Toshin Toshi’s Battle System (And Harem System…) Detailed

By Eugene . November 1, 2013 . 12:30pm

Toshin Toshi thinks it’s pretty funny. It looks like a harem-type game on the surface, what with the lots-of-woman-on-the-front-cover vibe. But since it’s based off the second in the series (which dates back to 1994) it’s far from that.


The story follows Seed, a warrior who’s been training for years but watches as his greatest rival Billnas leave for the Toshin tournament with love-of-Seed’s-life Hazuki. A classic story of betrayal and intrigue, Hazuki thinks if Billnas wins, Seed will marry her. Hazuki’s dad has other plans though, confirming to Seed that the winner of the tournament—who will be lauded as the newest strongest member in the world—will marry Hazuki and gain the dojo they trained in. We’re not having any of that, of course, and Seed sets off to win the tournament himself.



Most of the game will take place as Seed wanders the labyrinth where the tournament is held, hunting monsters, foes and trying to advance his way to the end. Battles, however, are turn-based RPG classics, with some 100 skills to choose from in 1v1 battles to the death. Fights revolve around Action Points, and much like other titles like Record of Agarest War or Bravely Default players can choose to spend their points dealing out massive damage—thereby leaving them defenseless—or hold back a little for the inevitable return fire.



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So where do the woman come in then? Turns out to get a new skill, you’ll need to actively woo the women of the world who are partnered with other contestants. Yes, there’s a rule where fighters have to have a woman partnered up with them, and the losers have to let the winners take their gal out for a date. By giving them gifts, you’ll eventually raise their trust and affection towards you, finally unlocking their gift to you—those skills.


Hang on, doesn’t Seed love Hazuki? But he has to actively court other woman? What kind of world… I mean… I just… OK, my brain hurts now.


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You can also capture female monsters in the labyrinth while questing about—there will be dozens of different quest options available to take on while leveling up before the next big fight in the tournament. These ladies will turn into cards you can equip and level up separately, which further unlocks more skills. So, erm… maybe it is a harem-game…?


Toshin Toshi is planned for a January 30th release on the Nintendo 3DS.

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  • TheExile285
  • Rudy Soto

    Is that Mari?

  • Alberto Maytorena

    Mari what are you doing? This is not Eva!

  • Suicunesol

    I’m guessing you can’t sell the monster girls for money anymore.

    • neocatzon

      Don’t lose hope, this is just a start! If Alicesoft can do it, maybe Monmusu quest could be next.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      monster girls? monster monpiece, anyone?

  • Arrngrim

    I was sold at “women on the front”…

  • Manny Being Manny

    The second I saw that Green monster I knew this had to relate to Rance, and checking VNDB it tells me that this is indeed Alicesoft and shares the same setting as the original Rance game. The original game its based off of is an 18+ game, so I wonder how they’ll edit it for the 3DS.

    • DyLaN

      The same way every H-VN get edited when ported to console, I guess. Cut out the sex scenes and replace it with something else or just imply it.

    • Morricane

      Well, they’re just going out for a date…not…going out to do you know what :)

  • Brimfyre

    A dungeon fighting game based around NTR?

    I too get exhausted sometimes at the comments surrounding a Japanese game being mostly, “PLEASE GET LOCALIZED”

    But for the love of all that is holy… *ahem*


  • ronin4life


  • jugss

    RPG me want!!!

  • I like the turned based battle system, the game looks nice, and the story sounds fun. I want this localized =^_^=

  • kylehyde

    this is so wrong but it feels so right. You Japan never cease to amaze me

  • I wonder if this has any chance of coming west.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      I don’t think so… but who knows

  • Kumiko Akimoto

    Wow an alicesoft game on a console? awesome

  • Kumiko Akimoto

    Also he may have to court other women to help in his endeavor to find hazuki but you can’t change who you love no matter who you spend time with or have sex with. Or at least in this version there’s no sex.

  • Göran Isacson

    Aaah, it’s based on a porngame. That… explains a lot. Like, a LOT a lot.

    • DyLaN

      Do I need remind tht the source (should) belong into the “porn with plot” category of H VNs?

      • Göran Isacson

        Could very well be! My comment was not meant to say “I don’t think the plot is good” or anything like that, it was mostly just that knowing it was a porn game from the start helps me understand why the other ladies of the game are so… eager to please, so to speak.

  • MrTyrant

    In eroge games normally there are main characters that have one of the heroines as their main love interest and even fight to rescue them or to marry them but they still have sex with all other women or might end up marry them as an alternative ending (altough the main love interest is the canon ending most of the time) and Im talking about games/novel with lot of story but still it’s nothing strange lol

    Still Im very interesed in a non-hentai harem rpg made by Alicesoft. I want it but hell the region lock in my 3DS said “no import allowed” damn.

  • Reiswindy

    Was I the only one who was surprised at the Green Hanny?

  • Speedo Redempteur

    Date ? in toshin toshi ? LOOL
    in the previous games the females were nothing but prize for the victor to use.
    Anyway the second game was very good , so hopefully this remake willbe good despite the lack of hentai .

  • Kai2591

    lol fail hero

  • 永次

    Must buy, I will look for it.

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