Bishoujo dating games

05-Feb-2020 22:33

The first bishōjo game commercialized in Japan appeared in 1982 as Night Life (also known as Seduction of the Condominium Wife) by Koei.The first bishōjo games were not too popular, being limited to graphics of 16 colors or less.Among early bishōjo adventure games it had a degree of polish that previous games lacked.It was also the first to have recognizably modern anime-style artwork: its characters had very large eyes and a tiny nose and mouth but were otherwise basically normally proportioned, characteristics which today are found in virtually all bishōjo games.In November 1991 there was an incident where a middle-schooler shoplifted an adult bishōjo game Saori: the House of Beautiful Girls, resulting in increased police scrutiny for makers and retailers.Several prefectures began classifying games as obscene and pulling them off the shelves.

Bishōjo games began to appear in Japan in the beginning days of personal computers.Thus free from controversy and fueled by continuing improvement in technology, in the 1990s the bishōjo game industry underwent a decade-long boom.