Here comes the nice and reliable edokko big brother, voiced by Toriumi. ヽ(*´∀`*)ﾉ It’s so cute how Tetsu’s fringe moves around when he detects a ghost nearby. I wanna GIF it so bad lol.
Moroboshi Tetsu is the representative from Ueno. A third year student in Kinryuuji High School, currently 18 years old. Tetsu really loves baseball and spends most of his time practicing, but since he doesn’t have time to study, he always ranks second from the bottom during exams. While Tetsu loves everything traditional, the atmosphere of modern cities makes him feel rather uneasy. His hobbies are joining festivals and doing carpenter works on weekends.
Chihiro decides to go on the private dates with Tetsu, so she goes to Ueno to see him. First he takes her to Ameyoko (Ameya Yokocho), a famous market street near the station. Tetsu goes through this area everyday, so he notices if something changes — even the smallest things like how the shop owners frown. There are no stylish cafe here, so Tetsu takes Chihiro to a famous chocolate shop called Shimamura. When the owner tells him he’s got a cute girlfriend, Tetsu laughs saying Chihiro will make a perfect wife for him. (❤ฺ￫艸￩) It’s his dream to live a happy life in Ueno with his wife and children, though he admits it might be old-fashioned for youngsters these days. Chihiro says it’s a wonderful dream, and Tetsu thinks he might be able to realize that dream with her. ヽ(*´∀`*)ﾉ
Soon four little boys notice Tetsu among the crowd, amused to see their “big brother” having a date lol. Yes, they’re all Tetsu’s younger brothers — Kouji, Takashi, Toshio and Masao. When Tetsu introduces them to Chihiro, they go “wow, so cute!” → “you’re too good for Tetsu-nii!” → “did you deceive her?” ..the last one obviously directed towards Tetsu. ﾌﾟｯ(※థэథ)∵.*.∵ He explains that their household is full of messy boys, and his brothers reply with “that’s because Tetsu-nii never brings a wife home!” even though Tetsu is still a student lol. In any case, they feel relieved to see their big brother finally having a girlfriend, and Tetsu blushes when they ask Chihiro to come to their house. (。-∀-)ﾆﾋｯ♪
Since Tetsu’s brothers are looking for people to play baseball with, Tetsu then takes Chihiro to do some sports with them. He’s going to teach her everything about baseball, so she doesn’t have to worry. When his brothers tease him saying “you just want to look cool in front of her”, Tetsu admits that they’re right — he wants Chihiro to see him play. ( *´艸`)ｸｽｯ♪ They go to the baseball field in Ueno Park next, where Tetsu tells her that he used to be a weak little kid back when he was small. His height and stamina grows as he plays baseball, so he feels baseball is just like a “teacher” in his life. He apologized for talking about baseball so much, but Chihiro feels happy to learn more things about him.
Aside from Tetsu’s little brothers, some other kids are also playing baseball in the park. One of them looks sad since he can’t throw the balls properly, so Tetsu goes over to give him some advice as fellow pitchers. At first the boy was pumped up, but he starts crying when Tetsu hits his ball and makes a perfect home run lol. Tetsu’s little brothers are all blaming him for not going easy on a little kid, so Tetsu then asks Chihiro to help the boy regain his confidence by standing on the batter’s box. Since Chihiro obviously sucks at playing baseball, Tetsu teaches her how to stand and hold the bat properly — but all she can think about is how big and warm his body is. (*ﾉ∀｀)ﾟo｡ｱﾋｬｬ She hits a home run thanks to his advice, impressing everyone in the field.. except the poor little boy LOL.
As his little brothers go “what a similar married couple” in the background, Tetsu blushes and tells them to stop it already LOL. But instead of listening to their big brother, they start running around saying “the husband gets angry~ (。-∀-)ﾆﾋｯ♪” Chihiro actually feels happy since they treat her like a family, and she keeps ニヤニヤ-ing by herself until Tetsu asks her to help. xD
Today Tetsu takes Chihiro to the famous Ueno Zoo. They see a huge boss monkey sitting on top of the monkey mountain, but Tetsu tells her the previous boss monkey was even bigger.. and how does he know this? That’s right, because his spirit is sitting right beside the current boss monkey. (*ﾉ∀｀)ﾟo｡ｱﾋｬｬ When they come to watch the penguins, Tetsu says he wants to see the aurora in the South Pole with the girl he loves.. and Chihiro accepts when he invites her to go and see it together someday. (*´ω`*) Back in elementary school, he saw something beautiful in this zoo though: will o’ the wisp — spirits of dead animals wandering around the zoo. It reminds him of other ghosts he saw up until now, but Chihiro doesn’t have the courage to ask any further lol.
Since they can’t find any bench nearby, Tetsu goes to get some leftover materials from the staff. He comes back with a wooden board and builds a chair / table set for them in a really short time, saying that he’s really good at woodcrafting. After all, he does carpenter works on weekends. Just like what he told them before, Tetsu’s family is blessed with the ability to see spirits since they have been building temples and shrines for generations. However, he thinks this ability is actually quite troublesome in his daily life. Most people treats him like a weirdo just because he can see spirits, and when they do believe in him.. they get scared. He even got bullied in the past because of this ability.
Tetsu asks if Chihiro doesn’t like being with a weird person like him, but she says the ability is a part of him too. It doesn’t change the fact that he’s a kind and reliable person, though she admits she gets scared upon thinking of ghosts. She can accept everything he has, including his ability. Tetsu blushes saying she’s the first person who ever said that to him, and he’s at a loss for words since he feels so happy right now. ||萌||ョ´∀`。)萌えぇ～↑
After Tetsu goes to buy some anmitsu for them, they sit together in the chair he made.. and it’s too small for two people, so they have to sit really close to each other LOL. (❤ฺ￫艸￩) Tetsu apologized and says he’ll just stand beside her, but Chihiro tells him to sit down with her. Even though it might be a “failure” for Tetsu, Chihiro can feel his warmth this way. Obviously Tetsu gets really nervous, but he gathers up his courage to feed Chihiro from his spoon — blushing like a tomato when she opens her mouth. OH MY GOD WHY SO CUTE!? ε-(*´∀`|萌| He admits he’s been wanting to do that, but he gets nervous since he has zero experience in dating.
As he walks Chihiro to the station at night, Tetsu says he was born and spends all his life in Ueno. He can tell her everything about the downtown if she wants to, so in return.. he wants to create a future together with her. (*´∀`*) But before Chihiro can answer, Tetsu blushes and apologized for saying weird things. Then they say good night and return home for today.
When Chihiro arrives at the Ueno station, Tetsu is wondering where should he take her today. There are no more date spots since they visited Ameyoko and the zoo already, and he doesn’t know much about the areas outside Ueno. He doesn’t think Chihiro will be interested in the old temples in Ueno, but since Chihiro’s completely fine with it, he takes her to Shichijoten Temple. It’s an old temple with a long history, and people visit this temple to worship the God of Kyoto.
Soon they heard weird sounds nearby along with a old man named Shoukichi, who’s also one of Tetsu’s acquaintance. He’s in no condition to walk around, but he wants to make a festival with his own hand. There’s a lot of wooden materials scattered around the temple too, since Shoukichi’s trying to build a mikoshi alone. Tetsu is worried and tells him to go to the hospital instead, but he stops when Shoukichi says “I already promised to take my grandson, Kazuya, to a festival!” Shoukichi knows he doesn’t have much time to live, so he wants to fulfill that promise as soon as possible. He faints right after that, and Tetsu takes him back to his house.
Tetsu knows what Shoukichi said is right. He can see the old man’s spirit slowly leaving his body, and probably he’s going to die in just a few hours. It’s inevitable even if they take him to the hospital, considering Shoukichi is already old even when Tetsu was born. Just like Tetsu himself, Shoukichi loves festivals a lot. He often takes Tetsu to join the festivals when he was small, and he was also the one who taught Tetsu how to carry a mikoshi properly. Shoukichi is an important person to Tetsu, so he wants to grant Shoukichi’s wish by opening a festival today. He apologized for doing this in the middle of their date, telling Chihiro he doesn’t mind if she goes to meet Jesus or Shinnosuke instead, but she refuses since she wants to help him preparing the festival here.
After literally putting his sweat and tears into it, Tetsu finally finishes the mikoshi a few hours later. He’s exhausted and passed out right after that, but when he opens his eyes.. he finds a lot of festival stands and lanterns around the temple. It turns out that Yuuto has been keeping an eye on TYB, so he decides to help by sponsoring this festival. He also calls some doctors to treat the wounds Tetsu got when he was working on the mikoshi. Everyone else comes to help too — Iori runs a monjayaki stand, Koutarou sells his fruits, Ayumu’s in charge of a dango stand, Takumi and Lucy are performing, and Tetsu’s younger brothers are running the game booths. Even Jesus and Shinnosuke are coming as security guards.. though they totally take different methods. As in violence vs. bribing LOL.
Shoukichi is surprised when Yuuto’s butlers take him to the festival. He tells Tetsu this festival is wonderful, asking him to thank his friends too. When Tetsu asks about Kazuya, Shoukichi looks up to the sky and asks “can you see it from up there Kazuya?” ..because his grandson actually died in a car accident a month ago. Shoukichi keeps trying to fulfill their promise even after his death. ｡･ﾟ･(ﾉД`)･ﾟ･｡ Just then they hear Kazuya’s voice saying “I can see it, thank you.. grandpa”, and he thanks Tetsu and Chihiro too for the wonderful festival. Shoukichi then tells Tetsu it’s time to say goodbye, leaving this world forever as Yuuto’s butlers launch the fireworks — keeping his promise to Kazuya to watch the fireworks together.
Even though Tetsu can’t see the fireworks clearly because of his tears, he hugs Chihiro and thanks her for helping him today. Tetsu apologized again for doing this during their date, but he wants to prove that he won’t disappoint her from now on. As she hugs him back, Chihiro tells Tetsu she’s glad she chose him.
After receiving the boys’ confessions, Chihiro picks Tetsu as his prince. He blushes and calls Chihiro “俺の最高のお姫様”, because she’s the first person who can accept him for what he is, including his ability to see spirits. As they ride the carriage and go on the victory parade, Tetsu keeps blushing while holding Chihiro’s shoulder. ||萌||ョ´∀`。)萌えぇ～↑ Chihiro can hear her friends going “good luck with the big family!” among the crowd, since they’ve been treating her like a new housewife with a lot of kids ever since she starts dating Tetsu. xD
In the epilogue, Chihiro’s having a barbeque party with Tetsu and his little brothers. When they
tell the little brothers to eat their vegetables properly, they start teasing about how much Tetsu and Chihiro look like married couple again, adding “it won’t be long until you really become our big sister (。-∀-)ﾆﾋｯ♪” this time LOL. At night Tetsu tells Chihiro that he’s really intending to do so, because he loves her and wants to be with her forever. When Tetsu gets embarrassed and blushes like a tomato, the little brothers appear out of nowhere and reveal that they’ve been watching Tetsu’s proposal right from the beginning. (❤ฺ￫艸￩) After chasing them away, Tetsu kisses Chihiro under the starry sky.
On the way to the station, Chihiro sees the woman she saved back on the first day. She says Chihiro looks so much prettier compared to when they first met, but when she tries touching Chihiro’s face.. she realizes Creeping VI is residing inside Chihiro’s body. The woman reveals herself as “Mother” and takes Chihiro to see WoodLink’s president, because she believes the princess has a right to know everything before she dies. The president never expects that Mother would be the witness of Creeping VI’s outbreak, but she says it’s not too late to stop the virus with their vaccine.. who soon comes to kill Chihiro. Though the first thing he does is to stab the president, killing him almost instantly.
Just before Mr. Killer Nightingale attacks Chihiro, Tetsu suddenly appears to save her. It turns out Yuuto informed him that Chihiro might be in danger, though he didn’t have time to explain everything. Tetsu notices that there’s something beneath the deep hatred covering his soul, but sadly Killer Nightingale is controlled by his killer instincts — he won’t react and won’t do anything else other than killing Chihiro. Mother tells him to escape alone, but Tetsu says there’s no way he can do that as a man. He keeps standing and fighting the vaccine.. until eventually Creeping VI’s heart mark appears on Chihiro’s arm. She also starts seeing the victims writhing in pain, a vision that causes her to get a splitting headache.
Realizing that escaping is impossible, Tetsu apologized for being unable to protect Chihiro. But he won’t let her die alone. If Killer Nightingale kills her here, then he’s going to die with her. He asks Chihiro to hold his hand up until the last second, saying he won’t let go until they’re in heaven together. This scenery triggers something inside of Mother, and suddenly she jumps in to shield them from Killer Nightingale’s attack — getting stabbed in the back. After telling them to run away, Mother turns around to look at the dead president. She wanted him to see how Tetsu and Chihiro keep holding hands until the end. With all her dying breath, Mother whispers that she can’t possibly kill them.. because they have all the things she ever wanted.
Tetsu and Chihiro meets Yuuto outside, who tells them to get inside his car and drives them all the way to his mansion. There Yuuto explains that there’s a love virus inside Chihiro’s body. The president is also the representative “LUV”, an agency seeking eternal peace.. and that’s the group that released Creeping VI. However, another organization called ZERO also made a vaccine to counter the virus. Mother was the leader of ZERO, and just like how Chihiro turned into Creeping VI, Killer Nightingale was also made from a human.. though he lost every single trace of humanity in the process. Now all that’s left in him is his task to kill Chihiro.
The last day starts with Chihiro seeing a flashback in her dream. Mother and the president met back in college, and she really respected his wish to make a peaceful world. People dreams of “world peace” when they were kids, and even though they give up on that dream as they grow up.. the president’s still trying to make that dream come true. Eventually they started dating even though there were no sweet confessions involved, and after graduating from college, they kept working together as researchers. One day the president told her that he has finally found a way to achieve world peace, which is none other than Creeping VI. The love virus will erase everyone except for those who have a good heart, and they will be able to make a peaceful world by using it.
When the president created LUV, Mother and a bunch of other researchers joined the group to help him develop the virus. Only a woman with “true love” can hold and spread the virus, so naturally the president asked his lover to be the first test subject. Even though she knows she will become an empty shell, Mother gladly accepted the request because of her love for the president. Her only wish was for the president to hold her hand up until the end. However, three seconds before they injected the virus.. the president suddenly let go of Mother’s hand and yelled “welcome to a new world!” happily. The experiment ended in a failure because one of them clearly didn’t love the other one.
For Mother who loved the president endlessly, the answer was really clear — the president never loved her. He only loved humans in general.. and that feeling is definitely not “true love”. The president didn’t blame Mother for the failure, going back to his research without saying anything to her. Bitter and heartbroken, Mother eventually decided to leave LUV. However, she saw the president starting a tournament to find “true love” years later. This pissed her off since he doesn’t know any love, and he even betrayed her for him love back then. To destroy the president’s dream, Mother then created ZERO and gathered some scientists from LUV to develop a vaccine for his virus.
Sadly their experiments didn’t go so well, as Killer Nightingale went berserk and killed most of the researchers one day. The only survivors were Oomine and Mother herself, because the vaccine can never kill the woman who gave birth to him. This is where Mother realized that her pure love for the president has transformed into such a terrifying monster. She was really shocked and locked up all her memories deep inside her mind, which is why she was spacing out at the beginning of the game.
Chihiro feels really sad when she wakes up. She decides to sneak out of Yuuto’s mansion, but Tetsu stops her knowing she’s going to sacrifice herself for everyone’s sake. When she cries saying she doesn’t wanna hurt anyone, Tetsu pats her head and says he understands. He knows Chihiro is a kind person, but he won’t be happy if she dies to save the world. Tetsu then says he wants to try talking to Killer Nightingale again. Right after his first attack on the third day, Tetsu can feel that he’s going to attack her again in the future. He supported the president’s opinion to continue TYB just to protect Chihiro, so she won’t be alone when Killer Nightingale comes back to attack her. Besides, Tetsu can hear his soul screaming in agony the whole time. He wants to save him too, because he knows Killer Nightingale holds the key to save Chihiro’s life.
Just then Chihiro feels a sharp pain on her arm, and the reason soon appears in front of their eyes: Killer Nightingale is here to kill her. Knowing he’s created from Mother’s heart, Chihiro tells him that even though Mother’s love for the president turned into something like this.. her feeling for him was genuine and real. Her words are erasing all the hatred surrounding Killer Nightingale, and now Tetsu can read his feelings clearly. He doesn’t want to hurt anyone, let alone kill the people around him. He hurt someone in the past, and now he’s doing this hoping he can save everyone. Just like what Tetsu expected, Killer Nightingale is actually a really kind person inside.
..and by reading his heart, Tetsu learns about his real name — Kurusu Kyouhei.
For a moment Kyouhei’s still repeating the word “kill”, but after a while he finally manages to say “I don’t want to kill..” When a heart mark appears on Tetsu’s arm as well, Kyouhei speaks directly into his mind. He says that Tetsu is the only one who can save Chihiro now, handing his knife and asks Tetsu to stab him in the heart. By giving his heart’s blood to Chihiro, they will be able to erase the virus inside her body. Kyouhei himself is ready to die and atone for his sins. However, realizing that Tetsu is a really nice person, Kyouhei knows he can’t ask Tetsu to do such a cruel thing.. and he ends up stabbing his own heart. After kissing Chihiro to pass Kyouhei’s blood into her mouth, Tetsu cries in her arms. In the end he couldn’t save Kyouhei, but he’s glad that she’s okay and free from Creeping VI — because he loves her.
In the epilogue, a month has passed since TYB came to and end. Tetsu takes Chihiro to enjoy a festival in Ueno at night, saying he’ll teach her how to carry a mikoshi so she can carry it with him next year. He tries to act cheerful in front of her, but Chihiro knows that he’s still sad about Kyouhei’s death. When Tetsu says he wanted to do something for Kyouhei, Chihiro tells him he already did.. Kyouhei regained his humanity back then, even though it’s just for a short while. Tetsu says Chihiro has a really beautiful soul — like a transparent crystal. He knows this ever since they first met.. but it’s her personality that captivated his heart.
Tetsu then tells Chihiro that he loves her, asking her to stay by his side from now on. Chihiro says she will always stay with him, and Tetsu kisses her. He also says “thank you” to all the spirits in this area, because they give their blessing for Tetsu and Chihiro. When Tetsu thanks a certain spirit saying “it’s thanks to you that our feelings reach each other”, Chihiro knows that he must be talking to Kyouhei’s spirit. Tetsu tells her that Kyouhei is smiling, and he’s relieved knowing Kyouhei is happy too. Now Tetsu can enjoy his life with Chihiro by his side, staying together ’til the end of time.
Tetsu’s normal route is full of cute moments, while his true route is filled with kindness. I end up liking Tetsu even more after playing both routes, but my favorite is definitely his normal one. That anmitsu scene at the zoo is just TOO cute! ||萌||ョ´∀`。)萌えぇ～↑ His little brothers are a lot of fun too, especially when they start teasing their big brother LOL. Since Tetsu is a sports baka, he has zero experience in dating.. which leads us to a lot of adorable blushing moments from him. .｡ﾟ+.ヽ(*´∀`*)ﾉﾟ+.ﾟ。. Heck, he doesn’t even realize he has fangirls! He thinks they’re watching him practice just because they’re interested in baseball. ﾌﾟｯ(※థэథ)∵.*.∵ Overall I loved Tetsu a lot. He completely healed the damage Shinnosuke did to my mind.