UPDATE: The game has been released. You can download it on Appstore or Playstore.
If miHoYo knows something, it’s how to write good characters.
Tears of Themis is an otome game where you play as a lawyer. Your job is basically to protect your clients using evidence you’ve gathered. Along the way, one (or more) of the four main guys will assist you with your job.
(I’ll use publicly available pictures since I’ve heard how serious miHoYo is with people posting beta test pictures, so I’ll avoid bringing trouble to myself just in case.)
Sawa and the manager invited everybody to a firework show. Sawa lighted a bunch of rocket fireworks and Toma felt like he had come to babysit kids instead of watching fireworks. Shin and Marie lighted sparklers and sat in a quiet corner. Shin told Marie that his dad happened to punch a drunk guy in the wrong place and the guy died, but because of that everybody started avoiding both him and his dad.
It was so weird, for this entire scene, Shin’s voice felt like it was put on 1.25x speed. He talked really fast.
Shin is determined to make his future for himself. It didn’t matter if he had no money or everybody called his dad a murderer. He’ll study, get the scholarship, get those grades, and pave a path for himself.
Sawa and Toma came over for a visit and they had a chat about the accident. I like it that we don’t need to worry about eliciting suspicion, since it’s already shot through the roof since the second day and nobody can put us in a hospital now with Shin around. Toma smoothed Sawa to tell her about the accident.
This was what happened: Shin, Sawa, and Mine went to Shinano for vacation. Marie went off somewhere with Shin at night, and she… fell off a cliff? *Ikki route flashback intensifies* Wait, Sawa said ‘koutsuujiko’ = ‘traffic accident’, why is it a cliff?
Orion went on and on about being locked up in a hospital (like Kent’s bad end) but Marie woke up in the hospital first thing. She had injuries all over her body. Shin barged in and kissed her. Orion was like ‘sry i need a break’ and told her that even though he might be her boyfriend, she should resist if she doesn’t like it.
Kent thought the heroine had brain damage for apologizing to him. What a nice way to start a relationship. Orion remarked that he’s stubborn and awkward but still wanted to score points with his new GF.
Mary Anne remembered everything, and talked the dog issue over with Kent. He apologized about the dog and apologized for making her cry. The heroine forgot about Orion, but she remembered his words that Kent is kind and forgave Kent. Kent was like “I’ll treasure you.” Sheesh, that line…
Sawa and Mine came over. Oh and I just found out that “sawagashii” means noisy, maybe that’s why they named Sawa “Sawa” lol
Mine was like ‘yo it’s like you two are already married, Kent-san is not staying over or anything right?’ and Kent was like ‘bitch pls leave’ and Mine was like ‘wait let me hear the juicy details!’
And about Ukyo… Mine heard that he fell from the roof of a mansion where you can see inside Mary Anne’s hospital room, and died. They had no way of confirming, but it’s probably him.
On the last day, Kent and Mary Anne went for a walk. He asked her to wait one year for him to come back and of course she agreed.
Three weeks went by. They (tried to) say goodbye. Kent was really reluctant and needed confirmation that she’d really be missing him. She said she’ll be lonely and that he should come back soon.
Everyone met up for the pool the following day. Mary Sue and Kent met Shin for the first time and Kent asked her who Shin’s brother is. Luckily I already knew it was Toma, so that was not much of a panic.