Da Capo II
(～ダ・カーポII～, Da Kāpo II
?, commonly abbreviated as D.C. II
) is an adult Japanese visual novel developed by Circus which was released as a limited edition version on May 26, 2006 playable on the PC as a DVD; a regular edition followed on June 23, 2006. Da Capo II
is apart of the ongoing Da Capo
series of games by Circus, and is the direct sequel to Circus' previous title Da Capo
released in 2002. Da Capo II
is self-described as a "ticklish school romance adventure (こそばゆい学園恋愛アドベンチャー, Kosabayui Gakuen Renai Adobenchā
?), according to Circus. A fandisc, Da Capo II: Spring Celebration
, was released on April 27, 2007 and features springtime stories set after the endings for each of the six Da Capo II
heroines. The simplified gameplay in the fandisc allows the player to select the story they would like to see from the onset. An all-ages consumer port entitled Da Capo II: Plus Situation
was released for the PlayStation 2 in May 2008.
Similar to its predecessor, the story takes place on the same island, Hatsunejima, in Japan, and set fifty-three years after the original game. The Asakura sisters are the granddaughters of Junichi Asakura and Nemu Asakura from the first Da Capo
. Sakura Yoshino and Junichi are the only returning characters, and Nemu is the only other character to be mentioned by name. Yume, Nanaka, Minatsu, and Sakura's themes are remixes of themes from previous Circus games. Yume, Minatsu, and Sakura's are remixes of Nemu, Miharu, and Sakura's from Da Capo
, and Nanaka's is a remix of Sayaka's from Suika
There have been many drama CDs, and two separate sets of novels and manga created based on the original game. An anime adaptation aired in Japan between October and December 2007 on TV Aichi, and was also broadcast on other networks as well. A second season of the anime aired between April and June 2008; each anime season contained thirteen episodes and were produced by Feel.