Anime: Kimi ga Nozomu Eien (君が望む永遠)

Kimi ga Nozomu Eien (君が望む永遠, lit. The Eternity You Desire), or Kiminozo for short, is a Japanese adult visual novel developed by Âge and released on August 3, 2001 for Windows. It was later ported to the Dreamcast and PlayStation 2. The gameplay in Kimi ga Nozomu Eien follows a branching plot line which offers pre-determined scenarios with courses of interaction, and focuses on the appeal of the eight female main characters by the player character.

The game was adapted into a 14-episode anime television series, which aired between October 2003 and January 2004. Funimation licensed and distributed the anime in North America under the title Rumbling Hearts. It was one of the first anime shows to be officially made available for the iPod through the iTunes Store and is also available through Microsoft’s Xbox Live Marketplace. A four-episode OVA series called Kimi ga Nozomu Eien: Next Season was released between December 2007 and December 2008. The OVA series follows an alternate ending that centers around Haruka.

The story revolves around the main protagonist Narumi Takayuki, a male high school student. Takayuki is set up with Suzumiya Haruka by their friends Hayase Mitsuki and Taira Shinji. Takayuki ends up in bed with a nude sprawled out Haruka, but their relationship is not consummated due to performance anxiety. Mitsuki stops Takayuki on her birthday and has him buy her a ring, which results in him being late for his date with Haruka. And of course, this kind of happening will result in some kind of tragedy, wouldn’t this be a drama!

Watch the trailer below!


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