[REVIEW] Scandal in the Spotlight: Kyohei Rikudoh season 1 Main Story

SITS Kyohei Rikudoh S1 main story

With her future prospects as a screenwriter gone, the MC is coerced into becoming the “ghostwriter” for Revance. To ensure she doesn’t run away, she’s forced to live in their studio home, and finds herself learning more about Kyohei, the producer of the band and its most popular member. He’ll accept nothing short of the best lyrics she has for the band’s upcoming 10th anniversary, causing the MC to struggle with writing lyrics that’ll meet his expectations as her feelings for him grow.

Kyohei is the producer of Revance, and will do anything to increase their popularity. Known as the “sexiest man alive” (lol), he’s skilled in a lot of different fronts, and puts in a lot of work and dedication to realize his dream of making Revance an internationally known artist. He’s arrogant and demanding, but everyone at Rikudoh Productions respects him and his decisions, showing his capability and ability to lead people. You learn why he’s so desperate to keep Revance at the top in Japan later on in the route, and it’s surprisingly dark; I wasn’t expecting this kind of character past for a game centered around singers, but Voltage pulled it off rather well.

The first impressions Kyohei and the MC have of each other aren’t good ones; however, Voltage did a really good job at pacing the growth of their feelings for each other. Their romance didn’t feel rushed, and the little events that brought them closer were placed well throughout the story so their relationship development felt natural. Dreams and goals are a big theme in this route, and is the main reason that Kyohei and the MC start warming up to each other; both of them see the other working hard to pursue their dream, and it inspires them to do even more with their own.

I really appreciated Kyohei’s character; I enjoyed watching his interactions with the MC change from bickering and teasing into something warmer and more heartfelt. I absolutely loved the decision Kyohei made when the MC asked something of him for her lyrics towards the end; it showed how genuine his growing feelings for her were, and how much he treasures her not as a ghostwriter, but the person she is. I liked the dramatic love end a lot more than the romantic time end; the dramatic love end felt a lot more sincere, and I loved what Kyohei did at the concert as well. He definitely made my heart flutter a little (/w\)

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this route since it’s the first one released in SITS, but I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. The plot and romance were written well, and while a lot happens in this route, it didn’t feel rushed at all. This route has me looking forward to other characters being released (I’m eyeing Iori and Takashi right now >w<), and the voiced video you get from buying the end set was definitely worth it and an upgrade from the main story end sets in TLSL and SCM. The only complaint that I have is that it felt like Voltage skimped on the CGs in this game, since the romantic time end doesn’t have a CG ; A ; Other than that, I have close to no complaints about this route, and definitely recommend it! Happy playing! ^w^

31 thoughts on “[REVIEW] Scandal in the Spotlight: Kyohei Rikudoh season 1 Main Story

  1. I am struggling about if i should play this route since i am waiting for scorpios route. I just want to know who admits their feeling to the other first and if the mc falls in love early in the story

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    • I enjoyed this route a lot! If you can play it I definitely recommend that you do ^w^
      Their feelings grow throughout the route, and it’s not really clear who falls for who first because they seem to fall for each other at the same pace. I guess we won’t know until Kyohei’s POV sub story comes out ; A ;

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      • Ok two more things does he teases the mc a lot and does he try to shut her out. plus how was the epilogue. sorry i know its a lot but i am really struggling…money arent just laying around. *sigh*

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        • I would only get the epilogue if you like his character. There are a few cute moments in there (/w\) He teases her a lot but he doesn’t try to hide his feelings. More like both he and the MC don’t realize them until towards the end lol

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  2. I enjoyed it a lot more than what I expected. Kyohei can be a bit underhanded at times (the time when he pulled some strings to make the rookie group lose their TV show appearance) but it’s all for the best of his group and it shows that he really cares a lot about the group. Plus, he became a lot more lenient to the MC in the later part of the story (it doesn’t feel like he’s only seeing her as a lyric-writing machine, but someone he cares about, a part of the group). I really appreciate the development of his character, it feels very natural.

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    • I agree! I was really surprised by how much I liked this route and him as a character. I can’t wait to play his sequel but school’s been keeping me busy so it’ll have to wait until the weekend ; w ;

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  3. Wait, voiced video? I got the ending video from seeing both endings but it wasn’t voiced, just had music. If you buy it is it voiced?

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  4. I followed your recommendation and played his route :D. I enjoyed the story and the flow of their feeling. But I found it not really realistic so I was a bit disappointed. Is Kyohei your favorite guy in this series?

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    • Kyohei’s route is the only one that’s been released so far, so I’m not sure. I’m really looking forward to Iori, Kota, and Takashi (/w\)
      This isn’t one of their more realistic games, but I still enjoyed it a lot XD

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  5. I was unsure if I get Kyohei or not, so first I bought Iori and (i know this is not Iorir review) but I do really like how the story was written I didn’t feel rushed at all, so I decided to try Kyohei. And I have to say that now he is one of my favourite characters, even higher than Iori (sorry my Prince). I usually avoid the type lf guys as Kyohei because I don’t really enjoy getting teased, but with Kyohei was different, he did teased MC but I think more in a cute way, not like Iori who really teased MC. Also, and I know this is not a realistic game, I feel so happy playing the game, imagining and laughing. Yes, I love the fact that MC is always day-dreaming and getting her imagination go wild,that’s so me in real life. But! I just hate how MC decided not to talk to Kyohei about that Shinya problem, I just thought that in that point of their relationship they should trust each other more, but then I felt good cause I think in someway MC realized that, so no compleints and Love Sir Kyo!

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    • I liked Kyohei’s route more than Iori’s as well, but I’m still on the fence as to who I like better XD I’m glad that you tried something new and ended up liking it! It’s a great feeling when that happens ^w^

      To be honest, I kinda wanted a Shinya route multiple times throughout the story… But that’ll probably never happen ; w ; I didn’t agree with a lot of the stuff he did, but I think his actions kinda pushed forward the relationship between Kyohei and the MC, though it probably could have developed just as well without their love triangle.

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  6. Hm, I’ve been considering playing this route, but I wasn’t sure. I played Kota’s route and sequel and actually really liked him and from reading his route I’m excited for Takashi’s route. However, now I’m extremely curious about Kyohei’s.

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    • I enjoyed Kyohei’s main story a lot more than I thought I would. It was written well, and he somehow snuck into my heart in the process .__. (get out of here “no” why “because you want me here” nO I DON’T lol)

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      • Okay, yeah. Gave in and bought all of Kyohei’s stories. I was *shocked* that the MC actually initiated something! I liked it way more than I though I would, though I do still like Kota just a tad more (because honestly, I just want to cuddle with him), but Kyohei’s stories were better.

        And I’m even more excited for Takashi and Ryo ❤

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        • I heard from one of my friends who plays the JP apps that Takashi’s route was a struggle for her to finish because it was boring… I’m really hoping that’s not the case for me because I’m really looking forward to his route ; A ;
          It’s going to take us a while to get Ryo though since he was just released in the JP version of the game *cries* Voltage please hurry

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  7. Please I’ve seen way sexier Voltage men than this lol. Kyohei is certainly not the sexiest man alive XD. I mean geez just look at Iori.

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      • True that Kyohei is more charismatic. It’s just that when I think of sexy I think of looks. Not that Kyohei is bad looking but Iori looks so sexy in the sequel end set CG. I really like princely characters better than charismatic ones. If Iori were really like that he’d be so dreamy in my book. Ah, it’s just for me Iori is like candy for the eyes. I need to find a guy that looks so hot in real life XD.

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    • They’re just two possible endings for the story. Think of them like a good ending or happy ending, except both of them are happy endings. Most of the time, the dramatic ending is the canon one ^^

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  8. I love your blog so much! I always check here before making a decision on which character to play. I just love the site, because its visually appealing and very easy to navigate! So anyway, I’ve been conflicting for hours if I should by Kato or Kyohei for SITS. I’ve been reviewing your reviews for both, but I’m still conflicted. Usually, I pick the tsundere character, because those characters just tug on my heart strings, and when I don’t chose the tsundere character I choose the quiet mysterious one, for example I recently chose Soichi and Bunta from Clover Hill, and Scorpio from Star Crossed Myth. I read your review for Lori and I’m not very lenient towards him since i just finished Scorpio’s character and I’m looking for something new. I kind of want to chose the seeductive outgoing Kyohei but I really really like the quiet guys so I don’t know if i should chose Kato. Sorry for rambling, but could you just tell me which one was your favorite and which storyline made the biggest impact on you! Thank You!

    Much Love,
    Courtney

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    • I liked Kyohei’s story more than Kota’s. I personally thought it had better writing and development ^^

      My top favorite character in SITS is Nagito! You should definitely give him a try. He’s such a sweetheart and his story was best written out of all the characters 😀

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