UPDATE: Kenichiro Takaki has Considered Toning Down Senran Kagura’s Sexuality

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

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UPDATE: Kenichiro Takaki has issued a statement via Twitter saying he has no intention of toning down the series here in the West. Click here to view the latest article.

Marvelous EU has responded to this with the following Tweets:


In an interview with PlayStation LifeStyle Kenichiro Takaki, the producer of Senran Kagura has revealed that he has considered toning down the series sexuality and bustiness  of certain female characters.

PlayStation LifeStyle asked him whether he and/or the studio have considered implementing an option for toning down the game’s busty females characters, Kenichiro replied:

A little bit. The game started out very small and that was the big selling point in order to move units. Now that the franchise has grown, and is getting more popular, it might be worth considering having features that differ depending on where it’s being sold. That way it might be able to sell better in certain regions where it would be problematic to have that kind of content.

My take on this is that it is very possible that the team may censor certain content in other regions if they think it would improve their sales.

The producer also added:

However, there are also reviews that ignore the games due to the sexual content, and write it off from the start, so those aren’t very helpful. If you’re going to write it off due to a main component then that game just isn’t for you, and that review isn’t really useful as feedback.

If this is being considered it very troubling for me personally as a fan of the series. Senran Kagura‘s fanservice is what makes it unique, if you take that away you end up with a Dynasty Warriors clone with a good story. I think we have enough Musou games in that vein here already.

If you would like to POLITELY let Marvelous Games or Kenichiro Takaki know how you feel about this.  I would suggest you reach out to them on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

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