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From some time ago I remember a game about a boy who moved to another town, another school and who made new friends. The game was Japanese, but there was an English version too. The title was (tranlated) something like "The (last) days of (elementary) school". And last time I found it it was unfinished.
Can anyone help me to find it again?
If I'm not mistaken the included pic contain some of the main chars.
Shogakkou no Hibi
The full game is not finished yet, but will probably be within a few months
That game has been at "will be finished in a few months" for the last three goddamn years.
Seriously, I'm going to rename it Duke Shotacon Forever if this keeps up.
can i get a link for it
I thought the guy was putting it on hold because of time/money issues?
It was supposed to have a release last year, but was delayed because he got hacked tons of times so lots of data got corrupted or something. The game is mostly finished now, but it's getting the last touches and they are filling up some guest art that is being put into the game.
Don't know if you can still find the trial, or of it's worth it. Almost all of the game has been changed since then.
as a fan/ supporter of akira-sama (the games creator/ programmer) I figured I should give my 2cents.
The game was supposed to be released last week. However the menu system had errors so Its been canceled tell January. This menu system error was the only problem besides the guest gallery (which should be done by the time I type this).
You know, I like Akira and I find his art to be cute and charming, unlike a lot of people.
But seriously, if I'm going to wait five years for a shotacon game, it had BETTER be bursting at the seams with porn. Sadly, it's all softcore; I don't even think there is any nudity.
well the last demo had a little bit of nudity, so there's still hope? Maybe? :(?
A few points
Yes, is gonna be softcore, it will be nudity, but nothing really naughty
The game is NOT japanesse, it's been english all the way along for now
Found these in my collection and thought they fit here.
Just in time for New Year...and before Eastern Orthodox Christmas-- which is January 6.
What's with the Trend-Micro logo? I'm sure they'd appreciate the placement...;o)
He tried to finish it before 2013 didnt make it thought but he is trying hard to finish it as soon as possible.
FOUR MORE YEARS!
FOUR MORE YEARS!
FOUR MORE YEARS!
Don't stop thinking about tomorrow, don't stop thinking about tomorrow!
Still wanna know what's with the TrendMicro branding!
So anyone know the link to download the beta/demo?
Fuck you all.
There's a glitch though, I can't get passed may 19th
19 may is bug?
The beta test version wasn't supposed to be shared outside of Genkiforum, where the download link was posted originally, because the game is still too buggy for an 'official official' release. There's a workaround for the May 19 bug. You can find it on the forum.
How do I contact?
Please send the link.
Not to much longer :D
Unless this turns into Duke Nukem: Elementary Days
Well, its not duke nuke'em because its released!
Can anyone else not save the game?
Nevermind, the problem was that the folder was hidden.
HOw did you solved it? I can't save the game here...
Talk about a massive disappointment. Spent hours playing through this, seemed like the real stuff was always right around the corner. Only two scenes at the end where the boys really do anything, and it was done entirely through text. The most you get to see is the kids get aroused. Maybe some people won't mind, but I was really hoping for more of a reward.
Akira made it very clear from the outset that it was going to be soft shota. I thought it was very well done and it's great to see the years of hard work on it finally come to fruition. Maybe a little text heavy in places but nonetheless cute and fun. Now that the game engine is sorted I'm looking forward to seeing the summer edition.
I enjoyed it, but it ended very suddenly.
The scenes were nice, though. Especially that last one with Shugo.
So I've played through once and managed to have "special" moments with Kota, Genta, Chiaki and Hideki (sort of). Does anyone know what you need to do to get one with Hideki outside of the "Wet Dream Prevention" plot? What about with Hideki's brother? Or Shugo?
I spent a lot of time trying to get one with Chiaki, but it didn't happen until right before the end? Is it possible to get one sooner?
Tried to game it, but everytime i try to load or save, says that the flash script is slow and if i want to stop it, if i say yes, it hangs, if i say no, it never loads or save, any idea on how to fix that? I already updated adobe flash player D=
Hmm, did you run the setup file first? Because on mine that set up a start menu item for the game, which apparently has separate save files from the game folder itself. The one from my start menu loads just fine, but the other one doesn't save.
That happened to me when I moved the startup tab to my desktop. Once I put it back into its original folder and just made a shortcut for the tab, everything worked just fine.
You can have two with Shugo, one in the shower stalls and the other right at the penultimate day, he will visit you automatically. I think it is the same with Hideaki.
You basically just have to visit them a lot.
It works now, the file i downloaded 1st didn't had all the parts, wonder why D=
I downloaded it again and now is complete
The game is less fun, but short.
Wait for Part 2.
I have 2 boys.
Shugo and Genta own.
So the one that visits on the penultimate day is the one with the highest friendship rating, correct? For me it was Chiaki (who'd I'd been working on the most because his intro implied that he'd be the most likely to "explore"). His was the closest I got to actually having sex, even if the encounter ends on sort of a bittersweet note.
Next playthrough I'll focus on Shugo and Hideki. I'm curious to see if there's more than one opportunity for Kota, given his behavior.
I haven't done Chiaki, how was his encounter? Something to do with that crossdressing girl?
GAWD I cannot stop beating off to this game. It's like Akira reached into my head and pulled out my own personal childhood fantasies.
Yes, for me the school parts make me feel really involved in the story, as if I were a boy experimenting all that staff. Lets hope that we dont have to wait four years more for part II.
Well, despite having two stars with Chiaki and the fact that he fantasizes about you pretty much as soon as you meet him, I only managed to get that encounter at the end. Maybe you need to raise it before the girl comes into the picture?
Anyhoo, he basically lets you top him without the penetration (is there a word for rubbing your penis in a butt crack?), but he finds he can't ejaculate upon climax. He says that he can't bring himself to do this kind of stuff with Hideki and Shugo, since they're practically brothers to him. He reasons that he can't climax with you because he's starting to see you as a brother.
So yeah, kind of d'aww and sad at the same time.
Awww. Maybe it is setting up for summer, though?
Currently, I am trying to get a scene with Yuuta, the lazy kid who has trouble with homework.
i got a random event with kota, just visited him after school, taking a bath with him and there it was. i think i was before may 19th.
also got tomo and yuta event on may 1st (reloaded savegame to check if there is anybody else) in this playthrough.
in earlier plays i got a genta event while playing. chiaki and shugo at the end.
next time hideaki and his brother :D
Interesting game.. I wish you could make the protagonists hair longer or their skin darker though
just got genta event. may 21st, after the cooking battle. relationship is one star and a bit.
I can't get passed April 7 -.-
We are going to watch Space Cowboy Kai and the game blacks out. Has anyone had this problem?
Is there a way to get passed the May 19th bug? Also, how do I get into Chiaki's pants?
Not sure about the bug. What happens?
As for Chiaki, I wasn't able to get an event with him until the end of the game.
On may 19th it doesn't let me do anything at all.
Also when is the last day in the game? Apparently that's when a lot of stuff goes down.
Way too much text for almost zero reward. The [h] scenes are just blacked out with the text boxes.
Very disappointing for so much mouse clicking.
I wonder if there's a way to get with any of the younger siblings... like the twins or Tsutomu...
Seeing as how you can't raise friendship with the twins, I doubt it. Tsutomu is possible, I believe. Raising with him is kind of hard outside story stuff, though. Going to his house on weekdays gets rep with Hideaki (possibly some with Tomu if it's mentioned that he's there). You can only get rep with him alone on the weekends when Hideaki has soccer practice. Watching the show at his house gets rep with both.
tried latest version?
dont know if saves will work, maybe you have to start over again. but now there are hoodies :D
I also wonder if you can see Jun nude at any point in the game. He seems to be like the only commonly seen boy I didn't see nude.
I'm disappointed that I didn't get a "happy ending" with Genta and/or Kotarou as my main friends. Yeah, I got it on at separate moments with the two of them at points in the game, but I still would have liked to get a threesome going on there or something, especially with Genta's confession. Instead I got visited by Shugo that morning, since he was my next highest friend, so I'm guessing the happy endings are only reserved for the three main boys. And here I wanted to get it on with Yuuta next :(
(Warning: incoming ridiculous wall of text. Do not read for the love of God if you value your own sanity. -Ahem-)
I probably should have known that I would come to enjoy this much more than I thought possible when I found out it was "soft shota". Really, I used to play the HELL out of these types of simple, text-based "dating games" when I first discovered the internet back in the early 2000's, several of which I remember being based on an anime called Yami no Matsui (which I will undoubtedly someday watch). I was very lonely in my early teenhood as all my friends from before moved away, and I proved unfit to make any new ones beyond my adolescent fumbling attempts to get into the pants of every boy I could find, somewhat tempered by my oft-visited belief that those days were already behind me. These games were my method to find a world where I was only enough in control to find my own path, yet not enough in control to disallow myself a semblance of a happy ending; it was a world where there were people who were still homosexual outside of childhood — something I could not encounter in reality.
There is a certain deep, nostalgic sadness to all of this. In my own childhood, I found joy in all the typical pre-pubescent experimentation with other boys, that others oft encountered. There were none who did not delight in taking off his pants after a little coaxing, and so I drugged myself with the belief that we all liked boys "that way" and that it was something that would not change. Placidly, I ignored what I saw in movies and advertisements, filled with heterosexuals, as something that my generation would conquer. Every boy I found was gay, every single last one would let me touch his penis and would touch mine, and even one of my friends who was always spouting off about some girl he wanted to screw would masturbate at my side to whatever pornographic material we could secure in a pre-internet age. However, eventually these times came to an end. Boys that enjoyed our "games" would drift away, others suddenly one day resisted all attempts from me to lavish my growing affection upon them. All began talking about girls and breasts and pussy and how much they WANTED it, which was something I could not understand. What about what WE had? Wasn't that enough...?!
(Spoilers of the game to follow.)
So it seemed to be the hauntingly parallel course, here. The adorable Hideaki who shared the same type of glasses as me, with whom I shared the same love for hard work and studies, got a girlfriend. Shugo, who tried to teach clumsy old me how to play sports and who seemed to secretly be screwing around with several younger boys, was a peeping-tom and a pervert for girls since he was a baby. Even adorable Chiaki, who openly molested me on my first day at the new school and seemed to have a Laharl-esque paralyzing weakness for females, crushed on Taka. Certainly, we got to have lots of fun together that one night, but my heart sank when he said he thought of me as a brother. I've heard THAT before. I know just how it ends.
I suppose there is still the summer to come, but this IS the last year of elementary school. Why do I already know how this will all turn out? I know that an uncertain, even doomed future is no reason to waste the potential of today; and yet it hurts to know. It hurts when I reflect on that "theory" of mine.
...That, it will all end. It turns out, from my point of view, that homosexuality is a mere phase of development. It's something almost every boy experiments with in childhood, and yet something so quickly forgotten and left behind when puberty arrives. I've seen it in my life, and I see it with the boys in this game. Slowly, inexorably, they will drift from my arms and into the arms of some girl. And I've never feel so angry and hurt as I do when they tell me they don't want it with me any more. I don't understand. Why must everyone move forward when I cannot? Why am I "stuck" in this boyish little phase of homosexuality and unable to grow up into a normal heterosexual? Why have I, in adulthood, become increasingly sure that I am the only one in the world this way?
This is the real reason I'm a pedophile, too. Because I know that every last shred of affection a boy has for other boys begins to unravel as soon as hairs start appearing on his balls. When he stops thinking of his friends "that way" and starts thinking about girls "that way". When what makes him hard is no longer my touch, but the thought of the touch of a female. It's cruel. I live in a cruel world when my only true happiness is a phase that melts away in a few years, a phase that society has deemed as being a dozen years past my grasp and retreating further into the distance every day. Is it any wonder that I am still alone?
I can't remember the last time any piece of media has affected me like this, absorbed me like this, controlled me like this. I can appreciate movies and the plot of games, and sometimes I lose myself for a moment to the suspension of disbelief. I allow myself to get misty-eyed and to cry out at the screen when a dramatic scene happens. However, always it remains an aloof, distant observer comprehending something. An appreciation, yes, but not much emotion. But this...? I've forgotten my entire life for the last couple of days; the hours melt away and the tinny voice in the back of my mind — the one that tells me I'm neglecting my job and wasting time — grows ever more ignored. My every thought and dream became bent toward the completion of some unseen, unknown goals; every faculty of my mind trying to memorize the names and faces of these boys, remember where they live and what they like, gauge the status of our relationship and what to say and when. Does the fate of my entire life pale in comparison to my attempts to help a fictional friend fight some guy? Shall everything I've worked so hard for in my actual adulthood be thrown to the wayside in favor of an imaginary world of drawn boys where I can be whom I really feel I am meant to be? I've never really grown up, after all. I can drive to work, pay my bills, sell my stuff, talk to people about life-changing matters, pass out business cards with my name on it, and even wear a fitted suit... but in the end I'm just the same 11-year-old boy pretending to be an adult. Playing "house". Playing "dress-up". Thinking that I will never grow up and like girls like I'm supposed to, like everyone else does.
I don't belong in THIS world; I belong in THAT world! That world: the one that reminds me of when I was young and happy; the one where there was no reason, only feeling; that world where "love" wasn't marriage and committment and joint-fucking-tax-returns, but fifteen minutes hiding in a bathroom or bedroom or in a treehouse or behind some bushes, with our soft skin and warm breath, trembling hands and firm little erections; that world where there was not such thing as heartbreak because there was always some other boy to "play" with if one didn't want to or couldn't. What meaning is there in parties and seminars and multi-thousand dollar commissions, fancy cars and large houses, respect and knowledge and having newbies look up to me... without THAT?
I apologize for all this damned mess. Writing out my thoughts to myself in long-form is a form of personal therapy, and what started out as an honest review of my feelings for got out of hand. Probably, nobody reads this kind of stuff anyway; I could simply click "don't save" and be done with it, but I just feel stupid writing this for half an hour and then not posting it. As if my effort was completely wasted.
Tomorrow is Monday. I have to get up at 6:30am and go to work. I don't want to be there. I don't want to be anywhere. It seems the only place I want to be is a place that is out of my reach — separated from me by either the endless sands of time, or by a thin sheet of glass backed by pixels.
(Also, Space Sheriff Kai needs to be a real anime.)
Ah, CandleJack, a man after my own heart. I couldn't relate to you more. Knowing those days are behind me and that they only get farther away... it physically hurts. Games like these drive me nuts in all kinds of good and bad ways, and this game has been doing just that all week.
/faps and cries silently to himself
It happens to me, but in the opposite way. (Sorry for my poor English, btw) I think that I am kind of stucked on that early teen age, 12-14 years old, but just because I didn't have any homo experience. I have had circle jerks, but that was all. I would have loved to have more than that, and I think that I will be completly straight if I would had some gay testing on my puberty.
I hadn't, so I am always reading stories of people who did, or playing shota games where I can have that part of my life I never had. I have a wife and soon a child, and never had any pedo experience (and actually I don't want to), but I will give all my money just for one day back in my thirteens and having the chances to experiment some soft-shota.
I see what you guys are saying and your right it sucks that u would never experience this.......just to let you guys know......you missed out big time hehe =)
>is there a word for rubbing your penis in a butt crack?
Yes, Hotdogging! Can be quite delightful and has none of the drawbacks (high risk, inordinate preparation, pain, subjugation, etc.) of anal penetration.
Hotdogging may be even more rare than frot in shota, though perhaps less rare than intercrural (cock-2-thighs).
3rd pic in >>26903 is at least little like hotdogging
I just did a second playthrough where I focused almost exclusively on Shugo, but I only got the one at the end. I think I did just about every optional moment with him (save perhaps 3-4 with Genta and Kota) and a couple Space Sheriff Kai episodes (two with Hideaki and Tomu, one with Genta and Kota), but I never got an encounter with Shugo in the shower stalls. Does that encounter happen on a certain day, or is there a certain path you need to take to set it up?
I think I have the specifics of the Genta encounter down, and I have a pretty good idea about Kota's. Genta has an encounter that takes place immediately after the cooking contest near the end of the game. As long as you have at least one star with him, he'll come to you his concerns about fooling around with Kota, which leads to a rather tender encounter.
As far as I can tell, the Kota encounter is random, but can happen as long as you have at least one star with him before the cooking competition. I could be wrong about the star rating, but on my first playthrough it happened around that rating, but I didn't get an encounter with him the second time.
How do you get an event with tomo? I spent the while game visiting him and got nothing
This is basically my story, except without a single childhood experience to look back on. Memories are better than nothing, you should feel lucky you at least have that.
first time i tried to force tomo's event by visiting him everyday, but it didn't work
i just played the game once more and tried to get at least one star with everyone. on may 1st there was an ! on yuutas house. it was the yuuta event. after that i was curious if there are other events on this date. so i loaded an old savestate and checked the other houses.
first time i tried to force tomo's event by visiting him everyday, but it didn't work, so i played normaly the next time.
what a nice game....cant wait for summer..by the way i had no probs with may 19th or saving the game..i just finished the game a single time and i had "fun" with Chaiki, Hideaki, Genta and Kotarou....i diden´t try to be friend with Tomo so i can´t say if it works or not. (ps. dont let me wait another 3 year for continuing the game...pls;) )
I got the Tomo event this morning. I like how all the adults in this game are okay with the boys fooling around with each other. They don't call Child Services or file lawsuits. This is how it should be!
How do you get that? Is it a specific date?
Is there any kind of guide on this?
I've got 3 stars with Shugo but still no Basketball scene!
It was on May 2nd for me, and I imagine I got it because he was the only secondary character I had a star with.
I never knew there was a basketball scene with Shugo outside the one at the start that was rudely interrupted.
Oh man, this is great. I wish the art was better though, but it is still interesting. Can't wait for summer
>>26932 Dude, that was the most emotional thing ever. You thought EXACTLY the same as me after finishing this beautiful game. I even posted something as a therapy too but in another place. The truth is: growing up sucks! But there is nothing we can do to avoid that. It's against nature and it always be like that. If I could find the way to go back to the past, I would return to those days when nothing was more harmful than the words of an angry mother or had a bad grade at school. Simply as that. I don't know why the kids of nowadays don't want to be kids for so long and try to get into adulthood as fast as they can. I could try to beware them but they would not listen to me. And that's sad. Any way, I'm glad to find someone who thought like I did and even give himself the time to share personal things with us. Good luck bro, be brave.
Hopefully I'm not hi-jacking the thread at all by posting something else. I know shota games are rare and making a new thread dedicated to them would yield almost nothing.
I stumbled on this and it's beyond unfinished. As far as I can tell it's only got one quest at all before all you can do is walk around. If anyone knows if the author has a blog I wouldn't mind throwing ideas at them. Looks like it'll mostly be /ss/ material though.
So did anyone ever get to that shower scene with Shugo I heard about? Is there some way to prompt it I don't know about?
Yay, I thought this was dead!
So I got my happy ending with all the boys available except maybe Tsutomo, who I'm still not sure about. Anybody know if I get anywhere with him, aside from pulling his pants down in the bathroom?
When will Shogakkou no Hibi summer will come out? I would love to know.
When aki finishes programming it
cant get past may 19th help plz?
(Randomly saving from the last page.)
Does anyone have anymore screenshots, especially ones like in the last post? I don't really have the time to play through the entire game several times, but I'd like to see the scenes with the other boys. Coincidentally, the one I got on my first playthrough was Chiaki, so the above is the only one I've actually seen.
Im looking for more information on elven story..I have looked around via google and so far I cant find even a BLOG I have no idea who made the game there's nothing in the game or in the game folder to even hit at it. if anybody can solve this mystery I would be grateful RPG games involving shota as main characters are basically nonexistent.
by the name "Shogakkou no Hibi" first link in google send you to the deviant art author page http://aki5.deviantart.com/
Hey I hope i'm ok to post this but on the old peitchan website there was a guy who was making a flash game it had 3 boys in it and before petichan went down he was still looking for beta testers. anyone know where to find that game?
Aw I know exactly what you're talking about! But I don't have any info... :( I would also love to know if anyone knows anything. It looked promising if it was legit.
For sum reason I cant save new games
Runs the game as ADM.
tsutomu how do you earn more points with him.
I don't know how I got to do it with Tsutomo since I was focusing my friendship more toward Tomoyuki and Hideaki, but right on May 2nd I had the option to have an event with either of the Tomo's. Score!
i'm ready to play summer! is anyone else?
You bet I am more than ready for the Summer.
So... do anyone have any news about the game? Do Aki-san said something about the game...? I mean when will be released or if is close to release.
Anxiety is killing me!
He hasn't updated with anything in a little over a month so I'm not sure.
i'm gonna guess it will be Spring 14. b4 we see the Summer game.
would be nice if you could do the twins
any news about the next edition of the game?
Last I heard he showed a bunch of new characters on his deviantart page. Go here: aki5.deviantart.com
(I didn't intend for this to get so long, but Candlejack's thought's and the other replies made me want to say a lot of things I've been thinking, and I kind of just kept typing)
I know this thread is really old and the posts I'm replying to are are really old, and I know this isn't my personal blog, but I don't know where else to put this.
The sentiments Candlejack expressed are exactly how I felt the entire game. I play a lot of video games and I find myself getting really attached to the characters and story really easily. But this game really made me feel stuff I've never felt before.
I never really had any experiences with friends when I was that age, but I always wanted to. And playing this game was like reliving the part of my childhood that I miss and think about every day. More than anything, after seeing Chiaki trying to get that girl to like him after all the trouble I'd been going through to make him my best friend (and more), I felt the same kind of stabbing frustration that I felt with almost every relationship in my life. That's what makes Shogakkou no Hibi such a masterpiece, in my opinion. The game literally made me depressed for almost a week (among other emotions, of course). I skipped classes, didn't show up for work, never answered my phone; after Chiaki said what he said at the end- I don't even know how to describe it. This game made me feel real emotions unlike anything I've played. Positive and negative emotions mixed in a really weird way that, for someone who's just recently entered adulthood, were new and hard to handle.
I expected the game to be impersonal and overly sexual, but I found myself literally wanting to be friends with these characters. (Maybe at this point I'm just losing it? haha) But eventually, I came to accept the fact that this part of my life has ended. I think Shogakkou no Hibi gave me a chance to let go of some powerful feelings I had been keeping inside. As much as I wanted Chiaki to just focus on me, I realized that my emotions aren't the only thing that matters. I shouldn't try to force someone to feel a certain way about me, and since I'm in a sexual minority, that's tough sometimes. In real life, I struggled with the fact that all these guys around me are into girls, and my childhood is over and I never had that kind of innocent exploratory relationship with someone. In an odd way, being involved with Chiaki's character changed the way I view my friends in real life. I've found myself cursing some of my best friends behind their back once they start a new relationship with a new girl, and I've having an overall negative feeling towards them. But that's just something that I've got to deal with. I can't change the way my friends are, no matter how close we get. And that's something SnH helped me realize.
I feel really dumb saying all this about a video game.
I guess my point is, everyone into shota should play this game. It's a nostalgia trip and I've never felt such an indescribable combinations of emotions from a video game. As a game developer myself, there are quite a few games I can think of off the top of my head that were able to illicit an emotional response from me, but Shogakkou no Hibi made me feel real emotions about things in my life outside the game.
I'm going to stop before I go on too long. But if anyone reads this and is wondering if they should play SnH, don't think twice and go download it. Reliving this part of my childhood made me realize a lot things about myself, and kind of allowed me to get some closure on some personal emotional things I've been going through (mostly realizing that my childhood is over).
I probably sound like an idiot, but this game really did have an impact on me, and I'm so glad I played it.
i'm running the game as an administrator but i still can't figure out how to save it. is there supposed to be an option somewhere?
Well, this game has been out long enough so for all those who have not seen all the juicy bits... Here you go =) https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6ct7w95f4o0m821/JLxGkmnaBt
And for the lazy ones who hate grinding... Use the last save from this one =)
It's called Shogakkou no Hibi.
I think the creator's currently working on part 2.
Wonder how long it will take him to finish it, really it's kind of amazing that this turned out so well. VN style games arent exactly the most technically difficult game to create, at least i'd imagine not, but still it's got such a large amount of content.
Also slight spoiler warning so stop here if you havent played through it. But does it always take so long for you to get to the lewd scenes with Shugo? I dont mean the bath scene, the one where he brings over the porno mag and you both blow each other. It took so fucking long to get to that point, but god damn did it feel earned. Do the stars next to his relationship meter even effect how quickly it happens or what other scenes you get? Also i like how he is kind of developed as this openly bicurious joke guy, makes you actually feel like you could develop a relationship with him and it isnt just a one time experimenting thing.
Which apparently is a thing even for someone his age, since he fits the description so well.
senpai noticed you.
AGH thanks for showing me that, you're awesome.
I'm guessing that was intentional. Word on the street was that he initially didn't intend it to have any dirty content at all, but then as the game develops, he decided to add them in as a kind of reward for the players who actually seek them out.
I hope the next game has them too. Or more explicit ones.
I dont normally have "husbandos" or anything like that, but Shugo is just about everything i like in a guy. If he had a light tan he'd be perfect. Keep them a little obscure still, make it so you have to work for the scenes, but it'd be great if we could actually kind of develop a relationship with some of the characters. In some cases they'd have to be strictly friendship related, but for some, like Shugo, i dont think a boyfriend type deal would be out of character or out of the question.
I hope at least one or two of the new characters are actually gay instead of just going through a phase or experimenting. As I mentioned in my (very lengthy) review/lament, it broke my heart when all the other boys started "growing up" and becoming attracted to girls.