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 (508 reviews) - 85% of the 508 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
12 of 14 people (86%) 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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8 of 9 people (89%) 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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3 of 3 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
I'm not usually one for time management games or dating sims, but CTHCC drew me in with its anime sensibility and comedic promise, before completely shattering my expectations.

Befitting its comedy club premise, the dialogue is regularly chuckle-worthy, with moments of pure absurdist brilliance. (One example: "I see now ... So that's why I like cannoli. That makes sense." "Wh... What are you talking about?" "It makes total sense." "Don't just end a conversation like that!")

That said, each of the major characters also has their own full story arc with actual emotional weight, ranging from coping with loss to coping with corporate encroachment. These topics are handled with surprising sensitivity, and display Mairu (Miley in the Westernized version) as more than a mere player avatar, with her own vulnerabilities occasionally surfacing... and then she'll make a lesbian joke, because deflecting is fun.

The gameplay itself is broken down into distinct turns (seen here as morning/afternoon/evening), in which the player can explore the town freely before deciding on their "move" for that particular round. Thankfully, the developers provided enough content to avoid turning the skill-building process into a grind. Dozens of NPCs populate this world, some appearing only at specific times, and each spawning new dialogue on a daily or weekly basis, giving incentive to wander a bit before reading the next magazine or earning more yen.

There are some minor bugs, such as character portraits being displayed with an incorrect outfit or NPCs referring to the previous week's guest lecturer as forthcoming. I played the deWesternized version, yet characters would sometimes lapse into their Westernized names, which is momentarily distracting but not nearly gamebreaking.

You will most likely need at least a second playthrough in order to experience all six storylines, so the replayability is sufficient to justify the non-sale price, and I encountered new dialogue responses throughout my second run. I'm planning to try a third, attempting to generate the "best" ending without the benefit of the New Game+ option, before diving into the sequel... recruiting was just the beginning...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
I've really enjoyed playing this game. It's fairly quick, so I did make the mistake of trying to recruit EVERYONE right off the bat, which led me to getting a bad ending. It can be a bit frustrating to play without a guide, especially since you can only talk to each person once about each topic.
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