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Marriage was only the Beginning!—Idea Factory Intl. announces Cupid Parasite -Sweet & Spicy Darling.- Release for the West!

Last November 29th, Idea Factory International announced the English localization of their otome game Cupid Parasite -Sweet & Spicy Darling.-. The game is set to be released sometime in 2024 for Nintendo Switch.

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Cupid Parasite -Sweet & Spicy Darling.- is the fandisk of the otome game Cupid Parasite, released by Otomate in 2020. Otomate is the otome-centric development arm of Idea Factory and is famous for releasing multiple otome series such as Hakuoki, HameFura, and Shuuen no Virche. The fandisk recently released for Japanese audiences last November 30th and has been confirmed for a Chinese release as well.

For more information on the English localization, please refer to the game’s official website or follow Idea Factory International’s Twitter account.

While you’re here, check out our news articles on HameFura and Shuuen no Virche!


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Los York, a glitzy trendsetting town, was where our heroine descended.
Her true identity was that of the real goddess of love, Cupid.

While working for a major marriage agency named Cupid Corporation, she strived to become the top bridal advisor. She was assigned five hopeless clients known as the Parasite 5!

Even after guiding them through mock dates, matchmaking seminars, and the reality show “Parasite House,” all five abruptly canceled their memberships!

Yet their departures brought all their personal challenges to the surface.
As she confronted these issues with them, they overcame many unexpected obstacles…

And she fell in love with “him.”

“I solemnly swear that I will love you so that you always smile. I will protect you for as long as I live.”

This is the continued love story of the goddess of love, Cupid, experiencing love firsthand.
It’s the tale of when she becomes a goddess “only” for him.

Marriage wasn’t the end goal, but the start of a new chapter. Whether they began dating or got married, the only thing awaiting them is a series of unexpected challenges!

A mysterious new creature has appeared in Los York! Could it be a divine message or evidence of an unknown civilization?

A love story so sweet, it’ll make your heart melt!
The whirlwind of feelings taking the world by storm is far from over!

An endearing, joyful, and chaotic tale that’s richer and more exhilarating than ever! This romance featuring a former goddess is so sweet and spicy, it’ll make your teeth ache and set your soul ablaze!

And in Merenice Levin’s route, her days as Cupid are far from over!
A romantic and comedic story in the world of matchmaking is set to unfold!

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After disagreeing with her father, Mars, about how to use Cupid’s Arrow, they had a major family dispute. She descended to the Human Realm to prove her point. Although she was the true goddess of love, Cupid, her fate hinged on who she fell for. Depending on her choice, she would become a human, a demon, or the goddess of marriage, Juno. While embarking on her new life, her perspective on work and personal life changed alongside her partner’s. Her current hobby is watching the video streaming service called “YooQube.”

Main Characters

Case 01: Former Lovelorn Parasite x Girlfriend Purist and Suffocatingly Loving Freelance Editor

Roles: Bokuto Koutarou (Haikyuu!!), Kise Ryouta (Kuroko no Basuke),

A freelance editor who collaborates with numerous magazines, book publishers, and news sites across Los York. He’s also the author of “Love Letters for You,” a collection of romantic letters addressed to our heroine. Currently, he’s taken over his family business. He joined Cupid Corp to overcome a heart shattered by a two-year-long unrequited love. That was when he crossed paths again with the woman who broke his heart: our heroine. She remained oblivious to his lingering affections. After a series of misunderstandings, heartfelt letters, and shared moments soaring the skies, they finally entered a relationship. In the concluding scene, they celebrated their union, marrying amidst the blessings of loved ones before setting off on their honeymoon. Their journey takes them to his birthplace, Boltamore. But what awaits them there?

Case 02: Former(?) Prestige Parasite x Eternal SS Rank Hunter and Dispassionate CEO

Roles: David Martinez (Cyberpunk: Edgerunners), Kanbara Akihito (Kyoukai no Kanata),
Limbo Scott Fitzgerald (BUSTAFELLOWS)

Founder and president of the Cupid Corp. Under the pseudonym ‘Monsieur Esse,’ he signed up for its matchmaking services and used Owen Herriot as his stand-in. Though famed as a loving husband, he was actually single. A rival company attempted to expose this secret, leading him to enter a contractual marriage with our heroine. As they spent time together, he was drawn to both her passion for work and her values, which had nothing to do with prestige. Despite the nature of their contract, genuine feelings blossomed between them. In the climax, they celebrated with a grand wedding at the company’s headquarters, marking the start of their authentic marital journey!

Case 03: Former(?) Obsessed Parasite x Mythology Collector and One-of-a-Kind Action Star

Roles: Gugu (Fumetsu no Anata e), Sagara Sanosuke (Rurouni Kenshin 2023),
Takatoo Tokio (Paradigm Paradox)

A world-famous movie star, his youthful charm and stunning action sequences have driven numerous films to become box office hits. Born to esteemed archaeologists, he frequently visited excavation sites, going on adventures from a young age. This fostered an intense fascination with mythologies. Once he starts talking about it, he will never stop. Questing for the true essence of love, he joined Cupid Corp at his agent’s urging. Here, he met our heroine, and as he learned more about the ways of love as her student, profound feelings began budding—feelings he’d never experienced with all of his previous casual encounters. After an epic journey, he chose the final scene to propose to our heroine. He later announced their relationship on the red carpet. But…it isn’t so easy for an acclaimed action star to get married!

Case 04: Former(?) Glamor Parasite x Beauty Perfectionist and Harsh Fashion Designer

Roles: Itadori Yuuji (Jujutsu Kaisen), Reiner Braun (Attack on Titan),
Tachibana Chisato (Collar x Malice -Unlimited-)

A renowned fashion designer hailing from the esteemed Keisaiin fashion dynasty. He unveiled his specialty “rYUKI” clothing line and recently ventured into women’s fashion. His older sister registered him with Cupid Corp without telling him, and that’s where he met our heroine. After they continued meeting and butting heads, he developed the courage to pursue his true passion. Amidst uncertainty and anxiety, he felt the stirrings of love for the first time, spurring both professional and personal growth. In the climax, on New Year’s Eve at the age of 20, he proposed to our heroine, and they happily became engaged! All that is left is to get married!

Case 05: Former Thieving Parasite x Treasure/Woman Hunter and Pillow Specialist

Roles: Saitama (One Punch Man), Shirogane Miyuki (Kaguya-sama: Love is War),
Crius Castlerock (even if TEMPEST)

A senior employee at the 9th Avenue designer bedding boutique, Pillow Luxuria, he is part of a team that crafts custom pillows. These bespoke creations earned a reputation for providing unparalleled sleep, making them a hit among celebrities and the wealthy. Unknown to most, he was an incubus with a mission that required him to persuade our heroine to fall for someone else. Yet fate had other plans. A stray shot from Cupid’s Arrow made our heroine fall for him, binding them as lovers for 30 days. Torn between his obligations and newfound emotions, their relationship deepened. As the tale unfolded, our heroine became a fallen god and turned into a demon, and they began walking toward the same future together. The climax? A quiet, yet solemn wedding that wasn’t simply for “pretend” takes place…

Case 06: Former(?) Mysterious Nice Guy: Trying to be Better?

Roles: Bakugou Katsuki (My Hero Academia), Usui Takumi (Kaichou wa Maid-sama!),
Asahina Hikaru (Brothers Conflict)

A gentleman who’s worn many hats, including working as the assistant director on the marriage-hunting reality TV show Parasite House, or as an intern for Cupid Corp. He held the camera upside down, tripped over electrical cords, destroyed the paper shredder, and got skittish at any loud noise. But his true identity…is the leader of the Dii Consentes, Jupiter. He had descended to the Human Realm together with our heroine to learn the ways of humanity, but Cupid’s Arrow misfired and hit him, causing him to fall in love with her. They then experienced a short-lived relationship of 30 days. These two gods experienced their first kiss and first love together. But a major disaster struck and threw the Human Realm into turmoil. With the help of Parasite 6, they managed to save the world. In the final scenes, the empty position of the goddess of marriage, Juno, would be filled by our heroine as they came together in matrimony. A new mythology with the two gods is about to begin!

Case 07: Destiny Parasite x Let Destiny Guide You: Sweet Tooth Fortune Teller

Roles: Thorfinn (Vinland Saga), Nakajima Atsushi (Bungou Stray Dogs),
Amakusa Shirou Tokisada (Olympia Soiree)

A fortune teller who’s become the talk of social media. He sets up shop in the up-and-coming tourist hotspot on 8th Avenue, though you have to be lucky to find him. He loves donuts from “Mow Donuts” on 7th Avenue and even incorporates them into his readings. His days were predictable, unfolding without any surprises. But when he meets our heroine, he’s stumped by his inability to see her future. This mysterious void sets his own predestined journey into motion. Drawn to her, he joins Cupid Corp. But for every matchmaking tip she offers, he remains steadfast in his belief that destiny cannot be changed. Soon, whispers spread that he’ll join the notorious ranks of the Parasite 5.

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