The Otogirisou wiki last edited by mento on 06/09/17 01:23PM View full history


Otogirisou (the Japanese name for the St. John's wort herb) is a "sound novel", the first of its kind, from Chunsoft. The player is taken through a multiple-choice story with static images and text that is backed with sound effects and music, hence the term "sound novel". Though Chunsoft originated the term, several other visual novel developers would borrow the format for their own games.

The story of Otogirisou concerns a young man, Kohei, and his girlfriend, Nami, who find themselves stranded after their car crashes and decide to take shelter in an empty western-style mansion nearby. The game is horror-themed and features supernatural elements.

It was eventually followed by a sequel of sorts in Kamaitachi no Yoru. Otogirisou would eventually be rereleased on the Playstation and the Wii's Virtual Console.

A film adaptation was released in 2001, and can be found in the West under its literal translation, "St. John's Wort".

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.