History VideoGame / Onechanbara

1st Aug '17 10:09:45 PM Azek
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''Onechanbara'' is a series of third-person HackAndSlash games (later SpectacleFighter games, starting with ''Z: Kagura'') developed by Tamsoft, originally appearing as part of Simple Series budget game line released only in Japan and Europe. The games involve a team of sisters, Aya and Saki, who are among the few survivors of a zombie outbreak. Complicating matters, both sisters suffer from a curse known as "Baneful Blood", which drives them crazy when they come in contact with the zombies' blood. They have vowed to use everything in their power to drive back the zombies so that they can once again live in peace.

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''Onechanbara'' is a series of third-person HackAndSlash games (later SpectacleFighter games, starting with ''Z: Kagura'') developed by Tamsoft, originally appearing as part of Simple Series budget game line released only in Japan and Europe. The games involve a team of sisters, Aya and Saki, who are among the few survivors of a zombie outbreak. Complicating matters, both sisters suffer from a curse known as "Baneful Blood", which drives them crazy when they come in contact with the zombies' blood. They have vowed to use everything in their power to drive back the zombies so that they can once again live in peace.
17th Jun '17 6:16:53 PM nombretomado
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In 2009, two games from the series were released in the United States: ''Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad'' [[note]]Known as ''[=VorteX=] ~ The Descendants of The Cursed Blood ~'' in Japan [[/note]] (for {{Xbox360}}) and ''Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers'' [[note]]''Revolution'' in Japan[[/note]] (for the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}). A live-action movie based on the series was also released in the same year.

The fifth main game, ''Onechanbara Z ~ Kagura ~ '', was released in Japan on January 19, 2012 for {{Xbox360}}. Instead of Aya and Saki, the game stars a pair of vampire sisters named Kagura and Saaya. Unlike its predecessors, ''Z'' wasn't a budget game and its marketing has been rather big. However, due to its Xbox-exclusivity, it failed to attract a wide audience (Not that it was making any pretense to do so...).

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In 2009, two games from the series were released in the United States: ''Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad'' [[note]]Known as ''[=VorteX=] ~ The Descendants of The Cursed Blood ~'' in Japan [[/note]] (for {{Xbox360}}) UsefulNotes/Xbox360) and ''Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers'' [[note]]''Revolution'' in Japan[[/note]] (for the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}). A live-action movie based on the series was also released in the same year.

The fifth main game, ''Onechanbara Z ~ Kagura ~ '', was released in Japan on January 19, 2012 for {{Xbox360}}.UsefulNotes/Xbox360. Instead of Aya and Saki, the game stars a pair of vampire sisters named Kagura and Saaya. Unlike its predecessors, ''Z'' wasn't a budget game and its marketing has been rather big. However, due to its Xbox-exclusivity, it failed to attract a wide audience (Not that it was making any pretense to do so...).
3rd Jun '17 1:19:43 PM nombretomado
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In 2009, two games from the series were released in the United States: ''Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad'' [[note]]Known as ''[=VorteX=] ~ The Descendants of The Cursed Blood ~'' in Japan [[/note]] (for {{Xbox360}}) and ''Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers'' [[note]]''Revolution'' in Japan[[/note]] (for the {{Wii}}). A live-action movie based on the series was also released in the same year.

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In 2009, two games from the series were released in the United States: ''Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad'' [[note]]Known as ''[=VorteX=] ~ The Descendants of The Cursed Blood ~'' in Japan [[/note]] (for {{Xbox360}}) and ''Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers'' [[note]]''Revolution'' in Japan[[/note]] (for the {{Wii}}).UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}). A live-action movie based on the series was also released in the same year.
27th Aug '16 7:57:14 AM DanteVin
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* StanceSystem:A staple of the series that also doubles as RealTimeWeaponChange. Aya can switch from single to dual wielding swords, and Saki has access to grapple moves with her fists, Reiko pulls out a shotgun or SMG, and Misery's sword becomes a WhipSword (the latter two ladies are playable in ''Bikini Zombie Slayers''). Kagura and Saaya more so count as real time weapon changing, but the game(s) themselves count them as stances.

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* StanceSystem:A StanceSystem: A staple of the series that also doubles as RealTimeWeaponChange. Aya can switch from single to dual wielding swords, and Saki has access to grapple moves with her fists, Reiko pulls out a shotgun or SMG, and Misery's sword becomes a WhipSword (the latter two ladies are playable in ''Bikini Zombie Slayers''). Kagura and Saaya more so count as real time weapon changing, but the game(s) themselves count them as stances.
25th Jul '16 1:51:13 PM Willbyr
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''Onechanbara'' is a series of third-person Main/HackAndSlash games (later SpectacleFighter games, starting with ''Z: Kagura'') developed by Tamsoft, originally appearing as part of Simple Series budget game line released only in Japan and Europe. The games involve a team of sisters, Aya and Saki, who are among the few survivors of a zombie outbreak. Complicating matters, both sisters suffer from a curse known as "Baneful Blood", which drives them crazy when they come in contact with the zombies' blood. They have vowed to use everything in their power to drive back the zombies so that they can once again live in peace.

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''Onechanbara'' is a series of third-person Main/HackAndSlash HackAndSlash games (later SpectacleFighter games, starting with ''Z: Kagura'') developed by Tamsoft, originally appearing as part of Simple Series budget game line released only in Japan and Europe. The games involve a team of sisters, Aya and Saki, who are among the few survivors of a zombie outbreak. Complicating matters, both sisters suffer from a curse known as "Baneful Blood", which drives them crazy when they come in contact with the zombies' blood. They have vowed to use everything in their power to drive back the zombies so that they can once again live in peace.









* MegaTwintails: Kagura's hair can give [[{{Vocaloid}} Hatsune Miku]] a run for her voicebanks.

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* MegaTwintails: Kagura's hair can give [[{{Vocaloid}} [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Hatsune Miku]] a run for her voicebanks.
9th Jul '16 4:17:17 PM MarcoPolo250
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* MissionPackSequel: From ''Z Kagura'' to ''Z II Chaos'', there are many, ''many'' recycled assets, levels, enemies and bosses, it feels more like an expansion than a full blown sequel, in fact there are ''more'' stuff copy-pasted from ''Kagura'' than brand new things introduced in ''Chaos'', somewhere around 65% old to 35% new. Critics are already merciless on this series, had ''Z Kagura'' been [[NoExportForYou localized]] they sure would have been even more unkind to ''Z II Chaos''.

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* MissionPackSequel: From ''Z Kagura'' ''Z'' to ''Z II Chaos'', ''Z2'', there are many, ''many'' recycled assets, levels, enemies and bosses, it feels more like an expansion than a full blown sequel, in fact bosses. In fact, there are were ''more'' stuff copy-pasted from ''Kagura'' than brand new there were brand-new things introduced in ''Chaos'', somewhere around 65% old to 35% new. Had ''Kagura'' been [[NoExportForYou localized]], Critics are that were already merciless on this series, had ''Z Kagura'' been [[NoExportForYou localized]] they sure series would have been even more unkind to ''Z II Chaos''.''Chaos''.
9th Jul '16 4:10:45 PM MarcoPolo250
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''Onechanbara'' is a series of third-person hack-and-slash games (later SpectacleFighter games, starting with ''Z: Kagura'') developed by Tamsoft, originally appearing as part of Simple Series budget game line released only in Japan and Europe. The games involve a team of sisters, Aya and Saki, who are among the few survivors of a zombie outbreak. Complicating matters, both sisters suffer from a curse known as "Baneful Blood", which drives them crazy when they come in contact with the zombies' blood. They have vowed to use everything in their power to drive back the zombies so that they can once again live in peace.

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''Onechanbara'' is a series of third-person hack-and-slash Main/HackAndSlash games (later SpectacleFighter games, starting with ''Z: Kagura'') developed by Tamsoft, originally appearing as part of Simple Series budget game line released only in Japan and Europe. The games involve a team of sisters, Aya and Saki, who are among the few survivors of a zombie outbreak. Complicating matters, both sisters suffer from a curse known as "Baneful Blood", which drives them crazy when they come in contact with the zombies' blood. They have vowed to use everything in their power to drive back the zombies so that they can once again live in peace.



The game had an UpdatedRerelease for [=PS3=] on October 24, 2013, featuring [=NoNoNo=], a character from [=D3Publisher=]'s other franchise: the [[DreamCClub Dream Club]] series. One year later, a UsefulNotes/{{PS4}}-exclusive sequel, ''Onechanbara Z2: Chaos'', was released on October 10, 2014 in Japan and July 21, 2015 in the United States.

''Z2: Chaos'' was also released on PC through Steam.

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The game had an UpdatedRerelease for [=PS3=] on October 24, 2013, featuring [=NoNoNo=], a character from [=D3Publisher=]'s other franchise: the [[DreamCClub Dream Club]] series. One year later, a UsefulNotes/{{PS4}}-exclusive sequel, ''Onechanbara Z2: Chaos'', was released on October 10, 2014 in Japan and July 21, 2015 in the United States.

''Z2: Chaos''
States. The game was also later released on PC through Steam.UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}.
2nd Jul '16 1:57:15 AM rjd1922
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* ActionCommands: Onechanbara Z: Kagura uses this for finishers against bosses, and later, DegradedBoss(es). This is not only for show however, ActionCommands that has you slicing off wings, hands, limbs, or what-have-you do decrease the monster-du-jour's attack repertoire, making it easier (theoretically) to finish them off. For bonus points, whomever between the two sisters performs the finishing move gets to have the Boss's power for the rest of the game, so strategic thinking is there, if a bit limited. Oddly, the game insists on the term "Quick Time Kill", rather than the usual QTE.

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* ActionCommands: Onechanbara Z: In ''Onechanbara Z'', Kagura uses this for finishers against bosses, and later, DegradedBoss(es). This is not only for show however, ActionCommands that has you slicing off wings, hands, limbs, or what-have-you do decrease the monster-du-jour's attack repertoire, making it easier (theoretically) to finish them off. For bonus points, whomever between the two sisters performs the finishing move gets to have the Boss's power for the rest of the game, so strategic thinking is there, if a bit limited. Oddly, the game insists on the term "Quick Time Kill", rather than the usual QTE.
11th Jun '16 8:47:43 PM PhysicalStamina
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** The theme song of ''Z2 Chaos'' follows suit, but with a single female vocalist this time around.
6th Jun '16 4:27:18 PM Kytseo
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''Z2: Chaos'' was also released on PC through Steam.
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