You might remember that last week, during the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate presentation which introduced new playable character Terry Bogard, series director Masahiro Sakurai commented on the absence of Fatal Fury's Mai. In direct response to his comments, fans have decided to get Mai into the game in any way that they can. Because of course they have.
Sakurai revealed that Mai's absence was thanks to the fact that "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is for good boys and girls of many different ages", essentially saying that the sexual connotations attached to Mai's character wouldn't be a good fit. Seemingly feeling the sudden need to rebel, some players have been representing the character in creative ways.
Some players are naming their Mii Fighters after the character, often alongside a design which is about as close to the real thing as possible (thanks, Automaton Media):
And some are going one step further, using the game's stage creator to let players jump, fight, and smash across her lovingly crafted platforms.
We couldn't be less surprised if we tried...
[source automaton-media.com, via kotaku.com]
slow news day?
Obviously these are not the good boys and girls Sakurai was talking about!
@somebread Very slow indeed.
That stage design is brilliant!
smash fans never have any chill
@somebread @retro_player_22 Slow comments day?
We actually just like Mai round these parts.
Trust fans to go one step above and beyond.
Unless I got it wrong, wasn't the "for good boys and girls of all ages" part just something the translator said, amd Sakurai actually said it was because of the Japanese agerating board?
Unlike the Pokemon community, Smash fans seem to find a way to show their frustration in clever ways.
Oh damn it now i want that one
Trade you a Horo ?
Don't worry she got clothes on.
That's what you get for idiotic localization choices.
@Shiryu Mai’s round parts
@somebread nope, there's loads of news on the homepage, about 15 articles today so far I think.
smash players who didn't know who Mai was: whats for good girls and boys. Smash players who had no idea about Mai but figured it out: Put her in the game NOWWWWWW!!!!
Gotta thank Sakurai for re-igniting the popularity of my other favorite fighting game character (aside from Terry). I've been seeing so much new fan art lately. It's great.
@tobibra I think there was some joke in there and some people with Sakurai did laugh. The CERO thing was downplayed in translation though.
They really out here lewding my boi Andy's waifu in a game for good boys and girls. RIP
I was rolling my eyes at first until I saw the stage designs. Those are pretty awesome, I hadn't realized you could customize the stages that much
Some peoples adore Mai Shiranui not because she is pretty, but only looking for her big boobs.
It called lust.
@tobibra yeah it was just a translation thing.
@Anti-Matter yes and sadly lost is in this society too much. No one knows how to love anymore
She's a fictional character. It's kinda hard to love someone who doesn't exist and you can't interact with. But it's trivially easy to be attracted to their appearance.
Wow. Credit to the stage creators. These look great
Well, if there's an intention to steer clear of characters with an adult theme associated with them, how did Bayonetta make the cut? Sexual connotations galore, along with extreme violence and adult language. Better fit somehow?
@Rika_Yoshitake You clearly have not seen the memes from the Pokémon community then, some are downright hilarious. Like how the scientists are playing God because God (arceus) isn't allowed in Galore region.
I was expecting mods...I'm disappointed.
@Dezzy true but I guess I dont get attached to girls that, idk DONT EXIST. And you can still like a well developed character. Look at certain "waifus" like Misato or Hinata. They are well written and have good personalities! Appearances arent everything!
Smash fans dont understand what common sense is at times
@Jimsbo bayonetta is super censored tho. Mai just straight has her bosom out. She wears nothing but a loin cloth. Bayonetta does some suggestive things but also has clothes on. In her games when she uses attacks she is nude but not in smash. Get my point?
@PBandSmelly Agreed especially when it comes to leaks or nintendo directs. If something happens then smash fans believe oh we are getting someone because this leaker said and then the rage when it doesnt happen. If nothing happens then they rage anyways or make stupid speculations. Its dumb. Especially mai
@La-weejee did not want to hear that today
Well, the DLC so far has been a sausage fest...
I still think they could have put her in the KoF stage with the kimono on.
It’s sad that a gorgeous ode to gaming like SSBU has to completely censor the existence of a well known and loved character.
Now that i think of it, Chun Li has no representation besides a spirit..?
Now THAT’s a fundamental personality in videogaming history.
Maybe next fighter?
Oh wow, the art on that bottom stage is terrific.
In just glad SNK is getting some love, regardless what it is.
Honestly, that was pretty clever
Now, I didn't know Mai was on Dead or Alive 6. How come the world didn't implode in too much sexyness when the game was released?
Never thought i'd see the day zelda walking on mai's tit... awesome
Great, don't mess with bad boys and girls!
@Anti-Matter if it was for a guy you wouldn't care 😜
These people need to find better things to worry about.
Bunch of cry baby's 🤣
Here is a tissue to wipe those baby bubbles of snot.
Mai could have been in smash if they altered her costume by giving her thighhighs, reduce her chest size, and cover her ass with a longer kimono but people would still be mad that they censored her. Just cant please anyone /:
@PickledKong64 lol you're basing that off of how people react to Mai? Okay then.
I know this is off topic but @KitsuneNight who is that fox girl on your profile? She from somewhere or you drew her? Regardless she lookin FOXXY (excuse me terrible joke)
@Anti-Matter Whats wrong with lust?
More people are talking about Mai than Terry, the Character you get to pay as in Smash, and that's really the only reason why I don't like Mai much.
Imagine putting in months or years of work to get certain characters in your game and everyone sh*ts on you because you didn't put in the bustiest character in that series, in the background of a stage in your E10+ game.
She is a werewolf called Jetta from Fred Perry's Gold Digger.
An American manga influenced comic that's has been running since 1993 .
It tends to go between over the top action and humor, with a lot of fan service.
The series is creeping up to 300.
And you can find the first 199 issues free here
The URL is legit. It's been on the inside cover of every Gold Digger since 200.
You can find Jetta in issue 5
The first 50 issues are black and white then it switches to color.
She's in 5 too.
@Shiryu Wonder if Mai would like that Nenderoid.. thigh gap much?
@Manah This wasn't a "localization" change. It was the Japanese CERO that forbade Sakurai from putting the Mai cameo in without changing the rating. She's not in any Japanese copy of the game either.
@Bobb Again, CERO. Games like Senran Kagura and Dead or Alive are typically rated "D" by CERO, which means tits and ass fanservice is generally allowed, so long as there's no actual intercourse (which would give it a "Z" rating). Smash Ultimate is "A", which means suitable for 10+.
Fast reading day?
@tobibra sakura never said that it was the translator that said that bad joke but seriously though sakura shouldnt bow to sjws or even the rating board even wen game ratings are not even forced since little kids still play violent games and talk trash online as well.
@Bliquid i agree there should be more female fighters as well maybe from soul calibur,jade from dragon quest 11 or even ninja gaiden as well momiji along with ryu as well.
The "good boys and girls" was a localization choice. They could've just kept the reasonable explanation.
@PickledKong64 I see. I’m actually not familiar with the character or how she’s used, it just seemed like they were suggesting any kind of sexual connotation was something they wanted to avoid.
Then again, even one of Peach’s attacks is to dive at the opponent butt first, which might be a battle a lot of the young male players would like to have.
Because people are itching to get their waifu/weeb fix, that's why
gotta download these immediately when I got home
nintendo fans are the most toxic fans
She's only getting attention because she has big jiggly boobs. At least that's why I'm paying attention. Woohoo!!! Hell yeah!!! I want Mai!!! And, yup, Lot's and lot's of lust!!!
You see, I like big jiggly boobs..
@GAMER1984dude Ikr, it's the reality.
@KitsuneNight wow thanks dude! It looks cool, I'll give it a read sometime.
@Priceless_Spork glad you’re not the only one!
The difference between Mai and Bayonetta is a simple one. CERO have no problem with Bayonetta because there are no panty shots. Sakurai always stays true to the default character sprite and there is no way to use Mai and not have panty shots. It would have taken the game away from its A rating, which means anyone can play it.
@tsukipon yeahhhhhh. You clearly haven't seen them Pokemon fans...
Most “Smash fans” didn’t even know who Mai was till Sakurai mentioned her, and now they’re upset? smh.
@locky-mavo I think some Fatal Fury/KOF fans are upset too since she’s a significant character and all. But we can’t really be mad at Sakurai for what CERO forced upon him.
lol at people thinking Mai is only a “boob” character and hating her for it.
I thought you guys were “fighting game” players?
I honestly think Sakurai wants to make this game as family-friendly as humanly possible. But, when we had gals like Bayonetta, that's a whole 'nother ball game. I would want Asuka from Senran Kagura in, however. While Mai is too revealing, Asuka does conceal, and I think that's good for Sakurai. Would you agree with my points?
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