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Colorfully drab
The Short Peace project was born out a desire to unite some of Japan's most talented artists and tell stories about the country's past, present, and a possible future. The result is a lovely bouquet of action, romance, and so... read feature

Suda 51

Short Peace omnibus hits the Americas next week


Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day finally arrives Tuesday!
Sep 27
Short Peace arrives in the Americas on September 30, Bandai Namco has announced. The anthology features four animated shorts headlined by Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo, and Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day, a side-scrolling action game from Suda 51 and Tokyo Jungle studio Crispy's. It will be available on PlayStation 3 exclusively as a downloadable package. read
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Suda51's Lily Bergamo was cancelled, turned into Let it Die


Grasshopper's change in studio vision resulted in total redesign
Jun 11
During the Sony E3 press conference, we got the chance to check out Suda51's new free-to-play survival horror title Let it Die. As Grasshopper Manufacture's first F2P title, it seemed to be a bit of a departure for them. Howe... read
Whisper words of wisdom?
Suda 51 is infamous for games featuring ultraviolence and kooky psychological storylines. Though his games have become a bit more easily digestible over time, he still commands a lot of attention when he attaches his name to... read feature

Liberation Maiden Sin

Liberation Maiden Sin gets shiny new opener for Vita


...just to torture you
Jun 01
Liberation Maiden Sin probably isn't ever getting localized, but we can always hope. The visual novel based on Grasshopper Manufacture's Nintendo 3DS shooter is definitely coming to PlayStation Vita, though. That's happening in Japan this summer. And the folks at Mages have put together a new opening cinematic for the game. So watch that and weep softly. read
Liberation Maiden Sin

Liberation Maiden Sin coming to PS Vita this July*


*Only in Japan, of course
May 04
Teenage president and mecha pilot Shoko Ozora is returning to her portable roots with a PlayStation Vita port of Liberation Maiden Sin. Initially released on PS3 last December, the visual novel follow-up to Grasshopper Manufacture's Nintendo 3DS shooter makes a second pass on its attack run on July 31. Of course, this all applies solely to Japan. Because we can't have nice things. read
Ranko Tsuki-gimme a release date, Namco
I finally got to play Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day last week. The lovechild of Suda 51, Tokyo Jungle director Yohei Kataoka, Silent Hill sound director Akira Yamaoka, and a bunch of other Japanese development talent, I've fo... read feature

Suda 51

Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day out now in Europe


Enjoy the sexy launch trailer!
Apr 20
Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day arrived in Europe over the weekend. Developed by Tokyo Jungle studio Crispy's and Grasshopper Manufacture, the PlayStation 3 title serves as the final installment to anime legend Katsuhiro ... read
Lollipop Chainsaw sales

Lollipop Chainsaw surpasses one million sales


Congrats, Grasshopper Manufacture!
Mar 08
Worldwide sales of Lollipop Chainsaw have crossed the million mark, Grasshopper Manufacture has announced. The milestone took nearly two years to reach, following the saccharine zombie game's launch in June 2012. That may not... read

Namco teases Suda 51, Akira creator's new project


Check out trailers for a couple of Short Peace anthology's animated shorts
Mar 02
Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace anthology is on its way to PlayStation 3 in North America, Europe, and Australasia this spring, courtesy of Namco Bandai. In addition to Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day, a sides... read
Suda 51

Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day heads west this spring


YES! YES! YES!
Feb 01
Amazing news, everyone! Namco Bandai has announced plans to localize Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day for PlayStation 3 in the Americas, Europe, and Australasia this spring. The side-scroller is the fifth and final installment ... read
Suda 51

Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day out now in Japan for PS3


Cool eye patch, girl.
Jan 16
The stunning fifth and final episode of Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace anthology made its debut on PlayStation 3 in Japan today. I'm all kinds of jealous right now. A sidescrolling action game, Ranko Tsukigi... read
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Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day has a giant evil Pomeranian


Also, teddy bears with luchador masks.
Dec 19
Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day will serve as the concluding piece to Short Peace, a four-part animated anthology from Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo. I need to see this film so badly. Just look at the art in those traile... read
Five copies up for grabs
[Update: Contest over! Winners are Morty, Genki-JAM, GoofierBrute, ObsidianSpire, and rainbowWaterfall!] What a day! First, we brought you an exclusive interview with Suda 51 detailing his favorite moments in Killer is Dead, ... read feature

Just in time for the holidays
Killer is Dead was a day one purchase for me, though from what I hear from my peers, a lot of consumers didn't have the confidence to pick it up upon initial release. With the gift giving holidays just around the corner, and ... read feature

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Suda51: The games matter, not the platform


Quirky game developer offers clarity and praises indie games
Nov 18
In this hurricane of emotions and hype during the release of the next-gen consoles, it's easy to get caught up in fandom and want to stick with what you know most. Because of this, Suda51 spoke his mind about the current situ... read
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Liberation Maiden Sin opening cinematic is enticing


What a rush!
Oct 06
Liberation Maiden Sin is all kinds of pretty. The follow-up to Grasshopper Manufacture's Nintendo 3DS shoot-'em-up is ascending to Japan on December 5 for PlayStation 3. Until then, check out the visual novel's exhilarating opening cinematic featuring music from Marina Nakamura. read

Juliet Starling gets lollipopping figurine


Get it? Cause Lollipop Chainsaw
Sep 27
Either I totally missed it, or it's really about time someone made a Juliet Starling figurine. The chainsaw wielding hero from Lollipop Chainsaw will be getting a 1/8 scale figure, and is available for pre-order right now. Th... read
Grasshopper Manufacture

Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day hits PS3 in Japanuary


Ring in the New Year with a new Grasshopper game
Sep 19
Grasshopper Manufacture's next project is leaping to PlayStation 3 on January 16, 2014 in Japan. The fifth and final chapter of legendary Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace anthology, Ranko Tsukigime’s Lon... read
Liberation Maiden Sin

Liberation Maiden Sin looks gorgeous in latest trailer


Soaring to Japan on December 5
Sep 14
Liberation Maiden Sin is unfairly pretty. The follow-up to Grasshopper Manufacture's Nintendo 3DS shoot-'em-up is descending on Japan come December 5. Unfortunately, it's a visual novel, which all but ensures the PlayStation 3 exclusive won't see a release on Western shores. read
Lily Bergamo

Do want: PS4 title Lily Bergamo is the newest from Suda51


New game from Grasshopper Manufacture
Sep 09
Killer is Dead's Suda51 took the stage at Sony's press conference in Japan to announce a new PS4 game, Lily Bergamo. It's apparently an action game -- "extreme action" and "supreme action" -- but little was shown outside... read
Gigol-oh-no: What the creatively bankrupt, boring missions have to say about Killer is Dead
I really like Killer is Dead. I want to like it more, but I’m increasingly unsure if I should. Unfortunately, the awful Gigolo missions are a big part of planting the seed of distrust in my mind. Hah! I bet you thought... read feature

Mega Mondo Zappa
Killer is Dead's hero Mondo Zappa has a pretty hard life! In-between traveling the world in search of love, he has to kill countless creatures, humans, and even face his own nightmares on a regular basis. As such, it can be pretty helpful to have a few allies outside of the Bryan Execution Firm, so here are some basic tips to get your started. read feature

Killer is Dead

Killer is Dead launches to tepid sales in Japan


Debuts at number five with 17,709 units sold on PS3
Aug 11
Mainstream success has largely eluded Grasshopper Manufacture. Despite giving birth to beloved properties like No More Heroes, the studio has had trouble garnering much of an audience outside of a devout cult following all to... read

Okay Killer Is Dead, enough is enough


The whole game is going to be spoiled at this point
Jul 30
Hey Suda 51, you're great. I love your games. Killer Is Dead looks like it will be a lot of fun. But enough is enough! There's promotion, and then there's just spoiling every single little aspect of your game. We've seen so ... read

Killer Is Dead features both Japanese and English voices


Plus Japanese rock band jesse and The Bonez featured in soundtrack
Jul 17
Yes! Killer Is Dead will feature both Japanese and English voiceover options. This is something I was hoping for forever, as I much prefer the Japanese voice actors over the English ones. As for the English voice cast, you c... read

Another huge pile of Killer Is Dead screens


Even more mental stuff
Jul 01
So many screenshots of Killer Is Dead have been released, I swear you could print them out and staple them together in flickbook form, and have the entire game at your disposal.  Anyway, here's another buggering flickloa... read

Killer Is Dead trailer shows fight with King Quasi-Naked


More mental stuff
Jun 24
Here's a new trailer for Killer Is Dead. It's got some really good music, a load of talking in Japanese, and a boss battle showcase against a man who wears very little clothing and appears to wear a crown. Henceforth, I dub him King Quasi-Naked. For those who don't want to spoil the weirdness, I must urge once more that this video may give away too much for you. View with caution! read

Be crushed by this massive Killer Is Dead image gallery


Lots of pictures of a man doing a killing
Jun 17
Here's a gigantic bucket of screenshots for Grasshopper Manufacture's Killer Is Dead. You get to see our hero on the Moon, a grinning king, a lady in a dress, and a whole bunch of character stills. There's loads to gawp at. T... read

Killer Is Dead getting premium edition version


Includes DLC, costs no more than regular version
May 30
Deep Silver has revealed Killer Is Dead will be getting a premium edition. It will include a bonus "Beauty & The Beast & The Lingerie" download, the "Temptation of Miss Vampire" gigolo mission, one extra epi... read
Originality!
Here is a new trailer for Killer Is Dead. If my intuition is correct, the underlying message of the video is that women have breasts. This startling revelation may representing a bold step forward for the field of human biol... read feature

Killer is Dead

Killer is Dead's curvy cosplayers chat cozily on a couch


What is this I don't even
Apr 27
Jessica Nigri is reprising her role as a promotional model in Grasshopper Manufacture and Kadokawa Games' latest collaboration, Killer is Dead. After portraying Juliet Starling for Lollipop Chainsaw, Nigri takes on the ... read






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