Game: Hakuouki Picture Book App Harada Sanosuke version (iPhone, Android)

Christmas Special Voice :D

Title: Smart Phone App Hakuouki Volume: Harada Sanosuke スマートフォンアプリ「薄桜鬼 待受絵草子」 原田編
Price: 500 Yen (w/tax)
Add on: 170 Yen (Winter pack purchase within the app itself)
Japan iTunes store: http://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/id472174851?mt=8
Japan Android Market: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.ideafactory.HakuokiHarada
Compatible OS: iOS (iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, Android 2.1 and above (Smart phone and tablet)
Tutorial: How to create Japan iTunes account

I won’t go into detail on how to use this app (no time ^^;;) but it is similar to my previous post here.

I caved and bought Harada Sanosuke’s app in November 2011. Unlike the free trial version, the intimacy level went up in just 2 days of using the app. Maxed intimacy within the next 2 days :D

But similarly, intimacy level drops quite quickly if you didn’t pay enough attention to him. It dropped to 3 petals in 2 days cos I was too busy with work. And the change in his tone was quite shocking ^^;; Not used to Sanosan being so cold (;_;)

Anyway, on the right is the special winter pack that you can purchase within the app itself. 170 Yen. 5 new voices, 1 costume, 1 background.

Update: It seems that a number of you are not sure how to download the winter add-on. So here’s a quick tutorial:

Left: Select the 3rd option from the menu. Right: Tap on the red button.

A pop up will appear and ask if you want to buy the item. After tapping Buy, you’ll be prompted to login to your iTunes account. After that if the window comes out like below, it means you’ve purchased it successfully.

When you go back to the screen, the red button will become green. Then go back to the front screen and tap on the 4th option.

Here you can choose which version Harada you want to display. Tap on the first button and you’ll bring up a window to choose the winter add-on. Slide the option to the second one then tap OK.

Next tap on the 2nd option to change the background. Similarly, it’ll bring up a window for you to choose the option. Slide it to the 2nd option and tap OK.

Since this is the first time you’re installing the new background and costume, the app will connect to the internet to download the data.

When you’re done, Sanosan will be dressed in the winter package. The background is dark because this screen was captured during the evening :) Hontoni ikemen desu ne… Sanosan!

There is a special birthday greeting too. To set your birthday, at Settings (4th option), tap on the last option. A window will pop up for you to enter your birthday. After sliding to the correct date, tap OK. On your birthday, Harada will wish you happy birthday :D

Christmas Day special voice! I’m not sure if I missed out on the Christmas eve voice, if any (;_;) Update: official site corrected that the special voice is only on 25 December not 24 December.

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Sanosan: The city seems to be bustling with activity. Is there some kind of a festival held today? Ah~ I see. Today is a day you spend with your loved one? Then I’ll spend the day with you. You’re ok with that, right?

Days to watch out for the special voices are: 25 December, 1 January, 2 March and 14 February.

I’m not sure if it is only in the winter pack or the normal app. Please share your clips if you have the other guys :D

Update! 7/7/2012 It’s Tanabata! For those who bought the Summer voice pack, don’t miss out the special voice message of your character!

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Sanosan: Today is Tanabata huh… it’s said that Orihime and Hikoboshi can meet only once a year today… that’s such a lonely thing… … … (since) I’m able to hug you like this in my arms anytime, all the time.

Background of the festival (from wiki):

Orihime (織姫, Weaving Princess), daughter of the Tentei (天帝, Sky King, or the universe itself), wove beautiful clothes by the bank of the Amanogawa (天の川, Milky Way, lit. “heavenly river”). Her father loved the cloth that she wove and so she worked very hard every day to weave it. However, Orihime was sad that because of her hard work she could never meet and fall in love with anyone. Concerned about his daughter, Tentei arranged for her to meet Hikoboshi (彦星, Cow Herder Star) (also referred to as Kengyuu (牽牛)) who lived and worked on the other side of the Amanogawa. When the two met, they fell instantly in love with each other and married shortly thereafter. However, once married, Orihime no longer would weave cloth for Tentei and Hikoboshi allowed his cows to stray all over Heaven. In anger, Tentei separated the two lovers across the Amanogawa and forbade them to meet. Orihime became despondent at the loss of her husband and asked her father to let them meet again. Tentei was moved by his daughter’s tears and allowed the two to meet on the 7th day of the 7th month if she worked hard and finished her weaving. The first time they tried to meet, however, they found that they could not cross the river because there was no bridge. Orihime cried so much that a flock of magpies came and promised to make a bridge with their wings so that she could cross the river. It is said that if it rains on Tanabata, the magpies cannot come and the two lovers must wait until another year to meet.

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78 thoughts on “Game: Hakuouki Picture Book App Harada Sanosuke version (iPhone, Android)”

  1. Hello :)) Thanks so much for this guide. It’s kind of disappointing that my android phone cannot download this app.. I would like to ask if there is such thing like android market for Japan(similar to itunes for Japan) so that I can have a chance to dl this app too.

    1. @namuhoaegi: I have no idea how Android users circumvent the servers to get to Google Play Japan orz;;; I heard it can be quite complicated. Good luck! Please share the info with fellow readers if you find out how!

  2. To hear the winter stuff, do we have to have the winter package on when it is the date?? Such as if it is December 25th, if we have the summer package on, will he still say the special voice??
    Thanks~!

    1. Oh and btw, I had okita for a week now… But his affection hasn’t risen yet.. ToT I turn the app on everyday for several times… Is it not enough? Do I have to keep the app on for a longer period of time??? Thanks

    2. @94Chiika: I think maybe cos he is tsuntsun lol but for Harada, I usually launch the app about 3-4 times a day. In 2 days the level will go up. I don’t keep the app on the whole time. But if I stop doing it for one day or only launch the app once a day, the petal will decrease the next day. How many petals do you have now?

    3. @94Chiika: Nope, as long as we have the app/add-ons, you’ll be able to listen to the special voices no matter which background/clothes you choose :)

    4. Oh I see thanks!! I am still 3 petals;;; I turn the app on more than 4times.. Sighhhhhh okita is such a bully OTL

    5. @94Chiika: Which reminds me, if I remembered correctly, one of the JP reviews on Okita’s app also said it was difficult to increase the petals too. But generally once you manage to get him to full petals, he says many awesome things. So hang in there!

  3. Oh and when he notifies you of new events, he goes “I’ll read it for you” and he doesn’t read!! OTL I thought it would be voiced….

  4. Sorry to bother you but… If you input a schedule in the calendar and turn the sound on, why won’t he warn you about the schedule?? ( I bought okita) does he only warn about the schedule like a day before? I tried putting an event like 5minutes before but even after the time passed he didn’t say anything. Is it a glitch??? Owo

    1. @94Chiika: No worries dear. Yeah its the same for me too. I tested with the app loaded, not loaded, in background etc… doesn’t seem to update when I set the schedule on the same date. I don’t use it so I’m actually not too sure how early he reminds us.

      I checked the official page, if I’m not wrong, it says that for example if we enter the calendar date for (Date XYZ), he will remind us to check our entry the first thing we start the app on (Date XYZ) itself.
      http://www.otomate.jp/smp/hakuoki/ezoushi/howto.html
      スケジューラーです。
      予定を登録することができます。
      登録した日に起動してタッチすると、キャラクターがボイスでお知らせします。

      Hope this helps :D

    2. Oh I just realized that of you did have a schedule, when you randomly poke him, he sometimes goes: ” Didnt you have something today? Like I reminded you before” well something like that xP

    1. Ooooh! Sounds gorgeous!! XD;; I rather like KazaChi’s western outfit but I do think Harad’s tops it! <333

    2. @Jiji: KazaChi’s awesome too :D how can we resist… they’re both such bishies… Remember to check the app on 5 May for special voice!

  5. There’s a calendar screen, but I don’t know how to use it. There’re some highlighted dates which I clicked on. It took me to another screen with several tabs. Do you kow how to use them? One screen looks like you can set times on different days, but I’m ot sure. Also, for the voice on 3/3, was it supposed to be bought or downloaded from one of the screens? I wish there was a tutorial for theses apps in English.

    1. @ponytale. Was the special voice on 3/3 a part of the spring pack or a separate purchase? I’ve been trying to listen for it again after the 3rd, but I’m not hearing it. I hope when you have time, you can give more info on the calendar. I’m wondering if the special voice was only available by clicking on the 3rd of March.

    2. @yudashin: Its part of the spring pack but only available on the date 3/3 only. Which guy did you buy? Cos if it is Harada, I can share with you cos I recorded it.

    3. @ponytale: I’m sure I bought the spring pack. That’s the one with the yukata and Sakura background, right? That was using the third option from the menu, right? There were 3 packs available, and I bought all 3 which turned from red to green. By the way, how are you able to record the voices?

    4. @yudashin no, what I meant was which character did you buy?

      Special voices are only available for a particular day. Like new year and valentines day etc. But each pack has additional voices not found in the basic app.

      I used a sound cable to line out from the phone’s earphone jack into my pc then recorded it lol. Troublesome and manual way :D

    5. @ponytale: I bought Harada and Hijikata. Sorry for being a pain. I just wasn’t sure if I had bought the pack with the new voice.

    6. @yudashin no worries dear! Icic yeah you’ve bought the add on correctly.

      Well watch out for 14 march cos it’s white day. Remember it’s Japanese time!

      I’ll upload Harada’s special voice when
      I can :)

  6. I tried to change the dates for my birthday, but it only allows me to change the present month, day, and year.

  7. Was able to buy this app with a new iTunes account for Japan and a Japanese iTunes card. The problem is when I tried to buy the additional add-ons through the app, iTunes wouldn’t let me buy it because of my US account. It says I must purchase this app that this item is for. Do you know a way around this?

    1. Are you sure you’re logged in to you JPN account on the Appstore? I find it lets me download the in-game stuff provided I’m logged in with my JPN account.

    2. @yudashin: Yep, Jiji is right. Try logging out of your US account then login with your JP account. You should be able to get the app to work properly after that :)

    3. @jiji I had logged in through iTunes on my PC via my JPN account to buy the app, but when I opened the app on my iPad and tried to buy the pack, it wouldn’t let me because on my iPad is the US account. Somehow I need to know how to access the JPN account on my iPad.

    4. @ponytale. Thanks! I figured out how to do it, and it worked! Looking forward to getting the new clothing pack. Bought the backgrounds and Harada’s yukata. I want the Spring pack.

  8. \(^o^)/ There’s a new clothing pack for your chosen guy (or guys, lolz), seems to be spring themed (if I read the kanji right~!) and I do think it adds a little bit of dialogue too(? not sure on this…)

    Now I’ve got Kazama in a very fetching yukata / kimono surrounded by cherry blossom trees~!

    Also I’ve recorded some voice clips, I guess I could put something on Youtube if anyone is interested? :3

    1. @Jiji: Me me (^o^)/ Please share your voice clips!
      And I’m absolutely heart marked eyes at Harada in his yukata XD and the new dialogue. Remember to check the app on 3rd March for the Spring add-on special event voice.

    2. Okay! (^o^) I’ll get something together over the weekend, I’ve got some screen caps that I can use for a YouTube vid.

      Oooh! Will definitely have to make a note of the 3rd~!! :3 Thanks for the heads up! <3

    3. (^o^)> I’ll make sure I listen to it! >o> *waits for work to be over with*

      XD One of the best lines, which I managed to record, was him asking you want’s wrong and saying if you want him to do something then you have to say it – only, it’s a whole other matter if he’ll actually listen~!

      XD It’s his voice and the little chuckle he makes… oh so goood~!

    4. @jiji: Oh my… Sounds hot XD Sasuga alpha male ne… (^///^)
      I just listened to the special voice. It seems that the special voice is for Hinamatsuri, which is Japan’s Girls Festival :D

    5. Sasuga desu neeee~!! I’m adding it to youtube now~! Here’s a link:

      http://youtu.be/0GrUz5oTwPQ

      Hope you enjoy! \(^w^)/

      :3 Yes! I heard the voice clip, too, and Kazama does make reference to Hinamatsuri, but then he says you’re his wife, obviously~! ^////^

    6. @JiJi: That’s so awesome! Thanks for sharing dear! XD Kazama sounds so hot! (^///^) Harada doesn’t express outright that you’re his wife XD such a refreshing difference *hides from him* XDD

    7. Is this new voice part of a pack on the app? I’ve bought 3 packs so far, but I’m not sure if the new voice is a part of them. It’s already Mar 4 JPN time.

    8. @yudashin: yes, each pack has new voices. Some special voices are only for selected dates like 3/3 which is Hinamatsuri. I previously missed out on a special voice in February cos I didn’t pay attention to the updates orz;;;

    9. @Ponytale: ^o^ You’re welcome! Glad you enjoyed it~!! Well Kazama is so oresama it almost hurts him (or at least that’s what I think!)

  9. Fuuu– this ain’t compatible with iPod touch? I plan to get an iPod touch hoping to be able to add all those apps this way and someone told me all iPhone apps work for iPod touch as well, but…;_;

    And for some STUPID STUPID reason I can NEVER add any app to my smartphone. Even though I updated to Android 2.1 ARGH. And even though I am willing to pay AAAAH. Neither Heian Love worked, nor does Harada’s app now (AND HHHHHG, YUSA KOUJI AND HARADA~~~). THE FUCK WHY ISN’T THIS APP AVAILABLE TO GERMANY/ISN’T AVAILABLE TO MY PHONE BECAUSE OF MY COUNTRY OR WHATEVER YOU SAY?!
    This app isn’t restricted to a time period where you can download it like the free Saito one, right? Because I hope it is still offered by the time I find out why the hell my phone is trolling me and if iPod touch would be better for such apps. GEH,

    1. @Celestie: It depends on the generation of your iPod Touch. So do check before buying *_*
      Its not your problem. They restricted it to Android Japan Market… and you have to know how to trick the market into letting you buy the app. I have no idea how tho.
      Nope, this app isn’t time limited :) so don’t worry!

    2. *sobsobs* Well, I plan to get the newest, which would be 4th generation? I hope…this can do it, according to a friend it does. I hope Hakuoki apps are amongst them.

    3. I failed to confirm my Japanese account (I did like tutorials said but they say it cannot be confirmed (probably because of the nonexistent address…? I do know I also afield to register for an American account *forever stuck with a German one*) so I gave up) and until now I have downloaded all Japanese apps (like Starry Sky’s soine app or that storytelling app) via my iPod’s app store. ;A;

    4. @Celestie: Why not register free with tenso.com and get a legit Japanese address? I’m sure you’ll be able to register it successfully after this. Starry Sky and storytelling app seems to be available for most stores but some of these apps like Hakuouki ones are only exclusive to Japan itunes stores.

    5. A-a wall of kanji /dies
      I’ll look into this, then, didn’t know about this site yet… this is a….oh wait, has an English version. I’ll look into this…and can I ask you when I am stuck or something? Sorry for taking so much of your time. Thank you~

  10. Oh Android Market why do you vex me so. Was hoping maybe they opened this app up for US users since a few months ago but.. Unless someone here knows how to fool the market or make a ‘Japanese’ account like you can on i-tunes?

    1. @Prettyvillian: Sorry I can’t help much with Android :-\ My friend gave up on trying to make her Android market work ^^;; and made her brother install it on his iPhone.

    1. @Urusaii: try this guide! Hope it’s still in time :) fm1397.com/knowledge/howtos/the-guide-to-itunes-japan-card-free-account-payment-synchronization

  11. AWNNN IT’S SO CUTE TO THINK THAT HE TURNS COLD IF YOU DON’T PAY ATTENTION TO HIM > U <!!! You entered your bday, right? I wonder what he'll say… *////*

    1. @plup: Yeah I was shocked to see the 3 petals and hear the very obvious change in tone *_* It also made me curious what he’ll say when its 0 petals lol~
      Yep, birthday set! XD

  12. Aww, I got to buy the voices, but I can’t seem to figure out how to change the images. T_T Hope you’re having a Merry Christmas, hun!

    1. Oh wait herp I found it NEVER MIND :’D Saitou’s is so adorable, sob. I’ll check the apps on other days to see what happens :D

    2. Haha I sadly managed to hear it RIGHT BEFORE THE NEXT DAY woe, but I’ll keep a look out for them. I wish these apps had a voice save system like the Shukan Soine app. Oh, did you see the Touch My Shitsuji Christmas Eve and Christmas Day special event? I only got the Christmas Eve one where he made a cake and spilled it, hehe: http://i.imgur.com/Ii5pB.jpg

    3. @Tachibana: there’s always next year!!! And I’m also trying to console myself cos I didn’t play with the butler during those days DX I only switched him on and saved the greeting. So thanks so much for sharing! He looks so cute! <333

  13. I’m willing to buy an Android phone, it’ll be my perdition! I’d like to get those cute apps with hot bishies, and even pay for more features… Harada and Okita are my fave, and I’m not even considering other series that may have their phone apps…

    1. @planck-chan: Its definitely nice to have :D I bought my iPhone partly for work-related things… and ended up playing with it more than the actual work orz;;; Its a great excuse tho ^^;; They’ll eventually create the apps for their other series of games too. Probably a good news for their fans.

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