After... (visual novel)

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After...
After...PS2.jpg
Cover of the PS2 version of After...: Wasureemu Kizuna.
Developer(s) Ciel
Publisher(s) Ciel (PC)
Pionesoft (DC, PS2)
Designer(s) Tony Taka (character designs)
Artist(s) Tony Taka
Platform(s) Windows 98, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, Blu-ray, DVD
Release date(s) JPN June 27, 2003 (Win)

June 27, 2003 (Win)
December 19, 2003 (Sweet Kiss)
February 26, 2004 (DC,PS2)
August 26, 2005 (Story Edition)
February 25, 2007 (DVD-PG)
May 21, 2010 (Blu-ray)

Genre(s) Visual novel, Eroge
Mode(s) Single-player

After... is an adult Japanese visual novel developed by Ciel which was released on June 27, 2003 playable on the PC as a CD or a DVD.The early DVD version includes a guide book and soundtrack CD and the early CD version includes a guide book and a mouse pad. Subsequent enhanced ports to the Dreamcast and to the PlayStation 2 as After... ~Wasureemu Kizuna~ were released. Both ports feature their own exclusive characters and new scenarios not in the original PC release.

Visual novel[edit]

Gameplay[edit]

The gameplay requires little interaction from the player as most of the duration of the game is spent on simply reading the text that will appear on the screen; this text represents either dialogue between the various characters, or the inner thoughts of the protagonist. Every so often, the player will come to a "decision point" where he or she is given the chance to choose from options that are displayed on the screen, typically two to three at a time. During these times, gameplay pauses until a choice is made that furthers the plot in a specific direction, depending on which choice the player makes.

Release history[edit]

After.. was first introduced in Japan on June 27, 2003 as a CD-ROM or a DVD-ROM playable on a Microsoft Windows PC. Two consumer console versions for the Dreamcast and PlayStation 2 with adult content removed were developed by Pionesoft and released on February 26, 2004 in limited and regular edition versions. Both versions had the title After... ~Wasureemu Kizuna~ (After...~忘れえぬ絆~, lit. "After... ~Unforgettable Bond~"). A version playable as a DVD TV game entitled After... DVDPG was released on February 25, 2007; and a version playable as a Blu-ray TV game was released on May 21, 2010. On August 26, 2005 a version containing both the original game and its fandisc called After... -Story Edition- was released.

After... -Sweet Kiss-[edit]

A fandisc for the original game released on December 19, 2003. It contains side stories for the three main heroines along with desk accessories.

Anime[edit]

After... was adapted as a hentai OVA by Milky Label Animation. It was released on two DVDs between August 25, 2007 and January 25, 2008.

Characters[edit]

  • Yūichi Takawashi (高鷲祐一 Takawashi Yūichi?)
  • Kanami Shiomiya (汐宮香奈美 Shiomiya Kanami?)
  • Nagisa Takawashi (高鷲渚 Takawashi Nagisa?)
  • Yōko Kishi (喜志陽子 Kishi Yōko?)
  • Kōtarō Takidani (滝谷紘太郎 Takidani Kōtarō?)
  • Keishō Abiko (我孫子慶生 Abiko Keishō?)
  • Miyuki Chihaya (千早美雪 Chihaya Miyuki?)
  • Saori Mikkaichi (三日市沙織 Mikkaichi Saori?)
  • Satoshi Kamuro (学文路聡 Kamuro Satoshi?)
  • Cypher (サイファ Saihua?)
  • Lou (ルー ?)

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