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Snow[1] is a Japanese adult visual novel developed by Studio Mebius for the PC first released on January 31, 2003. It was later ported to the Dreamcast in September 2003, and the PlayStation 2 in February 2004 with adult content removed for both ports. While the original PC version has no voice, in September 2004 a new full voice version for PC, Snow: Full Voice Version, was released followed by another "renewal" PC version, Snow P.E in September 2006; P.E standing for Plus Edition, which backports added parts from the console versions. A port for the PSP titled Snow-Portable- was released by the company Prototype in August 2007. The game features more than six-hundred different stills with simple animations and effects[citation needed], a multiple-choice-based conversation system, beautiful Japanese settings and a long storyline.

Plot

The story of Snow starts when the main protagonist Kanata Izumo visits a small village called Ryujinmura (龍神村?, lit. "village of the dragon god") to help his cousin Tsugumi manage a local hotel with hot springs. In the village there is an old legend: In ancient times, the village is protected by the dragon goddess. However, one day the dragon goddesses fell in love with a human, which is strictly forbidden, and this incident finally caused the village to be always covered by snow after that. The game then tells the daily life of the protagonist in the village, and finally links the story to the legend of dragon goddess.

Characters

All of the voice actors given are from console versions (DC, PS2 and PSP).

Kanata Izumo (出雲 彼方 Kanata Izumo?)
Voiced by: Soichiro Hoshi (drama CD only)
The main protagonist of Snow, visiting Ryujinmura as a part-time worker of the local hotel owned by his cousin Tsugumi.
Sumino Yukizuki (雪月 澄乃 Sumino Yukizuki?)
Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi
A childhood friend of Kanata, who loves anman (a kind of mantou) and claims it as "source of life".
Asahi Hiyorigawa (日和川 旭 Asahi Hiyorigawa?)
Voiced by: Yukari Tamura
A young girl suddenly appeared before Kanata, saying that she will "repulse the evil" from Kanata.
Shigure Kitazato (北里 しぐれ Shigure Kitazato?)
Voiced by: Haruna Ikezawa
A mysterious girl Kanata encountered in the hill near the village. She is extremely silent and seems to have fear of talking with others.
Ōka Wakō (若生 桜花 Ōka Wakō?)
Voiced by: Tomoko Kaneda
A little girl Kanata found around the Jinja in the village, who was waiting for her parents. She always plays with her cat called Shamon (シャモン?).
Meiko Tachibana (橘 芽依子 Meiko Tachibana?)
Voiced by: Naoko Watanabe
Friend of Sumino and daughter of Seishirō. She sometimes behaves weirdly and often makes fun of Kanata.
Tsugumi Saeki (佐伯 つぐみ Tsugumi Saeki?)
Voiced by: Yuuko Mizutani
Cousin of Kanata and the owner of a local hotel.
Sayori Yukiduki (雪月 小夜里 Sayori Yukiduki?)
Voiced by: Emi Shinohara
Mother of Sumino and the owner of a local grocery store.
Seishirō Tachibana (橘 誠史郎 Seishirō?)
Voiced by: Yasunori Matsumoto
Physician of the village and father of Meiko. He keeps a love relationship with Tsugumi.
Mysterious girl (謎の少女 Nazo no shōjo?)
Voiced by: Ryōko Ono (PSP)
A character who firstly appeared in P.E., she looks as same as Shigure and holds lots of secrets. Ōka is her closely friend.

Staff

Character design
Pyon Asuka
Scenario
Michi(zu)ki JET, Machakichi, Klein
Music
Famishin, Fam, I've, T&N Music Factory
  • Opening theme: "Snow"
    Lyricist: Studio Mebius
    Composer: Kazuya Takase
    Vocals: Yumi Matsuzawa (松澤由美)
  • Ending theme: "Futari no Ashiato" (ふたりの足跡?)
    Lyricist: Studio Mebius
    Composer: Kazuya Takase
    Vocals: Yumi Matsuzawa
  • Ending theme 2: "Yuki no Kanata" (雪のかなた?)
    Lyricist: Studio Mebius
    Composer: T&N Music Factory
    Arranger: Kazuya Takase
    Vocals: Yumi Matsuzawa
  • Insert song: "Sora no Yurikago (空の揺りかご?)
    Lyricist: Studio Mebius
    Composer: Studio Mebius
    Vocals: Ayako Kawasumi

Notes

  1. Stylized as SNOW. It is given the extra katakana spelling of Sunō (スノー?).

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