Frantic (命駆, Inochi Gake, ") is a technique that uses the Attribute of Yin, performed by stripping off one's clothing, resulting in a considerable enhancement in speed and attack power by absorbing blood spilled within the shinobi barrier. However, it is a double-edged sword, as it also incurs a significant penalty to defense.
Like the Shinobi Transformation, going Frantic allows you to use the Ninja Art gauge to use Secret Ninja Arts.
Portrait of Girls and Burst
In Senran Kagura: Portrait of Girls and Senran Kagura: Burst, Frantic is activated by pressing the L and R buttons at the start of a mission. When activated, the word "Frantic" appears on screen and the characters outfit is discarded, leaving them in their Swimsuit. A golden aura then generates around them.
Their moveset is changed and they gain access to Yin Moves. While Frantic, one can chain weak attacks infinitely and may only go a total of 2 Aerial Rave Loops.
Fighting while Frantic will builds the Yin Meter. As it rises, the effects of Yin increase, further increasing attack power, but in turn, further dropping one's defenses.
When the Yin Meter is filled, Yin Mode becomes available. When Yin Mode is active, the character will perpetually go Frantic at the beginning of a mission. The Limit Break no longer costs health and the golden aura surrounding the character acts a timer that limits the use of Limit Breaks, disappearing after one is used and slowly regenerating afterwards.
By completing a mission while Frantic, a special Star Rank Mark will be given on the results of a mission screen for that character.
Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson
The character's outfit is discarded, leaving them in their lingerie, and surging effect begins to surround them.
Speed is doubled, Attack power increases as the combo counter increases and the Ninja Art Gauge remains full for the duration, allowing for its repeated use. However, the players health is constantly decreasing. Attacking enemies however, absorbs their blood to recover health.
In Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus and Senran Kagura: Estival Versus, Frantic can be activated at any point in the mission by holding L and Pressing Triangle. In Shinovi Versus, a close up of the characters chest is then displayed. By pressing and dragging away both sides of the screen, or by pressing Triangle again, the characters outfit is destroyed and the word "Frantic" is displayed on the screen.
Just like in the main series, fighting while Frantic allows weak attacks to be chained infinitely and builds the yin gauge.
As the gauge is built, effects are unlocked such as a more forgiving Combo Counter, and the ability to fill the Ninja Art gauge by taunting.
Super Frantic Mode
Exclusive to an anime OAV released alongside Senran Kagura: Estival Versus, the characters are able to activate Super Frantic Mode which discards even their underwear for a further strength increase.