It’s always fascinating to see the differences between cultures of two different countries. And many would agree that Japanese culture is one of the most layered and interesting cultures out there. They are more digital minded than any country out there. Yet, they also have strange customs and things that you wouldn’t expect in other countries. Or, they have things that amplified from what other countries do. One such example of that is “Idols”. Not gods, but girls who are billed to be stars. And your journey to help said “Idols” can begin in Shining Song Starnova.
This visual novel, mixed with anime style, has you as a producer of seven girls who are seeking to become Idols. They feel they have what it takes to make it to the top. After all, they’ve seen other idols on TV, and they seem to be ok, what could go wrong with them?
Well, that’s the thing with Shining Song Starnova, it doesn’t hold back from telling the truth about the business. This is an adult-themed Visual Novel, as the girls find out that to get to the top, you have to do a lot of bad things, and you’ll help guide them down a path that’ll either lead to their fame, or the destruction.
The team behind the game make no issues of telling you that this is a pretty big game. In fact, there are seven different paths to take in Shining Song Starnova, one for each girl of the group. In total, there are 500,000 words spoken, that should give you some indication of how much dialogue there is.
The game is on Kickstarter now, and seeks to raise $40,000. They have until September 9th to do so. If you’re interested in visual novels, the music industry in Japan, or helping 7 girls achieve their dreams, you should go and pledge.