Namco Bandai’s Teaser Site Was For…

By Ishaan . August 13, 2011 . 10:29am

  

Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Portable(I Don’t Have Many Friends Portable), based on the anime series based on the light novel of the same name.

 

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  • I’m actually laughing right now, since the teaser turned out to be an anime/manga-based game.

  • Son of a BICH.

    I thought it was for God Eater 2. 
    FML.

    • I was hoping for the series to have some sort of plot where you at least do something along the lines of God Eater (even after reading the title I thought, “well, maybe you make monster friends?”), but looking it up on Wiki it pretty much reuses the plot of Toradora :/

      • i have no idea which wiki article you were reading but this is barley close to the plot of toradora, same type of story ill give you that, but its not about 2 people helping each other by being each others cupids, but rather to ease the loneliness of highschool life by giving advice for each other on how to gain friends

        • I see. Well, that’s basically the set up of Toradora. A delinquent who people are intimidated by who befriends a qusi-popular student who isn’t sociable herself go into a love merry-go-round.
          Not knocking it, though. I love Toradora.

          • Historiata

            Too general. Also falls into sounding like ToHeart and Clannad <.<

      • shuratan

        Pretty much what William here said, the plot is no where near the plot for toradora, in fact the feel of the manga feels quite different. Anyways, quite interested to see how this turns out seeing as I quite like this series.

  • MarkMario

    I Don’t Have Many Friends Portable…
    Nice name.

    • Story of my life :/

  • Suicunesol

    Are you sure? :?

  • godmars

    Well, don’t that just feel like a kick in a sensitive place. That rhymes with calls.

    Not much of one mind, but there’s still some sensation of calling action. I certainly want to give Namco Bandai a call about now.   

  • Zero_Destiny

    Oh wow I actually rather enjoy this series. :) It’s pretty funny. Would love to see more chapters released though. Translation is too slow. I love the chapter when they all played Monster Hunter. XD That was really great.

    • superdry

      Since Namco is doing it, I really hope they actually make the game Monster Hunter-esque where you control the characters from the series.  It shouldn’t be that hard since they can just reuse the God Eater engine.

      But, most likely, it’ll be some standard fare ADV game.

  • Namco is trolling us again, what else is new?

  • Barrylocke89

    Well I’m glad I didn’t work myself up over nothing.

  • 4shiki

    Reposting (kind of) my comment from the other article:

    Disappointing since I was expecting a RPG but at the same time I’m not too much because I’m interested in Bokutomo and will be following the anime this fall (besides, how can you say no to more delicious Buriki art?).

  • LOL did not see this coming.  I didn’t have any expectations or guesses as to what it COULD be, but it seemed like an RPG of some sort.  Well played, Namdai, well played.

  • Shinji Kazuya

    I ROFLED when I saw this!

  • PFFFFHAHAHAHAAAHAHAHAAA!!! 

  • This is how Bamco makes their teasers:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=random+unrelated+image

  • WHAT?????

  • origami_samurai

    weird how I was reading the manga the other day………. WTF namco, I wanted a Trusty bell 2 not a manga spin off game T_T

    • Well, the URL was for Bandai, not Namco, so that did sort of nudge people away from Namco games. But yea, this was…unexpected.

  • Wow~ Bad teaser was bad, and I mean it. That said I like the series and I hope it’s a good game, or a VN, I love PSP VN’s!

  • Son….I am dissapoint.

  • Never heard of it

  • Lord Highawesomeparty

    I’ve never heard of this but the name alone sounds pretty awesome; however, I don’t think any game title will beat Strong Bad’s Cool Game For Attractive People.

  • LynxAmali

    Namco goes through a God Tier phase and then starts dissing this out? I’ll wait and see how this turns out first.

    Was hoping for a new IP though.

  • Guest

    I see you trollin’… we hatin’..

  • Waitwhatreally?  Wow, that’s actually COMPLETELY unexpected :|

    I’m seriously not sure anyone saw this one coming.

  • AnimeRemix

    SHAKE MY HEAD…. This was unexpected… Thought it would be a Fragile sequel. Now we can put this game on the list of games not coming over to America. =P

    (Seriously, what’s up with the title for the game? “I Don’t Have Many Friends Portable” sounds so weird… Seems like you’ll defiantly won’t have many friends once playing this game.) 

    • blah blah

      It was probably aimed at otaku.
      It’ll probably be a dating sim for people without many friends.

      • Historiata

        Every harem visual novel is for people in that camp more or less, but this one’s really calling them out, eh?

  • SuigetsuHiramura

    Wth?  Didn’t expect this, haha.

  • DanteJones

    So… did anyone actually get it right? xD

  • Learii

    i hope its come to NA but i know its won’t anyway

  • kroufonz

    not really that unexpected

    with namco bandai anime/LN/manga to visual novel adaptation hsve nice track record this gen, probably this will be decent too! (tough i do hope they could make this for PS3 tough:P)

    i can see this sold around 100k like oreimo portable (if the anime didn’t get screwed)

    yozora chan <3

  • raikage

    I Don’t Have Many Friends…

    Portable! xD

  • The next title will be…”Forever alone portable”

  • Sho Atlus

    Forever alone Portable.

  • darkfox1

    Random Person: “Oh hey what game you playing.”
    Person that’s actually gonna buy this game:”Oh just I Don’t Have Many Friends Portable”…… 
    ARE PEOPLE REALLY GONNA BUY THIS GAME?????? Wow I hope this is the first and only game Namco puts out like this because compare this to the other things they have…….. yeah

    • I am. Its a date sim right? cute girls. I don’t care what the title says lol.

      • MrSirFeatherFang

        Nah the series isn’t about romance or anything (from where I got to). The novel itself was more about the fun activities the club members have every day (their in a club for the purpose of making friends lol). Everyone here has social promblems and whatnot, but it was pretty funny for me.
        Though the main character is surrounded by many girls… :)

        • Hmm interesting… isn’t translated in anywhere? : o

          • MrSirFeatherFang

            Yes, right here:
            http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Boku_wa_tomodachi_ga_sukunai

            This is a site where their purpose is to translate light novels. A lot of them have become manga and anime, but of course reading the original source is usually best to begin with. Most of the time the anime and manga aren’t too faithful and never finish since the light novels are still on-going while they’re being adapted into a manga or anime.

            Also I have no clue how the game is going to be like. This series really doesn’t have romance but I could be wrong (since I’m not up to date too). So I’m sorry for responding like that.

    • SolidusSnake

      The other things they’ve put out… you mean like My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute Portable?

      http://www.siliconera.com/2011/02/02/this-week-in-sales-role-playing-games-for-all/

      • darkfox1

        Everyone likes My Little Sister and Im pretty sure no one had problems buying that cuz it’s so well known and the title isn’t THAT embarrassing. 

    • They did Toradora, My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute and Co. and they were all pretty cool games for fans of the show and or Galge/VN games. Seriously I see no problem other then Bandai teasing with a troll picture. Also that’s a Bandai game not Namco, but that’s just me who still differentiates between the two~

      • darkfox1

        I guess that would be an exception because like who doesn’t like  My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute.

  • Aw, I’m disappointed. I had my hopes up for another Eternal Sonata.

    • Setsu Oh

      not me; es is one of those games i find hard to finish because it is the only traditional rpg on ps3(i think) and it is so bent towards kids it hurts me when i play; empty spaces between sentences when the camera has to change focus, basic animation on the main chars, doll-like attitude, cheap artistic direction, half empty screens, kid level emotional acting and dialogues, horrible comic releif kids-why do we even need comic relief??? is it that dark to begin with?…..i still mourn xenogears.and chrono cross.
      i’ll stop here or i’ll insult square again. and more ohhhh so much more…..

    • AdamBoy64

      I just wanted to reply this to comment to say that I liked Eternal Sonata too. One of my favourites of this generation.

      Probably though if they were going to do a sequel of ES they would have done it last year to celebrate Chopin’s 200th. Oh well.

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    • doubletaco

      Pretty much this ^

      BTS needs a game… why exactly?

      Then again, I don’t get any of Japan’s Slice-of-Life->Game adaptations. Guess they’re looking to cash in when the anime starts.

      • dundundon

        Umm, ever heard of galge?

    • HOW DO PEOPLE DO THAT?!

      • With the power of your heart! (and there is a page with a lot of these ASCII art archived xD)

  • PrinceHeir

    ohh namco you :P

  • I was thinking the text was a little too overly sentimental to be taken too seriously like with Fragile, so, this is kind of good news to me enough though I have no idea what this is

  • Lenne

    ooooh i loved the manga of that nice! ^.^

  • Elemiel

     Aww…

  • Historiata

    You’re joking, right?

  • Well….that was random.

  • Setsu Oh

    another countdown to disappointment. don’t put up sites and cd, build expectation if it is to announce games people don’t care that much about yet!

    it is like someone you like tells you to expect a surprise and that person offers you  shovel.

  • Crimson_Cloud

    Err, more slice of life with super interesting females and plain male protagonist? I don’t mind the formula, I just wish they changed that ”plain and boring male” thingy. But anyway, this was a bit random. There is no way that we could have guessed it… 

    • The boring male really gets to me, harem of women don’t like the boring guy, they like the good-looking guy who’s gonna hurt them in long haul!

      • Guest

        Your point? This is not real life you know.

        • I was joking, eh.

    • Guest

      That wouldn’t make any sense in the context of this game. Most people who are the opposite of “plain and boring” have a lot of what they consider friends.

      • Crimson_Cloud

         I was just talking in general, I haven’t read the manga yet. Plenty of anime/manga/visual novels have girls fighting over guy who has no personality whatsoever and wants to be left alone and finds the girls, who want to spend time with him, annoying. I just want that ”common” stuff less as possible. If that isn’t the case with this game then it’s all good.

        • malek86

          The protagonist is usually a boring guy with no personality because it’s supposed to make the player feel into the game (that way, they can fill the voids themselves).

          That also explains why the male best friend is always so much of a pervert and idiot, that no woman in her right mind would want to go with him. Can’t have someone steal the player’s girls, now can we? In order not to make the best friend a “menace” for the harem, they have to make him absolutely ridiculous.

          Then again, it’s not exactly belieavable that the girls would wanna go after the boring guy, either.

          • Crimson_Cloud

            Guess I can agree with that. The girls often take the initiative so it also helps in order to flash out their personality even more. 

  • >People thinking this was for something important.

    Oh Siliconera you so silly.

  • I am disappoint. ~_~()

  • Darkrise

    This is a terrible way to cash in for an anime adaption that’s not even out yet…

    • Your point? Does it really need an anime to show that it will sell well? If the light novel is popular in Japan so why not make a game for it? Also it’s not like anime adaption for light novel is all ways good.

      • Darkrise

        No point really, just my personal rant here, and the fact that it was a huge disappointment from Namco when the teaser was expected to be an rpg. Maybe an original IP but instead they decided to make a quick cash-in game…

        • malek86

          “it was a huge disappointment from Namco when the teaser was expected to be an rpg”

          Yeah, it did kinda look like it, but to be completely fair, the only ones expecting it to be a RPG were us. Namco never said “wait for this new RPG title” or anything.

  • Game of the year!

  • WOOT I was rig-wait what?

  • FireCouch

    That game will be horrible.

  • Obvious Troll is Obvious

    • Namco trolls like no other.  It’s annoying and awesome at the exact same time.

  • Well….they’re holding PSPs, so they at least have great taste in gaming…..

  • TempestTwin

    oh well I never got my hopes up about anything because this is namco bandai we are talking about here…

  • OMG it’s SENA~!!! <3<3

  • Vyrhn

    “I Don’t Have Many Friends Portable” -> does it mean you don’t have many friends that you can carry around easily?

  • Guest

    I don’t get why people make fun of the title.

    No one has a lot of friends.

    Hint: facebook doesn’t count.

  • Karmistral

    Namdai, i am disappoint. Cute girls though.

  • dusk

    Game: I Don’t Have Many Friends Portable
    Players: 1

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    (;_・)

  • well now i am depressed after reading the title.. -_-

  • Souji Tendou

    *Facepalm*

    and then…

    *Headdesk*

    and then…

    *Headfloor*

    Okay Bandai I’m cool, I’m totally cool now.

  • Mister_Nep

    Wait….what?

  • What za hell? I thought this would actually be important like maybe Soul Calibur V Portable or something.-sigh- trolled again….

  • Elemiel

     Silly me, getting my hopes high.

  • … Aaaaaand otakus everywhere rejoice, while the rest of us hang our heads in shame and disappointment. Good job, Namco Bandai. *Sighs*

    • vzavang

      Yeah. One of those many, many otaku’s is me. Hehehe.

  • Göran Isacson

    … Sooo what IS this show even about? Lonely people learning to get friends?

    • Ben Tan

      ecchi fanservice with hilarious dialogue and sexual innuendo

    • Darkrise

      It’s about a group of people that have created a club to make friends and in the process of making some, basic plot but has lot’s of humour and tons of funny moments. No ecchi fanservice so far in the manga, of course the anime might change that… But the manga is recommended if you want to have a good laugh.

  • This got me thinking of the “and now for something completely different” parts of Monty Python.

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