It's going to be a Summer to remember
Publisher Spike Chunsoft and developers Millennium Kitchen and Toybox have shared a new round of details on Natsu-Mon! 20th Century Summer Vacation. Today’s info drop gives us insight into a day in the life of the protagonist, along with the characters he’ll meet. You can find a wealth of new screens here and the full details below (courtesy of Gematsu).
■ Enjoy a One-Month Summer Vacation in the Naturally Abundant Town Yomogi
The story is set in Yomogi, a naturally abundant town surrounded by mountains and the sea. The protagonist, the son of the traveling circus troupe Maboroshi Circus’ ringmaster, will spend one month here when the circus comes to town. While Yomogi is small, its central area has a shopping district and supermarket, with various shops that supply daily living essentials. And not far from the town center are numerous points of interest, including a harbor and lighthouse, a factory with a large smokestack, a mountain castle, and more.
During the summer, the protagonist and troupe members will stay at a shared residence called Ashitaba Lodge. Several other guests will also stay at the lodge. Breakfast and dinner are prepared by Ashitaba Lodge owner Kyouko.
■ A Day in the Life of the Protagonist
The game will take place over the course of one month, starting from August 1 and ending on August 31. Each day will have some events that always occur, as well as free time to do what you like. After you wake up and eat breakfast with everyone, your free time begins. Radio calisthenics are held every morning on the shrine grounds, which the protagonist can also participate in. Run around the naturally abundant town and go on all sorts of adventures until dinnertime.
—Certain events, such as new character encounters and other significant happenings, will occur on fixed dates.
At night, circus troupe member Tokotoko will come to pick up the protagonist. After returning home, the protagonist will spend a short time with everyone around the dinner table. During this time, you may even hear interesting stories about the town. More free time will become available after dinner, but since the mountains and sea are dangerous at night, activities are limited to near the town center. The day ends after drawing a picture in the protagonist’s picture diary and heading to bed.
Bedtime is at 10:00 p.m. every night. If you go to sleep any later than 10:00 p.m., you will wake up slightly later the next morning and will not be able to participate in radio calisthenics. If you want a perfect attendance record in radio calisthenics, it is essential to go to bed early every night.
● The Protagonist’s Family
Protagonist (voiced by Makoto Koichi)
Papa (voiced by Yousuke Akimoto)
- The protagonist’s father.
Hime (voiced by Misa Ishii)
- The protagonist’s mother.
● Residents of Yomogi
Kyouko (voiced by Mariko Honda)
- Owner of Ashitaba Lodge and skilled cook.
Junko (voiced by Moe Nagamuta)
- Kyouko’s niece. She is the middle-schooler daughter of a bookstore owner and loves reading.
● Circus Troupe Members
Tokotoko (voiced by Takaaki Uchino)
- The circus’ high-wire and flying trapeze act. He is like an older brother to the protagonist.
Nagase (voiced by Naomi Kusumi)
- The circus’ juggler, and the backbone of the troupe. His catchphrase is “bo!”
Love (voiced by Youko Honna)
- The circus’ flying trapeze act. She reads fortunes for fun and will tell you your fortune for the day.
Lucky (voiced by Takahiro Yamamoto)
- The circus’ clown and accountant. A versatile troupe member.