Shuffle! Overview

yup, here's come another great visual novel developed by navel..(the developer of soul link)

Yup the name is Shuffle!
and here is some info about it, oh yeah, this shuffle game has adapted into many thing such as manga, anime and light novel
Shuffle! Days in the Bloom
Author Navel
Illustrator Shiroi Kusaka
Publisher Kadokawa Shoten
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Comptiq
Original run December 2003 – December 2006
Volumes 6

Developer Navel
Publisher Navel (PC)
Kadokawa Shoten (PS2)
Europe MangaGamer (PC)
Genre Eroge, Visual novel
Rating EOCS: 18+ (PC)
CERO: 15+
Platform PC, PS2,
Released January 30, 2004 (PC, limited ed.)
February 27, 2004 (PC, regular ed.)
December 17, 2004 (PC, standard ed.)
October 20, 2005 (PS2)
November 22, 2007 (PC, anniversary ed.)
October 30, 2009 (PC, Essence+ limited ed.)
November 27, 2009 (PC, Essence+ standard ed.)

Light novel
Author Seishi Ogata
Illustrator Shiroi Kusaka
Aoi Nishimata
Hiro Suzuhira (cover illustrations)
Publisher Kadokawa Shoten
Demographic Male
Original run June 8, 2004 – January 10, 2006
Volumes 7

TV anime
Director Naoto Hosoda
Studio Asread
Licensor United States Funimation
Network WOWOW
Original run July 7, 2005 – January 5, 2006
Episodes 24 (List of episodes)

TV anime
Shuffle! Memories
Director Naoto Hosoda
Studio Asread
Network Chiba TV, TV Saitama, TV Kanagawa KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, Tokyo MX, Aichi TV, AT-X
Original run January 7, 2007 – March 25, 2007
Episodes 12 (List of episodes)

and here is the plot of the game, taken from wikipedia
Setting and themes

The story takes place in a fictional universe where humans live in harmony with gods, resembling humans with slightly pointed ears, and devils (demons in the English dub of the anime), who have more prominently pointed ears. Despite their respective positive and negative connotations, both races are equally kind and good-natured. Ten years prior to the story, the gateway between the worlds of the gods and devils were opened, and since then, people from all races have been immigrating between the worlds. The characters attend the multi-racial high school, National Verbena Academy (バーベナ学園, Bābena Gakuen?) in Kōyō-chō (光陽町?, lit. Sunshine Town).[2]

Shuffle! contains a leitmotif of allusions to flowers. All of the characters' names are references to flowers in some way, mostly genera of flowering plants. (See individual character articles for their meanings.) Additionally, in Japan, every day has a special flower associated with it, which in turn are associated with certain characteristics. This is called hanakotoba, or "language of flowers". All of the characters' birthdays and personalities correspond with the flowers of their respective days.[5] For example, the high school that the series takes place in, National Verbena Academy, refers to the genus Verbena, which has connotations of cooperation.[6]

Ten years ago, the door connecting the Human World, the Devil World, and the God World opened. As a result, Gods and Devils now reside among humans in everyday life. Surprisingly, they all seem to accept and get along with each other. It’s much different from what you’d expect, and it’s highly unrealistic, but after some getting used to, I came to accept it.

You play as Rin, the main character and male lead of the game. Rin has been living with his childhood friend Kaede for many years. Both of Rin’s parents and Kaede’s mother died in a fatal accident when they were young, and they have been living toegther with Kaede’s dad ever since. One day while walking home, Rin runs into two girls who somehow know his name. He seems to vaguely remember them from somewhere, but can’t quite put his finger on it.

The next day he finds out that the two girls are new transfer students in his class. On top of that, the girls’ fathers are the King of Gods and the King of Devils, which essentially makes them the princesses of the God and Devil worlds. They also claim that they met Rin eight years ago and have loved him ever since. Their fathers have decided that one of the girls will marry Rin, and that Rin has to choose which one: either Lisianthus (called “Sia” for short), the princess of the God World, or Nerine, the princess of the Devil World.

Kureha and tsubomi..

List of the girls in this game..

My Opinion
What i like from shuffle! is the art, yeah the artwork is awesome, yeah the character are well drawn and also "matches" it personality, it have their own touch
on the character which the other developer doesn't have, same with soul link great arwork. about the music and whatsoever it's ok they didn't have many major flaws but about the storyline i cannot say for sure but for me it's kinda boring, yeah i stopped playing shuffle in the middle of the storyline without any reasonable reason. it likes another visual novel game, childhood friend, harem, and two girls really-really crazy about you, and want you to marry them it kinda boring to me, but despise that i really- really enjoy the artwork, it's the best !!!!
here's some artwork of the game

another list of the girls

kinda reminds me of sharin no kuni himawari no shoujo

wuhu... it's cool...
and here is *DRUMSROLL*
1.Rin Tsuchimi (土見 稟, Tsuchimi Rin?)

Rin Tsuchimi is a seventeen year-old high school student and the male protagonist in the series. In the game, Rin is the role that the player assumes. As noted by Kaede, Rin's main virtue is his kindness. This is both his greatest strength, as the girls love him because of this, and his greatest weakness, as shown later in the series by his indecisiveness and goal to make everyone happy, which usually ends up hurting them instead. Rin tends to show minimal initiative when dealing with the girls around him (mostly because of the abuse he receives by fellow male classmates over his perceived relationship with his childhood friend Kaede). However, he starts to spend more and more time with both Lisianthus (Sia) and Nerine after they arrive and starts to develop feelings for them. With regards to Kaede, he thinks of her as a childhood friend only. When people comment that he and Kaede would make a good couple, Rin either waves it off or says that it is strange to think of it that way. This distance kept between them is caused in part by Kaede and Rin's dark past.Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita (Japanese), Jerry Jewell (English) (anime only), Hikaru Midorikawa(Drama CD), Kagura Akagi(Really? Really!)

2.Lisianthus/Kikyou (リシアンサス / キキョウ, Rishiansasu / Kikyō?)

Nicknamed Sia (シア, Shia?), Lisianthus is the daughter of the King of Gods and came to the human world as a possible marriage candidate for Rin. She possess a very boastful and energetic personality and holds great optimism. Though poorly skilled at academics, she has excellent cooking skills. Her magical capability is poor, but she makes up for it with brute force by hitting people with objects ranging from chairs to tables. Lisianthus has two personalities because when she was in her mother's womb, her twin sister Kikyou couldn't survive. Sia decided to save Kikyou by allowing Kikyou's soul to reside inside of her own. Kikyou emerges (takes control of Sia's body) when Sia is depressed or when she feels that Sia should be more aggressive to Rin. In Shuffle! Essence+, Kikyou gets an extended ending where she and Sia are able to be separated and thereby co-exist together. In the non-Lisianthus routes, Sia confesses to Rin that, although he might not return her feelings of love, she will keep on loving him because the gods believe in polygamy. She tells this to Itsuki when rejecting his advances. In 2011, Navel will release a sequel for Lisianthus called Princess! Princess! which will explore more of Sia's background. Voiced by: Sayaka Aoki (Japanese), Brittney Karbowski (English)(anime), Rumiko Sasa(PC)

3.Nerine/Lycoris (ネリネ / リコリス, Nerine / Rikorisu?)

Nerine is the daughter of the King of Devils and, like Sia, is also a marriage candidate for Rin. Nerine is a more capable magic user than Sia and occasionally uses it to devastating effects. Similar to Sia, Nerine has absorbed the spirit of Lycoris, her clone. Because Nerine developed an incurable illness, Lycoris gave her life to save Nerine. However, unlike Sia, this has not led her to developing multiple personalities and only caused her to share Lycoris' emotions and singing voice. Nerine is very shy, respectful, and speaks in an extremely formal way. She enjoys getting to know and learn about her peers. Her cooking skills are rather poor, but her magic capabilities are quite impressive, sometimes with enough destructive power to level entire city blocks. Her grades in school are also excellent. Initially, Nerine becomes a bit depressed when seeing Rin with Sia, but after her confession to Rin about Lycoris' identity and her own love for Rin (which had blossomed during her effort to fulfill Lycoris' last wish), she no longer gets depressed when she realizes that she will never win Rin's heart. Voiced by: Haruka Nagami (Japanese), Caitlin Glass (English), Yuki Matsunaga(PC)

4.Kaede Fuyou (芙蓉楓, Fuyō Kaede?)

Kaede Fuyou is Rin's beautiful childhood friend who grew up with him in the same house after her mother and Rin's parents died in a car accident. Some time after they started junior high school, Kaede started taking care of Rin, everything from housework to making him his meals. She is very down to earth, modest, polite and soft-spoken. However, at times she is seen showing signs of psychosis and even violence when a great shock upsets her. In the original game, this is only visible in the backstory after her Mother dies. However, in the Anime, she also exhibits this behaviour when Rin becomes close with Asa, and Kaede attacks her when she visits. In order to atone for her actions in the past in which she mistreated Rin, Kaede decides to make herself Rin's personal slave by cooking his meals and doing all the work around the house. Rin does not really want this, but he is afraid of making Kaede have a relapse by not allowing her to punish herself in this way. Kaede is shown to have romantic feelings for Rin, but considers herself unworthy to be loved by Rin or to stay by Rin's side. However, though it is not romance, Rin cares deeply about her. Although she has come to terms with her own feelings, she continues to love Rin, and declares this in the last episode, which also shows her kissing Sia.

Voiced by: Yuko Goto (Japanese), Carrie Savage (English), Ran Tōno(PC)

5.Asa Shigure (時雨亜沙, Shigure Asa?)

Asa Shigure is Rin's friend and senpai. While she has a weak constitution, she makes up for it with her energetic personality. Despite being a touch of a tomboy,[1] she is an excellent cook. She uses English loan words often and is notable for saying "Hello!" in English — a greeting which is her catchphrase. She does not have long ears (even though she is half-human half-demon). Note that some observers believe she has long ears with the tips hidden beneath her ribbon. However, this is not the case, as it mentioned that, while her mother is demonic, her body is 'from her father' and in almost all respects human. From time to time she'll flirt with Rin, tease him, and give him a nice big slap on the back. However, it is later revealed that there were numerous guys who had a secret crush on her. Nevertheless, nothing much came out of it as she rejected them and neither the anime nor the game delved any deeper into the issue. In the anime she ends up together with Rin. And as the series ends, she is seen working in the same cafe as Kareha - with Rin visiting her every day. Voiced by: Miki Itō (Japanese), Monica Rial (English), Sumire Takarazuka (PC)

6.Primula (プリムラ, Purimura?)

Nicknamed Rimu (リム, Rimu?), Primula is a strange, stoic and calm girl who is often seen carrying a stuffed cat around — a present from Rin to Lycoris who, in turn, gave it to Primula before she died. She is the third artificial life form created from a result of the gods' and devils' experimentations from which she escaped to visit the human world in order to search for Rin because Lycoris had told her about him. Primula has good relationships with the other clones, because she was Lycoris's sister. Most of the time she shows either very little or no emotions whatsoever. However, during her route in the game (and a couple of other routes in Shuffle! Essence+), she starts to trust Rin enough to start showing her real personality, that of an extremely happy and bubbly girl. Additionally, with her young appearance, Primula serves to fill the lolicon niche of the series. Voiced by: Hitomi (voice actress) (Japanese), Cherami Leigh (English), Minami Hokuto(PC)

ok folks, that is all for the overview, thanks for reading
and some credit goes to wikipedia and the person who upload the image..
the walkthrough and download links will be on the next post..
see you around..

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