Marvelous Games have sent out their first, of many, updates regarding the upcoming title SENRAN KAGURA ESTIVAL VERSUS which they have aptly named “The Proof is in the Pillow”.
“Obviously we’re quite a ways off right now! But nothing wrong with building up that hype train right?! And what a train it will be.” – Marvelous Games
Marvelous Games have been working legendary producer Takaki-san in order to create the ‘Ultimate SK Dakimakura’ case for their SENRAN KAGURA ESTIVAL VERSUS ‘Bahonkas Edition’. You may have noticed a couple of polls that they throw around on social media and with the help of you fans they have solidified their original vision of the Dakimakura with even more clarity.
We are happy to confirm that the Dakimakura for SENRAN KAGURA ESTIVAL VERSUS will not have one, nor two, but a total of three characters! In true SENRAN KAGURA rival fashion, one side will exhibit the regular pairing of the ever bosomy Katsuragi, and will find herself in the familiar company with the consistently stoical Hikage. On the reverse, fully representing the new title, SENRAN KAGURA ESTIVAL VERSUS, will be the fantastic drumming instrumentalist Renka with her landslide victory in the polls! It was always going to be a hard final choice, as there are so many great and worthy characters to choose from – but we are sure this marvelous threesome will be to your liking and a unique piece for every collector! We had always planned for a unique design that could really boost the already bursting ESTIVAL VERSUS editions with even more SENRAN KAGURA righteousness.
Takaki-san has very much been a part of the whole process, driving for bigger and better – and so now, we’ve handed him a blank canvas onto which has laid his masterwork, to create something truly awesome for us all. Below you can see early draft designs of both sides, we hope you’re as excited as us to see the final piece!
Katsuragi & Hikage + Renka:
Onto the actual Dakimakura case itself, we’ve been analysing lots of samples sent to us from various suppliers, scrutinising the print quality, the myriad textures on offer as well other variables such as weight, packaging and thickness.
After much discussion and deliberation we have finalised our choice of supplier as well as our fabric texture, which for those well-versed in Dakimakura lexicon will understand as ‘Peach Skin’. Obviously it’s impossible for us to generate a texture based panel on your monitor so you can feel this texture (patents idea), but it’s sure to be to your liking!