独り占めシリーズVol.1 『病院の一室で……‐医師 周防一朋編‐』
Company: Animedia / Gakken
Based on: Original
Hitorijime series is a series that features characters that love you so much that they feel the need to have you for themselves (hitorijime). This first CD features the doctor Suo Kazutomo (CV: Hirakawa Daisuke).
The CD starts with you visiting the hospital because you have sprained your ankle. Apparently you are a bit of a klutz, because regularly visit the hospital for some sort of a minor injury. Kazutomo worries about you injuring yourself even more, and decides that you need a "special medicine" and asks you to wait in the waiting room.
In the next scene you seem to have been moved to a special hospital room (or maybe this was the room Kazutomo brought you to in the first place?). He asks you how the room is. You are obviously confused, and he explains that this is the "special medicine" he was talking about: he has decided that you should stay here so that you don't hurt yourself any further. This way he will be able to "watch over you all the time".
The next few scenes are exactly that. Kazutomo makes you dinner (and attempts to feed you instead of letting you eat it yourself). He also wants to help you bathing, but because you refuse with all your might he agrees to letting you bathe by yourself. For this time.
(ps: Kazutomo sums up the different scents that you can put in the bathwater including some of famous onsen: Hakone, Kusatsu, Misasa. I laughed out loud when I heard that. That was my final laughter though, after that it turned even scarier).
When you try to escape at night you run into Kazutomo in the hallway and he brings you back to your room. He acts as if you just can't sleep and makes you warm milk and stays by your side until you fall asleep. Which seems nice, but he also brought restraints to tie you to bed "just in case they would be needed". You get away without being tied to the bed but it is heavily implied that if you try to get away again you will be tied up.
The next morning he wakes you up and checks your temperature and pulse (as well as your weight, by lifting you up). He also brought you new slippers and a new pyjama, along with new underwear. He says he had a shop assistant choose them for him because he doesn't know anything about these things, but that he will bring a laptop next time so that you can order underwear that you like online. By now every single alarm bell should be ringing as loud as it can...
To make things worse he tells you that he contacted your work, saying that you will be resigning because you need to be hospitalized. He also mentions that he did not contact your family, so that they don't need to worry and won't try to visit. He continues with saying that if anyone will try to find you here he will hide you somewhere else....
Hirakawa-san used a higher voice for Kazutomo than I expected. Seeing his character design I expected it to be more in the lower ranges of his voice, but instead it was fairly high. The kind of voice you'd expect for a soft spoken kind and caring doctor maybe, except that this one has some serious issues.
Judging by the title I expected this to be full on yandere but felt strangely... not yandere? Extremely overprotective seems to be more fitting. Kazutomo seems to be honestly convinced that he is helping you, and I can't tell whether he is really just being cynical with you at times or not. The fact that for the most part he remains polite and professional makes this all the more scary. All I could think while listening was "I need to get out of hereeeeee".
Hirakawa-san starts the free talk in almost the same tone as the final (exceptionally scary) sentence of the story. Luckily he changes to his usual cute self after that. He says that despite having been in a lot of different CDs, he was surprised that there was still a genre like this xD He is also playing around with the dummy head mic during the talk, which just adds to the cuteness.
This was a little different from what I expected, less sweet and far more scary. After all of the cuter things released by Gakken I thought this series wouldn't be as extreme, but this definitely proved me wrong. And Hirakawa-san once again proves that he is good at voicing extremely scary characters. The CD was very good in it's own way, but don't listen to this if you want to listen to something sweet.