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Version: 1.00 | Updated: 09/05/14

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Hatoful Boyfriend Guide
By krystallina
ditzy_brunette@sbcglobal.net
Copyright 2014 Kristina Forteza

Guide version 1.00
Last updated 09/05/2014.

All I own is this guide. All songs, costumes, etc. are properties of their 
original creators and copyright holders. This guide is currently only allowed 
to be posted on GameFAQs and Neoseeker. This guide may not be reproduced 
without my permission except for personal use. Use of this guide on any other 
website is not allowed. Please ask permission or you will be breaking 
copyright rules.

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Section A1: Guide Introduction
     AO1: Overview
     AT2: Technical Information
     AG3: Guide Version Differences
Section B2: Main Game Walkthrough
     BI01: Introduction
     BK02: Kawara Ryouta 
     BS03: Shirogane Le Bel Sakuya 
          BSE1: Sakuya Ending 
          BSF2: Sakuya Full Ending
     BF04: Fujishiro Nageki 
     BY05: Sakazaki Yuuya 
     BO06: Okosan 
          BOE1: Oko San Ending 
          BOF2: Oko San Full Ending
     BN07: Nanaki Kazuaki 
     BI08: Iwamine Shuu 
          BIE1: Shuu Ending 
          BIF2: Shuu Full Ending
     BH09: Higure Anghel 
     BK10: Koshiba Azumi
          BKE1: Torimi Cafe Story
          BKF2: Azumi Ending
     BB11: Bad Ending
     BL12: BBL
Section E3: Miscellaneous 
     EA1: Achievements
     ET2: Terms
     EF3: FAQ
     EC4: Credits

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Section A1: Guide Introduction

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~ AO1: Overview ~
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Hello, and welcome to my guide!

Hatoful Boyfriend (aka Hatoful Kareshi) is a Japanese doujin (indie) otome 
game that was created back in 2011. It was intended to be a joke, but it 
developed a life of its own. It later received an English patch. Various 
merchandise, including drama CDs. Then in 2014 it was announced that an HD 
remake would be released with updated graphics and dialogue. This guide is 
based off this version.

Firstly, the title is several puns built into one. "HAATOFURU" is the 
transliteration of the first word in the title. can represent the Japanese 
pronunciation of the borrowed English word "heartful". It also sounds like 
the English word "hurtful". And "hato" is also the word for pigeon/dove. 
"Furu" also has several different meanings, such as swing, dump, and replace 
(along with the English word "full"), plus the syllables are also used in 
words meaning to tremble and rise up. So there might be puns on that level as 
well. The Japanese language is made for puns.

Anyways, Hatoful Boyfriend is an otome game, a Japanese visual novel targeted 
at girls with a heavy focus on romance. You play the heroine and make choices 
to try to wind up with the bird of your dreams. No, that is not a typo: you 
are the only human at an all-bird school. The game can and will get weirder 
than that.

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~ AT2: Technical Information ~
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Hatoful Boyfriend (HD remake)
Developer: Mediatronic
Publisher: Devolver Digital
Release Date: September 4, 2014
Platform: Windows XP SP2+, 7 SP1+, 8, Mac Snow Leopard 10.6+, Ubuntu 12.04+
Requirements: 1 GB RAM, 300 MB space, DirectX 9 level
Purchase: Steam
MSRP: $9.99 US (regular edition), $14.99 US (collector's edition)
Language: Japanese & English

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~ AG3: Guide Version Differences ~
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1.00 - Original version. All routes completed, all achievements unlocked.

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Section B2: Walkthrough

This section will cover the main game.

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~ BI01: Main Game Introduction ~
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As with most visual novels, you play the protagonist (Tosaka Hiyoko) and make 
choices, and those choices will eventually determine the ending you get. You 
can also increase your stats. Some characters have a good (full) ending and a 
normal (bad) ending. Like most otome games, there is more than one way to get 
the endings. A few different choices here and there will likely still get you 
the ending you want. Generally, achieving an ending also unlocks one item 
each in the Gallery and Archive.

There are three stats: have wisdom, vitality, and charisma. The easiest way 
to level these up is to attend elective classes. Math adds +5 to wisdom, gym 
+5 to vitality, and music +5 to charisma. Level these up to get some 
characters' full endings. Hiyoko starts off with 1 wisdom, 800 vitality, and 
5 charisma. (She would one-shot everything if she was a player character in 
an RPG...) Leveling up certain attributes help you get certain characters' 
full endings.

Unlock many other visual novels, you cannot save at the choices. You must 
save BEFORE the options come up if you want to load for quick completions. 
Unfortunately, right now, the game often messes up saving and loading. It is 
very glitchy, so I recommend saving a couple times in different slots for the 
highest chance of success.

Once you have completed certain character's routes, a new choice will be 
available when you start a new game. I strongly recommend choosing "A normal 
life" until you have achieved all other endings. Please see section BL12 for 
more information. 

Characters in the game are not voiced, but names of voice actors were given 
in a previous release so you can imagine how they sound (and they played them 
in the drama cd). I'll include a couple of the voice actors' (CV) roles. If 
you watch anime or play games with Japanese voices, look them up. You might 
recognize them, especially since some have voiced roles in about a billion 
projects. (I used Japanese name order.)

If you are not too familiar with Japanese culture, some things might be 
confusing to you. Firstly, names are given in text in Japanese order, with 
surname (aka "last" name) first and personal ("first") name second. The name 
banner when the birds are introduced uses Western name order. Also, in Japan, 
you don't typically call people by their given names unless you are close (or,
as often the case in anime, just want to be insulting.) High school lasts 
three years and is not required; most schools require an entrance exam. 
Students are assigned a classroom and take all their classes with the same 
classmates; teachers are the ones who move from room to room.  So "freshman" 
equals grade 10 and 2-3 would be second year (sophomore, grade 11) class 3. 
Students are often members of clubs or representatives (of which there are 
many, from sports to drama to infirmary assistant) and they also take turns 
with classroom cleaning/management. Valentine's Day is when girls give honmei 
(romantic/true love) chocolate or giri (obligation/friend) chocolate to boys. 
The guys return the favor a month later on White Day. For more terms, please 
see section ET2.

I'll also include pronunciation guides so you have a rough idea of how to 
pronounce their names along with notes. Along those lines, the heroine's 
given name (Hiyoko) can mean baby chick. Her name would be pronounced like 
TOE-SAH-KAH HE-YO-KOH. All Japanese syllables, except for a type of "n", are 
voiced with your mouth/lips in an open position. That's why so many syllables 
seem to have the "ah" or "oh" sound. 

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~ BK02: Kawara Ryouta ~
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KAH-WAH-RAH RYOH-TAH 
CV: Asanuma Shintaro (Takumu in "Accel World", Hajime in "One Week Friends")

The vocal contractions are hard for English speakers. It's one syllable, but 
English speakers might try to separate it, like REE-YOH-TAH. Scrunch it 
together. REEYOH-TAH is closer.

Anyways, he's a childhood friend who's kind yet a bit unhealthy. Ryouta's a 
rock dove.

**** Walkthrough ****

04/11:
* Library staff

04/12:
* Gym class

04/15:
* You should go outside

04/21:
* Ryouta

05/06:
* Gym class

05/21:
* 3-legged race

06/22:
* Cafeteria
* Leave it to me!

06/26:
* Gym class

07/07:
* Conquer the world by force
* No thank you

07/11:
* Gym class

07/13:
* Go yell at the doctor

07/20:
* OreHato

07/24:
* Get a job

07/25:
* Give the job to Ryouta

08/06:
* Ryouta.

08/30:
* Return to my glorious abode

09/03:
* Gym class

09/13:
* Would love to!

10/19:
* I'll ask for you when I go there

02/02:
* Calm corn

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~ BS03: Shirogane Le Bel Sakuya ~
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SHE-ROW-GAH-NEIGH LE BELL SAH-KOO-YA 
CV: Ishida Akira (Gaara in "Naruto", Shin in "NANA")

The transfer fantail pigeon and student council president. The Charisma stat
affects his path.

**** BSE1: Sakuya Ending ****

04/11: 
* Student council

04/12: 
* Math class

04/15: 
* Vice president

04/21: 
* Sakuya

05/06: 
* Math class

05/21: 
* Cheerleaders

06/12:
* Side with Sakuya

06/22: 
* Store
* I think that's a little rude!

06/26: 
* Math class

07/07:
* Become a famous artist
* No thank you

07/11:
* Math class
* Sakuya

07/20: 
* You help too!

07/24: 
* Forget it

08/06: 
* Sakuya

08/30: 
* Return to my glorious abode

09/03:
* Math class

09/25:
* Invite him

10/07:
* Side with Kazuaki

11/10:
* Go look

12/24:
* Go to the party
* Stop him

01/01:
* Fulfillment in art

02/02: 
* Racing blend

02/12:
* I loved

**** BSF2: Sakuya Full Ending ****

04/11: 
* Student council

04/12: 
* Music class

04/15: 
* Vice president

04/21: 
* Sakuya

05/06: 
* Music class

05/21: 
* Cheerleaders

06/12:
* Side with Sakuya

06/22: 
* Infirmary
* Skip class

06/26: 
* Music class

07/07: 
* Become a famous artist
* No thank you

07/11:
* Music class

07/20: 
* You help too!

07/24: 
* Forget it

08/06: 
* Sakuya

08/30: 
* Return to my glorious abode

09/03:
* Music class

09/25:
* Invite him

11/10:
* Go look

12/24:
* Go to the party
* Stop him

02/02: 
* Racing blend

02/12:
* I loved

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~ BF04: Fujishiro Nageki ~
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FU-GEE-SHE-ROW NAH-GEH-KEY 
CV: Saiga Mitsuki (Elk & Tsukasa in ".hack", Takuto in "Inazuma Eleven")

This quiet yet firm morning dove loves books. He likes Country millet beans.

**** Walkthrough ****

04/11: 
* Library staff

04/12: 
* Math class

04/15: 
* No, books are nice

04/21: 
* Kazuaki

05/06: 
* Math class

05/21: 
* Library

06/22: 
* Infirmary
* Skip class

06/26:
* Math class

07/07: 
* Rule the world from the shadows
* No thank you

07/11:
* Math class

07/20: 
* Night on the Galactic Railroad

07/24: 
* Forget it

08/06: 
* Nageki

08/30: 
* Study in the library
* Bullied?

09/03:
* Math class

10/07:
* Go home with Nageki

01/01:
* Fulfillment in school

02/02: 
* Country millet

02/10: 
* They can't see you

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~ BY05: Sakazaki Yuuya ~
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SAH-KAH-ZAH-KEY YOU-YAH 
CV: Yusa Koji (Harada in "Hakuoki", Ryuya in "Uta no Prince-sama")

Sakuya's half-brother fantail pigeon and flirt.

**** Walkthrough ****

04/11: 
* Infirmary staff

04/12: 
* Math class

04/15: 
* Leave it alone

04/21: 
* Kazuaki

05/06: 
* Math class

05/21: 
* First-aid tent

06/22: 
* Store
* I think that's a little rude!

06/26: 
* Math class

07/07: 
* Become a famous artist
* No thank you

07/11:
* Math class

07/13:
* Was with Yuuya

07/20: 
* That's all

07/24: 
* Forget it

08/06: 
* Yuuya

08/30: 
* Return to my glorious abode

09/03:
* Math class

09/25:
* Go spy on them

01/01:
* Fulfillment in conquest

02/02: 
* Bitter black beans

02/13:
* Doctor Iwamine

02/13:
* Go with Yuuya

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~ BO06: Oko San ~
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OH-KOH SAN
CV: Wakamoto Norio (Shining Saotome in "Uta no Prince-sama", Chiyo-chichi in 
"Azumanga Daioh")

He is usually referred to as "Okosan". Anyways, he's a fast fantail pigeon 
and loves pudding. The Vitality stat affects his path.

**** BOE1: Oko San Ending ****

04/11: 
* Track team

04/12: 
* Math class

04/15: 
* Sprint

04/21: 
* San

05/06: 
* Math class

05/21: 
* Marathon

06/12:
* Scold them both

06/22: 
* Cafeteria
* Let him go!

06/26: 
* Math class

07/07: 
* Conquer the world by force
* No thank you

07/11:
* Math class

07/20: 
* Join in

07/24: 
* Forget it

08/06: 
* San

08/30: 
* Return to my glorious abode

09/03:
* Math class
* And the pudding is invincible!

10/07:
* Side with Kazuaki

10/19: 
* Make Okosan drink it

11/10:
* In a grocery store

01/01:
* Fulfillment in conquest

02/02: 
* Swollen hemp

02/12:
* Go with him

**** BOF2: Oko San Full Ending ****

04/11: 
* Track team.

04/12: 
* Gym class

04/15: 
* Long distance

04/21: 
* San

05/06: 
* Gym class

05/21: 
* Marathon

06/12:
* Side with Okosan

06/22: 
* Cafeteria
* Let him go!

06/26: 
* Gym class

07/07: 
* Conquer the world by force
* No thank you

07/11:
* Gym class

07/20: 
* Scold him

07/24: 
* Forget it

08/06: 
* San

08/30: 
* Return to my glorious abode

09/03:
* Gym class
* At last he returns...

10/19: 
* Drink it

11/10:
* In a grocery store

02/02: 
* Swollen hemp

02/12:
* Go with him

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~ BN07: Nanaki Kazuaki ~
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NAH-NAH-KEY KAH-ZOO-AH-KEY 
CV: Nojima Hirofumi (Yujiro in "Bakuman", Shuuya in "Inazuma Eleven"

He's a math teacher quail, but sleeping is his specialty. Notice the game 
adds an extra "y" to his personal name in the banner.

**** Walkthrough ****

04/11: 
* Student council.

04/12: 
* Math class

04/15: 
* Clerk

04/21: 
* Kazuaki

05/06: 
* Math class

05/21: 
* 3-legged race

06/22: 
* Infirmary
* Skip class

06/26: 
* Math class

07/07: 
* Rule the world from the shadows
* Yes please!

07/11:
* Math class

07/20: 
* Nevermind

07/24: 
* Forget it

08/06: 
* Kazuaki

08/30: 
* Help mister Nanaki

09/03:
* Math class

10/07:
* Side with Kazuaki

11/10:
* Ask about the photo

01/01:
* Fulfillment in school

02/02: 
* Country millet

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~ BI08: Iwamine Shuu ~
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E-WAH-ME-NEIGH SHOE 
CV: Koyasu Takehito (Ryousuke in "Initial D", Kululu in "Sgt. Frog"/"Keroro"

This partridge is the scary school doctor. The Wisdom stat affects his path.

**** BIE1: Shuu Ending ****

04/11: 
* Infirmary staff

04/12: 
* Gym class

04/15: 
* Neaten the desk

04/21: 
* Ryouta

05/06: 
* Gym class

05/21: 
* 3-legged race

06/22: 
* Infirmary
* Hear your voice

06/26: 
* Gym class

07/07: 
* Rule the world from the shadows
* No thank you

07/11:
* Gym class

07/13:
* Was in my classroom

07/20: 
* Missing students

07/24: 
* Get a job

07/25: 
* Give the job to Ryouta

08/06: 
* Shuu

08/14:
* Ask what he's doing

08/30: 
* Return to my glorious abode

09/03:
* Gym class

09/25:
* Invite him to lunch

11/10:
* Like you sir

01/01:
* Fulfillment in school

02/02: 
* Racing blend

**** BIF2: Shuu Full Ending ****

04/11: 
* Infirmary staff

04/12: 
* Math class

04/15: 
* Neaten the desk

04/21:
* Kazuaki

05/06: 
* Math class

05/21: 
* First-aid tent

06/22: 
* Infirmary
* Hear your voice

06/26: 
* Math class

07/07: 
* Rule the world from the shadows
* No thank you

07/11:
* Math class

07/13:
* Was in my classroom

07/20: 
* Missing students

07/24: 
* Forget it

08/06: 
* Shuu

08/14:
* Ask what he's doing

08/30: 
* Return to my glorious abode

09/03:
* Math class

09/25:
* Invite him to lunch

10/07:
* Side with Shuu

11/10:
* Like you sir

01/01:
* Fulfillment in conquest

02/02: 
* Racing blend

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~ BA09: Higure Anghel ~
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HE-GOO-RAY AHN-HELL 
CV: Sakurai Takahiro (Cloud in "Final Fantasy VII" compliation, Sasori in 
"Naruto Shippuden"

Anghel is an eccentric Luzon bleeding-heart dove. You need to get four 
character's endings to unlock his route. Since his route can unlock similar 
to Azami's two, you might want to make a save on 07/07. If it loads correctly, 
you can save yourself some time.

**** Walkthrough ****

04/11: 
* Infirmary staff

04/12: 
* Math class

04/15: 
* Neaten the desk

04/21: 
* Kazuaki

05/06: 
* Math class

05/21: 
* First-aid tent

06/22: 
* Infirmary
* Skip class

06/26: 
* Math class

07/07: 
* The mad love of a fallen angel
* No thank you

07/11:
* Math class

07/13:
* A fallen angel

07/20: 
* The time is not yet come

07/24: 
* Forget it

08/06: 
* Anghel

08/30: 
* Return to my glorious abode

09/01:
* Accept the contract!

09/03:
* Math class

09/25:
* Do what you must

10/07:
* Side with Kazuaki

01/01:
* Fulfillment in conquest

02/02: 
* Bitter black beans

02/03: 
* Eye of Judgment
* No'Nchin Ki Shum
* Blauhimmen Flight

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~ BA10: Koshiba Azami ~
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KOH-SHE-BAH AH-ZAH-ME 

She's may look like a delinquent (yankee) sparrow, but she always follows 
traffic rules. She technically has two endings, but they are billed in the 
achievements as different. The Torimi cafe ending does not end the story, so 
I recommend just continuing to unlock the bad ending. Since her routes can 
unlock similar to Anghel's, you might want to make a save on 07/07. If it 
loads correctly, you can save yourself some time. You can try to make another 
save just before 08/24 to save some more time.

**** BKE1: Torimi Cafe Story ****

04/11: 
* Infirmary staff

04/12: 
* Math class

04/15: 
* Neaten the desk

04/21: 
* Kazuaki

05/06: 
* Math class

05/21: 
* First-aid tent

06/22: 
* Infirmary
* Skip class

06/26: 
* Math class

07/07: 
* Conquer the world by force
* No thank you

07/11:
* Math class

07/13:
* Was with Yuuya

07/20:
* Missing students

07/24: 
* Get a job

07/25: 
* Do the job I was hired for

08/06: 
* Ryouta

08/24: 
* Azami's scooter

**** BKF2: Azumi Ending ****

04/11: 
* Infirmary staff

04/12: 
* Math class

04/15: 
* Neaten the desk

04/21: 
* Kazuaki

05/06: 
* Math class

05/21: 
* First-aid tent

06/22: 
* Infirmary
* Skip class

06/26: 
* Math class

07/07: 
* Conquer the world by force
* No thank you

07/11:
* Math class

07/13:
* Was with Yuuya

07/20:
* Missing students

07/24: 
* Get a job

07/25: 
* Do the job I was hired for

08/06: 
* Ryouta

08/24: 
* Azami's martial arts

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~ BB11: Bad Ending ~
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Easy way to get is to just continue after getting Azami's cafe ending, so 
that's what this walkthrough is based on. But really, all you have to do is 
split your affection and do not get too close to anyone.

**** Walkthrough ****

04/11: 
* Infirmary staff

04/12: 
* Math class

04/15: 
* Neaten the desk

04/21: 
* Kazuaki

05/06: 
* Math class

05/21: 
* First-aid tent

06/22: 
* Infirmary
* Skip class

06/26: 
* Math class

07/07: 
* Conquer the world by force
* No thank you

07/11:
* Math class

07/13:
* Was with Yuuya

07/20:
* Missing students

07/24: 
* Get a job

07/25: 
* Do the job I was hired for

08/06: 
* Ryouta

08/24: 
* Azami's scooter

08/30: 
* Return to my glorious abode

09/03:
* Music class

10/07:
* Side with Shuu

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~ BL12: BBL ~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This path (Bad Boys Love, also called Hurtful Boyfriend) unlocks when you've 
achieved certain endings. You need to finish Ryouta, Sakuya, Nageki, Yuuya, 
and Nanaki's endings, and a bonus epilogue will be shown if all endings are 
achieved. So save it for last for both story and gameplay purposes.

Ironically, choices made on this path are irrelevant. Just choose whatever 
you want. Story-wise, it's best starting off on Ryouta's path in my opinion. 

* Fulfill the promise.

04/11:
* Library staff

04/12:
* Gym class

04/15:
* You should go outside

04/21:
* Ryouta

05/06:
* Gym class

05/21:
* 3-legged race

06/22:
* Cafeteria
* Leave it to me!

06/26:
* Gym class

07/07:
* Conquer the world by force
* No thank you

07/11:
* Gym class

07/13:
* Go yell at the doctor

07/20:
* OreHato

07/24:
* Get a job

07/25:
* Give the job to Ryouta

08/06:
* Ryouta

08/30:
* Return to my glorious abode

1st class:
* The lab

2nd class:
* The gymnasium

3rd class:
* Open it

4th class:
* To the library
* Deathbringer

7th class:
* Black Demon be silent!
* Coo cooo!
* Listen to us
* Listen to me!

8th class:
* That's wrong.
* Do you think he was sad?

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Section E3: Miscellaneous
     
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~ EA1: Achievements ~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

There are 16 achievements. Some of the titles are a bit spoilery. These are 
directly from the game. Getting all these will also unlock the entire Archive 
and Gallery.

01. It's a sad thing...
Get Bad ending (the hawks party killed you)

02. While it lasts
Get Ryouta ending (ED no.01) 

03. Into the Night
Get Sakuya ending (ED no.02)

04. Song of the Foolish Bird
Get Sakuya full ending (ED no.03)

05. Dream's End
Get Nageki ending (ED no.04) 

06. Yuuya Only Lives Twice
Get Yuuya ending (ED no.05) 

07. Until next time!
Get Okosan ending (ED no.06) 

08. A Pudding Odyssey
Get Okosan full ending (ED no.07) 

09. What May Come
Get Kazuaki ending (ED no.08)

10. Such Beautiful Eyes You Have
Get Shuu ending (ED no.09)

11. The Happy Couple
Get Shuu ending (ED no.10)

12. To the End of Emptiness
Get Anghel ending (ED no.11)

13. Carve it into your soul, kid! LOVE BLASTER!
Complete Torimi cafe story (ED no.12)

14. To be the True Java Sparrow
Get Azami ending (ED no.13)

15. I'll be waiting...
Get BBL ending

16. ...at the Dawn
Get the BBL epilogue (unlocked by getting all 14 endings)

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~ ET2: Terms ~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Here I've included some terms that may be unfamiliar to some readers. I had 
some more to include, but I accidentally lost them. (D'oh!) If you can think 
of others to include, feel free to email me.

Buddhism – One of the major religions of Japan, focusing on the Four Truths
Culture festival – Classes and clubs host events for families and public
Christmas Eve – A day for lovers, unlike the West, which is more for families
Hichiriki – A recorder-like instrument
Night on the Galactic Express – a real Japanese classic novel
Manga – Comics; Westerners usually reserve this term for Japanese comics only
New Year's – A day for family, unlike the West, where there's more romance
OreHato – A pun of OreImo: "There's No Way My Little Sister Can Be This Cute"
Sports festival – A day where students participate in physical activities
Shoujo manga – Comics for girls, usually focused on romance
Takoyaki – Octopus in a ball shape batter
Tanabata – A celebration on July 7th where wishes are hung on a bamboo tree
Tsundere – Someone who is cold upon meeting, but then becomes more loving
Udon – A type of noodle soup
Yakitori – Chicken kebabs

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~ EF3: FAQ ~
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--> You missed something!
--> I have a question!

If you know something that I don't know or have missed, please email me at
ditzy_brunette@sbcglobal.net! You will receive credit for anything I may use. 
Likewise, I would be happy to answer any questions. Please put something like 
"Hatoful Boyfriend Guide" in the subject of your email so that I don't miss 
it.

--> Is this game any good?
--> WTF? Pigeon Dating?!?!

Yes, it's a game involving pigeons (well, different types of birds, actually) 
and a human. Yes, romance is involved. Yes, it's good. Strange and 
surprisingly depressing at times, but good. There's references to memes, 
Pokemon, RPGs, and more.

However, as of this writing, the save/load feature is glitchy. Sometimes I 
just cannot get a save to load correctly. The text box may not come up. One 
time the text continued, but everything else was white. There are a few typos 
as well.

--> What order should I do the routes?
--> Which route is the best?
--> Which route is your favorite?

There doesn't seem to be a required or recommended order. But I would say do 
the Bad Boys Love route last. It's spoileriffic, and there's an epilogue for 
it which requires all other for all routes completed. So just save it for 
last. Azami's two endings, Anghel's, and the bad ending can also be down in 
succession with saves on 07/07 and 08/24. I do think Yuuya then Shuu's lead 
the best to BBL. This way overloads on drama, though. As for my favorite, I 
love Yuuya's character.

--> Does this game have voices?

No. And to that end, we all mourn not having the eternal pleasure of Wakamoto 
Norio-sama's coos. (And I would love to hear Yusa's doing all those pickup 
lines.) We will have to settle for the drama CDs.

--> What is included in the Collector's Edition?
--> Is the Collector's Edition worth it?

The Collector's Edition costs $5 US more and comes with the digital 
soundtrack, wallpapers, a comic, digital yearbook, and the original (no HD) 
version of the game. Is it worth the $5? Even excluding the original game, 
four bonuses = $1.25 an item. Plus you are supporting the doujin market and 
official English translations. 

--> I played the original version. Is this worth the upgrade?

I have never played the original (I did get it with the collector's edition, 
but it won't load for me), so I cannot compare the dialogue. The graphics 
certainly seem nicer. The text is certainly easier to read. At the very least, 
you should have no problems running this version with any modern computer. 
Plus you're supporting doujin games.

--> Is there a sequel?
--> Is the sequel in English?
--> Will Holiday Star receive a remake?

The sequel is called Holiday Star. It has an official English version that 
costs about $4. It is a visual novel, but not an otome game. It is unknown if 
it is going to re-released. There is no news about it at this time.

--> Are there any more games like this?

Otome games, yes. Bird dating games? Probably not. Hakuoki (PSP, PS3, and 
3DS) and Sweet Fuse (PSP) are what first to come to mind for recommendations, 
as they are among the first otome games with physical releases. Alice in the 
Heart is a new release for both iOS and Android, but I've heard the 
translation leaves much to be desired. PC game OZMAFIA is getting an official 
English release soon. 

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~ EC4: Credits ~
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First, thanks to Hato Moa (English blog at http://moa810.tumblr.com/ site) 
for creating this series, along with Mediatronic and Devolver Digital for the 
HD remake.

Thanks to gameFAQs and Neoseeker for hosting this guide.

Thanks to you for reading this guide.

Thanks to Hatoful Boyfriend wiki for CV names and Legumetine's beans data.

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