d2b VS Deardrops -Cross the Future-

d2b VS Deardrops -Cross the Future-
Titled2b VS Deardrops -Cross the Future-
LengthShort (2 - 10 hours)
DeveloperOverdrive
Publishers Overdrive
 MangaGamer
Relations
Original game
Deardrops
Kira☆Kira
LinksVNStat
Related anime[DB-ANN] Kira Kira 5th Anniversary Live Anime: Kick Star... (2013)

Description

A collaboration fandisk celebrating the 5th anniversary of OVERDRIVE, featuring a crossover between Kira☆Kira and DEARDROPS. Riho watches Kirari and Shouichi’s overseas performance on TV and sees that Shouichi is enjoying it more than before. She wonders if she would be able to beat Kirari. At that moment, she never thought that she would have a chance to do just that.

[From Micchi's blog]

Protagonists

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]

Maejima Shikanosuke
Maejima Shikanosuke前島 鹿之助 
Hair, Brown, Curtained, Parted in Middle, Short, Spiky Bangs
Body, Pale, Slim, Young-adult
Clothes, Belt, Jeans, T-shirt
Personality, Mature, Ore, Relaxed
Role, Childhood Friend, Friend, Not a Virgin, Older Brother

Description

The main protagonist of Kira Kira.

After graduating from the academy he proceeded to a university, found a job, and now he lives an honest life.

He hasn’t done anything band-related since his academy days, and hasn’t even touched his instrument since entering society.

[From Mangagamer]

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.

Isurugi Chie
Isurugi Chie石動 千絵 
Hair, Black, Parted to Side, Short
Body, Mole, Pale, Slim, Young-adult
Clothes, Belt, Bracelet, Jeans, Pendant Necklace, Tank Top
Role, Childhood Friend, Drummer, Social Worker

Description

She was the president of the Second Literature Club with Kirari, Sarina, and Shikanosuke, and also helped keep their band together.

After getting held back a year and graduating from the academy, she now has a job as a social worker.

[From Mangagamer]

Kashiwara Sarina
Kashiwara Sarina樫原 紗理奈 
Hair, Blunt Bangs, Curly, Long
Eyes, Green, Tareme
Body, Pale, Slim, Young-adult
Clothes, Clothing with Ribbons, Dress
Personality, Deredere, Kind, Refined, Stubborn
Role, Granddaughter, Guitarist, Secretary, Wealthy

Description

She’s very ladylike with a graceful manner and a gentle personality, but a very strong core as well.

After graduation she was placed in charge of one of her family’s side businesses, and she’s been doing a good job running it.

[From Mangagamer]

Maejima Shikako
Maejima Shikako前島 鹿子 
AliasesShika-kun, Maejima Shikanosuke, 前島 鹿之助
Hair, Ahoge, Long, Orange, Spiky Bangs, Waist Length+, Wig
Eyes, Blue, Hosome
Body, Pale, Slim, Teen, Trap
Clothes, Armband, Belt, Boots, Clothing with Ribbons, Cross Design, Gloves, Gothic, Hat, Kemonomimi Hat, Mini-dress, Pantyhose, School Uniform
Items, Bass Guitar
Personality, Arrogant
Role, Bassist, High School Student, Not a Virgin, Older Brother, School Band Member, White-collar Worker
Engages in, Cross-dressing, Drinking, Tennis
Subject of, Accident

Description

Shikanosuke is the protagonist of KiraKira. He used to be in the tennis club with his best friend, Murakami. In the beginning of the story, he gets dumped by his girlfriend and quits the tennis club due to health problems. In the d2b (second literature club) band, he joins as Shikako Maejima, a red-headed girl with hearing problems. This way they can try to become an all girl's band. He plays bass guitar in the band.

[From Wikipedia]

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]

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]

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

Murakami
Murakami村上 
Hair, Brown, Short, Sideburns, Thick Eyebrows
Eyes, Brown, Hosome
Body, Muscular, Tall, Young-adult
Clothes, Bandanna, Necktie, School Uniform, Sports Shoes, Suit, T-shirt, Wristband
Personality, Funny, Idealist, Low Self-esteem, Shy
Role, Band Leader, Classmate, Friend, Guitarist, Musician, School Sports Club Member
Engages in, Cosplay, Cross-dressing, Drinking, Music Learning, Tennis
Voiced byHamada Kenji

Description

Murakami is Shikanosuke's friend and his former partner when he played doubles in the tennis club. He is big and macho but easily gets sentimental. His family owns the alcohol business Murakami Liquor, and he is always seen wearing Murakami Liquor T-shirts. He likes to join in on Go games, and is also in the Go club. While he could not join d2b, he teaches the d2b members about what punk rock is. In Curtain Call, he forms Happy Cycle Mania and plays guitar.
[From Wikipedia]

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 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]