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


In a land of cities among the vast wilderness, dreams of the past were lost to time, until one adventure seeking soul kept their childhood promise.

"It's always been my dream to go on an adventure since I was little. As I grow older, I feel like the opportunity to set off on that adventure has finally arrived.  From my hometown of Montreal, Quebec, I'll be heading west towards Vancouver, British Columbia, stopping at all the places in-between."

"But in the short span of time between my childhood and fast-approaching adulthood, I wonder... "

What is the Canadian Dream?

A moe and nostalgic story about taking opportunities in life, chasing your dreams, and singing songs with your friends on an adventure across Canada.


🍁A sugar-sweet story about friendship and perseverance,  set across the familiar setting of Canada.

🖼️ Countless of cute sprites by 53c and five CG illustrations by 53c and Shiono!

📷Beautiful backgrounds made from actual, real-life photographs! 

📖A mainly kinetic story, with minor branches at times.

🗣️Full Japanese voice acting! (Available with v7.05)

🎵A total of 7 J-pop songs with special scenes centered around them! 

😻The most adorable and moe characters you will see in an OELVN, ever!! We mean it!!!!

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.

Main Characters

🚧 under construction - not all characters are finished yet🚧

Zinnia Jackson  |  ジニア・ジャクソン | Protagonist 

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

"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."

Chiyomi Nishimura | 西村 千代美 | Main Character 

Height: 164 cm
Birthday: 2/23
Blood Type: AB-
Hometown: Kariya, Aichi, Japan

"A very amiable & caring person, she's very devoted to her friends in Canada and family back in Japan. Immigrated to Canada along with her brother in search of better opportunities in life.

Claire Hashimoto |  橋本 クレール | Main Character | CV: 砂糖 しお

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

""Easygoing,  considerate, and eager-to-please, she puts her friends above all other things. Wants to become a singer, but for now she's stuck with a boring office job."

Charles Beauchamp | チャールズ・ボーチャンプ | Main Character 

Height: 174 cm
Birthday: 12/9
Blood Type: A+
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 very 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?!"

Side Characters

Minori | ミノリ | Side Character 


Vincent Mackenzie | ヴィンセント・マッケンジー  | Side Character 

He loves memes

Taya・ タヤ | Side Character | CV: ろさちゃん

😻😻😻😻 RAGDOLL CATS 😻😻😻😻

Amaya・アマヤ | 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 i5 2.3Ghz Dual-core CPU
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 520  or integrated graphics with a minimum of 1 GB vRAM
  • Storage: 2 GB available storage.
  • OpenGL 3 or DirectX 9.0c is required.


  • Android 5.0 or higher
  • 2 GB available storage.

Install Instructions

The demo is currently unfinished, and we need funding to turn it into a full game. Please consider pledging on Kickstarter! 

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! 


Bagel Poutine
Updated 2 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel
Made withClip Studio Paint, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Audacity, Ren'Py
TagsAnime, Cute, Feel Good, Female Protagonist, Manga, moe, Slice Of Life, Story Rich, Voice Acting, Yuri
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Gamepad (any)
AccessibilitySubtitles, One button, Blind friendly
LinksKickstarter, DLsite, Forum


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lets-go-win.zip 786 MB
Version 6.47
lets-go-osx.zip 777 MB
Version 6.47
lets-go-linux.zip 851 MB
Version 6.47

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great to see you're working on image descriptions.!

here's something to help, its not mine.



Hello, I am already using those in the game, thanks anyways 

look forward to the new demo!.

when'll it be released, if its ok to ask?

can't wait to play it!.

be patient my friend... I cannot give an exact date but it will be out very soon...

I am getting more voice acting and improving the story in that time...


please add the blind-friendly tag to this game, so more people can discover it.

thanks for considering accessibility!

in the game, you said that there'd be actual map movement in the final version.

that'll be blind accessible?

where can i dl the soundtrack?

I am still working on a list of individual tracks used and download locations, that will come out with v7.05

In the meantime, most tracks in the game are sourced from https://dova-s.jp/ 

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i also found a bug.

after i leave otawa. i can't move past the line where the conductor says attention please. to be more clear, pressing the enter key after that does not work. Unfortunately, the auto mode does not work with screen readers.

im sorry for so many comments

could you please help with this bug and answer my other questions?

gotcha, I’m working on smoothing out auto mode with self-voicing, it is indeed a bit wonky. Can I ask if you are able to advance past that scene using other means?

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i use clipboard voicing actually.

i don't use auto mode.

but, pressing enter after that line just wouldn't work, so i had to use automode.

will the full game be free?

also, could you please make the map movement system accessible for us blind people also?

as mentioned before, the base game will be free ;)

the map movement system is still in brainstorm state, and may or may not be implemented. If it is, I will definitely keep accessibility in mind

it'd be cool if you could add image descriptions for us blind people.

i loooove this!

its really cute!.

i'd love to play the full game!.

loving this!

when will v. 7.05 come?

soon, very soon. Just polishing up the demo and getting some new art.

great to hear!.

could you please also answer my other questions?

Love this VN, shiono when!?

he done it 

Waiting for the demo... Love this VN from the very first seconds~




Thank you for livestreaming the game 🙌

ライブストリーミングありがとうございました 🙌

hey, will this game be free forever or will it become  paid later?

The base game will be free forever! 

There may be paid extra downloadable content in the near future, but those won't cost more than your typical day's worth of bus fare, so fret not.


hi. I'm a blind gamer and want to play this game. Could you maybe add self-voicing support and image descriptions to this game?

Hello, the game is using the Ren'py engine, which comes with built-in self voicing. https://www.renpy.org/doc/html/self_voicing.html

When in game, press the v key to activate it, or shift + a to open to open the accessibility menu, which also has a self-voicing shortcut. If you've already downloaded the game, can I ask if it functioning as intended?

Regarding image descriptions, they are planned, and will likely be implemented in the next demo version, v.7.05, which is coming out in early 2024.

Thank you for your interest in the game! Gotta support everyone from our fanbase :D

hey!, thanks for considering accessibility! I'll download the game and check for accessibility. Thanks also for adding image descriptions!

Umi, Where can i submit bug reports? :3


Right here, I guess! Thanks :D 



Bug 1# 

When playing, I have noticed cases of the sprites/backgrounds being cut in weird ways. I have no clue as to why this happens, but I know someone who has dealt with these issues, so I will ask for a fix from them, will tell ya'll how to fix it if I get a response. Image

Bug #2

An Audio file error popped up I think. Image

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I cannot replicate either one of these bugs,

The first one seems to be either a display issue on your end, as it works perfectly fine on my single-screen laptop, or a issue with renpy not loading the code quickly enough, since the sprites and backgrounds are cut and resized on the fly.

 Not sure if fullscreen or windowed mode causes it, but do keep me updated on the fix you requested from that other person!

The second one is definitely a bug, but a rather isolated one, for it works fine with my laptop. I suspect it may also be a bug with system locales and it messing up the code/filenames in turn.

If you don't mind sharing, what are the specifications of your system used to play the novel? Thanks in advance   

Gotcha. My pc is kinda old, but it should run the visual novel fine. 

CPU: intel I5-3470

8 Gigs of ram

GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7500 Series

If theres anything else you need, ask away.

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The ram and cpu meet the minimum, but your GPU may be causing the issues, for it seems to be very old. Given the fact that the scene you posted uses renpy's model based rendering to color-correct and apply effects to the sprites, I think it may not be playing well with your gpu. I will definitely be adding an option to disable the color correction and sprite effects since it is gpu-dependent.

In the meantime, have you tried integrated graphics, pressing shift+g using the ANGLE2 renderer, or the 32-bit version of the game?

I apologize that ikimashou is a pretty resource heavy vn, and that I overlooked the folks with lower-end PCs. I'll be working on troubleshooting this, thanks for the reportCDN media

I would love to play this game! :D But there's no download button..

Don’t fret, it will appear very soon…

i’m working on getting voice acting for Claire, once that’s out of the way, the demo will be released, and I’ll personally let you know by replying again :D

Alr! Thanks! :)

Hello 👋 

The demo is now out! Thank you for your patience! 

Alright! Looking forward to playing! ^_^


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


test, test! Is my comment here?