Ebi-hime's romance visual novel The Language of Love about a mismatched couple of a university student and single mother has launched on MangaGamer and Steam.
The visual novel follows Mitsuki, an aimless young man studying to take his university entrance exams as he falls for a young single mother he meets after moving to Tokyo.
Further story and character details also including a trailer and additional screenshots.
After his mother gets into an accident, Tanimura Mitsuki has to put his life and education on hold. He lives with his parents in the sleepy countryside for five years, helping them run their humble family business — while the rest of his friends leave home, and leave him behind.
When Mitsuki finally leaves the nest, he’s twenty-three years old, and woefully behind with his studies. If he wants to get accepted into university, he’ll need to re-learn everything he was taught during high school, and then some.
Mitsuki moves to Tokyo to attend a rigorous cram school, with the hopes of passing his university entrance exams next spring. He soon finds, however, that his other classmates treat him like a social outcast, being the oldest at his school by far. It proves impossible to make friends, and Mitsuki consigns himself to an isolated, lonely existence...
That is, until he meets the single mother, Himuro Kyouko, who just-so-happens to live in the same apartment complex as him.
Mitsuki offers to help Kyouko babysit her daughter, Tama. Kyouko, in turn, helps Mitsuki study for his upcoming exams. Over the course of a year, the two bond — first, as friends, and then as something more.
Kyouko is a polite, softly-spoken woman who fears standing out from the crowd and being judged. She’s almost constantly tired from balancing both work and childcare – but when she’s not stressed she can be playful and mischievous.
She dreams of becoming an educator, and hopes that one day everybody will respect her and call her ‘teacher’… But maybe ‘mistress’ would be even better?
Himuro Tama is Kyouko’s six-year-old daughter.
Loud and boisterous, Tama is something of a tomboy. She’s not afraid to settle disputes with her fists, and she’s always getting in trouble at school – much to her mother’s chagrin.
Tama likes sweets, playing outside, and magical girls. She doesn’t like doing her homework, scary stories, or stupid, smelly boys!
The romantic vanilla kinetic visual novel clocks at around 5 to 6 hours of reading and features an original soundtrack.
The Language of Love is now available for PC, Mac, and Linux operating systems via MangaGamer's storefront, with a launch price of $10.75 ($11.95).
A tamer version of the title — though still featuring nudity — is available on Steam with a launch price of $10.79 ($11.99) and a free 18+ patch.
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