Kimi ga Nozomu Eien got heavy criticism after announcing a crowdfunding campaign intending to release an “all-ages” version of the classic visual novel.
Kimi ga Nozomu Eien is a classic visual novel from 2001 that contains adult scenes, like several visual novels.
Developer aNCHOR are planning to launch an all-ages version of the game based on the 2008 “Kimi ga Nozomu Eien ~Latest Edition~” version of the game.
Here’s additional information from the official website:
What is “Kimi ga Nozomu Eien”
“Kimi ga Nozomu Eien” was released as a PC game in August 2001 by âge. The game is a “realistic romance” game with the theme that “to gain what you treasure most, you have to give up on something else.” It’s one of the most well-known visual novels ever created, and had a massive influence on a whole generation of authors and creators. The game also features characters like Hayase Mitsuki and Suzumiya Haruka, who also appear in the Muv-Luv series of games, and has many parallels to the Muv-Luv series. It has been adapted into other media such as TV anime, OVAs, radio shows, and console versions. In 2008, an improved version titled “Kimi ga Nozomu Eien ~Latest Edition~” was released, featuring enhanced graphics, added scenarios, and other improvements.
What We’re Trying to Do with the “Kimi ga Nozomu Eien” Redevelopment Project
For those of you who don’t know, “Kimi ga Nozomu Eien” was first released as a PC game in August 2001. It would go on to be adapted to many other forms of media, such as a TV anime and an OVA series, both of which are still popular today.
20 years after its release, there are very few ways in which the game can be played, and none in which it can be played in English. Our goal with the project is to make a new, all-ages version of the game that everybody can enjoy.
Will the Game Be Available in English?
Yes, we’re planning on making an English version! At the time we send out rewards for this version, it won’t be ready, but we’ll be adding English in a later update for the download version. (The DVD-ROM will not contain the English version.)
What Version of Kimi ga Nozomu Eien Will This Be Based On?
This will be a new, all-ages version of the game based on the 2008 “Kimi ga Nozomu Eien ~Latest Edition~” version of the game.
What’s the target, and are There Any Stretch Goals?
Our target is 30,000,000 yen. There is a stretch goal at 45,000,000 yen, a new (non-voice-acted) story describing how Haruka and Mitsuki met.
How can I participate from Outside Japan?
If you wish to support us from overseas, please use an international shipping service such as Tenso.com. PayPal can be used for payment at Ubgoe. Thanks so much, your support means a lot to us! (Note that we are not affiliated with Tenso.com and can’t guarantee that they’ll be able to ship to your location.)
The developer announced this news on Twitter:
However, many fans of the series weren’t happy to see an “all-ages” version of the game, as they mostly preferred to play the title in its original form: