Trivia / Senran Kagura

Non-trivia items

  • The average height of the playable characters (as of EV) is 160.9 cm.
  • The average bust size of the playable characters (as of EV) is 87.5 cm.
  • The three characters with biggest bust are, in descending order: Murasaki, Daidouji and Haruka.
  • The three characters with the tallest height are, in descending order: Murakumo, Kurohoro and Daidoji.

Trivia items

  • Actor Allusion: Two in the dub relating to Katsuragi.
  • Adaptation First: The anime adaptation was simulcast online courtesy of Funimation before any of the games left Japan.
  • Bleached Underpants: The Guren no Hibi manga is drawn by Aoi Nanabu (Circle name BLUEMAGE), an artist known for doing hentai doujin with very shapely characters (perfect fit for Senran Kagura). An interesting note is that one of his favorite characters is Yuuka, whom Hikage resembles considerably. It's believed a contract is stopping him from doing doujins of the series.
    • The series' artist, Yaegashi Nan, has drawn hentai and other NSFW material before and during Senran Kagura's incarnation.
  • Creator's Favorite: Takaki once stated in an interview that Hibari was his favorite character in the series and designed her turnover after his love for track suits.
  • Dear Negative Reader: Mixed with a bit of Doing It for the Art. 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.
  • Dueling Games: The PC port of Shinovi Versus with the PC port of Onechanbara: Z2 Chaos, both being fanservicy, Dynasty Warriors-esque Spectacle Fighters. That said, it's more a friendly rivalry since both are made by the same company.
  • Fan Nickname: Femtaro, Jotits, or Daijotaro for Daidouji, since her transformed state is essentially one giant expy of Jotaro Kujo.
    • All the girls in the series are referred to as 'Senrans', while the male characters are known as 'Menrans'. Some do use the latter to describe genderswappened versions of the girls.
    • Hibbers, (Hibari) Yaggers, (Yagyu) Snake, (Hikage) Cat/Flatcat (Mirai) and Sweetie Neetie (Murasaki) are some notable mentions.
  • Name's the Same: Senran Kagura borrows a lot of names common to Ninja legends. But this entry is not about that. The ending theme of the anime adaptation is titled Fighting Dreamer, which is one word shy of an opening theme of a certain famous ninja anime.
  • Relationship Voice Actor: Ikaruga, Yumi and Miyabi have all done voice acting for The Idolmaster as Chihaya Kisaragi, Takane Shijou and Makoto Kikuchi.
  • Screwed by the Lawyers: The Ikki Tousen characters aren't available in the overseas and other asian versions of Estival Versus due rights issues. There does exist retextured versions of the characters, but only so that oversea players can still battle against those in Japan using them and are not available for download.
    • Takaki tweeted that he would personally look into the matter, but to no avail.
  • Trolling Creator: We have Takaki to thank for the cognitive dissonance of the franchise: half slices-of-life/moe comedy and big breasts, and half serious view on the world of shinobis. Three guess on which half is pointed to by the marketing?
    • This dichotomy may have its sources in the videogame staff: While producer Takaki is the most enthusiastic one for promoting fanservice content in the franchise, author Yukinori Kitajima (who penned the original story) is known for his taste in stories that can sometimes border on the dark and edgy (most famously a visual novel called 428, and he collaborated on the scenario of Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors; obviously, Okamiden doesn't count).
    • Due to this, the series' is essentially split into two parts, the DS series which focuses on the main story, and the Playstation and PC series which focuses on the fanservice.
  • What Could Have Been: Katsuragi was originally supposed to be the main protagonist of the Hanzō girls, but Takaki thought that this would seem too familiar to a certain female protagonist from another fanservice anime. So he decided to make Asuka the lead instead.
    • It's Hilarious in Hindsight now that said protagonist is a (guest/DLC) character in the latest Playstation game.
    • The older concept art reveals that series was originally going to have flat-chested characters instead of big-breasted ones. The only character who stayed true to there original concept, and serves as a nod to it, is Mirai.
    • Some of the New Wave shinobi are actually scrapped concepts of the main casts.
      • Hisui is based on Asuka's scrapped sentai ninja concept.
      • Muramasa is the combination of Hibari's old robot design and Haruka's early character design.
      • Syuri is the early concept of a magical girl ninja, which, jarringly enough, was originally going to be Hikage.
    • Hanzo and Kiriya were considered for playable characters in Shinovi Versus, as evidenced by their unused models being found in the files of the PC port.
    • In Shinovi Versus, the Crimson Squad's ending was originally meant to be the canon ending, but due to a combination of the skyrocketing popularity of the Gessen girls (Yumi especially) and the lukewarm reception Deep Crimson received, this was ultimately changed, and the canon ending became the Gessen ending with elements from the other three endings added in.
  • Wiki Rule: Has its own wiki that's still under construction.
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