Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms Walkthrough

Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms

Here it is: Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms full walkthrough. 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

Completion Guide

Trophy List
Gallery
Encyclopedia

FAQs & Disclaimers

 

 


 

Introduction

 

Overview

Hello, and welcome to my guide on Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms.

Hakuoki; Edo Blossoms is an otome game, a visual novel aimed at females that heavily focuses on romance. It is a continuation of Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds, so I highly recommend playing that one first. If you are confused by all the Hakuoki games, please see the FAQ section. Before you begin, though, please read the Gameplay and Flow section under the Walkthrough for some important information and tips.

Technical Information

Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms
Developer: Idea Factory / Design Factory
Publisher: Idea Factory International
System: PS Vita / PlayStation TV / Steam
Vita Release Date: March 13, 2018 (North America), March 16, 2018 (Europe)
Steam Release Date: March 13, 2018
Vita MSRP: $39.99 US (Standard Edition) / $72.99 (Limited Edition), £36.99 (Standard) / £63.99 (Limited)
Steam MSRP: $29.99
Players: 1
Rating: ESRB M (blood, strong language, suggestive themes, violence) / PEGI 16
Audio: Japanese (English subtitles)

Guide Version Differences

1.1 – Added more info on save/load.
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 witnesses the Shinsengumi fight in the Japanese Revolution (Boshin War). You can change the heroine’s name, but her name is voiced if left as default.

The Vita 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. During the prologue, which is a recap of the prequel game, you will choose whose story you want to see. After that, when you make a choice, the love gauge for the man whose route you are doing 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. You will also need to watch most of the men’s health via the Corruption Gauge. The story starts right after Kyoto Winds, right when most of the story shifts to Edo.

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 and high or low Corruption.

There are four types of endings: the Good Ending (ending movie featuring the guy and a Final Chapter), Unrequited Love Ending (monochrome images and backgrounds), Bad Endings (dark red screen with flowers), and Game Overs (bright red with mountains). Each of the 12 romanceable men have one Good Ending, 1 Unrequited Love Ending, 1 Bad Ending, and then up to 4 different Game Overs. If you follow this guide, you will first get the good endings. You will then need to load saves or use the Record of Service to see the not-so-happy outcomes.

If you want to save some time, create a separate save file in the first three chapters every time the choice between giving blood, giving medicine, or making him endure it comes up. It won’t shave a lot of time off, so if you like to keep your files neat or are running out of space, you can just use the Record of Service.

However, I am writing this guide as if multiple saves are being used. You should have four save files for most routes: one main save and then three at the first three bloodlusts incidents. When I say “Go to…”, I mean using the Record of Service. When I say “Load up…”, I mean use the corresponding save file from that bloodlust incident. If you do not use multiple saves, you may need to enter the previous Chapter in order to get the Corruption/Romance values you need. Just follow the guide until you reach the bloodlust incident. Quick Save and Quick Load can be useful if you are unsure.

The super-short version to unlocking everything is to always give blood for the Good Ending. Then keep reloading, going to every bloodlust incident to make him endure it. At the second incident, give medicine, then make him endure it. Finally, go to the fourth chapter and choose the low Romance options. This will get you most of the endings and gallery alternatives.

For the unhappy endings, in this guide, I prioritized affection options only because, if you’ve chosen them before, the “Skip Read” feature can help speed things up. The Bad Endings and Game Overs are controlled by Corruption rather than low Romance, so feel free to choose the non-affection boosting options when going back and exploring.

Finally, there is a normal route if you choose Chizuru in the selection screen, but there are no decisions to make. Select and read to the end to unlock a couple things and move on.

Please note that this guide is a recommendation. Outside of a few decisions, one or two “wrong” choices will not prevent you from getting your desired ending. 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 months, so I’ve tried to include date information since it’s easy to forget over how long this story actually plays out. These are shown from the dialogue screen, but time often advances in the middle of a Chapter.

Toshizo Hijikata

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

Good Ending

Chapter 1: January 1868

* Is there anything I can do?
* Give him blood.
* Stay behind.

Chapter 2: March 1868

* Tell him to stop.
* Give him blood.
* I want to go with Hijikata.
* Stay strong.

Chapter 3: April 1868

* I believe in you.
* Gave him some blood.
* Stop Hijikata.

Chapter 4: June 1868

* Give him some blood.
* He wouldn’t die even if you killed him.
* I want to be by your side.
* I don’t care about being happy.

Chapter 5: January 1869

* Take it back.
* Give him blood.
* Can I do anything for you?
* I’ll do my best.
* I don’t believe you.

Unrequited Love Ending

Go to Hijikata Chapter 5 with low Romance and low Corruption.

* Don’t take it back.
* Give him blood.
* You can’t do that.

Bad Ending

Go to Hijikata Chapter 5 with low Romance and high Corruption.

* Don’t take it back.
* Make him endure it.
* You can’t do that.

Game Overs

Game Over Ending #1: Load up Hijikata Chapter 1 (first bloodlust).

* Make him endure it.
* Stay behind.

Game Over Ending #2: Load up Hijikata Chapter 2 (second bloodlust).

* Make him endure it.
* I want to go with Hijikata.

Game Over Ending #3: Load up Hijikata Chapter 2 (second bloodlust).

* Give him medicine.
* I want to go with Hijikata.
* Stay strong.
* I believe in you.
* Make him endure it.
* Stop Hijikata.

Game Over #4: Load up Hijikata Chapter 3 (third bloodlust).

* Make him endure it.
* Stop Hijikata.
* Make him endure it.
* He wouldn’t die even if you killed him.

Souji Okita

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

Good Ending

Chapter 1: January 1868

* Is it a bad thing…?
* Give him blood.
* You’re being a little harsh, Yamazaki.
* It’s… certainly something.
* I’m sorry.

Chapter 2: March 1868

* Give him blood.
* I can’t stop you.
* I’m going to remain beside Okita.

Chapter 3: May 1868

* Don’t kill him.
* Gave him blood.
* You’re a lucky man, Okita.

Chapter 4: June 1868

* I’ll endure it.
* It depends on the time and place.

Unrequited Love Ending

Go to Okita Chapter 4 with low Romance and low Corruption.

* I’ll endure it.

Bad Ending

Load up Okita Chapter 3 (third bloodlust). Alternatively, go to Okita Chapter 4 with low Romance and low Corruption and choose “I want blood.”

* Made him endure it.
* You’re a lucky man, Okita.
* Make him endure it.
* It depends on the time and place.

Game Overs

Game Over #1: Load up Okita Chapter 1 (first bloodlust).

* Make him endure it.
* You’re being a little harsh, Yamazaki.
* It’s… certainly something.

Game Over #2: Load up Okita Chapter 2 (second bloodlust).

* Make him endure it.
* I can’t stop you.
* I’m going to remain beside Okita.

Game Over #3: Load up Okita Chapter 2 (second bloodlust).

* Give him medicine.
* I can’t stop you.
* I’m going to remain beside Okita.
* Don’t kill him.
* Made him endure it.

Hajime Saito

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

Good Ending

Chapter 1: January 1868

* Kept faith in Saito.
* Give him blood.

Chapter 2: March 1868

* Maybe you’re right.
* Give him blood.
* Grab onto me.

Chapter 3: March 1868

* Give him blood.
* I don’t have a reason.
* “Let’s head to Aizu…”

Chapter 4: May 1868

* Will stay here.
* Give him blood.
* The past.

Unrequited Love Ending

Go to Saito Chapter 4 with low Romance and low Corruption.

* Will stay here.
* Give him blood.

Bad Ending

Load up Saito Chapter 3 (third bloodlust). Alternatively, go to Saito Chapter 4 with low Romance and high Corruption.

* Make him endure it.
* I don’t have a reason.
* “Let’s head to Aizu…”
* Will stay here.
* Make him endure it.
* The past.

Game Overs

Game Over #1: Load up Saito Chapter 1 (first bloodlust).

* Make him endure it.

Game Over #2: Load up Saito Chapter 2 (second bloodlust).

* Make him endure it.

Game Over #3: Load up Saito Chapter 2 (second bloodlust).

* Give him medicine.
* Grab onto me.
* Make him endure it.
* I don’t have a reason.
* “Do you want to go back inside Nagaoka?”

Heisuke Toudou

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

Good Ending

Chapter 1: January 1868

* You don’t have to put up a front.
* Give him blood.
* You’re the only person I want to go with, Heisuke.

Chapter 2: March 1868

* Me?
* Give him blood.

Chapter 3: May 1868

* Give him blood.
* Are you serious?
* Let me hold your hand.

Chapter 4: July 1868

* Give him blood.
* You’re no monster.

Unrequited Love Ending

Go to Toudou Chapter 4 with low Romance and low Corruption.

* Give him blood.
* You’re doing what you can to survive.

Bad Ending

Load up Toudou Chapter 3 (third bloodlust). Alternatively, go to Toudou Chapter 4 with low Romance and high Corruption.

* Make him endure it.
* Are you serious?
* Let me hold your hand.
* Make him endure it.
* You’re no monster.

Game Overs

Game Over #1: Load up Toudou Chapter 1 (first bloodlust).

* Make him endure it.

Game Over #2: Load up Toudou Chapter 2 (second bloodlust).

* Make him endure it.

Game Over #3: Load up Toudou Chapter 2 (second bloodlust).

* Give him medicine.
* Make him endure it.
* Are you serious?

Sanosuke Harada

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

Good Ending

Chapter 1: January 1868

* Stop being so nice to me.
* Yes, please.
* What you want out of all this.

Chapter 2: March 1868

* It’s quite the fantasy.
* You handle my father.

Chapter 3: March 1868

* Please understand.
* I agree with you.
* I’ll leave it up to you, Harada.

Chapter 4: April 1868

* Say good-bye to Harada.
* I’m still doubtful.
* Yes, he is very kind.

Unrequited Love Ending

Go to Harada Chapter 4 with low Romance.

* Say good-bye to Harada.
* Yes, he is very kind.

Bad Ending

Go to Harada Chapter 4 with low Romance.

* Leave without saying anything.
* I’m used to it.

Game Overs

Game Over #1: Go to Harada Chapter 1 with low Romance.

* I’m sorry.
* The true goal of the Shinsengumi.

Game Over #2: Go to Harada Chapter 2 with low Romance.

* I’m not sure yet…
* I’ll handle my father.

Game Over #3: Go to Harada Chapter 3 with low Romance.

* Yes, I’m serious.
* I think we can trust him.

Shinpachi Nagakura

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

Good Ending

Chapter 1: January 1868

* I’m sorry.
* Give him blood.
* It looks fantastic.

Chapter 2: March 1868

* Apologize about Father.
* Give him blood.
* I understand where you’re coming from.

Chapter 3: March 1868

* Nagakura, I’m worried about you.
* Give him blood.
* Nothing.

Chapter 4: September 1868

* You saved me.
* Give him blood.
* I will defeat him.

Unrequited Love Ending

Go to Nagakura Chapter 4 with low Romance and low Corruption.

* I believe in you.
* Give him blood.
* I’ll leave him up to you.

Bad Ending

Load up Nagakura Chapter 3 (third bloodlust). Alternatively, go to Nagakura Chapter 4 with low Romance and high Corruption.

* Make him endure it
* Nothing.
* You saved me.
* Make him endure it.
* I will defeat him.

Game Overs

Game Over #1: Load up Nagakura Chapter 1 (first bloodlust).

* Make him endure it
* It looks fantastic.

Game Over #2: Load up Nagakura Chapter 2 (second bloodlust).

* Make him endure it.

Game Over #3: Load up Nagakura Chapter 2 (second bloodlust).

* Give him medicine.
* I understand where you’re coming from.
* Nagakura, I’m worried about you.
* Make him endure it.
* Nothing.

Keisuke Sanan

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

Good Ending

Chapter 1: January 1868

* We can revert the serum’s effects.
* Give him blood.
* “No!”

Chapter 2: March 1868

* Use my blood.
* Give him blood.
* Plead with them to stop.

Chapter 3: April 1868

* I want to speak with him.
* Give him blood.
* Are you still a Shinsengumi man?

Chapter 4: June 1868

* You’re still here.
* Give him blood.

Unrequited Love Ending

Go to Sanan Chapter 4 with low Romance and low Corruption.

* Nothing is for certain.
* Make him endure it.

Bad Ending

Load up Sanan Chapter 3 (third bloodlust). Alternatively, go to Sanan Chapter 4 with low Romance and high Corruption.

* Make him endure it.
* Are you still a Shinsengumi man?
* You’re still here.
* Make him endure it.

Game Overs

Game Over #1: Load up Sanan Chapter 1 (first bloodlust).

* Make him endure it.
* “No!”

Game Over #2: Load up Sanan Chapter 2 (second bloodlust).

* Make him endure it.
* Plead with them to stop.

Game Over #3: Load up Sanan Chapter 2 (second bloodlust).

* Give him medicine.
* Plead with them to stop.
* I want to speak with him.
* Make him endure it.
* Are you still a Shinsengumi man?

Susumu Yamazaki

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

Good Ending

Chapter 1: February 1868

* Wait!
* Give him blood.
* May I accompany you to Kofu?

Chapter 2: March 1868

* Save this man’s life.
* Give him blood.
* Nothing can change who you are.

Chapter 3: March 1868

* Give him blood.
* Friends.
* Do not report to the Shinsengumi.

Chapter 4: June 1868

* I know, I’m ready.
* Give him blood.
* Don’t use them.

Unrequited Love Ending

Go to Yamazaki Chapter 4 with low Romance and low Corruption.

* He is no longer my father.
* Give him blood.
* Use them.

Bad Ending

Load up Yamazaki Chapter 3 (third bloodlust). Alternatively, go to Yamazaki Chapter 4 with low Romance and high Corruption.

* Make him endure it.
* Friends.
* Do not report to the Shinsengumi.
* I know, I’m ready.
* Make him endure it.
* Don’t use them.

Game Overs

Game Over #1: Load up Yamazaki Chapter 1 (first bloodlust).

* Make him endure it.
* May I accompany you to Kofu?

Game Over #2: Load up Yamazaki Chapter 2 (second bloodlust).

* Make him endure it.
* Nothing can change who you are.

Game Over #3: Load up Yamazaki Chapter 2 (second bloodlust).

* Give him medicine.
* Nothing can change who you are.
* Make him endure it.
* Friends.

Hachiro Iba

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

Good Ending

Chapter 1: February 1868

* Hijikata will figure something out.
* Give him blood.
* Things aren’t as they were.

Chapter 2: April 1868

* Can I stay outside?
* Give him blood.
* Distrust Takeda.

Chapter 3: July 1868

* Give him blood.
* I don’t care if you hurt me.

Chapter 4: January 1869

* You are all I care about.
* Give him blood.
* You want to fight alongside them?

Unrequited Love Ending

Go to Iba Chapter 4 with low Romance and low Corruption.

* I cannot.
* Give him blood.
* Do you think you stand a chance?

Bad Ending

Load up Iba Chapter 3 (third bloodlust). Alternatively, go to Iba Chapter 4 with low Romance and high Corruption.

* Make him endure it.
* I don’t care if you hurt me.
* You are all I care about.
* Make him endure it.
* You want to fight alongside them?

Game Overs

Game Over #1: Load up Iba Chapter 1 (first bloodlust).

* Make him endure it.
* Things aren’t as they were.
* Can I stay outside?
* Make him endure it.
* Distrust Takeda.

Game Over #2: Load up Iba Chapter 1 (second bloodlust).

* Make him endure it.
* Distrust Takeda.
* Make him endure it.
* I don’t care if you hurt me.

Kazue Souma

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

Good Ending

Chapter 1: January 1868

* Are you sure?
* Give him blood.
* Come back to me.

Chapter 2: March 1868

* Give him blood.
* Stay here.

Chapter 3: July 1868

* Tell me more.
* Give him blood.
* Let me join you.

Chapter 4: January 1869

* Only if you want to.
* Give him blood.
* “Let’s go.”

Unrequited Love Ending

Go to Souma Chapter 4 with low Romance and low Corruption.

* When the time is right…
* Give him blood.
* Nothing.

Bad Ending

Load up Souma Chapter 3 (third bloodlust). Alternatively, go to Souma Chapter 4 with low Romance and high Corruption.

* Make him endure it.
* Take care of them.
* When the time is right…
* Make him endure it.
* Nothing.

Game Overs

Game Over #1: Load up Souma Chapter 1 (first bloodlust).

* Make him endure it.
* Come back to me.

Game Over #2: Load up Souma Chapter 2 (second bloodlust).

* Make him endure it.
* Stay here.

Game Over #3: Load up Souma Chapter 2 (second bloodlust).

* Give him medicine.
* Stay here.
* Tell me more.
* Make him endure it.
* Let me join you.

Ryouma Sakamoto

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

Good Ending

Chapter 1: January 1868

* You might have a point.
* Give him blood.
* I’ll do whatever I can.

Chapter 2: March 1868

* Stay with me.
* Give him blood.

Chapter 3: June 1868

* Save Nakaoka.
* Give him blood.
* He had his reasons.

Chapter 4: July 1868

* You don’t understand.
* Give him blood.

Unrequited Love Ending

Go to Sakamoto Chapter 4 with low Romance and low Corruption.

* I understand.
* Give him blood.

Bad Ending

Load up Sakamoto Chapter 3 (third bloodlust). Alternatively, go to Sakamoto Chapter 4 with low Romance and high Corruption.

* Make him endure it.
* He had his reasons.
* You don’t understand.
* Make him endure it.

Game Overs

Game Over #1: Load up Sakamoto Chapter 1 (first bloodlust).

* Make him endure it.
* I’ll do whatever I can.

Game Over #2: Load up Sakamoto Chapter 2 (second bloodlust).

* Make him endure it.

Game Over #3: Load up Sakamoto Chapter 2 (second bloodlust).

* Give him medicine.
* Save Nakaoka.
* Make him endure it.
* He had his reasons.

Chikage Kazama

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

Good Ending

Chapter 1: January 1868

* Want to know why he had opposed the Shinsengumi.
* My father will notice us.

Chapter 2: March 1868

* This involves me, too.
* Nodded.

Chapter 3: June 1868

* I’m just heartbroken.
* Come with me, and witness the end.

Chapter 4: May 1869

* Grateful.
* Will you stay with me until the bitter end?

Unrequited Love Ending

Go to Kazama Chapter 4 with low Romance.

* Grateful.
* Will you stay with me until the bitter end?

Bad Ending

Go to Kazama Chapter 4 with low Romance.

* Powerless.
* I promise you that I’ll return.

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.

NameRankDescription
Chizzy Chizzy Bang BangPlatinumAll trophies for Edo Blossoms obtained.
Would It Kill You to Smile?BronzeHijikata’s route started.
Sick Story, DudeBronzeOkita’s route started.
Sai Carumba!BronzeSaito’s route started.
Toudou, or Not ToudouBronzeToudou’s route started.
Comin’ in Hot!BronzeHarada’s route started.
It’s Five o’Clock, SomewhereBronzeNagakura’s route started.
My, What Big Teeth You HaveBronzeSanan’s route started.
Baby-Faced AssassinBronzeYamazaki’s route started.
Then I Saw Your Face…BronzeIba’s route started.
Why So Serious…?BronzeSouma’s route started.
Saka On ThatBronzeSakamoto’s route started.
Not Today, DemonBronzeKazama’s route started.
Welp…BronzeYukimura’s route started.
This Again…?BronzeHijikata, Okita, Saito, Toudou, Harada, Kazama’s routes have started.
Same Stuff, Different DayBronzeNagakura, Sanan, Yamazaki’s routes have started.
That New NewBronzeIba, Souma, Sakamoto’s routes have started.
HaikuokiSilverHijikata’s route cleared.
The Cough of the ShinsengumiSilverOkita’s route cleared.
You’re Cold as AizuSilverSaito’s route cleared.
The Third HeisuketeerSilverToudou’s route cleared.
Does the Carpet Match the Drapes?SilverHarada’s route cleared.
Ma, I’m Movin’ Back InSilverNagakura’s route cleared.
KeisukedillaSilverSanan’s route cleared.
Doctor StrangeloveSilverYamazaki’s route cleared.
…Now, I’m a Bel-iba!SilverIba’s route cleared.
Soum-body Once Told Me…SilverSouma’s route cleared.
Happiness is a Warm GunSilverSakamoto’s route cleared.
Ka-ZaddySilverKazama’s route cleared.
All By MyselfSilverYukimura’s route cleared.
How ‘Bout DatSilverEvery “Game Over” viewed.
Bummersville, Population: YouSilverAll Bad Endings viewed.
Love is a BattlefieldSilverAll Unrequited Endings viewed.
I Promised I Wouldn’t Cry…GoldAll Ending Movies unlocked.
Husbandos On LockGoldAll Event CGs unlocked.
We Got a Genius Over HereGoldAll Encyclopedia Terms unlocked.

 

Gallery

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

Note that some alternative versions of images may have the same Chapter number, but you may not be able to unlock them until you have made some different choices.

The movie section is unlocked as you get the Good Endings for each of the bachelors.

Hijikata

Hijikata Chapter 1Hijikata Chapter 2 (1)
Hijikata Chapter 3 (2)
Hijikata Chapter 4 (3)
Hijikata Chapter 5 (4)
Hijikata Chapter 2 (1)
Hijikata Chapter 3 (2)
Hijikata Chapter 4 (3)
Hijikata Chapter 5 (4)
Hijikata Chapter 2 (1,2)Hijikata Chapter 3 (1,2)Hijikata Chapter 4 (1,2)
Hijikata Chapter 4 (1,2,3,4)Hijikata Chapter 5Hijikata Chapter 5 (1,2)
Hijikata Chapter 5Hijikata Chapter 5Hijikata Chapter 5
Hijikata Chapter 5 (1,2)Hijikata Chapter 5Hijikata Chapter 5 (1,2)
Hijikata Final ChapterN/AN/A

Okita

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

Saito

Saito Chapter 1 (1,2)Saito Chapter 2Saito Chapter 2 (1)
Saito Chapter 3 (2)
Saito Chapter 2 (1)
Saito Chapter 3 (2)
Saito Chapter 2Saito Chapter 3
Saito Chapter 3 (1,2,3)Saito Chapter 4 (1,2)Saito Chapter 4 (1,2)
Saito Chapter 4Saito Chapter 4Saito Chapter 4
Saito Final ChapterN/AN/A

Toudou

Toudou Chapter 1 (1,2,3)Toudou Chapter 1 (1)
Toudou Chapter 2 (2)
Toudou Chapter 3 (3)
Toudou Chapter 4 (4)
Toudou Chapter 1 (1)
Toudou Chapter 2 (2)
Toudou Chapter 3 (3)
Toudou Chapter 4 (4)
Toudou Chapter 2 (1,2)Toudou Chapter 3Toudou Chapter 3
Toudou Chapter 4 (1,2)Toudou Chapter 4Toudou Chapter 4
Toudou Final ChapterN/AN/A

Harada

Harada Chapter 1Harada Chapter 1Harada Chapter 1
Harada Chapter 2 (1,2)Harada Chapter 2Harada Chapter 3
Harada Chapter 3Harada Chapter 4 (1,2)Harada Chapter 4
Harada Chapter 4Harada Chapter 4Harada Chapter 4 (1,2,3)
Harada Final Chapter (1,2)N/AN/A

Nagakura

Nagakura Chapter 1 (1)
Nagakura Chapter 2 (2)
Nagakura Chapter 4 (3)
Nagakura Chapter 1 (1)
Nagakura Chapter 2 (2)
Nagakura Chapter 4 (3)
Nagakura Chapter 1
Nagakura Chapter 2Nagakura Chapter 4 (1,2)Nagakura Chapter 4 (1,2)
Nagakura Chapter 4Nagakura Final ChapterN/A

Sanan

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

Yamazaki

Yamazaki Chapter 1 (1)
Yamazaki Chapter 2 (2)
Yamazaki Chapter 3 (3)
Yamazaki Chapter 1 (1)
Yamazaki Chapter 2 (2)
Yamazaki Chapter 3 (3)
Yamazaki Chapter 2
Yamazaki Chapter 3Yamazaki Chapter 4Yamazaki Chapter 4 (1,2)
Yamazaki Final Chapter 4 (1,2)Yamazaki Chapter 4 (1,2)N/A

Iba

Iba Chapter 1Iba Chapter 1 (1)
Iba Chapter 2 (2)
Iba Chapter 3 (3)
Iba Chapter 4 (4)
Iba Chapter 1 (1)
Iba Chapter 2 (2)
Iba Chapter 3 (3)
Iba Chapter 4 (4)
Iba Chapter 2Iba Chapter 3 (1,2)Iba Chapter 3 (1,2)
Iba Chapter 4 (1,2,3)Iba Chapter 4 (1,2)Iba Final Chapter (1,2,3)

Souma

Souma Chapter 1 (1)
Souma Chapter 2 (2)
Souma Chapter 3 (3)
Souma Chapter 4 (4)
Souma Chapter 1 (1)
Souma Chapter 2 (2)
Souma Chapter 3 (3)
Souma Chapter 4 (4)
Souma Chapter 2
Souma Chapter 2 (1,2,3)Souma Chapter 4 (1,2)Souma Chapter 4
Souma Chapter 4 (1,2,3)Souma Final ChapterN/A

Sakamoto

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

Kazama

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

Others

Hijikata Chapter 4Hijikata Chapter 5Okita Chapter 1
Okita Chapter 3Okita Chapter 3Okita Chapter 3
Toudou Chapter 2Toudou Chapter 4Yukimura Main Story
Yukimura Main Story (1,2,3,4,5)Saito Chapter 2Hijikata Chapter 5
Souma Chapter 4Sakamoto Chapter 3Sanan Chapter 5
Souma Chapter 1Sakamoto Chapter 1Hijikata Chapter 5
Souma Chapter 2Obtain all other 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.

Note that there are several instances where terms are  missing their red highlight when they first appear. (They still have the quick definition feature though.) Usunomiya Castle is also misspelled as “Ustunomiya Castle” in the Encyclopedia.

Page 1

Aburano Koji Incident – Toudou Chapter 1
Aizu Castle – Kazama Chapter 3
Aizu Domain – Hijikata Chapter 2
Ansei Cholera Disturbance – Okita Chapter 4
Army Minister – Hijikata Chapter 3
Assistant Army Minister – Hijikata Chapter 5
Assistant Army Minister Aide – Souma Chapter 4
Assistant Instructor – Saito Chapter 2
Awanokami Katsu – Hijikata Chapter 1
Awl – Saito Chapter 1
Battle of Miyako Bay – Saito Final Chapter
Battle of Sekigahara – Kazama Chapter 1
Battle of Toba-Fushimi – Yukimura Main Story
Beheading – Yukimura Main Story
Benten Fortress – Yukimura Main Story
Biography of Kiyomasa – Hijikata Chapter 2
Black Ship – Souma Chapter 4
bloodlust – Hijikata Chapter 1
Bonari Pass – Hijikata Chapter 4
Boshin War – Sanan Final Chapter
Chief – Hijikata Chapter 1
Chikage Kazama – Yukimura Main Story
China – Harada Chapter 4
Choshu Domain – Hijikata Chapter 2
Choshu Expedition – Kazama Chapter 2
Chrysanthemum Sword – Okita Chapter 2
Colonel – Toudou Chapter 3
Commander – Hijikata Chapter 1
Country Samurai – Sakamoto Chapter 2

Page 2

daimyo – Hijikata Chapter 2
Dappan – Yukimura Main Story
Deai Chaya – Sakamoto Chapter 3
Demon [1] – Hijikata Chapter 1
Demon [2] – Hijikata Chapter 3
Demon’s arm – Iba Chapter 1
Demon’s Code – Yukimura Main Story
Denshu Company – Hijikata Chapter 3
Deputy Commander – Hijikata Chapter 3
Drill Manual – Hijikata Chapter 3
Dutch Studies – Sanan Chapter 1
Eastern Campaign – Sakamoto Chapter 1
Edo – Yukimura Main Story
Empire of Japan – Yukimura Main Story
Esashi – Hijikata Chapter 5
Executive Lieutenant-Minister – Hijikata Chapter 1
Ezo – Yukimura Main Story
Fake – Hijikata Chapter 1
full mastery – Toudou Chapter 4
Furies [1] – Yukimura Main Story
Furies [2] – Hijikata Chapter 4
Fury Corps [1] – Yukimura Main Story
Fury Corps [2] – Harada Chapter 2
Fushimi Inari Temple – Sakamoto Chapter 1
Fushimi Magistrate – Hijikata Chapter 1
Futamata Pass – Hijikata Chapter 5

Page 3

Gaii – Harada Chapter 4
Geigi – Harada Chapter 1
Genzaburo Inoue – Yukimura Main Story
Glass – Toudou Chapter 1
Gold Brocade Flag – Hijikata Chapter 1
Goryokaku – Yukimura Main Story
Government of Hakodate – Yukimura Main Story
Guardians of the Imperial Tomb – Toudou Chapter 2
Gunbei Iba – Iba Chapter 1
habiki – Souma Chapter 1
Hachijoujima – Souma Final Chapter
Hachioji – Hijikata Chapter 1
Hachiro Iba [1] – Hijikata Chapter 1
Hachiro Iba [2] – Iba Chapter 1
Hachiro Iba [3] – Hijikata Chapter 5
Haiku Collection – Sanan Chapter 1
Hajime Saito [1] – Yukimura Main Story
Hajime Saito [2] – Hijikata Chapter 4
Hakodate – Yukimura Main Story
Hakuoki – Hijikata Chapter 5
Hamaguri Rebellion – Harada Chapter 3
hatamoto – Yukimura Main Story
headquarters [1] – Yukimura Main Story
headquarters [2] – Hijikata Chapter 1
Heisuke Toudou – Yukimura Main Story
Hideyoshi Daimyo – Yukimura Main Story
hiding place – Okita Chapter 1
High-ranking Retainer – Sakamoto Chapter 2
Hikone Domain – Sakamoto Chapter 1
Hino – Toudou Chapter 2
Hitotsubashi Clan – Sakamoto Chapter 3
Hokushin Itto – Toudou Chapter 4
house arrest – Hijikata Chapter 2

Page 4

Ichikawa – Hijikata Chapter 2
Ieyasu Tokugawa – Kazama Chapter 1
Ikeda Inn – Harada Chapter 3
Imperial Army [1] – Harada Chapter 3
Imperial Army [2] – Yukimura Main Story
Imperial Nationalist Party – Hijikata Chapter 1
Imperial Nationalist Warrior – Yukimura Main Story
Infantry Head – Hijikata Chapter 5
Infantry Magistrate – Hijikata Chapter 5
Ironclad – Souma Chapter 4
Isami Kondou – Yukimura Main Story
Ishida Medicinal Powder – Yamazaki Chapter 1
Isn’t it great – Toudou Chapter 2
Itabashi Inn – Yukimura Main Story
Iyonokuni – Harada Chapter 3
Izuminokami Kanesada – Hijikata Chapter 1
Jonai Domain – Nagakura Chapter 3
Josai Domain – Iba Chapter 1

Page 5

Kai Shimada – Yukimura Main Story
Kaishaku – Hijikata Chapter 1
Kaitenmaru – Souma Chapter 4
Kaiyomaru – Hijikata Chapter 4
Kama Inn – Hijikata Chapter 1
Kamo Serizawa – Hijikata Chapter 2
Kanda – Nagakura Chapter 1
Kan’ei Temple – Hijikata Chapter 2
Kanryusai Takeda – Iba Chapter 2
Kansei Teikun – Hijikata Chapter 2
Kaoru Nagumo [1] – Sakamoto Chapter 1
Kaoru Nagumo [2] – Sanan Chapter 3
Kaoru Nagumo [3] – Kazama Chapter 2
Kashitaro Itou – Toudou Chapter 1
Katamori Matsudaira – Toudou Chapter 3
Katsunuma – Yamazaki Chapter 2
Katsutaro Hitomi – Iba Chapter 2
Kazue Souma [1] – Yukimura Main Story
Kazue Souma [2] – Souma Chapter 1
Kazusanokuni – Iba Chapter 1
Keisuke Otori – Hijikata Chapter 3
Keisuke Sanan – Yukimura Main Story
Kimigiku – Yukimura Main Story
kincho – Hijikata Chapter 1
Kirikami – Saito Chapter 2
kodachi – Hijikata Chapter 1
Kodo Yukimura [1] – Yukimura Main Story
Kodo Yukimura [2] – Hijikata Chapter 4
Kodo Yukimura [3] – Sanan Chapter 3
Kodo Yukimura [4] – Sanan Chapter 4
Kofu – Yukimura Main Story
Kofu Castle – Hijikata Chapter 1
Koshu Kaido – Yamazaki Chapter 3
Kosuzu – Harada Chapter 4
Kotaro Motoyama – Iba Chapter 1
Kouyou Regulatory Company – Hijikata Chapter 1
Kunai – Yamazaki Chapter 2
Kuwana Domain – Hijikata Chapter 3
Kyo Shiranui – Kazama Chapter 1
Kyoto Military Commissioner – Toudou Chapter 3
Kyuju Amagiri – Yukimura Main Story

Page 6

license – Saito Chapter 2
Lieutenant-General – Saito Chapter 4
loyalist – Hijikata Chapter 1
Maiko – Harada Chapter 4
Makoto Flag – Yukimura Main Story
Masamune Date – Toudou Chapter 4
Matthew Perry – – Sakamoto Chapter 3
Masujiro Omura – Kazama Chapter 2
Matsumae Domain – Hijikata Chapter 5
Master Shusai – Okita Chapter 2
Matsumae Pass – Hijikata Chapter 5
Medicine – Hijikata Chapter 1
Mibu – Saito Chapter 1
Mibu Roshigumi – Hijikata Chapter 5
Mito Domain – Hijikata Chapter 1
Mitsu – Hijikata Chapter 2
Miyako – Iba Chapter 4
Mutsunokuni – Hijikata Chapter 4
Nagaoka Domain – Nagakura Chapter 3
Nagaoka Mansion – Hijikata Chapter 2
Nagareyama – Hijikata Chapter 2
Nagumo Clan – Sanan Chapter 4
New World Army – Hijikata Chapter 3
Nikko – Hijikata Chapter 2
Northern Alliance – Hijikata Chapter 4

Page 7

Odawara Domain – Iba Chapter 2
Ogaki Domain – Hijikata Chapter 3
Okami – Hijikata Chapter 1
Okubo Family – Iba Chapter 2
Okuzume – Iba Chapter 4
Osaka – Toudou Chapter 2
Osaka Castle – Hijikata Chapter 1
Oshu [1] – Kazama Chapter 3
Oshu [2] – Sanan Chapter 4
Oshu Kaido – Yamazaki Chapter 4
Otobe – Hijikata Chapter 5
Outlaw Ronin – Toudou Chapter 1
Owari Domain – Sakamoto Chapter 1
Oyama – Hijikata Chapter 3
page – Hijikata Chapter 2
pamphlet – Hijikata Chapter 3
patriot – Saito Chapter 4
Portmanteau – Iba Chapter 1
Princess Sen – Yukimura Main Story
Rakugan – Hijikata Chapter 1
Republic of Ezo – Yukimura Main Story
Risaburo Nomura – Yukimura Main Story
Romance of the Three Kingdoms – Hijikata Chapter 2
ronin [1] – Sanan Chapter 2
ronin [2] – Iba Chapter 3
Rules of Conduct – Souma Chapter 2
Ryojun Matsumoto – Yukimura Main Story
Ryouma Sakamoto [1] – Hijikata Chapter 2
Ryouma Sakamoto [2] – Sakamoto Chapter 1
Ryunosuke Ibuki – Hijikata Chapter 5

Page 8

Saburo Miki [1] – Souma Chapter 1
Saburo Miki [2] – Souma Chapter 1
Sacho – Yukimura Main Story
Sanjo Ohashi – Souma Chapter 2
Sanosuke Harada – Yukimura Main Story
Satsuma Domain – Yukimura Main Story
Seigan – Toudou Chapter 4
Seikyo Corp – Nagakura Chapter 3
Sekisho – Souma Chapter 2
Sekisho — Hakone – Iba Chapter 2
Sendagaya – Yukimura Main Story
Sendai Domain – Yukimura Main Story
Senju – Souma Chapter 2
Seppuku – Yukimura Main Story
Shanghai – Harada Chapter 4
Shiei Hall – Hijikata Chapter 4
Shimabara – Yukimura Main Story
Shimousanokuni – Hijikata Chapter 2
Shinagawa – Hijikata Chapter 1
Shinkai Inoue – Souma Chapter 2
Shinpachi Nagakura [1] – Yukimura Main Story
Shinpachi Nagakura [2] – Nagakura Chapter 1
Shinsaku Takasugi – Harada Chapter 3
Shinsengumi – Yukimura Main Story
Shintaro Nakaoka – Sakamoto Chapter 1
Shinto Munen Style – Nagakura Chapter 4
Shirakawa Castle – Hijikata Chapter 4
Shirakawa Domain – Nagakura Chapter 3
Shizu – Harada Chapter 4
Shogi Company – Souma Chapter 2
Shogunate [1] – Hijikata Chapter 1
Shogunate [2] – Hijikata Chapter 1
Shogunate Army [1] – Hijikata Chapter 1
Shogunate Army [2] – Yukimura Main Story
Shogunate Army [3] – Yamazaki Chapter 3
Shogunate doctor – Toudou Chapter 1
Shutendoji – Hijikata Chapter 3
silver – Hijikata Chapter 1
Souji Okita [1] – Yukimura Main Story
Souji Okita [2] – Okita Chapter 1
Suikoden – Okita Chapter 3
Supreme Commander – Hijikata Chapter 1
Susumu Yamazaki [1] – Yukimura Main Story
Susumu Yamazaki [2] – Okita Chapter 1
Susumu Yamazaki [3] – Yamazaki Chapter 1

Page 9

Tachi – Hijikata Chapter 3
Takeaki Enomoto – Hijikata Chapter 4
Tama – Hijikata Chapter 2
Taxation Conspiracy – Souma Chapter 1
Tennen Rishin – Souma Chapter 1
Terada Inn – Sakamoto Chapter 1
The Art of War – Hijikata Chapter 3
The Watch – Iba Chapter 1
Togoku – Okita Chapter 1
Tokugawa Affiliate Daimyo – Yukimura Main Story
Tonami – Saito Final Chapter
Tosa Domain – Hijikata Chapter 1
Toshizo Hijikata [1] – Yukimura Main Story
Toshizo Hijikata [2] – Hijikata Chapter 1
Toshizo Hijikata [3] – Kazama Chapter 4
Tottori Domain – Hijikata Chapter 3
Toubaku – Kazama Chapter 2
Traitor – Saito Chapter 3
Ueno – Hijikata Chapter 2
Utsunomiya Castle – Hijikata Chapter 3
Utsunomiya Domain – Yukimura Main Story
Vice Minister – Hijikata Chapter 1
wakizashi – Souma Chapter 4
War Chronicle – Hijikata Chapter 2
Water of Life – Yukimura Main Story
Western Medicine – Kazama Chapter 2
Western studies – Toudou Chapter 1

Page 10

Yamashironokami Fujiwara Kunikiyo – Okita Chapter 2
Yase Clan – Yukimura Main Story
Yasutsuna’s Demonslayer – Hijikata Chapter 3
Yataro Iwasaki – Sakamoto Final Chapter
Yobiku – Okita Chapter 3
Yodo Yamauchi – Sakamoto Chapter 3
Yokohama – Sanan Chapter 1
Yonezawa Castle – Nagakura Chapter 4
Yonezawa Domain – Nagakura Chapter 3
Yorimitsu Minamoto – Hijikata Chapter 3
Yoshimichi Haga – Nagakura Chapter 3
Yoshinobu Tokugawa – Hijikata Chapter 1
Yoshitsune Minamoto – Hijikata Chapter 3
Yoshiwara – Hijikata Chapter 1
Yugeki Unit – Hijikata Chapter 5
Yukimura Clan – Hijikata Chapter 4
Zuizan Takechi – Sakamoto Chapter 2

FAQ

Here I’ll answer some common questions.

What is Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms? How is it different from the other Hakuoki games? Is it a sequel?

Yes, Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms is a direct sequel taking place immediately after the events of Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds. Together, the two games are an enhanced remake of the original Hakuoki story featured in several ports: Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom (PSP), Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi (Nintendo 3DS), Hakuoki Mobile (iOS/Android), and Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi (PS3). (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.) Each version has its own bonuses and extras — some major, some minor.

Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms contains the bulk of the character-specific routes.

Do I need to play Kyoto Winds first? Do I need a save file from Kyoto Winds?

No, you do not need a save file from Kyoto Winds.

If you’ve never played a Hakuoki game before, start with Kyoto Winds. Info in this game will provide summaries of what has happened so far, but I still think you should play the first game before Edo Blossoms.

If you’ve played any other Hakuoki version besides Kyoto Winds, the story for most of the main Shinsengumi members should be quite familiar. The other, returning members of the Shinsengumi have routes that fairly in line with the events of the main game. Sakamoto, Iba, and Souma (Sakamoto in particular), they have fairly unique tales, and you will likely be confused. Kazama’s route has also been significantly altered.

However, even if you have played a different version, Kyoto Winds does feature several improvements like an actually useful Record of Service, enhanced graphics, rerecorded voice acting, and more.

Will the Hakuoki remakes be ported to PS4?

Idea Factory has released the two Vita games in one PS4 disc 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 has been available for a while over there, but for players without a Vita, at least Steam is an option.

Now that all the text has been translated, it is possible Fuukaden will be brought over to the West. After all, Aksys Games is releasing the fandisk of Idea Factory’s Code: Realize on Vita as well as the PS4 original/fandisk double pack on the same day. If you really want to see Fuukaden, request it. But please, only request if you are actually going to buy it.

What’s this about a limited edition?

The limited edition is only available directly from Idea Factory’s site. It includes an artbook, pins, a mug, a calendar, and special packaging.

North America link
Europe link

Is it worth it? To me, it’s better than the first game’s limited edition, but I wish all twelve guys were featured on a pin. The artbook is still the main draw in my opinion, but it’s disappointing the limited edition is an Iffy Store exclusive.

Are there any other Hakuoki games?

Japan has three other games: Reimeiroku, a prequel visual novel (not an otome game) about the Shinsengumi; SSL, an alternate universe story; and Yuugiroku, a minigame collection starring the characters in chibi form. While all three are available on Vita, the latter 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.

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

Since Edo Blossoms has the story starting to branch out in very different directions, there is no recommended order.

That being said… Hijikata is the main love interest and has the longest route, so he is a good choice to complete first if you don’t know much about this time period. Yukimura’s route (aka the normal route) and Souma’s also cover quite a bit of the war, although Yukimura’s is just a story with no player choices.

Kazama, Sakamoto, and, to a lesser extent, Iba have routes that are more of an outsider’s perspective on the war and the Shinsengumi, so that’s also something to consider. I wouldn’t suggest these routes to do first for newcomers to Hakuoki.

The men’s storylines are kind of divided into groups. You might want to mix them up, or perhaps tackle similar stories in a row. 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

Also, Hijikata, Okita, Saito, Toudou, and Harada generally have longer, more intricate routes than the others, as they were the main options in the original game. Otherwise, choose who you want to, as characters in one route often have different motives and roles in each route.

What determines what kind of ending I get?

Most importantly, Corruption. If it reaches Critical, Chizuru’s story will end badly. If your Corruption remains low, then the game uses your Romance level to determine whether Chizuru gets a happily-ever-after or not. The only exceptions are Harada and Kazama, as their endings are fully determined by Romance.

Romance is obviously increased by chosing a specific response at dialogue choices. It starts at Closed and goes up to Full Bloom. For Corruption, giving blood lowers it, medicine keeps it the same, and enduring raises it. The levels are Low, Mid, High, and Critical.

What’s the difference between Bad Endings and Game Overs?

Note that some guides I’ve read in Japanese consider them all Bad Endings, and I would normally too. Both show a miserable fate for the characters. The ending screens are virtually the same, but the Game Overs have a brighter red screen with mountains, and the Bad Endings have a large flowering tree. Bad Endings take place later in the story and are usually longer.

For the purposes of the Platinum trophy, however, these are counted as two different types. You do need to see all for the Platinum, but I’ve separated them so that you can hopefully figure out which type of ending you are missing if you haven’t unlocked “How ‘Bout Dat” or “Bummersville, Population: You” in your playthroughs.

Do I need to use loads? Can’t I just use the Record of Service?

Generally, yes, you can use the Record of Service. However, note that for a couple of CGs and Game Overs/Bad Endings, you may need to go to a previous Chapter to get the level of Corruption (or low Romance) needed to get the ending you want.

Note that for some characters, they only have three different blood/endure CGs, making Save 3 unneccessary since you can just choose low Romance, high Corruption in Chapter 4 (Hijikata Chapter 5). However, whether you need to load up a previous save or can just jump around with the Record of Service depends on what you have unlocked already.

Why does your guide only chose the “wrong” answers in the Unrequited Love Ending? Are the other non-Romance options not necessary to unlock anything?

Again, Romance generally only comes into play late Chapter 4 (5 for Hijikata), when you’ve gone past the points for a Game Over and have a Corruption level below critical. This guide lists the “right” answers because, well, why not add to the tragedy of a love unfilled? If you want to see the conversations with the other choices, go for it.

If you followed this guide, though, some scenes will be longer because they’ll show the full sequence and not end early.  However, if you’ve already chosen the Romance-boosting options, you be able to speed through with “Skip Read”. It’s often faster, especially if you put the Skip Read speed to max. Of course, if you’ve already selected the other option, then it doesn’t matter which one you pick to use Skip Read.

Is there any DLC?

Like Kyoto Winds, the Steam version has some bonus stories, wallpaper, and digital artbooks that you can buy individually or as part of a bundle. The bonus stories are also available to be purchased on PSN for the Vita.

I didn’t get a trophy! I’m missing a trophy!

First, also make sure you actually enter the Gallery/Encyclopedia to actually trigger them. Also, make sure you got the Normal Ending.

I noticed a mistake in your guide!

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I have a question that isn’t answered here!

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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☆ and choro.

Thanks to @R0LAN65 for pointing out an error in Okita’s route.

Legal

See here for full legal information. All I own is this guide.

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11 Comments

  1. insightblue

    Thank you so much for this!

    Reply
    1. Krystallina (Post author)

      You’re welcome! 🙂

      Reply
  2. dreager1

    This definitely looks like a lot of work to write so great job! I doubt I’d go for all of the endings as I usually stick with the first one that I get unless I really dislike it but cool to see how things could have turned out

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    1. Krystallina (Post author)

      Thank you! 🙂 I had the base for the guide since I wrote one for a previous version of the game, but there was still a lot of new content to uncover.
      It is definitely fun though to play through blindly and see whether you lead the characters to happiness or ruined their lives forever.

      Reply
  3. The Otaku Judge

    Do you get any financial reward for submitting this to GameFaqs? Seems like a lot of work. I am sure visual novel completionists will appreciate your hard work.

    Reply
    1. Krystallina (Post author)

      Generally, no. Most guides submitted get nothing unless either it’s a) a most-requested or in-demand guide or b) a contest winner. My guide for the previous iteration of the game did have a bounty, and I did win for the prequel game’s FAQ though. Got lucky.

      Reply
  4. Irma

    Hello, i have a question, its like a lot of spolier but its eating me, i really really need to know. the doubt is about Hijikata´s good ending so if someone who hasn´t play it yet is reading this, please refrain to read till the end.
    (Ps. I liked a lot the guides you make for both parts of the game, I have seen other but, this is my favorite. I am sure that make it was such a hard work, so that make me feel grateful)
    (Ps. 2 Pardon me if my english is weird, it isnt my first language)

    SPOILER AHEAD
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    Returning to my question, i dont understad if Hijikata in his good ending survive or die. i read twice, but i just dont get it… i have been thinking about it since yesterday so i thought i should ask.

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    1. Krystallina (Post author)

      *SPOILERS*

      *SPOILERS*

      *SPOILERS*

      If you ever get a copy of the PS3 Stories of the Shinsengumi, you can see epilogues for him as well as some of the other guys, although the canon might have been altered slightly due to the remake’s changes. I don’t see why they would make Hijikata die though in his good ending, so yes, I’m pretty sure he survives.

      *END SPOILERS*

      I’m glad you found my guides useful.

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      1. Irma

        Thank you for your reply! you are right, they shouldn´t kill him in his good ending. But because they mention that he may die if he use his fury´s power over and over again, and then that picture after his duel with Kazama, i ended misunderstanding the ending… I Think i have seen too many anguish endings to my own good!
        Im glad to have been really wrong.

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  5. Hi, Okitas route for the Bad Ending CG in Ch4 you wrote “Alternatively, go to Okita Chapter 4 with low Romance and high Corruption and choose “I want blood.”” it should be Romance & Corruption LOW for the option of [I want Blood / Endure it] to come up. It was the only CG i was missing following your guide. Other than that, thank you and good work!

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    1. Krystallina (Post author)

      Thanks!

      Reply

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