Life has many roads.
The choice is hers.
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'I'm Oh, So Busy...: A Week with Yoshimi' is a dark comedy/drama/slice-of-life visual novel that explores that life and times of 23 1/2-year-old Yoshimi Adelina Hertz as she makes her way in the world after finishing school. It combines a western style of writing with an anime-esque visual style. The game focuses on various themes such as mental health, purpose, meaning, desire, and the struggle between modernity in the face of traditionalist upbringing. Yoshimi goes into this new world armed with nothing but her head full of dreams, relics from ther her childhood, but still struggles with self-sabotage and being maladjusted from childhood.
The writing process for this game started back in mid-2017 with visual novel production starting way back in March of 2018 and has been ongoing ever since. Originally written as a spec script for a television miniseries, I decided to go the visual novel route after remembering a trip I took to Japan back in 2014 where I saw just how big the visual novel market was there. I felt that this was a style of storytelling that had a lot of promise in the Western world, which is part of what inspired me to do this.
As of now, I only have a demo up on Itch.io. Updates to the demo will be made periodically as more assets become available. Production updates and showcases of the production process will be posted here. All of my social media links are posted at the bottom of the page.
Thank you for your interest in Yoshimi's story and for visiting this website. I appreciate it.
Story, Programming, Art Direction, Design, Music Production - Berry
Backgrounds - Fuyu No Kawa
Sprites & GUI - Erickiwi
Script Editors - Berry & D.S.
Sound Effects - FreeSound, SoundBible, Soundsnap, YouTube
Animation (Trailer) - RingoBonBon
Yoshimi Adelina Hertz - Anastasia Lyle (@EiScreamu)
Michael Hertz - Poppletron (@PoppletronVA)
Eriko Honda-Hertz - Amanda "Panda" Parker (@ZaPanda4)
Stu Jeffery Bennet - Darrel Andre Humphrey
Mrs. Bergen - Amy Saville (@SavilleVoices)
Derek - Michael “Speedlemon” Flaherty (@Speedlemon)
Hamad - Jackmack
Vivaan Manikivasakam - Mike Vallas (@mvallas)
Nathan Skies - Joshua Waters (@TunnelVa)
Gym Leader - Kevin Couto (@KCoutoVA)
Airport Worker - Kevin Couto
CRÆTION - Snowed In
CRÆTION - Blossom
CRÆTION - Cosma
CRÆTION - Dark Sides
CRÆTION - Memory
CRÆTION - tmrrw.
idealism - last time
CRÆTION - Time and Place
CRÆTION - Summer Sky
CRÆTION - Beachside
CRÆTION - Cherry Blossum
CRÆTION - Lullaby
furino- listen to tommy with a candle burning
Axian - The Plan [EXCLUSIVE TRACK IN PROGRESS]
CYGN - No Doubt [EXCLUSIVE TRACK IN PROGRESS]
This game contains content not suitable for children or those who are easily offended.
[The Berry Guild, 2017 - ]
In memory of Darrel Andre Humphrey
[10/31/1957 - 6/23/2019]
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