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Hamatora: Look at Smoking World

FuRyu updated the official Hamatora: Look at Smoking World website with new screenshots and details. View our gallery for new images, and our summary below for information (with translations from Siliconera).

– Set in the same world of Hamatora: The Animation
– Story focuses on its protagonist, Souken
– Don’t need to have watched the anime, since there are two separate stories
– Souken has just transferred to a school in Kobe
– Souken meets the “Troublebusters”
– Troublebusters: a group of people with special powers called “Minimum”
– After a certain event, it doesn’t take long for him to find out that he’s also a “Minimum Holder”
– The Troublebusters get all kinds of different requests
– For some reason, there seems to be something going on with requests concerning people who’ve lost their memories
– As you continue solving various cases in Kobe, the plot thickens, as the mystery behind the Minimum Holders slowly unravels
– When solving cases, you’ll start at the base
– At the base, there will be various missions or requests to choose from
– They all come with a reward and a brief description of what you’ll need to do
– You then need to go around town to gather some information on the request
– By talking to different characters in town and searching key areas, you’ll gradually put clues together
– Once you solve the case, you’ll encounter the culprit, followed by a battle
– After playing your cards right and beating them down using your Minimum, you’ll clear the mission and go back to the base to take on more requests
The story advances as you crack cases and slowly solve the mystery behind the Minimum Holders.
– Out on July 17

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FuRyu has shared a new batch of details about Hamatora: Look at Smoking World. You can find them rounded up below.

– Solve cases in Kobe as game-original characters with supernatural abilities
– These characters are known as Minimums
– Adventure Parts: run around a 3D recreation of Kobe
– Can also visit places such as Chinatown and the shopping district to solve cases
– Battle Parts: use Minimum abilities in a turn-based battle system
– Perform attacks through command input
– Pre-orders include a “Honey IC Card Sticker”
– Other bonuses:

Custom-drawn Jacket for Yuika and Hajime (Amazon Japan)
Custom-drawn Telephone Card with Souken and Nice (Animate)
Custom-drawn Telephone Card with Yuika and Honey (Sofmap)
Custom-drawn Clear File with Sally and Nekoko (Geo)

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It turns out that Shuuhou Imai’s new 3DS game is one that we’ve heard about before, though we had yet to see any sort of images or details until now.

The game in question is Hamatora: Look at Smoking World. You’ll find a commercial from the game above, and a few screenshots/details below.

– Imai working on the game with FuRyu
– Hamatora won’t take place in a parallel world from Hamatora: The Animation or the manga version
– Takes place in the same world, but has a different story
– The game will be enjoyable to those who’ve yet to see the anime or read the manga
– Imai was inspired by the shared universe concept often seen in American comics, where works of different titles (ex: DC and Marvel Universe can take place in the same world)
– Tokyo Majin Gakuen characters could still appear
– For now, the only thing we know that’s shared is the world between Hamatora’s anime and manga
– Game takes place in a port town of Kobe, Japan
– The transfer student protagonist suddenly has his special powers awakened
– He participates in fights with other high school students
– The characters will all be original to the game
– Imai spoke with people from the Kobe film office and visited other parts of Kobe, which will be included in the game
– Will see certain shopping districts modeled after real-life areas
– Can view them in stereoscopic 3D
– Battle system won’t be anything like Tokyo Twilight Ghosthunters
– Will be closer to the Tokyo Majin Gakuen series, which uses a strategy RPG battle system
– Out on July 17 in Japan

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