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NieR: Automata Creator Yoko Taro Responds to Protagonist Butt Controversy

NieR and Drakengard creator Yoko Taro is known for being an oddball of a creator, refusing to show his face in public and donning a life-sized helmet based on one of his characters. His eccentric nature also extends to his games and characters, whom many fans (including me) love.

A recent controversy surrounding the existence of an in-game butthole (NSFW) to one of his characters hasn’t fazed him.

We conducted a thorough investigation into whether or not this digital sphincter actually exists, and ultimately came up with nothing. It’s purely doctored, or fan-made.

The short version: a fan took various mods made for Japanese developer Illusion’s 3D games and made an erotic version of NieR: Automata’s protagonist, YoRHA No. 2B, a model similar to the actual character.

As with any media, fans got to work creating more fanart, a good amount of it more sexual than the original.

Taro responded to the controversy in a way so fitting of him:

“Due to the 2B butt controversy, many outrageous drawings are being made. Collecting them to share individually is a pain. It would be great if we can group them together to make it easier to distribute them every week.”

You can’t deny that Taro’s games have adult themes in them, sometimes with unabashedly sexual themes as well (a character that’s a futanari is a minor example). This video is an example of the further-sexualized fan-version of 2B in motion.

It’s worth mentioning that it didn’t take long for someone to gather lots of fan-art of 2B, which Taro also responded to:

“When I said that I wanted people to gather images of 2B and put them in a zip file for me, the tweet got all kinds of exposure. Now people are actually collecting them. The internet is amazing.”

So, in a time when more developers are reducing the number of potentially offensive themes in their games, sometimes even in response to negative criticism, you should consider supporting a creator like Taro.

NieR: Automata launches March 7th for PS4, with a PC release coming later this year. A demo for the game is now available, which you can read more about here.

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  1. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    January 8, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    “Due to the 2B butt controversy, many outrageous drawings are being
    made. Collecting them to share individually is a pain. It would be great
    if we can group them together to make it easier to distribute them
    every week.” – like a boss. He knows the correct way to get exposure (pun intended) for his game.

  2. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    January 8, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Plus wouldn’t it make sense for a robot to have an exhaust port?

  3. Neojames82
    Neojames82
    January 8, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    I dig this man…I dig him a lot. Sadly though, the fucktards that will localize this game will probably still have their way despite Taro’s statements.

  4. KissDisqus
    KissDisqus
    January 8, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    what

  5. AzureNova
    AzureNova
    January 8, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Taro and Takaki are the heroes we need =)

  6. catazxy
    catazxy
    January 8, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Oh you know this is a day one buy….

  7. Nanya
    Nanya
    January 8, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Seems to me that this won’t be censored in the slightest.

    Sony isn’t Nintendo after all.

  8. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    January 8, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    I may consider supporting this game depending on what I hear about the localisation. The demo didn’t impress me (in fact it kind of turned me off seeing that there won’t be lock-on on the higher difficulties), but so far I don’t have any games planned for March, so we’ll see.

  9. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    January 8, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Eh, I don’t know about that. It is up to the individual developer/localiser with Sony. We did get Senran Kagura Estival Versus and Valkyrie Drive on the systems, but then there’s SFV.

  10. Neojames82
    Neojames82
    January 8, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    I’m remember it was 8-4 so…yeah not a good sign.

  11. Gaspar
    Gaspar
    January 8, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Gotta support the Yoko Taro! His approach to videogame storytelling is unique.
    That game is looking really good too! I didn’t like the designs much in the promo material, but once I saw it in motion, in-game, I understood what they were going for.

  12. Hedger
    Hedger
    January 8, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    “Dude, they made porn from your characters and are distributing it all over the internet! What do you think about that? What are you going to do?”

    “They did what? Why didnt they make a site to gather it all together, that way people can see it all at once!”

    This man is a hero and national treasure, dont ever change.

  13. Brownninja97 .
    Brownninja97 .
    January 8, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    This made my day, this is hilarious.

  14. Leandro Teixeira
    Leandro Teixeira
    January 8, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    This is one of the best responses I’ve ever saw. He’s basicly saying: “Yeah I fap to that and I’m running low on new material here so I would appreciate it if people helped me get more”

  15. princetrunks
    princetrunks
    January 8, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    I’m a dev and we must always show the butts. Screw the parade of untalented/faux dev-driven PC/SJW censorship that tries to weaken our craft

  16. Kelborne
    Kelborne
    January 8, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    I’m actually surprised there isn’t a real “controversy” surrounding the character. I guess people finally got tired of bitching about video game characters. Unless it’s Ryder for some stupid reason. Everyone has to cry about PC this and SJW that just because the default face has something different from the standard straight and pointy nose.

  17. ToaKraka
    ToaKraka
    January 8, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    >phased
    *fazed

  18. Brandon Orselli
    Brandon Orselli
    January 8, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Ah, ty. Only had one cup of coffee, and was trying to get this story out early.

  19. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    January 8, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Wew, I didn’t think we would get that until at least May. The outrage machine never sleeps.

  20. Steven T.
    Steven T.
    January 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    >It would be great if we can group them together to make it easier to distribute them every week.”

    You heard the man. Get to work!

  21. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    January 8, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Based Yoko Taro!!

    I already preordered Nier Automata, but now I might end up preordering a second copy. My friend’s birthday is in March so I would have the perfect excuse.

    People like Yoko Taro absolutely deserve my support and my money.

  22. Valchior
    Valchior
    January 8, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    finally

    some answers

  23. MidBoss
    MidBoss
    January 8, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    8-4 is so inconsistent with their changes/localizations I’m guessing they just bend the knee to whatever developer/publisher is in charge for everything. In this case, that’s a good thing.

  24. Snea Zel
    Snea Zel
    January 8, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    It’s a niche game. But media is starting to cover it. I wouldn’t put it past the sjw crowds to see it as something to latch onto in order to push their agenda. But it has to be a popular game or they won’t take note of it- and maybe even some are intelligent enough to realize due to it’s semi-obscure prequel that it’s fanbase is too devoted to even attempt to shame. NieR fans would fight back.

  25. Antonio Capillo
    Antonio Capillo
    January 8, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    I’m actually collecting them ?

  26. Brandon Orselli
    Brandon Orselli
    January 8, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    I have the NieR Automata CE pre-ordered. Love you Yoko-san!!

  27. JoeSislack
    JoeSislack
    January 8, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    I’m sure we will see some form of bitching from the usual suspects.

  28. Unmotivated
    Unmotivated
    January 8, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Keep in mind that 8-4 also did the original Nier, which wasn’t censored as far as I’m aware.

  29. Unmotivated
    Unmotivated
    January 8, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    I’ve even seen people on >NeoGAF defending the butt, I think 2B is 2 QT to get upset over.

  30. TsukuyomiMagi99
    TsukuyomiMagi99
    January 8, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Kinda reminds me of when Kamiya found out about Bayonetta porn and became pissed. Not because there was porn of her, but because the porn featured her in a submissive position instead of a dominant one. Needless to say plenty of Japanese fan artists went to work to rectify that problem lol. See what happens when you roll with the fans instead of against them?

  31. Vox
    Vox
    January 8, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    If he was using Illusion uncensor mods he could of showed boobs smh

  32. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    January 8, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    This has nothing to do with Sony, it’s the publishers the one who make those decisions when it comes to Third Parties; SFV got censorship and several PSV games did as well. DOA XVB3 didn’t even make it to the West either. Was it Sony’s fault? No, it was the publisher’s decision~.

    It’s like saying: PC isn’t Nintendo just because this game won’t be censored on PC~.

  33. Kamelguru
    Kamelguru
    January 8, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Yet again, the autistic screeching of gender ideologues serve as free marketing

  34. Pocketmarmots
    Pocketmarmots
    January 8, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    I was unaware that there was any “controversy” relating to this, but I’m glad to be learning just how adorable this Yoko Taro is~

  35. NuclearCherries
    NuclearCherries
    January 8, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Yoko Taro is a great man. He realizes that porn is free advertisement. More people will play Nier Automata because of all the porn. Which is great.

    Hope they will also play Nier and Drakengard.

  36. Joel Leonheart
    Joel Leonheart
    January 8, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Recently played the demo & after reading this I can’t wait to play the full game :3

  37. Etherblaze
    Etherblaze
    January 8, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Not the hero we deserve, but the one we need.

  38. Sergio Nacher Fernández
    Sergio Nacher Fernández
    January 8, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Based gamedev saves the day again. <3

  39. Akito Himenokouji
    Akito Himenokouji
    January 8, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Yoko Taro is my spirit animal

  40. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    January 8, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Gender ideologues aren’t autistic, they are hysterical – the opposite end of the spectrum.

  41. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    January 8, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    good pantsu

  42. Migi
    Migi
    January 8, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    I wanna buy the game… But i don’t wanna support bad localizations, And we all know how bad 8-4 can be.

  43. AT-LOW
    AT-LOW
    January 8, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    I’m with you man. This is a shitty situation.
    I’m almost willing to just buy it to support the developer but I hate the thought of supporting 8-4

  44. grgspunk
    grgspunk
    January 8, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    I just got Honey Select the other day. Where can I get the mod to blindfolded Youmu’s clothing?

  45. goodbyejojo
    goodbyejojo
    January 8, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    dude, what if, this “stop objectifying women movement” came from frustrated ugly chicks who are jealous of prettier women getting all the attention, think about it, nobody gave 2 [email protected] about what they have to say, until we started paying attention.

  46. AR7777
    AR7777
    January 8, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    I love digital asses

  47. Jack Thompson
    Jack Thompson
    January 8, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Some of the people who support this movement or use it to further their own agenda have media connections and cliques in the games industry. Ignoring it will not make it go away.

  48. Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης
    Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης
    January 8, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    Western creators: “OMG! Fans make porn images based on our games! We can’t allow this!”.

    Japanese creators: “Fans make porn images based on our games? Neat!”

  49. Helio Ci
    Helio Ci
    January 8, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Good Idea, I want to support this man. 190€ is a lot, well… will buy it anyway.

  50. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    January 8, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Great. Because of that video, now I have to nut to Shiki no Uta.

  51. Arenegeth
    Arenegeth
    January 8, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    I got the CE on Pre-order too*.

    But, after playing the demo, I’m worried that this Nier will turn out to be more of an action game, than an RPG. I mean we already have Drakengard as a mostly action game with light RPG elements and that’s also a Taro game, we don’t need Nier going the same way.

    I don’t know man, I may end up enjoying it anyway (looks like the hardest difficulties are gonna be genuinely hard, if a bit cheap) but a man wants to plant some carrots and help some dumb villagers at some point you know?

    *Pre-orders are bad kids. Don’t Pre-order games unless you plan on getting a CE you know is gonna be out of stock and scalped on eBay for 4 times the going price on launch or if you buying a very niche title with a very limited print run. And even then, try to pre-order online and don’t give them your money in advance.

  52. TheVoid
    TheVoid
    January 8, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Yoko Taro and Kenichiro Takaki are truly the greatest man of our age… *wipes away tears of joy*

  53. lol@u
    [email protected]
    January 8, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    I now am forever supporting this man and all his games. Tired of those SJWs.

  54. ? Jokerino ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
    ? Jokerino ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
    January 8, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Makes me so glad to see developer like him stand up to butthurt babies who can’t stand stuff like this in a virtual video game, and they’re not even gamers to begin with. I hope other developers take note of this especially CAPCOM! Already played the demo, say no more, it’s a Day 1 purchase from me.

  55. Yandere
    Yandere
    January 8, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Praise the butt [+]/

  56. 2501
    2501
    January 8, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Well Automata has a more desolate setting (and characters) than the original NieR so it seemed pretty much a given that it’s going to be light on traditional RPG elements like towns etc. The game is going to be alot more open and seamless with it’s hub/areas so i assume there is going to be a focus on player exploration.

  57. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    January 8, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    You can probably find threads on Neogaf whining about it.

  58. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    January 8, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Considering Ken Levine’s retarded reaction to Elizabeth porn, this is accurate.

  59. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    January 8, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    “It would be great if we can group them together to make it easier to distribute them every week.”

    Someone should just send him the right tags and a link to their booru of choice. Weekly is far too long to wait.

  60. sanic
    sanic
    January 8, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Him and Swery always bring the coolest stuff.

  61. Nathan Lloyd
    Nathan Lloyd
    January 8, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    Nier’s already gone the same way, you need to play the first Nier. Action oriented gameplay aside, the story goes above and beyond regular RPG tier stories.

  62. Lucky
    Lucky
    January 8, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    That’s the thing, “can” be. 8-4 did fine with first Nier. If it turns out on release they didn’t do anything to the game, there’s no reason to avoid it since you would be supporting an arguably good localization.

  63. EroBotan
    EroBotan
    January 8, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    it will be better if he add actual butthole after this :D

  64. Corey
    Corey
    January 8, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    respect to him. i am sick of the SJW era we are in and things like this is just refreshing. watch him be pressured to censor in the english version of the game though. hope he stick to his own vision.

  65. perfectsword
    perfectsword
    January 8, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Day 1 buy.

  66. Jack Thompson
    Jack Thompson
    January 8, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    >watch him be pressured to censor in the english version
    He will have no hand or say in the English version and frankly doesn’t care about us baka gaijins. He sees localization as a way to make more money rather than share his story. 8-4 will have free reign to butcher the game.

  67. Ninjagai
    Ninjagai
    January 8, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    I’ll get this game. Especially if it’s like Bayonetta.

  68. Jack Thompson
    Jack Thompson
    January 8, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    They’re PS4 demo twins.

  69. Jack Thompson
    Jack Thompson
    January 8, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    One guy on Neogaf literally said he would not buy this game unless it contained “pant[s] microtransactions.”

  70. Jonathan Ragg
    Jonathan Ragg
    January 8, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    In America, this is one of the greatest controversy’s of their time but in Japan, it is only Tuesday.

  71. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    January 8, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    If it wasn’t gaf, I could totally believe someone was making a joke, but since it’s gaf, they were more than likely being serious.

  72. Nanya
    Nanya
    January 8, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    You got a point, just was pointing out that it’s less likely, not impossible.

  73. Neojames82
    Neojames82
    January 8, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    What did he say about it?

  74. Zen
    Zen
    January 8, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    From the Kotaku article about it:

    “It’s like coming across a picture of your daughter,” he says.

    and a little later

    “I die a little inside with every page view.”

    To be honest the tone of his comments seem like they’re not entirely serious but not entirely joking, either. I wouldn’t put too much stock into his apparent “plea” for people to stop making it.

  75. Superscooter
    Superscooter
    January 8, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    wheeze

  76. Zen
    Zen
    January 8, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    I’d like to point out that 8-4 did a great job with the first NieR’s localization. Sure, they’ve had their fair share of mishaps on other games recently (their English portrayal of Zero in DK3 was particularly egregious) but I somehow doubt that Taro’s writing and/or the in-game visuals will stray much further from their presentation in the original. Hell, they didn’t even touch Kaine’s default outfit which I would say is significantly more lascivious (thematically and visually) compared to 2B’s.

    Though I will agree that Taro probably doesn’t give a shit about Western standards for game design, and I love him for it all the more.

  77. 3rdStrike_Ebi
    3rdStrike_Ebi
    January 8, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    I guess we’ll just have to wait and see first. If it turns out 8-4 did their job this time, then that’s something to be happy about.

  78. Johnny Meo
    Johnny Meo
    January 8, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    Didn’t that shortlived popular blond teacher character end up the same way too? I can say that her fame gradually went down after people started posting their displease that she was depicted in NSFW drawings to a point that it’s “ruining her career”, which leaded to lesser fanarts afterwards.

  79. Barty Jordan Androcles
    Barty Jordan Androcles
    January 8, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    This guy is fucking savage and a complete pro, I need to play ALL of his games.

  80. Loli de 42 Anos não leu SnK
    Loli de 42 Anos não leu SnK
    January 8, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    This guy is my Hero.

  81. Loli de 42 Anos não leu SnK
    Loli de 42 Anos não leu SnK
    January 8, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    actually he will. 8-4 (the guys doing the localization) are situated IN Tokyo (so much so that the Japanse demo has both english text and voice-acting) and they are working very closely to Taro! and as we can clearly see from this post, he doesn’t give 2 pieces of a damn for what SJWs think.

    Just know this, he is known for having adult an… odd things in his games just so you have an idea: NiER is part of the Drakengard universe, and in his past games we had had a bloody thirsty mute psycho as a main character, one of his party members was a Pedophile, and the other one an insane elf woman who ate babies, and his sister had incestual feelings towards him, not only that, there’s a literal Futanari in NiER, and the main character of Drakengard 3 was a Nymphomaniac ex-prostitute who went around murdering her sisters and stealing their boyfriends to make a Harem.

  82. Loli de 42 Anos não leu SnK
    Loli de 42 Anos não leu SnK
    January 8, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    I think the change in the protrayal of Zero in Drakengard 3 was more due to the voice acting than the writting, I can understand Japanese to a certain degree (I had the Japanese Audio DLC) and I felt like the text (while changing up and adapting some terms. which is inevitable when translating) didn’t stray all that much from the original. It’s just that the delivery of the lines in English made her come off as more pissed off all the time while the japanese made her more ditzy.

  83. Jack Thompson
    Jack Thompson
    January 8, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    Just because they’re physically close does not mean he will have control over them. I cannot remember where, but when people initially freaked out about 8-4 being contracted for the job, they tried getting in touch with Taro. Taro said two things back to them. One was that he cannot control what they do with the overseas release and the other was that they had his blessing because of their previous work on Nier. I doubt he will be anywhere near the quality control area of the localization.

  84. Loli de 42 Anos não leu SnK
    Loli de 42 Anos não leu SnK
    January 8, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    The first NiER had a pretty good localization so I don’t see a problem. I have a good feeling about this one and doubt they’ll abide to SJWs (specially since they have his blessings).

  85. Loli de 42 Anos não leu SnK
    Loli de 42 Anos não leu SnK
    January 8, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    send me a link once you find it. and of your 2B character.

  86. Loli de 42 Anos não leu SnK
    Loli de 42 Anos não leu SnK
    January 8, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    what is with all this fear for 8-4? they did a fine job with the first NiER and they’re actually situated in Tokyo and have said that they’re working closely with Taro for the localization. He already gave his blessings to the team so what’s up with all the negativity?

  87. Jack Thompson
    Jack Thompson
    January 8, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    What I mean is he won’t be keeping them on a leash BECAUSE he’s given them his blessing. Without oversight, they can really fuck shit up. And they have a recent history of doing so. They probably have new team members and/or replaced old ones. So the guys who did Nier “okay” won’t even be there to make sure Automata isn’t fucked with.

  88. Mr.Sixes
    Mr.Sixes
    January 8, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    This man makes me smile so much, I’m trying to get into game dev and I’m down with sexy fan art of my characters if it gets popular.

  89. Mr.Sixes
    Mr.Sixes
    January 8, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    He’s a classic man

  90. Phan Minh Khôi
    Phan Minh Khôi
    January 9, 2017 at 12:21 am

    well because she is a character of a educational picture book, and 2B is a character of a game for young adult. That’s the different

  91. Omar García
    Omar García
    January 9, 2017 at 1:38 am

    I have to say that, after the demo came out and I saw all the viral trend of 2B butt, also some people saying that will buy the game only because of a butt… I kinda got triggered jajajaja

    I had this feeling for around 3 or 4 days but then I got my shit together and realize how Yoko makes everything on purpose and he won’t give a shit about it (confirmed by his tweet)

    So yeah, I’m now pretty excited for my Day One copy

  92. Vinzenz Stemberg
    Vinzenz Stemberg
    January 9, 2017 at 2:03 am

    tl;dr of below-guy, they got ‘infected’ by treehouseism

  93. Tubsiwub
    Tubsiwub
    January 9, 2017 at 2:42 am

    lmao, this guy is awesome. I think I’ll buy the game at launch… for no real reason.

  94. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    January 9, 2017 at 4:58 am

    That wasn’t censorship, but lack of rights to use these characters in the western version.

  95. Jack Thompson
    Jack Thompson
    January 9, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Why were the rights denied?

  96. Loli de 42 Anos não leu SnK
    Loli de 42 Anos não leu SnK
    January 9, 2017 at 7:38 am

    oh so they worked on Fire Emblem Awakening.
    Well, considering the franchise, gotta question if it was their fault, or Nintendo’s.

  97. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    January 9, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Licensing issues. I think different publishers got the rights in NA and Europe and may be asking for too much money to allow the characters’ likenesses to appear in the game. That’s my theory.

  98. FungeKuya
    FungeKuya
    January 9, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Actually if you go by the demo I’m assuming the localization will add subtitles and dubbing ,the original voice acting is there and no content was changed from east to west

  99. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    January 9, 2017 at 8:50 am

    It remains to be seen if no content will be changed. The demo was half an hour long and we can’t really make any conclusions on the localisation based on it.

  100. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    January 9, 2017 at 9:15 am

    In a word: ‘don’t’. Seems the internet didn’t get the memo.

    http://archive.is/44CDg

  101. ProxyDoug
    ProxyDoug
    January 9, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Every time I look at these games, I’m reminded of why I like Japan.

  102. TomatoDragon
    TomatoDragon
    January 9, 2017 at 9:35 am

    It’s also why I’ve purchased far more Japanese games this generation then I haveWestern games

  103. Neojames82
    Neojames82
    January 9, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Yeah way too late for me personally. XD

  104. Oh_Oh_SarCastro
    Oh_Oh_SarCastro
    January 9, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Oh Japan.. I love you. Stay crazy, stay hentai

  105. Migi
    Migi
    January 9, 2017 at 10:36 am

    It might have been like that at first, But looking at their later games it became more made up words and little real translation..BAsically Their their recent work overshadows their older ones.

    Also they could basically make up anything with the first NIER considering we got a different version and was more westenized. And like Vinzenz Stemberg said they now have the same bullshit agenda style as Nintendo treehouse which is make up anything cause that’s what happend with Tales of hearts R

    It’s good to be optimistic, but it should never get in the way of reality, Which is their older works.

  106. Obbliglol
    Obbliglol
    January 9, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Taro is a real human bean.

  107. Migi
    Migi
    January 9, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Know what you mean! i would buy the CE even if i was assured the translation would be spot on and not full of bullshit translations or memes.

    For the humor that is very japanese, they should just put in a short booklet to explain the situation so you can get the feel of it.

  108. Vernify
    Vernify
    January 9, 2017 at 10:46 am

    This man is the hero we need in dark times like these. And he has certainly won my heart once and for.

  109. Brimfyre
    Brimfyre
    January 9, 2017 at 11:04 am

    They changed some references to having sex in Drakengard 3 to just shouting about loving waking up in the morning or something.

    Drakengard is all about making people feel uncomfortable. Nothing should be changed in that regard. Nier is a more heartwarming Drakengard, so there should be reason for concern.

  110. Loli de 42 Anos não leu SnK
    Loli de 42 Anos não leu SnK
    January 9, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Not really, It was clear they were still talking about sex even if they didn’t straight up use the word. It was still unconfortable specially with Octa.

  111. Hirasugi
    Hirasugi
    January 9, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Japan is the only sane man trapped in a madhouse of rainbow-haired idiots

  112. Maxx Kilbride
    Maxx Kilbride
    January 9, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Game is coming to PC. So there’s always a chance we can fix it.

  113. Lezard Valeth
    Lezard Valeth
    January 9, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Of course day 1 buy for me, who wouldn’t want to support an amazing guy like him. He deserve my money and all of the money ~

  114. xWeez
    xWeez
    January 9, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    What an OG.

  115. Maxx Kilbride
    Maxx Kilbride
    January 9, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    By the way, Kaine isn’t a “Futanari”

    She was possessed by a male shade, and so part of her soul was turned male.

    It’s just popular for the fans to make her one. Even the creator, Yoko, has said she doesn’t have a “feminine bulge”, but that’s how fans take it when he said she was “Both male and female”, despite the story of the game itself explaining this is meant as in personality and spiritually, due to her fusing with the shade as a young child.

    As for the outfit she wears, it is explained she wears it because she wishes to “feel feminine / like a woman”, hence why it’s so skimpy. It’s better than MGS5’s logic of needing skin to breath at least.

  116. Senpai_Roy
    Senpai_Roy
    January 9, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    lmao this is great finally we need something in games jeez

  117. Jack Thompson
    Jack Thompson
    January 9, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Doesn’t Grimoire Nier have a scene where she openly.masturbates with her male genitals while saying she can’t help herself on nights when she kills shades? Also I thought she was given junk due to an error in the replicant system?

  118. Christian Sänger
    Christian Sänger
    January 9, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    because he’s not a retard and thus he realizes “being offended” doesn’t do shit and ain’t worth shit.

  119. XERW
    XERW
    January 9, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Ditto, preordered. That 2B Figurine and Yoko being boss sweeten the deal nicely

  120. XERW
    XERW
    January 9, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    “B-b-but what about the unrealistic female body depiction”

  121. XERW
    XERW
    January 9, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Wait, someone still visited neofag?

  122. Shinobu
    Shinobu
    January 9, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Never change Japan.

  123. flavortang
    flavortang
    January 9, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    “in-game butthole” I think it’s great this is in the base game and won’t be DLC.

  124. Kirill Steshin
    Kirill Steshin
    January 9, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Oh, c’on – having a butt in the game is good.

  125. Looking for fresh memes
    Looking for fresh memes
    January 9, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    That first pic is edited but booty is booty!

  126. Loli de 42 Anos Atrasada no SQ
    Loli de 42 Anos Atrasada no SQ
    January 9, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    still, even if she was born a woman, doesn’t change the fact that eventually she got herself a ding-dong.

  127. Maxx Kilbride
    Maxx Kilbride
    January 10, 2017 at 12:18 am

    She doesn’t have a ding dong though, Yoko himself even said people misinterpret the fact that she has a male half, kind of emotionally, spiritually, but not physically.

  128. Guy St-Amant
    Guy St-Amant
    January 10, 2017 at 5:23 am

    FemDom is quite popular in Japan, I’m surprised someone had to ask any for Bayonetta.

  129. Guy St-Amant
    Guy St-Amant
    January 10, 2017 at 5:24 am

    Or: “What? I don’t see any in my usual places!”

  130. Guy St-Amant
    Guy St-Amant
    January 10, 2017 at 5:30 am

    A lot of them care more about fictional characters than real people, so…

  131. Vinzenz Stemberg
    Vinzenz Stemberg
    January 10, 2017 at 7:17 am

    That’s why it’s in quotes m8. But copywrong is also a pretty big barrier to entertainment functioning or translating the way they’re supposed to.

  132. Vinzenz Stemberg
    Vinzenz Stemberg
    January 10, 2017 at 7:19 am

    Who’s that referring to? First I heard of it.
    Though they did end the E-surance Erin commercials for similar reasons. (Google searches had the actual company on the second page!)

  133. Phan Minh Khôi
    Phan Minh Khôi
    January 10, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Ellen Baker

  134. Zen
    Zen
    January 10, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    This is late, but…

    Grimoire NieR confirms that she was born a “hermaphrodite”, and that the main source of her bullying as a kid was because she had abnormal genitalia. Yoko Taro himself uses that same term in an interview about why that particular trait wasn’t emphasized much in the game itself.

  135. eggly hills
    eggly hills
    January 10, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    I rather enjoyed zero in English was it really that bad nothing seemed all that compromised from what I could tell

  136. eggly hills
    eggly hills
    January 10, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    I remember tons of sex references when I played the game in English

  137. gacharicmeatspin
    gacharicmeatspin
    January 10, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    I tried playing Nier, but couldn’t find it. At least Drakengard 3 is on PSN. I think.

  138. residentgrigo
    residentgrigo
    January 10, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    The game has to sell somehow… It´s not like the “name recognition” will get this one anywhere. To think that this turned out to be Platinum´s big game for 2017. The demo was alright, i guess, but it would be nice if these Drakengard games bothered to explore their “adult” themes in game. This scene ain´t lacking panchira games after all.

  139. residentgrigo
    residentgrigo
    January 10, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    8th generation M-rated western games regularly feature nudity, the (console) ones from Japan don´t. You get points in Watch Dogs 2 for taking pics of a bodypainted nude model. Taro, Tecmo and co will never give you that. Just Saiyan.

  140. AWOOOO
    AWOOOO
    January 10, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Hey I’m thinking about getting this game but I’m new to the series. Will I have to play any older games from the series to understand whats going on in this game?

  141. AWOOOO
    AWOOOO
    January 10, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Let’s hope the western release won’t be censored by SJWs running the localization department.

  142. White Unicorn
    White Unicorn
    January 11, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Let’s just hope that it wouldn’t be censored on the Western release. Why? Because fuck censorship for turning something or everything down like a soft cock.

  143. Christian Sänger
    Christian Sänger
    January 11, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Good thing the game is coming to PC eh?

  144. Denker Bosu
    Denker Bosu
    January 11, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    I don’t know what the fuck he/she is saying. Gave a like for the butt.

  145. Lee Elliott
    Lee Elliott
    January 12, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    lol, now im just imagining him jacking it to pics of elizabeth, crying going “look what they did to you, they made you a WHORE! be a whore for daddy”

  146. Lee Elliott
    Lee Elliott
    January 12, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    plus, people are sex focused, its what people mostly focus on as their primary desire, considering its not hard to avoid death in the modern era. so when people are engrossed in something for 30, 40 hours, there’s gonna be some sexual thought at some point, even if it’s a game with no people, just dice.

  147. AT-LOW
    AT-LOW
    January 16, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    They unapologetically butchered FE Awakening amongst others

  148. Loli de 42 Anos & uns bolinhos
    Loli de 42 Anos & uns bolinhos
    January 17, 2017 at 8:02 am

    I’d put the blame on that on Nintendo Treehouse.

  149. AT-LOW
    AT-LOW
    January 21, 2017 at 4:08 am

    Treehouse did fates. 8-4 did Awakening. They’re responsible for Henry being a retarded little child in the localisation, when he was really sombre and had an interesting tragic back story which was removed in the localisation.

  150. Koko-chan
    Koko-chan
    January 21, 2017 at 5:48 am

    This is great. Joining the ranks with DOAX and Senran Kagura series.

  151. Austin Crawford
    Austin Crawford
    March 3, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    love your pfp

  152. QJJLE
    QJJLE
    March 6, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    God bless Japan.

  153. Shiney79
    Shiney79
    March 13, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Well that explains all the fucking tsunderes. Jesus I hate tsunderes.

  154. Voodooman
    Voodooman
    March 19, 2017 at 8:18 am

    OMG A BUTTHOLE! LETS BAN THIS GAME! ITS NOT NORMAL, KIDS CAN SEE IT! NEED MORE GAY CHARACTERS WANTING FOR SEX! THATS NORMAL FOR KIDS!111 *sarcasm*
    Now eriously, people in real life has nipples, butt holes, vaginas and penises, and games should have that too under dress of characters to realistically display anatomically correct humans.
    You guys love to make scandals out of nothing, like a nipple and butthole or vagina on textures, but watching lgbt propaganda it ok for you in games… damn hypocrites.

  155. El Fabiolueno
    El Fabiolueno
    March 20, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    YEAHHH

  156. Alessandra Bastos
    Alessandra Bastos
    March 23, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Japanese fag being a perver nothing new

  157. Joshua Boutestein
    Joshua Boutestein
    April 27, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    this man is my new hero

  158. Alessandra Bastos
    Alessandra Bastos
    June 23, 2017 at 4:49 am

    you guys don’t have girlfriend for this main reason.Losers

  159. Superfluous
    Superfluous
    August 19, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    @@Dawson1441:disqus does this work?

  160. Superfluous
    Superfluous
    August 19, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    DAS DOPE AS HELL MANG

  161. Pineapple Queen ? ?
    Pineapple Queen ? ?
    January 26, 2018 at 11:03 am

    I am a women and I love game and the creator