First up is of course the powerful ruler of Songo, Sonken (Last name: Son, First name: Ken, True Name: Renfa). She is voiced by Kazane, a prolific eroge voice actress with over 400 different titles to her name in addition to roles such as Angel Beats!‘s Yurippe. Some of her roles include Sharin no Kuni‘s Oone Kyouko, H2O Footprints in the Sand‘s Kohinata Hayami, 2 different roles in Figu@Mate, Gun Katana‘s Tokiwara Himena, Da Capo 2 PC‘s Erika Murasaki, among many other far darker, sex-loaded games. Although Kazane fully denies it, and dislikes the nicknames, she is so well known for her S roles that fans often call her “S-ne-sama” and it’s rumored that she happily obliged when a fan begged her to punch him in the face. However, her role as Sonken, is far more deredere.
Having inherited rulership of Go upon the sudden passing of her elder sister, “The Little Conqueror” Sonsaku, she is a young ruler who would rely on her advisor, Shuuyu, were they not at opposing views. Since her position places her in the shadow of her sister, who was highly-praised as a grand ruler, she feels the need to always strive to be a great general and a great ruler lest ill comparisons be made.
As a a leader, she is one of the more conservative leaders of the three. Her traditional strategies focus on reducing casualties in her own forces and thus tend to be quite defensive, a stark contrast to Sousou’s aggressive nature. Mostly content with ruling her own country, she would rather wait and strike when the time was right than take the initiative and make aggressive advances, despite her advisor’s encouragement for the need to wage war. She initially considers allying herself with Kazuto’s forces in order to eliminate Sousou, which she sees as the greater and more prominent threat to her lands. She hopes to maintain a stable peace with Kazuto after Sousou is defeated, but is that possible? Or is something behind the scenes seeking to ruin her plans?
Next is Sonken’s little sister, Sonshoukou (Last Name: Son, First name: Shoukou, True name: Shaoren). She is voiced by a favorite here, Hokuto Minami. We gave her a bit of an introduction when introducing Yoshino Sakura from Da Capo 2, but in addition to the games on our Catalog, she’s also the original voice for Takamachi Nanoha (from Triangle Hearts), Takayashiki Aoba from Family Project, Kanako from Akatsuki no Goei, Tohno Akiha in Melty Blood, Tokida Yuki from Devil on a G-String, and Hoshino Fumio from Kimi ga Nozomu Eien.
Contrary to the intelligent thought and careful planning the Son family is known for, Sonshoukou has a vigorous curiosity and is far too unrestrained in her behavior. She has a keen interest in pillow matters and is quite forward in her approaches towards Kazuto, though Kan’u often interferes with her attempts. Although Sonshoukou is introduced later in the game, she is not one to let that stop her, and is unabashed in her pursuits. As for how she comes to meet Kazuto, you’ll just have to find out…
Next up is Kannei, Sonken’s most trusted retainer (Last name: Kan, First name: Nei, True Name: Shishun). She is voiced by Isshiki Hikaru, another prominent eroge voice actress with over 400 roles behind her when not voicing Kodomo no Jikan‘s sexy teacher, Houin. She’s voiced our very own Hiiragi Hinata from Which Girl Should I Choose, as well as Hirasawa Hiroko in Kakyuusei 2, Kuroda Hikari in School Days, Summer Days, and Cross Days, Naukana in Seinarukana, Kurugaya Yukiho in Little Busters!, Sakgami Tomoyo in Tomoyo After, Kirimiya Mizuki in Yume Miru Kusuri, and various roles in X-change 3.
Kannei is the commander of Sonken’s personal guard, a highly devoted and loyal general who always serves by her side. Noticing that Sonken is suffering under the pressure and responsibilities of ruling a nation, Kannei swears that she will be the one to support and protect Sonken. It is due to this personal oath that she often finds herself in opposition with Shuuyu, who often thinks lightly of Sonken.
Next up is Rikuson, Shuuyu’s apprentice and Songo’s secondary strategist (Last name: Riku, First name: Son, True name: Non). She’s voiced by Maki Izumi, a prolific eroge VA with over 300 titles, whom you may recall from our introduction of Da Capo 2’s Akane.
She is a very calm person, highly trusted by Shuyuu, Sonken, and Kannei as well. She’s a relaxed girl who’s always smiling, but she also has the talent to have read and memorized countless books from all over the world. She loves Sonken for her sweet side and always watches over her, but finds herself trapped in the middle between Sonken and Shuuyu’s antagonism.
Next is the strategist of Go, Shuuyu “The Fair” (Last name: Shuu, First name Yu, True name: Meirin). She is voiced by Kawashima Rino, another prominent eroge voice actress with over 400 titles to her name, and quite fond of beer. She has voiced Usami Haru in Devil on a G-String, Mary Clarissa Christie and Henry Irving in Shikkoku no Sharnoth, 2 roles in Sekien no Inganock, and several different roles across the Love Death series.
Shuuyu is the best friend of Go’s previous ruler, Sonsaku, and after Sonsaku’s passing she continues on Sonsaku’s love for her country and tries to support her beloved friend’s sister Sonken. Her strategies are cold and calculating, and often heartless and deceptive as well. She loves her friend Sonsaku, and remains devoted even after her passing. It is this reason that leaves her frustrated at Sonken’s naivety and lack of ability.
Shuuyu also seeks to carry on Sonsaku’s dream to unify the land under the Go flag. It is this desire to carry on her beloved’s will that puts her in opposition to Sonken’s conservative, or perhaps passive policies. Though both Shuuyu and Sonken care deeply for their country, they fail to see eye to eye on what is best for it, and who knows what this internal tension will bring upon their kingdom…
Last but not least are the two twins heralded as the most beautiful women in all of China: Daikyou and Shoukyou. Being twins, both girls are voiced by Daishou Tsuzura, a voice actress with 100 different titles including Fate/Stay Night‘s Makidera Kaede, Akaneiro ni Somaru Saka‘s Tachibana Mikoto, Nanatsuiro Drops‘s Akihime Sumomo, and several roles in Dies Irae ~ Acta est Fabula~.
Daikyou is the elder of the two twins, and while she was Sonsaku’s wife and lover, after Sonsaku’s passing she followed her will and began to serve Shuuyu. By day she acts as Shuuyu’s pet and maid, carrying for Shuuyu’s every needs, and by night she serves as Shuuyu’s “companion”. Of the two twins, Daikyou is the one with a little something extra under the hood.
Shoukyou is the younger of the two twins, and wife to Shuuyu. Just like her sister, Shoukyou serves as Shuuyu’s pet and maid. Shoukyou is also deeply in love with her sister Daikyou, though that love is slightly twisted and she enjoys teasing her older sister. She is a normal girl under the hood.