This game is now available on Steam!

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Greenlight is being retired. For more information on how to submit games to steam, refer to this blog post.
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Apr 13, 2017 @ 8:24pm
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Official release date
Release date: July ~ August 2018
Kokorogawari is a GxB romantic drama visual novel set in modern-day Japan. Through the main themes of the narrative- family, the visual arts and the complexity of relationships- we aim to bring you a story that both visual novel newcomers and veterans can enjoy!

Having been successfully funded on Kickstarter, we hope to receive your support so that we can share Kokorogawari with a wider audience!

✪ Download our Chapter 1 and 2 demos here:

Have a listen to our soundtrack while you read on!:


★★★ A heartfelt story... ★★★

Matsubayashi Asami is a fourth-year university student who, having seen her mother's hardships during the divorce thirteen years ago, bears a cynical attitude towards relationships and marriage. Harbouring wounds from the past that may never heal, Asami's insecurities and fears are laid bare as you dive further into the story.

However, as Asami's relationships with her cheeky classmate Shinichi, her polite colleague Yuuya or her self-assured art teacher Guillam deepens, she finds that her negative world view frequently gets challenged.

Will new perspectives lead her to happiness or self-destruction?

The two main themes of Kokorogawari are "the visual arts" and "family". The visual arts play an integral role in the way many of Kokorogawari's characters express themselves, while their families heavily influence the decisions that they've made in the past and will make.

Rather than just focusing on romantic emotions alone, Kokorogawari's characters explore the difficulties of social obligations and pressures that many of us have been through. This sets us apart from many otome (GxB) visual novels as "family" is a theme that is rarely explored at depth, even though for most of us, our families are a significant element of our lives.


★★★ FEATURES ★★★

★Gorgeous, high quality artwork
★Beautiful original soundtrack and theme song
★A more unique GxB visual novel experience that focuses on under-explored themes
★Dynamic and well-developed love interests and protagonist
★Optional "Love Stats" function to keep track of Asami's relationships
★In-game Japanese dictionary to learn even more about Kokorogawari's world
★Plenty of post-game bonuses to enjoy in the "Extras" section
★Easy-to-use, convenient interface. Fast-access rewind, skip and text jump functions to make replaying for new endings much simpler.
★6 endings; 2 per love interest.
★Approximately 24~28 hours worth of playtime

*There will be two download packs available:

1) Original Soundtrack album + CG (event graphics) artbook + Short Stories
2) Mini RPG + Quiz game
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VE Amber Jul 19 @ 5:48pm 
Yay! Glad to hear it will still be launched! :D
Jyuuguchi  [author] Jul 19 @ 6:49am 
The game will be launched even with the death of Greenlight!
GCMTX Oct 29, 2017 @ 2:01pm 
will the game still launch even with the death of greenlight?
Sudess May 26, 2017 @ 3:00pm 
This looks really good, really looking forward to it! <3
VE Amber May 13, 2017 @ 4:11pm 
This looks great! :) Looking forward to it!
ArisannaHime May 3, 2017 @ 7:24pm 
I'm so excited to play this!!
Jyuuguchi  [author] May 3, 2017 @ 7:20am 
Please lend us your support by sharing about our Steam Greenlight!^^
Jyuuguchi  [author] May 3, 2017 @ 7:19am 
Thank you all for your lovely comments!
Fight me in Rhyme Apr 30, 2017 @ 8:34am 
Really REALLY looking forward to this game!
vanessa-tran Apr 27, 2017 @ 3:45am 
Wow highly anticipating this! Interesting tsundere-heroine cmon, loveable variety of male leads to choose from, FAMILY-ORIENTED (not just romance), just beautiful watercolour backgrounds.
I'm preordering this off itch!