2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Klonoa with the release of the first game, Klonoa: Door to Phantomile in 1997 for the Playstation. I really love Door to Phantomile, so here’s hoping that we’ll see more Klonoa in the near future. Happy 20th!
Also there’s references to three other Namco games on Klonoa’s clothing, can you spot and guess them?
In honor of me finishing Persona 5 and planning on getting to work on Jamais Vu and streaming the Persona 5 fanfiction run, here are some things that are definitely a thing with me in regards to the characters:
No one on the team is straight.
Poly Phantoms is a thing.
Ryuuji has ADHD.
Ryuuji is too far into the closet that he’s found Narnia. (He’ll get better when he comes out, tho)
Protag has anxiety and does things to ease it (things like adjusting gloves a lot, plays with hair when answering, and so on)
Protag has cat-like fangs (because Protag was based off a cat and I thought let’s take it a step further since Ryuuji has sharp teeth so aaay teeth buddies)
Protag was a former gymnast and is very flexible. (adds more to the cat thing and explains the confidence in doing all those flips and so on)
Ann sees Shiho as more than just a friend. (I ain’t ignoring that “I love you” from Shiho to Ann in Rank 9)
Yusuke is nonbinary. (Usually goes by him/his pronouns since it’s what he’s used to, but otherwise, he doesn’t really have a preference)
Yusuke is autistic and so is Futaba.
Futaba and protag get along rather well because of anxiety issues.
Makoto is lowkey bi with a preference for girls.
Makoto drives the cat bus in Mementos after joining, no ifs, ands, or buts, she’s taking control of the wheel.
Makoto manages to money the team earns while out in Mementos or in Palaces. It’s absolute chaos when she isn’t around to monitor spending.
Morgana is prone to doing cat things, like following after laser pointers and getting affected by catnip.
Haru is trans. (it was a headcanon I had in mind before the game came out, which got SUPER validated when the Catherine DLC outfits were revealed and Haru ended up with Erica’s outfit)
Protag goes to Haru for tips on how to care for the plant in the attic. In their spare time, the two like to talk about gardening.
Sleepovers at Cafe Leblanc are a thing. Especially after a Palace heist. Soujiro pretends he minds, when he really doesn’t.
This is about all I have for now, but yeah, just something I thought I’d share, since I’ve had these on my mind for a while.