Sayaka Baian

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Sayaka Baian
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Other names Sayaka Vaian
Age 18
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Idol, Actress
Status Deceased
First appearance case#0:lunatics
Played by Hikaru Oki (1999)
Arisa Matsunaga (2017)

Sayaka Baian is a character in The Silver Case. She is a famous idol who appears in various forms throughout the game. She first appears on the cover of an issue of Comic Beam in case#0:lunatics, and later plays a major role in the first half of case#4:kamuidrome. She also makes a cameo appearance in Flower, Sun, and Rain.

Appearance and Personality[edit]

Not much is known about Baian's personality, but she seems to have been well-liked by the people she worked with, such as the Balboa Brothers. Upon hearing that her privacy was violated, she went into shock and was pushed to suicide.

History[edit]

Sayaka Baian was a famous Kanto-born idol and actress. In 1998 she starred in the joint US/Kanto production A Front Line in Louisiana alongside Tubbs and Sonny Balboa. She played a cable TV announcer who was in reality a digital character. She also appears on the cover of an issue of Comic Beam from 1999, seen in case#0:lunatics. On August 24, 1999, access to a candid live video feed of her apartment was sold on the Internet, organized by eleven members of a hardcore Baian fan club. After learning this from her manager, Baian entered a state of shock. On the morning of August 25th, she threw herself from her high-rise apartment to her death.

After her death, she was mentioned in an interview with the Balboa Brothers in the Lospass Guidebook, which notes she died in-between the film's completion and release.

Trivia[edit]

  • A Japanese promotional booklet for The Silver Case describes Baian as the "idol" of Film Window—the engine for the game—due to her appearing in animated, live-action, and polygonal forms.
  • Many of the images of Baian present in game, such as her Comic Beam cover, were updated with new art in the 2016 remake.
  • In the original PlayStation release of The Silver Case, Baian was portrayed by the actress Hikaru Oki. In the 2017 update that included case#25:whiteout prologue and report*6:YAMI, the footage of Baian seen in case#4:kamuidrome was updated with reshot footage of the actress Matsunaga Arisa.

Gallery[edit]

The Silver Case characters
Protagonists Akira · Tokio Morishima
Heinous Crimes Unit Sumio Kodai · Tetsugoro Kusabi · Chizuru Hachisuka · Kiyoshi Morikawa · Morichika Nakategawa · Shinji Kotobuki · Sakura Natsume · Kenta Mikoshiba · Riley Kawabata
Other agents Daigo Natsume · Kenichi Sakamoto · Haruhiko Inomata · Ryu Munakata · Mokutaro Shiroyabu
Antagonists Kamui Uehara (Format Kamui, Kamui Fujiwara) · Ayame Shimohira · The Bat
Lunatics Ryo Kazan · Kyoko Kazan · Rumi Toba
Decoyman Yuriko Sonoda · Dr. Tachibana · Yuka Kawai · Kei Nanami · Kamui's Children
Spectrum Koichi Sugita · Hikaru Kobayashi · Kenichi Hiruma · Mizoguchi · Typhoon residents · Koichi's classmates
Parade Daikichi Sakaguchi · Michiru Kosaka · Hanao Hiseki · Fuyuki · Chairman Yukimura · Riru Yukimura
Kamuidrome Tomonori Furuya · Nakama · Sayaka Baian · Missing girl
Lifecut Takeshi Kinjo · TRUMP · Nezu
Placebo Red · Erika Yukawa · S. Inohana · Bartender · Mulholland lady · Slash · Yuu · Uminosuke Hachisuka · Catherine
Administrators Kaoru Hachisuka · Sundance Shot · Daizaburo Kai · Marionette Mother
Face Minato Sawaguchi · Chinami Otomo · Kana Makino
Flower, Sun, and Rain characters
Main Characters Sumio Mondo · Catherine · Toriko Kusabi · Christina · Remy Fawzil · Yoshimitsu Koshimizu · Sundance Shot
Hotel Staff Edo Macalister · Sue Sding · Mati Sding · Stuart Rock
Hotel Guests Sister Phantom · Yayoi Hanayama · El Crasher · Mr. Pirate · Maria Nicharesuk · Stephan Charbonie · Sonny Balboa · Tubbs Balboa · Seiji Fujieda · Yuuri Otowaya · Shoutaro Kai · Daizaburo Kai · Gunji Takaoka · Natsuko Akai · Tokio Morishima
Others Ken Sakurabi · Step Sding · Sundance Ritz · Hana Kaburagi · Tetsugoro Kusabi · Sundance MIC · Forest Navigators · Fantasistas
Mentioned Dragon · Lumberjack Flowerstar · Alberto Ferrente · David Chapman · Igor Ishizakaski · Sayaka Baian · Kamui Uehara · Red · Sumio Kodai