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Japanese Dreamcast cover art
|Princess Holiday 〜転がるりんご亭千夜一夜〜
(Purinsesu Horidē: Korogaru Ringotei Senyaichiya)
|Genre||Romance, Comedy, Science Fiction|
|Platform||Windows, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2|
|Released||September 27, 2002 (PC)|
|Directed by||Hiroaki Nakashima|
|Released||March 25, 2004 – May 25, 2004|
Princess Holiday (～転がるりんご亭千夜一夜～ Purinsesu Horidē: Korogaru Ringotei Senyaichiya?) is a Japanese bishōjo game first released in 2002 by August for Windows. Dreamcast and PlayStation 2 versions were later released by Alchemist. Princess Holiday was adapted into two original video animation (OVA) hentais produced by Lemon Heart in 2004, the first released on March 25 and the second on May 25.
The game is a standard Japanese visual novel, with multiple paths, a multi-choice navigation and conversation system and anime-style presentation.
- The original 2002 version was released for the PC using the NScripter visual novel engine.
- This game was released on May 29, 2003, for the Dreamcast and is one of the last-known professionally produced games for that platform.
- The PS2 version was released on May 27, 2004, and is a "sanitized" version of the adult videogame previously available on PC.
Six young girls who live in a castle town want to explore life outside their sheltered world. The player takes the role of Cliff, whose job is to protect the girls as they leave the safety of the castle walls to learn about the real world.
- Cliff Cloud (クリフ・クラウド Kurifu Kuraudo?)
- Voiced by: Tatsuya Hirai (OVA)
- Cliff is the protagonist. He travels round the world as a wandering minstrel and comes home for the first time in three years. He and Eleanor trained together in swordsmanship under Rachel's father Howard, but he abandoned it for some reason.
- Leticia la mew Symphonia (レティシア・ラ・ミュウ・シンフォニア Retishia Ra Myū Shinfonia?)
- Voiced by: Kanon Torii
- Leticia is the princess of Symphonia. Cliff rescues her by accident when she flees from her guards. She starts to work at the Korogaru Ringotei pub. She gives the false name Leticia Apple (レティシア・アップル Retishia Appuru?) when she meets someone who does not know she is a princess.
- Shilphy Cloud (シルフィ・クラウド Shirufi Kuraudo?)
- Voiced by: Yasuko Shiina
- Shilphy is Cliff's younger sister. She is a probationary sister at a church run by her parents, and she handles the church alone because her parents are away on propagation. She also teaches children in the slums, and they like her very much.
- Eleanor Fortworth (エレノア・フォートワース Erenoa Fōtowāsu?)
- Voiced by: Erena Kaibara
- Eleanor is a childhood friend of Cliff and Shilphy, and is a knight who guards Leticia. She is good at swordsmanship, and she regrets that Cliff abandoned it. She is a daughter of a dressmaker and is also good at sewing.
- Rachel Harvest (レイチェル・ハーベスト Reicheru Hābesuto?)
- Voiced by: Minami Hokuto
- Rachel is the draw at the Korogaru Ringotei pub. She acts as older sister for Cliff, Shilphy and Eleanor, and she is a favorite with regular customers. She hates the royalty and the nobility, so Leticia keeps Leticia's social status secret for her.
- Lapis Mercurius Freya (ラピス・メルクリウス・フレイア Rapisu Merukuriusu Fureia?)
- Voiced by: Sanae Nonoda
- Lapis is a regular customer at Korogaru Ringotei. She wears a mantle anda hat, and lives clonear the lake. So she is also called "Witch beside Lake" and is seen to fly on a broom. She has extensive knowledge, but knows but little of love affairs.
- Diana Peschka holly Eryngii (ディアナ・ペシュカ・ホリー・エリンギ Diana Peshuka Horī Eringi?)
- Voiced by: unvoiced (PC) / Omi Minami (DC/PS2) / Don Ōhana (OVA)
- Diana is a daughter of the Prime Minister Eryngii. At the ball, she falls in love with Cliff at first. Later, she works at Korogaru Ringotei with Leticia. Though she was a very minor character in the original PC version, she was popular with fans, so her scenario was added in the console versions.
- Character design: Bekkankō
- Scenario: Taku Sakakibara
- Music: KeNji
Two original video animations of anime adaptation were produced by Tadama Film and directed by Hiroaki Nakashima, released by Lemon Heart between March 25, 2004, and May 25, 2004. A complete edition that contains them was put on sale on May 26, 2006.
- Ending themes
- Volume 1: "Niji no Kanata e" (虹の彼方へ?) by Leticia Apple (Kanon Torii)
- Volume 2: "Beloved you" by Leticia Apple (Kanon Torii)
A novel adaptation was written by Rei Arisawa and published by Harvest on February 1, 2003.
- August Soft's official site for the PC version of Princess Holiday (Japanese)
- Alchemist's official site for the Dreamcast version of Princess Holiday (Japanese)
- Alchemist's official site for the PS2 version of Princess Holiday (Japanese)
- Princess Holiday at the Visual Novel Database
- Princess Holiday (anime) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia