Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day Shows Off Beautiful Animations

By Sunjun . September 24, 2013 . 3:58am

Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day is a high-speed side-scrolling platformer for the PS3 developed by Suda51 as part of Short Peace, an animated film omnibus directed by Katsuhiro Otomo of Akira fame and animated by veterans of the anime industry. Working with Suda51 is Tokyo Jungle director Youhei Takaoka and No More Heroes artist Yusuke Kozaki.


The game is a high speed side-scrolling platformer in which you play as Ranko Tsukigime, the daughter of a Japanese business conglomerate who lives the life of a school girl during the day and a hitman at night. Determined not to lose against the rest of Short Peace, the game boasts detailed animations and levels with dizzying powers called Effects.


Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day and Short Peace will be packaged together starting on January 16, 2014.

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  • Curan_Altea

    Hmmm…. Looks really interesting. Kind of strange, but in a good way.
    love the character designs, and a violin arm gun? That’s delightfully ridiculous.

  • SuBw00FeR

    Come on Suda, bring it over here…

  • neocatzon

    Pom can’t be trusted.

  • Azzrem

    looks flashy..

  • ddh819

    nice that the tokyo jungle guy brought the dog with him

  • ChiffonCake

    Wow, the animation on the movies looks great. I’ll be looking forward to them as well.

    As for the game, it looks interesting. Hoping that it’s localized.

  • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

    A+ for the short movies – reserved opinion for the sidescroller. Hope it sells at a “sidecroller” price point! Not too expensive please!

    • British_Otaku

      Unless I’m mistaken, it seems to be aiming for 6,980 yen… That’s nearly $70, though I guess the fact that we never thought it was digital was a sign that we can expect typical expensive Japanese console video games prices.

  • Kayseur

    That’s definitly a game I’d love to play on my Vita. I just feel like 2D sidescroller fits handheld system better.

  • Göran Isacson

    Well, that sure looks like visual overload to me… the animations look darn good, not knocking those, but I sure do wonder how long you can play the actual game without straining your eyes.

    Also, violin sniper rifle. Yup, that’s our Suda!

  • TheExile285

    Mmkay….. I wants this

  • charles addow

    Correction! Hit-Woman

  • Nitraion

    My eye spin *_*

  • Xaltmas

    I would love for Namco to at least put the game and anime up on PSN for the west, but that obviously isn’t going to happen.

  • XiaomuArisu

    That looks awesome,but I like her normal outfit better then that weird magical girl style.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    This game is beeauuuutifullllll

  • Anime10121

    I would pay SO much money for this! And die from the seizures its lovely visuals give my eyes!

  • Aristides

    Was this game made with SEGA’s blast processing?

  • Sergio Briceño

    Cell shading over traditional animation has come a long way since the 90’s, but it’s still got a long way to go before it can replace anime.

  • I MUST have this game. That fast action, and beautiful visuals. Suda, you know what needs to be done lol =^_^=

  • Linhua

    … lol… Sonic, you just got challenged.

  • Kai2591

    the cutscene graphics are interesting.
    but I’m most interested in that anime by Katoki Hajime.

  • Kevin Schwarz

    The game looks lame, I mean for a ps3 game it looks like a nintendo wii game…that being said, it’s just an extra. The main dish are the movies, they look fantastic!

    • brian

      I pity you.

  • Come on XSeed, don’t fail me now…

  • Freakmasta

    SUDA51 with another assassin protagonist..but Kozaki Yusuke’s designs are so sick. Gotta pick this one up.


    Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day Shows Off Beautiful Animations, OST and Game.

    jesus. the game and anime looks beautiful in everything. I my hyped for 2014

  • Lucky Dan

    Watch as this receives a 3/10 from a woman reviewer for being sexist and yet with GTA V with a full on rape story and beating up driving over woman after paying for prostitution a perfect 10/10.

    No double standards in the Western World isn’t there?

    • ninjabart122

      Nowhere in the storyline of GTA V involved rape. Driving and/or beating up people isn’t only exlusive to women either.

  • AkiraScare

    reallly cool looking kinda reminds me of the world ends with you and a little bit of touhou…

  • SerRompalot

    Hm, I don’t know about the game, but the cg animation looked okay. Most of the time it looked jumpy and some of the animations like the thighhigh-wearing looked a little weird (Perfectly smooth the entire way up the thigh, which would mean they’re very wide, but would mean that it wouldn’t stay flush on the thighs and would be loose). But the facial animations I really liked.

  • I’m so fuckin excised !!1111

  • brian

    Was that a violin gun?

  • WyattEpp

    Ah, so here’s where the soul of Strider landed. Funny place for it to turn up. Also, holy crap, the names attached to this are unreal.

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