The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story – Chapter Three Walkthrough

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  • How To Solve Kanako's Murder
  • How To Identify Kanako's Killer
  • Was Yayoi In The Scarlet Camellia Nightclub?

Chapter three of The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story, The Fateful Elegy, takes us back in time once more. In 1972, a murder takes place at the Scarlet Camellia nightclub and it's up to Iyo and Josui to figure out exactly what happened.

After another Incident Phase, you'll be thrown back into a Reasoning Phase to sort out all your clues and your mysteries. We've got a full guide to help you through all the required answers for this chapter right here.

Warning — naturally there are spoilers within this guide!

Throughout the Incident Phase, there are a few times where you answer random questions. These do not impact the storyline and so we have not recorded them in this guide.

How To Solve Kanako's Murder

There's another murderer to bring to justice, just who exactly would kill a singer in a nightclub, and was Kanako the intended victim here? Get ready to match up your clues to your mysteries!

You don't have to complete every single mystery if you don't wish to, once you have completed enough, the purple 'Reasoning' tile will appear and you can move on to the next part of the game.

We have all mysteries listed right here in order of appearance, of course, not all of your hypotheses will be correct, so pay attention to what you think is the most likely series of events.

Clues About The Harasser?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery TileClue
Top RightThe harasser wanted her to get off the stage
Directly AboveFinding razor blades and even dead animals
Top LeftThe ripped dress
Bottom leftI used to think that looking young was a godsend
Directly BelowBeauty and jealousy
Bottom Right Of Above ClueSaya's beauty and voice haven't changed

Who Ripped Up The Dress?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery TileClue
Top RightKanako's smile
Bottom RightI didn't tell anyone that it was Saya's dress

Anything Strange About The New Dress?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery TileClue
Bottom RightI'll go pick up the dress
Directly BelowLooks like something you get buried in

Is There Anyone Who Could Be The Harasser?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery TileClue
Directly AboveAn even bigger secret to how she stays young
Top LeftI knew it! You're the killer, aren't you?
Directly Above Last ClueHe's up to something, I know it!
Bottom leftSomeone put disinfectant in her water bowl
Directly BelowJosui wearing a Panama hat
Bottom RightRyoei came to confirm something
Directly Below Last ClueRyoei was by the stage
Top RightShort-tempered Mr. Masuda

Who Was The Harasser's Target?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery TileClue
Bottom RightKanako
Bottom LeftSaya

Why Was Mr. Masuda So Irritated?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery TileClue
Directly BelowThe untouchable son of some rich family
Bottom RightThe person who did this is after me
Top RightRunning a club isn't easy, you know

Why Was Ryoei By The Stage?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery TileClue
Directly AboveI heard there's an "eternal diva" here
Directly BelowYou don't look like one of her fans
Bottom RightI caught this thief sneaking around
Bottom LeftGot lost looking for the restroom

Why Were Poison Needles On The Spare Mic?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery TileClue
Top LeftIt's the same as the spare mic
Bottom LeftThe spare mic is rarely used

Was Kanako's Death An Accident?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery TileClue
Directly AboveThe poisoned needles on the spare mic

Was The Killer Really After Kanako?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery TileClue
Bottom leftThe killer broke the main mic

When Were The Poison Needles Attached?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery TileClue
Directly BelowKanako on the stage
Bottom LeftIt's all very sudden, but I know you can do it

Why Did Kanako Say She Wanted To Go Onstage?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery TileClue
Directly AboveThe stage will be empty
Top RightWe've got to fight back
Bottom RightI'll show them everything you've taught me!
Directly Below Last ClueI was like a mentor to her

What Happened When Kanako Went Onstage?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery TileClue
Directly AboveKanako switched to the spare mic
Top LeftMr. Bito was in the stage wing
Bottom LeftThe broken main mic
Bottom RightKanako suddenly collapsed

Why Was The Main Mic Broken?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery TileClue
Directly AboveSomeone's been harassing Saya for months
Top RightThe cable's loose so it comes out easily
Top LeftMade sure the cables were plugged in

After selecting the purple 'Reasoning' tile, the Solution Phase begins. This starts with the Summary where Josui poses questions to you that you must answer using your hypotheses. You do not have to go through every option available, as soon as you complete one set of questions, you can choose to 'Finishing Reasoning' and move on.

How To Identify Kanako's Killer

It's the best part of the case, the reveal! It's time to lay out the facts to all involved and name your killer, but they'll be ready to challenge your accusations. If you select the incorrect response during this part, you can simply retry, however, you will lose points from your final score for any mistakes you make.

We have the correct answers listed in order right here:

  • The harasser broke the main mic
  • Kanako said someone put disinfectant in Saya's coffee
  • Kanako knew the main mic was broken
  • Kanako didn't know about the poisoned needles
  • The killer thought the spare mic was safe
  • The needles were attached before the plan changed
  • Saya
  • Because Saya's the one who poisoned the mic
  • The dress she was supposed to wear was torn to pieces
  • A recording

Further choices in this conversation have no impact, so choose whichever you like.

Was Yayoi In The Scarlet Camellia Nightclub?

What Is Yayoi's Secret?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery TileClue
Top RightI lost someone because of that detective

Whom Did Yayoi Have A Grudge Against?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery TileClue
Top LeftMakoto Nishimari
Top RightJosui Kusaka
Directly BelowRyoei Shijima
AnswerYayoi is Iyo
AnswerYayoi took revenge on Josui

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