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This is a question for the crying and the teary: What do you think of the following visual novel? (name, details and more in the description)

Asked by luigirovatti (849points) 3 days ago

The visual novel is called “Narcissu”.

“The anonymous protagonist is diagnosed with a terminal illness shortly after his twentieth birthday, and is admitted to a hospital in Mito, Ibaraki. There he meets Setsumi, a woman a few years older, who is also terminally ill. Finding that they both reject to die either in hospital or at home, they steal a car and run away together.”

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If you don’t want to answer, at least hear the song “attached” as a trademark of the vn. It’s titled “Rather than a Life of Finality”.

I’ll let you in on the know: Generally on YouTube, the comments that stay more on the top are those more qualitative, the best, they let us say whether the video is worth it even before watching it, it’s not that different from the reviews of a book or a movie. This time, they are ALL (without exception, even the replies) emotional, the persons writing them all moved. So, judge for yourselves. The vn is very popular in Japan, by the way, they’ve been released a sequel, prequel, etc.

What do you think of this? Knowing some of you already on Fluther, they might be moved to tell their personal experiences. But I’m digressing. Speak yourselves.

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Unofficial_Member's avatar

I also like visual novels. I like when the novel allow us to make decisions and such decisions can affect the multiple endings that we can get for the protagonist. I hope there’s a happy ending path even though this sounds like a tragic novel. I am not sure if this novel is of romantic genre but hopefully they can have hentai scene together haha.

luigirovatti's avatar

@Unofficial_Member: If you like hentai, you’re perverted.

Unofficial_Member's avatar

@luigirovatti Haha. Hey, it’s fictional stories and characters. We’re all allowed to have free and open imagination.

KNOWITALL's avatar

I’d watch it, I like anime. Sounds like Thelma and Louise, anime version, or Bonnie and Clyde.

rebbel's avatar

Can’t say I’m moved by the synopsis, and/or the music that’s goes along with it.
And I’m known to cry for ‘nothing’.

stanleybmanly's avatar

To be fair, your synopsls was as far as I chose to go with this. Perhaps I’m a hopeless relic from some bygone era, but my experiences thus far in trying to find interest in the genre always leave me worse than flat. So this time I concentrated on the tune first. I genuinely listened, waiting for some development. When it was over, I sat here perplexed. If you find that tune moving, I’m guessing that it MUST be due to its association with the narrative. Standing alone, I find it less appealing than elevator music.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@stanleybmanly I kept waiting for a beautiful tragic love story set to music, then I was like…um, there’s no words?!

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