Pure Pure Mimi to Shippo no Monogatari
Datam Polystar (PS2)
|Genre(s)||Eroge, Visual novel|
Pure Pure Mimi to Shippo no Monogatari (ぴゅあぴゅあ耳としっぽのものがたり Pyua Pyua Mimi to Shippo no Monogatari?, Pure Pure The Story of Ears and Tails) is a visual novel by Klein released in Japan for the PC on May 28, 2004, and later ported to PS2 on January 27, 2005. The game is illustrated by Izumi Sakurazawa.
The story of Pure Pure revolves around a young groomer (called a Trimmer in the game) named Jun and his friends that are also involved in his work. The game begins with him training to pass the final examination for his vocational school and follows his day-to-day life with Hinata & Sachi, two girls with dog ears and tails, and Midou, his best friend. His only concern was passing that test until a tragedy shakes up his life.
Jun Yūki (結城 潤?)
The protagonist. While training to become a Trimmer, he begins to realize his latent feelings for Sachi. He ultimately joins Midou at the 'FRIENDS' pet store. He is called "Master" by Sachi and Hinata at the beginning of the game.
Takuya Midou (御堂 拓也?)
Voice Actor: Kenji Nojima(野島健児)(PS2 only)
Jun's sardonic best friend. Although he uses Kansai dialect, he wasn't born in Kansai. He tends to be bullied a lot by Jun. Midou helps Jun to become a qualified Trimmer and is also Jun's closest male friend. He takes the same course as Jun, but his goal isn't to become a Trimmer.
Voice Actor: Marina Ono(PC and PS2)
A dog-girl. Hinata's older sister. Sachi is Jun's love interest early in the game. She is very soft-spoken and acts humbly, often refusing to accept praise. She calls Jun "Master" because of his behavior. She speaks highly of Jun, so much that it influenced her younger sister, Hinata, to copy her and call Jun "Master" as well. Early in the game, she dies from a fatal illness.
Voice Actor: Kanematsu Yuka(PC);Miyu Inoe(PS2)
Sachi's younger sister. Hinata is frequently seen around Sachi or attaching herself to Jun's face. She commonly causes trouble with her energetic behavior.
Voice Actor: Konami Onami(PC);Kanoko Hatamiya(PS2)
A catgirl that Jun helps while he is downtown. Tobari is overly-serious and tries to maintain her cool at all times. She becomes a bit attached to Jun after he helps her. The typical tsundere character, her background is unknown, so she is mysterious to the characters.
Opening Song: "under the moonlight" Sung by: Tachibana Mizuki (立花みづき?)
Image Song: "Destiny" Sung by: YOU-CO PS2 Only
Ending Song: "Arigato" Sung by: YOU-CO PS2 Only
An all ages version for PlayStation 2 was developed and released by Datam Polystar. Aside from the removal of sexual content, Takuya Midou is voiced, and new graphics were been added along with a new ending song.
The newer scenes in the PS2 version are voiced by new voice actors, while the scenes that were carried over from the PC version are voiced by the original actors.
Overall, the reviews for Pure Pure PS2 version have been positive, however a common criticism against it is pacing; players have complained that the game progresses too slowly during the second half of the story.
- Klein's Official Pure Pure site PC (Japanese)
- Datam Polystar's Official Pure Pure site PS2 (Japanese)
- Pure Pure Mimi to Shippo no Monogatari at The Visual Novel Database