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Byakkotai – Shishi Ibunki (白虎隊 志士異聞記)

Byakkotai Shishi Ibunki was an otome smartphone game on iOS and Android by Opera House. It was also localised and released in English without voices as a paid app by NTT Solmare as Teen Samurai -I’ll Be Back, my Love- but it’s no longer available either. (NTT: App Store, Google Play)

The Japanese release was taken down in January 2017 to revamp the system to ensure compatibility for the new OS.

However, as of November 2020, it remains shelved from all platforms including the English release by NTT Solmare.

I also sent an inquiry to Opera House and they kindly replied saying there are no plans for a re-release (assuming it’s referring to smartphones) nor a port release (I stated my interest in a port on Vita or even on PC seeing as Gakuen Club and other titles like Vinculum Hearts are on multiple platforms.).

Hope to see the title revived in its entirety someday.

Note: The article remains unchanged besides the above addition.

– Last updated: November 25, 2020.


Byakkotai – Shishi Ibunki is an otome game that I got to know recently. The game runs on smartphone devices (Android and iOS) and is fully voiced by a stunning cast consisting of Morikubo Showtarou, Terashima Takuma, Kishio Daisuke, Suzuki Tatsuhisa, Tachibana Shin’nosuke, Taniyama Kishou and Shimono Hiro who voices Yamamoto Towako, the female friend of our protagonist, Kanome Chisato.

A rough rundown of the story’s setting. The Byakkotai is one of the four military units to modernise the military forces in Aizu, being the reserve unit, it had the youngest members among the four units, all named after gods of each compass direction. (wiki) According to the game, the members of the Byakkotai were admitted once they turn ten and they have to abide the following rules:

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