Senran Kagura Producer Has Considered Toning Down Sexuality in Games
The Senran Kagura series has always been known to feature busty and sexualized females, which has ostensibly drawn criticism from both the gaming and non-gaming community and media. And speaking with PlayStation LifeStyle’s own Tyler Treese (UPDATE: check out the full interview), Senran Kagura Producer Kenichiro Takaki mentioned that he has considered toning down the bustiness and sexuality of the game’s female characters.
Asked whether he and/or the studio have considered an option for toning down the game’s busty females, Kenichiro had this to say:
A little bit. The game started out very small and that was the big selling point in order to move units. Now that the franchise has grown, and is getting more popular, it might be worth considering having features that differ depending on where it’s being sold. That way it might be able to sell better in certain regions where it would be problematic to have that kind of content.
So it might be possible that at least in some regions future Senran Kagura games could feature female characters with more tone downed physical assets. Something that may help the series get more positive reviews. Speaking on the negative reception the series has gotten due to its sexuality, Kenichiro added:
However, there are also reviews that ignore the games due to the sexual content, and write it off from the start, so those aren’t very helpful. If you’re going to write it off due to a main component then that game just isn’t for you, and that review isn’t really useful as feedback.
The latest game in the series, Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash, is scheduled for release for the PlayStation 4 sometime during the summer of 2017.