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Olympia Soirée Story
In this world, everything is decided by your color. If you are Red, Blue, or Yellow, you are at the height of the caste system on Tenguu Island. Secondary colors such as Purple, Green, or Orange lie just below the Primaries. But if you show multiple color traits or are Black, you are exiled from society and forced to live underground in Yomi, never to see the light of day again.
Olympia is a woman of the White and part of a mysterious group of women who live on neighboring Tennyo Island. These select few are blessed by the Goddess Amaterasu, and it’s their prayers and rituals to the sun that keep daylight shining down on this world and dispels the darkness. This was done by every woman of the White after they turned 18, but after a tragic event leaves Olympia as the last remaining White at a young age, things get much more difficult.
After being all but held captive by the leader of the Yellow upon becoming an orphan, Olympia is given a task on her eighteenth birthday: find a husband and continue the White bloodline to avoid the sun’s death. This is easier said than done for the girl forced to be a doll for most of her life. Despite this difficulty, she is given special permission to help her task along. Whereas everyone else must marry within their caste, Olympia is allowed to marry whomever she wants despite their color.
As Olympia walks among the people—both above ground and in Yomi—she witnesses firsthand the damages that the color caste system has wrought upon Tenguu’s citizens. Determined to enact change in this archaic town, Olympia will stop at nothing to free the people she’s come to love. But not everyone shares her desire, and this former doll has a lot to learn before she can save anyone.
Olympia Soirée Characters
After living most of her life as a doll unable to speak or even look at Tenguu’s people, Olympia is very naive when it comes to human interaction. Her life quickly starts to change after meeting Akaza and being put on a mission to find a husband within a year. Though she knows nothing of finding her soulmate, she makes up for this lack of knowledge with determination and willpower.
The leader of the Kotowari, Akaza is one of the most powerful people on the island. His blunt and stone faced demeanor has earned him the nickname Iron Mask, but beneath the frown hides a sweet and compassionate man who is determined to bring change to the island he loves. Akaza is voiced by Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Blue Spring Ride, Demon Slayer, My Next Life as a Villainess, Sword Art Online).
One of the few members of the Black, Kuroba has pushed past the stigma of his color and become a successful doctor and second in command of the Kotowari. He’s always making jokes, and his happy-go-lucky personality makes many people instantly like him. This doesn’t mean he has no secrets, though. Kuroba is voiced by Tomokazu Sugita (The Seven Deadly Sins, Starry Sky, Danganronpa 2, Norn9).
Yosuga runs a popular bathhouse in Yomi called Shikinjou, which is visited equally by the people living in Yomi and those from the surface. He holds great influence over his customers, though his laidback and flirty attitude hides his power. Yosuga is voiced by Yuma Uchida (Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers, NEO: The World Ends With You, Fruits Basket (2019)).
Riku is a straight-laced, stubborn, serious soldier who adheres strictly to the color caste system. When Olympia starts her search for a husband, he takes it upon himself to steer her towards a high standing suitor and attempts to dissuade her from traveling to Yomi. Despite his no-nonsense personality, Riku is easily embarrassed and flustered, especially around Olympia. Riku is voiced by Nobunaga Shimazaki (Fruits Basket (2019), So I’m a Spider, So What?, Jujutsu Kaisen).
Shiro Tokisada Amakusa
Tokisada is an Outsider–someone who drifted to Tenguu Island from another world. He quickly takes a liking to Olympia and starts calling her ‘sis’. His playful and child-like behavior makes him easy to get along with. Tokisada is voiced by Yuto Uemura (Vinland Saga, Moriarty the Patriot, My Hero Academia).
The current Yomi Undertaker, Himuka is tasked with converting the souls of the dead in Yomi to Shu, which are special crystals used in Olympia’s dance to return the light to Tenguu Island. Androgynous in appearence, this quiet and mysterious boy keeps to the shadows and doesn’t speak much about himself. Himuka is voiced by Shun Horie (Rent-A-Girlfriend, The Seven Deadly Sins, Black Clover).
Olympia Soirée Gameplay
Olympia Soirée has a lot going on, though most of it will be stuff otome players have seen before. Players progress through the game making choices and collecting Glossary Terms and CGs as they go.
The Common Route is fairly lengthy and contains no choices until the very end, when players are asked to select which Love Interests’ (LI) route they wish to play. It does not allow you to save on the character selection screen or pull up the backlog to save at the last piece of dialogue, so if you want to avoid skipping through the last chapter of the common route each time you’re ready for the next LI, make a save when Olympia says, “Well, here I go!”
Yosuga, Tokisada, Riku, and Kuroba are available from the beginning while Himuka and Akaza are locked. In order to unlock Himuka, the Good End for Yosuga, Tokisada, Riku, and Kuroba must be completed. Akaza unlocks after Himuka’s Good End has been completed.
Each route has three endings: one Good, and two Bad. As each ending is unlocked, different Side Stories become available. There are CGs tucked inside some of these Short Stories, and some Short Stories will only unlock after reading others, so don’t forget to go through them all!
The game has a ton of different settings that can be tailored to all kinds of gameplay styles. For players who want absolutely no spoilers, Chapter Titles and choice indicators (in the form of a Compass that appears after each choice) can be turned off. Border Menus in the top left and right corners indicating the Log and Menu can also be turned off to free up the screen. Since the game doesn’t have a ‘Skip to Next Choice’ option, turning off Chapter Titles and the Compass helps to speed things up when unlocking secondary and tertiary endings.
The game uses different words for the menu instead of the typical ‘Load’, ‘Save’, ‘CGs’, and other common terms. While they’re easy to figure out, they translate as the following: ‘History’ is ‘Load/Save’, ‘Archives”’ is ‘Chapter Select’, and ‘Treasures’ is a catchall for ‘Collectables’ such as CGs, Short Stories, and more. As a heads up, the Load and Save options are inside the same menu. The R button will cycle through Load and Save, so make sure the correct toggle is selected before mashing the A button.
Olympia Soirée Walkthroughs
These Olympia Soirée guides are as spoiler-free as possible, and following them will lead to 100% completion of the route. While four of the six characters are available from the beginning and can be played in any order, my recommendation based on story progression is:
Directed by Wataru Watanabe
Illustrated by Satoi
Scenario by Yuma Katagiri
Developed by HYDE, Inc.
Produced by IDEA FACTORY
U.S. Localization and Publishing by Aksys Games
Translated by Engrish Localization
Localization by Alvin Lo
QA Testing by Pole To Win International
Curious what I thought? Check out my review for Olympia Soirée!