Have you ever had an obsession with a voice actor who rarely ever takes center stage anymore? That’s me with CV: Koyasu Takehito. And that was my reasoning for picking up a game that was released for the PS2 in 2005, and ported to the PSP in 2009.
Mizu no Senritsu (loosely translating to the melody of water), was a game from the company KID which….doesn’t exist anymore. The story follows 16 year old Shiraishi Hina (name not changeable). As a 6 year old, Hina’s last memories in her hometown of Shouwa were of her suffering from an unexplained high fever which left her no choice but to leave without saying goodbye to any of her friends. Before she knew it, whenever she was sad, it always seemed to rain. Ten years later, due to her parents needing to work overseas, Hina is left to dorm life at Shouwa High school. There, she reunites with her childhood friends Kusakabe Hitomi and Shinno Kengo (CV: Suzumura Kenichi).
On her first day of high school, Hina is pushed down the stairs by an unknown assailant. Luckily she is saved by Kengo but Hina can’t help but be unnerved by the “prank”. Again and again, Hina keeps being attacked, which is when she realises someone is out to get her. It becomes apparent that the second year Kirihara Takuya (CV: Koyasu Takehito), and his elder brother and history teacher Kirihara Takahito (CV: Inoue Kazuhiko) know something about her that she doesn’t.
When Kagara Shuuichi (CV: Morita Masakazu) and Akizuki Kei (CV: Kondou Kouichi) from the neighbouring high school force a meeting, Hina is attacked by Katase Tetsuo (CV: Hiyama Nobuyuki). Not knowing what is happening, Hina ends up being dragged into a clan war between the Kusou Clan and the Ichiyou Clan.
There are a few more characters that appear but…I’m not sure what their relevance is to the main story is yet so I’ll leave them out for now.