Konyaki-haki sarete Me ga Samemashita


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The Crown Prince tells Shiris that he wants to break off his engagement with her. In that instant, she remembers everything. This whole world was a otome game. Now with the engagement broken what will Shiris do next?

Associated Names
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A Broken Engagement, A Wake Up Call
My engagement was annulled and it snapped me out of my senses.
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Recommendation Lists
  1. Japanese Otome (*w*)/ - oneshots

Latest Release

Date Group Release
04/20/16 kirileaves short story
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New Anikarp
August 24, 2019
Status: Completed
Pretty good story, but the Otome game part to it was, as you'd expect, irrelevant. Romance was kinda rushed but that's how it's gotta be done with one chapter. I honestly liked their friendship more.

I know it's a short story, but there's mostly just conversation instead is descriptions (although it happens)

Read it you're into the genre and don't have a lot of time.
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Chi rated it
April 20, 2016
Status: --

It's a sweet story worthy the read. Quite the break from all those others stories that you are probably reading!
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MitsukiKanou rated it
November 17, 2016
Status: short story
This was very well done. The scene with the moonlight flowers is perhaps the best scene of its kind that I've read. Hats off to the author!

The author used the storytelling fundamentals splendidly.
> Characters - were believable and had good development
> Dialogue - flowed naturally and was fun to listen to
> Selectivity - no element is wasted in this story

They did "writing into the metaphor" and "show don't tell".

I also appreciate how Iris is a believable woman with her own aspirations, dreams, and conflicts.
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OHtheNovelty rated it
October 4, 2017
Status: short story
The translation was a little off in some parts that made me wonder who was talking sometimes, but the story was nicely constructed. My favorite part was what happened after the whole "happily after" that the otome game never showed when the heroine was paired with her love interest.

But I feel like the otome game element was unnecessary because the story would have been perfectly alright without it. It was put in for no reason honestly.
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Narutolvr rated it
June 20, 2017
Status: --
Basically a condensed version of what we imagine the otome reincarnation novels to be. Only, we get to skip all of the unnecessary confrontation drama and instead focus on the MC's personality: her thoughts, her feelings, why she ended up engaged to the prince, and where her heart truly lies. The very end about the Prince's (then King's) future seems future forced though; if she was his true love, why was he so quick to break the engagement without trying to win her back ever? Seemed like an unnecessary attempt... more>> at "revenge". <<less
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Royal Milk Teaa rated it
December 30, 2016
Status: short story
This story was very charming and I liked it quite a lot, even as a one shot the author did well in making it feel like a complete story that flowed quite well rather than wasted potential like a lot of other one shots.

The characters were well developed and I could feel myself getting attached to the dynamics of the relationship between the main two, it wasn't your stereotypical cheesy shoujo romantic relationship which made me feel quite satisfied. The humour and teasing of their relationship made me break out... more>> into a smile many times. Shiris and Darius were very likeable characters which made it easy to read, and I have to say I ended up shedding tears of joy for the two near the end.


I cant believe he bought her an actual jewel as a child aaaaa I wish I could have had such a romantic childhood ww~

Also I quite enjoyed that titbit of information that he was a yandere in the bad end///ohoho~ Though I feel that information was very out of place and sudden, it shows how much Darius had loved Shiris despite her leaving.

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AC253 rated it
September 29, 2016
Status: short story
Since this is a one-shot, my review will be short and quick. Still, skim through it if you want to read it through fresh eyes.

My rating if based on my personal preferences, as always, and I kind of wish we had a ten-stars system. Regardless, this lands itself right on my radar of 7/10. It's status as a one-shot gives this fluffy short the advantage of wrapping itself up. The background info wasn't exactly needed, but the interactions and writing makes you want to break out into a smile by... more>> the end. Sweet with a dash of humor, this makes for a pleasant and fast read. <<less
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chopper forever
chopper forever rated it
July 6, 2016
Status: --
It was amazing so touching and beautiful.

Great is not enough to express this great work!!!! ヾ (*´∀`*) ノ
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DeanRae rated it
April 20, 2016
Status: --
That was a cute story overloaded with fluff, I mean FLUFF. Like so much cliche feels and fluff that you'll choke on it. Very well written though hahahahhah x'D
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Kailyria20 rated it
January 3, 2018
Status: short story
Short but sooo sweet enough to have induce diabetes.
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poirot11 rated it
December 7, 2017
Status: --
it's a heartache yet sweet story. There's also a plot twist, and I really like the words that translator chose in this story.

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Xi-hime rated it
November 17, 2017
Status: Completed
Thank you for translating this story. :)

For a short otomen game story that's told from the first person point of view of the female protagonist, Shiris... I'm quite suprised with how this story goes.

What's my favorite part of this story? I definitely like its ending. ;)

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Warning! Spoiler!!



After her engangement is broken by the crown prince, Chris, Shiris come back home to her family and friends. There, she meet her best friend and childhood friend, Darius.


Darius has been in love with Shiris for a long time and he's unhappy when Shiris goes away to train as crown princess. Now, Shiris is back and there's nothing that could stop Darius to woo Shiris and make Shiris to be his.



I really love how the Author closed this story:

Darius marry Shiris and they live happily ever after. Everyone know how great their love for each other.


The crown prince Chris become emperor Chris. He's known as a playboy emperor and has many concubines. But he doesn't has children and no true love. Shiris is actually the one that Chris truly love.


Anna, the woman that make crown prince Chris broke his and Shiris engangement, become just a very low ranking concubine in Chris imperial harem that nobody care. Karma is a b****!

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alexfilia rated it
August 16, 2017
Status: --
This novel is so sweet! (kyaaa <3).... The MC has her engangement cancelled by the crown prince so she decides after years of hard work to go back to her father's lands... There she meets her childhood friend.... Their interactions are so sweet <3

Even though its a short story the characters felt complete and you missed it when it ended <3
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Ophious rated it
June 2, 2019
Status: short story
A simple sweet story, it's so sweet you'll die from diabetes. Another plus would be the fact you get to see what happened to the Prince at the end too which makes it even better since in most other ones, the one who broke the engagement is usually never mentioned again~
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QuinNoteBook rated it
August 11, 2018
Status: v1c1
Best story


the last part is the best. When the heronie ended up as a concubine and to the lowest of 32 wife's. And the fact that the childhood friend love her to the point he will kill the royals and torture the Prince and the heronie.

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Aiiee rated it
December 11, 2016
Status: Completed
It was very touching although I think it would have made more sense if the story didn't come from an otome game. A novel or a drama would have been more believable.
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slay_mithos rated it
November 22, 2016
Status: short story
Slightly forced fluff, but very nice story nonetheless, supported by a good translation.

The reasons I give it 4 instead of 5 is because it puts the vast majority of the cast in the background forcibly, and it could have benefited from a few phrases to flesh them a bit, and because it would have been better off without the "otome game" setting, delivering the "would have happened" through mediums such as dreams.

On the plus side, the two main characters have way more character development than a whole lot of long... more>> running series out there, and they don't feel as flat.

In any case, very much worth taking a bit of time to read this, but it might make you wonder why a lot of other authors went for long series, when they would have made a much better story by not diluting their concepts (usually fairly interesting) and adding trope-characters just to pad the cast.
(the answer being because both authors and editors earn a lot more through series, and us reader always claim to want more when something is good) <<less
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LooneC rated it
June 19, 2019
Status: short story
I was delighted while reading, it is simple, but well done, the personality of the two main characters and their descriptions seduce you into the story. Also, the plot twist at the final part was a treat for me.
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luthesloth rated it
March 14, 2019
Status: short story
The fluff is somehow forced and thus not as smooth and sweet as I'd expect. Their romance as a whole is absolutely adorable and heart-touching though. The proposal scenario was so good, so brilliant.

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It squeezed my heart a little bit at the part that young Darius sold his sword to gather enough money to afford the stone for his beloved lady. And it was Shiris' most precious thing kept with her all the time when she worked hard and endured everything in the capital city to support her land.


Overall this is a fresh breeze of a short love story, with some interesting extra storytelling about how actually it'd be after the heroine got her "happy ever after ending".


Oh my I really love it that Darius is a reliable sweetheart yet also a lowkey yandere whose only restraint is his beloved lady Shiris. That bad end in which he lost his restraint and revealed his dark self was literally hell.

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KawaiiNeko rated it
December 18, 2018
Status: --
Honestly, it wasn't that bad. This story squeezed my heart a bit, lol. But compared to most otome light novels it's pretty well done I guess. I would recommend this short story for those who want a break (cause that's what I did xD)
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Akaeye rated it
September 26, 2018
Status: short story
Got to say, this really does have some elements aimed at a female audience that you wouldn't find in ones aimed at males, you just don't get the "passionate love" that girls appreciate
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