The story takes place in a world with 3 kingdoms, the Red, White, and Blue Kingdom. In this world, they have highly-advanced dolls with some closely resembling humans. These dolls occasionally need maintainence which done by a “tuner”.

A young playwright named Wakaba writes a controversial play about a traitor named Ein who killed a ruler of the White Kingdom, Christina. In Wakaba’s play, she presumes that Ein did not betray Christina, but was actually her loyal supporter.

When Wakaba’s history major friend needs to make a trip to get Coco, a genki doll that lives with Wakaba, maintainence, Wakaba and her brother Light travel with him. Wakaba travels in the hopes of finding some actors for her play. Along the way, they meet a beautiful doll with one wing named Belle and an aspiring actress named Angelina.

Katahane Installation:

1. Download the game (mirrors are interchangeable)
2. Download and install 1.10 japanese patch
3. Download your choice of english patch version. Run installer.exe and follow instructions.
(You might need to run english patcher as administrator on some systems)
4. Start the game with katahane.exe (not the original カタハネ.exe or shortcut on desktop)
5. Select “File” and “Font Config” in-game, and change the font to “S2GP月フォント” to fix wordwrapping. title=

171 Responses to “Katahane”

  1. Bigdaddygobl1in says:

    Although, it obviously may be on my part, but i have the same problem as Spyder, it say the file is corrupt. I tried both mirrors, but as soon as it is about done, it has an error report. If there is a problem, i hope it gets fixed soon. I wannaplay this game so bad >.^o^)>

    • atsutane says:

      I fond how to resolve the problem.
      when you open the .ISO with daemon (or other software, it will just load the file in the virtual DVD. Then go to “my computer” and open the DVD which is Katahane and you’ll have the install menu.

  2. Someone says:

    Noooooooooooooo Not this game. When I install it there are no exe file. I did it like other game that come from admin.Tell Me Whyyyyyyyyy

    • Gediminas says:

      If when you install the game no exe file appears in game folder, then just copy exe file from /bin folder in mounted game folder/CD. I have tried and it works.

  3. jrdp_18 says:

    Is the contents just a copy of the installed game?

  4. Damakuno says:

    Is this good? I want to know before i download it cause i have my hands full doing other stuff and im running out of disk space..

  5. CosplayJelly says:

    hey which would any1 here suggest? the literal or natural translation. btw i know a good amount of japanese if you dont count kanji 😛

    • Paull says:

      i’d suggest literal for most fans of japanese media. you’ll be used to it if you watch a lot of fansubbed stuff. it’s the difference between seeing a name, for example, as “sana-chan” instead of something like “little sana”.

      only time literal translations bugged me was in persona 3 when the english voice actors actually spoke it aloud and it sounded rediculous

  6. cenatu says:

    18+ or all ages?

  7. mothernight says:

    sorry. i can’t install update 1,10
    i tried both japanese app locale and without app and still
    won’t work. what to do.

  8. mothernight says:

    Don’t worry, i did it but when i run the game
    and choose start it play first sequence and freeze.
    I realy have no patience so i deleted the game
    and all rar files from HDD.
    I won’t bother with this game any more.
    I really don’t blame the one who
    uploaded this game. After all i am gratefull
    for all other game from this fantastic site.
    Thank you.

  9. Sb says:

    So hey, I downloaded all the 5 parts, the update thing and translation patch. I tried to extract the 5 parts and I got errors about “unexpected end of archive” about the 5th part. And then it continued the extracting and at the end I got all kinds of other errors; CRC failed in Katahane KATAHANE.ISO. The file is corrupt.
    Then I tried to first start the update thingy but only got some error thingy from that. I don’t really understand any of this so I’d appreciate some help 😀 .

    • admin says:

      One of parts (most likely 5th one) didn’t download completely. Redownload it and try again.

      • Sb says:

        Thanks, no errors when extracting now. But still I’ve no idea what I should do next. I extracted the update thingy and tried to run it but doesn’t work, then i extracted all stuff and tried to open all stuff. i was abe to install teh game and all but it wasn’t translated. I’m so confused now !

  10. Sb says:

    How do I intall the 1.10 update thing? I extracted it and tried to open it but I get some japanese error thing. I think that’s the only problem now. Some help please ! ~~

    • Sb says:

      OH, I got everything working now. Still wondering about the last part -“5. Select “File” and “Font Config” in-game, and change the font to “S2GP月フォント” to fix wordwrapping.”-
      I’ve no idea what this is at all.

  11. polo2005 says:

    What exactly is 18+ rated in this game? i’m planning on playing it but i rather have the all age version if there is to many h-scens.

    Could anyone confirm?

  12. Tsubaki_14 says:

    Hey, I need a lil’ help please. I keep on running that 1.10 update installer thing, but it always errors on me and I can’t read it to find out what’s the problem, can someone help me please? It’s not even japanese just random characters, probably because I don’t have the language installed.

    • Tsubaki_14 says:

      I installed the language and shifted to japanese locale still no luck :/ everytime I try to install any of these files it shows me an un-readable error -w-‘ can someone who installed it successfully help please? ;3; I’m really looking forward to playing this game

  13. Tsubaki_14 says:

    YESSS got it to work! Ok, I’m gonna post here the exact steps to take to make it work for anyone else that may end up having problems:

    1. Download all the files
    2. Change your default uni-code language to Japanese
    – If you’re on windows 7, follow these steps:
    – Go to control panel -> clock, language and region
    – Click on region and language
    – click on administrative, there are two sections in it, the second one is titled language for non-unicode programs
    – in there, click on change system locale button, then from the drop down choose japanese and restart
    3. Mount the .ISO file of the game using any virtual disc mounter (I’m using magicISO which is a freeware) and run it
    4. Click on the third button to install directX in case you don’t have it, and then click on the top button and install in default directories
    5. Go to where you saved the files and install katahane_update_v110.exe in the default directories as well
    6. Do the same for the english patch
    7. Now you’re finally ready! Go to the folder where you installed it (if you followed default path, then it should be C:\Program Files\Tarte\カタハネ and run the katahane.exe (NOT the one titled in japanese, that one is original japanese text) and you’re ready to play! you can substitute the shortcut icon on your desktop with this one for easy access.
    8. While running it, as the admin have noted when it is in window mode (not full screen mode) you can see the tools bar, click on File on the far left then click on font config and from the drop down choose the one at the bottom which starts with S2GP

    Hope this helped any lost souls 🙂 now off to enjoying it!

    • MangaJoo says:

      Sorry to ask this kind of dumb question but I’m new to Eroges and hum… about ti non-Unicode thing, will this affect something on my PC except I will be able to install the game or will it change my pc’s language or I won’t be able to play my already installed games?

      Thanks for the futur answer 🙂

      • Tsubaki_14 says:

        It changes the language of non-unicode programs into Japanese. Well in most cases everything will still be in English it doesn’t change your operating system’s language, very few programs will be affected by this and those -other than these visual novels- you usually can change their language settings in the program itself.

    • WOLFGOD says:

      i cant do the number 5 D: BD rom thats were my katahane is saved and i clicked the set up and it didnt work

    • ServentSaber says:

      Thank you so much for your step by step guide =). you are a life saver <3

    • Anonymous says:

      Awesome! Thanks a bunch, it worked! The key was to change the AppLocale to Japanese, otherwise it won’t work.

    • OtakuNinja says:

      I’m running on windows 8, but I can’t install the game. At around 90%, it stops and I get some kind of corrupt text-explanation. :/

    • Karen says:

      Some people have found that magic ISO and magic disk contain viruses. So do many other similar programmatically, so it’s best to search ‘[name of programming] virus’ and see what comes up before installing anything.

  14. wowofdoom says:

    Male or Female Protagonist?

  15. WOLFGOD says:

    im getting promblems on mine i really want to play this game badly when i clicked the katahane file with the iso and my software daemon i cliked this http://gyazo.com/e878300519a9a6337b13feff181779f1 and when it was finished loading this kepts appearing
    i tried the update and the ^link there happens too
    and i try the english patch it says i should change the default language to japanese and i did and then i clicked the patch again it still the same thing D: somebody help me

  16. ServentSaber says:

    i cant get the english patch to work it says something about my side ny side configuration is incorrect. can anyone help?

  17. Dixxxo says:

    The files are deleted from mediafire reupload the files please admin

    PD: Sorry for my english

  18. Mesa says:

    this is the best eroge I had play. I just finish this game yesterday. thx admin

    Here’s the couple conclusion

    Christina X Efa (include 3 ero scenes)
    Ein X Dua (no ero scene)

    Angelina X Belle (include 3 ero scenes)
    Cero X Wakaba (include 2 ero scenes)
    Tonino X Silvia (include 1 ero scenes)
    Fabio X Marion (no ero scene)

  19. bobo says:

    Does anyone have the drama CD of this game? pls share it on the reply

  20. Myore says:

    If enyone has a problem with instalation, there’s another solution. I’m not english but hope you’ll understand:

    1. Mount .ISO but don’t run Instalation!
    2. OPEN virtual drive where the game was mounted (for example: “D:”) and run SETUP with AppLocale (“D:/KATAHANE/setup”)
    2a. Everything in AppLocale switch for japanese (the last language on the list)
    3. If something was not coppied to game’s destination folder, just copy it from mounted game folder/CD (especially, when you installed the game and no .exe file appeared) ;]
    4. Move katahane_update_v110.exe and english patch to game’s destination folder (where the .exe file is).
    5. Run with AppLocale katahane_update_v110.exe and Install. If error appears, just browse destination folder (“C:\Program Files\Tarte\カタハネ”) and accept. It worked for me ;]
    6. Now run run english patch with AppLocale, and same, browse destination folder (“C:\Program Files\Tarte\カタハネ”) and accept. Instalation may take a while.
    7. Now you can play, just run katahane.exe 🙂 If there’s an error, run katahane.exe with AppLocale as well. (You can create a shortcut, to allways open katahane.exe with AppLocale).

    Hope I’ve helped. Enjoy! 🙂

  21. nymphadora says:

    So everytime I get to the part where Belle and Angelina are finishing the play and Angelina falls and then Belle catches her and says I love you from the bottom of my heart. I click the next txt and it always stops and brings me back to the Main Menu so I don’t know how to get further in the game!

  22. eragon22 says:

    Hello everyone,when istalling the english patch i always get the message:

    Cant write to katahane directory
    re run this programm as administrator
    check permission on the folder

    can someone please tell me how to solve this:-(

  23. shaye says:

    I’m having the same problem as eragon22!

    “Cant write to katahane directory
    re run this programm as administrator
    check permission on the folder”

    is the message I get when I try to install the english patch TT~TT

  24. shaye says:

    btw I am the administrator of this computer!

    • eragon22 says:

      Hey shaye, luckily i solved it yesterday^^

      right-click on the english patch file and then choose “Run as administrator” option from the appearing menu (i use Win 7)

      game runs perfectly now i hope that´ll help you too

  25. shaye says:

    YAAAAAAY! It worked :’) I love you forever now xxxxxxx

  26. Redun says:

    The part 3 download is broken.

  27. Shizuking says:

    Took some time to get it work but finally get it running! 🙂 can’t wait to start playing~

  28. Shane The Sheep says:

    Part 5 not working… :<

  29. Qualar says:

    Got the game downloaded and installed successfully, but having no luck at all with the English Patch. Have downloaded it twice thinking it was a bad download the first time and still getting this message when attempting to lauch the file.: “”This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.””

    And yes, I am running it as the administrator with the system set for JP local. My OS is Windows XP Home. Just finding it odd that the game gave me no problem installing (and yes, it runs), but the English patch won’t work for me. Any suggestions?

  30. Rikku says:

    hey 🙂 i have a question when i download it and extract i use the magicISO and install but the language is uhm!! its like some codes i dont understand it do i need to install something
    cause i have no idea pls help 🙁

  31. fruityfresh says:

    This is yuri? Eroge/Hentai?

  32. Anon says:

    Thank you!

  33. Unknown000x says:

    All the links are still working as of today~
    Going to try it out now

  34. Unknown000x says:

    Problem with English patch too.
    This is the error box:
    The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail.

    Can anyone pitch me in? I don’t know what to do.

  35. terna9 says:

    When i go to save the game it crashes. Does anyone have any idea why and how to stop it. Please can someone tell me as i really want to play it.

  36. MasterAaron92 says:

    Are you supposed to download and extract all 10 .rar files? I’ve downloaded them all, but can’t extract any of them.

  37. blahity says:

    For anyone having trouble with the side-by-side error while running the english patcher on Windows 7. It seems the patch installer needs vc 2008 you can get it here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29 (yes the x86 version even if you are using Windows 7 64bit).

  38. starrelly says:

    what the fuck thank you so much!! all of your steps worked 😀
    for anyone who’s discouraged here..

    i stumbled a little because i didn’t do the part after you install directx and had to click the top button, haha didn’t read it for some reason

    i also made sure to download vc2008

    when i downloaded all 10 parts, i was pleasantly surprised that extracting one will connect all 10 parts together into one katehane and then you mount that file you get.

    make sure you install the patch before the english patch… i think that should fix the problem? idk..

    thank you again!

  39. Maichan says:

    Thanks 4 helping! Now I can play it! I haven’t got any problem with downloading and stuff!

    Thank you for helping^^

  40. TamTamDuDu says:

    First of all, thank all of you for your help and of course I thank all the people who spend so much time to translate this for us, that is just amazing.

    But unfortunately I’ve had so many problems with the installation of this and I tried everything that I read here but nothing really helped me.
    I managed so install the game and even start the japanese version of it, but the hard part came after that…
    So for those of you, who still can’t run the update, here’s my solution:
    In my case I just wasn’t able to run the update because wahtever I tried, some errors kept poping up, making it impossible to run it. Running the english patch without successfully running the update was impossible as well, since you need some files that the update will install, to run the patch.
    And here comes what I did. Since the patch says you need scneario1.arc and update.arc to run it, I simply copyied the scenario.arc from the folder in which the game is installed and renamed it. So simply make two copies of a \.arc\ file and rename them into the needed scenario1.arc and update.arc.
    Now copy them into the game folder and run the english patch.
    I know this sounds so stupid and random, but I simply didn’t know what to do anymore to get this game to work, so I tried this and to my surprise, it worked!
    You can now run the patch, install the english version and play the game.
    It’s still surprising to me, why I didn’t even need the actual update.arc and scenario1.arc for the game to work in the first place, because getting these was the biggest problem for me from the beginning…
    Well I hope that I could help some people out with this and I hope you were able to follow me and understand all the steps, since my english is not that good

  41. Anonymous says:

    My game works perfectly except for the fact that none of the characters have voices. I re-installed the game, have the voice.arc and everything, so anyone can help?

  42. Anonymous says:

    When I install the game, everything works fine. But when I install the English Patch, the character voices disappear.

  43. Rika Furude says:

    Does anyone know where I might be able to buy this visual novel? I’ve found that the company that made it has disappeared (most likely gone out of the game of making VN)

  44. Misa says:

    I can’t run the game in full screen mode. As soon as I change press f4, double klick the window or just klick on maximize the game freezes..
    If I run the game without japanese locale and without english patch I can switch to full screen but it will crash as soon as I start. If I run the game without Jap locale and with english patch it freezes as soon as I klick on fullscreen…
    If I run the game without eng patch but with jap loc. it says something japanese… pretty long message with a H D D. No idea what it means. any ideas?

  45. guestttt says:

    do i need to download all 10part together with the update and translation?
    btw ur 1.9gb link broken, file not found.

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