True Tears

True Tears (stylized as true tears) is a Japanese visual novel developed by La'cryma, a collaboration between Broccoli, Circus, GameCrab and Rei Izumi,[1] and was originally released on March 31, 2006 for the Windows as a DVD in Japan rated for everyone, followed by a Hong Kong and Taiwanese release on March 31, 2007. A PlayStation 2 version was first announced to be released on March 13, 2008, but was later delayed for an August 7, 2008 release. The gameplay in True Tears follows a linear plot line, which offers pre-determined scenarios and courses of interaction, and focuses on the appeal of the five female main characters.

True Tears
Cover art of the regular edition of the original visual novel.
GenreDrama, Romance
PublisherLa'cryma (Windows)
Sweets (PS2)
GenreVisual novel
PlatformWindows, PlayStation 2
ReleasedMarch 31, 2006 (Windows)
August 7, 2008 (PS2)
Written byLa'cryma
Illustrated byAsaki
Published byFlex Comix
MagazineComi Digi (former)
Comi Digi +
Original runDecember 10, 2005August 21, 2006
Live-action film
Directed byKazuya Hatazawa
ReleasedDecember 22, 2006
Anime television series
 Anime and manga portal

True Tears has made several transitions to other media. A manga adaptation illustrated by Japanese artist Asaki was first serialized in the Japanese magazine Comi Digi (later Comi Digi +) between December 10, 2005 and August 21, 2006. A thirteen-episode anime was created by P.A.Works and aired in Japan between January 6, 2008 and March 30, 2008, but has little in common with the visual novel other than the name. Two Internet radio shows, two drama CDs, and a live action drama adaptation have also been produced.

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