Welcome to the Hatoful Boyfriend WikiEdit
The unofficial fan wikia for the dating sim game, Hatoful Boyfriend!
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What is Hatoful Boyfriend?Edit
Hatoful Boyfriend (はーとふる彼氏/Hatofuru Kareshi) is an indie dating sim game where all the dates are pigeons. The game is available in both English and Japanese. The title is a pun on the words "heart" and "hato" meaning "pigeon/dove" in Japanese.
It was originally thought up of as an April Fool's joke. However the creator Hato Moa has made it into reality and written touching stories for the pigeons as well as three Drama CDs, with a 4th CD on the way.
Despite its premise, the story of Hatoful Boyfriend is not just whimsical crack, there is an actual spoiler explanation of how pigeons came to be talking.
There are 8 birds you can date in Hatoful Boyfriend:
- Kawara Ryouta - your sickly childhood friend
- Nanaki Kazuaki - your narcoleptic math teacher
- Fujishiro Nageki - the quiet boy in the library
- Oko San - the eccentric track team captain who's obssessed with pudding
- Sakuya Le Bel Shirogane - a snotty transfer student who's an actual noble
- Sakazaki Yuuya - the resident flirt who's Sakuya's older brother
- Iwamine Shuu - the creepy infirmary doctor
- Higure Anghel - the eccentric Fallen Angel of Judecca. Also your next class schoolmate. He's only in Hatoful Plus and Hurtful Complete, the non-demo versions of the game.
The sequel to Hatoful Boyfriend is titled HolidayStar. It shows the pigeon gijinka's winter clothing. A new character is also introduced: Nishikikouji Tohri - a fabulously dressed Golden Pheasant, as well as several other new characters, Miru Kaku, Ousama and Albert. HolidayStar is available in Japanese and English. The full English version of Holiday Star has been released on dlsite.
There's a demo available for this game, and the full version Hurtful Complete (english) can be bought here. Those who can't make up their mind whether to play or think it is not good enough should read Angie Gallant's Let's Play to change their mind for the better. Another well-known LP that has surfaced recently is Cryaotic's.
Translations into other languagesEdit
Recently it seems more translators have contacted Moa to offer their help in translating Hatoful into Spanish, French, German, Swedish and Korean. Moa also mentioned Thai and Indonesian translations of the game on her Twitter. Anyone who wants to join the current projects or translate into a new language can contact Moa.
Moa has made Hatoful manga and two mini Hatoful Uno games. There's also the Drama CDs. A book called Absolute Zero, containing comics and information about Anghel's fantasy world, has also been listed for sale at Stella Worth.
There's two buyable guidebooks. The first guidebook contains a reference page of each of the birds, a short story for each, a timeline and information on the game's routes, as well as other art used in the game and notes from Moa at the very end. The second guidebook contains HolidayStar info, interviews with the seiyuus of the Hatoful Boyfriend Drama CDs, a map of St. Pigeonations and production notes.
Fixing errors that come up while playingEdit
When you start to play the game, there might sometimes be errors. Moa has stated that it's because Famous Writer - the engine this game is based on - is not updated anymore so it might not be compatible with new OS like Windows 7. However, there is fixes for these errors that allow people to play the game.
English Site - a little information for the English fandom
Official Merchandise Shop - where Hatoful mugs, St Pigeonation bags, and a thong with Yuuya's pigeon face on it can be bought
Official Fundrazr - donate to Moa!
Moa's Twitter (jp) - where a lot of Hatoful related facts and stories can be found
Moa's Tumblr (en) - where she informs the English fandom of various things