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Amagami (アマガミ Amagami?, lit. "Gentle bite"[FN 1]), is a Japanese dating simulation game for the PlayStation 2 and the spiritual successor to KimiKiss, both which were developed and published by Enterbrain. Amagami was released on March 19, 2009. As of November 2010 six manga adaptations have been produced: two serialized in Enterbrain's Famitsu Comic Clear, two in Hakusensha's Young Animal and Young Animal Island, one in ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Maoh and one in Kadokawa Shoten's Comp Ace. An anime adaptation titled Amagami SS aired in Japan from July 2, 2010 to December 23, 2010.

Plot

Two years ago, Junichi Tachibana got his heart broken by a girl who stood him up on a date on Christmas Eve. Now a second-year student in high school, Junichi is wary of love because of his past and dislikes celebrating Christmas. However this Christmas, his encounter with one of six girls from his school, Haruka Morishima, Kaoru Tanamachi, Sae Nakata, Ai Nanasaki, Rihoko Sakurai, or Tsukasa Ayatsuji will finally open up his heart to love again.

Characters

Main characters

Junichi Tachibana (橘 純一 Tachibana Jun'ichi?)
Voiced by: Tomoaki Maeno
The lead male protagonist of the story. He has a hard time opening up to others due to a trauma two years ago when his date stood him up on Christmas Eve which left him heart broken.
Haruka Morishima (森島 はるか Morishima Haruka?)
Voiced by: Shizuka Itō
A very popular girl in her final year, who has many fans at school. She can be described as a fickle and insecure girl with a liking for cute things, especially puppies. Her best friend is Hibiki Tsukahara and she has a younger brother named Satoshi. She is a quarter British from her mother, whose family's surname is Lovely (thus Haruka's middle name).
Kaoru Tanamachi (棚町 薫 Tanamachi Kaoru?)
Voiced by: Rina Satō
One of Junichi's childhood friends, she is often seen with his other friend Masayoshi. She is unpredictable as she would punch Junichi anytime. She works part-time at a family restaurant to support her single mother, who later dates another man.
Sae Nakata (中多 紗江 Nakata Sae?)
Voiced by: Hiromi Konno
A friend and classmate of Miya's. Having studied at an all-girl's school for most of her life, Sae is incredibly shy around men. Because of that, she has a soft, quiet voice.
Ai Nanasaki (七咲 逢 Nanasaki Ai?)
Voiced by: Yukana
A friend and classmate of Miya's. She is part of their school's girl swimming team. She has a younger brother named Ikuo and possesses a cool, calm disposition.
Rihoko Sakurai (桜井 梨穂子 Sakurai Rihoko?)
Voiced by: Ryōko Shintani
She is Junichi's childhood friend who, despite having a big appetite, avidly reads the dieting books in their school library. She is a member of the Tea Club.
Tsukasa Ayatsuji (絢辻 詞 Ayatsuji Tsukasa?)
Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka
Junichi's class representative, who is both a hard worker and a person who is willing to take on any task that no one else will. While she acts kind and friendly, it is actually a facade that secretly hides the real her, who is manipulative and cunning.

Supporting characters

Miya Tachibana (橘 美也 Tachibana Miya?)
Voiced by: Kana Asumi
Junichi's younger sister, who playfully calls her brother, "Nii-nii". She tends to be jealous when her brother is with another girl, with the exceptions of Sae, Ai and Rihoko, who are her close friends.
Maya Takahashi (高橋 麻耶 Takahashi Maya?)
Voiced by: Risa Hayamizu
Junichi's homeroom teacher. She tends to be a serious teacher, but can easily get drunk when she drinks sake.
Masayoshi Umehara (梅原 正吉 Umehara Masayoshi?)
Voiced by: Takuma Terashima
Junichi's best friend since childhood, who has an interest in Japanese idols. He often purchases photo books of them and shares them with Junichi. His family owns a sushi shop, which he plans to inherit.
Kanae Itō (伊藤 香苗 Itō Kanae?)
Voiced by: Yuki Matsuoka
A close friend of Rihoko's. She would later win the Miss Santa Contest.
Keiko Tanaka (田中 恵子 Tanaka Keiko?)
Voiced by: Mai Kadowaki
A friend of Kaoru. Kaoru and Junichi once gave her some advice about her crush with another boy.
Hibiki Tsukahara (塚原 響 Tsukahara Hibiki?)
Voiced by: Yū Asakawa
Haruka's friend and captain of the girls' swimming team. She tends to berate Haruka's playful nature. She is also Ai's senior.
Ruriko Yuzuki (夕月 琉璃子 Yuzuki Ruriko?)
Voiced by: Izumi Satou
Rihoko's senior and a member of the Tea Club. Ruriko tends to worry about Rihoko's clumsiness as the future of the Tea Club will be in the latter's hands once she and Manaka graduate.
Manaka Hiba (飛羽 愛歌 Hiba Manaka?)
Voiced by: Hitomi Harada
Rihoko's senior and another member of the Tea Club. Manaka has a rather quiet voice but talks with cryptic words.
Yukari Ayatsuji (行人 佳梨 Ayatsuji Yukari?)
Voiced by: Aiko Igarashi
Tsukasa's older sister. She is very nice, yet aloof. Tsukasa dislikes her.
Risa Kamizaki (上崎 裡沙 Kamizaki Risa?)
Voiced by: Mai Kadowaki
A secret character in the game and anime. A shy girl, Risa has been in love with Junichi since grade school and has been secretly stalking him since. Risa is also the one responsible for what happened two years ago under the belief she was protecting Junichi.

Adaptations

Game ports

A port of the original game for the PlayStation Portable known as EbiKore+ Amagami (エビコレ+ アマガミ?) published and developed by Kadokawa Shoten was released 31 March 2011.[1][2] Along with the original Amagami game, the PSP port also features a playable Mahjong minigame. The game requires at least PSP Firmware 6.31 to run.

Manga

  • A manga adaptation titled Amagami: Sincerely Yours, illustrated by Kotetsu Sakura, began serialization in Enterbrain's Famitsu Comic Clear on October 30, 2009. The first tankōbon volume was published on June 29, 2010.
  • A second manga titled Amagami: Precious Diary, illustrated by Tarō Shinonome, which spans 2 volumes and focuses on Tsukasa Ayatsuji, started serialization in Hakusensha's Young Animal on November 27, 2009; the manga is also serialized in Young Animal's special edition magazine Young Animal Island in irregular intervals. The first volume was released on June 15, 2010.
  • A third manga titled Amagami: Precious Diary - Kaoru, also illustrated by Tarō Shinonome, focuses on Kaoru Tanamachi.
  • A fourth manga titled Amagami: Love Goes On!, illustrated by Ryuya Kamino, which focuses on Ai Nanasaki, began serialization in the March 2010 issue of ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Maoh. The first volume was released on August 27, 2010.
  • A fifth manga in four-panel comic strip format titled Amagami! (あまがみっ!?), illustrated by Piaisai, is also serialized in Famitsu Comic Clear and began serialization on April 30, 2010.
  • A sixth manga titled Amagami: Close to You, illustrated by Tomoya Andō, which focuses on Rihoko Sakurai, is published in Kadokawa Shoten's Comp Ace.

Anime

An anime TV series adaptation by AIC titled Amagami SS[3] aired from July 2, 2010 to December 23, 2010 in Japan. The anime adaptation is divided into six four-episode story arcs where each arc focuses on one of the main heroines who will become Junichi's love interest along with Two extra episodes that focuses on Risa Kamizaki and Miya Tachibana.[4][5][6] Sentai Filmworks has licensed the anime series.[7]

The anime has ten pieces of theme music: two opening themes and eight ending themes; each ending theme is sung by the voice actresses of the heroines of the series in their respective story arc. The first opening theme is "i Love" by azusa which ran from episode 1 to 13 and was released on July 19, 2010. The second opening theme is "Kimi no Mama de" (君のままで?, "Just Being You") by azusa which was used from episode 14 to 26 and was released on October 20, 2010. The first ending theme, used for episodes one through four, is "Kimi no Hitomi ni Koishiteru" (キミの瞳に恋してる?, "I Love Your Eyes") by Shizuka Itō and was released on July 21, 2010. The second ending theme, used for episodes five through eight, is "Kitto Ashita wa..." (きっと明日は...?, "Surely Tomorrow Will...") by Rina Satō and was released on August 18, 2010. The third ending theme, used for episodes nine through twelve, is "Anata Shika Mienai" (あなたしか見えない?, "I Can't See Anything But You") by Hiromi Konno and was released on September 15, 2010. The fourth ending theme, used for episodes 13 through 16, is "Koi wa Mizuiro" (恋はみずいろ?, "Love is Colored Like Water") by Yukana and was released on October 20, 2010. The fifth ending theme, used for episodes 17 through 20, is "Koi wa Aserazu" (恋はあせらず?, "Love is Calm") by Ryōko Shintani and was released on November 17, 2010. The sixth ending theme, used for episodes 21 through 24, is "Nageki no Tenshi" (嘆きの天使?, "The Angel of Lamentation") by Kaori Nazuka and was released on December 15, 2010. The seventh ending theme, used for episode 25 is "Koi no Yukue" (恋のゆくえ?, "Love's Course") by Mai Kadowaki. The eighth and final ending theme, used for episode 26 is "Suteki na Aru Hi" (素敵なある日?, "Nice Day") by Kana Asumi. Both the seventh and eighth ending themes were released on January 19, 2011.

Reception

Script error

Footnotes

References

External links

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