Yes, Harmonia is an actual thing that’s happening. No, it isn’t planetarian 2.
Harmonia has been released on Steam today!
Harmonia is a new kinetic visual novel that was first unveiled in the January 2015 issue of Dengeki G’s magazine to commemorate Key’s 15th anniversary. Harmonia’s release has been delayed to Spring 2016.
Official site here: http://key.visualarts.gr.jp/harmonia/
Even though it’s been a while since its announcement, we still don’t have too many details on Harmonia. This thread will be kept up to date with new information as it rolls in, so let’s get to it! Character descriptions are taken from the official Visual Arts Facebook page.
Harmonia is set far into the future, in a ruined world where humans coexist with artificial humans who have fake memories called ‘Firoids’. Our protagonist is a Firoid named Rei who awakes inside of an abandoned facility. Rei has no emotional functions of his own, though. He embarks on a journey to become closer to humans, and along the way meets a girl named Shiona and begins to live with her. Rei finds another girl in the depths of a library named Tipi, and from the two girls he begins to learn true emotions.
Harmonia is written by Kai, who was one of the main scenario writers for Clannad, and is co-written by Tsuzuru Nakamura.
The humanoid, feeling robot (Phiroid) that awakened inside a decayed facility.
Perhaps he was not finished during the manufacturing process, since his right hand is not covered with artificial skin, his mechanical parts are visible.
He finds out that an important program, the one responsible for “feelings”, is missing inside him.
Rei has no voice actor.
The girl who helped the Phiroid boy. When she found him, she mistook him for a human boy that has collapsed.
The Phiroid boy wakes up due to her beautiful singing voice and he keeps watching her singing.
Shinoa is being voiced by Kaori Mizuhashi.
In a place called “library” a little girl is crying all the time.
She was already crying when the protagonist (Phiroid boy) was meeting her for the first time.
In a world of digital writings, it is a mysterious place in which books
made of paper are stored.
Tipi is being voiced by Misaki Kuno.
A new challenger approaches! We don’t really know anything about him yet, but this section will be updated with more information as it arrives.
Madd is being voiced by Kenta Miyake.
- The OP is “Todoketai Melody” or roughly “Conveyed Melody”, sung by Ayaka Kitazawa and composed by Shinji Orito with lyrics by Kai.
- The ED is “Towa no Hoshi e” or “To the Eternal Star”, sung by Haruka Shimotsuki and composed by Tomohiro Takeshita with lyrics by Kai
- Harmonia is a kinetic novel, meaning there are no player choices, only the player and the story.
You can view the original Japanese PV here.
Feel free discuss anything and everything Harmonia related here. I plan on adding more details when I get some free time. If you have stuff you want me to add or suggestions or whatever, lemme hear 'em. Let’s get hyped!