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Mikage and Noah are as different as it’s possible to be. Mikage is a fairly average guy with fairly average grades, while Noah is an honour student and the son of a wealthy businessman to boot.

Under normal circumstances, Mikage and Noah would never have become friends — but, by a twist of fate, the two wind up bonding during a particularly intense game of basketball in elementary school.

Noah’s athletic abilities shocks Mikage, given how short and slender Noah is, and from that moment on they become BFFs.

Mikage and Noah are inseparable throughout their school years, and Mikage is confident that they’ll always stay together.

They have to stay together.

Mikage loves Noah too much, after all, to ever let their relationship fall apart.

Friendships are fleeting things, and their lives diverge rapidly once they both graduate from high school.

Before Mikage knows it, ten years have passed: ten years during which his childhood bond with Noah has deteriorated.

Is it too late, Mikage wonders, to salvage what they might once have had, or is their relationship doomed for good?

- 20k words of text (approx 40-60 mins of reading)
- A kinetic story with no choices/branches
- Original character artwork
- A couple of clueless childhood friends
- Lots of kissing!!!
- A gentle, touching romance story
- One cute, consensual sex scene
- Which makes the 'is their relationship doomed?' question in the story summary moot, but there you go!

Story/programming: ebi-hime
Character art: Saitoki
Background art: Creative commons assets edited by Elduator
UI: Elduator
Music: Amachamusic, Conte de FeesMusic Material, and Senses Circut

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(20 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel
TagsAnime, Boys' Love, Eroge, Erotic, Gay, LGBT, Male protagonist, Romance, Yaoi
Average sessionA few seconds


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WhatHappenedtheNightBefore-1.0-pc.zip 174 MB
WhatHappenedtheNightBefore-1.0-mac.zip 141 MB
com.ebihime.night_before-release.apk 157 MB

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This was so sweet!! 😭 I love their dynamic and the way they played off of each other, the art's wonderful, and the execution of the story was spot on - my heart is healed 💞


Thank you very much fo your kind words! I'm glad that you enjoyed it!
Mikage and Noah were a lot of fun to write; I'm very fond of writing cute hurt/comfort stuff hehe >w<


Nice little story about two childhood friends finally following their hearts. The basketball themed GUI looks very stylish.

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I love their combination (๑♡⌓♡๑) what a good visual, Saitoki drew it so well wahh (。・ω・。)ノ♡ the plot is also well written


This was a very cute VN, thank you for making it. I enjoyed it a lot.


Thank you! I'm glad you liked it!


{This review contains SPOILERS}

I really like the dynamic between Noah and Mikage, seeing how they were in the past / as students and how their relationship had developed over the years. - Seeing how both struggle to understand what they feel for each other and how they overcome what's making them struggle to pursue those feelings.
For Noah it's his strange (I'd say abusive) relationship towards his father, trying to please him by going into a loveless marriage by sacrificing his own wishes.
And for Mikage wanting to see Noah happy with the decisions he makes himself.
I really appreciate how ebi conveys these feelings to the reader and how she shows the revelation these two characters have.

Saitoki's very cute art style really fits to the setting, the story and the characters; how each character sprite and CG is drawn really adds to the story told by ebi!

Ebi did a beautiful job implementing the art assets, writing, music and effects into this Visual Novel - adding much more depth tho this kinetic vn!

Thank you for making this beautiful short Visual Novel and introducing Noah and Mikage and their story to us!