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* VoiceGrunting: Inflected sound effects take the place of voice acting, making the dialogue sound like some strange sort of warped, muffled gobbledygook. [[spoiler:When it's revealed that the player character, Sumio Mondo, is actually [[TheSilverCase Sumio Kodai]], [[HidingTheHandicap it all makes sense.]]]]

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* VoiceGrunting: Inflected sound effects take the place of voice acting, making the dialogue sound like some strange sort of warped, muffled gobbledygook. [[spoiler:When it's revealed that the player character, Sumio Mondo, is actually [[TheSilverCase Sumio Kodai]], [[HidingTheHandicap it all makes sense.comes together.]]]]


* VoiceGrunting: Inflected sound effects take the place of voice acting, making the dialogue sound like some strange sort of warped, muffled gobbledygook. [[spoiler:When it's revealed that the player character, Sumio Mondo, is actually Sumio Kodai, [[HidingTheHandicap it all makes sense.]]]]

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* VoiceGrunting: Inflected sound effects take the place of voice acting, making the dialogue sound like some strange sort of warped, muffled gobbledygook. [[spoiler:When it's revealed that the player character, Sumio Mondo, is actually [[TheSilverCase Sumio Kodai, Kodai]], [[HidingTheHandicap it all makes sense.]]]]


* VoiceGrunting: Inflected sound effects take the place of voice acting.

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* VoiceGrunting: Inflected sound effects take the place of voice acting.acting, making the dialogue sound like some strange sort of warped, muffled gobbledygook. [[spoiler:When it's revealed that the player character, Sumio Mondo, is actually Sumio Kodai, [[HidingTheHandicap it all makes sense.]]]]


* TalkingAnimal: Christina, the pink alligator. Who happens to be male.

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* TalkingAnimal: Christina, the pink alligator. Who [[spoiler:Who happens to be male.]]


* NotAMorningPerson: Sumio declares himself this at the beginning of Request 1. And indeed, he isn't; in most chapters, he stumbles and falls face-first to the floor after he gets out of bed. [[spoiler:There's someone under the bed tripping him.]]

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* NotAMorningPerson: Sumio declares himself this at the beginning of Request 1. And indeed, he isn't; isn't, as in most chapters, chapters he stumbles and falls face-first to the floor after he gets out of bed. [[spoiler:There's bed, then proceeds to take so long drinking his morning coffee that he's always too late to catch the hotel's breakfast. [[spoiler:As for the tripping, it's later revealed that there's been someone under the bed tripping him.]]


* IdiotHero: Many characters treat Sumio like one. He's not truly an idiot, [[GoodIsDumb he's just so passive and helpful that he allows people to treat him badly and take advantage of him for their own needs to the point of not being able to do the job he was actually hired for.]]

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* IdiotHero: Many characters treat Sumio like one. He's not truly an idiot, [[GoodIsDumb he's just so passive and helpful that he allows people to treat him badly and take advantage of him for their own needs needs, to the point of not being able to do the job he was actually hired for.]]


* IdiotHero: Many characters treat Sumio like one.

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* IdiotHero: Many characters treat Sumio like one. He's not truly an idiot, [[GoodIsDumb he's just so passive and helpful that he allows people to treat him badly and take advantage of him for their own needs to the point of not being able to do the job he was actually hired for.]]


''Flower, Sun, and Rain'' (known as ''Hana to Taiyō to Ame to'' in Japanese) is an AdventureGame developed by Creator/GrasshopperManufacture and written and directed by Creator/Suda51 for the UsefulNotes/Playstation2 in 2001. The game revolves around Sumio Mondo, a "searcher" who finds things using his silver briefcase/computer who he refers to as Catherine. Sumio has come to Lospass Island to take on a job by Edo, manager of the Hotel Flower, Sun, and Rain. Apparently, a bomb has been planted on an airplane by a terrorist, and Sumio must find it and defuse it. The next day, though, he becomes sidetracked and the plane flies over the island and explodes.

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''Flower, Sun, and Rain'' (known as ''Hana to Taiyō to Ame to'' in Japanese) is an AdventureGame developed by Creator/GrasshopperManufacture and written and directed by Creator/Suda51 for the UsefulNotes/Playstation2 in 2001. The game revolves around Sumio Mondo, a "searcher" who finds things using his silver briefcase/computer who he refers to as Catherine. Sumio has come to Lospass Island to take on a job by Edo, manager of the Hotel Flower, Sun, and Rain. Apparently, a bomb has been planted on an airplane by a terrorist, and Sumio must find it and defuse it. The next day, though, he becomes unwillingly sidetracked by forces out of his control, and the plane flies over the island and explodes.


''Flower, Sun, and Rain'' (known as ''Hana to Taiyō to Ame to'' in Japanese) is an AdventureGame developed by Creator/GrasshopperManufacture and written and directed by Creator/Suda51 for the Playstation 2 in 2001. The game revolves around Sumio Mondo, a "searcher" who finds things using his silver briefcase/computer who he refers to as Catherine. Sumio has come to Lospass Island to take on a job by Edo, manager of the Hotel Flower, Sun, and Rain. Apparently, a bomb has been planted on an airplane by a terrorist, and Sumio must find it and defuse it. The next day, though, he becomes sidetracked and the plane flies over the island and explodes.

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''Flower, Sun, and Rain'' (known as ''Hana to Taiyō to Ame to'' in Japanese) is an AdventureGame developed by Creator/GrasshopperManufacture and written and directed by Creator/Suda51 for the Playstation 2 UsefulNotes/Playstation2 in 2001. The game revolves around Sumio Mondo, a "searcher" who finds things using his silver briefcase/computer who he refers to as Catherine. Sumio has come to Lospass Island to take on a job by Edo, manager of the Hotel Flower, Sun, and Rain. Apparently, a bomb has been planted on an airplane by a terrorist, and Sumio must find it and defuse it. The next day, though, he becomes sidetracked and the plane flies over the island and explodes.



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''Flower, Sun, and Rain'' (known as ''Hana to Taiyō to Ame to'' in Japanese) is an AdventureGame developed by Grasshopper Manufacture and written and directed by Creator/Suda51 for the Playstation 2 in 2001. The game revolves around Sumio Mondo, a "searcher" who finds things using his silver briefcase/computer who he refers to as Catherine. Sumio has come to Lospass Island to take on a job by Edo, manager of the Hotel Flower, Sun, and Rain. Apparently, a bomb has been planted on an airplane by a terrorist, and Sumio must find it and defuse it. The next day, though, he becomes sidetracked and the plane flies over the island and explodes.

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''Flower, Sun, and Rain'' (known as ''Hana to Taiyō to Ame to'' in Japanese) is an AdventureGame developed by Grasshopper Manufacture Creator/GrasshopperManufacture and written and directed by Creator/Suda51 for the Playstation 2 in 2001. The game revolves around Sumio Mondo, a "searcher" who finds things using his silver briefcase/computer who he refers to as Catherine. Sumio has come to Lospass Island to take on a job by Edo, manager of the Hotel Flower, Sun, and Rain. Apparently, a bomb has been planted on an airplane by a terrorist, and Sumio must find it and defuse it. The next day, though, he becomes sidetracked and the plane flies over the island and explodes.


---> ''SHOUTARO: Just what does "Flower, Sun and Rain" mean anyway? It doesn't really mean anything, does it? Huh?''
---> ''SUMIO: Oh no! That's the worst possible thing you could have said!''
---> ''SHOUTARO: It's just what everyone's thinking.''
---> -- '''Sumio and Shoutaro, R-07: Children's corner'''

---> ''A mystery is concealed within this entry!''

''Flower, Sun, and Rain'' (known as ''Hana to Taiyō to Ame to'' in Japanese) is a game developed by Grasshopper Manufacture and written and directed by Creator/Suda51 for the Playstation 2 in 2001. The game revolves around Sumio Mondo, a "searcher" who finds things using his silver briefcase/computer who he refers to as Catherine. Sumio has come to Lospass Island to take on a job by Edo, manager of the Hotel Flower, Sun, and Rain. Apparently, a bomb has been planted on an airplane by a terrorist, and Sumio must find it and defuse it. The next day, though, he becomes sidetracked and the plane flies over the island and explodes.

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---> ''SHOUTARO: Just what does "Flower, Sun and Rain" mean anyway? It doesn't really mean anything, does it? Huh?''
---> ''SUMIO: Oh no! That's the worst possible thing you could have said!''
---> ''SHOUTARO: It's just what everyone's thinking.''
---> -- '''Sumio and Shoutaro, R-07: Children's corner'''

---> ''A
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''Flower, Sun, and Rain'' (known as ''Hana to Taiyō to Ame to'' in Japanese) is a game an AdventureGame developed by Grasshopper Manufacture and written and directed by Creator/Suda51 for the Playstation 2 in 2001. The game revolves around Sumio Mondo, a "searcher" who finds things using his silver briefcase/computer who he refers to as Catherine. Sumio has come to Lospass Island to take on a job by Edo, manager of the Hotel Flower, Sun, and Rain. Apparently, a bomb has been planted on an airplane by a terrorist, and Sumio must find it and defuse it. The next day, though, he becomes sidetracked and the plane flies over the island and explodes.







!!A mystery is concealed within this entry! Open! Catherine! Take care of these tropes!

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\n!!A mystery is concealed within this entry! Open! !!Open, Catherine! Take care of these tropes!
tropes!


* ActionBomb: [[spoiler:Step is actually one.]]

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* ActionBomb: [[spoiler:Step [[spoiler:"Step" is actually one.a stock body who has been upgraded into a bomb.]]



* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: You don't play as Sumio in Chapter 12 and in Chapter 13, and their puzzle segments don't involve using Catherine.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: Sumio's Catherine activation phrases. In the [=PS2=] version of the game, this is necessary to activate Catherine, but in the DS version, it's not, and serves as mere {{Invocation}}.
* [[spoiler:CloningBlues]]: [[spoiler:The island's native inhabitants all have a Silver Eye and BodySurf to a new cloned body whenever they're killed. This includes 15 clones of Sumio.]]
* CompanionCube: Sumio is visibly disturbed when Catherine goes missing, and the first thing you must do afterwards is recover her. He also refers to Catherine as a person, much to Edo and Sue's confusion.
* EventFlag: One character [[DiscussedTrope talks about triggering one]], much to Sumio's confusion.

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* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent:
** The perspective is switched to a young mysterious girl named Toriko Kusabi at the end of most of the requests.
**
You don't play as Sumio in Chapter Request 12 and in Chapter 13, Request 13 [[spoiler:because he's dead]], and their puzzle segments don't involve using Catherine.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: Sumio's Catherine activation phrases. In the [=PS2=] version of the game, this is necessary to activate Catherine, but in the DS version, it's not, and she can be opened as a pause menu, so it serves as mere {{Invocation}}.
* [[spoiler:CloningBlues]]: [[spoiler:The island's native inhabitants all [[spoiler:Certain characters, including Sumio himself, have a Silver Eye and several cloned bodies stored underground that they can BodySurf to a new cloned body whenever they're killed. This includes 15 clones of Sumio.]]
to, knowingly or not]].
* CompanionCube: Sumio is visibly disturbed distressed when Catherine goes missing, and the first thing you must do afterwards is recover her. He also refers to Catherine as a person, much to Edo and Sue's confusion.
* EventFlag: One character [[DiscussedTrope talks about triggering one]], Lampshaded by Stephan, who openly refers to activating the game's arbitrary event flags, much to Sumio's confusion.confusion. There are many other references throughout the game to only being able to do certain actions in a sequence triggered by doing other arbitrary things first.



* FridgeLogic: [[invoked]] Shoutaro angers Sumio by repeatedly trying to point out flaws in the game's internal logic, such as [[GraphicsInducedSuperDeformed the polygon models having unrealistic proportions]]. Sumio is horrified and says that what he's doing is [[FelonyMisdemeanor worse than the airplane bombs]].

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* FridgeLogic: [[invoked]] Shoutaro angers Sumio by repeatedly trying to point out flaws in the game's internal logic, such as [[GraphicsInducedSuperDeformed the polygon models having unrealistic proportions]].proportions]] or why Sumio would choose to wear a black suit on a tropical island. Sumio is horrified and says that what he's doing is [[FelonyMisdemeanor worse than the airplane bombs]].



* GroundhogDayLoop: In chapter 0, Sumio is told that a "strange magnetic field" has caused the island to lose its past, and in chapter 11, he's told explicitly that time is repeating. [[spoiler: Subverted. Time isn't literally repeating; each "day" consists of the experiences of one of 15 Sumio clones.]]
* IAmWho: [[spoiler:Sumio Mondo is a clone of Sumio Kodai.]]
* ICallItVera: Why does Sumio call it "Catherine"? Because it's better than calling it "Bob". (Or "[[VideoGame/TheSilverCase Tetsugoro]]" in the original Japanese.)
* IdiotHero: Many [=NPCs=] treat Sumio like one.

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* GroundhogDayLoop: In chapter Request 0, Sumio is told that a "strange magnetic field" has caused the island to lose its past, and in chapter 11, he's told explicitly that time is repeating. [[spoiler: Subverted. Time isn't literally repeating; each "day" consists of the experiences of one of 15 Sumio clones.]]
* IAmWho: [[spoiler:Sumio Mondo is a clone of Sumio Kodai.Kodai, a character from the previous game.]]
* ICallItVera: Why does Sumio call it "Catherine"? Because it's better than calling it "Bob". (Or "[[VideoGame/TheSilverCase Tetsugoro]]" in the original Japanese.)
) He calls his car "Giggs" as well.
* IdiotHero: Many [=NPCs=] characters treat Sumio like one.



* LikeFatherLikeSon: Shoutaro's father turns out to be just as mean and annoying as his son is.
* MindScrew
* MediumAwareness: Several [=NPCs=], and even Sumio himself to some degree, seem to be aware that the island runs on video game logic.
** [[spoiler:Requests 7 and 10 focus on characters who acknowledge and criticize the features of the game, much to Mondo's annoyance.]]
* MythArc: A plot that gets picked up toward the end of the game introduces the idea of an ancient tribe and ruins [[spoiler:to discuss the origins of the silver eye and what it does.]]
* NotAMorningPerson: Sumio declares himself this at the beginning of Chapter 1. And indeed, he isn't; in most chapters, he stumbles and falls face-first to the floor after he gets out of bed. [[spoiler:In Chapter 11 ([[MindScrew at least]]) there's someone under the bed tripping him.]]

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* LikeFatherLikeSon: Shoutaro's father turns out to be just as mean immature and annoying as his son is.
* MindScrew
MindScrew: An extreme example; there's definitely some kind of backstory and logic to the events going on, but you aren't directly told any of it.
* MediumAwareness: Several [=NPCs=], characters, and even Sumio himself to some degree, seem to be aware that the island runs on video game logic.
** [[spoiler:Requests 7
logic, and 10 focus on characters who acknowledge common video game and criticize adventure game conventions are openly discussed.
* MythArc: The Sundance Tribe and
the features history of the game, much island, relating back to Mondo's annoyance.[[spoiler:the origins of the silver eye and what it does.]]
* MythArc: A plot that gets picked up toward the end of the game introduces the idea of an ancient tribe and ruins [[spoiler:to discuss the origins of the silver eye and what it does.]]
* NotAMorningPerson: Sumio declares himself this at the beginning of Chapter Request 1. And indeed, he isn't; in most chapters, he stumbles and falls face-first to the floor after he gets out of bed. [[spoiler:In Chapter 11 ([[MindScrew at least]]) there's [[spoiler:There's someone under the bed tripping him.]]



* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The Sundance tribe.



* ShooOutTheClowns: Much of the game's colorful cast [[spoiler:inexplicably disappears after chapter 10, when the plot picks up speed. From then on, only two more characters are introduced who have no bearing on the game's overall plot.]]
** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by the fact that [[spoiler:toward the end, Edo is requesting you destroy the island. [[FridgeBrilliance Of course they would want the guests evacuated.]]]]

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* ShooOutTheClowns: Much of the game's colorful cast [[spoiler:inexplicably disappears after chapter Request 10, when the plot picks up speed. From then on, only two more characters are introduced who have no bearing on the game's overall plot.]]
** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by the fact that [[spoiler:toward the end, Edo [[spoiler:Edo is ultimately requesting you destroy the island. [[FridgeBrilliance Of course they would want the guests evacuated.]]]]


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''Flower, Sun, and Rain'' (known as ''Hana to Taiyō to Ame to'' in Japanese) is a game created by Grasshopper Manufacture and written by Creator/Suda51 for the Playstation 2 and Nintendo DS consoles in 2001 and 2008 respectively. The game revolves around Sumio Mondo, a "searcher" who finds things using his silver briefcase/computer who he refers to as Catherine. Sumio has come to Lospass Island to take on a job by Edo, manager of the Hotel Flower, Sun and Rain. Apparently, a bomb has been planted in an airplane by a terrorist, and Sumio must find it and defuse it. The next day, though, he becomes sidetracked and the plane flies over the island and explodes.

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''Flower, Sun, and Rain'' (known as ''Hana to Taiyō to Ame to'' in Japanese) is a game created developed by Grasshopper Manufacture and written and directed by Creator/Suda51 for the Playstation 2 and Nintendo DS consoles in 2001 and 2008 respectively.2001. The game revolves around Sumio Mondo, a "searcher" who finds things using his silver briefcase/computer who he refers to as Catherine. Sumio has come to Lospass Island to take on a job by Edo, manager of the Hotel Flower, Sun Sun, and Rain. Apparently, a bomb has been planted in on an airplane by a terrorist, and Sumio must find it and defuse it. The next day, though, he becomes sidetracked and the plane flies over the island and explodes.



Part of Suda's "Kill the Past" thematic trilogy/universe, along with ''VideoGame/TheSilverCase'' and ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}''.

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Part of Suda's "Kill the Past" thematic trilogy/universe, universe, along with ''VideoGame/TheSilverCase'' such games as ''VideoGame/TheSilverCase'', ''VideoGame/TheTwentyFifthWard'' and ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}''.
''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}''. A Nintendo DS port was released in 2008, which severely downgraded the graphics and sound; however, it is the only version of the game released outside of Japan.



!!This game contains examples of:

* ActionBomb: Step got turned into one on a trip to France. [[spoiler:He has a Silver Eye, so he's not so concerned about dying when he blows up.]]

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!!This game contains examples of:

!!A mystery is concealed within this entry! Open! Catherine! Take care of these tropes!

* ActionBomb: Step got turned into one on a trip to France. [[spoiler:He has a Silver Eye, so he's not so concerned about dying when he blows up.[[spoiler:Step is actually one.]]



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-> ''(An airplane explodes overhead)''
-> ☆Welcome back☆What was that?☆An exploding aircraft?☆What in the world is going on on this trope page?☆Please make sure to hurry to the end of the page next time☆I shall be waiting with a smile at the front desk☆
-> ''[[VideoGame/FlowerSunAndRain Continue to the next request...]]''


* TitleThemeTune: Also part ExpositoryThemeTune, as it's about a character, part DoItYourselfThemeTune, as it's sung in character, and part ForeignLanguageTheme, as it's incomprehensible to me.

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* TitleThemeTune: Also part ExpositoryThemeTune, as it's about a character, part DoItYourselfThemeTune, as it's sung in character, and part ForeignLanguageTheme, as it's incomprehensible to me.character.

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