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...but if you hope to read something of Hakomari's level give up already since it doesn't exist...
Don't tell me that
. Otherwise I have at least heard of all of (and have read most of) the things you recommended except for one VN but I'm not too big on those. I only ever "played" Planetarian
(though not the prequel, I don't think I could handle it haha)
Well on the other hand I guess you have convinced me to finally go watch Steins;Gate, and look into finding a place to read Zaregoto. Thanks again.
Well if you read Zaregoto, lower your expectations to enjoy it. I know there are a ton of people who think of Nisioisin as a genius, but I think he's way overrated, I can't especially understand the fuss about his Monogatari stuff. It's a matter of tastes probably, but if you liked Hakomari as much as I liked it and for the same reasons, it's gonna be hard to find a mistery of the same level (especially if you want the same sense of foreboding). I'm still wondering how every crappy novel which comes out recently get tons of adaptations and a masterpiece like Hakomari didn't get a single one, especially in anime we only get barely watchable stuff lately (i.e. Another, you can try it if you're especially bored but don't expect too much of it). If you're ok with lighter stuff I'd say that [m]Gosick (novel)[/m] (edit: uh? there is no more the entry?) has better cases than Zaregoto, I didn't recommend it firsthand since it's not dark, but the plot is better. Or if you're more into sci-fi, you can also try Issui Ogawa's books (maybe start with the Lord of the Sands of Time) and Seikai no Monshou (Novel) trilogy, but they too aren't really particular dark (but still some of stuff you mentioned in the first post isn't very dark either, so they should be fine too).
At least I managed to get you to watch Steins;Gate, which is definitely a good thing.
And just a fyi about Cross Channel (I remind you again that it's an eroge in the case you want to try it) / Hakomari comparison
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
CC has the same scenery (time reset) of Hakamori book 1, there is even "the world engulfed in white when it resets itself"
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