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Developer(s) Chunsoft
Publisher(s) Chunsoft
Director(s) Koichi Nakamura
Platform(s) Super Famicom, PlayStation, Virtual Console, PlayStation Network
Release Super Famicom
  • JP: March 7, 1992
  • JP: March 25, 1999
Virtual Console
  • JP: August 28, 2007 (Wii)
  • JP: July 30, 2014 (Wii U)
PlayStation Network
  • JP: September 14, 2011
Genre(s) Sound novel
Mode(s) Single player

Otogirisō (弟切草, 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 Super Famicom 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. It also became available on the PlayStation Network on September 14, 2011.


Kohei and his girlfriend Nami were on the midway when their car got accidentally hit by a tree felled by lighting. After that, the 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)



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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