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Morenatsu is an adult kemono yaoi (gay) themed visual novel/dating sim that is Japanese-language. The game centers around the main character going on summer vacation, to be greeted by a selection of kemono males.
The game is still incomplete, so only some of the storylines are playable. At this time, Tatsuki, Kounosuke, Kouya, Shin, Juuichi and Shun are playable, with Soutarou/Kyouji being added together later as a future love triangle. The date is still not confirmed though.
The characters were created by collaboration of anonymous users on Japanese imageboards, and thus they themselves are public property. However, the game and plotline itself is subject to copyright, and the makers seem to highly discourage any form of translation.
The game takes place during summer vacation. The main character, Hiroyuki Nishimura gets a letter from a friend in the village he spent his childhood in. He moved away to the city 5 years ago. His grandparents currently live there, so he decides to return there.
At the bus stop in the village, he is greeted by a tiger named Torahiko, who was one of his childhood friends. They are excited to see each other again. Torahiko tells Hiroyuki that later there will be a welcome back party for him at a restaurant. He then directs Hiroyuki to his grandparents' house and tells him where the restaurant where the party will be at is.
After arriving at the house, he unpacks his things in his new room. He has a fan and a TV, but the fan is broken.
Later, he goes to the restaurant where the party is. He's greeted by all his other childhood friends: Tatsuki the dragon, Kounosuke the Tanuki, Kouya the husky, Juuichi the bear, Shin the cat, Shun the wolf, and Kyouji the dog. Kyouji introduces Hiroyuki to Soutarou, a lion that moved to the village 3 years ago. Then the food is served, and the player must choose who Hiroyuki will sit with. (8 options available, even though there are 9 characters, the reason is one of the options is sitting with Kyouji and Soutarou.) After eating, the group unanimously shouts "Welcome home Hiroyuki!"
The rest of the plot depends entirely on who Hiroyuki sat with at the restaurant, which may become his love interest based on the players actions throughout the game. Some parts of the storyline are shared between plots, such as the Beach and Camping trips, but otherwise each plot offers a vastly different story. Additionally, Each story typically has a good and bad ending, however in some plots, some joke endings are available as well (Such as Chuukichi becoming a thousand year old demon with Hiroyuki being the only one able to kill him, as featured in Tatsuki's storyline)
The protagonist, and a human. His actions are chosen by the player. He moved away from the village 5 years ago. He currently just moved back to the village after receiving a letter from a friend there. He shares his name with 2chan founder and former administrator, Hiroyuki Nishimura.
- Species: Tiger
- Birthday：August 19th (Leo)
The first person to greet Hiroyuki after returning to the village. Keeping with his hobbies, he's a member of the swimteam (some pictures of him reveal that he wears a Speedo for his swimsuit). His family owns an inn, and he helps out at home by studying to be a great chef. He's in 11th grade, the same grade as Hiroyuki. He is very optimistic by nature, and lives with a "go with the flow" mentality. Because he's seen in the background of the title screen, first to welcome back Hiroyuki, running on the Project Morenatsu screen, and is on the Morenatsu development blog next to the title, it can be assumed a relationship with him is canon to the game's story.
- Species: Cat
- Birthday：July 10th (Cancer)
- Hobbies：Baking pastries
A Black cat that lives on the outskirts of the village in a western styled house. He can be a little stuck up. He has asthma, which is revealed in the first demo when Hiroyuki and Juuichi try to figure out a sport for him to play.
- Species: Dragon
- Birthday：January 14th (Capricorn)
- Height：210 cm
- Weight：135 Kg
- Hobbies: Painting
A dragon and a gentle giant. He does have wings, but they're too small for flight. His father is a master carpenter; as a result, he wants to be one, too, someday. He's known to be accident prone, and him driving a car leads to disastrous results. An example of him being accident prone is him falling off of a roof of a house in the first demo. Also, in the first demo, if the player chooses the first choice in the scene with Torahiko and Tatsuki, Hiroyuki trips and, while trying to break his fall, accidentally grabs Tatsuki's pants and pulls them down, accidentally pantsing him. He then sees Tatsuki's private area, and discovers that, like most reptiles, he has a retractable penis that comes out when he's sexually aroused. It causes Tatsuki to run off in embarrassment and forgets to pull his pants back up, thus causing him to trip and fall down some stairs and almost get hit by a car.
In the second demo, if Hiroyuki sits next to him at the welcome back party, it's revealed he has smooth skin, unlike most reptiles, because he uses the same soap that his mom buys for his dad. Also, when Hiroyuki is feeling his muscles, Tatsuki blushes intensely. Hiroyuki thinks this is because he's ticklish, but then Tatsuki forces Hiroyuki's hand down his pants. The others tell him that Tatsuki gets really aroused when he drinks a lot of sake. (He's been drinking sake while talking to Hiroyuki.)
- Species: Husky
- Birthday：April 2nd (Aries)
- Hobbies: Music
Kouya is normally calm, but he can get mad quickly. He also is sort of stubborn. He lives by himself at home after separating with his parents, graduating middle school, and makes a living by working. Kouya is also part of a band. In the first demo there was a secret sex scene between Kouya and Shun, although it wasn't part of the storyline.
- Species: Bear
- Birthday：June 19th (Gemini)
- Hobbies: Walking
Juuichi is a senior in high school. He is also an expert at Judo. Even though his face makes it look like he's in a bad mood all the time, he really isn't. He seems to hate being called fat, remaking such comments as him being "big-boned" or that his fat is muscle. Juuichi also has a younger twin brother.
In the first demo, if the player chooses the third option in the scene at the library with Juuichi and Shin, Juuichi shouts in embarrassment that he masturbates, remarking that it's healthy. Unfortunately, the entire library hears this, and he runs off in embarrassment. Also in the first demo, he and Kyouji are the first in the demo to be seen naked. Kyouji tells the players they'll be seeing them nude. Juuichi is skeptical about this, but he and Kyouji's clothes disappear. Their clothes reappear a few minutes later.
- Species: wolf
- Birthday：July 4th (Cancer)
- Hobbies：Video Games
Shun may look like a small child, but he's actually of high school age. He is to attend his first year of high school after Summer vacation. He tends to cry and/or panic a lot. He's also strongly attached to Hiroyuki. Shun is notable for his love of video games.
In a secret scene in the first demo. Shun and Kouya have a sex scene. However, this isn't canon.
- Species: Lion
- Birthday：September 21st (Virgo)
Soutarou moved to the village 3 years ago. He's introduced to Hiroyuki by Kyouji. He's a little timid, and has grown up without a father (unknown whether he left his mom or died). He is close to Kyouji, because he's the captain of his soccer team.
- Species: Tanuki
- Birthday：October 22nd (Libra)
- Hobbies：Chasing after fashionable things, Photography
Kounosuke is very optimistic and lives at his own pace. He is a huge fan of the city. He also loves taking photos, in fact he's carrying a camera with him in the second demo.
In the first demo, Kounosuke organizes a Test of Courage (common in Japanese summer vacations). He, Hiroyuki, Shun, and Torahiko all go to the school at night. They need to take a picture of one of each of the schools seven wonders (a grab-all term for haunted school houses). Depending on who the player chooses for Hiroyuki to go with (Kounosuke or together with Torahiko and Shun), the outcome will be either caught by one of the teachers, or see a ghost and run out of the building.
- Species: Dog (Labrador Retriever)
- Birthday：February 14th (Aquarius)
Kyouji is currently in 11th grade and the captain of Soutarou's soccer team. He plans on winning the summer tournament. He has a very calm personality, and always finds a way to help people. However, he sometimes doesn't like to tell the truth about things, and has a fear of thunder, and ghosts.
Along with Juuichi, he's the first person to be seen naked in the first demo.