Kenichiro Takaki, the producer of the Senran Kagura series, is a very wise man who has a lot of sagely advice before. This time, Takaki has a new message of wisdom in regards to the technicality of breasts in his games.
In a recent interview with Siliconera, producer Kenichiro Takaki talked about the difficulties of producing large breasts in the highest quality. Conversely, the topic of the most difficult breast size to work with was asked and Takaki mentions that small breasts are the most difficult to work with.
Gameplay wise? Hmm, I think that characters like Ryoubi or Mirai are the hardest to deal with because they have small breasts. Since the whole game is based on larger breast sizes, and that’s what the [physics engine] is built around, we actually have to customize the movement on [small breasted characters] to make it work
Here is his comment regarding how big breasts can get before becoming an issue in the games:
If they got any bigger than this (he points to the screen where a particularly busty Estival Versus character is leaning toward the viewer) I think that we’d have issues with them popping out over the top of the arm, or maybe having their arm completely clip through their breast! We might need some better machine specs to get those physics right…
Kenichiro Takaki has a way with words and one of his most quoted was this special message for the release of Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus:
And for everyone who wants to memorialise “Righteous Boobage Producer” Kenichiro Takaki’s quote, here is an inspirational wallpaper:
The newest game in the series, Senran Kagura: Estival Versus, will be releasing on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita this Winter in North America. Here is a gameplay trailer of the game:
Senran Kagura was first conceived as a side scrolling action game on the 3DS. Developed by Tamsoft and published by Marvelous in 2011, the series has garnered some popularity in Japan of taking the female bust to such lengths, with the director deciding that the thing people needed to see the most in 3D on the Nintendo 3DS were boobs. Since then, the series grew into a franchise with numerous manga adaptations from different artists that focused on different characters, as well as sequel and spin-off video games on 3DS, iOS, Android and PlayStation Vita. An anime adaptation was also produced by Artland in 2013, and aired from January till March that year.
Here is a synopsis of the anime:
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!
The newest game in the series, Senran Kagura: Estival Versus is already out in Japan on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson will be out this August on the Nintendo 3DS.
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