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Enjoy a Thought-Provoking Interview with Marvelous’ Huge Boob Producer, Kenichiro Takaki

Marvelous has given us a fully English-subtitled interview they with their huge boob producer, Kenichiro Takaki, which they conducted during this year’s Tokyo Game Show.

When asked what his favorite cake is (in regards to Senran Kagura: Bon Appetit!) he said, “Monte Blanc. It looks like tits with a chestnut on top.” He was also asked which Nintendo characters he’d like to see in a Senran Kagura game. He picked Samus, and Princess Peach. He also talked about how Zelda is his favorite character in Super Smash Bros.; despite this, he uses Link whenever he plays.

His favorite girl from the series thus far? Hibari. But he listed his favorites from the other schools: from Homura Crimson Squad it’s Yomi, from Gessen it’s Murakumo, and from Hebijo it’s Murasaki (he points out she has the biggest tits in the entire series). He also described why he loves Hibari so much.

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He said her creation was a combination of his great loves, including the Buruma (gym shorts) that are no longer used in Japanese schools, which he still has bittersweet memories of. He said that young people these days probably don’t know the profound meaning of the Buruma.

While Takaki-san previously revealed a tongue-in-cheek parody of the Oculus Rift in the form of Head Mount π-Play, he was also asked about bringing the series to Oculus Rift and Sony’s Project Morpheus. He clearly said that he’d love to bring the games to virtual reality, and that he wants to make games where you’re surrounded by beautiful women. Coming from this, a nod was made to a previous statement of his—that you’ll almost be able to smell the girls in Senran Kagura 2.

Takaki-san was asked what fans could look forward to next. His answer sounded a bit similar to his excitement about working with VR, but specifically being able to touch the girls via a camera/capture device, i.e. without peripherals or touch screens. He promised that he’s trying to bring the 2D characters closer to the fans, and that maybe someday you’ll be able to interact with the kunoichi through touch and smell.

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As for the future of the series, he described potential games where you’d see older characters like Rin and Daidouji getting representation. He talked about designing a professional world of Shinovi action battles and stories, in the true sense of the word, and not related to just schools and students. When asked about another anime series, he said that he’s considering a second season, but this would have to be after Senran Kagura: Estival Versus launches in Japan.

However, when flatly asked what the future of the series post-Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson will hold in store, he seemed a bit cagey. He teased about having another story with the same girls, but with a different battle, or perhaps another side-story entirely, or maybe even an entire new cast of girls? He said that even he’s not sure at this point.

His message to the fans of Senran Kagura around the world was one of thanks. He expressed great joy in being able to finally release the localized versions of the game, and said that he wasn’t expecting the games to be accepted by gamers outside of Japan at all. Takaki-san did say that up until now, the series has been made with the Japanese gamers in mind.

Now that he’s realized overseas users have developed a taste for the series, he teased localizations for Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson, and Senran Kagura: Estival Versus.

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19 comments
  1. patyos
    patyos
    October 17, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    and now im hungry

  2. nonscpo
    nonscpo
    October 17, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Bon Appetit!

  3. nonscpo
    nonscpo
    October 17, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    “when flatly asked what the future of the series post-Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson will hold in store, he seemed a bit cagey”…I honestly don’t blame him for that, considering that Crimson 2 only sold half of its launch batch its not looking to good over there in Japan for the fan-service games (although the numbers were respectible in my opinion). The sales of “Estival Versus” will probably dictate the future of the franchise, although I do want a Season 2!

  4. ZeroxGT
    ZeroxGT
    October 17, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Its nice to see that he notices how much the west love his games.. and is now thinking of expanding the series.. though will they give us a Physical copy of Senran kagura 2 for the 3DS? or will it be eshop only yet again… I mean as much as I want a Vita.. look at what they are getting.. Nintendo needs to loosen the chains a bit..

  5. Topgeartony
    Topgeartony
    October 17, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Look at that side dish… All over my main course.

  6. landlock
    landlock
    October 18, 2014 at 12:45 am

    Yomi and Hibari are great choices indeed.

  7. Jeremiah Nierras
    Jeremiah Nierras
    October 18, 2014 at 1:51 am

    Bon Apetits.

  8. sanic
    sanic
    October 18, 2014 at 2:24 am

    I’ll take them one of each!

  9. ultrapwnd
    ultrapwnd
    October 18, 2014 at 8:55 am

    I don’t think that decision has anything to do with Nintendo. Burst was released physically in Europe.

    It just has to be profitable for XSeed and Marvelous for a physical copy to exist.

  10. Carl B.
    Carl B.
    October 18, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Oh sweet lord that pic….

  11. Chris Gregoria
    Chris Gregoria
    October 18, 2014 at 11:13 am

    To be fair, many of those lines are wildly mistranslated, so they’re basically flavor text.

  12. minmod
    minmod
    October 18, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Japanese devs and creators in general always seem completely surprised when they find out anybody outside of Japan likes what they do or has even heard about it.

  13. Brandon Orselli
    Brandon Orselli
    October 18, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    A great point, but I think it has to do with the mentality of most Japanese devs to western devs. Successful Japanese devs (and even indie ones) are usually very humble, and just focused on their craft.

    I’ve seen a lot of western indies that are SOOOO full of themselves, and think everyone everywhere will love their game, no matter what. Coming from this, they tend to be crazily outspoken in comparison, as well.

  14. Some furf
    Some furf
    October 18, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Can I assume that Niche Gamer’s favourite Senran is Katsuragi?

  15. Sludkip
    Sludkip
    October 19, 2014 at 7:25 am

    His favorite from Homura’s Squad is Yomi. Yay! Yomi is my favorite too~

    So SK2 will follow a similar story to SK Burst, so playing it from Shinovi Versus will be strange. Can’t wait though~ :D

  16. 7-D Sensei
    7-D Sensei
    October 19, 2014 at 9:54 am

    “He clearly said that he’d love to bring
    the games to virtual reality, and that he wants to make games where
    you’re surrounded by beautiful women. Coming from this, a nod was made
    to a previous statement of his – that you’ll almost be able to smell the
    girls in Senran Kagura 2”.
    BASED

  17. Mito D. Master Race
    Mito D. Master Race
    October 19, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Life and Hometown

  18. miiyukichan
    miiyukichan
    October 20, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    western indie devs are soooo full of themselves, often for no reason.

    cool, you made a technicolour pixel game maybe featuring airships or something. it’s totally unique and i’ve never seen anything like it. there are no enemies to face, either? that’s new, i promise.
    please get your head out of your ass, western indie dev.