Senran Kagura Producer Has No Intention of Toning Down Content for Western Audiences

A recent and somewhat misleading interview with PlayStation LifeStyle and Senran Kagura producer Kenichiro Takaki has been making the rounds, an interview that was reduced to focusing on a single controversial topic: censorship, and even censorship applied to game localization.

We reached out to Takaki himself and even his PR folk, however now Takaki has responded publicly regarding this because of the amount of times his responses have been reposted and given no chance for a proper clarification.

“I’d like to make it clear that it is not my intention to tone down the content in Senran Kagura overseas,” Takaki said on Twitter. He continued:

“If age rating boards require changes to allow a release, we will have to comply. But otherwise, I want everyone to enjoy the same content!”

This is a way better response with more context, compared to his responses before, which focused entirely on removing content to appease offended western critics.

How do you feel about the series, and sexuality in gaming? Is Takaki’s approach the right way of doing things? Sound off in the comments below.

Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash is launching sometime this summer in both North America and Europe, for PlayStation 4.



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  1. Takane Shijou
    Takane Shijou
    July 13, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Happy this whole bit of misinformation got straightened out.

  2. Patrick Toworfe
    Patrick Toworfe
    July 13, 2017 at 8:18 am

    It’s tricky; because in the past, if you look hard enough, you’ll notice just how much gets changed between the original Japanese release of a game, and the Western conversion. Put simply, the West’s standards haven’t budged in nearly two decades, so no amount of pleading can get around it, sadly. This isn’t helped when certain ‘localization’ teams take liberties with what they change, in both anime and Japanese games, which ends up bastardizing the original vision of a character or scenario. So while gaming controversies regarding this sorta stuff has died down, we can’t quite get over the hump of the rigid standards within the West.

    That said, it’s just cultural differences around the world. For example; MOBA games such as LoL or Smite have to pay careful attention to even the most minuscule aspects of their games, because they supply them to so many countries, and often things have to be removed simply ’cause of a country’s standards. So while it’s easy to single out sexual content as the big culprit, often it’s just that different places prioritize different things.

    In fact, here in the UK, a violent game will often spike the age rating. Most fighting games are ‘Teen’ rated in US (13+), but most end up being 16+ here, with the exception of anime fighting games like BlazBlue which get a 12+ rating. Essentially, the more realistic the violence, the higher the rating. GTA always gets an 18 for example. However, Dead or Alive, Senran Kagura and most soft-core ecchi/fanservice games only receive a 16+ here, but not a 18+. because sexual content is rated lower than violence unless there is something explicit. Bad language and violence will shoot a game straight to 18, but sexual content will be at best a 12 or 16, depending on what it is.

  3. PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS
    July 13, 2017 at 8:18 am

    It’s all done in a silly tone. I find nothing wrong with that. Though I do find the mainline games pretty dull. Bon Appétit is where it’s at.

  4. LordKaizer
    July 13, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Oh great, so gaming journalists lied to their audience and put words into his to drum up controversy.

  5. Hangmen13
    July 13, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Good to know. No reason for him to tone down.

  6. Jorge Tavani
    Jorge Tavani
    July 13, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Well said it and enjoy your endless despair swjs

  7. KΛTT
    July 13, 2017 at 9:08 am

    You don’t need to change, titty man. Rating boards need to change.

  8. Mr0303
    July 13, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Glad to hear that. Takaki was never the one to tone things down. In fact each subsequent game has been upping the fan service features.

    Looking forward to Peach Beach Splash.

  9. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    July 13, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Praise the true lord of lewd

  10. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    July 13, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Say it ain’t so?

  11. PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS
    July 13, 2017 at 9:43 am

    So that’s why he makes them so big in the games.

  12. Jettythesunfish
    July 13, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Good. Never change.

  13. Anon630
    July 13, 2017 at 9:59 am

    “Drumpf to be Impeached” Says Anxious Journalist for the 12th Time This Year.

  14. Boku
    July 13, 2017 at 10:07 am

    As much as I love his games I would have to avoid any future titles if they had “required changes”. I cannot in good faith support any product that has been censored – wilfully or otherwise.

    I just hope this sudden talk isn’t alluding to something being changed/removed in SK:PBS because I really don’t want to have to cancel that. It sucks being wary of games/devs I like.

  15. InkViper
    July 13, 2017 at 10:16 am

    This is the best news of the day, now make this man CEO of all of Nintendo, Fuck it way think small! Kenichiro Takaki for world president…

  16. Feniks
    July 13, 2017 at 10:21 am

    No ethics in gaming journalism?

  17. Feniks
    July 13, 2017 at 10:23 am

    In the end degeneracy always wins.

  18. gwadahunter2222
    July 13, 2017 at 10:32 am

    in other words wate is et

  19. ProxyDoug
    July 13, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Who is the lady?

  20. Lezard Valeth
    Lezard Valeth
    July 13, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Now i’m reassured. Never change Takaki. keep up the good work!

  21. Mr0303
    July 13, 2017 at 10:42 am

    One of Takaki’s fangirls.

  22. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    July 13, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Man Takaki is based af but FUCKING hell, seriously man these offended western critics don’t even play your fucking games! The prospect of offended western critics should never cross a Producer, or Developer/Publisher’s mind.

  23. J_Joestar
    July 13, 2017 at 11:37 am

    well he is the man who realized the ultimate purposes of having 3D on the 3DS and is researching the same for the Joycons.
    kinda wonder what he thinks of Nintendo’s recent waifu-focused marketing strategy?

  24. Dawn Blast
    Dawn Blast
    July 13, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Ah so if it’s happening it’s because the ratings board. good to know.

  25. Skate or Die
    Skate or Die
    July 13, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    From Pismo Beach to New York City, there ain’t no man who don’t love big titty!

  26. GamesGoodMeGood
    July 13, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    The ratings boards will be something that people need to keep an eye on, because SJWs/feminists have long been known to want to take over them in order to set their own standards and definitions. Because if they cannot change the culture itself, they go the authorities and get it changed there instead.

    If they manage to gain control of the boards and set their guidelines, then no amount of “based Japanese developers” can overcome it.

    It’s something that people should be actively fighting against, even if everything seems to be okay on the surface. I can assure you that the ideologues are always trying to infest these sectors behind the scenes every day, and they always want to do it as quietly as possible. Much like the UK government when they want to pass an unpopular law – they do it quietly and quickly so that it does not get much of a chance of dissent from the public. This is exactly what happened with the Snooper’s Charter.

    Unfortunately with situations like this, by the time enough people are aware of it, it’s usually always too late.

  27. GamesGoodMeGood
    July 13, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    The prospect of offended western critics should never cross a Producer, or Developer/Publisher’s mind.

    Indeed, and that also goes for any artist or creator creating entertainment medium.

    But unfortunately in the case of Japanese developers it has to cross their minds because the West is potentially a massive market to gain. Never forget that at the end of the day, they’re businesses trying to make money.

    Censorship is a load of s*it…


  28. RichardGristle
    July 13, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    They didn’t lie or translate the interview incorrectly, they just “localized” it :^)

  29. r4ind4nce
    July 13, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    I think they will. In time. We’re living in an age that has seen tremendous change to social norms and most of it has continuously, if slowly, been for the better, giving us more freedom and more relaxed rules. I know the current internet climate doesn’t reflect it all that well, but we’ll be getting there.

  30. DeeeFoo
    July 13, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    If rating boards ever become a serious problem, then there’s always the option of releasing on PC, which isn’t bound by a ratings board.

  31. DeeeFoo
    July 13, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Unfortunately, the developer’s intentions matter little when the game lands in the hands of the regional publisher/localizer. XSEED does pretty well in this regard, but many others don’t.

  32. GamesGoodMeGood
    July 13, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    We’re living in an age that has seen tremendous change to social norms
    and most of it has continuously, if slowly, been for the better, giving us more freedom and more relaxed rules.

    For your own sake I do hope you’re trolling. Otherwise it might be a good idea to remove your head from the sand.

  33. tccboss
    July 13, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    That whole article stunk of poor writing to make it look like he said something else.

  34. David Curry
    David Curry
    July 13, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    *day this year

  35. sanic
    July 13, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    “playstation lifestyle”

    Go look at some of their reviews on metacritic and you get an understanding of what sort of site that is.

  36. 井上 マイ
    井上 マイ
    July 13, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Yes it is….It’s called the ESRB and it applies to ALL platforms.

  37. Alistair
    July 13, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    The way he mentioned the rating boards worry me somewhat.

    The rating boards like PEGI are independent away from gov. As gov got no say of what rating a game had or refused a rating.

    PEGI keep saying they don’t censored games, just give advice.

    Now PEGI has been very lenient when it comes to echhi titles.

    But the way the happy boob man himself says about the rating boards, sounding like he knows something and we don’t.

  38. HowlJenkins
    July 13, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    What sort of site is it?

  39. Shattno
    July 13, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    The thing with these ratings boards is that they are self regulatory organisations working for the industry, so developers can in theory have their game unrated, but in practice this won’t work because you can’t sell a unrated game. The problem is that this then becomes de facto law, because even if a developer has something in their game that is perfectly fine in the eyes of the law of some country they still can’t sell it because it won’t go through the ratings boards. It’s a really shitty setup.
    The worst part is, as you said, that they listen to whatever flavour of concerned citizens currently screaming the loudest, even though, sadly, pretty much no one except gamers cares about video games or what’s in them.

  40. randomdude
    July 13, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Steam allows unrated content.

  41. Shattno
    July 13, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    But he is right, we have more rights and more relaxed social norms than ever. (depends on where you live of course)
    I’m not saying everything is perfect, but there’s things you could be thrown in jail for a few decades ago that today are completely fine and no one will bat an eye at.
    We are moving in the right direction.

  42. Hans Nelson
    Hans Nelson
    July 13, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Sex sells, and this is one of the reasons this series sells so well. It would be ridiculous to tone it down for any other reason than complying with ratings. Just imagine Barney in a g-string and it might explain how useless of an idea “toning it down” would be.

  43. Psichaos
    July 13, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    With online shopping becoming the norm and PC gaming becoming a dominant market, you really can sell unrated games nowadays. The Steam marketplace itself has no ratings restrictions, and while some regions that may be different, its not difficult to access a different region’s marketplace. The only places where there are rating restrictions in any way are in physical retail stores, which won’t sell AO and unrated games, and the consoles similarly are programmed to lock out AO/unrated games, and both those things don’t hold nearly as much influence in the gaming marketplace as it did 10-15 years ago. It’d be more of a death knell for a game to be restricted on the Steam Marketplace than any major retailer nowadays, and Valve is pretty lax about that shit. I think anything that isn’t just straight up porn is fine, and they don’t give a rat’s ass if the publisher sells a censored version and links to an uncensor patch. Sometimes it’s a good thing that Gabe couldn’t be bothered to hire any quality assurance people to regulate the Steam Marketplace.

  44. Kyle Haddad
    Kyle Haddad
    July 13, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    YEah. it’s called The AO or equivalent will make your game unlicensable to be developed for consoles.

  45. CatCouch
    July 13, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Man, game journalism is just embarrassing. Misleading articles that seem to favor censorship? There’s not even a smidgen of effort put in that article, it’s just sad.

    Lol at the featured comment calling out commenters as racist, homophobic and toxic. Why would you draw attention to what you don’t want? It will only invite more. Unfortunately, that’s probably the point. Playstation Lifestyle seems desperate for the usual “gamers are horrible” controversy.

    These games mean a lot to me and I don’t appreciate the hate they get along with the shaming of their audiences. Just let people play Peach Beach Splash and get out if you can’t handle it.

    Funnily enough, I’m watching Shimoneta right now. A world without dirty jokes is looking more likely every day…

  46. Shattno
    July 13, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    You’re absolutely right in that the industry is moving in the right direction, and PC gaming is growing, but console sales still make up a huge part of the revenue. And for a lot of publishers brick and mortar is still their bread and butter. Come holiday season and parents aren’t going to gift their kids a game on steam, the will pick up a physical copy at Walmart, and if your game is unrated you loose a lot of potential sales.

  47. CatCouch
    July 13, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    I agree, far more progress has been made for freedom of expression in the last couple of decades. The new overly progressive movement to shut it down will ultimately fail because people are not going to want to go backwards.

    Despite what our journalists tend to say about games and sexual art, it’s always been popular and the more they try to suppress it the more popular it becomes. Prohibition and the most of US history show we tend not to move back.

    Once the genies out of the bottle, it stays out. Rock music didn’t slow down, comics didn’t go away, TV is more explicit than ever. Pot is becoming legal, gay marriage is set in stone. We don’t give these things up just because some one says we ought to.

  48. DeeeFoo
    July 13, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Not to Steam, or the PC in general. Now, many titles on Steam do have an ESRB rating, but that’s usually because they have console counterparts.

    Console manufacturers like Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo REQUIRE your game to have an ESRB rating in order to release it on their console. They also do not allow AO games. Both of these restrictions do not apply to Steam, as you can find many unrated (mostly indie) games on Steam, as well as AO games (ex. Hatred).

    If devs are ever worried about ratings, PC is always an option.

  49. DeeeFoo
    July 13, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    To be fair, that’s actually true. Rating boards themselves don’t censor games. They just review a game and slap a rating onto it. That’s it. If the rating is something that the developer is not satisfied with, then they can ask the rating board for advice on what to change in order to lower the rating. Personally, I do not have a problem with rating boards themselves. It’s simply a rating.

    What REALLY needs to change, in my opinion, is how console manufacturers, retailers, and the general public treat ratings. Why is the AO rating considered a death flag? Because retailers, Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo say so. Why does an unrated game get less exposure? Because retailers, Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo say so.

  50. Shway Norris
    Shway Norris
    July 13, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    It “Applies” but it holds no actual power. You can release games unrated anytime you like, Steam have no issue with this.

  51. GamesGoodMeGood
    July 13, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    But he is right, we have more rights and more relaxed social norms than ever.

    Only when these rights and social norms suits you Lefties right?

    Because anything that would suit Conservatives, the Right or even Classical Libertarians is immediately screamed down for “racism”, “misogyny”, “transphobic”, “homophobic”, etc. and ostracized by you Leftists, even if the rights in question are egalitarian in nature.

    I’m not saying everything is perfect, but there’s things you could be thrown in jail for a few decades ago

    And now, I think in Canada, you can get punished and fined a 5-6 figure sum for criticizing or speaking negatively about the LGBTQ brigade. And from what I’ve heard, in some states you can now actually get thrown into jail for disagreeing with their lifestyle. Because you know, we all have to pretend that faggotry is the best thing ever otherwise “HOMOPHOBE!!”

    Or how about when Leftists constantly gang up, bully, lynch-mob and dox people on social media, ruining people’s lives for daring to speak out against their ideology? Or how about your side shutting down Conservative speakers at college and universities? Also, have the leftist mainstream media stopped lying about Russia and stopped encouraging people to murder Donald Trump yet?

    And don’t even bother deflecting it to the alt-right, because from what I’ve seen, the absolute vast majority of the crap is coming from Leftists. Leftists are the ones in power, if you look at mainstream media, news media, academia, education, entertainment media, TV, etc. you’ll see this.

    Your side have become the oppressors, just like the extreme Conservative Right used to be. Your side are just as bad – if not even worse then they ever were. I’ve not seen ideological authoritarianism quite on this level before in the West.

    If you think bullying, harassing, lynch-mobbing and ruining people’s lives for saying something “wrong” or having the “wrong” opinion is “moving in the right direction” then you’re a bit of a c*nt really aren’t you?

    For your own sake, I really hope it’s down to your own ignorance of what your side are actually doing. Because from what I’ve seen, it’s definitely NOT moving in the right direction if you want a truly egalitarian society. There’s a reason why your side are known as the Regressive Left.

  52. sanic
    July 13, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    kotaku lite

  53. GamesGoodMeGood
    July 13, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    The worst part is, as you said, that they listen to whatever flavour of
    concerned citizens currently screaming the loudest, even though, sadly, pretty much no one except gamers cares about video games or what’s in them.

    Well at least that’s something I can agree with you on.

    If a group of people scream loud enough and long enough in significant numbers whilst pretending to be victims or using the “think of the children” card, they’ll always get what they want.

    This is not just in video games but in virtually everything else.

    What a s*it-stain of a society it is in the West now.

  54. Nevflinn
    July 13, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Praise the tiddies

  55. Shattno
    July 13, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    And what rights and social norms are you thinking of then? What are the things that would suit Conservatives, the Right or even Classical Libertarians that you want to see? I honestly don’t know what you mean, so please fill me in.

    What I mean when I say things are getting better are things like that child porn and bestiality used to be legal, it is no longer. The police used to gather up gays and throw them in jail just for being gay, now more and more places are accepting gay marriage and equal rights. Companies used to be able to deny people employment based on skin color, religion, sexual orientation or gender, but now we have laws against discrimination. When the Beatles released their first album people where horrified because they were men and had “long” hair, now you can have whatever hairdo you want, and having long hair is pretty much mandatory if you are a rock star. If women dressed the way they do today, showing a lot of skin, back then they would be thrown in jail for indecent exposure. These things are the progress I talk about.

    I wish you would stop lumping me in with whatever you call leftist. The left moment i the US have nothing to do with what I stand for, and they are more right than the right are here. You just take everything you don’t like and call it leftist, and I find it very one dimensional.
    I don’t know how it works in Canada, maybe you could point me to some source on that? And if you get thrown in jail for disagreeing with someones lifestyle that’s really wrong, unless “disagreeing with their lifestyle” is another way of saying harassment and discrimination, because you should go to jail for stuff like that.

    Again, I don’t know who you think I am or what you think I believe in, but what you are talking about is not my side. I don’t bully, harass or lynch-mob. I have nothing to do with those people and I’m not defending them or their ways, left or right.

    From what I’ve seen, living 34 years in Sweden, society is a hell of a lot better now than it used to be, we are sure as hell moving in the right direction.

  56. BeardTech
    July 13, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    The only line Valve seems unwilling to cross is outright porn, but even that barrier is getting pushed as games release with free official patches that unlock adult content.

  57. Shattno
    July 13, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Yeah, but It’s always been that way. Before video games it was D&D, before that it was video violence, before that it was MTV and rock music, before that it was the radio, before that it was daily newspapers, before that it was the printing press.
    It’s always going to be people who can’t handle changes in society and who tries to force their opinions on others. It’s inevitable.

    The thing is that the only constant is change, you can’t stop it, they don’t always get what they want, they never get what they want, all of the things I listed above are completely acceptable today and in ten or fifteen years people are going to laugh at that this thing with video games we have today even was a thing, like we today laugh at the people in the eighties who said that rock music was worshiping Satan.

  58. HowlJenkins
    July 13, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Amazing. I’m sure you have very valid arguments for that.

  59. KenAyagami
    July 13, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    hmm do looking at boobies actually offend people? seems like anything and everything offend people this days

  60. Loli de 42 Dias de Vida
    Loli de 42 Dias de Vida
    July 13, 2017 at 11:19 pm


  61. sanic
    July 13, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Am I being detained?

  62. Kessek
    July 13, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    No salary either.

  63. Nathan Brooks
    Nathan Brooks
    July 14, 2017 at 2:19 am

    He should do the opposite.
    Nipples are allowed in games in the US, just sayin..

  64. r4ind4nce
    July 14, 2017 at 2:34 am

    I’m talking about the changes in social norms in the last century, not current political issues. If you think otherwise, so be it, but I’m of the opinion that what CatCouch and I said pretty much stands .

  65. DoppleDanger
    July 14, 2017 at 2:47 am

    Purpose was served. Sites were cllicked. Rent was paid. Turn off the controversy machine until the next bill comes in the mail.

  66. Nagato
    July 14, 2017 at 4:55 am

    They do it for free.

  67. Alistair
    July 14, 2017 at 7:31 am

    I agree here in the UK part of EU, we have no issues with PEGI as PEGI-18 isn’t a death flag and Sony and Microsoft and ninty have allowed PEGI-18 titles.

    It only ESRB and Sony, MS, ninty playing funny buggers.

    A 18 is equal to adult only here.

    A M rating is equal to 16 here etc etc.

  68. Alistair
    July 14, 2017 at 7:36 am

    like I said above we got no issues here in UK, as PEGI-18 is a adult only and a criminal offence to sold to minors.

    Not many people know this but PEGI has legal teeth, it doesn’t just label games with a rating. But law enforcement.

    Any stores get caught let a minor buy a adult rated game is punished by a really heavy fine.

    So there is safe guards to protect minors from harmful content in place, so the question is why the censorship when there is already safe guards.

  69. GuyGuysonEsquire
    July 14, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Free blowjobs from fatass feminists, you mean.

  70. Joe Tavarez
    Joe Tavarez
    July 14, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Don’t forget about the Comic Code Authority. If you wanted a comic book released you needed a rating. Eventually companies stepped away from that in favor of using their own rating system.

  71. patyos
    July 14, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Hellls YES !!!!!!

  72. patyos
    July 14, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Boobie POWER !

  73. Niche's Commenting Regulars
    Niche's Commenting Regulars
    July 14, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    The problem I see is the mindset changed in Devs. Remember the 3D era was when people pushed the limits of what is acceptable and consoles were glorified college entertainment systems.

    A real pity the Hollywood system killed that market

  74. Niche's Commenting Regulars
    Niche's Commenting Regulars
    July 14, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Oh we got ourself a Swede. How does it feel to be an outsider in your own country as immigrants desecrate your national pride while they take everything of value to you.

  75. Shattno
    July 14, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Obvious troll is obvious.

  76. ChaddyFantome
    July 14, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    game would get AO rating and it would not sell as a result.
    Besides, We dont need to go that far with the Series. Takaki isn’t interested into turning it into a porno or anything.

  77. ChaddyFantome
    July 14, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Shimoneta was awesome.

  78. Loli de 42 Dias de Vida
    Loli de 42 Dias de Vida
    July 14, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Not necessarily, God of War, GTA, the Witcher and Dragon Age are all examples of Western games that show Nipples (Conan exile even show dicks) and none of those are rated AO. For as shameless and Jiggly as Senran Kagura is, it has no mention or implication of sex unlike the other games, so I doubt it get an AO rating even if it had exposed nipples.

  79. Alistair
    July 15, 2017 at 4:58 am

    I found it quite silly that people still use that “it would get the AO” argument like criminal girls from NISA. or any Dev cucked SJW.

    Western games that shows nipples get a M/PEGI 18 while Japanese ecchi games that doesn’t show any because CERO won’t let them do nipples. Is a instant AO.

    Shows how fucking retarded a minority of people can be.

    If it full blown hentai it will always get flagged as a AO. If hentai is ever allow on consoles.

  80. Cats736
    July 15, 2017 at 4:58 am

    No, guy, ESRB ratings are only needed on PC games if they want to be sold in retails like Walmart and that’s because of the retailers themsevles.

    PC games are not bound to the ESRB like a console games are, they do not need to get rated.

  81. UnpluggedBeta
    July 15, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Does retail even make money any more? I can’t imagine the profit margins being that great once you account for the distributor and the retailer

  82. UnpluggedBeta
    July 15, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    A troll isn’t defined as someone who disagrees with you, is it? He sounds serious to me and I see his point; for example, I see the overton window moving steadily back to where it is in Eastern Europe and they’re accelerating even faster.

    Sweden will either go the way of Eastern Europe or Turkey; this is the direction the west is heading in.

  83. Shattno
    July 16, 2017 at 8:19 am

    I know what a troll is, thank you very much.
    His comment was off topic and clearly written to be controversial and bait an angry reply. That’s pretty much the definition of trolling.

  84. KΛTT
    July 16, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    what the hell happened here?

  85. r4ind4nce
    July 17, 2017 at 3:07 am

    >_> beats me. Someone wanted to really drive their political agenda home. I almost feel sorry for accidentally giving them a reason to start doing it, but then again, …I didn’t really, did I? ô_ô

  86. Nathan Brooks
    Nathan Brooks
    July 17, 2017 at 4:55 am

    Nah, it would get an M rating at worse I think.
    Many western games have nipples and sex scenes without going full AO.

    how would it be turning it into a porno to show the previously covered nipples? Nipples were already in the OVA, the only reason the games dont have them is japanese law.

  87. Neutral
    July 18, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Compliance with the ESRB is voluntary. It’s not mandated.


    Are all games and apps required to have a rating?

    The rating system is voluntary, although virtually all video games that are sold at retail or downloaded to a game system in the U.S. and Canada are rated by the ESRB. Many U.S. retailers, including most major chains, have policies to only stock or sell games that carry an ESRB rating, and console manufacturers require games that are published on their systems in the U.S. and Canada to be rated by ESRB.

  88. ChaddyFantome
    July 19, 2017 at 8:10 am

    I mean, the argument is pointless because like i said, Takaki isn’t interested in going that far.

  89. Loli de 35 dias de vida
    Loli de 35 dias de vida
    July 19, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    I know, and I absolutely respect that, I’m just saying it’s not impossible (He DID allow Nipples in the Estival Versus OVA after all)