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Submitted by Pozzle 244d ago | news

Japanese girl group gets their clothes ripped off in a Senran Kagura event

In an event held by Marvelous AQL, three new Senran Kagura games were announced. The Senran Kagura series is an action game about female ninjas or kunoichi and it involves plenty of fan service and clothing damage, so much so that when the three games were announced, Japanese idol group KNU experienced the game first hand by getting their own clothes ripped off.

The event was to promote three upcoming Senran Kagura games namely Deka Mori Senran Kagura for the PS Vita, Senran Kagura 2 Shinku and Senran Kagura Estival Versus. The gameplay for Deka Mori Senran Kagura and Senran Kagura 2 Shinku and as expected, it was filled with lots of fan service. (3DS, Culture, Dekamori Senran Kagura, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson, Senran Kagura: Estival Versus)

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rambi80  +   244d ago | Funny
I was born in the wrong hemisphere...and my morals remain region-locked
Run_bare  +   244d ago
I'm with you, that's the funniest comment I read in awhile.
Anthotis  +   244d ago
I bet all the nancyboys and their feminist overlords are gonna crash tumblr because of this.
Baylex  +   243d ago
Watching the anime right now! I'ts just wonderful :D
egidem  +   243d ago
** finishes packing for Japan trip **
mewhy32  +   243d ago
that was awesome.
MRMagoo123  +   244d ago
who lets a stupid moral get in the way of fun ? and who lets a silly hemisphere get in the way too?

Also i cant really say its morally wrong, I think we should be allowed to appreciate the amazing art work that is female bodies.
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frostypants  +   244d ago
Would you be saying the same if it was a bunch of dudes getting stripped to promote Gears of War? I'm not saying this stuff is perverted...but it is stupid and aimed at guys who probably don't get much action.
Fishermenofwar  +   244d ago
**Corrected** female boobies
wolokowoh  +   243d ago
@frostpants Fair point but bad example. They are stripped down in real life because the women are sexualized in the game. Gears is being sold to heterosexual men. The games are like a bad Hemingway novel. The characters are testosterone filled men's men. As it turns out women aren't necessarily attracted to this. If was let's say God of War then the guy playing the part of Kratos should have no shirt on and look somewhat like Kratos. Not because of sexualization but for the context.
raresteak  +   244d ago
But... Jesus said...
cleft5  +   244d ago
Jesus and the bible says not to judge other people, that judgement belongs to god. It is the self righteous morons of this world that run around thinking they have the right to condemn other adults for engaging in legal, consenting activities. So please, lets not put this on Jesus.
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Qrphe  +   244d ago
Who?
KevinCubes  +   244d ago
Stop trolling for publicity
SilentNegotiator  +   244d ago
@cleft5

Raresteak's sarcasm just SOARED over your head, didn't it?
Irishguy95  +   244d ago
Jesus christ! Raresteak was being sarcastic. Who believes in that **** anyway?

@Chrono

That's right, if their tits aren't hanging below the knees they're 'flat' right? kids these days...sigh
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JodyCones  +   244d ago
@cleft5 yes I agree with you. But Jesus actually stated "judge not less you be judged.. take the spec out of your own eye before taking the log out of your brothers." Meaning, not too judge hypocritically. So the claim, "you 'ought not judge" from someone is ultimately self-defeating; it contradicts itself. Because some one could say- "Why are you judging me, for judging?" Haha yes I know.. But Jesus actually gave commands on "how" to judge and to not do it hypocritically- not holding your head high above others boasting in your pride, but to help others humbly. It's impossible to not make judgments, we make them everyday. But I understood your statement, and agreed. I've just studied this so I thought I'd bring it up hahaha. Sorry.
GrandTheftZamboni  +   244d ago
Jesus didn't have problems with easy women. He had problems with clergy.
Conzul  +   243d ago
Not to be "that guy" @jodycones, but you got the log and spec thing backwards. Correct otherwise.

Also Jesus never said anything about nudity. Closest thing was that if someone starts looking at someone else and fantasizing that they were acting adulterously together, then that's just as bad as if it really happened.

There are people who believe that human attraction and the human form are sinful. We call these people Puritans, and they are EVERYWHERE.
JodyCones  +   243d ago
@Conzul No actually I stated that perfectly. You should re-read the text again in the Bible. That's exactly how it's paraphrased. But you're right, I'm not justifying nudity. But it's only wrong if there is lust in the heart, which Jesus states is the same as committing adultery physically. Not attration/beauty. The Bible states the woman you love, you need attraction to her breast in order for you to stay loyal. Lust is totally different which takes your heart away from God and to flesh only which is not of God. I could go on hours about this. But good point.
cyguration  +   244d ago | Funny
It's a good thing that for some of us, the only thing between our morals and the right hemisphere... is a zipper.
MeknSence  +   244d ago
^^^^Now that's funny right ther!!
Akuma2K  +   244d ago
Lmaooooo....i'm rolling over here from these comments.
Run_bare  +   243d ago
Lol
Septic  +   244d ago
Lol! Genius.
MrGEE  +   244d ago
same here
WickedLester  +   244d ago
Mind = BLOWN!

LOLOLOLOL!!!!! Bubbles for you!
TBONEJF  +   244d ago
I was born in the wrong nationality
mediate-this   243d ago | Offensive
Mr Pumblechook  +   243d ago
I like this Asian style of marketing!
H4all  +   244d ago
wow...
My heart is always japanese :P
chrissx   244d ago | Offensive
Statix  +   244d ago
Nothing to see here, folks.
badz149  +   244d ago
nothing?? nothing at all?? and you call yourself a man? or are you a girl? if yeah, then...Hi! :-)
MuhammadJA  +   244d ago
Horny weeaboos disagree with you.
ninjahunter  +   243d ago
One does not simply Weeaboo without horns.
Chrono  +   244d ago
But unlike the Senran Kagura girls, their chests are almost flat.
mhunterjr  +   244d ago
Are we looking at the same photographs?
badz149  +   244d ago
@Chrono

OMG, you still think the earth is flat?
wolokowoh  +   243d ago
Lol The Senrun Kagura girls have DD's to E's. Backs to reality C's and B's are not almost flat. That'd be the lower A's.
Bathyj  +   244d ago
You had me at Japanese girl group gets their clothes ripped off...
tanookisuit  +   243d ago
Never change, Bathyj, lol.
Bathyj  +   243d ago
I wont ;)
level 360  +   244d ago
Wish I could go back and stay there much, much longer.. like forever.

The cosplays in the street are normal, the weird-in-a-fun-way bars/tv shows and other places of events.

So many hentai, toys and games we classify as underground are so mainstream over there.
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iceman06  +   244d ago
Totally agree. Plus, I lived there when I was a tad too young to appreciate the "finer" things in life. But, it will always have a fond place in my heart.
WickedLester  +   244d ago
I went there a few years ago. The people were wonderfully polite! The scenery was fantastic. The food was horrible!
Pozzle  +   243d ago
Aww, I really loved Japan's food when I was over there. I'd love to go back there just to try out more restaurants and sushi bars. I guess it depends on the type of food you had while there though, and whether you like seafood or not.

I will admit...I wasn't a fan of many Japanese desserts, because they were really sweet and sugary. I'm not a big fan of super-sugary sweets.
lazyboyblue  +   244d ago
H TTF DG ghy .......
No I can't speak.
esemce  +   244d ago
Mmmm fannytastic.
WitWolfy  +   244d ago
Damn attention whores.
mydyingparadiselost  +   244d ago
The thought process behind this marketing needs to be localized. Now.
tigertron  +   244d ago
I love what I see I see what I love.
Dmd  +   244d ago
There should be like, three Japans in the world! A single one isn't enough...
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worldwidegaming  +   244d ago
One is quite enough!
dig too deep into the world of akiba and you may never return!
Hicken  +   244d ago
I've come to terms with that.

Three Japans it is!
RVanner_  +   244d ago
Get your tits out for the lads ...
il-JumperMT  +   244d ago
Next Time use Hitomi Tanaka :P
DragonKnight  +   244d ago
Everybody, in 3... 2... 1...

THAT'S SEXIST!!! (they need to make a little girl yell that in a video like the little black boy does for racism)

In before the offense brigade has a chance to lash out at cultural differences.

I bet those girls made bank for doing that.
yazter  +   244d ago
Why is this news?
contradictory  +   244d ago
because we're believers of boobies!!
all hail cleavage!
Conzul  +   243d ago
Heheh, he said "boobies".
Heh.
yazter  +   243d ago
I prefer male reproductive organs.
Mister_Dawg  +   244d ago
Japanese men are utter pervs.
I'm not saying I don't like women, I do.
However, perving over girls dressed to look like school girls is totally wrong.

Anyone on here getting their rocks off over this, needs to get their head examined.
hkgamer  +   244d ago
doesn't US and other countries have a lot of porn with schoolgirl uniforms?

However I don't have that fetish since I'm from UK and school finishes at 16. Would be totally wrong to have that fetish.
wolokowoh  +   243d ago
People with few exceptions are total pervs. If the average young physically fit female form fully clothed isn't enough for a heterosexual male or bisexual anything, or lesbian to get off to, then the person's sex drive is very low, he or she has no imagination, or he or she is very committed to your religion.
Pozzle  +   243d ago
I really hate the whole "Japan is a country of pervs" stereotype, because it really isn't true. Schoolgirl fetishes aren't exclusive to Japan, and in many ways Japan is still very conservative when it comes to sex (e.g. kissing and sex scenes are still seen as risque in live-action Japanese shows and movies) and images of penises and vaginas must legally be censored in all media including porn.

Western media loves portraying Japan as this bizarre place filled with socially-awkward nerds and perverts who read hentai all day and touch young women without permission. But stuff like this article isn't common. It's just a PR event for a game, not an example of the sexual fetishes of an entire nation of people.
Mister_Dawg  +   243d ago
Argument destroyed by your last sentence.

Why would a 'PR' event do something like this, if it wasn't something commonplace?
Pozzle  +   243d ago
"Why would a 'PR' event do something like this, if it wasn't something commonplace?"

Senran Kagura is a schoolgirl fetish type game, so obviously the PR event is going to reflect that. It's aim is to appeal to the type of people who would buy such a game, not to be a serious representation of Japanese men as a whole.

It's just ridiculous to look at one small area of a country's popular culture and to assume it represents the entire nation's behavior (in this case, watching a light-hearted PR event for a video game and assuming all Japanese men must be perverts and pedophiles). That would be like watching a Justin Bieber concert and assuming every American must love him because all the people in the crowd are cheering.
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RussellGorall  +   244d ago
What does this have to do with gaming? A PR event...
Skyshark1942  +   244d ago
i love Japanese girls, i want to visit Japan when i ever get the chance.
Inception  +   244d ago
Yummmm, it's google time >:D
lizard81288  +   244d ago
Yes.
izumo_lee  +   244d ago
Aaaahhh Japan! May you guys & gals over there never change.

On topic though despite all the so called perverted imagery in Senran Kagura the games are actually really good. Those who have played Burst on the 3DS can account for that & as an owner of Shinovi Versus, yeah the games are fun.
FanOfRootBeer  +   244d ago
The popularity of this article makes me way too happy.
feraldrgn  +   244d ago
How different our cultures are.
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-Gespenst-  +   244d ago
I get the impression that Japanese women have internalized the idea that they're expected to do this shit shamelessly - to be utterly objectified and to be pure sex objects for men. Cultural difference is superficial here. They only think this is right because they've been told it is, likely by men, and by other women who have received similar cultural conditioning. Needless to say that doesn't make any of it right.

Objectification ignores the fullness of another person's humanity, how can anyone excuse that by some vapid cultural relativist argument? Or culture doesn't somehow make us fundamentally different to them - we're all human, and we're among the least diverse species on the planet, why can't we start acting like it?

"Their culture is different" is a lazy, amoral, pseudo-intellectual attitude to have, and it excuses too many things that are inherently wrong or bad. There needs to be more species-wide solidarity and unity. I'm not saying our culture is perfect, far from it, but this is one of the bad things about Japanese culture - just like many of the bad things in our own culture.

Ultimately, there's nothing inherently wrong with women dressing "sluttily", but there is a big problem when their actions proceed not from self-determination but from the cultural pressures of a general patriarchy, not to mention from the pressures of a patriarchal institution like capital (i.e. submitting to a patriarchal culture in order to make money to live). I'm not going to waste my energy responding to the same rote responses as usual, I'm just putting this out there for people to read and understand.
WickedLester  +   244d ago
Dude, on Valentines Day it's the Japanese women that's expected to give gifts to their men! That should tell you right there the difference in attitude with women as opposed to men in that culture.

(edit) LOL @ the disagree. It's absolutely true! I'm not making it up!
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Back-to-Back  +   244d ago
Yay a white knight to the rescue.
Conzul  +   243d ago
Want to disagree, but can't. Weird. Your logic is flawless.

Well, except the part about unity. Unity, for its own sake, is just as dangerous as diversity or individualism for their own sakes. Trying to change the way a people think in general is also more dangerous than targeting individuals and working from there.

Lastly, for all their fetishization, Japanese girls grow into much greater personalities and more capable comparative to Western women. If what they were doing was wrong, you'd think this would reflect somehow on how they end up. You can't prove it has a destructive influence on them.
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-Gespenst-  +   243d ago
@Conzul: Well yeah, obviously total unity is a bad thing (that's pretty much what the Borg in Star Trek were all about haha), but my real point is that there is a great imbalance in most developed countries between the individual and the community - tilted of course, in favour of the individual. That're more or less a cultural product of libertarianism and capitalism. You have to strike a balance, I agree. However, my point still stands.

"Japanese girls grow into much greater personalities and more capable comparative to Western women." I'd need a bit of evidence for that. I mean, I won't deny that I can make some big claims myself, but this is a slightly wanting statement. You've also got to consider how femininity operates in relation to capital - people often internalize gender roles and expectations merely as a means to self-promotion and aggressively carving out a niche for their individuality such that they become employable or profitable. There's this pseudo-feminist campaign (see this: http://thebaffler.com/past/... that's pretty much all about that. It's about asserting an identity category violently in order to amass material wealth and social power. It's a kind of supremacy, and it's pretty endemic, again, to capitalist societies. The problem is that a lot of people who subscribe to this end up getting exploited - they get the identity category without any of the profit. I wouldn't be surprised if this happened a lot in Japan. These days, people fall into the trap of seeing wealth as indicative of strength in a woman - she's an enterprising, ruthless go-getter in the business world etc. but that leaves no room for solidarity of any genuine kind. Femininity is becoming increasingly co-opted by the world of capital. The article I posted does a good job of explaining it.

In any case, there is a noticeable strain in Japanese culture of the mousy, pliant, cute girl. I'm not stereotyping, but I think that's a stereotype that exerts a lot of cultural pressure over there. In any case, across the developed world, there is a general ambient assumption about the roles of women as existing to please men. It's not one-sided, but it's still very much a kind of dominant. I find it hard to believe, after all I've been exposed to in Japanese culture, that it doesn't exist over there too.

You've also got to define "destructive" influence? There's wage gaps, and then there's general cultural attitudes. How appreciated is the full humanity of these women? - Their existence as conscious people. Or is it the case that they don't get due credit owing to their objectification? I don't know if gender inequalities are evident in the japanese working world, but even if they aren't, that doesn't ultimately mean much if they aren't perceived as being anything beyond the little stereotyped "woman" box that's been built around their humanity.

Thanks for the civil response though Conzul. I was sort of afraid to check my notifications thinking I'd been bombarded with hatred.
EXVirtual  +   243d ago
I agree to an extent, but I'm almost certain that these chicks got paid. Big time.
It's not like we haven't seen naked women in western media and events. Remember Blurred Lines? 'Must wanna get nasty!' And they were nasty indeed.
Inception  +   243d ago
True, japanese women did this without feeling shame. But i don't see any different between japanese and western women. They all did the same: selling their skin to had some money.

In japan there's JAV and gravure idol. In western there's playboy model and porn actress. Hell, even the biggest convention for porn held in las vegas USA, where you can watched womens (porn actress) got whipped or grope their tits in live
http://www.vice.com/read/a-...

So yeah, i don't see any different with japanese women who did this thing and western women who got naked in playboy.
ThyMagicSword  +   243d ago
I agree with you -Gespenst- (nice username by the way, Gespenst is the german word for ghost), many people 'judge' others, because they don't like this stuff, but they are afraid that someone might 'judge' them for liking such stuff, hypocritical, isn't it? We can't all have the same opinion, we can't all like or approve this kind of stuff, we can't let the world be filled with unneccesary animal-like behaviour and violence, because it's 'fun', we have a brain and we should use it sometimes, self-control is important for a social society, sadly we live in a rather less social society. I don't want to judge the japanese, but some of their behaviour is questionable, to name you two examples: hunting whales, dolphins and other species to death or this kind of perverted stuff, which seems to be a major point of japanese culture (there is no shame, no moral) and don't call other people self-righteous, because it's a poor excuse for considering this stuff as something 'daily, very normal', cause it shouldn't be. Start with yourself dear N4G-users, if you don't want to be judged. Why do some of you cite Jesus? It is not clear if he even existed, maybe he is just a fictional figure? Nobody knows, because the Jesus-figure is shrouded in mystery, nothing is clear, so don't cite him, look for more realistic examples next time, please. Now I have to go ...
Phoenix76  +   244d ago
So long everyone!!! i'm just popping off to get myself a passport and the first available to Japan! And I properly wont be back until I get thrown out of the country for overstaying too long!!
Skyshark1942  +   244d ago
Don't change Japan, keep it coming!
iiorestesii  +   244d ago
Weirdest from of porn there is. JHSG (JAP Hardcore Softporn gaming). As if JRPGs arn't bad enough. As far as I'm concerned this might as well have been a self capture polaroid bondage convention.
WickedLester  +   244d ago
Yeah, I'm with you. I totally don't get it. I don't get the whole young Japanese females in school girl outfit appeal either. Just thinking about it makes me feel like a pedophile.
Inception  +   243d ago
"As if JRPGs arn't bad enough"

Wut?
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