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Katawa Shoujo (Disability Girls) a Real Game? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Vincent Diamante   
Monday, 17 November 2008 09:52

A long while back, this dude named Raita (known for his stuff under the Zettai Shoujo moniker and more recently for his character designs in Valkyria Chronicles) drew this omake page showing off the characters of a potential game called Katawa Shoujo (Disability Girls or 方輪少女 if you prefer).  As you might expect from the name, all the characters that you can persue are uniquely disabled.

(That's what these graphic adventures and visual novels are all about right?  Sympathizing with someone's sadness?  What's more sad than having permanent disability?)

Anyways, it was just a gag.  Most people out there took a look at the page (or glanced at the picture on 2chan/4chan), had a laugh, then promptly forgot about it.  I know I did.

Little did I know that since 2007, "an international team of amateur developers" has been working on turning Raita's vision into reality.

I really don't know what else to say so just go check out the recently opened website and the developers blog.


Comments (2)
1 Monday, 17 November 2008 11:05
2 Tuesday, 15 September 2009 09:31
I've played through this game six times, going through every path, and I can honestly say that this is the best VN (Visual Novel) I have ever played, and it's free. I personally forgot that the girls were even disabled after a while. The guys making the full game (currently you can only download the act one demo) are very good at what they do, including making the girls seem perfectly normal. So what if they're disabled, who cares? Every one of them is good in there own way and not at all defined by theyre disability. My favorite character, Rin Tezuka, has no arms and likes to paint. Anyway what I'm trying to say is don't judge this game until you try it, it's actually quite touching and fun.

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