Katawa Shoujo

Katawa Shoujo – http://www.katawa-shoujo.com/

Katawa Shoujo is a bishoujo-style visual novel set in the fictional Yamaku High School for disabled children, located somewhere in modern Japan. Hisao Nakai, a normal boy living a normal life, has his life turned upside down when a congenital heart defect forces him to move to a new school after a long hospitalization. Despite his difficulties, Hisao is able to find friends—and perhaps love, if he plays his cards right. There are five main paths corresponding to the 5 main female characters, each path following the storyline pertaining to that character.

The story is told through the perspective of the main character, using a first person narrative. The game uses a traditional text and sprite-based visual novel model with an ADV text box.



In this section you’ll also find my KS Fanworks

Duet – a prequel scene for the Comiket 93 artbook

Final Finale (A Hanako/Hisao follow-up story)

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6 

Part 7

A Runner’s Afternoon (Another Hanako/Hisao follow up – 10 years in the future)

Part 1

Part 2

Future (a scene that was cut from the game)

10 July 1990 (A letter from Hanako’s Dad)

28th Birthday (A short I wrote last year)

Misha Path (A  joke I played some years ago)

~ Bad End ~ (This was one of the first things I wrote for Katawa Shoujo, before 4LS was even a group)


12 thoughts on “Katawa Shoujo

  1. Hello cpl_crud.
    I’m university student in S.korea. I feel so much affection in this “katawa shoujo”. i really fascinated by this game. i really want to translate this game
    If 4LS’s allow, i would translate. but i couldn’t found “way of ask to admin.” please help me. please mail to me

  2. I read “Misha Path”, pretty much spent 5 minutes after that looking for a subscribe button. I have some time off tommorow, I’m gonna spend it by reading the hell out of this blog =]

  3. First of all, excuse me for my bad english. It’s not my native language.
    I played Katawa Shoujo few weeks ago… I’m a girl, so I obviously found a bit weird experience at the begining for playing a visual novel ‘for boys’ (If I can call it this way). But, oh my God, I think that is the best game I ever played…
    I followed Hanako’s route, why? Well, I really like the look of this character, and the second reason is because a friend of mine told me that I really was like her.
    And he was right. Physically and emotional. (I don’t have scars or stuff… Well, I do have, but in my wrist, not in my face…)
    I don’t think you’re interested in that, but I must tell you.
    I’m shy, as well as Hanako, maybe not so bad, nor I have social anxiety, but yes without social, I have anxiety, since I was a child, and right now… I got a depression… So I feel identified of Hanako with most of her thoughts in the game…
    I must tell you, thank you. Thank you for doing such a great work. I really enjoyed Katawa Shoujo, I laughed, I cried… I just can’t write a reminiscence of what made me feel, but it’s amazing. Thank you.
    Katawa Shoujo helped me a lot.

  4. Dear Cpl_crud,

    It’s 3.00 am in France, my english is perfectible, and I discovered this blog, read some of your Katawa Shoujo fanstory. You make me cry, again.

    Hanako’s path is my favourite route of the 4Leaf Visual Novel. It’s also my first because something in Hanako tempted me since the first word I read about here. She was a mysterious character, and I loved it. I passed by the neutral ending, by the bad ending, and finally by the good ending. I was a zombie the entire week after reading this path for the first time. I have many common points with her (and Shizune, I’m half-deaf) so I did have the impression of reading myself at some moments. Fortunately, I’m not Hanako, but that touched me right into my heart.
    One year later, I continue to discover many things about Hanako and Katawa Shoujo in general. So, to the 4Leaf Studio and particulary you : Merci pour toutes ces heures de lecture. I will read your other novels as soon as possible.

  5. Kinda sad some of this stuff wasn’t made official; even then I loved this VN; not really had the feels but I enjoyed the characters and the implications of not following each route/not everybody gets a happy ending kinda thing.

  6. Hi there just dropping by! I have played Hanako’s route twice now and she is by far my most favorite character but for some reason I have noticed her story in the storyline does not exceed far. I would say the scripting was brilliantly layed out, it wasn’t rushed but her time together with Hisao on the timeline came short compared to the others. Making this journey a short one. I only wished it could have been fleshed out a bit longer on the timeline having more time to spend together or interaction with her past or Hisao’s past. It felt like I was watching “Frozen,” it was good but everything happened over night. Lol overall I love your work and will continue to stalk you. Thanks for being awesome!

    Also I would love to see another game from 4LS! And if needed I would pay big money just to watch you guys make magic again! It doesn’t need to be a sequel just another game with the same feels to it.

    P.s. Did you write the H-scene? If you did… Brilliant. 😀

    1. Hi, thanks for playing the game!

      Unfortunately there isn’t a new game, but in a couple of weeks I’ll be releasing my first novel. It’s more scifi than teen romance, but all the same!

      I wrote the original version of the H scene, but I’m pretty sure Suriko changed it a lot.

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