Corpse Party

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Corpse Party
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Promotional artwork for Corpse Party: Blood Covered ...Repeated Fear
コープスパーティー
(Kōpusu Pātī)
Game
Developer Team GrisGris
Publisher Kenix Soft
Genre Survival horror, Adventure
Platform NEC PC-9801
Released
Game
Corpse Party: Blood Covered
Developer Team GrisGris
Genre Horror, Adventure
Platform Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7
Released
  • JP March 8, 2008
Game
Corpse Party: Blood Covered ...Repeated Fear
Developer Team GrisGris, 5pb.
Publisher
Genre Horror, Adventure
Platform PlayStation Portable
iOS
Released PlayStation Portable
Universal Media Disc
  • JP August 12, 2010
PlayStation Network
  • JP January 19, 2012
  • NA November 22, 2011
  • EU December 14, 2011
iOS
  • JP February 9, 2012
Manga
Corpse Party: Blood Covered
Written by Makoto Kedōin
Illustrated by Toshimi Shinomiya
Published by Square Enix
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Gangan Powered
Gangan Joker
Original run 22 August 200822 October 2012
Volumes 10 (47 chapters)
Manga
Corpse Party: Musume
Written by Makoto Kedōin
Illustrated by Mika Orii
Published by Media Factory
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Monthly Comic Alive
Original run 27 August 201027 July 2012
Volumes 3 (20 chapters)
Game
Corpse Party: Book of Shadows
Developer Team GrisGris, 5pb.
Publisher
Genre Horror, Adventure
Platform PlayStation Portable
iOS
Released PlayStation Portable
  • JP September 1, 2011
  • NA January 15, 2013
  • EU January 23, 2013
iOS
  • JP December 17, 2013
Manga
Corpse Party: Another Child
Written by Team GrisGris
Illustrated by Shunsuke Ogata
Published by Mag Garden
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Monthly Comic Blade
Original run 30 August 201128 February 2013
Volumes 3 (17 chapters)
Manga
Corpse Party: Book of Shadows
Written by Makoto Kedōin
Illustrated by Mika Orii
Published by Media Factory
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Monthly Comic Alive
Original run 2012 – ongoing
Volumes 1
Game
Corpse Party the Anthology: Sachiko no Renaiyūki Hysteric Birthday 2U
Developer Team GrisGris, 5pb.
Genre Romantic comedy
Platform PlayStation Portable
Released August 2, 2012
Original video animation
Corpse Party: Missing Footage
Directed by Akira Iwanaga
Studio Asread
Released August 2, 2012
Runtime 11 minutes
Game
Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient
Developer GrindHouse
Publisher GrindHouse
Genre Horror, Adventure
Platform PC
Released May 29, 2013
Original video animation
Corpse Party: Tortured Souls
Directed by Akira Iwanaga
Studio Asread
Released July 24, 2013
Episodes 4
Game
Corpse Party: Blood Drive
Developer Team GrisGris, 5pb.
Publisher
Genre Horror, Adventure
Platform PlayStation Vita
Released
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Corpse Party (コープスパーティー Kōpusu Pātī?) is a survival horror adventure dōjin soft video game series developed by Team GrisGris.[2] The first game in the series was developed using the RPG Maker software and released in 1996 for the PC-9801. It was followed by two remakes: Corpse Party: Blood Covered, which was released for Microsoft Windows on March 8, 2008; and Corpse Party: Blood Covered ...Repeated Fear, which was released for the PlayStation Portable on August 12, 2010, and iOS on February 9, 2012. The game was released in North America and Europe by Xseed Games under the title Corpse Party.[3]

The PSP game was followed by a sequel, Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, which was released for the PSP on September 1, 2011 in Japan, and on January 15, 2013 in North America.[4] A spin-off game, Corpse Party the Anthology: Sachiko no Renai Yūki Hysteric Birthday 2U (コープスパーティー -THE ANTHOLOGY- サチコの恋愛遊戯♥Hysteric Birthday 2U?, lit. "Corpse Party the Anthology: Sachiko's Game of Love Hysteric Birthday 2U"), was released on the PSP in Japan on August 2, 2012.[5] A direct sequel of Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, called Corpse Party: Blood Drive, is slated for a 2014 release on the PlayStation Vita in Japan.[6][7]

Another sequel titled Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient was created for the PC by GrindHouse, a dōjin circle founded by members affiliated with Team GrisGris.[8] It is released episodically, with the first chapter released on May 29, 2013.

Gameplay[edit]

Corpse Party is a linear survival horror adventure game with some role-playing elements. It is played in a third-person view, top-down perspective. Players take control of a party of one to five characters trapped within the haunted Heavenly Host Elementary School, mainly consisting of students Satoshi Mochida, Naomi Nakashima, Yoshiki Kishinuma, Ayumi Shinozaki, and Yuka Mochida. Players are tasked with exploring the haunted school grounds for a means of escape. To fulfill this task, characters must interact with the environment and surroundings such as picking up objects, talking to other characters, and inspecting documents while avoiding enemy-like entities.

The game's story is split into five chapters, each focusing on different characters and featuring multiple endings that are achieved based on the player's in-game decisions: a "True Ending" required for the game's progression; and several "Wrong Endings" that are unlocked when the player performs events irrelevant to the main storyline. Characters also possess hit points (HP), which measure how much damage they can take before dying, in some instances leading to a wrong ending. As players progress through the game, they will unlock ten optional "Extra Chapters", vignettes that focus on the game's side characters and expand the storyline.

Setting and plot[edit]

Corpse Party is set in Heavenly Host Elementary School (天神小学校 Tenjin Shōgakkō?), an elementary school that was torn down following the murders and disappearances of several of its staff and students. In modern day, a high school called Kisaragi Academy (如月学園 Kisaragi Gakuen?) that has been built over the elementary school site. One rainy night, after celebrating their school's culture festival, a group of students, are telling ghost stories when their class representative decides to perform a charm called "Sachiko Ever After", which would allow them to remain friends for eternity. A sudden earthquake transports them to an alternate dimension where Heavenly Host still exists and is haunted by the ghosts of the school's murdered children. The students try to figure out the truth and mystery of the cursed school, in order to find their way home and survive the other shadowy forces that haunt the school.

The main character is Satoshi Mochida, a timid yet kindhearted high school student who is teased by his classmates for his cowardly nature. Three of the other characters are students from Satoshi's class: Naomi Nakashima, Satoshi's childhood friend; Yoshiki Kishinuma, an intimidating yet good-natured student; and Ayumi Shinozaki, the class representative. Rounding out the group is Yuka Mochida, Satoshi's younger sister. The game's antagonist is Sachiko Shinozaki, the red ghost of a young girl who kills the students in Heavenly Host in anger over her own death.

The Blood Covered remake introduces four protagonists into the original cast: Seiko Shinohara, Naomi's best friend; Mayu Suzumoto, a popular student due to transfer out of Kisaragi; Sakutaro Morishige, Mayu's best friend; and Yui Shishido, the class's assistant homeroom teacher. Blood Covered also introduces several characters from other schools who are also trapped inside Heavenly Host and affect the story, include Yuuya Kizami, a sadistic student from Byakudan Senior High School (白壇高等学校 Byakudan Kōtōgakkō?) who accompanies Yuka as she is separated from her brother; Naho Saenoki, a paranormalist from Paulownia Academy (桐章学園 Kirishō Gakuen?) who designed the Sachiko Ever After charm and investigates Heavenly Host, and repeatedly encounters the player character to guide them.

Characters[edit]

Kisaragi Academy[edit]

Satoshi Mochida (持田 哲志 Mochida Satoshi?)
Voiced by: Hiro Shimono
Satoshi is the male protagonist of the series. He is a kindhearted high school student who is teased by his classmates for his bit of cowardly nature, but Satoshi somehow finds the courage inside himself to push forward for the sake and safety of those important to him. He is in love with Naomi. He briefly encounters Mitsuki (and Tohko in the Extra End). In a "what if" scenario, where Sachiko sends the Kisaragi students back in time, erasing their memories except for Satoshi, he tries to prevent his classmates from performing the ritual, but failed, he joins them anyway since he doesn't want to let them go alone; which lead to the alternative events in Corpse Party: Book of Shadows.
Ayumi Shinozaki (篠崎 あゆみ Shinozaki Ayumi?)
Voiced by: Asami Imai
Ayumi is the central protagonist of the series. The class 2-9 representative that enjoys telling ghost stories, and she the one who performed the 'Sachiko-Ever-After' charm, believing it would allow everyone to remain friends. She has a crush on Satoshi. She is merely a frightened girl with hyperventilation, and strong spiritual essence. Later she might have developed romantic feelings toward Yoshiki, however it is still unclear. She can be brave, however, as demonstrated when she returned to Heavenly Host to rescue the survivors, despite the possible consequences. She was a fan of Naho Saenoki and her blog until the recent events in Heavenly Host. Ayumi has an older sister, Hinoe Shinozaki, who is a gentle medium.
The Shinozaki Family Tree chart indicates that Ayumi is part of the same lineage as Sachiko's family bloodline. In Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, tells the Shinozaki estate are female individuals descend with gifted black magic from famous clairvoyants, since the Meiji era. Ayumi is Sachiko's distant cousin due to the fact that Ayumi's father is the first male heir of the Shinozaki bloodline.
Naomi Nakashima (中嶋 直美 Nakashima Naomi?)
Voiced by: Rina Satō
Satoshi's tomboyish childhood friend. Naomi is generally a bright and cheerful, if stubborn, teenage girl. She also tends to let her emotions control her actions. She and Seiko read a journal Shiho left behind for Kaori where she explains her dire situation. Satoshi uses a comforting manner, when Naomi is depress of the forgotten existences of their dead friends.
In Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, where Naomi feelings a déjà vu, wondering if her friendship with Seiko is more than she imagine. She is in love with Satoshi and it is hinted that while Seiko also has a crush on Naomi she wants Naomi to be happy together with Satoshi.
Yoshiki Kishinuma (岸沼 良樹 Kishinuma Yoshiki?)
Voiced by: Yuichi Nakamura
A delinquent student with a good nature. Yoshiki is disowned by his parents, and lives alone in an apartment but is visited by his younger sister, Miki, who offers sympathy with his situation. He considered getting himself expelled from Kisaragi Academy, since he couldn't find a reason to continue attending. However, Ayumi's intervention during Yoshiki's argument with his gym teacher changed his mind, and it is suggested he carries strong feelings for her.
In Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, Yoshiki and Mayu accompany Nana, while searching for Ayumi.
Yuka Mochida (持田 由香 Mochida Yuka?)
Voiced by: Eri Kitamura
Satoshi's younger sister. Yuka acts in a much younger manner than her age due to her being more pampered by her parents than her brother. Her experiences throughout Heavenly Host force her to act more on her own decisions. She briefly meets a girl Kokuhaku Akaboji in an art room. Yuka is in love with her brother, Satoshi.
Seiko Shinohara (篠原 世以子 Shinohara Seiko?)
Voiced by: Satomi Arai
Naomi's cheerful best friend. Seiko is an extremely energetic and forgiving girl, who is caretaker to her younger siblings (Yuu, Kei, and Aya). She keeps her feelings for Naomi a secret, understanding and even supporting her feelings for Satoshi.
Sakutaro Morishige (森繁 朔太郎 Morishige Sakutarō?)
Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara
He is best friends with Mayu and deeply cares for her, the one friend who would cheer him up when he is down. This is evident in that she is the only person who gives him a nickname "Shige-nii." Sakutaro finds comfort in viewing decaying corpses; however, he keeps this trait a secret from others.
In Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, Sakutaro tags along with Mitsuki, Masato, and Emi for a short time. Even Nana's two friends, Nari and Chihaya, while searching for Mayu.
Mayu Suzumoto (鈴本 繭 Suzumoto Mayu?)
Voiced by: Yuka Nanri
A popular student due to transfer out of Kisaragi, and a member of the theater club. Thanks to her energetic nature, Mayu has a great heart and has earned the nickname "Suzume." She and Sakutaro are seen as a sister and brother relationship. In Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, Mayu confesses her feelings to Sakutaro.
Ms. Yui Shishido (宍戸 結衣 Shishido Yui?)
Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro
The class's assistant homeroom teacher that just started her career. Even though she is enthusiastic, she believed that she is a bad teacher, until throughout the events in Heavenly Host, Yui proves to be a brave and determined individual that deeply cares for her students, even more than herself.
In Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, Yui dreams of her days as a student at Kisaragi, where she once encounters Makina Shinozaki (Ayumi's great-grandaunt) who warns Yui of her impending fate with Yoshie Shinozaki.

Other characters[edit]

Naho Saenoki (冴之木 七星 Saenoki Naho?)
Voiced by: Ayano Yamamoto
A wise ghost paranormalist from Paulownia Academy, who investigates Heavenly Host, and repeatedly encounters many people that are trapped within the cursed school to guide them. Naho cares for Kou Kibiki a paranormal novelist, while seen as a mentor and assistant relationship; she would see them as lovers, to extreme cases. When the two explored the Shinozaki estate and researched their black magic inheritance, they uncover the method on the "Sachiko-in-the-Everafter" charm. Hoping to publish the cursed phenomenon to earn recognition, Kou took action inside the cursed school with his cameraman, Shougo Taguchi, in 2003, writing instructions on how to escape it and explaining the "darkening", but left Naho behind since Kou was concerned for her safety but she followed him.
Before Naho arrived in Heavenly Host to find Kou, along with her best friend, Sayaka Ooue, she submitted a final update on her blog regarding the charm, but deliberately posted the wrong procedures (as a occult ritual, 'Sachiko-Ever-After'); meaning Naho is responsible for the victims lured into the school, which caused the curse to spread across the entire country. It is revealed, that Naho is willing to sacrifice anything for Kou, but she couldn't recall that she killed Kou in a custodian's closet when she had succumbed to the darkening in her final moments as a human being.
Yuuya Kizami (刻命 裕也 Kizami Yūya?)
Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita
A student from Byakudan Senior High School, who accompanies Yuka when she was separated from Satoshi. He initially seemed like a philosophical and strong ally. Most of his hapless peers had regarded him as a good friend. However, deep down, Yuuya is interestingly in a morbid manner, with a sadistic nature. Due to his lack of understanding of morality during childhood, he harbors hatred towards his older siblings. Consequently, many students at Byakudan were oblivious to his real personality. Yuuya soon tried to take Yuka as his own sister by force, despite her attempt to be his friend, other than his childhood friend Kensuke Kurosaki. Though it's uncertain he may have felt remorse which came from his interactions with Yuka in the science room. Yuuya was apparently responsible for killing many of his classmates.
The other following trapped Byakudan students: Kai Shimada, Tomohiro Ohkawa, Ryosuke Katayama, Masato Fukuroi, Emi Urabe, Tohko Kirisaki, and Mitsuki Yamamoto.
Yuki Kanno (管乃 雪 Kanno Yuki?)
Voiced by: Hiromi Igarashi
One of the three children spirits who roams Heavenly Host. After being appeased, Yuki became a loyal friend of Ayumi and Yoshiki, at first letting them return home and then helping the two to appease Sachiko in order to bring the others back.
Nana Ogasawara (小笠原 奈那 Ogasawara Nana?)
Voiced by: Hiromi Igarashi
A cute student from Musashigawa Girls' Middle School. Nana is cheerful and optimistic, but also very kind. In an Extra Chapter, she helps out a gentleman spirit (Takaomi Shimoda) without any fear and feels that he is different. She is supportive to both Nari Amatoya and Chihaya Yamase, and continues their search for their friends (Hikari Kirigami), their confidence bolstered over their good deed. In Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, Nana also gets along well with Mayu.
Kaori Hasegawa (長谷川 香織 Hasegawa Kaori?)
The protagonist introduced in fan-made Corpse-Party Zero.
Shiho Hasegawa (長谷川 志穂 Hasegawa Shiho?)
A student from Tendo Senior High School. Shiho is the younger sister of Kaori. She is a quiet, timid girl, also loves her yellow ribbion. She looks up to Kaori as a role model. When Shiho and Kaori suddenly get transported to Heavenly Host, they wrote letters reporting important hints for progression. Their spirits subsequently manifests themselves and tells about the school's curse to surviving students.
Also there is a message to Shiho, encouraging her to be strong and resist to the darkening, can be found in the abandoned bomb shelter. In an alternate ending, Shiho is able to escape the school alive along with her sister.

Antagonist[edit]

Sachiko Shinozaki (篠崎 サチコ Shinozaki Sachiko?)
Voiced by: Ikue Ōtani
Sachiko is the ghost of a young girl in a red dress who was a student of Heavenly Host Elementary School in the 1950s. On the day of her 7th birthday, she went to see her mother, Yoshie Shinozaki; who is a nurse there, she witnessed the principal, Takamine Yanagihori, push her mother down the stairs after his attempt to rape her, thus snapping her neck and killing her. Afraid of Sachiko telling someone about what he did, Takamine strangled her to death. Unable to find peace after being killed in such a heartless manner, Sachiko's spirit remained in the school. At some point, she began infiltrating Takamine's thoughts, driving him to madness to the point he commits suicide by jumping off the school's rooftop. In 1973, Sachiko gained a corporeal form. She used Yoshikazu Yanagihori, Takamine's son and teacher at the school; who like his father suffer from mental illness, to kidnap children for her to kill and send to her mother to endure her loneliness. She eventually stopped killing for her mother's sake, and simply did it because she enjoyed it. According to the Book of Shadows, Sachiko might have used a spell, 'Land of Corpses', which created the cursed Heavenly Host activated upon her death.
After the demolition of the elementary school, an alternate dimension kept together by the vengeful souls of Ryou Yoshizawa, Tokiko Tsuji, and Yuki Kanno exists where the school is still standing. Sachiko and the other ghosts, along with Yoshikazu, kill whoever enters after performing the 'Sachiko-in-the-Everafter' charm incorrectly. To appease Sachiko's spirit and rest in peace, is by returning her tongue, and giving her the black cat plushie Yoshie bought her for her birthday.
In Corpse Party -THE ANTHOLOGY- Sachiko's Game of Love ♥ Hysteric Birthday 2U is where it takes place during Sachiko's birthday (July 19th) with her powers reaches its peak to a god. She revives the unfortunate students who have wounded in Heavenly Host and wants to play variety games with them. In addition Sachiko invites some others who are link to the students: Satsuki Mizuhara; Yuka's friend, Aiko Niwa; Naho's rival, classmate Haruyuki Inumaru who has a crush on Sakaya, Tsukasa Mikuni; Yui's love interest, and also two students from St. Cruz Girls' High School – Azusa Takai and Ran Kobayashi who came to purify Sachiko.
The students are force to entertain Sachiko as she said, "Do a romantic comedy or DIE♥", hopefully to satisfy her. Possibly for a miracle to the people trapped in Heavenly Host.

Corpse Party: Another Child[edit]

A spin-off manga that takes place during the events of Corpse Party. With their school, Satsukiyama Academy (皐月山学園 Satsukiyama Gakuen?), shutting down for good, the students of a small town were heading for different directions in life, not until they decide to perform the "Ever After" charm swallowing the entire class to Heavenly Host Elementary, along with a mysterious girl's spirit.

Tamaki Minase (水瀬 環 Minase Tamaki?)
The protagonist of Corpse Party: Another Child. Tamaki is a student with psychic abilities. She gets trapped inside Heavenly Host after performing Naho's spell 'Sachiko-Ever-After' with her childhood friend Yuuma (and others who participated), whom she has a crush on. She is born shy and timid, hence the frequently abuse from her classmate and love rival, Erina Yuzuki. She briefly meets Yui Shishido. Tamaki also is able to see spirits.
Yuuma Shindou (新堂 勇馬 Shindō Yūma?)
Yuuma is a calm and rather friendly boy, who goes to the same school as Tamaki, and his childhood friend Shinichi Yanagihara. When Satsukiyama Academy was going to merge, he decides to move to another school. After escaping Heavenly Host, Yuuma walks with Tamaki to the train station, saying his last goodbyes to her.
Saki Akagiri (赤桐 サキ Akagiri Saki?)
Saki is the ghost of a girl in a black gothic lolita dress that has been around Tamaki for a while, and followed her to Heavenly Host when sent by Mayuri Yoshimura. She asks Tamaki to join her, saying that the two of them are alike, because she possesses a psychokinetic ability to break things, and the two are lonely and bullied. Saki and her mother were threaten to death, due to being ostracized as the "daughter of the Devil", similar to Sachiko's case. When Saki is purified, Sachiko tries to kill the remaining survivors, but Saki protects them. Saki is so far the only ghost in the series who doesn't have any connection to Heavenly Host.
The other following trapped Satsukiyama students: Kana, Minoru Hasegawa, Miyako Hayakawa, Noriko, Yamazaki, and Yuma Okita.

Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient[edit]

The series takes place five years after the events of Corpse Party. The Amare Patriarcha Crucis Hospital (文月大付属・慈愛十字(パトリアーカル)病院 Fumizuki Daifuzoku Patoriākaru Byōin?) has fallen into a dark abyss. Patient records and clinical charts were scattered all over the place, with zombies and the bizarre SWAT team roaming through the hallways. The hospital may be linked to Naho Saenoki's notes in Corpse Party.

Patients[edit]

Ayame Ito (伊藤 あやめ Itō Ayame?)
The main protagonist introduced in Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient. Ayame is a student of Minazuki Academy High School's class 1-5. Having lost her memories, Ayame does not know her own name or the faces of her friends. One rainy night, Ayame woke up lying down on an operating table, as if she just awoken from presurgical anesthesia, in the unknown hospital of Amare Patriarcha Crucis with not a soul around, but soon finds it haunted with zombies, and the SWAT team. Whenever she gets scared, she will let out an odd, squeaky scream. She has no idea of who she is or why she's there, yet she sets out to escape from the hospital. Ayame can resemble as Ayumi Shinozaki.
Masato Hiyami (氷海 真里 Hiyami Masato?)
A student of Tsukinoka High School. Born with a weak body, Masato was forced to change schools repeatedly due to his illness and frequent hospital visits. Originally, a cheerful and never-say-die type, who was well liked by his peers. Masato attended his third year in elementary school in the same class as Ayame and Chiyomi where they got along well.
Ritsuko Satomi (里見 律子 Satomi Ritsuko?)
A press photographer who has a dominating personality. She was the first survivor to meet Ayame. Ritsuko exchanges text messages with her fiancé, Masami, who works at the hospital, while dreaming of being reunited. She persuades the others survivors to gather and defend themselves at the nurse's station.

Minazuki Academy[edit]

Chiyomi Homura (穂村 千代美 Homura Chiyomi?)
Ayame's childhood friend. A boisterous, energetic girl with a strange vocabulary, Chiyomi's classmates all unanimously nicknamed her "No Filter." When Chiyomi went to visit Ayame in the Amare Patriarcha Crucis hospital, she invited her classmates to come along with her; therefore the escapade throughout the hospital eventually began.
Kurara Teshimazu (手清水 くらら Teshimazu Kurara?)
The class 1-5 representative. As the gifted child of an upper-class family, Kurara has taken a special classical ballet class from a very young age. Though she has an easy-going personality, she has a surprisingly firm foundation.
Ryuji Shimazaki (島崎 竜司 Shimazaki Ryūji?)
Ryuji wishes to become an actor in the special effects association. He is Kurara's childhood friend. Because he demands so much from himself, he requires the same from others; Ryuji is especially tough on his classmates. Despite this, Ryuji's not a bad guy overall. He's had some interaction with the theater club at Kisaragi Academy; through this he has met Sakutaro Morishige. Sakutaro is one of the few people whom he considers a friend.

Staff[edit]

Masami Yoshinaka (芳仲 雅巳 Yoshinaka Masami?)
A registered doctor who works at the Amare Patriarcha Crucis hospital. Masami is also Ritsuko's fiancé. From his soft demeanor and his refined features, Masami is a huge hit amongst the female staff; naturally, he's also extremely popular with the female patients as well. He took three years in medical school and then followed it with two years of university training. He passed the medical licensing examination on his first try.
At the final segments of the game, it turns out the attack on Ayame's group is revealed to be perpetrated by Masami. He lifts Ayame's shirt, revealing an empty hole in her chest while laughing maniacally.

Corpse Party: Blood Drive[edit]

Corpse Party: Blood Drive is the direct sequel to Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, and is the first game featuring setting and characters rendered in 3D. The characters are depicted in 3D chibi style, however traditional CG artworks will appear during cutscenes, illustrated by Makoto Kedouin.[9]

Two months after the events of Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, Ayumi Shinozaki had been severely ill for her use of the Book of Shadows' black magic. In the prologue, when after escaping Heavenly Host, Ayumi and Naomi Nakashima have went to investigate at the Shinozaki estate, Sachiko Shinozaki's homeland, believing there's hope to revive their dead friends, since Naho Saenoki and Kou Kibiki's existence weren't erased like the other victims is proof. At the estate, Ayumi discover that she is the same lineage as Sachiko's bloodline. Hearing an eerie voice, Ayumi uncovers a religious and magical tome known as the Book of Shadows. Using a spell, Ayumi and Naomi perform to resurrect Mayu Suzumoto somehow, but failed. As a result, the book rages upon Ayumi until her older-sister Hinoe Shinozaki rushes in and presumably save Ayumi but Hineo is bloody split leaving Ayumi in shriek. Naomi manages to save Ayumi and takes her to a hospital however; the Shinozaki estate and tome have vanished.

In the hospital, a girl claiming to be a spiritual associate of Hineo visits Ayumi. This girl belongs to the Wiccan Institute, an organization that worshiped spirits. Listening to the girl’s words…telling Ayumi to regain the Book of Shadows or the world will fall into the abyss.

After being discharged from the hospital, Ayumi returned to Kisaragi Academy where Satoshi Mochida and friends gave her a warm welcome. However, the absences of their dead friends were a constant reminder of their inevitable reality. Now a new teacher's assistant, Kuon Niwa, supervises her homeroom. Then later, on her way home, a hooded boy approached Ayumi and told her, "If you reclaim the Book of Shadows and use it at Heavenly Host, those who have died there will be revived." Ayumi pledge that she will once more take back the Book of Shadows. Her trail now leads into the once residence of Makina Shinozaki. For Ayumi, it was the responsibility of Shinozaki's bloodline.[9]

The player takes control over the character during exploration events, and the Dummy Head Mic from previous games will return, allowing the player to perceive directional sounds by listening through headphones. The opening song is performed by Ayumi Shinozaki, Satsuki Mizuhara, Asami Imai and Yumi Hara.[10]

Music[edit]

The opening for Corpse Party: Blood Covered Repeated Fear is "Shangri-La" by Asami Imai. The ending for Blood Covered is "Confutatis no Inori", by ARTERY VEIN (Asami Imai & Eri Kitamura). The opening theme for Corpse Party: Book of Shadows is "Hana no Saku Basho" by Asami Imai. The ending for Book of Shadows is called "Pandora no Yoru", and is sung by ARTERY VEIN. The opening theme for Corpse Party: 2U is called "Limited Love" by Asami Imai. The ending theme for 2U is "Tsukigen" by ARTERY VEIN.

Adaptations[edit]

The video game has been adapted into four manga series: Corpse Party: Blood Covered, published by Square Enix; Corpse Party: Musume and Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, published by Media Factory; and Corpse Party: Another Child, published by Mag Garden. One original video animation (OVA), Corpse Party: Missing Footage, was released on August 2, 2012.[5] Another OVA consisting of four episodes titled Corpse Party: Tortured Souls (コープスパーティー Tortured Souls ―暴虐された魂の呪叫― Kōpusu Pātī Tortured Souls: Bōgyaku Sareta Tamashii no Jukyō?), was released July 24, 2013.[11][12] The opening theme is "Hoshikuzu no Ring" by Asami Imai. The ending theme is "Hotarubi" by Yumi Hara.

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