The Charming Empire: Kagemitsu Togawa Walkthrough

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KAGEMITSU TOGAWA – Your childhood friend.

Take note, this is a walkthrough for the Happy End, to unlock the Normal End CG, just choose the opposite choices (the game only offers two choices).

 

Chapter 1
-The future

 

 

Chapter 2
-A sugar candy

 

 

Chapter 3
-“This is all new to me …”

 

 

Chapter 4
-“I’ve never seen this design”

 

 

Chapter 5
-“I was spacing out”

 

 

Chapter 6
-“I’m happy”

 

 

Chapter 7
-“You seem so tired… “

 

 

Chapter 8
-Left

 

 

Chapter 9
-“That’s embarrassing”

 

 

Chapter 10
-Hold his hand

 

 

Chapter 11
-“No”

 

 

Chapter 12
-“Why a revolution?”

 

 

Chapter 13
-“Forget the revolution”

 

 

Chapter 14
-Ask about the promise

 

 

Chapter 15
-“You do deserve it”

 

 

-HAPPY END-

The Charming Empire Review (Nintendo Switch)

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THE CHARMING EMPIRE

Release Date: March 29, 2018 (North America)
Developer
OperaHouse 
Publisher: D3Publisher 
Platforms: Steam, Nintendo Switch, Mobile (iOS and Android)
ESRB Rating: M+17 Mature

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Walkthroughs:

 

STORY (From Nintendo Eshop Page)
“Our heroine, Amane Kosaka, was living a simple yet happy life in the countryside until one day she was suddenly taken away to live in the empire, summoned by her brother Soshi Amazaki — the current ruler. Though she was unaware of the underlying circumstances, she finds herself brought to this lively and palpable central city.
Living in the immaculate royal palace, our heroine comes to learn that the empire might not be as joyful as it seems.

Her brother is no longer the gentleman she once knew…
A corrupt organization secretly runs things behind the scenes…
The heroine’s fate guides her down the path of love.”

 

ART
The Charming Empire’s artwork was done by the artist, Fuji Mitsuya, a well-known mangaka responsible for most of the beautiful art covers of popular JP Drama CDs (e.g. Midnight Jiangshi, Majestic Crown). If you admire her works, you’ll definitely love the CG’s for this game. Although they fall rather short as expected due to the game’s plotline, they were all undeniably beautiful.

 

MUSIC AND VOICE ACTING
I like how catchy The Charming Empire’s intro music was. Their BGMs were pretty good too, an improvement from what they had with the Yoshiwara series. But what initially attracted me the most was the game’s voice acting from top-ranking seiyus in the industry.

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Tetsuya Kakihara “Toki Tanba” – Victor Frankenstein (Code Realize), Shin (Amnesia), Karasuba (Psychedelica BB)

Toshiki Masuda “Kei Yoshimine” – Ieyasu Tokugawa (Ikemen Sengoku), Yukimura (SLBP), Iori (IDOLish7)

Takuya Eguchi “Koichiro Sera” – Kazuki Hoshino (Collar x Malice), Nomura (Hakouki), Nagi (IDOLish7)

Toshiyuki Toyonaga “Kagemitsu Togawa” – Junichirou (Bungou Stray Dogs), Yuri (Yuuri on Ice)

Kenjiro Tsuda “Soshi Amazaki” –  Chikage Kazama (Hakuoki), Hattori Hanzo (Nightshade)

 

ROUTES AND CHARACTERS
While playing the game, I noticed how each route mostly follows the exact same story pattern: Get whisked away to the capital – become a royalty – romance with the guy you choose – a rebellion occurs – conclusion.

All of the routes were short that it barely gets you that connection to the guy you’re romancing. If it weren’t for their profound voice acting, the stories would’ve fallen quite flat and somewhat boring due to zero character development.

Characters
The only recurring characters of the game are Sochi Amazaki and Kagemitsu. The rest of the guys only appear in their routes alone.

 

spoilersss

 

TOKI TANBABad boy, Robinhood, Best Cook, Baumkuchen!

2018100713065900-21DC55627B27A96C21194D6DBFB527E4Toki is the handsome cafe owner you bumped into one day while you were secretly strolling off town. You became acquainted with him due to his friendly & flirtatious personality and eventually tried to help him out in his cafe by waitressing and washing the dishes (lol the things you do for a handsome stud)image. He is rather popular in town and is loved by his customers. He appears very kind towards you but actually has hidden motives which you’ll get to discover in the middle of his route.

 

KEI YOSHIMINEHot tutor, Smart, Talented, Tsundere as hell, Prince Charming, Pinky Swear, Best Boy!

2018100713080200-21DC55627B27A96C21194D6DBFB527E4Kei would have to be my favorite route in this game. Kei was a prince abducted from a land which Soshi’s family conquered and destroyed. He became a prisoner in the capital after the said incident and now he’s currently living as your private tutor with a fiery grudge against your own brother. Unlike the other main characters and their respective routes, Kei was probably the only one that developed a realistic romance with the heroine. His story didn’t feel too rushed and the intimate relationship he had with the MC was more believable. Kei’s story is also a good choice as your first route in this game.

 

KOICHIRO SERASilent, Cold, Serious, The Bodyguard, Samurai, Best Soldier, Sketchy af

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Sera is your faithful bodyguard who will watch you 24 hours a day and will never leave your side, ever! In his route, he was appointed by your brother Soshi, as your trusty guard who needs to be with you wherever you go. This man is very devoted when it comes to his job. His bushido code is prioritizing your protection 24/7. I felt bad while I was playing his route mainly because of how Sera was starving himself just to watch over you (the guy eats one riceball every meal) imageSob! During his story, it was revealed that he was part of the rebellion group who plans to overthrow your brother’s regime.

I didn’t quite like how it felt as if he was only using you so they can put an end to Soshi’s dictatorship. In the end, It feels like Sera’s feelings for you weren’t really genuine because he was way too distant to even develop a relationship with the heroine during his story’s transition of events. Oh well! (shrugs)

 

KAGEMITSU TOGAWAChildhood Friend, Substitute Tutor, Mr. Nice Guy, Boring.

2018100713090900-21DC55627B27A96C21194D6DBFB527E4Kagemitsu is your childhood friend and also your brother Soshi’s best friend and right-hand adviser. I was kind of interested with this character at first but was surprised at how bland his story turned out. Since you’ve always known him and liked him for the way he was, his route poorly falls into the typical childhood friend trope cliche. Again, the romance felt too forced. The only interesting part about Kagemitsu’s route was how involved it was with Soshi’s underlying story. It may be better to play this character prior to Soshi since their stories felt somewhat connected.

 

SOSHI AMAZAKI Has Trust Issues, Cold, Cunning, Bipolar (but not really), Incest (but not really)

2018100713100100-21DC55627B27A96C21194D6DBFB527E4Soshi probably has the most interesting story among the main characters. Mainly because he was considered the bad guy in other routes. By playing his route you’ll get to discover his side of the story. Soshi also offers a little bit of character development as he starts cold towards the MC (you) but then, later on, develops warms feelings as he tries to open up to the heroine. I kinda like Soshi’s story. It had a couple of plot twists and I was satisfied with the way it ended. The only downside in his route was how pathetic the heroine was in this story that it gets overly annoying playing her character. (Rolls eye)

 

TRAILER

 

OVERALL THOUGHTS?
I really couldn’t say anything more other than how simple this game was. Perhaps if you’re looking for an easy short read that’s not too engaging (you can literally finish one route in an hour), this game is a good candidate.

Personally, I love the voice acting best as well as this game’s art style. But story-wise, it’s painfully predictable that it gets boring at times to a point where you literally don’t care how it ends. I really don’t think it’s worth the full price. So if you’re concerned with getting your money’s worth, I don’t recommend buying this game unless it’s on sale. Despite the mediocre story writing, the game had a few pros up its sleeve such as having very little typos, and I did enjoy two routes (Kei and Soshi). On a side note, if you’re a fan of the seiyus: Tetsuya Kakihara or Kenjiro Tsuda, this game won’t be so bad as you think it’d be.

 

Chlo’s Rating: 4/10

The Charming Empire: Kei Yoshimine Walkthrough

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KEI YOSHIMINE – Your tutor, who’s secretly a prince. image

Take note, this is a walkthrough for the Happy Endto unlock the Normal End CG, just choose the opposite choices (the game only offers two choices).

 

CHAPTER 1
-“Prisoner?”
-“I’ll do my best”

 

 

CHAPTER 2
-Tell the truth
-“Why can’t you go too?”

 

 

CHAPTER 3
-“That’s not true”
-Deny it

 

 

CHAPTER 4
(No choices)

 

 

CHAPTER 5
-“Stay a little longer”

 

 

CHAPTER 6
-“That’s not it”

 

 

CHAPTER 7
-Romance novels

 

 

CHAPTER 8
-Apologize

 

 

CHAPTER 9
(No choices)

 

 

CHAPTER 10
-Relax

 

 

CHAPTER 11
(No Choices)

 

 

CHAPTER 12
-“I’m not sure about this”

 

 

CHAPTER 13
(No choices)

 

 

CHAPTER 14
(No choices)

 

 

CHAPTER 15
“Okay”

 

-HAPPY END-image

The Charming Empire: Soshi Amazaki Walkthrough

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SOSHI AMAZAKI –  Your brother, who’s a misunderstood powerful dictator.

Take note, this is a walkthrough for the Happy End, to unlock the Normal End CG, just choose the opposite choices (the game only offers two choices).

 

CHAPTER 1
-Ask for chopsticks

 

 

CHAPTER 2
-Yes
-Go for a walk in the palace

 

 

CHAPTER 3
-I do recognize you
-I think he’s kind

 

 

CHAPTER 4
-Tell someone

 

 

CHAPTER 5
-It’s not going well…

 

 

CHAPTER 7
-Go to Soshi’s room

 

 

CHAPTER 8
-Go with Soshi’s choice

 

 

CHAPTER 10
-Turn the corner

 

 

CHAPTER 11
-No, it’s not

 

 

CHAPTER 12
-I want to talk to you

 

 

-HAPPY END-

The Charming Empire: Toki Tanba Walkthrough

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TOKI TANBA – Mr. bad boy cafe owner who makes the best baumkuchen in town.

Take note, this is a walkthrough for the Happy End, to unlock the Normal End CG, just choose the opposite choices (the game only offers two choices).

 

CHAPTER 1
Apologize
Continue forward

 

CHAPTER 2
“Thank you”

 

CHAPTER 3
“You bought it for me?”

 

CHAPTER 4
Play along

 

CHAPTER 5
Accept

 

CHAPTER 6
“What’s our relationship?”
“Can I really go with you?”

 

CHAPTER 7
“I’m important to you?”

 

CHAPTER 8
Push the man aside

 

CHAPTER 9
“Don’t say that …”

 

CHAPTER 10
Peek through a closer window

 

CHAPTER 11
Think positive

 

CHAPTER 12
“You’re letting me go?”

 

CHAPTER 13
“Do you like quieter girls? ”

 

CHAPTER 14
Ask the guards for help

 

CHAPTER 15
Save my brother

 

 

-HAPPY END-

The Charming Empire: Soichiro Sera Walkthrough

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KOICHERO SERAYour faithful bodyguard turned lover.image

Take note, this is a walkthrough for the Happy End, to unlock the Normal End CG, just choose the opposite choices (the game only offers two choices).

 

Chapter 1
-“I’m not worthy”

 

Chapter 2
-Try again

 

Chapter 3
-Leave

 

Chapter 4
-“I want to walk around”

 

Chapter 5
-“Are the houses okay?”

 

Chapter 6
-State what I think

 

Chapter 7
-Leave the room
-“Did you used to train here?”

 

Chapter 8
-Ask Sera

 

Chapter 9
-Keep holding hands

 

Chapter 10
-Say no

 

Chapter 11
-“Can you leave?”
-“I’ll think about it”

 

Chapter12
-Talk
-“Why are you doing this?”

 

Chapter 13
-Tell the truth

 

Chapter 14
-Stop him

 

Chapter 15
-“Sacrifices are ridiculous”

 

-HAPPY END-