Japan’s Edo Period was drawing to a close. The shogunate, who’d held power in the country for more than 200 years, found itself challenged by the imperial court, and by several domains who had chaffed under shogunal rule. In this midst of this political unrest, an organization rose to prominence: The Shinsengumi. Originally formed to

Japan’s Edo Period was drawing to a close. The shogunate, who’d held power in the country for more than 200 years, found itself challenged by the imperial court, and by several domains who had chaffed under shogunal rule. In this midst of this political unrest, an organization rose to prominence: The Shinsengumi. Originally formed to protect the street of Kyoto from master less samurai, they came to represent the last, tragic bastion of the honor-bound samurai culture that had defined much of Japan’s history. In Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom, a young woman by the name of Chizuru comes to Kyoto in search of her missing father, and soon encounters danger and the Shinsengumi in quick succession. When it becomes clear the Shinsengumi are also searching for her father, Chizuru is put under their protection. But odd things are afoot in Kyoto-possibly even supernatural happenings. Can Chizuru navigate this maze of mortal danger and political intrigue? Amidst so much mystery and death, can she find romance?

Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom is a Samurai Romance game set at the end of the Edo period of Japanese history – a period that witnessed the decline of Shogunate as the ruling of power in Japan. One of the few example of the Japanese sub-genre of Otome, which centers on story-driven romance from a female perspective, the game features a unique blend of adventure and decision-dependant gameplay. Additional features include: multiple possible endings depending on choices made, and fluid anime style animation.

The limited edition release of Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom contains exclusive bonus items. See the complete list of these items below.

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Adventure and Romance in the Twilight of the Shogunate Era

Japan’s Edo Period was drawing to a close. The Tokugawa shogunate, which had held power in the country for more than 200 years, found itself challenged by the imperial court, and by several feudal domains who had chaffed under shogunal rule. In this midst of this political unrest, an organization rose to prominence: The Shinsengumi. Originally formed to protect the street of Kyoto from master less samurai, they came to represent the last, tragic bastion of the honor-bound samurai culture that had defined much of Japan’s history.

Three potential romantic interests in Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom Battle for honor and romance in the twilight of the Japanese Shogunate era.
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In Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom, a young woman by the name of Chizuru comes to Kyoto in search of her missing father, and soon encounters danger and the Shinsengumi in quick succession. When it becomes clear the Shinsengumi are also searching for her father, Chizuru is put under their protection. But odd things are afoot in Kyoto-possibly even supernatural happenings. Can Chizuru navigate this maze of mortal danger and political intrigue? Amidst so much mystery and death, can she find romance?

Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom Limited Edition Includes:

Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom Limited Edition box contents View larger Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom for PSP in UMD format A Soundtrack CD with music from the game A 72-page artbook with beautiful, full-color art

Key Game Features

One of North America’s First Otome Games – Experience a historical fantasy adventure while pursuing a relationship with one of several male love interests in a game specifically created for a female audience. Experience a New Kind of Adventure – Enjoy a visual novel filled with beautiful illustrations and changing character portraits. Examine character biographies, check your story progress, and replay scenes you’ve already watched. Choose Your Own Fate with Multiple Endings – The story is told through the eyes of Chizuru Yukimura, but the player will be presented with a number of decisions she must make. Introduction to the Hakuoki Franchise – Hakuoki is a series that enjoys major popularity in Japan among the gaming populace, selling over 500,000 copies across all platforms.

Additional Screenshots

A female Samurai protecting a woman in Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom Experience the Otome genre.
View larger Samurai action from Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom Anime style animation.
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View larger A potential love connection from Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom Blend of adventure & romance.
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Product Features

  • Experience a historical fantasy adventure while pursuing a relationship with one of several male love interests in a game specifically created for a female audience.
  • Enjoy a visual novel filled with beautiful illustrations and changing character portraits. Examine character biographies, check your story progress, and replay scenes you’ve already watched.
  • Choose Your Own Fate with Multiple Endings – The story is told through the eyes of Chizuru Yukimura, but the player will be presented with a number of decisions she must make.
  • Discover the Hakuoki series, which enjoys major popularity in Japan among the gaming populace, selling over 500,000 copies across all platforms.
  • Limited edition bonus items include: a soundtrack CD and a 72-page artbook.
  • Chose Your Own Fate with Multiple Endings: The story is told through the eyes of Chizuru Yukimura, but the player will be presented with a number of decisions she must make
  • Experience a New Kind of Adventure: Enjoy a visual novel filled with beautiful illustrations and changing character portraits. Examine character biographies, check your story progress, and replay scenes you’ve already watched
  • Introduction to the Hakuoki Franchise: Hakuoki is a series that enjoys major popularity in Japan among the gaming populace, selling over 500,000 copies across all platforms!
  • One of North America’s First Otome Games : Experience a historical fantasy adventure while pursuing a relationship with one of several male love interests in a game specifically created for a female audience
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Comments

Xuan says:

Yeah for Original Japanese Voice Acting! The only thing I was worryied about with this English version of Hakuoki is that the company might not keep the original Japanese voice acting. I got the game on Feb 14 (from my local game stop, the amazon pre-ordered copy is still on the road) and yeah the voice acting is still in the original Japanese! Yes!Hakuoki is one of the top names in Otome games, and apart from great character design and story lines, this game features some of the best voice actors in Japan, which to me is…

Hakuoki_fangirl says:

Great Visual Novel! Playing Hakuoki, I can see why this game has been such a huge success in Japan. I know a lot of reviews make it sound like this is a dating sim, but it is much more than that. Hakuoki takes place in the middle of a war that actually happened in real life. Most of the characters and events are (loosely) based off of real life, so there is a historical aspect to the game. But the fantasy and romance prevent it from getting bogged down with history.The art is beautiful and the Japanese…

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