Toki to Towa: Meet Towa, Toki’s other half
posted on 05.11.12 at 11:51 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Once you go blonde, you can always go back.

In Toki to Towa, players take on the role of a heroine named Toki. She, however, has the ability to change personalities, and shift into an entirely different person known as Towa.

During the game’s opening wedding scene, Toki first unlocks the ability to transform into Towa in order to protect her husband to be, the Hero character, from a bandit attack.

Toki, a pink-haired long-range / guns specialist, is voiced by Kana Hanazawa. Towa, a blonde-haired close-range / knife specialist, is voiced by Eri Kitamura. To switch between Toki and Towa, players can either level-up, or use a valuable item known as “Pepper.”

Toki and Towa each have their own ability set. Each ability is known as a “Gift.” A screenshot of Towa’s set (in Famitsu magazine) includes Gifts such as “Hermit” and “Sister.”

Both Toki and Towa have separate opinions, thus being split personalities. Towa has her own opinions about the main characters. In a screenshot (also in the magazine), Towa is calling for her friends to join her in eating bento lunch.

Locations known as “Memory Places” will trigger cutscenes for each character. These are indicated on the world map.

Thanks, Famitsu.com and Weekly Famitsu.

  • Kougeru

    This game looks really good IMO. That guy’s also lucky it seems that both personalities like him lol..could be a major thorn in the marriage otherwise.

  • Malcolm Reynolds

    This game better get localized deggnabbit!

  • vertical09

    He’s the hero? REALLY?

    • Sal Romano

      @vertical09: Apparently.

      “主人公” means protagonist, hero, or main character.

      “Player” in the background.

      It’s odd, because the game is called Toki to Towa, which, while it translates to Time and Eternity, seems to be a play on words for Toki and Towa. And all the media we’ve seen of the game stars Toki, for the most part. In battle, with friends, etc.

  • http://chaosraiden.blogspot.com/ Chaos Raiden

    Towa is a beauty.

    @Sal Romano: Wait, I thought the Hero is voiced by Tsubasa Yonuga, and Toki is voiced by Kana Hanazawa?

    • Sal Romano

      @Chaos Raiden: That is correct. I’d forgotten who the voice actor was and went back to an old article to grab the name, but mistakenly grabbed the wrong one!

  • vertical09

    Well now that most of the main characters are introduced, i guess we can start expecting plot info then an actual gameplay trailer.
    The latter will most likely decide if this game succeeds or not though….

  • L_kira

    Lol. Pepper…? What’s this? Dragon Ball?

    • LordKaiser

      @L_kira: I was thinking the same thing also a little touch of Rosario+Vampire heroine.

  • Sal Romano

    Update: was able to make use of a neighbor’s scanner. Attached scans from the Weekly Famitsu article, which includes new screenshots.

  • Locksus

    It would be a crime not to localize this! Make it happen!

  • anime10121

    This looks GORGEOUS! Hoping they bring this over!

  • zakou

    Importing it if its not released outside of Japan, this game is just pure art.

  • Zero

    Change personalities? hmmmm… Interesting.

    Is Toki possessed by an ancient spirit or goddess or something? Or perhaps its more mental?

  • Skelter

    I like split personality stories…..always so invigorating (of course I always prefer the intense personality) fingers crossed for Towa being a bloodhound.