Symphonic Rain

シンフォニック=レイン

Symphonic Rain
TitleSymphonic Rain
Original titleシンフォニック=レイン
LengthMedium (10 - 30 hours)
LinksWikipedia, Encubed
DeveloperKuroneko-san Team
Publishers Degica & Kogado Studio
 T-Time & Degica
 Hangukujijjeu
 TLWiki & Degica
 Sonako-Hako

Description

Symphonic Rain takes place in a fictional city of apparently Italian heritage, where rain falls everyday. The locals there have adapted to this peculiar phenomenon, and carry on with their lives as if the rain was never there. No one takes an umbrella, no one wears a rain coat.

The main character of the story is 17 year old Chris, a Fortelle student of the famous Piova Communal School of Music (Scuola Comunale di Musica Piova, in Italian). Separated from his childhood sweetheart Arietta when he left his home town for the city, he keeps in touch with her through the means of weekly letters. Penning their thoughts on those letters, Chris treasures and keeps her weekly writings, for he had promised her that should his drawer become totally filled with them, he would return to her.

The game starts during Chris's third year as a student, a few months before he has to take the school's final graduation examination: a staged performance. As an instrumentalist, he is required to search for a vocalist partner before he is eligible for the examination.

[From Wikipedia]

Beside the adventure parts that makes most of the game, Symphonic Rain includes musical sequences. In which the player is required to press keys on the keyboard in correct timing to accompany the current song. These sequences can be turned to automatic if the player doesn't wish to participate.

Europe 3.0 Fictional Modern Day European Town 3.0 Multiple Songs 3.0 Rhythm Game 2.9 Singer Heroine 2.9 Rain 2.9 Protagonist with Partial Voice Acting 2.9 Musical Environment 2.9 Multiple Endings 2.9 ADV 2.8 Dramatic Love Triangle 2.8 Musician Protagonist 2.8 Drama 2.8 Protagonist in Relationship 2.8 Romance 2.8 Dying Heroine 2.7 Protagonist with Psychological Problems 2.7 Male Protagonist 2.7 Heroine Twin Sisters 2.7 Date Display 2.7 Musical Themes 2.7 Amnesia 2.6 Student Protagonist 2.6 Female Protagonist for a Short Time 2.6 Student Heroine 2.6 Pretending Heroine 2.6 Brief NVL Scenes 2.6 Italian Heroine 2.5 Osananajimi Heroine 2.5 No Sexual Content 2.5 Branching Plot 2.5 More Than Seven Endings 2.5 Protagonist with a Face 2.4 School 2.4 Kouhai Heroine 2.4 Orphan Heroine 2.4 Bad Endings with Story 2.4 Timid Heroine 2.4 Child Abuse 2.4 Fairy Heroine 2.4 White Haired Heroine 2.4 Indecisive Protagonist 2.3 Musician Heroine 2.3 Shy Heroine 2.3 Map Movement 2.2 Slice of Life 2.2 Betrayal 2.2 Haraguro Heroine 2.2 Multiple Route Mystery 2.2 Early Branching Plot 2.1 Enforced Playing Order 2.1 Modern Day Setting in a Fictional World 2.1 Mentor Support Character 2.1 Unlockable Routes 2.0 Bad Ending(s) 2.0 Unlockable Event 2.0 Unlockable Choices 2.0 Achievements 2.0 Sexual Innuendo 1.9 Ponytail Heroine 1.9 Pettanko Heroine 1.8 Heroine with Wings 1.8 Domicile 1.6 Under the Same Roof 1.5 Female Protagonist 1.4 Multiple Protagonists 1.4 The Holiday Season 1.4 Illness 1.3 One True End 1.3 Bullying 1.3 Unreliable Narrator 1.3 Magic 1.3 Secret Identity 1.2 Heroine with Ahoge 1.2 Twins as Support Characters 1.2 Utsuge 1.0 Nakige 0.9 Unlockable Hero(ine) 0.9 No Skip Read Text Option 0.8 Church 0.7 Cook Heroine 0.5 Modern Day Europe 0.5 Loli Heroine 0.4 Winter 0.2

Releases

 Japanese
2004-03-26All ages  Symphonic Rain - DVD Edition - First Press Limited EditionFully voicedStory: Simple animationsNon-freeCommercial640x4801 DVDIncludes a figure of Phorni.  
2004-03-26All ages  Symphonic Rain - CD-ROM Regular EditionFully voicedStory: Simple animationsNon-freeCommercial640x4803 CDs  
2004-03-26All ages  Symphonic Rain - DVD Edition - Regular EditionFully voicedStory: Simple animationsNon-freeCommercial640x4801 DVD  
2005-06-24All ages  Symphonic Rain - Treasure EditionFully voicedStory: Simple animationsNon-freeCommercial640x4801 DVDIncludes an audio CD, Piova school pin and a visual fanbook.  
2007-11-22All ages  Symphonic Rain - Popular EditionFully voicedStory: Simple animationsNon-freeCommercial640x4801 DVDHas the same game contents as Collector's Edition and includes seven original after-stories in HTML format.

Note: This does not mean that you get all the physical extras that the collector's edition came with, just the software extras.  
2017-06-15All ages  Symphonic RainNon-freeCommercialInternet downloadRemastered HD artwork by original character designer/artist Shiro.  
 Chinese
2004-11-11All ages  Jiaoxiangyue zhi YuFully voicedStory: Simple animationsNon-freeCommercial640x4801 DVDTraditional Chinese  
2005-05-25All ages  Jiaoxiangyue zhi YuFully voicedStory: Simple animationsNon-freeCommercial640x4801 DVDSimplified Chinese  
2005-12-22All ages  Jiaoxiangyue zhi Yu - Treasure EditionFully voicedStory: Simple animationsNon-freeCommercial640x4801 DVDTraditional Chinese
Includes 2 audio CDs.  
2017-06-15All ages  Symphonic RainNon-freeCommercialInternet downloadRemastered HD artwork by original character designer/artist Shiro.  
 Korean
2007-09-18All ages  simponik rein -Symphonic Rain-Fully voicedStory: Simple animationsNon-freeCommercial640x480Internet download  
 English
2008-06-18All ages  Symphonic RainFully voicedStory: Simple animationsFreewareDoujin640x480Internet downloadUnofficial English demo.  
2010-03-18All ages  Symphonic Rain (patch)FreewareInternet download  
2017-06-15All ages  Symphonic RainNon-freeCommercialInternet downloadRemastered HD artwork by original character designer/artist Shiro.  
 Vietnamese
2013-02-22All ages  Symphonic Rain ~Mưa giao hưởng~ (patch)Freewareokay, okay my god, it finished.  

Staff

Character summary

Protagonist Chris Velding
Main character Arietta Fine
Voiced by Nakahara Mai
Main character Falsita Fawcett
Voiced by Asano Masumi
Main character Liselsia Cesarini
Voiced by Orikasa Fumiko
Main character Phorni
Voiced by Kasahara Hiroko
Main character Tortinita Fine
Voiced by Nakahara Mai
Side character Asino Altiele
Voiced by Watanabe Hayato
Side character Cordell
Voiced by Asakawa Yuu
Side character Grave Cesarini
Voiced by Nagano Kouichi
Side character Ninna Fine
Voiced by Wada Michiru

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Popularity: ranked #67 with a score of 19.30

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Screenshots

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