Photo Kano Fuses Pokémon Snap With A Dating Sim

By Spencer . December 14, 2010 . 6:22pm

image Kadokawa Games has a new take on the ever growing virtual girlfriend genre. Photo Kano (note: kano is an abbreviation of "girlfriend") begins when you, a sophomore at Hikarigawa Academy, get a camera from your dad. Fascinated by the gift, you decide to bring it to school to take pictures.


The goal of Photo Kano is to talk with the girls using the game’s biorhythm matching system to build a relationship so the girls will pose in photos. Famitsu shows three girls and mentions a couple of locations such as classroom, pool, and the nurse’s office. Depending on your relationship level, the girls can pose different ways and some may be a little ecchi.


Photo Kano is designed to make the PSP the camera. Players press the R button to take pictures and can take pictures in vertical mode. Ichiro Sugiyama, producer of Kimi Kiss and True Love Story, is working on Photo Kano, which is slated for release next year in Japan.

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  • andref

    All i can say is that this will probably be popular in japan, anywhere else not so much maybe because some might find perverted and others too embarrassed to buy it. (anyone have a hard time buying agarest of war with its interesting box art)

    • karasuKumo

      I can’t wait to see peoples faces when I buy Catherine LOL

  • neetloaf

    The second coming of Love Plus?

  • Yuan

    This is developed by Dingo, the developer of Project Diva series on PSP.

  • I want an psp camera

  • PrinceHeir

    looks nice and all ^^

  • Guest

    I love how Japan rewards you for being a pedobear

  • Aoshi00

    Interested, so there should be a camera bundle right? Here there’s not much reason to get it, maybe other than Invisimals for kids.. Or this should be better for the DSi or 3DS w/ the built-in cameras?

  • Pokemon Snap had those kiosks set up at Blockbusters where you could take the memory card (that or the actual game, I forgot), and get the card issued by the retailer (got the Jigglypuff version, of course), put it into a slot of the machine and you get four tiny stickers of your favorite picture you took in the game.
    I still have all mine! Well, I gave one to a girl I had a crush on at the time. You could probably guess what photo I choose :P
    ::rolls back on topic::
    The pictures here seem pretty tasteful. Even the girls seem natural as opposed to the heavy cliche or blatant pandering to specific interests. It doesn’t seem too pervy now. Hey, I’m interested in getting this. Doubt Blockbuster will hold the same event to print photo stickers, though…

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