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Senran Kagura Community Thread: Cuteness Is Justice, Ninjas Are Life

Vylash

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Senran Kagura is a series of (mostly) 2D and 3D action games developed by Tamsoft and Marvelous Entertainment. The franchise revolves around groups of female ninjas, and its popularity has spawned several manga adaptations as well as an anime adaptation.





Senran Kagura: Burst
Developer: Marvelous
Publisher: Marvelous
Platform: 3DS
MSRP: $29.99
Release Date: August 30, 2012 (JP) November 14, 2013 (NA) February 28, 2014 (EU)
OT by Chet Rippo

"Every light casts a shadow. This is the basic principle of Yin and Yang.

Yet, even within the depths of shadow, there is still light.

Since time immemorial, evil shinobi have specialized in assassination and subversion for politicians and corporations. Meanwhile, good shinobi have worked on behalf of the various nations.

Some would say the evil exists in the shadow, while the good exists in the light.

But, are the differences between the two so great?

Both must hide their true selves from the world, and both must do the things ordinary people cannot."

It is against this backdrop that our story takes place. The shinobi of the Hanzō National Academy have taken a vow to follow the path of good, while the shinobi of the Hebijo Clandestine Girls' Academy could be said to walk the path of evil given that they will work for the highest bidder regardless of their employers' intentions. Both truly believe their doctrine is correct, and feel conflict with one another is inevitable.

However, what if it is not? What if both could coexist and see that there is a little dark in the light, and a little light in the dark?



Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus
Developer: Tamsoft
Publisher: Marvelous
Platform: PS Vita
MSRP: $39.99 - $49.99
Release Date: February 28, 2013 (JP) October 14, 2014 (NA) October 15, 2014 (EU)
OT by pariah164

From the Warring States period to the present day, the mysterious shinobi have fought covertly across Japan. Some fight for the authorities, others for the highest bidder, but all of them have one thing in common: They kick ass and know how to look good doing it.

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus immediately follows the events of Senran Kagura: Burst, revisiting the fierce rivalry between the girls of Hanzō National Academy and their sworn enemies from Hebijo Clandestine Girls’ Academy, the latter of which have now gone underground and formed a mercenary strike team known as the Homura's Crimson Squad. In addition to their old adversaries, the Hanzō girls must also face a whole new set of foes: the students of Gessen Girls’ Academy, who seek to punish them for their imperfections as shinobi warriors. Meanwhile, a new class is in session at Hebijo, and these students mean business: they oppose all three of the competing factions and will stop at nothing to be the last shinobi squad standing – even if it means leaving broken bodies and shattered dreams in their wake.

The stage is set for a shinobi battle royale. Heroines and renegades battle saints and sinners in a flurry of fists, feet, clothes, tattered remnants of those clothes, and sometimes underclothes. Each school has a story to tell, full of tragedy, heroism, pathos and partial nudity. Choose a school, prepare for battle, and follow the Path of the Shinobi.



Senran Kagura: New Wave
Developer: Marvelous
Publisher: Marvelous
Platform: iOS, Android, PC



Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson
Developer: Marvelous
Publisher: Marvelous
Platform: 3DS
Release Date: August 7, 2014 (JP) Summer 2015 (NA/EU)



Senran Kagura: Bon Appetit
Developer: Tamsoft
Publisher: Marvelous
Platform: PS Vita
MSRP: $14.99
Release Date: March 20th, 2014 (JP) November 11th, 2014 (NA) November 12th, 2014 (EU)
OT by pariah164

Super Dish... A sweet, beautiful sound comes from those words. They bring to mind great cooking and great racks. The perfect combination.
Who strives to master the path to the Super Dish? Not nearly enough people, that's who.
This year, the Super Dish Gourmet Cook-Off will be held here at Hanzō Street Shopping District.
At first, I meant for this competition to be a show of skill for those who have mastered the Super Dish, but few were eager to take up that challenge.
So I've prepared a grand prize for the competition: a Secret Ninja Art Scroll with the power to grant one wish. Any wish.
Now, why would a scroll with the power to alter the fabric of the world be given away so easily?
Why, indeed? The truth lies hidden beneath a veil of dark and shocking conspiracies...



Senran Kagura: Estival Versus
Developer: Tamsoft
Publisher: Marvelous
Platform: PS4, PS Vita
Release Date: March 26, 2015 (JP)





























































Senran Kagura: Spark!

Hanzo Academy is not just a regular school. It holds a top secret class for ninja training reserved just for the elite. Only two girls made the cut this year, Ikaruga, a quiet but gifted brunette, and Katsuragi, a passionate and skilled blonde. Their personalities could not be more polar opposite and sparks fly even on the first day of class. Ikaruga, being a little bit ahead of the curve, outscores Katsuragi on every assignment. With tensions running high, how will these two ninja students work together when the time comes?



Senran Kagura: Shoujo-tachi no Shinei

There was a time when there were ninja serving the powerful, hired for intelligence missions, destruction, or assassination. While the times have changed, the need for ninja has not vanished. In a particular school, there are girls who are secretly in training to become ninja. Ninjas-in-training, Asuka, Katsuragi, Hibari, Ikaruga, and Yagyuu each have a secret technique scroll that they protect at all times. This features their tumultuous school life as they pursue the path of the ninja!



Senran Kagura: Guren no Uroboros

A spin off of the main series Senran Kagura - Shoujotachi no Shinei, it portrays the main storyline from the point of view of the Hebijo Academy girls, and follow their misadventures, victories, and defeats when confronting Hanzo Academy.



Senran Kagura: Ninja Flash

Asuka and her friends may look like any other girls at Hanzo Academy, but they're secretly studying the ancient art of Ninjutsu! While other students do their homework, Asuka and the gang push their beautiful bodies to the breaking point in pursuit of their perfect form. Life is one sexy sparring session after another until a Deviously Demented rival clan of evil ninjas ambushes the Hanzo hotties – and steals their sacred ninja scroll. Faced with their toughest – and most well-rounded – enemies ever, Asuka and her fellow Deadly Divas will have to go further than they've ever gone before to prove they've mastered the art of full frontal combat!

Thanks to Skyfireblaze for helping out with the banners!
 

Sir TapTap

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Oh, this finally happened.

Anyone got any menu translations for SK2 or general tips? Haven't gotten very far at all, not really sure what anything but the main story mission and dressing room are. There's some sort of pit of 100 trials deal?

shm @ lack of hometown in title. Y'all biased
 

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Yay Senran Kagura community thread! I could see the life coming from this thread from a mile away.


<3

Also Yomi is my favorite Senran :D
 

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sorry that the character section looks a little blah near the end but it was the best that i could do, but you can click any of the characters and it'll take you to their wiki page
 

Kazzy

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Games are extremely pervy, there's no denying that. I think the real secret shame though, is that they are solidly made - from presentation, down to the gameplay.



Also, you had ONE job!
 

MetalDeer

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I look forward to seeing plenty of life and hometown in this thread.

I still need to finish Shinovi Versus...
 

Skyfireblaze

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Games are extremely pervy, there's no denying that. I think the real secret shame though, is that they are solidly made - from presentation, down to the gameplay.



Also, you had ONE job!

If I did it right, look at the kanji in the main-banner :p

And great Community thread, I'm really happy that I could help out, thanks for using my banners! :)
 

Kazzy

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If I did it right, look at the kanji in the main-banner :p

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It was a test. You passed that test.

As not to be a fraud, and simply offer up a snarky comment on the first page, I will say that I've played a couple of these games. Curiosity (I was wondering if the premise of boobs could actually sustain a game, but whatever) was the initial motivator with the 3DS release. That, and because it seemed so niche that I had to support such a (noble?) endeavour.

I've also fully cleared the cooking rhythm game, too. It's my favourite genre on handhelds, and we're not exactly spoilt for choice, so I had to grab it. Pretty decent game, all things considered. I just wish there was more variety.
 

Eolz

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Finally, a well-deserved community thread!
Disappointed by the Yumi title though :p
sorry, can't help but feel she's being pushed as the new face of the series when she didn't do anything to really deserve it

Great OP!
 

Hikami

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Oh, cool thread-- subbed.
Only played SV and SK2 here. Looking forward to EV and maybe SK2 again if it gets localized.
#teamlife
 

Tye The Czar

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I'm sure Issei from High School DxD would be very welcome in this game:

Protip: If you're interested in this anime, read up on the light novels first. The anime adds in parts that really put people's first impressions down the toilet.
 

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In light of this topic, I got back to Bon Appetit and finally got the trophy "Finally!".
 

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Disappointed by the Yumi title though :p
sorry, can't help but feel she's being pushed as the new face of the series when she didn't do anything to really deserve it

The way I see it, Yumi is arguably meant to be the face of the Versus series, whereas Asuka is still the de facto mascot for everything else.