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Developer(s) Chunsoft
Publisher(s) Chunsoft
Platform(s) SNES, PlayStation, Virtual Console
Release date(s) Super Famicom
  • JP March 7, 1992
  • JP March 25, 1999
Virtual Console
  • JP August 28, 2007 (Wii)
  • JP July 30, 2014 (Wii U)
Genre(s) Sound novel
Mode(s) Single player

Otogirisō (弟切草 Otogirisou?, lit. St John's wort) is a sound novel developed and published by Chunsoft. The game was first released on March 7, 1992 in Japan for the SNES and later for the PlayStation on March 25, 1999. It became available on the Virtual Console on August 28, 2007 for the Wii and on July 30, 2014 for the Wii U.


Kohei and his girlfriend Nami were on the midway when their car got accidentally hit by a tree felled by lighting. After that main characters got stuck in a forest in the middle of nowhere. They decided to spend the night in a large deserted western-style mansion nearby.


Otogirisō has been ported on the PlayStation as "Sound Novel Evolution 1 - Otogirisou Sosei-Hen"(March 25, 1999)


Main article: Otogirisō (film)


On release, Famitsu magazine scored the PlayStation version of the game a 30 out of 40.[1]

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  1. ^ プレイステーション - サウンドノベル・エボリューション1弟切草 蘇生篇. Weekly Famitsu. No.915 Pt.2. Pg.19. 30 June 2006.

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