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Shanghai (specifically Huayuan) is an important level in Shadow Hearts. The party arrive in Shanghai after leaving Dalian aboard the Smuggler’s Boat. Shanghai is an important location as it contains Kuihai TowerDehuaui‘s base of operations. Shanghai is one of few levels in the Asia half of Shadow Hearts that is revisited.

Plot Significance

Huayuan, Shanghai is where Yuri’s Father first met both Zhuzhen and Mr. Zhen. It is where Col. Hyuga spent most of his time in summer months – helping Mr. Zhen with his shop, as well as planning to stop Dehuai’s plans for Valorization.

15 years before the events of Shadow Hearts, Zhuzhen is being persued by Wugui and his men. Zhuzhen has refused to co-operate with Dehuai, and has just escaped from being tortured. Before Wugui can kill him, Col Hyuga and Mr. Zhen appear and rescue him, sending Wugui and his men on their way. After this they team up to take out Dehuai.

The party decide to head for Shanghai since they going after Dehuai in an efforts to stop the Valorization. They travel to Shanghai with Kawashima and Kato, believing them to be smugglers.

Both the party and Kawashima are staying in a hotel in Shanghai. While Yuri is sleeping off his sea-sickness, Zhuzhen decides to meet with his old friend Mr. Zhen.

In the meantime, the Japanese Army meet to discuss Dehuai and the party’s movements. Lt. Col. Kawashima tells Lt. Suketani that Alice is now in Shanghai, and ready to be taken back to Japan. They are aware that Dehuai requires Alice as his magical catalyst and to seal the White Tiger God away and then the Valorization ritual will be complete. The White Tiger currently resides in Wuhan which is protected by many monsters. Kawashima suggests sending a monster to deal with these.

The scene returns to Zhuzhen who is at Mr Zhen’s bar. He approaches the barman and asks about the location of his old friend. It is revealed that Mr Zhen no longer owns the bar.

While waiting for Mr. Zhen to appear, Mr. Zhen’s daughter Qiuhua begins to be perform on stage. Zhuzhen reminisces about meeting Qiuhua as a child and how much she has grown.

After her performance, he talks to her, and sees Mr. Zhe begging at the bar. It is revealed that Wugui has taken ownership of the bar, as Mr. Zhen rebelled against Dehuai so his business was taken away from him. Qiuhua now works for Dehuai, playing Chinese Fiddle every day.

Wugui and Zhuzhen are both surprised that the other is alive. Wugui challenges Zhuzhen to a duel – Zhuzhen loses to Dehuai’s “Game of Death” ability which instantly kills any enemy. However, he is rescued by Yuri, who then proceeds to beat Wugui at his own game. Wugui is surprised to see another harmonixer after the incident 15 years ago. He and his men retreat.

Mr. Zhen identifies Yuri as being Col. Hyuga’s son – Zhuzhen confirms this. They go back to the hotel and talk about Col. Hyuga’s death at the hands of Dehuai. Yuri is angry that Zhuzhen had not told him any of this before. Zhuzhen feels guilty for Col. Hyuga’s death – as he didn’t get involved in the final struggle with Dehuai 15 years ago, but Col. Hyuga did – causing him to lose his life. Yuri is angry, but agrees to persue Dehuai as this may help Alice understand what happened to her father.

The party is told by Lt. Col. Kawashima that the Japanese Army and Dehuai’s forces are moving onto Wuhan – and so decide to try to protect the White Tiger God that resides there. The party returns to Shanghai once their business in Wuhan is finished – as they are rescued by the Japanese Army.

Once the business in Wuhan is finished, Shanghai is taken over by Major. Kutsugi and the rest of the Japanese Army. In his bid to over-throw Shanghai, Kutsugi kills Suketani as he has not been reporting on Kawashima’s whereabouts. Kawashima also wants to overthrow Shanghai, but by taking out Dehuai rather than by force.

When the Seraphic Radiance has been summoned, fire is set to Shanghai, and the city is engulfed in flame. There is a huge Earthquake in Shanghai. The party return to Shanghai to take a boat to leave for Europe.

A year after the events at Kuihai tower, the Japanese Army is still in charge of Shanghai, however many homes have been rebuilt after the Earthquake. Many Chinese factions are forming to try and over-throw Shanghai and take it back from the Japanese. During this time period, Kawashima is shot and killed by members of the Japanese Army for treachery.

Enemies Encountered

Wugui (boss)
Pit Fight Monsters

Shadow Hearts Walkthrough: Shanghai

After Smuggler’s Boat

  • Previous Level: Smuggler’s Boat
  • [Cutscene]
  • Battle Monsters and Col. Hyuga. This is the only time you will use him in the game. It it unlikely that he will die due to high HP and defense so you can choose to fuse into Czernobog to try all his skills.
  • [Cutscene]
  • Take control of Zhuzhen, and exit the hotel (Player can save here).
  • Go South at the Junction.
  • Enter the bar, on the left hand side of the screen.
  • Speak to the bar man
  • [Cutscene]
  • Zhuzhen must battle a few monsters and Wugui. The battle with Wugui is unwinnable.
  • [Cutscene]
  • You now control Yuri – battle a few monsters and defeat Wugui.
  • Next Level:Wuhan
  • After Wuhan Temple Ruins

  • Previous Level: Wuhan Temple Ruins
  • [Cutscene]
  • Party can save here.
  • Go to the room next door.
  • [Cutscene]
  • Go to Zhen’s Bar
  • [Cutscene]
  • Go the Smuggler’s Boat (Japanese soldiers may be fought at random)
  • The Yawang Gate Key is hidden in the door leading below (where Sea Mother was)
  • Head back to Kato and Kawashima’s hotel room.
  • [Cutscene]
  • Battle some Sergeants.
  • [Cutscene]
  • Next Level: Kuihai Tower
  • To get to Kowloon Fortress

    In order to unlock Kowloon Fortress, the player must have chosen all of Alice’s answers correctly to avoid Dehuai torturing her. This is the first option for each choice. If they have done this, speak to the man by the Smuggler’s Boat, and you cna use the boat to sail to Kowloon Fortress.

    Shanghai Items

  • Lottery Ticket – In barrels in the bar, at a stall near the bar
  • Pilgrim’s Staff – In chest near hotel
  • Lottery Ticket – At tops of steps above the bar
  • Mana Seed – At bottom of steps near bar
  • Talisman of Mercy – Top Right of screen between hotel and docks
  • Horn of Blue Dragon – Opposite the shops on the screen between the hotel and docks
  • Seal of Life – Hidden in barrel at the docks
  • Phoenix Tail – Chest in Smuggler’s Boat Cabin
  • Shanghai Shop

    There are two shops in Shanghai. The first is located in the screen between the Hotel and the Docks. It is in one of the houses at the left-hand side.

    Faerie’s Sigh85
    Talisman of Mercy820
    Thera Seed120
    Mana Seed230
    Pure Seed510
    Brigande Earrings5000
    Pirate Earrings5000
    Voodoo Doll5200
    Bell Bracelet3120
    Leather Cap600
    Studded Cap1700
    Casual Belt600
    Western Cap1700
    Leather Jacket1000
    Leather Skirt1200
    Rosewood Bracelet3000
    Angel Feather80
    Bronze Arrowhead100
    Bronze Dagger200
    Silver Hourglass100
    Gold Hourglass200
    Shell Bracelet2770
    Bone Bracelet2960
    Leather Belt320
    Thera Leaf50
    Mana Leaf100
    Pure Leaf230
    Talisman of Luck480
    Mermaid’s Tear70
    Holy Mother Bust75
    Phoenix Tail90

    The second shop unlocks after the party comes back from Wuhan. It is one of the stalls on the same screen as a the hotel and Zhen’s Bar.

    Steel Claw2800
    Pilgrim’s Staff2700
    Nanbu Pistol2900
    Tome of the Moon3000
    Studded Harness2500
    Studded Bustier2700

    Shanghai Lottery

    Lottery Member #12 is available to speak to in the Smuggler’s Boat Cabin. Here are a list of prizes available.

  • Red Prize: Star Card
  • Yellow Prize: Talon of Red Phoenix
  • Blue Prize: Tea of the Holy One
  • Green Prize: Pure Seed
  • Shanghai’s Famous Dog Picking Contest

    In Shanghai there is a dog picking mini-game that can be accessed once the player has unlocked Kuihai Tower. Speak to the man with the dogs near the Smuggler’s Boat. For 300 Cash you can play this mini-game. The objective is to pick a dog and find it again once it has moved around for a little. There are 3 stages of this mini game.

  • Stage 1: 3 Dogs. Prize = Leonardo’s Bear
  • Stage 2: 4 Dogs (slow). Prize = Monkey Paw
  • Stage 3: 4 Dogs (Fast). Prize = Lottery Ticket
  • Origin & Trivia

  • Shanghai is a large city in China, across the East China sea from Dalian
  • Although there once was a direct Ferry route from Dalian to Shanghai, it no longer exists. Even with today’s technology it would take about 24hours to travel the distance.
  • The area the party stay in Shanghai is called “Huayuan”, however no such area exists.
  • Screenshots

    Shanghai Shadow Hearts

    Shanghai on the World map

    Shanghai Bar Shadow Hearts Qiuhua

    The Bar in Shanghai

    Bar Battle Field Shanghai Shadow Hearts

    The Bar Battle Ground

    Shanghai Hotel Room Shadow Hearts

    The Hotel Room he party stay in

    Shanghai Hotel Room Shadow Hearts

    The hotel room that Kawashima and Kato stay in

    Pit Fight Arena Shanghai Shadow Hearts

    The Pit Fight Arena

    Pit Fight Battle Shadow Hearts

    The Pit Fight Arena

    Shanghai Hotel Shadow Hearts

    The Hotel Lobby

    Shanghai Hotel Upstairs

    The Upstairs of the hotel

    Shanghai Main Shadow Hearts

    Outside the Hotel

    Market Stalls Shanghai Shadow Hearts

    Market Stalls

    Shopping Street Shanghai Shadow Hearts

    Shopping Street

    Shanghai Docks Shadow Hearts

    The Docks

    Shanghai Docks Shadow Hearts

    Lottery Member in Shanghai

    Japanese Embassy Shanghai Shadow Hearts

    The Japanese Embassy in Shanghai

    Shanghai Fire Shadow Hearts

    Shanghai engulfed in flame