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.

Awesome Possum 23

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.😋

Awesome Possum 22

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.😋

[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!!

[Manga] Ore no Kirai na Yankee-kun (俺の嫌いなヤンキーくん。)

俺の嫌いなヤンキーくん。| Ore no Kirai na Yankee-kun.

Mangaka: Tenkawa Ai (天河 藍)

Status: Completed

Serialized in: Gateau Comics

Publisher: Ichijinsha POP

Volume: 1

Summary:

Kaga’s perfect student mask is discovered by none other than the school’s delinquent Saotome. But then Kaga discovers that Saotome gets a hard-on with just the slightest touch from him. The usually loud and flashy Saotome blushing timidly under him has a certain that he couldn’t quite resist…

 

Another delinquent uke. LOL These ukes are too adorable to pass.


May contain spoilers so proceed with caution!


Awesome Possum 17

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 about them this week.

There’s barely anything interesting that happened this week so this will be a short post. No new videos either that attract my attention other than the ones that I’m already following namely Kelsey’s Sims challenges lol.

So let’s get started.😋

[Manga] Megumi to Tsugumi (めぐみとつぐみ)

めぐみとつぐみ | Megumi to Tsugumi

Mangaka: Si Mitsuru (S井ミツル)

Status: Ongoing (?)

Serialized in: Qpa

Publisher: Takeshobo

Volumes: 1 (at the time of writing)

Summary:

After hearing that a masked man with a steel pipe beat his friends, Megumi challenges this guy to a fight. A delinquent looking guy whose name is Yamada Tsugumi appeared to take him up to his challenge.

Yet suddenly an omega pheromone wafts in the air that confuses the heck out of the alphas in the area namely Megumi and his friends.

Tsugumi: I’m the one in heat.

What kind of omega in heat goes to fight an alpha!? Worst of all, he doesn’t even use a suppressant!

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First things first, I put a question mark in the status section because it seems like Megumi and Tsugumi’s adventures still continue. In fact, chapter 10 (or was it 11) is published in the latest edition of Qpa. So there. Who knows we might get another volume soon!


May contain spoilers so proceed with caution!


[Webcomic] Voice of Love

Voice of Love by Pongpong

Status: Completed

Available at Lezhin

From Lezhin:

After experiencing a traumatic incident involving a previous lover, Jiho is too afraid to tell his classmate Soohan that he likes him. Thankfully, Soohan can hear other people’s thoughts and asks him out first. But, as we all know, love isn’t always that easy. Will Jiho and Soohan really get their happily ever after?


May contain spoilers so proceed with caution!


[Webnovel] Mo Shang Hua Kai (陌上花開)

陌上花開 | Mo Shang Hua Kai

Author: 黑白劍妖 | Heibai Jian Yao

Raws: [I can’t seem to find the links for the raws. If you know, please do tell me.]

Translation: https://mnemeaa.wordpress.com/2013/11/09/mo-flower-chapter-1/ | https://luxiufer.livejournal.com/24015.html

Novel Updates: https://www.novelupdates.com/series/mo-flower/

Chapters: 9 + epilogue

Summary from Novel Updates:

It is rumored that the Vice Minister of Ministry of Rites is pregnant.

The cause of this incident is this:

“This day is really dull.”

“Feeling bored?”

“It’s a bit tedious to get through the day.”

“Cong Qing, do you want children?”

“If I did, would the emperor be willing?”

And so a dark tide surged, causing an unexpected disaster, disturbing a pool of calm spring water—

“Are you crazy?”

“You recall, during the Autumn Hunt that one year, when you and I would meet at the prairie at night—I was already crazy for you then.”

Passion is bottomless and wild; love is deep and without regrets.

Don’t ask the world for everything, only seek the heart alone.


May contain spoilers so proceed with caution!