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Youtube Trailer (contains loads of fanservice!) (new link, old one was DCMA'd)
A wild Twitter account appears
As does an official website
In short: Soul Eater with all the fanservice of Senran Kagura, plus some serious yuri content.
'Tis a multi-platform franchise dealeo, with an anime, a console game, and a mobile game planned. Therefore, I motion for a Franchise work page with separate pages for the game(s) and the anime.
edited 22nd May '15 6:01:22 AM by AceOfScarabs
Well, I'll be watching the anime at least
lol hylarn you suck
So, how's the romantic elements of this? Is there going to be a cross-over between the couples or are they all monogamous?
Gematsu article on the Vita game
The game takes place in a world where those within their teens or twenties suddenly find themselves infected with a mysterious virus that temporarily weaponizes them if they acquire neurological enhancements, with the story itself revolving around a group of girls known as “Rebreakers” who are capable of freely wielding these weapons.
Actual gameplay consists of fighting swarms of enemy forces in teams of two in what’s being described as “3D battle action.” As the girls fight together, their synchronization increases and things such as their weaponization and combos can change. Battlefield conditions are described as being dynamic, able to change in the midst of fights. Extremely strong special attacks can also be unleashed that will tear up the clothes of both allies and enemies alike.
Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni is due out later this year in Japan.
Read more at http://gematsu.com/2015/03/first-details-on-valkyrie-drive-for-ps-vita#Zj60XMePYBTLzcPi.99
A wikipedia page is up
edited 23rd Mar '15 8:58:05 PM by AceOfScarabs
Yeah, so what? Everything out of Japan is the same crap Harem wishy-washy BS I got tired of the moment I started looking for more than the most base pandering possible out of a product. I don't need more weak waifus cluttering up the character log in my head any more than I need cancer of the trachea...
GIVE IT TO ME. I WILL DIE ON THIS HILL.
Shame it's a Vita release.
The anime series is subtitled "Mermaid", the Vita game is subtitled "Bhikkuni", and the mobile game is subtitled "Siren".
Is there some symbolism at play here?
Yeah, I'd been wondering about that. Bhikkuni are Buddhist nuns
So basically, this show is an excuse to see stupidly hot lesbians making out and fighting with ridiculous weapons, right?
In the immortal words of Yathzee Croshaw: FUCKING SOLD!
BTW, what's the studio that's gonna animate this masterpiece?
The “beautiful girl sexy battle action” anime is set on five artificial islands. Mikako Izawa (Re-Kan!, Futs? no Joshik?sei ga Locodol Yattemita) will play Mamori Sh?jo (pictured above right), whose name means “maiden guardian.” Yuka Iguchi (Haganai, Girls und Panzer, Kan Colle) will play Mirei Shikishima (pictured above left).
Studio Arms? So the studio who made Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls, some Ikkitousen and Queens Blade seasons. Not bad but their most recent work Isuca has me worried, they straight up ruined that one.
edited 24th Mar '15 6:09:19 AM by Memers
Ah, Japan. They know what the people want.
Valk Drive is being made by the guys who made Senran Kagura, so you're guaranteed fanservice no matter what.
...If the guys who made Queen's Blade are also involved, the fanservice at this point is pretty much gonna be real.
add: I'm also wondering, given that the trailer shows the girls from the anime and the Vita game fighting each other, whether all of them will be part of a unified timeline (each media shows a different viewpoint), or will they have separate continuity?
edited 24th Mar '15 9:22:46 AM by AceOfScarabs
Heh. So it's ok as long as it's Yuri fan service eh?
Not criticizing mind you. Just saying.
Anyway, it looks like right now, only the two purple haired ones can swap as weapons. From that little description, only certain girls can be weapons or wielders, but it seems these two can are both.
And it's not on PC...this sucks.
Okay, now the Vita has a few more games to tempt me to get one (if they're still in stock in Singapore}.
Ohohohoho, this looks like fun!
I'm relegated to waiting for the anime, sadly...
Feels like Senran Kagura meets Soul Eater Not meets Sakura Trick. Now this is my kind of yuri.
Yup! I will never pretend I'm not shallow in the ways that I am, and I freaking LOVE Yuri. Those freakin' MEN can all go disappear for all I care! -ceases to exist-
The absurd popularity of the Harem has come close to making me ignore anime lately at times; I have SEEN that protagonist. He is NOT INTERESTING. The girls though? They actually have character. Sure, that character usually exists just to pander to specific "interests" but they can still be cool despite that. I always figured those series could all be improved significantly just by cutting out the male lead... And keeping the sexual tension around. Koihime Musou proved me right!
It doesn't hurt that Yuri is a perennially under-appreciated and underused genre. And when it does exist, it is very very susceptible to being the EXACT SAME GODDAMN STORY THAT YOU JUST READ. For some reason Yuri is either by-the-numbers or kind of... Bad.
But we are seeing a small surge in yuri recently. We have Sakura Trick, which is bog-standard but popular, Yuru Yuri which is really funny, Yuri Kuma Arashi which is freakin' WEIRD and even stuff like the manga Murcielago which is nooooooot what most people envision when they think of Yuri which proves the genre is finally moving in some new directions.
THE YURI RENAISSANCE IS HERE. I for one welcome our new schoolgirl overlords!
Anyways! Valkyrie Drive may just end up being more pointless pandering (Albeit pandering that's aimed at me) but it looks cool in its own right. Flashy weapon fights will never get old. The characters already show some personality. Boob physics need work.
edited 25th Mar '15 11:12:58 AM by ShirowShirow
A closer look at the Vita game
not paying attention to stuff like the GARO anime or Rage Of Bahamut Genesis shows that not,all anime coming out is harem
Oh god it's like Dynasty Warriors where all your opponents are schoolgirls who thinks of this stuff.
I expected some mysterious evil monster army.
Yeah, there's good stuff. I still subscribe to crunchyroll and everything. But pretty much half the series I've checked out in the last week because they where unfamiliar to me and have a cool action pose on the front have ended up being Harem series... It's absurd.
I also like High School Dx D. It may be a harem, but it has a Very Scott Pilgrim vibe to it, and the girls just go along and are amused at the main charcters blatant perversion instead of being instantly offended by him like every other harem out there.
Of course, it also has Azazel. Guys love the Azazel.
That's Senran Kagura in a nutshell, at least Shinovi VS.
Except for Koneko.
Rias Gremory is almost awesome enough to make me consider it, but I still got tired of the show's antics pretty quickly.
It's hard to consider the protagonists badass when they appear to be laying waste to legions of unarmed teenagers.
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