History VisualNovel / Narcissu

12th Jun '17 10:54:48 PM FourthDerivative
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* SoapOperaDisease: The first game and prequel have a total of four terminally ill characters; not one of their ailments is ever specified, although one of the translators [[http://narcissu.insani.org/med.html#4.1 has done some speculation.]] [[spoiler:In case you're lazy to read there, Natsumi probably got [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cystic_Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis]].]] At any rate, none of them seems to be sick enough to prevent them from traveling all over the country and subsisting on junk food.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: In the third game, one of the stories takes place in medieval Europe and stars a [[ActionGirl swordfighting]] [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princess]]. No, [[http://www.kadohobi.jp/narcissu/images/ch4/04.jpg seriously.]] Incidentally, it's the only one of the game's four stories written by Tomo Kataoka himself.

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* SoapOperaDisease: The first game and prequel have a total of four terminally ill characters; not one of their ailments is ever specified, although one of the translators [[http://narcissu.insani.org/med.html#4.1 has done some speculation.]] [[spoiler:In case you're lazy to read there, Natsumi Setsumi probably got [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cystic_Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis]].]] At any rate, none of them seems to be sick enough to prevent them from traveling all over the country and subsisting on junk food.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: In the third game, one of the stories takes place in medieval Europe and stars a [[ActionGirl swordfighting]] [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princess]]. No, [[http://www.kadohobi.jp/narcissu/images/ch4/04.jpg seriously.]] Incidentally, it's the only one of the game's four stories written by series creator Tomo Kataoka himself.
14th Mar '17 4:32:50 PM CosmicFerret
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* {{Japanese Christian}}s: Chihiro and Himeko are Catholic, though Himeko claims to be only a "fake Catholic"; her struggle to resolve her crisis of faith before she dies is a major part of her storyline.

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* {{Japanese UsefulNotes/{{Japanese Christian}}s: Chihiro and Himeko are Catholic, though Himeko claims to be only a "fake Catholic"; her struggle to resolve her crisis of faith before she dies is a major part of her storyline.
1st Jan '17 9:29:55 AM Gosicrystal
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* CrazyPrepared: Setsumi.

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* %%* CrazyPrepared: Setsumi.



* FanTranslation: Officially acknowledged by the maker.



* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Setsumi and Himeko. [[LesYay You know it's true.]]
* SavedFromDevelopmentHell: The English translation of Side 2nd has quite a history behind it, as a combination of lack of time due to work for one translator and the complete ''disappearance'' of the other delayed the game past its scheduled release. It is slightly infamous for taking nearly three years to complete since its announcement.
* ShoutOut: There's a small one in the second game, where in one scene Himeko remarked that she doesn't take it kindly to be [[Manga/InitialD overtaken by a Levin]].
** It is, in part, a translator thing since in the voice-over Himeko only stated that the car passing her is a "Hachiroku", and neither the original text or the translated text make any description of the headlights that could be used to identify the variant. A well-informed fan, of course, knows that a Toyota [=AE-86=] comes in two forms, both available as a 2-door notchback coupe or a 3-door hatchback: the Corolla Levin (as the text said), and the more famous Sprinter Trueno. The translators made it a bit more funny, since there are actually two Levins in ''Manga/InitialD'': the ''[=AE86=]'' Levin owned by Wataru Akiyama, and the ''[=AE85=]'' Levin owned by [[ButtMonkey Itsuki Takeuchi]].

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* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Setsumi and Himeko. [[LesYay You know it's true.]]
* SavedFromDevelopmentHell: The English translation of Side 2nd has quite a history behind it, as a combination of lack of time due to work for one translator and the complete ''disappearance'' of the other delayed the game past its scheduled release. It is slightly infamous for taking nearly three years to complete since its announcement.
Himeko.
* ShoutOut: There's a small one in the second game, where in one scene Himeko remarked remarks that she doesn't take it kindly to be [[Manga/InitialD overtaken by a Levin]].
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Levin]]. It is, in part, a translator thing since in the voice-over Himeko only stated that the car passing her is a "Hachiroku", and neither the original text or the translated text make any description of the headlights that could be used to identify the variant. A well-informed fan, of course, knows that a Toyota [=AE-86=] comes in two forms, both available as a 2-door notchback coupe or a 3-door hatchback: the Corolla Levin (as the text said), and the more famous Sprinter Trueno. The translators made it a bit more funny, since there are actually two Levins in ''Manga/InitialD'': the ''[=AE86=]'' Levin owned by Wataru Akiyama, and the ''[=AE85=]'' Levin owned by [[ButtMonkey Itsuki Takeuchi]].



* VitriolicBestBuds: Himeko and Yuka.

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* %%* VitriolicBestBuds: Himeko and Yuka.
1st Jan '17 9:25:04 AM Gosicrystal
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* AuthorAppeal: Cars

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* %%* AuthorAppeal: CarsCars.



* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding]]: [[spoiler:Please refer to LetThemDieHappy.]]



* {{Determinator}}: The protagonist, while suffering lack of medication and fatigue, is able to drive the car for a whole week with only small rest and not so healthy diet.
** Though according to one of the translators, this may just be a case of the author taking some creative liberties as to what a person with untreated terminal lung cancer is able to accomplish. See below.

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* {{Determinator}}: The protagonist, while suffering lack of medication and fatigue, is able to drive the car for a whole week with only small rest and not so healthy diet.
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diet. Though according to one of the translators, this may just be a case of the author taking some creative liberties as to what a person with untreated terminal lung cancer is able to accomplish. See below.



* FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator: The unnamed "protagonist."

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* FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator: The unnamed "protagonist.""protagonist".



* GenkiGirl: Himeko
* GoOutWithASmile: Setsumi.
* [[IllGirl Ill People]]: All protagonists and heroines will become this.

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* GenkiGirl: Himeko
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Himeko.
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GoOutWithASmile: Setsumi.
* [[IllGirl Ill People]]: IllGirl: All protagonists and heroines will become this.



* [[spoiler:LetThemDieHappy]]: [[spoiler:Both the protagonist and Setsumi discovers several things along the way, and both of them will die with happy memories that they share.]]

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* [[spoiler:LetThemDieHappy]]: LetThemDieHappy: [[spoiler:Both the protagonist and Setsumi discovers several things along the way, and both of them will die with happy memories that they share.]]



* RoadTripPlot

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* %%* RoadTripPlot



* ThereAreNoTherapists: No mention is ever made of clinical psychologists or psychiatrists on the 7th floor hospice [[spoiler: despite how hospice inpatients are known for starving themselves to death; it's in the "rules"]]. This may be [[http://psy.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/48/6/517 justified]] by the relatively low numbers of such people in the Japanese health system and the cultural stigma against seeking psychiatric help.
** That said, [[TruthInTelevision it's fairly common]] in RealLife for terminal patients to intentionally starve (or more commonly, dehydrate) themselves in order to hasten death, even in places where physician-assisted suicide is legal. Some end-of-life care professionals even recommend it outright.

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* ThereAreNoTherapists: No mention is ever made of clinical psychologists or psychiatrists on the 7th floor hospice [[spoiler: despite how hospice inpatients are known for starving themselves to death; it's in the "rules"]]. This may be [[http://psy.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/48/6/517 justified]] by the relatively low numbers of such people in the Japanese health system and the cultural stigma against seeking psychiatric help.
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help. That said, [[TruthInTelevision it's fairly common]] in RealLife for terminal patients to intentionally starve (or more commonly, dehydrate) themselves in order to hasten death, even in places where physician-assisted suicide is legal. Some end-of-life care professionals even recommend it outright.
10th Aug '16 8:28:20 PM Willbyr
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** It is, in part, a translator thing since in the voice-over Himeko only stated that the car passing her is a "Hachiroku", and neither the original text or the translated text make any description of the headlights that could be used to identify the variant. A well-informed fan, of course, knows that a Toyota [=AE-86=] comes in two forms, both available as a 2-door notchback coupe or a 3-door hatchback: the Corolla Levin (as the text said), and the more famous Sprinter Trueno. The translators made it a bit more funny, since there are actually two Levins in InitialD: the ''[=AE86=]'' Levin owned by Wataru Akiyama, and the ''[=AE85=]'' Levin owned by [[ButtMonkey Itsuki Takeuchi]].

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** It is, in part, a translator thing since in the voice-over Himeko only stated that the car passing her is a "Hachiroku", and neither the original text or the translated text make any description of the headlights that could be used to identify the variant. A well-informed fan, of course, knows that a Toyota [=AE-86=] comes in two forms, both available as a 2-door notchback coupe or a 3-door hatchback: the Corolla Levin (as the text said), and the more famous Sprinter Trueno. The translators made it a bit more funny, since there are actually two Levins in InitialD: ''Manga/InitialD'': the ''[=AE86=]'' Levin owned by Wataru Akiyama, and the ''[=AE85=]'' Levin owned by [[ButtMonkey Itsuki Takeuchi]].
10th Aug '16 8:28:05 PM Willbyr
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* ShoutOut: There's a small one in the second game, where in one scene Himeko remarked that she doesn't take it kindly to be [[InitialD overtaken by a Levin]].

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* ShoutOut: There's a small one in the second game, where in one scene Himeko remarked that she doesn't take it kindly to be [[InitialD [[Manga/InitialD overtaken by a Levin]].
27th Apr '16 9:20:24 PM Wuz
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* SoapOperaDisease: The first game and prequel have a total of four terminally ill characters; not one of their ailments is ever specified, although one of the translators [[http://narcissu.insani.org/med.html#4.1 has done some speculation.]] [[spoiler:In case you're lazy to read there, Natsumi probably got [[http:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cystic_Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis]].]] At any rate, none of them seems to be sick enough to prevent them from traveling all over the country and subsisting on junk food.

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* SoapOperaDisease: The first game and prequel have a total of four terminally ill characters; not one of their ailments is ever specified, although one of the translators [[http://narcissu.insani.org/med.html#4.1 has done some speculation.]] [[spoiler:In case you're lazy to read there, Natsumi probably got [[http:en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cystic_Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis]].]] At any rate, none of them seems to be sick enough to prevent them from traveling all over the country and subsisting on junk food.
4th Apr '16 8:28:28 PM Kreyser
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* SoapOperaDisease: The first game and prequel have a total of four terminally ill characters; not one of their ailments is ever specified, although one of the translators [[http://narcissu.insani.org/med.html#4.1 has done some speculation.]] [[Spoiler:In case you're lazy to read there, Natsumi probably got [[http:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cystic_Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis]]]] At any rate, none of them seems to be sick enough to prevent them from traveling all over the country and subsisting on junk food.

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* SoapOperaDisease: The first game and prequel have a total of four terminally ill characters; not one of their ailments is ever specified, although one of the translators [[http://narcissu.insani.org/med.html#4.1 has done some speculation.]] [[Spoiler:In [[spoiler:In case you're lazy to read there, Natsumi probably got [[http:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cystic_Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis]]]] Fibrosis]].]] At any rate, none of them seems to be sick enough to prevent them from traveling all over the country and subsisting on junk food.
4th Apr '16 8:23:25 PM Kreyser
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* SoapOperaDisease: The first game and prequel have a total of four terminally ill characters; not one of their ailments is ever specified, although one of the translators [[http://narcissu.insani.org/med.html#4.1 has done some speculation.]] [[Spoiler: In case you're lazy to read there, Natsumi probably got [[http:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cystic_Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis]]]] At any rate, none of them seems to be sick enough to prevent them from traveling all over the country and subsisting on junk food.

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* SoapOperaDisease: The first game and prequel have a total of four terminally ill characters; not one of their ailments is ever specified, although one of the translators [[http://narcissu.insani.org/med.html#4.1 has done some speculation.]] [[Spoiler: In [[Spoiler:In case you're lazy to read there, Natsumi probably got [[http:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cystic_Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis]]]] At any rate, none of them seems to be sick enough to prevent them from traveling all over the country and subsisting on junk food.
4th Apr '16 8:22:17 PM Kreyser
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* SoapOperaDisease: The first game and prequel have a total of four terminally ill characters; not one of their ailments is ever specified, although one of the translators [[http://narcissu.insani.org/med.html#4.1 has done some speculation.]] At any rate, none of them seems to be sick enough to prevent them from traveling all over the country and subsisting on junk food.

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* SoapOperaDisease: The first game and prequel have a total of four terminally ill characters; not one of their ailments is ever specified, although one of the translators [[http://narcissu.insani.org/med.html#4.1 has done some speculation.]] [[Spoiler: In case you're lazy to read there, Natsumi probably got [[http:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cystic_Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis]]]] At any rate, none of them seems to be sick enough to prevent them from traveling all over the country and subsisting on junk food.
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