Nippon Ichi Software has announced Kochira, Haha Naru Hoshi Yori (This is from Hanaru Hoshino) for the PlayStation 4 and Switch, the game will release on the 28th of October […]
Nippon Ichi Software has announced Kochira, Haha Naru Hoshi Yori (This is from Hanaru Hoshino) for the PlayStation 4 and Switch, the game will release on the 28th of October 2021 in Japan. Kochira, Haha Naru Hoshi Yori is a yuri (girls love) visual novel in development at Daisyworld. A Western release has not yet been confirmed.
Details via NIS (translated by Gematsu):
A virus that is said to have come from space brought unprecedented damage to earth.
A long time has passed since that catastrophe, and now there are only the six of us in Ikebukuro.
The city has shrunk in size, and its buildings have been toppled and decorated with green grass and blue water.
The scent of an air conditioner comes from somewhere…
“This is Mother Earth!” And we’re doing good today!
When We Woke Up, We Were on a Cruise Ship
One morning, Kanako and five other girls woke up on a cruise ship. The inside of the ship was silent, with no traces of any other people. The only memory they were able to recall were each other’s names and the fact that they were on vacation together. With nothing else they can do, they began to exploring the ship.
We’re the Only Ones on this Ship
While exploring inside the empty ship, a lifeless announcement rings through the PA. “We are terribly sorry, but due to engine problems, this ship will seize sailing for a while. A rescue crew will arrive in one week.” The ship is broken, but it doesn’t seem it will sink anytime soon, and rescue will arrive if they just be patient. Kanako and the girls wonder why there is no one else on board, but decide to enjoy their time on the ship.
The Rescue Crew is Not Coming?
A week passed since the announcement, but the rescue crew never came. Kanako and her friends search the ship for a solution to their problem. Through their search they find a door that leads outside the ship. The decide to step outside the door.
Ikebukuro, the Big City with No Sign of Mankind
The world outside of the ship was an Ikebukuro in ruins. No other humans could be found in this Ikebukuro reclaimed by nature. The six girls surprised by the big city outside of the ship start their struggle for survival in Ikebukuro.
The Bonds of the Six Girls Grow through Life in Ikebukuro
In a Ikebukuro with nobody but themselves, the girls must prepare their own food and shelter. Kanako and friends help each other to make their life in the wild better for themselves. Eating together and sleeping together strengthen their bonds everyday.
The Truth About this City
Many mysteries are to be found in Ikebukuro. Kanako and her friends were too occupied to care for themselves, and did not bother trying to investigate them. But a certain incident takes them closer to why this world came to be.
Bonds Deepened through Survival Life
The girls sill show many expressions through their everyday struggle for survival. As they spend time together, they will find a special person and become closer at their own pace.
Kanako Tokio (VA – Ayaka Fujii)
- Age: 16
- Birthday: October 3
- Hobbies: Going on cruises
The protagonist of this title. A cheerful and positive minded girl who always stands by anyone who is feeling down. Her motto is, “It’ll be alright, so let’s enjoy!” Kanako rubs off on the other girls, who start challenging new things. She feels she had something to tell Akira, but she is unable to remember…
Akira Kanasashi (VA – Asuka Kawakami)
- Age: 15
- Birthday: July 21
- Hobbies: Cooking
A tomboy who is half-Japanese and half-Danish. She is often the one to bring back the conversation topic whenever the others go on a tangent. She is a skilled cook and has a motherly way of teaching others how to cook. She cherishes the Danish word “Hygge,” which means “a place that feels cozy,” and challenges many things for her peers.
Saori Hiki (VA – Aitsuki Nakuru)
- Age: 17
- Birthday: August 29
- Hobbies: Reading
A college student who is studying space engineering. She knows a lot about machines, and is surprisingly athletic. She loves reading and picks up a lot of knowledge about survival from worn out books found in Ikebukuro.
Motoko Honda (VA – Masaki Mizuki)
- Age: 13
- Birthday: March 11
- Hobbies: Taking selfies
A childish little sister-type that always want to be the center of attention. She is a natural moodmaker and often the things she says that she wants happen to make the quality of life better for the group. Since she is the youngest, she sometimes feel anxious. In those times she wishes that the others will hug her until she calms down (preferably Saori).
Natsuki Namiki (VA – Nanako Oomoto)
- Age: 17
- Birthday: February 9
- Hobbies: Cosplay
A reliable girl who usually takes things at her own pace. She often disregards others, but can accept many things as “interesting” and observe what is happening. Harumi claims that Natsuki was born under a lucky star, and often makes new discoveries.
Harumi Azuchi (VA – Nanahira)
- Age: 15
- Birthday: June 1
- Hobbies: Astrology
She likes astrology and tells everyone about their compatibility with each other. She thinks fortunetelling is like “a weather forecast for life,” and regards it just as a rule of thumb. She is always levelheaded and aloof, but can sometimes become surprised by the unexpected words that come out of Natsuki’s mouth.