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    Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball Hitomi Character Guide
    by Team Ninja for the Microsoft Xbox
    Version 1.04
    cnick (seamanci@yahoo.com)
    Last Updated: August 18, 2003
    
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    Copyright 2003 cnick.
    
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    table of contents
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    1.   INTRODUCTION
    2.   GAME SYSTEM
    3.   FAQ
    4.   HITOMI'S PROFILE
    5.   PLAYING HITOMI
    6.   MOODS AND REACTIONS
    7.   GETTING SKANKY SWIMSUITS ON HITOMI
    8.   LOVE/LIKE/HATE ITEMS
    9.   COMPLETING THE COLLECTION
    10.  SO, LIKE, I WANT TO TEAM UP WITH YOU
    11.  HITOMI'S SWIMSUITS
    12.  VERSION HISTORY
    13.  CREDITS AND DISCLAIMER
    
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    1.     INTRODUCTION
    
    Having given Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball a good workout since the
    game's release, I think it's safe to say that this could quite possibly be the
    greatest game ever. Yes. Greatest. Game. Evar!!!
    
    Seeing as there are a few general guides up, I see no reason to add another one.
    By the process of elimination, I noticed there wasn't a guide for my favorite
    girl and greatest character ever. Yes. Greatest. Character. Evar!!!
    
    So, why Hitomi? I believe the question should be, WHY NOT HER?
    
    1. That voice! ...sigh....
    2. Goal-minded. Hey, at least she knows what she wants to do with her life.
    3. Likes cooking. Yeah!
    4. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, and now Hitomi! Man, Germany has some sweet imports.
    5. Cover girl. On cover of manual, box, and calendar. You go girl!
    
    And for gameplay-related reasons, she has a huge power rating. For reasons
    explained later in this guide, I've come to realize that power is probably the
    strongest attribute in this game, and Hitomi's is pretty damn high. This also
    makes her good partner material as well - but that isn't much of an issue ^_^.
    High power to decently spike (hah!) and a decent defense rating to block
    (double hah!).
    
    Although this is a Hitomi guide, I'm bound to include some general stuff just
    because there really isn't much differentiating girls other than
    Power/Technique/Defense ratings, Love/Like items, and their swimsuits.
    
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    2.     GAME SYSTEM
    
    =--------=
    =CONTROLS=
    =--------=
    Okay, I'm going to start off by saying please switch to digital controls in
    the options menu. In this case, your buttons will look like this:
    
    A - Attack Hard
    B - Receive Hard
    Y - Attack Soft
    X - Receive Soft
    
    I'm all for analog buttons, but this game simply doesn't need them. What
    happens when you want to tap the ball over a blocking Lei-Fang, but instead
    accidentally hit the ball hard, and spike it right to her? Not good. And even
    if she doesn't block it right back to your face, it will at the very least
    extend the game longer than it should. And giving your opponent another chance
    to screw your perfect is not cool.
    
    =-----------=
    =GIFT GIVING=
    =-----------=
    Always check Zack of All Trades and the Accessory Shop for Love/Like items.
    Yeah, I know the Zack of All Trades isn't open until Day 4. Unless you're
    lucky enough to have enough love items to woo your future partner, you are
    probably stuck with Lisa. Not exactly a bad thing. Use these first three days
    to play some serious volleyball. Anyone decent at this game should end these
    three days with at least 500,000 Zacks. Lots of money to spend on swimsuits,
    and grab those Love items.
    
    Unless you plan on totally taking advantage of your relationship with a girl
    (i.e. giving a V-Thong to conservative Hitomi), don't bother wasting Love items
    simply to keep them liking you (if you're not winning very well), or to get
    them to like you enough to join you. Obviously, you can throw in a love item
    every now and than, but I think it's best to keep as much love items for a
    character. In this case, you can load up on Love items to shower a girl in
    preparation in giving her the <enter skanky swimsuit>.
    
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    3.     FAQ
    
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     GENERAL QUESTIONS
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    Q: d00d!!!111 Hitomi sucks! Look at the intro movie.
    A: Yes, such a travesty. I believe all those involved at Team Ninja who
    created that needs to be shot on site. But seriously folks, Hitomi may look
    butt ugly in that, but she looks damn good in game. And since 99% of your time
    is spent in-game, I think it's a small price to pay to look at the horrible CG
    every now and then. I recommend never!
    I also highly recommend the DOA3 CG movies with her. Oogle at those.
    
    Q: I don't know how to play this game. Help me.
    A: Look at the numerous general guides already on gamefaqs.com. Please.
    
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     GAMEPLAY QUESTIONS
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    Q: What's your best tip on perfect games?
    A: Well, I tried to keep this specifically a Hitomi guide. Oh well. And to my
    advice: KEEP YOUR DAMN PARTNER AWAY FROM THE NET.
    
    Q: Why?
    A: I'll list:
        1. The computer is prone to spike right into a block. Oops, there's that
           perfect you wanted.
        2. Assuming they actually spike across the net, you partner tends to stay
           there. Which means they will block your opponent's spike. And if human
           controlled characters can't block worth a damn, what makes you think a
           computer controlled character will do it?
        3. Assuming you're this far, your partner will most likely receive your
           first of three hits. I've noticed the girl closest to the net tends to
           receive first. Which means you can't spike and you're forced to let your
           partner spike. Which brings us back to numero uno.
    
    Q: What happens if my partner receives first?
    A: Assuming you're using digital, tap B. This forces your partner to set you up
    for a spike. Sweet, eh? I'm not exactly sure what the right time to press B, so
    I usually tap it a few times as my partner is first receiving the ball from your
    opponent.
    
    Q: Okay, good advice. What happens if I forget to do that, or if it is too hard
    to tell who is going to receive the ball?
    A: Definitely you don't want to press B as your hit (and second for your team).
    This doesn't always happen, but you may force your partner into spiking early.
    You want to tap Y to soft receive. If you hit first, your partner will set you
    up for a spike. Sweet. But if you're using your team's second hit, hit Y.
    
    This will give the ball back to your partner where she stands AWAY FROM THE NET!
    I've had mixed reactions on what she will do. She should spike it across the
    net, but every now and than, she'll just bump/set it across.
    
    Better than her screwing up a spike, no? Hitting B results in all sort of
    trouble in which I've already explained. But for the most part, the above
    question should never be brought up. It's not too hard to know if your partner
    or you will receive the ball first.
    
    Q: Wait! I thought you said no partner spikes!
    A: Unfortunately they're inevitable. But it's from my experience that allowing
    your partner to spike away from the net reduces the chance of hell being
    unleashed (see 2 questions ago). You may need a partner with good aim as my
    experience with this as been with Kasumi and Lisa. Out of 23 plus hours, only
    once did they spike the ball into the net. Never once did they get blocked.
    While it's true they might not score as many points as if they were spiking
    from the net, all the problems raised because of that are gone. Meaning, no
    perfect game ruined because of your stupid computer partner.
    
    Q: So it's really easy to get perfect games, right?
    A: You'd think so...
    
    Q: Who should I use as a partner?
    A: Hitomi! She's got power and defense. This will help you on those rare
    occasions where the dumb computer A.I. is either spiking or blocking. Also,
    she tends not to fall down when receiving spikes. And other than the stupid
    A.I.getting knocked down results in the most points against you.
    
    Q. Okay, that helps... if I'm not using Hitomi!
    A. Christie or Lisa would be good choices. Maybe even Tina. But I'd rather not
    deal with Christie or Tina to begin with, and Lisa's okay (and it's not
    exactly a bad idea to have the girl with Venus be happy with you). Honestly,
    just pick a partner you like looking at more than the others. 'nuff said.
    
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     SWIMSUIT QUESTIONS
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    Q: Okay, I've got Hitomi's swimsuit collection complete. What other character's
    suits look good on her?
    A: Well, they ALL look good on her. But, Lisa's and Christie's swimsuits will
    be the hardest to give to Hitomi because they are pretty radical for someone
    who dresses as conservative as Hitomi. I mean, one-pieces? Who's Team Ninja
    kidding here?
    
    Ayane, Lei-Fang, and probably Helena all have swimsuits you should have no
    problems giving to Hitomi. Ayane in particular has nothing Hitomi hates (or
    even dislikes for that matter).
    
    Q: And finally, what's your best advice to victory (i.e. completing Hitomi's
    swimsuit collection)?
    A: The best advice I can give you is to look at the manual. Its got a glorious
    amount of information on each girl's likes and loves. Put two and two together,
    and you should realize items each girl will like depends on her color or her
    hobby. Sure, there are some other factors that determine this, but this gives
    you a nice head start. Or, you could just print a copy of the list of love/like
    items from gamefaqs...
    
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    4.     HITOMI'S PROFILE
    
    This young woman has dedicated herself to mastering karate. Her manners are
    meticulous, and she presents herself as resolute and determined.
    
    Nationality    German
    Height/Weight  5'2.5", 108 lbs.
    Body Size      B35" W23" H33"
    Birthday       May 25
    Age            18 Years old
    Blood Type     O
    Hobbies        Cooking
    Likes          Sachertorte
    Favorite Color Sky Blue
    Record         Placed 3rd in the DOA3 tournament
    
    And for the record, she remains the same gal we all grew and love from Dead or
    Alive 3.
    
    Also, Hitomi's seiyuu (VA) is Horie Yui from Arts Vision. Donny Chan gave me a
    great website done by his friend that has good information about her.
    Incidentally, both FOnewearl Lina and Don caught my mistake of not including
    this. So, kudos for both to remind me to add it, and kudos to Don for the site
    and the Japanese word for voice actor. You the man Don.
    
    Here it is: http://www.win.ne.jp/~doi/seiyuu/horie-yui/
    
    I'll leave you to check the website out if you're interested (and judging from
    the message boards at GameFAQs, a lot of you guys should be).
    
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    5.     PLAYING HITOMI
    
    =------------=
    =Power - ****=
    =------------=
    The great thing about Hitomi is that she's an excellent spiker. While not the
    power of bimbo Tina, she has plenty enough to knock down defenders with ease,
    especially when you time your spike correctly.
    
    How do you correctly time your spike? Simple. Just wait, wait, and wait. The
    best time to spike is just about the moment of no return, where any longer and
    you'll send the ball into the net. It's hard to give the most specific time,
    but it's just when you begin falling from your peak. Word of caution. If you
    actually wait until you just fall from your peak, you will most likely spike
    into the net. You need to be pressing the button before that time.
    
    While this may seem hard, after a few times doing this, you tend to get the
    exact time memorized in your head. Now, it just seems natural to spike exactly
    at the time. Yeah, a little strange, but that's sort of what it feels like.
    Which is good considering spiking is the hardest part of this volleyball game.
    
    Since Hitomi has a high power rating, she can spike into blocks, and knock
    down her opponents trying to block/receive it. Plus, it's hard for the
    characters just to stop the spike in the first place. Go Hitomi!
    
    Along with a high power rating comes a high resistance to getting knocked down
    by opponent's spikes. Very nice to have, as this is a leading cause to getting
    scored on.
    
    It's really essential to do this because without much of an aim, Hitomi isn't
    the best volleyball player.
    
    =-------------=
    =Technique - *=
    =-------------=
    What?! 1 star!? Hitomi sucks! well, no, she doesn't. The higher technique is,
    the better aim you have. So a high technique will allow you to aim your spike.
    But, when you time your  spike  correctly, you tend to gain points no matter
    what your technique is. Now,  perhaps if Hitomi had a lower power rating, this
    may become more important. It  sure as hell makes Kasumi or Ayane compensate
    enough for their crappy power rating. But itís rather worthless for Hitomi.
    WE WANT POWER!
    
    And since her technique is so low, there isn't much I can tell you about
    aiming. But oh well. Iíll explain it anyway.
    
    Each court is basically separated into 6 sections when you spike.
    
    Note: It's been my experience that each grid is separated into 6 pieces.
    But it appears the game is designed for only 4 (judging where the characters
    stand when they're computer operated. If anyone can confirm this or not,
    please e-mail me.
    
    |------------|-----------|
    |    1       |     2     |
    |            |           |
    |------------|-----------|
    |    3       |     4     |
    |            |           |
    |------------|-----------|
    |    5       |     6     |
    |            |           |
    |------------|-----------|
    
    To get your spike in each of these grids, I've created a mock-joystick for
    your viewing pleasure.
    
       1  1  2
        \ | /
     3 -- 3 -- 4
        / | \
       5  5  6
    
    Obviously, this information should be noted and used, but it won't help much
    considering Hitomi's crappy technique. In my book, it's still worth it to
    aim anyway. Can't lose anyway.
    
    Also, I'm not positive on what actually happens when you leave the joystick
    alone, or just move it up or down. I'm pretty sure it has the same affect as
    hitting left (it sure as hell wasn't like I was hitting right).
    
    =-------------=
    =Defense - ***=
    =-------------=
    While her defense is high, it's rather worthless. Darn it. The only known
    skill defense affects is blocking. Only problem is that blocking should NEVER
    be used. Never? NEVER!
    
    Why? Because it's just too random. Most of the time when you attempt a block,
    the spiker will just tap it over you, and usually its point (every now and than
    your partner may help you, but it's simply not worth the risk).
    
    Secondly, if you do block, it doesn't necessarily mean the ball is going back
    in their court. The ball may go behind you, or worse, to the sides of the court
    and you just lost a point. Now, I'm sure there is some magic time to press A,
    and you will block every single time. But considering its randomness, it's
    simply  not worth it. Especially considering we're looking for a perfect match
    every game. I'll leave with one last thing:
    
    FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DON'T BLOCK!!!!
    
    What, still here? Okay, I have to admit, blocking intrigues me a little. I've
    yet to see a volleyball game implement a blocking system and not have it fail
    flat on it's face. Now, this game could easily be that first one, but I
    decided to waste a few days to lose out on blocking. For the most part, my
    scores ranged from the 7-3 to 8-6 scores. At least I was winning, although
    wasting my time by the lack of cash money in my pocket. But I guess in this
    case it be my bikini, but whatever.
    
    And here are some interesting things I've noticed.
    1. Just like spiking, the "sweet spot" of blocking is real late. Do it too
    early on your opponent will tip it over you easily.
    2. Get right in front of your opponent. If anything, this is the hardest thing
    to do, because you don't have a huge amount of time to tell where she will
    start her spike.
    3. Wait, Wait, and Wait. Can't stress this enough.
    
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    6.     MOODS AND REACTIONS
    
    Unlike some girls, it's fairly easy to decipher the mood Hitomi is currently in.
    In fact, there isn't one that really looks like the other. Thank goodness. I'd
    hate to waste 500,000+ Zacks on a swimsuit just because she feels really
    pissed off, and I thought she was feeling confident.
    
    |------------------------------------------------------------|
    |    Mood    |               Description                     |
    |------------|-----------------------------------------------|
    |  Confident | Looking slightly to the right. You can't see  |
    |            | any straps from a swimsuit she is wearing     |
    |------------|-----------------------------------------------|
    |            | Looking directly at you. Exact picture of her |
    |  Nuetral   | when you select her at the beginning of a     |
    |            | vacation                                      |
    |------------|-----------------------------------------------|
    |  Unwilling | Kind of looking down. You can see the         |
    |            | shoulder straps of a blue suit she is wearing |
    |------------|-----------------------------------------------|
    
    And below are her reactions to presents you give her depending on how she
    likes you. Obviously these are dependent on the presents you give her, and
    whether or not she likes them (i.e. giving something Hitomi hates will
    garner the "Umm... thanks" line if she opens it.
    
    |------------------------------------------------------------|
    |    Mood    |                   Phrase                      |
    |------------|-----------------------------------------------|
    |   Love     | "Waah! It's the BEST! I can't believe it!"    |
    |------------|-----------------------------------------------|
    |   Like     | "Wow! Thanks."                                |
    |------------|-----------------------------------------------|
    |  Nuetral   | "Thank you. I'll take good care of it."       |
    |------------|-----------------------------------------------|
    |  Dislike   | "Well...I appreciate the thought."            |
    |------------|-----------------------------------------------|
    |   Hate     | "Umm... thanks."                              |
    |------------|-----------------------------------------------|
    
    As you noticed, these phrases only occur when Hitomi likes you enough to open
    the present in front of you. I know if she doesn't open it, but still likes you
    she'll say, "Can I really have it? Thank you?"
    
    So the reason for this? Simple. Swimsuits are set up in groupings. For example,
    Hitomi has 4 pairs of swimsuits with skirts, and 4 one-piece suits, all for
    the same price. Should you give Hitomi a V-Thong from Christie, her reply will
    guide you on what you need to do. If she hates it, that tells you need to
    butter her up more than if she simple was neutral with the present. At the
    very least, it tells you it's going to be one long road up before she's has
    accepted those suits.
    
    And finally, phrases Hitomi says in-game playing volleyball. I know Hitomi will
    say something at the very beginning of the match. When you're playing her, I'm
    pretty sure she doesn't say anything (your partner does the talking
    apparently). I'm not sure on this however. It's real hard to separate the
    different voices for some reason, and I can't tell which one's Hitomi's. Ah,
    you know where I'm leading with this...
    
    |----------------------------------------------------------------|
    |    If...       |                   Phrase                      |
    |----------------|-----------------------------------------------|
    | Hitomi/partner | "Now, we're cooking!" and "Hurray!"           |
    | scores         |                                               |
    |----------------|-----------------------------------------------|
    | Hitomi wins    | *jumps up and down* "Alright!" ^_^            |
    |                |                                               |
    |----------------|-----------------------------------------------|
    | Opponent       | *jumps up and down very angry* "Hrmph!" ^_^   |
    |   Scores       |                                               |
    |----------------|-----------------------------------------------|
    | Hitomi loses   | *falls down to knees* "We lost..."   ;(       |
    |                |                                               |
    |----------------|-----------------------------------------------|
    
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    7.     GETTING SKANKY SWIMSUITS ON HITOMI
    
    Mmm... Skanky.
    
    Feel free to e-mail me if you think you have a fail-safe strategy, but pardon
    my eliteness when I say I don't believe there isn't one.
    
    Still, there is one great strategy, and it's called luck. Yes, as of now, I've
    yet to see a strategy work more than half the time. So the conclusion? There
    isn't much we can do to affect whether or not our fab girl Hitomi will take
    that Venus or V-Thong. Sigh.... :(
    
    But, that's not enough reason to give up, right? First off, if you have Hitomi
    as your character/partner, get rid of her. Yeah, I know, it's sad to drop our
    favorite girl, but it's got to be done. Suck it up man!
    
    And the fun part begins. Each day, the Zack of all Trades and Accessory Shop
    get new items and/or replace ones that have been sold out. Each girl has
    a particular taste for items, which we call Love Items. She also has items
    that she likes, which pretty much do the same thing, to a lesser degree.
    
    And yes, even doing these, it seems that swimsuit giving is completely random.
    Still, I'm open up to plenty of suggestions, and I am continually looking
    around. It's as if I don't want to be able to get Hitomi in these swimsuits,
    it's just that I'm a fond believer of handwork.
    
    Whether or not there is a fail-safe strategy, you still need to give gifts to
    Hitomi to either get her on your team, or give her other swimsuits. Below is
    a list of her "Love" items and "Like" items. They do the same thing, except
    the love items give a higher degree of happiness. Since the Zack of all Trades
    isn't open to Day 4, and may not have any love items on a certain day, you may
    have to resort to giving Hitomi like items. It's better than nothing.
    
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     S T R A T E G I E S
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    Added because I'm constantly getting e-mails about this. I'm just going to list
    down the strategies I've either received or heard about. And, yes, I'm sure
    there is plenty more to be added. But seriously folks. THIS is pretty damn
    random, with or without a strategy.
    
    For the record, I'll just use the Venus as the swimsuit I'm giving, and Hitomi
    will be the character I want to have it. Replace Hitomi with the girl you want
    to wear the Venus. Simple, right? Lastly, your mileage may vary with any of
    these strategies.
    
    =----------=
    =Numero Uno=
    =----------=
    As Lisa, buy the Venus, and give it the girl you want to have it. I suggest
    you have her happy with you. It can't hurt. Go to bed to see if she keeps it.
    If see accepts it, Super. But if she trashes it, leave the next day, and choose
    Hitomi as your character. Now, team up with Lisa. Destroy your competition
    in Volleyball, and shower with Lisa with love items (preferably, you should
    have stocked up on love items for her). Eventually (^_^) Lisa may hand you
    the Venus as a gift.
    
    =----------=
    =Numero Dos=
    =----------=
    This next one is a bit hard, as it relies on Hitomi being available on all
    three parts of the day. I haven't spent too much time to see if it's fairly
    common for her to show up, but I imagine itís about 50/50.
    
    With two love items plus Venus in hand, give Hitomi one love item in the
    morning. Hand the Venus during daytime. And give her the other love item during
    the evening. And now, two possibilities:
    
    1)Hitomi might have already taken the Venus, and be wearing the suit when you
    give her the second love item.
    
    2) Or the love item "ups" her mood with you, and she ends up accepting the
    Venus since she hasn't had a chance to trash it yet.
    
    You may or may not need to do this on Day 13 (?)
    
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    8.     LOVE/LIKE/HATE ITEMS
    
    Self-explanatory. Most are sold in Zack of all Trades, but a few like items
    are sold in the Accessory Shop.
    
    First off, I recommend not having Hitomi as your partner. It's easier to give
    her gifts as you are not limited to just a present from Hotel. Also, I believe
    itís a bit more personal to give them the gift to them, and not through the
    hotel.
    
    I can't confirm that the girl you give the present to may like you better when
    you do this, but your partner will become jealous. For instance, with Kasumi as
    my partner, I gave a few presents to Ayane. Shortly after that, Kasumi
    absolutely hated me, and would not respond to presents I gave her. She left
    later that vacation, and our relationship ended. :( This could be all in my
    head, and it may not matter ^_^.
    
    Hate item list is fresh, and undoubtedly incomplete. I can understand the Zack
    stuff, but steering wheels? I guess she bikes to work...
    
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    LOVE ITEMS
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Emerald
    Frying Pan
    Heart Brooch
    Hourglass
    Microwave
    Milk
    Music Box
    Recipes
     - "Sashimi"
     - "Shabu-Shabu"
     - "Sukiyaki"
     - "Sushi"
     - "Tempura"
     - "Yakisoba"
     - "Yakitori"
    Silver Set
    
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    LIKE ITEMS
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Aquamarine
    Blue Checked Visor
    Blue Conch
    Blue Hibiscus
    Butterfly Hair Clip (Cyan)
    Cotton Visor (Blue)
    Goggle Sunglasses (Blue)
    Opal
    Nail Polish (Blue)
    Ribbon Bracelet (Sky Blue)
    Sky Blue Shell
    Sky Blue Feather Fan
    Sky Blue High Heels
    Sky Blue Visor
    Sports Sunglasses (Blue)
    Strawberries (apparently likes it when you put them in her mouth)
    Turquoise
    
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    HATE ITEMS
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Army Knives
    Knife
    Leather Steering Wheel
    Wood Steering Wheel
    Zack's Autograph
    Zack's Figure
    
    >missing anything?<
    
    =-----------------------------------------------------------------------------=
    
    9.     COMPLETING THE COLLECTION
    
    So, you've collected all of Hitomi's swimsuits. Got the Venus on her, plus a
    few general V-Thongs. What's left to do? Hours and hours of swimsuit giving
    fun!
    
    What's the best way to accomplish this? Simply pick another character, play
    volleyball/go to the casino to rake up cash money. And buy every swimsuit for
    that character. For the most part, Hitomi will accept most general suits from
    each girl. There's only a few she hates, and a few more she dislikes per
    character.
    
    Justin Kim (ju1c3r) has a great Swimsuit Reaction Database FAQ online. Since
    this is a character specific guide on Hitomi, I'd be off-topic adding that
    information, so I'm glad Justin has done it for fans of this game. You can
    check the guide out at:
    
                          <www.gamefaqs.com>
    
    Please, send questions to him about it. Thank you.
    
    So that's the plan? Yup, pretty much. It shouldn't take more than 2 hours to
    get most suits from one character. Since at the very least Hitomi will hate
    one or two from the list, you'll have to spend some time giving it to her (you
    know, buttering up).
    
    If you've put some decent time into the game with just Hitomi, you should
    nearly have the Accessory and Item list complete to begin with. If not, spend
    some time with Hitomi to grab those. I don't believe anything is too rare to
    get. It's just a matter of time to check both the Zack of All Trades and the
    Accessory Shop everyday. Press X to see if you've purchased the item or not.
    If not, pick it up, and put it in your collection.
    
    Note: You're bound to have bought some items to give as gifts, and unforunately
    pressing X doesn't differentiate between items that you've bought but never
    out in your collection. A good way to solve this is print a Item list from
    GameFAQs, go to your collection at night, and cross off the ones you have.
    Yeah, a little pain in the ass, but there isn't much you can do.
    
    =-----------------------------------------------------------------------------=
    
    10.    SO, LIKE, I WANT TO TEAM UP WITH YOU
    
    Since peace-loving Hitomi is so peace-loving, most girls will want to team up
    with her! Interesting enough, while it's hard for Hitomi to team up with Ayane,
    it's not hard for Ayane to team up with Hitomi. In fact, no one should have
    trouble with this sweet girl.
    
    Buttering up is still required. Mmm... buttering.
    
    =----------------------------=
    =Girls more likely to say Yes=
    =----------------------------=
    Lisa
    Kasumi
    Helena
    Lei-Fang
    
    =---------------------------=
    =Girls most likely to say No=
    =---------------------------=
    Ayane
    And probably Christie (hah!)
    
    =-----------------------------------------------------------------------------=
    
    11.     HITOMI'S SWIMSUITS
    
    Unless noted otherwise, all suits are two-piece. Excellent. Hitomi-specifc
    suits given by Zack are in order. So, Bear, Cassiopeia, and finally Orion.
    
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |  Swimsuit    |   Price   |                Description                      |
    |              | In Zacks  |                                                 |
    |------------- |-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Aries       | Free/5000 | Mixture of red, white, orange. (Side-tied)      |
    |              |           | Hitomi starts with this suit                    |
    |------------- |-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Bear        |   Free    | Brown one-piece with tail on back (?)           |
    |              |           | First Hitomi-specific suit given by Zack at     |
    |              |           | night. Although random, doesn't take too long   |
    |              |           | for Zack to give it to you.                     |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Cassiopeia  |   Free    | Lime Green. Sort of like a string bikini...     |
    |              |           | Second Hitomi-specific suit given by Zack at    |
    |              |           | night. Although random, doesn't take too long   |
    |              |           | for Zack to give it to you.                     |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Orion       |   Free    | Black one-piece. See-through on belly/back ^_^  |
    |              |           | Last Hitomi-specific suit given by Zack at      |
    |              |           | night. Although random, doesn't take too long   |
    |              |           | for Zack to give it to you.                     |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Nova        |   5,000   | Plaid with red/black. (Side-tied)               |
    |------------- |-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Southern    |   5,000   | Mixture of yellow, red, and orange.             |
    |  Cross       |           | (Side-Tied)                                     |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Virgo       |   5,000   | Pink with small white dots. (Side-tied)         |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Capricorn   |  20,000   | Black smeared dots on white.                    |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Dolphin     |  20,000   | Checkered blue/white                            |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Draco       |  20,000   | Checkered green/white                           |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Gemini      |  20,000   | Same as Lynx, except all pink                   |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Lynx        |  20,000   | Mostly yellow w/ some green. Ahem, green hand   |
    |              |           | marks on top. Excellent                         |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Nebula      |  20,000   | Checkered black/white                           |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Sagittarius |  20,000   | White flowers on blue suit. Looks mostly white  |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Aquarius    |  30,000   | White top and bottom with blue polka dots.      |
    |              |           | (Side-tied)                                     |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Carina      |  30,000   | Red, yellow tie-dyed                            |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Eagle       |  30,000   | Red, with white vertical stripes. Writing (??)  |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Leo         |  30,000   | Same as eagle, but primarily blue. Writing (??) |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Libra       |  30,000   | Purple, blue, white, yellow, stripes            |
    |              |           | (Side-tied)                                     |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Lyra        |  30,000   | Blue, purple, white stripes (Side-Tied)         |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Pictor      |  30,000   | black with multi-colored shapes all over        |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Marlin      |  30,000   | Solid blue/purple.                              |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Puppy       |  30,000   | Red, pink, and yellow stripes. (Side-tied)      |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Unicorn     |  30,000   | White bikini with red polka dots (Side-tied)    |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Centaurus   |  50,000   | Blue camouflage                                 |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Chameleon   |  50,000   | Green camouflage                                |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Eridanus    |  50,000   | Same as Aries, except a bit darker.             |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Hydra       |  50,000   | Same as Eridanus, except bluish                 |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Perseus     |  70,000   | Normal yellow bikini, sports top. Top has yellow|
    |              |           | sunflowers, green leaves and some white         |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Libra       |  70,000   | Normal purple bikini, sports top. Top has purple|
    |              |           | white, and red flowers                          |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Norma       |  70,000   | Like Libra/Perseus, but all pink. Pink flowers  |
    |              |           | on top, mixed in with just white                |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Andromeda   |  85,000   | Black one-piece with blue on the sides          |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Corona      |  85,000   | Teal one-piece with pink on the sides           |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Cygnus      |  85,000   | All pink one-piece                              |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Flying Fish |  85,000   | All navy-blue one-piece                         |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Meteor      |  85,000   | Blue one-piece with cyan on sides               |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Galaxy      |  125,000  | Brown/black plaid. larger bottom than rest      |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Pyxis       |  125,000  | All white. larger bottom than rest              |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Lepus       |  170,000  | All Pink. Rainbow butterfly on butt and on top  |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Taurus      |  170,000  | Left half brown w/ white dots. Other half white |
    |              |           | with brown dots                                 |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Zodiac      |  170,000  | Almost a red/violet color                       |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Cepheus     |  220,000  | Yellow top. Purple short shorts with star       |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Colt        |  220,000  | Red jean short shorts. sky blue top *jiggle*    |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Comet       |  220,000  | Same as little bear.Pink top. Pink/white stripes|
    |              |           | on bottom. Black cat on butt                    |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Little Bear |  220,000  | White short shorts with brown bear on butt.     |
    |              |           | White top                                       |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Reticulum   |  220,000  | Pink top. Blue jean short shorts with white bear|
    |              |           | on butt                                         |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Serpent     |  220,000  | Black hot pants with gold flower on butt. Black |
    |              |           | top                                             |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Fox         |  275,000  | Dark purple top. Blue jean short shorts*jiggle* |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Giraffe     |  275,000  | Black jean short shorts. yellow Top *jiggle*    |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Scorpion    |  275,000  | Black jean short shorts. Red Top*jiggle*        |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Cancer      |  370,000  | Same as Pegasus, except red/yellow. Blue DOAX   |
    |              |           | logo on left side. Interesting enough, no H?    |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Milky Way   |  370,000  | Pink/white skirt and top. Pink bikini.   Red    |
    |              |           | DOAX logo on left side of top.                  |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Pegasus     |  370,000  | White/blue skirt and top. White bikini. Yellow  |
    |              |           | DOAX logo on left side of top. Yellow H on right|
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    |  Whale       |  370,000  | Red/yellow skirt and top. Yellow DOAX logo on   |
    |              |           | left side of top. Yellow H on right             |
    |--------------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------|
    
    =-----------------------------------------------------------------------------=
    
    12.     VERSION HISTORY
    
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     Version 1.04  (August 18, 2003):
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    Minor corrections.
    
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     Version 1.03  (February 24, 2003):
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    Added strategies to give skanky swimsuits to Hitomi. They may or may not work.
    
    Minor things added in most sections. Spelling and formating corrections made as
    well.
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     Version 1.00  (February 18, 2003):
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Whoops. Missed important control aspect. Added in FAQ section.
    
    As far as I'm concerned, I'm done with this guide. But, I'm only human, so
    please e-mail me with anything I missed, or simply corrections. Would
    appreciate it very much!
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     Version 0.90   (February 16, 2003):
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Went through the guide, and edited some minor mistakes. Also reworded/added on
    various sections. Nothing to drastic.
    
    Hitomi's official height is 160 cm. This is 5 Feet and 2.5 inches. Why it's
    rounded up in the manual and down on the webpage is beyond me. Thanks
    FOnewearl Lina.
    
    Added more about Horie Yui. Unless Don stops giving me great information about
    her, she's getting her own section ^_^
    
    And added a list of Hate item out of curiosity's sake. Sometimes I think it's
    fun to give some of the girl's presents they absolutely hate. Hah.
    
    I've forgotten to mention this, but can does anyone know what the heck the
    writing on Leo and Eagle say? I know "Beach" is on the front of the bikini,
    but there is writing on both the back and on the top.
    
    Guide is almost done; I'd like to finish the hate item list and that's about
    it. Please, send contributions, but my contribution to this guide is almost
    over.
    
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    <past updates deleted for fear of too much filler>
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    First release: February 11, 2003
    
    =-----------------------------------------------------------------------------=
    
    13.     CREDITS AND DISCLAIMER
    
    Credits
      Tecmo <www.workingdesigns.com> - I don't usually thank game companies, but
        "props" have to be given. Good work guys.
      CORN_ - Eh, thanks for making your Ayane guide. Made me realize that I
        should do this. Thanks. Still, Hitomi > Ayane any day of the week.
      FOnewearl Lina <http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/24772.html> -
        For Hitomi's voice actress. Answered controversy with height.
      Don Chan <http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/146.html> - For
        Hitomi's VA and the website based on Horie Yui. Also a
        contributor here at GameFAQs (follow link).
      moses twiggs - Strategy for giving hated swimsuits.
      John ny   - Strategy for giving hated swimsuits.
    
    This GUIDE is (c) 2003 cnick.  This guide may be not be reproduced at all
    except for personal, private use. This guide is not to be used for
    profitable/promotional purposes (even if no money would be made by selling it
    or posting it on a for-profit webpage) ; this includes being used by publishers
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    ANY way.  Unless noted on this guide, this document should not be found on any
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    DOA: Xtreme Beach Volleyball Hitomi Character Guide (c) 2003 cnick
    -End of FAQ-