Yarudora Series Vol. 2: Kisetsu O Dakishimete

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Yarudora Series Vol. 2: Kisetsu o Dakishimete
Developer(s)Sugar & Rockets Inc.
Publisher(s)Sony Computer Entertainment
Platform(s)PlayStation, PlayStation Portable
  • JP: July 23, 1998
PlayStation Portable
  • JP: July 28, 2005
Genre(s)Adventure, Visual novel

Yarudora Series Vol. 2: Kisetsu o Dakishimete (Embracing the Season) is the second installment in the Yarudora series of FMV adventure games developed between Sony's Sugar & Rocket and famed animation studio, Production I.G. The story follows a young man and his childhood friend who discover a young girl laying unconscious underneath a cherry blossom cherry one day. When the girl awakens she doesn't remember who she is but the protagonist does, she was a girl that he had a crush on in high school but who died tragically in a car accident years ago. Somehow she is alive again, looking the same as she did in high school. The title released in Japan on July 23, 1998 for the PlayStation and was later ported to the PlayStation Portable in 2005.

Gameplay[change | change source]

In Yarudora Series Vol.2 Kisetsu O Dakishimete the protagonist and his friend Tomoko are walking under cherry trees filled with blossoms when they find a young girl who appears to be sleeping. The unconscious girl happens to be Asayo, who the protagonist had a major crush on in high school. When she wakes up, her memory has been wiped clean and it's up to the player and Tomoko to help her remember the events leading up to her cherry tree sojourn.

Development[change | change source]

The game was originally released in 1998, the Yarudora (a conjunction of Yaru Dorama which translates to "Drama that You Do") series of games all followed a central theme where a girl with amnesia enters the player's life. With the appearance of the girl, an interactive adventure follows where the story plays out in animated motion with choices to select along the way which affect the ultimate outcome. Features in the game include a graphics gallery, a replay function, and the ability to view various endings once they are achieved during a normal game.

Description[change | change source]

Manufacturer's description:

2nd go step-by-step story become a hero, that are configured with only animated series "Dora do." Achievement rate will be displayed scene number and clear ending, enjoy as many times as you want. Hero has just been admitted to the university and meet her first love-just like the Mayu, the mind goes wavering between girlfriend Tomoko from the prep school.


  • First person perspective.
  • 2D graphics
  • Cartoon graphics
  • Mystery, dating & Anime themes.