To Heart 2: Timeline
To Heart 2: Episode 1
To Heart 2: Episode 2
To Heart 2: Episode 3
To Heart 2: Episode 4
To Heart 2: Episode 5
To Heart 2: Episode 6
To Heart 2: Episode 7
To Heart 2: Episode 8
To Heart 2: Episode 9
To Heart 2: Episode 10
To Heart 2: Episode 11
To Heart 2: Episode 12
To Heart 2: Episode 13
To Heart 2: Anime Review
Konomi and Tamaki
GAME PROPER (Konomi Yuzuhara)
RULES AND REGULATIONS (Extended Play)
This will be multiple run-throughs of the To Heart 2 game, focusing on each girl except Konomi Yuzuhara. Because there would only be one post per scenario, stories will be extremely summarized. Furthermore, I’m playing this in a very quick fashion. Basically, I keep the game running while I’m doing some other stuff like surfing the net, since I only would listen to the dialogue of the voices in the game. This would result obviously in details that may be missed, moreso than when I played through Konomi’s scenario.
Lacking Japanese will mean lack of story details. I expect that there will be a LOT of errors in the way I understood some events. Mainly, because I can’t read Japanese text, all thoughts and dialogue of Takaki himself is unknown to me. I use the voice dialogue to somehow “guess” what the event or conversation is about. To the Japanese game players who may have found this page, please do help me in case I have mistaken in understanding some parts of the story. Please do post a comment or contact me.
What are you trying to do here?
I will attempt the impossible by playing through a bishoujo game… in Japanese.
Are you suicidal?
This is just because of the extreme urge to somehow play a popular bishoujo game.
You won’t understand it at all!
Yes I know. For one, To Heart 2 is a Visual Novel. It has TONS of text which I won’t understand whe way I am now.
But because this is an attempt at futility, I have some tricks up my sleeve:
- I have a walkthrough.
- I have 5% knowledge of conversational Japanese.
Using the walkthrough, I’ll be able to get a proper ending with a specific girl… if I follow directions right.
And using my 5% Japanese words, vocabulary and sentence understanding, I may be able to understand the story.
This is ridiculous. You won’t understand the story without the text. Besides, the player is YOU. You are supposed to be talking, but the talk is only through the text. The girls and other people may be talking to you through voice-overs, but that means you are getting half the conversation only.
Yes I will get half the story that way.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
This will be a single run-through on the game To Heart 2. Since there are multiple paths to this game, giving the player multiple stories to experience, I have just decided on just one story path… Konomi Yuzuhara. I will play through Konomi’s story scenario and make an attempt to win Konomi’s heart and finish the game with a good ending.
Because of my lack of Japanese knowledge, it is not an assurance that I can finish the game with a complete Konomi scenario. Even though I have acquired a walkthrough telling me where to go and what choices to make throughout the game, it’s obviously in Japanese, and I may have some mistakes in following those directions.
I will update this page to tell my progress through the game. To Heart 2 gameplay and timeline is divided into days, starting from March 1 and ending about two months later. I will tell the story as those days go by. I will also make a reaction and reflection post after some days have transpired in To Heart 2, so if you are getting bored of the blow-by-blow commentary of the daily, try those too.
The posts for each day is written with a viewpoint assuming that I am Takaki, while the posts for each review assumes that I am a third person talking about To Heart 2 summaries and reactions. Please take note of that when reading through this project.
Wonder why my To Heart 2 posts are dated March or April 2004? It’s because the To Heart 2 calendar is based to the real 2004 calendar, where March 1 is a Monday. So it doesn’t mean that I did it 1 year ago, I just gave each post their respective date timestamp so as to reduce clutter in my regular anime blogging.
Of course, lacking Japanese will mean lack of story details. I expect that there will be a LOT of errors in the way I understood some events. Mainly, because I can’t read Japanese text, all thoughts and dialogue of Takaki himself is unknown to me. I use the voice dialogue to somehow “guess” what the event or conversation is about. To the Japanese game players who may have found this page, please do help me in case I have mistaken in understanding some parts of the story. Please do post a comment or contact me.
Because this is a Konomi-only scenario, chances are I won’t meet some other To Heart 2 characters along the way.
I’m not promising that I will finish the game immediately. This is a LONG game, and I’VE NEVER PLAYED THIS KIND OF GAME BEFORE AT ALL! Surprised? Yup, I know about almost all the anime counterparts of bishoujo games, but I never play those bishoujo games itself. The most I could ever do is look at the CGs of the game.
If in case there will be a To Heart 2 anime, I will make sure to finish the game before that is shown on Japan. It is announced to air this fall, by the way. Rejoice! Also, there will be a PC version of this game, so I may look back and open this project again if deems necessary, just in case Konomi has some new story threads and scenarios added in the PC version.
If this turns out to be true, I may decide to replay the game and fix up all my mistakes in the Konomi scenario.
This project is finally complete.