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Hashihime of the Book Town (download)
Developer:
Genre:
Adventure
Specification:
Without Mosaics, Full Voice
Category:
Price:
$34.95    MG point:174
On Sale:
Sep 26, 2019
OS:
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Reviews:
4.8 out of 5 (8 reviews)
Please check System Requirements before check out.





Tamamori
Hometown: Aizu
Age: 20

The stingy, pathetic bookworm.

Pretentious enough to wear fake glasses, Tamamori is only good at looking like he’s serious and intelligent. He came to the capital with his childhood friends, Minakami and Kawase, but he’s driven out of his boarding house after failing in his own endeavors. He currently lives and works at the used book store Umebachidou, in Jinbochou, 1-chome.

Even though Tamamori is aiming towards acceptance into the Imperial University, he’s preoccupied with reading fantasy novels, watching movies, and writing his own short stories. According to Kawase, he’s ”a genius at producing pieces of trash at amazing speeds.” Perhaps because Tamamori is a writer, he has a habit of suddenly getting lost in his own world.
Minakami
Hometown: Aizu
Age: 21

The eldest son of a sake brewer.

A student of the Imperial University’s Literature Department, Minakami is currently under the care of a philanthropist in Koishikawa, 1-chome. He is a sensible man who has a calm personality and dislikes confrontation; on the other hand, he has a somewhat careless side and is quick to lose his wallet or uniform hat. Minakami is an exceptional bibliophile. Always carrying around a novel, once he starts reading, he can’t take his eyes off the page.
Kawase
Hometown: Aizu
Age: 20

The germaphobe.

Kawase is childhood friends with Tamamori and Minakami, who are from his hometown. While he gets points for being handsome enough to have groupies, Kawase’s biggest flaw is how irritable he can be. A genius student, he lives alone in the western-style Ikeda Mansion in Hongou, 3-chome while studying medicine at the Imperial University. Kawase’s daily routine includes harassing Tamamori, and he hangs around Umebachidou in his spare time. However, he has no interest in art or antiques and can’t stand the dusty smell of Jinbochou. Even though he has some personality problems, neither Tamamori nor Minakami think he’s a bad guy...
Hanazawa
Hometown: Aizu
Age: 23

The son of a doctor.

A true man of Japan. Blunt, but righteous and passionate.

After graduating from middle school, Hanazawa attended a military academy far from Fukushima and is currently a second lieutenant in the military. He got along with Tamamori and the others but eventually grew distant, becoming estranged from them for eight years. He’s recently been making frequent appearances in the capital’s Hongou and Jinbochou districts.

Hanazawa is always frowning, but long ago he used show Tamamori alone his smile, spoiling and treating him like a younger brother. However, traces of that are long gone.

Originally in the artillery, Hanazawa’s love of fantasy caused him to drift into working in a military research lab. He seems to be friends with the Lieutenant of Military Technology.
Hikawa
An eye-patched man who wanders into Umebachidou in the evening.

Hikawa has a polite and formal way of speaking and suspiciously timid behavior. Always nervous, he seems to make an effort to smile but is rather tense. No one knows where he came from, but he became a regular customer at Umebachidou when Tamamori began working there. He asks to be called ”Professor,” even though it’s unclear what, exactly, he’s researching. Hikawa seems to know Tamamori somehow and is an avid fan of his, coming across as creepy. He gives Tamamori tin goldfish watering cans as proof of their friendship.

Required CPU: Pentium 4+
Required Memory: 512MB+
Required Resolution: 1024x576
Required HDD Free Space: 4.3GB+
DirectX: DirectX 9.0c


The King of the Plot twists!
nekitosan
I just finished the game. Totally worth the waiting (bought it the day of releasse ahhh) it took me about 40-50 hours to finish it and boi, was it a experience full of feelings. Can´t agree more with what Minase said about the last final (chapter 5) I fucking cried and Im still in negation / cant accep it (dear lord you need to play this if you like plot twist after plot twist, i feel dead inside. Tamamori is so relatable and I love Minakami so much ;_; every character (the extras) has a past that makes you like them a lot and empathy with them.
I want to add that even if there is a lot of holes in the plot, i think it is the beauty about it, because its like youre reading a history inside another history.. and it makes you go crazy (or was just only me..?) and I think that is one of the goals of this game/novel idnk.
Another thing, the BGMs are so GOOD! i love them so much! it suits perfectly the history and the CGs are pretty neat.
But again, this game/novel plays with the mind, making you think that something obvsly is going to happen and then another crazy thing happens, it made me keep my mouth agape like a goldenfish all the time (Tamamoris reference xD).
Well, i could keep writing but I dont want to spoil anything! Please give a chance to this magnificient game/novel! Mangagamer finally chose a GOOD BL with such an envolving great Plot to translate and give it love! Translators! I love you so muchh!! and everyone who made this possible!
Honestly incredible
wheels
Not to overstate this, but Hashihime is incredible. It doesn't always stick the landing -- especially the final route -- but it's so clever and ambitious in everything it does that the lows almost don't feel like they matter. Although the plot twists and turns, and the visuals are crazy strong, the real strength of this game is its character writing; Hashihime honestly has side characters better than a lot of other games' romance options. (This is a Naoshi appreciation zone.) Tamamori is a fantastic protagonist, both intensely flawed and intensely likeable, and his possible love interests are all compelling characters. I've been puzzling over the question of who best boy is for weeks, and I *still* couldn't tell you. (It's been flipping wildly between Tamamori, Minakami and Kawase, depending on the day. The main trio really are all that good.)

Sorry to gush, but I finished this game over a week ago and haven't been able to stop thinking about it. It doesn't sound this way from my review, but I have stupidly high standards for media, and I can't remember the last time *anything* made me hungry for more the way Hashihime did. Hats off to MG for an incredible localization, and I'd love to see them bring over more of Adelta's stuff in the future!
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