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.

Koi de wa Naku - 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
Publishers Syangrila Smart
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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!]

Main characters

Atou Tasuku
Atou Tasuku阿藤 扶 
Clothes, School Uniform
Items, Camera, Video Camera
Role, Childhood Friend, High School Student
Engages in, Photography
Subject of, Turndown
Voiced bySorano Taiyou


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

Hayashi Ryousuke
Hayashi Ryousuke林 亮輔 
Clothes, School Uniform
Items, Camera, Video Camera
Personality, Siscon
Role, High School Student, Older Brother, Writer
Engages in, Photography
Voiced bySugisaki Kazuya


Volume 4007ZMII, Nikon R10 super, Rolleiflex 3.5MX-ECS (Tessar Mounted type)

Sekiya Naoto
Sekiya Naoto関矢 尚人 
Voiced byItsuki Fuyutaka

Makes an appearance

Super Sonico
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
Hair, Long, Pink, Spiky Bangs, Straight, V Bangs
Eyes, Pink, Red, Tareme
Body, Average Height, E+ Cup, Pale, Slim, Teen
Clothes, Bikini, Cardigan, Headphones, Jacket, Kemonomimi Hat, Knee-high Socks, Miniskirt, Necklace, Ribbon Tie, School Uniform, Shorts, Suspenders
Items, Electric Guitar
Personality, Altruistic, Clumsy, Energetic, Kind, Shy
Role, Famous, Guitarist, Idol, Mascot Character, Model, Musician, Singer
Engages in, Singing
Voiced byYamamoto Ayano ((not credited))


Age: 18.
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.