In Tokyo's ward of Jinbocho - the district of curiosities - lies one peculiar business that fits its designated district perfectly. In a back alley, on the fourth floor of a shady building, are located the offices of an infamous group. Their existence and purpose are so strange that some of the locals have come to regard them as legendary, as an urban legend. The children of Jinbocho are told stories about these people that make them appear not like ordinary humans but rather as some sorts of ghouls. Well, maybe they are... maybe they aren't. The only way to make sure is to visit them yourself - to enter this dark, silent alley. To find their address and gaze up at the looming old building, threatening to collapse. To ring the door bell... and then hear the front-door click without even emitting a greeting to your visit. To shakily grasp the parapet as you climb the stairs all the way to the fourth floor. Along the way you will have second thoughts. Maybe you will even decide to turn back and just forget this whole event. This happens a lot, actually. Many simply give up. And that is understandable... because those that climb the staircase to the top floor are special. They need answers. If you have come to visit these legendary offices then you are possibly a police officer or a detective. If not, then I am sorry for you... because this means that something horrible must have befallen you - the death of a loved one. Because these are the Tokyo Death Purgers. +++ Today at 10 pm two sorrowful souls, shells of their former selves, had ascended the dreaded stairway. They had knocked on the door of the Purgers and been answered. The two shadows had been accepted into the layer of this group by a brightly dressed man, whose beaming outlook completely contrasted with the couple's solemn aura. Even after they relied to him their tale of misfortune, even after they had both broke down weeping, even after they had left his suffocating office, the man had not wavered, but rather retained that same cheerful manner of his. After all, if one is to work with depression, he better watch out not to catch it himself. Now that the two ghost had ceased plaguing him with their presence, the man was left to sweet sweet solitude. However, that would not last for long since he had work to do. He couldn't simply sit back and open up a book as he usually did but instead immediately picked up the phone and dialed a couple of numbers one after another, repeating the same thing to all that picked up. "Hello~ Apologies for bugging you at such a late hour, yet we've got work to do. There are some new clients" As soon as he was done with that, the man rang a few other individuals - some contact here and there in the police task force - and, of course, his boss. After all this had been at last completed, the cheerful guy exhaled a sigh of relief and proudly gazed at the folder lying before him. In it, he had compiled the most important factors surrounding the new task assigned to the purgers. Speaking of purgers, soon footsteps could be heard coming from the stairway. And suddenly, one after another, the purgers, these servants simultaneously of death and justice, entered the offices and then the secretary's lounge where he was awaiting them with a warm smile. "I'm glad to see you have all assembled! It might be very late at night, yet we never sleep. I hope you have come to realize this by now... Anyway, here is your case, which was given to us a while ago by the parents of the deceased. Be very thorough and careful with it. Shi-kun said it was very important." Giving off another friendly, yet in a way unnerving smile, Akiyama Satoshi handed them the folder of "The Case of the Mysterious Lolita" +++ THE CASE On the night of 15th June, 2015, the body of 16 year old Fujimoto Yuuki was discovered on the site of an anime convention by his best friend - Nakano Ryo - who had been searching for the boy since the previous day. His appearance there was very mysterious since, as his close friend related to the police, he had never shown any interest in neither cosplaying nor otaku culture. Even more surprising was the state in which the student's body was discovered. He was lying sprawled on the cement outside, naked, with his head to the side in what seemed to be an unnatural and painfully twisted position. Furthermore, the boy was covered in bruises, primarily on his face and legs. Those that stood out the most were a set of ten around his neck (obviously left by fingers), pointing at the fact that he had been chocked prior to his passing. Later it was discovered that the cause if death was asphyxiation through suffocation. Unfortunately, the murderer was found out to have been wearing gloves, hence could not be traced back via fingerprint analysis, during the act of forcing themselves onto the victim. Yes, forcing... it is supposed that Fujimoto Yuuki was attacked with the reason either of robbery or rape. As to why neither of them was committed in the end - this remains a mystery. There are many other mysteries surrounding this peculiar case, and especially those relating to the criminal and their actions. First of all, they left the wallet and identifications that Yuuki was carrying on himself close in the vicinity of the body. They also seem to have tore away in rage at the deceased's hair, plucking out whole strand of it. The reason for this unimaginable anger and brutality is unknown and doesn't fit in with some other factors. Like the fact that the killer appears to have washed their victim's face after the crime, or that they took the time to "gently" cover the corpse with a dress. Despite washing the face, there appeared to be traces of make-up on it. This means that there is a huge possibility that the murderer is a woman. This theory is, of course, further supported by the dress on top of Yuuki. Fortunately, the best friend - Ryo - was able to recognize it as being the possession of a mysterious lolita he had seen little before discovering his buddy's lifeless corpse. The witness claims he was searching for Yuuki on the 15th and, while in the process, this woman caught his attention. Apparently, he had spotted her before, and she always appeared to be close to where Yuuki was each time. Deciding to follow her in hopes of stumbling upon Yuuki, Ryo went all the way to the anime convention, when he suddenly lost the lolli. After a couple of minutes of aimlessly wondering around, he stumbled across his dead friend and immediately called the police IN RETROSPECT CRIME COMMITTED ON 15TH JUNE BODY FOUND AT THE SITE OF AN ANIME CONVENTION BODY BEATEN BLACK AND BLUE, COVERED IN BRUISES, PRIMARILY ON FACE AND LEGS BODY'S HAIR HAS BEEN PLUCKED OUT WITH A LOT OF FORCE AND ANGER THE VICTIM WAS CHOCKED TO DEATH THE KILLER LATER CLEANED THE FACE OF THE DECEASED (DESPITE THIS, THERE WERE SIGNS OF MAKE-UP ON IT) THEY ALSO COVERED THE BODY WITH THE DRESS OF AN UNKNOWN LOLITA THEY DID NOT ATTEMPT TO HIDE THE BODY OR MUTILATE IT BEYOND RECOGNITION THEY ALSO DID NOT STEAL ANY MONEY OR IDENTIFICATIONS OF THE VICTIM, BUT LEFT THEM IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE BODY BASICALLY, THE PERPETRATOR FELL INTO A FIT OF RAGE OVER AN UNKNOWN THING, IN THE PROCESS KILLING YUUKI, AND THEN POSSIBLY FELT REMORSE MYSTERIOUS LOLITA - PRIMARY SUSPECT OR, IN THE VERY LEAST, A KEY WITNESS THE VICTIM Name: Fujimoto Yuuki Age: 16 Gender: Male Eyes: Green Hair: Jet black Background: Fujimoto Yuuki was a very average student, who received good grades and had many friends. The boy was exceptionally adored by his peers, who as though worshiped him. Thus, most cannot comprehend who would want to murder their idol, appart from some seniors he was having issues with. Yet, even they wouldn't do such a thing. To most of his friends, his death was an unfortunate incident. However, most of these people don't know him too well. The only two individuals who were well acquitted with the boy were his best friend and his girlfriend. Other: - His green eyes, which are unusual in Japan, were the boy's most eye-catching feature - People admired him due to his charisma as well as handsomeness, which seemed very gentle at times - Despite not having issues at home, he seemingly avoided his parents and never confined to them SUSPECTS AND WITNESSES THE BEST FRIEND Name: Nakano Ryo Age: 16 Gender: Male Eye Color: Dark brown Hair: Bleached - originally dark brown Background: Ryo grew up in a strict family as their youngest child. Maybe due to that he became a total rebel at a very early age and bleached his hair, got tattoos as well as piercings. These are all features that he takes great pride in. As a matter of fact, the boy loves himself and can come off as cocky. One thing that he loves more than his own person, however, are his friends, over which he is super protective. Then, of course, there are women... he loves women, and can be overly flirty, touchy as well as possessive. This is something that his best friend, Yuuki, had noted but didn't mind. The two of them were too close to let such a thing break them apart. Other: - He was the one to discover Fujimoto Yuuki's body as well as the one to call the police - The boy is the only one who spotted the rumored mysterious lolita - Ryo helped the police in their investigation THE GIRLFRIEND Name: Ueda Aiko Age: 16 Gender: Female Eyes: Dark brown Hair: Black, worn in two side braids Background: She was brought up by her mum, as the girl's dad worked abroad most of the time. The early years of Aiko's life hold nothing exceptional. However, as soon as she entered middle school, the girl became a subject to bullying due to her appearance and geeky nature, which ticked some off. This forced her to become a recluse and to this day she lacks friends. Surprisingly, Yuuki, who was very popular among his peers, took interest in this classmate of his and proposed that they become a couple, to which she gladly agreed. Other: - Aiko was Yuuki's girlfriend before his demise, which everyone found weird, seeing as she was the "nerdy" type in her class, while the boy was her complete opposite. However, their relationship appears to have had little to no bumps along the way. It was actually unnaturally relaxed, even to the point of many supposing that the two of them weren't even dating. - Despite this, her emotional response after Yuuki's death was very strong, seeing as Aiko literally cried her eyes out and continues to be in an extremely gloomy state even after the passing of an entire month. Her outburst was so violent and full of tears that it even appeared exaggerated... - As of now she is a suspect due to previously refusing to cooperate with the police forces. She obviously knows more than she lets on and is hiding information. THE ENEMY Name: Maki Michio Age: 18 Gender: Male Eyes: Brown Hair: Black Background: Michio comes from an impressive background and is the oldest child in a very rich family. However, he is far from pampered. Rather than that, he is a highly disciplined and proud person, who cares solely for his dignity. As the head of the student council, he is disliked by many. This was also the case with Fujimoto Yuuki, who despised Maki Michio and regularly caused trouble for the honor student. Needless to say, the two were on very... very bad terms Other: - Michio personally gave his condolences to the Fujimoto family after the death of their son. According to them, he was very honest with his words of sympathy - However, this doesn't put him off the suspect list since Nakano Ryo claims that Yuuki and Michio got into a very nasty fight two days before the tragedy. During their verbal row, Michio got on edge, lost his temper, hit Yuuki and then in a fit of rage screamed that he was going to kill him - Additionally, Michio can get quite snobbish and hostile when being interrogated THE MYSTERIOUS LOLITA Name: UNKNOWN Age: UNKNOWN - possibly in her teens, around the age of Yuuki Gender: Supposed female Eyes: Green Hair: Hazel and curled - probably a wig Background: UNKNOWN Other: - According to an eyewitness account, on the night of the tragedy the lolita was headed for the spot where later Yuuki's body was found naked and lifeless. Thus, it is possible that she was the last person to see the victim. Whether he was alive or deceased at the time is debatable, as is whether the lolli was the perpetrator and, ultimately, the killer. - Additionally, her dress was found covering the naked corps of Fujimoto Yuuki. Her other garments are yet to be found. There is a high probability that they have already been disposed of long ago. - Nakano Ryo was the one to give a detailed description of this mysterious individual's outlook in regards to facial features as well as clothing. Thanks to him, a criminal portrait was drawn as well as one of her complete outfit. CRIME SCENES ANIME CONVENTION The scene of the murder. Here you can come in hopes of recreating the tragedy or uncovering new clues. THE FUJIMOTO RESIDENCE It would be a good idea to question the family as well as examine Yuuki's room. FUJIMOTO YUUKI'S SCHOOL This is where all of your witnesses and suspects can be found. So, if you are looking to interrogate someone, give 'em a visit. THE POLICE STATION The place where clues are stored as well as analyzed. If you wish to view something discovered during the police investigation, then come on down to the station. If you have discovered something new, than also come down since this is the place where it can be thoroughly examined. Clues so far are: Fujimoto Yuuki's identifications + wallet Traces of make-up found on the victim's face The dress found covering the body Drawing of the mysterious lolli Fibers from the gloves that the perpetrator carried on their person during the crime The strands of hair that the killer ripped off of their victim's head THE MORGUE Well... this is where the bodies are preserved. Thus, if you wish to further look into exactly how the person died and what damage was done to them, then visit your friendly neighboring medical examiner, who will tell you everything he came across during the autopsy. TOKYO DEATH PURGERS OFFICES This is your headquarters - the place where you must report at the end of you investigation, as well as where you should come when in need of hints or rest. The secretary - Akiyama Satoshi - can always be found here. WIG SALON EXTRAORDINAIRE The salon is a fancy wig shop in Tokyo's Harajuku district. It is known to cater to the population that lives in the ward, as it is famous for its fashion and style. Visiting the salon and questioning some workers there could possibly help trace the person who purchaser the hazel wig. +++ "Well, that's all the information we have so far! You have 5 days to solve the mystery and don't forget to consult me if you need some help" Satoshi giggled "And with that, I wish you good luck..."