Written by Flamecaster, edited by Otaku Apologist
Western eroge publisher Denpasoft has released the digital version of romance visual novel “Love’s Sweet Garnish” and announced pre-orders for the physical version of the game.
Originally released in Japan at the very end of 2017, “Love’s Sweet Garnish” is a romantic visual novel eroge, following the life of Ogisawa Asaki as he moves away from his hometown to attend a new school. Asaki’s new home turns out to be a cafe formerly run by his now-hospitalized grandmother. As he renovates and reopens the cafe, two girls looking for work enter his life and turn it on its head.
Spring break at the school academy. It is a season filled with both expectation and hesitation as I enter my new life as a student at a new school. I, Ogisawa Asaki, have just moved from the quaint surroundings of my hometown to a new place: the town of Hanao Usaka.
My new home is my grandmother’s house that also functions as a cafe. Due to my grandmother’s recent illness and hospitalization, however, she was forced to close the cafe until further notice. When I heard about my grandmother’s situation from Chisato Komada (a childhood friend who is like an older sister to me), I looked around the desolate cafe and my heart was filled with a sense of loneliness. It was then I immediately thought:
“I want to bring the shop back to life again and show it to grandmother…!!!”
We renovated the inside of the shop and gave it a new name. We prepared a new menu and cafe uniforms and began the hiring process to find new, part-time staff. Right away two girls, Niwasaka Rira and Richer came into the cafe.
“Um… would it be ok if we worked here?”
An unusually strong breeze blew cherry blossom petals inside the shop and they fluttered and danced around the cafe, myself, and the girls around me. This could only be a premonition of the bittersweet tale that would soon follow…
Love’s Sweet Garnish features a fully voiced Japanese cast (excluding the protagonist), English, Japanese and Chinese language text support, a CG and music gallery and two distinct character routes. The game features mosaic censorship of genitals during sex scenes.
The digital version of Love’s Sweet Garnish can now be purchased on Denpasoft’s storefront at a discounted launch price of $15.29 (from $16.99). The physical version pre-orders are also now live and available for $22.49 (from $24.99). Those that pre-order the physical version of the title, expected to be released in October of 2018, will receive the digital iteration completely free of charge.