After choosing to go with her high school friend Yamato, the MC starts to remember the crush she had on him before their graduation. Although she thinks she’s left those feeling behind, they slowly resurface as the two live together. However, romance is the last thing in Yamato’s mind when he tells her that he’ll find a way to get her out of the contract she’s been chained to. While the MC struggles with her growing feelings for him, Yamato continues to call her family as he works to find an end to their situation.
Yamato has a lot of similarities with his MFW counterpart. He’s still a confident alpha-male who likes to tease the MC, and his cooking and housework skills are still good enough to make most housewives green with envy XD While he was a teacher in the past, he’s now the head of the Education Services Group at Sanno Corp. and a newly appointed Special Executive. He’s a high school friend of the MC, and he’s helped her through some hard times when she lost her family; while he teases her, he takes her well-being seriously and isn’t shy about showing concern when he worries over her. Personally, I thought the MWA7R Yamato was a bit nicer than his MFW character, and I found myself liking this Yamato a bit more than his MFW self (just a tiny bit. I’m sorry Yamato ; A ; ).
I couldn’t help but compare this route to Yamato’s MFW route (especially since he’s one of my favorite characters). While this route was written decently well compared to the other MWA7R routes, I think it falls short of his MFW route. The major reason why I think this route falls short compared Yamato’s MFW one is because the conflict between Yamato and his father doesn’t get resolved. I have a feeling that they’re going to address this in his sequel, but since all the sequels in the newer games are only eight chapters long, I’m not expecting a lot in terms of development.
However, I really enjoyed the friendship dynamic between Yamato and the MC; it allowed for them to get closer a lot faster, and it helped a lot in the pacing of their relationship development. Another thing I liked in this route was that you got to see Yamato’s passion for the well being of students in a more hands-on experience since the MC got to work on a project together with him. It was nice seeing Yamato in a work environment (/w\)
If you were a fan of Yamato from MFW, then I would give this route a try! It was nice to see another interpretation of his character, and I’m hoping for more in his future routes. If you were planning on playing both his MWA7R and MFW routes, then I would start with one since I think it’s a weaker in terms of writing. If you didn’t like Asahi or Junta’s routes, I would still give Yamato a try since he’s not as manipulating or bossy compared to the other two. Happy playing!