Senran Kagura 2’s New Monsters Are Reminiscent Of Soul Sacrifice

By Sato . June 12, 2014 . 6:00pm


In Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson, you won’t just be fighting other busty ninjas, as there will also be some giant wraith monsters that look like they’ll be quite the challenge. Similar to the ones in the Soul Sacrifice games, they were born from dark emotions of sorts. Famitsu shares more.


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Orochi is a wraith that was summoned by Orochi. It was created from the grudge of the shinobi, but for some reason it was summoned in an incomplete form, so it uses parts of wrecked castles to make up for it.


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The Goza is a giant octopus-like wraith that shows up on bodies of water. It is bewildered by all the faces on its body, and can be seen keeping a close hold on a ship.


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Jyura is a wraith that has fallen from the breasts of a giant shadow. Its round bodies are made from the regrets of dead young girls who admired adults.


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The Mikami are half-human and half-centipede wraith sisters who like to play around with powerful gusts and roaring thunder that are intense enough to reach outside the Linked Shinobi Barrier.


Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson will be released on August 7, 2014 in Japan for Nintendo 3DS.

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  • revenent hell

    Ugh… Please tell me I am not the only one that thinks the octopus (fifth picture from left to right) looks like titays with eyes and a vajayjay…
    I think my perv needs to be put in check a bit…… maybe….

    • Shippoyasha

      Looks like another squid girl aside from Yagyu became a monster.

    • Your eyes are fine. That is indeed what it is.

    • hng qtr

      Just your mind playing tricks on you.

      • ^ this

      • Suicunesol

        Someone tell me what that is.

        • Landale

          A bug.

          • Suicunesol


          • M’iau M’iaut

            I did think of modding this pic for being NSFW. But i could not be sure whose snatch that was.

          • revenent hell


          • Linhua

            … lol… snatch.

        • hng qtr

          An alien.

        • AndyLC

          Starship Troopers movie, the brain bug. They shove a drill into its mouth

    • Suicunesol

      I just see a tentacle monster, man.

  • vileBrenman

    Those monsters are pretty creepy for a Game about tits and ass…

    • KuroNathan

      Well, one of the monsters is a literal pair or breasts

    • Ialda

      Don’t know if you have played the previous games but in tone SK games are very, very different from your typical fanservice game… :)

      (it’s what make up the appeal of the series, really, this unique contrast between the bubbly ero-kawai designs and the much more hardboiled narratives)

      • vileBrenman

        Um. I’ve played senran kagura burst and while it does have a better narrative than other erotic fanservice games it still never was as dark as these monsters here. (well orochi was there but that was like end game final boss stuff so of course it’s a giant monster) honestly though this series is mostly about tits and cool ninja fights (also a pretty rockin sound track) i feel that this sequel might try to be more serious than Burst was in terms of story.

        • AkuLord3

          Well yeah it wasn’t about monsters and it didn’t need them to be dark/have a heavy tone. Also Orochi came out of nowhere(not like that but didn’t see it coming). But yeah the tone in Burst was not silly all the time and got deep at times. Either you’re forgetting that or not paying attention.

          • vileBrenman

            Um I wouldn’t say I’m forgetting anything. It’s just that Burst wasn’t really serious. I mean it had some sad back stories and a dramatic ending but all in all it was a game about cute sexy ninjas that kick ass. That’s not a bad thing though I love this series. But it’s definitely a fanservice game at heart. Maybe this sequel will have a dark story about monster and what not but at the end of the day I think we can agree this series is a fanservice one. (even the creator said he made the first game because he wanted to put 3d tits on the 3DS)

          • Ialda

            Most westerners don’t know and miss the cultural references and the tropes habitually associated with japanese ninja flicks/mangas/etc.

            Of course Senran Kagura is a fanservice game at heart, but it doesn’t prevent it to be much more at the same time. Personnally, I’ve gotten fascinated by its use of a dualist thematic that runs in the whole series, from the gameplay to the story.

          • vileBrenman

            Yeah I understand it’s tropes and culture and that it does have fun characters. But in my opinion it’s a fan service game at heart and I believe that the creators intend it this way. Of course this is one of the most well written fan service games were they actually seem to care about character development. But still it’s a fanservice game at heart

          • Shippoyasha

            There were some really dark moments whenever they talked about Yoma in Burst though. No wonder most super ninjas were killed according to the plot.

            The Japanese mythology does have room for some Lovecraftian super monsters too.

            PS- I definitely agree Senran should be a fanservice game though. It just seems it will have many dimensions to it, that’s all.

  • I’ve never played a Senran Kagura game, but a game about tits and ass (as another commenter put it) sounds kinda fun in a pervy way xD

  • darkfox1

    Whoa this is something I wouldn’t even expect from these games. I really admire that

  • GigaHero

    The monsters was a nice surprise in the first Senran Kagura. Now, time for expand the “mythology”, yes!

    • Fastchrone

      what a spoiler you share, sir

      still in the chapter 3 ;_;

      • British_Otaku

        I’m the type of bloke who reads Siliconera articles on Persona 3 + 4 or SMT stuff without playing a single game, so I’m not sure if my advice is valid but…

        It is sort of hard to call it a spoiler when it appears in the very first game and you are reading the comments without finishing even one of the stories in Burst. >_> You would be at least, partially up to speed with anyone talking about Shinovi Versus or Senran Kagura 2 (pre-release anyway) if you did that much.

  • fyi1191

    So-Soul Sacrifice has taken a hold of Takaaki!
    I wonder if they are gonna explain all those spinoff events in this game. About Kagura and those monsters.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    …..what the hell… even the boss has tits and ass……….AWESOME

  • OutlawStar26ep

    I’m surprised there are other big creepy Youma besides Orochi in this game. I thought all the youma would end up being elite mooks like the spinder-women ones. No wonder why shinobi have trouble with these things.

    • Ialda

      There was also in the Famitsu scan a short blurb about about a group of ten humanoid shinobi/youma. Didn’t catch their name. They should serve as bosses for the Spirit Dens.

  • Shippoyasha

    God, these are terrifying.

    That boob monster sounds extremely creepy. Excellent!

  • This just makes the game even more epic! Extremely hyped for it =^_^=

  • Kroz

    WHOA, the fact that we are getting actual boss fights this time is awesome and i was not expecting such cool designs for these monsters. what makes them so great is they are menacing and scary looking but kept the theme of “oppai” in them,which is pretty much what senran kagura is all about

  • Firion Hope

    Holy hell these designs are amazing. Where did this come from ._.

  • AndyLC

    Jesus Christ, that is a genuine titty MONSTER :0

  • Skode

    The concept arts look awesome… then you them within the game screenshots and they look nothing like the art. Shame but expected

    • AkuLord3

      Yeah no or you’re blind as heck, also how many games have something that looks EXACTLY like its concept art…well besides anything from Vanillaware~.

      • Skode

        When you concept something which looks like its torn from a Dark Souls game (and if it was for that series it WOULD be more or less exactly like the concept) and put in a game like Senran Kagura you know its gonna be nothing like it, like i said – shame but expected.

  • Ace Esper

    And I thought Immoral Beast from Catherine was creepy…

  • Göran Isacson

    Haha, okay this is the kind of designs I can get behind. The sheer discord between the overly smooth and blobby designs of the girls combined with the shambling horrors here kind of evoke a Corpse Party-esque mood, and I am always in the mood for a Corpse Party.

  • Alicemagic

    These are some MegaTen designs right here. Hell, Orochi is even better than SMT’s Orochi, and the Mikami look like SMT Nagas on crack.

  • fairysun

    This looks like a great set up for epic boss battle!

  • J_Joestar

    I’m guessing the devs want some fanart based on “the dream of the fisherman’s wife.”

  • Kayriss Wins

    Yeah that’s one thing I noticed about this game compared to Burst and SV, there’s A LOT more Supernatural monsters to fight this time around lol.

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