To quote the summary:
"Three people are drawn to the mysterious Watanabe Shrine, also known as the Shrine of Death. One seeks to fulfill a late colleague's dream, one to solve a 27 year old mystery, and one simply wants to help. But the three will uncover more than what they bargained for[,] and are soon plunged into a centuries old nightmare. Will they survive, or will the Skinless Man claim them?"
The story is completed on January 2016. However, the author created an ongoing sequel, which set four years after the story, Fatal Frame VII: Cries of the Children.
To quote the summary of the sequel:
"Four years after the events at Watanabe Shrine, Sumiko Yamada is now an art student studying in Tokyo. While on a camping trip with friends, Sumiko discovers the Okamoto Orphanage, which had burned down over six decades ago, killing everyone within except for one child. Drawn in by a ghostly cry for help, Sumiko once again begins another journey into darkness and horror."
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Fatal Frame VI: Vengeance contains examples of the following tropes:
- Alternate Continuity: The fic serves as this to the main series as of the release of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water. For starters, Miku Hinasaki married a man named Shuichiro Kobayashi, and had two daughters, one of whom is Sumiko's friend Minako.
- Amateur Sleuth: The entire reason Sumiko comes to the Watanabe Shrine is to solve the mystery of the Disappearance of the Watanabe Three in 1984.
- Better to Die than Be Killed: As revealed in chapter 10, after the death of her lover, Momoko slit her wrists with a shard of a broken mirror rather than let the Skinless Man kill her.
- Body Horror: The Skinless Man truly lives up to his name, and his exposed muscles are described as decaying and looking charred.
- Disease Bleach: Rina Oshiro was so traumatized by the the death of her friends and sister that her hair turned white.
- Due to the Dead: The main reason Sumiko wants to investigate the Watanabe Shrine. She wants to find out what really happened to the Watanabe Three in 1984 and help give their families closure.
- Ghostly Chill: In chapter 5, the mere presence of Ayumi Oshiro makes the room so cold that Sumiko's breath becomes visible.
- Hypocrite: Akio scolds Sumiko for risking her life and future on investigating the Watanabe Shrine. Sumiko calls him out for doing the same, because he has a pregnant wife back home. Akio concedes the point.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Sumiko is described in chapter 3 as initially appearing tart and unfriendly, but friendly and reliable once others get to know her better. The entire reason she goes to solve the mystery of the Watanabe Three is so she can find out what really happened to the victims and finally give their families closure.
- Perky Goth: Sumiko has shades of this. She's described as a lover of gothic fashion and dresses as such, but is still a decent person and investigates the Watanabe Shrine solely to finally solve the mystery and give their families closure.
- Shrine to the Fallen: As revealed in chapter 23, Ayumi Oshiro's parents, who turn out to be Sumiko's grandparents, keep one devoted to her in an extra closet in her room.