Clockwise from bottom left: Yuzuki, Noel, Chihaya, Ryoichi, and MiraiSeduced in the Sleepless City
is a Romance Game Visual Novel
by Voltage Inc
for iOS and Android devices. An Americanized adaptation has also been released by Voltage USA as Glass Stilettos in Manhattan
The heroine is a writer for the women's magazine Cinderella
, assigned to cover the grand opening gala of a new casino in Roppongi, the entertainment district of Tokyo. It's a glamorous, star-studded affair attended by A-list celebrities she'd normally only dream of interviewing, but somehow before she knows it, the protagonist is meeting an A-list actor and a bestselling writer, winning a drawing for a trip around the world, having a near miss with a tiger that leads to an encounter with an F1 race car driver, getting swept up to the VIP room by the owner of the casino... and waking up in a celebrity's hotel suite after having too much to drink.
Now her editor wants her to do an extended feature on one of the rich and powerful men she's somehow made the acquaintance of - but none of them are going to make it easy.
Seduced in the Sleepless City features examples of:
- Alpha Bitch: Yurika Nakasono, a famous and very spoiled actress who appears as a would-be romantic rival to the protagonist in both Yuzuki and Noel's routes.
- Always Second Best: Yuzuki Kitaoji has a bit of an inferiority complex where his older brother Satsuki is concerned.
- Ambiguous Gender: Marsha is pretty obviously biologically male, but the game is less clear about whether the character identifies as female or is just very Camp.
- The Beautiful Elite: Almost the entire cast fall into this category.
- Benevolent Boss: The protagonist's editor is very understanding and supportive (and in an Expansion Pack not yet released in English, it's possible for her to fall in love with him).
- Beware the Nice Ones: Satsuki Kitaoji is one of the most genuinely decent people you could ever hope to meet, but hurt his friends and family and he will give you one chance to mend your ways, while outlining exactly how he will crush you if you don't — all without ever dropping his exquisite manners.
- But Not Too Foreign: Noel Aijima is half Japanese, half Irish.
- Calling the Old Man Out: Noel eventually does so in his route, with some help from the protagonist.
- Cheshire Cat Grin: When Chihaya turns that smile on you, it's time to run for cover. Even Ryoichi backs down in the face of it.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Yurika, particularly in Yuzuki's route.
- Con Man: Mirai.
- Comic Book Fantasy Casting: In Glass Stilettos in Manhattan, the re-done artwork bases the character designs for the main cast heavily on real-life celebrities. Romeo Moore (Ryoichi) is modeled after Johnny Depp, and Lucas Busch (Chihaya) looks like Chris Hemsworth.
- Crossover: The "Thieves vs. Celebrities" and "Celebrities vs. Thieves" side stories cross Seduced In The Sleepless City over with Love Letter From Thief X, telling the same story from the point of view of the protagonist of either game.
- Dub Name Change: Glass Stilettos in Manhattan changes all of the characters' names as part of its change of the game's setting from Roppongi to Manhattan.
- The Fashionista: Marsha, a celebrity stylist who appears in several routes and quickly takes a shine to the protagonist.
- Fixing The Game: Just one of the many kinds of con that make up Mirai's bag of tricks. Among other things, he's the reason the protagonist wins the drawing in the prologue.
- The Gadfly: Ryoichi, who describes himself as the type of guy who likes to tease the woman he loves.
- Guile Hero: Mirai again.
- Hot Scoop: The protagonist.
- Interclass Romance: Part of the game's premise. How the rest of society reacts depends on which route is chosen, ranging from no reaction at all (Chihaya, Mirai), to unforgiving media scrutiny that directly threatens the relationship (Satsuki).
- Mundane Object Amazement: It's more like a mild fascination than overt amazement, but Satsuki has a particular interest in middle-class life. He keeps a stash of cheap junk food, and during his route he spends a short time living in the apartment next door to the protagonist, dressing in casual clothes she picked out for him and trying out the lifestyle for himself.
- Naked First Impression: The protagonist's first encounter with Chihaya in the prologue is just as he's stepping out of the shower in the VIP suite wearing only a towel. She finds it much more awkward than he does.
- Paparazzi: A media frenzy is more or less inevitable in all routes once the protagonist's relationship with one of the celebrities starts getting serious, and they have to dodge the paparazzi on more than one occasion.
- The Quiet One: Noel.
- Race Lift: Glass Stilettos converts most of the cast from Japanese to American. Noel's counterpart Javier is Latino.
- Romantic Runner-Up: Satsuki, in Yuzuki's route.
- Sexy Spectacles:
- Ryoichi wears glasses when he's at home writing.
- Mirai also occasionally dons glasses for Clark Kenting purposes.
- Shipper on Deck: Marsha always supports the protagonist in her relationship with the guy of the route. Fuko, the protagonist's roommate, usually does as well.
- Sibling Triangle: Potentially with the Kitaoji brothers, most noticeably in Yuzuki's route and the "Kitaoji Brothers" side story.
- Sugar and Ice Personality: Noel, of the "quiet and reserved" variety.
- Tall, Dark and Snarky: Ryoichi.
- True Companions: The VIP suite group are longtime friends, many of whom attended school together in Switzerland.
- What Did I Do Last Night?: The protagonist blacks out from drinking too much at the casino's opening gala, and wakes up in a celebrity's hotel suite with no memory of how she got there.