|Sakuya Le Bel Shirogane|
|Debut:||Hatoful Boyfriend: A School of Hope and White Wings|
|Theme:||Sonatina in C Minor|
|Character Voice:||Ishida Akira|
|Hatchday:||23 June, 2171|
|Occupation:||Student council president|
|Also known as|
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Sakuya Le Bel Shirogane (銀＝ル・ベル＝朔夜) is a French transfer student to St. Pigeonation's Institute. He is a fantail pigeon; a bird of high blood and even higher class. Considering his lineage, he is admittedly snobbish, looking down on even his half-brother Yuuya Sakazaki for being a "mongrel". He is the president of the St. Pigeonation's student council.
He is voiced by Ishida Akira (石田彰) in the drama CDs.
Sakuya's mother is Madam Shirogane, a Japanese aristocrat, while Sakuya's father is believed to be Monsieur Le Bel, a wealthy French aristocrat. Sakuya was raised in southern France and learned to speak French, Japanese, and English.
However, when Sakuya was 16 years old, Monsieur Le Bel decided to move to Japan and enroll Sakuya in St. Pigeonation's Institute. A report from the French branch of the Dove Party strongly suggested that Monsieur Le Bel decided to move for his own reasons rather than for political reasons.
ED No.02: Into the Night
|Into the Night|
|Unlocks:||Note No. 2|
|v • d • e|
The vote for the student council was skipped, and Hiyoko and Sakuya are the only members. Hiyoko attends the first meeting on April 15, where she is wowed by the splendor of the student council room, which had been renovated by Sakuya upon his arrival. Sakuya asks what position Hiyoko will take and Hiyoko expresses surprise at being able to choose her position. Sakuya responds by insulting the Japanese, and then reveals that he is part-French, part Japanese. Hiyoko eventually decides to appoint herself Vice President, much to the amusement of Sakuya, who likes her nerve.
When stopping for a break on the hillside during the class hike on 21 April, Hiyoko goes to talk to Sakuya. Sakuya begins ranting angrily about having to hike on foot, because he believes exercise is for peasants. Hiyoko tells him that he is supposed to enjoy the change of scenery, and then invites him to come see the view. Sakuya reluctantly joins her, giving Hiyoko the impression that Sakuya was acting angrier than he really was.
On 16 May, Kazuaki Nanaki announces that the sports festival is coming up. When Sakuya states that he will not be running in any race, Kazuaki suggests that he be a cheerleader. Sakuya, mistakenly thinking that a "cheerleader" was like a "general", agrees and tells them to leave it to him.
During the sports festival on 21 May, Hiyoko goes over to the cheerleaders and sees Sakuya surrounded by a brass band. The brass band, which seems to consist of professionals, begins to play at Sakuya's command. Sakuya, who conducts the band in a flashy manner, orders Hiyoko to join in with the band and she is placed in charge of the cymbals.
On 12 June, Hiyoko arrived at class to find Ryouta lying next to a pile of overturned desks. Ryouta reveals that Sakuya called Okosan a stupid mongrel who only ever thinks of imaginary pudding, and when Ryouta tried to pull them apart Okosan used WING ATTACK on him. Hiyoko sides with Sakuya, throwing Okosan out the window after he refused to settle down in the classroom. Sakuya respects Hiyoko's judgment and calls her a credit to her simian ancestry.
Hiyoko wishes to become a famous artist on Tanabata (7 July).
On 20 July, the last day prior to summer vacation, Hiyoko went to the student council room to help with cleaning. After she was scolded by Sakuya for being "late", Sakuya started listing tasks for Hiyoko to perform. Hiyoko interrupts and asks whether she was expected to do the cleaning by herself. When Sakuya nonchalantly confirms Hiyoko's suspicion, Hiyoko decides to stand up to him. At first Hiyoko unsuccessfully argues that she was not a chairwoman and that the president should take the lead role in cleaning, but eventually she shoves a mop at him and demands that he clean too. Sakuya reveals that he had never used a mop before, but he reluctantly and obediently helps Hiyoko clean.
Hiyoko decides to invite Sakuya to the local summer festival on 6 August. Sakuya expresses shock at the "unsanitary" food prepared at the festival and is horrified when Hiyoko tells him that there haven't been any reports of food poisoning in two years (meaning there were reports three years prior). Despite his panic, Sakuya still bought a candy apple, claiming that he was going to mount it in a case at his mansion.
On 3 September, Sakuya expresses disapproval at the "lassitude" of Japan's educational system, criticizes mandatory school attendance, and complains that the school material bores him. Ryouta points out that Nanaki wouldn't punish students for falling asleep, not even Okosan, who slept through the entirety of class. Sakuya exclaims that no one takes school seriously and that lax policies destroy motivation and interest. He goes on to tell Hiyoko and Ryouta that while Nanaki is nationally famous, Doctor Iwamine is a world-renowned expert on pathology.
During the school festival on 25 September, Hiyoko decides to invite Sakuya to visit class 2-4's haunted house. Although Sakuya initials refuses on the grounds that a haunted house is a foolish charade for commoners, he agrees it might have some value after Hiyoko points out that keeping an eye on the masses is part of a noble's job. At the haunted mansion, Sakuya believes they'll be attacked by hostile ninjas because his nurse told him that mansions are certain to have ninjas. Hiyoko explains to him that it's ghost themed, and Sakuya assumes that it has nothing but childish tricks inside. Upon entering the haunted mansion, all of the lights go out. Sakuya panics because he can't see, he stepped in something nasty, and he was being touched by ghosts. Hiyoko exclaims that he shouldn't kick the poor ghosts, but she thinks that he enjoyed it despite his screaming.
After a music lesson and before a physics lesson on 19 October, Hiyoko sees Sakuya staring at a rack of instruments. When asked what was wrong, Sakuya asked Hiyoko what she thought of the arts. Hiyoko didn't think it was something she could put into words so easily. Sakuya replies with a quote from Dostoyevsky, then dismisses the quote as a common idea, all while looking angst ridden.
- "Dostoyevsky once said that an artist is a man who turns his ear inwards, and writes down with zeal what he hears... such a common idea."
- —Sakuya Le Bel Shirogane[src]
On 10 November, Hiyoko is going home after she finished cleaning when she hears someone playing the piano in the music room. She goes to investigate and finds Sakuya playing Waltz - Tschikovsky Op. 40 No. 9. Sakuya stops playing when Hiyoko makes her presence known, and Hiyoko praises Sakuya's talent. Sakuya doubted Hiyoko's ability to understand the arts, but he asked her what she loved. Hiyoko simply replied that she loved udon, and left Sakuya deep in thought.
During the beginning of winter break, Hiyoko is sitting in her cave when she receives a fancy letter from Sakuya inviting her to attend his Christmas party on 24 December at the Le Bel mansion. Hiyoko doesn't have anything else she's doing, so she decides to attend.
At the party, Hiyoko is impressed at the interior of the mansion, especially compared to her stone-age lifestyle, and Sakuya informs her that normally commoners like her can't enter the mansion. He also tells her that the Le Bels hold a party every month in order create a habitat for social discourse, as is a noble's duty. All of a sudden, Okosan bursts in through the window and declares that the establishment lacks pudding. Hiyoko demands that Okosan use his inside voice and throws Okosan back outside. Sakuya is grateful and tells Hiyoko that he would hire her as a bodyguard if she wanted.
On 2 February, Hiyoko buys some racing-blend beans to give to Sakuya on Legumentine's (3 February). The next day, Hiyoko catches Sakuya's attention and gifts him the racing-blend beans. After Hiyoko explained that girls give beans to the boys they like, Sakuya accepted the beans. When asked what she meant by "like", Hiyoko simply replied that his beautiful plumage was always on her mind and that she wanted to continue getting along.
On 12 February, Hiyoko spots Sakuya fallen in the wilderness near her cave and he begs her to carry him to her house. Once inside, Hiyoko questioned Sakuya, and he replies that he was on his way to her house and angrily tells her not to dare calling his house. When Hiyoko asks if Sakuya ran away, he rewords the phrase, preferring to say that he left of his own volition.
Sakuya then opens up to her, saying that when he was younger, he loved music and had plenty of instruments to play, but his father had all of them thrown away. Monsieur Le Bel's reasoning for his doing was that nobles mustn't be creators or artists, merely support the creators and artists they love. As with everything his father taught him, Sakuya complied, though he never fully got over that incident.
Hiyoko finds it an absurd, as he should be able to do what he wanted most despite what his father tells him to do. Sakuya explains that she didn't understand, as his world was very different from hers. Hiyoko shows him that he should be himself and pursue his dream of becoming a musician, giving him the courage to confront his father about it. In the normal ending, it ends with Hiyoko asking herself whether he will be able to win the confrontation.
ED No.03: Song of the Foolish Bird
|Song of the Foolish Bird|
|Unlocks:||Note No. 11|
|v • d • e|
In order to get Sakuya's complete ending, the protagonist must attend music class on every elective day and push their Charisma stat to the maximum of 50.
On 9 June, as a result of attending music class, Hiyoko sees a bunch of birds, including Yuuya Sakazaki, gathered around the staffroom. Yuuya shows Hiyoko a news clipping titled "Brian, the First Intelligent Pigeon, Crowned Again" and tells her that Brian Pigeon won his seventh Pulitzer. When Hiyoko doesn't know who Brian Pigeon is, Yuuya informs her that Brian Pigeon is a skilled and insightful writer who runs the world's most famous blog.
On 26 June, everybirdie in music class sings solos and Okosan's is the most beautiful of all. On 11 July, Hiyoko notices that she always assigned to play percussion instruments like a "musical gorilla". On 3 September, Hiyoko forgets her recorder and so plays her hichiriki.
In the extended ending, we learn that Sakuya's father kicked him out, and now he has been living with Hiyoko while sharpening his talents as musician and even going to concerts. Though not used to it, he is complaining less about living in the wild. After this scene, Hiyoko reads a letter sent to her by Yuuya, who writes that there is something very important that he should reveal to Sakuya one day.
Bad Boy’s Love (Hurtful Boyfriend)
When Ryouta was late on the third day of the new school term, Sakuya calls him a feral for being late and remarks that he isn't surprised that humans died out seeing that Hiyoko has skipped out on class. Just then, the bell rings and Kazuaki reminds everyone that they'll be voting for members of the student council in second period. Kazuaki asks Ryouta to go pick up the class's print box, which contains the class's printouts since a student council hasn't been chosen yet.
After the start of the second period, Sakuya is appalled at the sight of Hiyoko's severed head upon returning to homeroom. Kazuaki tells Ryouta to turn away as looking at it would only make the pain worse. Suddenly the school's alarm system blares and each classroom is flooded in red light. The PA system turns on to instruct every student to evacuate their classrooms to the gymnasium. San is flustered while Sakuya chastises everyone for being slow to act. Ryouta is hesitant to leave Hiyoko, but Sakuya pushes him to leave the classroom with the others.
In the gymnasium, Ryouta, Sakuya, San, and Kazuaki learn that other classrooms had received print boxes with different human body parts. Sakuya is flustered by the lack of information on the situation and demands to know if this was a surprise drill of some sort. Kazuaki responds that their practice drill was not due until next month so this must be a real emergency.
Just then, the headmaster Mino Ichijou makes an broadcast announcement on the school's video network that there is a natural disaster going on outside and that the school has been made a designated evacuation site. Sakuya, San, and Kazuaki are skeptical as the weather has been clear all morning. The video feed shuts off without another word, causing the students to become more flustered. Sakuya demands to know what their next move is, to which Kazuaki is unsure of what to do since their class cannot continue under the circumstances. Ryouta wishes to retreive Hiyoko and Sakuya responds that he must remain calm and be practical. Kazuaki remarks that the headmaster did say to remain in the gym, but never said not to leave. Sakuya decides to go with Ryouta to uphold his responsibility as president of the student council. Ryouta thanks him and Sakuya responds that although Hiyoko was foolish and rash, even he does not think she was deserving of death.
Upon leaving the gym, Ryouta and Sakuya are surprised to see that the entire school has been encased in a concrete dome. Ryouta wonders when the dome was put up and Sakuya surmises that it's possible nobirdie noticed when everyone headed to the gym.
The two of them make their way back to their classroom and notice that the print boxes in the other classrooms have been left behind as well. Ryouta goes to the print box in their classroom, but couldn't bring himself to open it again. Sakuya opens it instead and is surprised that Hiyoko's head is gone. Ryouta is shocked and Sakuya remarks that the body parts may have been moved while everybirdie was in the gym. Just then, Yuuya shows up and gives his condolences to Ryouta. Ryouta asks what happened and Yuuya responds that the other infirmary assistants gathered up all Hiyoko's body parts and compiled them in the chemistry lab. He goes on to say they did so while everyone was in the gym because they couldn't leave Hiyoko lying about like that for mental reasons and in order to perform an autopsy on her remains. He is just as clueless as them on what's going on and says that the doctor is performing the autopsy as he speaks. Ryouta exclaims why, indicating that he did not trust the doctor and certainly feels uneasy about him handling Hiyoko's body. Yuuya understands Ryouta's sentiments and added that he had asked Kazuaki to monitor the doctor.
Sakuya then asks why Yuuya was wandering around and the pigeon responds that he was doing some investigating on his own in addition to making sure they didn't miss any body parts. Yuuya then suggests that the two of them visit the One in the maintenance room and then goes off on his own. Ryouta and Sakuya decide to check out the maintenance room where the One tells them that everything technological has been cut off since this morning so they would not be able to reach the outside world either through Internet or their phones. Sakuya decides that they should leave and the One gives them the advice to check out the headmaster's office if they cannot find any other clues.
Ryouta and Sakuya decide to check out the laboratory to check on the progress on Hiyoko's autopsy. Ryouta thanks Kazuaki for being with Hiyoko and the teacher explains that Yuuya had summoned him as soon as Ryouta and Sakuya left the gym. Shuu had just finished assembling the human so the autopsy had not begun just yet. He suggests that the two investigate outside as it would be a while before the autopsy would be completed.
Ryouta and Sakuya go outside to examine the dome more closely. They note that it's thick and dense, so breaking through it would not be an option. Ryouta suspects it may be blocking mobile phone reception as well since he cannot get a signal on his phone. Sakuya discovers a part of the dome about 20 meters up that looks like it could be an escape hatch. The two of them fly up and see that it cannot be opened manually at all.
Now that they have a better understanding of the situation, Ryouta and Sakuya decide to go to the headmaster's office on the first floor to interrogate him. They are surprised to see that the office was locked. Sakuya becomes frustrated and exclaims that they were getting into the office one way or another. Just then, Ryouta hears a noise and from behind Sakuya came a scarecrow-like creature.
The two of them flee towards the stairs where they managed to lose the scarecrow. Sakuya is appalled that now they have another issue to deal with on top of Hiyoko's death and the appearance of the dome. Ryouta asserts that they need to get back to the laboratory to warn Kazuaki and the others.
Upon returning to the laboratory, Ryouta and Sakuya report that the headmaster's office was locked and that they were accosted by some strange metal scarecrow. Shuu announces that his autopsy was complete and concludes Hiyoko died from suffocation. Since he was unable to find signs of struggle, he concludes that she either died from poison or sickness. Sakuya asks if she was dismembered after she died and Shuu says it's likely due to the lack of bleeding evident in her remains. He goes on to estimate her time of death was some time after school yesterday and then she was found this morning. Sakuya asks Ryouta if he had seen her after school yesterday and Ryouta remarks that he didn't see her at all since he went straight home from school to help his mother. After everybirdie shared their whereabouts of yesterday afternoon, Kazuaki tells Ryouta and Sakuya to be careful and the two students leave.
Out in the hallway, Ryouta wonders if he could trust Shuu and Sakuya chastises him for letting his biases get the better of his judgment. Ryouta counters that perhaps Sakuya trusts the doctor too much and the pigeon counters that the doctor's medicines helped cure his father so he is indebted to the doctor. The two of them then head over to the maintenance room where they told the One of what happened when they went to the headmaster's office. There they were surprised to see Yuuya, who had also encountered the metal scarecrow. The One said that he'll be fine in the maintenance room while Yuuya exclaims that he'll be heading over to the laboratory to keep an eye on the doctor and Hiyoko. Before his brother leaves, Sakuya asks him where he was yesterday afternoon and Yuuya confirms Shuu's alibi and that he had been in the infirmary with the doctor all day cleaning.
Ryouta and Sakuya then head to the gym to interrogate the students there on Hiyoko's whereabouts. They find San, who is upset that everyone left him behind in the gym. They ask him if he had seen Hiyoko yesterday afternoon and San responds that he didn't. Sakuya questions San's memory and San counters angrily that he truly never saw Hiyoko during that time and that if they had asked about a blood-stained intruder, then he would have an answer for that. Ryouta and Sakuya are surprised as San goes on to explain that he saw a blood-stained bird entering the infirmary during that time period. They thank San for the information and head back to the school.
Now past noon, Ryouta and Sakuya wander the halls looking for clues that may give them an answer as to what happened to Hiyoko and who the blood-stained bird was. They were lucky to not encounter the scarecrow, but they didn't find any new information either. While they stood outside the library wondering what to do, Ryouta hears a voice and wonders what it was. Sakuya remarks that he heard nothing and the two of them head into the library to investigate. They look around to find nobirdie there and Sakuya chastises Ryouta for sending them on a wild goose chase.
After reaching the laboratory, Ryouta and Sakuya ask Kazuaki if he managed to get the key and the teacher responds affirmatively. Yuuya assures them that he'll be here with the doctor and Ryouta and Sakuya leave with Kazuaki. They check the hallways for signs of of the scarecrow and head quickly to the headmaster's office. There, they finally meet the headmaster and are ready to interrogate him when Sakuya notices that something was off. They quickly discover that the headmaster had been dead for some time, denying them of the answers they sought.
The three of them bring Shuu to the headmaster's office, who concludes that the nicobar pigeon was poisoned just a few hours ago. However, he suspects it's possible the headmaster was dead even during the video broadcast. Kazuaki investigated the broadcasting equipment and discovered that the broadcast was a recorded video from last year's disaster drill. He suspects that the magnitude of the situation may be more dire than they thought and suggests that they keep this information amongst themselves. Shuu agrees, saying that letting everybirdie know would cause unnecessary panic. Sakuya suggests that Hiyoko and the headmaster's death must be connect and that they should search the office for any clues as to why.
While searching, Ryouta comes across some information about transfer students and sees a file about a human representative. He shows it to Sakuya, who asserts information about transfer students shouldn't be any more important than a minority representative so there's no reason for the file to be under lock and key. Ryouta suggests taking it to the One to see if he could unlock it as the information may be significant to their investigation. In addition to that, Ryouta also wonders about the control panel on the headmaster's desk. Sakuya sees that it's locked and surmises it may be connected to the dome or the escape hatch.
Ryouta and Sakuya meet the One in the maintenance room, who is intrigued by what they told him. They give him the file and he responds that it'll be rather tricky to break into as making the wrong move will cause it to go up into flames. The students are shocked as to what could be in the file to implement such drastic measures. The One tells them that he could break into it, but it'll take some time. Ryouta also brings up the control panel in the office and the One suggests that they ask Yuuya as he is the "master of unauthorized access." Sakuya is appalled that his brother would lower himself to criminal activities, which Ryouta defends that it's a necessary evil.
Ryouta and Sakuya make their way to the laboratory to find Yuuya when they encounter the scarecrow blocking the way to the lab. They had no choice but to run away and somehow went in different directions in the ensuing panic. Sakuya and Yuuya manage to make it to the laboratory where Sakuya begins to fret over Ryouta. Soon enough, Ryouta reunites with Sakuya and Yuuya in the lab and is glad to know Sakuya was safe. Yuuya remarks that his brother was really worried about the rock dove, to which Sakuya responds back angrily. Ryouta laughs it off and apologizes to Sakuya for worrying him. The three of them then go on over to the headmaster's office. Ryouta and Sakuya explain that they need to hack into the control panel. The teacher remarks that it is illegal, but necessary and gives them permission to go ahead.
Yuuya manages to get them logged in as the administrator and Ryouta sees that there's simply an open and a close button. He has no idea if the control panel will open up the entire dome or only the escape hatch. He decides to press the open button and a notification comes up saying the escape hatch is open. It then goes on to say that the hatch will only open for 15 minutes before it closes and the system would have to be rebooted for another opportunity. Ryouta notes that 15 minutes to evacuate is rather odd and Sakuya adds that just being able to look out and confirm whether there's a natural disaster or not is enough. Kazuaki decides to go with them to investigate while Shuu and Yuuya head back to the laboratory.
Ryouta, Sakuya, and Kazuaki go out to investigate the hatch and concluded that there was no natural disaster at all from the sight of the clear sky through the hatch. Ryouta surmises that they could probably get 2 to 3 birds through the small hatch at a time. They can't get a look of the city, but it's clear that the entire natural disaster story was a fabrication and the appearance of the dome is looking more likely connected with Hiyoko's death. Ryouta volunteers to go through the hatch, but the birds in the gym have gone out and saw the open hatch. Kazuaki tells them to go back into the gym, but one of the bird goes through anyhow. A gunshot was heard followed by a scream from that bird. Ryouta is shocked and tries to go after the student, but Sakuya tells him that he'll only get shot as well. Before they could figure out what to do, the hatch door swings close.
Kazuaki and Sakuya tell Ryouta that this was no time to mourn and that they must think of what to do next. Leaving the school was no longer an option as everyone will be shot dead if escape is attempted. The only choice left was to solve the mystery of Hiyoko's death and find out why this was all happening. Sakuya asks Ryouta what their next move was and Ryouta suggests going back to the One to see how he's progressing on the file.
After filling in the One about everything that happened, Ryouta wonders if the One is really just a maintenance worker. The One decides it was time to reveal his true identity since a student is now dead. He introduces himself as Leone JB, an S-Class agent of the Dove Party. Ryouta is confused until Sakuya explains the politics of the modern world to him. Ryouta is surprised that there is still animosity between humans and birds and Leone J.B. goes on to explain that he was dispatched to the school to counter Hawk Party activity going on. Sakuya is perplexed that a school known for tolerance towards humans would be involved with the Hawk Party. Leon J.B. explains that an increasing amount of Hawk Party members have been associating with the school and that may have led to the current situation.
Ryouta and Sakuya then look through the file that Leone J.B. successfully opened. It spoke of a human representative program, which obviously was Hiyoko. It went on to explain that should the representative die while in the school, the campus would be sealed off and all birds within are to be given to the humans as prisoners. From the file, they discover that the dome will be removed 12 hours after the death of the human is confirmed. Leone J.B. chimes in to tell them that the school was initially founded in order to promote coexistence with humans, but the infiltration of the Hawk Party led to the establishment of the representative program. Sakuya concludes that the program was designed to strengthen the animosity between birds and humans and widen the divide between them.
From the morning Hiyoko's body was discovered, Sakuya estimates that they have until 10 PM to figure out how to escape alive. Leon J.B. confirms that it was just past 2 PM, leaving them only 8 hours to solve the mystery of who killed Hiyoko and how to escape from the school in one piece. Before the two of them leave, Ryouta notices that there is another document in the folder labeled "Operation Hatoful." Unfortunately the bottom half was torn away so they are unable to learn more about it. Leone J.B. says this is the first he's heard of Operation Hatoful and remarks that perhaps they would be able to know more by learning about the history of the school. Sakuya surmises that the headmaster was well-aware of the human representative program and had meant for the hatch to allow only him to escape. Before Ryouta and him decide to go look into the school's history, Leone J.B. tells them that there is another Dove Party operative in the school who will help them.
Out in the hallway, the two of them determine that the library would be their best bet since they already searched through the headmaster's office. Sakuya reminds Ryouta of the blood-stained bird that San mentioned and the two head off to continue their investigation. Going back to the laboratory, they encounter Yuuya there and ask him if he's sure he didn't see anything out of the ordinary in the infirmary yesterday. Yuuya affirms his and the doctor's innocence and points out that San said he saw someone go TO the infirmary, but not IN. Ryouta concedes to the detail and decides that there's nothing more to be said about it.
Ryouta and Sakuya make their way to the library and begin searching through the books to find anything about the school's history. While searching, Sakuya asks why Ryouta is talking to himself, to which Ryouta responds he was talking to Nageki. Sakuya is skeptical, saying that there was no one else in the library besides them. Ryouta suggests looking behind the reception desk and they find a historical record of the school and are surprised to discover that the school has only been around for about 8 years. Ryouta then points out that the school had a medical center that shut down from a fire just 3 years after the school opened. Sakuya remarks that there was no mention of a medical center in the school's current brochure. Ryouta reads on to find that a freshman name Fujishiro Nageki perished in the fire and slowly began to realize that the Nageki he had been talking to was actually a ghost. Sakuya is aghast that Ryouta would consider relying on a ghost to progress their investigation. However, Ryouta was unable to find Nageki again and so the two of them leave the library.
Ryouta suggests looking for the hidden medical center so Sakuya asks if the school has any unused buildings they could investigate. The rock dove ponders about it for a moment and remembers that the school has an old hall. Sakuya is flabbergasted that there would be an old hall of any sort considering the school hasn't been around for even ten years. Ryouta sheepishly agrees and leads the pigeon to the old hall. They discover the door is locked and Sakuya suggests breaking it down if need be. Ryouta remarks that the transfer student was starting to sound like a delinquent, to which Sakuya is confused as to why.
After breaking into the old hall, Ryouta coughs at the amount of dust that has built up. They immediately see that barely anything was left behind after the building was abandoned, but they press on anyhow. They find what looks to be a reference room and saw that most of the shelves were pretty much empty. Sakuya finds one marked as "Operation Hatoful," but it was also empty. Suddenly Ryouta notices a shelf of encyclopedias that had an extra Volume 6 marked with a library sticker. He supposes somebirdie took the volume from the library and switched out the Volume 9 book. Sakuya suspects only tomfoolery and the two of them leave the reference room.
Out in the hallway, Sakuya wonders how they'll be able to get to the medical center as there are no stairs to be seen and the elevator lacks a button. He sees that a wall is where it shouldn't be, but Ryouta doesn't think much of it until the fantail pigeon tells him to look more closely. Sure enough, a part of the wall was unlike the other walls, evidence that it was put it much later than the rest of the building. Sakuya supposes that it's blocking access to the building's stairway and remarks that it's quite a bit of work to do after a fire.
Suddenly, the two of them hear a noise and Sakuya suspects that someone else has broken into the building. They begin to run until they hear a voice telling them to stop. Sakuya stops Ryouta and the two were met with a small bird with a blood-stained chest. Ryouta immediately recognizes the bird as a member of the manga club whose homeroom was next door to theirs. The bird, known as Anghel, engage in combat with Ryouta, who somehow becomes entranced into the fight. Sakuya breaks them up by hitting them both, knocking sense back into Ryouta and shaking Anghel.
Anghel begins spouting some nonsense about following demon spores when Ryouta realizes that the bird that San was talking about must've been Anghel. Sakuya quickly demands Anghel to tell them where he was yesterday afternoon. The blood-stained bird affirms that he was in the infirmary. Sakuya grabs the Luzon and drags him out to the gym where the three of them meet up with San. San confirms that Anghel was indeed the bird he saw going to the infirmary yesterday afternoon and Sakuya asks Anghel if he actually went in. Anghel responds that he would if he could, "but only the Chosen One can stop the demon spores." Sakuya exclaims angrily that Anghel was useless until the blood-stained bird asserted that he saw Hiyoko going into the infirmary.
Ryouta and Sakuya were shocked to hear Anghel's claim that Hiyoko went into the infirmary. It meant that both Yuuya and Shuu lied about not seeing anyone in the infirmary that day. Not only that, when Anghel tried to go in after her, the door was locked.
After hearing Anghel's testimony, Ryouta and Sakuya met in the maintenance room to figure out what their next move is. Trying to confront Yuuya and Shuu with only Anghel's word wouldn't do; they would need more evidence to back them up. Sakuya suggests that Yuuya was lying to place blame on the doctor, but Ryouta reminds him that they both would need to put aside their biases if they hope to solve this mystery. Sakuya realizes that in order to find evidence to support Anghel's claim, they would need to investigate the infirmary. He decides that he will go to the laboratory to distract his brother and the doctor while Ryouta checks out the infirmary. Just then, Leone L.B. arrives in the maintenance room with the Master Key, which would unlock any room in the school that has simple locks. He also presents a stun gun for protection in case they run into the metal scarecrow or anyone else who would threaten them. Sakuya suggests that Ryouta takes the items since he would be more likely to need them. Ryouta thanks Leone L.B. and takes off while Sakuya heads to the laboratory.
Sakuya arrives to the laboratory and notices that only Kazuaki and Shuu were there. He tells them that Ryouta was investigating another area and asks where Yuuya was. Kazuaki responds that Yuuya had gone out to wander again and Sakuya becomes troubled by this. He decides he has no choice but to do what he can and tries to strike up a conversation with Shuu to learn more about the doctor. He explains to the doctor that his medicines helped cure his father, to which Shuu responds that he is unaware of whatever his medicines do in the outside world. Instead of Sakuya learning more about Shuu, Shuu learned more about Sakuya, noting that he holds his biases much more strongly than Ryouta and that he regrets he won't see Sakuya's expression when his perception of the world crumbles.
Some time later, Sakuya meets Ryouta again in the laboratory. The rock dove tells him he needs to talk to him in the maintenance room. Before they leave, Shuu asserts that it would be physically impossible for him to cut up Hiyoko and distribute her body in the print boxes due to his health issues. When Ryouta questions this, Kazuaki confirms that Shuu is physically impaired down his right side. Shuu goes on to explain that he was injured a long time ago and so he wouldn't be able to drag a body of any sort with just one arm. With that info in mind, Ryouta and Sakuya leave.
On the way to the maintenance room, Ryouta fills Sakuya in on what he learned in the infirmary. Now that they know that Shuu is impaired, they can only conclude that Yuuya was working with the doctor. Just then, Yuuya appears and tells them he overheard gossip about him. Sakuya uses this opportunity to confront his brother about what he said about not seeing anyone in the infirmary and demands to know the truth. Yuuya indicates that he knows something but responds that he cannot say anything, for that very moment, the three of them were accosted by the metal scarecrow. They all began running and in the chaos Ryouta was split up from Yuuya and Sakuya. Yuuya decides to act as a decoy and tells Sakuya to head for the maintenance room as soon as he is unable to see him and the scarecrow. With that, Yuuya dashes off.
Sakuya meets up with Ryouta in the maintenance room, who was glad to see his fellow student in one piece. They talk about Sakuya's relationship to his brother and Ryouta mentions that he's an only child so he wouldn't know what it's like to have siblings. Sakuya seems unsure of what to think of his brother, but continues to assert his superiority over him. The both of them collect their thoughts and decide to confront the doctor. At this point, it was 6 PM, about four hours left before they were to be handed over to the humans for punishment. As Ryouta turns to talk to Sakuya, he notices the fantail pigeon had disappeared. Leone L.B. states that Sakuya had left without him and Ryouta realizes that he's gone to confront the doctor by himself.
Sakuya arrives at the laboratory to be greeted by Kazuaki, who offers him tea again. He asks the teacher where Shuu has gone and Kazuaki mentions that the doctor has gone to the infirmary. Sakuya leaves and Kazuaki notes that the fantail pigeon seemed very troubled.
Sakuya confronts Shuu in the infirmary and demands to know the truth about what happened yesterday afternoon. Seeing as they had little time left, Shuu admits that neither he nor Yuuya were responsible for Hiyoko's death, but were still involved in some way. Sakuya demands to know more, to which Shuu responds insultingly by calling Sakuya a mongrel. He thanks Sakuya for leading Kyouta along and brandishes a scalpel with his working left wing. As he raises it to strike down Sakuya, Yuuya arrives to block the attack, injuring his left wing in the process. Shuu is amused by the brotherly gesture and proceeds to leave without answering any more of Sakuya's questions. Ryouta arrives before the doctor could take a step and accuses the partridge of murdering Hiyoko. Shuu laughs at the acusation just as the metal scarecrow arrives. He refers to the monstrosity as Labor 9 and the two of them leave.
Ryouta tries to go after them, but Yuuya stops him by telling him not to follow. Sakuya tells his brother to stop talking to save his energy while Ryouta goes to get Leone to help. Again, Yuuya tells him not to go and says that it was time for him to explain everything since time was running out. Sakuya asks him why he didn't tell them before and Yuuya replies that he had a deal with the doctor, who still broke it anyways. He goes on to assert that it was true that the doctor and him did not kill Hiyoko. However, she did indeed die in the infirmary yesterday afternoon. Sakuya concludes that someone else killed her and Yuuya affirms that, but said that he cannot say who it was that killed her. He apologizes to Ryouta and admits that he and the doctor were the ones who cut up her body. He explains that they did it because the doctor didn't want anyone to know until morning, so it would give the humans enough time to gather.
Yuuya then asks Ryouta to go to the maintenance room so he could talk to his brother alone. After the rock dove left, Yuuya tells Sakuya how their current father killed Yuuya's father in order to take their mother for his own. He was willing to accept Yuuya, but told their mother that she must leave her second unhatched child behind. In revenge, Yuuya switched the egg of his unhatched half-sibling and replaced it with the egg of the then unhatched Sakuya. He knew their stepfather would love Sakuya as his own thinking he was his son and wanted that for his brother. He tells Sakuya that the doctor was telling the truth and that they were both blood brothers of the same mother and father. Yuuya had always wanted to tell Sakuya, but couldn't for that held the risk of ruining everything he sacrificed so he brother could have a good life. He can't remember if he did it to save his brother or he did it to spite the man who killed their father.
Suddenly, Yuuya starts to fade out and Sakuya struggles to keep him talking, to stay alive. Yuuya apologizes again and reveals that the poison that killed the headmaster was neurotoxin. Sakuya quickly realizes that the neurotoxin was also on the scalpel that Shuu used to strike his brother. With his dying breath, Yuuya tells Sakuya to be who he wants to be, regardless of his heritage.
It was 6 PM in the maintenance room when Ryouta and Leone L.B. began talking about what Shuu meant by meeting him underground. Leone L.B. supposes the doctor meant the old medical center and that there must be a way to get in there from the main building. Ryouta tries to think and remembers that the missing encyclopedia from the library was found in the old hall's reference room. He turns to Sakuya, who was still coping with the loss of his brother, and decides to head to the library on his own in hopes of running into Nageki again.
Ryouta heads back to the maintenance rooom to explain everything he discovered to Kazuaki, Sakuya, and Leone L.B. Kazuaki notes that he's never seen anything resembling a door in the prep room. Ryouta notes that it's now 7 PM, which leaves them only 3 hours to find Shuu and solve the mystery of Hiyoko's death. Ryouta wonders if he should have everybirdie in the gym go with him and Leone L.B. assures him that he will take care of things. Kazuaki asserts that he will go with Ryouta to fulfill his responsibility as their homeroom teacher. Ryouta thanks him and asks Sakuya if he'll be joining them. Still downtrodden, the pigeon tells them to go ahead and the two of them prepare to leave. They are suddenly joined by Anghel, who appeared out of nowhere and wished to face the doctor as well.
After they leave, Sakuya contemplates on the current situation and chastises himself for being so useless. He inwardly asks Yuuya what he should do until he was interrupted by none other than San, who is flapping about and babbling about going to help Ryouta. Annoyed, Sakuya tells San to go away when San notices that Sakuya is sad. Sakuya tries to wipe away tears and says that it was the rain. Unfortunately San was not fooled and uses Healing Touch (possibly a hug) to counter Sakuya's sadness, saying that he knows what happened to Yuuya. Sakuya tries to push San away again and calls him a mongrel. San is undeterred, saying that him, Sakuya, and Yuuya all have names and that names are more important than their pedigree. Hearing that caused Sakuya to think about Yuuya's last words and he decides that he will do what he can to find himself. With a determined attitude, he goes with San to find Ryouta and the others.
Sakuya and San arrive in the underground medical center in time to stop the gas and free Kazuaki and Anghel from an iron cage they've been imprisoned in. They fill in San and Sakuya on what happen and the four of them rush to save Ryouta.
Unfortunately they were too late, as Shuu has successfully turned Ryouta into a full-fledged biological weapon, ready to eradicate all humans. The doctor exclaims that it is nearly 10 PM and that the human forces should be fully gathered by now, ready to be wiped out by the Charon Virus in Ryouta. San tries to stop Ryouta but was sent flying into the wall by the rock dove's unexpected new strength. Sakuya is shocked, as San was physically the strongest of all of them. He tries to stop Ryouta himself but was sent flying as well. Kazuaki suggests that Anghel uses his ability to distort reality in order to even the playing field. Sakuya is hesitant to be drawn into Anghel's hypnotic ability, but they were left with no other choice. With Anghel's hypnotism weakening Ryouta, Anghel, San, Kazuaki, and Sakuya all team up to strike against the rock dove with the unexpected appearance of Hiyoko's spirit joining in. With their combined efforts, they were able to knock some sense back into Ryouta.
Now back to his normal self, Ryouta realizes that he does not really want to kill all humans and make everyone sad. Shuu is disappointed that Ryouta broke out of his berserker state and admits he should've collected more data to better prevent this. Anghel and the others prepare to strike down Shuu until Ryouta stops them to ask Shuu why he went through all this trouble to grant his wish. Hesitantly, Shuu explains how he greatly admired Ryouta's father Ryuuji and that Ryuuji was the only bird that Shuu ever respected. Upon Ryuuji's deathbed, Shuu made a promise with him to grant any wish that Ryouta wanted. (Shuu recognizes that he would be a terrible father because he locks himself away in his laboratory all the time.) Shuu's dedication to granting Ryouta's wish was his way to compensate for being unable to surpass Ryuuji's success.
With a sigh, Shuu concedes to Ryouta's decision and admits defeat in being unable to fulfill Ryuuji's request. Just then, Leone L.B. arrives with the rest of the students and lets Sakuya know that he will retrieve Yuuya's body later for his sake. Sakuya thanks the cockatiel and Shuu proceeds to open up an escape tunnel for everyone.
Once the rest of the student body has escaped, Sakuya asks Ryouta if he needs help. The rock dove is hesitant, which Sakuya correctly assumes he wishes to bring what's left of Hiyoko with them. Sakuya then turns his attention to Shuu and declares he will make sure the doctor faces justice for the crimes he has committed against both birds and humans. Shuu is amused by Sakuya's determination and exclaims he will continue conducting research until he was shot by Kazuaki. Everybirdie is shocked by the teacher, who proceeds to shoot Shuu again with the gun he had concealed. Kazuaki then declares that he will take somebirdie and demands to know where Nageki is. Shuu then realizes that Kazuaki was none other than Nageki's orphan brethren Hitori.
After the fire in the medical center, Hitori bleached his body and changed his name to Kazuaki to avoid detection by the people behind Nageki's death. He joined the faculty of St. Pigeonation's in hopes that he would be able to gain access to the medical center again and find what's left of Nageki. Shuu admits that pieces of Nageki's body was left behind after the fire and that he had worked to preserve them in order to keep the Charon Virus alive. He then goes on to say that Nageki's cells have been transferred to Ryouta's body, and so the Charon Virus lives on in Ryouta's body.
Kazuaki thanks Shuu and goes over to talk to Ryouta as if he was Nageki. Ryouta tries to talk some sense into him but it was no use. Sakuya tries to interfere but Kazuaki shuns him away by pointing his gun at him. The teacher then proceeds to drag Ryouta into the very room where Nageki died and locks the door. Sakuya tries to convince the quail to unlock the door and save Ryouta, but his words fall on deaf ears.
After what seemed like forever, Ryouta and Kazuaki emerged from the room to Sakuya's relief. Ryouta assures the fantail pigeon that he is fine and reminds everything that they are out of time and need to leave immediately. Ryouta goes to the cryogenic freezer where he asks Shuu if that was where he kept Nageki's remains. Shuu answers affirmatively and Ryouta decides that he wants to be cryogenically frozen in the medical center with Hiyoko. Sakuya is appalled and tries to convince Ryouta to come with them, but Kazuaki and Shuu confirm that doing so will be the end of any human that comes in contact with Ryouta due to the Charon Virus completely colonizing his body. Sakuya yells at the doctor and demands that the virus be removed, but Shuu asserts that current medical technology is insufficient to remove the virus from Ryouta. In addition, what's left of Hiyoko's brain cannot be restored and there was no guarantee that her mind and personality can be revived. Sakuya is still against the idea of leaving Ryouta behind and accuses Kazuaki and Shuu of being selfish. Kazuaki assures Sakuya that they will be reunited one day, when the technology to revive Hiyoko and remove the virus from Ryouta is made. Ryouta asks Sakuya to tell his mother he will be back someday and Sakuya makes him promise that they will leave the medical center alive together. Ryouta agrees and goes to be cryogenically frozen with Hiyoko.
The extended BBL epilogue shows Sakuya keeping his promise of finding the cure and returning to free Ryouta.
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Hatoful Boyfriend Manga
Hatoful Boyfriend Drama CDs
Sakuya is voiced by Ishida Akira (石田彰) in all drama CDs to date.
Sakuya is a pure white fantail pigeon with a very prominent tailfeathers. During the bonus scene in the gallery of Hatoful Boyfriend, Sakuya has a maid outfit drawn onto his bird picture. In "The Day the Night Slept (Before)" of Holiday Star, Sakuya has a teal sash with a ribbon badge (gold with blue-and-green striped ribbons). In the manga, Sakuya's cartoon bird form wears a pink ribbon around his neck. Sakuya's cartoon bird has also been seen wearing a sash reading "The Emperor of St. Pigeonation's" as well as a composer's wig.
Personality and Traits
Considering Sakuya's high lineage, he is admittedly snobbish, looking down on even his half-brother Yuuya Sakazaki for being a "mongrel."
Monsieur Le Bel
- Monsieur Le Bel: "It is our duty to guide the foolish common folk... Look at them, crawling in the mud. There is no value in their lives. Were it not for our compassion, they would die as miserably as they live."
- Sakuya Le Bel Shirogane: "Yes, father."
- — Flashback from Bad Boys Love ending of Hatoful Boyfriend
- "My brother, born of a low father, is a worthless being. Though he looks noble, his veins flow with filthy, impure blood. I must not associate with those of low birth... because that is what father told me."
- —Sakuya Le Bel Shirogane[src]
- Monsieur Le Bel: "Doctor Iwamine is in residence at the institution you will be attending. He is a prestigious doctor. It would not be exaggerating to say that our current glory is thanks in part to him. Do not disrespect him."
- Sakuya Le Bel Shirogane: "Yes, father."
- — Flashback from Bad Boys Love ending of Hatoful Boyfriend
Sakuya consists of the kanji characters 朔 (saku), "conjunction (astronomy), first day of the month" and 夜 (ya), "night, evening".
Le Bel is written using the katakana ル(ru) ベ(be) ル(ru). This surname is most likely a reference to the ancient French surname, meaning "the beautiful".
Shirogane consists of the single kanji character 銀 (shirokane), "silver".
- Sakuya can speak French, English, and Japanese.
- Sakuya prefers the racing blend of beans for Legumentine's.
- Sakuya has an elder sister and four elder brothers. He's the youngest of the five Le Bel children.
- Sakuya is fascinated with Japan's ninjas and samurais.
- Sakuya's short story (translated).
- The Student Council room has a secret trapdoor that leads to the garbage disposal. It's one of the Seven Mysteries of St Pigeonation's in the first drama CD, Prologue. Sakuya often uses it on Yuuya when his hapless big brother comes to visit him.
Notes and References
- ↑ Hatoful Boyfriend Official Fanbook
- ↑ Hatoful Boyfriend: A School of Hope and White Wings
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Absolute Zero - the Forbidden Epic of Fallen Angels
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Webcomic
- ↑ A double reed flute used in traditional Japanese Shinto rituals such as weddings.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 http://clione.halfmoon.jp/hatoful-boyfriend/gallery/index.html
- ↑ http://www.zazzle.com/hatoking
- ↑ http://moa810.deviantart.com/art/Hatovent-9-Sakuya-509128340
- ↑ http://hatoking.com/blog/scrap-hatoful
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 http://twitpic.com/photos/moa810
- ↑ http://moa810.deviantart.com/art/AZ-sakuya-556512425
- ↑ http://moa810.tumblr.com/post/127481446072/bonus
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 http://hatoking.com/blog/gallery-hatoful
- ↑ https://twitter.com/moa810