no other way of putting it really. Although, since i loved Shion so much, i felt that Ayane could be really annoying at times (although, when i considered things from her point of view, i could definitely see where she was coming from). There’s a really interesting development for her at the end of the game which pretty much confirms the fact that she’ll have a starring role in a sequel. I’ll be looking forward to her dere side!

Neon

Neon goes by the name “Dai Tenshi” (great angel) on the internet and has a webpage about the “wing disease” where she claims to know all about angels. She’s also running away from Hiruta, although she’s not usually too worried about him. Neon is quite cold, very rarely shows emotion and has no trouble telling the truth, no matter how heart-breaking it may be.

Neon is the character who tells the reader what is up with the Angels and “wing disease”. I found her to be a bit too cold and her explanation is really crazy. I don’t think Neon will get a route in this series. I never really understood her reasons for her change in decision most of the time. I think she just likes watching drama or something.

Artwork

I really liked the artwork in this game – it had a cute and clean style with nice shading. There was also quite a lot of cgs – both H and non-H. My only major complaint was the cgs used in the bad ending but that was more the content that the actual artist. Some proportions were a little off in some cgs and character sprites though. I can’t wait to see what else this artist has to offer! The background art was also pretty nice, alhough there was nothing that really stood out.

Music

Song: Alone Angel by Akari

The opening song is pretty nice, although it’s not one of my favourites from 2011. I liked the BGM as well (especially the pieces used for the more emotional scenes) although most of it wasn’t all that memorable. The character voices were really good though. I especially liked Shion’s voice, i think some people would find it to be a little too high but i really liked it and that kind of voice perfectly represented Shion (especially because she has a childlike innocence). The rest of the characters also had fitting voices and defferent emotions were conveyed very clearly.

System

The system for Seifuku Tenshi was pretty generic and plain, although i had no real troubles with it either. I liked the snow effect used. I also approve of the feathers used on the textbox.

Scores

Story: 16
Characters: 16
Artwork: 18
Music: 16
System: 17

Total: 83

Final Thoughts

Seifuku Tenshi is a very solid game overall and is something that i’m sure most people would enjoy. It is quite hard to give an accurate score for this game since so many things depend on the outcome of the other games in the series. However, for a first commercial product, Sherbert Soft sure have made a very positive impression on me. This game is also only 8 or so hours long so definitely give it a try if you want something with an engaging story, nice artwork and a simply adorable main heroine. If you don’t like Shion then there’s no point in playing this though (although Shion is a really likable character).  If the next games in the series have tamer bad endings and contain routes for Honoka and Ayane then i will be a very happy bunny! I will also warn you now that the good ending is a little bittersweet, although fitting.

8 thoughts on “Seifuku Tenshi Review

  1. Glad it turned out better than expected! Sure the art and writing aren’t like A class but certainly sounds reasonable!

    And a good tsundere always should be caring and helpful despite the craggy exterior. Nicely done.

    • Definitely – it’s a very nice read.
      I agree, the helpful and kind side to a tsundere is very important. Besides, if a character is meant to have been friends with someone for years then they can’t be too nasty towards them.

  2. I think I’m turning more and more into a total hentai, if I wasn’t already one, when I get excited by the mentions of a hardcore bad end.

    I actually dislike bittersweet ends even more than bad ends, because bad ends are rarely if ever the true ends so you can dispel the anger easily by watching the good ends while the bittersweet ends are too often the true ends that doesn’t have any happier alternatives.

    Here is to hoping the next part in the series fixes that up!

    • How could you get excited about such a bad ending? D:

      I have to agree with you about most bittersweet endings, although i actually quite liked this one (this is definitely an example of the type you described).
      Yes, a happy end would be lovely!

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