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A 24-year-old woman was found dead in her flat in Manhattan, New York. Her skull was crushed - it was clear that she was murdered. Further investigation showed that she was working as a pianist. The police can find no clues, so it's time for the private detective J.B. Harold to investigate the murder and to bring the killer to justice.

Despite its Japanese origins, Manhattan Requiem has realistic graphic design without any manga/anime influences. As an adventure game, it has Japanese influences (no inventory, no puzzles), as well as Western ones (relative freedom in navigation, detailed dialogue system, no "trigger commands" to advance the plot). The game plays similarly to a real investigation: the player has to question suspects, collect evidence, find new leads, after which new locations become accessible. It is also possible to review all the data collected during the investigation in-game, by going to a bar at any time.


Manhattan Requiem Sharp X1 Title screen
Manhattan Requiem Android Looking for clues in Sarah O's room, found this heart-shaped music box
Manhattan Requiem MSX Title screen
Manhattan Requiem PC-98 Title screen

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Manhattan Requiem Render
Manhattan Requiem Render
Manhattan Requiem Screenshot
Manhattan Requiem Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "刑事J.B.ハロルドの事件簿 マンハッタン・レクイエム" -- Switch title spelling
  • "Manhattan requiem [Challenge]" -- Android/iOS title
  • "Keiji J.B. Harold no Jikenbo: Manhattan Requiem" -- Switch title
  • "J.B. Harold Series #2: Manhattan Requiem - Angels Flying in the Dark" -- In-game title

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Topic # Posts Last Post
English version? 6 Hergezod (15431)
Apr 18, 2019



The app icon of the Android and iOS versions depict J.B. Harold smoking a cigarette, but there's no smoke emitted from it. In the main menu of the iOS, Android and Switch versions, J.B.'s portrait has been edited so that he is no longer smoking.
Contributed to by Infernos (36943), Hergezod (15431), Terok Nor (32358), Unicorn Lynx (181445) and Ms. Tea (57082)
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