Visual Novel Project: Seasons of Love

1/12/2013

I've finally decided that I will continue this project I've put on hold for so long.

Presenting... tadaaaa~! Seasons of Love!


(I have no logo yet. Huhu.)

I apologize for the sucky title, but I was inspired by Rent's beautiful song. Hahaha. And besides, this visual novel will feature 4 seasons. In Japanese its name would be something like 愛の四季! Teehee. <3

Seasons of Love is a GxB slife, rom-com and with a bit of drama. It's set in a special academy in Japan, and tells the story of a Kazumi Yamada, a highschool student in a new school that's different than any other place she's ever seen.

(Like I said in a previous post, I suck at giving descriptions. Hahaha, sorry.)

Anyway, here are the characters:

 
“High walls do prevent people from looking in... but they also stop you from looking out.”

Kazumi Yamada (山田 和美)- The main character in this visual novel. My alias came from her name. Hahaha. Kazumi is optimistic and carefree. However, when she worries about something, which is very rare, she tends to worry too much, going into great lengths just to do what she thinks is right. She can also be very naive and annoying. Despite her naivety, this 17-year-old girl is a quick thinker and actually does well in class. She is very sensitive to other people's feelings, and usually puts them before herself. Kazumi thinks that the people who study in Shikon Academy are all rich and contented with their "problem-free" lives. As she delves further into their world however, she discovers that not everything is what it seems.


  “I always encountered love stories in the books I read, but I always ignored them. I didn't want to believe in something I never thought could exist.”

Kaname Miyamoto (宮本 叶夢)- Overshadowed by his genius and multi-talented brothers, 17-year-old Kaname Miyamoto is tired of feeling unneeded and unimportant. He prefers to distance himself from the world and resort to his books instead, allowing himself to be sucked into their different worlds where he is the hero of every adventure. He spends most of time his reading, because he knows that when he closes the final chapter, there's still a reality he has to face.


"I don’t really like girls. All they do is break your heart and I’m not sure if I still have a heart left to break.”

Shino Fujiwara 藤原 仕洵)- Although Shino Fujiwara is the clear embodiment of a real-life Prince Charming, deep inside this 17-year-old teenager would just rather have someone who'd genuinely love him forever than have dozens of different girls throwing themselves at his feet everyday. Labeled as Shikon High's casanova, Shino is notorious for being a heart-breaker. Despite this, he still can't seem to shake off his many fan-girls who admire him for his looks, his talents and his brains.



  “Admit it. Even if you don’t like him anymore, he’d always have a special place in your heart.”

Takashi Satou (里 高史)- He  may seem like any normal 18-year-old mischievous athlete, but Takashi Satou is far from ordinary. He has a special ability that allows him to look into people's sleep stories. He hopes for the day when he can finally dream his own dream and not just be a spectator. Takashi enjoys eating and sleeping during his free time, when he's not playing basketball.


 “You’ve always been this naive. Especially when it comes to the heart.”

Sonako Akihara (龝原 想和子)- A small boy with a big heart, Sonako Akihara is one of the shortest yet sweetest boys in class. He can be naive, annoying, childish and stubborn, but he is also loyal and fun-loving. He and Kazumi go a long way back, being childhood friends and all. But one incident when they were young changed their relationship. With this strange reunion, will they overcome the past and move on to a brighter future?


“Nobody should live with regrets. Not even those who deserve it.”

Satsuki Ando (安堵 皐月) has always lived a lonely life. This 18-year-old boy hardly attends class, preferring instead to sit out in the school garden, enjoying the peace and serenity. He believes that people should just stay quiet if they have nothing to say, and opposes to conversations being fillers for time. However, despite the indifferent, "I-don't-give-a-damn" attitude, Satsuki knows a lot more about the people in SA than he's letting on.

OTHERS:

 -- Rika Abe
With a motherly nature and caring disposition, Rika is the one who always reminds Kazumi her assignments, her schedule and other things. She is the neutral one in the trio, always just going with the flow.

-- Anna Watanabe
Beautiful and witty, Anna is not afraid to show her mean streak to her fellow students. She can be harsh and mean at times, but she easily hides it under her sweet and gentle facade.

-- Nami Tanaka
Dubbed as the elder sister of the trio, Nami can be as heartless as a predator, and as compassionate as a loving mother. With her confident and sometimes overbearing nature, she makes a great complement to Kazumi.

--Chiaki Kobayashi
If an outsider would look inside the classroom, they would probably not even see Chiaki Kobayashi, a 17-year-old bookworm silently reading in the back. As Kazumi gets to know the people in school better though, she starts to wonder, is Chiaki really an unnoticed member of the class, or is there a deeper reason why almost no one seems to take notice of him at all?

~~R~~
Okay, so that's all I have for now. I already have around 9000 words on the script, and we're just on the 2nd day. I think this VN will be pretty loooong. Hahaha. Right now I have no art yet, and well... it's just me, so I think I'm gonna have a pretty hard time with that. I can't draw very well. :3 Just a bit, on paper. But for projects like this? A big noooo.

PROGRESS:
Story Outline: 90%
Script: 9k+
Character Outlines: 80%
Art: 0%
Music: 0%
Backgrounds: 0% (Most probably free resources. Haha.)
CGs: 0% (Yesss, I am hoping there will be CGs, even though that seems impossible at this point.)

There we go for the progress (or lack thereof. Hahaha.) I am trying to coax my 2 friends into making the art and CGs for me, but they're not sure if they can handle it. I mean, none of us has any experience in making VNs, and none of us has ever made computer graphics before.   ^_^ I'm going to ask a friend of mine if she could be my idea-bouncer too. Hahaha. And I think I'm gonna pluck up some courage to ask people for ideas and tips to make this better too. I just feel so motivated when there are a lot of people working with me. ;)

I am planning to post this in the Ideas forum of Lemmasoft, but as of now I am soooo scared. What if nobody likes it? What if somebody notices how sucky my descriptions are? (I'd gladly appreciate it if they could guide me in the right direction though. Hahaha.) What if they think this is too typical and is not worth playing? Ooooh, that would crush my heart. Let's just say at this point, I'm afraid to take risks. Teehee. Maybe tomorrow... or the day after that... or the day after that. And after that. Hahaha.

And besides, I'm focusing on Frailty right now. It's doing pretty well. Kait and I are working hard with the script while Suu is making amazing art. <3 Please support our VN!

That's all for now my beloved reader. ;)

Wish me luck with both projects! :x 

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