Brett Wooley
Meet the Men of Visual Novel Yoshiwara: Kikura
Boys just want to have fun.
10.23.15 - 4:17 PM

"For one night only, they buy themselves a man who can never be theirs." The Men of Yoshiwara seek to give the women of a remote island a unique experience: date dashing dudes. In a world over-saturated by female sensuality, it's always a positive change to see games with hot guys as the focus. Of course they border androgynous in the looks department (because... Japan), but it's still a step in a lightly traversed direction.

The Men of Yoshiwara belong to a district called Kikura, which exists on an island of women that cannot birth male children. Some of the women are looking for a hot baby daddy, while others are searching for companionship. Dearest reader, will you choose lust or love?! To help you decide, I bring this straight from the Steam store page:

This game is for you if...

  • You want to fall in love with hot men.
  • You like romance novels, manga, games, or dramas.
  • You like historical stories, like those set in the Edo, Meiji, and Taisho periods (late 1800s to early 1900s).

Now I don't know if the Japanese history lover in your life will have this on their wish list, but Dogenzaka Lab has you covered just in case. The Men of Yoshiwara: Kikura was originally released on iOS as part of the Forbidden Romance series and is still available for download for iOS and Android. It is now available for Steam for Windows only. If this isn't hot enough for you, then crank up the man heat with our review of Amnesia: Memories.


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