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Comic for: June 20th, 2008
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Ninja Gaiden II: "If a bit excessive..."
Posted: Friday June 20th, 2008 by

I don't know if any of you have been following the mess over at Tecmo, but if gaming had a soap opera, this'd be it.

First the head of the Team Ninja (the guys behind Ninja gaiden and Dead or Alive), Tomonobu Itagaki, left the company and sued its president for unpaid bonuses to the tune of 148 million yen ($1.42 million). [more info] Tecmo dismissed Itagaki's claims as being based on "distortions", [more info] and slapped him with a gag order. [more info] But, Itagaki is not alone in his legal wrangling with the company; Two other employees then filed suit on behalf of the company's employees for 8.3 million yen ($77K) for unpaid overtime, alleging that Tecmo put its workers in an illegal "flexible hours" scheme and created false documents to cover up accounting misdeeds.
Source: Gamasutra [ more info ]

I've had this comic planned for a few days now, but it seemed like every day there was a new twist in the drama. So, naturally I kept putting it off until I couldn't resist the urge to draw a headless armless business man anymore. **whistles**

Before you start crawling all over me for the graphical nature of the comic, let me just say... this isn't the first time I've drawn bodies with severed heads in the comic. AND! Ninja Gaiden II has some nifty/brutal dismemberment in it. So, it just kinda fit.

Today's Pimpage: Tomonobu Itagaki is wearing the latest in Ninja Fashion from Ninja's Factory Warehouse on the corner of 8th and Freemont. You're gonna like our commitment to sleathy violence. We guarantee it.

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