Introducing Cardboard Warrior Teams From The Little Battlers Wars

By Sato . April 23, 2013 . 8:00pm

Level-5 is taking The Little Battlers Warsnext fight to the Nintendo 3DS as a strategy RPG. Here’s a look at some of the teams that will be competing with Arata on the cardboard battlefield.

 

The main character of The Little Battlers Wars, Arata Sena, is part of class 5 of the 2nd year students. The class consists of five different cardboard warrior platoons. Four platoons that will be competitively fighting side-by-side against talented fellow LBX players have been introduced. We’ve reported some of them before, but here’s a closer look.

 

Second Platoon

 

Contrary to his looks, Second Platoon captain Gendo Isogai is a calm character who doesn’t speak much. He is an excellent leader who is heavily trusted by his comrades. He is from the noble Isogai family and his butler, Renjirou Ayabe is always seen by his side.

 

Along with Gendo, Taiga Hamasaki and Seiryu Kishikawa are players of the Second Platoon. Rinko Namino has the role of the platoon mechanic, who are in charge of maintenance and weapon development, unlike the players who operate tiny robots called LBXs to fight. Each platoon consists of three players and a mechanic.

 

Third Platoon

 

Rikuya Toukou is a polite captain of the Third Platoon, who seems to distance himself from other people with his cold tone. He isn’t too active on the frontlinesand shows little compassion when his subordinates get their LBX destroyed. For this reason, he is known as a “friend killer” by other students.

 

From left to right: Third Platoon players in Akito Tanishita and Shin Yamana, along with mechanic Kouta Asahina.

 

Fourth Platoon

 

Catherine Ruth is the highly competitive, yet small captain of the all-girl Fourth Platoon. Skill-wise, she has very high potential, but she lets her emotions get the best of her at times and often has to be soothed by her teammates.

 

The Fourth Platoon’s other players are the pink-haired Hanako Sonoyama and Kashima Yuno. The girl with long purple hair is their mechanic, Kiyoka Sendo.

 

Fifth Platoon

 

The cleanly and narcissistic Kite Fuujin leads the Fifth Platoon. He often makes cynical remarks while looking down on other people. It might not look this way, but Kaito was actually raised in a rather poor family, which may be the reason he dislikes Gendo, who belongs to a noble family.

 

Tadashi Fukino and Nozomi Sasagawa are the players of the Fifth Platoon. On the very right is the mechanic, Bunta Arashiyama.

 

The Little Battlers Wars is currently in development for Nintendo 3DS.


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  • puchinri

    So, I like this set of characters a lot and feel that’s a fun, diverse class (with interesting places for certain personalities to go).

    It also stuck out to me that there’s a fair bit of gender diversity (female and male mechanics, an all girl platoon, etc). That’s really nice, and for a while now, I’ve felt L-5 is a company that doesn’t seem to mind (even makes a stride, you could say) to be fairly inclusive on that front, so it’s nice to see that sticking with them even on what’s a more shounen-oriented/aimed title (or what would seem to be). Also reminds me of the Capcom game and how they could have done that (this is a good example to follow).

    I never got to pick up any of the LB before this one, but I probably will try to get this (guess I will get a JP 3DS LL).

    Hopefully, L-5′s fun and distinct character designs always stay with them and continue to use such fun styles in future titles (and I’m curious about what franchises they will expand and/or start what with Layton retiring).

    • Chiupon

      I absolutely agree with you. The diversity/gender ratio is very nice. I was thinking “Oh, all male players and all the females in the game will be passive mechanics…” and bam. Wrong.
      I love it.

      • puchinri

        Haha, right? I was pleasantly surprised (and L-5 does this a lot). It’s very refreshing.

        • Chiupon

          Even if the bun-wearing girl (yuno) isn’t prominent, the fact that they decided to include her on the promo art is really promising too. I hope there’s a mode where you get to play as some of the other characters, Hanako’s a real cutie.

          • puchinri

            I was thinking that too~.

            That would be cool! I recently saw something for Youkai Watch that implied the option to play as the main boy, or, surprisingly, the girl. I never heard of anything about it (or saw it coming; and I really hope they weren’t just teasing/raising our hopes), so it gave me some hope for this too now that you mention it.

            I do notice that L-5 makes some effort to appeal/target female audiences too in their marketing (plenty of female gamers in commercials, a female character featured in promotions, etc) and I appreciate that and am glad they acknowledge that audience~.

  • Kioku

    So, the anime came out before the game. Isn’t that spoilers?
    By the way, the anime opening looks cool.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    ^_^ All the characters looks great there. Especially with all those Level-5 style.
    I can see me loving all those characters like Inazuma Eleven again here.^_^

  • RikuoAmero

    Is it just me, or does anyone else think Kiyoka Sendou is somehow related to Sendou from the previous series?

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