This is a Walkthrough Guide to all the available choices in the first game of the Muv-Luv Schwarzesmarken duology: Kouketsu no Monshou or Crest of Red Blood. The choices are handpicked with the goal of seeing what all scenes the game has to offer, in addition to unlocking all the extra CGs/Album art. The game is currently playable through machine translation, with a plan for English localization already hinted at.
Muv-Luv Schwarzesmarken Kouketsu no Monshou doesn’t require a lot of knowledge of the Japanese Language, and you can refer to my article on learning the required Japanese for the sake of completing the game you love, and more guides regarding that aspect are planned in the future. It’s advised to read the prequel novels: Bernhard im Schatten 1 and Bernhard im Schatten 2 before attempting to play the game.
Note: The choices in Schwarzesmarken Kouketsu no Monshou are not translated using MTL, that’s why I have included the translations in the guide as well.
Muv-Luv Schwarzesmarken Kouketsu no Monshou is now available for PC.
Muv-Luv Schwarzesmarken Kouketsu no Monshou – Walkthrough/Choice Guide
ーだから困るんだ That’s why it’s troubling (Bad Ending)
仕方あるまい I don’t have a choice.
Choose 1, then 2
ここは一度退こう Let’s leave it at that. (Bad Ending)
潔く聞いた方がいい It’s better to ask gracefully.
Choose 1, then 2
手を引く Withdraw your hands
Neither choice matter/No different scene
Don’t fuck with me
Different scenes/Save and load to watch both of them/No effect on gameplay or story
仕方のない奴だな You can’t be helped
わかってるなら早く帰れ If you know then go back quickly
We’ll both gulp it down at once!
I’ll make a bandit out of you. Take cover!
Go, Katia! I got your back!
一危ないッ! Watch out!
この素材、気になる…… I’m curious about this material: ……
珍しい水着だよな… It’s an unusual swimsuit…
なんでもない It’s nothing.
好きにすればいいものを You can do whatever you want.
やれやれ、もう勘弁してくれ Oh, dear. Give me a break.
こいつら何の話をしているんだ? What are you talking about
まったくこいつらは…… Those damned guys
ったく、仕方ねえな Oh, man, I don’t blame you.
いや、そうはいかない No, I don’t.
それなら俺が買ってやろう Then I’ll buy it for you.
ならもう少し待っててやろう Then I’ll wait a little longer.
アイリスディーナにも…… Even Iris Dina has ……
上官相手に、そんなことは…… You can’t do that to a superior officer. ……
カティアを見る Look at Katia
アイリスディーナを見る Look at Iris Dina
俺に気を遣いやがって…… She cares about me
こいつも、リィズのことを………? She knows about liz?
ほら、大丈夫か? Hey, you okay?
俺に吐くんじゃないぞ! Don’t throw up on me!
俺はカティアの保護者だ I’m Katia’s guardian.
ああ、困ったもんだよな Yeah, I’m in trouble, aren’t I?
だったら好きにしろ! Then do as you like!
Choice 1 is bad ending (choose first to watch scene)
Load and choose 2.
シルヴィア、頼む Sylvia, Please
この感触を堪能する Enjoy the feel of this
いや、何かがおかしい…… No, something is wrong: ……
勝手に許可出すんじゃねえよ! Don’t give me permission to do this on your own!
ほら、これでいいんだろ……。See, that’s what I’m talking about. ……
待ってくれ Hold on
Lore Glossary & Trivia
This lore glossary assumes you have already read the Schwarzesmarken prequel novels and studied the terms in them, so I will only be reflecting on the new terms introduced in the game. No spoilers are included, you can read them at your own leisure in any time you want.
Joseph Stalin: Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (18 December 1878 – 5 March 1953) was a Georgian revolutionary and Soviet political leader who governed the Soviet Union from 1924 until his death in 1953. He held power both as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1922–1952) and Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union (1941–1953). Despite initially governing the country as part of a collective leadership, he ultimately consolidated power to become the Soviet Union’s dictator by the 1930s. A communist ideologically committed to the Leninist interpretation of Marxism, Stalin formalized these ideas as Marxism–Leninism while his own policies are known as Stalinism.
Stalinism: The means of governing and policies which were implemented in the Soviet Union from 1927 to 1953 by Joseph Stalin. It included the creation of a one-party totalitarian police state, rapid industrialization, the theory of socialism in one country, collectivization of agriculture, intensification of the class struggle under socialism, a cult of personality, and subordination of the interests of foreign communist parties to those of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, deemed by Stalinism to be the leading vanguard party of communist revolution at the time.
Stalin’s regime forcibly purged society of what it saw as threats to itself and its brand of communism (so-called “enemies of the people”), which included political dissidents, non-Soviet nationalists, the bourgeoisie, better-off peasants (“kulaks”),and those of the working class who demonstrated “counter-revolutionary” sympathies. This resulted in mass repression of such people as well as their families, including mass arrests, show trials, executions, and imprisonment in forced labor and concentration camps known as gulags. The most notable examples of this were the Great Purge and the Dekulakization campaign. Stalinism was also marked by mass religious persecution, and ethnic cleansing through forced deportations. Some historians such as Robert Service have blamed Stalinist policies, particularly the collectivization policies, for causing famines such as the Holodomor. Other historians and scholars disagree on the role of Stalinism.
Critique of Stalin: The anti-Stalinist left is an umbrella term for various kinds of left-wing political movements that opposed Joseph Stalin, Stalinism and the actual system of governance Stalin implemented as leader of the Soviet Union between 1927–1953. This term also refers to the high ranking political figures and governmental programs that opposed Joseph Stalin and his form of communism, like Leon Trotsky and other left wing traditional Marxists.
In recent years, it may also refer to left and center-left wing opposition to dictatorships, cults of personality, totalitarianism and police states, all being features commonly attributed to regimes that took inspiration from Stalinism such as the regimes of Kim Il-sung, Enver Hoxha and others, including in the former Eastern Bloc. Some of the notable movements with the anti-Stalinist left have been Trotskyism, anarchism and libertarian socialism, left communism and libertarian Marxism, the Right Opposition within the Communist movement, and democratic socialism and social democracy.
Trotskyism (Leon Trotsky): Trotskyism is the political ideology and branch of Marxism developed by Ukrainian-Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky and by some other members of the Left Opposition and Fourth International. Trotsky self-identified as an orthodox Marxist, a revolutionary Marxist, and Bolshevik–Leninist, a follower of Marx, Engels, and of 3L: Lenin, Karl Liebknecht, Rosa Luxemburg. He supported founding a vanguard party of the proletariat, proletarian internationalism, and a dictatorship of the proletariat (as opposed to the “dictatorship of the bourgeoisie” which Marxists argue defines capitalism) based on working class self-emancipation and mass democracy. Trotskyists are critical of Stalinism as they oppose Joseph Stalin’s theory of socialism in one country in favor of Trotsky’s theory of permanent revolution. Trotskyists also criticize the bureaucracy and anti-democratic current that developed in the Soviet Union under Stalin.
Proletariat: The proletariat (/ˌproʊlɪˈtɛəriət/; from Latin proletarius ‘producing offspring’) is the social class of wage-earners, those members of a society whose only possession of significant economic value is their labour power (their capacity to work). A member of such a class is a proletarian. Marxist philosophy considers the proletariat to be exploited under capitalism, forced to accept meager wages in return for operating the means of production, which belong to the class of business owners, the bourgeoisie.
Cretan Paradox: Referenced by the Stasi official, Heinz Axmann, to Katia from the Schwarzesmarken team. More on the subject here.
The Athabasca Incident: A very important incident with a lot of political implications in the world of Muv-Luv. More on that subject here.
The Honey Trap: or Sexpionage is the involvement of sexual activity, or the possibility of sexual activity, intimacy, romance, or seduction to conduct espionage. Sex or the possibility of sex can function as a distraction, incentive, cover story, or unintended part of any intelligence operation. Sexpionage is a historically documented phenomenon and even the CIA has previously added Nigel West’s work Historical Dictionary of Sexspionage to its proposed intelligence officer’s bookshelf. Female agents using such tactics are known as sparrows, while male ones are known as ravens.
Spetsnaz Knife: Spetsnaz (lit. ‘Special Operations Forces’ or ‘Special Purpose Military Units’) is a Russian language umbrella term for special forces which is used in numerous Russian-speaking post-Soviet states. The knife refers to The NRS-2, a gun hybrid with a combination of a knife blade and a built-in single-shot shooting mechanism designed to fire a 7.62×41mm SP-4 (СП-4) cartridge, originally designed for the PSS silent pistol. It was manufactured by the Tula Arms Plant for Soviet Spetsnaz troops in the 1980s, and is still used as a personal weapon for modern Spetsnaz troops and special law enforcement groups. The NRS-2 is designed for either stabbing or throwing with the blade, or fired at distances of up to 25 meters.
Difference between Communism and Socialism: Why is west Germany accusing the east German Schwarzesmarken group of being communists, while Theodore points out that they don’t know the difference between both terms. More on this subject here.