Guide Mairu through idyllic Cherry Tree Town as she makes new friends and endeavors to persuade them to join her high school comedy club.
User reviews: Very Positive (497 reviews) - 85% of the 497 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 8, 2012

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Includes 2 items: Cherry Tree High Comedy Club, Cherry Tree High I! My! Girls!

 

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
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 17, 2015
Basically a dating sim where instead of dating, you're trying to recruit people to join your club. People compare it to Persona 3 because it has that "social link" aspect that Persona 3 has, but it's really different in tone. It's very light-hearted-- not a bad thing, but when the game does try to take a slightly more serious tone, it's just awkward. That didn't bother me too much, though. My favorite thing about the game actually was how light-hearted it was, it's very cute.

The main problem is that it's just way too short and simplistic. The point is to level up your relationship with different characters by talking to them. You do this by selecting from a pool of conversation topics (like "art", "pets", "music", etc.)-- if the character likes the topic, your relationship improves. After your relationship improves by a certain amount, it levels up and you get to see a cutscene.

However, there's not much to indicate what topics you should talk about and what you shouldn't. You can probably figure out maybe one or two of the topics that are good for each person by paying attention to the story, but the rest just seem like random guessing. It'd be much more enjoyable if there was a logical clue for each topic + character, but I guess they couldn't do that since there were so many topics. They should've really just had less of them.

The other big issue is that it's just really lame when you try to talk to somebody about a topic, and all the dialogue says is "You talked about X topic with Y. Y loves to talk about X!" It would've been more interesting to read if there was actually conversation between the characters about each topic. The dialogue that's in the game is actually not bad (I played the westernized version), there just needs to be more of it. As of now, it's too robotic and boring.

If you're a big fan of dating sims and got the game in a bundle, maybe it's worth playing through once just because it's cute. I wouldn't recommend buying it outside of a bundle, though.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
Cherry Tree High Comedy Club is an interactive visual novel/adventure game where you play as Mairu, a girl during her last year as a student of Cherry Tree High, who is trying to reopen the Cherry Tree High Comedy Club. The game alternates between visual novel scenes and your own interactions with the world around you in side-scrolling fashion, as you level up your abilities and try to persuade at least 3 other people to join your club, in accordance with school rules. Buy magazines, go out for lunch, converse with others as level up your relationships, but hurry because you are running out of time for the submission deadline. Thumbs up to a fun interactive anime-type visual novel.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2015
No idea how to play this at all. Tagged as a visual novel, but you actually do things in it.

"Mairu is Mai Waifu" was born from this game. Seriously, the girls in this game are actually cute and fun.

I couldn't figure out how to play this until I actually watched a walkthrough for it.

Was it fun? It wasn't bad, it's actually pretty fun to build harems of your own.

Recommended? Recommended.

Out of all seriousness though, you won't be able to understand what to do unless you did the same thing I did.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2015
Interesting but could be better.
There are a lot of technical stuff to remember and the game doesn't do a good job of explaining it.

Good visuals, funny story, and interesting characters.
I'd recommend it for those who are interested in re-living highschool again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2015
Simple visual novel with a cute artstyle. The writing is good, and the characters are diverse. None of the plotlines are too deep, but they are good enough to give each character their own personality. Walking around town is simple, and there is a decent amount of places to go and items to buy, if you decide to make some money doing side jobs.
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