Dear or Alive 5 director Yosuke Hayashi has stated that Team Ninja's approach to making the series' leading ladies as attractive as possible stems from Japanese culture, and that the studio will never change its approach to the game's sexual overtones.
When MCV probed on the issue of sexing up Dear or Alive 5's female quotient, Hayashi explained, "For us, within our culture, we’re showing women like that, and we’re trying to make them look attractive. We can’t help if other cultures in other countries around the globe think that it’s a bad representation."
"Within our nationality and within our national borders," Hayashi continued, "we obviously have morals that we create our female characters from, but within our Japanese sensibilities, we’ve made those characters the way they are and we’re not going to stop doing that."
The quotes come a few months after both Tomb Raider and Hitman: Absolution came under fire in the press for their portrayal of violence towards woman and sexing up said violence.
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