BU$TAFELLOWS 💰 シュウ A (Visual Novel Book Club)

シュウ A

This is being read as part of the Visual Novel Book Club.

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Reading + Choices

Week Start Date Chapter
Week 13 Mar 10th シュウ A
Week 14 Mar 17th Cont.

The info on how to unlock シュウ A can be found here: BU$TAFELLOWS 💰 Unlock All Routes (Visual Novel Book Club). It is part of this week’s reading. Make sure to read the specifics around シュウ’s path since it is a bit different from all others.

Choices for シュウ A good and bad endings:

So the way this was presented in the guide I picked to use, the whole path to the good ending is shown, and then it notes when separate saves need to be made; the bad endings are then started from those extra saves.

It means it is easiest to play through and get the good ending first, but the info below should be easy enough to use to play the bad endings first if one so desires. :slight_smile:

Do note that we voted to not include bad endings and extra CGs and such as part of the playthrough, but I don’t see a good reason to not include the choice info here. But feel free to skip those and focus on the good ending. The good ending is what will unlock the part we read after this one, so it is necessary while the bad endings are not.

For シュウ specifically, I mentioned an option X and an option Y for the good ending. They play the same here in A, only the second one you choose to complete will be different from the first, but the order doesn’t matter. If you do X first then X will play like Good Ending A, and then Y will play like Good Ending B. If you start with Y, Y will be Good Ending A and X Good Ending B. I hope that is clear enough without giving spoilers!

Good Ending A - with either X or Y

理解したいとは思ってる

シュウの家族だから

シュウのいるホテルに行く

関係ある

※セーブする1 - this is for bad ending

何もしない

その聞き方はずるい

Good Ending B - with the other of X or Y

理解したいとは思ってる

※A new memorabilia should unlocked after this

Bad Ending

※セーブ1から

結束バンドを解く


Guides if you want to check choices yourself (link to English guide for those reading on PC)

These are the general links to the guides. You’ll need to navigate to the current route yourself.
Japanese guide #1 ← This is the one used for choices
Japanese guide #2
English guide - this is a review (that links to all the guides), so don’t read past the walkthrough links unless you are okay with spoilers. It does note when minor spoilers start and then major spoilers. Reader beware!

Discussion Rules

OBS! Since bad endings are not an official part of the book club, please put any discussions of those under its own spoiler, and not mixed in with spoilers/discussions of the good ending.

  • Please use spoiler tags for major events in the current chapter/part and any content in future chapters/parts.
  • When asking for help, do your best to provide context. Pasted text, screenshots, descriptions, etc. Unlike book clubs we can’t flip to relevant pages, so we may need a little help identifying exactly what is being discussed.
  • Feel totally at ease to ask questions or give your thoughts, any time! Clubs live and die by participation, and asking whatever question you have, no matter how silly it may seem, helps others who are reading it and even the answerer themselves.
  • Have fun, and do your best to interpret anything said with as much good faith as possible :slightly_smiling_face:

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OBS! (I seem to feel the need to do a lot of these, but since most of the post is the same each time, I assume people skim read. xD) I’ve linked to the post explaining how to unlock シュウ’s path (as well as all other paths beside リンボ’s), do note that シュウ’s is special. And I added the warning about separate bad ending spoilers from good ending spoilers to the top of the Discussion section.

If you have any questions, or are confused by my instructions, let me know! シュウ’s path sure made it a bit complicated to include how to get all memorabilia without giving spoilers…

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Just finished this part! I went into it being like “hmm…Shuu wouldn’t be my top pick to play next but I guess I might as well”, but I ended up really enjoying the chapter and coming to appreciate Shuu more. I also like that each character chapter seems to be still touching on the mystery of the main plot at least a bit, like in this one there was discussion of the secret organisation and the chess pieces.

Other thoughts on this chapter; the scene where shuu and the cat are sleeping together on the sofa was too cute :smiling_face_with_three_hearts::smiling_face_with_three_hearts::smiling_face_with_three_hearts: I also loved Helvetica and Moz being upset/annoyed that no one wanted to look at what a good fake dead Shuu they had made

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I wanted to check I fully understood the newscast from Adam at the very start of this part.

the full Zero Hour newscast at the start of Shuu A

So Adam talks about this fable from Russia called Flower. And I think I managed to figure it out right, but I’m not 100% so I thought I’d ask.

So there are natural flowers and artificial flowers lined up, and it starts raining. So the artificial flowers pray to 神 that the rain will stop, but the rain doesn’t stop. So the beauty of the artificial flowers disappears in the rain, and the natural flowers gets even more beautiful? (The より in the last sentence of the fable really threw me.)

Do I have that more or less right? (I couldn’t remember all the details off the top of my head. I read this a couple of days ago.)

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Zero Hour

You got it exactly right :slight_smile:
The English version:

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Thanks! I felt like I was really working my Japanese language muscles to make sure I got that one right. :muscle:

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A little late with my thoughts this time, but I really enjoyed this chapter! I figured I’d like learning more about Shuu, and that was certainly the case. I also latched onto Yang really fast which helped :joy: I am nothing if not predictable haha. But yes there were a lot of interesting dynamics and such to explore which I really enjoyed.

I remember going back through for the other endings armed with more knowledge the full implication of Yang’s plans hit me which hurt: Considering how the Closer works, if Shuu were in jail then there’d be no way for them to enact their normal strategy against Yang, since Shuu is apparently the only connection they have in the world which is… sad.

I also loved those parts :joy: kitty!!! Helvetica and Mozu are always interesting, especially Helvetica I never know what to make of him lmao, truly what is his deal

Adam keeps having all these weird metaphorical monologues, what’s up with him :joy: replaying previous stuff for this part I also latched onto the one where he talks about people making mistakes over and over again, all really ominous meta-feeling things, I’m only more suspicious with time honestly. I’ve been info-dumping all the happenings on my partner and their crackpot theory is that Adam remembers everything that happens when Teuta goes back in time which is… interesting :eyes:

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