Soryu appears to be cold and calculating, but past the stoic expression he has around others he’s much kinder than he appears. As a mafia leader, he’s always thinking about the best interests of the Ice Dragons, and sometimes makes hard decisions because of it. The MC is intimidated by his stoic exterior, but starts to fall for him as she spends more time with him learns more about him as a person.
Soryu is hard to understand. It’s easy to write him off as a heartless person in the beginning, especially since Voltage seems to play up the fact that he’s a mafia boss. It isn’t until that the MC starts following him around as a decoy for Mei Ling’s marriage meetings that they start to grow closer, and even then he still uses her because he wants to build on the relations with Mei Ling’s father, the leader of the Bell Crickets, another mafia gang that has close ties with the Ice Dragons. It’s when she starts to get in dangerous situations that Soryu finally realizes that he has feelings for her, but even then he puts the Ice Dragons first. I loved how the MC was the one who chooses to tell him how she feels first; while it was dramatic, this is KBTBB we’re talking about, so I didn’t have too many issues with it.
It’s hard for him to open up and say what he wants. He’s been raised knowing that he has a high chance of becoming the next leader of the Ice Dragons, and lived his life fulfilling his obligations for that role. He doesn’t believe in chasing after happiness, which is something the MC finds sad. Mei Ling also has similar issues, coming from a mafia family herself, and that’s one of the reasons why the MC has such a hard time giving up the idea that their engagement is good for the both of them. Soryu doesn’t open up much throughout the route, and I hope to see him express himself more in his future routes.
It’s been a while since I’ve played this route, and I was reminded of why Soryu is my favorite character in the game (so far. Still waiting on the hot megane guy’s route in season 2 >w<). While he doesn’t talk a lot, his actions are genuine, and you can see that in the way he treats his men; they would do anything for him, and the MC can see it as well. I definitely recommend this route, especially if you lot hot, quiet guys who carry around guns XD Happy playing!