Ripples is a visual novel I enjoyed in 2014. I recently revisited it. It’s really short (around 10 minutes) and sweet.
Story: Koda is a pessimist who photographs nature as a hobby. He meets a girl at the park and finds himself visiting the park every day.
Writing: The writing is the best part. The dialogue is realistic and shows us the personalities of the two characters. I loved one quote in particular:
Even if my life is just a single drop, every drop of water leaves ripples.”
Art: The art is really cute. For its short length, I don’t mind the static backgrounds or that Kuu wears the same clothes each day.
Music: The music is fitting to the story. It enhances the story because it gives it a relaxing atmosphere.
Vocals: The English dubbing is great. I only watch anime in Japanese, but I found the English vocals refreshing to listen to.
Since it’s so short, I recommend everyone to play it or watch it on YouTube. I like the message a lot and even after all these years, I still think about Ripples time to time.