Kita he – Diamond Dust Drops

By bluemist on March 30th, 2005

Kita he – Diamond Dust Drops

What is diamond dust?

This is the boring definition (taken from wikipedia.org). Diamond dusts are near ground level ice clouds. It is a meteorological phenomenon where microscopic ice crystals form in midair without the need for a seed. This phenomenon can only happen at temperatures at or below water’s dynamic arrest point of -39°C, much lower than its freezing point of 0°C.

So let’s see how the Japanese interpret to such a phenomenon. They say (or at least the Kita he anime and games say), someone who has seen diamond dust would have his/her dreams come true. Also, when a couple sees diamond dust together, they can find eternal happiness. Very hopeful and romantic, isn’t it?

Kita he – Diamond Dust Drops is an anime based on… hmm… actually I haven’t found much info on this. For one, I don’t know if I can still call this a ren’ai simulation console game or bishoujo game. Some sources say it is called a ‘travelling game’, in which you, the player, travel across some scenic spots and destinations in Japan. Along with that, the usual bishoujo game dynamics come into play. A travelling game? That’s quite nice. The player would travel and see pictures of real-life places, while hearing the story of some girl characters along the way. Kinda like an interactive travel guide isn’t it?

Okay, I was initially turned off because the game CG art of the Kita he games isn’t my cup of tea. The anime also embraces the art, but in a way that’s not quite as weird as the game CG. The anime setup: There are six girls. Each of them has a story, in which five of the girls have two episodes, one girl has only one. Unlike typical bishoujo game to anime conversions, there is no male lead/player viewpoint here. These are different girls in separate stories in separate settings. I don’t wanna spoil each girl’s story too much, but I can assure you that this is prime storytelling.

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1 Comment

Posted By: rllq studio On: June 03, 2006 At: 12:18 pm

i agree with your review. i haven’t seen the game cg art (as of yet) but i think it will turn up nice.

i really like asahina’s story, the film director. gee.. i wonder what happened with her and yuu. guess a fanfic will be a remedy for my curiousity.

anyways, i like your site. take care

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