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Main Characters

    Susuki Shinichi

The protagonist of the game. A guy that prefers to not stand out and indulge himself in his daily routine. That is, until he meets Aoi in the roof.

  • Berserk Button: Has some serious hangups over cheating and unfaithfulness, to the point of getting incredibly insecure over the idea of Miyuki kissing a guy in a play. Bear in mind neither of them are together at this point.
  • Butt-Monkey: He suffers all the abuse meant for you, the player, after Miyuki takes over the game.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Miyuki.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Of generic, uninteresting romance game protagonists who exist purely as an Audience Surrogate. Shinichi's lack of anything leaves him deeply insecure and aimless in life and ultimately becomes little more than a vessel for the player themselves as they try to pursue an ending that he never would.
  • Decoy Protagonist: In the end, the story of Totono is one which only includes Shinichi as just a supporting character. The true protagonist is you, the player.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the latter half of the game, as the drugs Miyuki constantly gives him prevents him from doing much of anything. It's not until the end when he and the player properly work together.
  • Featureless Protagonist: Rather uniquely for a VN made after the early-2000's, Shinichi lacks a character sprite of any kind, and only appears as a very generic, featureless design in CG's despite being always shown fully in them. Given his character, this is almost certainly deliberate.
  • The Generic Guy: A deconstruction of this archtype in romance games of protagonists designed to be relatively one note and flat so to act as self-inserts for the audience. Shinichi lacks any goals, drives and interests, and his life is aimless as a result. His actions outside of Miyuki's route are also almost purely the result of player, and the few times he is in control he shows a rather unpleasant side to his demeanour.
  • Groin Attack: How Miyuki kills him at the end of Aoi's route. The sound is...not pleasant.
  • Hidden Eyes: His eyes are hidden in all CGs he's in.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Shinichi is constantly burdened by how his lack of anything makes him inadequate next to Miyuki.
  • Official Couple: Technically with Miyuki, as all endings have him hooking up with her including Aoi's True Ending, where the player and her guide the two of them into a relationship from outside of the Fourth Wall.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Despite the game making it clear multiple times that Shinichi nurses feelings for Miyuki he fails to act on due to his insecurities, in Aoi's route he suddenly forgets about them just so he can pursue a romance with a girl he knows almost nothing about. This is because they're the players actions, not his, something which Miyuki calls the player out on.
  • This Loser Is You: His desire for "normalcy" keeps him at a low level in school, but this also results in social anxiety and reclusive tendencies.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: After he learns of Aoi's infidelity, he turns into a harsh and vindictive asshole who goes out of his way to terrorise and humiliate her in front of everyone. It's only because of the player interfering that he stops.
  • Unreliable Narrator: In the later half of the game, he doesn't seem to be aware of stuff that's actually there and has almost no idea of what's truly happening at all thanks to Miyuki drugging him.
  • Unstoppable Rage: See Took a Level in Jerkass.

    Sone Miyuki 
Voiced by: Hitomi Nabatame (Maki Tezuka)

The school idol who's gifted in both wits and beauty. She is in the Theatre Club, where she shows off her outstanding acting skills.

Among Miyuki's vast array of talents, batting is one of them. She's rarely seen without her bat, and can often be found at the town's local batting center practicing her swings. Unsurprisingly, wherever Miyuki goes her bat isn’t too far from her. Although, there are suspect rumors involving it...
She's not the idol everyone and her mother makes her out to be. As Miyuki is someone who’s accustomed to acting and hiding their true face, Shinichi is the only one who can see right through it. She can get miffed all too easily behind closed doors, and is something of a tsundere.

After acquiring Aoi's phone, she goes insane after she realises her existence as a romance game character and chooses to try hijacking the game by deleting Aoi from existence so she and the player can always be together. She is thus the central antagonist of the latter half of the game.

  • The Ace: Is said to be gifted in almost everything and is the most popular girl in school. That said, most of it is just a constructed facade she built up.
  • Affably Evil: Even after becoming the Big Bad, all Miyuki is trying to do is make the player earnestly love her enough that they won't abandon her. Too bad that involves basically treating them as her prisoner, and erasing Aoi from existence.
  • Batter Up!: Constantly associated with the metal baseball bat she uses at the batting cage. She ends up killing Aoi and Shinichi with it.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: It's implied her feelings from Shinichi are due to him being the only person who talked to her back when she lacked friends.
  • Beneath the Mask: At school, she presents the image of a perfect, exceptionally talented girl who is pristine and polite to everyone around her. Around her childhood friend Shinichi, on the other hand, she shows herself to a bossy and easily embarrassed Tsundere struggling with plenty of insecurities of her own.
  • Big Bad: In the latter half of the game.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Shinichi.
  • Crazy-Prepared: After hijacking the game, she makes for to account for every contingency to prevent the player from rescuing Aoi. Try to insist on getting Aoi back? She'll force you into an endless loop of love confessions until you reset. Attempt to restore Aoi via her phone? She's made sure to block the number. Try getting in touch with the files itself via her phone by drugging her? She only set that up to trick you. The only thing she can't stop is the real restoration files, as the key number exists outside the game itself.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Her reaction to basically anything cat related, especially Aoi in a cat onsie. Her allergy is the only thing stopping her from going further.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Of the traditional romance game heroine. She's Childhood Friends with the protagonist, a Tsundere and far more talented and interesting than he'll ever be. She's also so mentally fragile on her feelings that she will abandon Shinichi if he reveals his insecurities towards her, and goes completely insane in her desperation to achieve a happy ending for herself when the player begins denying her just that. She also plays into a commonly noted Fridge Horror of visual novel heroines, namely just what happens to the other characters whose lives weren't fulfilled, and takes this to a logical conclusion.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Of the rumored dozen or so love confessions that Miyuki received since school started, apparently two of them were from girls.
  • Freudian Excuse: As she reveals to the player near the end, acquiring Aoi's phone and with it awareness of the true nature of the world made Miyuki aware that any route in which she doesn't end up with Shinichi will leave her essentially never happy. Deleting Aoi from existence and essentially imprisoning Shinichi and the player, while extreme, are her only way to ensure she can genuinely be happy.
  • Friendless Background: Miyuki was, when she was younger, an untalented and unpopular loner who only had Shinichi as a friend. She ended up training for years just to model herself into the schools "Queen Bee".
  • Hidden Depths: The latter half of the game is interspersed with numerous minor bits of trivia about Miyuki as a person, helping flesh her out greatly. Except it's a lie. All 30 of such traits are actually randomised, with there being over two trillion differing combinations. That you paid so much attention to begin with when trying to go against is something she complains about after you fill in a quiz section near the end of the game.
  • I Hate Past Me: How she views her old self, which fuels a lot of her interactions with Aoi due to them being similar.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Her true self, while blunt and rather unpleasant at times, is ultimately a genuinely good natured and kind girl. This goes away when she snaps.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: She adores cats, despite ironically suffering from an allergy to them.
  • Moral Myopia: Repeatedly argues about how terrible the player is in refusing to let her be happy no what, despite the fact that her "happiness" requires her murdering her best friend and erasing her from existence while also repeatedly drugging Shinichi to the point of becoming borderline incoherent in his thoughts just so the player can't influence him to go against her. She's aware of the contradiction and that she's a terrible person, but in her mind she simply has no other choice least she be abandoned.
    • She also changes Haru's gender and takes his apartment for herself. She goes out of her way to alter, and in some cases destroy, the other characters' lives without any regard for their feelings. And then she hypocritically complains about the update from the first route making it so that she can't be happy.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: Shinichi suspects on multiple occasions that Miyuki's uncharacteristic interest in Aoi is due to Aoi reminding her of her old self. She herself is also this to Shinichi and by association the player in wake of Aoi cheating on them, becoming obsessed with trying to prevent such a betrayal of trust ever again.
  • Sanity Slippage: Learning the truth does quite the number on her psyche, made worsened by the players continued efforts to resist her. This is represented in her diary, which starts as just normal accounts of her experiences only to rapidly devolve into incoherent ramblings as her mental state unwinds.
  • Supreme Chef: An excellent cook, as Shinichi espcially can attest to.
  • Tragic Villain: She did some pretty horrible things, but considering her mental state, it's very hard not to feel terrible towards her.
  • Tsundere: Towards Shinichi.
  • Walking Spoiler: Needless to say, the nature of Miyuki's ultimate role in the story makes it very difficult to discuss her without giving away vast swaths of the story.
  • Yandere: Her desire to have a happy ending with the person she loves causes her to do some horrifying things, including outright repeatedly drugging Shinichi just to ensure that he and the player have as little ability to go against her as possible.

    Mukou Aoi 
Voiced by: Mai Goto (Sendou Mitsuki)

A mysterious girl that spend her time on the school roof trying to contact "God". She thinks the entire world is a game and that she and Miyuki are "visual novel heroines." Poor at socializing, both Shinichi and Miyuki feel like she's unable to draw a line between reality and visual novels, having them seamlessly merge.

She is actually an avatar of God, sent into the game world to acquire CG's before disappearing from existence. Due to a glitch however, she ended up developing human emotions and feelings that lead to her genuinely attempting to stay as her own entity...even if it cost her everything.

  • Ambiguous Disorder: It's clear there's about Aoi. She fails to understand even basic social cues, is disconnected from reality to the point of talking about everything in visual novel terms, has few strong emotions and in general comes off as very weird. There's a very good reason for all of this.
  • Animal Motifs: Is constantly associated with cats.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Her ending frames her as one to visual novel heroines as a whole, asking the player to keep her in their hearts with every one they interact with. She even rattles off several Nitro+ heroines (albeit not by name) who she thinks she'll be reborn into over her life.
  • Character Development: Over the course of the game goes from a disconnected, rather creepy Emotionless Girl to a kind and loving person who genuinely talks to her best friend who deleted her from existence with genuine reason.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: She', to say the least.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Of nukige heroines who exist purely for the purpose of enabling the player to get lurid sex scenes without any need for emotional attachment. Aoi is literally an emotionless puppet designed by God for the purpose of acquiring H-CG's, and whose existence is quite literally erased the moment her purpose in life in achieved or fails. As she begins developing emotions, she rapidly begins to develop a considerable self-loathing complex spurred on by thinking herself as a slut unworthy of any genuine love, and even rattles off to the player a long series of depraved sex acts in her previous existences just so they'd be disgusted with her.
  • Emotionless Girl: Initially. She gets over it with Character Development.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: After she's restored in the climax, her hair is much neater and supported by the kitty hairclip, showing her Character Development over the course of the game.
  • Face Death with Dignity: In both endings, she displays a full contentment about having to disappear, even if she still cries about having to say goodbye.
    • In Aoi's ending, she and the player come to the conclusion that in other visual novels she will still retain at least some of her memories from this game. So she and the player will recognize each other, and they can continue to be together. While she is disappearing from this game world, she will live on in other games. This could either be considered a Surprisingly Happy Ending, or an Esoteric Happy Ending depending on interpretation. The lyrics in the song during this ending suggests its a Happy Ending.
  • Foil: Her character is designed as Miyuki's opposite in every way, being an untalented, unpopular loner in comparison to Miyuki's "perfect" self at school. They also drastically mirror each other in Character Development. Miyuki becomes increasingly unstable and crazed after she learns of her status as a romance game heroine, Aoi becomes more and more human as her emotions develop, ultimately becoming a much kinder and loving person than Miyuki ever could be.
  • I Can't Believe a Guy Like You Would Notice Me: Her reaction to Shinichi pursuing her in her route. Or rather, the player.
  • I Don't Want to Die: Her primary motivation, essentially, ends up becoming her desperate desire to not vanish once God is "finished" with her. Come the ending, she eventually comes to terms with that happening, but on her own expresses the wish that she'll stay forever in the player's heart regardless.
  • Lethal Chef: Among the many things she struggles with, she's a horrid chef, in contrast to Miyuki.
  • Loners Are Freaks: At the start of the game, Aoi is a complete outcast who spends most of her time on the school roof trying to contact "god" on her phone, and is subject to a variety of dark rumours painting her as a slut.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: A dark example. Despite her seeming lack of emotions, Aoi shows a very forward willingness to sex, and propositions Shinichi multiple times to full on take advantage of her regardless of mood or context. Notably this isn't Played for Laughs, and is instead treated indicative of something seriously wrong with her. This is because "sex" is literally her one reason for existing as God's avatar, and she'll outright vanish from existence should she not be fulfilling such a role.
  • Madonna–Whore Complex: Aoi becomes convinced as her emotions develop that she's unworthy of genuine love, as her background as God's avatar means she exists only to be used for lurid sex acts and nothing else.
  • Messy Hair: Aoi appears to have never used a comb in her life.
  • Meta Guy: Aoi is an unusually serious take on this trope, bordering on Deconstruction: she spouts terms like "event flag" when important events happen and describes herself and Miyuki in terms of popular visual novel tropes because she can't interact with the world around her in any other way, because she truly believes the entire world to be a game. Because it is exactly that.
  • No Social Skills: To the extreme.
  • Parental Abandonment: Aoi appears to be homeless, sleeping at a manga cafe which keeps her as a guest. Shinichi speculates multiple times on what could've happened, but is unable to ever get an answer. Turns out she never had parents to begin with.
  • Reincarnation Romance: If you choose Aoi at the end, then this is the suggested outcome between her and the player. She will be reincarnated as other girls in different visual novels. But she and the player promise that they will always find each other and be together.
  • Ret-Gone: Her fate once it's decided that she either has or can't acquire H-CG's is to be erased from existence by God, which includes everyone forgetting about her. Thanks to her growing emotions, this comes to terrify her to the point she chooses to whore herself out just so she can stay. Later suffers a much more fatal example when Miyuki begins forcibly having the game reprogrammed so to prevent Aoi's interference, though thanks to the combined efforts of the player, God and Shinichi, she's restored long enough to say goodbye properly before vanishing forever.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Pink hair and, after her Character Development, a total sweetheart.
  • Shipper on Deck: Acts as this to Shinichi and Miyuki in Miyuki's route, outright engineering events just so they can be together. This takes on a darker tone once you know the truth.
  • Third-Person Person: Almost always how she refers to herself in the Japanese, and often in the English as well.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Ends up developing a taste for Yabeley's, a tomato juice which Shinichi's opinion of varies somewhere between uneasy and outright disgust.
  • Unexpected Virgin: Despite how incredibly forward she is about sex, she's actually a virgin.

Secondary Characters

    Akebono Yuutarou 
Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama (Nodogashira Houdentei)

Shinichi's classmate and self-proclaimed 'Captain' of the Boys and Dreams Club. Yuutarou is an overly-passionate individual who believes in the pursuit of dreams as the ultimate purpose in life, often having emotional outbursts at every turn of events to Shinichi's dismay.

However, he's quick to get serious when the situation calls for it, showing a caring and supportive side for Shinichi when he needs it most.

  • A Date with Rosie Palms: Does this with a pair of discarded panties he find lying around. Which later turn out to be his crossdressing brothers pair. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Big Brother Instinct: After his father finds out about and gets angry over Ryuujirou's crossdressing, Yuutarou willingly takes a beating for defending his younger brother.
  • Bromantic Foil: An overt parody of one.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: In the rebooted world, he's no longer interested in Miyuki, and is instead trying to peruse his "sister" Haru. Shinichi is quick to lampshade how weird this is for him. It's implied that Miyuki did this purely just so she could have as little interference as possible.
  • Butt-Monkey: Less than one might think considering his character archetype, but it still happens, such as when he steals his uncles Porn Stash only to find its content is all gay porn.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Is really quite the horny idiot, but he's a Nice Guy through and through.
  • Cool Big Bro: While he was left more than a little weirded out at first about his brothers crosdressing profession, he quickly comes to support him and even stood up for him against their father.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Like most of the school he's mad over Miyuki, but also like everyone not named Shinichi he doesn't have a chance in hell.
  • Hot-Blooded: To the extreme.
  • Mood Killer: His Establishing Character Moment is him barging into a romantic moment between Shinichi and Miyuki with his own stupid attempt to confess to Miyuki. Happens again in Aoi's ending.
  • Nice Guy: Perhaps his most defining trait beyond his insane passion is that he's actually an extremely kind-hearted and good natured guy.
  • Only Friend: Before meeting Aoi, Yuutarou was Shinichi's sole friend.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Not pointed out explicitly, but he acts very dispassionately during Shinichi's birthday in Aoi's route, as he's fully aware that they're essentially setting Aoi up to be humiliated and framed as a slut. Tellingly, once Shinichi starts freaking out and verbally abusing Aoi, Yuutarou's only response is to quietly leave with Ryuujirou.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: He has a very small role in the rebooted world.
  • Shout-Out: Is a walking homage to the work of Go Nagai.
  • Tears of Blood: One of his sprites has him doing this comedically.

Voiced by: Atsumi Tanezaki (Hana Kitani)

Miyuki's kouhai and a fellow drama club member who is shy and timid, but has excellent acting skills.

He is actually Akebono Ryuujirou, Yuutarou's cross-dressing younger brother who had been roped into preforming in the drama club, as well as Aoi's paramour.

  • Ambiguously Bi: Mentions that Shinichi is totally her type before cutting herself off, and there's also his whole liason with Aoi on her route.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Remember Ryuujirou, Yuutarou's cross-dressing younger brother who was the subject of an extended story early on? Turns out he's Haru.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: And sounds like one too.
  • Gender Bender: Haru in the rebooted world is a girl, though still the younger Akebono sibling. This happens far more literally in one of the Multiple Endings Miyuki shows the player, which sees him transformed into a girl and consequently becoming Shinichi's love interest.
  • Shrinking Violet: Incredibly shy to the point of freaking out just witnessing Shinichi for the first time.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Extremely passionate, Hot-Blooded Yuutarou's little brother is a meek, unassertive crossdresser.
  • Third-Option Love Interest: Parodied. Aoi, upon meeting Haru for the first time, instantly declares her another love interest for Shinichi without any word from them. Becomes a Brick Joke when that's shown happening in the other endings.
  • Walking Spoiler: Due to being a minor character until The Reveal, any discussion of Haru is almost completely rooted in the shocking later developments of Aoi's route.
  • Whatever Happened to the Mouse?: While Yuutarou shows up one last time in the epilogue, Ryuujirou disappears completely after his/her scenes in the rebooted world.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Despite what the player might initially think about him after the reveal of his true identity, Ryuujirou turns out to be a genuinely nice guy who only was doing what he did for Aoi's sake.

Voiced by: Minami Hokuto

A stray cat Aoi picked up and named. She claims it's a "transceiver cat" due to the lightning symbol on its forehead.

  • God Was My Copilot: Never directly stated, but heavily implied to be God itself directly interacting with the game on its avatar Aoi's behalf. This is supported by him appearing in the world even after Aoi has been erased from existence by Miyuki, his act of guiding Shinichi to the school roof so that the player can commincate God directly, and both having the same voice actor.
  • Killed Offscreen: Miyuki beats him to death while she goes to get her bat in preporation to killing Aoi and Shinichi.
  • Stray Animal Story: Invoked, Aoi literally has God add Eru into the world so to ensure that Miyuki doesn't find out about Shinichi's emotional insecurities and abandon him for forever.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: While his introduction was intended by Aoi as a way to help improve the situation between the trio, it quickly becomes apparent that he just creates new issues. As Aoi is essentially homeless and the manga cafe she stays at doesn't allow pets, she has no way of housing Eru, and has no skills that could help her care for him anyway. While the issues are eventually resolved by having him stay at Shinichi's house, it still hangs over the story, and Aoi's difficulty managing Eru is a continual issue.
  • Team Pet: Becomes one for the main trio after his introduction.

Spoiler Characters

    Spoiler Characters 


Voiced by: Minami Hokuto

A mysterious voice that communicates with Aoi through her cellphone. Actually a sentient otherworldly consciousness that projects female avatars into game worlds so to acquire H-CG's, which created Aoi with this goal. It has the power to hijack, edit and alter the properties of game worlds it interacts with.

  • Ambiguous Gender: It's heavily implied to be Eru, who Aoi mentions to be a male cat, but it speaks with a very distinctly female voice. Given its nature, it's entirely possible it doesn't even have a gender.


The player of the game controlling Shinichi, and actual protagonist of the story. Both Aoi and later Miyuki are aware of their existence, and end up communicating regularly with them after The Reveal as they try to save Aoi.

  • Always Save the Girl: No matter what Miyuki tries to give them, the player never gives up on trying to save Aoi.
  • Audience Surrogate: Literally, in this case. The player literally represents the players interactions with the characters in the game, with their dialogue being literally choices in the game script.
  • Walking Spoiler: That the player and Shinichi are actually separate characters within the game is the biggest fundamental twist of the story.