aNCHOR, a company, said on Friday that they will start a crowdfunding campaign for a new version of the Kimi ga Nozomu Eien game with English on October 21 at 10:00 p.m. JST (Japan Standard Time). The goal of the campaign is to collect 30 million yen, which is about US$201,000, by December 29.
The Kimi ga Nozomu Eien visual novel game was first made for computers in 2001 by âge. Later, it was released for the Dreamcast in 2002 and the PlayStation 2 in 2003. In March 2008, the “Kimi ga Nozomu Eien: Latest Edition” came out in Japan for computers. In 2016, Degica said they would start a Kickstarter campaign to make a new version of the game.
The story of the game is about the relationship between three people: Takayuki Narumi, Haruka Suzumiya, and Mitsuki Hayase. It starts when they are in high school and goes on to their adult lives. The story begins when Haruka tells Takayuki that she likes him, and they start dating. But Mitsuki also loves Takayuki, though she keeps it a secret to make her best friend Haruka happy. When Haruka goes into a coma because of an accident and stays like that for many years, only Mitsuki is there for Takayuki, who is very sad. Eventually, Mitsuki and Takayuki start living together and become a couple. When Haruka wakes up, the world has changed, and she has to deal with the fact that her friends have moved on in life without her.
The game is connected to âge’s first game, “Kimi ga Ita Kisetsu,” and their later game, “Muv-Luv.”
In 2003, the game was turned into a television anime. Funimation released the series on DVD in English with the title “Rumbling Hearts.” The series also inspired the “Akane Maniax” original video anime (OVA) in 2004, the “Ayumayu Theater” net anime in 2006, and the “Kimi ga Nozomu Eien ~Next Season~” OAV in 2007. In 2017, Crunchyroll added the television anime to its streaming service, but it’s not available there anymore.