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Koi de wa Naku - It's not Love, but so Where Near.

恋ではなく ―― It’s not love,but so where near.

TitleKoi de wa Naku - It's not Love, but so Where Near.
Original title恋ではなく ―― It’s not love,but so where near.
LengthLong (30 - 50 hours)
DeveloperSyangrila Smart
PublishersSyangrila Smart
Shares characters
LinksWikipedia (ja), Wikidata, VNStat


This is the debut title by Shangrila Smart. There are two protagonists: Norifumi is a guy who has been taking pictures since he was small, and Yumi has been working as a model. Instead of a cast of heroines, this game rather follows a story told from both of their perspectives. Even though the title suggests that it isn’t about love, it tells a drama of adolescence set on the solitary island of Toshima. Their childhood friend Tasuku had wished that they can film a movie of their lives up to their graduation. Spending Christmas with everyone, a fateful Valentine’s Day, love and friendship… everything is captured by their pictures. But not much time remains until their graduation when they will go their separate ways.

[From Hau~ Omochikaeri!]

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Makishima Yumi槙島 祐未
MeasurementsC cup
ClothesSchool Uniform, Suit, Yukata
RoleChildhood Friend, Daughter, High School Student, Model, School Photography Club Member
Engages inPhotography
Subject ofFilming
Voiced byKaibara Elena


Affiliation: Photography Club (joined after the filming started)
Camera: Bell Howell dial 35 & others

Main characters

Atou Tasuku阿藤 扶
ClothesSchool Uniform
ItemsCamera, Video Camera
RoleChildhood Friend, High School Student
Engages inPhotography
Voiced bySorano Taiyou


Affiliation: Film Research club
Camera: Fujika ZC1000, Z850, Z800, P2 zoom & others

Side characters

Yano Konoka屋野 好佳
ClothesCoat, Scarf, School Uniform
RoleStudent Club Member
Voiced byArisugawa Miyabi


Camera: Linhof Master Technika

Makes an appearance

Super Sonicoすーぱーそに子A
AliasesSonico, Soniko, Nico-chan, Niko-chan, ニコちゃん
MeasurementsHeight: 158cm, Bust-Waist-Hips: 90-57-87cm
Birthday14 October
HairLong, Pink, Spiky Bangs, Straight, V Bangs
EyesPink, Red, Tareme
BodyAverage Height, Huge Breasts, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesBikini, Cardigan, Headphones, Jacket, Kemonomimi Hat, Knee-high Socks, Miniskirt, Necklace, Pleated Skirt, Ribbon Tie, School Uniform, Shorts, Suspenders
ItemsElectric Guitar
PersonalityAltruistic, Clumsy, Energetic, Kind, Shy
RoleFamous, Guitarist, Idol, Mascot Character, Model, Musician, Singer
Engages inSinging
Subject ofTeasing
Voiced byYamamoto Ayano ((not credited))


Date of Birth (Creation): 2006/10/14
From: Musashino-shi, Tokyo.
Hobbies: Bathing, playing with cats, gaming.
Special skill: Guitar, cooking (Japanese food).
Favorite food: Ramen (pork noodles), macaroon.
Favorite artists: Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth, Iggy and The Stooges, The Clash, Patti Smith, Avril Lavigne.
Recent favorites: Maximum the Hormone and Grizzly Bear.

Super Sonico was created by the Nitroplus Company in 2007 to be the mascot for their yearly Nitro Super Sonic (NSS) Music Festival held in Japan each year. Since her creation, she has become quite popular and has even starred in her own video game: SoniComi, the PS3/PSV game Motto! SoniComi and the 3DS idol producing game SoniPro. She even starred in her own anime, SoniAni.

She also a member of band Dai Ichi Uchuu Sokudo and has released several singles and albums.

From 2011.03.01 till 2011.05.31 Sonico starred in Kimisho as a limited time heroine.

Profile details translated from her official site.
Summary from Anime Vice.