Tokyo Mono Hara Shi (The Other High School RPG From Atlus) Dated

By Spencer . February 5, 2010 . 1:06am


On April 22, PSP owners hankering for another blend of demon filled dungeons and algebra can pick up Tokyo Mono Hara Shi: The Mysterious Story of Karasu no Mori Academy.


Tokyo Mono Hara Shi may look like Shin Megami Tensei, but it isn’t, this game is a branch of the Tokyo Majin franchise. You control a group of high school students tracking down cursed hanafuda cards that released demons into our world. Atlus calls Tokyo Mono Hara Shi an adventure game + RPG. Story scenes are told like a visual novel with vertical text. The RPG part refers to first person dungeon crawling and real time battles.


Atlus hasn’t said anything about bringing Tokyo Mono Hara Shi to North America. If it does come out, it will be the first game in the Tokyo Majin series to be localized.


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  • Jaxx-Leviathan

    Being a fan of anything Tokyo Majin I really want this to be localized. I highly considered importing the DS game but it’d really just be a waste, since I can’t read japanese and the games are highly story-driven.

  • The text are in vertical position… the same thing that happened to Sigma Harmonics are going to bound to happen again.

    • Aoshi00

      What do you mean, they can’t simply make it horizontal for English like they do manga? But yea, this wouldn’t be localized.

      • Fragile has vertical text, and guess what?
        It’s coming to the west!

        • Aoshi00

          yep, vertical text is a non-issue, as I said Sigma was just a mess of a game, they did us a favor by not bringing here. Fragile was a flawed game in terms of gameplay, but the narrative is nice. I need to get back to Fragile too and unpack Wii Sport Resort like you said.. extending my remotes :)

          • Oh, can I ask you a question?
            Assuming the answer’s yes, and that you’ve unpacked WSR…
            Is the plug part of the Motion + kind of… wobbly?
            Yesterday I noticed mine seems to kind of move a lot in its little shell, it does work, but I don’t remember if it’s always been like that or not.

          • Aoshi00

            no prob, I’ll check it out tonight and let you know. I hope I don’t need the Nintendo walk thru video for this sword enhancement, lol..

          • Mine’s not like that, at least not that I’ve noticed. Of course, it doesn’t get a lot of use these days, what with TvC and NMH2 being out now. :)

          • Aoshi00

            K, just tried plugging in the motion plus for the first time, it feels tight. do you keep taking it off and putting it back on? I’m not sure if it drains more battery by just being plugged in, if not I don’t want to bother taking it off, the extra length makes the remote easier to hold actually. Archery was fun, but I went back to play TvC :) Need to go finish Arc Rise Fantasia too, so many backlog.. now I just want to get done Assassin’s Creed 2, FFXIII, and Bioshock before 2 comes out..

  • M’iau M’iaut

    Only saying……but just sayin (in support of that slim chance) that in this case you do have a Japanese developer/publisher better aware of an interest in the Western market for such products. And who has already released titles of a very similar ilk.

  • masuto

    I’m a freakin fan of the Tokyo Majin series so if this were to be released (even though it’s more of a side game) then I will bow down to Atlus.

  • Nekobo

    I’d buy this if it came out stateside. Tokyo Majin is a cool show.

  • Landiur

    Ooh, this looks awesome. I would love for this to be localized!

  • cj_iwakura

    That one girl looks like she’s wearing an Inaba uniform.

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