[REVIEW] Dreamy Days in West Tokyo: Koh Uraga season 2 Main Story

DDIWT Koh Uraga S2

It’s been a few months since the mysterious new part timer Koh started working at Black Ship, and despite her attempts to befriend him, he keeps his distance from her. The more she tries to get to know him, the more he pulls apart, and the MC starts to wonder why he’s so set on being by himself all the time. While she pursues friendship with him, she starts to recall memories of a transfer student she watched the stars with from her elementary school days.

Koh is a quiet person. He doesn’t talk much, and when he does, he’s blunt with his words and only says what’s necessary. Despite not letting much known about him, he’s extremely perceptive of his surroundings and the people around him. While he is unsociable, he’s not unkind; he watches out for the MC and helps her when she needs it. Koh is also surprisingly capable at everything he tries his hand at; from fixing windows to mixing drinks, he gets the job done and does it well.

Voltage really played up the “mysterious” aspect of Koh, so throughout the story I was looking forward to getting to learn more about his character. However, I was sorely disappointed. The plot in this route is severely lacking, with almost nothing happening until the last five chapters of the story. For a 16-chapter route, this makes the pacing really slow, and I had to motivate myself to get through the story. Voltage pushed the “loner” image of Koh to the point that he refused to get close to any of the characters, and the entire route was just a pull and push between him and the MC. Koh reminded me a lot of Kaoru from OTBS; however, unlike Kaoru, he doesn’t open up until the end of the route, and talks a lot less and refuses to interact with anyone.

In all honesty, I was really looking forward to playing Koh’s route. It’s been a while since I’ve played a route in DDIWT, and since it’s one of my favorite Voltage games (I’m a sucker for childhood friends), I really wanted to like him. However, I don’t think I found out enough of him to decide whether I liked him as a character or not. The three chapters in the epilogue had more development than the entirety of the main story, and this severely disappointed me. There are mysterious characters, and then there’s being lazy with character development, and Koh was definitely the latter. His relationship with the MC and the MC herself barely get any development as well, and their relationship in the end felt like it came out of nowhere.

The epilogue showed promise, so I’m hoping Voltage builds on that and makes his sequel better than this mess of a route. I think this is the first time I’ve been so disappointed in a Voltage route; I definitely do not recommend this route. I would wait for his sequel to come out and see if it justifies playing this route for what little background story it provides.

18 thoughts on “[REVIEW] Dreamy Days in West Tokyo: Koh Uraga season 2 Main Story

  1. Thx for your reviews ! I didn’t like Kohs story either, I didn’t like DDIWT to begin with personally but decided to give him a try. It was quite disappointing haha

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    • DDIWT is one of my top favorite Voltage games and I think that might have contributed to my disappointment in Koh’s route. It was nowhere near what I was expecting from the game, especially since Voltage does a really good job at developing the other characters in their own routes ; A ; I highly recommend you give the other guys a chance! They’re all dorks and are precious to me ; w ;

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  2. hey. I wanted to ask if you reccomed the Summer Camp Love sub story. I’ve seen the pictures and they are ALL so adorable. oh also did you like Momoi’s epilogue? Personally I found the whole thing SO adorable. Still I feel kinda bad for the MC…….I can’t believe she really passed out. Poor girl. It was really embarassing for me when he said “it was so good you passed out?’ Idoit. XD

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    • I’m going to be honest and say that I don’t remember what happened in the Summer Camp Love sub story because it’s been a while since I’ve played it and when you play all the sub stories they just kinda all mix and merge since there are so many of them x___x I’ve yet to read a DDIWT sub story that I haven’t enjoyed though, so I would go ahead and buy it XD

      And as for Momoi’s epilogue…. It’s been too long since I’ve played that as well *laughs nervously* This is what happens when you play everything Voltage releases ; w ; I do remember liking it though (more than his main story anyways) but I can totally imagine him saying that XD

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      • Yeah I loved it He was such a sweetie in the epilogue. If only he could be that nice all the time pffft.
        Yeah though im gonna play Summer Camp Love once I do Ichigo’s sequel cause I hear that was VERY emotional and i love emotionalXD

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        • I really need to replay all the DDIWT season 1 routes because it’s been almost a year since I’ve played them (maybe even over… ; A ; ). I really love the game though, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy both the sub story and Ichigo’s sequel ^w^

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        • Yeah but I heard Ichy had to go away! Noooo! Lol. Poor MC :). I love that MC so much. Anyway it’s hard to replay stuff cause voltage releases so quickly

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        • TELL ME ABOUT IT IT’S A STRUGGLE TRYING TO KEEP UP ; A ;
          It’s hard enough to play the new routes that are being released on top of replaying old routes that I love ; w ;

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        • Haha…..But I swear you are SO lucky that you get to play all the sub stories you want. Usually I only ever have enough money to get one when I am rewarding myself or when I have a really bad day and I need to make myself feel better

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        • I just manage my money with a tight fist. I spend a lot on otome games, but don’t spend as much on other things XD I love sub stories because sometimes you get to see a side of the guys you wouldn’t be able to in a longer route ^w^

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        • Richy is my favorite. He is SUCH a sweetheart. I loved the Happy Ending in the 3 years later. And seriously how cute was the Living With Him Happy Ending CG. But I love Ichigo too.

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        • I lean towards Takeshi and Haruki more XD Though I love all of them they’re such dork how can you not. Especially Ryuzo and his vegetables. He’s such a cutie XD

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        • Ahhh i dont really like Ryu. He’s to……goody goody. I like teases. Like Ota. Do you like Takuto? i love my little Takkun. He’s so adorable

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    • School has been keeping me busy, so I probably won’t be able to post his review until the weekend. I’ve already bought his route though, and will be playing it after Yuto and Eisuke’s new routes. I can’t wait to play his story since I saw a few teasers ^w^

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