1. A Punk rocker doesn't follow any rules (anarchy attitude).
2. A Punk rocker mustn't think his actions through (no future attitude)."
EroVisual Novel produced by the group OverDrive in 2007, which was licensed by MangaGamer and put out in English in 2009.Shikanosuke is a twelfth-grade student at a Christian high school, and right now his life kind of sucks. He had to quit the tennis club due to health problems, and he was just dumped by his girlfriend. Right now all that's really going on is his work at a restaurant and his average school days. At the start of the story, though, his life begins to change when a new girl starts to work with him. Her name is Kirari, and she's from the same school as him. The two of them make friends when Shikanosuke is assigned to teach Kirari the ropes, and one night after Shikanosuke tries to settle a fight between members of a visiting band and a couple of drunk thugs, the two receive tickets to said band's upcoming concert as an apology for the trouble. After some debate, the pair head to the concert. Kirari falls in love with the energy, and Shikanosuke—who could never understand what was so special about rock or bands—is entranced by the band's charisma.At the same time, the club Shikanosuke joined after he quit playing tennis—the second literary club—is set to be terminated because it has too few members. Kirari, who also happens to be part of the club, gets him to come to a meeting discussing what they should do at this year's cultural festival, which will be their last. Kirari's suggestion? They should form a punk rock band and perform like the light music club does!And so, Shikanosuke, Kirari, and two other girls—Shinakosuke's childhood friend Chie and Kirari's best friend Sarina—decide that they may as well, and are slowly drawn into the world of rock as they become more and more serious about their new hobby.Kira☆Kira is a Slice of Life comedy about school, love, life, and The Power of Rock. It doesn't take itself overly seriously, and is notable for its extremely high-quality art, fun storylines, and use of rock-inspired music for all of its BGMs. Compare and contrast K-On and BECK. It has absolutely nothing to do with the serial killer, the Macross Frontier meme, the Gundam pilot or the YA novel by Cynthia Kadohata.The game has a fandisc called Kira☆Kira: Curtain Call which follows a new group of characters. It is also available in English. Clean versions of both the fandisc and the original game were released for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Has an all-ages PS2 version as well.See also Deardrops, Kira☆Kira's Spiritual Successor
Kira☆Kira contains the examples of the following tropes:
Sarina's family has multiple, and they all look the same.
Midori's house also counts, since it's mentioned to be even bigger that Sarina's.
Bishōnen: Ondo looks extremely feminine, and is considered very attractive, partially due to his wealth. Most of the other male characters count as well, especially Shikanosuke.
Big Screwed-Up Family: The Kashiwaras, a rare non-supernatural case, despite most of them being dead. First off, Sarina's grandfather Masatsugu lived through World War II, and then was the only survivor of his entire family, who died from improperly prepared blowfish. He suffered from this, but managed to be successful, and had two sons. Unfortunately one, Sarina's father, fell in love with a woman in Tokyo, and Masatsugu didn't approve of their relationship. Sarina's parents ran away, and were completely estranged from the family. After giving birth to Sarina, her mother died, and her father soon committed suicide, and was found by his brother which led to Masatsugu raising Sarina by himself. When you realize that Sarina is the only close family he has left, his situation becomes a lot more sympathetic.
Bland-Name Product: In one of the backgrounds, an upside-down McDonald's logo can be seen.
Blatant Lies: Shika tries to avoid speaking by stating that he has a terrible hearing problem.
Bleached Underpants: For the Playstation 2, iPhone and iPod Touch releases, all H-scenes were removed.
Brilliant, but Lazy: Implied with Shika. He simply doesn't care about most things enough to try rather than actually lacking the ability. Several other characters such as his mother and sister appear to notice it as well.
Cerebus Syndrome: In comparison to the rest of the game and the other girls' routes, Kirari's final scenarios are incredibly dark and depressing, dealing not just with her family's poverty, but with depression, suicide, prostitution, and what kinds of actions are justified when trying to save oneself or one's family members.
Childhood Friend Romance: Of the unlucky kind: Chie-nee may have her own route, but that doesn't stop Shika from seeing her as a sister for the vast majority of the game.
Murakami also counts as one. During the summer festival, he admitted to wanting "all of the girls" and that he would "have sex with them every day". But because it's him saying it, it comes off as this trope.
Flash Back: The game starts at the STAR GENERATION concert, then flashes back to show how Shika and Kirari got there, from Shika's girlfriend breaking up with him. Shika also explains the fallout from certain situations in flashback style, too.
Fun with Acronyms: The refrain to Let's Jump!, the first letters of which spell out FUCK.
Gay Option: Ondo-kun. And yes, he actually does have his own ending, though it counts as a Bad End.
Gilligan Cut: Shikanosuke swears he will NOT dress as a girl to get into Sarina's mansion. No way. Not happening. Even if he can pull off an extremely effective girl, it will never ever happen again. After that declaration, he gets an entire line before we get a cut to him. You have to hand it to him, he manages to actually look better than any of the real girls.
Girl Group: The Second Literature Club Band is presented as this, but of course isn't.
Gratuitous English: Found in several songs (OHBI, Let's Jump!, go on a trip, among others) as well as the "swearing interlude" where the cast speaks all swear words in English, and the catchphrase "Rock and roll!" in Chie's route.
During their Darkest Hour, Poor Kirari has one onstage in the middle of a gig.
Souta starts to have one in Curtain Call, until Kazuki punches him in the face to fix it.
Shikanosuke himself gets two really major ones when Kirari dies(in her normal route) and when he used to play tennis. For the former one, it takes the spirit/ghost/hallucination of Kirari to snap him back to normal after 5 years. He also gets a more minor one in the True End, after he lets Kirari's father commit suicide which he only snaps out of after confessing this fact to Kirari, and subsequently getting her forgiveness.
Heroic Bastard: Shika, possibly. It's left ambiguous as to whether his parents were married before they split up.
H-Game: Though the sex is really late in the story.
It's Up to You: Shika usually winds up having to rescue other people from their issues. It's most often played for laughs, but this comes up more seriously in Kirari's true route, where her father tries to force Shika to save her from being forced into prostitution on his own.
No Export for You: Subverted. Kira☆Kira is hardly popular, but got the rare gift of an official translation, including the fandisc, as well as an iPhone/iPod port.
No Periods, Period: Averted, for plot specific reasons. In the True End, Kirari starts her period just after her dad agrees to whore her out to loan sharks in order to pay his debts, which buys Shika valuable time to try to save her.
Ojou: Sarina, though she's quite humble. Also Onda in his Bad End, when he gets a sex change.
Old Friend: Shika hadn't seen Chie for quite a while until shortly before the events of the game.
Mostly to bands, especially the Sex Pistols, The Ramones, and The Clash. Shika's stage uniform is also quite similar to Bridget'soutfit. The STAR GENERATION song Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die is a notable reference to the Sex Pistols.
After the guerrilla performance in front of the grocery store, Sarina, wearing her mask, says to Kirari, "Kamen r*der!". Who knew she would say that?