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A 2015 H Game.

The city of Katou, Japan, was once a prosperous metropolitan region, but the appearance of female supernatural beings that were soon nicknamed "witches" led the japanese government to quarantine the region, or more exactly discard it. Anyone can enter or leave if they want and can, but the place became completely lawless. As expected criminals, fugitives and illegal immigrants soon flooded the place, and as someone would expect from a place without laws, crime became rule.

In the present, a group known as "Witch Hunters" appeared on this city, hunting and torturing witches for the amusement of despicable people. An ex-cop, Shougo Tsunuga, leds a group of witches in trying to stop these people.

Developed by Clock Up. Released in English by MangaGamer in October of 2019.


Tropes used in Maggot Baits include:
  • Accidental Murder: In "Ashes and Diamonds", sort of. Igou kills Shougo in his maggot form, not knowing his identity.
  • Actual Pacifist: Mankind after Jane Doe casts her "curse of love", to the point they can't even use weapons against Carol that now attacks them regularly.
  • All Deaths Final: Shougo believes in such principle, but Alison's return puts a big dent on it.
  • All for Nothing: In the default ending, Shougo and Valentinos' arcs fail as Shimon manages to get despair he wanted from Carol by killing Shougo right in front of her, fulfilling Jane Doe's plans.
  • Anti-Hero: Shougo would do whatever it takes to take down the people behind Pandemonium, but that also means he would let the people who help him die if saving them put him at risk.
  • Anti-Villain: The objective of the Witch Hunters is actually to grant mankind everlasting peace, but the plan involves creating as much despair as possible so it can be fuel to control humans to no longer feel hostility between themselves.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Despite seeing witches doing several super-human feats, Shougo is very disturbed by the fact Alison was resurrected.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Sandy, who is incredibly buff but is still attractive with large breasts.
  • Back From the Dead: Alison, despite the fact decapitating witches should be fatal, returns in Chapter 3.
  • Badass Normal: Aside of taking steroids, Shougo is a completely normal human using human weapons. Desconstructed in that he can't still match witches and needs other witches to fight them.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Gloria, Alison, Isabel and Sandy expose their midriffs.
  • Better to Die Than Be Killed: Sandy cuts off her own head rather than be raped by Shimon.
  • Beyond the Impossible: Alison's return, since she was decapitated when this was stated to be the only method to kill a witch, and the heroes understandbly get very concerned about it.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Carol's life up until she met Shougo was directionless, so him giving her a direction makes her mortally loyal to him.
  • Big Bad: Shimon, the leader of the witch hunters, a group of cruel criminals who capture and torture witches. Later it's revealed he is only The Dragon for Jane Doe The Witch.
  • Bittersweet Ending: The "Ashes and Diamonds" ending. From the bad side, Shougo is dead, as well is the Gloria we've been following for most of the story. From the other side, Jane Doe the Witch didn't take mankind's free will, Pandemonium has been dissolved, Alison and the remaining witches have found a new way of life for themselves, and Carol turned human again and had her son with Shougo that she so deeply wished.
  • Blood Knight: Brian, the Irish terrorist, seems less interested on the money he can get from killing Shougo than the act itself.
  • Bodyguard Crush: It's implied Carol loves Shougo. At the ending, it's not so implied.
  • Combat Tentacles: The maggots and the maggot hybrids use their tentacles offensively.
  • Complete Immortality: Nothing seems to harm Jane Doe The Witch, even the decapitation that finishes off other witches.
  • Evil vs. Evil : Valentinos is a religious fanatic that kills people for minor offenses to his faith. Simon tortures women for his own sadistic pleasure. When they fight, the obvious result is this.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Any humans who have maggot cells infused in their bodies.
  • Healing Factor: Witches regenerate after suffering injuries, but it is faster if they get semen to enter their body.
  • Heel Realization:
    • Seeing Alison and Gloria about to be raped my maggots almost makes Shougo realize how low his methods got, but he ignores it.
    • Jane Doe telling him the truth about the witches(that their breeding by the maggots create clones and that they are the victims of the Katou incident reborn) puts him in a true one, as he realizes the similarities of his actions to those of the men who he killed in Katou years ago.
  • Ignored Epiphany: In the "Ashes and Diamonds" chapter, Valentinos ignores the spirit of a nun (Sandy's previous self) protecting Shougo, which was indicating stopping Shougo wasn't going to help in defeating the Witch Hunters, and keeps attacking him. This ends in his death.
  • I Let You Win: In the "Ashes and Diamonds" chapter, Valentinos never discovers it but Shimon let himself be defeated so he could enter into the Abyss where Jane Doe was going to cast her spell of love, so he could stay with her forever.
  • I Love The Dead:
    • The men who capture Serika aren't above having sex with corpses.
    • The incident in Katou involved necrophilia.
  • Lolicon: Serika jokes about Shougo being possibly one when he breaks his normally aloof behaviour with Alison, who looks and acts like a little girl.
  • Mercy Kill:
    • Alison is killed at the prologue of the story by Carol, though she was already fatally wounded.
    • The unnamed girl Shougo kills in his flashback, after realizing he was just extending her suffering by trying to protect her. Subverted as she is revealed to be Jane Doe The Witch, which can't be truly killed. Double subverted as in "Ashes and Diamonds" she is revealed to actually be Carol's previous self, who was actually suffering and even tried to thank him for saving her ..
  • Misplaced Retribution: In the default ending, Carol lashes out her hate and despair at mankind instead of Jane Doe.
  • Moral Event Horizon: In-universe. Gloria completely gives up on Shougo once she realizes he sent Alison on a mission who she was most certainly going to fail.
  • Morality Pet: Turns out that despite treating her badly and leaving her to die, Shougo can't harm Carol directly.
  • Mutual Kill: In the unlockable chapter Ashes and Diamonds, Brian and Shougo actually avert it. Brian is as mortally wounded as Shougo is, but the maggots inside him were going to ensure his survival, but his admiration for Shougo ledas to give the other man his maggot so the other can keep going.
  • Naughty Tentacles: All around the place. The maggots seem to prey on witches not to kill them but to use them for reproduction.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Shougo's reluctance to shoot towards Carol leads to the antagonists' plan suceeding and his own death.
  • Off with His Head: The only way witches can be killed, through Alison' resurrection makes it more likely that only delays it. Turns out it is really effective, and the new Alison is just a clone, and very probably not the first of her kind.
  • Once More, with Clarity: When the events of Shougo's flashback are shown again in Chapter 5, it is shown the male participants are much less willing than it seemed at first. They seem to be mind-controlled into a mix of crazy violence and lust to mutilate and rape the female victims.
  • Principles Zealot: Valentinos cares less about a cardinal having an illegitimate daughter than to the fact said daughter married an anglican man.
  • Psycho for Hire:
    • Mac Cumhail wasn't exactly a terrorist for ideological purposes back in Ireland, as Shimon soon notices.
    • Flashbacks about Shougo's life reveals him and several other police officers were recruited because of their tendencies towards violence.
  • Punny Name: Most characters have normal sounding names, so an assassin named "Cumhail", specially on a pornographic VN, stands out as sillier than usual.
  • Rape and Revenge: A common theme in the story is people seeking revenge after they are raped or their loved ones are raped.
  • Someone to Remember Him By: "Ashes and Diamonds". Carol ends up pregnant from Shougo, which dies after being accidentally killed by his mentor Igou. That doesn't happen in the default ending because of lack of affection between the two; the pregnancy depends on that to happen.
  • Stripperiffic: Most of the witches' outfits. The narration even points it out it looks like something of a comic book at the start of Chapter 4.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: In the default ending, Jane Doe the Witch manages to get her objective of undoing Jesus' curse of despair and be worshiped as a goddess for it. The only downside is that Carol now randomly terrorizes Earth, that the older witch can't do anything about because it's Carol's despair that fuels her control over mankind.
  • The Dragon: Sandy is very powerful physically and serves as Shimon's enforcer, also working in recruiting other witches for the Witch Hunters.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Shimon has been working the entire time for Jane Doe The Witch.
  • The Power of Love: "Ashes and Diamonds". Carol gets pregnant from Shougo despite the fact Witches should only be able to get pregnant from maggots, and the only babies they could have are clones of themselves, and the narration explains her feelings for Shougo are responsible for that.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Between the heroes, Alison is the only child-looking witch.
  • Tsundere: It's implied at the end the reason Shougo was practically raping Carol earlier because he liked her but her emotionless behaviour and his obsession with vengeance made him resentful of his own feelings.
  • Unlockable Content: Choices become available after finishing the game one time, but the wrong choices will lead to the same ending as default. The right ones unlock the new epilogue "Ashes and Diamonds".
  • Walking Spoiler: Talking about Jane Doe The Witch spoils a lot of the second half of the game.
  • Willfully Weak: In the "Ashes and Diamonds" chapter, in his second duel with Shougo, Brian don't uses his maggot abilities on him.
  • Wretched Hive: Katou isn't a pleasant place to live, filled with criminals and obviously scarce in resources thanks to the lack of connections with the external world, and then there's the witches doing whatever they please and being immune to almost everything humans can throw at them.