Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds Walkthrough

Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds

Wanted to get it done sooner, but here it is: Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds full walkthrough. This game is easy to Platinum since most of the alternate image shenanigans will happen in the sequel. Still, here’s the guide for all 12 bachelors. If you spot any mistakes or errors, please let me know.

Introduction

 

Walkthrough

Toshizo Hijikata
Souji Okita
Hajime Saito
Heisuke Toudou
Sanosuke Harada
Shinpachi Nagakura
Keisuke Sanan
Susumu Yamazaki
Hachiro Iba
Kazue Souma
Ryouma Sakamoto
Chikage Kazama
Common Route

Completion Guide

Trophy List
Gallery
Encyclopedia

FAQs & Disclaimers

 

 


 

Introduction

 

Overview

Hello, and welcome to my guide on Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds.

Hakuoki; Kyoto Winds is an otome game, a visual novel aimed at females that heavily focuses on romance. Kyoto Winds is the first of two remake games of the Hakuoki story. If you are confused by all the Hakuoki games, please see the FAQ section. If this is your first journey into the world of Hakuoki, I hope you enjoy it!

Technical Information

Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds
Developer: Idea Factory / Design Factory
Publisher: Idea Factory International
System: PS Vita / PlayStation TV / Steam
Vita Release Date: May 16, 2017 (North America), May 19, 2017 (Europe)
Steam Release Date: Summer 2017
Vita MSRP: $39.99 US (Standard Edition) / $72.99 (Limited Edition), £36.99 (Standard) / £62.99 (Limited)
Steam MSRP: TBD
Players: 1
Rating: ESRB M (blood, strong language, suggestive themes, violence) / PEGI 16
Audio: Japanese (English subtitles)

Guide Version Differences

1.3 – Fixed two errors in Kazama’s and Okita’s route.
1.2 – Missing encyclopedia entry fixed.
1.1 – Added info on Steam release.
1.0 – First version done.

Walkthrough

 

Gameplay and Flow

You play as Chizuru, the protagonist. There are 12 eligible bachelors for this game. Follow along with Chizuru as she lives in Kyoto under the protection of the Shinsengumi. You can change the heroine’s name, but her name is voiced if left as default.

The controls are simple: advance with the X button, and make a selection when prompted. You can quick-save and load with L and R if you want to quickly explore different options. The Start button lets the game run automatically, stopping at choices. Square fast-forwards the text. Left stick shows the text history (square to rewind), and triangle brings up the menu. You can also use the touch screen: tap to skip text, or flick: up for quick save, down for quick load, left for menu, and right for back log.

The game is divided into chapters and sub-chapters. When you make a choice, one of the guy’s love gauge may increase. This is represented by an animation showing a flurry of petals and, when not in a CG, a butterfly on the moon, but you can also check the levels under “Warrior Record” in the menu at any time. As the men’s affection levels rise, the flowers on the trees will bloom. Kyoto Winds is part one of two games.The flow of the game is slightly different than in previous versions. You play through about Chapter 4 of the original game, but Kyoto Winds is divided into five chapters. The rest of the story will be told in a sequel game.

After finishing a route for the first time, the Record of Service will be unlocked. You can then jump to a section you have unlocked, and then choose either high or low romance for one of the guys.

Each man has three endings: the Good Ending (ending movie featuring the guy), Unrequited Love Ending (featuring the sword and compounds), and Bad Ending (basic game over screen). If you follow this guide, you will first get the good endings. Then load up the Record of Service and go to that guy’s Chapter 5 with low romance, this time not choosing the options that give you affection boosts. To save a little bit of time, for most of the guys, once you load Chapter 5, save at the last choice. Choose one option to get the Unrequited Love or Bad Ending’s Fin screen, then load to get the other one. Otherwise, just fast forward either from the Record of Service or your last save.

Please note that this guide is a recommendation. A few different choices here and there are not likely to change your path, although you may miss a picture (CG). This guide is set up to get the most romance boosts, CGs, and scenes involving a character in his route. If you want to get the Platinum trophy, most choices will eventually be made. While this guide is made to be an efficient way to complete the game, first-time players might want to avoid guides and see where their choices take them.

This game takes place over several years, so I’ve tried to include date information since it’s easy to forget over how long this story actually plays out. Important Note: These do not always match the dates in the Record of Service. The Record can be off between what the dates listed and the date it says when you load because of the unlockable scenes. For instance, if you choose 4-3 in the Record of Service that says Mid July 1867 with Hijikata favorability, the title card and game text will say September 1867. There are also times where there will be a slight difference between the loading screen and the in-game text. I believe this is due to the way months and days are counted in the Japanese calendar versus the Western calendar. For instance, 3-6 with Harada will load with March 1867, but the text box will say April 1867. My dates will match either the loading screen or dialogue though.

Toshizo Hijikata

CV: Shin’ichiro Miki
The Commander of the Shinsengumi who is known for his strictness.

Good Ending

Chapter 1-1: January 1864

* Find a way to escape.
* Ran for it.

Chapter 1-2: February 1864

* Stay put.
* I could see that.

Chapter 1-3: March 1864

* Ask Hijikata if I can help around the compound.

Chapter 1-4: June 1864

* Accompany Hijikata as his page.
* Explain the situation

Chapter 2-1: July 1864

* Remain in the compound.
* Why me?
* Yamazaki, you should go.
* Stay with Hijikata.

Chapter 2-2: July 1864

* Were you a patient?

Chapter 2-3: August 1864

* … want to come.
* To Mount Ten’nou.
* Stop Nagakura.
* … Keep running.

Chapter 2-4: September 1864

* Want to watch over everyone while you’re gone…

Chapter 3-1: February 1865

* Return to my room.
* Remain in the common room.
* It’ll be okay.

Chapter 3-2: June 1865

* Stay.
* Reached for my sword.
* Refrain from drawing sword.

Chapter 3-3: June 1865

* Yes, please.
* It’s not any of my business.
* The Demons.

Chapter 3-4: August 1865

* I’ll help with the research.

Chapter 3-5: October 1866

* The notice board.
* Perplexed.

Chapter 4-1: April 1867

* The soldiers.
* Someone high-ranking.

Chapter 4-2: July 1867

* Yes
* Go find the others.
* You don’t even know anything.
* Try to attack.

Chapter 4-3: September 1867

* What would you like to eat?

Chapter 4-4: November 1867

* Still wanted to help.
* Help with Itou.

Chapter 4-5: December 1867

* I want to help.
* Trust Hijikata.
* Return immediately.

Chapter 5: December 1867

* I should leave…
* Get revenge.

Unrequited Love Ending

Load up Hijikata Chapter 5 with low romance.

* I have to leave.
* Get revenge.

Bad Ending

Load up Hijikata Chapter 5 with low romance.

* I have to leave.
* Run for it.

Souji Okita

CV: Showtaro Morikubo
The Captain of the First Division who is known for his sharp wit.

Good Ending

Chapter 1-1: January 1864

* Find a way to escape.
* Stayed where I was.

Chapter 1-2: February 1864

* Talk to someone.
* It’s to test my skills.

Chapter 1-3: March 1864

* Quietly return to my room.

Chapter 1-4: June 1864

* Stay behind in the headquarters.

Chapter 2-1: July 1864

* Leave and search for my father.
* Look for Okita.
* … decided to distract the ronin.

Chapter 2-3: August 1864

* … will stay behind.
* Go to the inner courtyard.

Chapter 2-4: November 1864

* You might have a point.

Chapter 3-1: February 1865

* Investigate.
* Investigate Nambu house
* Scream.

Chapter 3-2: June 1865

* Go back to headquarters.
* But…
* Okita.
* I won’t tell anyone.

Chapter 3-3: June 1865

* Yes, please.
* I’m worried about Okita.
* Catch up.

Chapter 3-5: October 1866

* The Furies.

Chapter 3-6: March 1867

* You’re really good with your hands.

Chapter 4-1: April 1867

* The soldiers.
* Someone neutral.

Chapter 4-2: July 1867

* Yes
* Go find the others.
* You don’t even know anything.
* Try to escape.

Chapter 4-3: October 1867

* I’ll make something you do want to eat.

Chapter 4-4: November 1867

* Decided to stay home.
* Check on Okita.
* Stop Okita.

Chapter 4-5: December 1867

* “No.”
* I’ll stay here.

Chapter 5: December 1867

* I want you to do the right thing.
* I’m worried about you Okita.

Unrequited Love Ending

Load up Okita Chapter 5 with low romance.

* This isn’t what Kondou would want!
* I’m worried about you Okita.

Bad Ending

Load up Okita Chapter 5 with low romance.

* This isn’t what Kondou would want!
* There’s no point in stopping you.

Hajime Saito

CV: Kohsuke Toriumi
The quiet Captain of the Third Division.

Good Ending

Chapter 1-1: January 1864

* Attempt to explain my situation.
* Decided to tell them why I’d come to Kyoto.

Chapter 1-2: February 1864

* Talk to someone.
* I just can’t get myself to do it.

Chapter 1-3: March 1864

* Quietly return to my room.

Chapter 1-4: June 1864

* Go to Fushimi.
* Are you sure? I would appreciate it.

Chapter 2-1: July 1864

* Remain in the compound.
* Why me?
* Yamazaki, you should go.
* Head to the Ikeda Inn.
* … follow Saito.

Chapter 2-3: August 1864

* … want to come.
* To Hamaguri Gate.
* Trust Saito.

Chapter 2-4: September 1864

* I think I understand.

Chapter 3-1:  February 1865

* Return to my room.
* Go to the inner courtyard.

Chapter 3-2: June 1865

* Stay.
* Cried for backup.
* Got it.

Chapter 3-3: June 1865

* Yes, please.
* I’m worried about Okita.
* Go around.

Chapter 3-5 October 1866

* The Furies.

Chapter 3-6: January 1867

* Do you want to, um, play?

Chapter 4-1: April 1867

* The Guard.
* Felt betrayed.

Chapter 4-2: July 1867

* Yes
* Go outside.
* Stay quiet.

Chapter 4-3: October 1867

* Sorry for making you worry.

Chapter 4-4: November 1867

* Decided to stay home.

Chapter 4-5: December 1867

* I want to help.
* Trust Hijikata.
* Stay and talk.

Chapter 5: December 1867

* Let’s retreat for now.
* Will stop Saito.
* I understand.

Unrequited Love Ending

Load up Saito Chapter 5 with low romance.

* You could win Saito.
* Will stop Saito.

Bad Ending

Load up Saito Chapter 5 with low romance.

* You could win Saito.
* Will go with Kazama.

Heisuke Toudou

CV: Hiroyuki Yoshino
The energetic, friendly Captain of the Eighth Division.

Good Ending

Chapter 1-1: January 1864

* Attempt to explain my situation.
* Decided to tell them I wasn’t a boy.

Chapter 1-2: February 1864

* Search the compound.
* Sure, when I get the chance someday.

Chapter 1-3: March 1864

* Ask Hijikata if I can help around the compound.
* Worried.

Chapter 1-4: June 1864

* Join them on their rounds.
* No, I’m not.

Chapter 2-1: July 1864

* Leave and search for my father.
* Look for Heisuke.
* … help Heisuke.

Chapter 2-3: August 1864

* … will stay behind.
* Go to the common room.

Chapter 2-4: September 1864

* Want to watch over everyone while you’re gone…

Chapter 3-1: February 1865

* Investigate.
* Investigate Yagi house
* Persuade him.

Chapter 3-2: June 1865

* Go back to headquarters.
* But…
* Heisuke.
* It’s all right now, though.

Chapter 3-3: June 1865

* Yes, please.
* It’s not any of my business.
* My father.

Chapter 3-5: October 1866

* The Furies.

Chapter 3-6: January 1867

* Sorry I couldn’t help you out.

Chapter 4-1: April 1867

* The Guard.
* Wanted them to stay.

Chapter 4-2: July 1867

* Yes
* Go outside.
* Scream.

Chapter 4-3: October 1867

* I’m fine!

Chapter 4-4: November 1867

* Still wanted to help.
* Convince Heisuke.
* Was worried about Heisuke.

Chapter 4-5: December 1867

* I want to be with you.
* I’ll stay here.

Chapter 5: December 1867

* You know that’s not true.
* Give him blood.
* I want to be by your side.

Unrequited Love Ending

Load up Toudou Chapter 5 with low romance.

* That means you’re free.
* Make him endure it.

Bad Ending

Load up Toudou Chapter 5 with low romance.

* That means you’re free.
* Give him medicine.

Sanosuke Harada

CV: Koji Yusa
The Captain of the Tenth Division who prefers his spear to his sword.

Good Ending

Chapter 1-1: January 1864

* Attempt to explain my situation.
* Gave up.

Chapter 1-2: February 1864

* Search the compound.
* No, I can’t.

Chapter 1-3: March 1864

* Quietly return to my room.
* Thank you.

Chapter 1-4: June 1864

* Join them on their rounds.
* No, I’m not.

Chapter 2-1: July 1864

* Remain in the compound.
* Why me?
* Yamazaki, you should go.
* Head the the Ikeda Inn.
* … follow Harada.

Chapter 2-3: August 1864

* … want to come.
* To Kuge Gate.
* Get rid of Shiranui.

Chapter 2-4: September 1864

* Want to watch over everyone while you’re gone…

Chapter 3-1:  February 1865

* Return to my room.
* Go outside.
* We all wish for the same thing.

Chapter 3-2: June 1865

* Stay.
* Didn’t move.
* Have faith in Harada.

Chapter 3-3: June 1865

* Yes, please.
* It’s not any of my business.
* Their interest in me.

Chapter 3-4: October 1866

* The notice board.
* Strange.

Chapter 3-6: April 1867

* Did I really look that unhappy?

Chapter 4-1: April 1867

* The soldiers
* Someone close to the people who were leaving.

Chapter 4-2: July 1867

* Yes
* Go find the others.
* You don’t even know anything.
* Trust the Shinsengumi

Chapter 4-3: August 1867

* I like eating with other people.

Chapter 4-4: November 1867

* Still wanted to help.
* Convince Heisuke.
* Tried to negotiate with the demons.

Chapter 4-5: December 1867

* I’ll stay here.

Chapter 5: December 1867

* It’s hard to say.
* Pretend to drink.
* Run away.

Unrequited Love Ending

Load up Harada Chapter 5 with low romance.

* That’s pointless.
* Run away.

Bad Ending

Load up Harada Chapter 5 with low romance.

* That’s pointless.
* Fight!

Shinpachi Nagakura

CV: Tomohiro Tsuboi
The Second Division Captain is boisterous and proud of physique.

Good Ending

Chapter 1-1: January 1864

* Attempt to explain my situation.
* Decided to tell them why I’d come to Kyoto.

Chapter 1-2: February 1864

* Search the compound.
* No, I can’t.

Chapter 1-3: March 1864

* Quietly return to my room.

Chapter 1-4: June 1864

* Join them on their rounds.
* No, I’m not.

Chapter 2-1: July 1864

* Leave and search for my father.
* Scope things out.
* Need to take care of Nagakura.
* No, show me your hand right now.

Chapter 2-3: August 1864

* … want to come.
* To Mount Ten’nou.
* Fight as well.
* I’m not sure I agree.

Chapter 2-4: January 1865

* Left him alone.

Chapter 3-1: February 1865

* Return to my room.
* Go back to my room.
* Am glad he’s alive, though.

Chapter 3-2: June 1865

* Stay.
* Didn’t move.
* Tell him to watch out.

Chapter 3-3: June 1865

* Yes, please.
* It’s not any of my business.
* The Demons.

Chapter 3-4: April 1866

* We shouldn’t.

Chapter 3-5: October 1866

* Sen
* … think I understand what you mean.

Chapter 4-1: April 1867

* The soldiers
* Someone close to the people who were leaving.
* I don’t think so.

Chapter 4-2: July 1867

* Yes
* Go outside.
* Scream.
* Please don’t push yourself.

Chapter 4-3: July 1867

* Can I be one too?

Chapter 4-4: November 1867

* Still wanted to help.
* I’ll do anything.
* Ran after Nagakura.

Chapter 4-5: December 1867

* I’ll stay here.

Chapter 5: December 1867

* Okay, I understand.
* Do you have to go?
* It’s not over yet.

Unrequited Love Ending

Load up Nagakura Chapter 5 with low romance.

* You’ll come back, right?
* It’s not over yet.

Bad Ending

Load up Nagakura Chapter 5 with low romance.

* You’ll come back, right?
* That’s unfortunate.

Keisuke Sanan

CV: Nobuo Tobita
The Colonel of the Shinsengumi who often serves as the troop’s scholar and pragmatist.

Good Ending

Chapter 1-1: January 1864

* Find a way to escape.
* Ran for it.

Chapter 1-2: February 1864

* Stay put.
* Wow, I had no idea.

Chapter 1-3: March 1864

* Quietly return to my room.

Chapter 1-4: June 1864

* Stay behind in the headquarters.

Chapter 2-1: July 1864

* Remain in the compound.
* I’ll go.
* Yamazaki, you should go.
* Stay with Hijikata.

Chapter 2-3: August 1864

* … will stay behind.
* Go to the common room.

Chapter 2-4: September 1864

* Want to watch over everyone while you’re gone…

Chapter 3-1: February 1865

* Investigate.
* Investigate Yagi house
* Persuade him.

Chapter 3-2: June 1865

* Go back to headquarters.
* But…
* Heisuke.
* Yeah, it is.

Chapter 3-3: June 1865

* Yes, please.
* It’s not any of my business.
* Turning humans into Demons.
* Yes, I do.

Chapter 3-4: July 1865

* Grab his hands.

Chapter 3-5: October 1866

* The Furies.

Chapter 4-1: April 1867

* The soldiers.
* Someone who knows Itou.
* Yes, I hope so as well.

Chapter 4-2: July 1867

* Yes
* Stay in my room.
* Run away from the room.
* Fight Kazama.
* Trust Sanan.

Chapter 4-3: July 1867

* Can I be one too?

Chapter 4-4: November 1867

* Still wanted to help.
* I’ll do anything.
* Remained here with Heisuke.
* Will leave him in your hands.
* I will leave him to you.

Chapter 4-5: December 1867

* I’ll stay here.

Chapter 5: December 1867

* Do you really believe that it’ll get better?
* Asked for a reason.

Unrequited Love Ending

Load up Sanan Chapter 5 with low romance.

* You’re fine, Okita.
* Asked for a reason.

Bad Ending

Load up Sanan Chapter 5 with low romance.

* You’re fine, Okita.
* Reproached him.

Susumu Yamazaki

CV: Takayuki Suzuki
A member of The Watch who serves as a scout for the Shinsengumi.

Note: Yamazaki first appears in Chapter 1-4, so you can skip to there with the Record of Service if you’ve already cleared the game.

Good Ending

Chapter 1-1: January 1864

* Find a way to escape.
* Stayed where I was.

Chapter 1-2: February 1864

* Stay put.
* Wow, I had no idea.

Chapter 1-3: March 1864

* Ask Hijikata if I can help around the compound.

Chapter 1-4: June 1864

* Accompany Hijikata as his page.
* Explain the situation.

Chapter 2-1: July 1864

* Remain in the compound.
* Why me?
* I promise to give the message.
* Stay with Hijikata.

Chapter 2-2: July 1864

* Were you a patient?

Chapter 2-3: August 1864

* … want to come.
* To Hamaguri Gate.
* Stop him.

Chapter 2-4: September 1864

* Want to watch over everyone while you’re gone…

Chapter 3-1: February 1865

* Return to my room.
* Remain in the common room.
* Let’s have faith.

Chapter 3-2: June 1865

* Go back to headquarters.
* You’re right.
* Okita
* But…

Chapter 3-3: June 1865

* No, I’ll take care of it.
* I’m worried about Okita.
* Go around.

Chapter 3-4: September 1865

* Leave it be.

Chapter 3-5: October 1866

* Sen
* … feel like that’s a tough situation.

Chapter 3-6: March 1867

* Didn’t even notice.

Chapter 4-1: April 1867

* The Guard.
* Wanted them to stay.

Chapter 4-2: July 1867

* Yes
* Stay in my room.
* Remain in the room.
* You’re my comrade, too.

Chapter 4-3: July 1867

* Can I be one too?

Chapter 4-4: November 1867

* Still wanted to help.
* I’ll do anything.
* Remaind here with Heisuke.
* Stopped Sanan.

Chapter 4-5: December 1867

* I want to help.
* Confirm with Hijikata.
* Thank you in advance.

Chapter 5: December 1867

* I’m scared to leave you.
* I know what you mean…

Unrequited Love Ending

Load up Yamazaki Chapter 5 with low romance.

* I want to be helpful.
* I know what you mean…

Bad Ending

Load up Yamazaki Chapter 5 with low romance.

* I want to be helpful.
* You are fighting, Yamazaki!

Hachiro Iba

CV: Mamoru Miyano
A member of the shogun’s guard who has known the Shinsengumi for years.

Note: Iba first appears in Chapter 1-4, so you can skip to there with the Record of Service if you’ve already cleared the game.

Good Ending

Chapter 1-1: January 1864

* Find a way to escape.
* Ran for it.

Chapter 1-2: February 1864

* Stay put.
* Wow, I had no idea.

Chapter 1-3: March 1864

* Ask Hijikata if I can help around the compound.

Chapter 1-4: June 1864

* Accompany Hijikata as his page.
* Apologize about Takeda

Chapter 2-1: July 1864

* Remain in the compound.
* Why me?
* Yamazaki, you should go.
* Stay with Hijikata.

Chapter 2-2: July 1864

* Sorry for not remembering.

Chapter 2-3: August 1864

* … will stay behind.
* Go to the common room.

Chapter 2-4: November 1864

* Take a stroll.

Chapter 3-1: February 1865

* Return to my room.
* Remain in the common room.
* Let’s have faith.

Chapter 3-2: June 1865

* Hide my hands.

Chapter 3-3: June 1865

* Yes, please.
* Call for someone.
* It’s not any of my business.
* My father.

Chapter 3-4: May 1866

* Only if something were to happen…

Chapter 3-5: October 1866

* The Furies.

Chapter 3-6: January 1867

* Reason to protect me…?

Chapter 4-1: April 1867

* The soldiers.
* Someone high-ranking.
* Take it back.

Chapter 4-2: July 1867

* Yes
* Go find the others.
* You don’t even know anything.
* Trust the Shinsengumi.

Chapter 4-4: November 1867

* You have the Shinsengumi.

Chapter 4-5: December 1867

* I’ll stay here.

Chapter 5: December 1867

* If those are the Commander’s orders…
* I understand.
* Okay.

Unrequited Love Ending

Load up Iba Chapter 5 with low romance.

* I don’t want to go.
* I’ll fight by your side.
* Okay.

Bad Ending

Load up Iba Chapter 5 with low romance.

* I don’t want to go.
* I’ll fight by your side.
* No.

 

Kazue Souma

CV: Yuki Kaji
A recent recruit who becomes Kondou’s page.

Note: Souma first appears in Chapter 1-4, so you can skip to there with the Record of Service if you’ve already cleared the game.

Good Ending

Chapter 1-1: January 1864

* Attempt to explain my situation.
* Decided to tell them I wasn’t a boy.

Chapter 1-2: February 1864

* Stay put.
* Wow, I had no idea.

Chapter 1-3: March 1864

* Quietly return to my room.

Chapter 1-4: June 1864

* Join them on their rounds.
* Actually, I’m a page.

Chapter 2-1: July 1864

* Remain in the compound.
* Why me?
* Yamazaki, you should go.
* Stay with Hijikata.

Chapter 2-3: August 1864

* … will stay behind.
* Go to the common room..

Chapter 2-4: September 1864

* Respond kindly.

Chapter 3-1: February 1865

* Return to my room.
* Go outside.
* Yes, it might be asking for too much.

Chapter 3-2: June 1865

* Go back to headquarters.
* But…
* Heisuke.
* Yeah, it is.

Chapter 3-3: June 1865

* Yes, please.
* It’s not any of my business.
* My father.

Chapter 3-4: September 1866

* I was so happy for him.

Chapter 3-5: October 1866

* Kondou
* I’m a member of the Shinsengumi.

Chapter 4-1: April 1867

* You are useful.

Chapter 4-2: July 1867

* Yes
* Not explain it to him.

Chapter 4-3: July 1867

* I want to talk to him.

Chapter 4-4: November 1867

* Still wanted to help.
* Help with Itou.
* I’d love to hear it.

Chapter 4-5: December 1867

* Did it come to fruition?

Chapter 5: December 1867

* I’ll stay here.
* Don’t give up.
* Stop him.

Unrequited Love Ending

Load up Souma Chapter 5 with low romance.

* Said nothing.
* Don’t give up.
* Don’t stop him.

Bad Ending

Load up Souma Chapter 5 with low romance.

* Said nothing.
* Give up.

Ryouma Sakamoto

CV: Daisuke Ono
A suspicious man who may be connected with the Shinsengumi’s enemies.

Note: Sakamoto first appears in Chapter 1-4, so you can skip to there with the Record of Service if you’ve already cleared the game.

Good Ending

Chapter 1-1: January 1864

* Attempt to explain my situation.
* Gave up.

Chapter 1-2: February 1864

* Stay put.
* Wow, I had no idea.

Chapter 1-3: March 1864

* Quietly return to my room.

Chapter 1-4: June 1864

* Go to Fushimi.
* Oh, no thank you.

Chapter 2-1: July 1864

* Remain in the compound.
* Why me?
* Yamazaki, you should go.
* Stay with Hijikata.

Chapter 2-3: August 1864

* … will stay behind.
* Go to the common room.

Chapter 2-4: November 1864

* Don’t ask him.

Chapter 3-1: February 1865

* Return to my room.
* Remain in the common room.
* Let’s have faith.

Chapter 3-2: June 1865

* Stay behind.
* I’m sorry.

Chapter 3-3: June 1865

* Yes, please.
* It’s not any of my business.
* My father.

Chapter 3-4: February 1866

* Go call for help.

Chapter 3-5: October 1866

* Do you think so?

Chapter 4-1: April 1867

* The soldiers
* Someone close to the people who were leaving.
* I think he’s a good person deep down.

Chapter 4-2: July 1867

* No
* Go find the others.
* You don’t even know anything.
* Try to attack.

Chapter 4-3: August 1867

* I’ll do it.

Chapter 4-4: November 1867

* Went with them.

Chapter 4-5: December 1867

* I’ll stay here.

Chapter 5: December 1867

* Don’t go.
* Stay and talk to Sakamoto.
* I trust you.

Unrequited Love Ending

Load up Sakamoto Chapter 5 with low romance.

* Don’t go.
* Stay and talk to Sakamoto.
* I can’t trust him…

Bad Ending

Load up Sakamoto Chapter 5 with low romance.

* Go.
* Find a way to escape.
* I can’t trust him…

Chikage Kazama

CV: Kenjiro Tsuda
A mysterious opponent of the Shinsengumi who has a special interest in Chizuru.

Note: Kazama first appears in Chapter 2-1, so you can skip to there with the Record of Service if you’ve already cleared the game.

Good Ending

Chapter 1-1: January 1864

* Attempt to explain my situation.
* Decided to tell them I wasn’t a boy.

Chapter 1-2: February 1864

* Stay put.
* Wow, I had no idea.

Chapter 1-3: March 1864

* Quietly return to my room.

Chapter 1-4: June 1864

* Stay behind in the headquarters.

Chapter 2-1: July 1864

* Leave and search for my father.
* Scope things out.
* Go upstairs.
* … thank him.

Chapter 2-3: August 1864

* … want to come.
* To Mount Ten’nou.
* Stop Nagakura.
* … Hold my place.

Chapter 2-4: September 1864

* I stepped out of line…

Chapter 3-1: February 1865

* Return to my room.
* Remain in the common room.
* Let’s have faith.

Chapter 3-2: June 1865

* Stay.
* Reached for my sword.
* Draw the sword.

Chapter 3-3: June 1865

* Yes, please.
* It’s not any of my business.
* Their interest in me.

Chapter 3-4: April 1866

* I still have faith in them.

Chapter 3-5: October 1866

* The Furies.

Chapter 4-1: April 1867

* The soldiers.
* Someone high-ranking.
* Talk to him.

Chapter 4-2: July 1867

* No
* Go find the others.
* I will take responsibility in my father’s place.
* Trust the Shinsengumi.

Chapter 4-4: November 1867

* Decided to stay home.

Chapter 4-5: December 1867

* I’ll stay here.

Chapter 5: December 1867

* You guys are the monsters.
* The head of the Yukimura Clan.

Unrequited Love Ending

Load up Kazama Chapter 5 with low romance.

* I might be a monster.
* The head of the Yukimura Clan.

Bad Ending

Load up Kazama Chapter 5 with low romance.

* I might be a monster.
* Kodo’s daughter.

Common Route

Easiest way to complete is to load up Chapter 4-4 with low romance (not Harada) and choose “I’ll stay here.” Otherwise, just avoid romance choices.

Chapter 1-1: January 1864

* Find a way to escape.
* Ran for it.

Chapter 1-2: February 1864

* Stay put.
* Wow, I had no idea.

Chapter 1-3: March 1864

* Quietly return to my room.

Chapter 1-4: June 1864

* Accompany Hijikata as his page.
* Explain the situation

Chapter 2-1: July 1864

* Remain in the compound.
* Why me?
* Yamazaki, you should go.
* Stay with Hijikata.

Chapter 2-2: July 1864

* Were you a patient?

Chapter 2-3: August 1864

* … want to come.
* To Mount Ten’nou.
* Stop Nagakura.
* … Hold my place.

Chapter 2-4: September 1864

* Want to watch over everyone while you’re gone…

Chapter 3-1: February 1865

* Return to my room.
* Remain in the common room.
* Let’s have faith.

Chapter 3-2: June 1865

* Stay.
* Reached for my sword.
* Draw the sword.

Chapter 3-3: June 1865

* Yes, please.
* It’s not any of my business.
* The Demons.

Chapter 3-4: August 1865

* My father can do it.

Chapter 3-5: October 1866

* The notice board.
* Strange.

Chapter 4-1: April 1867

* The soldiers.
* Someone high-ranking.

Chapter 4-2: July 1867

* No
* Go find the others.
* You don’t even know anything.
* Trust the Shinsengumi.

Chapter 4-4: November 1867

* Decided to stay home.
* Go find Saito.

Chapter 4-5: December 1867

* I’ll stay here.

Completion Guide

This section will help you obtain the Platinum Trophy.

Trophy List

Here is a list of all Trophies.

Note that to unlock some of them, you may need to actually go to that part of the menu and then hit back. Also, for the “route started” trophies, it takes a little bit into the route before they unlock; they don’t appear immediately after finishing Chapter 4.

Name Rank Description
 Does This Mean I Can Go Outside Now…? Platinum Obtained all trophies.
 Nobody Makes Me Bleed My Own Blood Bronze Cleared Prologue.
 Take a Page Out of My Book Bronze Cleared Chapter 1.
 New Town, Who Dis…? Bronze Cleared Chapter 2.
 Still a Better Love Story than… Bronze Cleared Chapter 3.
 Our Pets’ Heads Are Falling Off! Bronze Cleared Chapter 4.
 Just a Small-Town boy… Bronze Hijikata’s route started.
 Souji Whiz Bronze Okita’s route started.
 Saito For Sore Eyes Bronze Saito’s route started.
 Aren’t You a Little Short for a Samurai? Bronze Toudou’s route started.
 My Little Red Corvette Bronze Harada’s route started.
 Out of the Friendzone Bronze Nagakura’s route started.
 N.E.R.D. Bronze Sanan’s route started.
 Where Did You Come From…? Bronze Yamazaki’s route started.
 Reunited, and It Feels So Good Bronze Iba’s route started.
 We Got Sou-mach to Catch Up On Bronze Souma’s route started.
 Is That a Gun in Your Pocket, or… Bronze Sakamoto’s route started.
 Now That’s What I Call Demon, Vol. 1 Bronze Kazama’s route started.
 You Can’t Sit With Us Silver Hijikata’s route cleared.
 Okie-ta Dokie-ta Silver Okita’s route cleared.
 *Seen at 9:30 PM* Silver Saito’s route cleared.
 Toudou, I Don’t Think We’re In Kyoto Silver Toudou’s route cleared.
 Gingerbread Man Silver Harada’s route cleared.
 Mahalo, Bro Silver Nagakura’s route cleared.
 Sanaan Bread and Curry Silver Sanan’s route cleared.
 Nihongo Ninja Warrior Silver Yamazaki’s route cleared.
 Oh, Brother… Silver Iba’s route cleared.
 These Chicks Love Souma Silver Souma’s route cleared.
 Rico Suave Silver Sakamoto’s route cleared.
 Kazablanca Silver Kazama’s route cleared.
 It Could’ve Been Worse… Silver Normal route cleared.
 It Just Got Worse… Silver Viewed all bad endings.
 [……………] Silver Viewed all unrequited love endings.
 Just Kiss Already! Gold All Ending Movies Unlocked.
 George Lucas Would Be Proud Gold CG completed
 Not Just a Pretty Face Gold Completed Encyclopedia.

 

Gallery

The boxes correspond to the way the images are displayed in the Gallery section. If there’s an N/A in the box, there is no CG there. (I.E. an odd number of images).

Note that some images have alternates or additional versions in one.

Hijikata

Prologue Chapter 3-2 Chapter 3-5
Chapter 4-2 Chapter 4-3 Chapter 4-5
Hijikata Chapter 5 (1,2,3,4) Hijikata Chapter 5 Hijikata Final Chapter (1,2,3)

Okita

Chapter 2-1 Chapter 2-4 (1,2) Chapter 3-3
Chapter 3-6 Chapter 4-2 Chapter 4-3
Chapter 4-4 Okita Chapter 5 Okita Chapter 5
Okita Final Chapter (1,2) N/A N/A

Saito

Chapter 1-2 Chapter 3-2 Chapter 3-3
Chapter 3-6 (1,2) Chapter 4-1 (1,2) Chapter 4-3
Chapter 4-5 Saito Chapter 5 Saito Chapter 5
Saito Final Chapter (1,2) N/A N/A

Toudou

Chapter 1-3 Chapter 2-1 Chapter 3-5 (1,2)
Chapter 4-1 Chapter 4-4 Chapter 4-4
Toudou Chapter 5 Toudou Chapter 5 (1,2,3) Toudou Chapter 5 (1,2)
Toudou Final Chapter N/A N/A

Harada

Chapter 3-2 Chapter 3-4 (1,2) Chapter 3-6 (1,2,3)
Chapter 4-2 Chapter 4-4 Chapter 4-4
Chapter 4-5 Harada Chapter 5 Harada Chapter 5
Harada Final Chapter N/A N/A

Nagakura

Chapter 2-1 Chapter 3-2 Chapter 3-3
Chapter 4-1 Chapter 4-4 Nagakura Chapter 5 (1,2)
Nagakura Chapter 5 Nagakura Final Chapter (1,2) N/A

Sanan

Chapter 3-1 Chapter 3-4 (1,2) Chapter 4-2
Chapter 4-4 Sanan Chapter 5 (1,2,3)
Sanan Chapter 5 (4)
Sanan Chapter 5
Sanan Chapter 5 Sanan Final Chapter N/A

Yamazaki

Chapter 3-4 Chapter 3-6 Chapter 4-2
Yamazaki Chapter 5 Yamazaki Chapter 5 (1,2) Yamazaki Final Chapter (1,2,3)

Iba

Chapter 1-4 Chapter 3-2 Chapter 3-6 (1,2)
Chapter 4-1 Chapter 4-4 (1,2) Iba Chapter 5
Iba Chapter 5 (1,2) Iba Final Chapter (1,2,3,4,5) N/A

Souma

Chapter 1-4 Chapter 2-4 Chapter 3-5
Chapter 4-2 Chapter 4-4 Souma Chapter 5
Souma Chapter 5 Souma Final Chapter N/A

Sakamoto

Chapter 1-4 Chapter 3-2 Chapter 3-4
Chapter 4-3 Chapter 4-4 (1,2) Sakamoto Chapter 5
Sakamoto Chapter 5 Sakamoto Final Chapter N/A

Kazama

Chapter 2-1 (1,2) Chapter 2-3 Chapter 3-2
Chapter 3-4 Chapter 4-2 Kazama Chapter 5
Kazama Chapter 5 Kazama Final Chapter (1,2) N/A

Others

Prologue Prologue Chapter 1-1
Chapter 1-2 Chapter 2-1 Chapter 2-4
Chapter 3-2 Chapter 3-5 Chapter 4-1
Chapter 4-3 Chapter 1-2 Sanan Chapter 5
Sanan Chapter 5 Chapter 3-1 Toudou Chapter 5
Hijikata Chapter 5 Saito Chapter 5 Chapter 3-4
Chapter 1-4 Hijikata Final Chapter Iba Final Chapter
Obtain all Good Endings Obtain all CGs N/A

 

Encyclopedia

You should unlock all these automatically as you play through all the routes. Depending on the order you choose, many will also be unlocked in an alternative route.

Page 1

8-18 political change – Chapter 4-3
Aburano Koji Incident
– Chapter 4-4
Aizu Domain Residence – Chapter 2-3
Aizu Domain
– Chapter 2-1
Akebonotei Incident – Chapter 2-4
Arinosuke Mounai – Chapter 4-4
Battle of Ikeda Inn – Chapter 2-1
Battle of Sekigahara – Saito Chapter 5
Battle of Toba-Fushimi – Hijikata Final Chapter
Bizen Osafune Kanemitsu – Chapter 2-4
Black Ship – Chapter 2-4
Bloodlust – Toudou Chapter 5
Castella – Chapter 2-4
Chikage Kazama [1] – Chapter 2-3
Chikage Kazama [2] – Chapter 3-2
Choshu Domain – Chapter 1-4
Choshu Expedition – Chapter 3-5
Corps Uniform [1] – Chapter 1-4
Corps Uniform [2] – Chapter 2-1
Country Samurai – Chapter 4-1
Daimyo – Chapter 4-4
Daitsuren – Chapter 4-4
Demon – Chapter 3-2
Demon’s arm – Iba Chapter 5
Denshu Company – Hijikata Chapter 5

Page 2

Emperor Komei – Kazama Chapter 5
Enemy of the Court
– Chapter 2-3
Ezo – Chapter 4-4
Fake – Chapter 4-1
Family Domain – Chapter 2-3
Fine Idro – Chapter 3-1
Foot soldiers – Kazama Chapter 5
Four Books and Five Classics – Chapter 3-5
Fudodo Village – Chapter 4-2
Furies [1] – Chapter 1-2
Furies [2] – Chapter 3-3
Fury Corps – Chapter 3-3
Fushimi Inari Shrine – Sanan Chapter 5
Fushimi Magistrate’s office [1] – Chapter 2-3
Fushimi Magistrate’s office [2] – Okita Chapter 5
Fushimi Mansion – Chapter 3-4
Fushimi
– Chapter 1-4
Geigi – Chapter 3-5
Geishu Domain – Kazama Chapter 5
Gensui Kusaka – Sakamoto Chapter 5
Genzaburo Inoue – Chapter 1-1
Gion Festival – Chapter 2-1
Gion – Chapter 2-1
Glover – Chapter 4-3
Gokounomiya Shrine – Nagakura Chapter 5
Gold Brocade Flag – Harada Chapter 5
Guardian of the Shogun – Chapter 3-5
Guardians of the Imperial Tomb – Chapter 4-1

Page 3

habiki – Chapter 4-3
Hachiro Iba [1] – Chapter 2-2
Hachiro Iba [2] – Iba Chapter 5
Hajime Saito [1] – Chapter 1-1
Hajime Saito [2] – Chapter 4-1
Hajime Saito [3] – Chapter 4-4
Hajime Saito [4] – Saito Chapter 5
Hamaguri Gate – Chapter 2-3
Hamaguri Rebellion – Chapter 2-3
Hatamoto – Chapter 2-2
head-guard – Chapter 2-1
Headquarters [1] – Chapter 1-1
Headquarters [2] – Chapter 3-2
Headquarters [3] – Chapter 4-2
Heisuke Toudou [1] – Chapter 1-1
Heisuke Toudou [2] – Chapter 4-1
Heisuke Toudou [3] – Chapter 4-4
Hideyoshi Toyotomi – Sakamoto Final Chapter
High-ranking Retainer – Chapter 4-1
Hino – Iba Chapter 5
Hokushin Itto [1] – Chapter 2-4
Hokushin Itto [2] – Chapter 2-4
Hougyoku Haiku Collection – Chapter 3-4
Hour of the Boar – Chapter 2-1
Hour of the Dog – Chapter 2-1
House – Prologue

Page 4

Iai – Chapter 4-4
Iba Dojo – Chapter 2-2
Iba’s Kotengu – Chapter 3-4
Iemochi Tokugawa – Chapter 3-2
igloo – Chapter 3-5
Ikeda Inn – Chapter 2-1
Imperial Army – Kazama Chapter 5
Imperial Estate – Chapter 2-3
Imperial Nationalist Party – Chapter 2-1
Imperial Prince – Chapter 4-4
Imperial Restoration – Chapter 4-5
Imperial Unification – Chapter 3-5
Imperialism [1] – Chapter 1-4
Imperialism [2] – Chapter 2-1
Isami Kondou – Chapter 1-1
Ishida Medicinal Powder – Chapter 2-3
Izo Okada – Sakamoto Chapter 5

Page 5

Kai Shimada – Chapter 2-1
Kaishu Katsu – Chapter 3-2
Kamo Serizawa – Chapter 4-4
Kanesada Izuminokami – Hijikata Chapter 5
Kanryusai Takeda [1] – Chapter 1-3
Kanryusai Takeda [2] – Iba Chapter 5
Kaoru Nagumo [1] – Chapter 3-2
Kaoru Nagumo [2] – Chapter 4-4
Kashitaro Itou [1] – Chapter 2-4
Kashitaro Itou [2] – Chapter 3-1
Kashitaro Itou [3] – Chapter 4-1
Kashitaro Itou [4] – Chapter 4-4
Katamori Matsudaira – Chapter 2-3
Katana – Chapter 1-2
Kazue Souma [1] – Chapter 1-4
Kazue Souma [2] – Souma Chapter 5
Kazue Souma [3] – Chapter 3-4
Kazue Souma [4] – Souma Chapter 5
Kazunomiya – Chapter 3-5
Keisuke Sanan [1] – Chapter 1-1
Keisuke Sanan [2] – Chapter 3-2
Kiemon Masu – Chapter 2-1
Kimigiku [1] – Chapter 3-5
Kimigiku [2] – Chapter 4-2
Kishu Domain – Chapter 4-1
Kishu – Chapter 4-4
Kodachi – Prologue
Kodo Yukimura [1] – Prologue
Kodo Yukimura [2] – Sanan Chapter 5
Kodo Yukimura [3] – Chapter 4-4
Koshu Military Science – Chapter 3-3
Kotaro Motoyama – Chapter 3-4
Kuge Gate – Chapter 2-3
Kujo Beach – Chapter 2-3
Kunai – Yamazaki Chapter 5
Kuwana Domain – Chapter 2-3
Kyo Shiranui [1] – Chapter 2-3
Kyo Shiranui [2] – Chapter 3-2
Kyoto Judiciary Commissioner – Chapter 2-1
Kyoto Military Commissioner – Chapter 2-1
Kyuju Amagiri [1] – Chapter 2-3
Kyuju Amagiri [2] – Chapter 3-2
Kyutaro Miura – Chapter 4-4

Page 6

Lieutenant-General of Aizu – Chapter 2-1
Loyalism [1] – Chapter 4-4
Loyalism [2] – Chapter 2-1
Maekawa Residence – Chapter 1-3
Medicine [1] – Chapter 3-3
Medicine [2] – Toudou Chapter 5
Mibu – Chapter 3-1
Mimawarigumi – Chapter 4-4
Mito Domain – Nagakura Chapter 5
Mitsu – Chapter 3-5
Nambu Residence – Chapter 3-1
Navy Training Location – Chapter 2-4
New Debate – Chapter 3-5
Nijo Castle – Chapter 3-2
Nishi Hongwanji – Chapter 3-1
Notice Board Incident – Chapter 4-1
Notice Board
– Chapter 3-5
Obanshi – Chapter 2-2
Officials – Chapter 3-4
Okuzume – Chapter 2-2
Open Country Faction – Chapter 3-4
opposition daimyo – Kazama Chapter 5
opposition Domain – Chapter 3-2
Osaka Castle – Hijikata Chapter 5
Otose – Chapter 3-2
Oumiya – Chapter 4-4
Owari Domain – Hijikata Chapter 5
Page – Chapter 1-1
Patriot – Chapter 3-2
Perry – Chapter 2-4
Princess Sen [1] – Chapter 4-2
Princess Sen [2] – Kazama Chapter 5
Protagonist [1] – Prologue
Protagonist [2] – Chapter 4-2

Page 7

Red-light District – Chapter 1-2
Restoration of Imperial Rule – Chapter 4-4
Risaburo Nomura – Chapter 3-4
Ronin – Prologue
Roshigumi – Chapter 4-2
Rules of Conduct
– Chapter 4-5
Ryogoku Bridge – Chapter 2-4
Ryojun Matsumoto – Prologue
Ryouma Sakamoto [1] – Chapter 4-4
Ryouma Sakamoto [2] – Chapter 2-4
Ryouma Sakamoto [3] – Chapter 4-4
Ryunosuke Ibuki [1] – Chapter 1-4
Ryunosuke Ibuki [2] – Chapter 4-4
Ryu’un Temple – Nagakura Chapter 5

Page 8

Saburo Miki [1] – Chapter 3-1
Saburo Miki [2] – Chapter 4-1
Saburo Miki [3] – Souma Chapter 5
Saga Domain – Sanan Chapter 5
Sanjo Ohashi – Chapter 3-5
Sanosuke Harada – Chapter 1-1
Sasumata – Chapter 3-4
Satsuma Domain – Chapter 2-3
Seinosuke Ishikawa – Chapter 2-4
Seishisai Aizawa – Chapter 4-4
Sen – Chapter 3-5
Seven-herb porridge – Iba Chapter 5
Shiei Hall – Chapter 2-2
Shikoku Inn – Chapter 2-1
Shimabara – Chapter 4-2
Shingyoto-ryu – Chapter 2-2
Shinpachi Nagakura [1] – Chapter 1-1
Shinpachi Nagakura [2] – Nagakura Chapter 5
Shinsaku Takasugi – Chapter 4-1
Shinsengumi – Chapter 1-1
Shintaro Nakaoka [1] – Chapter 2-4
Shintaro Nakaoka [2] – Chapter 4-4
shogunate army – Chapter 4-2
Shogunate Orders – Chapter 2-2
Shogunate – Prologue
Shotsuren
– Chapter 4-4
Shungaku Matsudaira – Chapter 3-4
Shuntaro Furutaka – Chapter 2-1
Silver – Saito Chapter 5
Souji Okita [1] – Chapter 1-1
Souji Okita [2] – Hijikata Chapter 5
Souji Okita [3] – Chapter 4-4
Stipend – Harada Chapter 5
Stray Demon – Toudou Chapter 5
Sumi – Chapter 3-5
Sumida River – Chapter 2-4
Susumu Yamazaki [1] – Chapter 2-1
Susumu Yamazaki [2] – Yamazaki Chapter 5
Suzuka Gozen – Chapter 4-2

Page 9

Takeaki Enomoto – Hijikata Final Chapter
Takeo Hattori – Chapter 4-4
Tamuramaro Sakanoue – Hijikata Chapter 5
Tenma Inn – Chapter 4-5
Tennen Rishin – Chapter 2-4
Ten’nou Mountain – Chapter 2-3
Terada Inn – Chapter 1-4
The Code – Chapter 4-1
The Guard – Chapter 4-1
The Watch – Chapter 3-1
The Western Fleet – Chapter 3-2
Tosa Domain – Chapter 3-5
Tosa Loyalist Party – Chapter 2-4
Toshimichi Okubo – Kazama Chapter 5
Toshizo Hijikata [1] – Chapter 1-1
Toshizo Hijikata [2] – Hijikata Chapter 5
Tottori Domain – Kazama Chapter 5
Toudou Domain – Toudou Chapter 5
Tsu Domain – Hijikata Chapter 5
Umetaro Saitani – Chapter 1-4

Page 10

wakizashi – Chapter 4-4
Water of Life – Chapter 3-3
Western learning – Chapter 2-2
Wolves of Mibu – Chapter 2-3
Yagi Residence – Chapter 1-3
Yamaguchi – Chapter 4-5
Yase Clan – Chapter 4-2
Yase Village
– Iba Chapter 5
Yase
– Toudou Chapter 5
Yodo Castle – Hijikata Chapter 5
Yodo Domain – Hijikata Chapter 5
Yodo Yamauchi – Chapter 3-2
Yoiyama – Iba Chapter 5
Yoshinobu Hitotsubashi – Chapter 3-5
Yugeki Unit – Souma Chapter 5
Yukimura Infirmary – Chapter 2-4
Yukimura Sanada – Hijikata Chapter 5
Zuisan Takechi – Sakamoto Chapter 5

 

FAQ

Here I’ll answer some common questions.

What is Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds? How is it different from the other Hakuoki games? Is it a sequel?

No, Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds is not a sequel. It is a “remake” of the otome game from Idea Factory and Otomate about a girl who meets the Shinsengumi. Most Westerners are probably familiar with the game thanks to one of its many ports: Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom (PSP), Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi (Nintendo 3DS), Hakuoki Mobile (iOS/Android), or Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi (PS3). Note that the PS3 game contained both the main game and its fandisk, which was previously unavailable in English. The fandisk featured addition scenes that took place throughout the game. (The PSP game Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi is a fighting game that includes an alternate universe story as well as abridged routes from the original visual novel.)

Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds only covers half of the story. If you’ve played the original game, Kyoto Winds ends at about Chapter 4, just as the individual character routes start. Instead, the game weaves most of the content from Stories of the Shinsengumi‘s Stories section (aka the fandisk) into it, plus three new routes starring completely new characters are included. Please note that the Shinsengumi Adventures sequences are NOT included. Some other changes were made like some parts of the story, characters’ clothes, adding new CGs, new effects and animations, etc. The story will continue in a sequel game. While it has been announced for an English release, a release date is not set.

So which version should I buy? Do I need to play Kyoto Winds if I’ve already played through a previous version?

Basically, the decision is between Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi and Hakuoki; Kyoto Winds plus whatever the sequel is called. The PS3 game is definitely cheaper. But you are also missing out on three brand new routes plus three greatly expanded routes. Kazama’s route is also altered significantly. However, as I mentioned, two sequences are missing completely from the remake. I imagine they weren’t included because the tone didn’t fit, but missing out on the Shimabara scenes is a great disappointment for characters like Saito and Yamazaki. Kyoto Winds does a better job of explaining certain plot points, and Chizuru seems to have been made a bit more smarter and proactive. Another key character plays roles now in several routes, but this does kind of take away from the specialness of the route they were originally the star in.

Overall, though, I think most of the changes are for the better here. It’s just that the Vita games will end up costing more than Stories.Really, though, if you’ve played through Stories, Kyoto Winds is different enough to make it worth replaying. It would probably be hard to play through the Vita games first and go back to the PS3 though. But as I mentioned before, Saito’s and Yamazaki’s Shinsengumi Adventures are almost worth the price of admisison alone, and there are also some extras like the hilarious shorts which SSL was based on.

I will say this though: if you want to see more otome games in English, considering picking up Kyoto Winds to show Otomate your support. While Aksys Games is continuing to license and release games from Otomate, the developer has more than enough games for both companies to release. There’s the popular wish list title Diabolik Lovers for instance (although it’s not something I want). If you want more ideas on what to request, check out my list here.

Will the Hakuoki remakes be ported to PS4? How about Steam?

Idea Factory has announced the two Vita games will be packaged together under the title Hakuoki Shinkai: Fuukaden (薄桜鬼 真改 風華伝)… in Japan. As of this writing, Idea Factory International has not made any plans to bring over the PS4 version. Yes, it is a disappointment the PS4 version with both parts will be available before the second part is released in English. I guess we should be happy Vita games aren’t completely dying out in the West.

Idea Factory International has announced Kyoto Winds will be released on Steam sometime during Summer 2017. Subtitles will be available in English, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese.

What’s this about a limited edition?

The limited edition is only available directly from Idea Factory’s site. It includes an artbook, bento box, wrap, CD, and special packaging.

North America
Europe

Is it worth it? Personally, I think I would have liked other good besides a container I’m never going to use. I really wish the game’s limited edition was released outside of the Iffy Store.

What about Hakuoki: SSL?

According to Gematsu, Aksys Games has been trying to convince Idea Factory to let them license it. However, either a) Idea Factory wants more money, b) they weren’t too happy with the reviews and/or sales in Japan and don’t want a repeat in the West, or c) they are holding on to the license so they can release the game themselves.

Source

If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a game set in modern times starring the Shinsengumi. Note that it does not include the new characters from the remake.

Are there any other Hakuoki games?

Japan has two other games: Reimeiroku, a prequel visual novel (not an otome game) about the Shinsengumi and Yuugiroku, a minigame collection starring the characters in chibi form. While both have received a Vita port, the latter is also includes Sakamoto, Iba, and Souma.

You should also check out the iOS/Android app Shall We Date: Demon’s Bond. It’s essentially a prequel to Hakuoki set further back in the past.

Are they ever going to stop releasing Hakuoki? I want something else!

Well, SSL and Reimeiroku are certainly possibilities, but at least those would be brand new to the English-speaking market. I can certainly understand wanting to see some of Otomate’s other offerings make the journey over, so make sure you are supporting other otome games like Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ and Period Cube. Buy and request, that’s all I can say.

Is there a particular route I should do first? Should I play this game in a certain order?

Before, I would recommend doing Hijikata’s route first since his the longest and covers the most history. But in this game, all routes now end at about the same date and in a similar situation. Still, however, because of his status as the main love interest, Hijikata a pretty good — or safe depending on your opinion — choice for your first playthrough. Other ones that are pretty straightforward include Toudou and Saito. The three completely new routes (Iba, Souma, and Sakamoto) tend to show some things from different perspectives, and I don’t think they’re really suited to be done early. Two routes I recommend to save for the end — or at the very least, not to do first — are Kazama and Sakamoto (particularly Sakamoto). Otherwise, Okita and Iba kind of disappear, you might want to consider those later in your playthrough.

A bit of additional information: guys’ storylines are kind of divided into groups. You might want to mix them up, or perhaps tackle similar stories in a row. These are based on what I know from the original game and what I gather from this game, but here’s a rough idea (names in no particular order):

Group A: Hijikata, Saito, Yamazaki, Souma
Group B: Harada, Okita, Kazama, Iba, Sakamoto
Group C: Toudou, Sanan, Nagakura

Do I have to keep going through the first few sections? Can’t I just jump ahead to save time?

One of the best changes Idea Factory made was to improve the Record of Service. Upon completing a route, a timeline opens up, allowing you to jump right to a chapter or subchapter. Unfortunately, this was often pretty useless whenever you want to rewatch or replay a route since it reset your romance levels. Well, now you can load any unlocked part of the story and set your flags to high or low romance! Hooray! About time… Of course, you’ll need to explore different choices if you want to unlock all the CGs.

Do I have to buy this game? Isn’t it just mostly the common route?

Yes, it’s disappointing that the game doesn’t get much into the really good parts, but you have plenty of time to get a chance to play it until Part 2 comes out. I would have to agree that if you could only buy one, then the second game is more important. I’m sure Chizuru will narrate the story until now, and I don’t believe you need to have a save file from Kyoto Winds to play the sequel. Still, the three new routes will probably throw you off a bit, especially Iba’s and Sakamoto’s.

Is there any DLC for this game?

Yes.

First are the various themes for the Vita: one for each of the romanceable men, a “Wind Scroll” theme, and a Chibi Character theme. All cost $.99 each except for the Chibi Character theme which is free. You can also buy the theme bundle for $9.99. U.S. PSN store link is here.

There is also a ‘Wind Treasure Box’ contains six new stories featuring Saito, Toudou, Harada, Nagakura, Iba, and Yamazaki showing Kyoto. The link for the U.S. store is here and costs $3.99. I haven’t played it yet, so I don’t know if it’s worth it. The Japanese PSN does not show any result for bonus stories; all they show is themes. So perhaps this is content from the upcoming PS4 version…? Or an English-language first add-on?

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Credits & Disclaimers

Credits

First, thank you to Idea Factory for this release.

Thanks to you for reading this guide.

Thanks to the people I named in my original Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi guide.

Also, some information was cross-checked with *さくら*’s cafe☆, choro, and 乙女ゲーム攻略記.

Thanks to mperc and Trugbild for pointing out errors.

Legal

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3 Comments

  1. The Otaku Judge

    I’ll admit that many of the platinum trophies I have are from visual novels or Telltale releases, because it doesn’t take much effort to 100% them.

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    1. Krystallina (Post author)

      Hey, a Platinum’s a Platinum!

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