K is a man in his mid twenties, recounting his high school experience in bi-weeky therapy sessions. Depressed, isolated and lost in the ennui of adulthood he is attempting to pinpoint of the roots of his current problems in his past. In the time of the main narrative, K is a teenage boy from the East Coast who has dealt with the loss of his father and subsequent financial and personal fallout of divorce proceedings. He is sent to live with his uncle who lives in the Midwest. He is a serious, sardonic person who often lets his emotions get the best of him and his self-doubt causes him to spitefully sabotage with his relationships. Occasionally, he can be reflective and selfless when a person he really cares for needs his help. It takes a lot for him to open up but when he does, he can be warm, calm and accommodating.
Carin is an teenage girl who comes from a conservative, well-to-do family from northern Kansas who has a rebellious, unapproachable air about her. Despite how she comes off, she's more of a level-headed mediator than an instigator, striving to understand and hear people out. Can come off pretty blunt at times and apathetic to most situations she is faced with, tending to keep her emotions in check. Most of her time outside of school is spent riding through El Dorado county, reading in the library, and playing the drums at the local Riff Depot, a small, musty music store.
Dejah is a high school dropout who works at her father's cafe. She is quiet and withdrawn and often communicates in short, hesitant sentences. She used to be much more rowdy and disobedient until her behavior resulted in...well, a wound that is still fresh in her memory. When not working, she paints watercolors as a form of therapy. A sweet girl when she opens up.
An intense young woman who aspires to be an actress. She is brash, fiery, and is not above putting on an act to get what she wants. She has a complex about her short stature and high-pitched voice. Believes that if she gets as deep into a role as she can that she can transcend herself and her flaws at least for a short time. She comes from "trailer trash" as other calls her family but still keeps her head high and proud to divert her feelings of shame and inadequacy.
Basic, visual novel format: different choices lead to different routes.
1960s/70s Americana inspired presentation (Each girl's route having a musical theme and presentation from the 60s/70s relating to their personality?)
Story and dialogue informed by classic and cult films for a "dramatic indie" sensibility that is unique to the visual novel market.
Route overlapping with characters causing major decisions that will affect another's route.
Will update in time.
How do you feel about visual novels that deviate from the usual "anime" aesthetic?
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