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|Genre(s)||Otome game, Visual novel|
Kaitō Apricot (怪盗アプリコット Kaitō Apurikotto?, "Mysterious Thief Apricot") is an otome visual novel video game for Microsoft Windows. The game was created by Takuyo. It was originally released on March 15, 2002, and was later ported to the PlayStation, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable.
Anzu Mochizuki is an average high school student. On the day of her 17th birthday, her mother tells her that she is the successor of the family's title as thiefs and that she is the next Thief Apricot. She'll have to combine her two lives and she'll meet some boys that will make her think which of the two sides of her life she should choose...
Kaitou Apricot's gameplay requires little interaction from the player as most of the duration of the game is spent on simply reading the text that appears on the game screen which represents either dialogue between the various characters, or the inner thoughts of the protagonist. Every so often, the player will come to a "decision point" where he or she is given the chance to choose from options that are displayed on the screen, typically two or three at a time. The time between these decision points is variable and can occur anywhere from a minute to much longer. During these times, gameplay pauses until a choice is made that furthers the plot in a specific direction, depending on which choice the player makes. Sometimes the player will have to play some minigames to continue with the story.
The main mechanic of the game is based around the theft of apricots and indeed all forms of soft fruit.
- Anzu Mochizuki (望月 あんず Mochizuki Anzu) a.k.a. Mysterious Thief Apricot (怪盗アプリコット Kaitō Apurikotto) - Voiced by Rio Natsuki.
- Hiisu (ヒース)
- Atsushi Suou (周防 篤 Suō Atsushi) - Voiced by Tomokazu Seki.
- Tomoaki Ichinose (一之瀬 知明 Ichinose Tomoaki) - Voiced by Kazuhiko Inoue.
- Genki Kawamura (河村 元気 Kawamura Genki) - Voiced by Akira Ishida
- Wataro Yashiki (屋敷 渉 Yashiki Wataro) - Voiced by Shinichiro Miki
- Daiki Matsubara (松原 大樹 Matsubara Daiki) - Voiced by Takahiro Sakurai.
- Kyosuke Kiryu (桐生恭介 Kiryū Kyōsuke) - Voiced by Hiro Yuki.
- Azami Mochizuki (望月 あざみ Mochizuki Azami) - Voiced by Yoko Soumi.
- Sou Mochizuki (望月 草 Mochizuki Sō) - Voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi.
- Ryouko Akai (赤井 諒子 Akai Ryōko) - Voiced by Kahoru .
- Nozomu Ayase (綾瀬 望 Ayase Nozomu) - Voiced by Kentaro Ito.
- Mizuki Fujimaki (藤巻 瑞希 Fujimaki Mizuki) - Voiced by Kaoru Sasajima.
- Mitsuru (満) - Voiced by Takahiro Sakurai.
- Jun'ya Aoki (青木 純也 Aoki Jun'ya) - Voiced by Yasunori Matsumoto.
- Mira Mizushima (水島 みら Mizushima Mira) - Voiced by Yoko Asada.
- Iris (アイリス Airisu) - Voice actor not revealed on website.