Haru no Ashioto (PlayStation 2)

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Haru no Ashioto for PlayStation 2 is a port from the Windows game with the same name, with removed adult content and additional subtitle Step of Spring not present in the original version. The story revolves around a broken-hearted young lad, Tatsuki Sakurano, who was recently dumped by his girlfriend. After returning to his hometown from Tokyo, due to one of the teachers being hospitalized, he takes a position as a substitute teacher in a local high-school. He has a teacher license for social studies. The story is about growing up and falling in love, as it usually is in interactive visual novels.

The game features two gameplay modes: the regular story mode and omakase mode. The difference in gameplay modes is that one lets the player decide on how to handle certain situations where player choices affect the story, while the other provides a fully linear story experience. Extras section, which can be accessed via main menu, contains unlockable CG gallery of heroines and in-game movies as well as music player which is fully unlocked by default.

The opening movie is fully animated like an anime, and in-game characters blink their eyes and open mouth while talking. The game also features full voice-acting for non-player characters.


Haru no Ashioto PlayStation 2 Chika-chan, a childhood friend and a school's doctor.
Haru no Ashioto PlayStation 2 Lots of decorations in the classroom hallway.
Haru no Ashioto PlayStation 2 Visiting the vice principal in the hospital.
Haru no Ashioto PlayStation 2 There seems to be a special event at the school.

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  • "Step of Spring" -- Official English title
  • "はるのあしおと" -- Japanese spelling

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MAT (186091) added Haru no Ashioto (PlayStation 2) on Dec 06, 2014