Original titleひまわり
LengthLong (30 - 50 hours)
DeveloperFrontwing & Blank Note & Regista
Publishers Frontwing & Kadokawa Shoten & Blank Note & Prototype
Himawari Aqua After - The Day the Moo...
Same setting
Available atEnglish Download Edition for Windows at MangaGamer for US$ 34.95 »
Japanese PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 2 version at Play-Asia.com for US$ 52.99 »
Japanese PlayStation Portable version at Play-Asia.com for US$ 65.90 »


Himawari tells a tale of love, tragedy, and sacrifice played out on two stages – Earth, and outer space. Enter Hinata Youichi, a young high school student and sole survivor of a tragic spaceplane crash that robbed him of both his family and memories roughly two years prior. Amnesiac but steady in his new life, Youichi manages to find solace in surrounding himself with friends: Amamiya Ginga, the eccentric son of a world-famous astronaut, as well as the tomboyish, yet ultimately kind-hearted quasi-childhood friend, Saionji Asuka. Everything changes, however, when an unidentified object crash-lands in Youichi’s hometown and he meets Aries, a mysterious – and similarly amnesiac – young girl from outer space. Who is Aries? What happened on that fateful day two years ago? And what secrets lurk behind the accident that turned Youichi’s life upside down?

Explore Youichi’s struggle in coming to terms with his lost memories while an entirely different story is revealed to have taken place far beyond the clouds, in the chilling void of outer space. What starts out as a young man’s light-hearted high-school adventure soon takes a more serious turn as both Youichi and the reader are led to face a sobering revelation: that not everything is as it seems at first glance.

[Source: MangaGamer]

Unlockable Routes 3.0 Multiple Route Mystery 3.0 Flashback 3.0 Amnesiac Protagonist 3.0 More Than Seven Endings 3.0 Existential Crisis 3.0 Enforced Playing Order 2.9 ADV 2.9 Science Fiction 2.8 Bad Ending(s) 2.8 Heroine with Psychological Problems 2.8 White Haired Heroine 2.7 High Amount of Bad Endings 2.7 Space 2.6 Dying Heroine 2.6 Loli Heroine 2.5 Orphan Protagonist 2.5 Branching Plot 2.5 Unlockable Protagonist 2.5 Twin Tail Heroine 2.5 Philosophy 2.5 Terminal Illness 2.5 Love Triangle 2.5 Protagonist with Voice Acting 2.5 Multiple Endings 2.5 Sunflowers 2.4 Unrequited Love 2.4 Moon 2.3 Genocide 2.3 Death of Heroine 2.3 Bad Endings with Story 2.3 Unlockable Side Stories 2.3 Genetic Research 2.2 Adult Heroine 2.2 Amnesia 2.2 Male Protagonist 2.2 Space Station 2.2 Albino Heroine 2.2 Future Japan 2.1 KiriKiri Engine 2.0 Corporations 2.0 Comedy 2.0 Female Protagonist 2.0 Drama 2.0 Deredere Heroine 2.0 Healer Heroine 2.0 Intrigue 2.0 Under the Same Roof 2.0 Slice of Life 2.0 Butler Support Character 2.0 Student Club 2.0 Other Perspectives 2.0 Ponytail Heroine 2.0 Genre Shift 2.0 Clone Heroine 2.0 Bokukko Heroine 2.0 No Common Sense Heroine 2.0 Death of Hero 2.0 Cloning 2.0 Student Club Member Protagonist 2.0 Unlockable Choices 2.0 Memory Alteration 2.0 Built-in Encyclopedia 2.0 Kidnapping 2.0 Oyaji Hero 2.0 Ending List 2.0 Normal Scene Recollection 2.0 Ambient Sounds 2.0 Unlockable Hero(ine) 2.0 Unavoidable Death of Heroine 2.0 Unlockable Event 2.0 Mystery 2.0 Loli Protagonist 1.9 Student Protagonist 1.9 Astronomy Club 1.9 Multiple Protagonists 1.8 Pregnancy Ending 1.8 Extraterrestrial 1.8 Heroine with Ahoge 1.8 Ojousama Heroine 1.8 NVL 1.7 Open Ending(s) 1.7 Parting Ending 1.7 Epidemic 1.7 Protagonist with Children 1.5 Osananajimi Heroine 1.5 Varied Title Screens 1.5 Protagonist with a Face 1.4 Murder Mystery 1.3 Protagonist's Sister as a Support Character 1.3 Graphic Style Change 1.2 Photographic Backgrounds 1.2 May-December Romance 1.0 Date Display 1.0 Life and Death Drama 1.0 Cherry Blossom 1.0 Bloody Scenes 1.0 Love Hotel 1.0 Lolicon 1.0 Passage of Time 1.0 Infodumping 1.0 Dojikko Heroine 1.0 Thriller 1.0 Teasing 1.0 Psychological Trauma 1.0 Terrorism 1.0 Execution 1.0 Pretending Heroine 1.0 Utsuge 0.8 Sexual Content 0.5


2007-12-3118+  HimawariNot voicedStory: No animationsEro: No animationsNon-freeDoujin800x6001 CDLatest patch (v1.25) allows optional disabling of sexual content.  
2010-03-10All ages  Himawari - Trial EditionNot voicedStory: No animationsFreewareDoujin800x600Internet download  
2010-04-2215+  Himawari -Pebble in the Sky-Non-freeCommercial1 UMD  
2010-04-2215+   Himawari: Pebble in the Sky Portable [DX Pack]Non-freeCommercial1 DVD, 1 UMDIncludes sheets, a poster, bonus CD, bonus DVD, and the PS2 version of the game.  
2011-02-27All ages  Himawari: Chapter OneNot voicedStory: No animationsFreewareDoujin800x600Internet downloadPC backport of the iPhone edition. Essentially the same content-wise as the trial.  
2011-02-27All ages  Himawari: Chapter TwoNot voicedStory: No animationsFreewareDoujin800x600Internet downloadPC backport of the iPhone version. Consists of the 2048 chapter from the original game with an additional movie.  
2011-03-1417+  Himawari: Chapter OneNot voicedStory: No animationsFreewareDoujinInternet downloadUniversal iPhone/iPod/iPad
No longer available, has been upgraded to the Integrated Chapters edition.  
2011-04-0217+  Himawari: Chapter TwoNot voicedStory: No animationsFreewareDoujinInternet downloadUniversal iPhone/iPod/iPad  
2011-04-0317+  Himawari: Chapter ThreeNot voicedStory: No animationsNon-freeDoujinInternet downloadUniversal iPhone/iPod and iPad.
Contains portions of the first part, to influence the later parts, and option to skip straight to the third chapter.
If installed on the same iDevice as the main complete game, will act as unlock key for it.  
2011-09-15All ages  Himawari -All Ages Edition-Not voicedStory: No animationsNon-freeDoujin800x600Internet downloadAll ages version based on the CS release. Only available via DL sales.
Latest patch (v1.25) allows optional re-enabling of sexual content.  
2012-06-2015+  Himawari: Chapter OneNot voicedStory: No animationsFreewareDoujinNo longer available, has been upgraded to the Integrated Chapters edition.  
2012-06-2015+  Himawari: Chapter TwoNot voicedStory: No animationsFreewareDoujin  
2012-06-2015+  Himawari: Chapter ThreeNot voicedStory: No animationsNon-freeDoujinIf installed on the same device as the main game, it will act as a scenario unlock key for it.  
2012-10-2415+  Himawari All Chapters Integrated Edition (patch)FreewareSucceeded the Chapter 1 edition, which is no longer available.

Complete version, but only the first two chapters are available free.

Requires purchase of scenario unlock key for the full game.  
2012-11-0117+  Himawari All Chapters Integrated Edition (patch)FreewareInternet downloadUniversal iPhone/iPod/iPad

Succeeded the Chapter 1 edition, which is no longer available.

Complete version, but only first and second chapters are available free.

Requires purchase of Chapter III, and it needs to be installed on the same iDevice for the full game to be unlocked.  
2015-08-2715+  Himawari -Pebble in the Sky-Fully voicedNon-freeCommercialFront Wing's Vita remake with updated art by Kuuchuu Yousai.  
2016-02-1215+  Himawari -Pebble in the Sky-Fully voicedNon-freeCommercialNon-standardInternet downloadPort of Front Wing's Vita remake with updated art by Kuuchuu Yousai.

Resolution: 960x544  
2016-12-0915+  Himawari -The Sunflower-Fully voicedNon-freeCommercialNon-standardInternet downloadResolution: 960x544

Port of Front Wing's Vita remake with updated art by Kuuchuu Yousai.

Also available on Steam.  
2016  Himawari -The Sunflower- Doujin BGM Restoration Patch (patch)FreewareInternet downloadReplaces the new remade music with the original music from the doujin game, for people who prefer that.  
2017-02-2315+  Himawari (patch)Freeware  
TBA15+  Himawari (patch)Non-freeIt's a translation patch for a steam release.  
2018-09-21All ages  El GirasolFreewareCommercial  
TBAAll ages  HimawariFreewareCommercial  


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Character summary

Protagonist Aqua
Voiced by Tamura Yukari
Protagonist Hinata Youichi
Main character Aries
Voiced by Nonaka Ai
Main character Saionji Asuka
Voiced by Kawasumi Ayako
Side character Amamiya Ginga

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