Classic Visual Novel ‘Kimi ga Nozomu Eien’ All-Ages Edition Crowdfunding Plan Announced

Through Kouki Yoshimune’s Twitter, Anchor has announced their current plans for Kimi ga Nozomu Eien. The company plans to make an all-ages edition of the visual novel and fund it through a crowdfunding campaign that should run from late May to late June. This new edition would be based on the Latest Edition released back in 2008 with increased resolution and a modern aspect ratio but it’d cut the adult scenes in the game.

Despite Anchor having previously confirmed plans to bring Kimi ga Nozomu Eien west back in 2020, the creator says an English release will depend on the success of two crowdfunding campaigns. First, there would be the all-ages Japanese edition crowdfunding. Then, if it reaches the intended goal, they’ll make another campaign for the English release. He also expressed the wish to make a reboot and a new anime if those campaigns are successful.

Also known in the west as Rumbling Hearts because of the anime adaptation’s English version, the Kimi ga Nozomu Eien visual novel was originally released on PC in 2001, also receiving Dreamcast and PS2 ports in the following years. It’s one of âge’s biggest classics along with Muv-Luv, with the latter featuring a few tie-ins and nods to KimiNozo.

Kimi ga Nozomu Eien tells the story of a group of young people who become best friends at high school. A girl called Haruka Suzumiya had a crush on the protagonist, Takayuki Narumi, which led her friend Mitsuki to seek him out and try to get them closer. In the end, Takayuki and Haruka get together but the trio and a friend of Takayuki also end up bonding and becoming close friends.

The problem here is that Takayuki and Mitsuki end up noticing they may feel more than friendship at the same time Takayuki’s romance gets more intimate. Then an accident happens and shakes their relationship to the point it may never go back to these sweet, idyllic days.

Kimi ga Nozomu Eien Latest Edition included more content to the story, such as a third chapter to the routes of Haruka, Mitsuki and Akane (Haruka’s sister). Various CGs were reillustrated for an enhanced resolution and an alternative story from the game’s fandisk was added.

We’ll be sure to let you know as Anchor shares more information on this new release of Kimi ga Nozomu Eien and its possible English release.

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Ivanir Ignacchitti

Random Japanese games are my jam. Handhelds, RPGs, VNs and PC banzai.