History VideoGame / SenranKagura

11th Jun '16 10:46:50 AM Eyeshield
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* AdultsAreUseless: In the first game, Kiriya initially refused to involve himself in his students' conflict with Hebijo: as shinobi students, [[HelpingWouldBeKillStealing he expects them to be able to fight and survive by themselves if they want to become full-fledged shinobi]]. Averted in the anime adaptation, though it makes little difference because he arrives late to the final showdown.

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* AdultsAreUseless: In the first game, Kiriya initially refused to involve himself in his students' conflict with Hebijo: as shinobi students, [[HelpingWouldBeKillStealing he expects them to be able to fight and survive by themselves if they want to become full-fledged shinobi]]. [[spoiler: This is because one of his students only graduated because he helped at the last minute, and she later died. He refuses to help because he's afraid of it ever happening again.]] Averted in the anime adaptation, though it makes little difference because he arrives late to the final showdown.



* DualWielding: Asuka uses two ''Wakizashi''.

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* DualWielding: Used by several characters.
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Asuka uses two ''Wakizashi''.



* EvilVersusEvil: In ''Shinovi Versus'' the former elites of Hebijo Academy (now dubbed the Homura Crimson Squad) are being hunted down by the new Team Hebijo elites because they are renegades, inevitably causing them to clash.

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* EvilVersusEvil: In ''Shinovi Versus'' the former elites of Hebijo Academy (now dubbed the Homura Crimson Squad) are being hunted down by the new Team Hebijo elites because they are renegades, inevitably causing them to clash. Downplayed because the Crimson Squad are essentially an AntiHeroTeam.



** The director split the franchise into two. The Vita games will be more focused on the fanservice (Though they have serious plots of their own), while the DS games focus more on the darker story.



** EroticEating, according to the trailer. It's also in the manga and happens in the anime, [[FanDisservice where Kiriya-sensei of all people gets in on it]].

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** EroticEating, according to the trailer. It's also in the manga and happens in the anime, [[FanDisservice where Kiriya-sensei of all people gets in on it]]. Taken UpToEleven with "Bon Appetit", being the main focus of the game.



* {{Flanderization}}: All the cast is hit by it on ''Shinovi Versus''

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* {{Flanderization}}: All the cast is hit by it on ''Shinovi Versus''Versus'', especially in the "Shinobi Girl's Heart" side stories for each character.



** ''Shinovi Versus'' introduced the Gessen Girls academy and the New Hebijo girls.

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** ''Shinovi Versus'' introduced the Gessen Girls academy and the New Hebijo girls.girls, of course with five each (Though lacking a SecretCharacter).



** ''Shinovi and Estival Versus'' has the bear shinobi. They're large overweight female ninja with the [[RollingAttack ability to mow you down by performing rolling attacks]]. It also isn't helped by the fact that they can deal fire damage as well.

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** ''Shinovi and Estival Versus'' has the bear shinobi. They're large overweight female ninja with the [[RollingAttack ability to mow you down by performing rolling attacks]]. It also isn't helped by the fact that they can deal fire damage as well.well, or that they need strong attacks to flinch.



* GreyAndGrayMorality: Probably the point of the plot of the first game and its deconstruction of the '[[BlackAndWhiteMorality good ninjas vs evil ninjas]]' trope, as both groups are shown to have similar circumstances, and ultimately, whatever his or her affiliation, a shinobi is someone who have to kill or be killed. As Hanzo puts it: Light needs darkness to exist.

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* GreyAndGrayMorality: Probably the point of the plot of the first game and its deconstruction of the '[[BlackAndWhiteMorality good ninjas vs evil ninjas]]' trope, as both groups are shown to have similar circumstances, and ultimately, whatever his or her affiliation, a shinobi is someone who have has to kill or be killed. As Hanzo puts it: Light needs darkness to exist.



* GoodVersusGood: Gessen figthing Hanzo in a school festival where AnyoneCanDie.

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* GoodVersusGood: Gessen figthing Hanzo in a school festival Shinobi Battle Royale where AnyoneCanDie.



** You can also invert this by stripping down to your skivvies... Which STILL powers you up.



--> '''US localization website:''' ''A little violent, a little sexy, and a ton of fun!''

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--> '''US localization website:''' ''A little violent, [[{{Understatement}} a little sexy, sexy]], and a ton of fun!''



* MagicSkirt: Present on the anime where the skirt never moves even when the girls are hanging from the ceiling.

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* MagicSkirt: Present on the anime where the skirt never moves even when the girls are hanging from the ceiling. Heavily averted in the games where upskirt shots are easy to see and often unintentional.
3rd Jun '16 5:30:49 AM PhysicalStamina
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* DearNegativeReader: Mixed with a bit of DoingItForTheArt. Takaki himself was addressed about the issue of alienating people with the series' heavy focus on {{fanservice}} during an E3 2015 interview with ''Technology Tell'' and stated that he honestly doesn't care for those who are turned off by the fanservice, as long as he gets to make the games for him and fans to enjoy.
27th May '16 5:20:54 PM nombretomado
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When Marvelous later desired for the series to be brought to international markets, Creator/XSEEDGames took up the call. ''Senran Kagura Burst'' was localized and sold in North America as an eShop download title in 2013. ''Burst'' had sold well enough that XSEED decided to continue localizing the series, with ''Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus'' for the PlaystationVita being their next title to work on, along with, [[http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/27/senran-kagura-producer-fan-service-male-character-senran-kagura-2/ interestingly]], the RhythmGame of the series, ''Senran Kagura: Bon Appetit''. Thanks to XSEED, every game in the series was brought over internationally, except for the mobile game, ''Senran Kagura: New Wave''.

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When Marvelous later desired for the series to be brought to international markets, Creator/XSEEDGames took up the call. ''Senran Kagura Burst'' was localized and sold in North America as an eShop download title in 2013. ''Burst'' had sold well enough that XSEED decided to continue localizing the series, with ''Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus'' for the PlaystationVita UsefulNotes/PlaystationVita being their next title to work on, along with, [[http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/27/senran-kagura-producer-fan-service-male-character-senran-kagura-2/ interestingly]], the RhythmGame of the series, ''Senran Kagura: Bon Appetit''. Thanks to XSEED, every game in the series was brought over internationally, except for the mobile game, ''Senran Kagura: New Wave''.



* ''Senran Kagura: Shino[[UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita v]]i Versus'' (2013 in Japan, 2014 in North America; Playstation Vita/PC)[[note]]A 3D brawler, similar to games like ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors''.[[/note]]

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* ''Senran Kagura: Shino[[UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita v]]i Shinovi Versus'' (2013 in Japan, 2014 in North America; Playstation Vita/PC)[[note]]A 3D brawler, similar to games like ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors''.[[/note]]
24th May '16 2:58:29 PM GalenDev
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* ObligatorySwearing: After XSEED accommodated the series with an M Rating / 16 PEGI due the values dissonance in the West, the English lines got kinkier and strong cuss words started being used, Mirai for one speaks like a Sailor once she gets feisty, firing “fucks” like no tomorrow.

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* ObligatorySwearing: After XSEED accommodated the series with an M Rating / 16 PEGI due the values dissonance in the West, the English lines got kinkier and strong cuss words started being used, Mirai for one speaks like a Sailor once she gets feisty, firing “fucks” like no tomorrow. Ryoki also does this when she's in her Evil personality, and her sister Ryobi also swears often, especially when dealing with Ryoki[[spoiler:'s ghost]] or Ryona.
24th May '16 2:49:50 PM GalenDev
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--> '''Mikaruga Sisters:''' ''Dance in the Festival of Midsummer!''
19th May '16 6:17:40 AM DivineFlame100
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* CrateExpectations: Each game has crates lying around that can be broken to gain useful items and power-ups. These items include healing onigiri, ninja scrolls, futomaki rolls, power-ups that boost your attack and defense and make you temporarily invincible, and in the case of ''Estival Verus'', bombshells.
12th May '16 1:11:25 AM Kazmahu
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** Going Frantic ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Life or Death"]] in the Japanese text) makes the main games this, due to the massive offense boost and even bigger defense penalty Yin stance causes.


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** And again in ''Estival Versus'', although the "Festival" is started by an independent entity.


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* SkewedPriorities: Inverted. In the ''Versus'' games, the Crimson Squad is repeatedly mocked for worrying about keeping their mundane jobs ahead of their Shinobi duties. Except it's repeatedly shown they're barely making rent and often don't have enough to eat, and it's not like they have families [[spoiler:or a school]] to back them up, making their concerns completely valid to the audience. This is already a [[DarkAndTroubledPast delicate matter]] for Yomi, and this attitude makes her [[BerserkButton lose her shit]] at least once.
11th May '16 11:17:17 AM Kazmahu
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* ArtificialBrilliance: In ''EstivalVersus'', potentially crossing over into SpitefulAI. If you use a transformation Ultimate Ninja Art, bosses will spam their own Secret Ninja Arts, or failing that any moves with guard frames, running down the clock and giving you as little opportunity to hurt them as they can.


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** They're a bit more practical in ''EstivalVersus'', merely requiring five scrolls without a health limit. Using the SuperMode ones against bosses is a lost cause, though, since they'll abuse anything that gives them invincible time to run it out (see ArtificialBrilliance).
5th May '16 11:56:42 PM Kazmahu
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* LethalLavaLand: The Shinobi Festival stage in ''Estival Versus'' is an interesting subversion. It's a shinobi festival located on an active volcanic slope, where molten lava is seen flowing in the background. The main stadium itself is located right in the middle of the volcanic crater, where the audience is cheering in the background despite [[ConvectionSchmonvection not being burned to a crisp by the intense heat from the lava a few feat away]]. The lava however doesn't really serve as a major obstacle.

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* LethalLavaLand: The Shinobi Festival stage in ''Estival Versus'' is an interesting subversion. It's a shinobi festival located on an active volcanic slope, where molten lava is seen flowing in the background. The main stadium itself is located right in the middle of the volcanic crater, where the audience is cheering in the background despite [[ConvectionSchmonvection not being burned to a crisp by the intense heat from the lava a few feat away]]. The lava however doesn't really serve as a major obstacle. Justified, as Sayuri mentions the battlefields are at least in part created by her Shinobi Barriers, and she has a flair for the dramatic.



* LighterAndSofter: Both the anime and the first two manga adaptations, as well as the Vita titles (especially ''Bon Appetit'' compared to the 3DS titles, which have more of a TournamentArc feel to them compared to the more dramatic Yoma-related arcs in the 3DS games. The games have a taste for the dramatic for a fanservice game, to convey the point that even if the girls are highschool girls trying to live a 'normal' and happy school life, the ninja world they have chosen to inhabit can be terribly dark and violent.

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* LighterAndSofter: Both the anime and the first two manga adaptations, as well as the Vita titles (especially ''Bon Appetit'' Appetit'') compared to the 3DS titles, which have more of a TournamentArc feel to them compared to the more dramatic Yoma-related arcs in the 3DS games. The games have a taste for the dramatic for a fanservice game, to convey the point that even if the girls are highschool girls trying to live a 'normal' and happy school life, the ninja world they have chosen to inhabit can be terribly dark and violent.violent.
** Applies especially to ''Estival Versus''. Despite dealing with themes of grief and early, thankless death, the stakes are explicitly non-lethal and the competition is treated as a friendly challenge by the characters.
26th Apr '16 5:39:29 PM Tzitzimine
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* GameBreakingBug: ''Estival'' has a few:
** The turtle mooks can get stuck in a loop where they will never stop spinning, making impossible to the player to defeat them and progress the mission, forcing the player to repeat the stage.
** Sometimes the game will spawn mooks outside the reach of the player and while some characters will be able to take them downusing long range attacks, most of the time is necessary to retry the stage.
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