Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei coming  to the Nintendo Switch Summer of 2022

Idea Factory International is excited to announce that the visual novel, otome game Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei will be arriving physically and digitally for the Nintendo Switch Summer 2022. The Limited Edition contents will be announced at a later date.

Otome Fans can now wishlist the game on IFI’s store!

About Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei
Fifteen years after the Heiji Rebellion, the Heike clan has reached the height of its power, while the Genji clan remains devastated by defeat. Hidden deep within the mountains of Kurama lives Shanao, the youngest surviving male heir to the Genji name. However, Shanao harbors a deep secret known by very few.

The youngest heir to the Genji name is no man. Torn between her duty to live up to the Genji family name and her desire to live a peaceful life, Shanao sets off in hopes to take down the Heike stronghold and finally bring peace in the country. Her adventure leads her to find new cherished relationships, as well as something deeper than the feud between the rivaling clans.


  • The Object of My Affection – Shanao will encounter five potential routes, each with an Affection Level – a meter that shows how much you have progressed with the character based on the choices made. Once you’ve decided on your route, maintain your Affection Level to get up close and personal with someone.
  • Testing My Abilities – There are 3 Character Abilities Shanao possesses: Strength, Knowledge, and Kindness. As you progress, you are given choices that will affect her Character Abilities. Try to find an equal balance for all 3 abilities. Too high or low of any ability can trigger a bad outcome!
  • Apple of My Ai – The Ai-Catch system allow players to gauge how their choices affect a character’s Affection Level and Shanao’s Character Abilities in real time! A seedling will indicate a poor Affection Level, while a blooming flower shows a promising Affection Level. The outer frame of the screen will also change into 3 colors: Red, Blue, and Green. Respectively, each color is associated with Shanao’s Character Ability: Strength, Knowledge, and Kindness. Keeping a close tab on your decision can help Shanao reach her true ending!
  • Take Another Stab – After completing a chapter, players can revisit it and manipulate the Affection Levels and Character Abilities – the two main measures that determines the progress of a route. If you feel Shanao is headed down the wrong path, replay the chapter and get back on track.

Shanao will encounter 5 potential routes through her quest to live up to the Genji name. What fate does each one hold for her?

Love Interests in the Genji Clan:

Love Interests in the Heike Clan:



Title:Birushana™: Rising Flower of Genpei
Console:Nintendo Switch™
Genre:Otome Visual Novel
Release Date:Summer 2022
Language Format:English subtitles
Voiceover Option:Japanese
Lead Artist:Koji Haneda

For more information about the Otome Game, Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpie, check out Idea Factory International’s official website for the game here.


6 thoughts on “Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei coming  to the Nintendo Switch Summer of 2022

  1. I’m not usually one for VN’s that require stat management, but the art is beautiful and the possibility of a legit badass MC is tempting. I’m looking forward to it =D

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    1. Hi Quinloki, ^^ I believe the “stat raising” part of Birushana is just integrated with the love catch aspect. Kinda similar to Amnesia Memories, Dairoku, and other games where you’ll be able to see love meters for each LI in order to check which guy you’ve gathered the most affections points with from the choices you make.

      Also yes, Shanao is great, ive heard great things abt this heroine so im pretty hyped on her as well! ♥

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      1. Oh that’ll be even better then. I’m just too lazy to juggle like str/wis/charisma and a school schedule with dates and gifts on weekends kind of setup. I tried a couple times (and maybe I tried with games that didn’t do it well so ended up with a bad consideration of them), but I tend to avoid anything that gives me that vibe.

        Either way though, I’m glad there’s already more stuff to look forward to in 2022. =D

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  2. Hmmm I think I’ll wait your review to know if I should buy this one or not. 🙂 I already played Hakuouki (it was a really good otome), Nightshade, and The amazing shinsengumi with a medieval japanese theme, so I’m afraid of getting a bit tired of this genre. ^^’

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