Lollipop Chainsaw: Proof That Japan is (Well…) Still Japan
Japan is famous for many things. Their culture is one of the most unique in the world, their architecture can be breathtaking and their food is one-part crazy to two-parts ingenius.
But that’s not how the world, especially the gaming world, knows them. Here we know Japan as the master of Anime, the seat of the worlds Otaku’s and home to some of the weirdest games ever to see the light of day. Granted, a lot of these games are never released outside of Japan (which only adds to their infamy). But in the case of Lollipop Chainsaw, that isn’t the case.
You heard me. This is a game which epitomizes the raw sexuality and overt violence that Japanese gaming culture has become known for – and it will be getting an English (American) release.
So what’s it about? Well I’ll try and deconstruct the complex narrative for you.
There is a high school cheerleader. With a chainsaw. Who kills zombies.
Any questions? Well, that’s basically all I know so don’t look to me for answers.
Ok, so I know a little more. It's developed by Grasshopper Manufacture and coming from the mind of No More Heroes creator Goichi Suda (Suda51), Lollipop Chainsaw seems to be a hack-and-slash comedy brawker with all the trimmings of a hilarious anime which has been turned into a game. The fact that isn’t based on an anime is surprising, but not altogether unexpected (After all, how could you string along a plot like that for 8+ hours? Oh wait… we’ll get to find out).
Planned for a 2012 release, the debut trailer for Lollipop Chainsaw went up yesterday – so I linked it below for your viewing pleasure.
Warning: Depending on your workplace/schools view on upskirts, this could be considered NSFW.