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Sepia Tears

Sepia Tears
AliasesSepia Tears ~Midwinter's Reprise~
Play timeShort (5h from 13 votes)
DeveloperScarlet String Studios & Team NEET
PublishersScarlet String Studios & Team NEET
GinOk4mi & AxA EroFansub
Polish Route
Scarlet String Studios
LinksWikidata, IGDB, PCGamingWiki, Lutris,, VNStat


"Sepia Tears is a love story.

There are no robots or vampires, unfortunately. It's about a high schooler named Mark, an ordinary protagonist with a secret in his past that he tries very hard to forget. It's also about a girl named Myra who knows more about him than any stranger should and reminds him uncannily of his past.

Together, they search for a storybook romance and realize that love comes in many shades.''

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HairBrown, Short
ClothesCoat, Kimono, School Uniform
RoleClassmate, Friend, Full Brother, Gamer, High School Student, Older Brother
Engages inCleaning, Teasing
Subject ofStalking, Teasing


"You see, some people are born hardworking, and others aren't. I fall into the latter category."

The main protagonist, he is a high school student who lives a simple life with his little sister, Rin, and his only friends, Lillian and Lukas. As winter approaches, he wishes for something that could warm up his wintery, cold days: love. However, he tries hard to forget a secret from his past which made him suffer.

Main characters

HairBlue, Parted to Side, Sidehair, Spiky Bangs, Straight, Waist Length+
BodyPale, Slim, Teen
ClothesBoots, Dress, Glasses, Hair Tie, Jacket, Necktie, Pantyhose, Pleated Skirt, Ribbon Tie, Scarf, School Uniform, Sweater
PersonalityBookworm, Kind, Shy, Smart
RoleClassmate, Daughter, Friend, High School Student, Honor Student, Library Committee Member, Lonely
Engages inReading, Shopping, Teasing
Subject ofTeasing


"You can tell a lot about a person by how they answer an unanswerable question."

Mark's classmate and a real bookworm, she is always reading books in the school and is also a member of the library committee. She is the only child in her family, and feels often lonely due to this. Unlike Mark, she is a good student and very smart.

HairRinglet, Sidehair, Twin Tails, Violet, Waist Length+
ClothesBelt, Boots, Coat, Miniskirt, Ribbon Hair Accessory, Scarf, School Uniform, Thigh-high Stockings
PersonalityCarefree, Outgoing, Secretive
RoleHigh School Student
Engages inStalking, Teasing


"You might not remember me yet, but I remember you."

The mysterious violet-haired girl who suddenly appears in front of Mark and disappears always like a ghost. She seems to know a lot about him, but always keeps a secret or two whenever Mark asks her something.

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HairClaret, Shoulder-length, Sidehair, Spiky Bangs, Twin Tails
BodyPale, Slim, Teen
ClothesCoat, Knee-high Socks, Ribbon Hair Tie, Ribbon Tie, School Uniform
ItemsMobile Phone
PersonalityEnergetic, Mischievous, Otaku, Smart
RoleFriend, Full Sister, Gamer, High School Student, Younger Sister
Engages inCooking, Cosplay, Shopping, Teasing


"Gentle? But I'm your cute little sister. I'm automatically gentle!"

Mark's younger sister. Her real name is Rina, but for obscure reasons everybody calls her "Rin", and she loves calling Mark "onii-chan". She is an otaku inside-out, and rivals Lukas' passion; the two of them are close otaku buddies.

Side character

HairBrown, Short, Spiky Bangs
BodyPale, Slim, Teen
ClothesGlasses, Necktie, Scarf, School Uniform, Sweater
PersonalityGenre Savvy, Otaku, Reserved
RoleClassmate, Friend, Gamer, High School Student
Engages inShopping, Teasing


"Mark, you do know what this means, don't you? This means that you have yet to experience modern Japanese visual culture in all its glory! Sure you've found yourself taking a peek at Rin's DVD collection at some point in the past sixteen years. Haven't you ever felt discontented with the path the story takes?"

Mark's classmate and best friend. He is 100% (or even beyond) otaku, and is often trying to convert Mark into the otaku path. He doesn't only like anime and manga, but visual novels as well.