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Final Impressions: Senran Kagura photo
Final Impressions: Senran Kagura
by Josh Totman

Ah, the sequential boob anime of the season. Normally these are a top priority in my watching queue every season. Besides the fact that this kind of stuff is ‘my thing’, it’s always fun to have a show where you can just turn off your brain and enjoy something. Senran Kagura made it extremely hard to do that. Everything from quality issues to inconsistency in the flow of the story. Nothing really felt right when watching this show. Do I feel bad for watching it? Not at all. Would I recommend this show? Not at all, unless the 3DS or Vita games are one of your favorites.

Let’s dive head first into the bosom of this series to see what went wrong.

 

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2:00 PM on 04.01.2013

New preview of Highschool DxD New

Highschool DxD New preview is out to watch, Even more boobs to see

Josh Totman

11:00 AM on 03.06.2013

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus getting DLC quickly

Fast off the heals of the amazing sales of Senran Kagura: Shinovi Verses comes new of two new character available for download sometime this month. You'll be able to chose from Daidouji from the Hanzou Academy or Rin from the...

Josh Totman



First Impressions: Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus photo
First Impressions: Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus
by Elliot Gay

The original Senran Kagura was not a very good game.

A repetitive, paper thin experience, not even the immense amounts of fanservice could save it from mediocrity. I'll be the first one to admit that the prospect of a super fast 2D brawler was exciting. Yet I was let down by an experience that by and large felt like (and was) a budget release.

Despite my own issues with the series, Senran Kagura caught on with the otaku crowds and even managed to become a legitimate franchise of sorts. 

Enter Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus. Marvelous AQL has opted to take the franchise in an entirely new direction with this third game, throwing the 2D side scrolling brawler gameplay out in favor of 3rd person action. 

Is Shinovi Versus any good though? After 5 hours with this boob-tastic game, I'm actually looking forward to playing more.

I know. I'm as shocked as you are.

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Go West! Week Forty-One: Professor Phantasy Boob Ninjas photo
Go West! Week Forty-One: Professor Phantasy Boob Ninjas
by Elliot Gay

Welcome back to Go West!, your weekly column about Japanese games, Idea Factory, and boob ninjas. This week? Lots of games!

Feels like it's been a while since we've had such a packed week.

Edition 41 brings with it a host of big releases that cover nearly every major console, and a wide variety of genres. Take a look; you're bound to find something you'll like.

In the meantime, stick around as I talk about big breasted ninjas, professors with big hats, transforming planes, and stars of a phantasy sort.

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6:00 AM on 02.18.2013

Senran Kagura: SV for the Vita is looking... colorful

You know, I gotta hand it to Marvelous AQL, publishers of the Senran Kagura action games. I certainly didn't think they had a success on their hands when they released the original game on the 3DS. Low and behold, two ...

Elliot Gay

12:00 PM on 02.13.2013

Vote for Miss Hooters Japan 2013!

Are you as excited as I am?  First round of voting for the Miss Hooters Japan 2013 is coming to a close on Valentine's day and we get to see who of the 55 lovey ladies will move on to the next round on February 16th. The...

Josh Totman

6:00 PM on 02.09.2013

Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus brawls it up on the Vita

When Marvelous Entertainment announced Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus for the PS Vita, I expected a mere enhanced port of the original, 3DS-bound Senran Kagura, maybe with nicer graphics and more content.  What I did...

Josh Tolentino

4:00 PM on 02.09.2013

Highschool of the Dead returns in Apocalyptic fashion

Lovers of zombies, anime, and physically impossible boob physics rejoice, because Highschool of the Dead is back! Or rather, it will be, after going on hiatus way back in January 2011. For those not yet sick of the inimi...

Josh Tolentino

6:00 PM on 01.31.2013

Get a feel for the BD/DVD release of Senran Kagura

There is only one way that the Senran Kagura series could be advertised in Akihabara for the BD/DVD release and that is with oppai standees. Three of the main girls of the series, Ikaruga, Asuka, and Hibari got the 3D op...

Josh Totman







First Impressions: Senran Kagura photo
First Impressions: Senran Kagura
by Josh Totman

There are times in life where you want to just turn off your brain and enjoy something. Having the burden of trying to figure out how the story will progress or keeping up with everyone’s names can be a choir at times. It’s this mentality that you really have to get your mind into before you start watching Senran Kagura.

Senran Kagura is not for someone looking for a deep story or character development or good acting or, well, you get where I’m going with this. This is your typical boobs fighting anime along the line of Ikkitousen or Sekirei, but doesn’t have as much of a story as those two did.

The surprising thing is that there is one word that can sum up the entire show so far. Tame.

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8:00 AM on 01.09.2013

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus has four-play

Senran Kagura, why have you not been localized and in my hot sweaty hands yet? Are you afraid that the market might not like you or understand you? It's OK, I am here for you... *ahem* Moving on to something more real, W...

Josh Totman