Deardrops

Deardrops
TitleDeardrops
AliasesDear Drops, ディアドロップス
LengthMedium (10 - 30 hours)
DeveloperOverdrive
Publishers Asoberu! BD-GAME & CyberFront & M-trix & Overdrive
 MangaGamer
 Martro122 - VNS
Relations
Shares characters
Kira☆Kira
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Fandisc
d2b VS Deardrops -Cross the Future-
LinksWikipedia (ja), Wikidata, VNStat
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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!]

Protagonist

Suganuma Shouichi
Suganuma Shouichi菅沼 翔一 
AliasesShoichi, Sho-san, Suga-Shou, The Violin Prince
Hair, Brown, Parted to Side, Short, Spiky Bangs
Eyes, Blue, Hosome
Body, Pale, Slim, Young-adult
Clothes, Belt, Cravat, Glasses, Jeans, Necktie, Shirt, Suit, Tie Pin, Trousers, Watch
Items, Electric Guitar, Violin
Personality, Competitive, Hardworker, Kind, Low Self-esteem, Refined
Role, Band Member, Childhood Friend, Coworker, Guitarist, Multilingual, Son, Violinist
Engages in, Drinking, Moving, Music Learning, Unarmed Fighting
Subject of, Injury, Wounding
Engages in (Sexual), Cowgirl, Doggy Style, Drunk Sex, Missionary, Outdoor Sex, Sex in Public Places, Sex in Water, Vaginal Fingering, Virgin Sex
Subject of (Sexual), Blowjob, Boobjob

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
Gonda Eiji権田 英嗣 
Hair, Brown, Short, Sideburns, Stubble
Eyes, Hidden
Body, Adult, Muscular, Overweight, Pale, Tall
Clothes, Chain Jewellery, Fedora, Necktie, Suit, Sunglasses, Tie Pin, Trousers
Items, Bass Guitar
Personality, Cynic, Hardworker, Loner, Ore, Pretending, Selfish
Role, Band Member, Bassist
Engages in, Drinking, Driving, Sarcasm, Smoking
Subject of, Grief

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]

<hidden by spoiler settings>He fell in love with the vocalist of his former band (who was dating his best friend at that time) leading the group to break. The girl died soon after in accident but Eiji thinks that she made suicide and still blames himself for it.

Later it was revealed that she loved him too and her death really was accidental.

Kaguya Riho
Kaguya Riho芳谷 律穂 
Hair, Blue, Braid, Spiky Bangs, Straight, Waist Length+
Eyes, Amber, Hosome, Tsurime
Body, Pale, Slim, Teen
Clothes, Arm Warmers, Barefoot, Belt, Boots, Bracelet, Coat, Cross Necklace, Knee-high Socks, Miniskirt, Necktie, School Uniform, Tie Pin, T-shirt, Vest
Personality, Ambitious, Blunt, Classic Tsundere, Hardworker, Rude, Short-tempered, Strict, Stubborn
Role, Band Member, Dropout, Girlfriend, High School Student, Kouhai, Singer
Engages in, Drinking, Singing
Subject of, Bullying, Illness
Engages in (Sexual), Drunk Sex, Virgin Sex
Subject of (Sexual), Cowgirl, Sitting Sex
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
Ooba Yayoi大場 弥生 
Hair, Blunt Bangs, Curly, Pink, Shoulder-length, Twin Tails
Eyes, Pink, Tsurime
Body, Pale, Slim, Teen
Clothes, Bikini, 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
Items, Electric Guitar
Personality, Arrogant, Energetic, Friendly, Hardworker, Low Self-esteem, Pretending, Short-tempered, Stubborn
Role, Band Member, Guitarist, High School Student, Senpai, University Student
Engages in, Drinking
Engages in (Sexual), Blowjob, Virgin Sex
Subject of (Sexual), Cowgirl, Doggy Style
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
Sakurai Kanade桜井 かなで 
Hair, Ahoge, Red, Shoulder-length, Spiky Bangs
Eyes, Green, Tareme
Body, Pale, Slim, Teen, Young-adult
Clothes, Boots, Clothing with Ribbons, Detached Sleeves, Hairpin, Mini-dress, Miniskirt, Naked, Necklace, Scarf, Tank Top, T-shirt, Turtleneck Shirt
Personality, Altruistic, Deredere, Kind, Low Self-esteem, Timid, Watashi
Role, Childhood Friend, Daughter, Full Sister, Girlfriend, Half-orphan, Older Sister, Singer
Engages in, Drinking, Singing, Teasing
Subject of, Deafness, Teasing
Engages in (Sexual), Blowjob, Sex in Public Places, Virgin Sex
Subject of (Sexual), Doggy Style, Missionary
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
Tamano Rimu珠野 りむ 
Hair, Kemonomimi, Parted to Side, Short, Spiky Bangs, Violet
Eyes, Red, Tareme
Body, Pale, Slim, Teen
Clothes, Belt, Boots, Bracelet, Half-Skirt, Hoodie, Knee-high Socks, Maid's Dress, Maid's Headdress, Miniskirt, Necktie, Shirt, Shorts, Tank Top, Tie Pin, Wedding Dress, Wristband
Items, Broom
Personality, Airhead, Carefree, Curious, Energetic, Food Lover, Friendly, Honest, Third Person, Whimsical
Role, Band Member, Daughter, Drummer, Girlfriend, Wife
Engages in, Teasing, Wedding
Engages in (Sexual), Boobjob, Outdoor Sex, Sex in Water, Virgin Sex
Subject of (Sexual), Doggy Style, Standing Sex
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
Johann von Babenberg 
Hair, Blond, Short
Eyes, Blue, Hosome
Body, Pale, Slim, Young-adult
Clothes, Bow Tie, Jacket, Suit
Items, Knife, Violin
Personality, Arrogant, Jealous, Low Self-esteem, Strict
Role, Antagonist, German, Rival, Violinist
Engages in, Assault
Subject of, Accident, Injury, Paranoia

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
Leoレオ 
Hair, Mullet, Shoulder-length, Spiky Bangs, Violet
Eyes, Hidden
Body, Adult, Slim, Tall
Clothes, Bracelet, Jacket, Jeans, Shirt, Sunglasses, Watch
Personality, Cynic, Pretending
Role, Famous, Guitarist, Mentor, Record Producer, Rival
Engages in, Planning, 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
Ryuuji竜二 
AliasesRyuji
Hair, Brown, Parted to Side, Spiky
Eyes, Brown, Hosome
Body, Pale, Slim, Teen
Clothes, Belt, Earrings, Headphones, Jeans, Tank Top
Personality, Docile, 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
Sakurai Chika桜井 ちか 
Hair, Red, Short, Spiky Bangs
Eyes, Green, Tareme
Body, AA Cup, Kid, Pale, Short, Slim
Clothes, Hoodie, Miniskirt, Ribbon Hair Accessory, Scarf, Tank Top, T-shirt
Personality, Cynic, Insightful, Mature
Role, Daughter, Elementary School Student, Full Sister, Half-orphan, Younger Sister
Engages in, Sarcasm, Singing

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
Sakurai Sadao桜井 貞夫 
AliasesMaster
Hair, Grey, Long, Moustache, No Bangs, Ponytail
Eyes, Green, Hosome
Body, Old, Slim, Tall
Clothes, Hair Tie, Pendant Necklace, Shirt
Items, Cigarette
Role, Drummer, Father, Husband, Management, Widower
Engages in, Drinking, 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
Samejima鮫島 
Hair, Grey, Long, No Bangs
Eyes, Black, Hosome, Sanpaku Eyes
Body, Pale, Slim, Teen
Clothes, Bracelet, Ring, Tank Top, Trousers
Personality, Friendly, Ore
Role, Antagonist, Friend, 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
Gotou Ryouko五島 良子 
AliasesGoto Ryoko
Hair, Blond, Blunt Bangs, Short, Short Hime Cut
Eyes, Hosome, Violet
Body, AA Cup, Pale, Slim, Young-adult
Clothes, Earrings, Skirt Suit
Personality, Hardworker
Role, Executive, 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
Honda Souta誉田 宗太 
Hair, Antenna, Red, Spiky
Eyes, Brown, Hosome
Body, Pale, Slim, Teen
Clothes, Belt, Bracer, Chain Jewellery, Collar, Earrings, Jeans, School Uniform, T-shirt
Items, Electric Guitar
Personality, Hotblooded, Short-tempered, Stubborn
Role, Guitarist, High School Student, Musician, Student Club Member
Engages in, Drinking, Singing
Engages in (Sexual), Sixty-nine, Virgin Sex

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
Kuremonaクレモナ
Hair, Black
Eyes, Hosome, Red, Slit Pupils
Clothes, Bandanna
Role, Cat

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
Nishimoto西本 
Hair, Brown, No Bangs, Short, Slicked Back
Eyes, Hazel, Sanpaku Eyes
Body, Pale, Young-adult
Clothes, Bolo Tie, Shirt
Role, Violinist

Description

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

Noda Kiyomi
Noda Kiyomi野田 聖美 
Hair, Brown, Curtained, Parted to Side, Short
Eyes, Hidden
Body, Adult, Pale, Slim
Clothes, Coke-bottle Glasses, Earrings, Pendant Necklace, Suit
Personality, Strict
Role, Office 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 
Role, Mother, Wife
Engages in, Singing
Subject of, Accident, Death

Description

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

<hidden by spoiler settings>She was the one who put "Deardrops" guitar picks in vending machine. It was her dream that they bound some people to a great rock-band in the future.

Shiino Kirari
Shiino Kirari椎野 きらり 
Hair, Dyed, Parted to Side, Pink, Short
Eyes, Amber
Body, Pale, Slim, Teen
Clothes, Hat, Jacket, Leggings, Shorts, T-shirt
Personality, Hardworker, Kind, Proactive
Role, Famous, Singer
Engages in, Singing

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
Tomokoトモコ 
Hair, Brown, Bun, Curtained, Parted to Side, Spiky, Spiky Bangs
Eyes, Red, Tareme
Body, Pale, Slim, Teen
Clothes, Ribbon Tie, School Uniform
Personality, Energetic, Smart
Role, Classmate, High School Student
Engages in, Bullying, Theft

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
Yukimura Kanako雪村 加奈子 
Hair, Black, Parted in Middle, Shoulder-length
Eyes, Amber, Tareme
Body, Pale, Slim, Young-adult
Personality, Energetic
Role, Teacher

Description

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