Kindred Spirits on the Roof
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Kindred Spirits on the Roof (屋上の百合霊さん Okujou no Yurirei-san) is a Japanese Eroge Yuri Visual Novel developed by Liar Soft. It was released in Japan on 30 March 2012. The game was licensed by MangaGamer, who released it in English on 12 February 2016.
The visual novel involves schoolgirl Toomi Yuna encountering two ghost girls on the roof of her school, who are bound to the building site, and unable to leave. Enoki Sachi and Nagatani Megumi, the ghosts of girls who died in the school 80 and 30 years earlier respectively, are in love with each other, and want to experience their first time together so that their spirits can be at peace, and pass on. The problem is, neither one of them knows how to do it. The two ghosts persuade Yuna to help them create other yuri couples at school, so that they may observe them, and gain the necessary knowledge to consummate their relationship. The story takes place over eight months of a school year, following sixteen different characters, and their relationships.
In addition to its premise, Kindred Spirits on the Roof is notable for being the first visual novel on Steam to be released completely uncensored. A four-part Drama CD, set after the events of the visual novel, has been produced, with MangaGamer expected to release the English-subtitled version later in 2016.
The game's site can be found here.
- Bleached Underpants: Averted. Particularly notable, given how previous Eroges on Steam had to be censored.
- Cast Full of Gay: It's a Yuri game, so it's all but to be expected. It's also explained in the story that the ghosts are intentionally putting their focus on characters with homosexual inclinations.
- Cute Ghost Girl: The ghosts Yuna gets herself involved with.
- I Die Free: While they're already dead, Sachi and Megumi are invoking this of sorts. They wish to consummate their relationship so at long last, they can pass on.
- I Love the Dead: Sort of. Yuna can definitely try to win the hearts of the ghosts themselves.
- Jacob Marley Apparel: Sachi and Megumi are shown wearing the school uniforms of the eras they lived in, with Sachi's being much more conservative and closer to the Victorian inspirations for said uniforms than Megumi's.
- Magical Realism: Aside from the ghosts, the characters are rather realistic.
- Schoolgirl Lesbians: The game in a nutshell.
- Totally Radical: Nagatani Megumi tends to do this. Justified somewhat, in that she died in The Eighties.
- Tsundere: Megumi shows shades of this if Yuna gets more than a little too close to Sachi.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: Enoki Sachi is very much this.
- Yuri Fangirl: Both Sachi and Megumi in their own ways, given how they also like to help others like themselves find love.