Narcissu stage-nana / insani 2005

Narcissu is a free visual novel by the dojin group stage-nana. The anonymous protagonist is diagnosed with an unspecified terminal illness shortly after his twentieth birthday, and is admitted to hospice care at a hospital in eastern Japan. There he meets Setsumi, a woman a few years his senior, who is also terminally ill. Finding that they both rejected the expectation that they will wish to die either in hospital or with their families, they run away together in a car belonging to the protagonist's father. They travel west across Japan's many highways and prefectures, initially not knowing where to go, but later collectively decided on taking the famous narcissus fields of southern Awaji Island as a somewhat arbitrary destination. Many of the scenes and events of the story are road-movie cliches. The work was originally written in Japanese by Tomo Kataoka, and subsequently localized and translated into English, Chinese, and Korean, by various fan translators. Unlike most fan translations, however, this was an authorised work and can be considered a semi-official localisation. Both the original Japanese visual novel and its English version were released as free downloads over the Internet. Narcissu is an experimental work: it uses minimalist graphics in a very narrow window, and includes two full scripts, one accompanied by a voice track, and the other adapted to work without voices. In the English translation, different translators translated each version, to provide multiple perspectives on the story. The original Japanese version uses the NScripter engine; for the English localization, the open source clone ONScripter was used instead, as this has been modified to support English.
Full Freeware 90Mb (@ Official Site)
Narcissu 1st & 2nd - Free Steam Games (uploaded by Steam)

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