Hiiro no Kakera (緋色の欠片, lit. "Scarlet Fragments"), is a Japanese visual novel created by Idea Factory directed at the female market, known as an otome game. Released on July 6, 2006 for the PlayStation 2, the protagonist is a teenage girl who revisits a small village she remembers from her childhood and gets caught up in her family's history and supernatural dangers surrounding it. A thirteen episode anime adaptation by Studio Deen aired in Japan between April 1, 2012 and June 24, 2012 and was licensed in North America by Sentai Filmworks. A second season, Hiiro no Kakera: Dai Ni Shō (緋色の欠片 第二章, lit. "Scarlet Fragments: Second Chapter"), aired between October 1, 2012 and December 23, 2012.