Hakuoki Spinoff For Vita Is Set In High School

By Spencer . September 10, 2013 . 12:48am


The Hakuoki romance game series takes place in feudal Japan, but what if Chizuru Yukimura went to high school instead? That’s the premise of Hakuoki: Sweet School Life, a PlayStation Vita game that takes place in an all boys school.


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Chizuru (the same protagonist in the other Hakuoki titles) is the first girl admitted to Haku High and of  course the other characters in Haukoki: Sweet School Life are the game. Hakuoki: Sweet School Life is a spinoff and Idea Factory clearly states the game is not tied to the main series.


Hakuoki: Sweet School Life is slated for release in spring 2014. Before that comes out, Diabolik Lovers Limited V Edition for Vita will come out on December 19 and Idea Factory has two other otome Vita ports. Looks like otome games are making the move from PSP to Vita now.


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  • Milla

    Yessss import day one baby

    • Testsubject909


  • Kairo Fujima

    Had enough milk, everyone?

    • komiko12

      Squeeze it more!

  • $36598391

    I’m so interested in this, pretty cool that it’s coming out on VITA so NA will have a higher chance of getting it

    • Testsubject909

      Didn’t we receive the previous Hakuoki PSP game? That is to say, didn’t it get localized? If memory serves correctly…

      I don’t really play Otome games, no interest in them, but I do know we have quite a few fans of those in the Message Board/Open Thread.

      • $36598391

        The PSP is slowly fading away in NA

        Lets say Hakuoki SSL comes out for both PSP and VITA,
        Which would you think Aksys would pick to bring over?
        that was an example of course, I’m not favoring one over the other as I’m a HUGE Hakuoki fan, I’d buy both the PSP and VITA versions of SSL if both came out in NA

        oh wait, do you mean the 3DS Hakuoki title?
        It comes out on Sept 27th

        • Di_Elle

          No, he’s referring to the previous PSP title: the one that the 3DS game is a port of. And yes, it was localized.

          • $36598391

            The Dynasty Warrior type Hakuoki game is the most recent Hakuoki game release in NA

            Demon of the Fleeting Blossom is the one you are thinking of which is the first one NA got

  • leingod

    Hey, it’s the same guy with different hair colors! And the poor girl looks always so distressed… maybe she has a locked jaw.

    Nah, in all seriousness – hope this gets localized for our girl gamers. I really hate that we miss so much cool stuff from Japan

    • Guest

      I’m a guy and I enjoy the Hakuoki series…

      • leingod

        I enjoyed the hack n’ slash one, if that counts.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    My body is ready for this game lol.^_^

  • rurin

    Time to get a vita…if localized.

  • Aristides

    With the Vita TV being quite a promising prospect I can see this getting localized if the device is successful! Otome VNs on my TV! FTW!

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    Combine these recent otome games with the new slimmer, cheaper, and more colorful PSVita systems around the corner, I’m thinking that sales for this genre will be moving up. Idea Factory will definitely be taking advantage of this.

  • Jesse

    Hakuoki High School AU? Sure, I’ll bite. XD

  • enorka miho

    If it on Vita… This time round.. I am very much going for Souji for my first run… Yea..

  • I want this, and so hope Aksys picks it up.

  • Pichi

    Won me over with the pics. Will get if localized.

  • Michael Connell

    I wonder if there will be any new winnable heroes in this like maybe Susumu Yamazaki or Kyo Shiranui…though come to think it I wonder what the other characters from the game could be in this AU.

  • Lazulis

    My sad samurais in a non sad setting? Yes plz.

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  • エリン

    I think Otomate is “gently” letting fans know they’re shifting to the Vita, especially with the Hakuouki/Amnesia Vita bundle.

    I’m very excited about this release~ <3 I plan on pre-ordering it as soon as possible.

  • Hyli

    All of my yes. If they import this, it’d a definite must buy.
    (no screenies of Heisuke though??)

    • Alexandra Cordes

      I thought the same thing as well, but I’m pretty sure (after staring at it for a while) that he’s the one lying his head on Chizuru’s lap.

      • Hyli

        Thank you!!! I have the hardest time recognizing him with short hair orz
        Funnily enough, I looked at that pic again and immediately knew because of his eyes~

  • Chim_era

    okay idea factory you know what to do ;)
    It doesn’t have to a physical release just make sure I get it :D

  • Alexandra Cordes

    Heisukeeeeeeeeee *-*

  • Haunting Horror

    I really hope they localize this. From the OVA I saw based on the omake (that this is based off of (I guess fan demand got them to make it a proper game)) this should be comedic with it’s references to the original. Also it will be nice to see Chizuru dressed as a girl the whole time through (she’s so cute in the screens).

    Now fangirling… (XD) Kazama! <3 He better better have a proper route!

  • Estellise

    I’ve been a huge fan of Hakuoki ever since I played the PSP version. I plan on getting the LE of the 3DS port. I love the characters to death and to see them in a high school AU I just…

    …Aksys, please.

  • Tasogare

    Still waiting for a Shinpachi route…

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