More details of Kochira, Haha Naru Hoshi Yori, including romance, dialogue, exploration, and survival
Posted on July 15, 2021 by Bryce(@brodee922) in Screenshots, Switch eShop
New details of the upcoming romantic visual novel Kochira, Haha Naru Hoshi Yori have been released by Nippon Ichi Software. These details include a deeper dive into relationships, the exploration of Ikebukuro, and the survival life of the characters.
The full details, including screenshots, are added below (courtesy of Gematsu):
■ Explore the City of Ikebukuro
Where should we go today?
Living in an uninhabited Ikebukuro can be quite difficult. Not only do you need to eat, you also need a bed to sleep comfortably and a bath to wash yourself.
Kanako and company will improve the quality of their survival life by making beds from cut bamboo and running bath water into barrels.
—If you want bamboo, go to the bamboo thicket. Or if you need tools, go to the department store. Kanako and company will head to various locations to find the things they want.
—Cut bamboo to make a bed!
■ Girls Who Work Together
We’re not alone! If we stick together, we’ll be alright!
During their survival life, the girls will split up into groups to handle their work.
While it may feel a little lonely that everyone cannot stay together at all times, the girls will help each other out and pave the path forward.
—Akira and company split up into two groups: a dissection group to take care of the deer, and a preparation group to find food utensils.
—A barricade blocks the girls from getting into a department store, which carries tools. When the physically-trained Akira and company get rid of the barricade…
—…Kanako and company, who arrive later, can explore the department store with peace of mind!
■ Time Spent with a Special Someone
Even when living together as a group, it’s just two of us at times!
Despite working and living together with everyone, sometimes the girls will find themselves alone with their special someone.
In these situations, it’s their chance to think either “I’m a little concerned about…” or “It’s fun to be with you,” and deepen their relationship.
—It’s a small space where you have to huddle together if you want to fish…
—Which two girls out of the six will go fishing together?
—This time, Kanako and Akira are going together. Since it is early in the morning, both girls are sleepy.
■ Checking Out Your Relationships
I spend more time with her than anyone else…
Kanako and company will deepen their bonds through their survival life adventure. If they have a fun time together, they will want to spend even more time with each other.
Through the time spent together, the two girls who become closest to each other will make time for them alone to spend together.
—Saori and Motoko, who spent time together during their survival life…
—…can hold hands and laugh together now that they have become close.
■ Kanako and Akira
I can be my best me because of you.
Kanako and Akira care about each other as they live their lives together.
From the moment she woke up, Kanako chased after Akira when she realized she had something she had to tell her. Akira, on the other hand, is always pulling everyone along, but does not show her weaknesses and sometimes pushes herself too hard. Kanako, who is always watching Akira, sensed her anxiety and gently encouraged her. And Akira is drawn to the strong and gentle Kanako…
Kanako and Akira walk about Ikebukuro at night. Akira, who is afraid of dark places, holds Kanako’s sleeves tightly.
- Kanako: “Its pitch black in here, so might as well use the smartphone light. The battery should be fine if its only a short walk, right?”
- Akira: ” R-right. It’s too dark… I can’t even see what’s around my feet.”
- Kanako: “It’s a good thing I have a smartphone… the light really saved us… Huh?”
- Akira: “What! What happened!?”
- Kanako: “When I shined the light on that flower bed-looking place just now, something shone for a second. Did you see?”
- Akira: “O-oh…”
■ Saori and Motoko
Two opposites who influence each other more than anyone else.
Saori is calm and quiet, while Motoko is a cheerful and fearless mood maker. While these two opposites do not comprehend emotional distance, and oftentimes are unable to convey their emotions correctly, they both had the same desire to get along with each other. While they only pass by each other at first, they will gradually become closer. As time passes, the two will come to know each other.
Saori and Motoko chat on the cruise ship. At this point, they are still unsure how to interact with each other…
- Saori: “H-hey… W-wait… Don’t get close all of a sudden like that… You startled me…”
- Motoko: “Eh, what’s the problem?”
- Saori: “Uh, uh… s-sorry… It’s not that I hate it… But it startles me when you come close so suddenly…”
- Motoko: “…Ah. Got it. Sorry, Saorin. I’ll be more careful.”
■ Natsuki and Harumi
While there is no real reason behind it, I’m happy being with you.
Natsumi and Harumi move at their own pace and can handle anything that comes their way. Cut from the same cloth, the pair naturally start to spend more and more time together. Natsumi, who was normally most comfortable on her own, is now always reaching out to Harumi during their survival life. And while Harumi is happy to be with her and tags along, Natsumi’s spontaneous words pull at her heart strings every time.
The pair, previously fine on their own, now spend each day with someone who makes them feel, “while there is no real reason behind it, I’m happy being with you.”
Natsuki and Harumi came to the library in search of books. But in her hurry, Harumi fell…
- Natsumi: “Gah… Azuchi, are you alright?”
- Harumi: “I… I’m alright. I’m good, right? Ahh, uhh… yeah, I’m fine…!”
- Natsumi: “Okay… Good. I’m surprised that you fell over like that. I guess you can be clumsy at times, too.”
- Harumi: “Uh, uh… Nakki?”
- Natsumi: “Yeah?”
- Harumi: “…You’re face is a bit close…. the atmosphere’s become a bit daring…”
- Natsumi: “… I-I see.”
Kochira, Haha Naru Hoshi Yori launches for Switch on October 28, 2021 in Japan.