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Valkyrie Drive, by the Senran Kagura guys (contains YURI fanservice)

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Tzitzimine Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
Aug 17th 2017 at 10:13:46 PM

I just found this

http://yahoo-mbga.jp/avatar/gachax/QEFm3rNp?_ref=aff%3Devg0000160

I'm not entirely sure what it is, an avatar creator? A dress up doll game?

But most importantly? How can I create my own avatars?

They're adorable

http://imgur.com/ibgO1Nt http://imgur.com/lwtTS5h http://imgur.com/gSEj8ud http://imgur.com/PQlfrKj http://imgur.com/3Is7Mwf http://imgur.com/WlI6Fen

Tzitzimine Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
Sep 27th 2017 at 9:25:31 AM

https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-gb/games/themes/valkyrie-drive-bhikkhuni-theme-(bikini-party-edition)/cid=EP4293-PCSB01011_00-ETH0000000000841

https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-gb/games/valkyrie-drive-bhikkhuni-bikini-party-edition/cid=EP4293-PCSB01011_00-0000000000000BIK

If you are in Europe, you can buy the Bikini Party theme and the Bikini Party Edition for just 1.99 and 30 Euros respectively.

EDIT: Just got confirmation from P Qube that it will be available on the US soon https://twitter.com/PQubeGames/status/913077860797173761

edited 27th Sep '17 10:01:30 AM by Tzitzimine

Tzitzimine Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
Oct 4th 2017 at 10:12:32 AM

So out of nowhere Takaki tweeted the following (I'm using Google Translate so the translation is wonky)

It is 2 years since broadcast animation version "Mermaid" of VALKYRIE DRIVE project started early on broadcasting. Because Kagura EV and Bikuni were making at the same time, it was quite difficult every day, but it was one work that could realize similar directionality. Also……

Please be sure to charge the PSN wallet as 10/5 will be released variously, including new information, follow-up & update, reservation and so on. Gulp

https://twitter.com/kenichiro_taka/status/915605817532940288 https://twitter.com/kenichiro_taka/status/915608519247765504

Tzitzimine Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
Oct 4th 2017 at 7:35:14 PM

Rinka and Ranka are coming to PBS as DLC

https://youtu.be/LdIJpwytqGc

Tzitzimine Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
Oct 9th 2017 at 8:17:40 AM

From a recent interview with Marvelous Europe we finally have actual confirmation VD was a success both in Japan and worldwide.

'Valkyrie Drive, for those unfamiliar with the IP, is another series by the same producer: Kenichiro Takaki. Far more gratuitous than Senran Kagura, this sees players guide a lesbian couple through various over the top battles where stimulating one girl will allow her to transform into a weapon for the other.

It isn't hard to imagine how difficult it must be to sell or even promote either Valkyrie Drive or Senran Kagura in the West, where sensitivities to such content are much higher. Nevertheless, sales for the earliest titles encouraged Marvelous to continue rolling out the latter series across Europe.

"It surprised everyone," says Holmwood. "First of all with its success in Japan, and then with the success outside of that market. We didn't really know what to expect when we put out Valkyrie Drive on Steam, but in the first week it sold as many as we were forecasting for the first year. So clearly there is a demand for this.'

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-10-09-selling-the-sexualised-senran-kagura-to-the-west

AceOfScarabs I am now a shiny stone~ from Singapore Relationship Status: Drift compatible
I am now a shiny stone~
Oct 11th 2017 at 6:46:23 AM

A reasonably good brawler + yuri fanservice for days = sales.

The three finest things in life are to splat your enemies, drive them from their turf, and hear their lamentations as their rank falls!
Tzitzimine Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
Oct 11th 2017 at 10:14:50 AM

From a recent interview with Takaki

KT: The game’s setting has the girls – they’re ninjas, they’re in ninja training school. It’s a very harsh life that they’re leading. And this is based on the way relationships form among girls who are on the same sports team, for example. They form very intense relationships – they’re teammates. And whether you want to see it as romantic or as something else, that’s maybe up to everyone to interpret on their own. But it’s [my] idea that people who spend very close time together, working very hard together on something, will have this sort of bond between them. And that’s basically what [I’m] trying to show. And just the idea that we shouldn’t shy away from these things. There’s beauty in a relationship when it’s two women together.

http://operationrainfall.com/2017/10/11/interview-senran-kagura/

Pretty relevant for Valkyrie Drive.

Tzitzimine Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
Oct 19th 2017 at 1:54:54 PM

So, according to this https://www.anime2you.de/news/162727/gamescom-marvelous-will-keine-spiele-zensieren-und-plant-uppers-lokalisierung/

The reason Valkyrie Drive got banned on Germany and Australia was the USK having issues with the game's DLC, not the game itself.

Per Google Translate

Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni's Steam Steam Release in Germany:

Marvelous is still in talks with the USK to see if a solution can be found to offer the game yet in Germany. As Marvelous sees the situation, the release of the Vita version was denied due to an error. Because the main reason for lack of age release is not the content of the game in itself, but an optional DLC. It is therefore hoped that the game will once again be presented to the USK in order to have it evaluated again.

Zelenal The Cat Knows Where It's At from Purrgatory Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
The Cat Knows Where It's At
Oct 19th 2017 at 3:45:46 PM

I wonder which DLC they're referring to.

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Tzitzimine Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
Tzitzimine Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
Aug 20th 2018 at 10:40:12 AM

Huh, I never knew someone translated the first VD interview https://gigazine.net/gsc_news/en/20150514-valkyriedrive-interview

EDIT:

Interestingly, the entire concept was developed by Kaneko and Kuroda, with Takaki being brought aboard later when it was decided a game would me made as well.

Edited by Tzitzimine on Aug 20th 2018 at 12:53:26 PM

Tzitzimine Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
Aug 1st 2019 at 9:10:53 AM

Reviving this because of Takaki newly announced project Jet Girls.

I think Takaki could be making a shared universe with SK, VD and now Jet Girls.

The Bhikkunism manga revealed that Asuka and Homura are considered legendary ninjas from the past

https://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/valkyrie_drive_bhikkhunism_ch07#13

Now, there's a one-off joke in Bhikkhuni where is revealed that Manpukumaru is actually a full name, Manpuku is her last name, and Maru, her given name.

https://imgur.com/a8WIupR

This is relevant because one of the characters in Jet Girls, just happens to be named

Kuromaru Manpuku

You can get Manpukumaru combining her name pretty easily, she's voiced by Rinka's VA (Aya Suzuki), and the kicker is that she's the bustiest character in the cast and also a freaking Maid.

https://imgur.com/2qRVMJi

Add the fact that Yumi and Asuka will be characters in the game and well, the idea of the three series being in the same universe doesn't seem as insane.

https://imgur.com/5VQHnEp

Edited by Tzitzimine on Aug 1st 2019 at 11:33:15 AM

darkabomination the Quantum Mechanic from cyberspace Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
the Quantum Mechanic
Aug 1st 2019 at 10:42:52 AM

So the Tekken to SK's Soul Series? I could get behind that.

"Less With The Sweet and Awesome, More With the Stabby-Hurty."
Tzitzimine Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
Tzitzimine Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
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