Senran Kagura (閃乱カグラ) is a video game series developed by Tamsoft, produced by Marvelous Entertainment, and art done by Yaegashi Nan. It was first released on September 22, 2011 for Nintendo 3DS but then later moved to PlayStation for the franchise's sub-series. The franchise revolves around groups of female shinobi, and has received several manga and anime adaptations.
Also known as Senran Kagura: Skirting Shadows in North America. It is the first title of the Senran Kagura series, released on September 22nd, 2011 for the Nintendo 3DS. It is also collected in North America as part of Senran Kagura Burst.
The game tells the story of five girls aiming to become top shinobi at Hanzo National Academy and their fierce battles along the way. Showing the girls' breasts in 3D was a selling point, as was the exhilarating, polished, side-scrolling action that initially earned the series so many fans. An anime based on the game aired in January 2013 titled Senran Kagura: Ninja Flash.
Senran Kagura: Crimson Girls
The second title in the Senran Kagura series, released on August 30th, 2012 for Nintendo 3DS. It is also collected in North America as part of Senran Kagura Burst.
Crimson Girls presents a different side of the story from the first game by featuring the shinobi of Hebijo Clandestine Girls' Academy, which players battled against in the previous title. Along with tweaked gameplay mechanics, the games includes both the original story and the expansion, which amounts to nearly twice the content.
The fourth title in the Senran Kagura series, released on August 7th, 2014 for the Nintendo 3DS. This game continues the storyline from Senran Kagura: Crimson Girls and features two new characters named Kagura and Naraku, The game also allows the player to control two characters at once.
The third title in the series, released on February 28th, 2013 for the PlayStation Vita. The game adds two new groups and ten new characters to the mix as the inter-school Shinobi Battle Royale competition unfolds.
The side-scrolling gameplay of the previous titles is replaced by full 3D third-person action in this game. Shinovi Versus also features four-person battles ad different storylines for every character.
The series' first spin-off title. It was released on March 20th, 2014 as a digital download-only game for PlayStation Vita. This surprising rhythm game features the series' tried-and-true characters taking part in a cooking contest.
Pack A contains Hanzo Academy and Homura's Crimson Squad content, while the Pack B expansion brings the girls of Gessen and Hebijo Academies into the fray. A version containing both packs was also released.
The fifth tile in the Senran Kagura series, released on March 26th, 2015 for the PlayStation 4. The story follows up after Shinovi Versus and introduces five new characters as the cast is transported to a different world to participate in the Kagura Millennium Festival.
The gameplay is an enhanced version of Shinovi Versus, adding several new mechanics such as Fusion Aerial Raves, Wall Running, Wake-Up Attacks and Wake-Up Evasion.
The sixth title in the Senran Kagura series, released on released on March 16, 2017. The story follows up after Estival Versus, but unlike its predecessors it is a third person shooter. The girls are transported yet again from their daily lives to participate in the Peach Beach Splash tournament. The game also adds several characters from the mobile game Senran Kagura: New Wave.
A card battle game for smartphones whose distribution began on November 28th, 2012. It was first distributed by GREE and then later by Mobage. Seventy-two girls from eleven different factions vie for the title of strongest shinobi.
The game received a big update in February 2014, called Senran Kagura: New Wave -G Burst-. This updated version new characters drawn by illustrator Nan Yaegashi.