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Charade Maniacs

TitleCharade Maniacs
Aliasesシャレード マニアクス, シャレマニ
PublishersIdea Factory Co., Ltd.
LinksWikipedia (ja), Wikidata, VNStat


In the near future, in a certain city.
With summer break just around the corner the protagonist Hiyori, enjoys a peaceful life as a 2nd-year high school student.
But one day as she and her childhood friend are heading home after school a mysterious figure suddenly appears before them and they are taken away to a strange world where two moons exist.

She notices nine other people who have been put in the same situation.
While they are trying to figure out what is going on a masked man begins to speak.

"Welcome to another world, Arcadia!"
"In this world, as long as you perform our 'drama', all of your wishes will be granted!"

In order to leave this parallel universe and return to the real world, the protagonist and nine others have no choice but to cooperate to take part in this drama as a part of the cast.

However, they discover that there is a traitor among the ten of them that were brought to this world.
What is the traitor’s aim and the real reason this drama series is even happening in the first place?

Swaying between suspicion and trust; at the end whose hand will you choose to take?

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Sena Hiyori瀬名 ヒヨリ
HairClaret, Shoulder-length
ClothesNecktie, School Uniform
RoleHigh School Student, Nameable


“There is a rumour that if you take part in the Parallel Universe Broadcasts, all of your wishes will be granted."

A second-year student at the high school attached to Gekkei University.
She's childhood friends with Banjou Tomose, and is a girl who tries her best in everything she does.
The day before summer break, she meets a mysterious man and together with Banjou is wrapped up in the “Parallel Universe Broadcasts”.

Main characters

Akase Kyouya明瀬 キョウヤO
MeasurementsHeight: 178cm
Birthday29 July
HairGrey, Short, Spiky
PersonalityBlunt, Cheerful, Friendly
RoleUniversity Student
Voiced bySaitou Souma


“If there really is a traitor among us, we may as well try and make them an ally.”

A young man who attends a technical college.
He has an upbeat and very straightforward personality and possesses a strong sense of justice, he's also is the mood-maker of the group.
He has very good reflexes.

Banjou Tomose萬城 トモセB
MeasurementsHeight: 174cm
Birthday8 April
HairBlack, Short, Spiky Bangs
ClothesBlazer, Necktie, School Uniform
PersonalityCoodere, Ore, Serious
RoleChildhood Friend, High School Student, Kouhai, School Drama Club Member
Voiced bySuzumura Ken'ichi


“In my opinion I think you’re far too naive.”

A subdued first year high school student who attends the same school as the protagonist.
The two have been friends since they were children and he is a little overprotective of her.
He likes clam chowder and is a member of the theater club.

Chigasaki Mamoru茅ヶ裂 マモルA
MeasurementsHeight: 183cm
Birthday6 October
HairBlond, Short
ClothesEarrings, Sweater
Voiced byNamikawa Daisuke


“You're looking a little pale... don’t push yourself. Please think of yourself first, ok?”

A soft and polite young man.
He lends a helping hand whenever the protagonist seems troubled and is a gentle person who tends to avoid conflicts and arguments when possible.
His hobby is collecting cactus.

Dazai Mei陀宰 メイA
MeasurementsHeight: 176cm
Birthday11 November
HairBrown, Short, V Bangs
Voiced byFurukawa Makoto


“Being brought to this weird world and trapped against our will, I don’t see how this is fair at all.”

He has an aloof attitude but deep down he's a kind young man.
He's the one with the important job of giving retorts to break through the unceasing worries of the eccentric group.
He likes cats.

Ebana Keito獲端 ケイトA
MeasurementsHeight: 177cm
Birthday6 January
HairBrown, Short
ClothesBlazer, Glasses, Necktie, School Uniform, Vest
PersonalitySharp-tongued, Short-tempered
RoleHigh School Student, Tsukkomi
Engages inCooking
Voiced byMaeno Tomoaki


“How carefree, aren't you stupid?“

Despite his serious appearance, he has a sharp tongue and quickly gets into arguments with others.
However, along with Dazai, he has the important straight man role.
His specialty is cooking.

Futami Ryouichi双巳 リョウイチO
MeasurementsHeight: 186cm
Birthday17 December
HairCurtained, Short, Teal
BodyMole, Tall, Young-adult
RoleUniversity Student
Voiced bySeki Tomokazu


“The other side actually has the intention to grant our wishes. There's the possibility that we’ll be able to return, that alone changes the mood.”

A young man who attends a fine arts vocational school.
He is skillful with his hands and his hobby is silver-crafting.
The older brother type who keeps all the other self-centered members of the group in line.

Gyoubu Souta凝部 ソウタB
MeasurementsHeight: 173cm
Birthday10 February
HairGrey, Long, No Bangs, Ponytail
ClothesSchool Uniform
PersonalityEccentric, Relaxed
RoleHigh School Student
Voiced byMatsuoka Yoshitsugu


“Since we're being put in the same situation, we may as well work together to get us out of it. Riiight?

A boy who is apparently from the same high school as the protagonist, however she doesn’t seem to remember him at all.
He has an easygoing personality and is quite the eccentric.
He loves playing board and card games.

Haizi Takumi廃寺 タクミ
MeasurementsHeight: 177cm
Birthday13 March
HairAhoge, Blue, Short
PersonalityAbsentminded, Taciturn
Voiced byOkamoto Nobuhiko


“So, we have no choice but to do as we're told.”

A taciturn young man who always has his head in the clouds.
Excluding the fact that he obviously loves ice cream, everything else about him is elusive.

Iochi Mizuki射落 ミズキAB
MeasurementsHeight: 172cm
Birthday1 September
HairViolet, Waist Length+
EyesAmber, Green
BodyAndrogynous, Young-adult
ClothesGloves, Ribbon Tie
PersonalityBoku, Non-Binary
Voiced byOgata Megumi


“There is a possibility that it's just a prank, or a joke. In any case the present culprit is.... that unsettling man.”

A person of unknown gender who possess androgynous features and is the oldest member of the group.
In contrast to their cool appearance they're quite lively.
They are in charge of keeping everyone in order.
Along with the Parallel Universe Broadcasts, Mizuki's gender is the number one mystery among the group.