Mods, I realize there is already a Nogikoi thread, but I want this to be easy to find. Please do whatever you feel is best. Merge it with the existing thread if you think that's for the best, but I think it would be helpful if this was stickied to the top somehow. This is a guide on how to install and play Nogikoi, the mobile dating game, on your IOS. The guide is targeted towards foreigners primarily. I am in the United States and this has been tested to work fine here. You do NOT need to use a VPN, or install any other programs You do NOT need a Japanese credit card, or a credit card of any sort for that matter. But obviously, this does also mean you will not be able to do any micro-transactions within the game. Please do not reply until I'm finished with the guide! First, you need an iTunes account tied to the Japanese iTunes store. I might update the guide with screenshots later, but for now I will just walk you through the process. The interface WILL be in Japanese. Unfortunately, if you don't know enough Japanese to follow this guide, then you probably won't be able to enjoy the game at all as it is VERY text heavy. In which case, it might be better off for you to wait for a sub team to work on this game. I highly recommend that you register your Japanese iTunes account using a web browser on your computer. It is how I did it so I can confirm it to work. When I tried doing it on my iPhone, there was an unskippable part where I had to enter credit card information. Go here for the Japanese iTunes page. The top right corner will have a drop-down menu where the bottom option is "Sign in". Follow the link. You will see an option to the right for registering a new Apple ID. Now, before Nogikoi launched, there was a pre-launch campaign where if you registered, you could receive a small head-start in game. If you did do that, you might want to make sure your new Apple ID is using the same e-mail address. When registering, you will be asked to enter your resident Prefecture, City, Postal Code, and such. Personally, I just went with Tokyo / 100-0001 / and entered a random address. You will also be asked for a phone number. I used 080 5555555. They will accept pretty much anything that fits the right format, but obviously you'll want to avoid using someone's actual address / phone number. There will be a payment option section. It should be set to "none" by default. Leave it. You will be sent a confirmation e-mail. Enter the code you get and your jp Apple ID should be good to go. Now go to your iPhone/iPad or whatever you're playing the game on. Go to Settings and make sure you log in with your new Japanese Apple ID. Go to the Apps store and search for 乃木恋. Download and enjoy! I might update this thread with walkthroughs / tips later. But also feel free to share your own gameplay experiences! And... one more thing. You can register friends in this game. There is a mission to "Like" everyone on your friend list, which gives you in-game currency. My in-game ID is 3781482197 if you want to add me . Post your IDs here too if you want. There is a limit of 20 people for your friend list.