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: Overwhelmingly Positive (683 reviews) - 98% of the 683 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
54 of 61 people (89%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2015
-Finished the game.
-Immediately search for Planetarium within the city.
-Can't find one...
-Looked up into the night sky.
-Saw 2 stars.
-Start crying.

Thanks Key, not only I can't eat dango and watch baseball without feeling sad.
Now I can't even look at the night sky the same way.

P.S: Buy this game on Steam if it's 75% off sale, unless you want to support the publisher/developer.
The game is only 5 hours long at most, and you can get it much cheaper on Itune store (It seems that not all Itune Store has the English ver, I know for sure that the Canadian Itune store has the English ver).
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 14, 2015
This turned out to be quite a good read and feel ride towards the end.

Maybe 1 or 2 written mistakes but its no big deal.

...

"Grabs tissue box"

What? Some dust went on my eyes, thats not crying.

9/10
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
Mr. Customer, may I ask a question?

Are you looking for a rather short, touching story of two beings; a story that explains how disgusting our species is and yet, at the same time, shows that beauty does still exist, even when everything around seems to collapse?

If yes, planetarian ~the reverie of a little planet~ may well be for you. It consists of pure reading and does not present the best €/h proposition, but when it comes to experiences that affect me beyond mere amusement, I don't care about the price, personally. If you do, however, just pick it up on a sale. At that point, even the raw amount of hours played should be enough to justify your purchase.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
44.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2015
Short, sweet, unforgettable, and damn emotional.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
21 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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