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^