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Deardrops

TitleDeardrops
AliasesDear Drops, ディアドロップス
LengthMedium (10 - 30 hours)
DeveloperOverdrive
PublishersOverdrive & CyberFront & M-trix & Asoberu! BD-GAME
MangaGamer
Martro122 - VNS
Relations
Shares characters
Kira☆Kira
Kira☆Kira Curtain Call
Fandisc
d2b VS Deardrops -Cross the Future-
LinksWikipedia (ja), Wikidata, VNStat
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Related anime[DB-ANN] Kira Kira 5th Anniversary Live Anime: Kick Star... (OVA, 2013)

Description

Shouichi was known as one of the ‘nobles’ of the violin world. Having started playing the violin when he was 3, he won the national violin competition when he was in middle school and went to Germany to play in orchestras. However, due to unknown reasons, he returned to Japan, gave up playing the violin and became a freeter. One day, he starts working at a live house and meets many other amateur musicians who are living their lives their own way. Together they will have to overcome obstacles in both their personal lives and as a band. To Shouichi, the live house is a new beginning in a new place… a new world which has opened to him when he thought that his future as a musician had closed.

[From Hau~ Omochikaeri!]

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Protagonist

Suganuma Shouichi菅沼 翔一
AliasesShoichi, Sho-san, Suga-Shou, The Violin Prince
HairBrown, Parted to Side, Short, Spiky Bangs
EyesBlue, Hosome
BodyPale, Slim, Young-adult
ClothesBelt, Cravat, Glasses, Jeans, Necktie, Shirt, Suit, Tie Pin, Trousers, Watch
ItemsElectric Guitar, Violin
PersonalityCompetitive, Hardworker, Kind, Low Self-esteem, Refined
RoleBand Member, Childhood Friend, Coworker, Guitarist, Multilingual, Son, Violinist
Engages inDrinking, Moving, Music Learning, Unarmed Fighting
Subject ofWounding

Description

Shoichi studied the violin ever since he was young boy, adding hard work to his talent and furthering his ability.
Having entered an international violin contest and won, he was brought into the limelight of the violin world in one swift jump.

Afterwards, he went on to study music abroad, joining an orchestra in Germany until an incident forced him to retire and return home.
He was disowned by his father over the matter and found himself lost, with nowhere to go until one person reached their hand out to him— his childhood friend Kanade.
As Shoichi begins his new life as live-in worker at the live house Kanade's father Sadao manages, fate leads him to discover a music he never knew before, rock, and a new instrument, the guitar.

Although he starts on this new musical path by coincidence, he aims for new heights together with the friends who join him, overcoming new hurdles and troubles.

By the way, due to living abroad for so long, his perspective and what he considers common knowledge is slightly off from that of most others.

[From MangaGamer]

Main characters

Gonda Eiji権田 英嗣
HairBrown, Short, Sideburns, Stubble
EyesHidden
BodyAdult, Muscular, Overweight, Pale, Tall (obsolete)
ClothesChain Jewellery, Fedora, Necktie, Suit, Sunglasses, Tie Pin, Trousers
ItemsBass Guitar
PersonalityCynic, Hardworker, Loner, Ore, Pretending, Selfish
RoleBand Member, Bassist
Engages inDrinking, Driving, Sarcasm, Smoking

Description

A regular at Live House 696, Gonda is a fairly well known bassist amongst the bands in the neighborhood.

What they know of is his skill with the bass, his rough temperament that easily leads to trouble, that he fought with several bands in the past and withdrew from them all, and that there's some reason behind why he's quit participating in bands.

However, he frequently visits the studio at 696, and the spirit he puts into practice and his passion for music are extraordinary. Even so, he always acts as a lone wolf, and his background is shrouded in mystery. Judging from his overweight build and his appearance, he's in his 30s, but all the rumors about him are bad, saying things like he always gets in fights when he goes on stage, that he's had several brushes with the law, and that he once killed a man.

He holds a philosophy towards rock and the bass, occasionally talking about it and showing his manly side, but when he speaks a lot, one can see he's also a fool to some degree.

[From MangaGamer]

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Kaguya Riho芳谷 律穂
HairBlue, Braid, Spiky Bangs, Straight, Waist Length+
EyesAmber, Hosome, Tsurime
BodyPale, Slim, Teen
ClothesArm Warmers, Barefoot, Belt, Boots, Bracelet, Coat, Cross Necklace, Knee-high Socks, Miniskirt, Necktie, School Uniform, Tie Pin, T-shirt, Vest
PersonalityAmbitious, Blunt, Classic Tsundere, Hardworker, Rude, Short-tempered, Strict, Stubborn
RoleBand Member, High School Student, Kouhai, Singer
Engages inDrinking, Singing
Voiced byKano Yui

Description

Riho is an honest woman with sharp perception, able to move hearts with the "soul" born from her talent and her devoted stance towards hard work. Her clear, husky voice has the power to punch its way into the listener's soul.
A vocalist worthy of being called a diva, her voice is the crystallization of natural talent and hard work.

However, her stance of refusing any and all compromise combined with her devastating lack of communication skills often results in conflicts with others who spend their lives waiting for things to come along, and causes them to think of her as self-righteous and egotistical, leaving some people to view her with hostility, but since she's completely indifferent to everything that doesn't attract her interest, it hardly ever hinders her daily life.

Her dream is for her songs be heard around the world. Achieving it lies at the end of an extraordinarily long journey, but her conviction never wavers.
Until the day she reaches her dream, she will never give up.... But she has zero talent for writing lyrics.

[From MangaGamer]

Ooba Yayoi大場 弥生
HairBlunt Bangs, Pink, Shoulder-length, Twin Tails, Wavy
EyesPink, Tsurime
BodyPale, Slim, Teen
ClothesBikini, Boots, Bracelet, Cuffs, Hair Flower, Jacket, Jeans, Kimono, Miniskirt, Necktie, Ribbon Hair Tie, Rubber Band With Beads, School Uniform, Tank Top, Thigh-high Stockings, Tie Pin, Watch
ItemsElectric Guitar
PersonalityArrogant, Energetic, Friendly, Hardworker, Short-tempered, Stubborn
RoleBand Member, Guitarist, High School Student, Senpai
Engages inDrinking
Voiced byTamiyasu Tomoe

Description

Though she acts important, high-handed, snappy, and aloof towards people when meeting them for the first time, let alone those she considers a rival (such as Riho), but behind the mask she's just a plain girl and a pushover who can't keep up her princess act.

However, her passion and spirit towards rock 'n roll and the guitar are well beyond average, and both Yayoi herself and others will admit this. To her, the guitar is a part of herself, and the effort she puts towards it is almost pious.

Even if the guitar belongs to someone else, she considers neglecting it or compromising one's performance as blasphemous to her creed, and will punish them on behalf of God.

Also, because of her intense love of guitars, Yayoi's considered a "freak" who will check every inch and corner when she sees a rare custom guitar, feeling up its design in ecstasy.

She wants to jump out of the cage of common sense through rock.... but what will tomorrow hold for her?

[From MangaGamer]

Sakurai Kanade桜井 かなで
HairAhoge, Red, Shoulder-length, Spiky Bangs
EyesGreen, Tareme
BodyPale, Slim, Teen, Young-adult
ClothesBoots, Clothing with Ribbons, Detached Sleeves, Hairpin, Mini-dress, Miniskirt, Naked, Necklace, Scarf, Tank Top, T-shirt, Turtleneck Shirt
PersonalityAltruistic, Deredere, Kind, Low Self-esteem, Timid, Watashi
RoleChildhood Friend, Daughter, Full Sister, Girlfriend, Half-orphan, Older Sister
Engages inDrinking, Singing, Teasing
Subject ofTeasing
Voiced byAoba Ringo

Description

Kanade is the elder daughter of Sadao, the owner of Live House 696, and Shoichi's childhood friend.
She called out to Shoichi when he came back to Japan and had no place to go, offering him a live-in job at the club.

Although she's had feelings for Shoichi since they were little, she holds a complex of "I'm not someone who can match up to that" towards Shoichi, who basked in the limelight as a world-class musician at a young age, and hasn't been able to bring herself to confess.

She secretly believes that she wants to express herself through song, and while the talent she holds for that is amazing, her lack of self-confidence serves as a detriment that keeps her from pursuing her dream.

Though she's particularly affectionate towards Shoichi, Kanade is also the type of person who's kind enough to try and help anyone in trouble. As a result, she's never refused any favors or requests to help someone talk through their troubles. However, she holds a strong heart on the inside, and cannot let any prejudices towards music and her friends slip by.

Will that strength ever become the force that drives her towards her dream?

[From MangaGamer]

Tamano Rimu珠野 りむ
HairKemonomimi, Parted to Side, Short, Spiky Bangs, Violet
EyesRed, Tareme
BodyPale, Slim, Teen
ClothesBelt, Boots, Bracelet, Half-Skirt, Hoodie, Knee-high Socks, Maid's Dress, Maid's Headdress, Miniskirt, Necktie, Shirt, Shorts, Tank Top, Tie Pin, Wristband
ItemsBroom
PersonalityAirhead, Carefree, Curious, Energetic, Food Lover, Friendly, Honest, Third Person, Whimsical
RoleBand Member, Daughter, Drummer
Engages inTeasing
Voiced byIgarashi Hiromi

Description

Ever since she was a little girl, Rimu's real father, a pro musician, taught her to play the drums, and the talent in her blood grew markedly, so as a result, she wields the techniques of a veteran drummer even at her young age.
Though one would never imagine it from her small and compact appearance, her ability to perform is menacing.

However, because she grew up listening to professional drumming, Rimu was sent to a special school for gifted children as a result. Thanks to the high skill she developed, she is unable to find satisfaction in performing with those her own age, lost her passion, and doesn't know what to do with her skill anymore.
She also suffers from abandonment issues after her real father left their family when she was young and her mother began approaching a new marriage.

Amidst all of that, she meets Shoichi and the others, regaining her passion for the drums when she learns that she can produce her ideal music by performing with these friends. However, she's extremely whimsical, doesn't listen to others, forgets promises, and her wild nature causing everyone around her to worry combined with her bed head lead many to liken her to a cat.

[From MangaGamer]

Side characters

Johann von Babenberg
HairBlond, Short
EyesBlue, Hosome
BodyPale, Slim, Young-adult
ClothesBow Tie, Jacket, Suit
ItemsViolin
PersonalityArrogant, Strict
RoleAntagonist, German, Rival, Violinist

Description

A German violinist and Shoichi's rival. A incident between the two forces Shoichi to return to Japan. Believes that only Europeans can play classical music properly.

Leoレオ
HairMullet, Shoulder-length, Spiky Bangs, Violet
EyesHidden
BodyAdult, Slim, Tall (obsolete)
ClothesBracelet, Jacket, Jeans, Shirt, Sunglasses, Watch
PersonalityCynic, Pretending
RoleFamous, Guitarist, Mentor, Record Producer
Engages inPlanning, Singing

Description

He's a very famous rock musician who plays the vocalist in a major band.

He's an old friend of Sadao's and also seems to have known Kanade's mother.
He shows a lot of interest in Shoichi and the guitar that Sadao lends him.

In what way will he cross paths with DEARDROPS?

[From MangaGamer]

Ryuuji竜二
AliasesRyuji
HairBrown, Parted to Side, Spiky
EyesBrown, Hosome
BodyPale, Slim, Teen
ClothesBelt, Earrings, Headphones, Jeans, Tank Top
PersonalityDocile, Kind, Smart

Description

He's a young man who, despite graduating from Tokyo U, is working at Live House 696 as a soundboard apprentice because of his great love for music. The headphones always hanging around his neck are his trademark.
He's also good at taking care of others and teaching Shoichi his job. However, because of his intellect, and his kind personality, Chika tends to dump her homework onto him.

[From MangaGamer]

Sakurai Chika桜井 ちか
HairRed, Short, Spiky Bangs
EyesGreen, Tareme
BodyKid, Pale, Slim
ClothesHoodie, Miniskirt, Ribbon Hair Accessory, Scarf, Tank Top, T-shirt
PersonalityCynic, Insightful, Mature
RoleDaughter, Elementary School Student, Full Sister, Half-orphan, Younger Sister
Engages inSarcasm

Description

Kanade's little sister.

Chika's at the age where she's a little precocious and trying to stretch herself, but when she's helping out at the live house, she's reliable like her sister.

She's been awfully attached to Shoichi since she was little, and even took off school to welcome him back to Japan.

[From MangaGamer]

Sakurai Sadao桜井 貞夫
AliasesMaster
HairGrey, Long, Moustache, No Bangs, Ponytail
EyesGreen, Hosome
BodyOld, Slim, Tall (obsolete)
ClothesHair Tie, Pendant Necklace, Shirt
ItemsCigarette
RoleDrummer, Father, Husband, Management, Widower
Engages inDrinking, Smoking

Description

Kanade's father and owner of Studio 696. His nickname is "Master".

Although he was an amazing drummer in the past, he's semi-retired now, thanks to his chronic hip pain.
Because of his strong, kind support of music, rock, and those who love them, Master is well liked by many.

[From MangaGamer]

Samejima鮫島
HairGrey, Long, No Bangs
EyesBlack, Hosome, Sanpaku Eyes
BodyPale, Slim, Teen
ClothesBracelet, Ring, Tank Top, Trousers
PersonalityFriendly, Ore
RoleAntagonist, Guitarist

Description

Samejima is the leader and the guitarist of the band High and Nothing (High 'n No (ハイエナ) for short), which uses ANTIKNOCK as its home for concert activities.
He apparently has affection for their band's vocalist, Riho.

Because of that, he winds up at odds with Shoichi over Riho's loyalties, but he's not a bad person at heart.

[From MangaGamer]

Make an appearance

Gotou Ryouko五島 良子
AliasesGoto Ryoko
HairBlond, Blunt Bangs, Short, Short Hime Cut
EyesHosome, Violet
BodyPale, Slim, Small Breast Sizes, Young-adult
ClothesEarrings, Skirt Suit
PersonalityHardworker
RoleExecutive, Record Producer

Description

Ryoko is the capable president of a small, new entertainment agency.

Combining work with play, she often shows up at ANTIKNOCK and Live House 696, and enjoys the concerts there. Be it from experience or training, she's a talented woman and a fast-thinker with a keen sense for grasping the situation.

[From MangaGamer]

Honda Souta誉田 宗太
HairAntenna, Red, Spiky
EyesBrown, Hosome
BodyPale, Slim, Teen
ClothesBelt, Bracer, Chain Jewellery, Collar, Earrings, Jeans, School Uniform, T-shirt
ItemsElectric Guitar
PersonalityHotblooded, Short-tempered, Stubborn
RoleGuitarist, High School Student, Musician, Student Club Member
Engages inSinging

Description

Guitar & Vocals.
"I'm always living with everything I've got! I'll never hold back in fashion, school, or rock! I refuse to make excuses later!"
Souta is a second-year student of Oubi Academy, and claims to have a "Blazing Rock Soul". He is always passionate, and gives everything his all. However, because he is a little misguided, he dyes his hair, wears punk fashion (leather jackets, offensive cotton shirts, leather accessories with studs and rivets, etc.), and ends up hated by most girls. His grades are average, but because of his extremely unbalanced diet, he lacks stamina and can barely do any exercise that requires endurance. He is aware that he acts strange and does a poor job at communicating with others, so he always feels frustrated. He wants to pour that pent-up frustration into his band and use his songs to express his feelings.
[From MangaGamer official website]

Kuremonaクレモナ
HairBlack
EyesHosome, Red, Slit Pupils
ClothesBandanna
RoleCat

Description

A black cat that is kept in the Sakurai house. It likes listening to good music, and has a habit to run away when there's bad music playing close to it.

Nishimoto西本
HairBrown, No Bangs, Short, Slicked Back
EyesHazel, Sanpaku Eyes
BodyPale, Young-adult
ClothesBolo Tie, Shirt
RoleViolinist

Description

Shouichi's old acquaintance who plays the violin from a young age as well.

Noda Kiyomi野田 聖美
HairBrown, Curtained, Parted to Side, Short
EyesHidden
BodyAdult, Pale, Slim
ClothesCoke-bottle Glasses, Earrings, Pendant Necklace, Suit
PersonalityStrict
RoleOffice Lady, Wife

Description

An office lady at Selene Girls' High and the wife of Tetsuro Noda, a prefectural assembly member. Kiyomi is a strict woman who respects discipline and despises rock. Though at the second part of the game, she appeared as the band's collaborator, rather than someone who stands in their way.

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Sakurai Elena桜井 エレナ
RoleMother, Wife
Engages inSinging
Subject ofAccident, Death

Description

Kanade's mother and former vocalist. She died in accident couple of years prior to the story.

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Shiino Kirari椎野 きらり
HairDyed, Parted to Side, Pink, Short
EyesAmber
BodyPale, Slim, Teen
ClothesHat, Jacket, Leggings, Shorts, T-shirt
PersonalityHardworker, Kind, Proactive
RoleFamous, Singer
Engages inSinging

Description

After graduation, she made her debut as a singer.

Most of her activity has been abroad in America, and she’s become widely acknowledged by certain musical circles.

[From Mangagamer]

Tomokoトモコ
HairBrown, Bun, Curtained, Parted to Side, Spiky, Spiky Bangs
EyesRed, Tareme
BodyPale, Slim, Teen
ClothesRibbon Tie, School Uniform
PersonalityEnergetic, Smart
RoleClassmate, High School Student

Description

Riho's classmate who is really disappointed with Riho, so she tried to cause trouble to her. Also, Tomoko is pretty clever.

Yukimura Kanako雪村 加奈子
HairBlack, Parted in Middle, Shoulder-length
EyesAmber, Tareme
BodyPale, Slim, Young-adult
PersonalityEnergetic
RoleTeacher

Description

Riho's homeroom teacher at Selene Girls' High. Kanako is also a fan of Shoichi.