Yume Miru Kusuri: A Drug That Makes You Dream
|Yume Miru Kusuri: A Drug That Makes You Dream|
|Genre(s)||Eroge, Visual novel|
Yume Miru Kusuri: A Drug That Makes You Dream (ユメミルクスリ?) is an adult visual novel for the PC developed by Rúf. The visual novel was initially released in Japanese on December 22, 2005 and translated into English by Peach Princess. It was written by Romeo Tanaka and illustrated by Kiyotaka Haimura, the female characters were designed (off credit by request) by Marko Genjutsu. According to Peter Payne, founder of Jast USA, it is believed the writers were trying to explore themes relevant in Japan for high-school students.
Kouhei Kagami is a Japanese student with excellent grades and a fairly normal social life, but feels empty and transparent inside. The story revolves a pivotal moment in Kouhei's life where three girls, that have more problems than himself, meet him for the first time and soon make his life a roller coaster of emotions. Kouhei must choose to save one of them to their own despair.
The plot follows the same basic route for the first half of the game. Kouhei goes about his life and makes friends with three main girls: Aeka, Mizuki, and Nekoko.
- Kouhei Kagami (加々見 公平 Kagami Kōhei?)
- Kouhei is an average Japanese high school student of the class. Once, he was having a hallucination which was about a passing train when he is bored or otherwise unoccupied. The player can experience the game throughout as Kouhei.
- Aeka Shiraki (白木 あえか Shiraki Aeka?)
Voiced by: Shiho Kawaragi
- Aeka has been struggling with problems, initiated usually from Kyoka or the people around her that taunt, for almost her whole enrollment at Kouhei's high school. The whole class tends to laugh at her or not hang out with her, even if not directly involved in bullying her.
- Mizuki Kirimiya (桐宮 弥津紀 Kirimiya Mizuki?)
Voiced by: Ryoko Tanaka
- Mizuki is a council president that works in class. To people who don't know her, she is the typical student idol, out of reach to most. To those who do know her, she can be sometimes busy and strict, as she pushes all work onto other people. Mizuki comes from a filthy rich family and doesn't see her own future, even the most simple one of living to the next day, something most people take for granted.
- Cat Sidhe Nekoko (ケットシー・ねこ子 Kettoshī Nekoko?)
Voiced by: Kayo Nagata
- Kouhei discovers Nekoko outside of his workplace one day. She claims to be a fairy, and enlists Kouhei to help her find the home of the fairies. However, as he associates with her, Kouhei finds that this is not her real problem.
- Misaki Sayama (狭山 みさき Sayama Misaki?)
Voiced by: Riko Hirai
- Misaki is a female friend in Kouhei's class. She tries to get him not to interfere with Aeka because she doesn't want Kouhei to be picked on, though she appears to have sympathy for Aeka. Often converses with Takeshi.
- Takeshi Iogi (井荻 剛史 Iogi Takeshi?)
Voiced by: Michihiko Hagi
- Takeshi is a male friend in Kouhei's class. He generally ignores what happens in class, being a very lazy and unproductive person, but still knows about the situation with Aeka. He is less sympathetic towards her than Misaki is. Often converses with Misaki.
- Kyoka Nanjou (南条 京香 Nanjō Kyōka?)
- Female student in Kouhei's class. She has a grudge against Aeka Shiraki and is the cause of why the class picks on Aeka so much. She likes to flirt with everyone, especially Kouhei, being overly friendly towards him. Kouhei comes to dislike her cruel personality, and gives her the nickname Antoinette, after Marie Antoinette, because of her attitude and personality.
- Aya Kagami (加々見 綾 Kagami Aya?)
Voiced by: Kaori Suzumoto
- Aya is Kouhei's stepsister. Kouhei was adopted into the family and has had trouble seeing his family as people who love him. He often makes fun of Aya's flat chest at her age. There are rumors about a scenario ending with her being cut before the Japanese release.
- Hirofumi Tsubaki (椿 弘文 Tsubaki Hirofumi?)
Voiced by: Kisho Taniyama
- Hirofumi is the manager of the convenience store where Kouhei works, and has a friendly relationship with Kouhei. Hirofumi is homosexual and often teases Kouhei in a playful manner, but promises not to touch Kouhei if he can help it. He is always trying to get Kouhei to play h-games, much like this game and specifically those with storylines as that is what Hirofumi likes, regardless of the sexual orientation.
- Gaito Yakushiji (薬師寺 概人 Yakushiji Gaito?)
- Gaito is a male student who was suspended for a long time before coming back to school. He is supposed to be Kyoka's boyfriend, but she tries to distance herself from him. He tried to cheat on her with Aeka in the past which led to Kyoka's treatment of Aeka.
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