A release date has been set for Hashihime of the Old Book Town and, once the payment processor issue is dealt with, MangaGamer will open pre-orders the game.
Developed by ADELTA and published by MangaGamer, Hashihime of the Old Book Town is a boys love visual novel with a psychedelic and historical style. The story takes place during the Taisho era in Jinbocho, Tokyo. You play as Tamamori, a man who hopes to get accepted into the Imperial University. Unfortunately, he failed the entrance exam and, because of his constant fantasizing and lack of discipline, the boarding house he lived in for two years kicked him out.
Apparently, fortune smiles upon him, as he ends up getting to live and work in Umebachido, a used book shop, where he can laze about and leach off of his friends. It all seemed great until, one by one, his friends died in mysterious ways. Not only that, Tamamori realizes that the same three rainy days were repeating over and over again. Now, Tamamori needs to find out why he's stuck in this time loop and how to save his friends from death.
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.
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 roninsei—a student preparing for entrance exams—and taking advantage of friends who came to Tokyo with him. But…
One right after the other, mysterious deaths befall those friends, and Tamamori, realizing he’s been repeating the same three rainy days over and over again, finds himself racing throughout Jinbouchou to save them.
In this pop-occult mystery that surrounds the deaths of his friends…
What is real, and what is a hallucination?