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AstCd2 2005-04-27 07:26

Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~
 


Tomoyo After
~It's a Wonderful Life~


「人生の宝物を探しにいこう━━」




Details
- Release date: 2005
- Designation: 18+
- No word on whether it'll have voice, though given that this is Key, probably not.

Production
- Contrary to speculation, Key hasn't picked up either Goto-P or CO2A.
- The art will be done by Fumio, best known for his work on Sorauta and the new Pia Carrot game.
- Scenario-wise, it'll be Maeda Jun (who wrote the original Tomoyo scenario) and Kashida Leo, a new name.
- As usual, music will be handled by Orito Shinji, Togoshi Magome and Maeda Jun.

Plot
Loosely speaking, the story revolves around Tomoya and Tomoyo's life in the summer vacation after the events in Clannad, together with her half-sister, brother, and his ex-girlfriend.

Thoughts
It's got Maeda's favourite 'family' theme written all over it, but I don't think we'll be seeing anything along the lines of the stories in Clannad. It seems this really will be little more than a fan disc.

Haeleth 2005-04-27 08:37

Art looks pretty good; Sorauta was highly regarded, too. Shame it's not Itaru, but there you go. (Whatever happened to her, anyway?)

They're apparently marketing it as an ADV rather than a fandisk, so hopefully there'll be something reasonably meaty in there, even if not on the grand Clannadic scale. Unless there are really enough fans out there who'd fork over 5,800 yen just to look at official Tomoyo porn... O_o;;

2005-04-27 11:58

Looks very nice.
I like Fumio's Tomoyo's look more than the original one. Good thing that she doesn't look like under-age gal.

So Tomoyo is the main character just like what the rumor/news said.

I hope Key's H-scene scripts has been improved...

2005-04-27 13:44

Wait, she's the main character, but it's 18+? So are the H-scenes from her perspective? That'll be... new >_>;

2005-04-27 21:19

interesting.. i may pick up a copy when I goto Japan at the end of the year

Stranger 2005-04-27 21:20

am all for H, bring it on... although.... what month?! and yes, she does look more mature now (hopes that the other girls are involved in the H scens as wall.... excipt for Tomo).

hey, seems that key is realy going to go for 800x600 graphics in their new titles... am for one glad for that :). And seeing the system requirment... me think the game might including some animations (not actualy anime, but more like moving images... in a nice way).

... me hope for another game... this time for the twins :).

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Originally Posted by Haeleth
so hopefully there'll be something reasonably meaty in there,

hahaaaaaaahahaa.... man, you made my day

Haeleth 2005-04-28 01:49

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Originally Posted by K
Wait, she's the main character, but it's 18+? So are the H-scenes from her perspective? That'll be... new >_>;

Central character, not protagonist. That's Tomoya again, like in Clannad (this follows on from Tomoyo's scenario, not the "true ending").

AstCd2 2005-04-28 02:38

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Originally Posted by Haeleth
Art looks pretty good; Sorauta was highly regarded, too. Shame it's not Itaru, but there you go. (Whatever happened to her, anyway?)

Relegated to drawing box art, it seems.

いたるちん、かわいそう…

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Originally Posted by He also
Unless there are really enough fans out there who'd fork over 5,800 yen just to look at official Tomoyo porn... O_o;;

Well, if you've decided to purchase an 18+ game anyway, you could certainly do worse than one featuring Clannad's foremost エロイン =P

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Originally Posted by Stranger
And seeing the system requirment... me think the game might including some animations (not actualy anime, but more like moving images... in a nice way).

They've certainly got the technology. The question is just whether they'd actually be bothered...
Speaking of which, I see there's no mention of those RPG elements we were promised.

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Originally Posted by He then
... me hope for another game... this time for the twins :).

I'd prefer for them to begin working on their next major title, but going by the staff diary, it doesn't seem like Maeda really knows where Key is headed. Let's hope this isn't the beginning of the end for the industry's most prolific studio.

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Originally Posted by Later, Haeleth
Central character, not protagonist. That's Tomoya again, like in Clannad (this follows on from Tomoyo's scenario, not the "true ending").

The ともともコンビ was bad enough, but you've really got to start questioning Maeda's naming sense when he adds another character called 'Tomo'...

Haeleth 2005-04-28 03:07

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Originally Posted by AstCd2
The ともともコンビ was bad enough, but you've really got to start questioning Maeda's naming sense when he adds another character called 'Tomo'...

At least he hasn't introduced トモ坂トモ夫 yet...

2005-04-28 13:03

I'm interested in seeing how the game will play out. It would be nice to have moving images for once, but that just doesn't seem like Key's style.

I haven't gotten around to playing Clannad yet myself, so I'm not sure how it relates. :( having work to do is evil.

Wonder how long it will take before someone starts trying to patch this new game.

:)

2005-04-29 00:36

i guess there would be a patch for it after clannad is done :D
which is like in 10 years... :P

Bust Nak 2005-04-29 04:00

Still waiting for the voiced version of Clannad.

2005-04-29 13:13

lol. yea seriously.

This probably equals one of the main reasons I'm going to take Japanese while I'm in college. >.< all these great games I can't play!

YAR! YAR I SAY!

well, If i do learn enough, I'll probably try my hand at posting translation .txt files for patchers or those whom are interested.

*sits longing for next semester and JAPN 101*

GreatSaintLouis 2005-04-29 14:36

Not to burst your bubble, but you might have to wait a while longer than Japanese 101 to start translating or reading games easily. I'm taking the language at the second-year level right now at my university, and there's still so many speech forms I haven't learned, complex vocabulary I haven't memorized, and those accursed kanji still haunt me in my sleep. In fact, it was only at the end of JPN202/beginning of JPN203 that I began to even think I could possibly carry on the most rudimentary conversation with a native speaker. Of course, your class could work a lot differently, and I don't mean at all to talk you out of the idea, but first year of Japanese might not be enough to give you the skills to successfully play through games, especially of this genre.

Doom-and-gloom aside, it really is a fun and rewarding language to study, and if you can stick with it despite the inevitable stumbling blocks of "I can only count to 10 in kanji and there are still thousands more to memorize" or "I hate these past negative conjugations! Does this rule apply to adjectives, or just verbs of the ru-column?"

The point of this long-winded post that no doubt makes me look more knowledgeable than I really am is this: Take Japanese in college, it is an excellent language to learn, but don't go in expecting to speak fluently or read games by your third or even sixth term, and don't get discouraged because of this.

And should you ever lose your way on campus, the Japanese department can often be found by following the sounds of wailing and the gnashing of teeth.

2005-04-29 15:05

I'm aware. I'm not expecting to fully understand it for a while. But that doesn't mean I don't want to try!

and apparently my college's JP courses are supposed to be more advanced than normal bc they are purposefully trying to root people that want to learn just bc of anime out? O.o

or so my friend tells me... but he's taking chinese. and still, anything would be better than my first time playing a game like this:

Tokimeki Memorial SNES ROM... facial expressions alone were what i went on...

;;-_-;; I still don't know if i got the girl, or my "best friend" stole her away from me...

Haeleth 2005-04-29 15:16

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Originally Posted by kouryuu
and apparently my college's JP courses are supposed to be more advanced than normal bc they are purposefully trying to root people that want to learn just bc of anime out? O.o

Makes sense. I gather it's quite a problem at some places. Lucky for you it's not just anime you're interested in, eh? ;)

Seriously, it's a great language to learn, as long as you approach it realistically. As long as you're thinking of it as a language to learn, rather than a way of not having to wait for fansubbers, you'll do fine.

2005-04-29 15:59

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Originally Posted by kouryuu
Tokimeki Memorial SNES ROM... facial expressions alone were what i went on...

;;-_-;; I still don't know if i got the girl, or my "best friend" stole her away from me...

Heh, I remember I used to do the same ^_^;

Asmadi 2005-04-29 16:17

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Originally Posted by kouryuu

and apparently my college's JP courses are supposed to be more advanced than normal bc they are purposefully trying to root people that want to learn just bc of anime out? O.o

Very interesting. I have a few friends who are first year japanese language students, and they tell me about the number of people who are in there because of "anime"... but why do they need to make them more advanced? Just let those students have their fun, natural selection will run its course as they see that knowing a handful of phrases from their favorite shows won't help them pass the class...

2005-04-29 20:58

yea. the whole anime/ game thing is just a very nice major plus! :)

--offtopic?--i just feel that since a lot of the newer biomedical research is being done over in that side of the world, and a lot of the devices I'll end up using are made there, i want to learn so i could visit seminars or read the journals or whatnot... but anyways...--end offtopic--

2005-04-29 20:59

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Originally Posted by K
Heh, I remember I used to do the same ^_^;

every figure out if you won, or if he stole her? ^.^

2005-04-29 21:01

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Originally Posted by Asmadi
Very interesting. I have a few friends who are first year japanese language students, and they tell me about the number of people who are in there because of "anime"... but why do they need to make them more advanced? Just let those students have their fun, natural selection will run its course as they see that knowing a handful of phrases from their favorite shows won't help them pass the class...

I think the idea is they make it more advanced so that only if you're truly commited to learning the language, will you not watch your GPA plunge from A to C. I.E. not like High school Spanish.

2005-04-29 21:47

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Originally Posted by kouryuu
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Originally Posted by K
Heh, I remember I used to do the same ^_^;

every figure out if you won, or if he stole her? ^.^

Ever bother to get the Rei ending? :P

GreatSaintLouis 2005-04-29 22:32

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Originally Posted by kouryuu
and apparently my college's JP courses are supposed to be more advanced than normal bc they are purposefully trying to root people that want to learn just bc of anime out? O.o

Man, I wish they did that at my school. I almost quit Japanese first year on account of people like that. -_- They really do almost all tend to drop out by the end of the first year, but still, sitting through three terms of "Sensei, what does [insert random Dragonball Z or Inu Yasha phrase] mean?" definately makes you start wondering if the pages of your textbook could be used to slit your own wrists...

2005-04-29 22:56

learning japanese in university sounds cruel 0.0

2005-04-29 23:11

Apparently I'll ace 4 semesters of Japanese at university... but at least the students don't go there just for anime.

But they tend to annoy me oh yes.

Tagan 2005-04-30 01:09

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Originally Posted by GreatSaintLouis
if the pages of your textbook could be used to slit your own wrists...

They can, and I assure you, it hurts....one of the most painful ways to try to kill yourself.

2005-04-30 04:13

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Originally Posted by K
Ever bother to get the Rei ending? :P

Wow you actually managed to decipher the name of the character you were shooting for?
i just knew i liked --kanji-- so i kept dating her.

2005-04-30 04:15

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Originally Posted by Tagan
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Originally Posted by GreatSaintLouis
if the pages of your textbook could be used to slit your own wrists...

They can, and I assure you, it hurts....one of the most painful ways to try to kill yourself.

and the class drove you to try this? O.o

dear god... just how horrible is this JAPN101?

Haeleth 2005-04-30 04:21

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Originally Posted by kouryuu
Wow you actually managed to decipher the name of the character you were shooting for?

Nobody in their right minds shoots for Rei. At, perhaps, but not for. :p

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Originally Posted by kouryuu
and the class drove you to try this? O.o

The otaku students rather than the lesson itself, I suspect. ;)

(BTW, do you think you could try not to post several times running? If you want to add something to a post you've already made, please use the edit function.)

Aldareon 2005-04-30 05:28

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Originally Posted by AzureLight
but at least the students don't go there just for anime.

But they tend to annoy me oh yes.

Heh heh .. I remember a friend telling me of a lecturer in uni who informed the class of his plans to have lunch at a Japanese restaurant so that the students can practice their newfound knowledge at the waitresses with bewildered/confused faces.
At the end of the announcement, one of the lady students screamed out "Yay! We get to go out for Yum Cha!". This was followed by a few moments of absolute silence, then the entire class roared with laughter.

Valkyrie 2005-04-30 05:44

o.O Isn't that a sort of like Cantonese/Chinese restaurant? ^^;

Aldareon 2005-04-30 06:05

Exactly! That's why the class could only hold back their laughter for a few moments. Not even a university class is free from the misconceptions between the Japanese and Chinese cultures. ^_^

2005-04-30 13:03

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Originally Posted by Haeleth

(BTW, do you think you could try not to post several times running? If you want to add something to a post you've already made, please use the edit function.)


ok ill do that, sorry. I was just trying to keep my replies to different people seperate.

Maceart 2005-04-30 16:02

Curse my high school for not offering Japanese 1, 2, and 3. Curse the rival high school for actually offering those classes. In fact, I'm stuck in spanish, which isn't particularly useful or interesting.

I'm thinking about taking Japanese in college. About how many years before I can actually start understanding these games? BTW, I'm Chinese, so Kanji comes easily.

... CLANNAD h-game? Well I just can't forgive Key for trying to shove h-scenes down us... the ones in Kanon were just downright horrid and had no point in the story.

2005-05-01 04:23

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Originally Posted by Maceart
Curse my high school for not offering Japanese 1, 2, and 3. Curse the rival high school for actually offering those classes. In fact, I'm stuck in spanish, which isn't particularly useful or interesting.

that was like my high school. if you wanted to do any language courses you had to do it in another school and the closest was an hour's travel by train.

though I am considering picking up Japanese as electives next year for uni, mainly as I do not wish to do just one unit for the semester :P

2005-05-01 08:35

yea, my high school only offered spanish and french. hooray for thier great variety of chioces!

GreatSaintLouis 2005-05-01 16:19

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Originally Posted by Maceart
BTW, I'm Chinese, so Kanji comes easily.

I guess it all depends on how good you are at memorizing vocabulary, then. I consider Japanese grammer to be much simpler than the broken rules and exceptions of English, so for me the problem lies mainly in the memorization of the vocabulary (not so bad) and kanji (the bane of my existance). If you've got kanji down pretty well, I'd say that will be pretty invaluable later on. I'm not sure how all colleges work, but we didn't really start learning kanji until JPN103, and then it was really basic stuff like numbers and days of the week. I didn't have Japanese in high school either, so it is something you can pick up in college, and most 100-level classes will assume you've had no foreknowledge of the language. If you at all have a choice of teachers, try to pick a native Japanese speaker - the difference between learning from someone with an academic knowledge of the language and someone who grew up speaking it is enormous.

Again, these are just my experiences, and I'm in no way professing to be even remotely knowledgeable about learning Japanese in a college environment. ^_^

2005-05-01 18:03

Yea we have one professor who everyone says is an excellent teacher, Anzai. I just barely managed to slip into the last spot for her class.

AstCd2 2005-08-02 05:43

http://www.product.co.jp/soft00.asp

According to versammeln, Tomoyo After is now set for a November 25th release.
I wonder how many of the people here would be interested in buying it?

2005-08-02 05:55

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Originally Posted by AstCd2
http://www.product.co.jp/soft00.asp

According to versammeln, Tomoyo After is now set for a November 25th release.
I wonder how many of the people here would be interested in buying it?

i know I will if I see it in Japan :P


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