A Year of Springs is a set of three visual novels that follows a group of friends through a year. These are queer stories that focus on these characters discovering themselves and dealing with the sometimes difficult nature of being queer in Japan. These are ultimately wholesome tales, with the three girls finding acceptance and support in their choices and discoveries. They don’t ignore the problems with being queer in society, especially in being trans, but the positive outlook is refreshing to see. A Year of Springs is a perfect set of visual novels to play on a rainy afternoon.