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Puzzle-solving escape game: Maji Yami Kanojo ~Real Horror Game~ (謎解き・脱出ゲーム:マヂヤミ彼女 〜リアルホラー系ゲーム〜)

It’s been 30 minutes since the message has been read. What have you been up to? Why didn’t you reply? I’ve waited for you. I understand if you’re busy. You have been all work lately. What is more important, me or your work?

Why haven’t you contact me? Why is it? Are you listening at all? Why haven’t you reply me?

I have a lot of things that I want to know and tell you. Don’t you get it? I don’t care if it’s right or not. Don’t smile to anyone else but me. Just look at me. I’m tired. Wanting to cry and wanting to die.

If you don’t come for me, I’ll be gone. Don’t leave me alone. I want to see you, right here and now. You don’t understand any of my feelings, at all. It’s just me who feels bitterness and pain.

I’m such a fool to say that I’ll die if we part ways when I can’t. I just want to think that whatever blood I shed, I can do it for your sake. You’ve told me that you’ll be with me, right? You’ve said it, remember? That we’ll be together.

I want you to say that ‘You’re the only one’. Together forever, isn’t it? That’s for sure.

Why are you saying such things? Why wouldn’t you believe me?
Even when we die, I want us to be together. If I die, you’ll cry for me, won’t you?

It’s better for you if I’m gone in an instant, right? After we break up, you will be smiling at someone else and I will never forgive that.

Don’t break up with me and just stay by my side. I am living because you are with me.

You don’t love me anymore?
Then what should I believe in now?

I’m sorry, sorry, sorry.

You don’t have to do anything, really.

I just want to die, die, die…

No one understands me. I really want to cry. But in truth, I just wish to smile with all my heart.

Have I smiled well enough, I wonder?

translated from the original iTunes’ app description

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Maji Yami Kanojo is a puzzle-solving escape game created by a team of 3 exploring the story of Matsushima Rina, a girlfriend who is looking through her boyfriend, Kurosawa Yuuta’s smartphone for clues of him cheating. When you’ve collected sufficient information, you being the role of the boyfriend would find yourself locked in, unable to leave.

With only your smartphone to reach out for help, how can you escape?

The game explores yandere characters, meaning characters that are extreme with their affection or love to the point of being twisted. I have come across Hobibox’s Yandere Heaven drama CDs and it’s great (despite the things that they say does send chills down your back) so yandere characters aren’t the first for me. I had fun playing the game even though it’s scary (in a psychological manner). The graphics in the game are brilliantly designed and put together. I’m really surprised with how realistic the game looks like to an actual smartphone. The quality of the game is amazing.

The camera is connected to your iPod/iPhone (or even iPad) and you can even delete the photos later (to prevent your boyfriend from finding out, I guess?). There’s a music player in the game too where you can listen(sample) to songs, linked to the iTunes store too.

The vocalist for Mio Yamazaki has overseen the project as well as providing the ending theme for the game. They have incorporated lyrics from their songs into the game too. You can find them here (Twitter, Facebook).

Ending theme for Maji Yami Kanojo, Menhera.

*Note: マヂ is originally romanised as Madi but for reading purposes, I have written it as ‘maji’.

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