-> ''"Stop. Don't despair. Be happy. Smile.''

In a certain country during the late 20th century, a series of strange deaths occurred. All of the victims were [[CruelAndUnusualDeath found with their bodies putrefied]], even though they shouldn’t have died more than a few hours ago. This, however, stopped as quickly as it had come, only to be replaced by a series of strange disappearances. The government tried to hush it up, because they had no leads – to no avail. The powerful Wilshire Corporation continued to keep tabs on the case, while at the same time a secret private detective group went on a manhunt for the perpetrator. These cases closed upon the unfortunate deaths of said group in an accident. Years passed. [[TemptingFate All was well]].

All was well, until the decaying corpse of Mikaela Lane turned up at the back of an abandoned church.

This story is set a year after that – about a young female corporate mercenary, [[VillainProtagonist Sho Reilen]], who is skilled in the use of swords. She has something she wants – to confront [[HeroAntagonist Kaison Voltaire]], a young man who seeks to hunt her down in revenge for the death of his beloved friend, Mikaela.

''Crimson Rafflesia'' is a VisualNovel by [[http://soyasushi.co.nr Soyasushi Productions]]. It is a story about truth and lies, love and hate, and a [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking field of decaying flowers]].

This game now has a [[Characters/CrimsonRafflesia character page]].

A demo can be downloaded [[http://soyasushi.co.nr here]].

!! This visual novel provides examples of:
* AdorablyPrecociousChild: The 8-year-old Larsen Yew tries to act like an adult, but is clearly very childish. Contrast the same-aged Chunqian, who doesn't try to act particularly mature but gives off an aura of maturity.
* AsYouKnow: {{Lampshaded}}. Erik "explains" a lot of things to Sho for the benefit of the viewer, leading to:
---> '''Sho''': Stop being melodramatic and explaining things I already know.
* YouFailBiologyForever: In-Universe. The following conversation in the car:
---> '''Erik''': People are bound to get suspicious when they find third-degree rotting bodies which have only passed away a second ago, you know.
---> '''Sho''': The heck is "third-degree rotting"? Did you mix your decomposition up with ''burns''?
* BattleButler: Subverted by Henry, who seemed to be one but was easily taken down.
* CatchPhrase: "I'm not a dwarf. I'm a prefect!" - Larsen.
* CreepyChild: Flora.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Erik is heavily implied to be one.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: All of Sho's victims.
* CuteAndPsycho: Sho.
* DarkFantasy
* DramaticWind: Sho's hair. Always.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: Chloe.
* DysfunctionJunction: Everyone seems to have a messed-up past.
* TheEighties: The time period which the game appears to be set in.
* GirlishPigtails: Kaison's childhood friend.
* GrayEyes: Chunqian, Types 3 and 4. Also Layner, Type 1.
* HairDecorations: Particularly important in the case of Shirley.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Mikaela seems to be this way.
* IHaveTheHighGround: Kaison's dramatic introduction atop the roof of a church building.
* IllGirl: Shirley.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Averted. Sho seems overly proficient with a sword and daggers, but turns out she's not that good - she just relies a lot on her [[WalkingWasteland powers]].
* KnifeNut: Sho and Kaison. Both seem to prefer swords, though.
* LaResistance: The National Liberation Front.
* {{Meido}}: Iris.
* NinjaMaid: Iris.
* {{Ojou}}: Chloe.
* PlayingWithFire: Kaison.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Sho's tights exhibit more of childishness than "proper"-ness, though.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Chunqian is mentioned several times to have a very childlike beauty, accentuated by her black hair and very fair skin.
* RapunzelHair: Sho, with the long strands reaching her knees. The rest of it is short and shoulder-length at the most, though. Aurelia and Chloe play this straight.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Sho.
* RedOniBlueOni: Sho is red, Kaison is blue.
* SharpDressedMan: Erik Faraday, and to a lesser extent Kaison.
* TechnicolorEyes: Kaison's childhood friend has pink eyes.
* TheBladeAlwaysLandsPointyEndIn: When the car is attacked by a thrown red-hot dagger.
* VillainProtagonist: Sho.
* WalkingWasteland: Sho's powers, essentially.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Sho is a less common female example.
* WomanInWhite: Sho, in a flashback.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Robert Goldstein thinks he's a hero here to restore his family's honor. It does not end well.
* UrbanFantasy
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Many characters have some sort of greenish shade to their hair. Apart from that, though, the others keep to pretty realistic hues of brown, blond and red.