Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day

released on Jan 06, 2014

A companion to Katsuhiro Otomo's short film anime collection Short Peace, Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day is a fast-paced 2D side-scrolling platformer game directed by Goichi Suda (Suda51) of Grasshopper Manufacture and developed by Crispy’s Inc. Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day introduces a whole new storyline featuring stunning animation, thrilling gameplay, and psychedelic visuals that will draw players into Ranko Tsukigime’s story.

By day, Ranko Tsukigime is an average high school girl who lives alone, but at night she is a deadly hitman who deftly assassinates her targets. One fateful night as Ranko heads out to eliminate her next target, a demonic enemy organization creeps up and threatens the lives of Ranko and her friends. Players will put their reflexes and quick judgment to the test in the fast-paced platforming gameplay that will have them blazing through dangerous, obstacle-ridden environments to flee from an ominous enemy looming close behind.

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It might've been Ranko's longest day but this shit is over in like 2 hours lmao.

The game that came with the Short Peace collection. Each cutscene is directed by different people and the game by Suda 51 so the tone shifts wildly. I can't tell if it's lampooning anime trash or celebrating it. Game part sucks though.

Wanted to play this for a really long time and lowkey loved it. It defo isn't perfect, has frame rate issues in certain stages, but THE VIBEEEES!!! The only thing I'm mad about with this, is that we lack some tracks from the soundtrack on YouTube. And I take that personally, because the song right before the ending goes way too fucking hard and it is nowhere to be found on the internet.
The god damn animation in this drives me crazy. There is a shot where Ranko shoots her dad from a hotel window and the camera pans around her in 180° , before she slightly adjusts her violin-sniper, pulls out the fucking bow, rocks it on the strings and head-shots the guy. I was about to collect my jaw from the floor, but no, this game doesn't play and so he disintegrated into Mahjong pieces and the blood on the wall behind him was a fucking art piece.
Exactly what I mean with this game goes so fucking hard that you can overlook the sometimes a little stiff control scheme. It's fine and really fun, once you get the hang of it.
Even during gameplay do enemies explode in particle effects, chain their explosions into each other and fill your entire screen with graffiti-esque sticker designs.
Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day is unstoppable, has the perfect length at about 50 minutes and still captivates me hours after completion. Play this, if you manage to grab a copy. Not even mad I payed as much as I did to get one honestly and it's also a blue-ray with the other 4 short peace films? I got my money worth for SURE!

A Wild ride!, While the runner style gameplay isn't addictive nor that fun for me personally, it's short enough not to become bothersome in long run and the interesting boss battles and scenarios make up bulk of the experience later...
The storytelling is on par with 2013's Killer is dead although personally some moments came bit flat voice acting wise and needed perhaps another take.
This segment is more concerning with localization but I wished there was option to adjust subtitles to remove black boxes or lower the transparency, and often the subtitles aren't timed correctly with the voices unfortunately.
This game still earns my recommendation for any suda51 fan or even gamers who are more curious on obscure side of things, just don't pay too much for a physical copy xd

Suda definitely made this game on acid.