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Play timeLong (30h from 18 votes)
DeveloperOtomate & Toybox Inc.
PublishersIdea Factory Co., Ltd.
Idea Factory Co., Ltd. & INTRAGAMES
Aksys Games & INTRAGAMES
Same setting

World End Syndrome

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The summer holidays.
A town caged by nature, Okunezato.
One year ago in this town, her older brother suddenly disappeared without a trace.

Shaped like a fragment of the moon, a nostalgic atmosphere permeates the town. It is known for having many legends and folklores. As a result of the continued population decline, the amount of modern-looking buildings have increased in the main street. The town is starting to gain attention due to its status as a "mystery hot spot" amongst the youngsters in the underground scene.

One day, during summer vacation, the protagonist and university student Hanamaki Ichiko is invited by Kagutsuchi Hino- her childhood friend in the same university year level as her- to go to Okunezato in order to look for her disappeared older brother together. Hino had found the "Forbidden Okunezato Club", a website in which its visitors discuss the mysteries and legends of Okunezato. Taking advantage of the offline meeting between the visitors that will take place during the summer holidays, he suggests to look into her brother's disappearance during this time. With Hino having pushed her back, Ichiko wills herself to go to Okunezato.

The young men from the Forbidden Okunezato Club website had gathered at the Fuurin Hotel- the live-in chef Amari Isora, the cat lover otaku Kushinada Toa, the med student Tatehira Sousuke and the owner of Fuurin Hotel Murakumo Yuzuki. Others such as the genius middle schooler who assists with managing the hotel, Hirasaka Yuki, the landscape photographer Tsukuyomi Kagura, the unsociable novelist Karasuma Chikage and the video game-loving female employee of Fuurin Susano Yua also become involved as they all get caught up in mysterious incidents.

The "other face" of Okunezato comes to light as rumours regarding the "Legend of the Dead" are treated as though they were fact. Everytime they follow the footsteps of her disappeared brother, mysterious events spark. The true existence of the forbidden grounds, and the legendary flower that only blooms in Okunezato...

The truth behind these incidents lead to a surprising and totally unexpected ending.

[Translation of the official website's story summary.]

Branching Plot 3.0 Built-in Encyclopedia 3.0 Hotel 3.0 More Than Seven Endings 3.0 Protagonist's Side Image Toggle 3.0 UndeadS 3.0 Multiple Route Mystery 2.9 MysteryS 2.9 Unlockable Hero(ine)S 2.8 Unlockable RoutesS 2.8 Enforced Playing Order 2.7 Otome Game 2.7 Bad Endings with Story 2.7 Disappearance 2.7 Summer 2.7 Undead HeroS 2.7 Varied Title ScreensS 2.7 Voiced Default Name 2.6 Chosen Choices Marking 2.5 Correct Choice Indicator 2.5 Fictional Modern Day Japanese Countryside 2.5 Location Display 2.5 Murder MysteryS 2.5 No Sexual Content 2.5 Protagonist with a Face 2.5 Read Text Marking 2.5 Suspense 2.5 Female Protagonist 2.4 Intrigue 2.4 University Student Protagonist 2.4 Adult Hero 2.3 Adult Protagonist 2.3 Ending Scene Recollection 2.3 Nameable Protagonist 2.3 Protagonist's Non-blood-related Brother as a HeroS 2.3 Memory AlterationS 2.3 Hero with Glasses 2.2 Idol HeroS 2.2 Yandere HeroS 2.2 University Student Hero 2.2 ADV 2.1 Achievements 2.0 Alternate Starting Point 2.0 Athlete Hero 2.0 Backlog Jump 2.0 Bad Ending(s) 2.0 Bookworm Hero 2.0 Cheerful Hero 2.0 Cook Hero 2.0 Date Display 2.0 Death of HeroS 2.0 Fictional Modern Day Japanese Town 2.0 Hero(ine) Selection 2.0 Hero with Eye Covering Hairstyle 2.0 Mid-game Videos 2.0 One True EndS 2.0 Parting EndingS 2.0 Protagonist's Blood-related Brother as a Hero 2.0 Protagonist's Boss as Hero 2.0 Protagonist's Childhood Friend as a Hero 2.0 Protagonist's Older Brother as a Hero 2.0 Scenario Selection 2.0 Side Portraits 2.0 Student Hero 2.0 Thriller 2.0 Unlockable Choices 2.0 Varying Ending Songs 1.9 Ambient Sounds 1.5 Death of ProtagonistS 1.5 Romance 1.5 Unlockable Event 1.5 ZombieS 1.5 Festival 1.4 NakigeS 1.3 Brief NVL Scenes 1.0 Game Over 1.0 Multiple Opening Movies 1.0


Japanese (3)
2016-07-2112+7'scarlet - Download Edition
2016-07-2112+7'scarlet - Limited Edition
2016-07-2112+7'scarlet - Regular Edition
Korean (2)
Chinese (traditional) (2)
2018-02-2012+QiZui FeiHong
English (4)
2018-05-2512+7'scarlet - EU Download Edition
2018-05-2513+7'scarlet - NA Download Edition
2018-05-2513+7'scarlet - NA Package Edition


Original edition
  • Vocals
  • A-TOInsert song "Lovesick"
  • AUK ZEROInsert song "Lovesick"
  • Oda KaoriOP "World End Syndrome", Yuzuki ED "Koboresou na Tsuki"
  • Shimotsuki HarukaSousuke ED "Itoshisa o Daita Hana"
  • maoHino / Isora ED "Me no Mae no Hohoemi"
Aksys Games' translation

    Full character list

    Character summary

    Hanamaki IchikoProtagonist
    Murakumo YuzukiMain character
    Tatehira SousukeMain character
    Amari IsoraMain character
    Kagutsuchi HinoMain character
    Kukuri YasuhisaSide character
    Voiced by Kishio Daisuke
    Murakumo KyoujiSide character
    Voiced by Kameyama Yuuji
    Tsukuyomi KaguraSide character
    Hirasaka YukiSide character
    Voiced by Kobayashi Sanae
    Karasuma ChikageSide character
    Voiced by Yasumoto Hiroki
    Gamou MakikoSide character
    Voiced by Kasahara Akira
    Susano YuaSide character
    Voiced by Saitou Chiwa

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    7'scarlet - Download Edition

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