I can't tell you how much I love this game. My friend told me about this game and how highly addictive it was, and so I thought to myself, "I just gotta check this out and see what it's all about." And, to my surprise, I was hooked on it within the first 10 minutes of playing it, and now, every chance I get, I go back and reply the whole thing. I'm actually in the middle of doing a runthrough right now on my twitch channel, but for some reason, it doesn't seem to be very fun. This game is definitley a game to play on your own in private, but besides that, it's such a wonderful game that got me into so many new things. Whenever they introduced the main characters and their "rival club," Hidden Block, it sorta piqued my interest and I went and did some searching about them on my own, and I got hooked on them to say the least. Especially the Hidden Block guys. This game has opened so many new doors for me for so many new opportunities to expand myself in every way, and it's just so amazing. I love this game.
Asagao Academy: Normal Boots Club
A downloadable visual novel for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Hana, the protagonist of Asagao Academy, transfers to the school after a series of negative experiences. She desperately wants to join the Normal Boots Club, though her motives may be less than pure. Shy, awkward, quiet, and a wee bit insecure, she has a big heart and genuinely cares about people.
Mai is Hana's loud, boisterous, and spunky roommate. She's obsessed with the Normal Boots Club, Jared in particular, and is a bit blunt. Her excessive energy makes her an ace on the school's volleyball team.
Jon is one of the founding members of the Normal Boots Club and the head of the Drama Club. He adores bizarre retro games, and loves his pet bird, Jacques, more than life itself. Jon is charismatic, energetic, and animated. Everything seems to be going well for him - that is, until he loses something dear...
PBG, one of the founding members of the Normal Boots Club, is an easy-going, caring, and optimistic guy. He doesn't bother with school, instead focusing on important things like soccer and pinball. Despite his friendliness, he's giving Hana strange looks, and then starts skipping class...
Jared is a part-time model. Naturally, he is the most attractive person in school and knows it, often coming off as vain, fickle, and shallow. Despite this, Jared truly cares for his friends, and the confidence he projects may not be as solid as it appears.
Satch is an assistant librarian at the school library working on a virtual reality machine. Satch is intellectual, empathetic, mature and well-read. He always thinks of others' feelings before his own, but keeps his problems to himself - which might backfire when Normal Boots is targeted...
Shane is a foreign exchange student from England. Quiet, straightforward, and blunt, he's a natural with trivia competitions, but instead chooses to challenge himself with Nario Cart. Despite how much the club needs Hana's skills, he is steadfastly against her joining.
Jirard is an avid collector of Itty Bitty Kitty figurines. Passionate, ambitious, and a bit of a perfectionist, he is the resident speed-runner. Perhaps as a result of his need to complete, he does well both academically and socially, being one of the most caring people on campus.
Paul, Nick, and Josh are blood bound under Continue?'s banner. They are inseparable and typically found wreaking general havoc by reenacting the '80s and '90s arcade beat-em-ups they love so dearly. Paul is running for student council president, but when a strong rival appears, will the pressure of competition be too much?
For a complete list of everyone who worked on the project, please visit Asagao Academy's credits page.
There is a
tip system in place in case you'd like to support us in making future games.
Thank you so much if you do!
If you have any troubles, check out our Technical Support page!
Thanks for playing.
06.10.2016 - Asagao Academy version 1.0 is out! This includes a new, additional completion bonus and a 33rd unlockable CG. Players with previous versions of the game can learn how to keep their save files here.
|Published||312 days ago|
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Publisher||Illus Seed LLC|
|Release date||312 days ago|
|Authors||Illus Seed, cheratomo, unicornism|
|Tags||Dating Sim, Otome, Romance, Visual Novel|
|License||All rights reserved|
|Asset license||All rights reserved|
|Average duration||A few minutes|
Click download now to get access to the following files:
Log in with your itch.io account to leave a comment.
Can we get a reskin of Jon as a nazi? Asking for a friend.
I've just started this game and I'm already loving it! The graphics are gorgeous, the little voice acting additions really add to the immersion - so happy I'm playing it for my channel!
how do i install this please help
Creeps McPasta die cut stickers please!!! <3 I'll love you forever!!! I'll be your best friend!!! I'll let you be in my dreams!!! :)
I only just started playing, but I already love it so much X3 Hana's voice actor just adds to her adorable demeanor, and so do the voices, as well as narration and dialogue! I seriously recommend it to anyone looking for a good time.
OMG! This is the best thing ever! I haven't laughed this hard in as long as I can remember! BTW: I totally want to play Dumbidoom's Revenge! Thanks for a much needed bout of belly laughter on a rotten sick day!
Not a bad game so far, but most of the love interests look more like 30-40 year olds instead of high school guys... It's a little weird... IJS LOL I just started playing, though, so I can't give a real review yet. LOL I know, "Shut up, Charming!!!" haha.
Absolutely amazing game! I just wish that there was an option to skip the intro since I have to go through it dozens of times because my computer crashes a lot..
Just curious.... has anyone gotten a good end?
I ran into a problem while playing. Every time I boot up the game my latest save files were deleted, and I had to play Day Five and after that all over again. This problem keeps happening to me. If anyone knows how to fix this problem please help me.
That just happened to me! It didn't happen the second time I played it but when I just loaded it all my files and progress were gone. Now I have to get all the way back to day 3 from the beginning...
Thanks for the great time me and my sister had playing this. We both watch YouTube religiously, so this was hilarious. Good job.
Have I mentioned how much I love the drums in the theme song? Because I booted up the latest version of this game, and I love the drums in that opening sequence.
Is it possible to date creeps mcpasta in this game?
I have a friend who wants to play Asagao Academy, but she has a chromebook and is unable to play the game. Can someone please tell me how to run Asagao Academy on a chromebook?
I feel the same way! I've been watching this game since its Kickstarter and I'm sad that I can't play it because I only have a Chromebook.
My only suggestion is to not buy a chromebook until the chrome OS is capable of doing anything, but I guess it's too late for y'all. I have a chromebook, too, but I'm lucky enough to also have a hand-me-down laptop from my sister as well. Chromebooks can run games like this if you essentially break them into making them run another OS, but I do believe that risks bricking the thing entirely.
this is such a great game. i can't believe it is free. as someone who knew nothing about the normal boots club before playing, the game absolutely does not require prior knowledge to be enjoyed.
I just downloaded the game today...also I love it! But everytime I go to save.. it goes to this gray screen and it has like 5 options (Rollback,Ignore,Open Traceback,Copy to Clipboard,and just Quit) I don't want to lose my data cause I have got pretty far in the game.. think it means no save slots available...but I haven't even saved once...
I would like to see MatPat and/or the game grumps as cameo characters as MatPat is a good friend of PBG and JonTron used to be a part of the game grumps.
That would be awesome. But this is a normal boots game. A sneaky reference like Jon saying "God, Arin would know what to do" would be pretty funny/
Wow, I love this game! I saw the Normal Boots guys playing it on thier channels and didn't want to watch them play it untill I did. 3 weeks later and I have all the endings completed! Now I am off to watch all the let's plays lol
What f**k!?!? It's not saving my data! I've read the support thing, and nothing has worked!!
Almost every time I open the game it seems like all my progress is erased, but my saves are still there, so I find myself skipping through Chapter 1 and recompleating the routes i have done. If anyone can help with this that would be great. I would like to complete the game, but if this keeps happening I won't be able to.
UUUGGGHH! My computer wont let me download this game!
I need to pay attention to more YouTubers >< But I'm loving this game! The humor is amazing, especially the fashionable triple-chin shots of ProJared lol
I've been Let's Playing it for my channel for a while now >.> I'm having WAY too much fun making thumbnails for it XD For anyone interested, here's episode 1:
Thank you SO much for making this game :) I didn't even know I needed it in my life, but I'm glad it's here!
Well, the storyline is cliche but adorable, the characters have a personality to adore and even the teacher is surprisingly interesting.
The problem that -only- I see is with the main character. No personality whatsoever, flaws that only exist for plot convenience, annoyingly cliche mentality and overwhelming sensitivity; she cries/tears up at least once every two darn days. Maybe tone down the Mary-Sue-Ness? Even if it's just a joke, it's still pretty annoying.
That all said, the game is surprisingly good. I'm pleasantly surprised; this was unexpected. Great job, honestly.
I NEED HELPPP!!! So I have a windows computer and have downloaded the game several times. Yet I get the same error message every single time that the files are missing or that the folder is empty. I have tried different unzip decompressed programs both online and downloaded and I still get the same message. Please if someone that has expirenced this that was able to fix this could help me. That would be greatly appriciated, I really want to play.
omg please please help i have no idea what i'm doing, i'm trying my hardest to understand what to do, but I have no idea how to actually install/download this game, please help i want to play it so bad
Hi! I'll do my best to explain!
> Click the green "Download Now" button
> Click "No thanks, just take me to the downloads"
> There's a list of versions of the game. If you're on a computer running Windows, click the "Download" button next to "AsagaoAcademy1.0c-win.zip." If you're on a Mac, click the button next to "AsagaoAcademy1.0c-mac.zip." If you're using Linux, select the one next to "AsagaoAcademy1.0c-linux.tar.bz."
> The game downloads as a zipped folder that you'll need to unzip. If you're using a Windows computer, I recommend the program WinRAR. It's free. Right click on the zipped folder and "Extract Files". Set the destination to anywhere EXCEPT your Program Files folder and extract. If you're on a Mac, I think you can double click the zipped folder to unzip it? I have a PC, so I'm not sure... I wont be able to help you unzip the game with Linux as I've never used it.
> Open the unzipped folder and inside is a blue pixel flower icon called Asagao Academy. Double click that to launch the game!
I'm having a hard time downloading the game, when I finally got it downloaded it gave me a traceback error. I haven't been able to correct the problem on my end. Is there anything else i could try other than downloading again, I already tried that. And the dll edit doesn't work because of the encrypted package, and i can't create the missing files because I don't know what was in them in the first place, help much appreciated! Thank you! ~Admin of account(V.S.)
well dang, i was halfway through the jon route when all my progress on other routes were completely erased! all that was left was the save files where i did the routes. is there a way i can recover my progress? or do i have to do almost ALL THE ROUTES ALL OVER AGAIN!
i will rage so HARD if there is no way to recover my saves
Are you using Windows 10? And/or is your Asagao folder inside your Program Files folder?
We need to create a petition for a Mai route. I know I said something similar before, but I truly feel this needs to happen. Let us rally the troops and fight the good fight to get this absolutely nessecary thing.
My thoughts exactly, a Mai route would be amazing!
Yes! In every play through I've watched they're like, "I wish we can date Mai"
It's a thing that needs to happen
???? How do you start the game? I downloaded it and I'm not sure how to start it. Which folder is it in?
when I got it. It was in a zipped folder. I had to extract it then I got the icon to start the game. It wasn't in a folder. If you have a question I would contact them.
Hiya. I had the same problem you did when I first got the game. Do you know where the (I think it's WinRAR) zip archive is? It's the 3 book icon with the words AsagaoAcademy1.0 next to it. Click on it. Click on the second folder in the file (The first takes you out of the WinRAR.), and after that click on the one that has the type as 'Application'. That is the game, however I suggest taking the folder out of WinRAR. To do this just open WinRAR like normal, but instead of going into the second folder, just drag it to where ever you want, then open that folder (The one you just moved). It is easier to find the game that way, because it has a blue flower icon instead of a white box. I know that seemed a little confusing but I hope that helped.
You'll need to unzip the zipped game folder. You can use WinRAR if you're on Windows. Once unzipped, the game is inside the main Asagao Academy folder. It has a blue flower icon!
I LOVE THIS GAME! I want a sequel or another otome game pretty pretty please. It has the right amount of humor and suspense. I love Ian's route!
Hiya! I'm having a bit of a problem. Yesterday I was playing the game. I beat Jon's route and got to chapter two of Satch's. I had saved the game about 8 times the last being right before I exited out of the game. Well I went back today to continue Satch's route, and all my saves were gone. I have version 1.0 of the game, so I don't really know how to fix it. P.s. I was playing Jon's route after I had redownloaded the game to get the update. I hadn't played the game before redownloading the game.
Your Asagao folder is probably located inside your Program Files folder right now. You can't save data inside that folder. Move your entire Asagao folder to a new location (like your desktop) and you'll be able to save without your saves mysteriously deleting themselves!
In order to get the new updates, do i have to redownload the game ???
I had to, I don't know about anyone else.
Yes! Redownload the newest version of the game to a new location. You can go into your old Asagao Academy folder and inside the "game" folder there's a folder called "saves". Right click and copy that entire folder. Then go into your new Asagao Academy folder and paste your saves folder into that version's "game" folder (note that if you haven't started up the new version of Asagao at least once, there wont be a "saves" folder inside the games folder. That doesn't matter! You can paste the saves folder in there anyway and it'll work.)
Alternatively, you can just overwrite your old Asagao Academy folder with the newer version and it'll replace all the files that need to be replaced and still keep your saves. If you do it this way, I recommend making a copy of your Asagao folder beforehand, just in case.
The Windows download might be broken, it gets to a certain point and then finishes automatically. Then when I try to open the compressed folder it says that the folder is invalid or something stupid like that. Please help!
Same problem for me...
Same problem here. Please help!
Asagao Senpai notice us
I Suggest downloading the one that is compatible with all types of computer not just the windows download, because that version works completely fine (Minus the having to move the file out of WinRAR to even save the game).
Is the windows download broken? It gets to 2.1mb and finishes downloading and WinRar tells me that there is an "unexpected end of archive"??
I believe it is missing one of the files needed to completely download. So I suggest if you want to play the game, Download the first file (The one compatible with all computers). It works completely fine (Just before you start the game, take the folder (The entire folder, not just the game) out of WinRAR, otherwise you can't save any progress. It will be deleted as soon as you exit the game.)
This was nothing like I expected: better than I ever expected! Please, donate to these wonderful creators. I wish I could do more, but I sadly can't. All I can do is enjoy this game over and over again, which such compelling story and convincing characters.
this game was and is AMAZING this is sooo much better than some of the dating sims I've bought off of steam < 3 beautiful better quality and longer story driven playtime! I love it :3 and those references. I totally cracked up at the Arin chin face photo Jared had. and I was ecstatic at the Majora's Mask reference in the astronomy (or was it astrology?) book.
if only I could date hana...
I hope you're joking.
whats wrong with hana. i'm a dude, so the concept of dating pbg or jontron, while novel, does not appeal to me.
1: She has absolute no personality whatsoever. She's over-sensitive, selfish, and has no character development.
2: She's the PROTAGONIST. It's impossible to date her.
3: She's non-existent.
1: i have not played the game. so her personality is irrelavant.
2: i meant as a seperate thing to this game
3: i meant as part of a game, not in real life, so therefore whether ir not she exists is meaningless.
Really enjoying this game thus far! I must admit, I was not really familiar with any of the Youtubers featured in this game (except Jontron) before starting it, but none of the humor seems to be lost on me, and I think it'll help me to give a properly objective review of the game as I progress through it! Loving the cheesey dialog, character development, and the opportunity to flex my (puny) voice acting muscles. :)
I LOVE the game. I have never played a dating sim or the sort, but I don't know that I want to play any others out of fear of being disappointed because this game is SO EMOTIONAL to play for me. The characters are very flawed but explained in ways that make you want to progress. Scratch that, want Hana to progress. She's a good person and has a lot in common with someone like me who has anxiety and has such doubt about themselves, but she's also very selfishly flawed realisticly and I like that to an extent too. The best thing is that I know who these people are. What they show of themselves at least. Austin (PBG seriously why not call him Austin), Jirard, Jon, even the backstory given to Shane. I know these are not the real people, but it's surprising how well the known of these YouTubers are represented based on personality. My ONLY gripe is that it should be more. Bigger. More routes, more development of the Hidden Block group, but most importantly more CHOICES. The only true thing that bothered me in this game is that you can only control about a 5th of the big choices within the game, like Mai wanting to see 'the boots' and you not wanting to. Of course even this makes sense because of how Hana is as a character. She is needy and flawed like anyone else. She's impulsive too. That's what's magical about the experience. It's not you. It's her. In fact if anyone in that game was me when playing it was Jirard. PBG represents how I actually act around people, but Jirard has an emotional connection. The final choice in his route with Wallid definitely hits me hard, because I went back to choose the negative option and got a neutral end and it made me so sad for Hana. but I understood. I love the game sorry I'm rambling. It is AMAZING!
It's one of those experiences you don't want to end. I ditched Fallout 4 of all things to play this game. 20/10 for stuffing more emotion than any game I've ever played into such a simple yet gorgeous package :)