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Visual Novel / Tricolour Lovestory

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Daisy on the left, Violet on the right, Ashley in the background

Tricolour Lovestory: A story of a boy who doesn't know how to draw out the true love and two girls who want to do so is a Visual Novel developed by HL-Galgame, and published by Sakura Game. It has a Steam release on September 20, 2017, and also has a Japanese PlayStation 4 release on August 29, 2019.

Ashley Chiu did not have a very happy upbringing. His parents disapproved of both his childhood sweetheart Daisy Mo and his artistic interests, going so far as to burn all of Ashley's sketchbooks chronicling happy memories. However, years later, his parents are called to the city on government work, leaving high school-aged Ashley alone and with freedom for the first time in his life. Eager to reinvent himself, Ashley enrolls in an art class for the next semester, and attempts to befriend a fellow transfer student named Violet. However, there are some elements of his past that he can't simply run away from, as he finds out when Daisy comes back into his life...

This work makes use of the following tropes:

  • Abusive Parents: Ashley's were notably harsh, to the point where he has trouble communicating with others as a result of emotional trauma.
  • The Ace: Violet Wen, whose artistic talents have been scouted by both universities and independent studios.
  • Best Friend: Green Luo, the only person from his past Ashley's still close to before enrolling in an art class.
  • Childhood Friends: Ashley knew both Green Luo and Daisy Mo from his childhood.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Ashley and Daisy had one, but his Abusive Parents did not approve, so Ashley broke it off to protect her from them. However, it's possible to restart a relationship with her.
  • Long Title: The subtitle is 23 words long.
  • Meaningful Name: Ashley considers his own to be one, as his life felt "ashen" and devoid of color growing up.
  • Multiple Endings: There are two versions of the final chapter, depending on whether Ashley is closer with Violet or Daisy. However, it's also possible to end up alone. There is also a TrueEnd DLC, released five years after the original release, which continues from Violet's final chapter.
  • Sensei-chan: Ms. Ding, the newly-hired adviser of the second-year art class, was a mere student intern the year before.
  • Shrinking Violet: Violet, at least partially due to all the unwanted attention she tends to receive for her accomplishments.
  • Student Council President: Lucien Chih.
  • Theme Naming: Various people are named after colors, such as Green and Violet.