A downloadable game

This game is currently under development! Rest assured, we're working very hard on it!


Ikimashou!/Let's Go! is a visual novel set in the wonderful land of Canada! Set off on the ultimate journey across the North, and make lots of friends along the way! It'll be a blast!

The story takes place in 3 different cities across Canada: Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. Each has its own unique setting and personality, with lots of places to explore, people to meet, and things to do!

You were born and raised in a small town in Northern Ontario, until one day your family decided to move to Montreal, Quebec. You've been living in the city ever since,  but you're starting to feel like something/someplace is missing from your life... maybe it's time to try something new? Longing for a happy and independent life, you head out to explore the rest of Canada and what it has to offer. Will you meet someone special on vacation? Or maybe you'll just have a fun trip across The North? Either way, who knows where your journey will take you!


  • Explore the cities of Montréal, Toronto, & Vancouver!
  • Full 1920x1080 HD resolution! CGs are in QHD 2560x1440 resolution.
  • Beautiful backgrounds made from actual, real-life photographs! Maybe you'd even be able to tell where it is? Did I mention that there's over 100 of em'?
  • A sugar-sweet story about the power of friendship!
  • Mainly kinetic novel, with minor branches at times.
  • Partial Japanese voice acting!
  • Super-duper adorable kemomimi characters! 
  • Japanese translations (Currently on hold until the game is finished) 

Combining Japanese visual novel features such as voice acting, a cute anime art style alongside beautiful backgrounds, with a familiar Canadian setting. Recommended for people unfamiliar with the visual novel medium, or those who want a lighter, feel-good story.

Montréal's Story

A journey across Canada. Ever since the possibility became clear after moving to Montreal, you've worked hard to make it a reality! Now, only 1 question remains: "When?!"

Toronto's Story

A recession is looming for Canada, just as you've begun to settle in Toronto. Your  journey across Canada has been bottlenecked, and now you must learn how to adapt to a changing world. Luckily, since this is a moe anime-styled visual novel, things will always turn out for the best! With a little hard work, determination, and friendship, everything will turn out alright! Just try your best, and never, ever, give up!

 This is the story of how we make it through, together!

Vancouver's Story

no description because spoilers

Montréal's Characters

🚧 under construction - not all characters are finished yet🚧

Zinnia Jackson ・ ジニア ジャクソン | Protagonist | CV: 夢前 黎

Height: 160 cm
Birthday: ???
Blood Type: O-
Occupation: Various
Hometown: Anywhere!

"With eyes as blue as the sky and hair as white as the clouds, she dreams of travelling across Canada. Brimming with enormous amounts of ambition, self-esteem and confidence, she'll do everything in her power to make her dream a reality. Very opportunistic and won't hesitate to jump on the bandwagon."

Minori ・ みのり | Main Character

Height: 158 cm
Birthday: 4/12
Blood Type: O+
Occupation: Student
Hometown: ???

"Your typical teacher's pet. Invests heavily in her studies while still maintaining a good relationship between her friends.. She and Zinnia have been together since Zinnia's first day at their school."

Vincent MacKenzie ・ ヴィンセント・マッケンジー | Main Character

Height: 160 cm
Birthday: 6/30
Blood Type: B+
Occupation: Student & Athlete
Hometown: Pembroke, Ontario, Canada

"A top performer in the school Track & Field Team, he is enthusiastic about sports both in & out of school.
Despite his competitiveness, he has a good sense of sportsmanship and is often the one to take the lead when nobody else is willing to.."

Taya ・ タヤ | Side Character

Height: 150 cm
Birthday: 11/16
Blood Type: O-
Occupation: Student
Hometown: Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

"A first-year at Zinnia's school, she thinks she hasn't fit in with the new crowd yet. She's woefully underprepared for the tornado that is known as junior high, and still cherishes her time back in her old school."

Toronto's Characters

Charles 'Charlie' Beauchamp・ チャールズ・ボーシャンプ | Main Character 

Height: 174 cm
Birthday: 12/9
Blood Type: A+
Occupation: Bus Driver
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois, United States

"Refined and observant. Although he has an impressive investment portfolio and plenty of savings, he still chooses to continue his career to supplement his income so that he may retire early. Really early. That's so he may spend more time with his extended family, which he hasn't done often. Perhaps that includes friends, as well?!"

Chiyomi Hinazuki ・ 雛月 千代美 | Main Character | CV: 眠音りま

Height: 163 cm
Birthday: 2/23
Blood Type: AB-
Occupation: Various
Hometown: Kariya, Aichi, Japan

"Pending rewrite and redesign"

Claire Hashimoto ・ 橋本 クレール | Main Character

Height: 168 cm  
Birthday: 7/1 
Blood Type: AB+ 
Occupation: Communications Contractor  
Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

"Easygoing,  considerate, and eager-to-please, she puts her friends and career above all other things. She moved to Ontario from Vancouver, British Columbia to search for better employment opportunities, although she wishes to return home someday with experience from her job to use in other career paths."

Amaya ・ あま屋 | Side Character | CV: ディアマンテ・プリンシパリティーズ

Height: 160 cm   
 Birthday: 3/16   
Blood Type: O-   
Occupation: Cafe Worker & University Student 
Hometown: Châteauguay, Quebec, Canada

"A transferee from a Quebec-based institution, she presently attends a university in Toronto. Also works at a nearby café."

System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 32-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 2.3Ghz Dual-core CPU
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 220 or integrated graphics with a minimum of 1 GB vRAM
  • Storage: 2 GB available storage.
  • OpenGL 3 or DirectX 9.0c is required.

Install Instructions

The demo is currently quite unpolished, and we need funding to turn it into a full game. Please consider pledging on Kickstarter! Currently the demo is unavailable pending a new version release.

If you are using Windows: 

Extract the downloaded .zip file, then open Ikimashou.exe in the extracted folder to start! Generally, you should use the 64-bit version, unless if your PC is slow or running a 32-bit OS.

If you are using MacOS:

Open the Ikimashou app. The app is not notarized, so you may need to turn off any security measures in order to run it. Rest assured, there are no viruses!

About Us

We are Bagel Poutine! Our team consists of I, umineko-chan and 53C as the character design artist. Additional roles are included in the credits below! 

I, umineko-chan is the person responsible for the coding, scripting, background art and many more aspects of the novel. I wanted to create something immersive, something that bridges the gap between real-life and digital, and I figured a visual novel is the best way to go! 

I've always loved travelogues and adventure stories, especially those that tell the tales of brave travelers on their journeys. This project is an ode to them, giving players the chance to experience what it might be like to embark on such a journey themselves.  

Hopefully it's enough to capture your heart, just as real life travels can! 

This is my first attempt at making a visual novel, so I'm sure there are some blips here and there. If you have any questions or comments please let me know! 


Bagel Poutine
Updated 5 days ago
StatusIn development
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel, Adventure
Made withClip Studio Paint, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Ren'Py
TagsAnime, canada, Cute, Female Protagonist, Ren'Py, Slice Of Life, Story Rich, Voice Acting, Yuri
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Gamepad (any)
AccessibilitySubtitles, One button
LinksDev Website, Forum, Kickstarter, Patreon, DLsite

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I just wanted to let you know that I've been silently following development for this VN for quite a while via your posts on reddit and very much love the dedication and love put towards this! 

Once the Kickstarter is up, I'll definitely be pledging because I want to see this story completed. The art style is gorgeous and cute plus I love these chill types of stories with high production values. 

Keep up the good work and know that I'll continue to watch from the shadows! 

Thanks for your following and kind words, I'm giving this project all my love and tender care 💗

here, have a picture of fox-eared protagonist ⬇️

what age rating would you give this visual novel?

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As per VNDB:

This game has no sexual and real erotic content at all. It may have some small fan services here and there but those would be at a level that you would normally see on an anime on TV.

So, I guess 13+?

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the concept/game is good, I just...don't really get the choice to set it in Canada (English names and all) with them speaking full Japanese. French would've been awesome but..idk. It threw me for a loop while playing but that's just me. I mean, not to mention the, er. Planned 100% catgirls. But I'm ignoring that for my own sanity. 

Jokes aside, I'm sure people will love this. It's not for me, but can't wait to see what you'll do :)

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Hello, thanks so much for checking out the project! I know, it's kinda odd having Japanese voicing for a novel with a western setting, it all really boils down to me already having found a good set of Japanese voice talent. Zinnia's voice actress is perfect, she even sounds like the vocalist for the novel's theme song, Typhoon Parade!

Also, no adult content. Ever. I am marketing this to as wide of an audience as possible.

The game's actually already packed in an .rpa file. It's just got lots of stuff in it. 

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Ah, didn't check. That's a fault on my part, I just assumed it wasn't 😅. Understandable to that file size thing. Mine is the same way. Wishing your game well now that my concerns have been answered! Removed!

Hi I sent you an email on outlook to enter for Sprite & CG...hope in your positive feedback


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