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Dead or Alive’s newest character is a large-breasted schoolgirl because of course she is

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I actually like the Dead or Alive games. They’re a surprisingly deep set of fighting games with a nice emphasis on counterattacking – and the perfect example of the easy-to-play, hard-to-master ethos that makes fighting games fun. It’s a pity that Team Ninja’s forgotten this…or at least fail to capitalise on it, instead choosing to use overt, blatant sexuality instead. Team Ninja’s announced a brand new character for its latest iteration of Dead or Alive 5 – and surprise surprise, it’s a teenage girl with large breasts.

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Called Honoka, the pink-haired school girl with the large bosom is said to harbour a “secret power.” It is in no way stereotypical or clichéd stuff at all, and is not some sort of puerile attempt to appeal to base crowd of teenage boys. Nope, not at all. As I’ve pointed out numerous times before, when Dead or Alive 5 was in development Team Ninja promised to rein in the schoolboy sexual appeal, with series producer Yosuke Hayashi saying it was  time to move away from the series’ seedy past.

“In the series up to now we focused on some kind of… Sports Illustrated [aesthetic]. Like a magazine for high school kids, with women portrayed in that sense,” he said. “We’ve always had the sex factor in the game; in the past, the female characters had to have big breasts, they had to have scanty dress.”

“We’re trying to focus on the real women that surround us; the voice of a female, the mannerisms. We are being realistic about it,” he said. “We want to show something that’s more high class, that adult males of our generation could look at a woman [character] and be impressed with her as a woman, not just as a pin-up.”

That was then though, and this is now. Since release, Dead or Alive’s focus has gone back to appeasing perverts, with the introduction of motion-controlled boob-jiggling physics, and a bit of DLC that outfitted the game’s female cast in lingerie and other flimsy bed-wear.

She joins joins Cyborg Raidou as the second new characters in Dead or Alive 5 Last Round.  Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is set for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on February 17 in North America and February 20 in Europe.

Last Updated: January 13, 2015

50 Comments

  1. HairyEwok

    January 13, 2015 at 14:34

    MOAR!!! MOARRR!!! BOOB PHYSICS!

    Reply

    • HairyEwok

      January 13, 2015 at 14:37

      Zoidberg understands.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        January 13, 2015 at 14:44

        Incidentally Zoidberg wanted more anchovies in that scene O_o

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  2. Blood Emperor Trevor

    January 13, 2015 at 14:34

    That image is so small I can’t really judge properly. I just have to google “teenage girl with large breasts” to find a bigger picture right? I’m sure nothing will go wrong.

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    • HairyEwok

      January 13, 2015 at 14:35

      Ofcourse not, it’s not like the internet is full of pornographic imagery.. pfffft your safe go for.

      Reply

    • CAE9872

      January 13, 2015 at 14:36

      I mean what could possibly go wrong with that plan.

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    • CAE9872

      January 13, 2015 at 14:36

      PS – should be fine to do at work as well. Nothing to see here.

      Reply

    • RinceThis

      January 13, 2015 at 14:43

      DO it, with ‘custard’ thrown in for good messure.

      Reply

      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        January 13, 2015 at 14:46

        Is messure a pun?

        Reply

        • RinceThis

          January 13, 2015 at 14:50

          Maybeli!

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          • Raptor Rants A Lot

            January 13, 2015 at 14:51

            Maybeline?

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 13, 2015 at 14:52

            Where’s JJ?

          • Raptor Rants A Lot

            January 13, 2015 at 14:52

            busy perfecting his mascara….

          • RinceThis

            January 13, 2015 at 14:53

            It’s the leaner version!

    • Hammersteyn

      January 13, 2015 at 14:45

      • HairyEwok

        January 13, 2015 at 14:48

        Bwahahahaha

        Reply

      • Raptor Rants A Lot

        January 13, 2015 at 14:49

        More like Kelvin Klein (Afrikaans). Calvin Tiny. Getit?

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief

          January 13, 2015 at 14:51

          Hehehehe Klein Kelvin

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          • Raptor Rants A Lot

            January 13, 2015 at 14:52

            huehuehuehueuhe

      • Captain JJ Saga

        January 13, 2015 at 15:02

        I can’t upvote this, it makes me feel dirty.

        Reply

        • ToshZA

          January 13, 2015 at 15:09

          You don’t like girls with tattoos?

          Reply

      • Captain JJ Saga

        January 13, 2015 at 15:14

        Calvin Klein seems to be very good at pushing customers away. What guy in his right mind would want to buy Calvin Klein now?

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        • Hammersteyn

          January 13, 2015 at 15:39

          I’d rather wear Victoria secret than this.

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          • Captain JJ Saga

            January 13, 2015 at 15:40

            Me too. I hear the silk is lovely on your skin anyway.

          • Raptor Rants A Lot

            January 13, 2015 at 15:43

            It will match your mascara

          • Captain JJ Saga

            January 13, 2015 at 15:49

            It’s eyeliner
            If you’re going to insult me, at least get it right 😉

    • Left4Dead

      January 13, 2015 at 14:46

      Yeah I had to add a logo of Virgin Mobile to one of my apps. Took me 2 days to finally get something on Google Images that wasn’t a school girl on a bicycle.

      Reply

    • Mark Vincer

      January 13, 2015 at 14:56

      Once, I was building a website for a guy who sold computer parts and spares, old and new. I asked what he’d like in his header image. He said “you know, computer parts, floppies, hard drives, stiffies etc”. I diligently went to Google Images and typed Stiffy. As I pushed enter, I realised what I had done. My boss also happened to be walking behind me as my giant screen started filling with boners.

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      • Hammersteyn

        January 13, 2015 at 14:57

        It’s fine, firing someone for being homosexual is a big no no. If you were building a website for cats on the other hand…..

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        • Raptor Rants A Lot

          January 13, 2015 at 14:58

          BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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        • Mark Vincer

          January 13, 2015 at 14:58

          Or for a website that sells kitten raincoats

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            January 13, 2015 at 14:59

            lol!

        • Norm (@e3zype3zy)

          January 13, 2015 at 14:59

          HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA

          Reply

    • Captain JJ Saga

      January 13, 2015 at 14:56

      Do it at work because you need the faster internet for the hi res pic.

      Reply

  3. CAE9872

    January 13, 2015 at 14:38

    If she has pink hair then surely Umar is going nuts for this…ahem sorry for the turn of phrase!

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  4. Raptor Rants A Lot

    January 13, 2015 at 14:39

    I have a lot to say. But I’m not going to. Just had an interview that left me feeling like a fish out of water.

    I will say this though: It doesn’t matter. It has a target market. Just let it be. It’s not trying to harm anyone. Men are stereotyped in magazines and games too.

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    • Jonah Cash

      January 13, 2015 at 15:09

      Yes but we can take it without starting a hashtag war on Twitter!!!

      Reply

      • Raptor Rants A Lot

        January 13, 2015 at 15:43

        Indeed

        Reply

    • Brady miaau

      January 14, 2015 at 10:24

      Sorry to hear about that. Good luck going forward

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      • Raptor Rants A Lot

        January 14, 2015 at 10:33

        Lol thanks man.

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        • Brady miaau

          January 14, 2015 at 10:37

          Yeah, those interviews that are setup by agencies can sometimes hurt. You apply for as a window cleaner and they send you to an interview for a fish washer. You look stupid and have no idea what sort of questions they are asking.

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          • Raptor Rants A Lot

            January 14, 2015 at 10:41

            It was an internal interview for a higher position. They tore me and my CV apart. It was brutal.

            Good experience though.

  5. RinceThis

    January 13, 2015 at 14:43

    Urgh. Well done guys, well done.

    Reply

  6. Captain JJ Saga

    January 13, 2015 at 14:55

    Realism

    Reply

  7. Milesh Bhana

    January 13, 2015 at 16:00

    i don’t see a problem with this. DOA without boobs and scantly clad females is like having MK without fatalities.

    Reply

  8. cr1t

    January 13, 2015 at 16:15

  9. Charl van der Merwe

    January 13, 2015 at 16:49

    I dont care what anyone says, but I will not buy dead or alive unless the boobs bounce.End of story!

    Reply

  10. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    January 13, 2015 at 17:22

    Hail Freedom! Let the third-wave SJW scum/terrorists never take away our bouncing boobies! I approve of this character.

    Reply

  11. RustedFaith

    January 13, 2015 at 19:22

    Il rather have boob physics than fish AI!

    Reply

  12. B1ue

    July 26, 2015 at 10:48

    Honoka adds a lot of fun I love that really cheery cutesy music that plays whenever a match starts with her and how obnoxious Marie Rose seems to find her.

    Reply

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