In a move remarkably similar to recurring practice in fan translations, MangaGamer has released an all ages version of KIRAKIRA, their flagship title created by OVERDRIVE. In contrast to more common all-age ports and remakes, the censored version of KIRAKIRA appears to be created similarly to most all-age or non-ero versions existing in fan translations: with only minor text changes and removal of erotic scenes.
Although this is the first time that both an adult and all-age version of a game are available for the PC in English, a translated all-age version of KIRAKIRA was already released for the iPhone a few months ago. This also was simply a censored version of the adult game, rather than a port of the all-ages PS2 remake.
It is interesting to note that at 29.95 Euro, MangaGamer’s all ages version of KIRAKIRA is sold slightly cheaper than the original (EUR 36.95).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF KIRAKIRA ALL AGES VERSION TO BE AVAILABLE AT MANGAGAMER.COM
All ages version of the signature title from game developer OVERDRIVE to be available starting January 31, 2010
January 31, 2010 MangaGamer.com is pleased to announce the all ages version of “Kira Kira”, a bishoujo game released by game developer OVERDRIVE. Using band and Rock’n'Roll as its theme, it depicts the story of young people overcoming hardships and growing up to be adults. The original Japanese version of this game was released in 2007 and it is one of the signature titles of OVERDRIVE.
*This is a port of the original adult version of Kira Kira.
Other than slight modification of text and removal of erotic images, there is no difference from the previous release.
“Love, Journey, and Rock’n'roll!!”
Shikanosuke Meajima is a student at the Missionary school, Oubi Academy. He doesn’t attend his club, he doesn’t put much effort in his studies, all he does is show up at his part time job; in short, his life could be better.
All this changes when he meets Kirari Shiino at work. Kirari is a strange girl, and soon Shikanosuke finds himself joining a punk band. This is where the story begins.
Kira Kira All Ages Version
Price: 29.95 Euros
OS: Windows XP(32bit), Windows Vista(32bit)
Text Language: English
Voice Language: Japanese
Age Rating: All Ages
MangaGamer.com is the world’s first online download site of English translated bishojo games that opened in July 2008. Since its launch, it has offered services where fans can download and enjoy popular bishojo games such as CIRCUS’s “Da Capo” and OVERDRIVE’s “Kira Kira” right from their home.