Acquire has released the first official character artwork and information for the eight new Akiba’s Beat characters detailed in Weekly Famitsu earlier this week.
Get the details below.
Kotomi Sanada (voiced by Sumire Uesaka)
The cruel, unparalleled poison doll.
“I forbid you to memorize me, keep that in mind!”
17 years old, high school student. She is a third-year high school student who doesn’t attend school. She comes from a distinguished family in Akihabara, and has lived with her maid, Yoshino Saionji, since she was young. As a result, she is sarcastic and has an authoritative tone with everyone.
Reiji Shinomiya (voiced by Kenn)
The clearheaded desk drinker.
“The answer is either zero or one, there’s no alternative.”
A tall, glasses-wearing 28 year-old man “searching for someone” in Akihabara. He joins Asahi and company after a certain incident, but puts on a cold, “I only do things for my own benefit” type of attitude.
Mizuki Aihara (voiced by Kensho Ono)
The intelligent and beautiful high-braver.
“Things between us aren’t like how they used to be.”
20 years old. College student. Asahi’s childhood friend from elementary school. Compared to the free-spirited Asahi, Mizuki is the more serious and reliable type. Busy with college and his part-time tutoring job, he leads a productive life, but…
Kanon (voiced by Tetsuya Kakihara)
“I will take your delusion unto myself.”
The rumored pink-caped man that appeared in Akihabara. His true form is the Delusion Contractor Kanon. As his “Delusion Contractor” title suggests, he contracts the delusions of others into himself, but his true colors are completely unknown. Can something like a Delusion Contractor really exist?
Moe Suzumori (voiced by Yuuki Kuwahara)
“I do everything for my master, no matter what!”
The poster maid for the “My Dears” maid cafe. 18 years old. She is the popular face on the shop’s sign, and legend has it that she hasn’t taken a day off since she started working for the cafe. She is proud of her position as a maid, and supports Asahi and company as such.
Yoshino Saionji (voiced by Hibiku Yamamura)
“Your happiness is my happiness.”
A professional maid who works for the Sanada family. 28 years old. She dotes on Kotomi Sanada, and is always spoiling her. But once in a while she will challenge her with various tasks under the pretense of “bride training.”
Katana Saotome (voiced by Juri Kimura)
“Leave it to m-me? I’m not sure…”
A 16 year-old Bokukko maid who works at the “Eden of Violet” bar in the Akihabara side-streets. She is extremely stylish and is popular among regular customers, but constantly lacks confidence and gets nervous.
Akemi Extasia (voiced by Tsubasa Yonaga)
“Ahaha, this is a very nice face, don’t you think?”
A mysterious woman (?) whose age is unknown and who runs the “Violet of Eden” bar in the Akihabara side-streets. She makes the best of owning a shop where people gather by being an information broker. She takes interest in Asahi and company, who are trying to destroy the eroded delusions, and treats them favorably.
If you missed it, read up on characters Asahi, Saki, Pinkun, Riyu, and Yamato here.
Akiba’s Beat is due out for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita this fall in Japan and winter 2016 in North America. If you missed it, catch the E3 2016 trailer here.
View high-res versions of the character artwork at the gallery.