Tōka Gettan logo.
|Genre||Drama, Fantasy, Romance|
|Written by||Aguri Soragata|
|Illustrated by||Yukio Kumoya|
|Published by||Kadokawa Shoten|
|Original run||December 10, 2005 – 2008|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Yuji Yamaguchi|
|Network||BS Asahi, SUN TV, Tokyo MX TV|
|Original run||April 3, 2007 – September 24, 2007|
|Publisher||Orbit (PC), Kadokawa Shoten (PS2)|
|Genre||Eroge, Visual novel|
|Platform||PC, PlayStation 2|
|Released||May 25, 2007 (PC)
October 1, 2009 (PS2)
Tōka Gettan (桃華月憚?) is a Japanese adult visual novel developed by Root, and published by Orbit, also known for the creation of the Yami to Bōshi to Hon no Tabibito visual novel. The game was released in Japan on May 25, 2007 in regular and deluxe editions. A PlayStation 2 version, called Tōka Gettan: Kōfū no Ryōō (桃華月憚 ～光風の陵王～?), was released on October 1, 2009, with adult content removed. A manga adaptation was serialized in Kadokawa Shoten's Comptiq. A 26-episode anime adaptation aired between April and September 2007 produced by Studio Deen.
The series is a spin-off from Moonlight Lady, and as such the original name of the game was Tōka Gettan: Moonlight Lady II (桃華月憚 ～顔のない月II～ Tōka Gettan ~Kao no Nai Tsuki II~?). The title was later shortened to simply Tōka Gettan and the subtitle was removed.
Tōka Gettan is set in the land of Kamitsumihara, where traces of magic and legend can still be seen. The land has been under the protection of the Kamiazuma clan since it was founded. The story revolves around Tōka Kamiazuma, the main protagonist, and his encounter with a young girl named Momoka Kawakabe who comes to stay with the clan. Their meeting sets off a chain of events that will bring an ancient legend to life.
- Tōka Kamiazuma (守東 桃香 Kamiazuma Tōka?)
- Voiced by: Taiyo Sorano (PC), Daisuke Kishio (PS2), Mariya Ise (anime)
- Tōka is the protagonist of the series and the adopted child of Yumiko Kamiazuma. He has a sacred, soul-eating blade, called the Stone Sword within his chest. Some believe him to be the reincarnation of Isamihiko, the former wielder of the Stone Sword. In reality, he is a non-human replacement of Yumiko's lost daughter, (who was also named Tōka) and the Stone Sword is an integral part of his body, since he was specifically born to wield it.
- Tōka has two different forms in the series. As Yumiko's "daughter", he has long hair and wears a red kimono, while normally he is short-haired and wears casual black shirt and trousers, or a school uniform. Regardless of his outer appearance, his personality is always rather blunt, callous and short-spoken. The only people he seems to care about are his adoptive mother, Yumiko, and Momoka. Despite loving Momoka he plans to end the curse, no matter the sacrifices he must do.
- Momoka Kawakabe (川壁 桃花 Kawakabe Momoka?)
- Voiced by: Soyogi Tono (PC), Tae Okajima (PS2), Saori Hayami (anime)
- Momoka is the female protagonist who embodies the goddess Sei. Her most outstanding quality is her infinite appetite as she often seen with food in her mouth; she is also comparable to a puppy with her very accurate ability to catch food in her mouth. She is very infatuated with Tōka and has a very bright personality compared to Tōka's gloomy attitude. Later it Is hinted that she, as Sei, was the one who killed Isamihiko, the former wielder of the Sword Stone. It is revealed at the end that she is a character created in the story of Yumiko, and so, she only can exist as Momoka inside the Land of Kamitsumihara. Also, as a goddess she is needed to break the curse but that will make her disappear along with her sisters, the other goddesses. Still, she is willing to help Touka, and promises him that if they ever meet again she will definitely not hesitate in making their love come true.
- Yumiko Kamiazuma (守東 由美子 Kamiazuma Yumiko?)
- Voiced by: Mina Motoyama (PC), Airi Yoshida (PS2), Miki Itou (anime)
- Yumiko is Tōka's adoptive mother and the daughter of Kiyoharu and Yuriko. She is a novelist and her writings usually have a supernatural effect over the land. She has a very childish personality which causes problems for her maid, Nene. Her attitude is very erotic and she sometimes molests Tōka. She is the current host for the goddess Juna. Due to mental scars caused by her traumatic childhood, Yumiko is unable to live normally without the presence of Juna.
- Yuriko (由利子?)
- Yuriko is Yumiko's mother. She was sexually abused throughout her life by her brother Kiyoharu, to the point he got her pregnant. Yuriko refused to have an abortion, and she raised Yumiko as a single mother.
- Nene Midō (御堂 寧々 Midō Nene?)
- Voiced by: Minami Hokuto (PC), Hitomi (PS2), Ayumi Fujimura (anime)
- Nene is Yumiko's maid that has magical powers. Her lifespan is different from ordinary humans, and has enabled her to live for thousands of years. She is a wise person, excellent cook and has knowledge of various medicines. Her mother is an immortal witch, Yukihime, and she has three sisters, Kaya, Anna, and Sarara (who was an incarantion of Eve).
- Makoto Inukai (犬飼 真琴 Inukai Makoto?)
- Voiced by: Chihiro Matsutaka (PC), Kaori Mizuhashi (PS2), Eri Kitamura (anime)
- Makoto is a young girl who attends Tōka's Academy, and has the spirit of the Great Dragon inside of her. She seems to have an attraction to Momoka, similar to Shoko's attraction to her. When playing her flute, she can wield the Dragon's power, which resonates with the Stone sword within Tōka. She tends to add Italian words or phrases to her speech, often music-related.
- Shōko Rokujō (六条 章子 Rokujō Shōko?)
- Voiced by: Kai Sakurazaka (PC), Yuuhi Mayama (PS2), Yu Kobayashi (anime)
- Shōko is the chairperson of the Lotus Association. She often has disputes with the Butterfly Triplets. She drives an indestructible, flying car, often in places where cars should not go (i.e. school hallways). Her personality turns rough when she loses her glasses. She has an obsessive attraction to Makoto, as she often fantasizes about her and the latter in romantic and even perverted scenarios.
- Kikyō (鬼梗?)
- Voiced by: Satomi Yamagata
- Kikyō is the head of the Student Council. She is the immortal guardian of the land of Kamiazuma who has been fending off powers of Darkness since the early ages.
- Haruhiko Kamiazuma (守東 春彦 Kamiazuma Haruhiko?)
- Voiced by: Uta Kijima (PC), Takahiro Mizushima (PS2), Kenji Nomura (anime)
- Haruhiko is the son of Kiyotsugu Kamiazuma. He is a major playboy, although his confidence with his own attractiveness is usually shown to be rather exaggerated, making him serve mainly as a comedic relief. He has a scar on his back that was caused by the Stone Sword when he was a child.
- Kiyotsugu Kamiazuma (守東 益之 Kamiazuma Kiyoharu?)
- Voiced by: Yaiba Aoshima (PC), Ken Narita (PS2), Shou Hayami (anime)
- Kiyotsugu is the father of Haruhiko, and the uncle of Yumiko. Due to an incident in the past, his brother Kiyoharu, who had gone insane, implanted a shard of a magical mask into Kiyotsugu's eye. The shard, containing Kiyoharu's memories, caused Kiyotsugu to believe that he was his brother. As Kiyoharu, he has mistaken Yumiko for his sister Yuriko, and puts her through the same sexual abuse that Kiyoharu had put Yuriko through.
- Butterfly Triplets (胡蝶三姉妹 Kochō San Shimai?)
- They are the demon sisters that head the society in opposition to the Lotus Association. Their followers are mainly seen with black veils over their faces. They can transform into butterflies (hence their name) and they usually openly display their demon powers. For a certain duration of the series, they had an interest in publishing yaoi dōjinshi featuring Tōka.
A manga adaptation titled Tōka Gettan: Moonlight Lady II (桃華月憚 ～顔のない月II～ Tōka Gettan ~Kao no Nai Tsuki II~?), written by Aguri Soragata and illustrated by Yukio Kumoya, was serialized Kadokawa Shoten's Comptiq between December 10, 2005 and 2008. Two tankōbon volumes were released: the first on August 9, 2007 and the second on January 10, 2008.
A 26-episode anime adaptation by Studio Deen aired in Japan between April 3, 2007 and September 24, 2007. The series aired backwards chronologically with episode one being the last episode and episode twenty-six being the first in the story's internal timeline. Chronologically, episode 26 is first, then 24 through episode one, and episode 25 is last. The opening theme is "Yume Oboro" (ゆめおぼろ Dim Dreams?) by Eri Kitamura with Mariya Ise, and Saori Hayami. The ending theme is "Kono Sekai ga Itsuka wa" (この世界がいつかは Someday this World will be?) by Saori Hayami.
The Tōka Gettan visual novel was released in Japan on May 25, 2007 in regular and deluxe editions. A PlayStation 2 version, called Tōka Gettan: Kōfu no Ryōō (桃華月憚 ～光風の陵王～?), was released on October 1, 2009 in regular and deluxe editions, with adult content removed.
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Erica Friedman has shown a disdain for this anime, going so far as to say, "I can't call it a Yuri anime".
- Friedman, Erica (February 1, 2008). "Another Anime With Yuri In It: Touka Gettan". Okazu. Yuricon. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
- Visual novel official website (Japanese)
- Anime official website (Japanese)
- Tōka Gettan (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- Tōka Gettan at The Visual Novel Database