Intro: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim follows thirteen characters trying to unravel the truth behind a kaiju apocalypse bearing down upon their world. If you’re interested in playing Sentinels, I’d recommend either skipping straight to my spoiler-free final thoughts down below or coming back to this after you’ve played it. Sentinels is best enjoyed without knowing too much.
Intro: When noblewoman Emily Whiteley successfully helps find Queen Victoria’s cat, she is given a ring (signifying her title as a true 探偵) and enrolled into the prestigious Harrington Academy. Thus begins her adventures of studying to become a detective with the renowned Holmes Jr. and Watson Jr! But trouble lurks in every shadowy alley in London, for every secret needs its hiding place. As Emily and her butler, Pendleton, search for clues regarding the death of her parents, she’s about to uncover more than she ever expected to.
Intro: In a land trapped in eternal winter, Jed lives in a snow-white tower in the darkest part of the woods. Every year she and the townspeople hold a masquerade in the hopes that spring will someday melt away the winter. The Wolf and Hawk clans rule the town together, with the Wolves seeking harmony and compassion, and the Hawks an iron-clad fist over the people. The two clans spark animosity and distrust through the town, coupled with a stark fear of the Witch’s curse. The Witch is a red-eyed woman who will bring destruction to the town, and if she is killed, the winter spell will break. Jed is the very witch they seek, and she dons the disguise of a young man to avoid persecution, but when she comes into contact with the Kaleido-via, a symbol of both peace and war between the Wolf and Hawk clans, her discovery unlocks devastating consequences.
Intro: Ichiko Hanamaki’s brother disappeared in Okunezato, so when her friend Hino sets up a trip to attend the Okunezato Supernatural Club, she tags along to search for clues. The Fuurinkan Hotel is so short-staffed the employees let them work part-time in exchange for free room and board. During their days at the hotel, the person who set up the club doesn’t show up, so they go on without them. The club is dedicated to unearthing the truth in the mysterious disappearances and accidents in the town, but the longer Ichiko stays there, the more her life is in danger.
Intro: An amnesiac girl falls into a monster-infested world where several boys with the same affliction live in a mansion to survive. They adopt the names above their doors, and the girl becomes ‘Beniyuri.’ During all of this, they receive text messages ordering them to “complete the kaleidoscope.” Who sent this message? What is the kaleidoscope? And just who is everyone in this mansion?
Intro: This fandisk takes place during and after some events of the first game, Guardian of Rebirth, so if you’re new to the series, don’t start here. This attempts to create a resolution for the cast, but unfortunately Otomate pulled a clickbait. You thought your bae would get their due? Haha. No.
Intro: Adonis, a group dedicated to purging criminals, uploaded a video of gagged and bound police offers to the public in Shinjuku. They were executed a month later in another public video. Desperate to catch Adonis, the police created the Shinjuku Quarantine Act: everyone 20 or older was required to carry firearms for self-defense. With the threat of X-Day approaching, the police are in over their heads. Ichika Hoshino works for the SRCPO department which deals with the public regarding X-Day incidents. She is ambushed one night and a poisoned collar is locked around her neck. To remove it, she must work with a group of ex-cops, but if her collar is discovered or she reveals the wrong information, Adonis will release the poison in her collar and kill her. Who is Adonis and what do they want with Ichika, the woman they claim has the makings fit for them?
Intro: Long ago, in the Kingdom of Weblin, several races (human and demi-human shape shifters) lived in harmony under the rule of the Garibaldi Cats. Until the Wolves rebelled and a plague broke out. To maintain control, the Cats decreed their extermination. 10 years have passed and the law hasn’t been lifted, while the plague continues to ravage the lands.
Fiona Galland, daughter of the Earl Galland, has lived her whole life in a tower, waiting to step outside on her 16th birthday. She is a rare species of humans called Lobeira, which suffer from a weak body and immune system. The villagers direct their anger at Fiona, claiming she’s a witch spreading the plague to sacrifice people for her health. Fiona is sentenced to confinement in the Garibaldi castle to prove her innocence, whose inhabitants have been twisted beyond sanity.