Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume
|Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet|
(Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume)
|Platform||Windows, PS2, FOMA, PSP, Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch|
|Written by||Yūichi Suzumoto|
|Illustrated by||Eeji Komatsu|
|Published||April 28, 2006|
|Original net animation|
|Directed by||Naokatsu Tsuda|
|Released||July 7, 2016 – August 4, 2016|
|Runtime||14–24 minutes each|
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. 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.
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- Key's Planetarian website (Japanese)
- KineticNovel's Planetarian website (Japanese)
- Prototype's Planetarian website (Japanese)