The bravery (abbreviated as BRV) of a character affects the threads they are able to equip to themself. Typically, men's clothes require less BRV, while women's clothes require more. Shiki is the only character to start with high initial BRV, allowing her to wear women's clothes whereas the male characters initially cannot. The maximum possible BRV is 999.
BRV is not an exact indicator of how powerful a thread is, though some of the more powerful maingame threads require high BRV. The maingame threads with the highest BRV requirement are (152) Vampire Dress and (160) Black Bikini, with the latter only being accessible with sufficient FSG. Postgame threads require even more BRV.
The BRV requirement for threads is not cumulative. (A character with 50 BRV is able to equip four threads that require 50 BRV each.) The starting BRV for each character is as follows:
- Vanilla Soft Serve: 5 bytes, +2 BRV (Week 1, Day 3)
- Soft Serve Swirl: 5 bytes, +2 BRV (Week 2, Day 3)
- Corn Chowder: 6 bytes, +2 BRV (Week 2, Day 7)
- Pumpkin Soup: 6 bytes, +2 BRV (Week 2, Day 3)
- Donuts: 7 bytes, +4 BRV (Week 2, Day 3)
- Muffin Set: 7 bytes, +4 BRV (Week 2, Day 3)
- Crepe - 8 bytes, +4 BRV (Week 1, Day 6)
- Pancakes - 8 bytes, +6 BRV (Week 2, Day 3)
- Tonkotsu Ramen - 16 bytes, +6 BRV (Week 1, Day 3)
- BRAVE+ - 3 bytes, +20 BRV (Week 2, Day 4)
- Cordyceps - 16 bytes, +50 BRV (Week 2, Day 2)
|Food Item||Location||Price||Bravery Boost||Bravery-to-Bytes Ratio|
|Vanilla Soft Serve||Burger Shops||230||+2||2 to 5 (0.40 ratio)|
|Soft Serve Swirl||Burger Shops||320||+2||2 to 5 (0.40 ratio)|
|Corn Chowder||Burger Shops||470, 750||+2||2 to 6 (0.33 ratio)|
|Pumpkin Soup||WildKat||580||+2||2 to 6 (0.33 ratio)|
|Donuts||WildKat||350||+4||4 to 7 (0.57 ratio)|
|Muffin Set||WildKat||400||+4||4 to 7 (0.57 ratio)|
|Crepe||Mexican Dog||450||+4||4 to 8 (0.50 ratio)|
|Pancakes||WildKat||530||+6||6 to 8 (0.75 ratio)|
|Tonkotsu Ramen||Ramen Don||750||+6||6 to 16 (0.375 ratio)|
|BRAVE+||Pharmacy||20,000||+20||20 to 3 (6.666 ratio)|
|Cordyceps||Herbal Remedies||80,000||+50||50 to 16 (3.125 ratio)|
Tonkotsu Ramen is the first available BRV booster. When Dogenzaka is first accessible on Week 1, Day 3, the player should erase the green pig Noise, then sell the 5000 Yen pin in order to purchase Tonkotsu Ramen and Shio Ramen, which is required to clear a wall later. Neku should then immediately eat the Tonkotsu Ramen for a head start in raising his BRV.
Vanilla Soft Serve is the next available BRV booster. As it's inexpensive, the player should buy as many of them as possible for Neku to consume. It has a poor byte to BRV ratio, but falls under the fullness threshold, allowing the player to grind BRV all day.
BRAVE+ is the ideal BRV booster. It falls under the fullness threshold and has a BRV per byte ratio of 6.67, but is expensive at ¥20000. It is much more efficient than Cordyceps, which has a BRV per byte ratio of 3.13. Since Beat joins with low BRV, it is highly recommended to purchase at least one BRAVE+ on Week 2, Day 6 from Nishimura Drugs at Shibu-Q Heads to help Beat wear some better threads. Shibu-Q heads will then be inaccessible until Week 3, Day 5, so purchase as much BRAVE+ as possible on that day.