Dead or Alive 5 producer Yosuke Hayashi comments on oversexualised female characters

Posted by SFilp • August 22, 2012 at 7:46 p.m. PDT
Dead or Alive 5 producer Yosuke Hayashi comments on oversexualised female characters MCV Pacific was recently able to get an interview with Dead or Alive 5 producer Yosuke Hayashi.

There are quite a few subjects covered here from how making the game has changed without Tomonobu Itagaki, DoA5 being more 'sophisticated' than previous game's, oversexualised of female characters, the audience they are trying to reach, cross over with Virtua Fighter and more.

Has anything about the production or marketing of Dead or Alive 5 been changed in any way after the recent furore surrounding representations of women in games, considering that the franchise is known for its oversexualised female characters?

With the representation of female characters in the Dead or Alive franchise, we’ve always wanted to make the girls look as attractive as possible, and that’s something that’s not going to change for us at all.

We are a Japanese developer, and we’re making the female characters with our common sense and our creative sense. When you take that to countries outside of Japan, it tends to be very misinterpreted in some cases, people considering it sexist or derogatory etc.

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, 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.

If you're new to the Dead or Alive series or missed it, towards the end of July Tecmo Koei released a trailer showing the games pre-order bonus the Bunny Angels pack.


SolxBaiken said on August 22, 2012 at 7:51 p.m.

Poor "femailes" :<

InitialR said on August 22, 2012 at 7:53 p.m.

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SolxBaiken said on August 22, 2012 at 7:55 p.m.

Ok actually read the little exert...honestly it's not a good design philosophy...

It pretty much confirms that when other territories make modern female characters they at least attempt to make them serious and decent portrayals (the sex appeal just comes as a bonus). But when Japan makes a female character they are solely and purely (for a lack of better words) "masturbation bait".

It's Japan's refusal to find a middle ground like other regions attempt that make them bad, not so much that they are attractive/"moe".

Just my (condensed) 2-bits

maxs2d2ace said on August 22, 2012 at 7:57 p.m.

*slow clap*
you wouldnt take away blazblue's story
you wouldnt take away street fighter's shotos and shoryukens
you wouldnt take away mortal komba'ts gore
and you shouldnt take away doa's sex appeal

dont take away what made you famous in the first place

BabyBonnieHood said on August 22, 2012 at 7:58 p.m.

Of course. Who wants to play a game with the female fighters looking ugly?

SonicfanQ said on August 22, 2012 at 8 p.m.

I never have or never will like the dead or alive series sigh.......

HyperViperNZ said on August 22, 2012 at 8:01 p.m.

Good on them. Sex sells. What do customers want? A game full of beautiful woman or a game full of mediocre woman.
Japan knows what customers want and it's obviously working.

DeadpoolDash said on August 22, 2012 at 8:01 p.m.

People AGAIN whining about this?
What, do they fat people on videogames or ugly girls on purpose?
Not that I have something against fat or ugly people, but to whine about over-sexualised women in videogames is retarded.

DustinFong said on August 22, 2012 at 8:03 p.m.

So Japanese culture as a whole digs seeing the heads of 5 year-old girls on adult bodies? I thought that was just for a minority of social retards and creepers.

uguumachine said on August 22, 2012 at 8:04 p.m.

DoA confirmed to be for teenagers and immature lonely adults.

maxs2d2ace said on August 22, 2012 at 8:05 p.m.


a quote from my fav movie

illness690 said on August 22, 2012 at 8:10 p.m.

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InitialR said on August 22, 2012 at 8:25 p.m.

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TaoTuna said on August 22, 2012 at 8:30 p.m.

I respect the director for doing what he wants and not caring what others think. Lol at ppl stating u aren't gonna buy it when u never were anyway.

@#13 replace mature with insecure and you got it perfect.

illness690 said on August 22, 2012 at 8:34 p.m.

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TaoTuna said on August 22, 2012 at 8:40 p.m.


I like how u bash on the sex appeal in this game when i noticed in a blazblue thread u stated how you play makoto (a busty furry) and that you look forward to playing bullet(a more busty furry). You are basically stating that you are cool with playing a fighting game with oversexualized characters, but can't stand the thought of playing an oversexualized fighting game. Lol, that is pathetic.

Jinzo18 said on August 22, 2012 at 8:42 p.m.

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InitialR said on August 22, 2012 at 8:43 p.m.

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rlt4life said on August 22, 2012 at 8:44 p.m.


I think the point people are trying to make is that females in other rosters are balanced out design wise. As far as the swimsuits are concerned with TTT2, it was overwhelming fan demand that got swimsuits into the game, it wasn't initially something that was planned. Plus the females in the cast all have clear, established personalities by now in Tekken's history.

For some people, DOA girls just seem pretty uninspired because usually such an emphasis is put on the fan service that it becomes difficult to overlook. I like the DOA series and even I get a bit tired of it at times. But I wouldn't have them try and change that about the series now that the fan service, for better or worse, has become a huge part of the series.

AugustAPC said on August 22, 2012 at 8:48 p.m.

Zelda, Samus and Nariko(not entirely sure on her) aren't American characters, just for the record.

But anyway, I've never seen the big deal here. Sex sells. Some games have very strong sexual portrayals when it comes to women. Just like some movies do, some shows do, some books do and every other form of media out there.

Don't like it? Don't play it.

There are games that have serious tones and are strong studies of morality and issues in the world. Dead or Alive is not one of them. It's a fighting game with tons of sexy women in skimpy costumes and high-heels bouncing their breasts all over the screen. If that's not what you look for in a video game, then don't buy it. Same goes for every other form of media in the world... why are video games different? People like boobs... nothing wrong with it.

BlazinKoolBreez said on August 22, 2012 at 8:52 p.m.

aint flamin any1 but no one should say anything related 2 "sex sells"
1. its not sex its a fighting game,sex did not make it popular,hav u seen those polygons..who would get off 2 dat, seriously
the root of the game is 4 fighting,pretty girls makes it better,y does no one speak of SF girlz,is it because the dont look as graphically good as DoA,thik of wat Chun-Li,Cammy(her clothes consist of a hat n 1 thong leotard) or even Sakura would b like if they wer made graphically the same
DoA is straight up a good game n is not jus "masturbation bait"

P.S. sum ppl needs 2 stop actin gay(n yes I mean gay,dnt hand me sum politically correct bullsh*t) n immature..."OH MY GODD,her titties bounce..I must close my eyes n shun this game at once,no matter the fighting itself",dnt get testy if cant grasp a concept
P.P.S u can hav happy hour wit another person or....PORN is FREE,yes FREE
(jus a lil heads up so u arent left beatin ya meat 2 DoA -___- so immature)..

so whos pre-ordering Tekken

illness690 said on August 22, 2012 at 8:53 p.m.

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KissofPoison said on August 22, 2012 at 8:58 p.m.

I love how the "Japanese way of looking at things" apparently, is for women to be slutty to be attractive.

spman2099 said on August 22, 2012 at 8:59 p.m.

Cultural relativism is always a terrible argument... They should just embrace their chauvinism. They are quite happy to exploit women, so they should just say that; stop being so spineless and let your words match your actions. Cowards.

InitialR said on August 22, 2012 at 9 p.m.

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illness690 said on August 22, 2012 at 9:03 p.m.

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illness690 said on August 22, 2012 at 9:04 p.m.

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InitialR said on August 22, 2012 at 9:05 p.m.

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BlazinKoolBreez said on August 22, 2012 at 9:05 p.m.

like #20 said dont like it dont play it
also lets not forget about all other games wit nice lookin grlz,there r so many 2 choose from,sh*t like this makes me not like the FGC (not referrin 2 ppl I like),Im always hearin complaints on silliness that has nothin 2 do wit gameplay n the complainers r deada$$ serious wit their complaints,I could take a joke but some ppl cant n turn jokes/minuscule issues into real hate 4 sumthin(games in particular)

Teapo said on August 22, 2012 at 9:06 p.m.

Lara croft Nariko and samus wear next to nothing have thin bodies and huge busts. Clearly not sexual. video game women are objects deal with it. the men are muscle mountains too let's not forget

VolcanicAkuma55 said on August 22, 2012 at 9:07 p.m.

better interpretation: "this is how we want to do it n if u dont like it, too bad" cuz honestly, is there really anything that anyone can say or do to stop them?

Snipeclips said on August 22, 2012 at 9:08 p.m.


So you're put off of a game that made their women look sexy? I hardly see the point in what you stated because I see very similar women in all other games as well. It has been the basis of DOA, and they can't change such a feature. Besides if you were hyped for this game it doesn't really matter how they look when you're actually fighting because you can't see much of their breast physics (if that's what putting you off).

I find it funny that you were once hyped for this game despite being oversexualized in the first place, and now you don't wanna buy it? lol

TaoTuna said on August 22, 2012 at 9:13 p.m.

@22 first, you should feel neither, i find blazblue threads and skim through comments, trust me, you aren't special. Second, the whole bunny dlc not being in blazblue is obvious cause it is a 2d game, that would take too much work and not enough reward. Still, with Makoto's massive underboob and wearing the remnants of a skirt, that pretty much beats out all the DOA costumes (Imagine if Makoto was in DOA and wearing that costume). Third, i don't care about your character preferences, i'm just stating your apparent hypocrisy from what i have seen.

"Attempt at making a point" lol, nice attempt at making yourself seem grown.

InitialR said on August 22, 2012 at 9:14 p.m.

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HooliganComboFTW said on August 22, 2012 at 9:16 p.m.

illness690 making himself look like a giant hypocrite(defending Blazblue of all games that they don't make their girls look slutty lol) like usual in every DoA article relating to fan service. Sigh...

Anyway regarding the article, in the end of the day it is THEIR game. They can do what they want with it and bare with the possible fruits and failures. However, I do respect them or not changing a trademark to appeal to foreigners with different outlooks. In the end of the day its the 3d models grow up children

illness690 said on August 22, 2012 at 9:17 p.m.

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InitialR said on August 22, 2012 at 9:22 p.m.

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learis1 said on August 22, 2012 at 9:24 p.m.

Translation: The Japanese are horny pathetic perverts and make games to appeal to that demographic across the world.

illness690 said on August 22, 2012 at 9:25 p.m.

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TaoTuna said on August 22, 2012 at 9:27 p.m.

@32 the reason why ecchi is getting more out of hand is because they are the only things that are actually being bought by people (why do you think ikkitousen and queens blades have so many sequels). Everyone else just chooses to watch anime online for free. If want that to change, spend money, if not, shut up and accept the change(i hate ecchi anime as well, though).

InitialR said on August 22, 2012 at 9:27 p.m.

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BlazinKoolBreez said on August 22, 2012 at 9:28 p.m.

u seem like a troll 2 me ._.,u hav a few good points tho...u REALLY over-analyze things,once again, I said porn is free meaning that one should b concerned with DoA being "masturbation bait"..if somebody wanted 2 jus jackoff they couldve jus watched porn,not buy a fighting game titled Dead or Alive..get it?Im not sayin ones immature n the other one isnt,prick.. n the only reason I typ like that sometimes is cause Im used 2 textin that way n I 4get at times,dont b an a$$hole,a$$hole..jus dont read it then

now that I think of it,y r u offended in the first place u feel that u should b able 2 buss a nut 2 Fat Princess as much as u do 2 Pinky witout there being any conflict on the matter of ur actions n reasoning

HooliganComboFTW said on August 22, 2012 at 9:30 p.m.


Compare the "Oversexualised females" of past DoA games with these new models. The Change is apparent so not every female character has D-Cup cleavage waving about and Mostly Fan-service outfits. Team Ninja used the words "TONED DOWN" not remove so you had to be naive if you think it was gonna be pg rated attire.

They in fact DID tone down by adding more practical costumes (Hitomi LetterMan for example has no breast physics because depending on your costume determines your "jiggle physics") and reduced cup sizes and unrealistic jiggles on the characters. Nothing has "clearly changed" you just misinterpreted what you read and was expecting the females to wear Business Casual attire (which you still have the OPTION to lol if these outfits piss you off so much)

Honestly you don't deserve to play this game if the OPTION of wearing a swimsuit exists overshadows all these GAMEPLAY related changes that makes DoA 5 a solid fighter. You know...whats IMPORTANT at the end of the day. You have a good night dear sir and I'll see you again in the next inevitable article related to DoA 5

Snipeclips said on August 22, 2012 at 9:32 p.m.

@37, you never said any of that, and I did read your full comments, but that doesn't matter. As for the "hands-on" part, it was obviously a played out joke, why not joke about what became a fan service? Besides, it wouldn't make a damn difference in gameplay, which was the most important in DOA. The gameplay was always first, then any kind of bonuses later on in the development stages. And where is your proof that they want it to be less about being oversexualized as it used to be? They were known for that since.

Again, I don't see the very point in your argument why you don't want to buy it besides being oversexualized. You seen the pictures and the gameplay, were hyped for it, then you're not. Sounds a bit hypocritical tbh.

InitialR said on August 22, 2012 at 9:36 p.m.

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BlazinKoolBreez said on August 22, 2012 at 9:36 p.m.

in response 2 #40 at Hooligan
nobody needs 2 point out who or whats higher,there will obviously b a game a the top of every category,DoA jus happens 2 b the top of the attractive/sensual category n should maybe even be applauded 4 that achievement if its truly the case...there r other fighters wit sexy female characters out there,jus not as popular withe their sexiness

Edit: I have nothing more to say to you initial,do you understand are clearly trolling and straight-up being an a$$hole,call it whatever you want, name-calling, whatever,writing in full words ain't a problem..I jus dont want 2 n care 2 please ur troll-tendency throughout this conversation,do u understand...n I am not gonna break down my point 2 you,I hav confidence that u r not an idiot,so u should b able 2 figure it out

InitialR said on August 22, 2012 at 9:53 p.m.

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InitialR said on August 22, 2012 at 10 p.m.

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BlazinKoolBreez said on August 22, 2012 at 10:07 p.m.

Troll- who commits pointless or senseless actions with the sole purpose of riling up another
2. A$$hole

Grahf said on August 22, 2012 at 10:15 p.m.

The disturbing thing is that he basically said that the entire Japanese culture sees All women (Fictional or not) as sex objects and nothing more, and so they are reflecting that in the game.

Furthermore, they have no interest in the fact that places outside of Japan are concerned about treating woman as actual human beings.

JesseRobles said on August 22, 2012 at 10:17 p.m.

I don't see how this game is overly sexualized. The bathing suit and bunny outfits are very tame, and other than that I don't see why people exaggerate. Elena from SF is more revealing.
EVERY fighting game showcases their females(or most of them) in a very sexual way. Prove me wrong.

RunningWild said on August 22, 2012 at 10:20 p.m.

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Snipeclips said on August 22, 2012 at 10:36 p.m.

There are a lot more than just these ones I posted here, which imo is more sexual than the DOA women with their bikini.

Compared to this, how sexual is DOA again? Not much.

LK said on August 22, 2012 at 10:36 p.m.

DOA series just takes after Japan's Gravure Model style anyway. If you don't get what gravure is, just search on google.


I think that's almost everywhere... and on your second point, yeah, almost everywhere. Men are hypocrites.

Kuya117 said on August 22, 2012 at 10:37 p.m.

Video Games are for the most part mostly played by males, therefore create game with sex appeal, profit.

Nukka said on August 22, 2012 at 10:43 p.m.


Well, Primal Rage characters didn't have any sex appeal, unless you're into beastiality...

You said EVERY fighting game, so I guess I just proved you wrong :D

cerealrice said on August 22, 2012 at 10:44 p.m.

@illness90: Don't forget Vanguard Princess! That game only has girls in every possible fetish you can think of. Also Arcana hearts series is pretty bad, not to mention that Arcana Hearts 3 is made by the same people that did BlazeBlue. If there were lesser guys in the BB game, I would say that is as sexualized as these other games.

kabukisama said on August 22, 2012 at 10:47 p.m.


But some of your monster's female worshipers wore fur bikinis (The people your monster ate for health). So, it's still there technically.

kabukisama said on August 22, 2012 at 10:50 p.m.


Here's two for you. Battle Raper and Battle Raper 2.

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FightDirty said on August 22, 2012 at 10:57 p.m.

@ 52

I'd say that unlike Westerners they are just being honest. It doesn't matter where in the world you are; women are sex objects - unless they are ugly.

One of my favorite animes is Ikki Tousen and while the female characters are highly sexualized (undressed, groped, fondled, etc.) they are mostly very strong and powerful characters who demand respect. What I take from it is that a woman can be very attractive, yet also very capable at the same time. Women don't have to look like a bull-dike man-child to get respect. If anything such women look like a joke.

Three cheers for sexy, strong dames!

AugustAPC said on August 22, 2012 at 11:01 p.m.

I like the boobs and bunny costumes, though I won't use any of them as I'm gonna play Ryu and Kasumi (in her black get-up).

I dunno. It's there, and I don't mind it. It's not like when I come up against someone online and they're rockin' Hitomi's playboy bunny bikini, I'm gonna be like "OBJECTION!" and quit the game. It's not like I'm gonna get up and lick the screen, either. I'll find it amusing for what it is and play like normal.

I might rock Kasumi's bunny bikini if I'm wasted and trolling online though!

mag44 said on August 22, 2012 at 11:04 p.m.

Looking at this tread.. the pants-on-head retarded ignorant comments (especially #63).... Holy S*IT

No wonder you guys are virgins...

InitialR said on August 22, 2012 at 11:07 p.m.

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ricefarmer said on August 22, 2012 at 11:09 p.m.

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gtfopanda said on August 22, 2012 at 11:09 p.m.

Lmao @ #22 playing busty furries and then complaining about an established (design wise) franchise as DOA.

Don't like it, don't but it, just enough with the hypocrisy.

RunningWild said on August 22, 2012 at 11:34 p.m.

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RedEther said on August 22, 2012 at 11:51 p.m.

I respect that decision Hayashi just keep doing your thing.

EnsignHiro said on August 23, 2012 at 12:04 a.m.

Gonna have to agree with and praise this article. They arent degrading women they make them look sexy. So when tekken puts guys in a thong barely anyone says anything. People are so double standard with everything nowadays

Nago said on August 23, 2012 at 12:23 a.m.

Gotta love little boys standing tall and carrying the (imaginary) plight of female gamers on their shoulders!

Here's a news flash for you: the majority of women You are the only one complaining. Trying to "stand up for them" or whatever the hell message you think you're championing is childish and quite arguably more offensive than any portrayal of a woman in a video game.

Nago said on August 23, 2012 at 12:29 a.m.

...Not to mention DoA and other "demeaning" games like the recent Lolipop Chainsaw have a pretty decent female audience as it is. You know what a good portion of females seemed to NOT like? Other M.

If you can't see the implication there, I don't know what to tell you.

andrew2high said on August 23, 2012 at 12:31 a.m.

It is what it is. Literally. DOA is THAT game. If they changed it, it wouldn't be DOA. Like it, love it, or leave it.

Personally I don't choose my fighting games with my dong, but having those thumbnails floating around does make my world a slightly better place!

LK said on August 23, 2012 at 12:53 a.m.

I like women, I in particular like sexy women.

HyperViperNZ said on August 23, 2012 at 1:17 a.m.

Does anybody here actually have a problem with "oversexualised" female characters? How is it effecting them personally? Would you rather the game represent the females with hideous looking characters? Take your pick. Beauty or the beast?

Batmang said on August 23, 2012 at 1:30 a.m.

Sooooooo he's a pervert, along with the rest of Japan's male population? Cool.

HooliganComboFTW said on August 23, 2012 at 1:48 a.m.


Its the inside that counts :D

Schwoi said on August 23, 2012 at 3:04 a.m.

@75: exactly. I really dont mind big breasted females in my videogames, but they are not the reason for me to buy this game.

and I like creators who do what they want. there will always be people who love what you do as well as people who hate what you do, so why even try to please everyone? do what you want to do, and there WILL be people liking it

PhoenixVFIRE said on August 23, 2012 at 3:07 a.m.

People are just jealous they don't look like any of the DOA characters. If anyone in DOA looks slutty it's Christie, they rest of the cast are pretty cute. It's so funny how people get mad at the sexiness and say it's degrading and sh*t. That's called FAKE FEMINISM. Since when is the portrayal of women being sexy and kicking ass considered "degrading"? Fake feminism is better known as people who are jealous or sexist. I think I've made my point.

LK said on August 23, 2012 at 3:28 a.m.


Daigo is the beast Umehara son!

JustSTFU said on August 23, 2012 at 4:09 a.m.

Man some of these comments...
Get the F off your high horses people.
Normal adults have sex and have sexual desires about the opposite sex, and appreciate looking at attractive people of the opposite sex, ALL OVER THE WORLD.

It's what adults do, it's natural human behavior, there's nothing wrong with it.
What's wrong is your f-ing egotistic self thinking that your values are the STANDARDS that other people should adapt. Especially in US the society is so hypocritically influenced by religion. Sex is NG and killing is ok etc.

Even the f-ing nerdy virgins complaining here, which one of you don't watch porn? Hypocritical little f*cks...
"oversexualized"? Why should the world adapt to YOUR little immature standards of what's oversexualized or not. In some countries women can't even show their body lines or can't even friggin show their face w/o a veil over it. By that standards ALL the female video game characters you've ever liked would be "oversexualized".

Women showing their curves is EVERYWHERE in the media, and you little F's decide to be all righteous all of a sudden to complain about a video game aimed for entertaining adults to be oversexualizing?

Well thinking that your standards should be everybody else's is RETARDED. Your hypocritical double standards is even more F'ing RETARDED. All of a sudden standing up for women's rights? More like just another insecure loser finding reason to try and show they have a bigger e-dick than the other guy; same reason they play fighting games so they can get that occasional win and feel better about themselves. F'ing pathetic.

wBENDERw said on August 23, 2012 at 4:23 a.m.

thumbs up DOA5 is a buy folks!

maxs2d2ace said on August 23, 2012 at 5:09 a.m.


*claps hands*

sexy women have always been the object of desire. it always has been, in action flicks, music videos, and even in video games. its no different for women with every buff guy in video games and action and romance flicks. everytime i ask a women who their fav character in a fighting game is they always say jan-lee, jin kazzam, cody or vega. all 3 have sex appeal in terms of power, mucsles, and bad boy vibe, plus they dont wear a shirt. there is not ONE!!! fat or unattractive women in a video game today, well to be honest its because NOBODY wants to see that.

i hate when people run around acting like they are the deffenders of women or something. its a freakin video game for crying out loud, its all about the fantasy. video games target audience is males. if video games target audience was women then you can bet your @@@ that bob or rufus would never had be created and we would have a bounch of justin bieber and twilight MF running around.

Azure_Dauragon said on August 23, 2012 at 5:11 a.m.

#82 Rant and "insults" aside, i liked your comment. I can accept that people dont like how the serie's always was, but being on every article shouting out its oversexualized or what not, seems retarded, because, if you are all righteous and henceforth, you would think that you would have the decency to leave it alone, i dont care if you dont buy it, i care that you leave it alone. I won't buy it too, im not that huge of a fan, but i dot come complaining to every, or several, articles of the game about the stuff i dislike. I dont like skullgirls, virtua fighter and other games, but i just left it alone, and honestly hoping or wanting for something as iconic as DOA's female depiction to change is naive/stupid. They did tone it down, they did make it somewhat more believable, while maintaining the usual feel, it is as same at taking all of street fighter characters (females) and have them be all well made, imo, on SF4, all female characters are ugly, but i never payed it much attention and its still enjoyable to play and i will play with those characters.

Also as #82 said, don't force your standards on top of other people or enforce the view you have, and bashing other cultural views does nto sit well, you dont like the way most Japanese developers do their stuff, thats fine, i dont like most Western Characters.

It just seems like a useless point to argue or to use as reason to play or not the game, and if im gonna be a "usual" internet poster i guess i can come out and say "if you can't play a game with sexy ladies and disregard it because of that, despite gameplay, you are a very insecure person (cue "internet bashing"-virgin)"

Internet, random person bashin remark done.

miyodarius said on August 23, 2012 at 5:14 a.m.

@83 damnnnn.
Well I kinda agree with this guy. Stop judging people off ur standards, and respect other people's

BoscaBat said on August 23, 2012 at 5:15 a.m.

It's honestly not a big deal.
Even women love it really lol...worst i've seen is rolling of the eyes with a smirk.

Juicy said on August 23, 2012 at 5:18 a.m.

For the love of God fix the title of the post please, its been up for nearly 12 hours...

jakeiswasted said on August 23, 2012 at 5:19 a.m.

@84 why do you care so much? why is sexualized content in fighting games so important to you?

to the point, i don't think that anyone wants this game banned or anything, but it's really degrading. not to women, they've endured this insane image of female beauty for a long time. it's degrading and sexist against men, and young men in particular. the strong supporters of the sexualized content should take a look at themselves.

"am i really this easy? show me some animated softcoreporn and i'll spend 60 dollars to play an otherwise clearly inferior game"

if you're going to defend this marketing trick, you should be upfront about just enjoying watching some boobs.

seriously, get a girlfriend, have regular sex for at least a while and come back to this article. you'll see what i mean.

jakeiswasted said on August 23, 2012 at 5:23 a.m.

@76 you just don't get it, do you? this shows just how primitive you are. i get pissed off when i see that they're releasing bikinioutfits because i feel that it reflects poorly on me as a gamer. honestly im sick of being treated as an imbecile when i play RPGs (every story is completely retarded), im sick of being labeled as a sweaty, sexually frustrated fatguy in a basement and im sick of these companies making a lot of money off of those assumptions.

why cant you just watch porn like everyone else hyperviperZ?

kupowns said on August 23, 2012 at 5:35 a.m.

I don't understand why this is a problem that keeps you from playing DoA5 even though I know some you guys have a problem with females in videogames.
You can tell me: "I don't like the gameplay, I don't like the counter system, I think the game is broken so I'm gonna play another 3D fighter". Ok, I respect that. There are other good 3D fighters such as TTT2, VF5, SCV, I'm glad people support companies that deliver good products. But if you guys think you're going to play another 3D fighting game (that I mentioned) and you won't find bikinis or any other type of reduced cloths on the females, you're wrong.

EnsignHiro said on August 23, 2012 at 5:40 a.m.

personally i dont have a problem with how they portray girls in DOA. its simple they fight, they play volleyball and other fun activities and they look great doing it all! If you dont like girl showing cleavage and what not just click the "X" button at the top right of your computer and leave. Im sorry if anyone is offended but honestly its just sex appeal and what not and hey what can I say sex really does sell. as long as a characters looks dont freeze up my game or cause a cheat by being in a bikini or skirt or whatever it doesnt bother me.

I really think people should respect other peoples views but at the same time its vice versa for those who dont like it they shouldnt be on everything about said subject or product that offends them. if its not your cup of tea just dont support it.

I know this perfectly sexualized game will be in my hands day one and i think it will be better then any DOA game to date.

HyperViperNZ said on August 23, 2012 at 6:03 a.m.

Bro, look at what your typing. Are you assuming that companies only make good looking female characters for "sweaty, frustrated, fat guys in basements"? That's an incredibly ignorant and incredibly wrong statement. These "oversexualised" characters are purely for business and better marketing as it attracts the target audience, males. I think you are over thinking the situation extremely. If this game offends you, don't buy it. You seem to think that everyone wants this game merely for the tits but you're wrong again. If that were the case then porn sites would be obselete. Even after reading your comments, I still don't understand why this upsets you. Degrading to MEN?... MEN?! Not gonna lie but I think most of the men are cheering for this game and woman don't seem to care.
As for your last comment. Not that it's any of your business but I stopped looking at porn the day I got married. Good day.

miyodarius said on August 23, 2012 at 6:15 a.m.

@90. I feel you man. Those are called stereotypes. There are two things u can do. You can keep being insecure and worry what other people think... Or you can do you and worry about the only person opinion that matters... Yours. These kinds of topic arguments bore me now a days (but I still like to read over them lol). I love DOA for the babes and the gameplay. And I wouldn't give a single fu*k what anybody else thinks towards me. So I respect everybody else opinion about the game, even if it is a bad one

xShonuffx said on August 23, 2012 at 6:15 a.m.

If they really want to make the women more attractive and beautiful, they can start by being a little politically correct and start making some of their non-japanese female representatives in their games look less Japanese and give them different body types. That would go a long way with me.

I mean is it wrong for me to want a African American female with a nice round butt, brown eyes, big lips and wide nose (Typical features of an african american) who is absolutly gorgeous? I hate it when we get a woman who is painted black with a european nose and a flat A** and sometimes a differetn color hair besides black, its not what im use to seeing in the real world even in magazines.

OniBlanka said on August 23, 2012 at 6:18 a.m.

would flat chested females with horse faces and flamboyant males be more of your cup of tea?
Not everyone buys games to jerk off to like you do buddy.
You're pretty much alone in your little complaint department.

miyodarius said on August 23, 2012 at 6:35 a.m.

@95 xShonuffxx is on to something. Im still hoping to see what Mila looks like. But she will probably have the same body shape Japanese girl looking lime the rest of them

Jinzo18 said on August 23, 2012 at 6:38 a.m.

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maxs2d2ace said on August 23, 2012 at 7:06 a.m.


your the one the that needs to get laid because your the one thinking its important to make video game women look like hillary clinton. its a video game loser go get yourself laid. infact you probably dont even have any guy friends either(probably not even a real man).

GodPride said on August 23, 2012 at 7:29 a.m.

Sex don't sell video games. Most people with social lifes would be too ashamed to play such games.

umeshoryu89 said on August 23, 2012 at 7:29 a.m.

femail? is that a new electronic mail service?

wBENDERw said on August 23, 2012 at 7:41 a.m.

speak with your dollars.

this has been pre-ordered i don't see the issue.

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