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Dramatical Murder (ドラマティカル マーダー, Doramatikaru Mādā), styled as DRAMAtical Murder, is a Japanese BL visual novel developed and published by Nitro+chiral. It was released on March 23, 2012 for Windows PCs as a first press edition, with a regular edition released on April 27, 2012. A sequel, DRAMAtical Murder re:connect (ドラマティカル マーダー リコネクト, Doramatikaru Mādā Rikonekuto) was released for Windows PCs on April 26, 2013. An anime adaption by studio NAZ premiered in summer 2014.
Dramatical Murder is set in the near future of Japan on the fictional island of Midorijima (碧島). At some point in the game's recent history, the island was privatized by the powerful Tōe Company (東江財閥, Tōe Zaibatsu) and turned into a resort called Platinum Jail (プラチナ・ジェイル, Purachina Jeiru), with the island's original residents forced to live in the Former Residents' District (旧住民区, Kyū-Jūmin-ku). Protagonist Aoba Seragaki lives on the island and works at a store named Junk Shop Heibon (平凡; lit. "mediocre"), hoping to live a simple life. However, he is drawn into the popular cyber game Rhyme (ライム, Raimu) with its virtual world and its All Mates (オールメイト, Ōru Meito), mobile devices that appear as if they are the owner's pets, as well as the hand-to-hand combat Ribstiez (リブスティーズ, Ribusutīzu) game, ending all semblance of a peaceful life for Aoba.
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