TRUE REMEMBRANCE True Remembrance
is the title of a novel written by Shiba Satomi in 2006, latertranslated by the English localization group 'insani' in 2008, and read by the composer in2010. It is a short but dense story, full of lively and vibrant characters.This piece deals with a very specific part of the story.ON THE PLOTBlackiris, the protagonist, learns that he, among others, has the ability to remove thememories of close friends. The government, dealing with an unexplainable epidemicof suicide, sees his abilities as a way to avert the mysterious deathsand steals him awayfrom sedentary life, and his lover, Maria.Maria, overcome with grief, becomes suicidal over the dissapearance of Blackiris, andthe government, in response, purges her memories of him, sending her into a meandering,purposeless bliss.Blackiris, in the meanwhile, becomes a memory-killer - Mnemonicide - of the highest caliber.He is assigned a patient named La, a quiet unassuming girl with white hair. She herself is a Mnemonicide of terrifying potential, removing memories through her namesake - song.This fact she keeps from Blackiris, as well as the details of her own depression.Upon hearing about the fate of Maria and La's past, Blackiris is sent into an inpenetrableand deep sadness.La decides to try to heal Blackiris using the only method she knows.This piece describes the moment in the story where La attempts to seal the memories of Blackiris.She, in doing so reveals the true source of her own depression - she removes the memoriesand agonies of others by taking them upon herself.Blackiris briefly relives his memories, trying to resist the temptation of La's song.