Himawari - The Sunflower -
Developer: blank-note & Frontwing
Genre: Interactive Story
Two years later, in 2050, Hinata Youichi attends high school as the sole survivor of the crash, his memories lost from the shock caused by the accident. After jointly founding the so-called Space Club, Youichi and his friend Amamiya Ginga, the son of Amamiya Daigo, spent their school days building a rocket -- until one fateful night, a mysterious young girl called Aries crash-lands near them, her memories also lost from the shock of the landing.
Youichi, unable to leave Aries to fend for herself, decides to take the girl in, and so the two begin their new lives under the same roof ...
Himawari Opening Movie
It’s easy to say that Himawari – The Sunflower – doesn’t tell a perfect story; there are lulls early on and a bit near the middle of this massive tale which might throw a few people off. Once you’re immersed in the world and characters, however, it’s tremendously difficult to step away. With professional presentation and a truly likable cast, you’ll find yourself desiring to 100% complete the visual novel and lamenting once the journey is finally over. Visual novel fans who didn’t previously have Himawari – The Sunflower – on their radar owe this one a look.
Himawari is a sweet tale which blends slapstick humor with more serious themes. The first chapter does drag on for far longer than it's welcome and some jokes miss the mark entirely. However, the game makes up for this in its later chapters. If you are the type of person that loves to gaze into space in deep thought of all the possibilities it might offer, Himawari may be the shooting star you have been waiting for.