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Hand in Killer7

Release Date: August 1st, 2005
Page number: 95 pages
ISBN: 978-4575164442
Full scans (Archive)
Deltahead Translation (Archive)
Scenery Recalled Translation (Archive)

July 3rd, 1998: The day when all international disputes were resolved. This day marked the beginning of true peace for the entire world, for people of all races.
In the following years, all nuclear weapons were decommissioned in what would later be known as the “Missile Shows”. Air transportation and network stations were shut down in order to fully eradicate terrorism as a concept. However, in just a few years, terrorism was reborn. The “smiling faces”, religious suicide bombers, began attacking governmental institutions, seemingly with the only objective of causing terror .
The only ones who can stand up to the Heaven Smile terror threat are the team of omniscent and almost God-like assassins , the Killer7.

Penned by game director Suda Goichi and long time collaborator Ooka Masahi, responsible among other things for the Placebo chapters in The Silver Case, Hand in Killer7 represents a huge expansion to the world of Killer7. It includes character profiles, an extensive timeline detailing events predating and following those of the titular game, in-universe journalistic articles, explanations for the in-game factions and much more.

While only released in Japan, the book was fan translated by two different groups.
Deltahead Translations focused on the story-oriented sections of the book, while Scenery Recalled translated the staff interviews and the horoscope featurette.