Let’s Show Our Support for Kokorogawari a Dramatic Romance Visual Novel!!

Edit (1/7): The Kickstarter for this game was successful at meeting its funding goal. The final funding amount was $ 8,033 with 143 backers! The game now has a tentative release date of Spring 2017! 

Okay, so I’m a day late, but I was experiencing some technical difficulties… *ahem* I am excited to bring you all a very special Kickstarter Campaign for Precatio’s upcoming otome game, Kokorogarwari!

I have been acquainted with one of Precatio’s members, the lovely Laramie Castiel for a while now (she runs an otome blog, Purple Nurple Wonderland), so I’ve been following this game’s progress almost since the beginning! I fell in love with the beautiful artwork, but I stayed for the intriguing premise and character descriptions. This promises to be a fabulous otome game and I can’t wait to get my hands on it when it is released!!


Story

Kokorogawari is a stunning human drama visual novel that captures the complexity of life, while still managing to tell a compelling romance.

Spring… Evert spring I remember Mom hugging me in the park as I stared at the blooming sakura trees over her shoulder…

A time when the transient flowers slowly shed their petals, spring has come once again, and is a season filled with memories for Matsubayashi Asami who starts her fourth year at university.

Aware of her mother’s struggles during the divorce thirteen years ago, she is determined to graduate smoothly to finally enter the workforce and repay her mother who raised her single-handedly.

But love is unpredictable, and time and time again, her heart is moved. Through these experiences, will her cynical attitude towards love and marriage change for the better or will it break her further…?

What, is forgiveness for her…?

Synopsis


Characters

Kokorogawari features an expansive cast of characters that are each connected to the protagonist, Matsubayashi Asami, either through work or school. There is an extensive supporting cast, so for the sake of this post, I will just cover the main love interests and the protagonist…

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L to R: Guillam Matisse, Takahara Yuuya, Matsubayashi Asami (MC), and Koga Shinichi
  • Matsubayashi Asami is the protagonist of the Kokorogawari,  she is distrustful of others. After witnessing her mother’s messy divorces she has become cynical toward romance.
    • Guillam Matisse is a flirty foreigner in Japan on business. He is prone to mixing business with pleasure, but when he comes to his career, Guilliam is a both passionate and driven.
    • Takahara Yuuya is a fellow intern at Edo Publishing with Asami. Yuuya is a quiet gentleman, who seems to be hiding a few secrets behind his calm gaze. *MEGANE BIAS ALERT*
    • Koga Shinichi is Asami’s confident and charismatic classmate from Touzaka University. He is an easygoing guy, praised for his artistic and liturature related talents. The only person not swayed by his charm is Asami…

Features

  • THREE potential love interests each with their own branching storylines.
    • Over 20 Hours of gameplay and a easy to use interface.
  • The game features a fully functioning in-game Dictionary that explains key Japanese terms and phrases used throughout the game.
  • There will also be a Love Stats monitor build in to the game, so players can keep track of their progress as they play.
  • The game will feature original artwork and soundtrack
    • There will be several beautiful pastel themed backgrounds and CGs.
      • All CGs will be available in a special CG gallery!
    • Several amazing tracks from composers Array and Ryan Camus!
  • Keep track of your progress with the help of a special Ending List.

There are a set of Stretch Goals that will expand the scope of the game if met. Some of the expanded features include extra sprites,partial voice acting during the intro and CGs,  and much more… if you help support one of the Limited Edition tiers, Precatio will create a special Kokorogawari RPG Mini Game!!

Upon it’s release the game will be available for Windows, Mac, and Linux! The tentative release date is set for April 2017! The Campaign Goal is $2,991 and the KS will run until January 7th, 2017!

There are download links for the PC version of the demo, HERE! The demo covers the first chapter of the common route, so if you are still on the fence about the game or just want to see what the game has to offer give it a try.

So PLEASE check out the Kickstarter campaign, HEREand lend your support. It’s been less than two days and the team has almost reached their funding goal!! So definitely check the campaign out, before it’s too late!!The various price tiers come with some nice goodies so definitely check them out! I already pre-ordered a copy of the game months ago so don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!!

You can also contact them on Social Media through the following channels:

If you can’t help out monetarily, SHARE this post or the Kickstarter page on social media and spread the word! As always THANK YOU for reading!!!

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18 thoughts on “Let’s Show Our Support for Kokorogawari a Dramatic Romance Visual Novel!!

      1. Yes!! I’m soooooo happy for them! You can see how excited Laramie has been for this and Im so happy for her. I really value her opinion on otoge so to see that she’s going to try and create an otoge without the problems she finds in them is really impressive. Whatever happens, I hope they realize what they did takes a serious amount of dedication, courage, time and effort, and that they should celebrate its release ^^

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  1. Thanks very much for the post, Ninja! We know we have our fair share of supporters but it’s very nice to be able to read in more detail what their thoughts are so far.

    Thank you as well, Leaf. You’ve been very supportive since the really early days. We’re all definitely doing the best we can and I’m sure we’re bound to make some mistakes since it’s our first game. But you’re right, it’s an invaluable experience! I feel like I’ll become a better blogger as well because I’m learning what goes on behind closed doors.

    Really, I’m in complete awe of how quickly people have stepped up to support us! *Cries*

    Thank you both again, and I can’t wait to share the finished product!

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    1. It was my pleasure! I have been following this game for awhile, and I was one of the first pre-orders too!! I am so excited for you and the rest of the team and I really hope that this post helps get the word out a bit!

      I’ll definitely be keeping a close eye on the progress of this game and I’ll be more than happy to help you guys out if ya’ll need anything!! 😀

      You got this!!

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    2. Not at all! Thank YOU for helping me out when I first started blogging and encouraging me to keep going. You and pokeninja both have been one of my first followers and have helped me grow into a better blogger than when I started (because I was utter trash rofl) and I can’t wait to see what Kokorogawari has to offer!

      My most sincere good wishes.

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      1. You’re very welcome! For the record, your content was never rubbish, ever. It just improved over time so much that it makes you think “why didn’t I say/write/do that back then?!” I have those moments all the time!

        Thank you again! =)

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    1. Definitely give the campaign a look!! Team Precatio have been working really hard to get this project off the ground, so any support you can give would be a big help!!

      Also, thanks for taking the time to stop by and read this post!!😁

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