The 2nd of the Hulu Brothers, Erwa arrived at Portia when the brothers came with their grandmother. Because of his good eye sight and hearing skills, Erwa was a natural fit at the local newspaper Portia Times. There he works with Mei to one day make the paper into a respectable one.


Personal summaryEdit

Erwa was born on Autumn of Day 15 and the second eldest son of seven brothers. Erwa and his brothers moved to Portia with their grandmother. Erwa is equipped with a keen sense of sight and hearing, making him a natural fit for the local newspaper in Portia, the Portia Times. He wishes to one day make the paper into a respectable one.

Physical appearanceEdit

Erwa, like all of his brothers, is a rather rotund man. He has short, dark hair under an orange bucket hat with a red headband. He wears glasses with blue and green frames perched on his hat, and he has a full beard. He wears his orange sweater vest emblazoned with the trademark calabash gourd and Hulu name over the top of a pink short-sleeved shirt with magenta stripes on the sleeve. Strangely, Erwa appears to have his shirt on inside-out, as the Hulu name is printed backwards. His pink shorts are patterned with yellow hearts, and he has pink shoes on over his yellow socks.

Related charactersEdit

Erwa has lots of family members in Portia, including his grandmother, Yeye; his older brother, Dawa; and his younger brothers, Sanwa, Siwa, Wuwa, Liuwa, and Qiwa. He is Buddies with Mei, his colleague at the Portia Times.


When befriending Erwa, his relationship network with other NPCs will also be affected, resulting in the player receiving favor points from those NPCs as well.


At the end of the day, he returns home, which is on Main Street. His home is open from 7:00 AM to 22:00 PM.

Time Location

Time Location
7:00 Leaves his home to arrive at Portia Times by 8:15.
8:15 Begins work at Portia Times. Spends this time working, pacing around the office, and digging through desk drawers.
21:15 Leaves Portia Times to arrive at his home by 22:15.
22:15 Enters home and falls asleep.

Time Location


Erwa is one of the potential bachelors that the player can romance.

Upon reaching Friend status at four full hearts, the player can confess their love to him with a Heart Knot. If the confession is successful, his relationship status changes to Boyfriend. After Erwa has become the player's boyfriend, upon reaching Lover status at eight full hearts, the player can then propose to him with a Wedding Ring. If the proposal is successful, his relationship status changes to Husband. Once certain other conditions have been met, Erwa and the player can then try for children.

Additionally, upon meeting certain relationship levels, certain perks are rewarded.


Husband HeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeart 2Heart 2 +Wedding Ring
A chance at receiving gifts first thing in the morning

Social interactionsEdit

Interactions: Social talk Social gift Desire head icon Social spar Social RPS Social Invitation Social play Social date Social Dine Social interact Social photo Social Ride Social Relic Trade Social confession Social propose Social mission

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Social talk ChatEdit

Social talk
Dialogue →

Chat is a basic social interaction available at any relationship level. Chatting with Erwa once a day can increase his relationship by 1 point, or 2 points with the Smooth Talk skill; subsequent chatting, on the same day, only results in the same conversation without any relationship gain.

Erwa's dialogue may change every day and every season. Erwa may also comment about certain events or missions. Higher relationship levels, including romantic involvement, also change Erwa's dialogue.

Social gift GiftEdit

Ancient Computer
The information below only applies to the PC versions.
Consoles may contain different data, and may or may not change in future updates.
Comments: Gifting values on non-universal gifts may currently be different on consoles.

Giving gifts to Erwa affects the player's relationship with Erwa. Every character has unique gift preferences.


  • Every giftable item, except for the items below, will have a Neutral (+1) effect when given to Erwa.
  • Gifts given on festival days and on Erwa's birthday will earn the player 2x and 3x relationship points, respectively, and will show a unique dialogue.
  • Values listed below are without The Giver skill, which gives an extra point.
Social gift Gifting Items
Mount Very HappyLove: +20
AI ModelAI Model
Mount Very HappyLove: +15
Mount Very HappyLove: +12
Mount Very HappyLove: +10
Mount HappyLike: +8
Mount HappyLike: +5
Mount HappyLike: +4
Mount HappyLike: +3
Power StonePower Stone
Red TeaRed Tea
Mount NeutralNeutral: +1
Gift iconEverything Else
Mount UnhappyDislike: -1
Mount UnhappyDislike: -2
Colorful FurColorful Fur
Snake SkinSnake Skin
Mount Very UnhappyHate: -5
Listed values are without The Giver skill, which gives an extra point.

Gift values displayed on this chart are for the PC release of My Time at Portia and may not apply to the console releases.

Desire head icon DesiresEdit

The following items are desires, or wishes, which are randomly assigned to one or two characters per week. The player is required to be at least at Friend level with Erwa for him to be assigned a desire. Some characters may desire an item that they do not normally like.

In the event that Erwa has a desire, gifting the wanted item will provide the higher tier points; otherwise, on non-desired events, the item gives the base point value. The birthday or festival day relationship bonus applies when gifting a desired item.

Desire head icon Desires
Minimum Relationship Level Possible Desires


Exquisite Fountain PenExquisite Fountain Pen (+20)

Social spar SparEdit

Erwa can spar with the player up to three times per day.

Note that the level in the table below is Erwa's base level at the start of the game. Erwa's actual level can be higher because Erwa will level up over time.

Social spar
Level: 22
Relationship Rewards/losses
Round 1 2 3
Player Win
Prompt happy
Prompt happy
Prompt sad
GolsGols (5-10)

And 35% chance to get one of the following:
AppleApple (30%)
HerbsHerbs (30%)
Roasted MeatRoasted Meat (20%)
Herbal JuiceHerbal Juice (10%)
Baked BreadBaked Bread (5%)
Herbal MixtureHerbal Mixture (5%)

Player Lose
Prompt happy
Prompt sad
Prompt ordinary
GolsGols (1-5)

Social RPS RPSEdit

Erwa can play RPS with the player up to three times per day. Erwa is eligible for Rock, Paper, Scissors.

The daily count to play is three games.

Social photo PhotoEdit

Social photo
Group Photo →

Erwa can partake in group photos with the player after reaching the Associate level.

  • More poses are unlocked by reaching higher relationship levels.
  • Romance poses are unlocked by becoming partners.
  • The "Photographer" skill can fully unlock all poses, regardless of relationship or romantic level.
  • All poses can be viewed in Erwa's Gallery page.


Social Invitation InvitationEdit

Occasionally, first thing in the morning, the player may leave their house to find Erwa outside, hoping to invite the player out for a date or play date.

Social play PlayEdit

Once the player has become buddies with Erwa, they can schedule a play date together.

Social date DateEdit

After the player has successfully confessed how they feel to Erwa, the player can schedule a romantic date with Erwa.

Social Dine Dine Edit

If the player chooses to dine at The Round Table with Erwa during a play date or date, it is recommended to order dishes Erwa will like. If asked before ordering, Erwa will sometimes tell the player exactly which dishes to order; other times, Erwa will just give little hints. In the event that Erwa does not specify the exact foods desired, the player should order between three and six dishes, depending on what hint Erwa gives. It is recommended to order each of those dishes from different courses, ex. ordering one Appetizer, Meat, Vegetable, Dessert, and Drink course each, rather than five Desserts.

Erwa's food preferences are:

Play date eat Dining
Prompt happy
Prompt sad
Menu icon appetizer
Banner Fish SaladBanner Fish Salad
Fire Fruit MixFire Fruit Mix
Green Beans in SauceGreen Beans in Sauce
Menu icon main course
Main Course
N/A Spaghetti with Hot SauceSpaghetti with Hot Sauce
Supremely Spicy SpaghettiSupremely Spicy Spaghetti
Classic Spaghetti with Meat SauceClassic Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Seafood NoodlesCreamy Noodles with Bacon
Menu icon meat
Grilled TurkeyGrilled Turkey
Menu icon vegetable
Menu icon dessert
Menu icon drink
Milk TeaMilk Scented Tea
Red TeaRed Tea
Tallsky Goat MilkTallsky Goat Milk
Apple Juice-dinnerApple Juice
Orange JuiceOrange Juice
Apricot JuiceApricot Juice
Exceptions: N/A

Social interact InteractEdit

As the player develops their relationship with Erwa, special interactions are unlocked, including Hug and Kiss.

Social Relic Trade Relic tradeEdit

Erwa occasionally uses the Relic Pieces Exchange board at the Museum to trade for relic pieces. Erwa likes to look at particular completed relics, so after the player has donated such relics to the Museum or displayed them in their yard, Erwa may come visit the Museum or the player's yard to view these relics. Such visits will earn the player relationship points each time, with the amount dependent upon the relic.

Social Relic Trade
Relic Trade
Points Relics
Requested Pieces +30 AI Model Piece 1AI Model Piece 1 AI Model Piece 2AI Model Piece 2 AI Model Piece 3AI Model Piece 3 AI Model Piece 4AI Model Piece 4 AI Model Piece 5AI Model Piece 5 Performance Center Model Piece 1Performance Center Model Piece 1 Performance Center Model Piece 2Performance Center Model Piece 2 Performance Center Model Piece 3Performance Center Model Piece 3 Performance Center Model Piece 4Performance Center Model Piece 4
+10 Monument Model Piece 1Monument Model Piece 1 Monument Model Piece 2Monument Model Piece 2 Monument Model Piece 3Monument Model Piece 3 Monument Model Piece 4Monument Model Piece 4 Clay Figure Female Piece 1Clay Figure: Female Piece 1 Clay Figure Female Piece 2Clay Figure: Female Piece 2 Clay Figure Female Piece 3Clay Figure: Female Piece 3
Favorite Exhibits +???
Monument Model
Monument Model
Performance Center Model
Performance Center Model
Weird Glass Jar
Weird Glass Jar

Social mission MissionsEdit

Legend: Map Icon Mission NewMap Icon Side Quest New major • Map Icon Mission Place ItemMap Icon Side Quest Place Item minor • Social play friendship • Social date romance

  • Map Icon Mission New Main missions are listed in chronological order, based on the chronology list.
  • Map Icon Side Quest New Secondary missions are listed in alphabetical order.
  • Indented missions indicate succession of the previously listed mission. Further missions in its timeline are in chronological order.
Map Icon Side Quest New Letter to the Editor
Mei has been offered her dream job back in Atara! But Erwa wants you to show her the things she loves around Portia, maybe Mei will stay!


  • The Hulu Brothers correspond to the color scheme of the rainbow. In Erwa's case, he represents orange.
  • Er in Chinese means "two", corresponding to the fact that he is the second oldest Hulu Brother.

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