Visual novel, manga and light novel localization and publishing company Sol Press has started a Kickstarter to localize the erotic comedy/romance visual novel, Sakura Sakura.
The upstart localizer and publisher is now seeking $24,000 to bring the romantic comedy visual novel over to the West. Sakura Sakura was originally released by Haikuo Soft in Japan in 2009 for the PC and later received several re-releases, including a non-adult PlayStation Portable port in 2010 and an improved one in 2012.
Sakura Sakura tells a lighthearted romance story of two high school boys, Tohru Inaba and Naoki Fuse, and their involvement in two separate love triangles.
Here are more details about the game’s story and characters, as seen on the official Kickstarter page for Sakura Sakura.
The Dorm Guardian vs. The School Guardian
Tohru Inaba has always dreamed of living a co-ed life. That’s why, when he finally managed to transfer into the renowned Rintoku Academy, he immediately fell head over heels for two Sakuras!
Nanako Sakura’s classes are strict, but at home, she turns into an overbearing mother.
Sakura Kirishima may seem cold and unfriendly, but she is always ready to lend a helping hand as the class representative.
These two girls are outwardly indifferent to Tohru, but put the three of them together and sparks begin to fly.
In the sakura-colored season of spring, two fussy Sakuras have been caught in a light-hearted love triangle.
The Internet Friend vs. The Childhood Friend
“You know how romance games always give the main character that best friend who tells him about the girls? I want to be that guy.”
Naoki Fuse, the self-proclaimed best friend, is always ready to tease Tohru about his situation with the two Sakuras.
But, unbeknownst to him, he is one side of yet another light-hearted love triangle.
Akira Nitta has been Naoki’s friend since before they could read and write, and is now finally living under the same (dorm) roof as him.
Kurumi Tachibana used to be Naoki’s MMO raiding partner, but they were separated before she ever got a chance to meet him in real life or tell him how she felt.
“I understand him better than anyone else.”
Akira and Kurumi have Naoki stumped for the first time in his life. And so, Tohru finally gets a chance to see things from the other side.
The curtains rise on this desolate showdown for love.
We have contacted Sol Press directly to inquire about the 18+ version of the game not directly referenced on the Kickstarter page. The publisher’s representative has stated that the original 18+ PC release version of the title is getting localized and all the erotic scenes will be made available via a free patch when it finally releases. Additionally, we have been informed that all of the game’s sex scenes will contain mosaic censorship.
Be sure to check out the actual Kickstarter page to find out more about reward tiers for backers and further details on the Sakura Sakura localization project.
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