Visual Novels finally go into the direction of same-sex relationships, which is a big step towards including smaller groups of people, and I love that.
However, I have yet to see an openly asexual or aromantic character in a visual novel.
Being demisexual myself, this was an issue I couldn't ignore.
Thus, this project was born as a personal NaNoReNo challenge for the month of November/December.
Waking up without memories is a cliché that Koneko would have loved to avoid, alas, fate wasn’t on her side.
Thankfully she functions pretty well as a basic human even without remembering her name.
Finding herself in bed next to the most electric person she has ever met is another experience that she could have lived without.
Oh, and the world has experienced the apocalypse while she was out cold.
Experience a rich and colourful world, different from other apocalyptic scenarios in its mixture of comedy and drama.
Play as Koneko as she comes to understand that the true mystery isn't her fuzzy memory, but earth itself.
Learn more about this weird world and come to understand its inhabitants.
Experience why life after humanity's fall can be beautiful as long as you have friends to rely on.
Accept the dark sides that come with trying to help each other survive.
You won't stay innocent.
But Once a Day you might look up at the sky and think that life is beautiful.
- original artwork and CG's
- over 50.000 words
- the ability to play as asexual, aromantic, both or none
- 2 character relationships
Varied endings by three types of sub-endings
- 6 character endings - bad, friendship, relationship (3 Ko, 3 Junji)
- 2 pet endings (Matcha)
- 2 story endings (Koneko)
Script: 5.000 words/50.000 words [10%]
Sprites: 2/? [5%]
(each subject is portrayed sensitively, though it does exist)
- some blood
- character disabilities
- sexual themes beyond kissing (not for Junji)
- an overwhelming amount of cuddling (not for Ko)
- dark humour
The player character. She got her nickname because of the fluffy cat ear earmuffs that she wears and it stuck.
Koneko wakes up in a world that is unlike what she remembers,
though the uncertainty of her situation cannot stop her cringe worthy humour from brightening up any day.
Moto, Junji [Asexual]
Junji, also known as “Bluebird”, is a strange young man with fading blue hair and an eccentric nature.
He loves band t-shirts, even though he rarely knows any of said music groups.
Junji seems to be obsessed with pills, picking them over a well balanced meal.
He clings to Koneko, even though she does not know him.
Sato, Ko [Aromantic]
Ko, otherwise going by the nickname “Redwing”, is a troubled redhead.
His bark is worse than his bite, though you shouldn’t underestimate him either way.
While he isn’t one for close human contact, he loves a good conversation.
Ko could be a fearsome gang leader, if it weren’t for the fact that he is bound to a half-broken wheelchair.
Matcha is a hairless cat with bright, green eyes.
She loves to bedazzle people with her ladylike charm and snobbish attitude.
Matcha is the biggest tuna lover in the world, according to Junji and Ko.
Currently, this is a solo project made entirely by Cirro herself.
All portraits are WIP and do not represent the final product.
1. Does the idea sound appealing?
2. What about the art style?
3. Do you need more information regarding the plot?
4. Who interests you more - Junji or Ko?