D3 Publisher, a subsidiary of Bandai Namco series has some questionable titles it releases, such as the pretty popular OneeChanbara slasher franchise. For Oneechanbara Z2: Chaos, it’s going above and beyond to amplify its already over the top scope.
In essence, the series is a zombie slaughter title with a cast of agile women wielding swords and all that. Its kicker is, as to be expected, some glaring nudity and tons of sexualized imagery, combining sex and violence.
Some of the women are scantily dressed, such as the protagonist who walks around in boots and hat, but not that much else. Others don fetishized uniforms, such as schoolgirls or lolita outfits, which are then subjected to upskirt shots and so on.
Since it already rails on the border of acceptable mainstream media, there’s not a lot of leeway to apply to the series and Oneechanbara Z2: Chaos is pretty much bottoming out on that part. In their latest trailer, the girls are put into alternative costumes, since downloadable content (DLC) is another method to capitalize on fans.
Some characters are already basically half naked, so the new costumes have to go to extremes to still appear sexually titillating. The solution Oneechanbara Z2: Chaos applies is to remove any and all clothes, replacing the crucial bits with fruit.
It’s downright bizarre to see these naked models flop around with strawberries on their nipples and a banana on their crotch. Technically they still have boots and socks, but we won’t really count that as clothing.
Again, Oneechanbara Z2: Chaos is part of a niche series that applies to a very specific group, so it’s not even that much about the zombie killing at all. Still, the sexualized stamp might be a sour subject, given the games have tried several times to come over to Western regions, but it never really stuck.
As such, the Playstation 4 iteration of Oneechanbara Z2: Chaos will be marketed to Japan only.