Cartagra - Affliction of the Soul is an orthodox adventure game that plays out with standing character portraits and a message window. The player stands in the shoes of the protagonist, Takashiro Shugo, to arrive at the truth behind Ueno's bizarre serial murders and the missing daughter of the Kozuki family, two cases bound by complex threads. As the story proceeds, the player will be compelled to make choices that decide the fate of the game's characters. Make your selections carefully and solve the mysteries of the two cases. From the same production team as, and serving as a prequel to Kara no Shoujo, Cartagra follows Takashiro Shugo as he investigates a serial killer murdering prostitutes in Ueno, a case that steadily unravels into a deeper, more terrifying mystery.. It was a love rooted in delusion and madness.Japan, six years after the war. One man sits on a train headed to Zushi: Takashiro Shugo once a detective for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police.Shugo reflects on the reason a retired cop like himself is heading to Zushi after reading a headline on the newspaper on his lap. Bizarre Serial Murders in Ueno It's the sort of incident that's unusual in Japan. Shugo takes the train to Zushi now because of the detective in charge of this case: Arishima Kazuma, his former superior. Could I ask a favor of you? Arishima was his superior in Changsha, Manchuria, and later in the police department as well. Shugo couldn't easily decline a favor from him. The job Arishima asked of him was a missing persons case: the disappearance of a girl from a wealthy family. At the Kozuki estate, the home of the missing girl, Shugo meets Kozuka Kazuna, a girl who looks exactly the same as a woman Shugo was romantically involved with in the past Kozuki Yura. She begs him to find her missing twin sister. But Yura's father, Kozuki Keiichiro, tells Shugo:That girl is already dead... Truth and lies blend together as the curtain rises on the post-war town of Ueno, and the tragedies that are about to unfold.