Kagura: Portrait Of Girls Has Five Playable Kunoichi

By Spencer . April 13, 2011 . 2:08am

image More details about Marvelous’ side-scrolling ninja game Kagura: Portrait of Girls are out. Famitsu highlights five playable characters, but instead of movesets the magazine focuses on bust sizes.


Asuka (bust size: 90 cm, voiced by Hitomi Harada) is in her second year at high school. She’s full of energy and has outstanding potential to be a ninja. However, she still has some way to go. Asuka has black hair tied in a ponytail and wears a pleated skirt with knee high socks.


Ikaruga (bust size: 93 cm, voiced by Asami Imai) looks like a Nagisa from Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity sans the eye patch. She’s usually collected and kind, but when her temper fires up you better stay out of her way.


Katsuragi (bust size: 95 cm, voiced by Yuu Kobayashi) has long blonde hair and wears a revealing shirt with open buttons. She has a tendency to harass cute girls.


Yagyuu (bust size: 85 cm, voiced by Kaori Mizuhashi) may only be a freshman, but she’s quite skilled. She wears her gray hair in pigtails.


Hibari (bust size: 80 cm, voiced by Yuka Inokuti) wears a track uniform and tries really hard in school as a first year student. She’s poor in fighting, but skilled in espionage.


Players can change outfits for their characters in the game. Famitsu notes there are a number of accessories and costumes to find. You can view costumes from any camera angle in another mode, which shows Asuka in a bunny suit wearing rabbit ears. Costume destruction is a key part of the game


Gameplay wasn’t explained, but Kagura is a side-scrolling action game with cut-in scenes of the girls in torn costumes. The girls are all students at Hanzo Academy, a special school run by the government that trains ninja to fight evil ninja. Yukinori Kitajima script writer on 428, Okamiden, and Chaos Rings wrote the story for Kagura.


Kenichiro Takaki must love costume damage. He’s the director on Kagura and the Ikki Tousen games from Marvelous. Since Takaki is developing Kagura I’m going to take back what I said earlier. I don’t think this is the 2D game Hashimoto was talking about in our interview. Their game design styles are too different, so I’m expecting this to be more like the PSP Ikki Tousen games.

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  • malek86

    You know something’s fishy when the least-endowed girl in the game is an 80.

    • Slashlen

      Would you prefer lolis?

      • Zero_Destiny

        Wouldn’t you prefer loli’s?

        • Wouldn’t i?

          • I heard loli’s????? Where?! *sniff, sniff*…ahhh my beastly skills never fail me! x3

          • Zero_Destiny

            Detective KunKun?

          • @ZD
            Almost, but not quite. He’s my Sensei as he teachs me in the way of the Max God Beast, his detective skills are fare superior than mine, however I’m a fast learner and soon I will the best Beast Detective in the whole world!!

    • puchinri

      My friend pointed out that Orihime’s (Bleach) weight was said to be 90 ibs officially. Her breasts alone must be 90ibs though. It’s always fishy if it involves a female anime or game character’s measurements.

  • Chippel

    This might be interesting if we ever get to hear about gameplay. I’ve always wondered about the Ikki Tousen games, although I couldn’t say why since I’m not the fanservice seeking type.

    • Kibbitz

      The Ikkitousen sidescroll beat-em-ups are fun, if somewhat lacking. They play like a cross between Final Fight and Sengoku Basara somewhat. Square = light attack, Triangle = heavy, Circle = lifedraining invincible knockdown AoE move, X = jump, L = run mode, R = super move, something like that (it’s been a while.) Beating enemies levels your character up which ups their stats and unlocks some combos.

      The second game, Xross Impact adds a lot more by allowing air launching, tagging a partner in and summoning an assist character. It also has a lot more characters. Shame that 100%ing the game is so ridiculously boring in a single run.

  • Waiting for the main dish, but i must say i like this desser >89

    • Zero_Destiny


  • Interesting, always a fan of torn clothes.

  • Aoshi00

    Hopefully the art and gameplay would be good, never cared for Ikkitousen (was hoping it would be a Vanillaware game)… I love Kobayashi Yuu and Imai Asami lately, they are Ruka and Kurisu in Steins;gate…

  • PersonaSpace

    This is probably not going to make it outside of Japan. Always open for surprises though.

    • Zero_Destiny

      I’m in!!!!!
      But in all seriousness those graphics look pretty good. I thought we were going to get 2D sprites so this is pretty nice.
      But Wow Katsuragi is er . . . ? Is that legal? Indecent exposure? Spencer wasn’t kidding was he? She’s like the female version of Yoh!!!


        • Zero_Destiny

          Steins;Gate It has Kana Hanazawa ^_^

        • What do I care? It hasn’t been translated yet.

          • But is already out in japanese, so if you knew it you wouldnt need that :0, besides, it not being unstranlated doesnt means it doesnt exist!.

            And the anime is already out so…

      • puchinri

        I’m pretty sure she beats Yoh. x’D
        (But it’s only natural that a female character would beat a male character when it comes to exposure…)

    • Omfg, lately i feel too teased with ecchi-ness


    • Barrit

      O my ;x

    • I thank you kindly sir, now excuse me ’cause I’m just about to start fapping~

      But really now, it’s decided I’m going to buy a Japanese 3DS as these nice guys decided to make a game exclusively for me and my Hentai no Tamashii Max Mode, I can’t disappoint them! I love you Marvelous <3

      • No fair T_T gimmeh

        • Pah, only over my delicious dead body!! >:3

          • *spits on you and kills you*

          • Goddamn it, you and Ereek have similar-coloured avatars now, so I saw this comment on the front page and was like, “Wow, Ereek spat on someone and killed them…?”

          • Rofl, i can’t see the day when i see Ereek posting something like that xD.

            My avatar is looking to the right and Ereek’s to the left >8D But yeah, the colors are kinda close, background is what makes them more diferent…

    • PrinceHeir

      *fap fap fap fap fap

      sooo good :)

      Ikkitousen characters FTW ^^

      • It feels weird seeing this post because you have Aya as your avvy. xD

        But don’t let that keep you! Fap away.

        • PrinceHeir

          lol i still love my Aya :)

          • Aya is mine >8/

          • PrinceHeir

            No No She is mine :P

            you can pick anyone from Wildarms cast :P

          • Dont ask the impossible. THERE ARE LIMITS IN LIFE YOU KNOW T_T

    • That blonde chick really hates buttoning shirts!

      • I still wonder if she will be like that in all the game xD i cant belive they are doing that haha

        • It’s as if buttons are her archnemesis or something. I love it.

    • IceRomancer

      The character design is beautiful! I have to get this game no matter what!

    • superdry

      After looking at those scans, I am sold. Besides the upcoming Love Plus 3DS, I now have another game that makes me tempted to buy a Japanese 3DS. Damn region-locking….

    • IsaacGravity

      *looks at image* Geez she really does look like a Nagisa expy! (Not that I’m complaining as I love Nagisa’s design) But as far as these girls go, the girl in the center wins it. I’m a sucker for scarves, pleated skirts and knee high socks.

      Nice mix between them.

  • Xeahnort

    Kunoichis & Fanservice galore

  • It’s really funny how so many anime artists don’t know how breasts work.

    • puchinri

      Oh gods. Sometimes I can just take it for what it is, but then I sometimes wonder if they’ve ever seen breasts in real life, or just don’t care.

  • As Soon as I saw the picture, I thought “Ikki Tousen”. Lo and behold, the Developer is one and the same.

  • There’s no chance in hell of this coming stateside. Press would have a field day. XD

  • Strain42

    If it comes out here, I’ll get it. If it doesn’t, it’s not the end of the world.

  • Coming to Europe. Release date: When pigs fly and decide to take over the earth.

    • Actually, Rising Star still have their relationship with Marvelous I believe. :)

      • It’s just the content that has me worried, because British non-gamers tend to be over-sensitive about this kind of stuff.

  • doomspeller10

    Schoolgirls, torn costumes, big boobs, mmm… looks like a standard ecchi game, but it has a big potential just for being on the 3DS. That’ll surely allow for interesting gameplay mechanics (motion, 3D, perhaps even AR). I hope they don’t screw up by just making a quick buck game.
    I might import it with a japanese 3DS, for the plot. XDD But seriously, we didn’t get that ikkitousen PSP game in the west (and I also wanted to play the Queen’s Blade RPG), so I’m worried about this one.

  • Schoolgirls

    It’s kind of depressing that this probably will not be released to the USA among other similar titles like this one, especially when you consider the lackluster amount of 3DS titles currently out in the USA now.

    Can someone please elaborate if it’s true that the only way I could get access to this title is if I purchase a Japanese-based Nintendo 3DS? And what does it mean when a title gets “localized?”

    Any feedback would be appreciated.

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