Asahina Kakeru 朝比奈 カケル
(CV: 下野 紘 – Shimono Hiro)
~~The typical forever friendzoned I’ve always love you boy next door~~(ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:・ﾟ✧
Now, I have nothing against kakeru, I love me some pure long time one sided love but hearing Shimono Hiro do this kind of voice is really—-kind of off putting?┐(￣ー￣)┌ I dunno, I guess when I saw Kakeru, the voiced that popped into my head is Terashi or KENN and definitely not Hiro Σ(-`Д´-ﾉ；)ﾉ i mean, Kakeru is not even the tsun character. Thankfully though, unlike in UtaPri, his voice didn’t annoy me that much as to want to skip through out his whole route Hiro’s (Sho) voice in UtaPri was really grating my ears (⋋▂⋌) that i was really tempted to mute it while playing UtaPri Music but that will just kill the game off ヽ(￣д￣;)ノ*sigh*. Anyway, on with Kakeru’s story~ (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:・ﾟ✧*:・ﾟ✧*:・ﾟ
Kakeru is on the Soccer Team but back in the past, he received a leg injury and, while it has already been healed recently, he has trouble getting back to his zone due to his
(trauma i think?) (‘◇’)? body reacting to avoid anymore injuries (instinct i guess…it sometimes happen to me when i sprained my ankle in a badminton match couple of years ago..) ヽ(*´Д｀*)ﾉ So with him being overly careful in matches, his game-play along with the rest of the team suffers because of it and he is blaming his self for it. (aww poor baby~ ლ(´﹏`ლ))
And so with him doing poorly in his matches, and also poorly in love (◍•﹏•)(he is sending all the vibes he could so that Yui will see him as a guy and not a friend ☆⌒(＞。≪) ) with Yui giving this crap of “We will always be friends forever Kakeru” he pretty much emos a bit there.
(not so much as the level in Starry Sky though)
Noticing he is a bit off in his game, and is kind of down lately, Yui offers to help Kakeru (really…the only thing you need to make him cheer up is to recognize and return back his feelings sweetie (⌒.−)＝★) and so after some convincing, Yui and Kakeru goes running on early morning to help Kakeru shape up and once again find his zone. One time though, he couldn’t take the friend-zoning anymore and said to Yui that she is the only one who thinks of them as friends–Yui of course misunderstood this and thought that Kakeru was mad at her or something. Σ(▼□▼メ) She wanted to know what she did wrong but ended up failing because they pretty much avoided each other for a
couple of days. After some time though, they finally were able to talk things out when they went home together and stopped by the park and ride on the old swing set (though they were really awkward with each other at first ヾ(。◕ฺ∀◕ฺ)ノ )
He then apologized to Yui and explained to her that it’s not that he hates her (in fact its the opposite) it’s just that he was stressed out those couple of days and also for the longest of time, he thinks of her more than just a friend.
(*throws signals*) ☆⌒(＞。≪) And Yui of course wonders what Kakeru means by that. (typical MC reaction) But Kakeru says its ok if they stay as how they are now and Yui doesn’t need to worry about it much since he is still sorting out how he can properly convey his feelings. The scene wherein he blubbers out how uncool he is being right now due to his semi-confession was really adorable! о(ж＞▽＜)ｙ ☆ｙ ☆
During the camping trip one night, Kakeru tells Yui about his sports problem and that even though his leg has healed up, he still hasn’t reached and has trouble reaching his top condition in playing the sports he loves. He explains to Yui that due to the accident, his body is always preventing him to giving it his all as to avoid hurting himself again. But seeing as how things were, he is just kai-kaiku because he has Yui by his side supporting him and cheering him on. （〃・ω・〃） He also says that it was Yui who reminded him once again on why he was playing soccer and that it was not about winning, it was about giving it his all, enjoying and playing the sports he loves. (yea you go soccer boy! (。≖ˇ∀ˇ≖。) )
After going back from the camping trip, at night, Kakeru comes over her place and ask if she could watch him play his match the following day.
(he needs some good luck charm from his love one ☆⌒(＞。≪) )
At the match, Kakeru really does well and they even win the game due to his amazing play. (the boy needs to show up to his woman)Ｏ(≧▽≦)Ｏ After the match, he meets up with Yui on the rooftop and there he confess that he won because Yui was there to cheer him on. He also confesses that he loves Yui beyond friendship and that he wants to be more than friends with her. Yui said yes to his confession
(at last! (*´∀`*) ) and says she too loves him, and so the two childhood friends finally became a couple. After being a couple Kakeru takes every chance he can get to get icha icha with Yui. One time when going home together, he goes for it and gives Yui a kiss. After some time, Kakeru and Yui were asked to make some copies for Mizuki-sensei and while chatting, a box falls on them and Kakeru ended up being on top of Yui. They both became flustered Ｏ(≧▽≦)Ｏ but Yui ponders on how they might not look much like a couple to everyone since they’ve been together for so long as friends. Kakeru says he don’t give a shat about it so long as Yui is happy and is by his side ☆*･゜ﾟ･*\(^O^)/*･゜ﾟ･*☆.They were about to go icha icha if not for Mizuki-sensei walking in on the office looking for them for the copies. (they both hide under some desk just in the nick of time though ＼(*T▽T*)／)
After this, Kakeru makes sure that Yui won’t have any worries in their relationship as he shows that they really are a couple in front of everyone. (in which earns a fun round of teasing from the soccer folks (*´∀`*) ) Some days past and Yui invites Kakeru in her room (first time since being a couple…though their rooms are just separated via veranda) so they look up some of their old photos together (when they were just shotas) and cuddle together. (＼(*T▽T*)／ cuddle…..yea Cero B…what can we expect? huh?)
At the summer festival, Kakeru invites Yui to go together and they eat festival foods ☆*･゜ﾟ･*\(^O^)/*･゜ﾟ･*☆.Yui ask him if he would accompany her to the Asumi hill to watch the fireworks there. While waiting for the fireworks to start, Kakeru puts on the earnings he got for Yui and when the fireworks starts they smooch under the scene while at Asumi hill. (ﾉ)´∀｀(ヾ)
Kakeru lose the match but that’s ok since he says that he had fun. Yui then confesses her feeling to him and he says he loves her too (while blushing and all). After they became a couple, they go ichaicha by going on dates and going home together (like middle schools in love (ﾉ)´∀｀(ヾ) ). As the fireworks festival day draw near, Yui is waiting for Kakeru to invite her to the festival, sadly though due to his soccer activities, he was unable to do so leaving Yui disappointed. That night though, Kakeru comes over her balcony and says sorry that they didn’t manage to go to the festival. He says that they will go next year and its a promise.☆*･゜ﾟ･*\(^O^)/*･゜ﾟ･*☆. He then offers Yui takoyakis to eat.
Kakeru’s friend end was the most adorable one in all his endings о(ж＞▽＜)ｙ ☆. So then in this end, Kakeru mentions that he wants to make Kentaro (Yui’s dog) to stop hating him (つω⊂* ). He then devised a plan of giving Kentaro cookies to make him purr (or like him or whatever). At first it was going great but when Kakeru tries to pat Kentaro, ←～（o ｀▽´ )oΨ he bites Kakeru leaving the poor guy wondering what he did wrong. At the festival day, Kakeru invites Yui to go to the festival with him during the day. о(ж＞▽＜)ｙ ☆ And so they went and eat some festival foods together.
Special Epilogue :
While at a date in the mall, Kakeru wins a pair of tickets to a beach vacation. On the day of the trip, as soon as he sees Yui in her swimsuit he starts babbling all over and blushing non-stop ヽ(=^･ω･^=)丿. They then walk along the beach until they trip in the sand and Kakeru lands on top of her
(again) o(≧∇≦o) And all that pent up sexual frustration come up cause he then can’t hold himself back and they end up making out in that position (lol they do know they’re in a public area right? o(≧∇≦o) ). On thier room hotel, Kakeru gets embarrassed (since its just the two of them…alone…in a room..who knows whats going through the boy’s mind (ﾉ≧∀≦)ﾉ) and tells her to shower while he leaves the room. During the night they walk on the beach and he apologizes for being too forward and making out with her that time. But Yui’s like it’s fine, we are a couple right? Kissing is what couple’s do ne, besides, its (my) Kakeru who’s kissing me. Which leaves Kakeru blushing happily. ＼(*T▽T*)／
*:・ﾟ✧*:・ﾟ✧——– Afterthoughts and Conclusion ——–*:・ﾟ✧*:・ﾟ✧
Wow! Well, Kakeru’s route was really predictable but still– can’t resist that deredere childhood friend.☆*:.｡. o(≧▽≦)o .｡.:*☆ Still even though it’s a predictable route, route such as this is a must in genres such as high school romance. One thing though, i guess the reason why Kentaro didn’t like Kakeru is that they’re both dogs—i mean seriously, Kakeru’s cool and all but as the story progress, i saw him as a very cute, lovable (and with the occasional sexiness) kind of dog. So i think Kentaro is all like “She’s my human back off dog!” ∋━━o(｀∀´oメ）～→
Also those Dokyun moment were hillarious! Kakeru will go like:
Kakeru: eh?! Do—kyun?? wha?!
Kakeru: wha–what the hell did just got into me?!
Yui: …Kakeru? are you ok?
Kakeru: a—-ahh… d-don’t mind it…it–it was nothing..
Even the guy didn’t know whats gotten into him.
So all in all, Kakeru is a nice start up in the game, pure and refreshing, just as to what the game intends to deliver. Though I think Terashi would have made the perfect CV for Kakeru, Hiro-san surprisingly carried it with ease. (guess i still have problems hearing Sho in my earphones…though he isn’t going tsun (●´ω｀●)ゞ )
Anyway, on with the next one… (KYA! Shun!! here I go~ ❤ ) ☆*:.｡. o(≧▽≦)o .｡.:*☆