Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea

Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea is a pseudo-RPG with a heavy story focus, made by Deep-Sea Prisoner in RPG Maker 2000.

A clear blue sea under a beautiful blue sky.
After a long departure, the sea witch Wadanohara travels back home with her familiars.
But her ex-familiar, the shark Samekichi, appears to block her way:
"You shouldn't be here... Leave this sea, right now."

Deep-Sea Prisoner rates this game "ages 15 and up," largely due to disturbing and graphic content later in the game. (This rating is Japan-centric and would likely be more strict by other countries' standards; 18 and up may be more appropriate.)

I would advise against playing if you think you may be upset by described sexual assault and violent imagery. Deep-Sea Prisoner also asks that players recognize it as a work of fiction that does not condone things in reality.

(Content Severity: Discretion Highly Advised)
Click here for more detailed content warnings.

A scene of implied sexual assault near the end involving a young-looking character. (No images are shown, but there is dialogue on a blank screen implying what's happening.)

Significant amounts of blood and gore.
Body horror.
Areas full of eyes.

Download Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea 1.04 | (Mirror)
(Chrome may falsely flag the download as malicious, but it's safe to ignore.)

Supported Platforms
The game's engine is made for Windows only, with no native support for other platforms.

The multi-platform EasyRPG Player mimics the behavior of RM2K and RM2K3, but may not always be exact. (Make sure to treat the Data folder as the game folder, not the containing folder.) Also, for Macs, you can try a general-purpose tool like WineBottler.

Usage Notes

Playthrough videos of Deep-Sea Prisoner's works are now allowed. However, they ask to refrain from monetization of any form, due to the terms of the free resources used.

[1] Japanese version readme


Make sure to extract the game to its own folder instead of running directly from the ZIP file. If you don't do so, any saves made will be lost the next time you run the game.

If you get a DirectDraw error, right-click the EXE, go to Properties, Compatibility, and try other compatibility modes.

If the font doesn't seem correct, download and install the MS Gothic font.

RPG Maker 2000 has some inherent, unfixable control bugs ("automatically moving in a direction" or "no buttons work"). The issues often seem to involve gamepads, or getting "stuck" on an input if Shift and a Numpad key are pressed simultaneously. Thus, try fiddling with gamepads and your keyboard until it fixes. (Reinstalling the game likely won't help.)

If you get "not implemented" errors on or near startup, make sure you have a working sound device (speakers/headphones). It can also occur mid-game if your system doesn't like a particular MP3, in which case, try to delete or replace the file in Music.

You may get "RPG Maker 2000/2003 RTP is not installed" or missing file errors on startup. This can happen if the path contains special symbols, causing files (including RPG_RT.ini) to not be found. Try moving the game folder somewhere without any special symbols in the path.




The game is very straightfoward, but there are some things you might miss. (Spoiler warning!)


Holy Healing Items
Collect the seven shiny keys and unlock the red chest
in Deepsea Town for 99 of the ultimate healing items.

Shiny Key Locations
Shiny Key 1: On Star Isle, on the right path.
Shiny Key 2: Near the lonely grave at the back end of Lonely Isle.
Shiny Key 3: Down the left path on Windmill Isle.
Shiny Key 4: At the back end of Hydrangea Isle.
Shiny Key 5: On the path up Rocky Mount.
Shiny Key 6: In the top-left corner of Deepsea Town.
Shiny Key 7: On the path through Rainbow Isle.

Bad End 1
Escape from the battle on the Rocky Mount.

Bad End 2
Choose to go save Samekichi when he gets dragged away.

Normal End 1
Choose the only option.

Normal End 2
Continue after Normal End 1, and choose the only... other option.

True End
Continue after Normal End 2, and choose the last option.

Second Playthrough
There are actually no bonuses on your second playthrough. Sorry.

Bonus Comics
I've translated some of the Wadanohara comics from the bonus pages on Deep-Sea Prisoner's site.
Most are from the post-clear bonus page, so don't look at these before beating the game!
And like the game itself, be wary of morbid and unsettling images.
Bonus Comics


Below is a list of all the songs used in the game. I don't have individual source links, but all songs can be found in the Music folder. There are definite spoilers for their usage, so don't look until you've beaten the game!

The songs are from free resource sites, so they have no "official names" as far as this game goes. The filenames are the titles given by the original sites, which don't necessarily relate to their usage in the game. The "Usage" names are descriptions I made up based on where they're used - DSP had no part in deciding those.

Do not reupload these songs elsewhere without permission from their respective creators.

Song List

Translation Notes
(These contain spoilers for all aspects of the game. Only read after you've beaten it fully.)

Please, always remain who you are.