posted on 2020-10-23 05:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Game series inspired multiple adult, all-ages OVAs, TV anime
Fanza Games announced on Friday that its DiGiNation brand is developing a remake of Elf's Dōkyūsei (Classmates) dating sim game, with a slated release date of February 26 for PC. The announcement also unveiled the below visual, which is based on the original cover art for the 1992 game.
Elf released the the original game in 1992, followed by a Dōkyūsei 2 sequel in 1995, followed by the Kakyūsei game in 1996, and the Kakyūsei 2 game in 2004. Like other dating sims, the games present a variety of girls that the playable main character can romance, primarily by going on activities with the girl in specific times that the player must learn through interacting with the girls.
The games all inspired both adult and all-ages OVAs and television anime adaptations. The first game inspired the End of Summer four-episode OVA in 1994 and the adult Dōkyūsei: Climax OVA in 1995. Dōkyūsei inspired a 12-episode adult OVA 1996 (this was also aired on TV in Japan with the adult scenes removed), and the Dōkyūsei 2 Special: Sotsugyōsei OVA in 1999. Kakyūsei inspired the Elf ban Kakyūsei (literally "Elf-version Kakyūsei," the title distinguishes the anime from the similarly titled but unrelated OVA by Pink Pineapple) four-episode OVA in 1997 (only the last episode has adult content), and an all-ages TV anime in 1999. Kakyūsei 2 inspired an all-ages TV anime in 2004, the adult Kakyūsei 2: Anthology OVA in 2006, and the adult Kakyūsei 2: Sketchbook OVA in 2007.