Iwaihime

I envy you the privilege of dying. Curse your powerlessness, and leave us.

From the pen of hit writer Ryukishi07, the creator of When They Cry, comes a story on the theme of “curses.”
Characters brought to life with delicate skill by manga artist and illustrator Kazuharu Kina are set against atmospheric backgrounds from the fantastic mind of environment artist Mocha.

This supernatural horror visual novel—a tale of sin, retribution, and penance—is available now for the first time outside Japan.
This new international release includes scenario adjustments and CG improvements from the prior console re-releases, bringing to PC the writer’s preferred rendition of the tale.

Story

Each generation, the sons of the Susuhara family strike out on their own when they reach the right age.

Self-reliantly they refine their minds and their bodies, until at last they become men.
Suzumu has prepared for this day for a long time, learning the skills that he will need.

Living alone, he attends Susuda Prefectural High School.
He should have joined as a freshman, and not as a transfer—but he was delayed.

His days are not only easy but pleasant.
In his Class 2-A, everyone is having fun.

But there’s her. Toé Kurokami.
She’s… certainly a wonder. How else to describe her?

She never lets go of the Japanese doll that she hugs constantly to her chest.
There are whispers that its hair grows when nobody is looking. That it’s cursed.
It’s no wonder they whisper. That’s one creepy doll.

That Suzumu’s path crosses hers could be fate…

Could be? Not “could be.” It’s fate.

And so…

Suzumu Susuhara strikes out his own, and starts attending school with his distant relative Tsubakiko Harumiya.
There he meets the unintimidating upperclassman Kanae Minobe.
And the high school idol a year below them—Riria Nunokawa.
And Toé Kurokami, the mysterious girl who never lets go of her Japanese doll…

These meetings set the long hand of fate into motion.
Hajakensho—crush evil, and demonstrate the righteous path.
But can a mere fist crush a curse?

Genre: Horror/drama
Developer: DMM Games
Publisher: ShiraVN
Platform(s): Steam
Release date: 10/23/2020 (Steam)

Localization: Translation, editing, quality checking

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