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* UsedToBeASweetKid: Ryoko says that Shinobu used to be a sweet girl, but that she'd become louder, flashier and more of a party girl after she began hanging around with Goro. [[spoiler: Her connection to Goro is what ultimately led to her death, as she was hanging out at his house the night his father was murdered by Hibino.]]

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* UsedToBeASweetKid: Ryoko says that Shinobu used to be a sweet girl, but that she'd she become louder, flashier and more of a party girl after she began hanging around with Goro. [[spoiler: Her connection to Goro is what ultimately led to her death, as she was hanging out at his house the night his father was murdered by Hibino.]]


* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The resolution to the Girl in Black subplot. [[spoiler: Ms. Hayama, a teacher at the school, started the rumor back when she herself was a student 15 years ago. Hayama claims that on the night of Kaneda's murder and Shinobu's disappearance, she saw a screaming, blood soaked girl through a window at the school. This is seemingly explained when Hibino claims that he'd taken Shinobu's body into the schoolhouse after she'd been hit by Urabe's car, only for the girl to awaken and begin screaming for help until he finished her off by smashing a vase over her head. However, the epilogue reveals that an examination of Shinobu's skeleton showed no signs of a head wound matching Hibino's description, leaving Utsugi to conclude that she really did die during the car accident. While Hibino's claim that Shinobu had woken up could be dismissed as a hallucination brought on by his mental breakdown, that still doesn't explain why Hayama saw ''the same bloody girl''. When the protagonist points this out, Utsugi just brushes him off and dismisses the Girl in Black story as nonsense.]]

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The resolution to the Girl in Black subplot. [[spoiler: Ms. Hayama, a teacher at the school, started the rumor back when she herself was a student 15 years ago. Hayama claims that on the night of Kaneda's murder and Shinobu's disappearance, she saw a screaming, blood soaked girl through a window at the school. This is seemingly explained when Hibino claims that he'd taken Shinobu's body into the schoolhouse after she'd been hit by Urabe's car, only for the girl to awaken and begin screaming for help until he finished her off by smashing a vase over her head. However, the epilogue reveals that an examination of Shinobu's skeleton showed no signs of a head wound matching Hibino's description, leaving Utsugi to conclude that she really did die during the car accident. While Hibino's claim that Shinobu had woken up could be dismissed as a hallucination brought on by his mental breakdown, that still doesn't explain why how Hayama saw witnessed ''the same bloody girl''.girl'' if Shinobu was already dead by that point. When the protagonist points this out, Utsugi just brushes him off and dismisses the Girl in Black story as nonsense.]]


* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The resolution to the Girl in Black subplot. [[spoiler: Ms. Hayama, a teacher at the school, started the rumor back when she herself was a student 15 years ago. Hayama claims that on the night of Kaneda's murder and Shinobu's disappearance, she saw a screaming, blood soaked girl through a window at the school. This is seemingly explained when Hibino claims that he'd taken Shinobu's body into the schoolhouse after she'd been hit by Urabe's car, only for the girl to awaken and begin screaming for help until he finished her off by smashing a vase over her head. However, the epilogue reveals that an examination of Shinobu's skeleton showed no signs of a head wound matching Hibino's description, leaving Utsugi to conclude that she really did die during the car accident. While Hibino's claim that Shinobu had woken up could be dismissed as a hallucination brought on by his mental breakdown, that still doesn't explain the bloody girl Hayama claims to have seen. When the protagonist points this out, Utsugi just brushes him off and dismisses the Girl in Black as a ghost story.]]

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The resolution to the Girl in Black subplot. [[spoiler: Ms. Hayama, a teacher at the school, started the rumor back when she herself was a student 15 years ago. Hayama claims that on the night of Kaneda's murder and Shinobu's disappearance, she saw a screaming, blood soaked girl through a window at the school. This is seemingly explained when Hibino claims that he'd taken Shinobu's body into the schoolhouse after she'd been hit by Urabe's car, only for the girl to awaken and begin screaming for help until he finished her off by smashing a vase over her head. However, the epilogue reveals that an examination of Shinobu's skeleton showed no signs of a head wound matching Hibino's description, leaving Utsugi to conclude that she really did die during the car accident. While Hibino's claim that Shinobu had woken up could be dismissed as a hallucination brought on by his mental breakdown, that still doesn't explain the why Hayama saw ''the same bloody girl Hayama claims to have seen. girl''. When the protagonist points this out, Utsugi just brushes him off and dismisses the Girl in Black story as a ghost story.nonsense.]]


* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The resolution to the Girl in Black subplot. [[spoiler: Ms. Hayama, a teacher at the school, started the rumor back when she herself was a student 15 years ago. Hayama claims that on the night of Kaneda's murder and Shinobu's disappearance, she saw a screaming, blood soaked girl through a window at the school. This is seemingly explained when Hibino claims that he'd taken Shinobu's body into the schoolhouse after she'd been hit by Urabe's car, only for the girl to wake up and begin screaming for help until he finished her off by smashing a vase over her head. However, the epilogue reveals that an examination of Shinobu's skeleton showed no signs of a head wound matching Hibino's description, leaving Utsugi to conclude that she really did die during the car accident. While Hibino's claim that Shinobu had woken up could be dismissed as a hallucination brought on by his mental breakdown, that still doesn't explain the bloody girl Hayama claims to have seen. When the protagonist points this out, Utsugi just brushes him off and dismisses the Girl in Black as a ghost story.]]

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The resolution to the Girl in Black subplot. [[spoiler: Ms. Hayama, a teacher at the school, started the rumor back when she herself was a student 15 years ago. Hayama claims that on the night of Kaneda's murder and Shinobu's disappearance, she saw a screaming, blood soaked girl through a window at the school. This is seemingly explained when Hibino claims that he'd taken Shinobu's body into the schoolhouse after she'd been hit by Urabe's car, only for the girl to wake up awaken and begin screaming for help until he finished her off by smashing a vase over her head. However, the epilogue reveals that an examination of Shinobu's skeleton showed no signs of a head wound matching Hibino's description, leaving Utsugi to conclude that she really did die during the car accident. While Hibino's claim that Shinobu had woken up could be dismissed as a hallucination brought on by his mental breakdown, that still doesn't explain the bloody girl Hayama claims to have seen. When the protagonist points this out, Utsugi just brushes him off and dismisses the Girl in Black as a ghost story.]]


* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: Shinobu, Hibino, Ryoko, Sayaka and Goro all went to the same high school 15 years ago, with Urabe as their principal. It's even revealed that Shinobu and Hibino ([[spoiler: known as "Tatsuya Uchida" at the time]]) were close friends.

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* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: Shinobu, Hibino, Ryoko, Sayaka Sayaka, Ms. Hayama and Goro all went to the same high school 15 years ago, with Urabe as their principal. It's even revealed that Shinobu and Hibino ([[spoiler: known as "Tatsuya Uchida" at the time]]) were close friends.



* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The resolution to the Girl in Black subplot. [[spoiler: Ms. Hayama, a teacher at the school, started the rumor back when she was a student herself 15 years ago. Hayama claims that on the night of Kaneda's murder and Shinobu's disappearance, she saw a screaming, blood soaked girl through a window at the school. This is seemingly explained when Hibino claims that he'd taken Shinobu's body into the schoolhouse after she'd been hit by Urabe's car, only for the girl to wake up and begin screaming for help until he finished her off by smashing a vase over her head. However, the epilogue reveals that an examination of Shinobu's skeleton showed no signs of a head wound matching Hibino's description, leaving Utsugi to conclude that she really did die during the car accident. While Hibino's claim that Shinobu had woken up could be dismissed as a hallucination brought on by his mental breakdown, that still doesn't explain the bloody girl Hayama claims to have seen. When the protagonist points this out, Utsugi just brushes him off and dismisses the Girl in Black as a ghost story.]]

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The resolution to the Girl in Black subplot. [[spoiler: Ms. Hayama, a teacher at the school, started the rumor back when she herself was a student herself 15 years ago. Hayama claims that on the night of Kaneda's murder and Shinobu's disappearance, she saw a screaming, blood soaked girl through a window at the school. This is seemingly explained when Hibino claims that he'd taken Shinobu's body into the schoolhouse after she'd been hit by Urabe's car, only for the girl to wake up and begin screaming for help until he finished her off by smashing a vase over her head. However, the epilogue reveals that an examination of Shinobu's skeleton showed no signs of a head wound matching Hibino's description, leaving Utsugi to conclude that she really did die during the car accident. While Hibino's claim that Shinobu had woken up could be dismissed as a hallucination brought on by his mental breakdown, that still doesn't explain the bloody girl Hayama claims to have seen. When the protagonist points this out, Utsugi just brushes him off and dismisses the Girl in Black as a ghost story.]]


** [[spoiler:Principal Urabe later kills himself out of shame in his office, after having written a message that (falsely) incriminates himself as the killer to protect Hibino. It's revealed that he'd accidentally killed Shinobu with his car all those years ago, and subsequently covered up her death, as well as Yoko's after Hibino killed murdered her as well.]]

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** [[spoiler:Principal Urabe later kills himself out of shame in his office, after having written a message that (falsely) incriminates himself as the killer to protect Hibino. It's revealed that he'd accidentally killed Shinobu with his car all those years ago, and subsequently covered up her death, as well as Yoko's after Hibino killed murdered her as well.]]

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* FatalFlaw: Urabe's desire to protect [[spoiler: Hibino. 15 years ago, when Hibino called Urabe and said that he was planning to kill Genjiro, Urabe sped over in his car to try and stop the boy from ruining his life by committing murder. Not only did he arrive too late, but he also accidentally hit and killed Shinobu, another of his students. 15 years later, when Hibino strangled Yoko to death, Urabe stepped in and disposed of the girl's body to try and protect Hibino once again. The shame and guilt over what he'd done ultimately caused Urabe to commit suicide, but not before crafting a fake confession to try and keep Hibino safe one last time.]]

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* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: The protagonist. Utsugi took the boy in and made him his apprentice after the cops picked him up for running away from an orphanage.


* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: Shinobu, Hibino, Ryoko, Sayaka and Goro all went to the same high school 15 years ago, with Urabe as their principal.

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* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: Shinobu, Hibino, Ryoko, Sayaka and Goro all went to the same high school 15 years ago, with Urabe as their principal. It's even revealed that Shinobu and Hibino ([[spoiler: known as "Tatsuya Uchida" at the time]]) were close friends.



* UsedToBeASweetKid: Ryoko says that Shinobu used to be a sweet girl, but that she'd become louder, flashier and more vain after she began hanging around with Goro. [[spoiler: Her connection to Goro is what ultimately led to her death, as she was hanging out at his house the night his father was murdered by Hibino.]]

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* UsedToBeASweetKid: Ryoko says that Shinobu used to be a sweet girl, but that she'd become louder, flashier and more vain of a party girl after she began hanging around with Goro. [[spoiler: Her connection to Goro is what ultimately led to her death, as she was hanging out at his house the night his father was murdered by Hibino.]]

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* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: Shinobu, Hibino, Ryoko, Sayaka and Goro all went to the same high school 15 years ago, with Urabe as their principal.


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* UsedToBeASweetKid: Ryoko says that Shinobu used to be a sweet girl, but that she'd become louder, flashier and more vain after she began hanging around with Goro. [[spoiler: Her connection to Goro is what ultimately led to her death, as she was hanging out at his house the night his father was murdered by Hibino.]]


* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The resolution to the Girl in Black subplot. [[spoiler: Ms. Hayama, a teacher at the school, started the rumor back when she was a student herself 15 years ago. Hayama claims that on the night of Kaneda's murder and Shinobu's disappearance, she saw a screaming, blood soaked girl through a window at the school. This is seemingly explained when Hibino claims that he'd taken Shinobu's body into the schoolhouse after she'd been hit by Urabe's car, only for the girl to wake up and begin screaming for help until he finished her off by smashing a vase over her head. However, the epilogue reveals that an examination of Shinobu's skeleton showed no signs of a head wound matching Hibino's description, leaving Utsugi to conclude that she really did die during the car accident. While Hibino's claim that Shinobu had woken up could be dismissed as a hallucination brought on by his mental breakdown, the protagonist points out that this still doesn't explain the bloody girl Hayama claims to have seen.]]

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The resolution to the Girl in Black subplot. [[spoiler: Ms. Hayama, a teacher at the school, started the rumor back when she was a student herself 15 years ago. Hayama claims that on the night of Kaneda's murder and Shinobu's disappearance, she saw a screaming, blood soaked girl through a window at the school. This is seemingly explained when Hibino claims that he'd taken Shinobu's body into the schoolhouse after she'd been hit by Urabe's car, only for the girl to wake up and begin screaming for help until he finished her off by smashing a vase over her head. However, the epilogue reveals that an examination of Shinobu's skeleton showed no signs of a head wound matching Hibino's description, leaving Utsugi to conclude that she really did die during the car accident. While Hibino's claim that Shinobu had woken up could be dismissed as a hallucination brought on by his mental breakdown, the protagonist points out that this still doesn't explain the bloody girl Hayama claims to have seen.seen. When the protagonist points this out, Utsugi just brushes him off and dismisses the Girl in Black as a ghost story.]]


* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The resolution to the Girl in Black subplot. [[spoiler: Ms. Hayama, a teacher at the school, started the rumor back when she was a student herself 15 years ago. Hayama claims that on the night of Kaneda's murder and Shinobu's disappearance, she saw a screaming, blood soaked girl through a window at the school. This is seemingly explained when Hibino claims that he'd taken Shinobu's body into the schoolhouse after she'd been hit by Urabe's car, only for the girl to wake up and begin screaming for help until he finished her off by smashing a vase over her head. However, the epilogue reveals that an examination of Shinobu's skeleton showed no signs of a head wound matching Hibino's description, leaving Utsugi to conclude that she really did die during the car accident. While Hibino's claim that Shinobu had woken up could be dismissed as a hallucination brought on by his mental breakdown, the protagonist points out that this still doesn't explain the screaming girl Hayama claims to have seen.]]

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The resolution to the Girl in Black subplot. [[spoiler: Ms. Hayama, a teacher at the school, started the rumor back when she was a student herself 15 years ago. Hayama claims that on the night of Kaneda's murder and Shinobu's disappearance, she saw a screaming, blood soaked girl through a window at the school. This is seemingly explained when Hibino claims that he'd taken Shinobu's body into the schoolhouse after she'd been hit by Urabe's car, only for the girl to wake up and begin screaming for help until he finished her off by smashing a vase over her head. However, the epilogue reveals that an examination of Shinobu's skeleton showed no signs of a head wound matching Hibino's description, leaving Utsugi to conclude that she really did die during the car accident. While Hibino's claim that Shinobu had woken up could be dismissed as a hallucination brought on by his mental breakdown, the protagonist points out that this still doesn't explain the screaming bloody girl Hayama claims to have seen.]]


* DisposingOfABody: [[spoiler: After Hibino snapped and killed Shinobu, Principal Urabe tried to protect the boy by walling up Shinobu's corpse behind a mirror in the school. 15 years later, after Hibino strangled Yoko to death, Harabe again stepped in by dumping the girl's body in a river.]]

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* DisposingOfABody: [[spoiler: After Hibino snapped and killed Shinobu, accidentally hitting Shinobu with his car, Principal Urabe tried to protect the boy by walling up Shinobu's walled her corpse up behind a mirror in the school. 15 years later, after Hibino strangled Yoko to death, Harabe again stepped in Urabe attempted a similar cover up by removing her body from the school and dumping it in the girl's body in a river.]]



* FissionMailed: If you pester the policewoman at the local precinct, she'll become irate, leading to a "Game Over" screen. The game will then immediately resume, with the policewoman saying "Just kidding, sugar pie."

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* FissionMailed: If you pester the policewoman at the local precinct, she'll become irate, leading to a "Game Over" screen. The game will then immediately resume, with the policewoman saying "Just kidding, [[AffectionateNickname sugar pie.pie]]."


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* UrbanLegends: The titular Girl in Black, a ghost who is said to haunt the local high school. Yoko's investigation into the story behind the ghost is what ultimately led to her murder.


** DudeMagnet: Ayumi Tachibana, who, according to a passing male student, has apparently captured the hearts of the male student body at her school, at least regarding first-year students.

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** * DisposingOfABody: [[spoiler: After Hibino snapped and killed Shinobu, Principal Urabe tried to protect the boy by walling up Shinobu's corpse behind a mirror in the school. 15 years later, after Hibino strangled Yoko to death, Harabe again stepped in by dumping the girl's body in a river.]]
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DudeMagnet: Ayumi Tachibana, who, according to a passing male student, has apparently captured the hearts of the male student body at her school, at least regarding first-year students.



** [[spoiler:Principal Urabe later kills himself out of shame in his office, after having written a message that (falsely) incriminates him as the killer.]]

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** [[spoiler:Principal Urabe later kills himself out of shame in his office, after having written a message that (falsely) incriminates him himself as the killer.killer to protect Hibino. It's revealed that he'd accidentally killed Shinobu with his car all those years ago, and subsequently covered up her death, as well as Yoko's after Hibino killed murdered her as well.]]


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* KilledToUpHoldTheMasquerade: The ultimate explanation behind the murders. [[spoiler: It all started when Shinobu walked in on a teenage Hibino right after he'd murdered Genjiro Kaneda, causing her to flee. While running away from the house, she was accidentally hit by Principal Urabe's car after he'd arrived too late to stop Hibino from killing Genjiro. 15 years later, Yoko figured out what happened and confronted Hibino about it, which caused him to strangle her to death. Shortly after this, Genjiro's son Goro revealed that he saw Urabe driving away from the scene of the murder all those years ago, and attempted to blackmail him, forcing Hibino to kill Goro as well. After finally confessing to all of this, an unhinged Hibino attempts to kill Ayumi and the protagonist in order to further cover everything up, stating that this time, he'll make sure their bodies aren't so easily discovered. Luckily, the teens manage to evade him, and he ends up being arrested.]]
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The resolution to the Girl in Black subplot. [[spoiler: Ms. Hayama, a teacher at the school, started the rumor back when she was a student herself 15 years ago. Hayama claims that on the night of Kaneda's murder and Shinobu's disappearance, she saw a screaming, blood soaked girl through a window at the school. This is seemingly explained when Hibino claims that he'd taken Shinobu's body into the schoolhouse after she'd been hit by Urabe's car, only for the girl to wake up and begin screaming for help until he finished her off by smashing a vase over her head. However, the epilogue reveals that an examination of Shinobu's skeleton showed no signs of a head wound matching Hibino's description, leaving Utsugi to conclude that she really did die during the car accident. While Hibino's claim that Shinobu had woken up could be dismissed as a hallucination brought on by his mental breakdown, the protagonist points out that this still doesn't explain the screaming girl Hayama claims to have seen.]]


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* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Multiple characters remark that Yoko looked almost exactly like the missing Shinobu. [[spoiler: Later on, the protagonist discovers that the two girls were cousins.]]


* FissionMailed: If you pester the policewoman at the local precinct, she'll become irate, leading to a "Game Over" screen. The game will then immediately resume, with the policewoman saying "Just kidding."

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* FissionMailed: If you pester the policewoman at the local precinct, she'll become irate, leading to a "Game Over" screen. The game will then immediately resume, with the policewoman saying "Just kidding.kidding, sugar pie."

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