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Dragon’s Crown: sorceress class gets anatomically incorrect trailer

Friday, 12th April 2013 08:30 GMT By Dave Cook

Dragon’s Crown developer Vanillaware has released another new trailer for its PS3 and PS Vita brawler, this time focusing on the sorceress class. She looks a bit … oh Japan.

We’ve also got a trailer detailing the game’s fighter class right here.

Thanks NeoGAF.

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34 Comments

  1. OmegaSlayer

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    #1 2 years ago
  2. Telepathic.Geometry

    ^-^ That’s classic Japan. And over here, nobody will think it’s sexist whatsoever. “What’s wrong? She’s cute!” Shameless character design. Still, at least she’s a grown woman. The under-aged schoolgirls’ panty flashes are unforgivable in my eyes…

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Dave Cook

    @2 I know what you mean man. Some of it verges on ‘jail sentence’ material at times. See: Hyperdimension Neptunia.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Telepathic.Geometry

    @Dave: You just have to go to a fucking high school to see it here man. The most shocking thing for me about Japan was seeing school-girls and mothers going around in short-skirts, suspenders and high heels, etc. Designed explicitly to entice men in a way that would raise more than just a few eyebrows back home. Why? You’re 14! Put some fucking clothes on FFS!

    /old man rant over
    /throws in a “Ye’re livin’ beyond yer means!” for good measure

    #4 2 years ago
  5. YoungZer0

    @2: “The under-aged schoolgirls’ panty flashes are unforgivable in my eyes…”

    Yep, highly questionable and freaking creepy. Japan’s obsession with what they consider ‘innocent’ got a little bit extreme.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Old MacDonald

    She’s got a very small head.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. ShiiRo

    She basically has the same proportions as Jessica Rabbit, whose one of the more iconic female animated characters ever created. And *gasp* she wasn’t even created in Japan despite those proportions.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. silkvg247

    @4 14 is the legal age in Japan…

    And yes Japan is very, very different. They’re seemingly obsessed with panties and boobs! This isn’t new. But it is becoming more public, the more people get into anime, and the more games that come to our shores.

    It wouldn’t surprise me at all to see things start to get censorship.

    What I don’t know is what it’s like being a woman over there. As in a woman that wants to be taken seriously and climb a normal career ladder in IT like me. I suspect they’re all viewed as sex objects but that would be an assumption.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. monkeygourmet

    @8

    Just don’t work for Itagaki…

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Gheritt White

    Where the hell is Salarta *now*, eh?

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Telepathic.Geometry

    @silk: Sexism is rampant over here, way more than in the west.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. silkvg247

    @11 Ah that’s such a shame.At one point I had considered venturing out there to work but sounds like I’d end up killing someone.. :p

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Clupula

    @10 – I could make a very classless comment about buying tissues in bulk, but that would be beneath me, so I will just be completely silent.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Clupula

    Anyway, the character actually looks and dresses like my friend who used to be a dom, except for the hat. And I think my friend’s butt is a bit bigger.

    I can’t wait for the comments on the Amazon, though, because as I’ve said before, that character could probably crush someone’s head between her ass cheeks.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. FeaturePreacher

    Classic western bias to when developers from Japan aren’t afraid to show cleavage seen in a lot of these foolish comments. Developers in Japan have no more of a problem with cleavage than western developers. Just look at SkullGirls, or Mortal Kombat, or God Of War, or The Witcher, or any of a myriad of free to play online mmo’s to see the similarities. Where’s the dissapointment when showing cleavage in those games? Oh, that’s right, they’re western developers, so I guess we’ll ignore it since they have the ability to call us out on such nonsense.

    As for the sexism in Japan vs. the west, I don’t know about Japan but I’m sure that all the ladies who find every excuse to cry sexism in the west would find just as much opportunity to do so in Japan.

    Mr. Cook better gird himself for the coming generation of consoles because I’m just going to take a guess that the cleavage in Soul Calibur 6, hopefully combined with a lot of use of sweat, is probably going to sour his day.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Joe_Gamer

    I fail to see how aiming for a male demographic is considered “sexist”, paying a guy more for the same work is sexist, hiring less qualified men over women, that’s sexist. There are plenty of products(not many games…yet) created and marketed just to women.

    I mean, I don’t get my panties in a bunch because they mostly make nail polish for women…

    Treating men and women with equal amounts of respect doesn’t mean we have to pretend that we don’t like different things.

    IMO anyway.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Gekidami

    Shes about as anatomically incorrect as the fighter character who is male, if not actually less. Though with those eyes, all anime-style characters are “anatomically incorrect”…

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Gekidami

    ^ Thats “less anatomically incorrect”, btw. Not less correct.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Vice

    She’s gorgeous and I would like to see that body type futured in more games, instead of “realistic” flat chest.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. YoungZer0

    @17: Yeah, pretty much that. It’s highly stylized and I kind of dig it for that. They threw everything out of the window and concentrated on being fucking absurd.

    Not sure I’d play the character though. It always feels odd to play such highly objectified characters. Not going to play that huge muscle dood either.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Telepathic.Geometry

    I don’t know if the huge tits and the huge muscles are comparable. I think that if the male character was running around slicing up monsters with a gigantic cock throbbing, gyrating and flapping about in his posing pouch, you’d be getting the same feeling a woman probably gets from watching that sorceress.

    But I’m a dude, so what do I know…

    #21 2 years ago
  22. YoungZer0

    You’re comparing apples with oranges. What men consider to be attractive or sexual is not the same thing females would consider attractive or sexual. There is a reason why so many cheap novelettes have a bare-chested dude with muscled arms on the cover.

    You can’t compare dicks to breasts. The sorceress is not using her vagina to form spells.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Telepathic.Geometry

    I’m not talking about how guys see the tits or how girls see dicks, I’m just trying to think about how women must see the ridiculously large breasted sorceress, and draw some kind of parallel for men. It seems like you don’t or can’t see where I’m comin’ from on this one, but hey, I don’t have the answers anyway… And I’m sure I’m not going to get any intelligent dialogue on the matter here.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. silkvg247

    Well hey I *love* boobs. My girlfriend’s boobs are awesome. Mine are pretty good too. But I find this take on them revolting, just like I do on the OTT breasts in anime such as “high school of the dead”. /shrug.

    I think it’s because as a female I’m aware how damn uncomfortable it’d be to carry those unrealistically proportioned things around. I think the nearest compare for you boys would be to imagine the sensation of your balls weighing a tonne and trying their best to hit the floor.

    My only remark about the comments I saw about sexism here is sheer disbelief and shock that someone can be oblivious to exactly how bad it is in Japan. These days I can barely fire a new anime up without seeing a panty or cleavage shot in the first 5 minutes.

    It’s actually depressing; because a, it IS sexist, it DOES turn women into sex objects, and it breeds that kind of culture over there and frankly YOU ARE A MORON if you can’t see that*. Also,b, It seems to thin out the actual classy *good* anime. Can’t remember last time I saw a good one.. think it was Azumanga Daioh.

    *I would add my recent discussion with a female colleague who has been there to work – the Jap guys would literally either stare, ogle, and in some cases follow her in small groups. Yes, follow her. A British woman, woah, that’s a new object I must have!

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Telepathic.Geometry

    @silk: I was having a discussion with khaz about this over on EG, the One Piece Z movie starts off with a long close up of Nami’s tits, and gives them a jiggle for the lads and everything. And within a few minutes, Sanji has come out with a shocking paedo line. It’s like I can’t watch anime anymore without the women are objects bullshit smacking me in the face. But good luck talking about it.

    I will say two things though, on the subject of Japan. 1) Guys get followed by groups too. I’ve been followed a few times, and some cases, I’ve had long conversations with the offendees to set them straight that that’s not cool.

    2) The worst offenders are women in my opinion. Maybe I can’t blame them, but they really REALLY milk the sexist nature of Japanese society, rather than try to change it.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. YoungZer0

    @24: “These days I can barely fire a new anime up without seeing a panty or cleavage shot in the first 5 minutes.”

    That pretty much sums up the entire Japanese entertainment industry for me. Full of fanservice and void of any real substance. Another reason why I simply stopped watching animes. The last good anime I’ve seen must have been Ergo Proxy. That was a long time ago.

    Fantastic anime btw. If you like cyber punk and smart plot, go for it. It also has a strong female lead. It starts off like your usual anime, but quickly turns into something completely different and new.

    IMO far superior to animes like Ghost in the Shell, which are also full of fanservice.

    “the Jap guys would literally either stare, ogle, and in some cases follow her in small groups. Yes, follow her.”

    That sounds like something that would come straight out of an anime. Would be funny, if it wasn’t so sad.

    I wonder where all gone wrong with Japan. 10 years ago things seem to have been better.

    @25: Suits you right for watching One Piece in the first place. The women there have insanely weird anatomy. From the very first episode. Still don’t understand why my girlfriend liked that shit.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. silkvg247

    @25 Oh yeah I bet some women do milk it, but I can’t help but wonder what other choice they have.

    1, Milk it
    2, Deal with it (pretend it’s ok, play along)
    3, Fight against it and try to just have a normal, successful career where you can be respected.

    I’d imagine the latter is very tough, which is probably why most will stick with either of the first two options.

    @26 I will surely take a look, thanks for the recommendation. :)

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Telepathic.Geometry

    I think that there’s option 4, don’t encourage it and try to have success by being good at what you do. My point is that if no women went for option 1, that would help a lot to advance the status quo. But you just have to come to Japan to understand that a lot of women believe down to their bones that their own value lies in being attractive to men. It’s fucking tragic… Over the years, I have come to hate the word “kawaii”.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Deacon

    Ergo Proxy is fucking great! – good call YoungZer0
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAXrRWLKzko

    #29 2 years ago
  30. silkvg247

    @28 They’re raised that way.. just like we’re brought up to have certain values. Blame the system, not the women.

    Watching Ergo Proxy ep 1 now..

    #30 2 years ago
  31. silkvg247

    Weird, very weird, but great. Definitely have to watch all the eps. :)

    #31 2 years ago
  32. YoungZer0

    Glad to see you’re interested. Have fun.

    btw. definitely pay attention to the details, because otherwise you’ll be confused by some of the later events.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. silkvg247

    It’s hard when the subs aren’t the best but will try :)

    #33 2 years ago
  34. YoungZer0

    I’m sure there should be a proper translation out there. I mean it was already licensed in america, if there’s dub, then there should be proper sub.

    Dialog is important in this one. :|

    #34 2 years ago

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