stars read to the our time, bright forever without fading
layer heart, and hold this moment
lot of love for you.
Starry Sky (more commonly spelled Starry☆Sky) is an Otome Game series developed by Honeybee in 2009 for PC platform.
In this game, you are Tsukiko Yahisa (although her name can be changed), the first and only female student to enroll in Seigatsu Academy, an astronomy school. The series features 12 good looking young men (3 per game), each of them representing an astrology sign. So far, four games have been released, each named after a season:
- Starry Sky ～in Spring～ (released March 27, 2009): Capricorn, Pisces and Cancer
- Starry Sky ～in Summer～ (released June 26, 2009): Taurus, Scorpio and Sagittarius
- Starry Sky ～in Autumn～ (released September 25, 2009): Gemini, Leo and Libra
- Starry Sky ～in Winter～ (released December 25, 2009): Aquarius, Aries and Virgo
Every game has a PSP port with additional content, as well as a 3DS port. They also have their own fandiscs, subtitled After with the name of each season (also ported to the PSP), and an anime, released between December 2010 and June 2011, by Studio DEEN. The PSV ports contain both the original games and their fandiscs.
Each character has his own Drama CD, which were released throughout the year 2009. note Everything Japanese only. However, there's a fan translation of the first game, released in 2010, and a translation for its fandisc was released in 2014. There's also a Spanish translation for In Summer and In Autumn.
A stage adaptation for the series has been announced for July 2019.
This game provides examples of:
- Adaptation Distillation: Ten minutes per episodes, twenty minutes per route. You see where this is going.
- Possibly justified, since the anime is likely treated as an advertisement for the games, which are just there to give more context to the Drama CDs.
- Which maybe makes it some form of Adaptation Expansion as well. Well, the "expansion" part of the trope.
- Anime Accent Absence: Yoh, despite having spent most of his childhood in France, uses a flawless and remarkably precise Japanese, and can even get witty at times.
- Bland-Name Product: At one point Heegan-Dazs shows up in the anime.
- Cynicism Catalyst: Iku Mizushima, after the death of his twin sister, he ended up losing his trust in everyone.
- Can't Hold His Liquor: Tsukiko's teacher Haruki Naoshi gets hyper pretty fast when he had some liquor. And the school nurse, Hoshizuki Kotarou, falls asleep after having too much.
- Hello, [Insert Name Here]: You can change Tsukiko's name to whatever you want, as the game seiyuu have found ways around saying the protagonist's actual name to prevent breaking the illusion.
- The Nicknamer: Tsubasa. Everyone has a nickname. EVERYONE. Except for Azusa, who is just... "Azusa" to him, or Shiki, whom he also just calls Kagurazaka.
- Oblivious to Love: Somehow, Tsukiko fails to notice that 12 hot guys are in love with her. It get worse (better?) that in After Spring, two (three?) more candidates appeared. And After Summer adds the Idiot Trio, After Autumn a bunch of Tsukiko's classmates and in After Winter finally Ophiuchus, probably with more side-characters as potential males again.
- Stalker with a Crush: There are three choice points in Spring where you can leave your dorm. Two out of three are to just walk outside your dorm room. Suzuya is always there. Always.
- The Smurfette Principle: Tsukiko is the only female student in the whole school.
- Twincest: Slightly hinted in the relationship between Iku and his twin sister, probably onsided on Iku's part because his sister was in love with Kotaro. He views her as the ideal partner that he already lost in the beginning.
- Two Guys and a Girl: Kanata, Suzuya and Tsukiko are childhood friends ... and as it turns out, Tsukiko was also friends with Yoh as a child, although she forgot all about it.
- Unlucky Childhood Friend: Suzuya is a borderline of this trope. At the beginning, he kind of gives up on Tsukiko despite being madly in love with her out of consideration for his friend Kanata, wh-who's not in love with her at all or anything like that, okay!!
- Western Zodiac: The personalities of each original bachelor (13) are partly supposedly based on the signs' personality traits.
- Suzuya. Specifically, in Spring, Tsukiko is given a love letter. She rejects it. The guy isn't pleased, and ambushes her later on. Kanata shows up, and if you choose to go and get Suzuya, Tsukiko will run into Yoh. The two go back to the rooftop to find Suzuya, adjusting his uniform and standing over the guy. Not to mention the constant warnings he gives her regarding his jealousy... And then in After Spring, Tsukiko is approached by two guys. Suzuya doesn't like this, and proceeds to beat them black and blue. It takes Tsukiko begging him to stop to get him off them.