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Corpse Party

by Hamsterlady

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Opening Video

Corpse Party follows the story of nine people who are separated from one another and trapped in the ruined remains of the Heavenly Host Elementary School. Heavenly Host is no ordinary school, however. It exists in a dimension outside of regular time and space. The school can reshape itself at will; rooms vanish and appear, hallways are warped, and entire wings of the building can disappear in the blink of an eye. Our protagonists must navigate this twisted school to reunite with one another and escape with their lives.

Corpse Party is a horror adventure game that uses binaural audio (a method of recording that makes use of two microphones) to create a sort of simulated surround sound when listened to through stereo headphones. It uses this audio to build an extremely effective atmosphere. The effect does not translate to speakers, so always be sure to wear headphones when watching videos from this thread.

Corpse Party was originally released in 1996, developed by the Japanese indie developer Team GrisGris using RPG Maker software for the PC-98. In October of 2006, Corpse Party was remade for mobile phones under the name Corpse Party: New Chapter. New Chapter was then ported to Windows as "Corpse Party: Blood Covered." Two years later, in 2010, 5pb published and assisted in the development of an enhanced PSP version of Corpse Party: Blood Covered, titled Corpse Party: Blood Covered Repeated Fear. Xseed picked this up for release in North America and Europe, dropping the absurd subtitle and simply calling it "Corpse Party."

This is a hybrid LP. The game will mostly be shown in a screenshot format, with supplemental videos for when the audio is important. Be sure to wear headphones when watching videos, to experience the binaural audio. Video content will be transcribed for those of you who cannot watch them. Also note that my collection of music and sound effects are all labeled only by track number. Even if these tracks have names, I don't know them, so whenever I link to music I make up the name myself.

This is a 100% run. I'll be getting every Wrong End and collecting every nametag. I'll also be showing off all 10 extra chapters, after we've reached the end of the main game.

Do not post spoilers in this thread. That goes for this and any of the sequels and spinoffs, don't even put them in tags. Also avoid hinting at future events, like "The next update is going to be super violent and totally gross!"

I would also like to thank tooooooo bad for helping me get graphics and audio from the game for use in this LP.

Table of Contents

(Exchap 1 can safely be read after Chapter 1 without spoiling any of the main story. Exchap 2 can be read after Chapter 3, and Exchaps 3 and 4 can be read after Chapter 4. The rest should be saved for after Chapter 5.)

All of these bios are taken from a massive info dump near the beginning of chapter 1. They contain general descriptions as well as background information that's otherwise not described in detail in-game.

Satoshi Mochida
VA: Hiro Shimono

A 17-year-old student in Kisaragi Academy Senior High class 2-9. Fairly average, but popular. Known for being both kind and cowardly in equal measure. Despite his timidness, he's very personable and open, which complements his general sensitivity toward others to make him a natural leader. The one person to ever challenge that leadership is Naomi -- who is, consequently, the only person to whom Satoshi regularly defers judgment.

Naomi Nakashima
VA: Rina Sato

A 16-year-old student in Kisaragi Academy Senior High Class 2-9, and a classmate of Satoshi's since junior high. Frequently greets Satoshi with, "Oh, not YOU again!" Having lost her father a few years back, Naomi and her mother now depend on one another for moral support. Still, she remains optimistic and cheerful. Her home life has given her an interest in nursing, which she's intent on pursuing. She spends her time studying, aiming for acceptance to medical school.

Yoshiki Kishinuma
VA: Yuichi Nakamura

A 17-year-old student in Kisaragi High class 2-9. Often regarded as sarcastic and cynical, but as far as he's concerned, he's just being honest. Although generally not one to participate in events, his fondness for Satoshi and Ayumi means he'll make an exception now and again if either is involved. With intense drama at home, Yoshiki currently works part-time after school to afford rent on a small apartment, where he lives alone.

Ayumi Shinozaki
VA: Asami Imai

The 17-year-old appointed representative of Kisaragi High class 2-9. Often subjects her classmates to ghost stories, and revels in hearing them scream. It's generally believed that she carries candles and other "horror goods" with her at all times, just in case an opportunity presents itself to use them. In truth, however, Ayumi wears this reputation as a mask to hide her own fear of the unknown, which rivals even Satoshi's in its intensity. When faced with any truly scary situation, her knees give out and panic sets in. Only her personal pride can break her out of this fear-induced state.

Yuka Mochida
VA: Eri Kitamura

Satoshi's 14-year-old sister. Though she's an eighth-grader at Kisaragi Academy Junior High School, she looks and acts much, much younger. In the Mochida household, Yuka's always been the "princess," generally getting her way and thus never really shedding her childlike behavior. Despite this, she yearns to grow up, often attempting to act older or braver than she is -- which sometimes gets her into trouble.

Seiko Shinohara
VA: Satomi Arai

A 16-year-old student in Kisaragi Academy Senior High Class 2-9. Lives very close to Naomi, and generally accompanies her to and from school each day. A free spirit, she often says or does things that take others by surprise -- though she's also easily forgiven due to her good nature and amiability. Her mother disappeared three years ago, leaving her with three younger siblings and a working father. As such, she basically serves as head of the household. Seiko seems to regard Naomi as a kindred spirit, and the two of them frequently have long conversations about their many dreams for the future.

Mayu Suzumoto
VA: Yuka Nanri

A 16-year-old student in Kisaragi High class 2-9. Somehow looks much tinier than she actually is, but possesses a big heart and a bright personality. Accepts anyone and everyone with open arms, never playing favorites, which has earned her nearly universal regard amongst her fellow students. Unfortunately, due to familial circumstances, this was Mayu's last day at Kisaragi High. She'll be moving shortly, and transferring to a new school.

Morishige Sakuratou
VA: Tetsuya Kakihara

A 16-year-old student in Kisaragi High class 2-9. He's been in theater club with Mayu since middle school, and developed a real closeness with her. He finds socializing with anyone else to be more trouble than it's worth, however, so he typically regards his other classmates with indifference. Takes great pride in his family heritage, and reacts violently if anyone makes fun of his name. The only exception is the nickname Mayu's given him: "Shig."

Yui Shishido
VA: Miyuki Sawashiro

A 23-year-old 11th grade English teacher at Kisaragi High. Just started this semester after passing her teaching exam, and is eager to make an impression. Although not a perfect instructor by any means, her unjaded zeal and enthusiasm are infectious, and her students seem generally responsive to her methods. Also serves as a teacher's assistant during homeroom for class 2-9, and really seems to have connected with the students there.
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