Yo-Jin-Bo: The Bodygaurds
Yo jin bo the bodyguards
Japanese 用心棒
Developer Two-Five
Publisher 🇯🇵 Two-Five
🇺🇸 Hirameki International
Released 🇯🇵 July 29, 2005
🇺🇸 Oct 30, 2006
Platforms PC

Yo-Jin-Bo: The Bodyguards is a Japanese visual novel produced by Two-Five. In October 2006, Hirameki International released an English edition of the PC version in the United States. It is part of their AnimePlay PC line.

This was the first otome visual novel to be officially released in English.

The story focuses on the main character Sayori, who is a modern high school girl. She finds a mysterious pendant while out helping with an archaeological dig (she's in the high school history club, so she is forced to attend), and later has a strange dream—it seems that the scene is from about a hundred and fifty years ago, during the last days of the samurai, and she sees Hatsuhime, princess of the Mochizuke clan, assassinated!

It gets even more strange when the scene changes, and Sayori realizes that she's in Hatsuhime's body; that she has somehow seen how things were, and the situation has somehow "reset", giving her the chance to avert the princess's terrible fate.[1]

In Japan only, there was a PS2 release that offered an alternate Good ending for Tainojo (Bo) and added 2 routes for Harumoto and Kasumimaru.

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