A quick run through of the story.
In a somewhat distant future…
The protagonist Taiyou is the student council president, popular with everyone and generally lives a happy life… until an app called Cocoro@Function was unknowingly installed on his Orca (just picture a tablet).
There he finds himself broadcasting all of his ero delusions to everyone he meets and his popularity falls to the rock bottom. There he establishes a group to solve the mystery of the Cocoro@Function with a group of troubled bishoujos and of course, his shut in little sister as an advisor.
And that’s about it. There’s a tad bit more to the introduction such as…
But we’ll throw those details aside as I’m not interested in discussing it.
As you’d guess, the story is about solving the mystery behind the highly advanced Cocoro@Function apps. They are shown to make use of technology far beyond the technology standard of the setting and make some absurd things possible.
All of the apps sound pretty funny but when thinking of the technology behind it, if misused they’re pretty terrifying pieces of technology. Fortunately or not, this story is not that of that genre so… for the most part it’s lightly played off.
Taiyou’s function of having his own thoughts broadcasted as well as later on, being able to read others thoughts made the character interactions quite funny so I found the character interactions in general to be quite entertaining to read.
With that said, the story came off a little on the weak side. Well I mean, it’s not like they flopped the entire thing but the reveals of backstories, motivations and culprits were pretty… I don’t know, they were surprising in some sense but the twists were at the same time pretty much a standard. How should I say this…
It’s like when there’s a murder mystery, the writer shows you some potential suspects to make you ponder whether or not they’re the culprit. Usually the writer makes some twists and turns to reveal and unexpected true culprit but… in this case, the culprit really was the original suspect which leaves you feeling a bit… disappointed? Honestly my feelings on this matter are quite mixed.
At the very least it lacked a sort of punch that stories like Karumaruka had.
The character interactions (in particular whenever involving Taiyou and that’s… about every time) were entertaining enough, Bell was cute and we had a pretty cute little sister so it was still passable in the end.
It’s probably best to play for the characters as you should for any other charage and lightly look over some faults in the story, if you can love the characters then there’s no problem.
Now finally next up is the Kyonyuu Fantasy append! I remember reading somewhere that this is the last installment in the series though, unfortunately ;_; then again timing-wise it’s about right since as I mentioned before, the same formula over and over is a bit… admittedly tiresome. Still great to read though. Hope the writer will move on to produce some other nice stories after this.