Meet The Ghost Detectives Of The Mystery Visual Novel Game For 3DS

By Sato . April 5, 2014 . 9:30am


Arc System Works recently revealed their latest Nintendo 3DS mystery visual novel with Ghost Detective: Shida’s Ayakashi Case Book, where you’ll find yourself investigating supernatural cases related to yokai.  Here’s a look at the game’s three main characters.


Shida Mori:


Shida is a young owner of an antique shop called “Kitanidou,” located in the back alleys of Asakusa. On the side, he’s also known as a “Ghost Detective” who takes on all kinds of strange cases. These cases usually have something to do with ghosts, and he often tackles them with his partner Shiho and Shiro.


While Shida handles all kinds of mysterious cases that go beyond reason, his main way of investigating is through science. He also likes aburaage (deep-fried tofu).


Shiho Kitakitani:


Shiho is a staff at Shida’s antique store, and also a member of the Ghost Detectives. She’s an older sister-figure to Shida, and often takes care of him. Shida also happens to be her fiancée, chosen by her parents.


She can often be seen scolding Shiro the cat for his pranks and shows a lot of her tomboy-ish side, but she also has some homely qualities, such as her ability to cook. Shiho cares about Shida more than anything.




Shiro is a white cat who sticks around Shida. While he may look like a pet cat, he actually changes into a human-like figure when it’s time to seal ghosts. When they’re not ghost-hunting, Shiro likes to play pranks, which is often followed by a scolding from Shiho.


Ghost Detective: Shida’s Ayakashi Case Book will be released on March 26, 2014 through the Nintendo eShop on 3DS for 800 yen.

Read more stories about & on Siliconera.

  • chronopower

    I hope this comes to Merica, it looks fun and I like the style.
    I have yet to but a card to get anything off the eshop but this looks interesting,.

    • Satori Satya

      If you get a card and have extra cash left over, here are some GREAT games that you can buy on eShop for $10 bucks or less:

      SteamWorld Dig
      Weapon Shop de Omasse
      Attack of the Friday Monsters
      Steel Diver: Sub Wars
      Liberation Maiden
      Crimson Shroud
      Sakura Samurai
      Denpa Men series
      Dillon’s Rolling Western
      Might Switch Force 1 or 2
      Gunman Clive
      Mutant Mudds
      Tokyo Crash Mobs
      Art of Balance
      Ketzal’s Corridor
      Retro City Rampage DX

      Costs a bit more but worth a look:

      Those are some of the best. Dunno if you’re into Virtual Console games, but you got some options there as well. Happy gaming!

      • chronopower

        I have been wanting to get Attack of the friday monsters, steamworld dig, and RCR for a while now. They look great.

  • BlackC#Bro

    What is up with younger detectives and hoochie cootchie shorts in Japan?

    Still want to play it though.

  • C778

    I want this.

  • Zoozbuh

    > That art style
    > Mystery visual novel
    > Budget eShop price
    Alright so this needs to be localised. NOW. There are not enough games like this in English.

  • Raine

    I hope Kokonoe is playable in this game.

  • I really want to play this one =)

Video game stories from other sites on the web. These links leave Siliconera.

Siliconera Tests
Siliconera Videos