Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume

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Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet
planetarian ~ちいさなほしのゆめ~
(Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume)
GenreDrama, Post-apocalyptic
GenreVisual novel
PlatformWindows, PS2, FOMA, PSP, Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch
  • JP: November 29, 2004
  • WW: September 12, 2014
Light novel
Written byYūichi Suzumoto
Illustrated byEeji Komatsu
Published byVisualArt's
ImprintVA Bunko
PublishedApril 28, 2006
Original net animation
Directed byNaokatsu Tsuda
Written by
  • Naokatsu Tsuda
  • Shogo Yasukawa
Music by
StudioDavid Production
Licensed by
Released July 7, 2016 August 4, 2016
Runtime14–24 minutes each
Episodes5 (List of episodes)

Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume (planetarian ~ちいさなほしのゆめ~, lit. Planetarian ~The Dream of a Little Planet~) is a Japanese post-apocalyptic visual novel. It was developed by Key, a brand of Visual Art's whose previous works include Kanon and Air. It was released over the Internet on November 29, 2004 playable on Windows PCs.[1] It is rated for all ages. The game was later ported to the PlayStation 2 (PS2) and PlayStation Portable, as well as mobile devices.

Key defines Planetarian as a "kinetic novel", since its gameplay offers no choices or alternate endings. Instead, the player proceeds through the story solely by reading. The story is written by Yūichi Suzumoto and Planetarian is one of two Key games not to have Itaru Hinoue as an artist, using Eeji Komatsu instead. The game's soundtrack was composed and arranged by Key's signature composers Magome Togoshi and Shinji Orito.

The story centers around a middle-aged man who comes across a malfunctioning robot in a dead city. The man, known simply as "the junker", stays with this robot for a time and attempts to fix the projector of the planetarium where the story takes place.

A light novel of short stories set in the world of Planetarian was released in April 2006. Three audio dramas have also been produced. David Production produced a five-episode original net animation series and an anime movie in 2016.

References[change | change source]

  1. "製品情報 - Planetarian" (in Japanese). Key. Archived from the original on 2007-01-04. Retrieved 2013-02-14.

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