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Key

Company
Primary language: Japanese
a.k.a. キー
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Originated from: Tactics
Parent producer: Visual Arts

Key is a Japanese visual novel studio known for making dramatic and plot-oriented titles. It was formed on July 21, 1998, as a brand under the publisher Visual Arts, and is located in Kita, Osaka.

Co-founder Jun Maeda is a prominent figure in the brand, having contributed to the planning, scenario, and music composition in the majority of Key's visual novels. Na-Ga, Key's main artist, mainly worked with background art in earlier games, but with Key's sixth game Little Busters! (2007) was given the position of co-art director with former Key artist Itaru Hinoue. Shinji Orito, Key's main composer and another co-founder, has composed music for the majority of Key's titles.

Key has been an active participant at the Comiket convention since Comiket 57 in 1999, where they sold Kanon-related products; Key's latest appearance at Comiket was at Comiket 99 in 2021. In 2001, Visual Arts created the record label Key Sounds Label to release music albums and singles with music related to Key's visual novels. Between 2007 and 2010, Key produced an Internet radio show called Key Net Radio in regard to the brand.


[From Wikipedia]

Releases

Kanon
1999-06-0418+Kanon - First Press EditionPub & Dev
1999-06-0418+Kanon - Regular EditionPub & Dev
2000-01-07AllKanon - All Ages EditionPub & Dev
2000-09-14AllKanonDev
2002-02-2812+KanonDev
2004-11-2618+Kanon - Standard EditionPub & Dev
2004-12-2212+Kanon - Best EditionDev
2005-01-28AllKanon - Standard Edition (All Ages Edition)Pub & Dev
2007-02-1512+KanonDev
2007-0515+KanonDev
2009-07-3015+Clannad - Key Trilogy Premium BoxDev
2009-07-31AllKey 10th Memorial BOXPub & Dev
2009-11-0912+Kanon - Download EditionDev
2010-04-30AllKanon - Memorial EditionPub & Dev
2011-11-30AllKanonDev
2011-12-1618+Kanon ~Aso BD~Dev
2012-08-2418+KanonPub & Dev
2013-04-0412+KanonDev
AIR
2000-09-0818+Air - First Press Limited EditionPub & Dev
2001-07-1918+Air - Regular EditionPub & Dev
2001-07-27AllAir - All Ages EditionPub & Dev
2001-09-2015+AirPub & Dev
2002-08-0815+AirPub
2005-04-0818+Air - Standard EditionPub & Dev
2005-09-0115+Air - Best EditionPub
2007-05-0115+AirDev
2007-11-2215+AirPub & Dev
2008-02-0515+AirDev
2009-07-3015+Clannad - Key Trilogy Premium BoxDev
2009-07-31AllKey 10th Memorial BOXPub & Dev
2010-05-28AllAir - Memorial EditionPub & Dev
2010-09-0215+Air - Download EditionDev
2012-11-22AllAirDev
2013-05-0218+AirDev
2013-05-0212+AirDev
2016-09-0815+AirDev
2021-09-0915+AIR - Download EditionDev
2021-09-0915+AIR - Package EditionDev
CLANNAD
2004-04-28AllClannad - First Press EditionPub & Dev
2004-08-06AllClannad - Regular EditionPub & Dev
2006-02-2315+ClannadDev
2008-01-1615+ClannadDev
2008-02-29AllClannad Full VoicePub & Dev
2008-05-2915+ClannadDev
2008-08-2815+ClannadDev
2009-07-3015+Clannad - Best EditionDev
2009-07-3015+Clannad - Key Trilogy Premium BoxDev
2009-07-31AllKey 10th Memorial BOXPub & Dev
2010-05-28AllClannad - Memorial EditionPub & Dev
2011-04-2115+ClannadDev
2012-09-1816+ClannadDev
2013-02-1415+Clannad - Download EditionDev
2014-08-1415+ClannadDev
2018-06-1415+CLANNADDev
2019-07-0415+CLANNADDev
planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~
2004-11-22AllPlanetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ Trial EditionPub & Dev
2004-11-29AllPlanetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~Pub
2006-04-28AllPlanetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ First Press EditionPub
2006-04-28AllPlanetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ Regular EditionPub
2006-08-24AllPlanetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~Pub
2006-11-28AllPlanetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~Dev
2009-07-31AllKey 10th Memorial BOXPub & Dev
2009-08-24AllPlanetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~Dev
2010-04-30AllPlanetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ Memorial EditionPub & Dev
2011-05-12AllPlanetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ Special Edition for Tohoku EarthquakeDev
2011-11-3012+Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~Dev
2011-11-30AllPlanetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~Dev
2015-06-20AllPlanetarian ~the reverie of a little planet~ Package EditionPub
2016-07-29AllPlanetarian HD EditionPub & Dev
2017-05-08Allplanetarian HDDev
2017-07-26Allplanetarian HDDev
2018-01-31Allplanetarian HDDev
2018-06-14AllXingzhimeng ~Planetarian~ HD editionDev
2018-11-14Allplanetarian HDDev
2019-01-31AllPlanetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~Dev
2020-04-17AllPlanetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ HD Edition - Download EditionPub & Dev
2021-09-03Allplanetarian Ultimate EditionDev
Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~
2005-10-03AllTomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ Trial EditionPub
2005-11-2518+Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ First Press Special EditionPub & Dev
2007-01-2512+Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ CS EditionPub
2008-06-02AllTomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~Dev
2009-03-1912+Tomoyo After~It's Wonderful Life~ CS EditionPub
2009-07-31AllKey 10th Memorial BOXPub & Dev
2010-04-30AllTomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ Memorial EditionPub & Dev
2010-09-2212+Tomoyo After ~It’s a Wonderful Life~ CS EditionDev
2012-07-2912+Tomoyo After ~It’s a Wonderful Life~ CS EditionDev
2013-02-27AllTomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ CS EditionDev
2013-05-2912+Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ CS Edition - Download EditionDev
2014-09-2618+Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ Perfect EditionPub & Dev
2018-04-2018+Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ Perfect Edition - Download EditionPub & Dev
2020-09-1012+Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ CS Edition - Download EditionDev
2020-09-1012+Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ CS Edition - Package EditionDev
Little Busters!
2007-06-01AllLittle Busters! - Trial EditionPub
2007-07-27AllLittle Busters! - First Press Limited EditionPub & Dev
2007-09-28AllLittle Busters! - Regular EditionPub & Dev
2008-07-2518+Little Busters! Ecstasy - First Press Limited EditionPub
2008-09-2618+Little Busters! Ecstasy - Regular EditionPub
2009-07-31AllKey 10th Memorial BOXPub & Dev
2009-12-2412+Little Busters! Converted EditionDev
2010-11-2512+Little Busters! Converted EditionDev
2012-03-2212+Little Busters! Converted EditionDev
2012-11-30AllLittle Busters! Perfect Edition - TV Anime Commemorative EditionPub & Dev
2013-03-2012+Little Busters! Converted EditionDev
2013-05-2912+Little Busters! Converted Edition - Download EditionDev
2013-10-1118+Little Busters! Ecstasy - Download EditionPub
2020-04-2312+Little Busters! Converted EditionDev
CLANNAD - Hikari Mimamoru Sakamichi de
2010-06-0312+Clannad - Hikari Mimamoru Sakamichi de First VolumeDev
2010-07-1512+Clannad - Hikari Mimamoru Sakamichi de Last VolumeDev
2014-04-2215+Clannad - Hikari Mimamoru Sakamichi de First VolumeDev
2014-04-2315+Clannad - Hikari Mimamoru Sakamichi de Last VolumeDev
2021-05-2012+Clannad - Hikari Mimamoru Sakamichi de - Download EditionDev
2021-05-2012+Clannad - Hikari Mimamoru Sakamichi de - Package EditionDev
Kud Wafter
2010-06-2518+Kud Wafter - First Press Limited EditionPub & Dev
2013-01-3118+Kud WafterDev
2013-03-2918+Kud Wafter Aso BDDev
2013-05-0915+Kud Wafter - Converted EditionDev
2013-06-28AllKud Wafter - All Ages EditionPub & Dev
2013-10-1118+Kud Wafter - Download EditionPub & Dev
2013-12-1915+Kud Wafter - Converted EditionDev
Rewrite
2010-06-25AllRewrite - Trial EditionPub & Dev
2011-03-26AllRewrite - Trial Edition Ver. 2.00Pub & Dev
2011-06-24AllRewrite - First Press Limited EditionPub & Dev
2011-09-30AllRewrite - Regular EditionPub & Dev
2014-04-1715+RewriteDev
2014-08-2815+RewriteDev
2015-02-1115+RewriteDev
2016-07-2915+Rewrite+Pub & Dev
2017-03-2315+RewriteDev
2021-10-1515+Rewrite+ - Download EditionPub & Dev
TBAAllRewrite+ Physical editionDev
Hoshi no Hito ~Planetarian Side Story~
2011-11-30AllHoshi no Hito ~Planetarian Side Story~Dev
2011-11-30AllHoshi no Hito ~Planetarian Side Story~Dev
Rewrite Harvest festa!
2012-07-2715+Rewrite Harvest festa! - First Press Limited EditionPub & Dev
2016-07-2915+Rewrite+Pub & Dev
2017-05-1815+Rewrite Harvest festa!Dev
2021-10-1515+Rewrite+ - Download EditionPub & Dev
TBAAllRewrite+ Physical editionDev
Little Busters! SS
2012-10-29AllLittle Busters!SS Vol. 01Dev
2012-12-03AllLittle Busters!SS Vol. 01 One Day, fine DayDev
2012-12-03AllLittle Busters!SS Vol. 02Dev
2012-12-03AllLittle Busters!SS Vol. 02 Little Busters Kansatsu NikkiDev
2013-01-07AllLittle Busters!SS Vol. 03Dev
2013-01-07AllLittle Busters!SS Vol. 03 Aru Ame no Hi no KotoDev
2013-02-12AllLittle Busters!SS Vol. 04Dev
2013-02-12AllLittle Busters!SS Vol. 04 A Snowy DayDev
2013-03-07AllLittle Busters!SS Vol. 05Dev
2013-03-07AllLittle Busters!SS Vol. 05 Shiawase Hitotsu to Aoi ToriDev
Nishizono Mio Misshitsu Satsujin Jiken?
2014-01-29AllNishizono Mio Misshitsu Satsujin Jiken?Pub & Dev
Angel Beats! -1st beat-
2015-05-02AllAngel Beats! -1st beat- Trial Edition Ver. 1.00Pub & Dev
2015-05-15AllAngel Beats! -1st beat- Trial Edition Ver. 1.10Pub & Dev
2015-06-26AllAngel Beats! -1st beat- First Press EditionPub & Dev
2015-10-09AllAngel Beats! -1st beat- Download EditionPub & Dev
Harmonia
2016-09-23AllHarmoniaDev
2016-12-29AllHarmoniaPub & Dev
2017-05-26AllHarmonia - First Press Limited EditionPub & Dev
2019-04-26AllHarmonia - Regular EditionPub & Dev
2021-12-23AllHarmoniaDev
Rewrite: Oka-ken Katsudou Kiroku Gaiden
2016-12-21AllRewrite Side Story vol.1: Oka-ken Katsudou Kiroku Gaiden - First PartPub & Dev
2017-04-26AllRewrite Side Story vol.2: Oka-ken Katsudou Kiroku Gaiden - Second PartPub & Dev
Rewrite: Cradles Tale
2017-09-27AllRewrite: Cradles TalePub & Dev
Summer Pockets
2018-04-25AllSummer Pockets - Trial EditionPub & Dev
2018-06-29AllSummer Pockets - Download EditionPub & Dev
2018-06-29AllSummer Pockets - First Press Limited EditionPub & Dev
2018-12-1916+Summer PocketsDev
2019-06-2015+Summer Pockets - Download EditionDev
2019-06-2015+Summer Pockets - Package EditionDev
2019-07-26AllSummer Pockets - Regular EditionPub & Dev
2020-06-26AllSummer Pockets REFLECTION BLUE - Deluxe Limited EditionPub & Dev
2020-06-26AllSummer Pockets REFLECTION BLUE - Download EditionPub & Dev
2020-06-26AllSummer Pockets REFLECTION BLUE - First Press Limited EditionPub & Dev
2021-07-0115+Summer Pockets REFLECTION BLUE - Download EditionDev
2021-07-0115+"Summer Pockets REFLECTION BLUE" Mode Addition (patch)Dev
2021-07-0115+Summer Pockets REFLECTION BLUE - Package EditionDev
2022-07-21Summer Pockets REFLECTION BLUE - Download EditionDev
2022-07-21Summer Pockets REFLECTION BLUE - Package EditionDev
LOOPERS
2021-04-26AllLOOPERS - Trial EditionPub & Dev
2021-05-28AllLOOPERS - Deluxe Limited EditionPub & Dev
2021-05-28AllLOOPERS - Download EditionPub & Dev
2021-05-28AllLOOPERS - First Press Limited EditionPub & Dev
2021-07-209+LOOPERSDev
2021-07-2012+LOOPERSDev
2022-06-0212+LOOPERSDev
planetarian ~Snow Globe~
2021-09-03AllPlanetarian ~Snow Globe~Dev
2021-09-03Allplanetarian Ultimate EditionDev
LUNARiA -Virtualized Moonchild-
2021-12-10AllLUNARiA -Virtualized Moonchild- Trial EditionPub & Dev
2021-12-24AllLUNARiA -Virtualized Moonchild- Deluxe Limited EditionPub & Dev
2021-12-24AllLUNARiA -Virtualized Moonchild- Download EditionPub & Dev
2021-12-24AllLUNARiA -Virtualized Moonchild- First Press Limited EditionPub & Dev
2022-02-243+LUNARiA -Virtualized Moonchild-Dev
2022-02-249+LUNARiA -Virtualized Moonchild-Dev
HEAVEN BURNS RED
2022-02-1012+HEAVEN BURNS REDPub & Dev
2022-02-109+HEAVEN BURNS REDPub & Dev
Tsui no Stella
2022-09-30AllTsui no Stella - Deluxe Limited EditionPub & Dev
2022-09-30AllTsui no Stella - Download EditionPub & Dev
2022-09-30AllTsui no Stella - First Press Limited EditionPub & Dev