You have been invited to attend a magical school. You can make new friends, learn spells, face exams, run for class office, and try to find a date for the May Day Ball.
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Very Positive (589) - 92% of the 589 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 31, 2012

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January 12

Magical Diary: Wolf Hall now on Kickstarter!

The long awaited next entry in the Magical Diary series is now live on Kickstarter.

You play a (customisable) male character from an ancient European magical bloodline, who is traveling to America as an exchange student to spend a year at Iris Academy under the watchful gaze of Professor Grabiner, an old friend of your family... who isn't exactly happy about pulling babysitting duty. Will you discover the secret of the ghost who haunts the school halls? Win the election for Student Council President? Outwit Damien at his own game? Or be sent home in disgrace?

By backing the kickstarter, you can get early access to the game as development progresses and help to unlock new love interests. For more information, please check out the kickstarter page

Or visit the Coming Soon page on Steam, where you can find a playable demo of the first week of gameplay.
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December 24, 2018

Happy Holidays and Magical Diary Twitter

Minnie's making a list, she's checking it twice...

(Art drawn by starpatches)

Happy Holidays from Hanako Games! We hope your wrapup for 2018 is peaceful and pleasant.

In the meantime, we've got some big Magical Diary news coming soon. You can follow the latest developments on our official twitter account.
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"It really feels like it could be the start of something big; through conversations with people and lessons during class, you get peeks at something that could expand into a remarkably big and well developed fantasy universe, and it seems we've only just dipped our toe into it." - Jay Is Games

"Weird barely begins to cover it. Magical Diary is an indie, Japanese style adventure (though not actually from Japan) that’s a little bit visual novel, a little bit RPG, and a whole heck of a lot of Harry Potter. Luckily, it’s also really good fun." - Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game

You have been invited to attend a magical school. Here you can make new friends, learn dozens of spells, face exams in the school dungeons, run for class office, and try to find a date for the May Day Ball. But be careful! You might end up in detention, be lured into a secret society, be forced to marry your professor, or even be expelled!

Key Features

  • Design your own character
  • Pursue friendship or romance with male and female characters
  • All puzzles have multiple solutions
  • Over seventy spells to learn
  • Unlock secret plotlines and events
  • Highly replayable – make different decisions for a completely new story

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX compatible card
    • Hard Drive:150 MB HD space
    • OS:10.4
    • Processor:1 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:150 MB HD space
    • Processor:1 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:150 MB HD space
    • Note: 32-bit compatibility libraries required on AMD64 and x86-64

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