Gal*Gun Creator is Disappointed with How the Series is Viewed in the West
Gal*Gun: Double Peace has a bit of a reputation outside of Japan. It’s easy to see the game as perverted and sexualized, but a new interview with series creator Aizu Takuya has revealed that he thinks that the perverse aspects of Gal*Gun have been overblown. The more ‘sexualized’ parts of Gal*Gun are supposed to be more of a light-hearted joke than anything more serious.
Here’s a key quote from the Digitally Downloaded interview:
“When we make these games, the game is made to evoke a sense of baka – it’s a stupid, silly game,” Inti Creates (the developer of Gal*Gun) CEO, Aizu Takuya, said. “That was the main purpose. Yes there were naughty or ecchi parts to it, but that’s not the focus. That is a small part of the overall lighthearted silliness to the game.
“It’s disappointing that some people only see it as a game that is perverted, when that’s not even a significant element at all.”
Takuya argues that he was sick of gorefest shooters, and wanted something more light-hearted:
“We wanted to have a fun shooting game,” Aizu said. “A lot of shooting games have zombies or other things that you need to shoot. So we thought ‘wouldn’t it be funny to replace zombies with cute girls?’ That’s pretty funny and silly. It’s ridiculous, right?
“That is the focus of Gal*gun; to take something negative, or even scary – that you’re shooting zombie or killing things, and turn those same gameplay mechanics into something light, funny and positive. The idea that you’ve got all these hordes of cute girls coming at you and you think ‘oh that’s great’ but in the context of the story, that’s not your goal.”
There’s a lot more of the Digitally Downloaded interview to read up on at the link!
Do you think Gal*Gun’s more sexual aspects are overblown?
[Source: Digitally Downloaded]