There’s A Story Reason Why Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus Has Full Costume Breaks

By Spencer . October 3, 2012 . 4:00pm


Senran Kagura producer Kenichiro Takaki didn’t shy away from talking about the full costume break system in Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus. When Takaki showed me the Vita game he mentioned complete costume destruction is a key feature. While Senran Kagura and it sequel Senran Kagura Burst has, as Takaki likes to say, "bursting boobs" the ninja girls still have some of their costumes.


Did Takaki want to add more adult content because Vita skews to an older audience? "No, I wanted to make it more sexual," Takaki said. I followed up and asked Takaki if there was an explanation in Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus’ story about why full costume breaks happen.


"The girls are normal girls that wear normal clothing. When they transform into battle mode they project their clothes with their mind," Takaki detailed. "As they get beat up, they lose focus and they can’t project clothing anymore. When they are completely beat they can’t project clothes at all."



Takaki says even though characters lose their costumes Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus will be rated CERO D (17+) and none of the girls will be fully nude. They will attempt to cover themselves up by holding their hands over sensitive areas, Takaki explained while imitating this with a gesture.

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus will have downloadable costumes too. Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus comes out on February 28 in Japan.

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  • Spectacularity

    I love this guy.

  • Spider-Man

    This is absolutely delicious. He is so honest. I love this man, so much. It’s like he’s an older, Japanese version of myself. And most of the Internet I guess. Totally importing this. 


  • Zonic505

    This guy is so honest, it’s awesome. He doesn’t care if he’s adding fanservice, he’s upfront & admitting it. Props to Takaki.

  • kingofthepirates03

    Sounds just like how Cutey Honey loses her clothing when she gets weak because she too projects the clothes she wears with her mind. 

    Heh, they should put in Cutey Honey as a guest character.

  • ronin4life

    …makes sense…

  • AndyFe

    well at least he is honest and I’m ok with that 

  • Hatsuu

    awwwwwwwwww yeeeeeeeeeeeeah

    • Luna Kazemaru

       lol so I can expect to see you fangirling it up on twitter?

    • PoweredByHentai

      Any plans for your company to bring this game over?  I’ll be throwing copies of it at my friends for you guys.  :D

  • Leon_Tekashi

    Now that’s a producer who’s upfront about things like these. *thumbs up*

  • Covnam

    Love his honesty.

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    Lol nothing beats honesty.

    Takaki says even though characters lose their costumes Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus will be rated CERO D (17+) and none of the girls will be fully nude. They will attempt to cover themselves up by holding their hands over sensitive areas, Takaki explained while imitating this with a gesture.

    I’ll let my imagination do the work on this, but if she’s covering her sensitive areas with one or both of her hands, does her attack options become more limited?

    • Never  before have I appreciated the region-free state if the Vita this much…

  • Tales_of_Master

    “Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus will have downloadable costumes too”

    The irony XD

    • The premise of DLC: Will it Blend? That is the question. *revs up Blendtech*

  • British_Otaku

    I hope… No… I expect we won’t expect we don’t get cheated on downloadable costumes…

    Takaki is moving on his way to stand as a ridiculous but awesome game developer like Suda51 or Itagaki. No missing out on obvious favourites from the last games at least and a good inventory as well.

    He made the 3DS look good… Well better when Legends 3 went off the radar and now he is going to save the Vita. :D

  • Solomon_Kano

    Stuff like that isn’t really my cup of tea, but I love this guy’s honesty. That’s something I always like to see. My interest in this game is coming from a completely different place than what he’d intended I imagine, but I think I’ll have to support this nonetheless. I always like devs with character as well as capability.

  • Darkrise

    The Brotherhood has spoken, this man deserves much more praise for his rare honesty. It would be such a shame if this series would never make it over to NA.

  • konsama

    Dat honesty.

  • I hope to god this gets a hentai or H-Game/VN in the future.. I mean.. It HAS to happen. 

    I have no shame.

    • Mister_Nep

      There’s plenty of h-doujins out there already. You can go get some of those.

  • Christopher Nunes

    I don’t think this game will ever come out of Japan. What game from Japan with such sexual things like these have ever been released in the US?

    Though I still want to get it for the gameplay, I could care less about breaking clothes.

    •  Onechanbara was localized for both Wii and 360. Otomedius got localized as did a couple of Agarest War games. It’s still possible. An insane amount of niche Vita stuff is getting localized so we might end up getting this instead of Burst which is insane but I’ll take what I can get.

      • Christopher Nunes

        You mean that… Zombie-slaying Beach Babe heroines game? o_0
        I’ve played and own the Agarest War games, but nothing akin to Senran Kagura’s sexiness level.

        Well, hopefully we’ll get it and the parents stay out of it.

        • That’s the one. Plenty of fan-service games have been localized dude. Ikkitousen for PSP was localized in EU I think but that was censored. Anyways, it’s definitely possible. If it’s Atlus expect heavy censorship in the promotional material but I think they’d leave the in-game content untouched. I’d rather have Aksys, NISA or XSEED do it.

    • Dede Ogbe

      Ummm alot of games have bro….

      • Christopher Nunes

        Not exactly on the same level as Senran Kagura I’ve seen, I mean there’s some scenes with that but in actual gameplay.

    • Hasn’t every single Dead or Alive game been localized?

      • Christopher Nunes

        Isn’t the “sexiness” in Senran Kagura more over the top than DOA?

    • Tianyu Wei

       I agree.. even if this comes, it’ll be censored…. FFS… NISA censored mugen souls over fear of the AO rating… This most definitely will get an AO as is.

  • Dede Ogbe


  • Jake Deerberg

    Remember kids, honest is the best virtue to have.

  • XypherCode

    Kudos to him :))

  • Did Takaki want to add more adult content because Vita skews to an older
    audience? “No, I wanted to make it more sexual,” Takaki said.

    I said it once and I’ll say it again. I love this man =P

    Please localize this :3

  • sherimae1324

    ok GUYS!!! once the game is out  im gonna make a NUDE PATCH for this!!!! tee-hee

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    As the massive pervert I am, I’m excited to hear it but I’m really anxious to see some gameplay. I’ve said it before but the 3DS games are a freaking blast to play and are well designed. I hope this one still has that quality build even if its more Dynasty Warriors style.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    “No, I wanted to make it more sexual,”

    Pliz anybody, promote this bro.^_^

  • superdry

    I love the honesty of Takaki – man needs to continue making the games he wants even if it’s more Senran Kagura.  How about a Dream Club style game featuring the girls?

  • Aisioux

    Takaki, the Ps Vita community which hasn’t jumped ship yet. Loves you. I love you. My vita loves you. Infact, it’s in love. That is all.

  • Go2hell66

    i appreciate this mans honesty, if only more dev’s were like this

  • Real Hero

    So lame. If the character is already wearing normal clothing at the first place and transform by projecting costume in mind, how come she become fully naked when the costume break??

  • Takaki, you get points for being honest and for giving what the fans want.

  • neetyneety

    Takaki… you are the bro god that I’ve never had. May you live long and produce many shirt-bursting games to come.

    • Darkrise

      He is a bro god that we’ve ALL never had. *salutes with manly tears*

      • Tianyu Wei

         +1…. *Tears of joy*

  • Mister_Nep

    How will 2 handed fighters cover themselves up?

  • just for that and region free i’m getting a vita…. and the price cut of course

  • Göran Isacson

    … Welp, what else can you say? Dude is completely open about wanting to make a full-on fanservice game, is using characters he himself designed for the purpose of being fanservice, and also remembers to put in decent gameplay according to the people who’ve tested his games. Carry on good sir- I only wish more people out there could be so forthright. Your games may not appeal to me, but your lack of BS most certainly does.

  • HassanJamal

    I hope for localization but with the contents of the game as it were, highly unlikely. Thank goodness vita is not region locked :)

  • Z3

    Here’s hoping for a Senran Kagura and Ikkitousen crossover. That would be full of awesomeasdasdasd **********

    Anyways I love this mans honesty and all

  • Demeanor

    Amazing, this guy is building a fan club with two short interviews XD I’m joining too btw XD
    So, this game must be pretty unfair for the lady protagonists, imagine the sheer motivation the bad guys must have in breaking their concentration XD
    HOMURA FTW! (…started to learn some names :P)

  • LazuliteLiamz

    I think a lot of players will lose focus.. intentionally

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