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Visual Novel / Scared Rider Xechs

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That order, is it for love, or for death

Creatures known as the Nightfly O'Note, which come from the Red World, a world symbolizing instinct are attacking Earth, which is known as the Blue World, which symbolizes reason. Seventeen year old Akira Asagi is assigned as the commander of the combat unit "IS" also known as the "Scared Rider Xechs". Together, they will protect their world and humanity.

Scared Rider Xechs (Scared is pronounced as Sca-red) is a Otome Game developed by Rejet and Red Entertainment and first released on July 10, 2010 for the PlayStation 2. It was later ported for the PlayStation Portable in April 2012 and the Play Station Vita in November 2015. It was followed by a fan disc called Scared Rider Xechs: Stardust Lovers in 2011.

A anime adaptation by Satelight aired in the summer of 2016.

This series provides examples of:

  • Bittersweet Ending: In the anime, Akira sacrifices herself to become a world where residents of both worlds can continue to live with one another.
  • Cast Full of Pretty Boys: It is an otome game.
  • Canon Foreigner: Hako only appears in the anime adaptation.
  • Color-Coded Characters:
    • Yōsuke - Red
    • Takt - Blue
    • Yūji - Orange
    • Hiro - Pink
    • Kazuki - Purple
    • Hijiri - White
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune:
    • The PS2's opening is sung Takt's seiyū; the PSP's opening is sung by all the boy's seiyū's.
    • The PS2's ending is sung by Hijiri's seiyū; the PSP's ending is sung by the Substance's seiyū's .
    • The anime's opening "Ao to Kurenai no Forzato" is sung by Yōsuke and Takt's seiyū's and the ending is sung by Hijiri's seiyū.
  • Downer Ending: The bad endings.
  • First Love: Seems like Akira is this to all the main guys.
  • Heroic Sacrifice:
    • Takt, both in the game and in the anime.
    • In the anime, Akira sacrifices herself for both worlds to be able to coexist.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: The games' "tracks" and the anime episodes are related to songs.
  • Multiple Endings: Each character gets two endings.
  • Musical Theme Naming: The Substances (except for Deviser) are named after some musical instrument manufacturers.
    • Fernandes - Fernandes Guitars, a Japanese guitar and accessory manufacturer.
    • Lespaul - Gibson Les Paul, a solid body electric guitar that was first sold by the Gibson Guitar Corporation.
    • Duesenberg - Duesenberg Guitars, a brand for electric string instruments.
    • Rickenbacker - Rickenbacker International Corporation, an electric string instrument manufacturer.
    • Epiphone - Epiphone, an American musical instrument manufacturer.
    • Gibson - Gibson Guitar Corporation, an American manufacturer of guitars and other instruments.
  • Supporting Harem: In the anime, only Yousuke, Takt, and Hijiri show any signs of romantic affection towards Akira.
  • Take a Third Option: Akira needs to choose whether to save the red world or the blue world.
    • In the game, she can only choose either of the two: choosing the red world leads to the bad ending while choosing the blue world leads to a good ending.
    • In the anime, however, she chooses to save both worlds, sacrificing herself in the process.