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FAQ/Walkthrough by mikhdrag

Version: 1.04 | Updated: 07/18/17

Introduction

This is my first time writing a guide, I apologize if it looks really messed up or not good on structured. Since the game doesn't have a guide yet, I decided to make one and I hope it's easy to follow and informative. There's some incomplete data on nick names section and if you know any info of the missing info, please email me on mmcelestialbeing@gmail.com.

Gameplay

Story Mode

In the story mode you can start playing as the Anime Main Protagonist Ayato Amagiri or your free customable characters. Both offers the same goal to win a tournament with your selected heroine called Phoenix Festa. Failing to get a partner before the start of Phoenix Festa Tournament will resulting with game over. What makes a differences between the two is Ayato have a well balanced stats from the start and he gets really popular with all the heroines while Custom Character (CC) starts with a low stats and you known as nobody with the heroines. With different stats at the starts of the game playing as Ayato is very recommended for beginner while CC gave you more challenge.The game have multiple endings and requires you to replay the game more than once.

Battle Mode

This mode is a free battle against CPU or other players. Sadly the game have no online battles only battle via ad-hoc connection. In total there's 3 option in this mode, Vs CPU, Ad Hoc battle, and Survival Mode. Vs CPU is a usual free battle mode with all playable characters. There's only 1 hidden character you can unlock from Story mode and 6 empty slots for your registered CC. Against CPU you can pick any partner other than heroine in Story Mode. It's always 2 vs 2, you can't fight 1 on 1. Survival Mode is a 100 battles straight against CPU. After battle you got your Life at full again. In Survival Mode you can't pick a partner and you will face 2 opponents at once after you win 10 fights in survival.

Gallery Mode

This mode unlocks after you clear the Main Story once. This is not a CG gallery list with still images you have found during your Story Mode but a list of collection replay scene during the Story Mode. There's some scene that need certain condition to unlock so you have to replay some heroine route more than once.

Control

ButtonFunction
D-padNavigate on menu
Change tactics on partner (battle)
Left StickMove character (battle)
Control menus
Switch tabs
Right StickMove Camera/Cancel lock on (battle)
CircleLock on(battle)
Fast Forward (Conversation)
Cancel
CrossJump(battle)
SquareSkip Button any scenes you haven't view (Conversation)
Attack Button 1 (battle)
TriangleOpen menu
Attack button 2 (battle)
Left TriggerBlocking (battle)
+ square = Meteor Arts (Special attacks)
+ triangle = Super Meteor Arts (<25% Life or less)
Switching tabs on menu
Right TriggerSwitch tabs on menu
StartOpen menu (battle)
Hide windows (Conversation)
Select-
Touch Screen

Touch Heroine on camp menu after partnering for interesting reaction

New Game Plus

What carry over for the next playthrough is only skills. Stats, weapons, money, etc not transferred. Skills will be explained on the next section.

Skills List

Skills are learned from random event that triggered by doing various activity such as training, buying stuffs in shops, upgrading in Lab, etc. You can't control what skills to learn but you can "lure" the skills events. For detail how to efficiently learning skills you can refer to Skills Farming Tips guide.

*Notes* Sylvia's Friends skill is only available during Sylvias's Route.

Skill NameDescriptionAdvantageRemarks
Life TrainingMakes it easier for your Life Training level to increaseAt Lv 5, the skills will cut half of the points necessary to level up

Taught by Kyoko Yatsuzaki after Training. If the dialogue starts with "Training ain't a bad thing, ..."

Prana TrainingMakes it easier for your Prana Training level to increaseAt Lv 5, the skills will cut half of the points necessary to level up

Taught by Kyoko Yatsuzaki after Training. If the dialogue starts with "Training ain't a bad thing, ..."

Insight TrainingMakes it easier for your Insight Training level to increaseAt Lv 5, the skills will cut half of the points necessary to level up

Taught by Kyoko Yatsuzaki after Training. If the dialogue starts with "Hey, you got minute?"

Speed TrainingMakes it easier for your Speed Training level to increaseAt Lv 5, the skills will cut half of the points necessary to level up

Taught by Kyoko Yatsuzaki after Training. If the dialogue starts with "Hey, you got minute?"

Attack Training

Makes it easier for your Attack Training level to increase

At Lv 5, the skills will cut half of the points necessary to level up

Taught by Kyoko Yatsuzaki after Training. If the dialogue starts with "Training ain't a bad thing, ..."

Defense TrainingMakes it easier for your Defense Training level to increaseAt Lv 5, the skills will cut half of the points necessary to level up

Taught by Kyoko Yatsuzaki after Training. If the dialogue starts with "Hey, you got minute?"

Life ConceptsReduce the amount of Life lost when training to increase LifeReduce a considerable amount Life lost from Training

Taught by Lester after Training

Prana ConceptsReduce the amount of Life lost when training to increase Prana Reduce a considerable amount Life lost from Training Taught by Lester after Training
Insight ConceptsReduce the amount of Life lost when training to increase Insight Reduce a considerable amount Life lost from Training Taught by Randy after Training
Speed ConceptsReduce the amount of Life lost when training to increase Speed Reduce a considerable amount Life lost from Training Taught by Randy after Training
Attack ConceptsReduce the amount of Life lost when training to increase Attack Reduce a considerable amount Life lost from Training Taught by Lester after Training
Defense ConceptsReduce the amount of Life lost when training to increase Defense Reduce a considerable amount Life lost from Training Taught by Randy after Training
Sword MasterIncrease EXP gained for sword type LuxesAt Lv 5, you get double EXP gain from battle

Taught by Saya randomly by picking choice "That's great! I'll be rooting for you"

Long Sword MasterIncrease EXP gained for long sword type Luxes At Lv 5, you get double EXP gain from battleTaught by Saya randomly by picking choice "Haven't you been serious up until now"
Spear MasterIncrease EXP gained for spear type Luxes At Lv 5, you get double EXP gain from battle Taught by Saya randomly by picking choice "That's great! I'll be rooting for you"
Fist MasterIncrease EXP gained for fist type Luxes At Lv 5, you get double EXP gain from battle Taught by Saya randomly by picking choice "Haven't you been serious up until now"
Handgun MasterIncrease EXP gained for handgun type Luxes At Lv 5, you get double EXP gain from battleTaught by Saya randomly by picking choice "That's great! I'll be rooting for you"
Rifle MasterIncrease EXP gained for rifle type Luxes At Lv 5, you get double EXP gain from battle Taught by Saya randomly by picking choice "Haven't you been serious up until now"
Julis' FriendsMakes it easier to raise Intimacy when partnering with JulisGain more intimacy points when partneringTaught by Julis after clearing Jobs (failing jobs also gives skill)
Saya's FriendsMakes it easier to raise Intimacy when partnering with SayaGain more intimacy points when partnering Taught by Saya after clearing Jobs (failing jobs also gives skill)
Claudia's FriendsMakes it easier to raise Intimacy when partnering with ClaudiaGain more intimacy points when partnering Taught by Claudia after clearing Jobs (failing jobs also gives skill)
Kirin's FriendsMakes it easier to raise Intimacy when partnering with KirinGain more intimacy points when partnering Taught by Kirin after clearing Jobs (failing jobs also gives skill)
Sylvia's FriendsMakes it easier to raise Intimacy when partnering with Sylvia Gain more intimacy points when partnering Taught by Sylvia after clearing Jobs (failing jobs also gives skill)
Bargain ShopperReceive a discount when shopping at the thrift shop At lv 5, half the price sold at shops. 10% price reduction per level. Taught by Ernesta after buying any items from stores
Pharmacy RegularReceive a discount when shopping at the pharmacy At lv 5, half the price sold at shops. 10% price reduction per level. Taught by Kyoko after buying any items from stores
Frequent ShopperReceive a discount when shopping at the general storeAt lv 5, half the price sold at shops. 10% price reduction per level. Taught by Lester after buying any items from stores
Research FellowReduces the cost of laboratory researchAt lv 5, half the upgrading cost needed. 10 % cost reduction per levelTaught by Kyoko after doing any activity in Lab
Positive OutlookIncrease the acceptance rate of dates and duelsEasier to do dates and duels Taught by Randy after doing any activity in Lab
True LoveReceive more items in the adventure portion of the gameReceive +1 more item per level. At lv 5, you get +5 more items given by Heroine/NPC Taught by Lester after doing any activity in Lab
Relaxation ProRaise the effectiveness of Relax CommandRestore more Life when relaxing. The result may vary after relaxing.Taught by Saya after relaxing by picking choice "I'll take you up on offer!"
Physical FitReduce chances your physical condition becomes poor conditionHarder to get your physical to drop after Training. The result may vary. Taught by Saya after relaxing by picking choice "You're unbelievable nice today"
Superstar EmployeeReceive more payments by doing JobsAt lv 5, you get 200% more payments after doing JobsTaught by Saya after clearing Jobs (failing jobs also gives skill)

Skills Farming Tips

Skills are categorized by what activity needed to obtain them.

Skill Category

  • Training related : Stats Training, Stats Concepts, Weapon Mastery
  • Jobs related : Friendship Skills, Superstar Employee
  • Shopping related : Bargain Shopper, Pharmacy Regular, Frequent Shopper
  • Lab related : True love, Research Fellow, Positive Outlook
  • Relax related : Physical Fit, Relaxation Pro

The best order to start farming skills is from Relax -> Shopping/Lab -> Jobs -> Training. Each category have different approach in order to get them but most of them following the same tricks. The tricks is to fully advantage your save files slot. The game provides you with 3 slots for saving files along with the copy save files feature. With these you can reload anytime if any events you desired doesn't occurred at all. From now on we can call this trick as S/L trick for short.

S/L Trick

First, check your calendar, set goal like 5 to 10 days and make sure that there's no

upcoming time consuming events like battle, character appearance etc.

Make a backup save by copying the same save files to another slot. You only

need to use 2 slots but it's OK if you want to use 3 slots, in case of accidents.

Choose any activity and repeat the same activity for how many days you set as

goal before. If no events for skill learning occurred, copy from backup files

and start over again. It's a boring job, so watch TV or anything you like to prevent

getting bored. An unconfirmed information is to do this trick on date 20

above. During that date, event that teach you skills are more frequent to occurred.

Relax Related Skills Farming

Just choose Relax until the event appear and pick one of the choices which you can check in Skills List Table.

Tips

You can spam Relax command even you condition still Great, no need to wait until you get worse condition

Shopping Related Skills Farming

This category have 3 different shops but you can pick any shop and still learned all this category skills. For example, you can just buy presents in General Store and still get Bargain Shopper (Thrift Shop discount skills). The cheapest item is Eraser from General Store, ONLY buy this and ignore other shops and items. Just buy 1 item then leave.

Tips

For Bargain Shopper Skills, it is taught by Ernesta and she seems to only appear on August. The other month for the other shopping skills.

Lab Related Skills Farming

This category have 3 different skills and the cheapest activity is to do weapon color change. It only cost you 5000 money (without the cost reduction skills). Change color 1 time then leave.

Jobs Related Skills Farming

This category have 5 friendship related skills and 1 that give you more payments by clearing jobs. The fastest and easiest way to do this is to failed on jobs. Yes, failing a job and the skill learning events still occurred. The recommended jobs is Evasion Instructor since you only need to get hit once and the job will end.

Training Related Skills Farming

This is the hardest and the longest of all because there's a lot of skill under this category. Not much I can say for this category, just save it for the last and keep on S/L-ing. Naturally you will get some of the skills during your playthrough, so you only need to learn any skills you haven't got yet.

Nick Name List

The name of some nick names are incomplete but the list of how to obtained is complete. Instead of having blank name I will give them temporary name <no data>.

Nick NameHow To Obtained
Regular StudentsInitially Get
MurakumoAchieve Rank 1
SupernovaReach Top 12 rank
Sheer DiligenceTrain 100 times
Endless DriveTrain 200 times
Physical FreakReach max value on Life stats, the max is 10.000
Iron WillReach max value on Prana stats, the max is 2.000
Clear-eyed SageReach max value on Insight stats, the max is 500
Bringer of painReach max value on Attack stats, the max is 500
Lightning StreakReach max value on Speed stats, the max is 500
Iron WallReach max value on Defense stats, the max is 500
<no data>Reach max value on all stats.
Perfect BladeReach max proficiency on swords type Luxes
Wicked SlayerReach max proficiency on long swords type Luxes
Splinter TrooperReach max proficiency on spears type Luxes
One Hit WonderReach max proficiency on handgun type Luxes
Expert MarksmanReach max proficiency on rifle type Luxes
Flying FistReach max proficiency on knuckle type Luxes
UnstoppableReach max proficiency of all 6 weapon type Luxes
Immortal BladeFully upgrade 800.000 sword type luxes
Godly BladeFully upgrade 800.000 long sword type luxes
DeadeyeFully upgrade 800.000 spear type luxes
Slayer of the WorldsFully upgrade 800.000 knuckle type luxes
SureshotFully upgrade 800.000 handgun type luxes
Glorious ShotFully upgrade 800.000 rifle type luxes
Divine CollectorFully upgrade 800.000 6 weapon type luxes
Reliable WorkerClear jobs 20 times, failed jobs counts
Leader of MenClear jobs 50 times, failed jobs counts
New MoneyHave a total 5.000.000 money on hand
Prince of SavingsHave a total 10.000.000 money on hand
New RecruitWin Duel 10 times via Appointment.
Veteran DuelistWin Duel 20 times via Appointment
Famous PlayboyDate 10 times via Appointment
Champion of LoveDate 20 times via Appointment

Easy Money Farming


Buy best ranged type weapons such as handgun or rifle. The best tier weapons appear on July (Julis,Saya,Claudia,Kirin route) or September (Sylvia Route). The best farming Jobs is Biological Exterminator lv 10. It's the easiest of all lv 10 jobs and you have more than enough time to do the jobs. Other jobs have lower payments and have a tight duration when you reach lv 10. Biological Exterminator lv 10 rewards you with 1.000.000 money and you can repeat this level over and over. Killing the dragon is easy because the the stage have walls that can protect you from dragon's fireball attack or other attack.

Trophy List and Guide

Trophy NameDescriptionType
Houka KenranMaster Houka Kenran and obtain all of the trophies to be had in the game.Platinum
Self-explanatory. Your Final Trophy.
Art FanaticObtain all of the images in the Gallery Mode.Gold

There are 4 missable scene in the game, it required you to clear Julis and Saya route 3 times each. Make sure to create a copy save files before battle against Julis. After you get the scene just reload from backup save. You don't have to clear another playthrough to make the scene registered in Gallery Mode. Be sure to enter Gallery mode to get the trophy.

  • Arlequin(After battle- Ver 2) Julis Scene : Before battle against Julis there's 4 choices + 1(hidden). Pick choice number 4 and request partner with Julis then proceed until a fight with Lester and Saya. Win the battle and you get the Scene. To make sure this is a new scene press square button, if the text get skipped then it's a repeat scene.
  • Arlequin(After battle- Ver 3) Julis Scene : Same as above but pick choices 5. Request partner with Julis
  • Dad´s Luxes (After Battle- Ver 2) Saya Scene : Same as above but pick choices 4. Request partner with Saya
  • Dad´s Luxes (After Battle- Ver 3) Saya Scene : Same as above but pick choices 1. Request partner with Saya
Man of Many NamesWin after obtaining 15 or more nicknames.Gold

You can refer the description of each nick name in the nick name list section. You need some skill at lv 5 to make it easier but it's completely optional.

Recommended nick name to pick (ignoring Regular Student, you need 14 more nicknames) :

  • Murakumo, you should beat Kirin before deadline to pick partner before Phoenix Festa. After that the #1 position usually changed to random students. You can challenge #1 by scheduling duel from appointment.
  • Supernova, just beat any top 12 students
  • Maxing any stats, usually you beat the game with 2-3 maxed stats. It's hard to maxed all of them unless you like dueling and training most of the time.
  • Weapon proficiency, there are 6 of each weapons proficiency (4 only for Ayato) and you got another nick name for completing all 6 weapons. This is highly recommended because if you get half of what the trophy requirements
  • Upgrading all 6 types 800.000 weapons, it only cost you 400.000 if you have Bargain Shopper lv 5 and Research Fellow lv 5 also help to reduce cost to upgrade. This nick name is best to pair with New Money,Reliable Worker and Prince of Savings since you need nearly 10.000.000 money. This is recommended because you get 7 nick names if you fulfilled the requirements to upgrade all 6 weapons and to upgrade the weapons you only need half a day.
  • New Money, see above
  • Prince of Savings, see above
  • Reliable Worker, see above
  • Sheer Diligence, there's no reason for you to not training 100 times

Clear a playthrough with 15 or more nick names and the trophy is yours.

A Leader of WomenLead all of the heroines to victory with both Ayato and an original character.Gold
Clear Julis,Saya,Claudia,Kirin,Sylvia with Ayato and Original Character. 10 Playthrough in total.
Total CarnageAchieve 300 victories in Battle Mode.Gold
It's recommended to create CC with best weapon tier handgun/rifle. Just play Survival Mode and fight the first 20 battles. In Survival you don't need to choose any option after battle, the first 20 fights opponents are only weak mob characters with exception for the first fight which is always Ayato. Mob characters are very weak and die under 10 seconds with the best guns. After 20 battles just quit and repeat the survival mode, you will start again from the first 20 fights. Beyond 20 battles isn't really recommended because battle 21 onward is harder because Heroine and strong characters now join the battle.
All-KnowingIncrease the level of all Skills to their max value.Gold
The last trophy you need to do before Platinum Trophy. Refer to Skills List and Skills Farming Section.
Warriors UnleashedUnlock all of the Story Mode characters in Battle Mode.Silver
The only hidden character is AR-D Complete, you can unlock him by doing Saya/Julis Route. Check Battle mode and the trophy should pop up.
Battle DevoteeAchieve 100 victories in Battle Mode.Silver
You will unlocked this on your way to get Total Carnage Trophy
Here Comes TroublePlay as Ayato and partner with Julis to win the Phoenix Festa.Silver
Pick option #1 "Give another excuse" before fighting against Julis for the first time. If you did it right Julis intimacy will be the highest among all heroines. To check intimacy use L Trigger/R Trigger in player menu to switch tab to check intimacy level. Finished the Story Mode to unlocked the trophy
Hail to the ChiefPlay as Ayato and partner with Claudia to win the Phoenix Festa.Silver
Pick option #3 "Lie like a rug" before fighting against Julis for the first time. If you did it right Julis intimacy will be the highest among all heroines. To check intimacy use L Trigger/R Trigger in player menu to switch tab to check intimacy level. To increase the chance to partner up you need a decent rank, it's not recommended to request partnering when you still unranked. Finished the Story Mode to unlocked the trophy
Friends to the EndsPlay as Ayato and partner with Saya to win the Phoenix Festa.Silver
Pick option #2 "Loudly appeal innocence" before fighting against Julis for the first time. If you did it right Julis intimacy will be the highest among all heroines. To check intimacy use L Trigger/R Trigger in player menu to switch tab to check intimacy level. To increase the chance to partner up you need a decent rank, it's not recommended to request partnering when you still unranked. Finished the Story Mode to unlocked the trophy
Kirining HousePlay as Ayato and partner with Kirin to win the Phoenix Festa.Silver
Pick option #4 "Earnestly beg for forgiveness" before fighting against Julis for the first time. If you did it right Julis intimacy will be the highest among all heroines. To check intimacy use L Trigger/R Trigger in player menu to switch tab to check intimacy level. To increase the chance to partner up you need a decent rank, it's not recommended to request partnering when you still unranked. Finished the Story Mode to unlocked the trophy
Singing for One's SupperPlay as Ayato and partner with Sylvia to win the Battle Ceremonia.Silver

The 5th option only available after you cleared Julis, Saya, Claudia and Kirin Route. Pick option #5 "Divert attention by whistling" before fighting against Julis for the first time. If you did it right Julis intimacy will be the highest among all heroines. To check intimacy use L Trigger/R Trigger in player menu to switch tab to check intimacy level. To increase the chance to partner up you need a decent rank, it's not recommended to request partnering when you still unranked. Finished the Story Mode to unlocked the trophy

A Fresh FaceWin while playing as an original character.Silver
Clear any heroines route as original character.
Name CollectorWin after obtaining 5 or more nicknames.Silver
Zero effort trophy, you will unlocked this in your first playthrough without even trying assuming you play as Ayato. You can checked Nick Name List for more detail.
Art CollectorEarn a completion rate of 75% in the Gallery Mode.Silver
Just clear all heroines route as Ayato and you will unlocked this. You need to check Gallery Mode to make the trophy pop up.
Dragon HunterComplete the Biological Exterminator job on Difficulty 7.Silver
Biological Jobs is unlocked at July(Julis,Saya,Claudia,Kirin route) or September (Sylvia Route). Just clear the jobs 7 times and you get the trophy.
A Master of All TradesLearn all of the available Skills.Silver
Refer to Skills List and Skill Farming guide.
The Princess And IBecome partners with Julis for the first time.Bronze
Refer to Here Comes Trouble Trophy
The President And IBecome partners with Claudia for the first time.Bronze
Refer to Hail to the Chief Trophy
The Gunslinger And IBecome partners with Saya for the first time.Bronze
Refer to Friends to the Ends Trophy
The Warrior And IBecome partners with Kirin for the first time.Bronze
Refer to Kirining House Trophy
The Songstress And IBecome partners with Sylvia for the first time.Bronze
Refer to Singing for One's Supper Trophy
Budding DuelistWin a duel for the first time.Bronze
Accept a challenge to duel or scheduling a duel from any students and win.
First LoveGo on a date for the first time.Bronze
Invite a date when any heroine approching you or schedule a date and make sure they accept your invitation.
Lifetime EmployeeComplete a Difficulty 7 job (any type).Bronze
Clear any jobs to lv 7. You can simultaneously unlocked this along with Dragon Hunter trophy.
Joining the WorkforceComplete a job for the first time.Bronze
Clear any jobs for the first time.
The Cream of the CropAchieve the top Ranking for the first time.Bronze

Beat any rank #1 student, the default is Kirin. The ranking change sometimes after you partner up with any heroine, so #1 isn't always Kirin. If you partner with Kirin and haven't beat her before you will missed this trophy and have to play another playtrough.

Making a StatementAchieve a Top 12 Ranking for the first time.Bronze
Beat any Top 12 rank students.
Standing Out from the CrowdAchieve a Top 72 Ranking for the first time.Bronze
Beat any Top 72 rank students.
Art EnthusiastEarn a completion rate of 50% in the Gallery Mode.Bronze
Beat any 3 heroine route then enter Gallery mode
Art StudentUse the Gallery Mode for the first time.Bronze
Gallery Mode unlocked after you have cleared any heroine route. After that, just enter Gallery mode.
I'm a Fighter, Not a LoverAchieve 50 victories in Battle Mode.Bronze
Milestones on your way to get Total Carnage trophy.
A First Time for EverythingPlay the Battle Mode for the first time.Bronze
Win or lose in battle mode and the trophy should pop.

Credits

Thanks to the following sites:

  • For giving me a rough idea on skills and nick names, gametter.com/asterisk/index.html

Thanks to the following GameFAQs users:

  • mrdanthedeadman, for the information on unlocking nick names for upgrading 800.000 weapons
  • Shiny12, for a little chit-chat on the board
  • Tluhdatsi, for the touch heroine reaction on camp menu information
  • Nicolas Ho, for correction and adding information on missing nick names.
  • All of GameFAQs users in A.W Phoenix Festa boards for providing tips and ideas
  • You, the reader, for reading my guide