Bishie gachapon for hours of knob-turning fun.
Title: Moe Gacha Danshi 萌えガチャ男子
Price: FREE (In-app purchase for add-ons available for full version and event gachapons)
Note: Since May 2012 (If I remember correctly), the game maker is making changes to the app due to new Japanese laws regarding games/apps that have “gambling/chance” elements like these that allow purchase of coins. So before the next update comes up, we won’t be able to buy coins or the full version anymore… The app is still FREE to play and complete, except for the exclusive items in the paid full versions.
Download URL: http://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/mengegacha-nan-zi/id487129381?mt=8
Company: Cyberagent, Inc
Follow instructions here to create FREE Japan itunes account without a credit card: kairospot.net/how-to-create-itunes-japan-account
Category: Entertainment エンターテイメント
OS: iPhone, iPod touch (2nd Gen), iPod touch (3rd Gen), iPod touch (4th Gen), iPad iOS 4.0 and above.
How to use: Download from Japan App Store
Official site: http://ameblo.jp/moegachadanshi/
Mayama Kyouichirou 真山恭一郎 (CV：森川智之) Morikawa Toshiyuki
Ichinose Gaku 一ノ瀬学 (CV：平川大輔) Hirakawa Daisuke
Saionji Ren 西園寺蓮 (CV:福山潤) Fukuyama Jun
Sakuraza Waruka 桜沢瑠風 (CV:代永翼) Yonaga Tsubasa
Kisaragi Touma 如月斗真 (CV：西田雅一) Nishida Masakazu
Ono Daisuke 小野大輔 was announced as the 6th character to be released in the future. His character is a “yankee-type” student.
After you start up the app, it follows the style of an otome game where you’ll get to meet the guys you can play with while you make your way to school. First up is your childhood friend and classmate, Kisaragi Touma 如月斗真. Then you meet your teacher, Mayama Kyouichirou 真山恭一郎…
Next, you run into your underclassman, Sakuraza Waruka 桜沢瑠風 and then upperclassman, Saionji Ren 西園寺蓮. Before you step into your classroom, you meet another teacher, Ichinose Gaku 一ノ瀬学.
When you step inside your classroom, something strange happens…
Gachapon vending machines appear. If you tap on the first guy, a screen introducing the character will pop up.
Morikawa Toshiyuki voices a cool and strict mathematics teacher, Mayama Kyouichirou. He is described as scarily strict and serious. FULL-sadist lol~ He likes dogs because they obey him. Drinks Japanese alcohol and likes it cold. The extremely “hard” type who doesn’t fall in love much. Very proud.
Height: 185 cm, Blood type: A, Birthday: 7 February. Touch the screen to listen to his self-introduction.
Hirakawa Daisuke voices a healing and (warm) gentle classical teacher, Ichinose Gaku. He is the type who is good at taking care of others. He is like a friend or older brother to his students. He finds it hard to refuse when he is asked for help. He is not used to love relationships. His hobbies are cultivating bonsai (a type of plant) and cooking. He likes German beer.
Height: 182 cm, Blood type: O, Birthday: 16 September. Touch the screen to listen to his self-introduction.
Please ignore the (x41 coins) ^^;; All characters start at 5 coins after the latest version update.
Your tsundere and genuine/pure childhood friend, Kisaragi Touma (voiced by Nishida Masakazu) plays the midfielder position in the soccer club. He may seem rough and unrefined but is actually easily shy and gentle. He finds it difficult to react honestly the joy he feels when he is being praised. He can’t leave a cat when he sees one. Loves to drink cola.
Height: 180 cm, Blood type: B, Birthday: 31 August. Touch the screen to listen to his self-introduction.
Fukuyama Jun voices the beautiful and seductive student council chairman, Saionji Ren. Son of the head of distinguished Saionji family and flower arrangement style. Usually polite and elegant but he has a sensual side. He likes cats because they’re unrestrained. He is passionate about art that involves flowers. His hobby is the “Way of Tea” (tea ceremony). He likes to meditate to classical music.
Height: 183 cm, Blood type: AB, Birthday: 24 December. Touch the screen to listen to his self-introduction.
After you decide, just tap on the “Play with this guy (Free)” button. Next you’ll see the downloading screen. It’ll appear quite often whenever new content is loaded ^^;; and the first time for any one character will take at least 15-20 minutes or more depending your internet connection speed. DARN slow. So be very patient.
I tapped on Morimori’s character when I tried the app (early version). Please ignore the (x10 coins). All characters start with 5 coins and you can buy more coins if you run out of them. Be patient as the coin will be regenerated at a rate of 1 coin per 10 minutes.
On the left is the Gachapon screen and to the right is the character’s Room. Actually I think it’s quite easy to figure out even if you don’t understand Japanese text :)
Everything is blank when you first start. Drama Voice Overview.
You can touch the guy even if you don’t have any item yet.
And of course, touching his various body parts will elicit a full-voiced reaction from the character :D YUM. But his physical strength decreases with each touch. Free version decreases faster than paid version. You can buy health tonic but since it costs money, I think we just have to be patient and wait for him to recover as time passes.
Pinch on the screen to zoom in and out. Slide your finger up and down to access *ahem* areas lol~ Pity we can’t spin him around like Maa-senpai app and molest his butt.
The Completion Record page. I can’t remember where I got that image on the right ^^;; It is from the earlier not-so-free version that stops you from playing after 5 tries.
Anyway let’s give the gachapon a try~ Drag the coin to the opening on the machine. Then turn the knob. You’ll hear “gacha gacha” and then an capsule will “drop” depending on what item you get, and whether the item is new or repeated, the responses would be slightly different.
In this case, I got a “Massage Goods” Touch Item. If I tap “Use it”, it’ll bring me to the page where I can use it on the character.
Touching different parts of his body with different items will generate different reactions. Each character has a few exclusive objects that are different from others while they share some of the same types. Oo~ when touched the right way, even a sadist teacher blushes too lol~ :D Oh and of course there are suggestive noises too (^///^)
If you get a piece of the illustration, this is what you get. When you complete it, you can download the illustration as a phone wallpaper.
After you fully complete the Drama Voice Collection, remember to click on the “Play the Whole Drama” button. Although downloading the full visual novel, complete with new illustrations and background music will also take another 10-15 minutes… You’ll be in for a treat :D
Page from B’s-log magazine which revealed some of the illustrations shown in the visual novel.
If you decide to buy the Full Version, you can get to touch the characters while they’re in their sleepwear and in the shower. There’s a feature where you can blow into the mic while touching them too. It supposedly generates different voices.
If you’re using the free version, all 4 characters share the same regenerated coins. 1 coin per 10 minutes. For paid, full versions, the coins regenerate separately from the characters that you haven’t bought.
There are also daily bonus coins or health tonics for paid versions, double physical health and higher chance of new items dropping.
Event gachapons are exclusive add-ons that you have to buy at 170 Yen each. Event gachapons each includes 1 item and 1 illustration. No drama voices.
The quality of the voice acting and artwork are fantastic. You definitely have to try this app if you have a compatible device :D Highly recommended for seiyuu fangirls!
It’s pretty fun and definitely possible to complete even without paying for the full version, thanks to many fans who complained when the app was first launched lol~. In the original version, we only have 5 tries. After that, we have to buy each character at 500 Yen if you want to continue playing it. However, prior to Moe Gacha Danshi, there’s a female version released by the same company and it is possible to complete the collection without paying a dime, so you can imagine the amount of hate it generated among fans of the seiyuus.
This is the kind of thing that creates a backlash.
Anyway, I’ll update this post about the paid event gachapons and maybe other characters if I can find the time but they’re generally quite similar :) Oh and you can also go to the official blog to watch videos of the gameplay in action.
So have fun! If you don’t have a compatible device, make your friends or siblings download it lol~