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Itaru Chigasaki N 【Waiting for Spring】
Itaru Chigasaki N 【Waiting for Spring】
【Waiting for Spring】 Elite Gamer
Itaru Chigasaki N 【Suit & Tie】
Itaru Chigasaki N 【Suit & Tie】
【Suit & Tie】 A Win-Win Relationship
Itaru Chigasaki N 【Alex in Wonderland】
Itaru Chigasaki N 【Alex in Wonderland】
【Alex in Wonderland】 Role Study: The Mad Hatter
Itaru Chigasaki N 【A Clockwork Heart】
Itaru Chigasaki N 【A Clockwork Heart】
【A Clockwork Heart】 Role Study: Boyd
Itaru Chigasaki N 【Knights of the Round IV】
Itaru Chigasaki N 【Knights of the Round IV】
【Knights of the Round IV】 Role Study: Lancelot
Itaru Chigasaki R 【Standing Rehearsal】
Itaru Chigasaki R 【Standing Rehearsal】
【Standing Rehearsal】 Ulterior Motives
Itaru Chigasaki R 【Romeo and Julius】
Itaru Chigasaki R 【Romeo and Julius】
【Romeo and Julius】 Two-faced
Itaru Chigasaki R 【Fiendish Office Worker】
Itaru Chigasaki R 【Fiendish Office Worker】
【Fiendish Office Worker】 The Smile of a Demon Awakened
Itaru Chigasaki R 【Time for Decluttering】
Itaru Chigasaki R 【Time for Decluttering】
【Time for Decluttering】 Itaru Chigasaki Sorts it Out
Itaru Chigasaki R 【The Wonderful Charlatan of Oz】
Itaru Chigasaki R 【The Wonderful Charlatan of Oz】
【The Wonderful Charlatan of Oz】 Playing Wizards
Itaru Chigasaki R 【Unfortunate Triple Bogey】
Itaru Chigasaki R 【Unfortunate Triple Bogey】
【Unfortunate Triple Bogey】 Fore! The Ultimate Shot to Victory!
Itaru Chigasaki R 【A Two-Faced Teacher】
Itaru Chigasaki R 【A Two-Faced Teacher】
【A Two-Faced Teacher】 The Art of Chalk Throwing
Itaru Chigasaki R 【Taruchi Channel】
Itaru Chigasaki R 【Taruchi Channel】
【Taruchi Channel】 The Goddess of View Counts
Itaru Chigasaki SR 【About to Bloom】
Itaru Chigasaki SR 【About to Bloom】
【About to Bloom】 Rise of the Couch Potato
Itaru Chigasaki SR 【No Signal】
Itaru Chigasaki SR 【No Signal】
【No Signal】 War in the Woods
Itaru Chigasaki SR 【Don't Jinx It】
Itaru Chigasaki SR 【Don't Jinx It】
【Don't Jinx It】 Bridal Mode
Itaru Chigasaki SR 【Charm of a Child at Heart】
Itaru Chigasaki SR 【Charm of a Child at Heart】
【Charm of a Child at Heart】 Anti-Adulting 101
Itaru Chigasaki SR 【Blooming Trail】
Itaru Chigasaki SR 【Blooming Trail】
【Blooming Trail】 Just Being Myself
Itaru Chigasaki SR 【Colorful Macaron Present】
Itaru Chigasaki SR 【Colorful Macaron Present】
【Colorful Macaron Present】 An Office Worker's White Day
Itaru Chigasaki SR 【Blooming Journey】
Itaru Chigasaki SR 【Blooming Journey】
【Blooming Journey】 IRL Cooking - Level Up!
Itaru Chigasaki SSR 【Gamer Life Goals】
Itaru Chigasaki SSR 【Gamer Life Goals】
【Gamer Life Goals】 Super Rare Monster
Itaru Chigasaki SSR 【Door to Wonderland】
Itaru Chigasaki SSR 【Door to Wonderland】
【Door to Wonderland】 Itaru in Wonderland
Itaru Chigasaki SSR 【After the Suit's Off...】
Itaru Chigasaki SSR 【After the Suit's Off...】
【After the Suit's Off...】 A Heart-Racing Midnight Date
Itaru Chigasaki SSR 【Office Worker Santa】
Itaru Chigasaki SSR 【Office Worker Santa】
【Office Worker Santa】 A Message From Santa
Itaru Chigasaki SSR 【Games Full of Memories】
Itaru Chigasaki SSR 【Games Full of Memories】
【Games Full of Memories】 My Personal Fairy
Itaru Chigasaki SSR 【Mankai Birthday】
Itaru Chigasaki SSR 【Mankai Birthday】
【Mankai Birthday】 Aquarium of Alleviation
Itaru Chigasaki SSR 【School Building at Dusk】
Itaru Chigasaki SSR 【School Building at Dusk】
【School Building at Dusk】 Heartthrob High School


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Itaru Chigasaki SSR Gamer Life Goals unbloomed icon
Banri Settsu SSR Gamer Heaven unbloomed icon
Itaru Chigasaki SSR 【Gamer Life Goals】

Banri Settsu SSR 【Gamer Heaven】

Gamer Showdown at Dawn

Mini Chats

Romeo and Julius
Side Itaru Chigasaki (1/3)
Itaru: Tybalt stabs Mercutio, after that Romeo stabs Tybalt, hm...
What does Tybalt use? A rapier? I'm more of a fighter who uses a tachi, though.
Of course I mean virtual, but I'm already used to the latter from mental training.
Should I take the weapon request to Tetsurou-san? Or to Yuki?
...Hm? It looks like I'm having fun?
Haha, well, maybe it's not so boring.
Side Itaru Chigasaki (2/3)
Itaru: On my way back home, I thought there was something dark on the wayside. Upon closer inspection, it turned out to be Hisoka.
I spoke to him, but he didn't respond so I left him there and came back.
A time limited event was starting anyways. He might be still sleeping there right now, though.
Director-san, tell it to Tasuku in my place, okay?
Side Itaru Chigasaki (3/3)
Itaru: ..Urgh, again?
After getting attacked so passionately by the daughter of a business partner, she got my LIME and won't stop inviting me to dinner.
It keeps interrupting my gaming sessions and I really wish she would stop...
Do you think it would be better if I went out with her at least once? ...Well, I wouldn't if Director-san says I shouldn't.
Itaru & Kazunari Talk
Kazunari: Hey hey, so Itarun's like, suuuper popular right?
Itaru: Hm, I guess so.
Kazunari: 'Cause your appearance is just like The Handsome Prince even though you're really like this! I'm so jelly of the Elite Salaryman~
Itaru: Mm.
Kazunari: Guess even I could change impressions if I wear a suit, eh!? Itarun's beige and casual are great after all~
Itaru: Yeah.
Kazunari: Hey there, you listening!?
Itaru: Yeah yeah... Oh, I died. Continue.
Kazunari: Yup, continue! You ain't listening at all! You're just gaming![1]
Alex in Wonderland
Side Itaru Chigasaki (1/3)
Itaru: The Hatter’s Tea Party, huh……. It’s not that I don’t like tea but I’ve never bought tea leaves or stuff like that.
What do I always drink then, you ask? Well, when I’m at work I drink a lot of coffee.
When I’m home or out I drink cola. To go with games I have hamburgers, potato chips and carbonated drinks.
This lineup is the strongest. It’s non-negotiable.
It’s unhealthy? Well then, make me a healthy snack tonight, Director.
Side Itaru Chigasaki (2/3)
Itaru: That reminds me, the other day we were talking about cola, but it turns out that Taichi also loves cola quiet a lot.
I said I drink a lot of cola so it become a cola showdown between the two of us.
The match about drink companies, hiding the bottle from each other, and guessing the flavor.
I thought that I would definitely win, but Taichi is really good at guessing the flavor, and the result was a tie.
I wonder if it had to do with his untamed sense of smell.
Taichi really is like a dog in that aspect.
Side Chigasaki Itaru (3/3)
Itaru: Ah, I got it. Here, the character for a new game is featured in this gaming magazine.
I just thought it was a feeling that I had seen something like this before but this character looks like you, Director.
I mean the face, hmm, or maybe the aura? The posture or something like that. Somehow it’s not alike?
It seems as though in this game you are able to change the character’s name to whatever you like, if we become close I wonder if I should change it to your name.
Itaru & Tasuku Talk
Itaru: Tasuku, don’t you play games?
Tasuku: Games….. I don’t play them a lot, but I often played Pro Evolution Soccer in the past.
Itaru: Seriously? They just released the new one.
Tasuku: Is that so?
Itaru: I was just about to play. If you like do you wanna play?
Tasuku: Ahh. It might be good to play after such a long time.
Itaru: Okay. Well then, meet me in my room tonight.
Free Spirits
Side Chigasaki Itaru (1/3)
Itaru: Director-san, ah - it's already such an hour.
Nn~, yesterday I was in a bit of a hustle. I was in my gaming zone till morning.
Hehe, that's only natural on a day before the holidays start.
Today is my first off day so I'll devote myself to online games now.
And like always, entering room 103 is forbidden~.
Side Chigasaki Itaru (2/3)
Itaru: Ah, Director-san. Do you know where Misumi went?
Well... If I don't find him soon, and get it back I'll die.
Oh yes, my controller was kidnapped. Before I noticed I was raided.
If you see him, tell him I'll replace it with this triangle gum. Until than I'll kill time with social games.
Side Chigasaki Itaru (3/3)
Itaru: Haa, Sakuya is really the best. He hit the limited time SR at one shot.
It's not an SSR?
....Look. This character. Doesn't she look like Director-san? And it is properly locked now.
I'll carry you with responsibility, would that make you happy forever? ...The character I mean.
Itaru & Yuki Talk
Yuki: .......
Itaru: ....What? Starring so motionlessly at me. Where you so charmed by me wearing a suit?
Yuki: Is the fake elites brain also fake? I only thought you look unexpected good in suit.
Itaru: It's unusual for me get praised. I imagine this will certainly be destroyed soon.
Yuki: Well anyway... I would have chosen a way better fitting suit.
Itaru: Oh, I was actually thinking about getting a new one soon. ...Ah, is tomorrow a day off for you?
Yuki: You will drive there, right? I have to do some shopping.
Itaru: Yes yes. I'll get the car.
Knights of the Round IV
Side Chigasaki Itaru (1/3)
Itaru: I'm a game lover, so of course I've always dreamed about doing a play based on one.
But never in any of those dreams did I even imagine I'd be involved in a stage version of KotR.
I'm way too emotionally attached to these games to have ever thought about it. They're important to me in too many ways to count.
As both the lead character and a fan of the games, I want to make sure this show is a success.
It's going to be hard...there are a lot of fight scenes, and we have to get approval on everything, but I care more about KotR than anyone else.
I can't believe I get to become a character from the games. I'm gonna work my butt off.
Let me know if you have any advice for me, oh director of ours.
Side Chigasaki Itaru (2/3)
Itaru: Take a look at this. It's a handmade felt plushie of one of the characters from KotR. Isn't it well-made?
Omi saw us playing the games and studying for our roles, and he made it for us.
As a fan of the games, I love seeing even people who don't play them develop an interest in the series like this.
I'm gonna leave this little guy out in the lounge for a while as decoration, and then he's coming to my room.
Omi even said he was gonna make me an SD Lancelot plushie and asked if he could borrow the guidebook with all the character designs for reference.
I can't wait to see it when it's done. I'll have to put Lancelot out in the lounge next to his friend.
Side Chigasaki Itaru (3/3)
Itaru: Hey, you've gotten pretty far in KotR IV, huh? How are you liking it? Any favorite characters yet?
...Yeah, I feel that. That scene mde me cry manly tears. And then in Gareth's side quest, you find out...
Oh, whoops. I got too excited and almost spoiled something for you. Haha. Get a nerd talking, right?
Once you've beaten IV, though, want to give VII a try?
I like VII just as much as IV, so I recommend it.
I guess I just want to share the things I like with you so we can talk about them.
I've always been able to be myself around you, and it's fun chatting with you, y'know?
So it'd make me really happy if you liked something I'm passionate about, too.
There's a lot I want to be able to talk with you about, so you should share some of your interests with me too, okay?
Itaru & Azami's Chat
Azami: Your skin looks like crap. Have you been staying up late again?
Itaru: Oh...yeah. I've been replaying KotR to get ready for the play. Plus, rehearsals have been going pretty late, and we're all getting up early to practice, too.
Azami: Don't give me that. they don't call it 'beauty sleep' for nothing, you know. And here I thought you were passionate about this play. Is Lancelot some gross protagonist with rough skin? No!
Itaru: ...! You're right. Lancelot has a healthy tan from training outdoors with his sword, and he gets the occasional injury, but his skin is always healthy and glowing.
Azami: Kinda freaky how much you like this guy, but yeah, I'm glad you pay attention to his skin.
Itaru: But he's actually pretty young, and he spends a lot of his nights outdoors, so maybe he'd actually have some acne and dryness?
Azami: Don't be an idiot! What's important is that he looks like a super cool knight! You'd better take better care of your skin! Follow that skin care regimen I gave you and live a healthier lifestyle!
Itaru: K. I'll reform my lifestyle so I can be a Lancelot whose perfection extends even to his skin.
Azami: Good.
Itaru: Still, I AM in the middle of a game, and as long as it's for the play, it's fine if I keep playing KotR after evening practices, right?
Azami: No! Get some sleep, ya gremlin!
A Two-Faced Teacher
Side Chigasaki Itaru (1/3)
Itaru: Hm... A teacher role...
I've done some tutoring gigs before, so it's not like I have no idea how the whole teacher thing works, but it's not the same as being an actual school teacher.
And to make things even tougher, I'll be playing a character with two different fronts.
A two-faced man who conceals his true identity... Kinda sounds like a character from a YA novel or something, huh? Y'know, the kind that's like...Ahem.
So you've discovered my other identity...Which is the one you believe represents the darkness of this world?
...I should dig out some of my old books. That kind of reading material might be surprisingly useful for this role.
Side Chigasaki Itaru (2/3)
Itaru: You can always count on Omi's cooking to taste good.
The usual meals and sweets he makes taste great, but the midnight snacks he whips up can't be beat.
The other day I was muttering about how I wanted to eat some pizza, and the guy actually made me some fresh hand-made pizza that night!
Not only that, but he was all, 'Can't have pizza without soda, right?' and handed me a can of cola, too. He knew just what my stomach was craving!
I wonder how much it would cost to hire Omi as my private chef? Do you think he'll take Web App Store gift cards as payment?
Side Chigasaki Itaru (3/3)
Itaru: Lately, I've been helping out the younger guys in our troupe with their homework and studies more to practice for my teacher role.
Hearing Taichi call me Mr. Chigasaki really makes it feel like I'm the real deal.
Watching all of them tackle their homework makes it feel like I'm helping them level up their stats, and that's pretty fun, too.
Hanging out with the others is nice. I mean, it's not so nice that I'd skip out on my game events and stuff, but still.
Which part is giving you trouble? This question? Oh, that is a tough one...
Try reading this section, and it'll become much easier to understand. It might appear on the test, so make sure you remember it.
Hm, you know what? Why don't you stop by after school so we can review this lesson again? I bet that'll help you remember what we went over.
Hehe. Just messing with you. But what do you say? Doesn't studying with Mr. Chigasaki sound like it'd be fun?
Itaru & Misumi's Chat
Misumi: Whatcha doing, Itaru?
Itaru: Playing this puzzle game that just released on mobile. Wanna give it a shot?
Misumi: Whoa! There's so many triangles!
Itaru: Haha. I thought that'd grab your attention.
Misumi: Umm, so I'll put this triangle here! And the little triangle over... here! Then the red and green triangle will go over here... All done!
Itaru: Lol, that was fast. What did you make?
Misumi: A biiig triangle onigiri!
Itaru: Dang, that was one of the harder puzzles, too. You really are a triangle pro. I'm gonna have to recruit you for the next event if you're this good on your first try.
Misumi: Leave it to me!
Itaru: Kk, lemme give you the app's name so you can install it, too.
Misumi: Aye aye, sir!

Notes

  1. Credits go to jokertrap-ran.tumblr.com
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