MIYAZAWA KAHO (Nonaka Ai)
Chapter 3 of Depth
Nothing important, just a usual bentou challenge competition. Sayo makes onigiri.
Sayo, Ao, Kaho, Kirishima, Chiyo, and Natsume are trying to see at Wilhelm. There, Sayo realizes she is glad that Kaho always be by her side. Sayo feels the same. Then, a story about their first meeting, when Sayo saw Kaho was always alone. Sayo too, has no friend at all. Until that day came. Sayo helps her from being bullied by other classmate. Unexpectedly, the girl says thanks to her. Then, after the incident, they becomes friends not only at school, but also outside of it.
Sayo is embarrassed because of what they’ve been doing. But she thinks Kaho is cute with it. Actually, they are crosshairstyling (is there even those word?) each other. Sayo as Kaho and Kaho as Sayo. They go outside with it. In her heart, Sayo thinks it’s fine if Kaho is not just for her. Because she is really like her! So, most of her story is just Sayo’s memories.
There is atogaki after finishing all route. It tells about Kirishima, comes to Fushimachi and talking about Toono Tooya. Fushimachi said there are just a few people who could see him, who are Kirishima himself, Toono Sayo, and イリヤ ニコラエヴィチ ムイシュキン (Illya Nicolaevich Muischkin?=Ao. Why is the name so hard to tell?). Kirishima is hating himself for not being able to realize that quickly and hurting Sayo instead. It’s weird. Toono Tooya is not a human, but his book is there. So, Kirishima comes to conclusion that Fushimachi is ‘Toono Tooya’ itself (
SHOCK!! I know they have similar hairstyle, but…). Corrected it, thanks to ilinox. Fushimachi is just the author of the “Shinigami to Shoujo” book. Fushimachi agrees with Kirishima’s idea, and begins explaining why he takes the name of Tooya. He tells her of Sayo’s past, where there isn’t any of her ally (including her step mother, Toono Tsubaki). That is the time when she is so much taken into the book of ‘Shinigami to Shoujo’.
That makes Kirishima asks him if shinigami can stop time. But Fushimachi tells that its’ Sayo’s time which stop, to makes her live. The conversation continues to the ‘fake’ Hinase Mitsuru. Maybe this Hinase already knows everything of Sayo. But he has no time left to be the real one, the real prince. He must bet if Sayo choose him or the other. But Sayo doesn’t choose him in the end. At that time, he gives Sayo the key to clock tower, to hold her fantasy, and gives the book of ‘Shinigami to Shoujo’.
Then, Fushimachi also meets a boy in another country, who wants to become a shinigami. He tells him if the boy wants it, he must kill the real shinigami. In the end, the boy thinks he must become a shinigami, and to become one, he needs the girl. And there is Toono Tooya, the real shinigami. This means, there are two of shinigamis. That’s why, this becomes the story of the search for identity , Ao and Toono Tooya.
It’s fine whatever the story will be, as long as Sayo is happy. It is the promise he makes with her mother, Shirayuki. And guess what? He already knows the parents of Sayo and Ao. They are both friends at and really like his story. And sadly, both are already dead. So, that’s why he makes a story for the girl, to help her soul. Also, maybe he thinks of Sayo as his daughter.
Kirishima also says his true being, his secret. He takes Kirishima’s body since old times ago, and can’t remember anything of his true being (Another SHOCK!). But Fushimachi tells him, whatever he is, he is needed for the story. Even if Fushimachi thinks a story is an end, but Kirishima won’t think like that. A story will keeps continuing, for a thousand and eight thousand years. When Fushimachi asks if he like her (Sayo), Kirishima says it’s no comment (What?).
DAZAI TOMOE + HER SISTER
From what I’ve read, it seems the one who claims to be Tomoe’s sister is the teacher’s fiancée? She seems to look at Tomoe similar as herself. And also, she thinks Tomoe is really been in painful so much, so she will take care of her. Tomoe’s story is already ended, but her story is not.
FAKE HINASE MITSURU + SWINDLER
Chapter 2 Depth Yume Miru Sekai
While searching for Tooya, Hinase hurted his hands, wants Sayo to lick it. Sayo agrees and he just laughing, can’t believe she will do it, but doesn’t take it in the end.
In the park, Sayo gives takoyaki to Hinase’s mouth. He is happy like that. Chiyo wants to do it with Kirishima too. Of course he doesn’t want it.
Chapter 3 Depth I Am a Cat
Sayo asks the third year student where Hinase is. While, Sayo search for him, Hinase is talking with a woman. Hinase says man is a fool being, but it’s fine because it’s fit it. The woman tells him, the real Hinase Mitsuru has appeared. But he already knows it because he feels the ‘real’ presence lurking around him. Then, they are talking about the thing there are two Hinase’s is just like a legend or what, and the ‘real’ can use other method to reveal it such as DNA test. The ‘fake’ also knows the reason the ‘real’ one doesn’t tell it to anyone, it’s because he is more like an ideal of Hinase Mitsuru, better than the real one. But he won’t do thing like killing. They knows Sayo will comes soon, so Hinase used the woman a bit, for saying she like HInase (what a cheater!). The rest is same.
Chapter 4 Depth
Hinase asks if there is place Sayo wants to go on their date. Sayo keeps it secret so Hinase just leaves everything by his oujisama to escort him on their date.
Another day, the woman came to his school again, asking why he go on date with Sayo. Also, she is asking why this ‘fake’ Hinase doesn’t run away after he has take everything in Hinase’s house. There is two reasons, he said. First is, this is a game if Sayo will like him or not. And he lose with it. The second is he doesn’t know (Why he tells that there are two of it in the first place?).
Another event with the woman. She wants to know what will happen if Sayo knows he is not the real one. Hinase just says maybe she will crying. Also, she wants to know what kind of thing Hinase use to make her see a dream. Hinase just used magic word for it. Then, the woman tells him, the real one already begin moving. And then, Hinase told the difference between him and the real one. The important thing is, the real one is scared of the truth, scared of being hurt by it. Well, whatever. That woman just thinks it’s better if he takes the money and everything in the house then just go away… Hinase knows tomorrow will be the day Sayo will saying the truth to everyone, so he needs help from the woman. To give the key to Sayo. He has no doubt that Sayo will come, even if he doesn’t believe in God, but believe in fate.
CHIYO + FLOWER
Chapter 5 Depth
Chiyo tells her that there soon will be more miracle, and comes the spring.
Chapter 6 Depth
When Ao comes to Sayo’s class and surprising Natsume in front of class, Chiyo greets her (But Sayo and Ao doesn’t seem to see him, just hearing his voice). Chiyo gives Sayo the information about Ao’s true action, as well as asking if this is the first time Ao has been in class. Chiyo also amazed at Sayo and Kaho’s bead accessory that they makes it themselves. Actually, he is the one who gives suggestion to Ao for saying thanks to Kaho and makes her happy from teaching him to make one. After that, they walks home together.
Kaho makes a plan to surprise Kirishima, but failed. He said Sayo’s face wasn’t too good, and Chiyo agreed. Then, Chiyo excused to go first before Hinase comes to them.
At the library, Sayo, Kirishima, and Ao are talking about Chiyo’s disappearance. Sayo makes Kirishima mad, then Chiyo calming him. He knows what Kirishima means it, so he is sad if Kirishima makes that kind of face. And Chiyo has thinking that the one who knows his being better is Kirishima because they always lives together.
SHINIGAMI + RELATIVE
Tooya comes near clock tower and greeting Sayo. She is form the library and comes late. It makes Tooya worried for her. It’s a normal thing because Sayo is his most precious person in the world. Before going home, Sayo tells him the blue sky at night is beautiful. She always thinks the night sky is black, but it becomes that beautiful. They both are like the night sky. Suddenly, he realizes something and ordering Sayo to go home first. Then, begin the prologue of this game like usual.
Chapter 4 Depth
Natsume says he hates Sayo, but Sayo says the same because she doesn’t want to lose? Kirishima is saying it’s because their friends.
Chapter 6 Depth
Sayo’s father subordinate is coming to take her back. There is Kirishima also. He doesn’t approve doing thing that Sayo doesn’t want. But Sayo already comes to her memories of the past because of it…
Sayo is sleeping, always. Ao and Kirishima comes in her room with Tooya’s invitation. There, Ao speaks to her, that she is beautiful even when falling asleep. But the Sayo he knows is more beautiful. That makes Tooya realizing that Ao is … (loving her?). He tells Sayo to wake up. After the memories from her past, Sayo awaken with Ao in front of her.
Kirishima tells Sayo to meet him after school. Everyone are surprise, thinking he will make a confession. But Sayo choose to go with Kaho. Kaho understands the situation, so for that day, she gives Sayo to talk with Kirishima. The rest is the event at beach with Ao and Tooya.
AO + LOVE
Ao comes to beach and tries to kill Sayo. As Tooya comes, Kirishima asks if Ao is really shinigami. But Tooya said he was a human. Yes, but Kirishima also knows that Tooya isn’t human. Tooya wants to speak with Kirishima at home, but they must brings Sayo first. And the first thing to speak is about Kirishima’s skill to see things that can’t be seen by normal.
A memories in school, when Natsume asks Kaho if Sayo is the only daughter. Kaho and Hinase didn’t know it.
After that, Tooya begs Kirishima to help him. Because he knows, soon, he will disappear from Sayo, even if his soul is the most needed for Sayo. There is no need for two shinigamis, so one of them must disappear. He wants Kirishima to see the story of ‘Shinigami to Shoujo’ ‘til the end.
They wanted to kill me through playing bit by bit of the extra story? One of them, about Shinigami+relative must going back through prologue-Ao’s end. But at last, I completed it (With lacking one scene, but I guess it’s not that important. Because I already tired completing the other from the extra part)!!! HOORAYYY! Finally… And the atogaki, even if it revealing much of the mysteries, I still don’t get it. If Fushimachi and Tooya is the same person, why they can meet at Tooya and Ao’s route, when Tooya is on a date with Sayo, then comes to his place? The body and soul is separated? No? I don’t get it.
And there’s still no explanation on many things, such as Kirishima real being (It just make a new mystery), that I have told above, what will become of the person who already leaving the town (Tomoe, Louis, Wilhelm, Chiyo after disappear), what is the true ‘fake’ Hinase identity, what Sayo’s father thinking in the end, what is the real memories of Sayo (as I had questioned in Ao’s review), and maybe many more. I wish they will make a fandisk for this game, with a much much much much much shorter time to finish than this!
I love the story so much (except for Kirishima and Chiyo’s route, where the two has too little romance in it)! How they told the story from nothing to excellent, how the mysteries came up one by one, and the atogaki+extra which was the important thing to not get skip at (even if there’s no picture we can get from it-sadly). And the soothing+amazing BGM is very attracting, the OP & ED song fantastic with classical theme, the background are all beautiful.
I just thought of how TAKUYO used to made the mystery came one by one, similar with Higurashi and Umineko no Naku Koro ni, where every chapter (for this title, in every character’s route) is revealing mystery and the finale is to make it as one matter. I really am exciting about completing this, and very proud that there is otome game that used the serious concept, hard-to-tell story, and collecting all data for make it to one story. If one ever get chance and time to play it, I suggest you to try it. At least completing Tooya and Ao’s route will make you love them and the story so much! And maybe, completing other route, such as Hinase is important too.
Shinigami to Shoujo will be my best favorite otome game in storyline, but still, the romance is lacking and can’t beat Clock Zero in my heart. This is mostly in Kirishima and Chiyo route. And yes, the first 4-5 chapter of the game are filled with problems, so the romance thing is zero. But that doesn’t gives me a bad reaction. This is different, and so much different from any otoge I’ve ever played. The love blooms in this story is gentle, nothing like lust or hatred comes in their mind (Ugh, except Tooya? Remember the scene? But it’s the mutual love, isn’t it?). And this story isn’t looking at violence, or fighting, and monsters. This is a pure love and life story. The struggle to live with the one they love.
Link for CG (I suggest to complete it first, because this one has an excellent story):