Dead End Junction

Dead End Junction
TitleDead End Junction
AliasesDEJ
LengthShort (2 - 10 hours)
Developeratelier773
Publishersatelier773
Culture Select
White Novels
Relations
Shares characters
Enfant Terrible
Manken!
LinksWikidata, MobyGames, GameFAQs, HowLongToBeat, VNStat

Description

Adventure. Gunslingers. Outlaws. Shoot-outs. War.

You’ll find none of those things in the one-horse town of Cow Stone Bell, as Jo will be the first to tell you. Raised by her slob of an uncle on the far edge of the Wild West, she suffers from endless boredom and longs for the action and excitement on display in the “dime novels” she spends so much time reading.

But after a letter arrives from the President addressed to her no-good and nowhere to be found father, fate conspires to give her exactly what she wished for—wrapped up in a journey that will take her further from home than she ever expected. Unfortunately, Jo is about to learn that a life of adventure may not be all it’s cracked up to be.

[From Culture Select website]

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Protagonist

Josette Jowstenジョゼット・ジョーストン
AliasesJo, Josette Carodine, Reaching Flame
MeasurementsHeight: 164cm
ItemsGuitar, Handgun
PersonalityAmbitious, Curious, Friendly, Idealist, Sloppy, Talkative, Tomboy, Whimsical
RoleFarmer, Orphan
Engages inFighting, Planning, Riding
Subject ofChild Abandonment, Tone Deafness

Description

Josette Carodine is her real name, but her nickname is Jo. She’s a cowboy born in Cow Stone Bell, the Desert’s Navel, a place she dreams of getting out of some day. Her mother passed away soon after she was born and her father has disappeared, leaving her to be raised by her foul-mouthed uncle...a trait which has unfortunately rubbed off on her.

She practices shooting daily, and so has a mean quick draw, but all her knowledge of being a gunslinger comes from dime novels. She can play the guitar, but is pretty tone-deaf. Has a bit of an accent

[from Mangagamer]

Main characters

Bizkitビズキット
AliasesJonathan
MeasurementsHeight: 157cm
PersonalityLoyal, Sharp-tongued
RoleEmployee, Orphan
Engages inDimensional Travel

Description

A boy who claims to be from another world. He also claims to serve a Lady Gabrielle, who he was separated from when crossing between worlds. While he does not know much of the ways of the world, he does seem to know a lot about certain specialized topics. He speaks to the crass Josette with a brazen rudeness, resulting in the two fighting to no end.

[from Mangagamer]

Jobs Carodineジョブス・キャロダイン
AliasesCrushing Bow
MeasurementsHeight: 174cm
BodyAdult
PersonalitySecretive, Sloppy, Wise
RoleLegal Guardian, Soldier, Uncle

Description

Josette’s uncle.

Loves “drinkin’, smokin’, and gamblin’,” leading Josette to refer to him with less than kind words on occasion.

He’s a potbellied middle-aged man now, but was a famous bounty hunter in his youth. He took part in the Border War as well, where his skill with a rifle earned him the name “Crushing Bow” from the Fuuro.

[from Mangagamer]

McBainマクベイン
MeasurementsHeight: 182cm
ItemsRifle
PersonalityPragmatic, Secretive, Stoic, Taciturn

Description

A wandering outlaw that Josette and Inaho met while working to secure travel funds. Though he works as the dingy saloon’s bouncer and seems to spend all his time, even on the job, either drinking or sleeping, he carries himself like a person who’s survived battles on many a bloody field.

[from Mangagamer]

Rashenka Enrikimari Inaho
AliasesInaho, Rashenka, Grain in the Wind
MeasurementsHeight: 166cm
BodyKemonomimi
ItemsKnife
PersonalityMature, Nature Lover, Religious, Reserved, Serious
RoleFortune Teller, Friend, Guide, Priestess
Engages inFighting
Subject ofDiscrimination

Description

A girl of the Fuuro. Her real name is Rashenka Enrikimari Inaho, which means
“Grain in the Wind.”

While she is both a shaman who hears the voices of the spirits and a warrior who defends the forest, most of her time is spent working as a guide for people crossing the desert.

She is silent and unfriendly, opening herself up only to forest and nature. This may be only natural, however, as she was found in the forest as a baby and is treated as a messenger from Wolfking by her village.

She has superior physical capabilities, as is common for Fuuro, and excels at knife throwing.

[from Mangagamer]

Side characters

Fanny Bell
MeasurementsHeight: 167cm
PersonalityKind, Outgoing, Superficial
RoleDancer, Orphan, Waitstaff

Description

Cameo appearance from Enfant Terrible and Manken!.

Flannel Hopefield
AliasesFlan
MeasurementsHeight: 158cm
PersonalityDocile, Kind, Refined
RoleChildhood Friend, Farmer
Engages inSinging

Description

Josette’s best friend, and daughter of the family that owns the biggest ranch in Cow Stone Bell.

The town of Cow Stone Bell grew out of what was originally just the Hopefield family’s ranch, and the head of the family acts almost like the mayor of the town today.

Dainty and refined, nearly the polar opposite of Josette, she nonetheless slathers her friend in praise for her bravery and seeming ability to do anything she puts her mind to. She loves to read (especially romance novels) and has a lovely singing voice.

[from Mangagamer]