PlayStation 3

Learn The Art Of Manliness From Namco Bandai’s Be A Man! Samurai School


For those who prefer their men super-manly, buffed and performing ridiculous feats in the name of Manhood, there’s now a game adaptation of macho manga Be a Man! Samurai School, appropriately titled, Be a Man! Samurai School: Japan, This is What’s Called Being A Man!. The upcoming 3D arena brawler from Bandai Namco features various high school delinquents and masters battling it out in death-rings that go from swinging clubs to electric chairs and even gigantic peanuts falling from the ceiling.



There are apparently some 200 different types of such hazards in the game. It can’t get any better than that.Players can utilize these environmental hazards to finish off foes, with each smash into a spiked wall or spinning sawblades accompanied by a manly announcers shouting. Players also have to take care not to accidentally dash themselves into the hazards either—the video shows a fighter accidentally slipping into the electric chair. Each character’s remaining life is also shown off as a candle burning itself down. Burn bright young ones!


The regular edition of the game costs 7480 yen (About $75) while the limited edition will run double that at 14,980 (About $150). The limited edition comes with a smorgasbord of extras though, such as a 21 cm Baron Dino figure—resplendent in his top hat, cape, handlebar mustache and fundoshi underwear. The limited version also comes with a visual case of manly glaring men to keep the game in and a 3D pop-out art book all of which is stuffed into a much larger, manly black box with sakura petals.



If you want to see how faithful the game is to the manga, you can also check out what the live-action movie and its own pretty badass adaptation looked like above.


Be A Man! Samurai School: Japan, This Is What’s Called Being A Man! will be out for the PlayStation 3 in Japan on the 27th of February 2014.