Second in the Versus subseries of Senran Kagura, Estival Versus delves into the backstories of the young shinobi girls as they attempt to make peace with the losses they have endured in their lives… in between fun and frolics on the beaches of a strange other world.
Senran Kagura Estival Versus: Introduction-Senran Kagura is one of the most consistently misunderstood entries in the Japanese gaming canon. Let's make a start on putting that right, shall we -- and where better to begin than a look at creator Kenichiro Takaki's past work?
Senran Kagura Estival Versus: Sights and Sounds-The Senran Kagura series has a striking, immediately recognisable audio-visual aesthetic, thanks to both Nan Yaegashi's wonderful art, and the fantastic soundtracks the games have enjoyed over the years.
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The MoeGamer Podcast, Episode 35: New Age of Beatdowns-Pete and Chris continue their discussion of beat 'em ups by looking at the Dreamcast's transitional period, and the increasing focus on games specifically designed for the home. Plus the usual news and "what we've been playing" segments.
Waifu Wednesday: Yomi-All right, all right, one more Senran Kagura waifu and then we’re done! DONE, I say! For now, anyway. I wanted to give Yomi a bit of attention because she’s an immensely likeable character who subverts a lot of expectations and has some interesting backstory. She particularly shines in Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal’s Hebijo arc, but I … Continue reading Waifu Wednesday: Yomi→
Waifu Wednesday: Miyabi-It occurs to me that in previous installments of this column, I have given some time and attention to three of the four main “faction” leaders in Senran Kagura — Homura, Asuka and Yumi — so it probably behooves me to devote today to Miyabi. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t begrudge her a moment … Continue reading Waifu Wednesday: Miyabi→
Senran Kagura Peach Ball: Bump ‘n’ Bounce-Investigating Senran Kagura Peach Ball, a spinoff game in the series that sees Yumi, Asuka, Murasaki, Ryona and Yomi fall foul of Haruka's latest experiment. The only cure for a bad case of the furries is, of course, pinball!
Waifu Wednesday: Haruka-Out of all the members of Senran Kagura’s core cast, Haruka initially seems like the one who has it most together — or, perhaps more accurately, is most at peace with the person she is. Combining a sense of genuinely warm, sisterly affection for her friends and comrades with an overtly sexual interest in both … Continue reading Waifu Wednesday: Haruka→
Waifu Wednesday: Asuka-It would be remiss of me to run a Senran Kagura feature and not give good old Asuka a bit of time in the Waifu Wednesday spotlight, wouldn’t it? Like Ikaruga, Homura, Mirai and Hikage before her, Asuka has been part of the series since its inception, and was initially regarded as its main protagonist. … Continue reading Waifu Wednesday: Asuka→
The MoeGamer Podcast: Episode 29 – The Happenings-Pete and Chris reconvene after a short break to catch up on all the gaming news that has been happening since the last Nintendo Direct and Tokyo Game Show 2019. Turns out there's quite a lot of it!
Waifu Wednesday: Homura-Homura, leader of the Crimson Squad and former elite shinobi of Hebijo Clandestine Girls’ Academy, has stood out throughout the whole Senran Kagura series, and she’s also a character that has undergone some of the most interesting and significant development over the course of the various games’ narrative arcs. Whether it’s her early appearances as … Continue reading Waifu Wednesday: Homura→
Senran Kagura: Shinobi Creativity-A core appeal element of the Senran Kagura series for many people is the fact you can get creative with the girls in the Diorama mode. Let's do just that!
Waifu Wednesday: Yumi-It would probably be remiss of me to ignore one of the most consistently popular characters in the Senran Kagura series while we’re smack dab in the middle of a detailed exploration of it, huh? Yes, it is absolutely time to acknowledge Yumi’s popularity among fans of the series worldwide — and also to address … Continue reading Waifu Wednesday: Yumi→
Waifu Wednesday: Hikage-One wouldn’t think that a character seemingly devoid of emotions would be a popular choice. But Senran Kagura’s resident snek wife would like a quiet word to educate you. As one of the more longstanding members of the Senran Kagura cast — she’s been in there since the very beginning — it’s understandable that Hikage has plenty … Continue reading Waifu Wednesday: Hikage→
Waifu Wednesday: Mirai-I’ve had at least one specific request to show Mirai some love while we’re in Senran Kagura season — and I know at least one other person who will appreciate her inclusion, too — so here you are: Mirai gets her turn in the spotlight this week. As it happens, I was going to bring … Continue reading Waifu Wednesday: Mirai→
Senran Kagura: Introduction-The Senran Kagura series is one of the more well-known franchises in Japanese gaming today. It's a series that knows who its audience is... but remains full of surprises. Let's talk about that!
Waifu Wednesday: Ikaruga-Since we’re about to kick off a veritable estival (sic) of Senran Kagura funtimes here on MoeGamer, I thought we may as well start with a relevant Waifu Wednesday. At this point, even if you just take the console and handheld games into account and discount the two mobile games, Senran Kagura has an absolutely massive ensemble cast so … Continue reading Waifu Wednesday: Ikaruga→
The “Build a Harem” Tag-It’s been a while since a Community tag post, so let’s let our hair down a bit, since the ever-charming Raistlin was kind enough to nominate me with some very nice words! This particular tag originated from Cactus Matt over at the excellent Anime Q and A blog — he’s a frequent collaborator with a … Continue reading The “Build a Harem” Tag→
The One-Liner Challenge-Time for a Community tag post! This one looked like a particularly fun one, and after the lovely Irina from I Drink and Watch Anime specifically requested me to do one about games, who was I to refuse? The original tag came from The Awkward Book Blogger and was based around, as you might expect, … Continue reading The One-Liner Challenge→
Some Thoughts on Localisation-Localisation is, it seems, a somewhat thorny issue these days — but it’s one worth discussing. Before I begin today, I’d like to emphasise that by no means am I attempting to present a “definitive” opinion here. By its very nature, this is a topic that is highly subjective and a matter of opinion, and … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Localisation→
Waifus I Have Loved-As Valentine’s Day rolls around once again, I find myself keenly aware that not everyone in this world is fortunate enough to be blessed with a partner, lover, spouse or otherwise significant other as understanding, tolerant and patient as my good wife. At times like this, a man often turns to solace in the arms … Continue reading Waifus I Have Loved→