WHy must you make such amazing games? I thoroughly enjoyed this one, even with less choices and all that. The music and artwork are on point again. I enjoyed the ending, it's not the classic ending, but I still found it to be a happy one. Love the story and the characters and can't wait to see more of your work!
Magical Otoge Anholly
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Anholly is the only person who lives in the freezing town of Solvalis. One day, she meets a dying ice spirit who has resigned to his fate. She takes it upon herself to convince him otherwise and to find a way to save him...
This is a straightforward visual novel, so there's no walkthrough necessary.
Anholly: The protagonist. A bubbly girl who makes the best of her situation. Sometimes pretends to be more cheerful than she actually is.
Seihuo: The dying ice spirit who meets Anholly. He seems to be cold and emotionless most of the time, but he thinks a lot to himself. Very sarcastic.
Riov: Anholly's childhood friend, and only friend. He's young but quite mature, though he is lacking in social skills.
Veltaire: A mysterious and polite man who visits Solvalis in order to observe something...
Update 2.0 (7/6/2016):
- edited from 800x600 resolution to 1280x720, very minor text changes
If you had the original 1.0 version, loading your old saves will create several errors in the game. SImply delete or save over with new saves and everything will work out!
If you have any other errors with the game, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org with a screenshot if relevant and I'll get to you soon!
This game is free, but I always accept contributions in the form of donations and compliments (especially compliments) ☆ Enjoy the game!
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It was really nice playing this game; it's very pretty and pure and moving...and apparently, it's almost impossible to forgot them, even over years.
(If I were asked about making suggestion on details to improve, perhaps, I would say...your characters grow on the player so quickly! I think they are really worth playing and they can be solid when you write them just a bit more seriously, like, as to having them say things they would be likely to say given their respective stories just a bit more often than saying 4th wall jokes—those are nice to cover the Deus and Devil ex Machinas, but they could be kept short, letting the plot return to being immersive sooner, maybe? (I know I know no one asked me for a critique, so please feel free to ignore this.) )
Thanks for sharing these cups of freshness freely! (Did that make sense? ...in my head it did, but...)
PS: On another topic, I've been trying to unlock the first picture from the Gallery, unfortunately, I think I've tried every choice and skipped until the end each time, but to no avail. Is this a Veltaire picture? Would someone give me cue, please?
A response to your P.S.: If we're talking about the same "first picture from the Gallery," I believe it could be found in the Author's Note. c":
If you still can't find it, then asdfghjkl-- sorry for giving you false hope and wasting some of your time--
Thank you Author so much for making this game, definetly my favorite game. The ending made me cry so much, mostly for Riov, felt so bad for him.
That ending... T^T
HOW DARE YOU MAKE ME CRY LIKE THIS!!!
I love this game so much!! its amazing!
YOU'RE MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!!
Your games are just so funny, I love them!
Hey, do you think i could use one of the city scenes in this for a 3D modeling project in school? I really enjoyed the background of some of the scenes, and wanted to do one for my project! ^^
Sorry if this is a weird question, but I happen to use Renpy occasionally and I was wondering if your Renpy script (Is it a Renpy script?) was available to look at, just as a coding reference, for transitions, different effects, and such? Sorry if it seems weird... my bad! ><
Oh, I don't, actually! Mostly because I think my programming is super messy and ghetto ahaha (I know little to nothing about programming and just improvised most of it), but if there's a specific part of the game that you want to know how I did, I'd be happy to show you!
I just wanted to say, your games are absolutely beautiful! I remember playing this game back a couple years ago, and I just spent a couple hours trying to find it again; totally worth it! You're a real inspiration for Renpy, and I'm off to bookmark this, and play again and cry some more... this is amazing, and I can't lose the name of this game anymore!
Augh, I knew this was going to be sad going in, but the ending still got me! The music was lovely and your art was stunning as always.
I only wish we got to spend more time with Anholly and Seihuo because <3 <3 <3 This has made me super hyped for Melanie to finally release though!
oh my god...
I don't have a way to pay but I really want to play...
I mean, I know that I can play for free but I would feel bad...
I'll just casually ignore MY HEARTBREAK AND TEARS.
This was in fact a very well orchestrated game, and I really enjoyed it for what it was. I do have many questions that will probably be answered later relating to whether or not more of the protagonists happen to be reincarnations, and, ofcourse, about our new friend Clavie here...
Guess I'll be on standby til' then,
I just finished magical otoge anholly and i saw the melanie serie is coming. And now i see that it s iris too. OMG . I love your work and I hope you ll made more games ^^. I cried so much at anholly T^T. So to short my message. I m waiting for melanie and shisui. *^*
So.. I'm floating in an ocean of tears..
This story was so bittersweet, it's one of the few times I really felt connected to the main character. Bravo for making me cry every single time and somehow making me laugh at the same time..
I love your work and you're awesome for making these games and for making it free too!! <3 (can't wait for the full version of Magical Otoge Iris)
Do you have any plans for this game to have voices for the characters? And if so, would I be able to audition?
When I tried to execute the game it show a txt file saying:
I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred.
While running game code: ...
Hi, could you send me an email at email@example.com with a screenshot of what you're clicking on when you get that message?
This part really invites me deeper to Magical Otoge world and you know that I cried in every route at MO Ciel? Here I switch between crying ocean to laughing out loud to sobbing and repeating again just from the middle of the story to the end :'D
WARNING THERE MIGHT BE SPOILERS DON'T READ UNLESS FINISHED
I was drowning in the sea of emotions. This was totally different from Ciel, where you get to choose between three boys. This is more to story-telling. I love it of course, because it was so funny. I love good humour.
What I know is that I seriously ship Anholly and Seihuo. I love Anholly for bein strong. But holding things in can be a burden as well.
I'm sorry I can't say much, I should've write this right after I play but I was in the middle of things and stuffs so, yeah.
But seriously, I love you for making my day. I really had a good laugh with the puns, with how Riov, Seihuo, Anholly and Veltaire act around each other.
Thank you very much and I'll be anticipating Iris <3
(Finally able to express my thoughts on this game,couldn't before)To start of; story,art,humor is on point.I actually felt compassion for these characters (that I've only played overnight) especially anholly and seihou 's deaths.Looking forward to the rest of your series Batensan ^^ !!
I loved it. Seriously.. (sniffle..)
The story and art work, no wait, everything was cool. I had a pun time... Haha.. (intense bawling in the background..)
I just don't know what to say... it's too amazing
I really love it, story, art work, everything is too awesome! I can't wait for Magical Otoge Melanie! Great job!
I loved it! The ghosts from the last game tho...lol.
Thanks for making me cry...
ah this made me cry... great story Batensan!
My feels...Where are they...
Will Magical Otoge Melanie be released after Iris? :O I seriously cannot wait for either to be released! This is by far one of the best visual novels that i've played
Thank you! I'm not too sure as to what will happen, but yes, at the moment I'm planning for MO Melanie to be released after Iris.
This otome had to be tragedy :'((
I loved it nonetheless, thank you for making this amazing game!!!
Hey! For those wanting to see it, here's a small play through of the beginning of this game! :) I have to say a huge thanks to batensan! Well done too, it's a very stunning game, both visually and audibly! :) I really appreciate your support guys! :)
AAAH my heart! I just finished this game the FEELS I'm so sad but so happy this was beautiful!!!!!! batensan you are truly an artist can't wait for magical otoge Melanie!!!!!!!
the art work looks awesome, did you do it yourself?.
I loved everything!! the art work, the music, the story... which makes me yarn even more for the secuel!! XD but I´ll wait, because I know those things need It´s time... I just have one question...
What about the dog?!!! something about him seems odd.... I know you said ind the autor´s note not to worry... but... I reaaally want to know XP
Awww, this bitter sweet story is nice too...
At first sorry for my bad english, i hope you can understand what i'm gonna say
For the guy, i like Seihuo a lot, the way he act, the way he thinking and a specialy when he try make joke and get jealous, event with slime XD.
I appreciate it when you bring the ghose back, and that spotlight remind me when Anton make a joke.
You know, i'm really comfortable playing your games, because i don't need to worry about bad ending. I like the way you make conversation flow. Thats not too pushy for make something come out. The character is fine, but need to make more gap difference, like previous game, thats what i think fel free to make your style :). And I love your art style
thnaks for making this game and i'll waiting for your next game ;)
Thanks for taking the time to message me! Don't worry, your English is fine.
I'm glad you enjoy my work! But I want to make it clear that I don't make characters for the audience; I do it for myself and my own sake, so telling me what kind of characters to make unfortunately won't make a difference in what I do! Thank you for understanding.
I'm glad my english is fine.
Oh, don't worry i'm understanding it, because i love your work over all XD. Beside people sure have they style indeed. You're a good writer and artist. I'll waiting for the next MO, I wish you always healthy dan happy.
I had a really hard time keeping my poker face at place. Art is superb, reminds me strongly of Takarai Rihito and I love her style. When it comes to story... Ah, just as good. What else is to be told about that. I can't wait for more of your creations! Enjoy both the compliments and the donation. <3
WAHH- No Riov route--- I'm gonna blow the--
That aside, this game was very beautiful and colorful in so many ways, I'm actually satisfied with this bitter sweet outcome, (no I'm not, where's Riov), And I wish you luck on the sequel! ^3^ I'd be sure to play it, haha. The music- the art- I feel like I could die happy.
I'm glad you enjoyed it! Anholly's actions after the end of the game are supposed to be a bit ambiguous so I dunno, if you want to say that she waits for Riov, you can ;O There's your Riov route.
AHHHHH!!!!!!........I...I'm not even sure what to say....*sniff*....It was just so many emotions at once, and literally my very first reaction was,"Seihou? Umm....can i marry you now please?" I honestly fell in love with the story as I took this freaking emotionally challenging journy and literally was like, "done" at the scene where Anholly was holding Riov's hands and Seihou actually was jealous! I actually sat there like, "Oh my God! He's actually jealous? I'm done.....I'm done....nope i'm just done...." (But in a good way)
It was a very sweet game and the ending caught me off guard quite a bit. My only wish is that you would have done more with the "Because I love you" line in the end there, and my only hope is that we get to see Anholly and Seihou again, and I don't just mean their reincarnates. I love your work and in MO Ciel I particularly fell in love with Yvin and I honestly have to say that his ghost scene in the main paths was brilliant! Anyway I just have to say that I adore your work and I can't wait to see the next installment to the MO series though my trust for you rests precariously atop a tree branch and if your not careful Ven might just pull it out of said tree. Haha but seriously keep doing what you're doing and "No but's. Never but's."
Thanks, I'm glad you liked the game and Seihuo so much! Seihuo isn't much for theatrics so his confession was intentionally very short, as it's staying in character. But he has no problem reiterating his feelings as many times as needed ;)
And don't worry, in Magical Otoge Melanie, there's going to be an extra where Anholly and Seihuo cook together! It'll be fun!
And you shouldn't trust a villain like me, heheh!
No problem! I really do adore your work, and I'm happy to hear that Seihou and Anholly aren't "gone for good" so to speak. Plus isn't trusting the villain way more fun than following the hero? lol
Other ghosts except Steve: SICK GAME BRO!!!
I absolutely adore your games! I'd dare to say they're one of the best ones I've ever played with awesome plot and great characters. I'm playing this game right now and I love it as much as Ciel. Keep up the great work!
I loved this so much, the art style. the story line, everything. It was beautiful! Please keep creating such amazing work!
This is so amazing on so many levels: art, music, puns, story and the characters are lovely and deeply constructed as Magical Otoge Ciel before this (the little connections made me feel so smart and involved). Thank you so much and keep up the wonderful work! :)
Thank you! I'm glad people remember Magical Otoge Ciel enough to realize the connections, haha! There are a ton of connections with Magical Otoge Melanie coming up, so I hope you enjoy those, too!
i really loved this one, made me feel so many things ;;;; i think i went through all range of reactions between viking-like-laughter (the scene with ghosts i swear) to Totally Having Something In Eye Please Leave Me Alone... anyways, everyone was so precious and good, i feel like i have a rainbow in my heart... or something...
oh, an i gotta mention, i really really really love your art, you are amazing both as a writer and as an artist...! (and your puns are great please never stop)
thank you very much for making this game, i adore your work! i cant wait for next magical otoge.