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Re:Birthday Song ~Koi o Utau Shinigami~

Re:BIRTHDAY SONG~恋を唄う死神~

TitleRe:Birthday Song ~Koi o Utau Shinigami~
Original titleRe:BIRTHDAY SONG~恋を唄う死神~
Aliases死神彼氏シリーズ, Shinigami Kareshi series
LengthMedium (10 - 30 hours)
DeveloperHoneybee
PublishersHoneybee
estearisa
The Hounds of God
Relations
Same series
Un:Birthday Song ~Ai o Utau Shinigami~
LinksWikipedia (ja), Wikidata, VNStat

Description

That song is an offering from the Reapers—a Requiem—very near the boundary between heaven and hell where one's soul returns to. In that place is a school in which Reapers—beings that collect human souls—are developed and trained. Assembled as "Reaper Cadets" at this school are the protagonist and her peers who were once human. There, all possessing the same aspiration of becoming a Reaper, cadets pair up with one another to study in order to become a fully fledged Reaper, but...

The protagonist, Cocoro, wasn't selected by anybody to be her partner as she performed poorly in all disciplines of Reaper study. As a result, she was grouped with other cadets that were falling behind, and was made to take special supplementary lessons. The other attendees of these supplementary lessons are fellow Reaper cadets. It's filled with unique guys, all with their own reasons for attending the school.

Cocoro must choose one of the boys to become partners with, however... With her partner at her side, will she be able to become a fully fledged Reaper?

Or... Will a single tale of love between two underachieving Reaper cadets be woven instead?

[Translation of the official website story summary.]

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Protagonist

Cocoroココロ
HairAhoge, Claret, Parted to Side, Short, Shoulder-length
EyesBrown
BodyPale, Slim, Teen
ClothesBlazer, Mary Jane, Miniskirt, Pantyhose, Ribbon Tie, School Uniform
PersonalityAbsentminded, Flustered, Friendly, Honest, Naive
RoleDomestic Partner, High School Student, Lonely, Nameable, Shinigami
Engages inSinging
Subject ofDeath

Description

A cheerful girl who isn’t timid of coming into contact with anyone.
She died on her 17th birthday, and came to the Underworld.
After that, she was invited to the Reaper training school and aims to be one.
Though no matter what she does doesn’t work out, with her inborn brightness, she spends everyday earnestly.
In this world, all detailed memories are vague, even she herself often doesn’t know why

[From reminiscencesound]

Main characters

AmeアメAB
MeasurementsHeight: 165cm
Birthday3 June
HairGreen, Parted to Side, Shoulder-length
EyesViolet
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesBlouse, Brooch, Capri Pants, Cardigan, Earrings, Flat Cap, Gloves, Hat, Knee-high Socks, Ribbon Tie, School Uniform, String Ribbon Tie
ItemsFanny Pack
PersonalityBlunt, Boku, Insightful, Relaxed, Taciturn
RoleDomestic Partner, High School Student, Shinigami
Engages inCross-dressing
Voiced byMatsuoka Yoshitsugu

Description

Age: 15 years old (as a human, the age he died)
A quiet boy. What ever happens he stays calm, how he is feeling and what he is thinking he straightforwardly says it.

Unintentionally, he has made people angry…

He is the youngest in the special supplementary class, all the other members treat him like a little brother.

However, he has lived longer in the Underworld more than anyone else, he has an abundance of knowledge of the afterlife.

[from reminiscencesound]

KairiカイリO
MeasurementsHeight: 173cm
Birthday12 July
HairBlond, Parted to Side, Short
EyesBlue
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesBoots, Collar, Earrings, Jacket, Necktie, School Uniform, Shirt, Trousers
ItemsScythe
PersonalityFriendly, Mischievous, Optimist, Ore, Outgoing, Smart
RoleDomestic Partner, High School Student, Pet Owner, Roommate, Shinigami
Voiced byFukuyama Jun

Description

Age: 17 years old (as a human, the age he died)
A bright, kind boy that treats any person equally.

However, during inconvenient things, he forces a smile, this is a side that he holds down.

With his strong my-pace attitude, he gathers all at once a set of dropouts full of personality.

A quick thinker, with excellent grades. Why he dropped to the special tutoring group is a mystery.

[from reminiscencesound]

NamiナミB
MeasurementsHeight: 179cm
Birthday4 October
HairBlack, Grey, Multicolored, Parted to Side, Shoulder-length
EyesGrey, Jitome
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Young-adult, Younger Appearance
ClothesGlasses, Lab Coat, Name Tag, Trousers, Vest
ItemsCigarette
PersonalityLazy, Mysterious, Old-fashioned, Ore, Relaxed
RoleShinigami, Teacher
Engages inSmoking
Voiced bySuwabe Jun'ichi

Description

Age: 27 years old (as a human, the age he died)
A teacher taking care of the special supplementary group.

His position is high as a reaper, but he has no motivation at all. He is lazy in front of his students.

Also, as a reaper, there is no one that has ever seen him work decently.

He really likes the cigarettes made in this world, so when he gets a chance, he secretly smokes.

[from reminiscencesound]

SyunシュンA
MeasurementsHeight: 180cm
Birthday12 November
HairBrown, Shaggy, Short
EyesBrown
BodyPale, Slim, Tall, Teen
ClothesBelt, Bracelet, Choker, Jacket, Necklace, School Uniform, Sports Shoes, Trousers, T-shirt
PersonalityBlunt, Carefree, Grumbler, Nature Lover, Ore, Short-tempered, Tsundere
RoleDelinquent, Domestic Partner, High School Student, Shinigami
Engages inSewing
Voiced byKondou Takayuki

Description

Age: 16 years old (as a human, the age he died)
A bad-mouth, little things will make him angry, and short-tempered.

But, he’ll show his kindness to someone he trusts.

He has no interest in becoming a reaper. Because he’s always skipping class, he was put into the supplementary class.

But, as soon as you take your eyes off him, he skips class.

[from reminiscencesound]

YoruヨルA
MeasurementsHeight: 175cm
Birthday9 January
HairBlue, Parted to Side, Shaggy, Shoulder-length
EyesCyan, Jitome
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesBelt, Bolo Tie, Jacket, School Uniform, Shirt, Trousers, Vest
PersonalityBlunt, Coodere, Mature, Ore, Reserved, Serious
RoleDomestic Partner, High School Student, Shinigami
Engages inCleaning, Cooking
Voiced byMaeno Tomoaki

Description

Age: 17 years old (as a human, the age he died)
An unfriendly, and serious personality.

He got along with his past partner, until on the day of graduation, his partner ran on him, making him fail.

An unfortunate young man, that is why he took the special tutoring group.

Though he looks cold, he often helps the other supplementary members, due to his helping character.

[from reminiscencesound]

Side characters

Aimiya Yuzu相宮 ユズ
HairBlack, Shaggy, Short, V Bangs
EyesGrey
BodyKid, Pale, Slim
ClothesPajamas
PersonalityDistrustful, Sharp-tongued
Engages inSoccer
Subject ofHospitalization, Illness
Voiced byMiyajima Hitomi

Description

Yuzu is a young boy with a slightly cheeky personality. His hobby is soccer. He's been fighting an illness in hospital for a long time.

[Translation of his official website profile.]

Amari Keigo天里 ケイゴ
HairBrown, Multicolored, White
EyesBrown, Hosome
BodyPale, Slim, Young-adult
ClothesGlasses, Necktie, Suit, Vest
PersonalitySerious, Strict
RoleDivorcee, Teacher
Voiced byKagami Riki

Description

Keigo is a professor who works for Kaguya Academy University. He has a very serious and stern personality.

[Translation of his official website profile.]

Headmaster校長先生
AliasesKouchou-sensei, Principal
MeasurementsHeight: 100cm
EyesAmber, Jitome
BodyAnthropomorphic Animal, Feathers, Short, Younger Appearance
ClothesCape, Cravat, Hat, Monocle, Ribbon Tie, Vest
PersonalityBoku, Kind, Protective, Wise
RoleOwl, Principal
Voiced byHayashi Daichi

Description

The headmaster of Reaper Training School with the appearance of a large owl. He once had the form of a human, but since that was thousands of years ago, few people know what he used to look like. He's always warmly watching over his students.

[Translation of his official website profile.]

HiiroヒイロB
MeasurementsHeight: 170cm
Birthday5 June
HairAhoge, Blond, Brown, Curtained, Parted in Middle, Short
EyesGreen
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesJacket, Necktie, School Uniform, Shirt, Trousers
PersonalityArrogant, Confident, Rude, Shy, Smart
RoleAntagonist, High School Student, Honor Student, Shinigami
Voiced byNishida Masakazu

Description

A student with excellent grades, Hiiro has absolute confidence in himself. For some reason, he treats the supplementary group members hostilely; egging them on and getting in their way. Hiiro has a mean-spirited personality.

[Translation of his official website profile.]

Misaki Mei御崎 メイ
HairBrown, Shoulder-length, Straight
EyesBrown, Tareme
BodyMole, Pale, Slim, Young-adult
ClothesCoat, Shirt, String Ribbon Tie
PersonalityKind
RoleUniversity Student
Subject ofGrief
Voiced byShinomiya Asuka

Description

Mei is a university student who attends Kaguya Academy University. She has a kind-hearted personality and treats anybody she comes across nicely.

[Translation of her official website profile.]

RikkaリッカAB
AliasesMeifu Rikka
MeasurementsHeight: 174cm
Birthday18 September
HairGrey, Ponytail, Waist Length+
EyesCyan, Grey, Heterochromia, Jitome, Permanent Blank Eyes
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Young-adult
ClothesBoots, Choker, Coat, Gloves, Hood, Jacket, Sweater
ItemsScythe
PersonalityCold-hearted, Mysterious, Relaxed, Sharp-tongued, Taciturn
RoleCoworker, Shinigami, Tsukkomi
Engages inTeasing
Subject ofTeasing
Voiced byTachibana Shinnosuke

Description

A shinigami who's Zen's partner. Rikka is usually taciturn, though when he does talk, he's very sharp-tongued. He seldom shows his emotions, but he often quarrels with Zen. Since he completes his shinigami jobs coolly, calmly and steadily with precision, he is highly valued in the shinigami world. Rikka secretly settles the disputes Zen causes behind the latter's back. Possessing a thought process colder than everyone else, he thinks it's fine to send all spirits in the world of the living to hell.

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[Translation of his official website profile.]

Shiba Keina司馬 ケイナ
HairShort, Slicked Back, White
EyesBrown, Jitome
BodyAdult, Pale, Slim
ClothesBracelet, Cardigan, Shirt
PersonalityKind, Relaxed
RoleWidow
Subject ofBlindness
Voiced byTamaki Nozomi

Description

Keina lives alone on the outskirts of town. She has a kind and calm personality. Due to a certain incident in her past, she became blind.

[Translation of her official website profile.]

Yuyuユユ
MeasurementsHeight: 130cm
HairCurtained, Parted in Middle, Pink, Shoulder-length
EyesGreen, Slit Pupils
BodyFang, Kemonomimi, Kid, Pale, Short, Slim, Younger Appearance
ClothesBelt, Body Ribbon, Choker, Hoodie, Kemonomimi Hood, Necktie, Overall, Shirt
PersonalityEnergetic, Hardworker, Immature, Mischievous, Third Person
RoleCat, Familiar
Engages inShapeshifting
Voiced byIgarashi Hiromi

Description

Age: ??? (10 years old appearance in human form)
Height as cat: 40cm

Nami's familiar. Usually takes form of a cat, but shapeshifts into human one when needing to support Nami during his lessons. Like Nami, Yuyu has existed in Netherworld for decades. However on psychological level, Yuyu is still a child. Yuyu loves to cause mischief and often causes trouble to other students along with Kairi.

[Translated from official website profile.]

ZenゼンB
AliasesKamakari Zen
MeasurementsHeight: 180cm
Birthday8 August
HairBlack, Shaggy, Short
EyesGreen
BodyFacial Piercing, Pale, Slim, Tall, Young-adult
ClothesBelt, Boots, Earrings, Shirt, Tailcoat, Trousers, Vest
ItemsFanny Pack, Scythe
PersonalityArrogant, Confident, Ore, Ore-sama, Rude, Selfish
RoleCoworker, Shinigami
Engages inTeasing
Subject ofTeasing
Voiced byHino Satoshi

Description

A self-conceited and self-centered young man. Possessing a pompous temperament, Zen has an unshakeable confidence in himself. He seriously believes that there is no shinigami better than him. Zen is actually a very skilled shinigami, however, he sometimes messes up in strange things. Zen's mistakes are all cleaned up by his partner, Rikka. He often visits the Special Supplementary Class members of the Reaper Training School to tease them.

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[Translation of his official website profile.]