In time for the 10th anniversary since its original release in Japan, planetarian is an engaging and emotional visual novel from legendary game studio, Key. A sub-brand of VisualArt's, Key are also famed for creating Kanon, AIR, CLANNAD, Little Busters!, Rewrite, and Angel Beats!
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Release Date: Nov 29, 2004

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Update Notes

Please Note: Users who installed the Japanese-language version of planetarian can switch to English by going to the Library, right clicking on the game and then selecting Properties. Under Properties, you will find the Language tab which can be used to switch to English.
*Keep in mind that both the English and Japanese versions of planetarian utilize the same save data folder so please delete all files within the SAVEDATA folder before switching languages.

About This Game

Why don't you come to the planetarium?
The beautiful twinkling of eternity that will never fade, no matter what.
All the stars in the sky are waiting for you.


In time for the 10th anniversary since its original release in Japan, planetarian is an engaging and emotional visual novel from legendary game studio, Key. A sub-brand of VisualArt's, Key are also famed for creating Kanon, AIR, CLANNAD, Little Busters!, Rewrite, and Angel Beats!

Please do not divide Heaven in two...

It is thirty years after the failure of the Space Colonization Program.
Humanity is nearly extinct. A perpetual and deadly Rain falls on the Earth.
Men known as "Junkers" plunder goods and artifacts from the ruins of civilization.
One such Junker sneaks alone into the most dangerous of all ruins -- a "Sarcophagus City".
In the center of this dead city, he discovers a pre-War planetarium.
And as he enters he is greeted by Hoshino Yumemi, a companion robot.
Without a single shred of doubt, she assumes he is the first customer she's had in 30 years.
She attempts to show him the stars at once, but the planetarium projector is broken.
Unable to make heads or tails of her conversation, he ends up agreeing to try and repair the projector ...

For the first time, this heartwarming and memorable title is available on Steam!
It is fully voiced in Japanese, and can be experienced with both English and Japanese text.

Design, Scenario: Yuuichi Suzumoto
Music: Magome Togoshi
Voice Cast: Hoshino Yumemi - Keiko Suzuki
The Junker - Daisuke Ono

* This product is a localization of "planetarian ~chiisana hoshi no yume~ Memorial Edition", originally released for Windows on 30 April 2010.

What is Kinetic Novel?
A new form of entertainment for the sole purpose of storytelling -- not a novel, not an anime, not a game -- Kinetic Novel.
Made with the goal of providing the reader with an unprecedented sense of presence and empathy for the characters through the use of a high-quality scenario, graphics, music, and other production values.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Vista or higher
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 800x600
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
111 of 121 people (92%) found this review helpful
173 people found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
I only cried more when filling out my tax forms.
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39 of 39 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
- Interesting plot (a scavenger in a post-apocalyptic city finds an abandoned android who is a relic of a bygone era)
- A very bittersweet emotional story. This is the game's strongest point, and I have to admit I broke down twice while reading it.
- Short (~4 hours), but this works to the game's favor as it doesn't outstay its welcome

I can recommend this without hesitation to anyone who wants a memorable experience, even if they're not into visual novels. I know I won't forget about this game for a long time. Just remember to keep your tissue box handy, you'll need it.
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34 of 38 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
44.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2015
Short, sweet, unforgettable, and damn emotional.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2015
Planetarian is an interesting game. It was my first entry into the VN genre, and as a kinetic novel, having only one route, it provides a simple, easy to understand and unfortunately brief experience. As a VN by Key, it boasts superb writing and amazing storytelling, even if the presentation is a bit dated. While the $10 price tag may be a bit steep for the short length of the game, it is incredibly potent and an interesting tale that questions what it means to be human, isolation, and companionship. The two characters are excellent foils, and you can see them play off of each other as the story develops.

10/10.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Ano.....Okyakusama....

I dont think I will ever be able to visit a planetarium again......
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