ANIPLEX.EXE and BA-KU announced Taishō era visual novel Hira Hira Hihiru launches on November 17 for PC via Steam. A free demo is now available for players wanting to try a sample of the game before launch.
In Hira Hira Hihiru, players explore Taishō Era Japan as an affliction known as Aerodema causes a systemic change in society. Aerodema causes those afflicted to come back to life after dying, but the revival comes at the lose of cognition, memory, and awareness. The affliction also strips the body’s natural regenerative process. Dr. Shūhei Katori will attempt to improve the conditions for patients while slowing uncovering mysteries surrounding this strange disease.
Hira Hira Hihiru’s November 17 Launch
On launch day, Hira Hira Hihiru will support English, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese language options with Japanese voice-overs. The game is available to wishlist right now on Steam. Once more, a free demo is now available.
Here’s an overview of Hira Hira Hihiru and the development staff, via the official Steam page:
They’re all perfectly normal human beings.
The world you are about to enter is one in which the dead come back to life.
It is a phenomena which has occurred since time immemorial. But these unlucky individuals do not return as the person they once were. They rise from the grave with depleted cognition, memory, and awareness. Their bodies, stripped of all regenerative abilities, slowly rot away.
In Japan, those with this affliction are known as “hihiru.” Though once revered as holy beings, over time they have come to be shunned and reviled by society. Eventually, however, their condition was recognized as a medical issue, and given the name Aerodema.
Now, at the dawn of the Taishō Era, Dr. Shūhei Katori is conducting field studies in an effort to improve living conditions and support systems for Aerodema patients. Given how slowly they have developed in Japan compared to other nations, it is an uphill battle he fights.
It is through the eyes of two men that this story will unfold: Masamitsu Chigusa, a young doctor assisting with these studies, and Takeo Tenma, a student to whom Aerodema has only been a distant problem until now. Watch how these men grapple with Aerodema as it twists itself into their lives…
- Planning & Scenario: Renya Setoguchi
- Character Design: Zennosuke
- Music: MANYO
- UI Design: Kenzo Nagaoka
- Development: BA-KU
- Production: ANIPLEX.EXE
Release Date Trailer
Lastly, watch the release date trailer below.