Cross Channel (officially spelled CROSS†CHANNEL) is an adult visual novel developed by Flying Shine for the Windows and PlayStation 2 platforms. The Windows version was released on September 26, 2003, and the PS2 version (CROSS†CHANNEL ~To all people~) on March 18, 2004. An English translation patch to the game was released on August 26, 2009.
Gunjo Gakuen (Deep Blue School) is a facility designed to gather and isolate those students with a high adaptation coefficient, (indicating that the student is less likely to be able to be adapted to the society) determined from an adaptation exam mandated by the government.
After a failed summer vacation with other members of the school's broadcasting club, Taichi Kurosu and some of the other club members return to the city, only to find that all living creatures within it except for the club members have completely vanished. In order to confirm the status of the outside world, Taichi decides to gather other club members to help Misato Miyasumi, the president of the broadcasting club, who is trying to set up a broadcasting antenna to contact any possible survivors. However, Taichi soon discovers that the world is actually repeating the week after they found the others vanished… Taichi soon discovered after repeating many loops how to maintain his "proper" self and sends everyone back one by one every week after helping them come in terms with themselves and others. In the Epilogue he builds the broadcasting club's antenna every week prior to Sunday's reset and send messages hoping someone "out there" is listening. This broadcasting channels become a sort of legend. His friends who returned listens to it and realizes he's still out there, in his solitary world.
- Taichi Kurosu: the protagonist. He calls himself "The Love Aristocrat". He was trying to act as a human, while hiding his score of 84% on the exam, which is almost beyond human boundaries. He`s a pervert.
- Miki Yamanobe: a girl with cheerful character and humble breasts. Taichi jokes about her being his pupil in perversion. At some point in the storyline, she is revealed to know the loop of the world and take advantage of that to kill everyone over and over again to maintain her memory from being resetted. However, She became tired of this and decided to let the burden memory go, spent her last minute of the one week loop with Taichi.
- Kiri Sakura: a squeamish girl who does not like Taichi, who is always naughty and likes to sexually harass. She is a good friend of Miki. Kiri and Miki are nicknamed "the flowers" by Taichi, because they seem to be "two flowers from the same pot." She blames Taichi for the dead of Yukatta and hates him since the day Taichi forced kissed her on the rooftop.
- Misato Miyasumi: a girl with glasses and large breasts. She is the president of the broadcasting club. Her exam score is never revealed, but Taichi does note her engaging in severe self-destructive behavior from time to time, which would put her at least above 30. She refers to Taichi as "Peke-kun" and, according to Taichi, is the only one he will allow to call him by this name. She has a problem struggling with Tomoki, her brother who is separated from her since their parent's divorce.
- Touko Kirihara: a girl descended from a samurai clan. She used to go out with Taichi, but currently is very harsh to him. "Kirihara" is an anagram of Harakiri, which Taichi sometimes uses as her nickname. She scored 44% on the exam, and as Taichi says at one point, is "desperately trying to hold on to the last 56% of her humanity as best she can." She is the tsudere type of girl and she value her pride more than her meal. Without interacting with Taichi in the storyline, she keeps dying from starvation.
- Youko Hasekura: a kunoichi (female ninja). She's always monitoring Taichi. She is very devoted to Taichi, sometimes to the point of stalking him, but he for the most part ignores her. She used to be Taichi's first love, back in the mansion of her family. She and Taichi planned the massacre in order to escape the mansion and attached to him since then.
- Nanaka: a mysterious girl who wears a school uniform different from that of Gunjo Gakuen. Always suddenly appears or disappears in front of Taichi without warning. Near the end of the story, she is revealed to be his deceased mother, who appear in his world in order to help him solve the mystery.
Nanaca Crash!! (officially spelled NANACA†CRASH!!) is an online spin off game featuring characters from CROSS†CHANNEL. The objective of the game is to click, hold and release the mouse button to determine the angle and velocity of Nanaka crashing her bicycle towards Taichi, sending him flying across the screen. Your score is determined by the distance of his flight. Certain characters he crashes into will greatly affect his velocity.
- Official website
- Official PlayStation2 port website
- Official PlayStation Portable port website
- CROSS†CHANNEL~to all people~ at GameFAQs
- English translation patch, by Amaterasu Translations
- Cross Channel at TV Tropes
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ko:크로스 채널 zh:CROSS†CHANNEL