Over 500 Events Captured In Photo Dating Sim

By Spencer . December 20, 2010 . 3:37am


Kadokawa Games and Hatsune Miku: Project Diva developer Dingo have a dating simulation called Photo Kano. The PSP game begins when you get a camera as a gift for your birthday. Naturally (?), you decide to bring it to school and take pictures of your female classmates in hope of finding a girlfriend before the school festival in two months.


You play Photo Kano by picking events on a campus map. There are four times (recess, lunch, recess, afterschool) where you can talk to different girls. Heart icons indicate a story scene. Question marks are for free events where you get to know the personalities of the Photo Kano’s cast. Kadokawa Games created over 500 events with full voice acting for players to see.


During events you will talk to the girls using the biorhythm matching system. A meter on the top right shows the biorhythm line. Follow it by picking the right topics to increase the tension gauge. When it is almost full you can pick "topic attack" to ask the girl to pose in pictures. In photo mode, the PSP acts like a camera. Press the R button to take pictures and you can rotate the PSP to take long, vertically long pictures. The kinds of poses the girls make depends on their feelings for you.


Photo Kano is scheduled for a summer release in Japan.


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  • z_merquise

    So can the player take a a picture of a girl licking ice cream in a cone? How about eating a banana? Or sausage in a stick?

    • Aoshi00

      I heard Dream Club Zero has been delayed (was going to be released on 12/30) *sob*.. the good news is the rating seems to have been bumped up from Cero C to Cero D, take that censorship! :) At least in Dream Club Zero one doesn’t need to play 50 hrs to get to those naughty situation :)

      The art in this game looks really good, so that means camera add-on is needed for this game right?

      Guess this and Kenshin Saisen would still have me playing the PSP…

      • Well, GalGun is still set for the 27th, so you can still shoot school girls! :D

        • Aoshi00

          lol, actually I’m not so sure about GalGun, but Dream Club looks really really good (I like the first game alrdy), so does this photo-taking game. GalGun I kind of want to wait for reviews, the art and 3D models seem rather simple, will see..

  • Very nice character models and facial expressions. I want to see this in motion and with voice acting.

    The screenshots look a bit too clean to be taken from realtime footage, but they could come really close should the games use a photo album mode similar to games like Africa/Hakuna Matata or Endless Ocean/Eternal Blue.

  • 500 events. Check.
    Full voice acting. Check.
    Full 3D. Seems like it.
    Full motion. Looks like it.
    Nice graphics. Check.
    Nice character designs. Check.

    My fluency in Nihongo. BAD.


  • PrinceHeir

    i like the girls expression face on Img 05 :D

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