Charade Maniacs

Charade Maniacs
TitleCharade Maniacs
Aliasesシャレード マニアクス, シャレマニ
DeveloperOtomate
Publishers Idea Factory Co., Ltd.

Description

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?

Protagonist

Sena Hiyori
Sena Hiyori瀬名 ヒヨリ 
Hair, Claret, Shoulder-length
Eyes, Violet
Body, Teen
Clothes, Necktie, School Uniform
Role, High School Student, Nameable

Description

“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
Akase Kyouya明瀬 キョウヤ O
MeasurementsHeight: 178cm
Birthday29 July
Hair, Grey, Short, Spiky
Eyes, Grey
Clothes, Jacket
Personality, Blunt, Cheerful, Friendly
Role, University Student
Subject of, Memory Alteration
Voiced bySaitou Souma

Description

“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
Banjou Tomose萬城 トモセ B
MeasurementsHeight: 174cm
Birthday8 April
Hair, Black, Short, Spiky Bangs
Eyes, Teal
Body, Teen
Clothes, Blazer, Necktie, School Uniform
Personality, Coodere, Ore, Serious
Role, Childhood Friend, High School Student, Kouhai, School Drama Club Member
Voiced bySuzumura Ken'ichi

Description

“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
Chigasaki Mamoru茅ヶ裂 マモル A
MeasurementsHeight: 183cm
Birthday6 October
Hair, Blond, Short
Eyes, Amber
Clothes, Earrings, Sweater
Personality, Kind
Voiced byNamikawa Daisuke

Description

“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
Dazai Mei陀宰 メイ A
MeasurementsHeight: 176cm
Birthday11 November
Hair, Brown, Short, V Bangs
Eyes, Brown
Clothes, Cardigan
Role, Tsukkomi
Subject of, Blindness
Voiced byFurukawa Makoto

Description

“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
Ebana Keito獲端 ケイト A
MeasurementsHeight: 177cm
Birthday6 January
Hair, Brown, Short
Eyes, Blue
Clothes, Blazer, Glasses, Necktie, School Uniform, Vest
Personality, Sharp-tongued, Short-tempered
Role, High School Student, Tsukkomi
Engages in, Cooking
Subject of, Prosthesis
Voiced byMaeno Tomoaki

Description

“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
Futami Ryouichi双巳 リョウイチ O
MeasurementsHeight: 186cm
Birthday17 December
Hair, Curtained, Short, Teal
Eyes, Amber
Body, Mole, Tall, Young-adult
Personality, Yandere
Role, University Student
Voiced bySeki Tomokazu

Description

“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
Gyoubu Souta凝部 ソウタ B
MeasurementsHeight: 173cm
Birthday10 February
Hair, Grey, Long, No Bangs, Ponytail
Eyes, Violet
Body, Teen
Clothes, School Uniform
Personality, Eccentric, Relaxed
Role, High School Student
Voiced byMatsuoka Yoshitsugu

Description

“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
Haizi Takumi廃寺 タクミ 
MeasurementsHeight: 177cm
Birthday13 March
Hair, Ahoge, Blue, Short
Eyes, Brown
Body, Younger Appearance
Personality, Absentminded, Pretending, Taciturn
Voiced byOkamoto Nobuhiko

Description

“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
Iochi Mizuki射落 ミズキAB
MeasurementsHeight: 172cm
Birthday1 September
Hair, Violet, Waist Length+
Eyes, Amber, Green
Body, Androgynous, Young-adult
Clothes, Gloves, Ribbon Tie
Personality, Boku, Non-Binary
Role, Detective
Voiced byOgata Megumi

Description

“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.