JP title: 殻ノ少女
(This is a spoiler-free review)
You can also check out my review of the sequel, Kara no Shoujo 2
So a couple of days ago I finished reading a visual novel called Kara no Shoujo (殻ノ少女 or “The Girl in the Shell”). It was released back in 2008, and got an English translation in 2011. To give you a general idea, it’s a murder mystery visual novel, with detective protagonist Tokisaka Reiji trying to track down a mysterious serial killer who’s mutilating high school girls and leaving their dismembered corpses out in the open. Furthermore, Reiji is also tormented by his own past and constant desire for revenge, as his own lover and fiance was brutally murdered 6 years before by a killer he ultimately was unable to capture.