Inupara has six different dog girls, each representing a popular breed.
Kodoani.com – Neko Works, the author of the novel Nekopara, announced the project Inupara: Dogs Paradise with an opening song video and character bios in multiple languages on Friday, April 1. The official YouTube channel has started uploading the project’s opening video on YouTube with the song “Inu no Ōta” by singer Nanahira. The channel also pinned a comment in English that the video posted on April Fool’s Day was “Not a joke.”
Inupara has six different inu girls, each representing a popular breed. The game’s protagonist is a college student who eschews his usual social life to spend quality time with his two dogs. One day, he wakes up to discover his loyal dogs have turned into girls. The girls include Himawari the shiba inu, Tanpopo the pomeranian, Mimosa the chihuahua, Anemone the standard poodle, Botan the Pembroke Welsh corgi, and Calla the Siberian husky.
— NEKO WORKs/NEKOPARA Official (@nekopara_pr) March 31, 2022
The team previously announced a new game on April 1st as a joke, only to then turn the gimmick into reality, giving the audience NEKOPARA – Catboys Paradise
Neko Works announced on November 29 that they are developing a new title in the Nekopara series titled Nekopara After La Vraie Famille. The company also revealed that the game franchise has sold over 5 million copies worldwide.
Sekai Project has released Nekopara Vol. 1, Nekopara Vol. 2, and Nekopara Vol. 3 games and Nekopara Vol. 0 for fans in the US. Three games have been released to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.
Nekopara Vol. 4: Game Neko to Patisserie no Noel released in November 2020 on Steam, then released on PS4 and Switch in December 2020.
Sekai Project previously ran a Kickstarter campaign in 2017 to fund an anime video (OVA) based on the game franchise. The OVA launched on Steam in December 2017. The Kickstarter campaign also funded a 12-minute OVA of the prequel as a stretch goal.
The game series inspired an anime series that premiered in January 2020 and spanned 12 episodes.