The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story- Full Guide To Help Solve Chapter 3

Published: May 14, 2022 | Last Updated On: May 14, 2022

People always love a game filled with mysteries. Where they have to rack their brains and are taken by surprise at what happens throughout. The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story does not fall into the old mistakes of being too predictable.

Instead, players are taken through various time periods over the past 100 years in order to unveil the secrets of the Shijima family. There’s live-action gameplay involved as players are required to solve puzzles and find clues in order to progress. The following guide will help you through all the sections of Chapter Three and how to progress.

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The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story – Complete Chapter 3 Guide

The Fateful Elegy

You are in 1972 when a gruesome scene occurs inside the Scarlet Camellia nightclub. At the end of an Incident Phase, there will be a Reasoning Phase to solve clues. Iyo and Josui have to piece them together in order to get through to the end.

The Mystery behind the murder of Kanako

The first thing to understand is whether it was a planned hit. There’s the full list of mysteries as they appear. There will be a few hits and misses but keep close to the likeliest train of events.

The clues regarding the harasser

Position according to Red Mystery Tile Clue
Top Right The harasser wanted her to get off the stage
Directly On Top Finding razor blades and even dead animals
Top Left The ripped dress
Bottom left I used to think that looking young was a godsend
Directly Beneath Beauty and jealousy
Bottom Right Of Above Clue Saya’s beauty and voice haven’t changed

The dress was ripped by whom?

Position according to Red Mystery Tile Clue
Top Right Kanako’s smile
Bottom Right I didn’t tell anyone that it was Saya’s dress

Something odd regarding the new dress?

Position according to Red Mystery Tile Clue
Bottom Right I’ll go pick up the dress
Directly Beneath Looks like something you get buried in

Who could be the harasser?

Position according to Red Mystery Tile Clue
Directly On top An even bigger secret to how she stays young
Top Left I knew it! You’re the killer, aren’t you?
Directly On top of last clue He’s up to something, I know it!
Bottom left Someone put disinfectant in her water bowl
Directly Beneath Josui wearing a Panama hat
Bottom Right Ryoei came to confirm something
Directly Beneath last clue Ryoei was by the stage
Top Right Short-tempered Mr. Masuda

The target of the harasser?

Position according to Red Mystery Tile Clue
Bottom Right Kanako
Bottom Left Saya

Reason for Mr. Masude being so frustrated?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery Tile Clue
Directly Beneath The untouchable son of some rich family
Bottom Right The person who did this is after me
Top Right Running a club isn’t easy, you know

Why Was Ryoei Near The Stage?

Position according to Red Mystery Tile Clue
Directly On top I heard there’s an “eternal diva” here
Directly Beneath You don’t look like one of her fans
Bottom Right I caught this thief sneaking around
Bottom Left Got lost looking for the restroom

Poisoned needles on the spare mic but why?

Position according to Red Mystery Tile Clue
Top Left It’s the same as the spare mic
Bottom Left The spare mic is rarely used

Kanako’s death an accident?

Position according to Red Mystery Tile Clue
Directly on top The poisoned needles on the spare mic

Was Kanako the real target?

Position according to Red Mystery Tile Clue
Bottom left The killer broke the main mic

The poisoned needles were attached when?

Position according to Red Mystery Tile Clue
Directly Beneath Kanako on the stage
Bottom Left It’s all very sudden, but I know you can do it

Reason for Kanako wanting to get on the stage?

Position according to Red Mystery Tile Clue
Directly on top The stage will be empty
Top Right We’ve got to fight back
Bottom Right I’ll show them everything you’ve taught me!
Directly Beneath Last Clue I was like a mentor to her

What transpired after Kanako got on the stage?

Position according to Red Mystery Tile Clue
Directly on top Kanako switched to the spare mic
Top Left Mr. Bito was in the stage wing
Bottom Left The broken main mic
Bottom Right Kanako suddenly collapsed

Reason for the main mic being broken?

Position according to Red Mystery Tile Clue
Directly on top Someone’s been harassing Saya for months
Top Right The cable’s loose so it comes out easily
Top Left Made sure the cables were plugged in

Now, the Solution Phase will start. It will begin with the Summary as Josui asks questions that you will answer based on your hypotheses. Just go through one set, select ‘Finish Reasoning’ and on to the next. 

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Who Killed Kanako?

Whoever you pin as the killer will want to challenge your claims. If a player tells incorrectly, you can go again. However, points will be lost for every wrong justification. 

Here are the right answers in order:

  1. The main mic was ruptured by the harasser
  2. Saya’s coffee had disinfectant according to Kanako
  3. Kanako had knowledge of the broken mic
  4. Kanako was clueless about the poisoned needles
  5. The spare mic was safe believed the killer
  6. The plan changed after the needles were stuck
  7. Saya
  8. Saya poisoned the mic
  9. The torn dress washers to wear
  10. A recording

Was Yayoi present at the Scarlet Camellia?

What secret does Yayoi hold?

Position according to Red Mystery Tile Clue
Top Right I lost someone because of that detective

Who was on the wrong side of Yayoi?

Position according to Red Mystery Tile Clue
Top Left Makoto Nishimari
Top Right Josui Kusaka
Directly Beneath Ryoei Shijima

Answer: Yayoi is originally Iyo and took his revenge on Josui.

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