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The Dōkyūsei (同級生, lit. "Classmates") series is 13 adult dating sims by ELF Corporation. The original Dōkyūsei (also called Nanpa, meaning "pick-up", due to its batch file name "nanpa.bat"), released in 1992 for the NEC PC-9801 microcomputer, is generally considered to be the first dating simulation. It was followed by three sequels: Dōkyūsei 2 (Nanpa 2) and Kakyūsei (下級生, meaning Lower Classmates), both of which were also very successful. There was a four-episode OAV made from Dōkyūsei, a 12-episode OAV was made from Dōkyūsei 2, and both an OAV and TV series from Kakyūsei. In 2004, ELF released the next in the series of games, Kakyūsei 2.

Dōkyūsei
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The logo for the first game in the series.
同級生
GenreDating sim
Games
Game
Kakyūsei
PublisherELF
PlatformPC and Sega Saturn
Original video animation
Elf ban Kakyūsei
StudioELF, Pink Pineapple
Episodes4
Anime television series
Kakyūsei
StudioELF, Pink Pineapple
Original run 1 July 1999 23 September 1999
Episodes13
Game
Kakyūsei 2
PublisherELF
PlatformPC
Released2004
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A Game Boy Color mahjong game with Dōkyūsei 1 characters called Jankyūsei (雀級生) was also created. The Dōkyūsei 2 expansion disk (Nanpa 2 Special), Dōkyūsei 2 SP, was also made into an OVA, this expansion is also referred to as Sotsugyōsei (卒業生, meaning The Graduate).

"Dōkyūsei" is a Japanese word which means "classmate". However, not all the girl characters are classmates of the main character. The others are characters that the main character can meet in the city (e.g., Dōkyūsei 2).

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