Hashihime of the Old Book Town Walkthrough

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I created this as a personal reference, and after I finished the game, I thought, why not post this too. This, I believe, is a spoiler-free guide so you don’t have to worry about anything that might spoil the story for you.

Unlike most VNs, the only branching point in Hashihime is when you choose which guy you should go after. There is only 1 end for each character. Whether those ends are good or bad, depends on you, as I thought all the ends are good and fitting to the circumstances and personalities of the characters.

Also, please note that you can’t really choose your route order as there is a specific order you have to go through. Say, you can’t go to Hanazawa’s route unless you finish Minakami and Kawase’s. Also, you can’t force it since the choices only come up after finishing the required routes.

Here goes~

Hashihime of the Old Book Town (古書店街の橋姫)

古書店街の橋姫 | Hashihime of Old Book Town

Company: ADELTA | MangaGamer

Platform: PC, PS Vita

Category: Boys Love, Mystery, Historical

Release Date: August 13, 2016

English Release Date: September 26, 2019

Official English Site: http://mangagamer.org/hashihime/

Summary: (from MangaGamer site)

Jinbochou, Tokyo

 

June 1922, Taisho Era

 

The Rainy Season

 

Tamamori came to Tokyo with his sights set on getting accepted to the Imperial University. However, he doesn’t pass the entrance exam, and is so undisciplined and wrapped up in endless fantasies that he’s kicked out of his boarding house after only two years. Through a stroke of luck, Tamamori begins to live and work at Umebachidou, a used book store. There, he enjoys whiling away his time as a “student preparing for entrance exams” and taking advantage of friends who are also from his hometown. But one right after the other, mysterious deaths befall those friends and, realizing he’s been repeating the same rainy three days over and over again, Tamamori finds himself racing throughout Jinbochou to save them.

 

In this pop-occult mystery that surrounds the deaths of his friends… What is real, and what is a hallucination?

✯Verdict✯

A MUST PLAY

Recommended for: Everyone

Obviously for BL fans, but also, for people who like a bit of mystery, a bit of thriller, a bit of drama, lots of bizarre events, and a damn good story littered with flawed but lovable characters.

Though, there are some fair warnings in the game which you should also need to check out after the cut.

Read below why you should or should not play this game.

Updates? Revamp??

Hi all!

Just a quick note to anyone who lands to this blog. From the start, Bishie Holic is a review blog. But lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about which direction should this blog take.

I mean, I talked about that here https://bishieholic.com/2019/04/25/a-quick-question/ as well. But I’m still not satisfied with my posts? Besides, reviews take plenty of my time, and I’ve been busy with this lately, so I can only handle so much writing. Another thing I considered is that you and I have only an ample amount of time that we can allot on reading blogs. I know longer blog posts are good for Google ranking… but I don’t really care about that. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

So I thought, why not make this a recommendation blog? I love recommending series to my friends and I love gushi— I mean, sharing what I loved about a particular series. And it doesn’t have to be long. It’s like a quick, short review of some sort. Maybe I can also link to other blogs who do thorough reviews.

Anyway, I’m blabbing lol.

What I’m saying is, I’m going to have a new format, and I’m telling you this as a heads up.

So there. Have a great day ahead!

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Awesome Possum posts consist of random internet finds. Any blog posts, articles, videos, podcasts, anything under the sun will be included here. To be clear, this won’t only include games or manga. It will be anything and everything. Some posts may not be necessarily posted this week, but I’ve only discovered them this week.

Anyway, let’s get started.😋

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Time for another Awesome Possum!

Awesome Possum posts consist of random internet finds. Any blog posts, articles, videos, podcasts, anything under the sun will be included here. To be clear, this won’t only include games or manga. It will be anything and everything. Some posts may not be necessarily posted this week, but I’ve only discovered them this week.

Anyway, let’s get started.😋

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Time for another Awesome Possum!

Awesome Possum posts consist of random internet finds. Any blog posts, articles, videos, podcasts, anything under the sun will be included here. To be clear, this won’t only include games or manga. It will be anything and everything. Some posts may not be necessarily posted this week, but I’ve only discovered them this week.

I have no excuse for my disappearing act. 😐

Random thought for the week: Do people still read reviews? Or do they prefer videos and Let’s Plays?

Anyway, let’s get started.😋

[Game] Kitty Love -Way to look for love- DEMO

にゃんらぶ~私の恋の見つけ方~ | Kitty Love -Way to look for love-

Publisher: DIGIMERCE

Developer: OperaHouse Corporation

Platform: Nintendo Switch

Category: Adventure, Otome Game

Release Date: October 31, 2018

Summary from the Nintendo page:

Flower shop clerk Honoka has been occupied with her work.

One night, when she visits the park that she normally goes to.

She’s been cursed by the odd-eyed black cat that she becomes a cat only at night.

There’s only one way to break the curse.

――To have a true love’s kiss.

In order to break the curse, she lives a double life as a human by day and cat by night……

Wow. I’m amazed by the amount of things included in this demo! I thought — expected even, that it would stop at the common route which in this case the prologue. But the creators are generous enough to give one chapter each guy which lasted for about 20 minutes each and also contains a CG. That’s plenty enough. 🤩

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Time for another Awesome Possum!

Awesome Possum posts consist of random internet finds. Any blog posts, articles, videos, podcasts, anything under the sun will be included here. To be clear, this won’t only include games or manga. It will be anything and everything. Some posts may not be necessarily posted this week, but I’ve only discovered them this week.

This might be the driest week yet as there’s barely anything in the news that interests me. 😐

Anyway, let’s get started.😋

[First Impressions] Hashihime of the Old Book Town

古書店街の橋姫 | Hashihime of Old Book Town

Company: ADELTA | MangaGamer

Platform: PC, PS Vita

Category: Boys Love, Mystery, Historical

Release Date: August 13, 2016

English Release Date: September 26, 2019

Official English Site: http://mangagamer.org/hashihime/

Summary: (from MangaGamer site)

Jinbochou, Tokyo

 

June 1922, Taisho Era

 

The Rainy Season

 

Tamamori came to Tokyo with his sights set on getting accepted to the Imperial University. However, he doesn’t pass the entrance exam, and is so undisciplined and wrapped up in endless fantasies that he’s kicked out of his boarding house after only two years. Through a stroke of luck, Tamamori begins to live and work at Umebachidou, a used book store. There, he enjoys whiling away his time as a “student preparing for entrance exams” and taking advantage of friends who are also from his hometown. But one right after the other, mysterious deaths befall those friends and, realizing he’s been repeating the same rainy three days over and over again, Tamamori finds himself racing throughout Jinbochou to save them.

In this pop-occult mystery that surrounds the deaths of his friends… What is real, and what is a hallucination?

Just a heads up before we continue. I’ve already played and finished a route in Japanese before. You can say that I’m already spoiled but it’s been almost two years already since the last time I played so my memory’s fuzzy so what I have is only the general idea of things.

I’m so so glad that this has been translated! I loved Hashihime but the characters used in the Japanese version where old given the time period, not to mention the literary titles and authors that popped out every now and then that makes my head 😵. I feel like I missed a lot of details and I couldn’t shake off that FOMO feels so I stopped playing this before. But now it’s finally here! Yasss!!

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Time for another Awesome Possum!

Awesome Possum posts consist of random internet finds. Any blog posts, articles, videos, podcasts, anything under the sun will be included here. To be clear, this won’t only include games or manga. It will be anything and everything. Some posts may not be necessarily posted this week, but I’ve only discovered them this week.

My mini hiatus went longer than I thought. There are changes with the posting sched so please check the sidebar.

So let’s get started.😋