Kagura Rockets To The Top Of Amazon Best-Seller Rankings

By Ishaan . April 16, 2011 . 1:29pm

Japanese blog, Hachimakiko, spotted something interesting today; following its reveal, interest in Kagura: Portrait of Girls was soon made apparent on Amazon by way of the online retailer’s Best-seller Rankings page. Portrait of Girls shot to the top of the listing, where it still sits as of this post.


No big surprise here; boobs sell. However, Kagura producer, Kenichiro Takaki (Half-Minute Hero), also promises that the game will feature new game systems and will be fun to play. In case you missed out on screenshots earlier in the week, here they are:


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  • xflame10

    so is umm anyone here just interested in the combat?

    • There’s combat in this game? Sorry must’ve missed that~*continues to stare at the screenshots*

      • xflame10

        you must resist the lolis with back problems!

  • Dimentionalist

    I don’t blame them. I love funbags, er, I mean fun games… yeah, that’s what I meant to say…

  • CleruTesh

    If it’s already selling so well, should I be optimistic about a US release?

    • Ryos

      Anime+ero+underboob character=no way this will ever see the light of day in the US – even if this turns out to be the best game ever made.

      • Guest

        Love how people over react to this. Darkrise already pointed out some examples and I’ll add Neptunia to that list. It’s become really annoying how everyone jumps to the conclusion that everything from Japan will not be localized unless its from S-E or Capcom.

        • Ryos

          I hope I’m wrong, but I get too much of a what will the parents think vibe from the game.

          • Guest

            It’s not like that anymore though. “Oh ,think of the children” reports will always be around but it’s not something that is extremely frequent. Just be glad these games are niche and don’t really get the attention of stupid news site like Fox.

      • z_merquise

        Well, the 1st Endless Frontier did and it’s all thanks to Atlus. If may not be all bit still some made it outside Japan. Though it’s kinda sad that many games that beneath the fan-service-heavy content actually were awesome games (in terms of gameplay) but stays in Japan only just simply because they were quick to assume that non-Japanese audience won’t “get it”.

  • And the peple has talked

  • WonderSteve

    I just want to confirm…3DS games are region locked?

    • Unfortunately yes but I think the developer has a choice to region lock it or not. Not entirely sure if the region lock is hardware or software base.

      • WonderSteve

        Sigh..what a step back.

        I can never comprehend the minds of Nintendo

        • A step back? how so?

          • It’s a step back because the DS isn’t region locked.

          • The DSi was, though. So it’s no step back with the 3DS they just walk the same path since the DSi.

          • mooncalf

            Yep, though there was region locking on DSi is didn’t affect many people. There was no such thing as a boxed DSi only game, the games that were region locked could still be played on any DS Lite or Phat. I think flash cards could also be used to get around the region locking for DSi, this is an unknown at the moment on 3DS.

          • Aoshi00

            There were only a handful of region locked DSi games that I know of, I only own one which is Alice in Wonderland (I have a US Lite, Jpn DSi, & US DSi XL). Otherwise almost all DS games from both Jpn and US could be played on the DSi as well. The 3DS being region locked is indeed a huge step back since all portable systems up to now are region free (w/ a few DS games being exception). Hopefully most 3DS games would be made region free later on (like how most US 360 games are region free) even if the systems are region locked. Chances are most Jpn games would stick to being region locked if they’re like 360 games.. I have my doubt though.. even the developers have the option to make their games region free, they would probably stick w/ Nintendo’s region lock preference now..

            I’ve gotten used to the idea consoles are region locked, but the 3DS being the first region locked portable is pretty upsetting.. it’s as expensive as a console too.. It’s just inconvenient.. even if you get systems from both regions, it means you would need to bring two 3DSs w/ you (I’m alrdy carrying my DSi XL all the time because the DS games look horrible on the 3DS).. unlike consoles that sit at your home..

          • @Aoshi00
            That’s what I don’t understand, why are the games region locked if they aren’t going to be released in the west at all? At least they should make those games region free.

          • Aoshi00


            It’s unfortunate indeed, I think it’s to leave the door open that the game “might” be localized in the US (and the fact is most of the time they won’t be)… and now you have Nintendo using the BS rating excuse saying they don’t even want players playing games not from their regions, so developers probably don’t feel like going against that… Look at how Makoto’s underboobs are covered.. I hear you, all games should be region free so people who actually pay to import could do so making extra sales.. even if the Jpn games are region free and people imported, some might even buy the US games again when localized in English..

            This really sucks though.. I got a Jpn 3DS because I need to import, but I’m also going to miss out on Netflix as well, I kinda want to stream shows like King of the Hill on that sucker after spending so much on the system.. otherwise I feel like I’m not getting my money’s worth..

          • mooncalf

            Region locking is done to protect local distributors. Prices are kept artificially high in many markets and this is being undercut every year by online overseas sales. Publishers in Australia have been stubbornly pushing prices higher even though almost every imported good has been dropping drastically in price as our currency has been on a long multi-year charge.

          • WonderSteve

            Well I only have a DS Lite and not DSi, My DS lite is not region locked. That’s why it is a step back

            PS3 and PSP are also not region locked. It seems like the trend was moving against region locking, so why turn back now? Especially for a portable console.

    • Guest

      dem boobs on lock

  • Darkrise

    Sooo… It does mean that there’s some chance for a U.S release right? I mean we have Onechanbara, Agarest, and a few others already that both have some form of… Fanservice from japan.

    • PrinceHeir

      im currently playing Oneechanbara, and it rocks ;D

      • Me too! I hope D3 Publisher picks up the recent PSP game.
        Maybe they should pick this up as well!

    • thebanditking

      It would be awesome if someone picked this up (if for nothing more then just how unlikely it is) but sadly much like the Ikkitousen series I doubt this will ever see a translated release.

  • Hraesvelgr

    Well, regardless of whether the gameplay ends up being good or not, I’m sure the only reason it has garnered much interest is because of the “service” in the game.

  • HarryHodd

    Interesting game. A side scroller with 3D boobs.

    I see Neptune mk 2 is in second place.

  • banballow

    In the unlikely event that the game does make it to the US, in an effort to educate the parents that would normally buy whatever the kids ask for without investigating, I propose changing the name to Caution: Boobs Present. Then when they try to raise a fuss about it, we can LOL at them.

  • malek86

    Mmh, boobs.

    And does that girl with pink hair have flowery things in her eyes? Cute.

  • xflame10

    so ummm how does the game play?

    • CleruTesh

      Stop talking about unimportant things! My optimism is unyielding! I declare that this game has 1000% chance of US release! So let it be written, so let it be done.

      • xflame10

        so if the game had only one attack that you would have to spam over and over, and randomly throughout the game if you pressed the attack button you would instantly die, you wouldn’t care?

    • z_merquise

      According to the previous reveal, it’s a side-scrolling action game. No gameplay trailer so far.

  • xflame10

    some umm how do i change my prof pic? :3

    • Go to Disqus.com while logged in to your account. :)

  • superdry

    Why am I not really surprised. Muramasa is a great game and everyone wanted to see some fanservice from Momohime. I’d say this game hits the spot multiple times.

  • Ultima Arcana

    This game is giving me a slight “Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja” vibe. Maybe it’s because they’re both on Nintendo handhelds, but I think the greater reason is because they both draw you in on the premise of two things: ninjas and boobs.

    Anyway, this is like the only 3DS game that interests me. Solely for the gameplay, of course.

  • Gawd Damn!
    Swimsuits? Bunny Suits?? xD

    • You don’t have to list them, I’m already sold! x3

  • Aoshi00

    I don’t think it’s just the fanservice though (though that’s certainly welcome)… look at the current and upcoming 3DS line up, mostly remakes or games from established franchise, SFIV portable, Nintendogs + cats, RE, BlazBlue, MGS Snake Eater, Lego Star Wars, DOA, Zelda, Monkey Ball, Samurai Warriors, Bust a Move, the Sims 3, even Professor Layton.. hardly anything “new” at all, other than say Kid Icarus.. I mean this isn’t revolutionary, but still a complete new game..

    Frankly I spent hundreds of dollars on this brand new system and want to play something new, not playing the same games again, or variation of it (like the list above, other than Layton 5).. that’s why I totally pre-ordered this (I was refreshing my AmiAmi page every day ever since I heard this lol :)

    Let’s just hope this game is fun, especially being one of the early and more unique 3DS new IP… at least it would make great use of 3D, I know I would turn up that dial lol..

    • That’s true. When I first picked up the DS it was to try out something new like Phoenix Wright and Trauma Center.
      Not that I don’t want to play the next game in my favorite series, but if a new series can win me over with a new system, all the better.

  • heartless141

    boobs and ninja has always been success, Ninja Gaiden, Ninja Tenchu, Dead or Alive. :P

    • Aoshi00

      All hail Shiranui Mai :)

    • Izuna! I think…

  • Kai2591

    Oh man..I might actually buy an NGP AND a 3DS…

    Anyway, nice to see Neptune Mk.2 near the top too.
    Btw…I see Neptune from the 1st game being….’tentacled’…in one of the pics for Mk.2….I’m guessing the Goddesses have been captured by Arfoire this time around or something…and the new sisters will have to rescue them.

    Gah. Don’t really like tentacle action. Too misleading. *hang in there Neptune!*

    Also, Premium box for BRS the Game looks awesome!

  • Imagine this becoming the 3DS’ equivalent of Monster Hunter. ^ ^

    • Ryos

      I fully support this highly unlikely scenario – assuming we get the games too. :P

  • Boobies in a bunny girl suit?
    Boobies in a swimming suit?

    i just aquired a whole new set of fetishes.

  • RablaAndrews

    People who made Half Minute Hero huh? I’m willing to believe they can come up with something fun and new again.

    Oh FINE then, yay fanservice.

    • Pichi

      The just published Half-Minute Hero in Japan and many, many other games like Luminous Arc series, Muramasa, etc.

  • … But it’ll still be mainly boobs.

  • xflame10

    doesn’t interest me, yet at least, it it plays like muramasa i’m sold, but the whole big-breasted loli thing is getting stale, the only loli i’ve ever loved is melody from RF, we had such beautiful children *sniff*

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