Ruirui is another secret character, although she’s probably not-so-secret anymore now that the game’s been out for a year or so. After you call your male friend Tadashi (the cool sporty one that looks like someone from an otome game) 16 times or so, a girl will pick up the phone. From then on, there will be days where Tadashi suddenly becomes shorter, sounds girlier, and is generally the opposide of the usual Tadashi. In other words, it’s freaking obvious that this is not Tadashi and somehow only the protagonist ever notices. This strange Tadashi is actually Tadashi’s twin sister, Rui, who occasionally crossdresses as him to to go Kirameki High School because she goes to a different school. Unfortunately, you only find that out after calling her out after school a bunch of times, so by the time I even got her phone number it was almost the end of year 1.
Aside from being the crossdressing girl, Ruirui is also the otaku. That’s instant points in my book. Plus she doesn’t get affected by bombs either and has no heartbreak points. Yeah!! Otaku who doesn’t care about rumors other girls spread about you = awesome. She likes the arcade a lot, and you get the best reply options with her. When she’s at Tokimeki and you take her to the beach/pool, Ruirui will show you her swimsuit. One of your options is “Why can’t it be a school swimsuit…” XD I always choose that reply even though it’s the bad one because I really do want to see an elementary school swimsuit on her. School swimsuits banzai!!! Protagonist also says some otaku-ish things, like when you’re holding her hand you’ll think “Ho shit I might get a nosebleed” and when you see her swimsuit you can say “MOEEEEE!”.
During Ruirui’s route, you’ll also get lots of fangirls squealing because you guys have been getting close and they still think she is Tadashi. On Valentines Day, Ruirui comes to your school as Tadashi. She gets the chocolate attack from girls, but actually accepts them instead of rejecting them like the usual Tadashi. Then she gives you chocolate, but she’s still dressed up as Tadashi and Manabu sees lol. Of course, the guy forgets once he finds out he actually GOT CHOCOLATE this year (actually girichoco from Rui). On the White’s Day of the 3rd year, you give the White’s Day present to Tadashi for him to give to Rui, but the fangirls see it. Cue the “Kyaaaaaaaaaaaaa~!” XD
Ruirui’s ending is not under the Legendary Tree of Kirameki High, but rather, under the Legendary Bell of Hibikino High (school from Tokimeki Memorial 2) which is her actual school. The Legendary Bell hasn’t rung for 10 years, but Ruirui confesses to you under it anyways. You accept as usual, and the bell starts ringing again.
Ruirui is the girl I had the most fun with so far. She’s like, someone who I’d actually befriend in real life and not just in a galge. You get awesome replies during dates, very hilarious scenes with Tadashi, and NO BOMBS! Aside from Aki-senpai, Ruirui is the only girl that I regularly dated even after getting her to Tokimeki. Plus she likes danmaku and RPGs…Otaku are the best after all~