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->''"You will find out... that sleeping can be a form of emotional escape and can, with sustained effort, be abused."''
-->--'''Creator/DavidFosterWallace''', ''[[InfiniteJest Infinite Jest]]''

In 2004, Japanese {{freeware}} developer Kikiyama popped open the RPG Maker 2003 game application and thought to herself, "Hey, wouldn't it be an ''awesome'' idea to make something that'll confuse and creep a lot of people out?" Such is the origin of ''Yume Nikki'' (Japanese for "dream diary"), a bizarre adventure game that's been described as "''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}'' meets ''Franchise/SilentHill''" or "''Film/{{Eraserhead}}'' in RPGMaker" and does not fail to bring on the weirdness factor.

The plot is simple: as Madotsuki, a young lady that seems to have an obsession with a single, incredibly depressing video game, all you can do each day is sleep - during which you must travel throughout her [[DreamWorld dreamscape]] to collect "effects" and reach new areas in the world. It's extremely open-ended, with few hints as to how to actually progress; really, it's more about exploring the strange and disturbing things that go on in her mind than anything else.

The current version of the game, 0.10, was released in October 2007 along with an English translation of the effects and menus. [[http://archive.uboachan.net/media/src/Yume_Nikki.rar Download]], and [[NightmareFuel/YumeNikki have fun playing this in the dead of night!]]

For French Tropers, the game was recently fully translated in Molière's language and is available for download [[http://www.rpg-maker.fr/jeux-556-yume-nikki-version-francaise.html here]].

See also ''VideoGame/LSDDreamEmulator'', a game with a similar premise, [[UpToEleven only in 3D and with randomized environments]]. It is the UrExample of games like this.

In February 2013 [[http://yumenikki.net/ a countdown appeared on yumenikki.net]]. It's been revealed that a Yume Nikki novel, comic, and album are in the making. The manga has already started serialization in Manga Life Win, and is drawn by Hitoshi Tomizawa of AlienNine fame. As of no later than October 2013, an unofficial English translation has surfaced on the internet.

[[SimilarlyNamedWorks Not related to]] ''MiraiNikki''.
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[[folder: Tropes Exclusive to the Game]]
* AcidTripDimension
* AlienBlood: Averted: when Madotsuki stabs a [[OurMonstersAreWeird creature]] it doesn't matter what it is --a bird girl, a giant foot-Martian who cries green tears, a poop monster, a horrified face on the wall-- they will always bleed red blood.
* AllJustADream: The entirety of Madotsuki's adventures. Of course, this is no secret.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Mainly the people in the Mall, but there are strangely colored people in other areas too, like Shitai.
* AmbidextrousSprite: Averted with the Knife effect. Madotsuki always holds the knife in one particular hand regardless of what direction she's facing. You can change the hand she holds the knife in by pressing '1'.
* AmbiguousSituation: There's no dialogue of any kind, nor anything that might even pass for an InfoDump. All the player is given is a series of surreal, disjointed open worlds to explore and a set of effects they can use to interact with those worlds. Naturally, fan interpretations of every little thing abound.
* AnIcePerson: The "Yuki-Onna" effect gives Madotsuki the ability to start a snowstorm.
* ArtShift: Pretty much the whole game. Most areas have different styles, like Number/Neon world, the forests, the wildernesses... though the 8-bit-area is the only one where the player's sprite changes to match the style. In many others Madotsuki looks out of place.
* BerserkButton: Normal Toriningen do not appreciate it when they or their brethren get stabbed.
* BizarroFiction: One of the few non-literature works that can definitely be called this.
* BlackoutBasement: The Dark World and the dark maze.
* TheBlank: The "Nopperabou" effect.
* BloodFromTheMouth: A recurring theme among static characters, along with a bloodstain on the floor.
* BodyHorror:
** A lot of the things you find around the dreamworld could apply. Like those horrifying portraits you find in the sewers.
** The white desert itself seems to be composed of various body parts sticking out of the ground in places. It's also where you find Monoko, the five-armed girl.
* BodyMotifs: One world contains little other than eyes and hands, and plenty of sights can be given a [[FreudWasRight Freudian]] reading.
* BrokenBridge: Effects are sometimes needed to access [[SecretLevel hidden areas]], such as using the Knife effect to cut through a conspicuous part of a wall, or equipping the Midget effect to enter a tiny hole in the ground. Interestingly, only one-of-two effects are absolutely necessary to use at least once to complete the game: the Umbrella and Yuki-Onna effects, which douse a burning doorway so Madotsuki can reach the Poop Hair effect.
* CatGirl: The Cat effect, naturally. It draws [=NPCs=] to you -- even Uboa, who doesn't move on his own!
* CheshireCatGrin: [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090918000502/yumenikki/images/4/42/MonoeFullscreen.png Monoe]].
* CrapsackWorld[=/=]CrapSaccharineWorld[=/=]EldritchLocation[=/=]SugarBowl: All the dreamscapes exist somewhere on this spectrum. From Hell, to the park at night time, to the world of blocks, to the forest, cheerful neon city. Some places are even in between like the refugee camp, the mall, or the monster bar.
* CosmeticAward: Almost all of the effects do nothing meaningful except alter Madotsuki's appearance.
* CreepyChild: Madotsuki could be interpreted as this. She is a quiet {{Hikikomori}} who has no qualms about stabbing numerous innocent creatures to death within her highly disturbing dreamscape.
* CutAndPasteEnvironments: Some rooms seem like part of a larger area, but are actually entirely separate from it. Examples include the secret room Hell's Crossroads, which is smaller and simpler than its more major counterpart, and the second Wilderness area, which serves only to connect the Teleport Maze and the Famicom World. A case of [[TropesAreTools Tropes Are Not Bad]], as this trope is used to induce MindScrew and EmptyRoomPsych.
* CuteAndPsycho[=/=]AxCrazy[=/=]KnifeNut: Another representation of Madotsuki seen in fanart, based on the Knife effect and the fact that it is the only way to interact with many of the dreams' residents.
* CuteWitch: Madotsuki can become one through the Witch effect.
* DeconstructionGame: Gameplay-wise, the game takes non-linear exploration to its logical extreme, basing itself entirely on traversing BeautifulVoid and little else. While it may or [[IndecisiveDeconstruction may not]] have been the author's intent, it does prove a point to players with little patience.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The White Desert and Spaceship areas.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYCAs9kAIic&t=2m40s This]] glitch? It's not a glitch at all. Kikiyama just knew that someone would ''have'' to talk to walls in this game.
* DreamLand: The entire premise of the game.
* DreamPeople: Because Madotsuki won't leave her bedroom in her waking life, these individuals are the only ones she can encounter and interact with.
* DreamWithinADream: There are five beds that can be found in Madotsuki's DreamLand, and one of them allows her to access the Staircase of Hands; which bed does this is randomized every time she falls asleep. Following a path after that allows Madotsuki to enter a Spaceship and meet Seccom Masada. After that, Madotsuki can sleep in ''yet another'' bed inside the spaceship, [[SubvertedTrope only to wake up in the same place]], just as the spaceship crashes on Mars. Due to this, some fans have speculated or interpreted that all of the game is just a dream.
* DroneOfDread: Several of the background songs, like the appropriately named [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoxM-QT4xsc "Hellish Hum"]].
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide]], though this is entirely the player's choice.
* DownTheRabbitHole: Because Madotsuki has few things to do in her waking world besides refuse to leave her bedroom, play her Famicom, or visit her balcony, she spends most of her time exploring her bizarre dream world as she sleeps.
* DummiedOut: There are two huge islands on the 8-bit plains map that can't be accessed without cheating.
* EldritchAbomination: Many of the dream's residents resemble no living being, though few are hostile.
** There are also a few [[HumanoidAbomination Humanoid Abominations]] within it. The more infamous of these include Poniko[[note]]A seemingly non-conspicuous girl that has a chance of transforming into Uboa when the lights are flipped off.[[/note]] and Monoko[[note]]A monochrome girl that turns into BodyHorror when the stoplight effect is activated.[[/note]].
* EmptyRoomPsych: There are dozens of rooms that look like effort was put into making them stand out but have nothing going on. Like nearly everything else in the game, [[NothingIsScarier this is most likely intended to creep out the player]].
* EmptyShell: Nearly all of the characters Madotsuki sees in her dreams are this, [[JustifiedTrope being nothing more than fragments of her imagination]]. Madotsuki herself may also be one, as she lacks any personality other than what's shown in her dreams, forcing you to fill in this void and come up with your own interpretation.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Madotsuki.
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: The Medamaude effect.
* FanNickname: Many of the character and area names are unofficial.
* FanRemake: ''Yume Nikki 3D'' is a combination of this and FanSequel. While it stars Madotsuki and uses some concepts and environments from the original game, much of the content is original.
* FanSequel: Interestingly, Yume Nikki seems to have spawned a sort of 'genre' referred to as Yume Nikki Fangames. However, knowledge of the original game is seldom required - if anything, they are more like 'games in the same style', and the resemblance to the original game wavers between fangame to fangame. Here's a short list.
** ''VideoGame/{{Yume 2kki}}'': An utterly massive collaborative project.
** ''VideoGame/{{dotflow}}'' which ratchets up the horror elements.
** ''VideoGame/{{Miserere}}''
** ''VideoGame/LcdDem''
** ''VideoGame/AmnesiaYumeNikki'': which stars a ghost girl.
** ''[[http://dreamvsdream.99k.org/ Dream vs. Dream]]'': A work in progress fighter fangame which includes characters from ''Yume Nikki'' and several of the more popular fangames.
** ''{{Neftelia}}'' is a similar game in premise and spirit, though it lacks the "dreaming girl" premise.
** ''VideoGame/{{Middens}}'' started life as one of these, and eventually ended up becoming something altogether different. Though ''Middens'' is certainly still dream''like'' if nothing else.
** For the rest of them, [[http://yumenikkifg.wikia.com/wiki/Yume_Nikki_Fangames_Wiki this wiki]] is a very comprehensive reference database, with screenshots, guides, download links and categorization by languages available.
* {{Fanwork}}:
** The excellent "24 effects" remix album.
** [[http://strangestoriesaboutsadpeople.blogspot.com/2010/08/mars-residence-dream-diary.html Mars Residence]].
** [[http://www.gamingpixie.com/102/all-videos/gamereviews/gaiden-review-yume-nikki/ This fan film]].
** [[http://ecks-acksis.deviantart.com/gallery/37271222#/d5arf20 Yume Nikki Reimagined]], a remix album by Silent Cicada.
** This [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfdEUdmgxR0 fan vid]] illustrating one possible explanation for the events in the game.
* FatGirl: The Fat effect allows Madotsuki to become this.
* FetchQuest[=/=]GottaCatchEmAll: The 24 effects.
* FishEyes: Masada has 6_9 shaped eyes.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: One may notice a recurring bloodstain on the ground in the dream world.
** Which is located near the recurring Mouth Monsters. [[EpilepticTrees Could it possibly mean that... ?]]
** Also, in the flying broomstick event, if you try to get off of your broom in mid-flight, [[spoiler: you end up falling to your death.]] Well, at least you wake up before anything seriously detrimental happens. [[spoiler: But you don't at the end of the game.]]
* FollowTheLeader: An astonishing number of people with time on their hands have taken to making fan games of YumeNikki. The examples in FanSequel are only a few of the more well-known ones.
* FundamentallyFunnyFruit: NASU, the eggplant-catching minigame.
* GagPenis: Kyukyu-kun resembles a column-sized multicolored dildo with a perpetual smile on it.
* GameBreakingBug: Parodied in the 8-bit dungeon with a particular event where [[spoiler:"talking" to a seemingly-nondescript wall tile will cause it to bring up a dialogue box with [[NothingIsScarier nothing in it]], and repeated interactions with it will cause the graphics to corrupt and the game to eventually "crash" 8-bit style, followed by Madotsuki waking up.]]
* GameWithinAGame: Nasu, the aforementioned incredibly depressing video game which Madotsuki has on what appears to be a NES.
** EndlessGame
* GenreBusting: It's made on RPG Maker, but it's not an RPG. It's a horror game... Except not really. It's an adventure game, but missing the action and fast pace that is usually associated with them. Exploration game is closest, but you could call it a number of other types and nobody could say that you're really wrong.
* GirlishPigtails: The Toriningen and Monoko have these. Madotsuki also has her braids.
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: You can play Madotsuki as this, since her knife can be used upon most of the residents.
* GhostlyGape: Uboa, who resembles the mask from Franchise/{{Scream}}.
* GrotesqueGallery
* GuideDangIt: It's quite unlikely that you'll find every event and place on your own.
* HalfHumanHybrids: The Toriningen. Their species name literally means "bird person".
* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies: Actually, even this is ambiguous. In fact, some cite the fact that dream world jellyfish appear near Madotsuki's blood pool as proof that Madotsuki didn't die, or that [[EpilepticTrees the real world was ALSO]] AllJustADream (as in another layer in her dreams). Although, others say they are shinigami or messengers of death and others say that they symbolize that Madotsuki wouldn't be able to escape her dreams even in death]] Either way, it is still unclear if [[spoiler:she ACTUALLY died]] and what is seen is left up to speculation.
* HeroicMime: Indeed there isn't any dialogue to be shared in the first place.
* {{Hikikomori}}: A common interpretation of Madotsuki, as she seems unwilling to leave her room.
* HitPoints: You start with one. You gain more by drinking soda you get for money. [[GogglesDoNothing They serve no purpose whatsoever]] ...seemingly.
* {{Homage}}:
** One of the areas of the game is rendered in an 8-bit style reminiscent of the original ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER|1}}''. Even the Effects menu transforms to fit the motif. It even includes an exact replica of the palace and its immediate surroundings from that game's {{Magicant}}.
** Remember when your game would crash because the cartridge wasn't inserted correctly or was dirty? There is an event that simulates that.
* IconicOutfit: Madotsuki's pink shirt with the checkerboard motif.
* ImageBoards: [[http://uboachan.net/ Uboachan]]
* InsurmountableWaistHeightFence: Used symbolically: Madotsuki is unable to join a Toriningen picnic because of a few plants in her way, and there is no way around or through them; this is often interpreted as a sign that she suffers from social exclusion.
* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: Combined with [[spoiler:TheUnreveal]]. The player can only guess what's really going on in there.
* JumpScare: Could be evoked by several events. For example, encountering Uboa, getting eaten by Big Red, going through the door with FACE in it...
* JustOneMoreLevel: ShowWithinAShow NASU.
* KonamiCode: Typing left, right, left, right, up, up, down, down, on Nasu's title screen causes the character's head to turn into an eggplant.
* KnifeNut: Most [=NPCs=] don't react to you at all when you try to interact with them. So what else can Madotsuki do to get an interesting reaction out of them? Stab them!
* LetsPlay: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMwDplGAI70 Here's]] one of the better-known ones. Since most of the fun of Yume Nikki is in the exploration, it's advised that potential players give the game a whirl before watching, or else only watch a little bit at first to determine if it's the right game for you.
** Another one is located on [[http://lparchive.org/Yume-Nikki/ the Let's Play archive]]. It uses subtitles in an attempt to retain the ambiance of the original game.
* LittleDeadRidingHood: [[spoiler: Madotsuki]].
* LonelyPianoPiece: Used in a dark, isolated boiler room with a crying Mars-san.
* LooksLikeCesare: Masada and Uboa.
* {{Mayincatec}}: A lot of things in Madotsuki's dreams seem to vaguely resemble Meso-American deals. So much so that some events are referred to as "Disco Aztecs" or The Aztec Rave Monkey. Specifically they are in the style of patterns embroidered on carpets, probably in part because the straight lines and simple shapes are easier to render in the game's graphics.
* TheMaze: Quite a few. And the game never gives any hints about where the effects are hidden, so you'll just have to try every single path if you don't want to use a walkthrough.
* MeaningfulName: Although the literal translation of "Madotsuki" is "windowed," and thus possibly a reference to her shirt pattern, it's also a somewhat obscure Japanese term for a person who spends a long time looking out the window; that is, a daydreamer.
* MentalStory: It's about a ''hikikomori'' lucid dreamer, whose primary interaction with the products of her subconscious is to stab them with knives.
* MentalWorld: Of course.
* MindScrew
* MiniGame: "NASU" (Japanese for "eggplant"), the most depressingly futile minigame ever made. It doesn't help one's spirits that the game music (only heard when you start the game and inevitably lose) is off-rhythm and out of tune.
* MistakenIdentity: A funny meta example, fans stumble onto [[http://www.youtube.com/user/kikiyama this Youtube channel]], thinking it's the same Kikiyama who made this game.
* MookBouncer: The crazy Toriningen always warp you to an inescapable area. Stabbing a nice Toriningen will make her into one of these.
* MoodWhiplash: The Toriningen picnic.
* MysteriousPast: One of Madotsuki's defining characteristics; many fans speculate that events from her past is responsible for what she sees in her dreams.
* NightmareFace: Many, with the most memorable being, well, Face.
* NightmareSequence: The game consists largely of a series of these.
* NonstandardGameOver: The normal way to end your dream session and wake up is to pinch yourself awake. However, certain events, such as FACE, the 8-bit game crash event, and [[spoiler:disembarking your broom during the witch event]] will involuntarily wake Madotsuki back up.
* NothingIsScarier: The message boxes, which appear before the "Glitch" event, are unsettling empty. So is the entire dungeon area, which is dark (necessitating the use of the Lamp effect if you wanna see where you're going), and the room where the event occurs is an eerie, nondescript dead-end. See also the EmptyRoomPsych example above.
** This also applies anywhere no [=NPCs=] can be found in.
* OffWithHisHead: the Severed Head effect
* [[OverlyLongName Overly Long Fan-Given Nickname]]: Seccom Masada's. "Seccom Masada" is the abridged form of [[TheWoobie Sentimental]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Komuro_Tetsuya Komuro]] [[MichaelJackson Maikeru]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryuichi_Sakamoto Sakamoto]] {{Dada}} Sensei. Fans mostly nicknamed him after several famous people he resembles.
* OurMonstersAreWeird: What else would inhabit a creepy and surreal dream world?
* OverworldNotToScale: The so-called "Famicom World", as an {{homage}} to the original ''VideoGame/{{Mother}}'', has a similar JRPG-style world map.
* PajamaCladHero: [[AvertedTrope Averted]], despite the entire game taking place in Madotsuki's room and dreams.
* ParentalAbandonment: Where ''are'' her parents? Or at least any existing caretaker? How young is she, anyway?
* PerpetualBeta: The game is still in v0.10. This is also true of its fangames.
* PinballScoring: The ones digit in NASU's score is always zero because every point reward is a multiple of 10.
* PinchMe: Literally, pinching herself gets Madotsuki out of the dream world.
* PressXToDie: During the Witch event, you fly over a huge cityscape. Pressing "1" (which normally causes you to disembark your broom) will cause the screen to fade out, followed by a crashing sound and you waking up on the floor face first.
* QuicksandBox: Since there is absolutely no dialogue or anything vaguely resembling a hint, getting completely lost is a very real possibility.
** Fortunately, getting out of a dream is as simple as the single press of a key.
* TheQuietOne: Madotsuki only can say two (Japanese) lines in the game, and that's when she can't use an effect or can't perform an action due to an effect being in use: "Dame" (No or Can't) and "Muri" (Impossible).
* RandomlyDrops: Not quite a drop, but lots of events are random.
** Triggering the Uboa event is a 1-in-64 chance. The element of surprise makes it all the more terrifying.
** The Mars Event has a 1 in 20 chance, contrary to most events having 1 in 64.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Egd1EK_VnSQ A particular event in the White Desert]] has a whopping [[spoiler: 1 in 3600 chance]]. Though this is generated for each step, so walking around for a few minutes will usually trigger it. It's called Takofuusen (octopus balloon), by the way.
*** Some believe it's actually [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_reversed_arterial_perfusion this.]] Warning! Squick!
** A more straight example is money, which randomly drops from killed foes.
** The Aztec event on Madotsuki's TV.
* {{Retraux}}: The "{{Famicom}} World" areas.
** Also [[MiniGame NASU]], which is made in an 8-bit style and appears to be played on a Famicom.
* ScareChord: From Uboa when you encounter him.
* SecretLevel: There are tons of areas that Madotsuki can explore that aren't necessary to complete the game, but [[SignatureScene make up some of the most memorable moments]].
* ShootTheShaggyDog: So, you explored all your dreams, just so you can [[spoiler: walk up a few steps and jump to your death, from the same balcony that you start out on. As if you couldn't have done that in the first place]]?
* SilenceIsGolden: There is ''no'' dialogue [[note]]unless you count the number speak of the lizard-men in the famicon world[[/note]] which just makes the whole thing more surreal.
* SurrealHorror
* SurrealSymbolicHeads: With the Medamaude effect on, Madotsuki dreams that her head is a hand with an eye in the palm. (Blinking returns her to the central hub.)
** Another effect replaces her head with a functioning street lamp.
** The Toriningen resemble tall girls with the heads of birds. Eerie, silly birds.
* SwallowedWhole: Stepping in Big Red's mouth causes him to swallow Madotsuki and send her to the Windmill World.
* ThereAreNoTherapists: [[JustifiedTrope Not that Madotsuki would ever leave her room to see one]].
* TruthInTelevision: Apparently [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/babymantis/lake-retba-senegals-pink-lake-1opu the Pink Sea exists]].
* TurnsRed: Normal Toriningen will normally go about their business, leaving you alone. If you anger them by stabbing one, they will turn mad and chase you, banishing you to an inescapable area if they catch you.
* UnexpectedShmupLevel: The Witch Event, sort of. Nothing happens save for Witch!Madotsuki flying over a city in HorizontalScrollingShooter fashion.
* TheUnintelligible: Masada the alien pianist can only vocalize in chirps and beeps.
* UnwinnableJokeGame: NASU, the [[ShowWithinAShow Game Within A Game]] available on Madotsuki's console in the waking world, plays like something from the ''VideoGame/{{Action52}}'' collection and has no real "end".
* VagueAge: Madotsuki, although this is just one of many things that's vague about her (and the game).
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: You can stab virtually anything with the Knife effect, which sometimes gives you money. There's a reason some depictions of her are gleefully homicidal.
* VideoGameCrueltyPunishment: Stabbing a sane Toriningen will make her demented and turns her into a [[GoddamnBats Goddamn Bat]]. Stabbing one of the sane ones in the number world might cause the area where you get the Severed Head effect to be larger, with more Toriningen chasing you. Also, if you make one Toriningen mad, they '''all''' get mad, and will stay mad until the next time you wake up.
* VideoGameGeography: All the open-world maps are linked at the edges.
* WarpWhistle: The Medamaude effect, which brings you back to the Nexus.
* WhiteMaskOfDoom: The creature Uboa highly resembles a distorted Noh mask. If you encounter Uboa, he emits a ScareChord and you are locked within the dark room with him. If you touch him, he teleports you to a nightmarish inescapable area.
* WideOpenSandbox
* WidgetSeries: A rather dark one, at that.
* WrapAround: Some areas do this, making the area seem much larger than it actually is.
* {{Youkai}}: A number of effects, Yuki-onna and Oni in particular.
** The toriningen resemble tengu, being avian humanoids with [[GagNose long, beak-like noses]]. Much like the tengu that kidnapped monks and dropped them in remote places, [[TurnsRed insane]] [[GoddamnedBats toriningen]] can capture Madotsuki and entrap her in inescapable areas.
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* AdaptationalVillainy: [[spoiler:Mars-san as the BigBad. [[TheWoobie Its game counterpart]] only ever stays in a dark room and cries, and its appearance doesn't connote malevolence like the other {{Eldritch Abomination}}s.]]
* ADayInTheLimelight: Chapter 6 focuses mostly on [[spoiler: Masada's]] turn in the Dream World.
* AxCrazy: [[spoiler: Madotsuki doesn't take Uboa taking her effects very well.]]
* AscendedFridgeHorror: The theory that Madotsuki is locked within her room against her will is made canon (see below).
* BlobMonster: You know that ink puddle hemorrhaging from the pen at the end of chapter 5? It materializes into [[spoiler: Masada]] by chapter 6.
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Seemingly Mars-san, the boss of the dream world.]]
* ClosedCircle: Madotsuki is locked within her room, and can't leave until she collects all the effects in her dreams. [[spoiler:If it ends like the video game, she won't be leaving through the door...]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: Instead of just a girl in a weird dream world, [[spoiler:Madotsuki is being held there against her will, she isn't the first person, the dream world is actually some sort of metaphysical realm called the Revival Pouch, Mars-san is the evil boss, and vague implications seem to be making the characters out to be in a BlackAndGreyMorality sort of deal.]]
* GainaxEnding: The last chapter [[NoEnding ends abruptly]] and leaves much unexplained. [[spoiler: After Poniko stabs Madotsuki's diary, Mars-san erupts as a giant from the window symbol on Madotsuki's shirt. Masada restores Madotsuki by throwing the effects, after which Madotsuki walks to the stairs in her veranda so she can truly wake up.]] However, according to the note on the last page, the next chapter is supposed to be released in May, though, up until then we have no clue how it ends.
* {{Hammerspace}}: Dream residents and dwellers can store and pull out items from their chests, no matter the shape or size.
* MoodWhiplash: Right as Madotsuki was thankful for meeting a normal person in her dreams, [[spoiler:Poniko turns into Uboa without any provocation. So it's surprising even to players who wondered what would cause her to transform.]]
* NightmareFace: Uboa [[spoiler:pasted over Madotsuki's face]].
* OffTheRails: [[spoiler: Starting from Chapter 5.]]
* PrecisionFStrike: [[spoiler: "I'll kill it! I'll fucking kill it!"]]
* SilenceIsGolden: [[AvertedTrope Averted]], in contrast to the video game.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Madotsuki, [[MotorMouth and boy does]] [[MrExposition she have a]] [[CaptainObvious lot to say]]. [[spoiler: And despite not having a mouth, Masada as well.]]
* WhamEpisode: Chapter 5 is the point in which original plot points emerge. [[spoiler:Uboa appears and steals Madotsuki's effects. Seeking revenge, Madotsuki finds the Knife effect, but some force stabs her diary in the real world and causes her to lose her memories.]]

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