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Otome ga Irodoru Koi no Essence


TitleOtome ga Irodoru Koi no Essence
Original title乙女が彩る恋のエッセンス
LengthMedium (10 - 30 hours)
Moshi Youxi Zhongwenhua Xingqu Xiaozu & Mizuki Hanhuazu
Shares characters
Shiny Sisters
Otome ga Irodoru Koi no Essence ~Egao...
Same series
Omoi o Sasageru Otome no Melody
Otome ga Kanaderu Koi no Aria
LinksWikipedia (ja), Wikidata, VNStat


Naoto worked as the sous-chef at the mansion of the Amagi family, who owns the leading zaibatsu in Japan. One day, he was asked by the madame to assume the chef position at her daughter Sakuya’s school because she thought that she was acting strangely and she wanted him to report back on her.

Even though he felt overwhelmed being at the famous Maishiro girls’ school, he was still full of expectation for his new job. Then, his boss Yakumo gave him some shocking news: he will have to dress as a girl and attend school with Sakuya, since it was easier to keep an eye on her that way. Despite his resistance, he was introduced as the new student and cook, Chihiro. If his true gender is found out, then he might lose his job and be reported as a pervert. Will he be able to fulfill his duties as a cook and a student at the school?

[From Hau~ Omochikaeri!]

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Main characters

Amagi Sakuya天城 咲夜
HairBraided Crown, Waist Length+, White
BodyPale, Slim, Teen
ClothesDress, School Uniform, Thigh-high Stockings
PersonalityHardworker, Kind, Refined, Relaxed
RoleChildhood Friend, High School Student, Popular, Student Council Vice President
Subject ofBridal Carry
Voiced byYamada Yuna


She is the daughter of the family the protagonist serves at as butler. Usually she acts very mature and friendly, but recently she has been acting strange. so her mother enrolled Naoto in her school to find out why.

Chihara Noa千原 乃亜
HairBrown, Long
BodyPale, Slim, Teen
ClothesKnee-high Socks, Maid's Dress, Maid's Headdress, School Uniform
PersonalityBrocon, Energetic, Friendly, Hardworker, Kind
RoleHigh School Student, Step Sister, Waitstaff, Younger Sister
Voiced byMoka Choko


Younger sister of protagonist. Loves dressing up as a maid and helping others. Is very attached to her older brother.

Hyoudou Serika氷堂 芹香
AliasesRingo Hime
HairAhoge, Brown, Waist Length+
BodyPale, Slim, Teen
ClothesSchool Uniform, Strapless Dress, Thigh-high Stockings
PersonalityCurious, Hardworker, Kind, Smart
RoleHigh School Student, Kouhai, Student Council Member, Younger Sister
Voiced byArisugawa Miyabi


A freshman prodigy and the leading favorite to win the next title of princess. Her older sister left an enormous impact on the school when she attended, so being in her shadow, everyone is expecting a lot of her.

Makise Satsuki牧瀬 皐月
HairBlack, Waist Length+
BodyPale, Slim, Teen
ClothesDress, Necklace, Pantyhose, School Uniform
PersonalityDeredere, Kind, Refined, Relaxed, Smart
RoleHigh School Student, Ojousama, Popular, Senpai
Engages inTeasing
Voiced byShirotsuki Kaname


Popular older student. Was former princess winner. Was friends with serika older sister and is close with serika.

Natsume Akari夏目 あかり
HairRed, Waist Length+
BodyPale, Slim, Tall, Teen
ClothesRibbon Hair Tie, School Uniform, Thigh-high Stockings
PersonalityFriendly, Hardworker, Kind, Low Self-esteem
RoleHigh School Student, Popular, Student Council President
Voiced byFujimori Yukina


The Student council president. She is very popular due to her charisma and being hard working. Not a traditional leader, often seen more as an air head but that only makes people want to work even harder for her sake.

Side characters

Hishikawa Kotoe菱川 琴枝
HairBrown, Bun
ClothesFlower, Suit
PersonalityCarefree, Kind
Voiced byKanau


Principle of school. Is very kind and well respected. Will occasional give advice to protagonist.

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Tsukioka Akira月丘 彰A
AliasesTsukioka Akiko, 月丘 晶子
MeasurementsHeight: 164cm, Bust-Waist-Hips: 75-56-80cm
HairBrown, Orange, Shoulder-length, Sidehair, Spiky Bangs, Straight
EyesAmber, Tsurime
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Small Breasts, Teen, Trap
ClothesAnkle-Strap Shoes, Apron, Armband, Blouse, Breast-Pads, Cardigan, Clothing with Ribbons, Cravat, Cufflink, Cuffs, Dress, Gothic, Hairpin, Knee-high Socks, Lolita, Maid's Dress, Maid's Headdress, Mary Jane, Necktie, Pleated Skirt, Sailor School Uniform, Short Shorts, Shrug, Skirt, Thigh-high Stockings, Tie Pin, T-shirt, Uniform, Waist Cincher
PersonalityDocile, Donkan, Kind, Opposite Gender Voiced, Optimist, Ore, Watashi
RoleClassmate, Cousin, Eleventh Grader, Idol, Kouhai, Older Brother, School Cultural Club Member, Senpai, Son, Twin Brother
Engages inCosplay, Cross-dressing, Gardening, Teasing, Twin Switch
Voiced byMaki Izumi


Grade: 2nd year, Sakura Group
Affiliation: The gardening club

Akira is a pretty average guy, with the exception of his feminine looks. He is kind, a donkan and also very hilarious, as sometimes he get’s toyed with by everyone because of his submissive demeanor.

Akira's twin sister Akiko is sickly and is in the hospital, so she can’t go to school. The problem is that she’s been sick for too long and she may have to repeat the year, or even drop out of school. So his parents decided to send him, the splitting image of his sister, over to the all-girls prestigious school to go undercover as his sister, and live her life for a while so that when she comes back, she can take his place without dropping out of school or repeating a year.

Since he gets easily swept away by the situation, he gave in to his parents' idea and he becomes more and more of a girl deeper in the story because of his attitude. Since Akira did go to replace Akiko without her permission, every time he makes a mistake he gets shouted at by his sister through the phone.

[Edited from Accany's review]