Visual Novel: Double Cast
Everyone possesses many different faces.
And for falling in love...
I wonder how many faces I have?
And which one is the real me?Double Cast
(ダブルキャスト, Daburu Kyasuto) is the first entry in the interactive anime Visual Novel
, produced by Sony Computer Entertainment
, and developped by Sugar&Rockets and Production I.G
. The game was initially released in 1998 on Playstation 1
, then re-released in 2005 on Playstation Portable
and in 2009 on the Playstation Store.
The story takes place in summer, and is about an unnamed protagonist (supposed to be the player's representative), who is a member of his college's Film Club. One night, he goes out drinking with his fellow club members, and gets so drunk that he passes out on top of a bunch of garbage bags. Upon awakening, he finds himself on a fountain with a strange girl holding him, the girl who took him out of the garbage bags. As thanks, the protagonist takes her for a bite at a nearby fast food restaurant. He quickly discovers that the girl has no memory of who she is aside from her name: Mitsuki Akasaka. With nowhere for her to go, the protagonist offers for her to stay at his place, which she enthusiastically accepts.
A short time later, the Film Club decides to film a movie called "The Enclosed Woman's Room", based off a script written ten years ago that was attempted to be filmed, but ended in tragedy and was surrounded by mysterious circumstances. As a result, the club director, Haruka, requests that they need to find a lead actress who is not connected to the school. The protagonist then asks Mitsuki to do it, and she accepts. However, although filming goes well, Mitsuki appears to be stalked by someone, and several incidents occur around the protagonist that make it seem like someone is after his life...
The "Summer" title of the four original Playstation 1 Yarudora
games, Double Cast
was directed by Mizuho Nishikubo (Ghost in the Shell movie
, The Mysterious Cities of Gold
, Patlabor 2 The Movie
), the character design is courtesy of Keiji Gotoh
(Martian Successor Nadesico
, Those Who Hunt Elves
), and the Original Soundtrack is signed Yuki Kajiura
, Puella Magi Madoka Magica
to the manga of the same name.BEWARE, this game is very story-driven. DO NOT HIGHLIGHT THE MARKED SPOILERS BELOW if you want to keep the full experience of the game. You Have Been Warned.
This game presents the following tropes: