History VideoGame / ArcanaHeart

17th Jul '17 1:25:39 PM PF
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''Arcana Heart'' is a FightingGame series developed by Examu. The series is notable for having an [[ImprobablyFemaleCast all-girls]] cast.

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''Arcana Heart'' is a FightingGame series developed by Examu. The series is notable for having features an [[ImprobablyFemaleCast all-girls]] cast.



''Arcana Heart 3'' was released December 2009. It was ported to the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and UsefulNotes/Xbox360. The game was published by Creator/ArcSystemWorks. The game is only available in North America through the UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork, while it received a physical release in Europe. The Japanese arcade version saw an UpdatedRerelease with ''Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX!!!!!'', which is mostly about rebalancing issues and a cosmetic update. ''Love MAX!!!!!'' was ported to the [=PS3=] and UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita with extra features such as an After Story scenario and Trial Mode. Another update, titled ''Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX SIX STARS!!!!!!'', was released for Japanese arcades in Winter 2014. It features a new character, Minori, and a new Arcana (the Arcana of Blood). As of September 2015, ''LOVE MAX!!!!!'' has received a PC port from Creator/ArcSystemWorks, and is available in North America on {{UsefulNotes/Steam}}. After initial problems of trying to bring ''SIX STARS!!!!!!'' into retail, [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/99831120/arcana-heart-3-love-max-six-stars-2d-fighting-game/ a Kickstarter]] was made to bring the game to Steam.

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''Arcana Heart 3'' was released December 2009. It was ported to the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and UsefulNotes/Xbox360. The game was published by Creator/ArcSystemWorks. The game is only available in North America through the UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork, UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation Network}}, while it received a physical release in Europe. The Japanese arcade version saw an UpdatedRerelease with ''Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX!!!!!'', which is mostly about rebalancing issues and a cosmetic update. ''Love ''LOVE MAX!!!!!'' was ported to the [=PS3=] and UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation Vita}} with extra features such as an After Story scenario and Trial Mode. Another update, titled ''Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX SIX STARS!!!!!!'', was released for Japanese arcades in Winter 2014. It features a new character, Minori, and a new Arcana (the Arcana of Blood). As of September 2015, ''LOVE MAX!!!!!'' has received a PC port from Creator/ArcSystemWorks, and is available in North America on {{UsefulNotes/Steam}}. After initial problems of trying to bring ''SIX STARS!!!!!!'' into retail, [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/99831120/arcana-heart-3-love-max-six-stars-2d-fighting-game/ a Kickstarter]] was made to bring the game to Steam.
17th Jul '17 1:20:35 PM PF
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''Arcana Heart'' is a FightingGame series developed by Examu. The series is notable for having an [[ImprobablyFemaleCast all-girls]] cast.



This is the tale of ''Arcana Heart'', an [[ImprobablyFemaleCast all girls]] {{fighting game}} released in arcades and for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. Apart from the roster of characters, this game's play mechanics are similar in some respects to ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', with their emphasis on speed and combos, and the ability to take battles really high into the air. An updated version, entitled ''Arcana Heart FULL!'', addressed some character balancing issues.[[note]]The regular and ''FULL!'' versions of each character are selectable in the home version.[[/note]]

There's also the sequel ''Arcana Heart 2'', and its enhanced remake ''Suggoi! Arcana Heart 2''. The latter got a [=PlayStation 2=] port of [[PortingDisaster questionable performance]].

''Arcana Heart 3'' was released December 2009. It was ported to UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and UsefulNotes/XBox360. The game was published by Creator/ArcSystemWorks. The game is only available in North America through the UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork, while it received a disc release in Europe. The Japanese arcade version saw an UpdatedRerelease with ''Arcana Heart 3 Love MAX!!!!!'', which is mostly about re-balancing issues and a cosmetic update. ''Love MAX!!!!!'' was ported to the [=PS3=] and UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita with extra features such as an After Story scenario and Trial Mode. Another update, titled ''Arcana Heart 3: Love MAX SIX STARS!!!!!!'', was released for Japanese arcades in Winter 2014. It features a new character, Minori, and a new Arcana (the Arcana of Blood). As of September 2015, ''Love MAX!!!!!'' has received a PC port from Creator/ArcSystemWorks, and is available in North America on {{UsefulNotes/Steam}}. After initial problems of trying to bring ''SIX STARS!!!!!!'' into retail, [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/99831120/arcana-heart-3-love-max-six-stars-2d-fighting-game/ a Kickstarter]] was made to bring the game to Steam.

The series is developed by Examu but has had various publishers: AQ Interactive (''1'' & ''2'', JP), Creator/{{Atlus}} (''1'', NA), [[Creator/ArcSystemWorks Arc System Works/Aksys Games]] (''3'' & ''Love MAX!!!!!'', JP & NA), Zen United (''3'', EU), and [[Creator/NipponIchi NIS America]] (''Love MAX!!!!!'', EU).

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This is the tale of The original ''Arcana Heart'', an [[ImprobablyFemaleCast all girls]] {{fighting game}} Heart'' was released in arcades and for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. Apart from the roster of characters, this game's play mechanics are similar in some respects to ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', with their emphasis on speed and combos, and the ability to take battles really high into the air. An updated version, entitled ''Arcana Heart FULL!'', addressed some character balancing issues.[[note]]The regular and ''FULL!'' versions of each character are selectable in the home version.[[/note]]

There's also the sequel ''Arcana Heart 2'', and its enhanced remake ''Suggoi! Arcana Heart 2''. The latter got a [=PlayStation 2=] [=PS2=] port of [[PortingDisaster questionable performance]].

''Arcana Heart 3'' was released December 2009. It was ported to the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and UsefulNotes/XBox360.UsefulNotes/Xbox360. The game was published by Creator/ArcSystemWorks. The game is only available in North America through the UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork, while it received a disc physical release in Europe. The Japanese arcade version saw an UpdatedRerelease with ''Arcana Heart 3 Love 3: LOVE MAX!!!!!'', which is mostly about re-balancing rebalancing issues and a cosmetic update. ''Love MAX!!!!!'' was ported to the [=PS3=] and UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita with extra features such as an After Story scenario and Trial Mode. Another update, titled ''Arcana Heart 3: Love LOVE MAX SIX STARS!!!!!!'', was released for Japanese arcades in Winter 2014. It features a new character, Minori, and a new Arcana (the Arcana of Blood). As of September 2015, ''Love ''LOVE MAX!!!!!'' has received a PC port from Creator/ArcSystemWorks, and is available in North America on {{UsefulNotes/Steam}}. After initial problems of trying to bring ''SIX STARS!!!!!!'' into retail, [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/99831120/arcana-heart-3-love-max-six-stars-2d-fighting-game/ a Kickstarter]] was made to bring the game to Steam.

The series is developed by Examu but has had various publishers: AQ Interactive (''1'' & ''2'', JP), Creator/{{Atlus}} (''1'', NA), [[Creator/ArcSystemWorks Arc System Works/Aksys Games]] (''3'' & ''Love ''LOVE MAX!!!!!'', JP & NA), Zen United (''3'', EU), and [[Creator/NipponIchi NIS America]] (''Love (''LOVE MAX!!!!!'', EU).



** ''Arcana Heart 3 Love MAX!!!!!''
** ''Arcana Heart 3: Love MAX SIX STARS!!!!!!''

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** ''Arcana Heart 3 Love 3: LOVE MAX!!!!!''
** ''Arcana Heart 3: Love LOVE MAX SIX STARS!!!!!!''
8th Jul '17 6:55:32 AM PF
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''Arcana Heart 3'' was released December 2009. It was ported to UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and UsefulNotes/XBox360. The game was published by Creator/ArcSystemWorks. The game is only available in North America through the UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork, while it received a disc release in Europe. The Japanese arcade version saw an UpdatedRerelease with ''Arcana Heart 3 Love MAX!!!!!'', which is mostly about re-balancing issues and a cosmetic update. ''Love MAX!!!!!'' was ported to the [=PS3=] and UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita with extra features such as an After Story scenario and Trial Mode. Another update, titled ''Arcana Heart 3: Love MAX SIX STARS!!!!!!'', was released for Japanese arcades in Winter 2014. It features a new character, Minori, and a new Arcana (the Arcana of Blood). As of September 2015, Love MAX!!!!! has received a PC port from Creator/ArcSystemWorks, and is available in North America on {{UsefulNotes/Steam}}. After initial problems of trying to bring ''SIX STARS!!!!!!'' into retail, [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/99831120/arcana-heart-3-love-max-six-stars-2d-fighting-game/ a Kickstarter]] was made to bring the game to Steam.

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''Arcana Heart 3'' was released December 2009. It was ported to UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and UsefulNotes/XBox360. The game was published by Creator/ArcSystemWorks. The game is only available in North America through the UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork, while it received a disc release in Europe. The Japanese arcade version saw an UpdatedRerelease with ''Arcana Heart 3 Love MAX!!!!!'', which is mostly about re-balancing issues and a cosmetic update. ''Love MAX!!!!!'' was ported to the [=PS3=] and UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita with extra features such as an After Story scenario and Trial Mode. Another update, titled ''Arcana Heart 3: Love MAX SIX STARS!!!!!!'', was released for Japanese arcades in Winter 2014. It features a new character, Minori, and a new Arcana (the Arcana of Blood). As of September 2015, Love MAX!!!!! ''Love MAX!!!!!'' has received a PC port from Creator/ArcSystemWorks, and is available in North America on {{UsefulNotes/Steam}}. After initial problems of trying to bring ''SIX STARS!!!!!!'' into retail, [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/99831120/arcana-heart-3-love-max-six-stars-2d-fighting-game/ a Kickstarter]] was made to bring the game to Steam.



* DarkIsNotEvil: Only in Yoriko's case. Her Arcana's element is evil, but she's really a good-natured witch (and friends with prankster half-demon Lilica, who is herself rather friendly and cheerful). Lieselotte, the Darkness Arcana holder, [[CreepyChild isn't so nice]]. In the sequel, Clarice di Lanza is a demonic nun and seems rather nice all around, and [[SayItWithHearts speaks with music tones.]]

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* DarkIsNotEvil: Only in DarkIsNotEvil:
** In
Yoriko's case. Her Arcana's element is evil, but she's really a good-natured witch (and friends with prankster half-demon Lilica, who is herself rather friendly and cheerful). Lieselotte, the Darkness Arcana holder, [[CreepyChild isn't so nice]]. In the sequel, witch.
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Clarice di Lanza is a demonic nun and seems rather nice all around, and [[SayItWithHearts speaks with music tones.]]



* EnfanteTerrible: Kira Daidouji, who already has [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination]] aspirations at the tender age of 11. Also, Lieselotte's pretty damn creepy. She carries her sister's soul in the body of a legless puppet.

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* EnfanteTerrible: EnfanteTerrible:
**
Kira Daidouji, who already has [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination]] aspirations at the tender age of 11. Also, 11.
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Lieselotte's pretty damn creepy. She carries her sister's soul in the body of a legless puppet.



* ExtremityExtremist: Mostly on minor versions here. Saki and Akane mostly kick, and Zenia mostly punch. However, they also have one or two moves which involve their unused limbs.

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* ExtremityExtremist: Mostly on minor versions here. Saki and Akane mostly kick, and Zenia mostly punch. However, they also have one or two moves which involve their unused limbs.



* HalfHumanHybrid: Lilica is an half-demon, Konoha is part-dog, and Akane has fox ears that she's somewhat embarrassed about.
* HeroicSacrifice: Surprisingly, ''Mike'', of all [[strike:people]] demons, is implied to do one in Yoriko's bad ending (first game), shielding Yoriko and Lilica from the energy of the spirit world long enough for them to escape.

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* HalfHumanHybrid: HalfHumanHybrid:
**
Lilica is an half-demon, half-demon.
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Konoha is part-dog, and part-dog.
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Akane has fox ears that she's somewhat embarrassed about.
* HeroicSacrifice: Surprisingly, ''Mike'', of all [[strike:people]] demons, is implied to do one in Yoriko's bad ending (first game), shielding Yoriko and Lilica from the energy of the spirit world long enough for them to escape.escape:



* HeroOfAnotherStory: Everyone to each other in ''3'' because every single character ending is merely a short scene on how everyone is affected afterwards. And Elza's story ending takes place before the game even begins!

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* HeroOfAnotherStory: Everyone to each other in ''3'' because every single character ending is merely a short scene on how everyone is affected afterwards. And Elza's story ending takes place before the game even begins!begins.



** ''Sugoi! Arcana Heart 2'' adds a [[ExtremityExtremist kick happy]] dog girl and a dog girl who is basically an {{expy}} of Nakoruru (complete with bird), mounted on a wolf with a staff. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_oRwjzxtj0 There.]]

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** ''Sugoi! ''Suggoi! Arcana Heart 2'' adds a [[ExtremityExtremist kick happy]] dog girl and a dog girl who is basically an {{expy}} of Nakoruru (complete with bird), mounted on a wolf with a staff. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_oRwjzxtj0 There.]]



* RobotGirl / AnimeChineseGirl: Mei-Fang.

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* RobotGirl / AnimeChineseGirl: RobotGirl: Mei-Fang.



** Both Avalonnes. Parace from ''Sugoi! Arcana Heart 2'' as well. Parace comes back in the Score Attack Mode of the console port of ''Arcana Heart 3''. OhCrap.

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** Both Avalonnes. Avalonnes.
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Parace from ''Sugoi! in ''Suggoi! Arcana Heart 2'' as well. Parace 2''. She comes back in the Score Attack Mode of the console port of ''Arcana Heart 3''. OhCrap.



** Zenia. Most of the time super serious, but goes very sweet in front of kids.

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** Zenia. Most While she's very serious most of the time super serious, but goes very time, she becomes a sweet in front of person when she's around kids.



* (Pre-)TeenGenius: Kira. Built her own ether-powered [[BlobMonster blob]], and the ether-circuits used to power Mei-Fang. In the sequel, Catherine Kyohbashi is another one, having built the huge robot she controls by herself.

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* (Pre-)TeenGenius: Kira. Built TeenGenius:
** Kira, who is actually a preteen. She built
her own ether-powered [[BlobMonster blob]], and the ether-circuits used to power Mei-Fang. In the sequel, Mei-Fang.
**
Catherine Kyohbashi is another one, having built the huge robot she controls by herself.
7th Jul '17 8:13:48 AM fruitstripegum
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* RollerbladeGood: Lilica fights while wearing them.



* RollerbladeGood: Lilica fights while wearing them.
7th Jul '17 1:49:54 AM TPPR10
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''Arcana Heart 3'' was released December 2009. It was ported to UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and UsefulNotes/XBox360. The game was published by Creator/ArcSystemWorks. The game is only available in North America through the UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork, while it received a disc release in Europe. The Japanese arcade version saw an UpdatedRerelease with ''Arcana Heart 3 Love MAX!!!!!'', which is mostly about re-balancing issues and a cosmetic update. ''Love MAX!!!!!'' was ported to the [=PS3=] and UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita with extra features such as an After Story scenario and Trial Mode. Another update, titled ''Arcana Heart 3: Love MAX SIX STARS!!!!!!'', was released for Japanese arcades in Winter 2014. It features a new character, Minori, and a new Arcana (the Arcana of Blood). As of September 2015, Love MAX!!!!! has received a PC port from Creator/ArcSystemWorks, and is available in North America on {{UsefulNotes/Steam}}.

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''Arcana Heart 3'' was released December 2009. It was ported to UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and UsefulNotes/XBox360. The game was published by Creator/ArcSystemWorks. The game is only available in North America through the UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork, while it received a disc release in Europe. The Japanese arcade version saw an UpdatedRerelease with ''Arcana Heart 3 Love MAX!!!!!'', which is mostly about re-balancing issues and a cosmetic update. ''Love MAX!!!!!'' was ported to the [=PS3=] and UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita with extra features such as an After Story scenario and Trial Mode. Another update, titled ''Arcana Heart 3: Love MAX SIX STARS!!!!!!'', was released for Japanese arcades in Winter 2014. It features a new character, Minori, and a new Arcana (the Arcana of Blood). As of September 2015, Love MAX!!!!! has received a PC port from Creator/ArcSystemWorks, and is available in North America on {{UsefulNotes/Steam}}.
{{UsefulNotes/Steam}}. After initial problems of trying to bring ''SIX STARS!!!!!!'' into retail, [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/99831120/arcana-heart-3-love-max-six-stars-2d-fighting-game/ a Kickstarter]] was made to bring the game to Steam.
29th Jun '17 8:41:28 PM Someoneman
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* WidgetSeries: [[ImprobablyFemaleCast All. Moe]]. [[FightingGame Fighting]]. [[FightingGame Game]]. The fact that it actually stands on its own merits is notable.

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* VictoryPose: Notably {{inverted}} if you win a round, but not the entire match: the ''loser'' is the one who has an animation and voice line while the winner remains in her idle pose. You do get a normal victory pose upon winning the match.
* WidgetSeries: [[ImprobablyFemaleCast All. Moe]]. [[FightingGame Fighting]]. [[FightingGame Game]]. Fighting. Game.]] The fact that it actually stands on its own merits is notable.
1st May '17 10:34:40 AM DavidCowie
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Added DiffLines:

* ExcitedShowTitle:
** ''Arcana Heart FULL!''
** ''Suggoi! Arcana Heart 2''
** ''Arcana Heart 3 Love MAX!!!!!''
** ''Arcana Heart 3: Love MAX SIX STARS!!!!!!''
13th Mar '17 4:35:38 AM PF
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This is the tale of ''Arcana Heart'', an [[ImprobablyFemaleCast all girls]] {{fighting game}} released in arcades and on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. Apart from the roster of characters, this game's play mechanics are similar in some respects to ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', with their emphasis on speed and combos, and the ability to take battles really high into the air. An updated version, entitled ''Arcana Heart FULL!'', addressed some character balancing issues.[[note]]The regular and ''FULL!'' versions of each character are selectable in the home version.[[/note]]

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This is the tale of ''Arcana Heart'', an [[ImprobablyFemaleCast all girls]] {{fighting game}} released in arcades and on for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. Apart from the roster of characters, this game's play mechanics are similar in some respects to ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', with their emphasis on speed and combos, and the ability to take battles really high into the air. An updated version, entitled ''Arcana Heart FULL!'', addressed some character balancing issues.[[note]]The regular and ''FULL!'' versions of each character are selectable in the home version.[[/note]]



''Arcana Heart 3'' was released December 2009. It was ported to UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and UsefulNotes/XBox360. The game was published by Creator/ArcSystemWorks. The game is only available in North America through the UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork, while it received a disc release in Europe. The Japanese arcade version saw an UpdatedRerelease with ''Arcana Heart 3 Love MAX!!!!!'', which is mostly about re-balancing issues and a cosmetic update. ''Love MAX!!!!!'' was ported to [=PS3=] and UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita with extra features such as an After Story scenario and Trial Mode. Another update, titled ''Arcana Heart 3: Love MAX SIX STARS!!!!!!'', was released for Japanese arcades in Winter 2014. It features a new character, Minori, and a new Arcana (the Arcana of Blood). As of September 2015, Love MAX!!!!! has received a PC port from Creator/ArcSystemWorks, and is available in North America on {{UsefulNotes/Steam}}.

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''Arcana Heart 3'' was released December 2009. It was ported to UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and UsefulNotes/XBox360. The game was published by Creator/ArcSystemWorks. The game is only available in North America through the UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork, while it received a disc release in Europe. The Japanese arcade version saw an UpdatedRerelease with ''Arcana Heart 3 Love MAX!!!!!'', which is mostly about re-balancing issues and a cosmetic update. ''Love MAX!!!!!'' was ported to the [=PS3=] and UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita with extra features such as an After Story scenario and Trial Mode. Another update, titled ''Arcana Heart 3: Love MAX SIX STARS!!!!!!'', was released for Japanese arcades in Winter 2014. It features a new character, Minori, and a new Arcana (the Arcana of Blood). As of September 2015, Love MAX!!!!! has received a PC port from Creator/ArcSystemWorks, and is available in North America on {{UsefulNotes/Steam}}.
12th Mar '17 9:27:43 AM secretfan14
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* CuteClumsyGirl: Heart tends to fall down in the opening of her stage.



* {{Dojikko}}: Heart tends to fall down in the opening of her stage.
13th Aug '16 2:54:03 PM nombretomado
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** The Xbox 360 achievements are all over the ears with these such as "[[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Atatatatatatatatatatatatatata!]]", "[[DirtyHarry Do You Feel Lucky, Punk?]]" and even "[[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Yukkuri Shiteitte Ne]]".

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** The Xbox 360 achievements are all over the ears with these such as "[[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Atatatatatatatatatatatatatata!]]", "[[DirtyHarry "[[Film/DirtyHarry Do You Feel Lucky, Punk?]]" and even "[[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Yukkuri Shiteitte Ne]]".
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