a chatterthread for hatos and the people who date them. or attempt to.Q: What is Hatoful Boyfriend?
A: "Hatoful Boyfriend is an otome visual novel/dating sim that features pigeons as characters rather than the more common human anime characters. The player character is a human girl who is attending St. PigeoNation's Institute, and is the only human at the institute."Q: what
A: no seriouslyQ: but i don't
A: shhh only pigeons now
if you like birds, visual novels, emotionally engaging storylines, well-developed characters, really bizarre things, or all of the above, hatoful boyfriend is worth a play. it's a lot more than it's advertised as, believe you me.content warning for violence, homicide, avicide, extremely unethical applications of science, references to suicide and mental instability
, and pretty much everything but
kissing and related subjects. (c'mon, they're pigeons.) all content warned for is presented in text only; the worst that the visuals get are red tint filters and some blood in illustrations.the demo version can be downloaded for free here
if you want to test out the game. it requires applying a translation patch, instructions for which can be found with download of the patch.the full version can be purchased in english here
. it costs five dollars and requires a credit card or other card number usable for online transactions. NOTE: most people who download the game will encounter an error upon first launching it, involving the file "habataki.wav". this problem can be fixed by updating Quicktime.
once you've played the game through - ALL THE WAY, answer arc and extended ending included - the fandisk (sort of like a sequel/bonus game, but it has about as much content as the first game!), Hatoful Boyfriend: Holday Star, can be purchased in english for five dollars here
. above content warnings apply, and warnings for references to suicide and mental instability are doubled.
have fun!...oh, and please spoilerbox all spoilers.
"spoilers" in this case refer to anything revealed in the answer arc or any of the ending portions (basically anything you can't learn by getting a Dead End), and the entirety of holiday star. please also indicate above the spoilerbox what the text inside pertains to, so that people who've played part of the game can read relevant content.
okay now you can have fun. this is the part where cass gets to talk about how pigeons are ruining her day y/n