Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly Character Routes Walkthrough (ALL Endings)

Just a few notes before starting your play through of Psychedelica BB:

  • You won’t be able to unlock any character endings without playing the common route first.
  • MINI GAMES: Only in Chapter 2:2 and Chapter 4:1
  • When aiming for a character’s ending, make sure to unlock all his short stories first.
  • Some  short story episodes contain CGs.
  • I won’t be indicating where to SAVE in this game as you’ll mostly be navigating through the flowchart system. However, there are some routes that would need you to restart from the beginning to get to their TRUE endings, so I’ll make sure to place a **SAVE** bar just for heads up.
  • To unlock almost all the character’s “True Endings”, you are required to watch a certain short story or clear another character’s ending. For example: You can only get Yamato’s true ending after clearing Kagiha’s route and unlocking the Real Word Ending.
  • The only side stories that are available to unlock are the ones that says “NEW”  with yellow question marks (???). The rest would require you certain conditions such as going down a character’s route or watching a specific short episode or chapter.
  • Before starting the MINI GAMES, Don’t forget to SAVE, when both you and your partner summons your pistols in hand. That way, you can always go back to this scene if you want to aim for a higher score in your Butterfly hunt.
  • If I missed anything in this walkthrough, or if you have any questions about this guide, feel free to contact me here.

Play Order (Recommended)
1)Common Route
2)Kagiha
3)Hikage
4)Yamato
5)Monshiro
6)Karasuba

Following the play order above is the easiest, most convenient way to unlock all the endings for this game.

Ready? Let’s go!

 

Kagiha

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Kagiha Short Episode List:
-Accident
-Older and Younger
-Dating Partner
-Snack Together (CG)
-What I’m Afraid of (CG)

 

CHAPTER 2:2 (Mini Game)
-Kagiha

 

 

CHAPTER 3:2
-I’m afraid of knowing

 

 

CHAPTER  3:3
-I want to talk to someone
(Unlocks Short Episode: “I Wish I Could See You”) <–watch it!

 

 

CHAPTER 4:3
-What’s his connection to Yamato?

 

 

CHAPTER 4:8
-Turn away from it

 

 

CHAPTER 4:9
-I have to, whatever it takes

 

 

CHAPTER 7:1
-The sound of the rain

(KAGIHA TRUE ENDING)

 

 

Hikage

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Hikage Short Episode List:
-Twin Brother 
-Transport Method (CG)
-While Exploring (CG)

 

CHAPTER 2:2 (Mini Game)
-Hikage

 

 

CHAPTER 3:2
-I’m afraid of knowing
or
-I wan’t to know more about Yamato

 

 

CHAPTER 3:3
-I want to solve the mystery of this manor

 

 

CHAPTER 3:4
-About the Kaleidoscope

(HIKAGE TRUE ENDING)

 

 

Yamato

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Yamato Short Episode List:
-About Brothers 
-I Hate the Rain 
-Favorite Food 
-Friendly Quarrel
-Bathing (CG)
-In the Greenhouse (CG)
-Long Hair (CG)

 

(Start a NEW Game)

CHAPTER 2:2 (Mini Game)
-Yamato

 

 

CHAPTER 3:2
-I want to know more about Yamato

 

 

CHAPTER 3:3
-Can Yamato really not turn back?
Create ***SAVE*** File after making this choice
(Unlocks Short Episode: “Friendly Quarrel”) <–watch it!

 

Load Save File, OPEN FLOWCHART – Select Chapter 4:3

 

CHAPTER 4:3
– I probably shouldn’t pry

(YAMATO ENDING)

 

Load Save File, OPEN FLOWCHART  – Select Chapter 4:3

 

CHAPTER 4:3
-What’s his connection to Yamato?

 

 

CHAPTER 4:8
-Turn away from it

 

 

CHAPTER 4:9
– I have to, whatever it takes

 

 

CHAPTER 6:3 (Requires: Real World Ending Unlocked)
-I want to go now

 

 

CHAPTER 7:1 (Requires: Kagiha Ending Unlocked)
-A faint light

(TRUE ENDING: TAKUYA)

 

 

Monshiro

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Monshiro Short Episode List:
-Supporter of Weirdos
-Attracted by the Sweet Smell (CG)
-When were You There?

 

(Start a NEW Game)

 

CHAPTER 2:2 (Mini Game)
-Pick any guy

 

 

CHAPTER 3:2
-I want to know more about Yamato

 

 

CHAPTER 3:3
-I wish this is all a dream

 

 

CHAPTER 4:3
-What’s his connection to Yamato?

 

 

CHAPTER 4:8
-Turn away from it

 

 

CHAPTER 4:9
-I have to, whatever it takes

 

 

CHAPTER 6:3
-I want to wait a little while
Create a ***SAVE*** File after making this choice

 

Load Save File, OPEN FLOWCHART – Select Monshiro/Kazuya: 5

 

MONSHIRO/KAZUYA 5
-Call his name

(MONSHIRO ENDING)

 

Load Save File, OPEN FLOWCHART – Select Monshiro/Kazuya: 5

 

MONSHIRO/KAZUYA 5
-Reach Out Even Farther

(TRUE ENDING: KAZUYA)

(Unlocks Short Episode: “The Two in the Ravine”) <–watch it!

 

 

Karasuba

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Karasuba Short Episode List:
-Childhood (CG)
-Feeling of Life
-Vulnerable State (CG)
-Shocking Reality 

 

(Start a NEW Game)

 

CHAPTER 2:2 (Mini Game)
– Karasuba

 

 

CHAPTER 3:2
-I’m afraid of knowing

 

 

CHAPTER 3:3
-I wish this was all a dream

 

 

CHAPTER 4:3
-What’s his connection to Yamato

 

 

CHAPTER 4:8
-Turn away from it

 

 

CHAPTER 4:9
-I don’t have to
Create a ***SAVE*** File after making this choice

 

CHAPTER 4:10 -1
-Take his hand

(KARASUBA ENDING)

 

Load Save File, OPEN FLOWCHART –  Select Chapter 4:10-1

 

CHAPTER 4:10 -1
-Refuse his hand

 

 

CHAPTER 6:3 (Requires: Monshiro Ending Unlocked)
-I want to go now

 

 

CHAPTER 7:1 (Requires: Kagiha Ending Unlocked)
-A faint light

(TRUE ENDING: AKIRA)

 

 

Summer Camp

SUMMER CAMP

Load any SAVE File, OPEN FLOWCHART – Select Summer Camp: 4

 

SUMMER CAMP: 4
-We have to hurry!

 

 

SUMMMER CAMP 5
(No choices)

(NORMAL ENDING)

 

Load any SAVE File, OPEN FLOWCHART – Select Summer Camp: 4

 

SUMMER CAMP: 4
-It’s dangerous so let’s wait inside

(HAPPY ENDING)

 

Other Short Story Episodes:
-“Master, Mask, Girl” (watch this to complete the game 100%)

 

 

 

 

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Congratulations, you’ve completed the game!

Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly – Common Route (Best Ending and Real World Ending) Walkthrough

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After countless of play runs just to get all of the endings, I’ve finally completed this game 100%. Whew! Take note, you will be navigating through the game’s flowchart to unlock side stories and get all the character’s endings. This game is not as user friendly as your average otome game. TBH, I was all over the place on my first play through not knowing what the hell’s up. lol Don’t fret. It is what it is, although you’ll pretty much get used to it after a while.

Just a few notes before starting your first play through of Psychedelica BB:

  • You won’t be able to unlock any character’s ending without playing the common route first.
  • MINI GAMES: Only in Chapter 2:2 and Chapter 4:1
  • When aiming for a character’s ending, make sure to unlock all his short stories first.
  • Some  short story episodes contain CGs.
  • I won’t be indicating where to SAVE in this game as you’ll mostly be navigating through the flowchart. However, there are some routes that would need you to restart from the beginning to get to their TRUE endings, so I’ll make sure to place a **SAVE** bar just for heads up.
  • To unlock almost all the character’s “True Endings”, you are required to watch a certain short story or clear another character’s ending. For example: You can only get Yamato’s true ending after clearing Kagiha’s route and unlocking the Real Word Ending.
  • The only side stories that are available to unlock are the ones that says “NEW”  with yellow question marks (???). The rest would require you certain conditions such as going down a character’s route or watching a specific short episode or chapter.
  • Before starting the MINI GAMES, Don’t forget to SAVE, when both you and your partner summons your pistols in hand. That way, you can always go back to this scene if you want to aim for a higher score in your Butterfly hunt.
  • If I missed anything in this walkthrough, or if you have any questions about this guide, feel free to contact me here.

Play Order (Recommended)
1)Common Route
2)Kagiha
3)Hikage
4)Yamato
5)Monshiro
6)Karasuba

Following the play order above is the easiest, most convenient way to unlock all the endings for this game.

Ready? Let’s go!

 

COMMON ROUTE (Best Ending)

PROLOGUE
(No choices)

 

CHAPTER 1
*OPEN FLOWCHART*
Unlock and Watch a short episode: “Conversation with Family”

 

 

CHAPTER 2:2 (Mini Game)
-Pick anyone (It doesn’t really matter which guy you pair up with in this mini game. Though I suggest, on your second or third playthroughs to pick the guy you’re currently aiming for)

*OPEN FLOWCHART*
Watch 5 NEW short story episodes (I suggest watching all the “Daily Episodes” just to get them out of the way)

 

 

CHAPTER 3:2
-I’m afraid of knowing
or
-I wan’t to know more about Yamato

 

 

CHAPTER 3:3
-I want to solve the mystery of this manor
(Unlocks Short Episode: “Supporter of Weirdos”)  <–watch it!


*OPEN FLOWCHART*
Watch 3 more NEW short story episodes

 

 

CHAPTER 4:3 
-What’s his connection to Yamato?
(Unlocks Short Episode: “Promise of Marriage”) <–watch it!


*OPEN FLOWCHART*
Watch 4 more NEW short story episodes

 

 

CHAPTER 4:8
-Turn away from it

-Pick up the book (Bad Ending)

*OPEN FLOWCHART*
Watch 4 more NEW short story episodes

 

 

CHAPTER 4:9
– I have to, whatever it takes (Only available after clearing short episode “Promise of Marriage”)

WATCH SUMMER CAMP 1 TO PROCEED

 

 

CHAPTER 6:1
– A faint light

(BEST ENDING)

 

Real World Ending

Load any SAVE File

*OPEN FLOWCHART*
Go to Chapter 3:3

 

CHAPTER 3:3
-Why did I come here?
(Unlocks Short Episode: “Shocking Reality”) <–watch it!

(REAL WORLD ENDING) – This ending unlocks 10 CGs, so don’t miss it!

 

NEXT POST: (Psychedelica BB) Character Routes Walkthrough and ALL their endings! 

Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly Review

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PSYCHEDELICA OF THE BLACK BUTTERFLY

Release Date: April 27, 2018 (North America)
Developers:  Idea Factory, Otomate
Publishers:  Idea Factory, Aksys Games
Platforms:  PS Vita
ESRB Rating: T (Teen)

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Aksys Games promised to release three otome titles as part of their 2018’s Summer Mystery Promo. As their first released title, Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly is an oddball among the usual otome labels that were recently localized this year.

Exploring the World In Between
As intriguing as the title sounds, this game draws you to a heart-rending story line of tragic mystery and offers one very unique way of playing it. That said, Psychedelica BB is not your average otome game. I’d like to think of it as one of those underrated visual novels that holds deeper meanings and weights very powerful messages coming from it’s well written routes. I consider the added side romance as a nice fluff to lighten up the game’s rather dark theme.

Psychedelica BB pretty much revolves around the theme of ‘death’ and ‘grief’. So if you’re uncomfortable with these topics, this game is probably not for you.

Walkthrough:
Common Route (Best Ending and Real Word Ending)
All Character Routes and Endings

 

Read the story synopsis here.

 

ART AND MUSIC
The game’s art style is one of it’s most appealing factor. It had a very remarkable aesthetic sensation that imbues the surreal world of the setting’s dream-like state. We have the artist, Satol Yuiga to thank for that. Looking forward to more of her works in the upcoming game Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk this June.

Another aspect that captivates you to this game is its soundtrack. For the most part, I really enjoyed the game’s BGMs. It blended well with the mystifying atmosphere it’s trying to create. Here’s my fav track!

Voice Acting
One thing I noticed at the start of the game was the voiced heroine. It’s not every day that your main protagonist gets a VA so I was really excited how this one played out. Although I could not relate to Beniyuri (MC) on a personal level, I liked how her voice actor smoothly carries out her dialogues. It makes the player (you) really empathize with the character’s emotions.

Nakahara Mai “BENIYURI” – Nagisa (Clannad), Kaede Minami (Mirmu De Pon), Noi Kasahara (The Wallflower) 

Toriumi Kosuke “KAGIHA” –  Rei Mikuni (Collar x Malice), Shuu (Diabolik Lovers), Saitou Hajime (Hakuoki), Momochi Choujirou (Nightshade), Uesugi Kenshin (Sengoku Nightblood), Hideyoshi Toyotomi (Ikemen Sengoku)

Ishikawa Kaito “HIKAGE” – Alyn Crawford (Midnight Cinderella), Tobio Kageyama (Haikyu!), Tenya Iida (My Hero Academia)

Hosoya Yoshimasa “YAMATO” – Luka (Amnesia Crowd / World), Loki (Kamigami No Asobi),  Yukimura Sanada (Ikemen Sengoku) , Yusuke Asahina (Brother’s Conflict)

Matsuoka Yoshitsugu “MONSHIRO” – Arata (Arata The Legend), Takuru Miyashiro (CHAOS Child)

Tetsuya Kakihara♥ “KARASUBA” – Victor Frankenstein (Code Realize), Shin (Amnesia Memories), Toki Tanba (The Charming Empire), Isora (7’sCarlet) 

 

ROUTES AND MAIN CHARACTERS

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Recommended Play Order Below:

1)Common Route
2)Kagiha
3)Hikage
4)Yamato
5)Monshiro
6)Karasuba

Following the play order above is the easiest, most convenient way to unlock all of the character’s endings as well as the common route’s best, good and real-world ending. I don’t think there’s a ‘True Route’ in this game so you can deviate whichever character you want to play first. However, be aware that when aiming for some of the character’s  “True Ending”, you are required to unlock another character’s route beforehand. For example, Yamato’s true ending can only be obtained if you’ve finished Kagiha’s route.

Also, I believe this game only had ONE Happy Ending. (sarcastic laugh) image No kidding! I’m not saying the rest are bad either but they are definitely NOT ‘happy’ so to speak.

 

Characters (SPOILER FREE)

KAGIHA

  • Eldest
  • Big Bro
  • Route Message: “Acceptance”

It is almost impossible not to do Kagiha’s route first nor unravel this character’s story as he was very much involved in the main plot (Common Route) and pretty much the rest of all the routes in this game. Kagiha is considered the big-brother-type character of the bunch. He’s the guy that puts a stop to playful fights (initiated by Karasuba and Yamato). He’s also genuinely very affectionate and gentle towards the heroine.

Kagiha’s story was very emotional. I cried after finishing his route. It’s pretty up there with the heavy drama that I’m almost certain will get your hearts bawling in the end. If you think Saint Germain’s route in Code Realize was heartbreaking, try this one on for size! 

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HIKAGE 

  • Leader-ish
  • Cunning
  • Route Message: “Letting Go of the Past”

I’m actually glad I played Hikage’s route second. The thing is, there are certain short stories you’ll need to watch to get this character’s ending. Tip: Knock out all of his short stories and clear Kagiha’s ending and you’ll have no problems running his route smoothly. Hikage’s character was also very much involved in the Common Route. His plot twist was really unexpected that I was actually caught off guard on my first playthrough.

In his route, there were a few easter eggs that were brought up which I really enjoyed, like the picture book story about the “Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly” (Yes! the game title itself! lol). IMO, the fable somehow explains Hikage’s true feelings and anguish towards his past and present.

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YAMATO

  • Hates the sound of rain
  • Lone Wolf
  • Route Message: “Guilt

Yamato’s character was my favorite since he was the most realistic character in the game. He starts off as this really irritable persona who’s always getting agitated during the game’s premise, but later on, softens up after talking to Beniyuri and regaining parts of his memories. His behavior in the manor was deliberately explained during the real world ending (Why he’s always so desperate to go back to the real world, why he hates the sound of rain, etc.). This is why it is a prerequisite to unlock the Real World Ending first before jumping into his route.

Yamato was also a very flawed character from the get-go (one, I can personally relate to),  his story merely gravitates towards his feelings of guilt and despair due to his past actions which he fully regrets. I think it was Yamato’s story that got me really invested in the game all because of how humanly relatable it is.

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MONSHIRO

  • Fox boi
  • Aloof
  • Route Message: “Trust”

Another favorite character of mine, in Psychedelica BB. Monshiro is the mysterious fox masked stranger who appeared at the start of the game rescuing Beniyuri and Hikage from the manor’s lurking monsters. He is one peculiar character that kept reappearing in the common route trying to get close to the main protagonist by helping her in any way he can. He doesn’t talk much and appears to have an attachment towards Beniyuri and Yamato. Because he’s always used to being alone, it was very difficult for him to interact with others, making it a little awkward whenever he does. 

Monshiro’s route probably had THE best pacing in the game~ I was at the edge of my seat while playing his story.

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KARASUBA

  • Biggest Flirt
  • Yandere
  • Route Message: “Denial”

Karasuba is one happy go lucky character and the easiest going of the group. He’s usually found butting heads with Yamato and continuously flirts with heroine all throughout the story. Despite his cheerful facade, Karasuba is actually one deep character and the jolly personality he’s fronting is his way of hiding the skeletons in his closet.

Karasuba’s true ending was also the most difficult to unlock (to me anyway lol) as you’re required to watch almost all of the short stories and clear other routes beforehand. I did like all of his endings, including his ominous bad endingimage(laughs). I was also satisfied to unlock his good ending as it clearly redeems the character’s good side through the heroine’s help.

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BENIYURI (Main Heroine)

  • Character  Message: Repudiation (refusal to accept the truth)

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Besides having the weirdest name I’ve come across with for a heroine, Beniyuri is a kind, patient and optimistic protagonist and I like her strength and her own sense of determination in the game. That aside, this heroine can also become a bit nosy, reckless and way too trusting not knowing her naivety can hurt her in the long run.

Beniyuri may not be the best otome heroine, but still one great character in Psychedelica BB. 

 

 

FLOWCHART AND MINI GAME
Playing this game requires you to navigate through a flowchart system. I don’t really find this troublesome at all since it kind of works to the game’s advantage when trying to determine the story branches you’re in as well as getting to the endings you’re aiming for. I guess the only con I can point out regarding the flowchart system is that the side stories won’t automatically play when you’re going for a character’s route. You will need to load the flowchart and unlock the short stories to watch them separately. So to those who are fond of auto-plays, this may come out a bit bothersome, but you’ll get used to it eventually.

Butterfly Hunt Mini Game
You will only get to play this mini-game on chapters 2:2 and 4:1. The game requires you to hunt for ‘monsters‘ in the form of butterflies, locking targets to shoot them. The trick is to lock as many targets as you can before firing a shot, that way you’ll get more points than usual. You’ll need to aim for a score of A or S to unlock trophies (on PSVita). You’ll also need these points when unlocking short stories in the flowchart.

You will also get to choose who to pair up within this mini-game. All your partner ever does really, is cheer for you lol. 

 

GAME TRAILER / OPENING MOVIE

 

OVERALL THOUGHTS?
The entire gameplay for Psychedelica BB is a bit short (25-30 hours) which kind of works for me since I’m not too fond of really long play runs. To me, PBB is a game with good pacing and one REALLY impressive story-line that’ll get you all them FEELS. It also offers great valuable lessons in life that got me deep in thought after finishing the game, and I really love it when a visual novel does that.

Although the romance was given less emphasis, I still enjoyed playing Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly as a whole and wouldn’t mind playing it again… *cough* after I get this big lump of nail off my chest *cough* 

Do I Recommend this game? YES
I will admit, it’s not my most favorite but it did come close to my top five. It may be underrated (as it seems), but I believe this is one great game that fits its full pricing. If you’re a visual novel fan who enjoys a very “human” story with relatable characters and don’t mind melancholic endings, this one is definitely worth picking up.

 

Chlo’s Rating: 7/10