「 Find out who’s behind this, and find out the truth…… 」
Side Kicks! is an otome game by eXtend (who also produced Ouma ga Toki) that will be released on March 23rd, 2017!! The official site categorises it as an ‘adventure game where the true evil will be exposed.’ Art is by Sumeragi Kohaku.
Side Kicks: a newly established special investigation bureau within the Sakrada Police Force, located in California, designed to heighten the security of Sakrada City with their unique style of thinking and individual skill. Currently seeking additional members.
A city in California, USA — Sakrada. In recent years, the spread of a highly addictive drug, ‘Lipcode’, has been causing several issues in the sunny, quiet city located on the West Coast. In order to control cases like this, the Sakrada Police Force established a new organisation — a special investigation bureau made up of members with unique styles of thinking and their idiosyncratic skills, known as the Side Kicks.
Chika, who has exceptional athletic talent.
Hibari, the profiler who possesses a way with words.
Shishiba, the quiet hacker prodigy.
Rico, gifted with photographic memory.
Tatewaki, the leader in charge of the four.
The special investigation bureau has become well-known in the city for its ground-breaking investigation methods that are unlike anything ever seen before.
One day, the heroine Inori is scouted as a new member of Side Kicks. The skill she possesses…is the mysterious ability of clairvoyant dreams.
‘If these ‘dreams’ of mine will help someone, even just by a little bit……then I think I’ll try my best.’
Age: 20 | Skill: clairvoyant dreams
Constantly troubled by the fact that she can suddenly fall asleep and see strange future-predicting dreams, she becomes scouted into joining the Side Kicks. In the past, the events she saw in dreams were generally trivial things, but after she joins the Side Kicks, she begins to see more and more of these clairvoyant dreams.
cv. Ishikawa Kaito
‘As if we can rely on things like supernatural powers.’
Age: 24 | Skill: martial arts, shooting
Possessing incredible athletic talent, his specialities are shooting and martial arts. He has a sharp tongue and gets into fights easily, but at heart, he takes his job very seriously. An admirer of Tatewaki, he is working towards becoming a police detective.
cv. Yusa Kouji
‘Did you think I wouldn’t see through your lie? Haha……you’ve underestimated me.’
Age: 27 | Skill: psychoanalysis
A profiler who specialises in psychoanalysis, he has a way of words that allows him to skilfully draw information out of others. He is often seen joking around. Popular among the female staff of the Sakrada Police force.
cv. Shirai Yuusuke
‘If it were me, I’d be done in 5…no, 2 more minutes.’
Age: 23 | Skill: data analysis, hacking
A hacker prodigy who is highly skilled in data analysis. He finds it difficult to communicate with others, and has a rather cold attitude as a result.
cv. Aoi Shouta
‘You know, I can remember aaaall of this just by looking at it once!’
Age: 19 | Skill: Camera Eye (photographic memory)
Has the ability to memorise everything he sees within a split second. Easily attached to others, he is a somewhat younger brother-like existence within Side Kicks. He is often bothered by how young he looks and his height.
cv. Sugita Tomokazu
‘I know the truth — one of you here is the mastermind behind all of this.’
Age: 27 | Skill: gathering information
A freelance reporter. Has connections with a large number of information brokers, and is always trying to gather scoops. He prides himself on the fact that he never reports lies but because of this, he has made a number of enemies, and is disliked by the Side Kicks.
cv. Tsuda Kenjirou
‘If you’ve ‘had enough’, that means I’ve pushed you to just the right limit, no?’
Age: 35 | Skill: leadership
The leader of the Side Kicks. He is always wandering about and acts too relaxed about many things, making him not a very reliable person. However, he is known for his ability to quickly make decisions when push comes to shove, and is admired by many around him.
cv. Morikubo Shoutarou
‘If you want to know the truth, come to my side.’
Age: 26 | Skill: n/a
A popular celebrity that has a unique air of mystery. Though he works as a singer and radio DJ, he is also in charge of an channel that reveals all kinds of secrets hidden with Sakrada. (o yes just look at him not shady at all!!!!!)
idk aaaaaaaa I think I might actually get this!!?!! I’m slightly worried bc their previous game apparently really sucked but this one looks good;v;;;; I’ll probably just wait for reviews – at least the background art will be really good though!!! (since they worked with TOYBOX who also did the same stuff for 7’scarlet\o/ they always do these really cool animation sequences and moving backgrounds w)
from the pv there seems to be a good amount of suspense/angst (which I welcome with open arms lolol) and the art is nice, so hopefully this one won’t be a disappointment( ´ ▽ ` ；)
this is just based on my first impressions but my favs are probably going to be either chika or shishiba w also tatewaki is a whole 15 years older than the heroine!!??!?! lol I know they say age is just a number but 15 years……(・Д・)
anyway I considered preordering this but since I have exams in april/may it’s probably better that I look at the reviews first anyway so I don’t fail my ib diploma playing a game that’s potentially bad wwwwww @otome gods: please let this be good!!!!!🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏