Vanillaware’s Butt Monster Is One Cheeky Pun

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Vanillaware’s Butt Monster Is One Cheeky Pun

Perhaps you’ve heard that PS Vita game Muramasa Rebirth is getting new downloadable content? It looks to be an eyeful. Note: This article contains content that some readers might find objectionable.

Talking about the DLC, which is titled Muramasa Rebirth: Genroku Legends, Vanillaware’s official Twitter account tweeted out the below image earlier today:

Here’s it with the dramatic manga-style lines that Vanillaware included in the tweeted image.

Just let that sink in a moment. OK. Ready?

According to Vanillaware, the name of this creature (née yokai) is “Shirime” (尻目), which is an idiom that can mean, “disregard” or “give someone a contemptuous glance.” However, Vanillaware is using the term literally: “shiri” (尻) means “butt” and “me” (目) means “eye.” That’s right, this is Arse Eye!

As Kotaku commenter MrHan points out, this is a creature from Japanese mythology. So while Vanillaware didn’t create it, the studio sure gave Shirime its usual flair.

のっぺら坊の一種で一応由緒ある妖怪です。 [Vanillaware_boy — Thanks MrHan!]

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  • Note: This article contains content that some readers might find objectionable.
    So Brian will merrily post his porn articles wherever, but this this old Japanese legend, whoa, some might find that objectionable!

  • So can we now finally agree that Vanillaware loves to do trolly fun things with their visuals and let the complaints about Dragon Crown’s sorcerer die?

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