Genderbender: Katawa Shonen

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Re: Genderbender: Katawa Shonen

Post by Tank-Toast » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:11 am

I love the internet, that wonderful place where everything that's a girl is a boy and a boy is a girl. Also Ponies.

I never considered a pink afro+chest hair before, very much, now it will be with me for a while. No matter how I imagine the Shounen, from now on Manly Misha is un-toppable!

I prefer the idea of Hanako being more standoffish and outwardly defensive as a boy. I don't like to idea of gender-bending just to imagine them with the exact same personality.
I wonder how the social conventions of the gender might weigh on the personalities. I wonder if Male Lilly would have so easily asked/accepted guidance in the mini mart. Male Emi probably wouldn't use cute faces to get his way, he'd probably just drag Female Hisao to lunch and jogging. I doubt it would have been ok for Male Shizune and Misha to barge into a ladies dorm room and it would have been strange for them to ask Female Hisao to win them a stuffed cat. Male Rin...I can see staying the same...except for one big thing, how does Male Emi help this Rin the restroom? Hmm...

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Re: Genderbender: Katawa Shonen

Post by atat » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:09 am

SEXY MALE LILY wrote:Forgot about this guy. Let's pretend he's half-Russian so we can call him Yuri, yes?

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Re: Genderbender: Katawa Shonen

Post by Guest » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:37 am

Turning Lilly into Yuri is a clever and endearing idea.

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Re: Genderbender: Katawa Shonen

Post by moonpalace » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:30 am

DecoBleu wrote:Also, would anyone be interested in a complete Katawa Shonen rewrite in the style of The Genderbending of Haruhi Suzumiya? This is of course assuming that the devs have no objections, and it probably would be more of a choose-your-own adventure than a visual novel, but I think it would be an interesting project.
I would rather see a Katawa Shonen with original characters or at least the boys already in the game like these - http://shimmie.katawa-shoujo.com/post/v ... arch=kenji

Although Sexy Male Misha's art make such a re-write seem more alluring.

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Re: Genderbender: Katawa Shonen

Post by Starman7 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:18 am

Hm. I was thinking about how pretty much everybody says M!Rin will be basically the same thing.

Most of them can be roughly fitted to an archetype, and when people try to genderbend, they look for what they think to be the closest archetype for the other gender. But Rin? Rin has no real archetype, at least not a gender-related one. I'd say this is why few people want to change Rin by very much. For that matter, since Shizune isn't a defined character type, being more defined by character traits, her genderbend wouldn't change all that much either. It would be the same traits, just expressed in a slightly different manner (like switching up the Throwing Balls scene).

Also, going off the OP's description of Shizune and Emi, methinks there may be interesting results from Emi's overblown masculinity and Shizune's competitiveness. I'm not quite sure a Prince Charming role for M!Lily is the best option, but admittedly (falling victim to the exact phenomenon I described), there's not much else I can think of, beyond making something up on the fly.

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Re: Genderbender: Katawa Shonen

Post by Tank-Toast » Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:03 am

I don't think Male Lilly would be prince charming. Her character respects privacy and doesn't impose. Translated to a male character, I don't see a prince in that.

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Re: Genderbender: Katawa Shonen

Post by Jolon » Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:27 am

I can see male Lilly as a poet for some reason, sort of like Milton. A very quiet and reserved, reflective person who radiates elegance- similar to now, but less caring and more introspective.

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Re: Genderbender: Katawa Shonen

Post by Grand Haberdasher » Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:29 am

Hurf wrote:Pink Chest Hair. There are many monstrosities spawned by the infernal chasms of the internet. But Pink Chest Hair takes the cake.

I.. don't even need my eyes anymore. Cannot Unsee. That's it. Game over, man. Game over.
They're so adorable when they're innocent. Personally, I expected Mansha to have a glorious pelt of manly virility, but I suppose he shaved before serving the food.

Oh lordy, all the drawings are wonderful. V2 Manako is muscling in on Eman's pseudo-shota territory, though.

As far as the personality changes go, the relationship between Yuri and V1 Manako would probably be viewed by outsiders as less the nice girl taking care of the Moeblob and more as the class act keeping the psycho on a leash. The actual dynamics between them would be pretty much the same, though. Speaking of dynamics with Lilly, the main thing I got from the only scene with Akira in it is that the siblings are very different from each other.* So now I'm trying to come up with a concept for "unrefined guy who could be mistaken for a girl at first glance" and failing miserably.

*And also that Lilly has a demon-eyed Yakuza sister who is probably going to whack you and/or eat your soul in the Bad Ends, but that observation broke the flow and has been banished from the main paragraph.
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Re: Genderbender: Katawa Shonen

Post by Hurf » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:15 am

You know what I noticed? There is a severe lack of beards and general facial hair.
I know that we stand pro-pink chest curls, so now we need some manly Versions of Rin, Shizune and Emi with heroic facial hair.

So I propose: Beardslaps for Everyone, people!

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Re: Genderbender: Katawa Shonen

Post by Xeoniriel » Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:02 am

Male Shizune has the most badass beard ever; it also shoots lazors and eats human flesh.
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Re: Genderbender: Katawa Shonen

Post by scott1and » Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:07 pm

Xeoniriel wrote:Male Shizune has the most badass beard ever; it also shoots lazors and eats human flesh.
So...Shizune is just like Chuck Norris?
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Re: Genderbender: Katawa Shonen

Post by Tank-Toast » Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:56 pm

Male Rin should have a well trimmed beard so that it can then be stained with paint. And I thought I saw a pic of Male Emi with a goatee, maybe?

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Re: Genderbender: Katawa Shonen

Post by Grand Haberdasher » Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:57 pm

M!Rin would have a beard, since shaving would be too much of a pain. Eman would probably be too shota to grow facial hair.
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Re: Genderbender: Katawa Shonen

Post by Khantalas » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:09 pm

Do Japanese high schools allow students to grow beards? They certainly don't in my country.
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Re: Genderbender: Katawa Shonen

Post by Grand Haberdasher » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:18 pm

They'd make an exception for the armless ones.
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