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The Men of Yoshiwara: Kikuya

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The story of the game is the same as "The Men of Yoshiwara" for the smartphone version.
- "Kenji" of the PS Vita version is not included.
- "Hayabusa" of the smartphone app version is included.
"Main & Sub scenarios" of the smartphone version that have been released till October 2015 are included.
Illustration of events for the PS Vita has been added.
There is no voice for characters .

  • What is "The Men of Yoshiwara"?
    This is a popular romance game for women.
  • The Story
    A closed island where baby boys are not born…
    A unique culture that is completely different from the mainland has been flourishing on the island. In the middle of the island, there is a district where men are gathered.
    Some women just want children.
    Others are looking for love.
    Knowingly deceived by a lie, and deceived in return, all in a single night's dream.
    At the end, to whom is it that you will be talking of love?
  • The Guys
    Kikura's proud courtesan boasts that there is not a single thing that he cannot obtain. From the age of 8, he grew up in the post-town area of the Yoshiwara district.
    A blond haired boy of a foreign bloodline. Just until the other day was in the top requested, but when a female customer attempted to kidnap him he made a scene. As a punishment, he was moved to Takao's attendant to retrain his skills.
    An equal to Takao, a proud courtesan of the Kikuya. He is skilled at fencing, sword dancing, classic calligraphy and is first-rate in all things cultural at Yoshiwara.
    Kagura's attendant is pure and is still in training. He has a sharp tongue and does not dish words of flattery.
    Certain cirmucstances lead to him to being sold to the Kikuya. His term of service is over but he is now the manager of the shop. He holds a very serious secret...
    Hayabusa is the protagonist's childhood friend everyone thought had disappeared, but he had secretly become a courtesan. He is serious and sincere.
  • This Game is for You if...
    You want to fall in love with hot men
    You like romance novels, manga, or dramas
    You like historical stories, like those set in the Edo, Meiji, and Taisho periods (late 1800s to early 1900s)
    You like romance games
    ---Opening Song---
    Music/Lyric: Maro
    Singer: Ai Hisano
    Dogenzaka Lab (Please send press inquiries to Dogenzaka Lab.)
Release date
D3 Publisher
D3 Publisher, Dogenzaka Lab
Age rating
13+ Teen
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System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz Pentium 4
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Resolution: 1280x720

System requirements for PS Vita

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Last Modified: Aug 15, 2023

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The Men of Yoshiwara: Kikuya reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from French
The plot of (forbidden Romance: the men of Yoshiwara) is simple; you are an innocent and born young woman, living on an island where there is a huge imbalance between the sexes. Men are rare, the only way for most Islanders to see a close man is to go to this neighborhood where men sell their nights to women in search of love or a child. None of this is treated as a bad thing and it is just a way of life for the women of the island, provided they have money to satisfy their desires. Our protagonist is a young woman who is anything but rich, she meets a woman and her courtier who intend to flee. Because she helps them escape, she is rewarded with a substantial amount of money. It is thanks to this that she can go exploring this area of red light to find love. Players can choose from one of the six courtiers:-kagerou, young man who has no tongue in Pocket, yet it is a boy who is shy, touching and who can be very tender, he is in training (Kagura teaches him, he respects him enormously), he has not e nCore sold his body. -Hayabusa, honest and sincere, your childhood friend, sold at the age of 10 years, you were raised as brother and sister, then he suddenly disappeared. -Iroha, get out something mysterious and cold, he is the Manager of the shop and has a terrible secret: he is a demon, an ogre, he is a little sadous. -Kagura is a gentleman, skilled in martial arts, dance, calligraphy, and classics, he is rumored to be the most refined man in the Yoshiwara. -Tokiwa, handsome blond-haired man looks like a Playboy, he was one of the most requested courtiers, following an incident that caused discord in the shop, he was demoted as an Assistant to Takao. -Takao, braggard and arrogant, whatever he wants, he takes it, it can be childish and playful at times. Each route offers a separate story where you learn more about the man of our choice and we can (potentially) fall in love with him. Of course he has a lot of choices to make (about 26/27) to win the love of the chosen one from his heart:) and one can obtain according to these choices a very happy ending (super happy ending) or a happy ending (happy ending) or nothing at all. Although the theme of the game is rather adult, it is indeed a story of love between a woman and a courtier that develops, and these men seek how to escape the condition of courtier (these men are not free, for being it is necessary to give a huge sum money or escape from the island but it is punished by death). There is nothing nasty that you could not see in a love soap opera, you never see anything directly explicit that occurs. It's a beautiful game visually, the men of Yoshiwara-Kikuya all wear splendid kimonos. The music of the game credits is pretty, I like it. It is a novel or you can spend many hours to understand what are the stories of these men not just for the main road, there are suites and sub stories. Certainly there is a problem of translation, the sentences are not always well translated. I liked this game:)
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