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Available on:PCFeb 12, 2015
Nintendo SwitchFeb 14, 2019

Developers: M2 Co., Dogenzaka Lab

Tokyo School Life is a heart-warming visual novel that allows you to experience a charming summer love story. As an exchange student freshly arrived in Tokyo, you'll make the acquaintances of Karin, Aoi, and Sakura; three girls with whom you will be spending your vacations. Learn about their quirks, Japanese culture and find your soulmate before the end of the summer! FIND YOUR HIGHSCHOOL SWEETHEART Meet and befriend Karin, Aoi and Sakura: three charming girls who attend the same school and dorm as you, spend lunch breaks together and get to know them. Karin is a spirited girl who works hard to fulfil her dream of becoming an idol. At first, she may appear hostile but she is known to be very warm and kind to those who are close to her. Aoi is a cheerful and bright young girl who enjoys the company of others. Despite her rather small stature along with her cute appearance, Aoi is a fiercely strong girl who practices karate throughout her free time. Sakura is both kind and friendly. Since she was a child, Sakura has been suffering from an illness, she loves to spend her time in the school library where she can lose herself in the pages of her books, far away from her real-world affliction. FULLY ANIMATED AND VOICED CHARACTERS Characters are brought to life thanks to a splendid art style and a talented Japanese voice cast. The girls are rendered in a smooth animation style and change their expression as you interact with them. Never before has a visual novel been this immersive! LEVEL UP YOUR JAPANESE! Boost your Japanese skills whether you are a beginner or an advanced learner. In addition to English, Tokyo School Life lets you display the text in kana, romaji and even in kanji! It is the perfect opportunity to learn vocabulary and study Japanese sentence constructions in a fun and engaging way! YOUR CHOICES WILL AFFECT THE OUTCOME As you progress through the story, you will get to know more about Karin, Aoi and Sakura. Select the best answers to befriend one of them and perhaps with the right words, your love for you dream girl will be reciprocated.

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Tokyo School Life is a sweet and charming story of warmth and good characterisation... and an earnest and genuine attempt to highlight everything that is great about Japan.

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6 / 10

The visual novel format, animations, and cultural references all end up creating something that feels incredibly Japanese. There's even an anime-style opening to boot. It's recommended for those that wish to learn about Japanese culture, or practice reading Japanese, but it may not be a game that appeals to the masses.

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Overall, Tokyo School Life felt less like a dating sim and more like an interactive guide/tour, which I found to be rather refreshing. While full of tropes, they're mostly played off of or deconstructed, which is great to see them not being relied upon.

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In the end, this is a fairly short and simple visual novel with some comedy. If you have an interest in Japan and visiting it, it should be an interesting read. To me, the interactions with characters were better than the story and I was very impressed by the use of animation.

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