Kokorogawari (Change of Heart) is a GxB otome human drama visual novel set in a grounded and authentic portrayal of modern-day Japan. While the two main themes are about love and the arts, Kokorogawari also explores the complexity and depth of familial relationships and emotions.
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Aug 30, 2018

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September 7

Patch 1.0.2 - Old save issues fixed!

Dear supporters of Kokorogawari,

Thank you for your patience and contributions in helping us fix the save issues! We have managed to find the error and have uploaded the latest build that fixes all the issues from build 1.0.

However, if you had saved files from the 1.0.1 patch onwards, you might be unable to load those saves >< :steamsad:

Here is what you can do if you had saved your game from 1.0.1!

1) Play it from the beginning and skip read content.

We understand that this might be slightly tedious, but it would be the fastest way to get to where your save point was ):

2) Get a save file from our programmer at harunafuu17@gmail.com


Once again, we apologise for the inconveniences caused!

Please feel free to reach out to us at precatio_vn on Twitter, or jyuuguchi@gmail.com / harunafuu17@gmail.com for your bug issues! :)

Happy weekends to all! :steamhappy:
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September 5

*IMPORTANT* - Regarding Helpdesk Support!

Dear readers of Kokorogawari,

This is Precatio’s programmer Haru!

First, thank you for playing Kokorogawari, it’s a game that means a lot to us and we really hope you’ll to enjoy it!

We did a lot of testing before we released the game, but alas software will never be bug-free… So if you find any bugs, be it game-breaking or minor things, please let us know because we’ll gladly work hard at fixing them!

If you have any bug reports, please send them to:

We will get back to you as soon as possible, but since the dev team also has a full-time job (cry) the Haru Support Mailline is mostly only active after 6PM European Time.


Q: What should you include in a mail to the Haru Support Mailline?

A: Sometimes you may get errors that we don’t get during our testing, so we need to actually understand what kind of error you encountered. So please provide us with the following! :)

1) Screenshot of the error or the error traceback.txt

2) Your save file which produces the error.
Save files can be found in following folders:

Under Windows: C:\Users\{user_name}\AppData\Roaming\RenPy\Kokorogawari
Under Linux: ~/.renpy/Kokorogawari
Under Mac: ~/Library/RenPy/Kokorogawari

3) If it’s a save file error (unable to load or save) does the error occur for all save files?

4) Can you continue the game if you click “Ignore error”?


Q: How do I know which save file is the correct one?

A: Example with 2-3-LT1.save
2 - this number stands for the save page, here it’s the second save page
3 - this number stands for the save file number on a page, so this is the third save file on the second save page

Q: Does my save file contain any personal info?

A: No, it does not. The save file is game-specific and only saves parameters so the game knows where to start off from.

We know you might be angry after encountering an error, but please be patient with us and allow us some time to assist you! (We promise that we take all bug reports super seriously!)


Currently known bugs: (FIXED!)
Some save files from the v1.0 version can’t be loaded in the v1.0.1 version.
Kokorogawari is unable to start because Kokorogawariv1.0.exe/.sh/.app is missing

A new patch is planned before the weekends and should deal with the loading save error and some minor sprite / music glitches.

Sorry for the inconvenience caused and thank you so much for your help!

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About This Game

Kokorogawari is a GxB romantic drama visual novel set in modern-day Japan. Through the main themes of the narrative- family, the visual arts and the complexity of relationships- we aim to bring you a story that both visual novel newcomers and veterans can enjoy!

Having been successfully funded on Kickstarter, we hope to receive your support so that we can share Kokorogawari with a wider audience!

✪ Download our demo now! ✪


★★★ A heartfelt story... ★★★

Matsubayashi Asami is a fourth-year university student who, having seen her mother's hardships during the divorce thirteen years ago, bears a cynical attitude towards relationships and marriage. Harbouring wounds from the past that may never heal, Asami's insecurities and fears are laid bare as you dive further into the story.

However, as Asami's relationships with her cheeky classmate Shinichi, her polite colleague Yuuya or her self-assured art teacher Guillam deepens, she finds that her negative world view frequently gets challenged.

How will she cope with these new feelings...?

The two main themes of Kokorogawari are "the visual arts" and "family". The visual arts play an integral role in the way many of Kokorogawari's characters express themselves, while their families heavily influence the decisions that they've made in the past and will make.

Rather than just focusing on romantic emotions alone, Kokorogawari's characters explore the difficulties of social obligations and pressures that many of us have been through. This sets us apart from many otome (GxB) visual novels as "family" is a theme that is rarely explored at depth, even though for most of us, our families are a significant element of our lives.


★★★ FEATURES ★★★

★Gorgeous, high quality artwork
★Beautiful original soundtrack and theme song
★217,000 words! (Not including the 3rd route, Guillam!)
★A more unique GxB visual novel experience that focuses on under-explored themes
★Dynamic and well-developed love interests and protagonist
★Optional "Love Stats" function to keep track of Asami's relationships
★In-game Japanese dictionary to learn even more about Kokorogawari's world
★Plenty of post-game bonuses to enjoy in the "Extras" section
★Easy-to-use, convenient interface. Fast-access rewind, skip and text jump functions to make replaying for new endings much simpler.
★6 endings; 2 per love interest.
★Approximately 24~26 hours worth of playtime

Note that Guillam is not yet released, and paying this price will get you the following:
1) Common chapters
2) Shinichi's route
3) Yuuya's route
4) A PC wallpaper

^This will be a total of 18~20 hours!
*Guillam's route will be released in a patch, so not to worry! :)

*There will be DLCs available: (Coming Soon!)

1) Original Soundtrack album
2) Artwork packs
3) Mini RPG - KKG Fantasy
4) Quiz game

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 573 MB available space
    • OS: 10.4
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 573 MB available space
    • OS: Linux Ubuntu 12.04 or SteamOS 2.20
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 573 MB available space
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