Peach Beach Splash – 16 – A Samba of Pain and Festivals

Friday, January 5th, 2018

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Episode 16: A Samba of Pain and Festivals

Happy New Year! Welcome back to the first episode of Oprainfall Plays in 2018! What will a new year bring us?

Well on today’s episode of Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash we have another trio of stories. First up is Ryōna’s eternal quest for pain. After that, we head on down to the beach and samba away with Hikage. Finally, we then close out the video by soaking down the others with Renka as she tries to throw a surprise festival.

Peach Beach Splash is back and it’s time to SAMBA!


Additional Thoughts and Notes

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. It may be the start of a new year but that doesn’t mean the party has to stop. Especially if you’re any of the three girls we followed this episode. Per usual, let’s go in order.

Ryōna’s fetish for pain has been a recurring staple of her character since Shinovi Versus. While it can certainly be disturbing to some, Senran Kagura does try to play it as comedy. Personally, I tend to find a lot of her stories hilarious due to their absurdity and just how everyone freaks out around her. This time, however, was a little weak I feel. While Ryōna will always be Ryōna and should never change, this just wasn’t as funny as I thought it could be. Especially when you consider she could have sought out Haruka. Thankfully there was Samba to save us.

Hikage’s episodes are another hilarious mainstay of Senran Kagura with her quest for a nap in Estival Versus, in particular, being my favorite. Until now. Hikage’s crazy samba adventure was just the thing I needed when recording this. A lot of credit has to go to her voice actress for pulling that much emotion out of her while still keeping her in character. It’d be easy to just go crazy and change up the voice to convey the indicated emotions. Instead, she still sounds like Hikage through and through. The ending was a little off I think, but this was still a great episode.

Finally, we have Renka and her plan to throw a surprise festival. As much as I love Renka, this really was an excuse plot when you think about it. Yozakura sadly only shows up in narration and while it’s obvious Renka’s having fun, I just don’t feel like there’s a lot to this one. It makes sense, but after the last two which were at least funny premises, this kinda falls flat. Sure there are some funny moments, but Renka is supposed to the festival girl. I kinda expected more here.

Oh well, at least we can all agree on one thing:

SAMBA! SAMBAAA!


Thanks for watching! If you’re looking for more Peach Beach Splash Goodness then check out our review of the game and our interview with Kenichiro Takaki:

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About Benny Carrillo

A gamer since the days of the NES, this professional otaku adores Mega Man, Super Robot Wars, Yuri, Visual Novels, the Slice of Life anime genre, and of course Hyperdimension Neptunia. His mission on oprainfall is to help deliver the news straight to you.




  • Mr0303

    Some pretty good episodes today.

    Ryona’s arc was a bit more subdued that usual, but you can’t really top her trying to become tempura. I liked everyone being weirded out by her and her resolution and new relationship with Yumi.

    Hikage’s episode is one of the best in the game and this is mainly due to the voice acting. Being able to express fake emotions from an emotional characters and make it funny requires skill, so major kudos to her VA.

    Renka’s story was more grounded in reality and frankly makes a lot of sense in an island with water guns. I guess her positive attitude is what made me enjoy this seemingly average story.

  • Mr0303

    As for Benny’s suggestion for Senran Kagura getting an English dub – I don’t think it’s really necessary. I personally don’t mind dubs in games and usually go for the English in most cases, but here there is little practicality in adding one. SK has a lot of characters, which means either hiring a lot of voice actors to double the lines. Same goes for all the sound effects the girls make during combat. While the subtitles during combat are a pain to read sometimes this design issue can be easily fixed by showing the dialogue before combat. From a preference point of view Senran Kagura is already very Japanese in its themes, so people playing it may prefer the Japanese voices anyway.