Shining Hearts Hero Is A Swordfighter And, If You Want, A Baker

By Spencer . September 8, 2010 . 9:45am


Shining Hearts has more to it than swordfighting and a Sakura Wars-like mind over emotion chat system. You can take a break from reviving Kaguya’s emotions to go fishing.


Rick, the main character, can go fishing, farming, and work a part time job at a bakery. While living his day to day life, Rick builds his relationship with the three sisters (from left to right): Airy (nun), Neris (huntress), and Amil (sorceress).


Story screenshots of Rick talking to Kaguya follow. Shining Hearts arrives in Japan on December 16.


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  • malek86

    Mh, looks like a PSX game.

    It’s a bit nostalgic.

  • joesz

    The main characters is a girl with no boobs.take a good look at him and you’ll understand.

    • DDanny

      Welcome to most JRPG protagonists.

      • joesz

        Lol! But seriously, he look exactly like the female protagonist with a small difference,his hair is shorter and his skin tone is darker.

        But weird thing is that in the anime opening screenshot,he looks more manlier and a lot whiter.Hm…

        • idofgrahf

          Its either that or a protagonist who looks like the American version of Neir, (second coming of Conan anyone?) so take your pick.

          • DDanny

            Guy in blue bandana looks manly even with long hair.
            It doesn’t have to be those extremes really. Well, at least Nier protagonist had realistic muscle unlike most steroid pumping muscular characters in both western and japanese games.

    • I’m looking at him very hard for the last 5 minutes and I still see a guy *_*

      I’ve played too many JRPG’s I guess

      • joesz

        he looks hotter then the girls.When they change vicky’s seiyuu into one of the femaous female seiyuu,he’ll be my fav char of this game.

  • Working in the bakery sounds pretty cool.

    I can wait to experience moe!

  • Looks nice quality, i hope this gets localized

  • Kibbitz

    Wait, part-time jobs? Is there a sim aspect to this?

  • For a second there, I thought NISA had changed art styles for Ash when I saw the avatar for this article.

  • xavier axol

    Hear that sega! That’s the voice of your fans, telling you to localized the game. Get to work! ( pretty please)

    • The fans are saying stop making this trash and make a real shining force, as they have been for a decade+ now

      • JustaGenericUser

        And Sega says too bad.

  • SolidusSnake

    Nun girl looks an awful lot like the chick from Chrono Crusade.

  • DOSE LEGS, DEM BREASTS, DAT… modest dress

    • malek86

      I’m definitely going for Amil. She looks classier.

  • goronyan

    can we have an old bread as a sword:?

  • i really hope SEGA bring this over for us

  • puchinri

    Guy with the bandana and long hair looks cool.

  • Souji Tendou

    Definitely want the PO version. Anyone know where I can get it online?

  • doubleO7

    This sounds alot like Harvest Moon…

  • Sakurazaki

    Twin-tailed usagi is <3

  • Kibbitz

    Don’t know if anyone is still interested but since I was trying to figure out who’s being voiced by who, I figure I might as well share what I know. Romanizations are guessed at, so feel free to correct in comments, but I’m not going to amend the main post. If you want to listen to the voices and match the names to the faces, go to . I’m listing the characters from left to right, top to bottom.Protagonist & Partners – Rick : Kamiya Hiroshi – Neris, Amil, Aerie : Itou Kanae Major Characters: – Ragnas: Midorikawa Hikaru – Lufina: Horie Yui – Lorna: Hirohashi Ryou – Diran: Nakai Kasuya – Shaomei: Saitou Chiwa – Alwin: Kamiya Hiroshi – Melty: Kugimiya Rie – ?Important Characters: – Kaguya: Kuwashima Houko – Madela: Emori Hiroko – Hank: Satou Masaharu – Solbe: Kaneda Tomoko – Kuon: Suganuma Hisayoshi – Mistral: Tamura Yukari – Gadem: Teramoto Isao – Lord Barda : Shimada Bin – Raydon: Tanaka Kazunari – Geldo: Imamura Naoki – Isaac: Inada Tetsu – ?Pretty impressive cast to me. However, Shining Force Feather also had an impressive cast and that didn’t work out very well for me, so I have my fingers crossed that this turns out better.

    Editted spelling of some names.

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