Arigatou, Ningen-san! (ありがとう、人間さん!) is a silly, 2D interactive storytelling game for mobile devices. You play as a human who has just moved into a neighborhood full of animals that crave human touch. You must use gesture input to satisfy their desires and become their friend.

This game was developed in a partnership between USC Games and Geidai.


This game can be played in the browser. The CTRL key can be held to simulate pinch and zoom gestures.

This game was originally designed for mobile devices and will hopefully be available soon for Android and iOS.


Michelle Ma: Developer, Background Artist
Hayate Kobayashi: Character Artist, Animator
Manami Shimura: Sound Designer, Animator

Music is from Music Atelier Amacha


All donations will go to the Peoples City Council Freedom Fund, which is the bail fund for Los Angeles protestors. #BlackLivesMatter

PlatformsWindows, macOS, HTML5
Release date Jun 02, 2020
Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
(152 total ratings)
AuthorMichelle Ma
GenreVisual Novel
Made withUnity
TagsAnimals, Cats, Cute, Funny, Unity
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish, Japanese
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly


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I don't know why I get so sentimental over this game.

so charming!!! a very cute, quick game <3

My favorites are Neko-chan and Inu-chan! Followed by Usagi-chan. Not surprisingly, I was reading it and found myself thinking a) the animal names in english and b) responses to the animals in Japanes

Thank you for this quick and relaxing game :)

I love this game and I don't even know why.

10/10 -IGN


Very cute game! I wish there was yomigana to help me practice reading, but as it is it also is a nice way to practice reading Japanese with English translation :)


(googles ningen)

Unusual but very cute hehe

The squirrel is my favorite!

fren~ i luff u 


extra ! Wow! I loved it! thx

inu-chan is so talented




I love how you just squish them.


haha I love the little sounds each of the animals make. So cute! 


I have no idea what this is, but it was really funny

Wow! I loved it!

Such a cute game! It made me feel really happy while playing it <3 particularly liked the sounds of the snake <3


this is a fantastic game and its only failure is that i cannot pet and squish the helpful bird


Wow this is way adorable and also... kinda... weird? It was really cute nonetheless and so relaxing ´v`

Arigatou, ningen-san who made this game!

This is my favorite game

I am both uncomfortable and relieved of any stress at the same time.. it's like having those food squishies.. but without the scent of an artificial cake


Arigatou, Ningen-san! is a mixture of relaxing, cute, and unsettling. You have to bend and warp your animal friends (at their request) to relax and win them over. I couldn't stop laughing with every new animal encounter. Like someone else already said, it's worth mentioning that you have to squish them for a little bit longer than you would expect. Very fun!

the little animations are sooo funny and i love the sound the snake makes CX soo cute


This is the greatest game of all time and if I could upload my consciousness and live inside of it I would.

fun short game. oddly stress relieving. made me giggle from the sounds and animations.


Very cute game with unique Japanese humor in it. I enjoyed the experience because it was funny and relaxing at the same time. I loved to read both languages together. 

It is so peaceful but made me laugh a lot. I love it!


a very cute and chill game to play. 


This is possibly the world's cutest body horror.


A really cute and relaxing game. I want to take all of the animals home with me! The artwork is really great too.


Please! I want to give that helping little birdie a really good massage, too!


This game is super cute! It was a good stress reduction game


It was quite fun and charming, but the amount of effort required to satisfy all these buddies was a little more than i was expecting!