Today marks the 17th anniversary of the OneeChanbara
series, exactly 17 years since the release of the first title,
THE OneeChanbara, in Japan. Europe received that game a year
later, re-titled Zombie Zone. To celebrate, I whipped up a
picture recognizing all the major console/handheld releases in the
series. Take a look at it on the Twitter post I sent!
Anyway, it's quite impressive that a series like OneeChanbara has seen 12 releases over the years. Let's just hope for more games in the future featuring our favorite Japanese bikini zombie hunters.
In fact, I have a hunch that the next OneeChanbara title will be announced in late September at this year's Tokyo Game Show (TGS2021), just …
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It's about time someone made an in-depth retrospective of our favorite bikini samurai video game series. Seriously, we have a wonderful and honest look at the OneeChanbara series as a whole, courtesy of Youtubers Austin Eruption and Matt McMuscles. Please check it out.
On second thought, it hurts a little that the title of the video includes "AWFUL Games," but seriously, it's difficult to argue for any sort of quality about the original OneeChanbara games. Onechanbara Z: Kagura, Onechanbara Z2: Chaos, and OneeChanbara ORIGIN are (hopefully) the start of a new and more pleasant era for the OneeChanbara franchise, so let's just hope for the best for the future, okay?
Also, Tamsoft and D3 Publisher, PLEASE creat…
The closest thing we have for an OneeChanbara game on Switch is the Aya and Saki DLCs for Earth Defense Force: World Brothers. That's a shame because I think it would be a lucrative and therefore fantastic idea for D3 Publisher to port OneeChanbara games, especially the latest game OneeChanbara ORIGIN, to the Switch. It's such a waste for D3 as a company to not capitalize on the Switch's large install base. Look, it's obvious that despite some pretty anime-esque visuals, ORIGIN's visuals from a graphical standpoint pale in comparison to the likes of Devil May Cry 5. This isn't really a bad thing in my opinion, especially if it means that ORIGIN would have a much better chance to run on Switch compared to DMC5. Given that both Bayonetta 1 and 2, other hi…
I am not running a news site here, so forgive my lack of a more appropriately specific blog title. You can go ahead and Google translate the source that I found here. Anyway, D3 Publisher has actually done quite well for the last fiscal year which ended in March 2021, as compared to previous years. They've actually shown a 186.7% increase in final profit (I'm not sure if that means gross profit or net profit) compared to the previous fiscal year (ended March 2020), namely 980 million yen (approx. $9 mil) compared to 342 million yen ($3.1 mil). Apparently D3 lost 2.8 billion yen at one time, and they've been in the red for seven years. With this major profit increase from the last fiscal year, they are basically set to completely eliminate …
It is my honest opinion that OneeChanbara ORIGIN is the best OneeChanbara title to date, better than even Onechanbara Z2: Chaos simply because ORIGIN has superior enemy and boss design in addition to its modernized hack-and-slash gameplay. ORIGIN also has the new Parry mechanic that adds a new dimension to enemy encounters and boss battles. Tamsoft has really outdone themselves with the polish and balance of OneeChanbara ORIGIN. It is, I daresay, Tamsoft’s best action game to date. Now, this isn’t to say that ORIGIN is a perfect game, because it is far from it. In fact, it really appears to be that, in pursuit of greater polish and balance of its gameplay mechanics, other aspects of the game have a feeling of being unfinished. For example, despite the…
Is it just me, or is there something strange going on with the official OneeChanbara Twitter? Previously, the account was following 20 other accounts, including those of the Japanese voice actresses of OneeChanbara ORIGIN (Yoko Hikasa, Hiromi Igarashi, etc.). Now the account is following 0, nothing. I hope it's just me and that there's nothing strange going on with the official Twitter.
Title: Berserk Form
Berserk Form (暴走状態 Bōsō Jōtai) is both a major story element and a staple gameplay mechanic in the OneeChanbara series. It is a temporary physical and mental state that members of the Baneful Bloodline undergo after having their bodies stained from the blood of others, either from living people or Undead. The effects of the Berserk state are a double-edged sword: a Baneful's strength and agility are significantly heightened at the cost of a broken psyche hellbent on bloodlust and a gradual decline of their constitution.
If you're an avid browser of this wiki, you may have noticed that the title of the video game series that this wiki was created for is written out as either "Onechanbara" or "OneeChanbara." You may have also noticed that "OneeChanbara" has basically been typed out on all pages that I've worked on.
My decision to type out the title of the series as "OneeChanbara" instead of the older spelling "Onechanbara" is not simply a stylistic choice. I believe it is the will of the publisher of this series, D3 Publisher, to refer to the series this way currently and into the future. They are already themselves typing out "OneeChanbara" on their official Twitter, the romanized title of the latest entry is written out as "OneeChanbara ORIGIN" during the …
Just when will the next OneeChanbara entry be released? No one can know for sure, but just for the hell of it, I am going to predict the potential timing window of the next game's Japanese release date.
I am taking into consideration two major facts:
- release date intervals between recent major OneeChanbara titles, and
- the future release dates of current Tamsoft projects.
For the release dates of recent major OneeChanbara games, I will consider the release dates in Japan since the intervals between Japanese and Western releases can be fickle. After all, Onechanbara vorteX did not come to Western shores until 3 years after its Japanese release date as Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad. Also, titles such as Onechanbara SPECIAL and Onechanbara Z: Kagura never…
- 1 Mechanics
- 2 Items
- 3 Enemies
- 4 Bosses
- 5 Locations
- 6 Compilation Pages
- 6.1 Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad
- 6.2 Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers
- 6.3 Onechanbara Z2: Chaos
- 6.4 School Girl/Zombie Hunter
- 6.5 OneeChanbara ORIGIN
- Berserk Form
- Gate of Impurity
- Cross Merge Combination
- Ultimate Combination
- Blood Crystal / Blood Orb
- Bloody Lump
- Chaos Gem
- Cure Gem
- Goddess Fragment
- Power Gem
- Mystic Necklace / Mystic Jewel / Magatama Necklace
- Rapid Gem
- Recovery Gem
- Bird Zombie
- Blood Mist Zombie
- Ceiling Zombie
- Centipede Zombie
- Giant Mole
- Hammer Zombie
- Living Statue
- Rotting Egg
- Machine Soldier
- Copy Zombies
- Evil Twins
- The Organization's …
Complete OneeChanbara ORIGIN page's plot and DLC sections.(DONE)
Oboro, Anzu and Sayaka, Devda, Death Bear, Bullard, NoNoNo, Hekatonkheir, Gigas, Master Cho, Basalmudora, Abdul and Zombies pages.
- Create boss character pages (Hellhound, Jararaca, Ogre Twins, Jabberwock) and separate pages for different zombie/enemy types.
- Complete Character Profiles (Onechanbara Z: Kagura) page.
Revise Onechanbara Z2: Chaos page's plot section.(DONE)
- Create School Girl/Zombie Hunter page.
- Create pages for main characters of School Girl/Zombie Hunter.
- Update info on Baneful and Vampiric pages.
Revise Aya page's appearance section.(DONE)
- Add Personality section to Saki and Reiko pages.
- Create page(s) for consumable items (i.e. Cure Gem).
Edit Mobile Main Page.(DONE, but will…
NOTE: These log entries do not reflect anyone else's views but my own. Please keep this in mind.
July 22, 2021:
Despite being the main administrator of this wiki, I apologize for not being very active in running it. The truth is I'm just very busy and occupied these days. Also, I just lack the motivation to constantly work on a wiki for a video game series that commands little to no interest here in the West. As admin, I KNOW that this site oversees minuscule traffic. Once again, I'm sorry. I have more important things to do than to run a wiki about a franchise that almost no one cares about. Maybe if the next game sparks a revitalization of interest in OneeChanbara, I will contribute more frequently to this wiki, but until then...
June 27, 202…
This table does not serve any purpose other than my own interests. I am aware of Famitsu's infamy for bloated review scores, but I believe their review scores for OneeChanbara titles are somewhat reasonable. Except for VorteX and Revolution. Those games, although kinda fun, are a bit too repetitive (and Revolution |}
From 2009 until 2020, the series had been branded Onechanbara. However, with the release of OneeChanbara ORIGIN, it seems that D3 Publisher is intent on rebranding the series as OneeChanbara. This puts this wiki in an awkward position given the main url of this site and the actual wiki name "OneChanbara Wiki." Given these facts, I am considering renaming this wiki as OneeChanbara Wiki.
However, before I do that, I will wait for the official announcement of a future OneeChanbara title in the West to gauge whether or not D3 Publisher really does intend to change the series's Western name to OneeChanbara.