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|Genre(s)||Eroge, Visual Novel|
Princess Waltz is a Japanese eroge adventure game produced by Pulltop and distributed in English by Peach Princess. It employs an innovative combat system to engage the player in interesting new ways as he goes on his quest to explore his relationship with the mysterious princesses.
The player is Fukamori Arata, who knows nothing of princesses or waltzes. In fact, his daily life in modern Japan couldn't be any more ordinary - he lives with his mother and sister, is woken up daily by his childhood friend to go to school, and lives a generally full but normal life surrounded by a gang of rowdy classmates. When rumors start circulating about a transfer student to his class, he doesn't pay much attention.
When Chris Northfield arrives, it seems the rumors might be true. What is such a refined, polite and accomplished youth doing at his school? His curiosity gets the better of him but, as he investigates, he begins to realize he is getting into something deeper than he ever imagined.
- Arata Fukamori (深森 新 Fukamori Arata?) - Hot-blooded and impulsive but an all around good guy with a positive and rather simplistic worldview. He is quick to rush to the defense of those he sees as wronged. He values friendship highly, but turns a blind eye to romantic entanglements unless they are thrust upon him.
- Chris Northfield (クリス・ノースフィールド?) - A mysterious exchange student from abroad who appears in Arata's class. After a bit of meddling, Arata finds out about his Nobility and The Princess Waltz. Though Chris originally doesn't want Arata involved at all, the two eventually become the closest of friends when Chris realizes he needs Arata's help. CV:Haruka Sawai
- Angela Victoire Blendin (アンジェラ・ヴィクトワール・ブレンディン?) - One of the competitors in the Princess Waltz, hailing from the land of Agnis. Also known as the Dragon Princess, a name which fits her proud and domineering personality. Her natural elegance is balanced against equal measures of self-satisfaction and lascivious speech. CV:Kanami Kono
- Shikikagura Suzushiro (式神楽 清白?) - The crown jewel of the kingdom of Shihou and a competitor in the Princess Waltz, she is also known as the Princess of Earth. She led a very sheltered childhood and has no knowledge of men or the outside world. CV:Ryūumi Yanai
- Liliana "Lun-Lun" Guenther (リリアーナ・ルン・ルン・ギュンスター?) - The Storm Princess of the ocean kingdom of Renstanza, and a competitor in the Princess Waltz. She's a high tension character, a pleasure seeker always in good spirits. "Battle should be flashy and fun" is her motto, but she's incredibly serious about her participation in the Waltz. CV:Sakura Takatsuki
- Liesel Hansel (リーゼル・ヘンゼル?) - The Princess of Steel from Palmeid, country of blacksmiths. She fights to prove that her own personal dress is the strongest. Uninterested in matters beyond smithing, she doesn't get along well with those beyond the inner circle of her artisan comrades. CV:Yuria Hokuto
- Iris (イーリス?) - Dubbed "Princess of the Sword" and hailing from the kingdom of Soldia, little is known about this mysterious participant in the Waltz beyond her name. She seems to appear whenever Chris is in danger, yet the two are never seen side by side. CV:Haruka Sawai
- Shizuka Fukamori (深森 静?) - The daughter of Fukamori Nanae, and Arata's foster sister. Raised together since they were small, despite the lack of a blood connection their relationship is that of true siblings. She acts as his mentor in many ways, a strong and serious presence more like a samurai than a traditional Japanese beauty. CV:Rina Misaki
- Nanae Fukamori (深森 七重 Fukamori Nanae?) - Shizuka's mother, and Arata's foster mother. Despite her rather unkempt lifestyle (she leaves all household chores to Arata and Shizuka) she can be counted on when the going gets tough. She works as a teacher at Arata's school. CV:Daifukuko
- Nodoka Nonomiya (野々宮 のどか Nonomiya Nodoka?) - Arata's childhood friend, an all around girl-next-door type who goes by the nickname "Nono". She's a bit of a trend follower, and is of the age where she's in love with the idea of romance. She's generally bright and cheerful, bad at sports but an above average student.
- Kazuko Tateyama (館山 和子?) - Arata's classmate, and one of Nodoka's best friends. A "trendspotter du jour" with a bright and talkative personality. Despite seeming a bit of an airhead, she's responsible enough to be the representative of Arata's class in the student council. CV:Ami Machida
- Kazuhiro Sugimoto (杉本 一博 Sugimoto Kazuhiro?) - Arata's classmate, and to put it simply, his worst best friend. Wherever trouble is, Kazuhiro is sure to be close by, but he's the type who's hard to dislike regardless. CV:Kōtei