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Klonoa is a platform video game series created by Namco starting in 1997. It stars Klonoa, an anthropomorphic animal who explores dream worlds. The series was launched with Klonoa: Door to Phantomile (1997) for the PlayStation, which was followed by two other home console games: Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil (2001) for the PlayStation 2, and a remake of Door to Phantomile titled Klonoa (2008) for the Wii. In addition, there have been five spin-off games for the PlayStation, WonderSwan, and Game Boy Advance. Remasters of the Wii version of Door to Phantomile and the original Klonoa 2 are planned for the Nintendo Switch in 2022, and for other platforms at a future date.

The series stars the titular character, Klonoa, who has features of a dog, cat, and rabbit but is not explicitly any particular animal. He is described within the games and manga as a “Dream Traveler”, who is fated to travel to various places where the state of dreams is in danger, but he himself is not aware of that. His traditional voice actor is Kumiko Watanabe, and he is voiced by Eric Stitt in the English version of the remake of the first game. He has Namco’s mascot Pac-Man on the side of his blue hat. Wanting to be a hero, he is young and good-hearted and is willing to go against all odds to make sure justice is served. He is easily able to befriend characters along the way who support his cause. His attitude is innocent and even a bit naive, as shown in Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil.

Klonoa was designed by Yoshihiko Arai. Arai’s first design, “Shady”, had a shadow-like appearance. However, he felt that the lack of color did not seem tasteful, and dropped the design. His next design was created with characteristically animal eyes and long ears, as Arai felt that a person’s eyes and silhouette are the features noticed when they are first met. He added a large hat with a Pac-Man emblem on it and collar to give the character a childlike and energetic quality. The design was kept and used for Klonoa.

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