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    Hikawa Shouji, Architect 

Hikawa Shouji

Super High School Level Architect

"I promised that I would protect her, and I fully intend to do so."

A kind young man who willingly protects the girl who tries to get everyone killed, at the risk of losing the trust of everyone else. He has a good head on his shoulders, but being in such a situation makes things... more than a little difficult to say the least.

    Akimichi Shizune, Battoujutsuka 

    Izumi Yume, Bookkeeper 
The SHSL Bookkeeper, notable for two things: Having first woken up in the garden in the branches of a 40 foot tall tree, and subsequently spending the rest of her time in her hut. This has so far done her good, as she hasn't yet come into any subsequent danger.
  • The Ghost: Hasn't been seen since the first chapter, having sealed herself up in her room, Kaori has mentioned her several times, however.

    Mikazuki Yuuki, Children's Illustrator 

    Hanayoshi Kaori, Concept Artist 

Hanayoshi Kaori

Super High School Level Concept Artist

"Eh, um, I wouldn’t say that being a Concept Artist is any better than being a Programmer! Or- wait, that came out wrong, I mean, I think being a programmer is really impressive and I could probably never do it without screwing things up really badly!"

A friendly and caring girl with a tendency to mother those around her (whether they want it or not). She tries her hardest to keep everyone happy, but frequently stresses herself out too far, and triggers a migraine headache.

  • Almighty Mom: By her second conversation with people, she's checking if they're eating right and sleeping okay.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Kaori's temper has yet to fully riled up - often impeded by her headaches - but sooner or later...
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: Though entirely comprised of siblings, Kaori's family is pretty big (numbering 7 people), and although they somehow get along, it's still kinda screwed up.
  • Don't Split Us Up: after her mother's death, it was Kaori's older sister Rukia who kept the family together by effectively adopting them all, as she was 18 and legal to do so.
  • Team Mom: One of two, the other being Ringo. Even gets referred to as such by Yuurei, who calls her "Kaori-okā".
  • Mama Bear: You are all now adopted, and any injury against you will only make Kaori more protective and angry at those at fault (IE, Monopython.)
  • Promotion to Parent: Kaori took on a part of this role to her younger siblings, and easily slips into it when encountering anyone who could be sufficiently younger than her.

    Usotoku Yuurei, Exorcist 

Usotoku Yuurei

Super High School Level Exorcist

"Despair is all reality is. And so… it's the exact opposite of this punishment game… 'cause it's just wonderful here."

A tiny, childish albino girl who fancies herself the queen of a kingdom she built out of snow and calls Saintuaire. She's almost always smiling and trying to be friendly— which is rather much spoiled by the way she's repeatedly tried to get everyone killed. Victim of the Fourth case, found buried under snow within her castle, poisoned to death. Notably the only death that didn't require a motive.

    Kitasato Masaru, Go Player 
A Go player that has trouble socializing, to say the least. He's probably not gay. Probably. The culprit of the third case, guilty of murdering Ito Shinta

    Kitano Katsu, Hacker 
Katsu Kitano is an infamous hacker (or cracker as some would call him), better known in certain circles on the Internet by his handle "πth0n". The first person to die in the garden, being crushed to death by Monopython after breaking the rules while trying to escape.
  • What Could Have Been: Revealed by the mods to have been the original Mastermind for the game, before having to drop out. Their user handle, πthon (Pronounced Py-thon) was going to be a hint to this.

    Kido Kichirou, Keitai Novelist 
The author of the popular cell phone novels Sutaa Kissu Ans Spirit Kissu, who came under fire when it was discovered the writer of a of the two girls romance was a boy in a typically female dominated medium. The victim of the first chapter, beaten to death and delivered to the front doorstep of Holly Hut.

    Kim Min Soo, Masseur 

    Nakamura Shichiro, Marksman 

Nakamura Shichiro

SHSL Marksman


A small, hot blooded boy with only one eye, Shichiro is a force to be reckoned with, his temper making up for his lack of height. He's often over emotional, going from anger to embarrassment and back again in the blink of an eye. He's also easily flustered and says a lot of stupid things, see quote for an example.. He didn't seem to care much for the killing game, only helping out trials and shouting at everyone, but chapter three has made this personal. Revealed to be the mastermind for the game, given admin powers by Tetsuo and slowly being corrupted by Monopython's code. He gets better.

  • An Arm and a Leg: Lost one of his arms while going on a hard mode run in the temple. Fortunately, Monopython is "generous" enough to supply him with an artificial one...that it can take control of.
  • Berserk Button: Harming his now Deceased boyfriend Shinta, or threatening him in anyway was enough to set him off to the point of trying to kill Yuuki, who had attacked Shinta while he was still alive. He also attempt to kill Yuurei when she was messing with Shinta's corpse. Less violent example is anyone referring to him with "-chan" Don't do it. Also. Do not call him short.
  • Break the Badass: When Shinta died, Shichiro spent a good chunk of the investigation period moping around and/or attacking people.
  • Chaotic Stupid: AND HOW. Currently, he's fallen into the Oasis, fallen twice into the Frozen Lake, he's eaten poisonous berries, and he's continuously throwing himself into the jungle temple amongst other things. How he hasn't died from sheer stupidity is a mystery.
  • Easily Forgiven: Rei has somehow found it in her to forgive Shichiro for the gardening shears attack. They seem to be friends of sorts now.
  • Hot-Blooded: He's almost always shouting at things, raring to go at anyone. His enthusiasm for the dangers of the jungle temple is also unmatched.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Threw off Yuurei's entire plan to attack Rei when he rushed at her with a pair of gardening shears instead of waiting for the signal. Also see Chaotic Stupid.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Especially when angry. Often there's a curse every few words.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: Is actually not Nakamura Shichi, but his sister Saichiko, who took his identity following a shoot out that resulted in his death, caused by Saichiko being kidnapped.
  • The Nicknamer: Never addresses Monopython with it's actual name, preferring to use ridiculous phrases such as: Overgrown Shoelace, Buffed up Twist Tie, Black and White Used Bandaid, Monochrome Poolnoodle (Or just Poolnoodle), Scaly Pipecleaner, Peppery Noodle, String Cheese, Bendy Pencil, and Spaghetti Squiggle.

    Toma Rei, Polyglot 

Toma Rei

SHSL Polyglot

"And Nakamura-kun, swing that anywhere near anyone's direction and Ito-kun's wiener is not going to be the first thing that gets to see the inside of your rectum."

A helpful young lady with the knowledge of over 50 languages under her belt. Despite the horrifying circumstances she has found herself in, she fully believes that she and her classmates will find a way to escape (After they figure out that trying to murder each other is stupid, that is). Though usually empathetic to other's suffering, and attempts to solve all potential conflicts civilly, the above quote shows that if your push her to the limit, prepare for a tongue lashing.

  • Good Is Not Soft
  • Fiery Redhead: A minor example, but she can get very fierce when it comes to trying to stop fights.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works In regards to her backstory, where even her greatest efforts resulted in sub-par grades academically, much to the disappointment of her parents.
  • Lady Swearsalot: Becomes this gradually through the game, culminating with a loud multilingual stream of sailor words when Shichi is revealed as mastermind.
  • Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: When she accidentally performed the command to drain the Ocean Biome.... while three of her classmates and Monopython were in an untethered sphere floating in the middle of it. ...Thankfully said sphere was just large enough to plug the drain.
  • Nice Girl
  • Plucky Girl : Not even The revelation that the boy she just confessed her feelings to was the culprit of the case can keep her depressed for long.
  • Punny Name: Her full name is a pun on the Japanese word for "stop" (Tomare = Toma Rei)
  • The Watson: In regards to Shinta, often explaining clues and testimonies in trials while Shinta is attempting to find the culprit. That is, until Shinta is found dead, and Rei becomes one of the primary investigators of the remaining students.

    Ito Shinta, Programmer 


    Mitsuoka Kikyo, Seiyuu 

Mitsuoka Kikyo

Super High School Level Seiyuu

“Do you trust that I, Super Kitty☆Mew Mew will protect us from this python?”

A excitable, yet rude pink-haired girl who's a tremendous voice actor, but also believes that she's a kitty magical girl! Murderer in the second case, having poisoned Shizune after deciding her to be a threat to her classmate's well being

  • Magical Girl: Kikyo really and truly believes that she's the incarnation of the magical girl Super Kitty☆Mew Mew, of whom she voice acts for... as such, Kikyo acts like a magical girl who's trying to protect everyone from danger!
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Her execution, where she was strapped to a firework which was then lit by Super Kitty Mew Mew's arch-Nemesis, Queen Woof
  • Cat Smile: A face that Kikyo makes quite frequently, as she has a immense love for cats. :3c

    Ringo Ueda Rin 
, SukebanA girl from the streets of Nagoya who originally had the goal of using her gang to protect young girls while they were out on the streets. Unfortunately, said goal resulted in everyone being afraid to walk the streets when her gang started to become too violent. The game's Mole, revealed by Yuuki in the climax of the fourth trial. Later found drowned in the Ocean Biome as the victim of the fifth chapter, ultimately revealed as a suicide.

    Kaneko Hibiku, Trap Music Producer 
Born into a family of dog breeders and animal lovers, Hibiku worked hard to make his big break in the genre of trap music, while still staying close to his roots by providing important info for animal shelters and nature reserves in his video's descriptions. The culprit of the first case, brutally being Kido to death in the giant ferns.

    Alice Suzuki, Trivia Quiz Champion 

Alice Suzuki

Super High School Level Trivia Quiz Champion

“But I don’t want anybody to get murdered! Murder is ghastly and unpleasant and beastly and I thought it would all be a grand adventure but everything that’s happened is perfectly horrid!”

A small, very childish girl, with a sweet tooth, old-fashioned mannerisms, and an excellent memory for facts. She's a nice person, but often has trouble telling reality from fiction.


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