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** RealAfterAll: If the police conclude a case for having supernatural origins.

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** RealAfterAll: If the police conclude a case for as having supernatural origins.



* SurvivalHorror: The game's environment. Since it's a visual novel, the players need to carefully need to make the appropriate choice when a case delves into the paranormal.

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* SurvivalHorror: The game's environment. Since it's a visual novel, the players need to carefully need to make the appropriate choice when a case delves into the paranormal.


[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNmDmEcs9_E&list=PLM3l2Nl8V98XjqEWOKzo1quW5N9IU9zz_ An LP of the game]] in English is being done by TaintedBeef.



* ShroudedInMyth: In-universe, many of the [=MPD=] officers have wondered about the "true" purpose of the force's Historical Archives Section and Kazami's recent assignment with them. There were rumors that corpses were found in the 5th basement floor, but no one was able to corroborate them.

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* ShroudedInMyth: In-universe, many of the [=MPD=] officers have wondered about the "true" purpose of the force's Historical Archives Section and Kazami's recent assignment with them. There were rumors that corpses a detective was killed were found in the 5th basement floor, but no one was able to corroborate them.them since it was publicly sealed off.


* NothingIsScarier: When you pursuing a case that has the paranormal as the only reasonable answer, this can happen.

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* NothingIsScarier: When you you're pursuing a case that has the paranormal as the only reasonable answer, this can happen.


* PolishedPort: ''Hayarigami Revenge'' has included the option for the players to skip text that they've seen in a playthrough. You can even do this with text that you don't want to read through. In addition, it also allows you to check on the choices that you've used, but did not lead you to a good ending. This feature was implemented in the various releases over time.
** Portable has six Drama [=CD=] tracks included, as well as the ability to use the L and R shoulder buttons of the [=PSP=] as shortcut buttons. The game's trial version can be sent to other players via the Ad Hoc function.
** [=DS=] has the path flowchart system, which was adopted from ''Hayarigami 2'', in order to help players check the paths they've used and not used yet. Like ''Revenge'', this has also been implemented in sequels.



* UrbanLegend: The game's theme and focus.
* WhoYouGonnaCall: The [=MPD=] [=HAS=]. Officially, their job is to compile and record cases the agency had been involved in the past and in the present. Unofficially, the [=MPD=] calls in the officers to investigate crimes that may or may not have the presence of the supernatural. This allows Inspector Inudo to get into a case without raising too much attention from the public since their "duties" are not that known to the public.

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* UrbanLegend: The game's theme and focus. \n This will be repeated for its sequels.
* WhoYouGonnaCall: The [=MPD=] [=HAS=]. Officially, their job is to compile and record cases the agency had been involved in the past and in the present. Unofficially, the [=MPD=] calls in the officers to investigate crimes that may or may not have the presence of the supernatural. This allows Inspector Inudo to get into a case without raising too much attention from the public since their "duties" are not that known to the public.


* VisualNovel: The first game in this genre made by NIS before they made Disgaea Infinite.

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* EventFlag: This happens when you get to the ''Self-Question'' phase of a case investigation. Choosing a response will diverge to solve the case with a logical or a paranormal belief.


Players assume the role of Assistant Inspector [[CanonName Junya Kazami]], a once promising detective in the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department's Criminal Investigation Bureau's Section 1. At the start of the game, he was ordered to be transferred to the [=MPD=]'s Historical Archives Section instead due to [[NoodleIncident a troubling incident that involved him]]. Kazami is assigned to work with Sergeant Soichiro Kogure, another officer assigned to the section and his subordinate under the command of Inspector Ranko Inudo. The two men subsequently investigate occult cases [[ScoobyDooHoax if a criminal is using the paranormal to commit criminal activities]] or [[RealAfterAll if the paranormal is truly involved after all]]. Their first case together sets them to investigate an urban legend called ''Chain Mail'' that has information on a SerialKiller responsible for a string of murders in the [=GTA=]...

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Players assume the role of Assistant Inspector [[CanonName Junya Kazami]], a once promising detective in the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department's Criminal Investigation Bureau's Section 1. At the start of the game, he was ordered to be transferred to the [=MPD=]'s Historical Archives Section instead instead, located on the 5th basement floor, due to [[NoodleIncident a troubling incident that involved him]]. Kazami is assigned to work with Sergeant Soichiro Kogure, another officer assigned to the section and his subordinate under the command of Inspector Ranko Inudo. The two men subsequently investigate occult cases [[ScoobyDooHoax if a criminal is using the paranormal to commit criminal activities]] or [[RealAfterAll if the paranormal is truly involved after all]]. Their first case together sets them to investigate an urban legend called ''Chain Mail'' that has information on a SerialKiller responsible for a string of murders in the [=GTA=]...



* ParanormalInvestigation: The [=HAS=]' investigation gets into this if Kazami believes in the possibility of paranormal involvement.



* ShroudedInMyth: In-universe, many of the [=MPD=] officers have wondered about the "true" purpose of the force's Historical Archives Section and Kazami's recent assignment with them.

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* ShroudedInMyth: In-universe, many of the [=MPD=] officers have wondered about the "true" purpose of the force's Historical Archives Section and Kazami's recent assignment with them. There were rumors that corpses were found in the 5th basement floor, but no one was able to corroborate them.


It was originally released on the Playstation 2 with a regular and limited edition on August 8, 2004. Due to the game's success and favorable reception by critics and gamers alike, the game was ported/remade by NIS for the [=PS2=], the Playstation Portable and the Nintendo [=DS=], most of them having new scenario content or new characters as Hayarigami Revenge - Keishicho Kaii Jiken Fairu (流行り神Revenge警視庁怪異事件ファイル -- Sudden Popular God Revenge Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Strange Case Files) for the [=PS2=] on July 14, 2005, Hayarigami Portable - Keishicho Kaii Jiken Fairu (流行り神Portable警視庁怪異事件ファイル -- Sudden Popular God Portable Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Strange Case Files) for the [=PSP=] on December 15, 2005 with a "Best Price" release on July 5, 2007 and a digital release on July 1, 2009 and finally, Hayarigami [=DS=] - Toshidensetsu Kaii Jiken (流行り神[=DS=]都市伝説怪異事件 - Sudden Popular Good [=DS=] - Strange Urban Legend) for the [=DS=] on June 11, 2009. The games were given a 15+ rating (Currently C rating) by CERO due to the mild violent content.

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It was originally released on the Playstation 2 with a regular and limited edition on August 8, 2004. Due to the game's success and favorable reception by critics and gamers alike, the game was ported/remade by NIS for the [=PS2=], the Playstation Portable and the Nintendo [=DS=], most of them having new scenario content or new characters as Hayarigami Revenge - Keishicho Kaii Jiken Fairu (流行り神Revenge警視庁怪異事件ファイル -- Sudden Popular God Revenge Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Strange Case Files) for the [=PS2=] on July 14, 2005, Hayarigami Portable - Keishicho Kaii Jiken Fairu (流行り神Portable警視庁怪異事件ファイル -- Sudden Popular God Portable Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Strange Case Files) for the [=PSP=] on December 15, 2005 with a "Best Price" release on July 5, 2007 and a digital release on July 1, 2009 and finally, Hayarigami [=DS=] - Toshidensetsu Kaii Jiken (流行り神[=DS=]都市伝説怪異事件 - Sudden Popular Good God [=DS=] - Strange Urban Legend) for the [=DS=] on June 11, 2009. The games were given a 15+ rating (Currently C rating) by CERO due to the mild violent content.

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[[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL174E4991E8EB6BB8 There's an LP of the game]] done in Japanese by MrCharzaku.

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[[caption-width-right:350:Assistant Inspector Junya Kazami and Sergeant Soichiro Kogure are on the case.]]

''Hayarigami'' (Officially known as 流行り神警視庁怪異事件ファイル - Hayarigami Keishicho Kaii Jiken Fairu -- Sudden Popular God Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Strange Case Files) is a SurvivalHorror VisualNovel game in the Hayarigami franchise made by Creator/NipponIchi. This is the first in the main Hayarigami game trilogy that takes place entirely in the Greater Tokyo Area. This is one of the few [[NoExportForYou games that isn't officially released by NIS outside of Asia]].

It was originally released on the Playstation 2 with a regular and limited edition on August 8, 2004. Due to the game's success and favorable reception by critics and gamers alike, the game was ported/remade by NIS for the [=PS2=], the Playstation Portable and the Nintendo [=DS=], most of them having new scenario content or new characters as Hayarigami Revenge - Keishicho Kaii Jiken Fairu (流行り神Revenge警視庁怪異事件ファイル -- Sudden Popular God Revenge Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Strange Case Files) for the [=PS2=] on July 14, 2005, Hayarigami Portable - Keishicho Kaii Jiken Fairu (流行り神Portable警視庁怪異事件ファイル -- Sudden Popular God Portable Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Strange Case Files) for the [=PSP=] on December 15, 2005 with a "Best Price" release on July 5, 2007 and a digital release on July 1, 2009 and finally, Hayarigami [=DS=] - Toshidensetsu Kaii Jiken (流行り神[=DS=]都市伝説怪異事件 - Sudden Popular Good [=DS=] - Strange Urban Legend) for the [=DS=] on June 11, 2009. The games were given a 15+ rating (Currently C rating) by CERO due to the mild violent content.

A tie-in novel known as Hayarigami Keishicho Kaii Jiken File 0 (流行り神警視庁怪異事件ファイル 0 -- Sudden Popular God Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Strange Case File 0) was released by Famitsu Bunko in 2004. The events in the novel take place during the events of the first game. A Drama [=CD=] was released in the limited edition version of the game.

Players assume the role of Assistant Inspector [[CanonName Junya Kazami]], a once promising detective in the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department's Criminal Investigation Bureau's Section 1. At the start of the game, he was ordered to be transferred to the [=MPD=]'s Historical Archives Section instead due to [[NoodleIncident a troubling incident that involved him]]. Kazami is assigned to work with Sergeant Soichiro Kogure, another officer assigned to the section and his subordinate under the command of Inspector Ranko Inudo. The two men subsequently investigate occult cases [[ScoobyDooHoax if a criminal is using the paranormal to commit criminal activities]] or [[RealAfterAll if the paranormal is truly involved after all]]. Their first case together sets them to investigate an urban legend called ''Chain Mail'' that has information on a SerialKiller responsible for a string of murders in the [=GTA=]...

To make progress in a case, the game calls for the use of "Inference Logic", a relationship chart where players determine the relationship between the suspect/s, witness/es and persons of interest over a case. Completing the chart will yield more information to help a player progress. "Self-Question" relates to how the case progresses if Kazami is sure that it can be explained by science or by paranormal means. "Courage Points" are used during certain question scenarios where its use can determine the progress of a case. Running out of them will impede your progress in making a choice that has a point embedded, so be very careful with them.

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!!''Hayarigami'' contains examples of:

* AllThereInTheManual: The official website gives the characters their bios, including their age and background. In addition, some of the game articles released by Famitsu and Dengeki give more additional info on their bios as well.
* AntiFrustrationFeatures: See PolishedPort for more details.
* CreepyBasement: The prologue of the game starts with someone who is stuck in a basement for some reason in the dark. [[FromBadToWorse He also doesn't have memory of himself or how he got there]].
* DoWellButNotPerfect: You can complete a case and get, for instance, a B or C rank and still earn some of the hidden content.
* GameplayGrading: The ranks (From good to worse) consist of S, A, B, C and D. Getting a good score allows you to get more unlockables.
* GuideDangIt: A guide is needed if you're trying to get a 100% rating on a case.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: How the police treats cases that are seemingly paranormal in nature.
** RealAfterAll: If the police conclude a case for having supernatural origins.
*** ScoobyDooHoax: In most cases, this will be the answer for solving the cases.
**** AnotherSideAnotherStory: But if you want to get the entire case story and background, playing both angles are needed.
* MultiPlatform: The game was developed for the [=PS2=], the [=PSP=] and the [=DS=].
* OmniscientDatabase: The Friend of a Friend database or [=FOAF=] has names, terms, etc. compiled for a player to review again after the subtitles show them in green letter to indicate their importance.
* PoliceAreUseless: Averted. The [=MPD=] summons the [=HAS=] to covertly investigate cases that have supernatural angles in it.
* PolishedPort: ''Hayarigami Revenge'' has included the option for the players to skip text that they've seen in a playthrough. You can even do this with text that you don't want to read through. In addition, it also allows you to check on the choices that you've used, but did not lead you to a good ending. This feature was implemented in the various releases over time.
** Portable has six Drama [=CD=] tracks included, as well as the ability to use the L and R shoulder buttons of the [=PSP=] as shortcut buttons. The game's trial version can be sent to other players via the Ad Hoc function.
** [=DS=] has the path flowchart system, which was adopted from ''Hayarigami 2'', in order to help players check the paths they've used and not used yet. Like ''Revenge'', this has also been implemented in sequels.
* NothingIsScarier: When you pursuing a case that has the paranormal as the only reasonable answer, this can happen.
* SerialKiller: Kazami and Kogure's first case with the [=HAS=] has them investigation ''Chain Mail'' information on a mysterious serial killer in Tokyo.
* ShroudedInMyth: In-universe, many of the [=MPD=] officers have wondered about the "true" purpose of the force's Historical Archives Section and Kazami's recent assignment with them.
* ShownTheirWork: Most of the game [=FMV=]s show the entire [=MPD=] building in design, including the roof. Justified that it's suppose to be a game portraying the MPD itself.
* SurvivalHorror: The game's environment. Since it's a visual novel, the players need to carefully need to make the appropriate choice when a case delves into the paranormal.
* UrbanLegend: The game's theme and focus.
* VisualNovel: The first game in this genre made by NIS before they made Disgaea Infinite.
* WhoYouGonnaCall: The [=MPD=] [=HAS=]. Officially, their job is to compile and record cases the agency had been involved in the past and in the present. Unofficially, the [=MPD=] calls in the officers to investigate crimes that may or may not have the presence of the supernatural. This allows Inspector Inudo to get into a case without raising too much attention from the public since their "duties" are not that known to the public.

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