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!
User reviews: Very Positive (165 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 29, 2004
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"Planetarian is a kinetic Visual Novel that offers a bittersweet story about what it is like being a human."

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September 17

Japanese version also available!

The original Japanese version of the game is now available, you can switch to it by right clicking on the game and then selecting Properties. Under Properties, you will find the Language tab which can be used to switch to Japanese.

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.

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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
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
135 of 153 people (88%) found this review helpful
665.4 hrs on record
It's a nice & sweet short story I've read. Planetarian ~the reverie of a little planet~ is made by the legendary company "Key", well known for creating Angel Beats!, Clannad and Little Busters! anime series. This game will guaranteed to touch you with the feels and make you cry.

Good points
- Fantastic character development & interactions between the two unique characters - The junker guy & Yumemi the gentle robot.
- Very well presented that will easily set your mind into the wonderful world of Planetarian.
- Delightful soundtrack & story. I love the soundtrack especially Gentle Jena, one of my favorite songs. The melody is so touching and charming. Listen to this piece & you'll be blown away https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR4dw_B423E
- Beautiful illustrations. Yumemi looks pretty adorable & I like how it's suits her personally well.

My Rating - 9/10
Posted: September 12
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123 of 145 people (85%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
A Kinetic Novel by Key? On Steam? And you're reading reviews instead of insta-purchasing?

For shame.
Posted: September 12
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84 of 91 people (92%) found this review helpful
29.3 hrs on record
planetarian may be a short story, but it is one that sticks with you in the back of your mind for a very long time. I still remember when I first finished planetarian years ago. It is as soul-crushing as it is beautiful, and the impact still holds up against the best of Key's catalogue critically acclaimed visual novels. Thematically, it shares many ties to Key's most recent game Rewrite, which could be interpreted as an attempt at expanding upon the themes introduced in this game in a grander narrative. With that in mind, I would definitely recommend the two as complimentary to each other. If you're perhaps new to visual novels in general, then planetarian is definitely a good place to start. It demonstrates some of the very best of what visual novels have to offer in a tiny package; a small taste of what you can look forward to in the world of visual novels. It's also serves as a great appetiser to Key's brand, something to prepare your palate for the main course of Key's much larger games. I'd recommend this game to anybody who appreciates a good story that touches on some really powerful themes. It's not for the faint of heart, but once you've managed to overcome the pain it's bound to put you through, you might come out with something you didn't have before.

Paragraph taken from my full review:
http://kazamatsuri.org/planetarian-the-reverie-of-a-little-planet-review/
Posted: September 12
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79 of 101 people (78%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
APPRECIATE THE STARS WITH A ROBOT
EXPERIENCE THE SHORTEST CRYING SIMULATOR
THEN PAY A VISIT TO YOUR LOCAL PLANETARIUM
AND SOB
Posted: September 12
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42 of 45 people (93%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
A beautifully woven work of textual art would be selling short the impact this tale would have on you. Stop reading this, cancel your appointments for the next 4 hours and play it now.

If you've played it before, this is a polished version of the highly acclaimed original that never made it to English speaking shores. It's worth every penny and then some. I couldn't be happier with it. Play it again.
Posted: September 12
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