A private detective who reprises his role as protagonist in this game.
He’s sloppy by nature and quick to irritation, but also has a strong sense of responsibility.
He works as a detective now, carrying painful memories of his past when he lost his fiancée during a case and quit his job as a police detective. He currently lives with his younger sister, Yukari.
He continues to search for a kidnapped girl after getting involved in the ”Kara no Shoujo Incident.” It’s been almost two years since she was kidnapped, but he still has no leads.
That’s when he meets Masaki Tomoyuki, who has just attempted suicide. In this game, he’s acquired a driver’s license and drives a car. He’s not particularly good at driving, however...
”Detectives are supposed to be heartless, you know.”
An unemployed man, one of the game’s protagonists.
When he attempted suicide in Inokashira Park, he was found and rescued by Tokisaka Yukari. After he’s discharged from the hospital, he’s hired as a (temporary) assistant at the Tokisaka Detective Agency.
Because he cut his wrist during his suicide attempt, he currently can’t use his left hand very well. Since a blood transfusion from Tokisaka saved his life, Masaki endures the harsh work Tokisaka puts him through -- though not without complaints. In reality, he has nothing else to do, so he’s just going along with it due to his passive nature. He has a mature personality for better or worse, and is the type to create distance between himself and others.
”...It looks like I’ve escaped death once again.”
A girl who just joined Yukari’s class at Ouba Girls’ Academy. She’s a shy, meek girl who tends to avoid interacting with other people.
She’s extremely socially awkward and doesn’t adapt well to her new class until Yukari and Kohane start talking to her, after which she begins opening up to them.
She becomes interested in painting during her interactions with Yukari and joins the art club. Before joining the art club her only hobby was reading. On an unrelated note, she appears to be very well developed for her rather unbalanced diet.
”...I’m sorry. I have a terrible memory...”
Tokisaka Reiji’s extremely well-mannered sister.
She’s gentle but firm, a kind girl who loves her brother, and truly the ideal Japanese woman. Of course, she still loves bugs, which is the one thing her friends Kohane and Yukiko are wary of.
She’s in a new department now at school, but remains in the art club. However, the club’s only member besides Yukari is her friend Kohane, who does little more than show up to fulfill their member requirement, so she’s truly happy to welcome Yukiko to the art club when she shows an interest in painting.
”Heheh... You have a hard time with anything that’s not work, Nii-san.”
Yukari’s classmate and friend.
She’s a girl who can interact casually and act unreservedly with everyone.
She’s a serious girl at heart, but will speak and act inconsiderately, sometimes confusing those around her. She loves pointless actions and meaningless challenges. She also enjoys teasing Yukari with fibs and practical jokes.
She’s met Yukiko before and calls her ”Yukiko-chan,” and also calls Yukari the affectionate nickname ”Yukaricchi.” She’s in the art club to spend time with Yukari, but doesn’t actually participate in their activities.
”Hey, Yukaricchi, what do you want to do today?”
A female student who aspires to be a detective’s assistant and is currently the captain of the kendo team.
She’s a hot-blooded but well-mannered girl with a strong sense of justice. She’s got a cool, androgynous vibe to her.
In just a year, she’s grown much taller and her chest has developed significantly, her boyishness replaced by a more tomboyish look.
"I’ll accompany you. I’m your assistant after all, Tokisaka-sensei."
The adoptive mother of Kuchiki Toko, who’s currently missing.
She has a composed, but gloomy personality. Her relationship with her daughter wasn’t a particularly good one.
She receives periodic reports from Tokisaka on the search for Toko and assists with his investigation when he requests.
"...I don’t have the right to stop you."
Chizuru’s quiet, good-natured brother.
After his father resigned to take responsibility for the "Kara no Shoujo Incident," he took over as director of the Kuchiki Hospital (formerly the Kuchiki Pathological Research Institute).
He works diligently as the director to fulfill his duties, and the patients they lost due to the incident are slowly regaining their trust in the hospital.
For the most part, he cooperates with Tokisaka’s investigations.
"...Considering what happened, it’s no wonder."
The owner of the coffee shop "Moon World."
She’s a sociable woman who likes to take care of people.
She has unrequited feelings for Tokisaka, suffering knowing that his thoughts are with someone else.
On the other hand, she knows about Uozumi’s feelings for her, but can’t bring herself to respond to him either.
"...Men are supposed to flirt with girls."
She now works as a freelance journalist, but she was once a high-ranking member of an organization called the "Hand of Death" based in Ueno.
She’s retired from the organization and now has her own small business.
Awakening to her love of journalism after the Senri incident, Toji now investigates things such as social issues on her own.
"...You’re pretty awful. You work people even harder than Shugo."
The superintendent of the metropolitan police.
One look would tell you he’s a narcissist. He’s also foul-mouthed and has an unbearable personality to match.
Also worth noting is that he’s got the devil’s luck and has overcome many an incident in one piece.
It’s not just luck, however; he’s also quite a skilled police officer.
He uses Tokisaka and a few others like they’re his own limbs to compensate for a lack of manpower.
"You’re aware, aren’t you? I have the devil’s luck."
The eldest daughter of the Takashiro family, a coroner on active duty.
She’s even more of an oddball than her beloved sister Nana due to her appearance and her personality.
Doesn’t respond to anything other than "Natsume-san."
She’s selfish and egotistical, but she’s still an older sister and consequently likes taking care of people.
"You’d better call me Natsume-san."
Works as a pediatric nurse in Tokyo.
She’s adored by her patients and everyone else around her for her bright and gentle personality.
She’s originally from the Hitogata Settlement and moved to Tokyo because of her father’s work.
"Oh... Visiting someone?"
She thinks Masaki looks a little like the man in an old photograph she found in her mother’s possessions after her death.
She’s since taken an interest in him as a member of the opposite sex and intends to ask him about it.
"Your medicine is ready."
An odd girl with a peculiar air to her.
Everything about her is eccentric, including her actions, words, and conduct.
She looks strange carrying a stuffed rabbit around everywhere and talking to it, but she’s actually incredibly smart.
She’s quite pretty too, which only makes her stand out more.
"What a nice old man, right, Carol?"
An obstetrician at the Kuchiki Hospital. A gentle person with a serious demeanor who likes taking care of people.
She was a great help to Tokisaka during the previous incident.
Due to the small amount of doctors they have available, she often has to help with things other than her actual field of obstetrics.
"If you understand that... You’re not a child, so you know what you have to do, right?"
She raised Yukiko by herself while also working at a nursery.
She’s very candid, but is also exceptionally good at looking after others.
She’s a regular customer at the coffee shop "Moon World" and is an acquaintance of Kyoko as well.
"I want some coffee too, Hazuki-chan."
The daughter of Shigusa Kensei and Miya.
She normally lives outside of the settlement, as it would be too difficult to commute to school from home.
Normally she speaks in standard Japanese, but when she gets flustered, her rural dialect comes out instead.
"...I guess Tokyo’s a scary place after all."
The chairman of the Blessed Congregation.
He was a trusted friend of Shigusa Michio, the founder of the Congregation of the Blessed.
After the dissolution of Senri several years ago, he decided to reform the group as the Blessed Congregation, knowing that there were those who had nothing else to cling to but the group.
"...We were not originally called Senri, but the Congregation of the Blessed."
In charge of the business and finances of the Blessed Congregation.
A gentle-mannered man who contrasts with the pompous Oribe.
He avoided the organization during its period as "Senri" because the higher ups weren’t fond of him at the time.
"Silence, everyone. The current representative of the organization has some words."
Oyaji (Old Man)
A person whose entire existence is a mystery. He’s here once again, diligently grilling up his terrible takoyaki and waxing philosophical on life.
He’s been getting letters from his daughter lately, but...
Men let their backs do the talking...
”Heh... I don’t need your pity.”
A girl who came to the Hitogata Settlement as a "guest" shortly before the festival. She’s a distant relative of the Shigusa family and wears a kimono.
She’s a quiet girl with a very mysterious air to her, and she gives off a sort of unstable, insecure impression.
She’s nicknamed "Sacchan" by the boys and girls of the settlement when she meets them.
Since she’s staying at the Shigusa Shrine instead of the settlement’s only hotel, the Futami Inn, there’s a rumor among the residents, beginning with Naori and Ayato, that she’s the "Miko" who manifests every dozen or so years.
"...I’m staying at the Shigusa Shrine as a guest. My name is Satsuki."
Ayato’s twin sister.
She’s a kind, quiet girl who loves her brother dearly.
She yearns for life in Tokyo, has an interest in fashion, and tries as best as she can to speak standard Japanese.
She also acquires fashion magazines from Tokyo and reads them with Meguri, and uses her sewing skills to design original western-style clothes.
Ayato calls her "Karen," but the rest of her friends call her "Ohina." She often hangs out with Meguri and Yu, but most of the time she sticks as close as she can to her brother.
"Oh, I’ll go too, Nii-sama!"
Long-time friends with Ayato and Naori’s group, and the same age as Ayato and Karen.
She has an amiable personality and is the life of the party in her group of friends.
She seems to have faint romantic feelings for Ayato.
She and Karen often pore over fashion magazines together.
Others may see her close relationship with Karen as a way to attract Ayato’s attention.
Her friends affectionately refer to her as "Guriko."
"I want some takoyaki. What about you, Ohina?"
The soon-to-be mistress of the Hitogata Settlement’s only hotel, the Futami Inn.
Her parents are already gone, so she was raised by the Old Mistress, her grandmother Yoshie.
She’s the serious, fastidious type, with a strong sense of responsibility.
She’s the most mature of her friends, perhaps because she has to help out at the inn.
She’s a sweet girl who tries much harder than most to support her one and only family member, her grandmother.
She can nag at times, but she sticks with her friends, even when they’re acting stupid.
Naori, who’s also more mature, seems to be on her mind.
She’s called "Young Mistress" by her friends.
"...Guriko, you’re bothering Sacchan."
The grandson of the Hitogata Settlement’s leader, Hinagami Hideomi.
He’s Hinagami Karen’s twin brother.
Since he was born into such an important family, he’s a considerate child and often spends his time alone drawing pictures.
He’s quiet, but full of curiosity about many things, and has always enjoyed reading detective novels.
Little by little, he’s attracted to the girl who came from outside, Satsuki, who seems somehow different than himself to him.
He usually spends his time with his old friend and cousin Kuroya Naori.
He admires Naori as a smarter, older brother figure who can teach him a lot of things.
All of his friends call him "Rihito."
"Hey, Nao-chan, when are you gonna take us to this hideout of yours?"
Kuroya Yuzuru’s son and the heir of the Kuroya Clinic.
He’s Ayato and Karen’s cousin and old friend.
He’s a boy who thinks about things outside of the box, and is quite clever too.
He’s studying to become a doctor to take over the hospital.
Naori came up with all of his friends’ nicknames.
"...I’m not sure what there is to be happy about lately, though."
The nurse of the Hitogata Settlement’s only medical facility, the Kuroya Clinic.
The director of the clinic, Kuroya So, is constantly touching her butt.
Nanako is positive and cheerful, with a soothing personality, and the people of the settlement adore her.
She helps the all-men Kuroya family with housework sometimes, and they’re completely indebted to her.
She’s happy that they treat her like family.
She’s closest in age to the Kuroya family’s only son, Naori, so they talk a lot.
She tries to get Naori to speak more respectfully to her since she’s older than him, but he never listens.
It appears to be revenge for her calling him "Nao-chan."
"I keep telling you to stop touching my butt as a greeting, Sensei!"
Came to the Kuroya Clinic her grandfather Kuroya So manages to recuperate due to her weak constitution.
Her brother Fumiya accompanied her as her chaperone.
She spends her time walking around the settlement with Fumiya and taking pictures, which is her hobby.
"Later... can I take a picture of you, Nii-san?"
A kind, quiet boy who accompanied his sister Chizuru to the Hitogata Settlement from Tokyo.
He’s studying to become a surgeon to follow in his father’s footsteps.
"Chizuru, it’s almost time for your check-up."
The current head of the Hinagami household, he knows everything about the Hinagami family.
He’s Shizuru and Yuzuru’s father, and Ayato and Karen’s grandfather.
He’s so intimidating that his grandchildren have a hard time approaching him and are afraid to talk to him.
He’s the ruler of the Hitogata Settlement and Shigusa Yoshimitsu is about the only person who can speak to him on equal grounds.
He brought great prosperity to the Hitogata Settlement when he transformed Hinagami Pharmaceuticals from a regional pharmacy to a Tokyo business.
He’s already yielded presidency of the company to his eldest son Shizuru, but his dignity and influence haven’t declined at all.
"So a big war is coming..."
Hideomi’s wife, and Shizuru and Yuzuru’s mother.
Her sister Rioko married into the Shigusa family.
Anyone who wants to see Hideomi has to go through Mariko first.
She prioritizes preserving the customs and traditions of the village over all else.
"What is it, Ayato-san? Whatever it is, there’s no need to be so noisy in front of a guest."
Ayato and Karen’s father.
He’s the eldest son of the current head of the Hinagami family, Hideomi, and will succeed the family.
He’s already the president of Hinagami Pharmaceuticals and is usually working himself to the bone in Tokyo.
Being the eldest son of the Hinagami family, he follows the customs and traditions of the settlement.
"It’s the same every time, but I always get nervous, even though he’s my father."
The chief priest of the Shigusa Shrine.
He’s the only person in the Hitogata Settlement who can contend with the Hinagami family on equal terms.
The heads of the two families don’t get along well.
All of the children of the settlement find it hard to approach him.
"Now we must contain the commotion."
Shigusa Yoshimitsu’s wife.
She’s also Hinagami Mariko’s twin sister.
She’s a strict disciplinarian, with herself and others.
Protecting the customs and traditions of the Shigusa and Hinagami families is everything to her.
"Previous generations fulfilled their duties properly."
The second daughter of the Shigusa family, she works at the shrine as a shrine maiden.
She offered dances as a stand-in for the absent "Miko" at previous festivals every March.
She’s also looking after Satsuki, their guest.
Her speech and attitude is polite, but her face rarely displays her emotions.
Since she was raised strictly as a shrine maiden of the Shigusa Shrine, she’s strict in her interactions with other people.
"Not even the police may meet with the Miko."
The son-in-law of the Shigusa family, Miya’s husband.
He’s a serious young man.
Kensei married into the Shigusa family since it didn’t have a male successor.
As the successor of the Shigusa Shrine, Kensei is most likely well versed in much of the family’s circumstances.
"The Hinagami family has brought the village prosperity for a long time now."
The eldest daughter of the Shigusa family.
She’s a kind, sociable woman.
She married Kensei out of love and they have a close relationship.
"Satsuki-san, Saya’s waiting for you."
The director of the Kuroya Clinic.
As the only medical facility in the settlement, the clinic is a lifeline for the people who live there.
He’s done a comprehensive study of medicine and examines his patients using both internal and external medicine.
He’s a splendid, friendly doctor who treats his patients warmly; the villagers all trust him.
His family consists of Yuzuru, who married his daughter, and Naori, his grandson.
He treats his nurse Nanako like family as well, occasionally touching her butt to "check her condition."
Though it bothers Nanako, she’s so used to it that she treats it as a minor annoyance.
"If only you would marry into the family, Nanako-kun... (To me.)"
Hinagami Hideomi’s second son, who married into the Kuroya Clinic.
He’s Kuroya Naori’s father.
He shares responsibility for the health of his neighbors with his father-in-law, So.
"...If you’ve got that kind of energy, I think you’ll live ’til a hundred, dad."
A servant of the Hinagami family.
Her family has been devoted to the Hinagami family since her mother’s generation.
She’s a year younger than Ayato and Karen and loves them as if they were her own siblings.
She looks meek and young, but she’s very dependable.
She handles cooking, laundry, cleaning, and all other housework without flaw.
"Well, I have to prepare dinner, so I’ll be going."
The mistress of the settlement’s only lodging facility, the Futami Inn.
The inn has been around for a long time and is quite a splendid structure. It’s not very large, but it does have an outdoor bath.
She’s Yu’s grandmother, and raised Yu after her mother died in childbirth.
She’s very devoted and never doubts the actions of the Hinagami family or the existence of the "Miko." She treats outsiders who come looking for information about the village with hostility.
On the other hand, she’s very friendly to the villagers, especially Ayato, the heir to the Hinagami family.
"It is indeed bad to worship Hinna-sama independently."
A staff member at the town hall branch office.
He seems like a good-natured old man at a glance.
He likes to gossip, but he’s just as wary of outsiders as the other villagers, and he’ll hold his tongue if asked about the village.
Since he’s lived there for so long, he knows comparatively more than most about the past.
The kids think of him as a scary old man.
"Hey there, ya whippersnappers."
The settlement’s only police officer, stationed in its only police station.
He has a strong sense of justice, but he spins his wheels a lot. On top of being excitable, he’s also quite careless.
Sometimes Naori and his friends hang out at the station where he works.
Though he’s a police officer, he was also raised in the settlement, so he has a hard time being authoratative to the Hinagami and Shigusa families.
More often than not, in fact, he defers to them.
"Sheesh... This isn’t a playground, y’know."
A veteran police inspector from the Toyama prefectural police.
He’s investigating a certain case that involves the Hitogata Settlement.
He’s very suspicious and doesn’t open up to others easily.
He acts out of complete faith in his judgement.
"Get rid of the rubbernecks."
Pentium IV 1.4GHz
Pentium IV 2.0GHz
DirectSound PCM Compatible
Required HDD Free Space:
KnS 2 built upon everything that made the first game great. The art is breathtaking, the music haunting, and the story... Well I'd hate to ruin it.
Brutal, sad, brutally sad. An incredible game for an incredible series, and I absolutely cannot wait for the third.
Was not prepared
Seriously. Why? I want Reiji to die already. Now don't get me wrong, I love Reiji just as much as the next guy. But he's suffered enough already for fuck's sake.The true end left me with just as much despair as it did to him. There is no happy end, and as much of a masterpiece as this is, god damn it hits hard. 10/10.
If you loved the first Kara no Shoujo then you will enjoy this one. There's a lot of new story with a new case and murder to figure out. Huge cast of characters (old and new faces). It felt like there was less sex scenes compared to the first but the story was so great that this did not matter. Multiple endings have left me cringing or a little spooked for awhile and the true end really wrapped up the story line that we wanted from the start. I had to give myself enough time after I finished the game 100% to even consider writing this review because I was afraid that my emotions would change this review. Although it is a sequel to Kara no Shoujo, I feel like playing Cartagra before this game is also important since it goes into detail about characters like Nana (Cartagra) who do not get a sprite in this game. Some of the most heart-warming moments with Shugo and Toji touch base on what happened in Cartagra so I worry the game won't have the same effect on someone who hasn't played.
i cried A LOT
especially the true end. I cried as much as the main character did in the true end
Made me cry like a baby
The feels! This is seriously an amazing read and worth every penny.
prepare the feels
It's the first chapter on steroids, especially with the true end...
Masterpiece like its prequel
After finally finishing the true end I had to step back and give in to all emotions. This wonderful piece was worth the wait. I know one tiny flaw this work has would be the switching form past to present. It took a while for me to get use to that but after reading it twice I ended up liking it. Other than that Kara no Shoujo the second episode delivered and was not disappointed. It was everything I expected from reading the first and more. This deserves to be read by everyone who enjoys mystery and gore.
Almost Complete Masterpiece!
I know what you think. Almost? I'm sitting here with a ton of emotions after having completed the True End like the predessecors to this game. Kara no Shojou The Second Episode, is beyond doubt one of the best plots I've ever had the chance to read. People who're familiar with the prequel to this game can expect a satisfying experience without a doubt. But fair must be fair, even though this game was amazing to the core it had one specific flaw. A tough shell to get through before you get to the good parts. I've read a fair share of criminal novels and VN of course, but this game sadly has the flaw of making a long period of time with lack of just a slight bit of climax. HOWEVER I do not wish to give it any less stars because of that. It might be a personal taste, I can't tell. But all in all I believe this is another game which Innocent Grey can be proud of. It took blood sweat and tears to get through this game as it did with the two before, but I managed to break-through and it was definatly worth it.
I might write it this positive cause I'm still in the completion rush. But I'll be fair and say The amount of suspects for one of the crimes could have been made a bit wider. Without revealing too much. I think most people will agree when they go through this game. All in all 5/5 if we go into these minor flaws. But the well-thought ideas for the plot helps making up for it.
After finishing the demo, I only said one thing:"WHY FALL ?!"
Once again, great demo, can't wait till the main game comes out.