|“||Even if it DID open, I'd be staying right where I am! You think I'm just going to abandon Ms. Yui and all our friends, and run away?!||”|
—Ayumi Shinozaki, Corpse Party (CHAPTER 2)
Ayumi Shinozaki (篠崎 あゆみ Shinozaki Ayumi ) is the class representative of Kisaragi Academy Senior High's Classroom 2-9, a victim trapped inside Heavenly Host Elementary School, and one of the main playable characters throughout the Corpse Party series.
In CORPSE-PARTY and CORPSE PARTY -Rebuilt-, Ayumi has black hair styled into two big pigtails, held with pink head ties. Her eyes are orange. She also wears a blue short-sleeved uniform, the collar tied with a red bow, a blue skirt, crew length white socks and red shoes.
In Corpse Party, Ayumi is a teenage girl of shorter height and below average build with blue eyes and long blue hair (her sprite, however, has brown hair, as well as her profile in the PC version) styled into two pigtails, held with red hair ties. Like all other female students at Kisaragi Academy, she wears a tan-colored sailor outfit with a blue collar and lighter blue cuffs. Her uniform also consists of a yellow bow held by a blue brooch to the top, and a blue pleated skirt. Her student ID is pinned to the left of her chest. Ayumi also wears white mid-calf socks and blue uwabaki slippers.
In Corpse Party: Missing Footage, Ayumi is seen wearing an orange hoodie.
In CORPSE-PARTY and CORPSE PARTY -Rebuilt-, Ayumi is the class representative who loves to scare people. She loves to tell ghost stories and it's rumored that's why she carries around a bunch of candles. In actuality, she tells those stories to hide her own fear. Overall, her personality is more or less the exact same as it is in the PSP game although this version focuses a bit more on her flaws than her positive characteristics.
In Corpse Party BloodCovered (Manga) Ayumi has a much stronger personality. She rarely lashes out at Yoshiki and does grow to understand him a lot better than she does in the game, to the point of thanking him.
In Corpse Party, Ayumi is a tough girl with a great interest in occults. She likes to scare her friends with ghost stories. However, this is her way to hide her easily frightened personality, rivaling that of her classmate, Satoshi Mochida. She can be brave when it's needed, as demonstrated when she returned to Heavenly Host to rescue the survivors, despite the possible consequences. She has a crush on Satoshi, believing him to be the only boy who would remain faithful (this due to her distrust of men and, to a lesser extent, Yoshiki Kishinuma). Because of this, Satoshi is her greatest weakness. For instance, she is insecure about how she appears to Satoshi. She is also insecure about her ambitions to become an illustrator, having been discouraged by more experienced ones. As a result, she often goes to her sister, Hinoe Shinozaki, or sometimes her teacher, Yui Shishido, for advice. She was a fan of Naho Saenoki and her works until the recent events in Heavenly Host. She hates being alone and she will hyperventilate if she's frightened due to her anemia.
Despite her occasional selfish or jealous actions, Ayumi doesn't like other people go out of their way for her and she prefers to go the extra miles for others instead. She cares about the well-being of others more than herself, which make people who are close to her worried at times, especially Yoshiki who has crush on her, which she is oblivious of.
Ayumi is a playable character. As the priestess of the group, she can resurrect those whose HP hits 0.
|Heal: R30 HP to an ally.|
|Cure Poison: Cures a poisoned ally.|
|Resurrect: Brings back an ally from the dead.|
|Enhance Defense: Increases an ally's protection by 10.|
Ayumi, along with several classmates, stayed late at night at their school after the Kisaragi Academy's cultural festival and told scary stories. Before they all left for the night, Ayumi decided to perform a charm, as one of their classmates, Mayu Suzumoto, is transferring. This charm, which she calls Sachiko Ever After, would allow them to remain friends, no matter how far apart they were. After they performed the ceremony, a large earthquake shook the school, and created a massive hole, which everyone in the classroom fell through.
After she regained her senses, Ayumi found that only Yoshiki and their teacher, Yui, were there with her. They learn of their whereabouts, the very Heavenly Host Elementary School that Ayumi mentioned earlier during one of her stories. They remained in the classroom for a while, until hearing the scream of Naomi Nakashima. Upon hearing the pained cry of her friend, Ayumi began to panic, causing her to hyperventilate. Yui decided to go search for Naomi, leaving Yoshiki to calm her down. Some time later, a calmed down Ayumi senses that something may have happened to Yui, and goes to search for her with Yoshiki.
At one point, Ayumi pushes Yoshiki aside before running off, causing Yoshiki to become concerned and go after her. Yoshiki finds Ayumi standing in the corner of the room with an unusually large grin fixed on her face and speaking nonsense. Yoshiki calls her name and Ayumi comes back to her senses with no recollection of the event.
Ayumi and Yoshiki are also stalked by one of the ghost children for a short period.
While exploring the lavatories later, Yoshiki again finds Ayumi staring down at the floor grinning wildly, before returning to normal. As they further examine the stalls, Ayumi notices a shadow on the floor and begins to hear a voice before screaming, as the toilet stall creaks open to reveal a stained interior. Ayumi falls to her knees and begin to hyperventilate before screaming from hearing Naomi's voice. She runs out of the room soon after.Outside the lavatory, she again slips into her delirious state. Ayumi returns to normal briefly, which causes Yoshiki to encourage her to fight it, but she slips away again and hits him. Ayumi laughs maniacally and wanders aimlessly as Yoshiki walks away, disturbed. Yoshiki enters the bathroom and has a flashback in which he realizes that Ayumi's friendship is one of the only reasons he stayed in school. He remembers that he forgot to thank her and that he promised to protect her when they entered the school.
When Yoshiki comes to, Ayumi storms into the lavatory screaming at him and asking why he is doing this to her. Yoshiki holds her in an effort to bring her back, which works, but causes Ayumi to knock him to the ground in embarrassment. Outside the lavatory, Ayumi explains that, although all of the corpses thus far were not people they knew, someone close the them had died in the girls' lavatory. She also notes that she has no recollection of time between opening the stall and Yoshiki "squeezing the life out of me." Yoshiki hopes she is wrong, but Ayumi relates that she couldn't breathe and felt ice cold, except for a burning heat around her neck, implying that she felt the same sensation that Seiko Shinohara had when she died. Ayumi begins to cry and Yoshiki tells her to calm down before lamenting on the fact they still haven't found Yui.
On the way back to the classroom they encounter a ghost heading into the infirmary. They follow it and can hear a conversation coming from the room. They investigate and find Mayu standing between two girl ghosts. Mayu is apparently friendly with them, but it becomes apparent that she is under their influence when they don't let her leave with Ayumi and Yoshiki. Mayu shows them a newspaper article which explains some of what happened to the ghosts, although the bottom of the article is torn off.
After Ayumi's attempts to "free" Mayu of the ghosts, the spirits lift her into the air, pushing Ayumi and Yoshiki back when they try to approach. Not being able to do anything, they leave the room in an attempt to find help. Outside, Ayumi mentions that she feels cold and Yoshiki points out that her nose is bleeding, causing Ayumi to turn around and tell him to not be so blunt about things like that.
Suddenly a girl appears and says hello. Yoshiki commenting that she has "eyes like a dead fish," and the girl admits that she died in the school quite a while ago and is searching for someone important to her. Ayumi recognizes her as Naho, the author of Ayumi's favorite blog, Naho's Nods to the Netherworld. Yoshiki asks who the important person is and wonders why anyone would come to Heavenly Host willingly, as Naho did. Naho switches the discussion to Mayu and explains that if the spirits are given closure the closed spaces would break down, as they are only held together by the children's suffering. Naho also mentions that the one who murdered the children is in the school, scaring Yoshiki. She urges Yoshiki and Ayumi to hurry before the spirits hurt Mayu, and leaves.
Back at the infirmary, Yoshiki attempts to threaten the spirits, but is interrupted by Ayumi, who believes that their cause is lost if the spirits become angry with them. Ayumi shows the spirits the repentant doll in an attempt to fulfill the children's need for closure. However, this doesn't work and the spirits drag Mayu into the hallway and slam her into the wall, killing her.
Ayumi discards the doll in frustration and runs away, trembling in fear at seeing Mayu's remains. Yoshiki tries to get her away from the sight, but she shouts, "I CAN'T TAKE THIS ANYMORE!!" and runs up the corridor alone, leaving Yoshiki behind.
After wandering alone a while, she returns to the infirmary and picks up the doll. The doll begins to weep, which disturbs Ayumi. She also meets with Naho again, and starts calling her a liar and demanding that she brings Mayu back.
Yoshiki then appears with a head wound causing Ayumi to be concerned. Naho explains that the cursed doll belongs to the murderer and therefore must be looking for it. When Yoshiki cuts in and asks who Naho's mentor was, she snaps at him saying her "personal affairs" are not his concern, and she causes the room to shake, Naho is clearly upset and states that Mayu's death was Ayumi and Yoshiki's fault before disappearing.
Following one of Naho's leads the two of them begin to search the ground floor for clues. When they reach the ground floor, the doll gives a cryptic hint. They decipher it and Yoshiki finds a loose floorboard which hides a bag soaked in blood with a name tag reading "Ryou Yoshizawa". The bag contains a human tongue. The doll whispers that they need to return the tongue and the two decide that it must belong to the boy spirit. They are able to successfully return it, putting the boy to rest and causing another earthquake.
After following more of the doll's hints, they come to a locker room where Ayumi begins to hear ghostly voices and has another nose bleed. Yoshiki tells Ayumi to stay in the locker room, rather than risk getting sick outside. She agrees and Yoshiki explores the pool area. After a while of exploring, Yoshiki hears a splash. After realizing that Ayumi is missing, he jumps into the pool to find her, despite the fact that he cannot swim. He is able to save her and, after questioning, realizes that one of the ghosts tricked Ayumi into thinking that Yoshiki needed her.
Next, the doll explains that the next tongue is located underneath Mayu's remains, causing Ayumi to throw the doll onto the floor in anger. Suddenly Sakutaro Morishige appears with bloody hands holding a tongue bag. He gives the bag to Yoshiki, explaining that he has no need for "charms." He leaves and two discuss why he would have been touching the remains at all.
The name on the bag is "Yuki Kanno", the girl missing an eye. She thanks them before leaving and Yoshiki mentions that there is only one ghost left. Ayumi throws a fit and states that she feels closer to death herself with each spirit they save. Yoshiki agrees to take the next one when suddenly the school shakes violently.
Yoshiki and Ayumi regain consciousness back at Kisaragi Academy and notice that they are the only ones there. Ayumi screams as the floor in the room becomes darkened with shadows and Yuki appears. Yuki explains what happened the day that she died and thanks Yoshiki and Ayumi for returning her tongue. However, she also explains that the spirits were not fully appeased, which caused Yoshiki to lash out. Ayumi tells him to hear Yuki out.
Yuki explains that the closed spaces have taken so many lives that they are too powerful for the children to control. When Ayumi asks why their efforts didn't appease the spirits, Yuki shows her exactly how she and the others died by putting Ayumi into her body. The experience proves extremely traumatic for Ayumi, as she was made to feel the same pain and terror as Yuki did when Sachiko Shinozaki stabbed her eye out.
After some arguing, Ayumi and Yoshiki return to Heavenly Host.
Upon returning to the space, Yuki warns Ayumi that she is being overcome by the darkening and will not be able to help them. She hands Ayumi and Yoshiki a Marble Statue to give to Satoshi and explains that they will need to find another one like it. When leaving the classroom, Ayumi and Yoshiki realize that the school has changed and decide to look for Satoshi and the others.
At the main hallway on the first floor, Yoshiki questions Ayumi about the red stain on the back of her skirt, causing Ayumi to become annoyed and embarrassed before she runs on ahead complaining about how she doesn't have a change of clothes.
The two rejoin the rest of the group and discuss different ways to get out. Ayumi states that she wants to try appeasing the spirits in order to ensure that no one else is ever trapped in Heavenly Host again, while the others argue that they just want to get out as quickly and easily as possible. The groups split up again, as the school is now split into two sections by holes.
After finding three of Naho's notes Ayumi and Yoshiki walk pass the science lab only for the windows to become sprayed with blood. While distracted, Sachiko unlocks the door and opens it. Inside an anatomical model stands near the door as Ayumi and Yoshiki ignore it and receive the note at the back of the class and leave the room.
Ayumi and Yoshiki find the final note in classroom 1-A and it appears blank however upon inspection it begins to write itself causing concern and explains a bit about Naho's darkening, then both Yoshiki and Ayumi leave the classroom to explore the third floor.
In the reference room, Ayumi and Yoshiki encounter Naho and Ayumi begins to reveal what she has uncovered to Naho. However Naho, while impressed that they found out that Sachiko was the killer all along, states they only solved half the mystery and still needed to determine what Sachiko is before she departs but before she can Ayumi stops her. Naho seems to sense a connection between Ayumi and the boy she encountered in the staff room, but before she can continue Ayumi changes the subject and shows Naho her note on the Sachiko ever after charm while criticizing her for putting the wrong instructions on her blog to which Naho begins to act strangely towards.
Ayumi continues to question Naho even asking if she ever thought of knowing the consequences of her own actions with Naho reacting claiming she did right for Kou and would do anything for him, even protect his job. It turns out Naho can't remember her final thoughts before death and at that point Ayumi tells her that she had succumbed to darkening before dying before showing her the evidence that she in fact killed Kou, causing the darkening within her to be purged disappearing in the process. Yoshiki questions if it is some kind of horror movie before checking on Ayumi as the two of them pick up the Baby Statue and meet up with the others just outside the room.
During their conversation, Ayumi and Yoshiki were horrified that Sakutaro had died and Ayumi wished people would stop dying so easily before handing back Naomi's Student ID to Naomi, along with the Baby Statue, and telling her not to lose the scrap of charm paper again.
Upon departing from the others, Ayumi and Yoshiki head back into the reference room only to find the principal standing there before disappearing leaving a scrapbook full of information of the murder case behind which Ayumi and Yoshiki begin to read. They find out that Sachiko is older than previously thought as the two leave the room and proceed down the stairwell.
At the bottom of the stairs Sachiko approaches them and they both flee back up the stairwell, only to be stopped and paralyzed as they are forced to watch the event that causes both Yoshie Shinozaki and Sachiko to lose their lives. However, at the end of the event, the principal suddenly returns and sets his eyes on Ayumi saying, "You saw, didn't you?" Struggling to move, Ayumi and Yoshiki do their best to force themselves out of paralysis with Yoshiki eventually breaking free, taking Ayumi with him, and fleeing down the corridor until they were safe.
Ayumi and Yoshiki soon enter a room with strange markings on the floor resembling a summoning circle, Ayumi mentions the room looked like it was used for black magic when Yoshiki mentions the incinerator. Ayumi asks him to go on ahead and he proceeds out the room, Ayumi realizes she didn't say anything and that the door has locked behind Yoshiki when suddenly Yui appears and tries to speak to Ayumi. Initially Ayumi dismisses her voice, claiming it to be false, however after some evidence, she realizes Yui is real and begins to worry about her wounds. Suddenly the floor gives way and Ayumi luckily is able to grab onto her teacher's leg and climb up her body as Yoshiki breaks the door down. As Ayumi and Yoshiki attempt to help her, Yui demands they get out the room while they can. Ayumi begins to cry as Yoshiki and Yui encourage her to go on with her chosen path before leaving the room.
Ayumi begins to cry outside, exclaiming she "doesn't care anymore," when Yoshiki explains to her that she needs to be strong like Yui said before noticing the principal standing outside of the incinerator. He then enters and Yoshiki attempts to follow but Ayumi stops him briefly worried about someone lighting up the incinerator while they're inside. When told to wait behind by Yoshiki as he enters the incinerator, Ayumi immediately follows as they dive deeper into the machine. Eventually they are warned by Sachiko to turn back but they ignore her warning before being knocked out and falling into the waste pit.
Ayumi awakens in the abandoned bomb shelter's waste room only to find lots of dead students and a missing Yoshiki. Ayumi calls his name without response, at first causing her to become upset. When suddenly Yoshiki calls out to Ayumi, jumps out of the ash, and is able to cheer her up before the two of them leave the room.
Outside, they run into Satoshi and Yuka Mochida and explain that Naomi has ran off chasing Yoshikazu Yanagihori and Ayumi and Yoshiki detail Yui's fate while Ayumi cries with Yoshiki telling her to stay strong again. Further up the corridor, they encounter Yuki who tells Ayumi that she has been stricken with darkening and if they hurry she can stop it, Yuki also explains that Sachiko is just ahead of the party and to go quickly. Before leaving, she tells the others that Naomi is fighting her own demons and hopes everyone is ready to fight.
Beyond the main basement room was a smaller room where the group find Yoshikazu's remains before proceeding on. In the main basement room a ringing sounds hurts Ayumi's and Yuka's ears and not before long Sachiko's body along with the three children spirits appear, Sachiko tells the group to stay away and not to look at her, however Satoshi demands that she listens as they mean her no harm but Sachiko continues to threaten them.
Sachiko's red form appears before the group paralyzing them before walking over to Yuka and proceeding to stab her with scissors, with the others being powerless to move. Then Sachiko's white form appears before the group, now with Ayumi telling Satoshi to begin appeasing her. Satoshi begins by handing back her tongue which restores a little of her humanity before handing over the Black Cat Plushie, causing the group to break free of there paralysis and causing Sachiko to scream uncontrollably.
Naomi returns suddenly just in time to take part in the reversal charm which Ayumi starts and everyone follows chanting correctly in order to weaken Sachiko enough to escape. When completed Sachiko's body and the child spirits disappear while Ayumi tends to Yuka's wound, however Yuki suddenly appears before the party and tells them to escape as it's there only chance as once the school closes they will be trapped there forever. When Ayumi asks why she still hasn't escaped Yuki explains she and the other child spirits have become part of the space and can't be saved and that the school is already making another Sachiko and tells them to go. Then the school begins to shake suddenly and a red dress begin to take shape on Yuki.
The party runs as fast as they can to the exit while listening to the bell tolls in the background as the air got thicker with each toll, outside they all climb over the fence of the walkway and are successfully whisked back to their own school.
Upon their return home the group are overjoyed and happy, however the loss of their friends and teacher quickly hit them hard. Ayumi tells everyone to be careful on their way home and also not to stay home the next day but to come to school before everyone left for home.
However Ayumi and the others find out they their friends were not only killed but also erased from the minds and memories of everyone else except them making them the only ones who remember they actually existed as human beings.
Ayumi knocks at the door to her sister, Hinoe's, room. She is crying for some reason, and Hinoe consoles her. Ayumi asks what age her sister was when she made up her mind on her job as a psychic, and Hinoe answers that she was around the same age as Ayumi and she believed that a higher power was guiding her despite many people opposed to the idea. Ayumi admires her sister because she has no self-confidence on her own abilities, and she's scared to take the first step on anything she does. Hinoe believes in Ayumi that she has the potential to do great things - Ayumi the budding and hopeful illustrator, the dedicated and the rebel who never let their parents to convince her to "choose a more stable occupation," the dreamer who is passionate in drawing. If Ayumi herself doesn't believe in these, then nobody else will.
However, something is still bothering Ayumi, and Hinoe encourages her to let it out. Ayumi states that there are many people who are better illustrators than her, and thinking that they are her competitions makes her disheartened. Hinoe says that she actualy has a friend who draws for a living, and she wouldn't be where she is today if she didn't take action. Hinoe then hands a book to Ayumi, and tells her about Naho, who makes a name for herself in the field of paranormal research and gains the respect of her peers, and is a strong contender of Akutagawa award. Hinoe also adds that Naho is around the same age as Ayumi, and Naho learned her writing and problem solving skills by her own, and keeps writing because it's fun. So, just like Hinoe, Ayumi has to have faith in her abilities and keep trying; in fact even Hinoe still has to deal with people who are against her, yet she keeps reminding herself what she's doing is what she loves.
Ayumi appears decided on what to do: she will continue what she wants to do and also promise her sister that, one day, she will be the one to design for the covers of Naho's books. Hinoe admires Ayumi's goal and she will show the book Ayumi designed to her clients when that day comes. Ayumi asks if Hinoe will support her dream, to which Hinoe agrees. Ayumi hugs Hinoe and says how much she loves her sister, and they both laugh together. Hinoe promises to always be supportive of Ayumi.
Ayumi enters her classroom to find Yui who asks Ayumi if she is better after not being at school for two days. Ayumi feels fit as a fiddle! She had a doctor's appointment that morning and everything is all good, which Yui is glad to hear.
Ayumi then wishes to continue the conversation that she and Yui had started the other day; she wants to know if it's true that Yui doesn't have a boyfriend, to which Yui confirms, before bringing up someone who she did go out with back when she was a student, with Ayumi asking for all the juicy details. Yui tells Ayumi that she would meet up with him on the third floor, wearing a uniform just like Ayumi's while reminiscing the good memories. Ayumi comments that the spot is good and it seems nice and romantic, before asking what kind of person he was. Yui describes him as kind but had a tough guy way of speaking which didn't help him in coming across that way; his harsh words had an element of kindness in them. Yui further adds that she felt like only she could really understand him.
Ayumi really admires Yui's story. When Ayumi asks how far did she got with him, Yui responds that she never kiss and tell before bringing up that they never actually kissed. Ayumi is surprised and disappointed. They were nervous just by holding each other's hands after all! Ayumi thinks she also feels the same as her teacher. Yui felt satisfied by holding hands because she felt like their hearts were connected. Ayumi comments on how romantic it was. Yui thinks it might not be good by today's standards but Ayumi thinks it's wonderful.
Suddenly, Yoshiki walks in with the class's day duty roster, which annoys Ayumi as they were "getting to the good part of their conversation." Yoshiki asks why Ayumi is here, but Ayumi becomes annoyed and tells him she's talking to Yui. Yoshiki comments that they seem to have fun, before Ayumi tells him to get out as the conversation is between girls only. Yoshiki then puts the duty roster down on the nearest desk and leaves the room. Yui then reminds Ayumi that she is on day roster with Yoshiki, but Ayumi seemed to forget about it. Yui comments that "he's a good boy," which confuses Ayumi. She asks Yui who did she meant, and Yui giggles.
The chapter takes place in one of the corridors of Kisaragi Academy, during the cultural festival. Ayumi, sitting on a chair, is approached by Naomi and Seiko. They congratulate each other, for their nice work done in organizing the festival. Seiko asks Ayumi about their red bean soup shop, who answers that she's shocked it attracted a lot of customers. Seiko says it's actually the poster, drawn by Ayumi, which drew in the crowd. Ayumi is glad to hear that her work has been appreciated, especially when Naomi asks her if she can take a copy of it to bring home, after the festival.
Soon after, Satoshi and Yoshiki reach the girls and inform them about a haunted house set up by the students of class 2-5, and ask them if they would like to join them since they are heading there. Naomi and Seiko immediately agree, but Ayumi can't join them because she has to tend the shop and prompts the others to go without her. Yoshiki, however, feeling bad to leave her alone, decides to stay, but Ayumi tells him not to worry about her and that she will be fine. The group then, after Naomi's promise to bring her at least something to drink when they return, leaves. Finally Ayumi sits on the chair, saying how much she hates it when people go out of their way for her.
Corpse Party: Book of Shadows
Chapter #1; 『Seal』
She appears in the opening during the preparation for the culture festival, greeting Naomi who was bringing in the bowls for it. She helps to wash them again after Seiko caused Naomi to drop them. She then participated in the culture festival along with the other characters. Eventually her and the other characters are left alone to clean up the classroom. She is disappointed that the other students left them. She, along with the other characters, say goodbye. She then tells everybody about the Sachiko Ever After charm. She, along with the other characters, dismiss Satoshi's strange behavior, and do the charm.
Episode #2; 『Demise』
Ayumi appears in a flashback by Yoshiki. She is in the showers when Yoshiki comes in from the pool. They find a wire in one of the showers, and use it to pick the lock to Room 4-A. She has a feeling of deja vu and waits by the entrance while Yoshiki avoids Ryou to open a trap door to the Custodian's office. They enter and find a small box. After Yoshiki starts to investigate the closet, Ayumi starts mumbling to herself. When Yoshiki says something she tells him to shut up and starts beating her head against a wall before smacking him and running off. In the present, she is found in the Reference room, reading books after piling a corpse against the door. When Mayu and Yoshiki starts talking to her, she is still possessed and the spirits ask if they can keep her body, which Yoshiki angrily denies. She then refers to Yoshiki as "brother" and starts eating his neck. Yoshiki hugs her, and she is snapped out of her possession. They find a report about the murders of the children. They then relax in the hallway, and take a short nap. When Mayu returns after seeing Nana killed, Ayumi and Yoshiki question her, which causes Mayu to run away.
She also appears in the bonus eighth episode, BloodDrive, but again she is not playable.
Two weeks after the events of Corpse Party, Ayumi finds Naomi in front of Seiko's home, preventing her from confronting Yuu Shinohara and the rest of Seiko's siblings of her existence, as they both were already aware was impossible. However Ayumi does come around with good, yet unsettling news. News pertaining to the residence of Yoshie and Sachiko Shinozaki in the farm town of Kishi located near to Tenjin. The two head to the area to find answers and hopefully find some means of restoring the memory of their friends, however things would go array very quickly.
Upon arriving in Kishi, Naomi and Ayumi discover that the Shinozaki estate is not on the map, as such they consult a local. The old woman greets them kindly but she would soon turn them away the moment the surname, Shinozaki, was mentioned. Despite her turning them away, Naomi and Ayumi turned around to notice the same woman looking straight at them with possessed eyes hinting the possibility that the Shinozaki reputation has more angles than initially believed.
Naomi and Ayumi do eventually find a local who decides to assist them, an old man offers to drive them to the estate with an accent quite close to the country-like tone of Osaka. All seems regal until the truck seemingly begins to accelerate at random periods during the drive, not only that but the old man’s composure changed exponentially, staring coldly towards the two until they finally arrived near the outskirts of the estate.
The estate finally appeared after a return trip to the old man's truck and, once inside, after a short search, a hidden room was discovered. One of them containing the Shinozaki family tree which confirms Naomi's initial question and Ayumi’s fear, a direct relation to the Shinozaki. While the Shinozaki family has only bred female heirs since the Meiji period, Ayumi's father, Ayato, was the first male heir of the Shinozaki bloodline.
Right after finding the family tree, deeper within the room, Ayumi finds the Book of Shadows. After a lengthy discussion of it's history, Ayumi soon discovers that Heavenly Host apparently originated from one of the spells within its contents, yet the key spell she was interested in was the spell that promised the resurrection of her friends (providing a nod to ENDING RANK: D-2 from the original CORPSE-PARTY) .
Despite the repercussions, Ayumi and Naomi proceed in casting the spell and then it blunders horribly, only reviving a faceless Mayu. Why the spell failed was a mystery, but more than likely due to the fact that the person in question no longer exists in their plane of reality. As such, any attempt would fail and this failure was not one that was easily escapable.
Ayumi is attacked by the rage of the Book of Shadows, failing the ritual and sparking the anger within. Just in time, Hinoe rushes in and quells the rage but only for a short time. Hinoe then hugs Ayumi, who cries on her chest, wondering why Hinoe is there. However, Ayumi is then bathed in blood of her sister, as her head suddenly splits from her body, the game ends with Ayumi's shriek.
Corpse Party: Blood Drive
- Ayumi is much like Naho when it comes to being able to sense and feel ghosts. In Corpse Party, she is possessed in chapters 2 and 4. In Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, she is possessed in the second episode.
- In the Corpse Party: Book of Shadows Character Contest, Ayumi ranked 1st place with 92 votes.
- Ayame Ito can dress up as Ayumi in her school uniform if you own the Corpse Party 2: DEAD PATIENT Trial Version with Limited C83 Costume.
- Ayumi's sprite appears to have brown hair like her earlier design, but her new design has blue hair while still using the brown haired sprite.
- See also: Ayumi Shinozaki/Gallery
Corpse Party (PC)
|CORPSE PARTY -Rebuilt-|
|Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 4, Chapter 5|
(PlayStation Portable, iOS)
CHAPTER 1, CHAPTER 2, CHAPTER 4, CHAPTER 5 , EXCHAP 3, EXCHAP 5, EXCHAP 6
|Corpse Party: Book of Shadows|
Episode #2; 『Demise』, Prologue; 『BloodDrive』
|Corpse Party -THE ANTHOLOGY- Sachiko's Game of Love ♥ Hysteric Birthday 2U|
Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 4, Chapter 6, Chapter 7
|Corpse Party Book of Shadows|
|Corpse Party: Missing Footage|
|Corpse Party: Tortured Souls|
|Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 4|
|Corpse Party BloodCovered|
|Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, Volume 5, Volume 6|
Volume 7, Volume 8, Volume 9, Volume 10
|Corpse Party: Book of Shadows|
|Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3|
|Corpse Party: Sachiko no Ren'ai Yūgi ♥ Hysteric Birthday 2U|
|Corpse Party: Another Child |
|Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient |
|Chapter 1 Opening|
|Corpse Party: Blood Drive |
|Corpse Party |
|Corpse Party Blood covered: ...Repeated fear. |
|CHAPTER 1, CHAPTER 2, CHAPTER 4, CHAPTER 5 , EXCHAP 3, EXCHAP 5, EXCHAP 6|