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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04/20/16 kirileaves short story
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New Snowman256 rated it
January 21, 2022
Status: Completed
The novel has all the right parts, but because it's a short story the inconsistencies really stand out. A lot of conveniences happen for the MC, which create plot holes. That said, it's not bad and generally a fun way to spend 10 minutes, so give it a go!

  • The MC says that her filial piety is really a mask, and that she wouldn't bother coming back home to care for her ailing father if the ML wasn't there. That's a bit messed up, IMO?
  • The MC mentions that within a month, her barren territory transformed into a lush thriving market. How would her knowledge of medicine do that? And in a month, no less?
  • The king, at the end, has 32 concubines and somehow all of them are infertile? At least, he apparently dies with no children.
  • The king also supposedly loves the MC, but he never took any action in the several months after she went home? And yet he had the gall to complain about it and put his failed love in the history books?
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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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YoriMei rated it
August 27, 2019
Status: short story
A very short but very good one shot. MC and ML mesh very well together, and while we only see snippets of their relationship in the past, it sells the childhood friends to sweethearts very well. I do think the whole otome-game throw in was a bit unnecessary because it only shows up in the very end as a kind of plot twist, but the twist in itself was quite unexpected and well done at the end. Overall; it’s a great story to read when in between series or just... more>> wanting a quick romance story. <<less
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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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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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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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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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The_Argent rated it
May 20, 2020
Status: short story
Beautiful. I can just imagine Shiris' and Darius' conversation at the end. I'm glad the author even put in a short epilogue. 5/5 That was fulfilling.
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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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Nikitaxo rated it
September 2, 2018
Status: short story
Breath taking short story. This is what awakening to true, faithful, love is.

You'll be driven into a historical mystical world, where plots are a constant thing... But that doesn't stop the Female Protagonist from having opened her eyes on "one important thing".

If you wish to know what that "One important thing" is, then... ;) Go ahead and take a go at it.
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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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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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rienayen019 rated it
June 28, 2020
Status: short story
A good read. This is one of those 'reincarnated into an otome game' trope, but it's not that cliche and predictable. It can make you feel something.
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hikaoru rated it
September 26, 2018
Status: short story
if the otome game didn't stray from the original path, Shiris who died from planning to hinder the Prince's and heroine's (Anna) love story and Darius ending up getting revenge for her, this seems to have a bad end with a yandere Darius torturing them for killing her.

but since she "awakened" while the idiot Prince is breaking off the engagement, Darius got the chance to express his feelings sincerely and they got the happy ending they deserved. I do think that the Prince and Anna's ending is satisfying since neither... more>> of them died but they never became happy.


despite having Anna and 32 concubines, Prince Chris didn't even have a single heir. Doesn't this proves that he is the one who has a problem? Anna also has the lowest status in his harem of concubines and he didn't even acknowledge anyone as the Queen. Too bad (for the prince) that once a monarch/noble breaks off an engagement, they can no longer ask that very same person again for marriage.

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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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