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Grisaia no Kajitsu First Impressions

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So I've started reading the allegedly "best visual novel currently available on Steam", Grisaia no Kajitsu, also known as The Fruit of Grisaia or Le Fruit de la Grisaia.

Well it's a galge set in a highschool setting, but even just an hour in it has already managed to set itself apart. Starting with the protagonist, Yuuji Kazami. The guy's a total badass. Unlike more conventional galge protagonists, he's just on top of things, and I'm already liking the humor in his interactions with the girls.

As for the girls themselves, a few of them seem to fit anime clichés to a T. However Grisaia is self-aware and a bit satirical in this regard and even has Yuuji call them out on it, so I'm rather confident they won't be one-dimensional or anything.

It's hard to complain about her being a generic tsundere when she's literally reading a guidebook on how to be a tsundere.

I'm quite looking forward to what awaits me. There is an anime adaptation but I haven't seen it as it was supposedly rather rushed, and seriously, what do you expect when an anime tries compressing 50+ hours of content into 13 episodes with all of the individual heroine routes taking 2 episodes each...

The common route is apparently one of the longest in visual novel history, so I might write a reflection on that when I'm done with it.