Koroshiya to Strawberry ~Introduction~

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Will you still love me — even when you know the truth?

Koroshiya to Strawberry (殺し屋とストロベリー・Killer and Strawberry) is a PS Vita game produced by Broccoli (UtaPri, Kamigami no Asobi) to be released on June 19th, 2018. Art is by Kazuki Yone (Hiiro no Kakera, Hakuouki, Kamigami no Asobi).


STORY


The story begins in a city somewhere in present-day Japan. One day, the heroine “Ichigo” is drugged, locked inside a briefcase, and taken to a certain place. first of all how the hell do you fit anyone in a briefcase

When she next opens her eyes, Ichigo finds herself at Cafe Tsukikage (lit. Cafe Moonlight) — a cafe not accessible by the general public.

Open exclusively to underworld figures, the cafe’s owner and its waiters reveal themselves to be “professional killers.” Ichigo braces herself for what’s to befall upon her, but is taken by surprise when the cafe’s owner explains their job.

“The task given to us this time wasn’t to kill, but to protect you —
that’s why you were brought here. We do not go back on our word once
we have taken a request. We will do whatever it takes to keep you safe.”

Having lost her ability to speak due to a traumatic incident in her past and with nowhere to go, Ichigo decides to work part-time at Cafe Tsukikage.
whats up just got kidnapped by these shady guys who kill ppl !!! gonna work at their cafe now yolo xDDD

Who exactly is trying to take my life? Who hired these assassins to protect me?
What will become of me from now on……?

This is a story of those in the criminal underworld — “killers,” “carriers,” “arms traffickers” — where you must unravel the mystery tying everything together, and pursue the truth that’s been sealed behind closed doors.


CHARACTERS


1

Ichigo (イチゴ) – default name cannot be changed :00 interesting…..
cv. n/a

“𝙼𝚢 𝚗𝚊𝚖𝚎 𝚒𝚜 𝙸𝚌𝚑𝚒𝚐𝚘, 𝚒𝚝’𝚜 𝚊 𝚙𝚕𝚎𝚊𝚜𝚞𝚛𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚖𝚎𝚎𝚝 𝚢𝚘𝚞. 𝚆𝚎𝚕𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚌𝚊𝚏𝚎.”

AGE ~18 / HEIGHT 160cm

The heroine of this game. She has a very polite, stoic personality. Having lost her ability to speak due to a certain incident, she communicates with others through typed messages on her phone. She was raised in an orphanage; it is unknown if she has any family or relatives.


2Tsukimi (ツキミ)
cv. Tamaru Atsushi !!!!!!!つむさんの声優だー

“Please rest assured. Though we are professional killers, you are not one of our targets.”

AGE ~26 / HEIGHT 176cm

The owner of Cafe Tsukikage. He is very polite and caring. He always has a smile on a face, and never seems to get angry. He is also in charge of making desserts at the cafe. However, he primarily works as a professional killer.

jfkhdg my autocorrect keeps changing his name to tsunami NOT NOW AUTOCORRECT


3Izuna (イズナ)
cv. Ishikawa Kaito nICE

“I don’t wanna know about your personal details. Don’t make me feel anything. I don’t want to get too involved.” woah there edgelord86 calm urself

AGE ~24 / HEIGHT 185cm

A waiter and barista at Cafe Tsukikage. He’s cold, violent, and has a foul tongue, but is very serious when it comes to making coffee and cooking at the cafe. Like Tsukimi, he primarily works as a professional killer.


4Kurama (クラマ)
cv. Nojima Kenji

“As soon as you step foot into my clinic, you’re already a patient of mine.”

AGE ~28 / HEIGHT 180cm

A back-alley doctor whose clinic is located in the back of Cafe Tsukikage. Despite not having a license, he is an extremely skilled medical practitioner. He is a rationalist and an eccentric. He usually avoids socializing, and is a bit of a lone wolf. His hobby is making miniatures.


5Noin (ノイン)
cv. Hanae Natsuki

“I think know this already, but I’m not kind — nor am I a good person or anything like that.“ 

AGE unknown (self-proclaimed 16 year old) / HEIGHT 165cm

An arms dealer whose shop is in a corner of Cafe Tsukikage. He has a very laid-back personality, and always speaks his mind. Though he looks very young, he is actually an adult. However, he’ll always tell you he’s 16, and his real age is a mystery.

→ kurusu syo (cv. hanae natsuki)


6Amon (アモン)
cv. Yashiro Taku

“If you saw a girl being mistreated right in front of you, wouldn’t you naturally want to be nice to her?” aw he sounds so sweet

AGE ~23 / HEIGHT 178cm

A “freelance” killer who takes jobs from Cafe Tsukikage. He has a bright, easygoing personality and is often the mood maker of the group. Despite how he acts, he takes things seriously when he must. Though he’s more than capable at his job, for some reason he’s always in debt.


7Hasegawa (長谷川)
cv. Maeno Tomoaki

“Miss, please listen to me. Do not speak a word about this — it’s for your own good.”

AGE ~29 / HEIGHT 190cm wtf hes a giant

The secretary and bodyguard of the president of “River Org.” (lol idk what this is tbh) He is a very methodical and serious person — a man of few words, he can come off as intense at times. Contrary to his intimidating appearance, he has a kind heart.


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THOUGHTS


aaaaaaaa oh man I wrote this post a rly long time ago and completely forgot about it w

I was lowkey excited for this at first but between the time I started this post and now it’s kinda died down LOL a lot of ppl I know have doubts when it comes to broccoli’s games  so I’m kinda skeptical tbh……..🤔🤔 but hey broccoli finally made something that’s not utapri so good job for doing that at least

as expected of kazuki yone, the art is super pretty (10/10 would date heroine) and I’m definitely interested in the direction/’dark’ theme it seems to be going for?????? (even though they really don’t do a v good job of explaining what the actual plot is lmao) also I hope they actually do something with the heroine’s inability to speak and don’t just use it as an excuse to make her a dead log…….we’ve seen enough of those I think😂😂😂

also I’m late but happy 2018!!!!!!!!! I honestly didn’t play much last year but I’m interested in quite a lot of upcoming games (mainly from otomate thanks to almost every other company being basically dead lmao) and I actually have a backlog now so hopefully I’ll be be able to get through a lot of games this year!!\\\\٩( ‘ω’ )و ////

6 thoughts on “Koroshiya to Strawberry ~Introduction~

  1. I ordered this game xD
    It seems interesting and I loved the art. I like games with mafia, underworld themes xD
    It’s a new theme for Broccoli, but I think they’ll succeed in this one.
    I’m looking forward to it *–*

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    • ahh if you like mafia stuff you might wanna follow the updates on one of otomate’s upcoming games (the pio fiore one w) since that has the same theme!! i’m probably going to wait for reviews for this one bc im a little skeptical still, but hopefully it’ll be good!!( ´ ▽ ` *)

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  2. Aww I commented but it looks like the wordpress app ate my comment lol anyways I’m actually stupidly excited for this game. It should probably worry me that I get excited for games with assassins/mafia/generally shady people in it, but I digress. I don’t know how well this will go considering it’s broccoli www but maybe they’ll pleasantly surprise me? I hope. I pray. I’m seriously considering pre-ordering this even though the logical side of me says to wait haha! I’m surprised that broccoli went in this direction though, if I’m honest. Especially since it’s such a divergence from UtaPri. The artwork is lovely, although I didn’t realize it was Kazuki Yone. I guess I just associate Kazuki Yone with Hakuouki haha so I didn’t even recognize the artwork as hers when I first saw it www. Anyways lovely write up, thanks for all the hard work~

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  3. One of my good Japanese friends recommended me this game recently, she’s a game designer and used to work in illustration and animation at Otomate. I love crime and mystery/suspense games with a twist, like Amnesia, Hyakka Hyakurou, Collar x Malice etc. so this game really piqued my interest! I’ve never played a game by Brocolli (I’ve only played games by Otomate mostly, and some Rejet and DP3), so I am curious to see what this game will be like. The story summary sounds really interesting and the character design is lovely. I really hope it turns out as good at it looks and sounds!

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