From the top left, clockwise. Karen, Yukino, Kotone, and Nanami. In the center, Ryuna is on the left and Ryusei is on the right.
Title: キミとボクとエデンの林檎 (Kimi to boku to eden no ringo) [trans. You, me, and the apple of Eden]
Release Date: June 10, 2011
Finished Date: December 22, 2011
VNDB Link: http://vndb.org/v5635
Summary: Ryusei (Please don’t mind VNDB; they spelled the name incorrectly) finishes school and is walking back home when a lady convinces him to get in the car with her (with candy, LOL). Inside the car, Ryusei meets his cousin, who he has not met in 3 years. Ryuna, his cousin , is troubled because she has the main role in school that requires singing, but cannot do so as she cannot sing at all. She claims to have some kind of sickness with her throat. Strangely, she can still talk normally–isn’t that weird?
Nonetheless, Ryusei, who looks EXACTLY like his cousin (the “girl” on the right is Ryusei) gets some makeup on and ends up being the replacement for his cousin in the prestigious all-girl’s school. Quite thankfully, Ryuna’s “dorm” is actually a small house outside the school, so the two schemers could switch back and forth as needed. However, Ryusei will not find his experience to be sunshine and lollipops; he must be extremely careful to not get caught by the girls or he will be in big trouble.
With the large number of girls around him, is he in heaven or hell?
Story Length: Medium (20 hours)
Comments: The story is rather confusing at first, but it generally picks up the pace. The one thing I’m very disappointed about is the ending, where some of the conclusions are rather sudden or done forcefully. This is probably a script’s fault.
Character Design Rating: 8/10
Story Rating: 5/10
Overall Rating: 6.5/10
Rating Comments: At first, the character design screamed “Tsubasu Izumi” in my head (Tsubasu Izumi is my favorite illustrator). I was wrong, but this is definitely not a bad artwork. I would like to complain that the majority of the CGs were H-scene CGs, though…
As for the story, the beginning and midway was good, the ending was abrupt and insufficient. It was as if they hurried the ending too much.
Sexual Content: Medium
Comments: Traps. Traps. Traps.
The story mainly revolves around “forbidden relationships”, just like the “Fruit of Eden”. The various forbidden relationships include cross-dressing, which is… a pretty unique situation, considering that Ryusei isn’t the only one to cross-dress as the story continues. Nonetheless, players will find themselves rather… attracted to a male’s cross-dress, because it looks DAMN awesome.
Extra Note for non-Japanese players: This game is extremely unusual in the way it does NOT allow any hooking programs. Even if you try to hook the text within the game, you won’t get anything. Nonetheless, there is a program called “AralTrans” that can use force-hooking along with AralCode if you’re interested. You must provide your own translation engines, however.
PM me for the AralCode. Normally, you need to register on a site to get the code, but I’m saving you a lot of trouble =)