Higanbana no Saku Yoru ni - Dai Ichi Ya

彼岸花の咲く夜に 第一夜

Higanbana no Saku Yoru ni - Dai Ichi Ya
TitleHiganbana no Saku Yoru ni - Dai Ichi Ya
Original title彼岸花の咲く夜に 第一夜
AliasesThe unforgiving flowers blossom in the dead of night.
LengthShort (2 - 10 hours)
LinksWikipedia, Encubed
Developer07th Expansion
Publishers 07th Expansion & FuRyu Corporation
 Spider Lily Translations
 Moe Your Sister Chinese
 Golden Abyss
Relations
Sequel
Higanbana no Saku Yoru ni - Dai Ni Ya

Description

Marie is trapped in a horrible situation. She's being constantly tormented by her classmates and regularly molested by her teacher. With nowhere else to turn, she finds herself asking for supernatural help from one of the seven demons of the seven mysteries of her school. All she desires is the death of her cruel classmates and teacher. How far will Marie be willing to go in order to achieve the murders that would free her from her living hell?

No Event CGs 3.0 The Seven School Mysteries 3.0 NVL 3.0 Female Protagonist 3.0 Linear Plot 3.0 Episodic Story 3.0 Photographic Backgrounds 3.0 Student Heroine 3.0 Bullying 2.9 Ghost 2.9 Youkai 2.9 Multiple Protagonists 2.9 Youkai Heroine 2.9 Kinetic Novel 2.9 Protagonist with a Face 2.9 Protagonist with a Sprite 2.9 Suicide 2.8 Magic 2.8 Living Doll Heroine 2.8 Shy Heroine 2.8 Student Hero 2.7 Desperation 2.7 Student Protagonist 2.7 Mischievous Heroine 2.7 Depression 2.7 Horror 2.5 Violence 2.4 Paranoia 2.4 Revenge 2.4 Childishly Violent Heroine 2.4 No Sexual Content 2.4 Child Abuse 2.3 Ghost Heroine 2.3 Curse 2.2 Villainous Protagonist 2.2 Death of Heroine 2.2 Villainous Hero 2.2 Memory Alteration 2.2 Thriller 2.2 Descriptions of Violence 2.2 Death of Protagonist 2.1 Unlockable Bonus Content 2.1 Heroine with Glasses 2.1 Death of Hero 2.1 Protagonist with Glasses 2.1 Teacher Hero 2.0 Villainous Heroine 2.0 Pre-rendered Backgrounds 2.0 Music Recollection 2.0 Character Profiles 2.0 Male Protagonist 2.0 Suspense 2.0 Sadist Heroine 2.0 Homicide 2.0 Protagonist with Psychological Problems 2.0 Delusion 2.0 Corruption of Characters 1.9 Kemonomimi Support Character 1.9 Other Perspectives 1.9 Amnesia 1.9 Tsundere Heroine 1.8 Magic/ESP Combat 1.8 Heroine with Eyepatch 1.8 Secret Identity 1.7 Sexual Innuendo 1.7 ESP 1.6 School Nurse Support Character 1.6 Sexual Child Abuse 1.6 Fear of Death 1.6 Animals 1.3 Elementary School Student Heroine 1.2 Elementary School Student Protagonist 1.2 Elementary School Student Hero 1.2 Varied Title Screens 1.2 Talking Animal 0.9 Elementary School 0.8

Protagonists

Kusunoki Midori
Kusunoki Midori楠木 みどり O
Birthday22 April
Hair, Blunt Bangs, Brown, Intake, Long, Short Bangs, Straight
Eyes, Brown, Tareme
Body, Pale, Young-adult
Clothes, Clothing with Ribbons, Dress, Dress Shoes, Headband, Knee-high Socks, Name Tag
Personality, Arrogant, Envious, Kind, Refined, Superficial
Role, Actor, Elementary School Student, Popular, School Drama Club Member, Unpopular, Wealthy
Subject of, Bullying, Delusion, Mind Control

Description

Midori is a popular and wealthy student, loved by everyone in her class. Her peers' adoration of her extends to even everyone in her grade, and possibly the entire school. She is also a prominent member of the school's drama club, and is expected to earn the role of the main character for the club's latest production.

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In reality, Midori is still unpopular as she was before, but thanks to her contract with the Black Tea Gentleman, she is blissfully deluded. She once had a lot of respect and boasted the wealth of her household. But now, she is being neglected in class and being treated exactly the opposite. In reality and on the stage, she's the vain girl who wants to be a princess.

With the Black Tea Gentleman's power, today she is performing as a princess on a stage that exists only for her to see. Incidentally, she does have a lot of acting ability. If she can put up with her current misfortunes, she'll surely blossom.


[Based on the English translation of her unlockable profile.]

Moriya Marie
Moriya Marie森谷 毬枝 A
Birthday2 January
Hair, Curtained, Orange, Shoulder-length, Sidehair, Spiky Bangs, Straight
Eyes, Violet
Body, Kid, Pale, Slim
Clothes, Ankle Socks, Dress, Glasses, Name Tag, Shirt, Sports Shoes, Unusual Hair Ornaments
Personality, Altruistic, Honorable, Kind, Low Self-esteem, Nature Lover, Shy, Timid
Role, Elementary School Student, Friend, Rival, Youkai
Engages in, Fighting, Murder, Revenge
Subject of, Blackmail, Bullying, Child Abuse, Homicide, Molesting

Description

A kind-natured and timid girl that is a victim of bullying. Eventually, her teacher, Kanamori Yoshihito, starts to molest her. She is a member of the animal raising committee.

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Kanamori becomes paranoid about Marie eventually revealing their "relationship", and strangles her to death when she tried to confront him (Marie planned on reporting him to the authorities, using the video recordings Kanamori made as evidence against him). He was also competing alongside Marie in the hopes of becoming Mesomeso-san, but was killed because he broke the rules of the "game" (speaking to Meso-Meso).

Marie is now the School Youkai of the 8th rank. School Monster, Mesomeso-san. A youkai rumoured to live in the former school building's bathroom. Even if one hears it talking through the door, the must not reply. Unimpeded in her youkai form, she became stronger than she was in life.

Instead of going on the occasional hunt, she sometimes sneaks into the cafeteria. She also possesses a mysterious ability to find tea cakes from seemingly thin air.


[Based on the English translation of her unlockable profile.]

Nihei Hikaru
Nihei Hikaru二瓶 ひかる B
Birthday22 November
Hair, Black, Eye Covering, Parted to Side, Short
Eyes, Black
Body, Kid, Pale
Clothes, Belt, Jacket, Name Tag, Shorts, T-shirt
Personality, Arrogant, Coward, Overconfident, Sly, Smart, Vindictive
Role, Classmate, Elementary School Student, Rabbit, Schoolmate, Villain
Engages in, Assault, Bullying, Metamorphosis, Murder
Subject of, Bullying, Curse

Description

A highly intelligent, brilliant youth who gets the best grades. His jealous classmates frequently bully him.

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He looks down upon his inept classmates. He started attending cram school from an early age and earns the best grades. He began to look down upon his peers more and more as time went on. Eventually, he ended up picking on one of his classmates for being "an underachiever". He was bullied because of that, and so he channelled his anger through attacking rabbits. He's slightly mental. He hides a twisted split personality within the darkness of his own mind.

One day, an unranked youkai named Hameln reveals that he has been watching Hikaru abuse the rabbits. Seeing Hikaru as an opportunity, Hameln uses Hikaru in order to achieve his goal of becoming a ranked youkai. Hameln's castanets (when played in the music room) has the power to turn those who hear its tune into small animals. Feigning cooperation, Hameln turned Hikaru's "tormentors" into rabbits, and then Hikaru would slaughter them.


[Based on the English translation of his unlockable profile.]

Nonomiya Takeshi
Nonomiya Takeshi野々宮 武 B
Birthday6 April
Hair, Brown, Parted to Side, Red, Short, Sidehair
Eyes, Brown
Body, Kid, Pale, Slim
Clothes, Glasses, Name Tag, Necktie, Shirt, Trousers
Items, Bag, Camera
Personality, Ambitious, Curious, Hardworker, Kind, Smart, Vindictive
Role, Elementary School Student, Journalist, Student Club Member
Engages in, Photography, Revenge, Stalking
Subject of, Amnesia, Curse

Description

A falsely-accused boy obsessed with uncovering truth with photographs. He loves pictures of wild birds, and his dream is to one day be a freelance wild bird photographer.

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He stalked Numata Youko out of revenge and continuously harrassed her by taking secret photographs and sending them to her. His ability to take photographs of others without them noticing is genius tier. His true calling might be as a paparazzi or as a private eye who takes photos of extramarital affairs.


[Based on the English translation of his unlockable profile.]

Sakaki Yukari
Sakaki Yukari榊 由香里 A
Birthday1 August
Hair, Blue, Blunt Bangs, Hime Cut, Sidehair, Straight
Eyes, Brown
Body, Kid, Pale, Slim
Clothes, Name Tag, Shorts, Sweater, Thigh-high Stockings
Personality, Altruistic, Brave, Disciplinarian, Docile, Kind, Low Self-esteem
Role, Classmate, Elementary School Student, Friend, Half-orphan, Poor, Unpopular
Engages in, Self-sacrifice
Subject of, Bullying, Curse, Rape Attempt

Description

A pitiful girl made the target of bullying because of unfortunate circumstances at home. She tried to stay strong after her mother's death, but it was difficult for her at that age. She has a complex because she's taller than most boys, and cute clothes don't suit her.

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When Reiko becomes the new target of the bullying, Yukari was at first, both glad and guilty. She never took part in the bullying, despite Reiko's suggestion that it would Yukari "fit in better". Feeling more confident since she became friends with Reiko, Yukari suggests that they join forces and stand up to the bullies together.

However, Marie appears and reveals Reiko's true form- Sumire of the Twilight. Sumire leaves Yukari's class, which caused Yukari to get bullied again. However, the bullying escalated much further and faster than before. Shortly afterwards on a whim, Higanbana thwarts Sumire's plans by causing a bus crash which killed all of the bullies.

These days, she still hates bullying, and when boys go beyond playful pranks, she often snaps at them. Perhaps believing that kind of personality is cool, her popularity is rising among the girls.

She bears a small resemblance to Furude Rika from Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and Bernkastel from Umineko no Naku Koro ni. However, she isn't related to any of them beyond the resemblance.


[Based on the English translation of her unlockable profile.]

Sakurada Michiru
Sakurada Michiru桜田 みちる AB
Birthday11 February
Hair, Brown, Ringlet, Twin Tails, Waist Length+
Eyes, Blue
Body, Kid, Pale, Slim
Clothes, Clothing with Ribbons, Dress, Eyepatch, Gothic, Knee-high Socks, Lolita, Shrug, String Ribbon Tie
Personality, Loner, Loyal, Mature, Reserved, Vindictive
Role, Elementary School Student, Friend, Lonely, Psychic, Unpopular
Engages in, Assault
Subject of, Grief

Description

A girl with a self-proclaimed sixth sense. She really does have the gift to sense the supernatural. she is revered by a club of occult girls who believe in exocisms and the power of charms. Although it healed a long time ago, she doesn't take off her eye patch. It's her evil eye. She often dresses up in goth-loli outfits due to her parents' hobbies. Her favourite brand name is Auntie Rosa.

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Michiru is the one responsible for the curses during the events of "Shrine of the Guardian Deity". She recommended a group of girls to apologise to the guardian deity after they inadvertently broke its shrine, warning them that they could get cursed if they don't do so. However, as they didn't believe in the supernatural, they just laughed at Michiru.

Already feeling alienated, Michiru dropped a chair on one of the girls as part of the "guardian deity curse" she concocted to make the girls believe and apologise to the deity. Marie eventually talks Michiru out of continuing to "curse" the girls.

Her spiritual powers rapidly accelerated after her meeting with Mesomeso-san.


[Based on the English translation of her unlockable profile.]

Main character

Higanbana
Higanbana彼岸花 
AliasesThe Dancing Higanbana, The Doll That Dances
Birthday32 August
Hair, Black, Long, Short Bangs, Straight, Violet
Eyes, Red
Body, Kid, Pale, Slim
Clothes, Dress, Lolita, Name Tag, Pantyhose, Ribbon Hair Accessory, Ribbon Tie
Personality, Arrogant, Cold-hearted, Dishonest, Mischievous, Moody, Pretending, Selfish, Tsundere, Violent, Whimsical
Role, Friend, Magician, Rival, Villain, Youkai
Engages in, Cursing, Fighting, Mass Murder, Murder, Sadism, Torture

Description

School Youkai of the 3rd rank, "The Dancing Higanbana". It is said that in the middle of the night a doll dances atop the cabinets of the infirmary. Cursing and injuring others, she is the infirmary's master. She is feared even by other youkai for her brutality. Higanbana spends her days in the infirmary usually eating steamed buns while watching anime late into the night.

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However, Marie sees through her demonic persona and the two get along. Higanbana often butts heads with Sumire over prey, so they're rivals in hunting.


[Based on the English translation of her unlockable profile.]

Side characters

Hameln
Hamelnハメルン 
AliasesHameln of the Music Room
Birthday26 June
Hair, Green, Long, Multicolored, Orange, Red, White
Eyes, Hidden
Body, Pale, Young-adult
Clothes, Coat, Gloves, Mask
Personality, Arrogant, Confident, Dishonest, Moody, Overconfident, Sly
Role, Magician, Villain, Youkai
Engages in, Cursing, Unarmed Fighting
Subject of, Death

Description

He calls himself "Hameln of the Music Room". He doesn't rank among the eight school youkai. It's said that if one heas the sound of his castanets, they will be transformed into an animal. Since he has a moody disposition, he is well suited as a youkai. He's a frightful man when he takes off his mask. Thankfully, he loves masks.

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In reality, Hameln was an ambitious, hugely egotistical opportunist. While he liked the pipe, he couldn't monologue while blowing on, so he changed instruments. Moody and whimsical, he clearly gave Hikaru about the same treatment as a lamp.

One day, he reveals that he has been watching Hikaru abuse the rabbits. Seeing Hikaru as an opportunity, Hameln used Hikaru in order to achieve his goal of becoming a ranked youkai. Feigning cooperation, Hameln used his powers to turn Hikaru's "tormentors" into rabbits, and then Hikaru would slaughter them.

He fights Higanbana, and turns her into a rabbit. Hameln "ate" Higanbana, but she killed him by eating his insides and jumped out of him.


[Based on the English translation of his unlockable profile.]

Hoken no Sensei
Hoken no Sensei保健の先生 AB
AliasesSchool Nurse
Birthday25 August
Hair, Blond, Long, Straight
Eyes, Brown, Tareme
Body, Pale, Young-adult
Clothes, Boots, Glasses, Lab Coat, Miniskirt, Turtleneck Sweater
Personality, Friendly, Insightful, Kind
Role, No Name, School Nurse

Description

Her tacky attire can almost be counted as one of the Seven Mysteries. Her favourite saying is "there are no encounters and there are no good men." She even grumbles this to the students.

She has a light supernatural sense, and on occasion it seems she can even sense Higanbana's presence. Taking care of Higanbana's doll, she is her guardian. Immune like a spiritual ward, she is completely safe even in the middle of Higanbana's aura.

[Based on the English translation of her unlockable profile.]

Kanamori Yoshihito
Kanamori Yoshihito金森 義仁 A
Birthday2 August
Hair, Black, Short
Eyes, Black, Grey, Hosome
Body, Pale, Slim, Young-adult
Clothes, Necktie, Suit
Personality, Cautious, Charismatic, Grandiosit, Overconfident, Pretending
Role, Popular, Rival, Teacher, Villain
Engages in, Blackmail, Child Abuse, Molesting, Murder
Subject of, Homicide, Insanity, Paranoia

Description

Marie's homeroom teacher. He is a lively and popular teacher among the girls... but he keeps a wild animal inside of himself, and Marie becomes its outlet. Initially, he was ambitious and idealistic, but Kanamori attributes his changes to cracking under various pressures as well as being disillusioned.

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Kanamori becomes paranoid about Marie eventually revealing their "relationship", and strangles her to death when she tried to confront him (Marie planned on reporting him to the authorities, using the video recordings Kanamori made as evidence against him).

He was competing alongside Marie in the hopes of becoming Meso-Meso, but was killed because he broke the rules of the "game" (speaking to Mesomeso-san). In the end, Marie became Mesomeso-san and crushed his entire body into dust.


[Based on the English translation of his unlockable profile.]

Koucha no Shinshi
Koucha no Shinshi紅茶の紳士 
AliasesBlack Tea Gentleman, Vice Principal
Birthday15 November
Hair, Multicolored, Red, Short, White
Eyes, Kitsuneme
Body, Pointed Ears, Young-adult
Clothes, Brooch, Collar, Cross Necklace, Dress Shoes, Earrings, Necklace, Pendant Necklace, Suit, Vest
Personality, Refined, Relaxed
Role, Magician, No Name, Youkai
Engages in, Mind Control

Description

He's not ranked among the Eight School Youkai, but it is whispered that he is the shadow second rank in power. As the right hand man of the Headmaster, he is a powerful youkai also known as the "Vice Principal". As his name implies, he is rarely seen without some tea.

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He holds the power to amplify the dreams of children and let them escape reality. This is what he did to Midori, as part of her wish to be loved and have the main role in the school play. He offers his powers to people in exchange for a portion of their souls.

He can be seen as either overflowing with kindness or with cruelty. He is the natural enemy of youkai like Higanbana, who hunt by inviting their victims to die. His hobby is to read children's writings about their "Dreams of the Future".


[Based on the English translation of his unlockable profile.]

Kouchousensei
Kouchousensei校長先生 
AliasesThe Headmaster, The Principal
Birthday1 January
Hair, Blond, Curly, Long, Long Beard, Moustache
Eyes, Kitsuneme, White
Body, Adult, Demon Tail, Overweight
Clothes, Cape, Monocle, Necktie, Ring, Suit, Top Hat
Items, Walking Stick
Personality, Docile, Pretending, Refined, Strange
Role, Husband, Magician, No Name, Psychic, Youkai

Description

He is the School Youkai of the 1st rank, "The Headmaster". It is said that he slips out of a photo of a principal from ages past in the principal's office and wanders around the campus grounds.

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It is also said that he spirits away students that he meets and erases any trace of their existence from reality itself. He shows a calm disposition but he hides a terrifying brutality. Now he's older, but once he was a youkai who could devour entire schools.

It seems he has a terrifying wife as well, so he spends his time at school to avoid going home.


[Based on the English translation of his unlockable profile.]

Numata Youko
Numata Youko沼田 陽子 O
Birthday25 April
Hair, Grey, Long, Straight, Twin Braids, V Bangs
Eyes, Brown, Tareme
Body, Kid, Pale
Clothes, Ankle Socks, Hoodie, Skirt
Personality, Friendly, Kind, Optimist
Role, Ghost, Popular, Schoolmate
Engages in, Suicide
Subject of, Stalking

Description

She wants to be a simple "mori girl". She was a cute girl loved by everyone. It's unfortunate that her friends framed Nonomiya to protect her. Thanks to Higanbana's chance, she was able to rest in peace, and now she's attending school in paradise.

Sometimes, it seems she comes back as a ghost and mingles among her former classmates. Nomiya wouldn't admit it, but it's clear he really liked her.

[Based on the English translation of her unlockable profile.]

Numata Youko
Numata Youko沼田 陽子 O
Birthday25 April
Hair, Eye Covering, Green, Grey, Multicolored, Shoulder-length, V Bangs
Eyes, Hidden
Body, Kid
Clothes, Ankle Socks, Hoodie, Skirt, Torn Clothing
Role, Spirit, Student
Engages in, Suicide
Subject of, Stalking

Description

Receiving the cruel jeers of her peers and terrifying photographs from her stalker, he committed suicide. Once glimpsed by youkai tht incites suicide, her road to self-destruction was accelerated. Since the spirit of one that commits suicide is beloved by the youkai, there was no peace after death for her. Made the plaything of the youkai, she endlessly wanders the bottom of a freezing hell.

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Her stalker was revealed to be Nonomiya Takeshi, who was the one Youko's friends framed for breaking some school equipment. In revenge, Takeshi set out to frighten Youko by stalking her and sending her terrifying pictures. Youko eventually committed suicide.

She was pulled out of hell and was initially planning to exact her revenge on Takeshi, but the two came to forgive one another. Thanks to Higanbana, Youko's spirit was freed and she could finally rest.


[Based on the English translation of her unlockable profile.]

Oosumi Reiko
Oosumi Reiko大住 玲子 
Hair, Blond, Blunt Bangs, Short Bangs, Shoulder-length, Straight
Eyes, Green
Body, Kid, Pale, Slim
Clothes, Bell, Dress, Name Tag, Necktie, Ribbon Hair Accessory, Shirt
Personality, Airhead, Clumsy, Docile, Pretending, Timid
Role, Classmate, Elementary School Student, Friend, Secret Identity, Transfer Student, Unpopular
Engages in, Disguise
Subject of, Bullying

Description

A docile and timid girl, Reiko transfers into Yukari's class mid-semester. Due to her disposition, she quickly becomes the next target of the class bullies.

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Oosumi Reiko is just one of many disguises Sumire of the Twilight adopts when she is hunting. Reiko/Sumire purposely made herself a target of the bullies for her hunt.


[Based on the English translation of her unlockable profile.]

Sakunoshin
Sakunoshinさくのしん 
Birthday9 March
Hair, Blond, Short
Eyes, Red
Body, Kemonomimi, Kid, Pale
Clothes, Coat, Scarf
Personality, Coward, Docile, Immature, Made-up Words
Role, Deity

Description

<hidden by spoiler settings>The guardian deity of the shrine which was broken during the events of "Shrine of the Guardian Deity". While not strictly a School Youkai, he is the leader of the animal spirits in the area.

He looks like a fox, but he claims he is really a lion. He has a calm disposition, but he is truly a coward. He says he can fight when it counts, but he won't listen to the ghost story of curses in the night. He loves pounded fish cakes. The infirmary nurse gives them to him as offerings.

Although he bears a very strong resemblance to Sakutarou from Umineko no Naku Koro ni, the two aren't related.

[Based on the English translation of his unlockable profile.]

Sumire
Sumireスミレ 
AliasesSumire of the Twilight, 夕闇のスミレ (Yuuyami no Sumire)
Birthday2 April
Hair, Blond, Blunt Bangs, Short Bangs, Shoulder-length, Straight
Eyes, Green
Body, Fang, Kid, Pale, Slim
Clothes, Bell, Furisode, Ribbon Hair Accessory
Personality, Arrogant, Competitive, Cruel, Overconfident
Role, Rival, Villain, Youkai
Engages in, Disguise, Masochism, Mind Control
Subject of, Bullying, Disappointment

Description

<hidden by spoiler settings>Sumire, also called "Sumire of the Twilight", is the Seventh Rank of the School Youkai. If someone plays in the school yard until late in the day they'll discover a strange girl. It's whispered that this youkai leads those children astray and spirits them away.

Wearing a kimoono the colour of "sumire" (violet), she appears just like a doll that would fit in at a tea ceremony. She used to play among the other children wearing this, but she was bullied for it. It seems she was once a child raised learning the ways of tea ceremony on a tatami. However, the malicious modern society changed her. She became the bullying youkai.

Because she became bullied, she mass-produced bullies as a spectacle. She is happy the more bullied she is, but now, the unknown pleasures she's taking interest in are terrifying. Sumire feeds on the souls of those who are bullied, so she has a need to create bullies. She does this by "transferring" into a class under a different name, and makes herself a target of bullying. She has powers to make people addicted to bullying (supposedly her tears), so that when they have to move classes, they can spread the "need" to bully like a virus.

After infiltrating Yukari's class, Sumire had successfully converted the entire class (even the teacher) into bullies. However, Higanbana thwarted her plans by causing a bus full of the bullies (en route to an excursion site) to crash, which killed them all.

Since there's no TV in the tea room, she's envious that Higanbana has a TV. She often butts heads with Higanbana over prey, and so they are rivals in hunting.


[Based on the English translation of her unlockable profile.]