An announcement has been made by Visual Art’s/Key today that they will be delaying their Harmonia PC kinetic visual novel again, the reason stated was “due to a further enhancement of the original Japanese script and sound effects”. Originally the game was set for release English before the end of 2015 but was later delayed until this Spring. The company is aiming for a 2016 release but thats not official. The game will be a kinetic visual novel which means one with no choices or different routes and will release in English before in Japanese. It is being planned by Kai who worked on Clannad, the music is being scored by Shinji Orito who worked on Air, Clannad and Little Busters and Itaru Hinoue who has previously worked on Air, Clannad and Little Busters will be drawing the original art. Harmonia’s opening theme song titled Todoketai Melody will be sung by Ayaka Kitazawa, the ending theme on the other hand titled Towa no Hoshi e will be sung by Haruka Shimotsuki. Now below is a updated plot summary of the series provided by Visual Arts/Key and quoted from ANN:
This is a story from a very, very distant era. The world has suffered from a great war. The contaminated atmosphere is turning ash gray, life on earth almost came to a stop and water started vanishing. The world population has declined remarkably compared to the Golden age. The people joined together to live in this world. It was in these times, that a “Phiroid”, a robot that can feel, woke up in a decayed facility. The fruit of science before the war, a humanoid, feeling robot. They were promised a new partner, one that could make their life easier But the awakened Phiroid finds out very quickly that he is emotionless.
Perhaps he was not finished during the manufacturing process, since his right hand is not covered with artificial skin, his mechanical parts visible. The Phiroid boy wanted to get closer to humans. And continued to wander through this devastated world, looking for the emotions he was missing. One day, he was taken in by a girl. She thinks of him as a human, and is kindly looking after him. A little but warm town. The Phiroid boy began learning what feelings are in living together with the girl.