Guide Mairu through idyllic Cherry Tree Town as she makes new friends and endeavors to persuade them to join her high school comedy club.
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Very Positive (512 reviews) - 85% of the 512 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 8, 2012

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About This Game

Comedy fanatic and high school student Mairu Hibisu has decided to set up a comedy club in her school, but her nemesis and the head of the student council, Chitose Karasuyama, isn’t about to make things easy… The school rules require a minimum of 5 students to set up a new club and Mairu is 3 people short! Spring break has just started and Mairu has until the end of April to recruit the 3 new members she needs to start the club or Chitose will have the last laugh!

Guide Mairu through idyllic Cherry Tree Town as she makes new friends and endeavors to persuade them to join her high school comedy club in this anime-style comic adventure game.

Explore the town and level up Mairu’s repertoire of conversational topics by reading books, watching TV, etc. then apply them to persuade potential recruits to join your new club. Some topics require money to build up, so you will need to find part time work such as cleaning the local temple and making jewelry accessories.

Developer 773’s game features a host of quirky characters, catchy music, and is a must-play for fans of anime and manga. Laugh and the world laughs with you!

Key Features:

  • 6 characters to recruit and many more NPCs
  • 12 conversational topics to polish and upgrade, such as video games, romance, news, cooking, sports
  • All original, high quality graphics and catchy music
  • Fun dialogue and memorable characters
  • Colorful, warm anime-style tone and accessible game mechanics
  • Japanese setting AND westernized localizations available!
    * Trailer and screenshots above are from the westernized version

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:Pentium 3 or better
    • Memory:128 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:95 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:Pentium 3 or better
    • Memory:128 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:95 MB HD space
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Overall:
Very Positive (512 reviews)
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625709
6.6 hrs
Posted: August 16
I like this game due to it having good comedy and a good story line, but I dislike the short time limit to get club members, but I still recommend this game to other steam users.
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ashlex
11.0 hrs
Posted: August 16
GREAT GAME. Kind of repetitive but the characters are all fun to interact with.
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Sekrit Agent Jokie
44.5 hrs
Posted: August 12
I honestly only started the game to get the card drops, but turned out to be a sweet little game. Give it a try.
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HeavenSloth
5.3 hrs
Posted: August 1
Build relationships, meet people,go to school, and make jokes. What more could you ask for?
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Deight
11.7 hrs
Posted: July 9
This game made me legitimately laugh, that's how well the characters of this game are written.
The gameplay is quite fun too, you're always running around the city to talk to potential members, to learn about various subjects and of course to make homework too. But once again because of the well written dialogue it's still fun to do and they're so many things to do it never gets repetive.
The music is upbeat, it makes me want to play right away.
And lastly the artstyle is really cute and colorfull a perfect fit for this style a game I'd say.
I recommend this game, it's probably the only VN I have ever finished because once again it's written so well all the characters have a certain charm which makes them fun to talk to (even the NPCs!) I'm actually looking forward to talking to the NPC/characters whenever I see one because they just genuinly interesting.
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Stars Team
8.8 hrs
Posted: July 6
This game is not what i had expected really. There are many things which are not positive about this game. The music is not good and has no feeling whatsoever, and is looped over and over again. The characters and text pop-up take up far to much space on the screen if you play in fullscreen, giving an almost nauseous experience. Also the pacing of the gameplay and story is far too slow for this type of game. Character walks very slow which is a real pain when you have to walk the same places over and over again. Some fitting references does not save this poor excuse of a game. Avoid this cash-grab.

1/10

:Edit: Found out you could run using space
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physicsmongoose
6.4 hrs
Posted: June 23
Well done comedic friendship game.
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b0177
4.4 hrs
Posted: May 21
Cute game.
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[C2GS] lifning
7.9 hrs
Posted: May 1
Short, sweet, and spirited.
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Miyam Rucks
5.8 hrs
Posted: April 30
Suprisingly well written, funny, and cute. A+.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Build relationships, meet people,go to school, and make jokes. What more could you ask for?
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264 of 318 people (83%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2014
8/10, loved the game, but friends saw me playing it.
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113 of 120 people (94%) found this review helpful
106 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 1, 2015
I am Miley; the overly enthusiastic type of anime protagonist.

My goal is to stalk 6 people who don't really want to join and nag them to join my Comedy Club while they deal with some actual issues. I have a friend called Harriet who I have decided to sign up to my club despite her lack of interesting and her having a part time job because I am more important.

First was Sara; she is the quiet one who I follow about while she deals with her psychological issues; I got her to open up by knowing a lot about mystery novels which I had spent all night reading.

Next was May; she is the cute little one who wants to develop a chest and is dealing with some serious choices about her families future; she decided to resolve them and join my club after I played some video games and stopped being such a NOOB.

Next was my friend Cindy who was following her dream; through a combination of guilt playing and following her she finally gives in and joins me.

My next target was Vivian, the hockey star who gets ill from people bothering her; I continue to bother her until she joins me through Stockholm Syndrome, ironic as she is Swedish.

Tyler was stalking my friend; I give a potentially dangerous stranger my friends number without her permission and use Harriet to effectively trick him into joining. That's okay though, because I am too selfish to care.

Then there is Male Student. He has a name, but you are supposed to talk to his father, hunt down his name through school and then ignore him not wanting to talk to me by threatening his social life until he joins my club.

By doing all of this, I got the good ending.
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94 of 104 people (90%) found this review helpful
137 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 9, 2015
I made more friends here than in real life.
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103 of 121 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
Take Persona 3/4, remove the heavy story and dungeon crawling gameplay, keep the daily calendar grind/choices and the social links, but add lots of puns to 'em and bam, you've got Cherry Tree High Comedy Club! It's alright, but it feels like there's something missing, like all you get to see is a small part of a much bigger story.
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65 of 70 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 2, 2014
This was a charming little experience! It could be described as Persona 3/4 without the drama and battling, or as a platonic dating sim, if you're into that sort of thing. Expect some routine anime shenanigans, with characters deep enough to be interesting. It's a very lighthearted, easy-going game, but all the characters feel "real" enough to give it sufficient depth.

My first playthrough took about four hours, and my second around two and a half. It's not a long game, but it's full of characters and personality, like a town from Paper Mario: tTYD, you can keep coming back to people for new looks at them. The game emphasizes making friends and being a well-rounded individual, which I think is as good a moral as you could get. I do wish there had been some forewarning about some aspects of the relationship-building dialogues. For example, you can only discuss a topic once with a "target," for the entire playthrough. Of course, this isn't a huge obstacle, and it only makes the game have stronger replay value.

Don't count on much action, or even multiple dialogue options. All of the gameplay focuses on skill-building, time management, and selecting good topics of conversation. This is simply a great game for those looking for solid characters and friendships in a quirky, somewhat-cliche anime setting. If there's a sequel coming out any time soon, as the end of the game implies, I'm very excited for it!
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98 of 125 people (78%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2013
What the ♥♥♥♥ did you just ♥♥♥♥ing say about me, you little Octavia? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Cherry Tree High, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret stand-up comedies and I have over 300 confirmed bursts of laughter. I am trained in gorilla comedy and I’m the top comic in the entire town. You are nothing to me but just another spectator. I will wipe your sadness with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my ♥♥♥♥ing words. You think you can get away with making ♥♥♥♥ jokes to me over the Internet? Think again, ♥♥♥♥er. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of friends across the Japan and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, Octopus. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your Student Council. You’re ♥♥♥♥ing dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can cheer you up in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just with my single pun. Not only am I extensively trained in goofing off, but I have access to the entire magazine of props of the Comedy Club and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable serious grimace off your face, you little ♥♥♥♥. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” sing-up list was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your ♥♥♥♥ing tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ idiot. I will ♥♥♥♥ gags all over you and you will drown in them. Laugh and the world with laugh with you, kiddo.
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45 of 47 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
First off; I am going to say it is like a dating sim, in that you build relationships and meet people.

The game is simple and doesn't try to be anything else, it doesn't shoe-horn in mini games to pass time, it tells a story and introduces you to interesting and funny characters; the more you learn of, the more you discover how deep they all are.

The game can be tough, you play a highschool student and have to maintain homework, limit fatigue and all while also trying to maintain knowledge of various topics to discuss with potential friends and peers.

If you want a visual novel type story with plenty of interaction and decent length of gameplay, pick this game up
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34 of 41 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
EDIT: In the last few weeks since I played this game a dewesternised version has come out, which I have yet to play. I will update this review once I've played the new version, but I think most of my points are still valid.

+ Free demo!
+ No bugs whatsoever!
+ You can transfer your Repertoire plus Targets' likes and dislikes to the next save file.
+ ...So if you didn't make it the first time, you'll definitely get a good ending with the next playthrough.
+ There is a sequel, which is out now!

+/- 2 hours per playthrough.
+/- Sugary sweet story, very innocent.
+/- Perfect for kids.
+/- In the westernised version, the translation is aimed at Americans who don't (necessarily) know anything about Japanese culture, even though there are shrines and cherry blossoms - but it works nonetheless.
+/- In the westernised version, there are lots of references to (American) pop culture.
+/- Simple art style, quite nice but not eye poppingly awesome.

- Repetitive gameplay.
- Not very original in its genre, both with gameplay and characters.
- 2.5 playthroughs needed for full completion and no way to skip the last week or two (which is annoying if you've finished both your Repertoire and your Target list halfway through April).


Conclusion: not very original, but still enjoyable. Get it on sale.


(I played it while offline, so Steam didn't register my gaming time. :< )
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34 of 43 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2013
The goal of CTHCC is to befriend the game's characters well enough to join the school club. If you've played Persona 4, the gameplay of CTHCC tries very hard to be the town segments of that game. You train certain skills to relate to people better, then talk to them as much as possible in order to become friends with them, see their stories, and finally convice them to join. Oddly, you never actually perform any comedy in the game, because it ends on the club registration deadline.

CTHCC is definitely not anywhere near Persona 4, but most games aren't. Unfortunately, this game has the weaknesses of P4's town gameplay as well. It's very repetitive. The music would be decent for this game if it wasn't repeated over and over ad nauseum. But, this game's strength is the character-driven story. While the characters are not near the level of P4, they were better than I expected them to be, though I wish they had more chit-chat dialogue.

This game has some display issues. Alt+Enter is the only way to make it fullscreen, and even then it doesn't work well. The art is decent otherwise, for being 2D still images. CTHCC controls well enough.

CTHCC is an okay way to kill an hour or two, but I was getting bored by the end of my three hour playthrough. I wouldn't pay much for it, though. Wait for a 75% off sale if this sounds interesting to you. If not, you're not missing too much by choosing to skip this game.
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