Katawa Shoujo

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Katawa Shoujo

Post by FightingFurball on Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:33 pm




Katawa Shoujo is a bishoujo-style visual novel set in the fictional Yamaku High School for disabled children, located somewhere in modern Japan. Hisao Nakai, a normal boy living a normal life, has his life turned upside down when a congenital heart defect forces him to move to a new school after a long hospitalization. Despite his difficulties, Hisao is able to find friends—and perhaps love, if he plays his cards right. There are five main paths corresponding to the 5 main female characters, each path following the storyline pertaining to that character.

The story is told through the perspective of the main character, using a first person narrative. The game uses a traditional text and sprite-based visual novel model with an ADV text box.

Katawa Shoujo contains adult material, and was created using the Ren'Py scripting system. It is the product of an international team of amateur developers, and is available free of charge under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND License.

*taken from the developers page

The game can be downloaded for free:
http://katawa-shoujo.com/



Characters:

Hisao Nakai

Troubled over his months-long stay at the hospital after his heart almost gave out and trying to adjust to his new surroundings, he is trying hard to find his place in the world. After being thrown into a new beginning, the chaotic circumstances have forced Hisao to rethink his apathetic disposition, especially regarding things like life, friendship and future.


Emi Ibarazaki

Birthday: March 14
Zodiac: Pisces
Blood Type: B
Height: 151 cm
Weight: 41 kg
Bust/Waist/Hips: 70/51/74
Hair: Light Brown
Eyes: Poplar Green

Despite being left with legs amputated below the knee, Emi is perhaps one of the most cheery, happy-go-lucky girls on the entire globe, let alone the school. Not one to be left in despair even after the accident that claimed her legs, Emi views her disability more as a blessing, her prosthetic legs having brought her to the heights of her ability on the track team rather than becoming a permanent obstacle.


Hanako Ikezawa

Birthday: July 10
Zodiac: Cancer
Blood Type: AB
Height: 164 cm
Weight: 52 kg
Bust/Waist/Hips: 86/56/84
Hair: Purple
Eyes: Grey Purple

At a young age, Hanako had a traumatic experience that left her life in shambles. Her father died when their home burned down in an accident, which also disfigured Hanako herself permanently. She is reclusive to the extreme, shunning from all other people to the point of actually panicking from any social contact. Her only trusted friend is Lilly, who has taken Hanako under her wing ever since the two were introduced to each other.


Lilly Satou

Birthday: February 7
Zodiac: Aquarius
Blood Type: A
Height: 171 cm
Weight: 59 kg
Bust/Waist/Hips: 89/61/89
Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Blue

Blind since birth, Lilly is caring, responsible and friendly - the perfect foil to Hanako, her best friend, whom she shares an almost mother-daughter relationship with, in addition to her free time often being spent drinking tea alongside her companion. In class she is a diligent student, with her sense of confidence serving her well in her role as class representative of class 3-2.


Rin Tezuka

Birthday: March 13
Zodiac: Pisces
Blood Type: AB
Height: 161 cm
Weight: 50 kg
Bust/Waist/Hips: 83/54/78
Hair: Red
Eyes: Dark Green

Since Rin’s arms are tiny stumps due to a severe birth defect and subsequent surgery, she uses her feet and occasionally her mouth to do everything, which includes painting. Because of her disability, using skirts is tough, so Rin is wearing a boy’s uniform at school. Her creativity is matched by her philosophical streak: Rin is fond of occasionally getting lost in thought and giving voice to abstract ideas about man, the universe, and other things that thoroughly confuse people.


Shizune Hakamichi

Birthday: May 6
Zodiac: Taurus
Blood Type: O
Height: 158 cm
Weight: 53 kg
Bust/Waist/Hips: 88/52/85
Hair: Dark Blue
Eyes: Blue

Strong willed and forceful, Shizune is definitely the leader type. She’s been the class rep, despite being deaf and mute, for as long as her class has had one, and generally takes charge in just about any situation she’s placed in. Shizune is known around the school as a fearsome taskmaster, and skilled manipulator, but also as a fair and just leader.


Shiina “Misha” Mikado

Birthday: November 1
Zodiac: Scorpio
Blood Type: AB
Height: 158 cm
Weight: 57 kg
Bust/Waist/Hips: 85/58/84
Hair: Pink
Eyes: Gold

Misha is the interpreter for Shizune and a fellow member of the student council. Cheery, playful, and never one to pull a punch, she happily joins in Shizune's attempts to get Hisao onto the student council.


Kenji Setou

Borderline hikkikomori, Kenji likes to spend a lot of time in his room, planning for whatever the radical feminist movement's next move may be. He is leery of the instant attraction that Hisao seems to have brought upon himself, but nonetheless very pleased to finally have a hallmate.


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Re: Katawa Shoujo

Post by 2-D on Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:17 am

Finished Lilly route which was the bee's knees. Almost finished with Shizune now.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo

Post by FightingFurball on Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:53 pm

Valentine is drawing nearer :)











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Re: Katawa Shoujo

Post by FightingFurball on Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:44 am

that's mean ^^


http://chan.sankakucomplex.com/post/show/1250912
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Re: Katawa Shoujo

Post by Blicer on Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:51 am

I 100% finished this game quite awhile ago but Its still amazing.

I thought I would hate Shizune and Like Lilly best but I was shocked that Lilly was probably the most boring route for me and Shizune ended up one of my favs.
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Re: Katawa Shoujo

Post by saintcross on Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:02 pm

Just finished this. I liked Hanako and Rin routes but the rest were pretty boring, Hanako was somewhat stereotypical but she was plenty likable and Rin was easily the most intriguing and best written out of the other characters. This is only my second VN so I'm not sure about most of these work, but it did kind of get repetitive with how formulaic it was set up and how it seemed like a lot of the dialogue were just fluff to extend the length of the game.
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Re: Katawa Shoujo

Post by Wing on Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:57 am

Grisaia no Kajitsu

"I translated Grisaia no Kajitsu - It's like katawa shoujo, except japanese™" - koestl
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Re: Katawa Shoujo

Post by saintcross on Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:10 am

I really want to read/play that as well, but the whole "Very long (> 50 hours)" is kind of intimidating.
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