An UtsugeVisual Novel by Flying Shine that focuses on the lives of six characters after surviving a massive earthquake. The story focuses on the group's struggle to survive in a world where law is no more and nothing is promised. To make matters worse, the earthquake happened on Christmas during a heavy snowstorm, which is not relenting no matter how long the group waits. Access to the outside world is cut off, and no signs of help are noticed, despite the quake being too large for a country to just ignore. Even after the group manages to successfully secure a stable life with other survivors in spite of the quake and endless snow and cold, many problems and complications arise.The six characters of the original group are:
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After the End: The "end of the world" event happens right in the prologue.
Apologetic Attacker: Tanomura, when he fights the Vigilante Corps. after they betray him. While he doesn't outright say it, he apologizes for their wounds and how they won't be able to enjoy their hobbies with them.
Bandaged Face: Takuma has it after his face being burned off on his assault of the Daichi.
Brother-Sister Incest: One of the bad endings have this. Though the character relations are only revealed in the good end.
Cerebus Syndrome: Despite already being dark, it gets progressively darker as it continues.
Chekhov's Gun: The key that Tanomura gives to Hibari. The gong that was rung on New Year's.
Chekhov's Gunman: The businessman that survived the quake pulls this off in both his appearances. The first time he appears shows that there were other survivors. The second time he appears, he tells Tsukasa where Tanomura and Hibari went after being exiled.
Go Mad from the Isolation: Averted. The businessman does not take sides in the dispute between the Daichi and the school, and mentions avoiding them both to avoid getting caught up. Not only that, but he's a perfectly sane - if rather talkative - person. He even refuses to join other survivors just because he finally obtained the freedom he desired.
Hot Springs Episode: One scene has our heroes bathe in gender-segregated hot springs. It turns into a comedy when Hibari leans over the divide to try to bum sake off of Tanomura, and then into another comedy when Aroe leaves the bath to goad Tsukasa into chasing her (and despite Tanomura's subsequent lewd remarks, there is nothing sexual about this; Aroe just likes being chased as a game and apparently forgot that she and Tsukasa were naked and in towels at the time).
Infant Immortality: Averted. The first time a child is shown is when they are trapped in a house and killed in front of the men.
Kick the Dog: Takuma thinks of himself as dirty, that no one could ever love him, but a girl says she loves him because he's dirty. He doesn't appreciate what he has, and gloatingly and mockingly tells the girl near the end that he never loved her at all, causing her to try to shoot him.
Kill 'em All: The Vigilante Corps. do this to the Daichi. The bad end results in everyone but Yuka dying.
Knight of Cerebus: The policemen at first, but the mood becomes somewhat more lighthearted after they leave. Then, the Daichi enter the picture and it all goes downhill from there.
Last Stand: Tanomura does that twice in the course of the game. In the first one, he successfully beats his opponents. In the second, they have shotguns and chemicals. Also happens when the Vigilante Corps. assault the Daichi.
Long Song, Short Scene: The entire game mostly uses either depressing or suspenseful tracks, if it uses them at all, leaving the others with little appearance. Fortunately, there's the BGM Player, but that's only unlocked after completing the game.
Mercy Kill: Aroe's sister asks Tsukasa to do this to Aroe, but quickly changes her mind. Also appears often later on.
Necessary Evil: The Vigilante Corps. at first. Then Takuma takes over and rules with an iron fist.
Not Distracted by the Sexy: Tsukasa doesn't really seem to care when Hibari isn't wearing anything below her jacket after having sex with Tanomura. He also doesn't understand the distress Ryugeju has when he tries to undress her so she wouldn't freeze from her wet clothes. On top of that, he doesn't seem to care about when Aroe is naked, so long as she doesn't freeze.
Rape as Drama: Of course, this being an 18+ work, some of it is detailed.
Redemption Equals Death: Ryugeju seems to think this is the only way to become redeemed. Subverted, as she doesn't die (and gets accepted) in the good end.
Sanity Slippage: Takuma, again. His internal monologues reflect this very well, becoming increasingly sociopathic over time.
Senseless Sacrifice: Even though some Daichi followers fought the Vigilante Corps. to buy some time for others to escape, the survivors were going to die of starvation or the cold unless they went to their enemy. Subverted in the good end, since the Daichi survivors are eventually accepted. It also happens when Tanomura fights the Vigilante Corps. at the church, as chances are likely that he would have been fine if he left with everyone else.
Slowly Slipping Into Evil: Takuma. It's very well done, too: he first becomes a warrior who kills criminals, but then gradually becomes more bloodthirsty and obsessed with power.
Vague Age: Tanomura's age is never actually given.
What Is This Thing You Call Love?: Kuwugata Takuma doesn't understand what it is when his girlfriend says that she loves him. He even initially thinks that she's in love with sex, since he's convinced there's no way anyone could possibly love him.
You Shall Not Pass: The Daichi try this on the Vigilante Corps. when they attack. They succeed holding off the Vigilante Corps. long enough to have everyone escape, but they ultimately lose the battle.